BINA & MIKAELA: GIRLS ON TOUR ✈️
"This is like, our first trip together! Aaaaah, I'm so excited!" Archbishop Mikaela Kligenberg cheered enthusiastically. "We're going to have so much fun! I'm really looking forward to this, and I really can't think of having anyone for better company than you, Bina! Thank you for suggesting a holiday."
Mikaela reclined in her large sofa seat of the recently refurbished Girls on Tour Jet™. The Girls on Tour Jet was one of the Archbishop's bright pink jets, and it was special in that it was outfitted with everything that the Archbishop and her closest girlfriends ever wanted for long and extended journeys. The jet was recently retrofitted to meet all of President Albína Reiserová's wants and needs, and it now included all of the amenities and forms of entertainment that the Czech President wanted. Importantly, the jet's refurbishments also included a custom-made sofa seat that was perfectly moulded to the body and behind of the Czech President, and it was also heated to her most desired temperature for optimal comfort.
A bar inside the Girls on Tour Jet contained a wide variety of the Archbishop and President's favourite alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The Archbishop and the President sat with their drinks of choice in-hand while they watched one of Reiserová's films, A Comrade Wedding, which was playing on a massive built-in TV screen with surround sound blaring from all sides.
The Archbishop was fighting to hold back tears, as she felt so sorry for Reiserová's character, who was going through so many troubles as she taking care of sick and injured horses. "Aww, your character is so sweet and selfless, just like like you, Bina! She also needs a holiday, I think. It's what she deserves. I also love the accent you're doing by the way. It sounds so cute! What region is that accent from? Moravia?" Mikaela guessed, selecting one of the two regions of Czech Slavia she actually knew about.
After watching the film, the two leaders got up from their seats and engaged in some vigorous and intense sessions of Dance Dance Revolution. "My second favourite revolution, after the one in Czech Slavia, of course," Mikaela announced before they started dancing. The ladies danced to an array of different songs, although, naturally, they also danced to a large sum of Mikaela's own discography. Reiserová's was quite the natural pro at DDR, which impressed Mikaela immensely, as it was one of her favourite games. The Archbishop was especially pleased to see the President dance well to the choreography of Fight For This Love.
Soon enough, the Girls on Tour Jet arrived at its first destination: Pamplona, Navarre, Spain.
"It's not as lovely as it normally is during the summertime, but it still beats the cold winter going up North," Mikaela remarked as she peered out of a window, out towards the brisk sunshine outside. "Ibiza is usually my go-to destination in Spain, but not during this time of year. If you can't sun tan in 30 degree weather, then you're just not going to get your dream tan. The secret to a long-lasting tan is having so much of the sun's radiation hit your skin, that you basically need ENAA approval, which, luckily, I also happen to be part of," Mikaela explained with honest relief in her voice. "Although, UV rays create the w-word, so don't worry, we'll be avoiding that. Luckily, there's so much to do in Spain!"
The Archbishop and the President were helped off the jet by the pilot, Jimin. Jimin thanked President Reiserová for the recognition that the Ministry of Culture of Czech Slavia bestowed upon him for his song Butter, which he wrote for the Pan-European Festival of Czech Culture, although he was still slightly bitter about losing the contest to a 17-year-old girl.
After departing their jet, the ladies were whisked into an armoured limousine and were taken to a luxurious hotel located in the city centre of Pamplona. There, the Archbishop and the President shared a penthouse suite together, which consisted of the top floor of the entire building. After a change of clothes and some freshening up, the two headed to the hotel restaurant, which was completely cleared for the two heads of state. They were also given a personal attendant, a handsome young Spaniard named Ricardo. Before seating the women at their table, Ricardo took them to the cellar to inspect the hotel's wine selection.
The hotel carried various wines from across Navarre and the Basque Country; many of them old, rare or made in traditionally intensive ways. To demonstrate how some of the wines were made, a station was set up in which two wide and stocky barrels of grapes were prepared to be stomped on. The women were instructed to take off their shoes, wash their feet in a bucket of water, and then to tread on the grapes in order to crush them.
"Oooh, this actually feels... kinda nice, doesn't it?" Mikaela asked Reiserová as she treaded on the grapes with her bare feet. "We've definitely had our feet in stickier situations than this."
After their wine making tutorial, the women washed their feet again, put on their shoes, and they each selected a wine from the gallery. They were then taken back up to the restaurant, where they ordered from a selection of Spanish foods. Mikaela ordered some albondigas, which are tapas meatballs, that came covered in a mixture of tomato and almond sauce and were served with some spaghetti.
While Mikaela and Reiserová waited for their food to come, the women were treated to an intimate live performance by Rosalía, who performed on the restaurant stage for them. Rosalía performed a few of her songs, such as Malamente and Pienso En Tu Mirá.
Once their late-lunch was served, a flamenco dancer came out on the stage and danced to some soft flamenco music while the two ladies dined and chatted. Mikaela decided that now was the best time to delve into some deeper discussion with President Reiserová.
"So, Bina, tell me everything that's new with you, besides being President for Life. How are things, really? Also, how are your two children doing these days?" Mikaela asked, remembering the pictures of the children she saw in the President's office while she was last there. Despite having two children, Mikaela didn't remember if the President was still or ever married, and in fact, doesn't recall him ever being mentioned or heard of. Perhaps he was just very lowkey? Nonetheless, Mikaela was always very interested in discussing partners, and being newly-engaged herself, she was more interested in discussing boys than ever before.
"You've never mentioned it, so please excuse me for asking, but are you married or seeing anyone? You've never told me. Since I'm now seeing Tomás, who is such a lovely guy, I need some advice on potentially being married to a Czech guy. What's the key to a Czech boy's heart? Tomás is really into drinking beer and watching ice hockey, but I don't know too much about those things. What are some things I could do to impress him? I don't want him leaving me at the aisle!
Speaking of which, I'm also hoping to have my wedding sometime this summer. I'd love not only for you to attend, but for you to also be a bridesmaid? It would mean so much to me. You might even have to help me plan it, if possible, because I was going to ask Ani to plan it for me, but I think she's in a dark space following her marriage annulment with that Reitzmic prince. I don't think it would be good of me to ask her to plan my wedding after those events. That whole disaster also has me so worried, by the way. What if that happens to me? True love is so hard to find these days.
I'm hoping what Tomás and I have is like the true love that Prime Minister Bridges and President Aguilar have. I saw both of them recently, and I think they are more in love than ever. Although, I've heard that others have finally picked up on these feelings that you, Mira and I have long known. Apparently other people are now trying to match-make them and are taking our credit! I guess we are trend setters. It's a shame that those boys are still in such denial about it."