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Later in the day, Tina got a text from Angie asking if she could pick her up in an hour. Jordi’s grandma had gotten sick, so the family was going over to be with her and Angie didn’t want to come. She wouldn’t feel comfortable there.
“Off course. I’ll be there in one hour sweetie.” Tina texts back. “Jordi’s grandma got sick. I’m picking Angie up in an hour.” Tina says to Bette. They’re seated on the couch. They have been casually talking. They needed a short break from the heavy stuff, if it was only for a few hours.
“Oh okay. I hope she’ll be okay.” Bette replies, thinking about Jordi’s grandma.
“Yeah. It’ll be good to have Angie back for a little while. I’ve missed her. Soon she’ll move out.” Tina says and smiles at Bette.
“I don’t want to think about that yet. She’s still my baby.” Bette replies with a chuckle.
“She’ll always be our little baby.” Tina says with a loving smile. “Do you ever regret us not having another one?” Tina asks.
“I would’ve loved to have one more, but it didn’t happen. It was fate, I guess. We tried… with the adoption, that didn’t work out. Then the move to New York, where our life got busier.” Bette says as she takes Tina’s hand in hers. “I don’t regret the life we’ve had.” Bette adds as she softly squeezes Tina’s hand to reassure her. Tina wipes a single tear that slipped down her chin.
“There is a lot I regret, but the love we’ve shared and the life we’ve shared is not one of them. What I regret is the things we’ve been talking about for close to a month now. How I withdrew myself from our partnership. I will make an appointment on Monday with a therapist. I have to start getting to the bottom of this. But I don’t have a clue as to where it all started. What made me get that far down the black hole that I couldn’t get out again. I’ve been wrecking my brain as to when it all started.” Tina honestly says as she wipes away a few more tears.
“Do you think it might have something to do with your family? Or the lack of your family?” Bette carefully asks.