One month later.
Vin Diesel had been giving one interview after another, answering the same questions again and again. He smiled and smiled, pretending to be as happy as a little kid on Christmas Day.
Amanda had been present in each and every single one of those interviews, supervising every single detail and making sure that not even one of those journalists asked a question about Vin Diesel’s private life.
Vin took a sip of his bottle of water, getting comfortable. “How many more, Mandy?”
“Just one more and we are done.” Amanda said, without looking at him as she kept writing in her note book. Vin shut his eyes, rubbing his forehead, sighing hard.
“I don’t know how many fucking times I’ve been asked what I have in common with Riddick.” Vin said, chuckling at his own words.
“Twelve.” Amanda replied as she closed her notebook. “How about you take me dancing tonight? Val would love it.” She said, and stood up.
Vin nodded ‘yes’ without looking at her. “I’m tired of this shit, Mandy. I really need a little fun, babe.” Vin said, frowning slightly. Amanda took a seat at his side.
“As soon as we’re done with this shit, I’ll give you all the fun you want, okay?” Amanda teased, taking his hand in hers, squeezing gently.
Vin chuckled. “You can’t give me the fun I need, beautiful.” Vin teased her, winking. Amanda laughed hard. “Beside, I have to warn you, Mandy. If someone else asks me that fucking question, I swear I’ll make Riddick go all shiv happy on his ass.” Vin joked, laughing. Amanda laughed with him, patting his knee.
“And what if she’s a chick?” Amanda said as she got to her feet, grinning.
“Then I’ll let you fuck her first and then Riddick will go all shiv happy on her.” Vin replied, grinning.
Amanda shook her head, giggling and headed towards the door of the suite, letting the last journalist enter.
“Five minutes.” Amanda said, politely returning to her seat at the table, right behind the chair in which the journalist would take a seat.
The man was in his mid forties, tall and slim. Dressed in an impeccable dark suit. Vin Diesel stood, shaking the man’s hand, smiling broadly.
“Welcome to Budapest, Mr. Diesel.” The man said, smiling broadly.
“Thank you very much.” Vin replied as he took a seat.
The man nodded and got comfortable.
“What do you think about the city?” He asked as he put a small voice recorder on the table in front of Vin Diesel.
Vin Diesel smiled even more. “I love the city. And honestly I have to say that I’m very happy being here presenting my movie. The people are amazing.” Vin answered, smiling.
“My readers would like to know what made you play Riddick’s character again?” He asked, mimicking Vin’s smile.
Vin cleared his throat and went serious. “Well, you see, when I was shooting ‘Pitch Black’ I always thought that Riddick could be much more than just what they showed back then, so as soon as they offered me the role I didn’t think twice.” Vin Diesel answered and took a sip from the bottle of water.
“I know that you refused to have a stuntman for all your action scenes. Would you be so kind and tell me what pushed you to make such a decision? I know for sure that as a result you were injured a few times.” The man said seriously.
Vin didn’t answer him immediately; it seemed as if he was thinking about the answer. He frowned deeply and cleared his throat.
“What can I say? I’m an adrenaline junkie.” Vin Diesel joked, laughing.
The man laughed with him as he shook his head.
“Ok, Mr. Diesel. Just one more question.” The man said as he fixed Vin Diesel with a shy gaze. “I’m sure that you answered this question before, but would you please tell me what you have in common with Riddick?” The man asked smiling broadly.
Vin glanced at Amanda, narrowing his eyes. In response Amanda stuck her tongue out at him and grinned wickedly, rolling her eyes.
Vin Diesel went serious, fixing the man with a menacing cold gaze, mimicking Riddick’s. The man frowned deeply as he stretched slightly in his chair, feeling all of a sudden a little uncomfortable.
“Well, you see, in fact we have something in common. Luna fucked the shit out of Richard B. Riddick and Vin Diesel, and all in less than 24 hours…”
Luna’s sensual tone of voice echoed faintly inside of his mind, causing a wide grin to grace Vin’s lips.
“Well, you see, in fact I’m happy that you asked me that question.” Vin Diesel said as he got comfortable in his seat. “Riddick and Vin Diesel have ….nothing in common.” He finished, laughing hard. The man laughed one more time with him. Then Vin Diesel shook his head, smiling. “Ok, ok. It was a joke. Riddick is a dangerous…..
Luis and Luna had been locked inside Luna’s office for more than four hours, checking several documents before the meeting started.
They had ordered not to be disturbed under any circumstance. Today was The Day and they felt as if everything needed to be double-checked.
Luna was reading one report under the close watch of Luis who had gone silent a long moment ago.
Suddenly Luis heaved a hard sigh, causing Luna to raise her head and look at him.
“What am I going to do without you, babydoll?” Luis asked, locking eyes with her, pretending to be devastated.
Luna grinned wickedly. “You’ll be able to enjoy all the porn you want and no one will tell you shit.” She replied, as her grin widened.
Luis mimicked her grin. “I love when you give me shit.” Luis said, winking at her. “I’m getting all hooked up with bondage and stuff, you know? I’ll need someone to spank me for being a naughty boy.” Luis joked. Luna knit a brow as a snort left her lips.
“Well, I’m sure your brand new assistant will love to spank you, dork.” She answered; Luis narrowed his eyes, fixing her with a serious gaze.
“Susana? Hmmm…how interesting.” He said seriously. Luna rolled her eyes and smiled broadly.
Luis looked around the room pretending that he was checking if they were really alone and then dropped the tone of his voice.
“Do you think Susana would spank me?” Luis whispered, grinning. “Yeah, I bet she would love to do that to me.” He added, frowning deeply causing Luna to burst out laughing.
At that exact moment, Susana knocked on the door and entered. They were laughing out of the top of their lungs. “What’s so funny?” Susana asked, puzzled. Luna cleaned her eyes from the tears that had been shed after laughing so hard.
“Believe me, Susi. You don’t want to know it.” Luna teased, grinning.
“Whatever, boss.” Susana retorted, rolling her eyes.
“What are you gonna do with such a big amount of money, Luna?” Luis asked, pretending to be concerned. “I’m just asking because I could get divorced in a couple of months and I have a big… well you know what I mean.” Luis mocked, grinning evilly, waggling his brows.
“Oh, yeah, I know you have a big…ego, dork.” Luna retorted, grinning wickedly. “No, I don’t have clue. Maybe I’ll make a trip to Tibet.” She added, pretending to sound serious
Luis rolled his eyes, snorting. “Are you shitting me? And what the hell have you lost in fucking Tibet, woman?” Luis asked, grinning. Luna rolled her eyes, laughing.
“I don’t know, maybe to find myself?” Luna mocked, gathering the documents that were spread on the table.
“Fuck that! Do like other women do. Go burn the fucking credit card, change the colour of your hair or something.” Luis teased her, leaned back on his chair. “That’s what my wife does.” He added, grinning.
Luna and Susana giggled and then Susana went serious.
“Your lawyer is already waiting in the meeting room and Mrs. Müller is on her way. The memorandum has been sent, so the employees will receive it on Monday like you asked for. Coffee is waiting for all of us as well as your diet coke.” Susana said, sighing sadly. “And I’m going to miss you, Luna. You have been an amazing boss and much more. You also are a friend.” Susana added sadly, and her vision blurred with unshed tears.
Luna stood and went to hold her. “Aw, Susi. Save your tears for later, babe. I’m going to need you there at my side like always.” Luna teased, hugging her assistant tightly against her chest. Susana hugged her back, sobbing slightly. “It has been a hell of a trip here, but what a fucking great trip!” Luna grinned as she blinked tears, rubbing Susana’s back up and down, trying to soothe her.
Luis frowned slightly as he went to their side.
“I’m going to miss you both.” Luna said softly, a heavy sigh escaped her lips, pulling Luis to her.
The three of them were silent in the big hug for a long moment. They had been working hand in hand for more than five years. The three of them had become a perfect body with three minds ready and able to give their best, creating a firm that had turned into more than just a place to work.
“Ok, enough of this.” Luna finally said, breaking the deadly silence that had lain upon them. “We have things to do.” She added as she cleaned her tears away, sniffling slightly
Susana smiled, nodding ‘yes’, rubbing her teary eyes. Luis frowned and did his best to hide his eyes, showing frozen tears.
Luna then cleared her throat and swallowed hard.
“There’s a firm to sell, kids. Let’s make this happen.” She said, grinning.
“You’ll pay for dinner.” Luis replied, winking.
“And the drinks.” Susana added, grinning.
“¡Mierda!” Luna exclaimed as she rolled her eyes. “Why the fuck am I not surprised?” She asked them, pretending to be annoyed. They both grinned wickedly. “I should have shut my big mouth, selling the firm without telling you.” Luna muttered, smiling broadly and shaking her head.
Susana headed back to her desk to wait for Mrs. Müller and Luis followed Luna to the meeting room.
Suddenly, he moved ahead of her and opened the door to let Luna get in first place.
“After you, babydoll.” Luis teased, grinning like loony.
Luna knit a brow, fixing him with a serious gaze.
“You know what?” She asked, narrowing her eyes. “I’m not going to miss you at all, jerk.” She joked, punching his arm playfully.