Imole Olusanya 2 years ago
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The Modelling Star

This is a short story about jealousy. The story centres around the lives of two female models who were friends. The senior one, out of jealousy, brought down her junior but had to face the consequences of her actions.

Jealousy comes in rank. People get jealous, and it is normal, but there are just the abnormalities to it. It is normal to have that feeling when you watch your friend go big and become the center of attention while no one notices you. Jealousy is natural, but the inability to keep it in control is dangerous, not only to others but to you too.

Mide got work with a top modeling agency. She got employed with three other ladies, and she hit the top in just a few months of starting. Mide had everything that would help her. Her success was natural. She had beauty, and though not rich before, she became rich after getting to work as a model, but she also became famous and influential. She became a model for many manufacturing companies, especially cosmetics. At work, she got her lover, and life smiled widely at her.

Pero was a senior of Mide at the agency. Mide met her there and surpassed her. She had given Mide every support she could, but watching Mide hurt her bad. She only hid it behind her fake smiles. Mide did not know how jealous Pero was, but some other jealous models knew, and they felt that the best way to send Mide back to the mud was to use her trusted friend, Pero.

Pero gave in without a second thought. She and four other models set the beautiful angel up. Mide had no idea of what was going on. Whenever Mide had an appointment, Pero was the one in charge of reminding her in case she forgot. Mide had a calendar for marking the dates, and she also used Google calendar and hangouts to save important events.

 Pero destroyed everything. She cleared Mide's major events, and forgetful Mide never noticed. Pero equally badmouthed her. A lot of companies that had endorsed her started seeing her as proud. Mide began to fall. She was no longer the angel she had been in everyone's eyes. Her story made headlines for a lot of news stories.

The modeling agency decided to give her a break, and another model took her place. A lot of the companies cut deals with her. Mide wondered what was wrong since Pero acted like a saint. When Pero was out of place, none of the jealous ones got fame. It was another junior that got on the stage. While Pero's accomplices were also ready to take the new best model down, Pero already felt bad. Seeing Mide's tears hurt her badly. To her, Mide might have surpassed her, but she never disrespected her. Mide had trusted her a lot.

Pero equally realized how much bringing Mide down had affected her too. Her conscience was torturing her, and all the favors she got from being the eye of the agency's friend had stopped. She decided to end everything. When Mide saw her senior friend confessing her deeds in the prints and on the electronic media, she cried hard. It was not as if she had not realized that Pero was the reason behind her failure, but she understood her. Pero was only a human with feelings. Seeing her confess her crimes made her forgive her.

Pero was not only apprehended along with the four others for scandal, but she also lost her employment with the modeling agency, along with others. Their act caused Mide a big hit on returning to work. She soared higher.

Mide forgave her friend and did more than forgive her. While being interviewed by a media organization on the matter, she spoke on behalf of her friend to protect her reputation. Mide felt it would be evil if Pero lost all the trust the world had in her.

“I am not saying that what Pero did was right or that I would have done the same, but I am sure others pushed her. She was jealous, and not every one of us could control this feeling. Pero has been great to me, and I think I should do the same now. Without her, I would not have been here. I am sure that she has equally learned her lessons, just as I have learned mine. I will stand up for her anytime, any day.”

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