"Okay, another post David, " he folds the sleeves of the coat that he's wearing and he headed his hands nearer to his face to emphasize more the watch that he's modelling. The photographer gets 5 more photos of him in different angles, then call the other set of models. Finally done.
"Okay, done. Thank you David. Next model pleases" the photographer seems satisfied with his shots and make him rest for a while to get ready for another shoot.
He smiled at him, then take-off the black velvet coat and silver watch that his wearing and hand it on the assistant with a big ribbon headband who's now giving him a wide smile while exaggeratedly blinking her eyes like 10 times faster than the usual. He gave her a forced smile that make the assistant shiver for a moment. Creepy. he thought.
He headed to his assigned wardrobe. His manager is now busy on the phone, but once he saw him he nods. He nods back. He sits on one of the unoccupied swivel chairs and get a bottle of water from the table near to him. He drank half of it in just a gulp.
"David, what is happening to you? It's the fifth time you came late to your photo shoots. If I didn't do anything, the director might cancel you out!" he can tell that Aly's now angry by the tone of his voice. David already knew that it will happen, but as always he will still remain calm. He drank the remaining water from his bottle before facing his manager.
"Both of us know that he can't do that because... we signed a contract." he said while emphasizing his last statement. "
"Oh, so you still remember that you've signed a contract?" Aly said in a sarcastic way. "What about the contract that has terms that both parties agreed to and should be followed? And do you still remember that as a model YOU SHOULD ALWAYS COME EARLY WHENEVER YOU HAVE BUSINESS TO DO?" He continues and rolled his eyes after.
"Jesus! David. You know that we're trying to get back on track that why I'm doing anything... everything to help you out, but I can't do this alone. You should also do your part. Time flies so fast. New generations will give us new faces, new and fresh ideas and we both know how hard it is to get back once you've lost in this industry." I know how much he's serious about this but so am I? It's just he also have this... struggles... that he himself can't win with.
"I know... that's why I'm here. Look, we're almost done. It was successful. Everyone was satisfied with my performance." he just said to put an end to this argument.
"Yes, and you should be thankful, but always keep in mind that you should not feel complacent."
Aly picked the white folder on the other side of the table and give it to him. "Here's another project for you. There will be a fashion week in France for the coming next two months and the manager picked you as one of their main models. That folder will give you a lot of information about the project so read it carefully. If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask me."
"Fine. I'll read it after this shoot." he sighs so eager to make me loose out of their sight huh?
They're in that kind of atmosphere when "that" assistant came again. "Manager Aly, David, the manager is now calling you for another set." and then she goes with another exaggerated smile."Sure, we'll be there in a minute" Aly said and she nods and disappeared out of their sightDavid stood up and headed his way to the door, but he was stopped by Aly's voice. "David."
He faced him. "Don't make me regret that I gave you another chance." Aly continued,
"I won't." he replied before continue walking.
"Oh look who's here... my long lost friend... David, how are you?" he offer his hands to him for a handshake.Of all the people whom he loves to welcome him back, Ethan Well was seriously will not be on his list.
He just passes him, but Ethan grabs him in his arms. He automatically waved his hands. What the hell, this man want?
"Ooohh cool down dude, this is now how you welcome your friend?" Ethan said then chuckled.
"I have no time for you and besides, the photographer is now calling me. I have business to do. So if you don't mind, I'll excuse myself." he said managing his anger, not to burst out and punched him in the face.
He heard him laugh. "David, I hope you're having a good comeback... You know time fly so fast. The news today will be piled up by other news, but some people will never forget what happened three years ago."
David was stopped for a moment. He can't feel the anger arousing through his head. He can feel his fist, wanting to punch someone, but he chooses not to. He continues his walk and never faced Ethan back again.
Two days after their graduation, Ces decided to wander around the neighborhood while riding on her bike. It's Monday morning, but not like other typical Mondays, the place was unusually calm and peaceful. She was used by the different noises here. Why wouldn't she? She lives here since she was five. Her family moved at this west side of the citywhen her father found a job here.Her father was a salesman while her mother was an accounting staff in a manpower company. Most of their time they dedicated it to their jobs that's why she and her aunt Lyre were always left alone in the house. Though busy with their own careers, her parents made sure to still be the best parents for her.She was passing through a row of street shops when she saw the flower shop, where her Aunt Lyre always buy sunflower seeds too. She remembered Aunt Lyre was one of the Godmother of the owner's daughter.She crossed to another street and make a left turn into
"Take good care of yourself." Aunt Lyre said while giving Ces a tight hug. She knows that her aunt was not really ready to let her go. It's the day of her departure."I will Tita... but promise me also that you'll be okay here while I'm not by your side." She finally let go of her from her hug."Of course. Don't think about me. You should think of yourself first. Don't forget to eat. Don't you ever dare to skip meals for Pete's sake, I don't want to see you look like a skeleton holding your valise once you get back here. And always call me, huh? Everyday." Though she Aunt Lyre was joking when she said it, she knew very well that she's really worried about her."Yes Tita I'll will never ever EVER forget." She looks at the passenger entrance. To be honest, she has a heavy heart, but it's too late to retreat. Now that she's near to her goal."I have to go." She saw her aunt's eyes getting teary. She hugged her once againand whispe
Ces don't know what to do. She's in a great panic because of an uncomfortable situation she's with now. She's inside a cubicle with a strange man who's now covering her mouth with his hands. It was so tight that she can't even let a breath out.She tried to escape from its hold, but the man just motion him to be quiet and be still. She rolled her eyes. Both of them were stunned when the doors started to open and close drastically.It's like somebody is looking for someone who's inside of one of the cubicles.Ces started to feel something... Nervous... Fear.The noise was coming nearer and nearer. She tried to calm herself, but for an unknown reason she stared at the man in front of her and she could hear her heart pump faster than its usual speed. His eyes... His two brown eyes, even though bright were like exhausted. His nose were pointed but has a mole. His jaws we're chiseled by a great carver.And his lips.... Ces closed her eyes many times
The sun slowly envelope the city by its warm rays. It's Friday and within just an hour, the sound of chatting people, beeping and screeching of cars and buses on the road, the cry of a baby in the next apartment, and chirping of birds will be heard simultaneously to form a typical and profound rhythm. The sound of the city.I wake up by the knock outside my door. I grab for my phone, check the time it's already 6 in the morning. I decided to get up from my bed when I heard another knock."Coming... " I said. I took a shower before heading downstairs."Good morning... " I saw Tita Lyre frying some eggs. She smiled at me and signal me to come for breakfast. I started to eat while she continues cooking."Did we receive any new mail? " I asked while putting some ketchup on my second yolk."I'm afraid we didn't, it's been a week since the mailbox filled with bills. Why, are you expecting one? Wait. did you apply for that internship? "
Ces don't know what to feel. She's running through her way home. She was kind of excited and nervous at the same time. So many thoughts running through her mind. What if she's denied? What will she'll do next? Will she still pursue her dream? It's the only chance she has.At last, she's now standing in front of their door, hurriedly trying to catch her breath, she can hear her heart beating so fast because of nervousness. She took a deep breath as she reached for the doorknob. She opens the door just to meet the gaze of her aunt Lyre. She forgot. She's not done yet convincing her about her plans and she' not willing to put that to rest. Her glance switched to the envelope that is on the table, then back to her aunt again."Honey, would you like to come in or you will just stay there outside?" Aunt Lyre finally said. She was lost in reality for a while. She steps inside and close the door behind her. She finally reached for that letter on the table.