Everyone in Amilia’s family ‘married in’. The money went to money. Their biggest concern was some freeloader taking a ride on their wealth, so they made sure they knew exactly who was marrying who for what reason.
No one could really blame them as they wanted to maintain the lifestyle and luxury they were all brought up in and this was kind of an unwritten law in the family. Brandon would soon find this as a very big obstacle to pass.
They Couldn't Accept Him
It wasn't so much the fact that Brandon's parents weren't as wealthy as they were, it was more his father's occupation that was embarrassing in their eyes and made them ashamed that this was their daughter's choice.
You see, Brandon's father was a janitor. Just a simple janitor. Most people couldn't care less but Amilia's parents saw this as being the end of the world.
More Than Money
Amilia came from a very successful family. Her great-grandfather immigrated here and started his own business. He was a hard worker who earned every single penny with his bare hands. Even today, his company is still family-owned.
He made his family extremely rich. Rich in a way that Amilia was given everything she ever wished for, anything money could buy. She was also well brought up with values and respect as money never played a significant role in her life. She didn't care much about it. For Brandon, things were different.
The Other Side of the Dime
Brandon's family was anything but rich. His mother wasn't well enough to work and his father was working very hard, however, bringing home just a minimum wage. They had it rough.
At first, Amilia's mother thought she was joking and couldn't believe her daughter was really planning on spending the rest of her life with poor Brandon. But soon enough, she realized the story between the two was true love.
She Wasn't Surprised
None of this came as a surprise to Amilia. She knew exactly what her parents' reaction would be after meeting Brandon, however, she was different from them and wouldn't let a bundle of dollars get in their way.
She was in love. And for Amilia, love was enough. Brandon meant the world to her and no one could ever come between them. Not even her parents. She was going to spend the rest of her life with him.