"What?" Adriel was fully awake now, all the sleep leaving her system. "What do you mean the car won't start?" Zeth twisted the key to start the engine once more, but it only made a weird creaking sound. "I think the battery might be dead," he said. Adriel sighed and leaned back against her seat, grasping her seat. "I can't believe this." She got out of the car to see if they could ask for any help, but unluckily, they were on a secluded road far away from the city. Zeth also got out of the car and cursed under his breath when he realized that the battery picked the worst place possible to die out on them. "Where are we?" Adriel asked, looking for some kind of civilization. "It looks like we're in a desert. Does this really lead up to the photoshoot site?" "It does," Zeth responded. "Jo just picked out a secluded beach to lower the chances of other people being on the site." Adriel sighed. "Well, that's bad news for us. It doesn't look like other cars even pass through th
"Where the hell are they?" Cedric muttered under his breath as he tried contacting Zeth once again. He sighed when the phone still couldn't be reached on his third try. "Are you looking for Adriel?" an unfamiliar voice asked from behind him. He turned around and saw a gorgeous girl looking at her with bright eyes. Well, almost all of the people on this site are gorgeous, taking into mind that all of them are models. Nonetheless, she was definitely very pretty, but to Cedric, it was nothing special. She looked familiar, but he couldn't quite put a finger where he had seen her. Cedric scratched the back of his head. "Umm, yeah. Adriel and my friend are supposed to be coming here together." "Yeah, I've heard," the girl said. "I overheard Jo saying that they wouldn't be able to come here on time because their car died." "Shit," he cursed under his breath. "Are they alright?" "Yeah," she nodded her head. "I think Jo already sent someone to go look for them. In the meantime, she's te
'Maybe, Jo should have been scolded,' Adriel said in her mind. 'I can't believe I even thought of scolding Jo,' Zeth smiled to himself. The two of them were currently hauling their bags to their shared room. Zeth opened the door and looked around the room. "Of course, there's only one bed," Adriel muttered under her breath as soon as she saw the room's composition. She feels like she's in a romantic comedy movie where the two people are forced to sleep together in the same room on the same bed. She turned towards Zeth and asked, "Have you asked Cedric if he wants to change bedrooms?" "I have," Zeth lied. He definitely didn't ask him. "He didn't want to switch. Wait, you'll gladly room with Cedric instead of me?" he asked with furrowed eyebrows. Adriel sighed and ignored his question. She also asked Jo if she could take her spot instead, but it turns out she's rooming with three other directors, and they would be discussing the changes for the photoshoot tonight. "Maybe, you
Zeth looked down on the woman who was sleeping on top of his chest. He barely got any sleep last night since he didn't want to miss out on any moment of Adriel cuddling up next to him. Yet, he still feels as energized as ever, even if he only got three hours of sleep max. He glanced at the bedside clock and saw that it was already past 8 o'clock in the morning—their supposed call time for today's photo shoot. However, Zeth didn't bother waking Adriel up because he liked having the woman sleep in his arms. Again, he was the boss. No one would dare question him if he was late. He brushed away the stray hair that covered her face, revealing her angelic features. "Damn," he whispered under his breath, wondering how he got so lucky in this lifetime. Jo impatiently tapped her foot on the floor as she looked at the door to Zeth's and Adriel's room. She had been waiting for them downstairs since 8 o'clock, and now it was 8:15, and they still hadn't moved out of their room. Thinking
The group photoshoot had just finished, and Melanie and Samantha were still bitter about what happened. Because of that, they couldn't do very well on the shoot, making them look like backup models for Adriel and Aria. Adriel was looking through the photos with Zeth while Aria went to get a bottle of water. Her eyes lit up when she saw Cedric drinking a bottle of water nearby. "Hey," she said, causing him to turn around. "Did your photoshoot go well?" Cedric smiled widely, causing Aria to go into confusion. The last time she conversed with him, he was very reserved, and he didn't even smile at her once. Was he just in a bad mood back then, or did he turn into a completely different person? "Hey, pretty," he cheerfully said. "Yes, our photoshoot did go well." Aria's heart jumped in joy because he called her "pretty," but she still couldn't hide her confusion. The guy in front of him doesn't seem like Cedric at all. "Umm, that's good to hear," she awkwardly said. "I don't think
"Wow, you're pretty." "Sorry?" Adriel asked, quite unbelieving of the statement she had just heard. The guy's face reddened as his friends started teasing him. He shook his head and smiled. "Nothing, nothing," he said. "I just want to apologize once more for disturbing you guys." "All is good," Adriel said, flashing the guy another smile. Zeth watched as the guy talked to Adriel with stars in his eyes. He unconsciously clenched his fists together as he looked at the scene in front of him. Who the hell does he think he is? Talking to my woman like that? "Calm down," Cedric quietly said next to him. "You look like you're burrowing a hole in his skull," Kian added. Zeth smirked. If he could do just that, then he would have done it when he first came over. "The guy's pretty handsome, isn't he?" Kian asked from beside him. Zeth heatedly glared at him, making him raise his hands up in surrender. "Jeez. If looks could kill, I would have been dead by now. I was just telling the truth!
"Kayden?""Adriel," Kayden said, surprised. "What are you doing here?"She moved away from him since she already knew about the stealing incident that happened between their companies."Umm, just for work," she warily said.Kayden noticed the change in the way that she was treating him, and he knew the exact reason behind it. So, he put on an innocent front and acted like he didn't know anything."Are you okay?" he asked in a gentle tone.She pursed her lips together. "Yeah. I better get going now," she said and attempted to leave. However, Kayden held onto her wrist."Why do I feel like I did something wrong?" Kayden asked.Adriel turned around and looked him in the eyes. "I don't know, Kayden. Maybe you should ask yourself that," she deadpanned.Kayden frowned. "W—What do you mean? I don't remember ever doing anything.""Well, since you don't remember," Adriel said as she removed his grip from her wrist. "Let me remind you. You stole Gray entertainment's ideas for their new collecti
Trigger warning! This chapter contains sexual coercion and mild sexual scenes. Skip to chapter 58 if you are a minor or if you are not comfortable with these types of scenes. "Kayden, where are we going?" Adriel asked as they entered the elevator. "To my room," he said, tapping his foot impatiently on the ground as they made their way to his room. “I don't want to," she whined, still fighting his grip. "Keep still," he said through gritted teeth. "Don't make this any harder for you and me, and stay quiet, will you?" He dragged Adriel to his room as soon as the elevator opened. He pushed her inside and started taking his top off. Adriel felt a sense of urgency climb up her throat, and her mind detected that the situation didn't feel right anymore. However, her body can't cooperate with her mind. She scooted to the very farthest corner of the room. "What are you doing?" she asked. Kayden smirked. "What does it look like I'm doing?" Adriel was shaking from nervousness now. She g