"Now don't go getting dressed for me, I'll be right over"The half naked trio stare at the closing door, stunned. Barbara is full of conflicting emotions from wanting to love her sister to wanting to do something not very positive. She takes a deep breath and goes to visit Beulah's new apartment.
Arriving at the door to #516, she moves into the apartment taking in all the rich furnishings. Beulah makes idle chit chat about their upcoming debut at the Data Lounge that eveing as Barbara moves towards the windows at the back of the rather overly large loft-style apartment."Why Beulah, you can see my box perfectly from here"At this Barbara breaks down. Compassion from her sister, something she had yearned for since she was a little girl locked in the play-closet for hours by a laughing Beulah. Maybe Beulah had changed. The tears from her youth pour out of Barbara.
"Oh, is that your home sweetie.""Oh Beulah, it's been a very hard day. My best friend, my little girl whose name I never knew, died this morning, I almost lost my job before I had one at the Data Lounge, then you showed up and I had no idea what evil you might be up to, then I got the job at the Data Lounge but not on my skill alone but as a team with you, then I find out you are moving into this luxury building next to my other best friends, and then...Barbara is inconsolable. Beulah doesn't try either. Meanwhile the boys have rearranged themselves and are standing in the door to the apartment."Can we help"Beulah starts to respond, but thinking better of it, motions to Barbara. Now that her audience has arrived, Beulah goes into action. Her face becomes a mask of grief and terror, yet at the same time bubbles with optimism. The boys know this face well, it is Barbara's face when she is up against those tough times. But what the boys don't see is the cynicism lines from the corner of Beulah's eyes.
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Beulah rushes to her sister and throws her arms around her."Barbara, I had no idea how hard life must have been for you."The abrupt reversal from a rare bout of self-pity to hope and renewal leaves Barbara with more tears.
"But Beulah, I wrote you every day..."
"Yes, yes, but my secretary was abominable with the mail. But Barbara, you simply must let me take care of you. You will simply have to come live with me."
"With you... oh Beulah... oh... oh.... oh...""Now now, of course with me. I can fix up a cot here in the kitchen, which you will keep spotless and a few other things in the apartment I need you to do, let me see, where did I put that shopping list..."Barbara barely hears Beulah as she contemplates the idea of a functional commode. Even if she did, Barbara doesn't believe in charity and would expect to help out around the apartment. It is her duty to try and repay Beulah for her shockingly recent kindness. The boys satisfied they were intruding, back out of the apartment and went to tend to never-ending business. Beulah watches them leave with a beatific smile on her face."Ciao ragazzi, I'll be over soon for my apple pie."
- Does Barbara become Beulah's mule?
- Will the child receive a Christian burial?
- Will the boys ever get dressed?
On The Next Episode of BARBARA'sChastity D. Style, the high strung and somewhat verbose fashionably thin blonde wearing a La Croix pink and white baby doll number, spends too much time in paranoia that others are or would want to copy her rather extreme mode of dress and fancies herself a fashion pioneer when she is suddenly brought to reality that her pioneering days were over last decade and in her despair forgets her early morning make-up call where if she had shown up would have replaced Constance Massengill to star as the fading chanteuse who is the French maid for the boys in #510.