Mei Shinonome has a vague memory of a time when a man who called himself her "butler" rescued her when she was lost in a dark forest. But was that just a dream? However, one day when Mei's parents are killed in a car accident, the butler reappears. His name is Rihito and he's come to whisk Mei away to a life of luxury that her father, who had been the sole heir to a fortune, had left behind when he married. But before Mei can inherit the family fortune, she must go to a proper ladies school: St. Lucia Academy.