The Reunion by Kayla Olson EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Kayla Olson
- Language: English
- Genre: Psychological Fiction
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I’d forgotten just how hot it feels under aspotlight.
“All right, Liv, we’re going live in five… four… three…”
A production assistant motions for quiet, and the chorus of chatter fades in
the Java with Jade studio. For a split second, it’s just me and Jade Johnson and the
hum of the electricity powering her sunny morning-show set. I shift in my seat, a
plush armchair upholstered in brightest white. It’s comfortable, even if I’m not
My relationship with the press: it’s complicated.
I pick a focal point, anything that will ground me here in this singular moment
—the coffee, dark in its bone china cup—and just like that, I’m prime-time TV
starlet Liv Latimer again, not just Liv who regularly tosses her hair up in a messy
bun and wakes up with morning breath like the rest of the population.
“Liv!” Jade says, her voice a song even with just the one syllable. Her teeth are
next-level perfection. “It is my absolute pleasure to have you here on the show—
can I admit I’m justalittle starstruck right now?”
She laughs, and I laugh, and it all goes down like honey. “Thanks, Jade. Can I
admit the feeling’s absolutely mutual?”
“It’s not every day I get to sit down with someone who was such a fixture of
my adolescence,” she goes on. “And now I’m dating us both—it cannot possibly
be two decades since Girl on the Verge premiered!”
“Unbelievable, right?” I match her energy, careful not to surpass it. “I think it
feels like less time has passed because we were on the air for so long.”
“Six seasons.” Jade takes a sip from her coffee and sets the mug back down on
the low table between us. “What was that like, growing up with the whole world
It’s hardly the first time someone has asked—I’ve gotten every question under
the sun. People will take as much as you give them, Livvie, my father used to say. Be
careful to keep some things for yourself. I need something sharp and quotable,
something relatable and true that doesn’t actually require me to part with some
private piece of myself I’ll never get back.
“It was exactly how you’d expect,” I say, like even this doesn’t feel like giving
too much away. You’d think I’d be used to it at this point, scraping slices of my
soul into sound bites, but it has never gotten easier. “It was a lot of pressure but
also alot of fun.”
“Let’s talk about the pressure. Your character on the show—Honor St. Croix
—was Miss Americana to the extreme, and honestly, it never looked like a stretch.
Honor never crumbled under the pressure she felt, and from what I can tell,
neither did you. How did you handle itall?”
Jade wasn’t there for my rather jagged twenties, or any of the behind-the-scenes
days that led up to them. There’s a difference between crumbling and cracking.
Honor and I absolutely did both.
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