Megan's Empire Book One
16 Romance of a Sort
What's Love Got to do With It
(first person, Megan)
Megan now knows that, because of her father's business ambitions, her desire for the top spot of The Company has been bargained away.
She admits that she could fall in love with Li Jing and spend the rest of her life with him in Beijing. Would that be so bad?
She decides she will put her ambitions for power ahead of her father's and her heart and fight fire is with fire. She begins to look for a way to force the issue in a bold move that, she believes, will force her father to call off the wedding and move her into the most aggressive parts of the training needed to be CEO. She latches onto the report that Malaysian pirates are active in the Strait of Malacca and providing the Malaysian government with the additional income they need to put off signing a contract with The Company. The pirates have a powerful warship that provides a movable base and fire support for the pirates. The Company and China have been keeping hands off because Malaysia and Indonesia do not want any foreign power in their waters and to violate their sovereignty by sending in a powerful naval force to deal with the pirates could be a public relations disaster for the two powerhouses that go to great lengths to portray themselves as beneficent entities.
Megan knows what she has to do. She must make her mark, do something dramatic to make her father see she will be more of an asset to him if she stays with The Company.
The Precocious is far, far more than a luxury yacht and Megan is going to prove herself by taking out the pirates herself. To do so, she believes, will be a public relations coup, given they would be removed by a single luxury yacht belonging to a young woman
Consequences to the plot
It could be good, it could be bad.
Why does it matter to Megan’s inner struggle?
Megan's belief in herself as the only one qualified to run The Company and her craving for power has reached the point of fanaticism.