The Nine Lives of a Cat
A faint smile pulled up on her lips despite the mild shame that washed over her, it was gone once she heard him speak and it all but relieved her to know that he was there. “Let me grab my clothes and I’ll gladly take you up on that offer”, she purred and sprung out of the bed and raced out of the set.
The crew stared in bewilderment at the scene and wondered what could have been said between the two to have the goddess dash off like that. Of course, the director was more than furious at the prospect of losing one of his actresses in the middle of a take. The filming wasn’t nearly half way done and there was hardly enough time to recast and shot the each scene over again. He glared at Rick and turned sharply to one of the other men and demanded that he bring Victoria, Bast’s alias, back.
Rick walked over to the director and gently put a hand on his shoulder, his other hand gently resting on the other man’s. Rick had had practice with precise control of his body; an attempt to shake him off would likely result in at least a bruise if not a broken shoulder. Rick weighed almost 4000 pounds, and his body was full of metal; if it was him against a human, Rick wasn’t going to move unless he wanted to. “Nah, let ‘er go. Y’all are th’worst kinda scumbags, really. There’s a big diff’rence ‘tween someone who goes into th’porn industry by choice an’ one who does it ‘cause they’re all outta other options. Exploitation o’people who ain’t got money t’support themselves otherwise ain’t somethin’ I’m willin’ t’put up with outta people who themselves have another choice.”
Rick allowed the edge of his eyes to glow an unnatural, bright kelly green for just a moment before they subsided. It was a gesture designed to creep the men out, but leave doubts as to whether or not it had been real. “Y’all are messin’ with forces beyond yer comprehension.” Rick left it at that. “Hey, Vic’! Y’ready? I radioed ahead; boss lady’s got some food for ya’ an’ a room set up. Prob’ly a lil’ small an’ a lil’ plain for ya’, but it’s th’best we could do on short notice.” He sounded sincerely apologetic.
8 hours ago