I was hooked on the novel I was reading that I didn't realize that the show was almost over, it seems like this is the last part of the show. A fat man with a big belly came out, the smile of success was plastered on his face, who would not be happy if there were so many people come to the show, not just people but rich people.
I finished reading chapter 39 of the novel and the next chapter will be the epilogue. I folded the book and laid it in front of me, I decided to read the epilogue later in the penthouse. I just stared at Sheri Lee, the designer, as he was busy giving a speech about the success of his show tonight.
After a while, someone suddenly stood beside me and I feel a hand wrapped around my neck. I immediately glance to my side and I saw Zie sit in the chair next to mine and act as if he is attentively listening to Sheri Lee’s speech.
"Let's go," Zie said afterward.
"B-but the show isn't over yet." I yelp at what he said. He just looked at me as if he can’t believe what I say. He raised his eyebrows at me and I could do nothing but follow him outside. I don’t care that the show is not yet over because I didn't watch it in the first place.
"We're going back to the penthouse, Stuart," Zie instructed his driver. Stuart nodded and got into the car. Zie came in next so I went in after him.
"Are you okay baby?" Zie asked in the middle of the trip.
"I’m okay, how’s the show?" I asked him, it was the first time I witness a live fashion show.
"Tsk, why didn't you watch the show? Did you know I was only wearing a jockstrap then?" He teased me, I blushed as I imagined him wearing a jockstrap. I kind of regretted not watching him, though I already saw his naked body. We sat in comfortable silence for the rest of the trip, until the car stopped in front of the penthouse. Zie got out of the car and I was about to open the door on my side when Zie beat me to it, I smiled at what he did.
We went inside the elevator, I saw Zie clicked the 'Top Floor' button. We were inside the elevator for a few minutes until it stopped and the door opened. When we enter into the penthouse, I stopped for a moment seeing the beautiful design of the living room
There is a table in the middle where it is surrounded by delicious foods and sweets, on the other side not too far from the table was a piano on display. It seems like the penthouse was renovated, I thought we enter the wrong door for a moment because I didn’t recognize the penthouse anymore. The furniture inside is really beautiful, there are paintings on the wall, and the buildings outside can be seen on the glass walls. The surroundings are quite dark which adds to the romantic aura of the room.
"It’s beautiful." I couldn’t help but say the only word that describes the aura of the whole room while smiling broadly at Zie.
"I’m happy that you liked it," Zie said and kissed me on the cheek. He went to the table and lit the candles that were positioned in the middle of the table. I approached the place where the piano was. I could not help but smile and get sad at the memories that flashed my mind. When I was still at home I used to play the piano in the church every Sunday or whenever there is a mass gathering. I was one of the children that our church trained to be a musician and singer.
I am also a member of our church choir. I still remember the smiles that reflected on my parents' lips every time I played and sang in our church. It is sad to think that I will never experience that again, I will never be able to see their smiles again, I don’t have the chance to ask them anymore if they miss me. Because I miss them. I miss my parents despite all the things that my father did to me.
"Hey, are you okay? Is there a problem?" Zie whispered to me when he saw my eyes started to water, I wiped away the tears that trickled from my eyes before facing Zie.
"I-I'm fine," I replied to him smiling slightly to reassure him that I am okay.
"Do you play the piano?" He asked.
"A little bit," I replied.
"Would you play for me? I want to see you play but maybe do it later. Let's eat first." Zie said and walked over to me. We went to the table and sat down. I find the settings very romantic, I am very lucky to be able to experience these things that I only watched before in dramas.
"Thank you, Zie,” I said sincerely, I don’t know how many times I said these words but one thing’s for sure, I will never get tired of saying it to him. I’m thankful because even though he didn't know me well, he still trusted and helped me, I don't know what will I do or where I am now if he doesn’t help me.
"For what?" He asked confused.
"For everything," I said and smiled at him, he smiled back but did not respond.
Our dinner ended in comfortable silence. It seems like both I and Zie feel the same way and it doesn’t need to be utter, his sweet gesture is enough to let me know that he cares for me.
"By the way, someone will pick you up here tomorrow morning, be ready okay?" Zie informs me, I couldn't help but wonder and it looks like he noticed the changes in my facial expression.
"I'm not kicking you out baby, I'll be attending an event and as we agreed you'll be my escort, that's why I want you to be ready by tomorrow." He said laughing while pouring a little amount of wine in his wine glass.
"What event?" I ask in curiosity. Does he have a new show again?
"You'll know tomorrow," Zie said teasingly so much to my frustration.
"Um, any clue?" I asked.
"Well, something kinky," Zie replied in a faint voice but enough for my bristles to shudder. Something kinky? What event is he referring to? A lot of ideas come on my mind. Whatever Zie is referring to, I need to ready myself.
Zie“Let’s head to where Ash is," I said to Stuart when we left the office. Early this morning I sent Ash to Elena, she will be Ashton’s companion for his makeover, he doesn’t need a total makeover because he’s already a charming and beautiful man but I want him to look presentable on the event tonight, I want everyone in the hall to get envy with me.While on the trip I picked up my cellphone and opened the twitter application, as expected, a lot of notifications popped up in my notification tab but I didn't bother to look at it anymore, I just scrolled down one by one and looked at the posts of some alter accounts that I follow. I was scrolling non-stop when suddenly I saw the handle that Ashton is using in his alter account. He tweeted a photo three hours ago, I clicked his post to see the whole picture and I couldn’t contain my laughter seeing the photo. Motherfucker! He was obviously in a fitting room wearing a suit, a nice blue suit, he looks decent if only his dick is not sprout
AshtonIt’s already ten o'clock in the evening. It took us almost four hours to drive before we reached our destination. When Zie and I got out of the car, a huge mansion is proudly flaunting in front of me. Zie held his shoulder again to me and I gladly wrapped my hand around his broad shoulder. When we were about to enter the mansion, Zie took out two black masks and gave it to me."Do not remove that mask no matter what happens or no matter what you see inside do not make a scene." Zie reminded me. There was a slight nervousness in my chest as I put on the mask. What does he mean by not making a scene? Why would I make a scene?"Let's go," Zie said and we finally entered the huge mansion. It was amazing to see the hall, it was full of guests who were also in a suit. The erotic music can be heard in every corner of the hall, and the waiters are busy giving drinks to the guests. As I was observing the surrounding, it seems like this is not just an ordinary event. In the middle of the
AshtonI can't move my feet, it feels like my heart stop beating as I'm trying to contain my breathing. H-How come my twin is alive? Am I just hallucinating? Is this true? My heart seemed to stop beating at what I just witnessed. My twin Nick is in front of me in a flesh? If he's alive then whose corpse did we had a vigil for a week? I thought my twin was dead. I thought my twin had left me forever."Ash?" Zie looked at me and then to my twin on the stage. I could see that he's surprised by what he just saw.The day came back to my mind when my parents told me that my twin was dead, they told me that my twin did not survive the accident they were involved in two years ago. All these years, they were telling me lies, but why would they lie to me?I gulped when I glance at my twin brother again, his eyes seem so tired and sad, he was emotionless looking at the guests in front of him. My heart sank knowing that my brother is a victim of human trafficking, why are they selling my brother?
AshtonI slowly opened my eyes and pain suddenly rush through my eyes so I closed my eyes again, my head hurts too. When I try to open my eyes again, I realized I was in Zie's room already, beside me is his naked body, he's still sleeping soundly.I carefully removed his hands around my waist and descended from the bed. When my feet touch the cold floor, memories of what happened tonight suddenly filled my mind. I can't believe that I just witnessed a scene that I never think exists in real life. The face of my brother enclosed in a cage as if he was some kind of a feral animal. I hate myself, I didn't do anything to help him.I took off my clothes one by one and went straight to the bathroom and open the shower. My body was drenched with the cold water coming from the shower, it was so cold but I just ignored it. After a few minutes of letting myself get soaked with cold water, the showerhead suddenly stops and a piece of a towel wrapped around my naked body. Zie was sternly looking a
Zie"Sir, Ms. Anna Bud said she will not renew her contract, all our bestseller writers decided not to renew their contract so that means we can no longer reprint our best selling novels since we don't own the copyright of their books. What are we going to do sir? We have contacted freelance writers but most of their stories are still unfinished. Most of our author moved to another publishing company." I froze for a moment upon hearing what Liza—my secretary, told me. I let out a long sigh of despair. I couldn't help but be anxious about my company's state, I'm at a point where I no longer knew what to do. Those motherfucker writers didn't even know how to be grateful if it were not for my company they wouldn't be able to publish their novels and they wouldn't be a best-selling author. I even gave them too many opportunities by not claiming the copyrights of their books and an increase of royalties every time their books make it to the list of monthly best selling books on any national
AshtonI'm freaking nervous. Only the music in Zie's car stereo could be heard as I'm trying to remember the words I want to say to Nick. What should I tell him first? How are you? I thought you were gone? or maybe just simple hi would do? Suddenly, I don't know what to say or how to act in front of my twin. How would he react when he saw me? Will he be as happy as I am?"Ash," Zie called me, I turned in his direction, and only then did I realize that the car had stopped."You've been spacing out," Zie commented."I'm just a little nervous." That was a lie, little is just an understatement because the truth is I'm freaking nervous to the point where I'm going to ask him to drive back to the penthouse. But I need to see my twin."Everything will be okay, Ash." Zie comforted me and held my hand, he squeezed it softly which delivered a strange pleasure to my chest, somehow gradually reducing my nervousness."Let's go," Zie said and got out of the car, my legs were shaking as I followed hi
Ashton"W-What happened d-daddy? Why does he seem so angry with me? Why does it feel like he despised me and wanted nothing from me? Doesn't he miss me? Why?" I cried in Zie's arms, we were inside his car and I don't want to leave without asking my twin what's wrong, I don't want to leave knowing my twin kind of hate me for an unknown reason. I was confused, did Nick hate me because he thought I was not looking for him? That I forgot about him? All my life, I thought my twin brother is dead, did my parents lied to me? But for what reason, this is making me anxious."Let's go back please, I want to talk to Nick, maybe he was just surprised by my presence earlier," I begged Zie but he just looked at me with pity on his face."Not now Ashton, this is not the last time you'll meet your twin brother, Rex and I will set you two up to talk but let your twin brother adjust to his new life, for now, let's come back whenever he's ready to talk to you, okay?" Zie replied and kissed me on the fore
ZieHe's nervous. I can feel his heartbeat racing as we both stood, staring at each other. My hand was holding Ashton's very sexy waist."You're beautiful," I whispered in his ear, his lips instantly formed a smile."K-kiss me." He trembled to command me, staring at me intently as if I'm some kind of delicious food that he wants to eat. I couldn’t help but be mesmerized by his stares.I slowly move my face closer to him, until our lips met. Ashton's lips are very soft, his lips taste like a mixture of cherry and strawberry.I traveled my hand over Ashton's body, while his hand gently unbuttoned my polo shirt until he completely unbuttoned everything, his hand landed on my muscular chest as a result of going to the gym daily. His hands slid until he reached my navel, he caresses my navel that sent shivers through my spine. A moment later his hands go deeper down my pants until he manages to get a hold of my semi-erect penis."You're huge and hard, d-daddy." He commented as if he was sur