Zie went out of the room to wash our dishes. I do not know how many deep sighs I have released since then. I sadly went to my bag and got some presentable clothes. I went to the bathroom and took a quick shower when I came out of the bathroom I was shocked to see Zie's naked body, his butt cheeks are facing in my direction again. It seems like he did not notice that I was looking at him. He looked sexy especially when he lifted his foot to slide on his briefs, I waited for him until he’s done getting dressed before I went to my bag and took my clothes. Zie sits on the bed as he adjusted the necktie to his corporate attire. I went back to the bathroom with my clothes and quickly got dressed.
"Thank you so much for welcoming me here, Zie." I sincerely said, if it weren't for him I might have slept in the waiting shed last night. I placed my bag on my back ready to leave the penthouse. I need to leave and look for a cheap apartment and a job but at my young age, I wonder what kind of job is waiting for me.
"I didn't tell you to leave, Ash," Zie said with an authoritative voice, I can’t read his expression but it seems like he was annoyed, his corporate attire added to my nervousness, he looked very bossy.
"B-But I need to leave so that I can start finding an apartment and a job." I sadly respond to him. He comes close to me and took my bag. I was confused about what he’s doing.
"Hey baby, didn't I tell you earlier that I will help you?" He spoke kindly to me. It was nice to hear him call me baby.
"I want you to live with me, you don't have to work anymore baby, I'll provide everything that you need. I will also send you to school if you want." He said seriously that it made me laugh. Did he just offer me to live with him? But why? It’s thoughtful of him to offer me shelter but what does he want from me in return?
"W-what do you want in return?" I asked, Zie might be kind to me but I know that his offer doesn’t come for free.
"Nothing to worry baby, I'll just want you to be my escort in every event I go to. I want you to be my fuck buddy." He boldly stated as if he’s just asking me for a simple thing. He wants me to be his escort, what kind of events is he referring to? Is it just a simple gathering?
"You'll be safe by my side, Ash." He added when he notices that I’m hesitant and was drowned by my thoughts. I closed my eyes as I was weighing the situation I got in. If I accept his offer, all my problems will be solved. I no longer need to find a place to live and work.
"O-okay," I answered firmly, I hope I’m doing the right thing. He is my last resort because I know that he’s the only solution available right. His smile gets wider after hearing my answer, he walked towards me and hugged me tightly.
"It’s settled then. Um, I have some paper works to do so I need to go to the office. Do you want to come or do you want to stay here in the penthouse? You can watch another movie if you want, if you don’t like the CD's then you can browse on Netflix. I also have a library here so if you want to read I can tour you to the library before I go. " I smiled at what he said. I could not help but be mesmerized by the way he treated me. I've never treated like I am a gem before and it’s overwhelming me. So kind and gentle.
"I think I’m gonna come with you," I said. I love watching mystery movies and reading novels but I don't want to be left alone here in his penthouse. I want to go with him, though knowing that he'll be doing paper works sounds boring, I guess he is used to such things. Hmm, what am I going to do in his office?
"Okay then,” he answered.
We went out of his apartment, there was a nice car parked in the garage, beside the car was a bulky man that you didn’t want to upset because you’re going to hell for sure, the man was standing there like he is some mafia bodyguard. Zie nods at the man while I just stand behind him waiting for his instruction. Zie opened the door and motion me to enter. We sat in a comfortable silence inside the car.
Just a few minutes later the car parked in front of a large building. I was greeted by large letters posted on the wall of the building. 'Mendez Publishing Inc.' My eyes widened as I looked at Zie.
"Are you the owner of this building?" I excitedly asked him. He just nodded in response. Oh my god, Zie is the owner of the famous and the number one leading publishing and printing company in the country.
"Get out baby, let's get inside," Zie ordered me, I got out of the car smiling nervously. He put his hand around my waist as we’re approaching the entrance of the building. My heart started to beat faster thinking that there is a chance that I’ll meet some of my favorite writers inside the building. My heart is full of joy and I couldn’t help but hug him tightly.
"Hey, what's wrong baby?" He asked in a concerned tone.
"I just can't believe that I have the chance now to enter this building, I have always dreamed of entering this building but the security is very strict. They didn’t even let me in when I was submitting my manuscript.” I told him and laughed when I remembered the day where I insisted to the guard to let me in, that I will be submitting my manuscript personally to the editor.
"Really? You submit a manuscript here?” He asked surprised.
“Has the editor emailed you yet? " He added.
"Yeah," I answered and sighed remembering the exact words written on the mail. That was one of the most heartbreaking moments of my life.
"So?" He asked with an impatient face, waiting for my answer.
"My manuscript was rejected," I answered sadly, "it was horrible reading the mail with every word of it cut like a knife but I recovered after a few days. Well, at least I try."
"What is the reason why your manuscript was rejected?”
"Um, you don’t publish novels with boys' love theme?" I answered.
"Aw, yeah sorry about that. We haven’t tried publishing a BL novel yet and I don’t think we’re ready for it. Maybe soon we’ll give it a shot.” He said and I just nod at him as we finally went inside the building.
The employees greeted Zie warmly as we passed them and he only nodded in response. By the looks of it, everyone seems to be wondering why Zie and I are together or they might be thinking who the hell I am but no one dares to ask. Zie and I entered into a spacious room, the ambiance inside the room was very nice, the view from outside was visible through the glass wall of the room and it was breathtaking.
"Okay baby, I'll just do some paper works. I have books here if you want to read, we also have an internet connection here if you want to browse on your social accounts. Just do whatever you want. I'll be quick with these, okay baby?" He said and sat in his swivel chair, a few moments later he was already engrossed to doing some paper works as if its the most interesting job in the world. I decided not to disturbed him and walked towards the mini shelf in his office, it seems like I will be having a hard time choosing what book to read because there’s a lot of interesting titles here.
ZieAshton was quiet inside the car, he looked so addicted to the book he was reading earlier that until now he had not been able to fold the book. He just stopped reading the book when the car stopped. He looked out the window and his brows furrowed."Where are we?" He asked wondering why he can’t see the penthouse."Sheri Lee, I'll be modeling their products," I replied to him and got out of the car. Ashton followed me, I put my hand around his shoulder as we proceed inside the hall where the fashion show will be held. Upon entering, I immediately saw the organizer of the event, I plaster a smile on my face upon approaching the organizer."Mr. Mendez, thank you for accepting our invitation." The organizer smiling gladly at me. I just nod in response. The organizer moved his gaze to my companion and look at me with a questioning look."And who is this plus one of you?" He asked."This is Ashton, I want you to give him a VIP seat," I replied."Of course, we’ll give him a VIP seat." The
AshtonI 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
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