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The next morning, Bette wakes first and lies still as she looks to Tina and takes in the image of her sleeping beside her. She continues to hold her arm around Tina’s waist and takes in the feel of their bodies nestled closely together, holding her close as she savours the moment.
Tina eventually stirs and moves in Bette’s arms to roll onto her back, stretching her arms over her head. She blinks for a moment as she looks around the room before looking over at Bette with a sleepy smile.
(Tina) Morning baby
(Bette smiles) Good morning
They smile at each other.
(Bette) You slept well?
(Tina nods) Yes, very well
They share a smile and Tina then reaches out and takes Bette’s hand, gently stroking along her fingers.
(Tina) I have to remind myself how long it’s been for you since we’ve done this. Does it feel very strange?
Bette props herself up on her elbow and looks back at her.
(Bette) It does, in a way. But it also doesn’t feel strange at all
Tina smiles at her, and Bette focuses her gaze on their hands. She looks back to Tina.
(Bette) I thought you might forget yourself, waking up together like this
(Tina) Hoping for another kiss, were we?
(Bette smiles) Well…
Tina laughs and raises an eyebrow at her.
(Tina) Careful Porter. If you start misbehaving we’ll stand no chance of respecting that line everyone keeps talking about
(Bette smiles) I didn’t think that was a particular concern of yours
(Tina sighs) I don’t want to get you in trouble baby. I’m trying my best but I have my limits
Tina smiles at her.
(Tina) So keep it together
(Bette smiles) OK
Tina sighs and looks around the room.
(Tina) And no, I didn’t forget myself. We’d never sleep in this room, that was my first clue
Bette glances around.
(Bette) Sorry, you did say you wanted to sleep in our bed together, and I guess we didn’t do that
Tina smiles over at her.
(Tina) Baby I could sleep with you literally any place at all and it would feel like home
They share a long look and continue to smile at each other, both gently playing with the other’s fingers.