One of the wonderful things about romantic fiction is that you can create the kind of relationship you want, the kind you’ve always dreamed of. In the case of Tan and Sinna, a mature one, filled with honesty. In this tale, almost all of the tension originates from outside sources. Not that they don’t have problems. They do! This is regular fiction not sci fi lol. But they meet it head on. Hence, the term fiction lmao.
In this week’s snippet from my current WIP, which picks up where my last blog left off, Sinna’s laying out the issues standing in the way of their marriage, and Tan is knocking them off, one by one, God love him.Let me know what you think!
Oh, the picture is of South Korean actor Byeon Woo‑seok who I’m currently watching in Record of Youth. He has the most sculptural face. All cheekbones and lips. But almost every time I see a beautiful Korean actor I wonder if he/she had plastic surgery…
“Oh, yeah. I did. We are,” she admitted. “I like this job, Tan. Don’t get me wrong. But I’m used to being my own boss. Reporting to Mr. Big Wig about every little thing is annoying as shit. Tommy talked to him, and he chilled for like a day, then started right back up. I’ve only just got him to stop popping ‘round to the studio unannounced “to see how we are.”
He’d done it just last week when he asked Sinna to style a last minute photo shoot for Tan. She was tight lipped at the disruption, but she agreed. But he didn’t leave. He stood there for nearly 20 minutes talking and pawing through the racks until Saint, seeing Sinna’s head was about to explode, politely put him out, pleading pressures of work.
Of course, he was ecstatic when the first test shots came over. Tan looked stunning in Italian silk button downs and wide legged pants, or shirtless in tiny shorts that kissed his powerful thighs and curvy little butt as though made for them. Indeed, after tailoring, they were.
It also helped that behind the photogs back Sinna began to move into various poses. Tan instantly mirrored her movements. He straightened his spine, pulling those broad shoulders back and stretching those long fingers and beautifully masculine hands behind his strong neck.
He looked at the camera from under long lashes like he loved it, had spent long hours fucking it, and couldn’t wait to have it in his arms again. That was how the photographer got the sexiest, most elegant angles as his model put on and took off various garments, capturing the most delicious advertisement for female desire – or in this case, skincare — in beautifully moody lighting.
“At this point, I ignore two out of three of his calls,” she said now. “It’s too much. Maybe if I had some breathing room,” she shook her head. “If it wasn’t for my team and all the wonderful people that I’ve met and work with, you and the boys, I’d probably have gone home by now.
“But it’s like I said on the show, Tommy knows me. She set everything up so that I wouldn’t be burdened by patriarchal nonsense. And I thank her every single day because if she hadn’t had the foresight to contractually smooth my path, this job would be a nightmare. Mr. Big Wig would literally drive me insane. It’s not like he ever contradicts what I want. He just calls to call, and I hate people wasting my time. It’s not like I have much to waste!”
“He can be a bit much.”
Sinna laughed outright. “Yeah!”
“He can be managed,” he assured her. “I’ll have my father talk to him. We can fix that. As for the lack of diversity, I travel a lot, darling, with 501K and without them.
“We won’t always be here. You won’t have to stay in one place for long if you don’t want to. We can see the world together, and I’ll always be by your side to smooth your path.”
“I wish that was true, baby. But you’re busy, and I’m not complaining,” she said, when he opened his mouth to object. “You know I support you 100 percent. I want you to be a huge international star, and I’m gonna do my part to push you in that direction. But you’re Korean. This is your home.”
“I’m Greek and Korean,” he corrected. “This can be one of our homes. Chicago can be my home too. You’d have to spend some time here, but never forget that we can get up and go whenever we like. After the tour we can leave Korea for months, if we want to.”
Sinna sighed. “Okay, let’s come back to that. Korean parents aren’t known for liking their children to marry foreigners.”