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Dinah Laurel Lance ([personal profile] serinusniger) wrote2012-10-22 12:52 pm

[Chiraptora: For Bryce Wayne]

The book launch Dinah so much wanted to go to is taking place in the ballroom of the Gotham Hilton, and the guest list is long and illustrious enough to warrant a large media presence in front of the hotel lobby, parting occasionally to let cars arrive.

It's into this crowd that Dinah, dressed to impress in red, with impressive slits up both sides, pulls her matching red Ferrari. She grins at the snapping photographers, pulls on her heels while still sitting in the convertible, and offers the keys to the valet who opens the door.

Then she offers a hand to her passenger, because coming out of this door will still be easier than fighting the other side.
gothamsheiress: (have some fun by accident)

[personal profile] gothamsheiress 2012-10-22 05:29 pm (UTC)(link)
"You're too kind," mutters Bryce -- who's attending the party as one Roberta Grey, to avoid any questions about her surname -- as she accepts the help.

Her dress is long-sleeved, low-necked, short-skirted, and velvety black. Is anyone surprised?
gothamsheiress: (mind your surroundings)

[personal profile] gothamsheiress 2012-10-22 06:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Bryce's eyebrows shoot up.

"Please, be my guest."

This sounds like she something she wants to hear.

(And in the meantime, she's taking in the fact that this is a different world -- a different version of her own world, actually. If she didn't know, would she even notice?)
gothamsheiress: (I'm buying this hotel)

[personal profile] gothamsheiress 2012-10-22 09:20 pm (UTC)(link)
"You have got to tell me what that was about," she says under her breath, following Dinah and smiling professionally at the press. "Later on."
gothamsheiress: (have some fun by accident)

[personal profile] gothamsheiress 2012-10-22 09:42 pm (UTC)(link)
"If we make the front page, I hope you'll get me a copy for my scrapbook."

Bryce accepts the champagne, grinning.

"Luckily, being a fan isn't a requirement. Do you know the author or something?"
gothamsheiress: (I'm buying this hotel)

[personal profile] gothamsheiress 2012-10-22 10:07 pm (UTC)(link)
"Always nice to have a friendly face greeting you when you move someplace new."

And it's always nice to know who's coming into your city. You never know what might be hiding under a completely respectable exterior.

. . . What?
gothamsheiress: (have some fun by accident)

[personal profile] gothamsheiress 2012-10-22 10:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Bryce turns and gives him a bright smile in return.

"To her own event? A little gauche, don't you think?"
gothamsheiress: (I'm buying this hotel)

[personal profile] gothamsheiress 2012-10-22 11:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Bryce giggles behind her hand, then offers a handshake.

"Especially not the ones from out of town. Roberta. Hi."
gothamsheiress: (mind your surroundings)

[personal profile] gothamsheiress 2012-10-22 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
. . . Dinah, you're terrible.

Well, it'll be more awkward for him if he flirts with her without knowing who she is than it is for her.

"Really!" she says brightly. "You're Jason's brother?"
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[personal profile] gothamsheiress 2012-10-22 11:24 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh, no, he's a sweetie."

Somehow she is able to say this with a straight face.
gothamsheiress: (have some fun by accident)

[personal profile] gothamsheiress 2012-10-22 11:44 pm (UTC)(link)
"Three boys?" Bryce gives Dinah a sidelong look. "How do you do it?"
gothamsheiress: (I'm buying this hotel)

[personal profile] gothamsheiress 2012-10-23 12:13 am (UTC)(link)
"You're a stronger woman than I. I could never raise kids."
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[personal profile] gothamsheiress 2012-10-23 05:41 pm (UTC)(link)
"What an interesting young man," Bryce murmurs as they move on. "Grayson? The name sounds familiar."
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[personal profile] gothamsheiress 2012-10-23 08:26 pm (UTC)(link)
"John and Mary Grayson." She nods. "Of course I will."

One more name to add to the list of alerts on her computer. She suspects there are going to be quite a few of those this evening.

"But honestly, Dinah -- five kids? Are they all in the family business?"

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