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Chapter 42 Mi Casa, Su Casa
Tina’s office, morning: Tina is at her desk gazing at the Janet Crow picture on the wall and looking pensive. She makes a phone call.
Tina – Hey …What are you doing for lunch today?
The scene switches to Bette’s office.
Bette – I’ll probably ask James to order a salad.
Tina – Hmm …
Bette – Do you have a better idea?
Tina – Why don’t you come over and have lunch with me instead?
The brunette looks surprised.
Bette – You mean … to your office?
Tina – Uh-huh … It’s about time you see your present on my wall.
Bette – Wow … I’d love to see it!
Tina – Then show up at twelve! I’ll give your name to security.
Bette – I’ll be there!
Tina’s office, midday: Bette comes in accompanied by a lady and stops near Kathy’s desk, outside Tina’s office.
Lady – It’s this office, Miss Porter. Kathy will take good care of you.
Bette – Thank you!
The lady leaves.
The brunette makes her way to Kathy.
Bette – Hi, I have an appointment with Tina Kennard.
Kathy – Oh, Bette Porter, right?
Bette – Yes.
Kathy – I recognized your voice, Miss Porter. I’m Kathy, Tina’s executive assistant.
Bette – Oh … hi, Kathy! The voice at the other end of the line!
The assistant nods smiling.
Kathy – Just a second, Miss Porter.
She makes a phone call.
Kathy – Tina … Miss Porter is here to see you. (pause) OK.
She turns to Bette.
Kathy – She will be here in a second.
Bette – Thanks!
Kathy – I saw your gallery on TV this past weekend, Miss Porter … a very exciting exhibit.
Bette – Oh yes …you should come and see! It will be open to the public for four weeks.
Kathy – I probably will!
Tina opens the door and smiles warmly.
Tina – Hi!
Bette – Hi!
They kiss on the cheek.
The producer makes an inviting gesture.
Tina – Come in!
Kathy – Tina, I’ll be leaving shortly, but they will deliver the food in the next ten minutes.
Tina – Thank you, Kathy!
She follows her girlfriend into the office and closes the door.
Tina’s office, midday: Bette is looking at the picture on the wall when Tina closes the door.
Tina – I can’t stop gazing at it.