Wending her way through the crowd, Alison caught up with Connie after having to stop only a couple of times to sign autographs and chat for a few moments with assorted people.
“There you are!” Connie grabbed Alison’s hand and pulled her through one more crush of people to where an older man stood with Jasmin. The two seemed to be very close, their heads together, and Alison tried to pull back.
“Connie, I’m not sure we should disturb them.”
“Nonsense, it’s a party. Besides, it’s my turn to have a chat with our lovely hostess anyway.”