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Bette is in her office and places a call to Tina, who answers at her desk.
(Tina smiles) Hey, how’s your day going?
(Bette) Not too bad, I’m just in the office this morning catching up on things. How about you?
(Tina) Same really, I have an afternoon of meetings so I’m just signing off on a few things this morning
(Bette) OK well I won’t keep you, I was just wondering what your plans are this weekend? Could I see you Friday night?
(Tina) Well, I’m getting an early night actually, they’re expecting the UK general election result to finally come in overnight, so I’ll be up crazy early Saturday
(Bette) You’re the only person I’ve ever met who treats foreign elections like the Superbowl
(Tina smiles) I know, it’s actually less weird now that I’m in the industry, it was way weirder when I was younger
(Bette) Well, it’s been a long time but do you think I could join you? Or is that a relationship privilege?
(Tina) I’d like that. Though I’m not sure you ever saw it as a privilege
(Bette smiles) Well at least this one will be in English, that Malaysian one was not my favourite
(Tina smiles) I’ll admit it was a bit hard to follow
(Tina) Well ok then, come and stay Friday night and I’ll set the alarm for early Saturday
(Bette smiles) Can’t wait
(Tina smiles) Well I better run. Bye baby
(Bette) Bye Tee
Day of the UK general election result announcement, Tina’s apartment, 2am. Bette and Tina are lying in bed when the alarm goes off. Bette moves towards the alarm clock, groaning and trying to turn it off while Tina raises her arms above her head and stretches out next to her.
(Bette) Oh my God, why did I agree to this?
(Tina) I appreciate it baby
Tina smiles over at her.
(Tina) I’m so excited
(Bette sighs) I know, I remember
Tina rolls towards her and kisses her, smiling excitedly.
(Tina) Election day
(Bette) Well, somewhere in the world
They arrive in the lounge and Tina sits on the edge of the couch and turns on the TV as Bette collapses down next to her and leans into a cushion.