"Hey cool! So you got a part in the movie?!" Mick asked, slicking his hair back.
Nathaniel crossed his arms. "Whether I want it or not!" The contract that Felix had given him had locked him into 3-movie deals, of the studio's desire. If he chose to renege, then he was subject to a $10,000 fine. Since he didn't have that kind of cash lying around... he was just going to have to get through these three contracts. He tried looking on the bright side, at least it would put them in a better financial position...
"Yeah right! Like you don't want to be leading man!" Mick laughed, thinking that Nathaniel had to be kidding. "Who'd you have to f@#&?"
Nathaniel opened his mouth to trash talk Farrah, but stopped because the director and the leading lady had just walked in.
"Alright guys, thanks for coming to this pow-wow. I'm Kiki Towers, the director. I assume everyone is up to speed."
"Great, any questions?" she asked.
Nathaniel shook his head. It was an action-adventure flick that focused heavily on fight scenes and, car chases and explosions.
"Great! Well, first reading will be a week from now. Be sure to have your lines memorized. I'll be pissed if you delay my movie!" Dismissed, the actors started to get up to leave.
"Yeah! Sure thing!" Mick replied eagerly.
Kiki waited until Belinda and Nathaniel had left the room.
Nathaniel didn't really want to laugh about it. "It's not funny, Eva," he said sourly. "Look, I don't want to talk about it."
Right on cue, the doorbell rang.
Izzie clutched her stomach. "Being labor in the summer sucks!" she said grumpily. "Seriously! I am never having sex in the fall again!"
"Yes you did! And that piece is going to be yours!" Eva teased, poking her daughter on the nose.
The adults laughed as Haley tried to wipe the frosting off her face as she glared at her Dad.
"Not only that, you get your very own room!" Nathaniel told his daughter. "I'll get it set up for you."
"Alright!" Haley cheered excitedly. "I can't wait to put my new doll in the room!"
Oh cool! he thought excitedly, a treadmill! He was going to have to find somewhere to set that up!