A poor yet passionate young man (Jermaine) falls in love with a rich young woman (Sofia), giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon tested because of their social differences.
It was a cold winter evening, and Jermaine was walking home from work. He had just started his new job as a janitor at the local high school and was tired and hungry. As he walked, he couldn’t help but notice the beautiful young woman walking in the opposite direction. She was wearing a fur coat and carrying a designer purse. Jermaine had never seen anyone like her before, and he couldn’t take his eyes off her.
When they reached the corner, the woman stopped and turned to him. “Excuse me, do you have the time?” she asked. Jermaine was so startled that he didn’t know how to respond. He stood there staring at her until she smiled and said, “It’s okay; I can tell you're new. I’m Sofia.”
Jermaine was instantly smitten. He told her his name, and they began talking. They talked for a while about everything and nothing. Jermaine had never felt so connected to anyone before and knew he was in love.
Sofia invited Jermaine to her home for dinner the next night, and he got so excited and worried simultaneously because he had nothing to wear. He didn’t want to embarrass himself in front of her, so he borrowed a suit from his friend and spent the entire day getting ready.
When Jermaine arrived at Sofia’s house, he was shocked by how big and beautiful it was. He had never seen anything like it before and felt out of place. But Sofia made him feel comfortable, and they had another wonderful evening together.
Jermaine and Sofia continued to see each other, and they were pleased. But one day, Sofia’s father finds out about their relationship and forbids her from seeing Jermaine again. He told her that Jermaine was not good enough for her and that she needed to find someone who could support her financially.
Sofia was heartbroken and couldn’t bear the thought of not seeing Jermaine again. She snuck out of her house one night to meet him, and they swore to find a way to be together. Jermaine promised he would do whatever it takes to make her happy, and he would never let anything come between them, or so he thought.
Sofia’s dad was determined to destroy their relationship, so he told her if she didn’t stop seeing him, he would cut her out of his life forever, and she wouldn’t get a dime of his money.
Sofia didn’t know what to do, but she couldn’t bear the thought of losing her dad or Jermaine.
Sofia was devastated and wanted to clear her head, so she went to her favorite park to think.
And relax for the entire day. While she was there, thinking to herself, “what the hell will I do? I want both my dad and Jermaine in my life” her dad was back home thinking she had gone to see Jermaine, so he decided he was going to Jermaine’s house to stop the madness that was going on.
Sofia’s dad arrived at Jermaine’s house in a state of anger. He began to critique everything about the place and accuse Jermaine of being a gold digger. All Jermaine could think about was Sofia and how much he loved her throughout the ordeal. Suddenly, Jermaine noticed something strange happening; Sofia’s dad was holding his chest as if he were in pain. He managed to mutter, “Sofia, are you in there?” before collapsing onto the ground altogether.
Sofia’s dad had a heart attack, and Jermaine had to rush him to the hospital. As he was waiting for the doctors, Sofia arrived, and they were both worried about her dad. The doctor told them that her dad would be alright, and Sofia was relieved.
When they went to see her dad, he told them that he had a change of heart and wanted them to be together. He said Jermaine was a good man and that he was very kind to him. Even after all the awful things he had said to him, he went as far as saying he owed Jermaine his life.
Sofia and Jermaine hugged her dad and were so happy that everything worked out.
This is how Jermaine and Sofia got their happy ending.