Looking for a better life, Demet tries to convince her only daughter Zeynep to leave their home village. They move into Demet's old friend;s house Jale, and Zeynep is able to enrol at the same private college as where Jale works as the principal. Moving to a new big city and a new school is found to be very challenging for Zeynep - and she finds herself getting into a fight against the school owner's son, Kerem. Zeynep was brought up without a father and was told by her mother that her father was lost as a member of the navy during one of his missions at sea. All Zeynep has as a memory of his father is a photo that she takes everywhere with her. Her biggest dream is to one day meet her father and she is determined to not stop looking for him, even after moving to Istanbul. Meanwhile, Kerem Sayer's is initially portray somewhat as a bully - he owns the schoolyard and forces the kids to do what he pleases. He becomes the nemesis of Zeynap when finding out that Zeynap is willing to stand up to him.