Livia and Henson end up in a university class project together. Their relationship grows and soon, Livia returns Henson's feelings. They get into a consuming relationship that has Livia ignoring her family's expectations of her. Henson soon gains an enemy in the university's star rugby player, Ben Home, who has had his sights on Livia since kindergarten. Ben does all he can to ruin their relationship. When threatening Henson and Livia doesn't work, he decides to use Livia's influential parents to break them apart. Ben tells Livia's parents about Henson. They are furious and forbid the relationship. When Livia threatens to run away from home with Henson, her father threatens to pull Henson's college scholarship. Livia, knowing Henson's family financial situation, makes the decision to break-up with Henson to protect his future. She humiliates Henson by choosing Ben in a showdown at a Valentine's Day dance prepared by the student council. Heartbroken, Henson decides to concentrate on his studies, even as his mother falls ill leaving him to take of his sister. Ten years later, Livia's family business is facing a serious Tax Audit. She is shocked to discover Henson working for the firm in charge of the external audit. This Henson has grown up and changed. He hates Livia and lets her know it. His hate hurts because she still loves him, even though she might never convince him of that truth.