“Cmon , Cmon is that the best you’ve got ! “
The photographer’s yelling was just getting louder as the sun was fading.
“I don’t have all day baby . You got to give me better angles”
The drill sergeant like tone now had barely masked irritation.
Brushing the sand off her shorts , she took a deep breath. She knew better not to argue. When the country’s and arguably the world’s most sought after fashion photographer says your angles are not working , you better turn yourself upside down or do whatever it takes to get the angles right.
Flipping her hair to give her best pout she tried to focus. “Another hour and then it’ll be done and then I’ll have the evening of my life.”
Come to think of it , she was distracted . Quite nervous about the evening actually .
It was the first time she was taking the lead in asking someone out. She felt like a fifteen year old. Being chased came in as an occupation perk . As a model one was surrounded by pretty people , also pretty well to do people. Both criteria ranked high on her good- enough -to-date – list.
And her standards were high. They were high when she was struggling . And they were towering higher still now that she was one of the most coveted faces in fashion industry.
But it wasn’t a casual date that she had in mind. This was the real deal. But scaring her potential soul mate away by getting down on one knee and doing an ever-after speech out of the blue wasn’t her modus operandi.
“Alright , we are waiting till you find your way back to earth before the sun wanders off to which ever galaxy you are in right now . Enough for today ..Pack up back here at 5 AM tomorrow . ”
The photographer snapped for good now.
She looked convincingly apologetic to the crew , who were partially relieved that no one was thrown off in the sea.
Once most of the crew moved off the set-up on the beach , she sauntered in her most sensuous gait to the object of her affection, her heart literally in her mouth.
“Um , sorry about today , somehow was a little distarcted….So you want to get cleaned up and hang out today ? I have a special invite to your favorite gallery . We could catch some dinner later?” She looked at the photographer inquiringly.
“Yeah sure. I’ll pick you up at 8 . You owe me dinner for ruining a perfectly gorgeous day for a smashing photo shoot “ The photographer made a stern face and walked off.
As she saw the most amazing , intriguing , talented woman she’d ever met walk away half-smiling , she knew she’d nailed it. Now she had to make the most magical first date happen .
The one person who had captured her in the most beautiful pictures imaginable was the first person she could imagine creating picture perfect memories with . And she’d seen way too many movies to not know the first rule of true love & the only one that mattered actually .
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you can’t wait for the rest of your life to begin. She couldn’t wait to create picture perfect memories with her.
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