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(Alice) I don’t think they’ll have told anyone. Shane has probably forgotten by now, and I’m not sure Dana knew what I was talking about in the first place
Bette laughs and they smile at each other.
(Bette) You should be nicer to Dana
(Alice) I know
(Bette) OK well can you give them another update please? Make sure they know to keep it under wraps?
(Alice nods) Sure
(Bette) Thank you
Bette gives her a reproachful look as she takes a sip of coffee.
Alice glances over Bette’s shoulder.
(Alice) Actually tell them yourself, here they come
Shane and Dana approach and sit down at the table.
(Dana) Tell us what?
Shane looks to Bette.
(Bette sighs) Yes, Tina. It’s fine you both know but I don’t want anything going any further than this table
(Shane) No problem
(Dana) Yes, no problem. Though why are we trying so hard to protect her secret?
(Bette) It’s in my interest to avoid this coming out too Dane. I have to work with Andrew, he can’t find this out
(Shane) Do you think you should consider pulling out of this arrangement with him?
(Bette sighs) I can’t. It’s gone too far now, I’m committed
Bette shrugs and they all look at her pensively for a moment.
(Alice) You know, I would have thought you’d be angrier about all of this. About what she did to you
(Bette) She said the same thing
Alice frowns at her and Bette sighs.
(Bette) She never promised me anything Al, and she made it clear we wouldn’t be seeing one another again when we parted ways. Really what did she do that was so terrible?
Alice shakes her head.
(Alice) I swear you’re not yourself with this woman. She’s cast a spell on you or something
Bette shrugs and has a sip of her coffee.
(Alice) Well I’m angry. It’s bullshit. Frame it how you like but she led you on. Why continue seeing you and travelling around with you after she got what she wanted?
(Bette) I suspect she was having as much fun as I was. I think maybe she got carried away