2 The London Connection – Synopsis
Arriving home to London, Melissa, David and Xander are
ambushed by Lord Kasabian London’s Security Team. Confronted by Lord Chesterton
he escorts them personally to Lady Melissa’s’ apartment where he explains his
reasons for the dramatic welcoming committee out in the empty streets of
London, and alas reveals the damage in which has been caused by the murder of
the two agents in Oak Wood Village and the connection between Father Richards
to the Lords – aka The Bakers’ Dozen.
Revealing the changes within this Secret Society inside
government to both Melissa and David, truths come to light in which change the
balance of an age long power struggle between another divided Society one which
could well bring down the British Government.
The key question on Lady Melissa’s’ lips is whether or not
London is going to make the two – both her and David – pay for the Agents’
deaths in Yorkshire, or if they would be granted the immunity that has always
been given to them? Lord Chesterton answers only in the defence of David, who
has to be taken into custody, but as a friend he warns Melissa to watch out for
Lord London and his hand of friendship.
As Xander settles into the apartment, oblivious to that
going on around him, Lady Melissa Cartwright tries to carry on as usual;
keeping up appearances, running the day to day businesses that has helped
maintain her fortune, and of course, protecting Xander from the reaches of all
those wanting to hurt him. In between all of this, she tends and hosts the many
Private Functions that bring together some of the biggest names in a world
beyond that of the normal public reach.
When Prince Hassan of Egypt arrives in London unexpected,
Melissa is handed a dossier that has been handed to the Prince by his very own
Intelligence Agency in Cairo. And, when the contents refer to Father Richards
and The Church of New Faith, it is not long before Xanders’ name is brought
into the picture.
Spending the best part of the day with Xander, Prince Hassan
is satisfied that the dossier contents which involved the boy are nothing to do
with the young heir, and that he was indeed used as a pawn in the power
struggle involving many politicians from all over the world. To celebrate the
support now offered from the Egyptian Prince, Lady Melissa Cartwright organises
a function to be held at the apartment – one that would send a clear message to
ALL the world orders, including that of "The Bakers’ Dozen” in London, to leave
At the special celebratory function the select guests show
their respects, write their cheques, announce their promises and reveal their
deepest, darkest of secrets to the ears they wished to hear, while
unintentionally revealing those that they didn’t, too. And, right in the middle
of all this is Xander who is lost for words on the guests he sees as complete
strangers, until half way through the function he is introduced to Natasha
Ivancovavic, the daughter of Russian Tsar Romanov Ivancovavic, Lady Melissa
Cartwright’s longest and dearest friend.
The remaining two weeks of Xanders’ stay at his Aunt’s
apartment before plans are made for him to take a long vacation, as well as
being educated on the important things involving both life and business are
filled with regular visits from Natasha. Of course the objections of her
father, Romanov, are heard by both Melissa and Xander, but in all fairness to
the Tsar’s personal and business relations the meetings by both young people
Over seven days, Xander is taught the importance of
separating business with personal involvements, so much so, that when an urgent
meeting is called at Melissa’s’ home by Lord London himself, the one unexpected
guest turns up under the protection of "The Bakers’ Dozen” – Father Richards.
Agendas, plans and agreements are laid down on the table before all of those
present. The Lord’s, the Royal’s, the more low profile Ambassador’s, and even
Secretaries to country President’s and Leaders are present to learn their
involvement within the slow change in political power. For Melissa, the need to
know the exact connection between Father Richards and that of "The Bakers’
Dozen” was now vital.
When a split of power is declared between that of "The Four
Houses”, it is Lord London and Lord Chesterton who advise Lady Melissa
Cartwright to send Xander away for a while until the dust settles, though in
objecting strongly in her Nephew leaving the safety of the London home, Melissa
is faced with something unavoidable – Xanders’ positioning within the O’Neill
Against Lady Melissa Cartwright’s wishes, the company Board
of Director’s and Father Richards call a public press conference to announce
the change of ownership within the "Suburban Life Magazine”, from the late
Terrence O’Neill, to the now unaware Xander O’Neill. By the outcome of the
Boards vote, Xander is sworn in as both President and Owner of the family
business, while only being seventeen years of age, however, his place in
running the large company is set back until he reaches his eighteenth birthday.
In the meantime, Father Richards and the Board of Director’s’ run things as
they had been since the death of Terrence O’Neill.
Now, with Father Richards as Xanders’ legal guardian,
Melissa encourages Xander to take time out and travel the world, to which he
agrees. Now armed with only a mobile phone full of specially selected Contacts
and a limited spend account per month, Xander leaves London for his very first
destination without his Aunt or David – he is on his own to discover the
wonders, dangers and passions of an otherwise unknown world.
Suburban Heat: Rise Of An Empire – Chapter Two: The London
Connection contains both sexual references, explicit and detailed sexual acts,
violence and themes of sexual abuse which some readers may find both offensive
and distressing. It is advised that only an adult audience read, purchase or
lend this unabridged Chapter. Read Well.
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