Chapter 5.36

Lexie

I’d become a fixture at the Heartthrob penthouse, basically living with my boyfriend. But that wasn’t what I’d wanted. Not yet. Charlie and I weren’t ready for that kind of commitment. Not that I couldn’t see us living together in the near future, but we’d only been dating a few months. It was too easy to get this comfortable.

I kissed Charlie’s neck and snuggled up to him.

Way easy.

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I needed to find a place of my own somehow. It had to be fairly swanky since I’d have to get security. So, I dumped the lame hotdog gig for another lame gig. The problem with sidejobs was my face. I couldn’t show it. Not as it looked in the tabloids, so that left me with costume jobs or telemarketing. And talking to random angry strangers was soooo not going to happen. I was stuck.

That said, I landed a perfect job (I thought). I was going to work as a fairy at the local kiddie park in the Arts District. Problem was, I had to produce my own costume. But I was low on cash since I was scraping every penny to get out of the Heartthrob penthouse. Luckily, Brooke told me Elara had scads of costumes–every kind of fairy imaginable. When I talked to the queen of evil, she said she’d text me when I could come up to her “room” to get it. I put room in airquotes because one day there were workers who’d made a lot of racket on the top floor, so I wasn’t sure what I’d find when I got there.

Elara’s text pinged and up the elevator I went.

When I ascended to the uppermost room, I caught a glimpse of what was now known as “Shadowmoon”.

“I implore you, your evil imminence,” Lord Bloodmoon whimpered. “I did not mean to offend you. Please be gentle.”

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Oh for the love of…

But I couldn’t even finish that thought.

“Hush. Not another word from you, simpleton. We have company. And I expect you to obey without a sound. Understand?”

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I crossed my arms. “I hope he has a loincloth underneath your robes, Elara. What the hell?”

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“He is without clothing for his due humiliation before you, Lady Alexis. He has been a very naughty boy.”

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I shook my head and sighed. “Whatever floats your boat. Now where are the fairy costumes?”

Thank God I got the costume and fled before I was forced to see whatever dark desires Elara had in mind for poor Lord Bloodmoon.

Eyeroll.

*****

The kiddie place was right smack in the middle of the city.

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I’d wished it was built when I was a kid because I would have spent every day there. It was a true fantasyland!

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A few anklebiters walked up to me. My insides flipped. I didn’t know why but the little cretins always gave me the chills. I didn’t like kids. I thought I was doomed to never have them in my future, but my dad and I had a discussion about this. He said I’d get over it because he was just like that almost his whole life until he and Beau had Bray. (I was a bit older when he’d first met me so that didn’t count. He assured me he loved me the minute he met me. Whatevs, Dad. Good story.)

I looked at them and they looked at me.

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I guessed they were expecting me to wave some sparkle dust on them and chant a blessing. That’s what my boss told me to do. I had glitter in my pockets for such an occasion. Problem was, I was a horrible actor.

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“So, are you like a real fairy?” one asked.

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I shrugged. “Yeah, kid. The wings kind of give it away.”

“But would a fairy have a splotch of ketchup on her chest?”

Egad. I knew I shouldn’t have had that hotdog for lunch. “Where?” I asked.

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He pointed. “There!”

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Then the little twerp socked me in the nose. “Ow!” I cried.

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They all laughed.

“Hey, what was that for?” I asked.

The blonde said, “For lying. We know you’re not real.”

“Yeah,” the other girl agreed, laughing.

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Oh my God. They didn’t pay me enough to be abused by preschoolers.

“Listen, you little fartknockers, you don’t want to make a fairy mad. I can turn you into toads and throw you into that pond over there. You’ll be eating flies and turds for the rest of your lives.”

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Two of them widened their eyes and bolted but one of the girls, a brave one said, “I’m telling my dad on you. You’re mean!”

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I retorted, “Didn’t you ever read fairytales? Fairies aren’t very nice. The woman who cursed sleeping beauty was a fairy. Now scram! Rawr!”

The dust mite didn’t even blink. “Gosh, we just wanted you to give us some candy. This sucks.”

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I watched as she put her hands in her pockets and walked slowly toward a gaggle of parents.

I shook my head. Kids today. I was seriously worried about our world’s future.

It didn’t take long when a parental type showed up.

“Hello there,” he said, smiling. I could tell he was trying to get on my good side because he knew his spawn was a brat. Probably had to keep an envelope of money around to pay off people for his offensive offspring.

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But I decided to give him a break. I could use the extra cash. “Hello.”

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“I was wondering if you’ve ever done any modeling.”

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That wasn’t the question I thought he was going to ask. “Er…are you for real or is this some scam to get me to pay money for a portfolio. I’ve heard of shitty deals like that, so if it is, you can save your breath.”

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“Oh no, this is legit. We’d be paying you. I work for a modeling agency. We’d pay for your portfolio. Everything.”

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He then told me his name was Julien Dobson. He was an agent with the Fiord modeling agency. Even I’D heard of them.

“No shit!” I mused as he showed me his website. He was definitely a hoity toidy agent. His Sinked-In showed him in some flashy Italian suit. The guy cleaned up waaaay good.

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He gave me his card then said he’d love for me to contact his secretary so we could set up a shoot. After that, he’d see about lining up some jobs.

I’d heard about people getting discovered at restaurants or bars or even apartment stoops, but this? It all sounded too good to be true.

But if it could get me a little extra cash and I could dump these silly costume gigs, I was all for it.

Stranger things could happen.

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23 thoughts on “Chapter 5.36”

  1. You will eat flies and turds the rest of your life. 😂😂😂😂. Oh, by the way, you ever modeled? Interesting handsome stranger.

    Oh Shadowmoon……poor Lord Bloodmoon. Lol….. No he is without clothing. He asked her to be gentle, but I don’t then he wants gentle! Lol. What’s even funnier is Lexie just like whatever.

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    1. Ha ha…Lexie is SOOOO used to Shadowmoon right now that yeah, it doesn’t faze her one bit!

      Lexie…not cut out to be a sweet fairy is she? 😛

      And hmmm…where DID this handsome stranger come from?

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  2. Well, to be fair, she’s not thinking “famous” modeling. You can model in obscure catalogs et al. Most of the cover models are actresses anyway. And IF her modeling does get her high profile gigs, it’s not going to do diddly squat to her rep. She’s already “known” as Charlie’s girlfriend.

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  3. OMG, Elara and Lord Bloodmoon… 😱😱😱 What a thing to have to deal with just to get a work outfit. LOL.

    Speaking of work outfits, Lexie looked gorgeous. ❤ No wonder she was scouted. It was so hilarious how she was with the kids though, LOLOL. I don't blame her…they were pretty damn bratty.

    Sad to see her hang up her wings so soon, but I'm hoping modeling pans out for her. ❤ It'd have the exact opposite effect of keeping her face hidden though, damn.

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    1. It wouldn’t keep her face hidden but no one would accost her at the job (like say working retail.)

      Bratty kids. She seems to attract them! 😝 She hasn’t hung up her wings…not yet! 😉

      Shadowmoon is a necessary evil, I guess! 😜

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  4. Hmm, I’m trying to figure out where you’re going with this. Will this job somehow make hers and Cory’s paths cross again? Or will she end up making a music video with Heartthorbs? Is she going to meet someone new? Or is it a beginning of Lexie’s visual transformation? I admit, I’m clueless. 😀

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  5. Ha! Omg Shadowmoon was just… there are no words 😂 100% certain Nathan is LOVING it though. These two are a good match 😉 But so they still mesh as well when she’s Brooke? 🤔 (I have this vision of them being super freaking kinky as Elara and Bloodmoon (as seen here haha) then having the floweriest gentle romantic lovemaking sessions and Brooke and Nathan 😂)

    Okay, on to Lexie… my god she was so funny ((and gorgeous!) as that fairy! I loved the way she talked to the kids 😂 Hopecully she won’t end up fired though…

    Though with that mysterious modeling offer, maybe it wouldn’t be a big deal 😉 I’m so curious about whether she will meet a new guy now or what 😱 She seems pretty happy and cozy with Charlie for now, at least 😉

    And then there’s poor James… looking forward to seeing him again! Hopefully he’s doing ok.

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    1. Shadowmoon! Don’t worry…Lord Bloodmoon was having a GREAT time. 😏 You’re right…Nathan and Brooke are so sappy it makes everyone gag just being around them. They are PERFECT for each other! 🤣

      Being a smart ass fairy seems to fit Lexie if it weren’t for all the ankle biters running around. We shall se what comes of this modeling gig.

      Next chapter opens in James’ POV. So we’ll get to check up on him.

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    1. Modeling will be a side job. She’ll never do what Hope did with it. She’s a geek at heart and loves to do animation. She won’t give that up. It’s her career.

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  6. First, Lexie as a fairy 😍😍 She’s so funny and cute as one! “Fartknockers”. LOL! “You’ll be eating flies and turds for the rest of your lives.” 🤣🤣

    OMG, SHADOWMOON!

    Lexie in the modeling career? I can picture that. Hopefully she’ll have a good time making some dough posing in pretty luxurious dresses.

    I see Charlie and Lexie are happy and comfy with each other. Of course there’s James. I hope we can hear from him soon.

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  7. Just sitting in the background waiting for Chexie ship to sink 😔….I do like the possibilities of the modeling. Will it go to her head if she becomes famous on her own? I think I’m on the James ship but I too want to see if Cory will reappear? 🙃

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    1. Let’s hope modeling doesn’t go to Lexie’s head. 😱

      So you want the Chexie ship to sink? Aww…poor Charlie if that happens. The boy is in LOVE! ❤️

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  8. Wow, Elara! That’s, err…yeah! O.O

    Congrats on the modeling, Lex! Wow, does this mean she’s getting some fame of her own to contend with?
    Interesting twist! I suppose she might not make it big, but then again, it would be interesting if she ends up famous in her own right after being put off by the fame of her boyfriend and his band mates!

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    1. I doubt she’ll have fame with modeling aside from being the eyecandy of a Heartthrob. Now they’ll be able to attach “model Lexie Day” to her. But we’ll see! Anything can happen.

      And welcome back! ❤

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  9. Not sure that the fairy costume was any better than the hotdog costume! Questionable about the modeling gig as well. We used to get those offers when I lived in LA all the time but they were usually recruiting porn stars. No I never went to an audition LOL

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    1. ROFL!!! Heh…glad you didn’t show up for “those” offers.

      I got some, too, even in Texas. I actually got on the cover of some obscure architecture magazine and modeled for a Texas Tech calendar. That’s all of my modeling days. I’m too short at 5’5″.

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