My Bossy CEO Husband by I. MALCOM

Chapter 26


At the edges of the site, Mason and Kane stood side by side as they watched the two actresses’ performance. Mason was rubbing his chin toward the end. “Interesting. This really is quite interesting! Eris was defeated by the supporting actress just like that, and she wasn’t even able to fight back even once. This newcomer, Wendy Finch, is quite a force to be reckoned. He wasn’t exaggerating; the leading actress had indeed been well and truly defeated. This sort of thing only happened when two opposing talents acted together in a single scene. It was sometimes caused by a discrepancy in the strength of the characters as written, but there were instances where the rift was due to the gap of skills between the actors or actresses. Either way, it always left a bad impression on anyone watching. From the onset, it was clear that Eris possessed the leading role, and her character was by no means a doormat. With this recent series of bad takes, anyone could see that it was Eris the actress who failed to measure up to the role. And that wasn’t all. In the process, Wendy had also been able to showcase her acting skills. Eris’ constant blunders weren’t all her fault. In fact, it could all be attributed to Wendy’s eyes, her subtle movements, and the tone of her voice. It had all messed up the other actress’ momentum and toyed with Eris’ psyche. Mason smacked his lips, looking like he was enjoying every bit of what was unfolding. “Do you think Wendy maybe has a grudge against Eris? Even I think this is a bit too much…Oh! Something even more interesting has been going through the crew’s grapevine today. Do you want to hear it?”. Kane shot him a flat look. At the moment, the actor was not only in demand within the industry, but he also held two percent of Glory Media’s shares. That might not sound like much to a lay person, but the annual revenue of the company was always astronomical. Two percent of that was a hefty sum that Mason could live off of comfortably for the rest of his life. This of course meant that he was on good terms with Kane, and knew that the CEO had been born with a poker face. Mason had never minded his cool and aloof expressions at all. “I’ll tell you anyway!”. Mason chuckled and told his story. “One of the supporting actresses here got her face all red and swollen after applying the makeup. Director Williams asked someone to check on the cosmetics and investigated, and they found out that some harmful substance had been added to the stuff. The juicy part is that that same set of makeup was supposed to have been used by Wendy, too. Director Williams ordered the staff to keep this matter under wraps and they’re all hush-hush about it. Kane was not interested in such trifling gossip at all. He took another long look at Wendy in the distance and then strode away. “Wait, what? You’re just going to leave like this?”. Mason hurried after him. “Wait for me! I’m finished for the day. Let’s go grab some drinks

“No. “Aww, why not? Is your wife forbidding you to go have some fun?”. At the mention of Rosie, Kane’s blank expression immediately twisted into one of disgust. “Don’t eve n speak of the woman. “Really? Did y ou two have an other quarrel?” . Mason chased af ter him and the two both left. It was already six in the ev ening when everyone started to pack up the filming site. Wendy went to the dressin g room to change her clot hes and remove her makeup. There were a lot of people inside, and t he place was a mess. But the moment she stepped in side, all the laughter and co nversation instantly stopped. Everyone lo oked at her curiously. Wendy brushed their gazes aside and gre eted them with modesty, to which they re sponded with polite smiles of their own. She was aware of what was going o n in their minds. They had all seen her best Eris earl ier, and she knew it must have been comparable to David beating Goliath. After all, Eris was an A-lister while she was a mere newcomer. Of course the others would b e wary of her. Not that Wend y cared about any of that. She quickly c hanged her clo thes and left. “Miss Finch, Eris wants to see you!” . Ana had been waiting for Wendy from a da rk corner outside the dressing room, and when the latter emerged, she rushed over. “Miss Finch,” the assi stant whispered while keeping her head down. “Please come w ith me. Huh? Eris really couldn’t hold he rself back for too long, could sh e? Wendy smiled and followed Ana. Since the day she had learned that Eris was pla ying the heroine of the show, Wendy had always k nown that they would cross paths multiple times. It was inevitable, so she had decided early on to welcome the encounters with open arms. Eris probably had something to say, and so did Wendy. Eris’ van was parked close to the filmi ng site, and when Ana opened the door, Wendy got inside without any hesitation. The other actress hadn’t changed from her costumes yet, and she was leaning against her seat with her eyes closed. The sudden sound of the door openi ng jolted her upright, and Eris ope ned her eyes to the sight of Wendy. She immedia tely glared with hatred. Wendy just s miled. How typical, Eris would o nly show her true face wh en nobody else was around. Wendy settled comfortably on one of the vacant seats, not even bothering with greetings. “What do you w ant?” she aske d point blank. Eris coul d only sta re at her. Three years ago, this gi rl hadn’t even known how to dress up beautifully. Wendy had be en weak and e asy to bully

But she seemed to have compl etely changed. Loathe was she to admit it, even Eris couldn’t deny that Wendy h ad become exquisitely beautiful. At the moment, she had on a simple re d dress, but her class and grace some how made it look like a luxury brand. Her black curls tumbled over her shoulders and gav e her an air of mystery, while her long and slender legs never failed to make people turn their heads. Her beauty and elegance were hard to ignore. Wendy kept smiling, the look in her eyes clear and confident. Eris’ hands unc onsciously clen ched into fists. What on earth had made Wendy change so mu ch in just three years? * A sense of fore boding and desperation rose in her heart. “How lucky you are, We ndy Finch!” . “Of c ourse I am. Wendy raised an eyebrow, her e xpression sharp. “I have yet to deal with ev il people like yourself and avenge the death my mother. “Stop dreaming, Wendy, you can never beat me!” . “Ha ha, if you say so. But then, if I trul y arm no threat to you, I wonder why you’ re going to such lengths to warn me off?” . “Three years must have reall y done a lot to you! I see yo u’ve become rather eloquent. “I’m flatt ered. It was like punching on air, and Eris’ frus tration only grew with each strike. She no l onger wanted to play word games with Wendy. “You! Qui t from th is show!” . Wendy scratched her ear, pretend ing not to hear. “What did yo u say?” . “I said, quit from the cast of this show!” . Eris sne ered with disdain. “Don’t think you can win against me just because of what happened today. You’re still a hundred years too early to be fantas izing about that! Did you think the entertainment circle is some playground where all you do is run around and have fun? Ha ha, don’t be ridiculous! If I expose what happened to you three years ago, your whole career will be over, just like that!” . “Okay th en. ” Wend y nodded. “That makes sense . ” Eris grinded h er teeth in anger. Wendy was reacting differently from wh at she had imagined. She should be in a panic no w, kneeling and begging for her past to be kept hidden. “Wendy Fi nch!” Eri s shouted. “You must think I’m joking, but I’m not! I’m telling you, you only have until t omorrow. If you don’t quit by then, I will tell everyone that you kept the compa ny of a gigolo when you were nineteen and gave birth to his child a year later!” . Then she leaned close to Wendy, her face twisted into an ugly expression. “I think everyone will ha te you after learning thi s information, don’t you?”