‘I’m so late, I’m so late!’ you muttered to yourself while you quickly brushed your teeth and put on some make-up.
‘Damn it,’ you cursed softly. ‘Where are my shoes?’
You pulled the curlers you had put in the other night out of your hair and let your fingers go through the curls to loosen them a bit.
‘I thought you had an audition at ten,’ you roommate said, walking out of her room, yawning. She checked her watch and sighed. ‘It’s five to ten, [Name]. You’re going to be late.’
‘I know, I know!’ you cried out, still looking for your shoes.
‘What are you looking for?’
‘My black heels. I can’t find them anywhere.’
‘By the door…’ your roommate said, pointing at the front door. ‘Where you left them last night when you came back from that other audition you were late for, remember. You sh
You were walking across the Avengers set, your make-up box in hand. It was still early in the morning, but the director wanted to start the first day of shooting the new Avengers movie: The Age of Ultron early, causing you to be walking across the set towards the make-up booths while the sun wasn’t even up yet.
‘Hi, [Name]!’ One of your colleagues said, when you came walking into the building. ‘How’d you sleep last night?’
‘Fine, thanks for asking Tanya. Are the actors not here yet?’
‘You know how A-listers are. They’re probably just walking up from their beauty sleep.’
You hit her softly on the shoulder and laughed. ‘Don’t say things like that. They’re people too.’
‘Of course we are,’ you heard someone say behind you. You turned around and saw Chris Evans – a.k.a. Captain America – standing behind you, looking as ha
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