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Chapter 29 What Friends Are For
Meg – What to make of this?
The blonde shrugs and shakes her head.
Tina – I don’t know …
Bette – She is right! I don’t see any girlfriend either.
She grabs her purse and stands up to leave.
Alice – Bette …
The brunette raises her hand in a careless wave and walks away, looking distraught.
Alice – Bette!
Bette leaves the bar and Alice shakes her head.
Alice – Fuck! (pause) Fuck, Tina!
Meg’s guest bedroom, night: Meg and Tina are sitting in bed side by side, resting on pillows.
Meg – You didn’t know? You didn’t know that you felt this way toward women?
The blonde shakes her head.
Tina – She was the first woman who made me feel this way. I mean … I find women beautiful, even sexy … but so do you, right?
Meg – Hmm … I’m thinking of all those times that we showered together at the gym …
She has a mischievous look.
Meg – You never felt anything?
Tina – Eww … You are like my sister!
Meg – You could find out that you always secretly desired my irresistible body!
The blonde chuckles.
Tina – Keep dreaming!
Meg sighs and turns serious.
Meg – I’m kidding … but that’s a lot to take in.
Tina – I know … I appreciate your humor.
Her friend is silent for a moment.
Meg – Do you think that you are a lesbian?
Tina – I don’t know … I’m having a relationship with a woman. Will Eric be my last boyfriend? I don’t know …
Meg – Look … I’ve seen Bette Porter on the local news. She is sexy, charming, stunning … Brad was in love with her! Are you sure that you are not … flattered by the attention?
Meg – ‘Cause I’m not sure that if I were single, I wouldn’t fall for her charms and maybe experiment. Hell … that would answer all Brad’s prayers!
The producer rolls her eyes.
Meg – Can it be something that you are curious to experience and get out of your system?
Tina – I never had this curiosity before, Goldie.
Meg – Yes, but she hit on you, right?
The blonde smiles.
Tina – She did …