Jean-Claude Juncker woke up early that morning surprising his wife, Christiane Frising, who did not expect this move from the Premier Commissioner: "where the hell are you going to at 6:45am, Jean-Claude?", she asked quite disturbed because her sleep after her 'girls red wine night' had been disturbed. The Premier Commissioner answered back: "to the office, my love. I have to prepare something before the Leaders Summit Kevin is holding today". Christiane was shocked to see her husband had been invited to that, but she fell asleep again before she could answer back.
"Ah, the girls red wine nights... I wonder why I have the fame of loving alcohol so much", Juncker said to himself, laughing. He got dressed and his official car was waiting on his Europolis' house door. "Good morning, Noémie, is your husband having a nice recovery?", Juncker asked his driver when he got into the car. "He is indeed, thanks or your interest Mr. Juncker! Where are we going today so early?", the driver answered back. "To my office, s'il vous plaît", the Commissioner concluded.
When he arrived at his office, no one had arrived yet. Jean-Claude thanked Noémie for the great service, and entered the building with his own key, de-activating the alarm. He approached to the lift, which was mysteriously taken by someone, and so he decided to wait. When the doors opened, the security guard frightened. "Mr. Juncker! I did not expect you here", the man said. "I am very sorry, Olivier, there's a lot of work to do!", the Premier said. He then went to his office, in the last floor, and worked for a few hours while having breakfast.
An hour before the summit started, and wanting to get there first, Jean-Claude left his office and headed to the Leaders Summit building. Some good memories arose on Juncker's head, trying to wonder if Simon Bridges would even attend the summit, or if anybody would misbehave and turn this into a kindergarten. When the motorcade came to a stop, Juncker got off his car and headed towards a police officer who he had known for some time, and kissed him in his cheeck twice.
The Premier Commissioner then entered the building, met the press covering the event and answered some questions. He then found Kevin Cotilla, the Internal Affairs Commissioner, on the meeting room, getting the final details ready: "Bonjour Kevin! Are you nervous about your first EU leaders summit? I am pretty sure you will do great, just wait and see. Thank you for inviting me to this event, it is making me feel nostalgic", Jean-Claude said, laughing.
President Aguilar and Councillor Donald Tusk were underway to the European Leaders Summit in the President's Airbus A350 private jet. Even if Donald would not take part in the summit, he was travelling with Aguilar to give him some advice about the summit. "Things have been calm in Europolis for a while, but stay alert", Tusk commented, while the President was finishing his daily read of the national newspapers and headlines. "I am one of the European leaders, if not the one, that has been the most time in the lead of his country, you know that I will not allow Spain or our allies, not even the organizations we are members of, to be disrespected and that I will keep my ideas and, overall, the Spanish citizens proposals in mind."
The A350 made its arrival to Europolis International Airport, which Aguilar commented on: "when Jean-Claude retires, they should name this airport after him. If they do not, then I will do it at Spain. But I guess our dear friend deserves more recognition than an airport in Luxembourg, and Europolis seems not enough either. I am sure you have already thought about it, right Donald?" - "Not yet, Jesús, but I think I know what you are thinking about", the Spanish Councillor replied.
Both headed to the meeting, where Internal Affairs Commissioner Kevin Cotilla welcomed them, and Aguilar took pictures with him and also with Tusk. The 3 men were soon joined by a fourth, with Juncker greeting the Spanish delegation: "Kevin, Jean-Claude! It is nice to see you both again, this time in the place you belong, representing the whole of the European Union. I see nobody else has arrived, si we will wait for somebody else to show up...", Aguilar concluded.