With the background to the oil industry, the central plot of the soap opera revolves around the love between Archangel Michael and Leticia, which begins when they are still children and becomes a strong passion in adolescence. The girl's relatives - especially his mother, Lucretia Borgia - are against the union, because they belong to a wealthy family and traditional, refusing to marry a poor Leticia, who thinks the opposite of the family, and like people for who they are and not for what he has, but his mother only thinks about money and appearances.
Totally in love, married just 17 attempts to escape and Lucrezia discovers that his daughter went away and decided to save the future of her marriage without resources, thinking she will be unhappy, hires a thug to kill Miguel, the chasing and he is shot in the head, to the despair of Leticia, the force that is carried back to his house for wrongs suffered much from the mother. Michael ends up being between life and death. The boy, then, is presumed dead, since most had no vital signs and his body is released to the morgue, but he wakes up and his friend who was the burial takes you to a distant hospital and he recovers from injury, but is out of memory. He is terrified, not knowing anything about his past and only have a few memories.
To protect him, because he knew it was an attempt on his life, Ivan Mishkin, a family friend takes him to Moscow, capital of the Soviet Union.
Meanwhile, Leticia discovers that his great love died, going into deep depression and despair. To make matters worse Miguel discovers she is pregnant. His mother finds out and is horrified. Thinking more on money that the family will accumulate and a little to save the daughter of a single mother, Leticia condemned to a marriage with Anselmo, a millionaire oil industry. Trapped, destroyed from within and without hope, for Michael is dead, she marries and says to her husband who married pregnant, into thinking that the child is his, at the behest of his mother, to his misfortune.