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“Kiss me? For good luck?” - “You don’t believe in luck.” - “No, but I want you to kiss me.”
Today is a huge day for Anthony, and he can’t quite figure out how the time had passed so quickly to get them there. It was the premiere day of She’s Gotta Have It, and after months of preparation he and Jasmine were now on their way to the red carpet, and he understandably had nerves.
These were a different kind of nerves to anything he’s ever done before, and Jasmine could feel how tense he was on the way there. Jasmine reaches over and holds his hand, squeezing it gently as they make their way off the subway and down towards where the premiere was being held in the city.
“It’s going to be amazing, babe. You know that. There’s no reason to be nervous about it,” Jasmine tries to encourage, although she’s able to tell that it didn’t work.
“I just, what if people hate it? You know? It sucks that there’s a chance that people will wish we just left the original exactly how it was without changing anything,” He rambles, and they’re able to hear the commotion from the red carpet now that they’re only a few blocks away.
“You can’t worry about what people are going to think, Ant. There’s been a lot of people who have seen it and loved it. You can’t please everyone,” She reminds him, and Anthony nods, taking a deep breath as he fishes the passes from his pocket.
“Kiss me? For good luck?” He asks, standing at the edge of the red carpet, awaiting their turn. Jasmine smiles, reaching out to take his hand once more.
“You don’t believe in luck,” She points out, Anthony smiling as he pulls her closer, squeezing her hand.
“No, but I want you to kiss me,” He smirks, Jasmine laughing as she leans up, kissing him a few times quickly before it’s time to make their way onto the red carpet.
She lingers back for most of it, hopping in for a few pictures with him before letting him have the spotlight once more. She can’t help but sneak a few photos herself on her own phone, wanting to remember how immensely proud she was of her boyfriend that night, especially with how nervous he had been most of the morning.
The premiere goes better than Anthony could’ve ever expected, and the crowd that had been invited seem to fall in love with his character and how he’s portrayed. He and Jasmine leave the theater and Jasmine can immediately see how much more relaxed he is now that he’s heard people’s feedback, even though she had been telling him.
“You killed it today, baby. I told you everyone would fall in love with you,” She smiles, Anthony laughing as he pulls her into his side, kissing the top of her head.
“Now we have the after party, and then tomorrow we’re sleeping forever.” His comment earns a laugh from Jasmine, who leans up to kiss him as they make their way into the after party venue.
Jasmine knows that she has so many things to be proud of Anthony for, but right now she finds that this is the most rewarding. To see him relax about his work and be proud of it after once being so nervous had brought her so much joy, and she couldn’t wait to see him burst out onto the scene over the next few projects, more than ready to share how talented he is with the rest of the world.