Chapter 20 (FINAL CHAPTER)

A week has passed by and Justin was still avoiding me.

I don't know how he's doing it but I don't like it.

It was a cozy Saturday afternoon when Rosie called me to tell me that I had a meeting with a company that produces a high-quality fashion magazine.

I dressed nicely and waited for Rosie to come and pick me up.

When we got to the company, we were accompanied to a meeting room where there was a professional looking woman and two familiar guys inside.

Rosie and I sat down at the opposite side from the guys. That's when I looked in front of me to see Justin with the same expression that I had. "You have got to be kidding me," he said under his breath.

"Thank you for coming to this meeting. I am Lisa King and i'll be presenting this meeting. It's nice to meet all of you." she briefly introduced herself.

"I'll begin now. Your recent photoshoot was very impressive. A lot of people loved it. So we were thinking if the both of you would do this couple photoshoot with us. You will be the cover page of our upcoming monthly magazine," she explained. She went on with a lot of things and gave us time to think if we will agree to this or not.

Since it was the managers' final say, they agreed and we just followed. I have no complains about this because it will give us a pretty high salary.

Before I could even talk to Justin, he already ran off the door without his manager.

I sighed. What's new?

Oh, I forgot to say something about school. School is pretty normal for me now. Some people are now subsiding from the fact that I was Abby but some people are still shocked. I wouldn't blame them though. I would be shocked too.

Day of photoshoot.

We are going to have a street style photoshoot today. I liked this more than studio photoshoots because I always feel so trapped.

The first two outfits were nice. The poses are not that bad because there weren't actually intense distance between us.

Third outfit was ready to go and I was the last one to get dressed. "Okay, now for this one, I need Justin to wrap his arm around Massie's waist. Massie, I need you to touch his chest and look at the camera. Justin, look at Massie." It looks like he was hesitating to touch me but did it anyway. It was so awkward for me to touch him though. I felt like I wasn't allowed to do it.

I quickly looked at the camera right before he took a picture. We shot a lot more poses before changing into our last outfit.

I got inside the dressing room and put it on while my stylists made some touch ups to my make up and hair. The last outfit was kind of revealing and i'm actually slightly uncomfortable with it.

I got out the same time Justin went out. He looked at what I was wearing and looked like he was not satisfied with my look. Just when I was about to take a step, he pulled me and placed his outer piece of clothing and draped it over my shoulders. "Guys are looking at you like you're a piece of meat."

I looked at him with adoration. "So this was the way for you to talk to me, huh?"

"I just didn't like the way they were staring at you," he babbled.

I shook my head. As if I wasn't already used to it. I'm a lingerie model, I should be used to this.

We started to shoot again. I returned his outer wear and focused on what the director had to say. "Sit down at stairs and do whatever you want to do."

Justin cleared his throat and slipped his right hand to my waist and grabbed my left hand and draped it over his shoulders. He held my right hand with his left hand and put his face dangerously close to mine. I'm not lying but he is actually kissing me on the corner of my lips.

After a couple of clicks from the camera, the photographer called it night.

I looked at him straight in the eyes and that's when I felt his lips against mine. I closed my eyes and kissed him back. He broke the kiss and looked at me with such sincerity in his eyes, "please go on a date with me?"

I laughed and agreed.

I hurriedly changed my clothes and informed Rosie that I was going to head out with Justin.

When I got out, I saw Justin leaning against a wall with his eyes closed. He's looking hot as hell, I might say.

Just when I was about to call him, he opened his eyes and saw me. He smiled and walked towards me. "Let's go."

He held my hand and we went to a nearby restaurant.

There weren't much people so we already had a seat.

When we were seated, he started talking. "I'm sorry I ignored you. I didn't know what to do. It was very confusing. I just feel betrayed, you know? I thought you Massie and Abby were different people. Remember that time when I wanted to talk to you? I actually wanted to tell you that I liked you but I liked Abby too. To be honest, I was really happy that I actually liked one person," he laughed. "I was really mad though. But then, after a lot of thinking, I finally concluded that it shouldn't affect me because I know you had valid reasons."

"One more thing, I want to take this moment to say that I really really really like you, Massie. I really do," he added. He looked down on his fidgeting fingers. It was really cute. You could tell that he was very nervous and anxious at the same time. I smiled and grabbed his hand.

"Thank you for giving me another chance, Justin. I really liked you and didn't know what to do when you were ignoring me. I'm sorry about lying to you. I really didn't mean to hurt you." I explained the whole situation to him and he seemed to be really interested. It made me happy because I knew someone cared.

"You know, if you're going to avoid me next time, you should stay out of your bedroom window because I could really see you peeking," I laughed. "Really?!" he laughed.

That night was a memorable one for me. A night that I will never forget, especially now that I can live my life without worrying what other people might think of me.

This was just a chapter of my life and I hope you enjoyed it.

xoxo, Massie.


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