Done with our makeup and dresses, we headed to the car that was waiting outside. Sofie was worried about my dress but as for me, I had nothing to be worried about because it was beautiful and amazing, I know Kendra had got me something that was presentable. The loose gown that was holding the dress together was not a problem for me. There was no way it was going to fall to embarrass me. Sofie was dressed in a navy blue suit. She looked more beautiful in a suit, unlike the last time she was wearing a dress for her brothers wedding. She was trying to hide a cat in her neck though, I don know why but I have never seen a beautiful tattoo like hers on her neck. Maybe one day I will get to know what it meant.
We climbed into the car, Sofie texted someone on her phone and the driver started the car. Josh reminded me that I should be there on time, I knew that was a must because Kendra was expecting me to be there and take pictures of hers and Xanders.
I have tried to ask Sofie what is the party all about but she is also clueless like me. I don understand why we have to hold a party just some two months after their wedding, that is alike wasting a lot of cash on something unworthy. "What about your mum, she didn say anything?" I asked agitated to know what is truly happening to have us dressed up and attend a party. Sofie looked at me and shook her head. I know she didn know, maybe I should hold my curiosity as I wait until we get to the party.
My phone rang and I quickly looked at it. I bet if I was not Kendras social media manager, I would have never had an expensive phone like this. I slide the screen and place it on my ear.
"Hello," I start in a low voice to avoid creating attention at no one in particular.
"Make sore you are here to go live for my grand entrance until I am done with the celebration, okay?" Kendra shouted on the other side.
I closed my eyes and then opened them. I thought that I was even going I get an evening to mingle with Sofie, her girlfriend, and even with Josh. Look at me who is going to be a paparazzi at the event! "Sure," I mumble slowly to make her end the call. This is so gruesome. I can imagine holding the phone high every second just to make sure her face is seen everywhere. Remember there is a prize after it, I will get to go to college and take the course that I have always wanted. So it doesn seem like anything hard for me to do.
Sofia looks at my side and I pretend to be okay while adjusting my dress and placing the phone back into the purse. "Must you do that?" she asks while sliding her phone and looking at me. What can I say? Its a must I do it, I can fail to do it. I need that cash to attend college though I am not sure when it will be enough for me to attend college. "I am used to it, I treat it like a job, Sofie," I say smiling.
We all know that is stupid, we all know that I don get paid enough even for me to rent a house for myself or do anything important. Maybe its time I get myself a job. Sofie on the other hand chuckles and looks out of the window. Yeah, what I said must have been so stupid for her to keep quiet and look outside.
"Sweetheart, you need to earn some real money from doing that job. I don know what your prize is after this, but make sure you are compensated. As much as you are eighteen, that doesn mean you should work for free, you need money for your needs, and you won be surviving on Joshs pocket, stop being too good because she is your sis!"
Sofia has a point, but that is just like just one point because doesn know what it means to work for Kendra. I need to be focused and eye the prize. That is all that I am doing, I don know if its good or bad but I am betting on it. "I am not naive Sofie, I know what I am doing," I said and looked outside avoiding her piercing gaze.
We all stopped bothering each other about our troubles. I don think she has any trouble, I am the one who has a lot of trouble here. I am just a silly eighteen-year-old teenager who is desperate to go to college and do everything right. I don know if I have done this the wrong way, but I know I am going to get what I want.
When we arrive at the venue, the first thing that captures my eyes is the guys with the camera in front of us. I haven even stepped out of the far but the flash of their cameras can be seen as they try to fight over who is going to take good pictures of the celebrity who are attending the event. I look over at Sofie who is busy adjusting her suit. I don want to appear in any tabloid tomorrow, all I need to do is look for a route where I am going to hide my face until they are done. Plus I have to be in the room to capture Kendras entrance.
Sofia clears her throat and looks at me, "would you mind being my date for the night?" I swallow hard listening to her say that. Is she joking? What happened to the girl she was shoving her tongue into during the party? I bet she has a lot of girls waiting in line just to be picked up by her. Why me? I am nothing special, but I know when someone is trying to treat me like an object, like a price, hang me on the wall and showcase me to people, that is not what am going to be.
"Josh is waiting for me, Sofie, I don think I can do that." Her face changes and she just gives me a smile on her lips. I know I have hurt her. Josh hasn even said that he is going to walk with me on the red carpet, no! I just want to avoid all the drama and stealing Kendras spotlight. The door is opened and she walks out leaving me there. Just what I wanted, hiding and using the back door to walk in. I take some steps back from where we come from and head to the garage section, I see a man dressed as a chef walking out of the door and I know that is the kitchen, just what I needed to escape to. I use the same door he came out of and head to the ballroom.
The room is beautifully decorated. White and blue balloons are adorning the area with some flowers all around. I don know what this means but I am sure there is something big being announced here today. I Hope Kendra has received another grand contract and I will be attending college without any problem. I look around the room trying to locate Josh but I can find him. Trying to call him, but his phone goes straight to voicemail, maybe the network here is not that good enough. I rub my body against the visitors dressed in suits and expensive dresses. They have taste in their clothes and their shoes. Maybe I should have worn the dress that Sofie bought me and not this dress, still, Kendra spent some amount on it, so let us be appreciative.
The waitress passes a glass of champagne to my face but I know better than to drink it. I don want to disappoint anyone this evening, I shake my head and look at the ringing phone. Kendra was already here, I find my way to the door where she will be walking through, she is brought in a limousine. The chauffeur opens the door and Xander is the one who walks out. Damn! That tuxedo looks amazing on him. His beard has been trimmed and looks like he got a good facial treatment before the event. He waves his hands to the crowd, attention seeker! he walks to the other side and quickly opens the door for Kendra, I can see Kendras face nicely but they have a peck before he holds out his hands for her to tag along. Thats amazing. Shit, I open the phone and start the live demo for her audience to avoid future confrontation.
Fighting with the paparazzi is not an easy job. I have to lift the phone to capture her every movement. The paparazzi are pushing me to the side but I have to work with them so that Kendras face can be seen. Not even a minute to start the live stream and her fans are already wild on Instagram, they are sending love emojis and shoutouts. This is loud for me, I wish one day I will be wowed like this, whom am I kidding? Dressed in a cream gown, her petite figure shows as she strides her legs across the red carpet. Her curly tendrils are hanging beautifully on her face as she walks, Xanders arms around her waist are tight, just showing how amazing they are. Thinking of how he held me in the electronic shop and I feel my legs go weak but I don have time for that, these hallucinations are going to kill me. The paparazzi give way and I can take a good look at them. Xander and I lock eyes but I assume it and focus on the camera. This way its easy to do what I am supposed to do.
I struggle very much, I step forward to avoid getting close, the paparazzi are also fighting to get my attention, I slightly trip, and someone steps on my dress, I try to move forwards but the gown comes off, and my ass is left bare, **, this was Sofies idea. She said I shouldn wear any panties. I didn get any bra on my chest and now I am all naked. The audience notices that and they start laughing while pointing at me. They point their hands at me and everyone is now looking at me, Kendra turns around realizing she is not the center of attention anymore, her eyes are burning with fire, and the hands that were just holding her dress normally have been folded into a fist making me worry much about her situation than my situation. Xander looks at me and notices my situation, he leaves Kendras side and rushes to my side, throwing his jacket over my body, she walks past the audience and walks away holding me, I see Joshs glare at me, I know I have **ed this up. My eyes well up as they tear up. The cameras haven stopped flushing.
"Have some manners can you see one of you has messed her dress up?" Xander shouts at the guys who were following with the camera.
"She should have worn a nice dress and not some two-dollar dresses!" shouts one of them, I could feel the way Xanders angry breath was trailing down my neck.
"Put me down, Put me down!" I said as I struggle to move from his hands. He looks at me and then places me on the ground. His nose flared and his brows knitted together.
"What the hell? Who got you such a stupid dress? I thought I asked Sofie to get you a dress?" he shouted looking at me while touching the fabric of the dress. "This is just some cheap material placed together! Why didn you wear the dress that Sofie got you?"
Is he serious right now? He knows very well that I got this dress from Kendra, where else could I get this dress? This is so ridiculous.
"You should shift your attention to your wife, I am nothing to you, just a mere step-sister-in-law, stop lecturing me!" I shouted back at him and decided to walk off but his strong arms gripped my elbows and brought me closer to him.
"See how you have embarrassed yourself and your sister, this was her important day but you have shifted the focus to you! She was supposed to announce to the world how pregnant she is but now you have stolen the spotlight how will you feel seeing your ass and bares chest on the media tomorrow?" he shouts again while gritting his teeth.
"Like a pathetic little once of ** that I have felt in my life, don remind me! Now, let me go!"
He quickly lets my arms go and stands aside holding his waist. Behind him walks Sofie with a concerned look. I didn want to tear up in front of Xander, maybe Sofie. Sofia walked up to me and hugged me tightly. She wiped my tears and let me sleep in her chest. I knew this was messed up but I wanted to be a good girl for once, I wanted to make sure that Kendra got the spotlight. Sofie gave Xander my phone since Josh said he could take over being the social media manager. Xander left and Sofie helped me into the car. Shit, I know how I am going to receive bomb shells of words tomorrow from Kendra for stealing her spotlight.