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Chapter 3 A Party Invitation
Previously: Tina, Alice and Marina are talking at The Planet.
Tina – Say hi to Bette … for me.
Alice – Sure … we won’t be seeing her this morning around here …
She turns to Marina in gossip.
Alice – Not if she took that hot blonde home last night!
Tina’s smile fades.
The Planet, morning: Bette enters the café and joins Alice at her table.
Bette – Hey!
She sits down.
Alice – Finally! What time did you leave last night?
The brunette yawns.
Bette – Umm … two?
Alice – What about hot blonde?
Bette shakes her head.
Bette – Hot blonde went home. I was tired.
Alice – No, I think you must be sick! Did you at least get her phone number?
The gallery owner rolls her eyes, looking annoyed.
Marina approaches them with a cup of coffee and hands it to her.
Marina – Here it is!
Bette – Thanks, Marina!
She takes a sip of her coffee and the café owner sits down.
Marina – Did you tell her, Alice?
She turns to Bette.
Marina – Your friend Tina stopped by.
The gallery owner looks surprised.
Bette – Tina?!
Alice – Eric’s girlfriend.
Bette’s face lights up.
Bette – Really?! When?
Marina – An hour ago?
The gallery owner looks disappointed.
Bette – What did she come here for?
Alice – What else?
Bette looks self-conscious.
Alice – Coffee!
Marina – She said that she had a meeting to go.
Bette – Ahh …
She looks distracted for a moment.
Flashback, Bette Porter Gallery, night: Bette and Tina are at the artist dinner, looking at a picture on the wall. The brunette turns to look at the blonde and smiles as she reaches up to touch her hair.
Bette: Oh … You’ve lost your earring in your hair, here.
She gets the earring out of Tina’s hair and holds it on her palm for the blonde to take.
Tina: Thank you.
She smiles shyly.
The brunette returns the smile as Tina takes the earring and they look back at the picture.
Bette – What do you like about this picture?
Tina – It reminds me of … old times … fun times!
Bette glances at her.
Bette – What do you like doing for fun?