They go back to the hotel to get ready for dinner, Elizabeth Happy but at the same time, a bit nervous. There would be A lot of people there tonight, and she would have to go up and say thank you for the award. She was glad that Brian was with her, by her side like he has been for the last two years. When it really counted he was always there, just things have gotten in their way lately.
Things from their pasts always seem to crop up, invading their current lives and taking over. It wasn't only Victoria, or Brian's sexual past. When she really thinks about it, it has been Ethan, and a lot of things in her past as well. Just both now tired of it all, and taking it out on each other, which she knows needs to stop, they both need to put the past in the past and move on from there. Neither could go back and fix the things that took place, they had to move forward. Being happy with each other, concentrating on what is happening now, with each other, and not what happened before their relationship.
Victoria was dead, and in a way so was Ethan. Elizabeth wanted nothing more to do with him. She said her goodbye's when she left Wisconsin the last time. She said she was going to let go, of everything and she was. Including the mistake that Brian just made, it hurt her deeply but at the same time, she knew he was just as scared of this relationship, as she was. Neither of them feeling like this before. They needed to enjoy it, they both needed to fully let go, to be fully each other's. It was do or die. Give yourself fully, even though it scared the crap out of you, or walk away because of your fright. Elizabeth wasn't a quitter, she wasn't going to give up on this just like that. If he was willing to try to make this work, so was she. She did just hope that in the end, it was all worth it, that it all worked out. It was a big chance to take. She just needed to trust in herself and in him.
She goes to put on her new dress, which was even more special since it came from him. It just made her smile to even look at it. To see, how he was so trying to make everything right again. To make tonight special in every way. She hopes it lasts, and when they are old and grey they can just look back at this, like the time he acted a fool and then saw the light.
Brian also gets dressed putting on his black suit, and blue tie. Looking Dapper as ever. Also thinking about things, that took place and wanting more than ever for this to work. Also hoping tonight is everything she could want and more.
When Elizabeth is done, she comes out of the bathroom. Just eyeing up Brian, seeing how great he looks, which was nothing new.