Charmine elegantly twisted to the opposite side and
simultaneously tossed the silk cape upward. The long
and flowy cape floated in the air—as though in slow –
motion—before it wound around the metal frame
above the stage into a knot. I n a swift movement,
Charmine pulled on the cape as her body swayed
freely in the air. 2
Like a choreographed dance, she flew above
everyone else languidly and carefreely with the silk.
Her skin-colored tulle dress fluttered as she floated in
the air, while the cape whirled like tidal waves. The
innumerable fireflies became her backdrop as she
flew like a fey from a dreamy fairyland; stunningly
beautiful, stunningly bewitching.
Everyone watched as she glided above them, their
breath taken away. 5
Her dress swirled like the smoke of an enchanting
dream. She was like a goddess that came from heaven
that held captive the souls below her with a faint
With a smooth transition, she hooked her legs mid-air
as she reached over to remove her shoes. “Anyone
Anyone fancy these…?
These three words echoed throughout the air like a
bewitching poppy flower: seductive, mind-boggling…
In an instant, half of the audience raised from their
“Me! Me! Give them to me!”
Chris jumped up enthusiastically as he yelled at the
top of his lungs, “Mommy! Give them to Daddy! Give
Daddy!” Sadly, his voice was too small and was
completely overwhelmed by the uproar.
Her lips curled into a knowing smile, Charmine
wrapped the shoes around one end of the cape and
tossed it into the air. All of a sudden, everyone in that
direction jumped and reached out.
“Mine! It’s mine!”
“Don’t take them from me. They’re mine!” 3
A bunch of people formed a circle around the shoes
as they reached out for dear life. Kay and his men had
no excuse with their agility as they leaped without
Those were their boss’ shoes. How could they end up
in the hands of a nobody?
That was it. A pair of broken shoes ignited the
atmosphere to the highest form. Charmine looked at
the chaos below like a witch who cast a spell before
landing elegantly on the T- stage with the cape at
As if nothing had happened, she turned around to
return backstage. Though bare-feet, her aura
remained the same. With her 1.7 meter tall figure, her
long legs beautifully carried her body on the stage.
Her dress flitted like cicada wings.
Charmine was akin to a fairy from a timeless script of
All eyes were glued on her back and at her long
enchanting legs, stunned and breathless.
Once Charmine’s figure retreated backstage, the
fireflies gradually disappeared and dissolved into
thin air. The hall subsided into the darkness as
A few seconds later, an uproar filled the air. Some
even surrounded Mr. James as they yelled,
“Charmine Jordan! Charmine Jordan! Encore!
Anthony saw Mr. James overwhelmed by the people,
and his eyebrows twitched at Nial. “You know what to
Still awestruck by the performance, Nial was only
pulled back to reality by Anthony’s voice. He stood up
instantly. ” Nobody can steal my sister-in-law!” With
that, he went into action. 1
A proud smirk on Anthony’s lips, he held onto the
boy’s hand and walked with him backstage.
“Daddy, where are we going?” Chris asked dubiously.
Backstage, all the supermodels surrounded Charmine
with awe and adoration. Her dress was way too
beautiful, it seemed to be a part of a luxurious
brand’s permanent collection.
Moreover, the fact that she perfectly saved herself
from tripping on the stage and continued her
performance with so much charm was utterly
astounding! Charmine would only grow famous from
today onward! Worldwide famous!
Amelia was burning with hatred and envy, her hands
balled into fists. How could it be? Was she not
supposed to fall and humiliate herself? 2
She walked forward and grabbed onto Charmine’s
arm. “Charmine, what did you do?” she interrogated.
“Where did the fireflies come from? Where did your
dress come from?” 2
Before Amelia got on the stage, she remembered
Charmine donning a dress provided by the organizer.
Without the clothing she had on, and coupled with
the cape, she would not have been able to save
herself from the fall.
Charmine scoffed at her with a deadly cold look.
“Who are you to speak to me? Why should I tell you?”
`Who are you to speak to me’?
Charmine spoke to her in such a rude tone. The
adopted kid who used to address her with utmost
respect had spoken to her with such arrogance!
“Charmine Jordan, are you out of your mind? You’re
nothing but an adopted kid! Without our family
adopting you, you would’ve died a long time ago!
What rights do you have to speak to me with such a
tone? You might think I’m playing, but I’d hit you
“Then do so if you dare! Take your pick: Hit my face,
my legs, or my hands?” Charmine jeered while feeling
her fair and slim hands. “My hands are insured with
five million. This face that you’re looking at is worth
ten million. These legs? One billion! Do touch the tip
of my finger if you dare.”