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Woman Falls in Love with a Wealthy Man – She Turns Pale as a Ghost When She Meets His Mother

Sonali Pandey
Jul 10, 2024
07:10 A.M.

Emma thought she had found the perfect partner in Stuart, a charming and wealthy man who made her feel truly cherished. Their relationship seemed idyllic until the day she met Stuart's mother. The moment their eyes met, Emma turned pale.

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What is it about love that makes it so unpredictable? One moment, you're going about your day, and the next, you're meeting someone who might change your life forever.

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Silhouette photography of a man and a woman | Source: Pexels

Emma met Stuart in a café, just like in a movie.

She reached for her coffee, only to realize it wasn't what she ordered.

At the same moment, Stuart grabbed his cup, puzzled by the flavor. They exchanged confused looks and then a small laugh.

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A couple laughing and enjoying coffee | Source: Pexels

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"Wrong coffee?" Stuart asked, holding up his cup.

"Definitely," Emma replied, smiling.

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A happy couple at a cafe | Source: Pexels

They swapped their cups and started talking.

It began with light chatter about their coffee preferences but quickly moved to more personal topics.

They talked about their favorite books, their dreams, and their childhood memories. Before they knew it, two hours had passed.

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"I can't believe we've been talking for this long," Emma said, glancing at her watch. "I really should go. Time flew by."

"Yeah, it did," Stuart agreed, grabbing his things. "We should do this again."

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A young couple | Source: Pexels

And that's how it all started.

Their next few dates were just as wonderful. They strolled through the park, watched old movies, and enjoyed long dinners.

But Emma soon discovered something about Stuart that made her anxious.

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Stuart came from an influential and wealthy family with powerful connections, while Emma had a humble background.

This difference in status worried Emma and one evening at a quiet restaurant, Stuart noticed her unease. "Is something bothering you?" he asked gently.

And Emma told him everything. She told him she wasn't after his money but loved him for who he was.

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A couple in love | Source: Pexels

"Emma, I like you for who you are, too," Stuart assured her. "My family and money don't define me, and they won't define us."

His words eased Emma's worry a little. She saw the sincerity in Stuart's eyes and hoped that maybe, just maybe, their love story could be as perfect as a movie after all.

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So that evening, Emma went home with a light heart, her thoughts occupied by the warmth of her and Stuart's budding relationship.

Right when she turned a corner, she noticed an old homeless woman sitting on the sidewalk, holding a cardboard sign that read, "Please help."

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Emma's heart ached at the sight. She stopped and pulled a few dollars from her purse, handing them to the woman. "Here you go," she said softly.

The woman looked up with tired eyes. "Thank you, dear," she whispered, taking the bills with shaking hands.

"Do you have anywhere to go tonight?" Emma asked, concerned.

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A young woman talking to an older woman | Source: Midjourney

The woman shook her head. "No, I usually sleep here."

"Well, there's a shelter not far from here. They can give you food and a place to stay. Would you like to go there?" Emma asked.

The woman hesitated but then nodded. "My name is Violette," she said.

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A woman looking scared | Source: Pexels

"I'm Emma," she replied, offering her hand to help Violette stand. Together, they walked a few blocks to the shelter.

At the shelter, Emma made sure Violette was taken care of. The staff provided Violette with food, a warm bed to sleep in, and medical attention.

"Thank you for your kindness, Emma," Violette said, her voice stronger now that she had eaten.

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"It's no problem at all," Emma replied. "Everyone deserves a little help."

They talked for a while, and Emma found herself sharing details about her life. "My parents aren't wealthy, but I love them dearly. I work hard to support myself and them."

"And do you have a husband, dear?"

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A woman chatting with an elderly woman | Source: Midjourney

Emma chuckled. "No, no, I don't, but I've recently met a wonderful guy named Stuart. He's funny, intelligent, and loves both cats and dogs, just like me."

"Does he earn well? He must if he's taking out such a pretty young girl," Violette teased.

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Emma smiled. "He probably does. In fact, he comes from a good family. But I'm not interested in his money. I can earn my own, Violette, and I feel blessed for that. What matters is that we connect on so many levels."

Violette smiled warmly. "You're right, dear. Love finds us in the most unexpected places. It's not about where you come from, but who you are."

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A serious-looking elderly woman | Source: Midjourney

"True," Emma nodded, feeling a sense of connection with Violette.

Before leaving, she scribbled her phone number on a piece of paper and handed it to Violette. "I'll visit you tomorrow, okay?" she promised.

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But when Emma returned to the shelter, Violette was gone. She asked about her, and the staff informed her that Violette had left early in the morning.

Emma's heart sank a little, but she hoped that wherever Violette was, she was safe and well.

Two months passed…

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A woman walking away | Source: Pexels

"Stuart, what do you think of this one?" Emma held up a simple yet elegant dress.

Stuart, sitting on the edge of her bed, smiled. "It's perfect. You'll look beautiful in anything, Emma."

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Emma blushed, her heart racing with a mix of excitement and nerves. "I hope your mother likes me. I'm a little nervous about meeting her. I wish your sister was here. Did she have to take a trip to Italy now?"

Stuart stood and walked over to her, gently placing his hands on her shoulders. "Emma, my mother is kind and welcoming. She'll love you, just as I do. And if Dad was with us, he would have loved to meet you, too."

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A couple holding hands | Source: Pexels

His reassuring words helped calm Emma's nerves a bit. She took a deep breath and nodded. "Okay, let's do this."

They arrived at Stuart's family estate later that afternoon.

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The grand house stood tall with its ivy-covered walls and beautifully manicured gardens. Emma's heart pounded as they walked up the stone path to the front door.

Stuart squeezed her hand. "Ready?"

"Ready," Emma nodded, smiling nervously.

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Two people holding hands | Source: Pexels

They stepped inside the grand family estate, the entryway adorned with lavish decorations and beautiful artwork. Emma's heart raced as she took in the opulence around her.

"Welcome home, Stuart," a familiar voice said, greeting them.

Emma looked at the woman and turned pale.

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Standing before her was Violette, no longer the homeless woman she had met on the street but an elegant and poised lady dressed in a stylish outfit.

In her surprise, Emma dropped her purse.

Stuart bent down and picked up the purse, handing it back to her. "Emma, you okay? This is my mother, Violette," he said, smiling. "Mom, this is Emma."

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"Yeah, yeah, I'm fine." Emma's mind raced, trying to process the revelation.

Stuart's mom and sister were his only family since his father had passed away a few years ago.

Emma had known Stuart's mother's name was Violette, but she could have never guessed this was the same woman she helped on the street.

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A homeless woman looking timid | Source: Pexels

"It's a pleasure to meet you, Emma," Violette stepped forward and embraced her warmly.

Emma managed to return the embrace, but her mind was still in turmoil. "The… pleasure is mine," she managed to say.

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As they walked further into the house, Violette whispered in Emma's ear, "Please, keep our first meeting a secret. I needed to know the true nature of the woman my son loves."

Emma forced herself to smile, but deep down, she was furious. How could Violette test her like that?

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A sad woman | Source: Midjourney

So when Stuart excused himself for a moment, leaving Emma and Violette alone, Emma couldn't hold back any longer.

"Why did you do that?" she asked Violette fiercely. "Testing me like that was cruel, Violette!"

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"I had to be sure you loved Stuart for who he is, not for his wealth, Emma. And you passed with flying colors, dear."

"I understand your intentions, but it was still deceitful. I genuinely care about Stuart, and I would have appreciated honesty from the start!"

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An angry woman | Source: Midjourney

Violette nodded, looking contrite. "You're right. It was wrong of me to deceive you. I apologize, Emma. I truly do."

Emma took a deep breath, trying to calm herself. "Thank you. I accept your apology, but it will take time for me to fully trust you again."

Just then, Stuart returned. "Everything alright?" he asked.

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Emma forced a smile. "Yes, everything's fine." She glanced at Violette, who gave her a small, understanding nod.

They moved to the dining room for lunch, the luxurious setting adding to Emma's nerves.

Stuart pulled out a chair for Emma. "Here, sit next to me."

"Thank you," Emma said, smiling as she sat down.

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Violette took her seat across from Emma. "I hope you like Italian food, Emma. Our chef prepared a special menu tonight."

"I love Italian," Emma replied, feeling a bit more relaxed. "It smells wonderful."

Stuart grinned. "Wait until you taste it. The chef here is amazing."

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A man smiling at a dinner table | Source: Freepik

As the first course was served, Stuart started sharing stories. "Did I ever tell you about the time I tried to build a treehouse? It was a disaster."

Violette laughed. "Oh, yes. We had to call a carpenter to fix it."

Emma chuckled. "I'd love to see that treehouse someday."

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Violette leaned forward. "Emma, what do you enjoy doing in your free time?"

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A serious-looking woman at a dinner table | Source: Midjourney

"I love reading and spending time outdoors. Stuart and I often go for hikes on weekends."

Stuart nodded. "Emma is great at finding the best trails. She also enjoys volunteering."

"That's wonderful," Violette said approvingly. "It's clear you have a kind heart."

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And it was then Emma smiled genuinely, realizing Violette's actions stemmed from wanting the best for Stuart. Though her methods were questionable, Violette meant no harm.

As the evening ended, Violette hugged Emma warmly. "I'm glad you passed the test," she whispered playfully.

With her anger gone, Emma chuckled. "Me too."

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A smiling woman | Source: Freepik

Walking back to the car, Stuart took Emma's hand. "Tonight was perfect. Did you like Mom?"

"I did. She is nice," Emma said, deciding to keep the first meeting with Violette a secret.

If you enjoyed this story, here's another one about a man who abandoned his wife and daughter for his young mistress, only to meet his karma.

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This work is inspired by real events and people, but it has been fictionalized for creative purposes. Names, characters, and details have been changed to protect privacy and enhance the narrative. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental and not intended by the author.

The author and publisher make no claims to the accuracy of events or the portrayal of characters and are not liable for any misinterpretation. This story is provided "as is," and any opinions expressed are those of the characters and do not reflect the views of the author or publisher.

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