Make love, not war!
Xander’s request leaves Emma with a tough choice: if she rejects it she’ll lose him to Zoe... but if she agrees she could banish her forever!
is a virtue and over the past few months Emma has shown great integrity in standing by her boyfriend Xander while her love rival Zoe blatantly throws her body at him in and out of the bedroom! Now that the pair will be modelling alongside each other at the Intimates fashion show, Emma realises her perseverance will be tested to its very limits.
Behind the scenes at the show, Emma (Nia Sioux) spies a seductive Zoe (Kiara Barnes) reassuringly coaching Xander (Adain Bradley) through a little bout of stage fright as he gets set to take to the runway for the rst time. Believing that Zoe is exaggerating Xander’s nervousness, Emma rolls her eyes in frustration as Hope (Annika Noelle) checks in to see if she’s hanging in there. She knows from experience how hard it is to watch as the man you love is enticed by another woman! Emma maintains that she doesn’t have a choice because Steffy’s (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) fashion collection takes precedence over Hope’s Future line, and so she stoically maintains her dignity... as Zoe and Xander get closer and closer.
On hand to photograph the event, Emma’s soon snapping shots of Zoe and Xander, irked when the shameless vixen ashes her a taunting, knowing smile – as if to say she’s won Xander and Emma’s lost him! Further fuelling the shutterbug’s ire, Zoe seeks out Julius (Obba Babatundé) and Vivienne (Anna Maria Horsford) in the audience, making a point to curry favour with them as Xander’s girl. Stepping onto the runway, Zoe, Xander and the other models get caught up in the glamour and hype of the event, motivating a irtatious Zoe to suggest a private celebration with Xander afterwards.
To Zoe’s distress, Xander’s rst and only thought is of spending time alone with Emma, leaving her annoyed and jealous at being shunned. Cornering Wyatt (Darin Brooks), she unloads to him about her relationship woes, while Xander joins Emma for a little postshow peace and quiet. Passion is also on his mind, though, as he asks Emma to take their loving relationship to the next level. She knows that Xander has wanted to explore her body for a long time but she’s always resisted, preferring to wait until exactly the right moment. With Zoe sinking her claws into him faster and deeper, Emma considers giving in and getting down and dirty with Xander, knowing it would keep him interested and committed to her, and hopefully less attracted to Zoe. If she says no once more, it could be enough to push Xander further into Zoe’s carnal clutches... TVS
COSTUME DRAMA Xander (Adain Bradley) and Zoe (Kiara Barnes)