"THE PERFECT MAN" BY NINA E DALIN Jeannie Aromea Entertainment ©
Mena is a 23 year old young woman who moved to LA from Melbourne to go further in her career with movie makeup artistry. Whilst at work on a movie shoot, she is applying some makeup on a hollywood actor. The set is very busy with the crew setting up, and Mena is concentrating on her work, whilst chatting with the famous actor. He then winks at her. The famous actors name is James Mackie. The actor has a role in a movie playing as a business man. He is one of the main characters.
Mena moves closer to him, to apply more make up and notices his attractive cologne. It smells so fresh like spring. She immediately feels very calm and in a euphoric state as if she in paradise.
He then winks again at her." You're a fantastic make up artist. And you are doing an amazing job."
Mena notices his Australian accent. She asks him, and smiles in excitement, "Are you Australian?"
He nods in a yes.
"I'm Australian. What are the odds?"
Yeah, true." He smiles back at her. Which part of Australia are you from?"
"Sydney. Not too far apart from each other" He responds with another wink. "Listen, after this, would you like to go out with me?"
Mena giggled and smirked, "Of course I would. I will give you my number. Here's my business card actually. Give me text or call."
The director is waiting for James' make up to be completed. He is to be on set with the main actress.
"Well, I better let you go now." I say. "But let's keep in touch. You have my number."
He smiles and winks again, "Yes, I do. I'll text you later."
Mena is cleaning up her make up station and is sitting on the chairs watching the set. She has to be on call in case of make up emergency. The on call set goes for 8 hours.
James looks so sexy, confident and charming when he's acting. Mena is mesmerised, but decides to keep her composure.
James leaves early, packing his belongings for the day. Mena is still working on other extras, and James looks over at her. They look at each other and smile. He approaches her and says thanks for today Mena, I'll see you tomorrow.
"Oh, thanks James!" she responds happily. Have a great day. Mena really feels butterflies in her stomach and she thinks of him throughout the rest of the day. He gives her healing feelings of peace and joy.
The director, Mark, yells, ok guys, that's a wrap for the day! He then approaches Mena. "Thanks Mena, you did a fantastic job today. I'll see you tomorrow.
"Thanks Mark, you are awesome. I'll see you and the guys tomorrow."
Mena is driving home in her Hyundai Tucson SUV car through the busy LA streets. She feels so blessed to be living her dream that she always wanted to achieve. Whilst driving she has the music on and thinks about James, and starts to fantasize. She fantasizes of getting cosy with him and him caressing her face and moving for a kiss.
At that very moment she receives a text message. She looks up her phone which is used as her GPS and notices a message pop saying "Hey its James x" She smiles and feels even more excited. She can't wait to get home to text him back.
"I might even call him," she said out aloud.
After driving through the faster route of LA, Mena finally arrives to her apartment. She lives in a nice modern style loft. Mena, enters, and lays her bag on the couch and puts her keys on the kitchen bench. She lays down on the couch exhausted. She covers herself with the blanket. And rests for a while, closing her eyes and taking some deep breaths in and out. Then she remembers James, and starts to imagine his beautiful face and charming, alluring presence.
"Oh I better text him back. I don't want him to think I'm standing his message up."
So, Mena grabs her phone out of her bag, and notices a second text in her phone. She opens it. And notices its from James. She reads the text message. I loved meeting you today. Can't wait to see you tomorrow! Looks like we will be working throughout the whole movie shoot. Do you want to may get something to drink with me on a day off, or after a wrap? Then she re-reads the message. And clicks reply, "Of course, I'd love that. I can't wait to see you tomorrow. I'm going to shower and eat dinner, if you want to call me a bit later on, I'll text you, and we can chat for a bit."
"Sounds fantastic, he responded instantly." But I think I should practice my lines and the scenes. So, how about we chat tomorrow?"
Mena felt a little disappointed, because she wanted to chat with James tonight. He gave her such good vibes in every text he sent. But she understood that he had a demanding role. Mena sent a text back, "I totally understand, but I look forward to working with you tomorrow. Have a lovely night."
James sent a text back immediately, "Good night," with an emoji kiss and Mena felt a positive rush of dopamine running throughout her body. So responded back with an electronic kiss. Then she laid down on her couch with a slump and sighed, "Oh James, James wherefore art thou James? Tis you I've been searching and longing for all these years."
The following morning Mena arrives early on set to set up. She's quite tired, but has nervous butterflies in her stomach. She will meet the hot actor today who has been making moves on her left, right and centre. Not only that he seems so innocent, confident, happy, charming, good looking and sexily seductive at the same time. He's a perfect package.
The first actor she is working on is the lead actress called Georgie Henson. She's a beautiful blonde, blue-eyed actress so confident, articulate and very kind and cooperative. Mena does a quick basic make up on her and then moves onto her hair.
"You're so good at doing make up. You really bring out my features. But make sure to contour my nose. I don't have a cute button nose like yours." Georgie tells her.
"Thanks Mena responds smiling. She asks Georgie how everything is going on set.
"Everything is great. I have to reshoot a scene today with James. Did you know we went to acting school together?"
"Oh wow, really? Here in L.A?"
"No, at WAAPA in Perth. What are the odds that we're doing a movie together in L.A and working together again.
Mena is surprised. And just answers in a positive tone, oh, that's amazing. She finishes off Georgie's hair."
To be honest I do recall your face. As if we've met a few years back." May be at WAAPA. You are the chick who did my make up on a short film, I'm sure. The same film. This is like dejavu."
I think I do too. It was five years ago to be precise.
Then Mena starts getting flashbacks of her in Perth, as if she was reliving the exact same life but instead in a different world.
"You're all done now. She told Georgie. "If you need a touch up, come back to the station. or I will call you over." Mena told her sounding professionally.
Then Mena turned around and James walked in so suavely and sat down on her make up on her chair. And Mena started to prep him, by applying an apron over his suit, and began applying his make up.
"Hey stranger. How are you?" She asked him.
"I'm well" thank you.
"You're looking good today." He told her.
Thank you. You look good too. She replied with a smirk. Well, you will look even better once I do your make up and hair."
He then winked again at her with his gorgeous hazel eyes.
Then Mena finished by styling his dark auburn short brown hair with wax in a neat side part.
"So, after this shoot, how about you and I get out of here and get a drink?"
"I'd love that. You'd have to wait for me this time though. I usually finish later than you.
"Yeah I can do that." He agreed.
Great, I so look forward to it. There's a lot I want to ask."
He looked concerned looking at her with a pout and a frown.
"Oh don't be worried. You just look interesting. And it's like we've met before. That's all. Well, you're all done. I'll watch you on set and let you know if you need a touch up."
He winked and responded with, "A touch up? Not before the first date."
"Not like that."
"I know. I'm joking."
Mena cleaned up her make up station. And the next actor sat down, a ten year old girl. She was Georgie's daughter in the movie. Mena applied her make up and hair. And remembered the time five years ago a similar scenario.
Georgie had a five year old niece who acted in the short film, and she applied make up on. She didn't yet understand what was happening. May be life was spinning in circles. And the Perfect man she asked to be with all those years ago was re-entering her life. She didn't imagine every scene was going to replay just like in a movie. Well she did five years ago. She just didn't think it would reappear five years later.
Mena thought to herself, 'the power of positive thinking. Imagination is the first step of life's coming attractions.'
Eight hours later and the director called, "That's a wrap for the day!"
Mena was happy. She turned around and there James was waiting for her. He was hotter than ever wearing his casual clothing. He approached her. So, let's head out and get a drink or something to eat. I'm hungry. I take it, you must be too."
"Thanks, for thinking of me. Yes, I have to clean up first."
"Well, let me help you!" He said ecstatically.
And he began packing all her equipment into her make up case for her. In no time everything was packed. And she sprayed the make up table clean, and they headed out together into the parking lot out of the movie studio. He helped her pack her car.
"Do you have a car?"
"I do. It's parked over there. It's the sports convertible."
"Oh nice." I've always wanted one of them.
"Lucky you. Do you want to come have a ride with me in my car? I can put the top down."
"Yeah, sounds fun. You know what? I have driven a sports convertible before. So long ago though. It was a European car though." Mena told James excitedly. Then she laughed.
"Get in then! Let's go for a ride." He told her smiling.
Mena got in and James started the ignition and began reversing out of the parking lot. Menas's heart was racing. "Alright belt up." He told her.
They drove out out of the studio parking lot. Mena felt as if she was living in a fantasy. It was a dream come true and she was taking nice breaths of air in and out. And there were no thoughts, no worries. Just her and James. She felt so free.
'So, where do you want to go?"
I don't know. Take me somewhere great."
They drove for a while. "Hold on." He stopped at a fuel station and pulled in at station 1.
"A fuel station is alright." She responded.
"No, I just need some fuel. My tank is low. I promise we'll somewhere nice." He then got out of the car and began taking fuel.
"Anywhere with you is perfect." she said in a whisper. He didn't hear her though.
Mena felt like she was so cared for when she was with James. He was her prince charming she was waiting for. Warm fuzzies always tingled throughout her head and shoulders when he spoke and was within her presence.
Mena watched James as he walked to pay for the fuel. She was again enchanted by his every movement. Mena was in a trance as if a cupid had shot an arrow into her as she met him. And all she saw were glittering white shimmering lights, and the rest of the world was dark. He made up the glittering lights of L.A He stood out like magic.
"THE PERFECT MAN" BY NINA E DALIN Jeannie Aromea Entertainment ©
He started the car and we began driving, and looked at her and then winked again. then he lay his hand on her hand and gripped it tight. It felt nice.
"So, what star sign are you?" He asked.
"I'm a cancer."
"Same. I was born in July. I can tell you have really good energies. You're different."
"Different? In what way." Mena asked.
"Different from other women. you seem grounded. I like that. So, you wanted to ask me some questions?" He asked.
Mena had butterflies in her stomach and had flickers of memories go through her mind. "Yeah, I wanted to let you know that we've met before along time ago."
James looked at her with slit eyes. "Yeah, I thought I recognized you from somewhere. But I couldn't quite catch where. you do have a very familiar face. So, surprise me. Where have we met before?"
They pulled in at a famous L.A restaurant Ohana BBQ. And James looked at Mena and smiled. He was waiting for her answer, and then responded. "Wait a minute. We've met before on another movie set, right?"
"Yes! It was five years ago.
"So, I as at WAAPA. You were my make up artist I take it?"
"Yeah, I was. It was a short film."
"I remember now. I thought you were cute."
"You winked at me back then." she asked. Then she laughed. I then had a major crush on you. Mena was getting more excited as the night was progressing.
Really? You should've made a move. I think I wanted you to. Let's go inside."
James locked the car door and held Mena's hand and took her inside with him. She was really enjoying looking like a couple. Then he rubbed her back a bit. They entered the restaurant and waited at the reservations counter to be seated.
The host found a table for them in a private area in the garden area. He sat them down and handed them each a set of menus. Mena opened the menu and began browsing the dishes.
"Would you like to start with a drink? The host asked.
"I will have a coke."
"We're going with soft drinks, are we? If that's the case, I might have a ginger beer."
"Good choice. I will bring these to you with a bottle of water." said the host. I will give you more time to order.
Mena sat at the table nervous. She hadn't been on a date in a while. Even though they got along perfectly, there was plenty of sexual tension between the two of them. And she felt like going over the other side and sitting by him instead of staring at his wonderful eyes from across the table.
"Is there anything on your mind?" James asked Mena.
"No, but thank you for taking me out."
"You're welcome. I really wanted to. You're beautiful."
'I'm beautiful?' Mena thought. she doesn't get that often, especially not from a sexy, famous actor.
"So, have you chosen what you'd like to eat tonight?" He asked suavely.
"I was thinking rice with stir fry beef with this oyster sauce.
"Nice. I was looking at this stir fry chicken and egg mix. How about we share a rice together? It makes it easier."
"Yeah, that sounds good.
The waiter arrived to collect the orders and menus. And James grabbed Mena's hands and started to carress them.
"So, when did you arrive to L.A? How long have you been here?"
"I arrived about a year ago. It's been good so far. Yourself?"
"Funny story. I came here from Sydney and I was in L.A for two years doing a scholarship , about 3 years ago, then came back to Australia. But I recently arrived back to act in a movie. "
Mena looked at James. Thoughts of uncertainty came to her mind. She didn't want to ask too many questions, fearing she'd sound too needy. And decided to just enjoy the night. Besides, he asked her out, and they only just met. She began painting pictures in her mind of them becoming a couple. Mena decided to just play it happy and be herself. The confident person she was at the movie set. It is who James was attracted to in the first place. And things will pan out fine if she keeps on being calm, happy and collected.
The food and drinks arrived and they began to eat.
"Bon appetite." He told her.
"Bon appetitie she responded back.
He held his glass up to salut hers. And he said "Cheers."
"Cheers." She responded feeling content and blissful.
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