"You are the only one I have seen who took a break from work who was not happy," Azy commented as the make-up artists fixing my hair and face.
I rolled my eyes and did not bother to talk. Even if days have already passed, my chest pain still doesn’t go away every time I remember what had happened on Valjerome and I’s anniversary.
"By the way, you already know, don't you?" said Azy.
My forehead knotted as I glanced at him¾waiting for him to continue.
“You will be having a partner for today’s shoot,” he said.
"What?!" I exclaimed.
His lips parted and put his hands on his waist. "Do not tell me again that you have not read my messages yet?!" he growled at me.
I closed my eyes and then avoid my face from the artist’s brushes. I signaled them to step aside as I looked straight at Azy.
"What do you mean by I will be shooting with someone today?" I asked him, clarifying things.
He massaged his temples before shaking his head. "Jazzie, we can't stop this shoot. I've got paid and I have already signed a contract," he explained before I even try to say whatever.
"Bullsh*t, Azy! You know I do not just hang out with anyone," I reminded him.
"I am sorry, okay? I thought it was okay with you this time because you did not reply. I am used to the fact that when you do that, you let me decide," he reasoned out.
I did not utter a single word and just quietly troubled in my mind.
"Is it a man?" my confirmation.
He bit his lower lip and nodded slowly. I gasped and closed my eyes in frustration.
This is why I do not want to accept any partners in the shoot because I am sure that this will be a guy. No one in the world I live in knows that I'm married, that's why my fans are so excited to pair me up with anyone.
Valjerome will also get angry when he finds this out.
No, he probably already knew it.
"Just let this one pass, Jazzie. I am begging you." Azy took my hand then looked at me softly. "I'm sorry. I really don’t know," he said.
I let out a deep breath and nodded my head. "Fine," I said sparingly.
He immediately stretched his face and smiled big. "Really?!" he said unbelievably.
I took off my hand and rolled my eyes. "You know, just go outside and take care of the photographers there, I know you like one of them," I scoffed.
He grinned at me and came slightly closer to my ear to whisper. "I'd rather hit with the make-up artist's assistant." He giggled before finally leaving the dressing room.
I just shook my head because it looks like he wants a woman now.
A few more minutes later and I am done with my make-up session. I changed my clothes to what will I be wearing in the shoot and left the room as Azy started calling.
I calmly walked while wearing the red flowing dress with a slit in my thigh. The neckline of the dress is also a bit deep so my chest is much more defined.
"Jazzie!" Azy happily greeted me and held my arm. "Come on, I will introduce you to your partner," he said happily.
I did not object and let him guide me to where my partner is. As we took our steps, I already noticed the guy sitting on a high chair while sipping his drink. Even though he is turning back, that didn't stop me from seeing what he was doing.
"Mr. Hevion!" Azy called cheerfully.
The man stopped drinking and slowly turned to look at our directions. I stopped walking as soon as our eyes met each other.
I can not remember where I saw them but I am sure I have met him before.
"Hey, Jazzie. Are you okay?" Azy asked me which brought my attention back.
I cleared my throat and looked at my friend slash manager. I smiled sparingly then continued to walk.
The guy did not speak a word. He just stared at me as if he is analyzing my actions.
Where did I see him?
"Hi, Mr. Hevion. She is Jazzie, my beautiful model. She will also be with you in the shoot," Azy said.
The guy hummed while nodding his head and then reached out his hand to me. "Chaos Hevion," he formally introduced, not losing his stare at me.
Even though I felt uncomfortable in his stares I still chose to work professionally. I was about to reach his hand when a strong arm wrapped my waist and pulled me away.
I was ready to pull off myself and scream but I was stunned to what I saw.
"She is not working with you," Valjerome, my husband, coldly said to the Chaos guy.
I blinked thrice as I kept staring at his face. "V-Valjerome," I uttered with my shivering lips.
His cold eyes slowly turned to me. "You are not working with him," he commanded.
It was like I was under a curse and just nodded to his wishes.
A sarcastic laugh grabbed our attention. From where he was sitting, Chaos slowly stood up and stared at my husband.
"Sorry, Mister whoever you are, but apparently she needs to work with me or else..." He then looked at me and smirked. “She will be imprisoned.”
I looked at Valjerome nervously. I was afraid that he might think I really liked what was happening right now, but he did not look at me.
Few seconds after, I saw the edge of his lip lift. "I will pay for the damages," he said lazily.
Chaos laughed again before looking at Valjerome seriously. "Do you even know what was written in the contract?" he mocked.
I suddenly became nervous so I focused my attention onto others. Most of the staff are silent and just remained staring. Instead of thinking what is really happening, I looked at Azy for an explanation.
He looked at me, apologizing, before heading out. "Mr. Hevion said that if you ever breached the contract, you will be dating him for a month or else you will be imprisoned," Azy whispered just enough for us to hear.
My mouth parted in disbelief.
"Azy!" I shouted annoyingly and combed my hair with my fingers.
"I am sorry. I just thought it was a fair deal, I did not know you had a boyfriend, Jazzie," he explained.
"Just give me the price," Valjerome spoke coldly.
Chaos flashed an evil smirk. "Let her work or let her date with me, choose."
"N-Next," the photographer said hesitantly as he nervously smiled at me and Chaos.Who would not be scared if my husband, looking sharply at the man I am with as of the moment, was standing right next to him. I do not even know if this is still a photoshoot or a meditation because the room is filled with silence. You can only hear our movements and the sound of the camera shutter. They all seem to be feeling Valjerome’s dark aura surrounding. Even I, can not pose properly because of the nervousness every time he sees me.What? He was the one who decided to pursue the shoot rather than letting me date with this guy, but why is he looking at me like it was my fault."You are too stiffed," the guy beside me spoke as he wrapped one of his hands around my waist for our next pose.I gritted my teeth and glared at him. "Are you enjoying this?" I hissed lowly.He chuckled and got c
"Fvck!" a profanity was released by Valjerome the moment I pushed him and gave him a hard slap.I was about to leave his lap when he quickly grabbed me and restrained me in place."You will never get away from me," he said as his jaw tightened.I laughed sarcastically and glared at him. "Fvck.You," the corners of my eyes began to tear up so I avoided his gaze."Should we try?" he said coldly.I quickly turned my gaze back to him and looked to slap him again, but he immediately caught my hand in the air before it even landed on his cheek."I would not let you hurt me again, once is enough," he said emphatically.When I laughed and bit my lower lip. "It is unfair, do you know that?" I said hoarsely as I stared at him. "Because I am letting you hurt me over and over again," I added as a lone tear fell on my cheek.His ey
"Valjerome, let me go! What? Where are you taking me?" I forcefully grabbed my arm from his grasp. We just got out of the car and he immediately dragged me into the house. I could feel his grip based on his firm grip on me. He pushed me slightly up the stairs and pointed upwards. "Go to your room!" his voice echoed all over the house. I could feel the fear of his assistants and staff. Who doesn't? This is the first time he has been angry like this. "What is your problem?!" "I said fvcking go to your room, Jazzie! Don't test my patience!" I scoffed and laughed sarcastically. "Wow, you're the one who really said that. Do you think my head is getting cold from what you're doing ?!" I pointed at his chest. "You're acting like a jealous husband even though the truth is you don't care about me! Are you this ruthless, Valjerome? You're making me dependent!" I saw his jaw clenched. We both gasped for breath from screaming while not taking our eyes off each other. A few seconds later, h
I kept blinking as I stared at the ceiling. I could not believe Valjerome is lying next to me now, most of all I never thought I would wake up in his arms.He's freakin 'hugging me.I have held my breath as I felt Valjerome's arm tightened and drew me even closer to his body."You wake up early," he said hoarsely as he pressed his face against my neck.I feel like my heart will move out of my chest with the force of its beating. I cleared my throat and tried to speak with my quivering lips."It’s morning already, Val," I softly said.He just hummed and nodded against my neck. I could even feel him sniffing."Are you still sore?" he asked.My face automatically heated up as I remembered what we did last night."Val!" I shouted when his hand cupped my womanhood.I
"Good morning, Señior," Valjerome's staff politely greeted him as soon as we entered the company.I saw how their eyes analyze my being when they looked at me, examining my presence with their boss as if it is like seemingly strange. There are also others who simply murmured perhaps they saw the issue about us in the news.Valjerome didn't bother to greet back. He just continued walking like he heard nothing from everyone. I quietly followed while Jaime and some of his staff were behind us.I faked a smile and looked at where I am walking to. I was hoping in a few seconds. I was hoping that he would officially introduce me here in the company as his wife.Who am I fooling with?I am about to think that he was just jealous yesterday that’s why he announced our relationship. But I knew I would only make myself expect for nothing, he only did that to annoy Chao
"M-Mr. Montevardo, can you please...center Ms. Zamora?" hesitantly and apprehensively said by the photographer."Mrs.," Valjerome whispered emphatically and did the other way around.He pulled me closer to his body. I unconsciously sighed for him to look at me."Val, this is a triple shoot. Our pose for this is I should be in between you and Chaos, not only by your side," I simply murmured.I felt Valjerome's grip tightened on my hip. He slightly bent over to my ear to whisper."I will kill him before he touches you," he grinned.I shrove unbelievably. I don’t know if I should be afraid of what he does or rejoice to the attention he is giving me. And because I’m totally stupid, I prefer to do the second.Maybe it's not wrong to expect, right?"This shoot won't end, Val. Only just for now.
It was already twelve o'clock midnight but Valjerome hasn’t returned home yet. He left after the commotion earlier in the living room. He always gets angry but this was the first time he acted like this so I couldn't help but worry for him.For countless times, I can’t be comfortable with my position on the bed. I sighed as I stared at the ceiling, not knowing if it was because I was worried that I couldn't sleep or because I got too used to being next to him.For more than a month that the two of us have been close, he has been sleeping in my room. Even though I wanted to ask him, I just ignored it and be happy with what he was doing.Maybe he's trying to fix our marriage, but he doesn't have the guts to tell me.When I can’t fall asleep, I decided to get up and go to the kitchen for a drink."Hmmm…what do we have here?" I whispered as I looked
"It's just so unfair," Azy murmured behind my back as the stylist straightened my hair.I looked at him and raised an eyebrow from the reflection of the mirror."When we're stressed, our faces look ugly. But if it is as beautiful as you, just with a smear of foundation, boom! You are a goddess again," he stated.I just rolled my eyes and ignored him. This will be one of those days where he will just notice and criticize my every action."Are you okay?" he inquired, there was concern and seriousness in his tone as he stared at me from the mirror.I forced a smile. Am I okay?"Yeah," I sparingly answered.It's been two weeks since that argument.He didn't seem to believe it, but he never tried to ask for more."Ahmm. Will he...pick you up?" he asked afterward.