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
Trigger warning! This chapter contains mild sexual content. If you are a minor or if you are uncomfortable with this type of content, proceed to the latter part of the chapter (specifically, after the three asterisks***). If this was any other circumstance, Adriel would have been shocked by Zeth's sudden action. However, as of the moment, she couldn't think of anything other than Zeth's lips—and how she wanted his lips on top of hers once again. "There, is that good?" Zeth asked in a strained voice. He's using every nerve in his body not to kiss Adriel once again. "Mmmh," Adriel fervently nodded. She raised her arms up and wrapped them around Zeth's neck, bringing him closer to her. Zeth’s eyes widened in surprise by her sudden action. "More, please," she said. "Too hot—need water," she incoherently said. "Wait," Zeth squeezed out. He broke away from her hug to get another glass of water. He sat down on the bed and once again placed the cup over his lips, taking a sip from the coo
Zeth did a double-take since he couldn't believe what just came out of Adriel's lips. He looked at her, speechless. Adriel chuckled and went closer to him, bringing her hands to touch both of his cheeks. "Why aren't you saying anything?" Zeth opened his mouth to say something, but he quickly shut them close when he couldn't come up with the right words. Adriel tilted her head to the side with a wide smile. "I'm assuming that you're shocked." "Am I still dreaming?" Zeth asked himself. Adriel shook her head. "No, silly. This is real. Are you saying that you dream of me?" "Every night," he mindlessly muttered. Adriel's eyes widened in surprise. "Wow. I never expected that from you." Zeth shook his head and gathered his chaotic thoughts. He held onto Adriel's hands, which were still placed on his cheeks, and looked her deep in the eyes. "Did I hear that right? Did you just ask me to be a part of your life and not only Zenon's?" Adriel looked into the man's sincere eyes and wond
Adriel excitedly tapped her foot as she looked outside the car window. Their three-day shoot was already finished, and she couldn’t be more excited to go home. Although she really enjoyed her time at the beach, except for the incident with Kayden, she couldn’t wait to go home to see a certain little one. This is the very first time that they’ve been apart for so long, and she doesn’t think she can do it again.Zeth chuckled. “Why are you so excited, Angel?”Adriel looked at him with one eyebrow raised. “To see our son, of course! Why? Are you telling me that you’re not excited to see him?”Zeth's eyes widened in surprise. “No, no, that’s not what I meant, Angel.”Adriel chuckled. “I’m joking,” she said. “But I really miss Zenon. I can’t wait to shower his squishy cheeks with kisses once we get home.”Zeth smiled. “Me too. Want to go out later in the afternoon?”“Where to?” Adriel asked.“I don’t know. Where does Zenon want to go to?”“Well, the last time I asked him, he wanted to join
Adriel sighed in relief as they finally achieved peace and quiet inside the car. After their touching conversation, Zenon got bored, so they were blasting nothing but nursery rhymes through the car's speakers for a good hour. As much as Adriel loves her son, there are really only a number of Cocomelon songs that she can tolerate. "Johnny, Johnny, yes, papa?" Zeth unconsciously hummed, making Adriel glare at him. He chuckled. "What?" "You better not sing that song again, or else." "Or else what?" he asked, still chuckling. "I might take back the words I said yesterday night, and you could find somebody else to sing those songs too," she threatened. Zeth's eyes widened in surprise, and he quickly shut his mouth close—afraid that she was going to take her threat seriously. "How long until we get there?" Adriel asked. "About an hour more." Adriel nodded her head and glanced back at her child. She's happy that he can rest for an hour more before they arrive at the beach. "