Prague, Czech Slavia
"Comrade president it's time." announced the secretary of the president of the Republic to Reiserová, who was standing before a mirror in her office
"Good," was, along with a little nod, the answer "let's go."
Before the power crisis in the Democratic Republic of Czech Slavia, former Czech prime minister Slavomíra Černá was invited to the Most Blessed State of Inquista by the Archbishop Mikaela Kligenberg. And it was time to return the favor. Today was the day that Archishop Kligenberg visits Prague, and meeting with head of the state and government of the richest country in the European Union, left many in the higher position within the state and the party uncertain and stressed, with the exception of one.
As Reiserová arrived at the Ruzyně airport she quickly looked over the men and women in those positions, all professional officials, including the former prime minister Černá who was also present with her dog Dášenka. And although the president recieved a glamorous welcome by these people, she didn't feel particularly well among them. The man she was searching for was a national artist, the minister of culture Karel Šín, who as the only high ranking official didn't stand among the other high ranking official, but who was instead standing few metres away from them chatting with a young female civilian guest.
"Hi." Reiserová greeted Šín "And a pleasure to meet you comrade." as she greeted the young lady.
"Ah! Pardon me mademoiselle," Šín said humbly to the woman. "but comrade president is requiring my presence, I'll make sure to call you once the affairs of the state have been dealt with." and with that he pushed his sunglasses up his nose. The woman said goodbye to both the president and the minister and left.
"So, how do you think this is going to go?" Reiserová asked Šín as they were walking back to other officials.
"I think there will be a lot of winning today and the Inquistans will do what we want of them." Šín smiled.
"Are you not stressed at all? Comrade Černá told me the archbishops forms her diplomacy on the basis of who she personally likes and dislikes."
"Precisely, she'll come here, see your personality and she'll be like, dude can't handle the kindness, and do what we want. You have nothing to worry about you'll make a great impression on her I am sure of it."
"Thank you, it means a lot. Really." and after those words came the news that the plane of the Inquistan archbishop is about to land.
When Kligenberg set her foot on Czech land and walked to her hosts, she was welcomed by all of them. Slavomíra Černá expressed happiness to see her again and said she hopes that they can see each other more often in the future. Karel Šín attempted to compliment the archbishop and told her that is a painter painted a fully realistic portrait of her, the critics would think it is an idealized depiction. Albína Reiserová expressed joy in finally having a chance to meet with Kligenberg. After this, the military band performed the anthems of both nations and Kligenberg was asked to go into a car to see a orthodox cathedral which just finished renovations.
The streets of Prague were much different from a few months back, while propaganda banters and flags of both nations decorated every corner, streets were also full of people trying to aggressively sell their products and many buildings were doing through a renovation. While the slow and limited privatization allowed private persons to sell their products, government companies were even more aggressively trying to sell what they had. The archbishop had a chance to see t-shirts with her own face being sold, some of them with her name spelled incorrectly. Some of these merchants tried to run towards the car with Kligenberg and hand her some of their stuff as a gift, the Czech officials didn't see if Kligenberg took anything from them. Soon they all arrived at the Saints Cyril and Methodius Cathedral and Kligenberg was let inside, where she could have seen one elderly man praying.
"Pretty full here today." remarked Černá.
"Please tell everybody how good of a care we give to our orthodox compatriots." continued Šín.
Saints Cyril and Methodius Cathedral
After this little trip, the archbishop and the president were driven to Prague Caste alone. And Reiserová led Kligenberg inside her office, which was rather plain and decorated with paintings of Marx and Engels alongside important Czech historical figures. "Well this is my office, but I heard that you ehm... prefer a different type of place for a meeting, so if you could please follow me, I'll lead you into my personal room."
The personal room of Albína Reiserová was also rather plain, with white walls, the decoration changed to picture of the president's sons and motivational quotes.
"And this is my room! Feel free to sit down." Reiserová smiled "I've actually got a gift for you. Here, it's a painting, it's supposed to show the two of us. I know you can't really tell which one is supposed to be you, and which one is supposed to be me, but that's apparently the point, you know, showing that we are all just humans... I hope you like it."
Painting portraing Albína Reiserová and Mikaela Kligenberg
"Before we start talking about politics, tell me how was your flight and how did you like Prague? And I'll bring you some tea!" Reiserová disappeared into the kitchen for a moment. "Forgive me that I ask, but weren't you an artist before too?" Reiserová asked from the kitchen.