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The blonde chuckles.
Tina – Lately … not much … because of our current project. Not much free time!
Bette – Movie or TV?
Tina – Movie. (pause) But I like jogging in the morning, when I can find the time … which is mainly on weekends these days.
The brunette nods.
Bette – I like jogging on weekends too, but not in the morning.
The blonde smiles teasingly.
Tina – Are you a sleepyhead on weekends?
Bette – Um … probably yes.
Bette – Besides, my friends like to meet for brunch on weekends. And they definitely don’t like jogging!
Tina – Brunches are a very good reason to skip jogging! (pause) Where do you generally go?
Bette – The place I told you about … the coffeeshop in my neighborhood.
Tina – Ahh … your home away from home!
Bette – You could say that. We like to hang out there often.
Tina – Where is this magical place?
Bette –West Hollywood. (pause) The Planet … have you heard?
The blonde shakes her head.
Tina – No. I live more to the East.
Bette – Well … as I said, they have great coffee! (pause) You should stop by sometime …
Tina – I’m more of a tea person.
Bette – They have that too!
Alice – Bette!
The two women turn around and see that almost everyone is already seated at the dinner table, Eric being distracted across the room in an animated conversation with another man. The brunette turns to the blonde and makes an inviting gesture.
Bette – Shall we?
Tina smiles and makes her way to the table followed by the gallery owner.
Alice – Marina, how many women here are …
Bette – I mentioned The Planet to her …
She mutters to herself.
Alice – Eh?
Bette looks up and sees Alice and Marina staring at her.
Bette – Uh … we were talking about coffee … and I told Tina how good your coffee is.
Marina – Thanks! It’s always good to get new customers.
Bette – How long did she stay?
Alice – Oh, just a few minutes.
Marina – She asked about you.