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The ride to the gala was mostly relaxing. Alice immediately partook of the champagne that had been chilling in the mini bar of the limousine. Bette and Tina refrained from joining her instead preferring to be lucid and not inebriated when they encountered the media on the red carpet. Peggy however was having issues with her cellphone. At least that was the case until it finally rang. She immediately answered upon seeing who it was
“Helena darling” she answers..her brow furrowing at Helena’s panicked tone. She then realized Bette, Tina, and Alice’s gaze were on her as she listened to Helena recount the confrontation with Carol..she occasionally replied with “I see” and “Interesting”. But inside she was furious that Helena once again had left a mess that she would have to go behind and clean up..
“Very well Helena..See you soon” she says ending the call and turns to Alice who was pouring another glass of champagne “Alice dear ?”
“Yes” Alice answers
“Could you be a darling and pour me a glass?”
Alice nods grabbing a flute off the bar and filling it with the bubbly liquid and hands it to Peggy
“Thank you..” Peggy flashes a grateful smile at Alice and takes a huge gulp
“You’re welcome” Alice says shooting a look toward Tina as she sets the champagne back onto the bar
Tina shrugs her shoulders and Bette leans in to whisper in her ear.
Tina shrugs again and whispers “I don’t know but Helena has stressed her out since she showed up the other day at her office”
Bette nods in agreement “Yeah..I’ve noticed”
Tina chuckles “Who hasn’t”
The limousine finally makes a stop and the driver opens the door allowing Peggy to exit first. Dozens of camera bulbs flashed as Peggy took her turn in front of the media and stopped for a question. Alice followed behind her waving and blowing kisses and was also pulled to the side for a brief interview.
“Are you ready?” Bette asks as Tina nods.
“After you” Tina motions to Bette who steps out offering her hand for Tina.
They both step in front of the flashing bulbs. Bette is careful to stay slightly behind Tina as this is her moment and not hers. Tina let’s go