This story has been set to a rating of NC-17. Age verification is required to proceed.
”God, baby… I’ve never looked at it from your side, you’re absolutely right. It wasn’t easy for you either, but I just … turned away and concentrated on suppressing her emotions. ”
One of the tears rolled down Bette’s cheek and she quickly put it away.
”Yeah, it hurt a lot, actually. You tried to protect me, but in the end, I was just left alone. And you were left alone.”
”I’m sorry, Angie. I’m really sorry you went through this… and I will try to be more open with you, not only on small things, but also on more important issues. It’s just always been my problem. It’s absolutely not about you or that I don’t trust you. I trust you more than anyone in this world.”
”I know, I know. I just don’t want to be the last person you talk to when you feel bad. ”
”You were never the last person for me. Never. But I don’t know how to show my openness and trust… even to you. When I was your age, my father and I never talked about personal matters. We talked about school, made small talk, but never anything close. I was just brought up like this and it’s been bothering me all my life. It’s not an excuse, just an explanation so you don’t think it’s about you. You know, I told your grandfather that I am a lesbian when I was almost 31. I kept this secret all my youth and for some time in my adult life. We were already together with your mom when he found out about me. And his reaction was terrible. He didn’t take Tina until his last day. We were never really close to him. Of course I loved him very much, but it was an arm’s length relationship. I never wanted to repeat this with my children, but I did it unconsciously. ”
Angie took Bette’s hand and answered in a calm voice
”It’s terrible… you must have been so lonely. I can’t imagine how you can live and know that your parent is not the closest person to you. Mom, don’t tell me you repeated what grandpa did, it’s not true. I am a happy child, I have the most beautiful parents in the world. You and mom have always given me a huge amount of love, attention, understanding, and support… I can’t complain about it. But everyone just has problems or weaknesses. I understand your weakness now, and I don’t blame you for it. You’re the best mom, really.”
Bette put her arm around her daughter and put her hand on her head.
”Promise me you won’t close up like this again, baby. I was so worried about you.”
Bette was whispering, but Angie could hear her clearly.
They held each other for a minute, then Bette pulled back, wiped her eyes, and started talking again
”May I ask how long you’ve been dating Eddie?”
Angie didn’t want to talk about Eddie, but she didn’t want to hurt her mother either
”About two weeks. I don’t know, he’s cool and easy to handle.”
Bette pursed her lips and continued calmly
”Okay. You know that sex is supposed to make you happy and you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do? ”
”Mamaaa, stop it”
Angie smiled and tried to cover her ears, but Bette continued
”Really, no one should force you or give you discomfort. And you both have to take care of the safety, please don’t forget that.”
Angie wanted to end this conversation as soon as possible, so she quickly agreed with Bette and turned the subject to the fact that she wanted ice cream. They left the terrace and went to the kitchen, where Tina was arranging flowers in a vase. She knew immediately that the conversation had gone well and that Bette and Angie had made up. Bette gave Tina a meaningful look with a smile, and Tina knew that Angie was fine. At least for now. Tina also wanted to talk to her daughter, but not today. Too many conversations for one night. Bette was still very worried about Eddie, but now she felt more confident because of their revelations with Angie. The ice has melted and it should be easier now.