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The gallery owner tries to hide a smile.
Bette – She did …?
Alice turns to the café owner.
Alice – You know what? I’m hungry! What should I eat, Marina?
Marina and Alice discuss the menu options while Bette remains quiet, looking thoughtful, with a slight smile on her face.
Tina’s apartment, evening: Tina opens the door wearing a sexy black mini skirt and spaghetti strap top ensemble, and smiles.
Tina – Hi!
Eric comes in with a grin and checks her out.
Eric – You look yummy …
He wraps an arm around her waist and kisses her lightly.
Eric – Ready to go?
She wraps her arms around his neck and kisses him passionately.
Eric – Mmmm …
He closes the door behind him with his foot. While kissing, she walks backward to the hallway, pulling him into her bedroom.
Bette’s backyard, night: Bette is sitting in a lounge chair by the pool drinking a beer.
Flashback, Bette Porter Gallery, morning: Bette enters her office, dropping her purse and briefcase on her modern desk and sitting in her elegant chair. A few seconds later, James comes in.
James – Morning, Bette!
Bette – Morning, James!
Bette – I see that the cleaning people did a great job!
James – Yeah! They came in at 7 am and were finished in no time.
Bette – Good!
James – Oh … and they found this.
He places an earring on her desk. Her eyes widen as she picks it up.
Bette – Where did they find it?
She gazes at the pretty piece of jewelry in her hand.
James – The lady said that it was in one of the chairs … at the dining table?
Bette – Huh!
James – Do you want me to find the owner?
Bette – It’s not necessary. Thanks!
James – OK.
He leaves and she continues to gaze at the earring, a grin forming on her face.
Bette – I’m sure she will call …
The brunette smiles wistfully and takes a sip of her beer. Why did she come to The Planet? Could she just be passing by and saw the place? A coincidence? She shakes her head. No! Too many coincidences. She had seen something in the blonde’s eyes … Maybe she was not wrong after all!