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From her desk in the adjoining room, Kathy hears her laughter and smiles.
Bette’s office, morning: James knocks on the door and pops his head in.
James – Bette, a phone call from a Tina Kennard. She says it is personal. Will you take it?
Her face lights up.
Bette – Yes!
She picks up the phone and places her hand on the speaker.
Bette – Uh … James?
James – Yes?
Bette – From now on, I will be answering all phone calls from Tina. You don’t need to ask. And please give her name to security. She can come in anytime.
James – OK.
She waits for James to leave and a smile appears on her face.
Bette – Good Morning!
Tina is at her office desk gazing at the rose in her hand. She smiles at the sound of the brunette’s voice.
Tina – Morning! (pause) I received your rose … and I loved it!
Bette grins and leans back on her chair.
Bette – You did …?
The blonde sighs, her voice low and sensual.
Tina – It is so beautiful, so …
She caresses her cheek with the rose.
Tina – … soft …
She brings the rose to her nose and inhales.
Tina – … and it smells …
She closes her eyes.
Tina – … amazing …
The brunette closes her eyes, her voice silky, seductive.
Bette – Just like you …
Tina – Mmm … have I told you that you have the sexiest voice?
The gallery owner chuckles delighted.
Tina – And an irresistible chuckle?
Bette’s voice turns deeper, full of desire.
Bette – Have I told you that you have the softest skin …
The blonde caresses her face with the rose.
Bette – … and the sweetest lips?
Tina – Mmmm … no, you do.
Bette – I want to see you, Tina.
Tina opens her eyes and sighs.
Tina – I know! I want to see you too …
Kathy comes into the room, startling her. She drops the rose on her desk and sits up straight, before speaking into the phone.
Tina – A second.
Kathy – The attorneys are here.
The producer nods.
Tina – Give me a minute!
Her assistant leaves.
Tina – Hey, I have a meeting waiting.
The gallery owner sighs.
Bette – Sure …
Tina – We will talk later, OK?
Bette – OK.