Where He Brought Me From
Chapter 9: Unequally Yoked
9.2 Paparazzi: Lights, Camera, Action
Jessica shakily took a deep breath and followed Garcia to the front room of the store. As Jessica stepped out of the back room she was amazed by what she saw. There were tons of people with cameras up against the windows of the store taking pictures. Kash stood in between two racks of clothes talking on the phone like nothing was happening. “You ready to go?” he asked as he spotted Jessica.
“This is crazy.” Jessica replied in shock.
“I’m going to have to agree with Jessica I have never this amount of paparazzi for one person.” Garcia said.
“Yeah I know its great right?” Kash grinned as he looked out the window to the frenzied photographers. “This is only the beginning so you better get use to this and quickly.” He said as he took Jessica’s hand.
“Does a person ever get use to this?” Jessica asked.
“No not really they just good at faking it.” Kash said with a smile.
“I’m going to go out the back I’ll see you two at the next shop after lunch.” Garcia said.
“Okay bye.” Kash said and Jessica waved goodbye as Garcia headed to the back room of the store.
“Okay when we go out there just smile and wave, I will do all the talking.” Kash said to Jessica.
“What will you say?” Jessica asked nervously.
“Well the label has already made a statement saying you are our new artist and they are pushing an early release for the song you recorded, it will probably be on the radio later on today.” Kash replied. “I’m just going to introduce you as my girlfriend.” He added.
“Wow this all moving so fast.” Jessica said. “Does stuff usually happen this quick?” she asked overwhelmed.
“It’s not typical but for some yes.” Kash said. “Look don’t be afraid this is good.” Kash assured her.
“Its just that I know this has nothing to do with my talent all this media attention is about you and the new chick on your arm.” Jessica sighed.
“That’s why we are moving so quickly to get your single out, I want people to know that you are not just some trophy I want them to see how talented you are.” Kash said. “I know all the cameras are about me but this your fifteen minutes and what you do with them will decide the rest of your life.” He said. “So stop being shy, take a deep breath, smile and act like you belong here.” He added.
Jessica took a long deep breath, put on her shades and tightened her grip on Kash’s hand. “Okay I’m ready.” She said.
Kash smiled at Jessica and they walked out of the store into the crowd of people. “Kash!” people yelled from the crowd. “Is this your girlfriend?” Someone screamed. “How long have you two been dating?” another person asked.
“Calm down everyone!” Kash yelled as Jessica stood next him smiling and posing confidently for the cameras. “I’m going to answer all of your questions.” He said. “Yes this is my girlfriend and she also a talented rapper and singer who I just signed to a record deal her single will be out later on today.” He told the crowd. “Now excuse us we are late for lunch.” He added with a smile as he and Jessica got into their car.