When they finally arrived on set, they went straight to their separate dressing rooms. Kelsey put her modesty patch on, a piece of fabric used to cover her genitals and nothing more. She almost laughed at the ridiculousness of it. She was going to be nearly naked with Patrick, and this little patch was supposed to protect her modesty?
With a sigh, she donned her robe and sat for her hair and make-up to be done. Like the modesty patch, she wasn’t sure hairspray and eye shadow could make her comfortable with what she was about to do.
When ready, she walked to the set, breathing deeply as she went, trying to get her nerves under control. If she couldn’t do that, she didn’t think she’d be able to do the scene. She stepped into the “bedroom” and stopped. The bed dwarfed the space.
“Good, Kelsey, you’re here,” Andy said, looking up from a discussion he was having with the cameramen. She nodded. “I want you on this side of the bed,” he said, pointing to the right side. “Patrick, you’ll be there.”
Without turning, Kelsey felt Patrick behind her. She glanced over her shoulder and saw his relaxed, confident expression. His dimples appeared and her body heated all over. Her eyes dropped to his lips before she quickly turned around.
Suddenly, she knew she wasn’t going to be able to do the scene.
She walked to the side of the bed and sat cross-legged on top of the covers, pushing her robe into her lap with one hand while holding the top closed with the other. Patrick sat beside her with his legs in front of him, and Andy sat at the foot of the bed.
“Once the cameras start, they won’t stop until the end of the scene,” Andy started. “I’ll change your positions a couple of times, but otherwise I want you to do what feels natural. Any questions?” He stared directly at Kelsey. She shook her head and he walked back to the cameras, giving Kelsey and Patrick some privacy while they got undressed.
Kelsey stood, trying to figure out what to do next as her butterflies tried to burst free.
Patrick pulled the covers down and held the sheet up for her. “Crawl in and cover before you take your robe off,” he suggested. He looked straight ahead as she nodded and followed his recommendation. He kept his eyes averted as she wiggled out of her robe. “Did you get my note?”
“Yes,” she answered softly. She tucked the sheet under her arms, handed her robe to Kay, the woman from the wardrobe department, and tried not to think about the fact that she was practically naked. Kay walked to the other side of the bed to wait for Patrick’s robe. “Why are you apologizing?” She leaned back against the headboard and looked at him.
He kept his eyes forward, staring at the blank wall beyond the foot of the bed. “I never wanted you to think I had an ulterior motive. I wasn’t trying to get you into bed,” he replied. Kelsey’s eyes grew round and he fought a smile. He looked at her, his eyes twinkling with mischief as he waved to the bed. “This was a given,” he teased.
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