Kanina pang lumulutang ang isipan ni Steffanie. Hindi pa rin maalis sa kanyang utak ang mga naganap sa opisina ng boss niya. Napakarami namang ibang modelo diyan, bakit siya pa? But that was a stupid question. She knew that Gareth handpicked her.
Isa pang nagpagulat sa kanya ay ang work schedule nito. The project will run for seven days. Iikot sila sa mga tourist spots sa Aphodel to photograph her. And everything will start the next week, wala ng brainstorming, wala ng conceptualization, diretsong photo shoot na agad. Ang photographer na lang daw ang bahalang mag-direct sa kanya.
“Parang ang lalim ng iniisip mo,” it was Tristan. Kasalukuyang pinapakain nito ng ice cream si Kylie.
“Don’t mind me. Masyadong marami lang talagang tumatakbo sa isipan ko.”
They were currently inside Pendragon’s most famous amusement park. Gaya ng pinangako nito, he brought Kylie to this place to play and have fun. But the thing was, Tristan’s definition of a date was very extravagant. He actually rented the whole place. Tanging sila lamang ang tao sa buong lugar. The whole place was theirs to explore and enjoy. Siyempre tuwang-tuwa ang anak niya. Walang pila sa mga rides. Unlimited cotton candies. Mascots everywhere. It was simply a child’s dream.
Noong una’y nag-aalala siya for Tristan and Kylie. Her daughter was not that sociable and she rarely open uu to strangers. But all of her worries flew of the roof as the two instantaneously kicked off pretty good with each other. Tuwang-tuwa ang anak sa charm and wits ni Tristan. She always shared a laugh with him. At palagi ring naghaharutan ang dalawa. He saw how Tristan was a kid at heart. Giliw na giliw ito habang nakikipaglaro sa anak.
Tulad na lamang ngayon, sinusubuan ni Kylie ng Ice Cream si Tristan.
“How’s the taste Tristan…” tanong ng anak.
“Hmmmm… it tastes really, really yummy.” Kumuha ito ng kaunting ice cream sa daliri sa pinunas sa pisngi ng bata.
“Hey! That’s rude!” Kylie said.
“But it’s fun little angel. Wanna try?” tanong nito. Iniharap nito ang pisngi sa anak.
She hesitated a little bit.
“C’mon now, do it! I tell you, little angel. It’s really fun!”
Doon na kumuha ang bata ng isang dakot na ice cream saka nilamusak sa pisngi nito. She could see the creamy confection as it exploded on his face.
Kylie burst into laughter.
“Kylie!” saway niya.
Agad naman niyang dinaluhan si Tristan. Pinunasan niya ang mukha nito gamit ang sariling panyo.
“Say sorry, Kylie.” She said.
He daughter was about to say something but Tristan interrupted her, “Good one Kylie!” sabi nito habang nakipag-high five sa anak.
“You had me there, little angel.” Ito sabay kindat sa bata.
Her daughter, like any other woman, just succumbed in Tristan’s charm and sense of humor.
She was pretty sure that he will be a good father someday.
“Hey Kylie, what can you say about Tristan?” tanong nito sa bata.
“You’re so childish and funny. But I like you because we have the same eyes and you’re also very pogi,” Kylie said candidly.
“Hear that angel? Kylie thinks I am pogi,” sigaw nito sa kanya.
She just gave the both of them a smile.
“But do you miss your father, little angel?” naging seryoso ang tono ni Tristan.
BINABASA MO ANG
Falling for the Blue Eyed Cinderella (Gareth Pendragon Book 2)Romance
This is part two of The Rouge Prince. Please read Book 1 first. http://www.wattpad.com/story/14707497-the-rouge-prince