“Guys! Take her!” Under the man’s orders, the two bodyguards stepped forward, ready to act.
“Hold on!” Zeke stood up suddenly and hissed, “Adriana is my schoolmate. I don’t care who you are. You need to get the fuck out right now, or I won’t go easy on you!”
“That’s right! The audacity to take her in our presence!” Gordon slammed the table with ant imposing air. Adriana was a rising star, crowned the queen of entertainment, and she rivaled Natasha in the looks department Of course, the guys would not give up on the opportunity to save the damsel in distress.
“Sir, this has nothing to do with you Stay out of it” the middle-aged man warned the guys icily.
“Hmph! We see it as our business! Get out of here if you don’t want to die!” Zeke bellowed at them..
“Throw these jerks out!” the middle-aged man roared, and the two bodyguards went to work. Seeing that, Zeke and Gordon confidently took on one bodyguard each. Zeke’s style was more of a street gangster’s-he ruthlessly hit the bodyguard on the head with a beer bottle. Meanwhile, Gordon showed off his martial arts skills from his past practice, looking majestic in action. With their teamwork, they managed to take down the two bodyguards in no time.
“Who are you? And why did you poke your nose in others’ business?” The middle-aged man had a frosty look on his face.
“Listen up-I’m Zeke Perry, from the Perry family!”
“And I am Gordon Flynn. If you have any grudges, you should come at us instead of harassing a woman That’s cowardice.” The two men were beaming after showing off their heroism in front of the pretty ladies. It felt good.
“Okay! I have your faces in my mind! Just wait for it!” The middle-aged man shot them a deadly glare and left.
“Hmph! Run any slower, and I’ll break your leg!” Zeke waved his beer bottle wildly.
“Clowns! How dare they make a scene in front of us! Gordon seemed arrogant.
Zoey’s eyes sparkled with admiration. “I never knew you guys were that great at fighting! It was eye-opening!”
“Hah, that was nothing! Back in the day, Gordon and I took down ten guys in the bar!” Zeke proudly reminisced.
She beamed at him. “Is that so? That’s amazing!”
“Zeke, Gordon, thank you so much.” Adriana was grateful to them. She had gone to tiny Balerno from Stonia to run from the trouble, but they hunted her down anyway. She couldn’t picture the outcome if she were caught and dragged away.
“Adriana, we’re all schoolmates. Just relax when you’re with us. If you come across any trouble, just come to us, and we’ll take care of it for you!” Zeke thumped his chest and promised her.
Natasha was rather curious. “Adriana, who did you get into trouble with, to the point that you had to run all the way to Balerno from Stonia?”
“I got into trouble with the boss of the entertainment agency,” Adriana replied with a sigh. “When I was younger, I had a dream to be a star and signed a contract with an agency without much thinking. Since then, I’ve become their money tree They worked me all year long without off days. I didn’t mind working hard, but after I achieved some fame, the bosses started arranging for me to attend dinners and parties. I was made to entertain the government officials and business magnates.”
She added, “At first, they wanted me to drink at the parties. Later, they wanted me to sleep with some of the men. There was no way I’d agree with that, so I kept saying no. They tried a lot of methods on me, offering me money and threatening me. I couldn’t take it anymore and paid a huge penalty to nullify the contract. But they still refuse to let me go!” She was close to tears at this point. The public only saw the attractive lifestyle of a star, not knowing that she had suffered a lot in this line of work. The queen of entertainment was nothing more than an empty title. The industry was more complicated than most people imagined it to be.