Inglourious Romance -- Chapter 19Inglourious Romance -- Chapter 19 by Amani-Ishikawa
Filming on an accelerated schedule was hell. As the deadline drew near to complete the film for editing in time for the Cannes Film Festival, the work schedules increased for everyone. That meant that Amaya and Christoph had even less time for one another, aside from occasionally going out to dinner or chatting in his dressing room on a break. It pained Amaya to not see Christoph as often, but then this would be a small test of how things would be if his career took off as a result of this film.
Today was supposed to be the very last day of filming. Amaya, with no more storyboards to draw, was packing up her art supplies and putting them into a box she had brought so she could carry everything to her hotel room and sort through it to get it ready to ship back to Los Angeles. She had acquired some new supplies since she had been in Germany. Jeff and the others were busily disassembling the sets that were not need
Inglourious Romance -- Chapter 20Inglourious Romance -- Chapter 20 by Amani-Ishikawa
The next morning found Amaya curled up in a tight little ball in the blankets of Christoph’s bed with her head under the pillows. For most of the night, she wanted to be close to Christoph, so close that she slept with her arms wrapped around his arm or her head resting on his bare chest. If he slept on his side and got away from her, it didn’t take long for her body to find him and snuggle up to him.
Christoph tended to be a bit of an early riser, and ‘sleeping in’ for him was usually an hour or two more than he normally would sleep before getting up to make coffee and read the paper. When Amaya had discovered his side was empty, she snatched his pillow and curled her arms around it as she slept off all those long days she had worked. She hadn’t realized how exhausted she had been until she laid down to go to sleep. Amaya had slept soundly the entire night.
She awoke a little later
Inglourious Romance -- Chapter 18Inglourious Romance -- Chapter 18 by Amani-Ishikawa
Amaya nodded and smiled as she pushed back a lock of her red hair. "Yeah...I'm ready."
Christoph smiled as Amaya came out from her room with her overnight satchel over her shoulder. She patted her pockets to be sure she hadn't forgotten her key card to get back into her room tomorrow. She had already locked herself out of her room twice now, and it had been a pain to get someone to come up and unlock her door so she could get in. Plus, the staff hadn't seemed to thrilled with her stupidity, either.
"I have really been looking forward to this," Christoph said as he took her hand. He nodded toward her bag and then removed it. "Here. Let me carry that for you, Liebling."
Amaya relinquished her bag to Christoph, having grown more used to his insistence on being a gentleman and carrying things for her. They walked down the lengthy corridor, rounded a corner, and Amaya pushed in the elevator butto
Inglourious Romance -- Chapter 12Inglourious Romance -- Chapter 12 by Amani-Ishikawa
The bar across the street wasn’t one of those dives you went to when you were in college for cheap beer. The establishment was well kept, and had a large array of high quality alcohol. The bartender was a young, talkative man who put on a little show every few fancy drinks he made for those sitting at the bar or waiting at a corner for their drink to be prepared.
Christoph enjoyed the atmosphere the moment he walked in. It was like walking into a mid-century club where the finer life stayed to chat and drink their drinks. Christoph spotted Quentin sitting at a stool up at the bar, an empty stool just beside him. Christoph snaked between people who stood and milled about holding glasses and talking loudly.
"Hallo, Quentin," Christoph said as he slid onto the bar stool.
"Hey, Chris! You made it! Order whatever you want, man. It’s on me." Quentin greeted.
The bartender noticed the patron and made his way over to Ch
Inglourious Romance -- Chapter 13Inglourious Romance -- Chapter 13 by Amani-Ishikawa
Amaya stood in front of the mirror in her hotel room examining her outfit. She had literally gone through all of her clothes in a frenzy to find the perfect outfit to wear — something cute but comfortable since they would probably be doing a lot of sightseeing. Since it was still very late in the winter but close to spring, the weather was fall-like and chilly. She went with a pair of tan khakis, a denim jacket with a purple shirt underneath, and dark brown Mary Jane flats that were good and well worn. Around her neck was her small silver sparrow necklace, and her earlobes were decorated with a pair of silver hoops and a pair of silver posts. At the top of her left ear was another small hoop. Her red hair fell in natural waves around her face, and she kept the makeup more on the natural side, only putting on some mascara and a little eyeliner on the top lids.
It had been a few weeks before Amaya and Christoph's sc
Inglourious Romance -- Chapter 14Inglourious Romance -- Chapter 14 by Amani-Ishikawa
When they got to Cafe Bazar, Amaya was really amazed at how upscale it was. Every place that Christoph had taken her seemed opulent by her simple standards. She had already observed that Christoph seemed to have somewhat high class tastes — or at least high class to her. Maybe the definition of high class, she surmised, was different in Europe than it was in America. She smiled as Christoph requested a table outside, for the weather had proven to be much warmer than in the original forecast. The host led them to a nice little table where the Salzach River was in perfect view. She received her lunch menu, and again she had no idea what she wanted. But there were pictures, and that helped.
She looked up from her menu to look at Christoph. “This is a really nice place,” she remarked as she tried to decide what she wanted. She supposed she should look at the coffee menu first. She was in dire need of it sin
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Amaya hated parting with Christoph but she had a job to do, and he of all people could understand that. But the production manager certainly had made a point to bomb their conversation. That really sucked, but she was glad she got to see Christoph, even if only for a short few minutes. She showed the production manager her choices of storyboards to show Quentin, all done in traditional media since they were essentially sketches, although the ones with Christoph were a little more detailed. She really liked drawing him, especially his hard jawline and his eyes -- he had the handsomest eyes.
She returned to finish painting the set, which only took about another hour to find all the white spots, fill them in, and repair the worn places from it being moved around so much. Then she went to her drawing board in her makeshift cubicle to start drawing a storyboard for an ending scene of the movie. Pitt and Novak were supposed to pin C