I know I tagged this in Tilena, Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton, but this might be the only Chapter I tag like that because I don’t want to annoy people in the tags and everything.
But please take a look at the Chapter 1 of my fiction and tell me what you think!
This was not the first award night she attended, but she felt that it would be different tonight. Was it because it was the first time she brought her children to this kind of event? She had no idea. Helena and Tim, her husband, had decided it was better not to bring their children, Billy and Nell, on the red carpet to avoid exposure to media criticism. They’d catch them up inside, where the entrance was forbidden to paparazzi.
Once the couple was out of the limo, they could immediately hear the criticism begin. Helena felt confident and loved her dress, although it would certainly earn her the title of one of the worst dressed of the evening, like most of the time. It was the part she didn’t like of her job: always be judged on physical appearance. But she was deemed to prioritize comfort instead of style, to stay herself and not following the standards just to please others. “Here we go again” whispered Tim in the ear of his beloved one, who smiled at these words.
The couple hold their hands and began to cross the red carpet, while posing for pictures and answering a few interviews. After a few minutes they were inside and were looking for their seats, which weren’t too hard to find since Nell and Billy were already there with their nanny. They went to sit with their children, waiting for the show to begin. Nell’s little voice whispered to Helena: “You are very pretty mom. I love you.” No matter what will happen tonight, this was the best award she could win.
It was the fateful moment. Now it was the category where Helena was nominated. She was a little stressed, but was appeased by the hand of her husband which was now inserted in hers.
It is with surprise and joy she heard her name pronounced with resonance in the speakers, followed by a shower of applause. Of course, she worked hard to get that far, but she was still surprised. She went on stage, shaking legs, and made a nervous speech but full of humor and sincerity, thanking everyone who helped her becoming the women she was today, and who had supported her in all her projects.
A few hours later, the award night was over, interviews given and autographs signed. Helena and her companions went to the party organized for the nominees and winners of the evening. Everyone congratulated her for the price. She spent a good time and was glad of all the things that were happening to her, but now, she only had one desire: return home with her family and celebrate together in private, away from the paparazzi and all that media circus.
They said goodbye to the other guests and went to the limo reserved for them.
“-We had a great evening! Billy said all happy.
-Really? asked Helena.
-Yes! did the two children together.
-In addition, you won mom! Nell said.
-And we must celebrate that in big” said Tim while getting out a bottle of champagne in the small refrigerator of the limousine.
Helena had barely the time to be blinded by two headlights before a violent impact struck the limousine, taking them all off guard. The collision was brutal and turned that magical night into chaos. This moment changed everything.
Article from London’s newspaper:
Last night took place the British films awards in London. But the event did not finish as expected. We learned this morning some tragic news: the actress Helena Bonham Carter, director, producer, writer & artist Tim Burton, and their two children, Billy and Nell Burton, were involved in a car accident at about twenty-three o’clock. The family was in the limo when a black car drove into the left side of the limousine. Speed and alcohol may be involved. The identity of the car’s driver is not revealed yet. The driver of the limousine was injured, but the famous family is now between life and death. More details to come.
Ok, so I know this one is kind of short, but, Chapter 2 is written and is way longer than this one. AND, it has an important Tilena moment! :D
So please, let me know what you think, what you liked, what you dislike, etc.
Thanks for reading ;)