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(Bette sighs) No, we’ve both been trying to call but we keep missing each other. We’re in very different routines at the moment I guess, it’s hard to find a time that works
(Tina) Well when is she back?
(Bette) I don’t even know exactly. She has performances coming up here, so definitely sometime before the weekend
(Bette) I really wanted to give her warning about everything that’s going on before she arrives back
(Tina) I know it’s not ideal but have you thought about leaving a message? Or sending an email?
(Bette) I would but I don’t think she’d check them anyway. She doesn’t really know how to use her phone
(Tina smiles) Ah, I can relate
(Bette) I’ll keep trying
Tina stifles a yawn and Bette smiles as she glances over and checks the time on her bedside table.
(Bette) Well I’ll let you get some sleep Tee
(Tina ) OK baby, I’m looking forward to tomorrow night
(Bette) Me too, goodnight
(Tina) Goodnight baby
The next evening, the Planet. Bette arrives and makes her way over to join Alice, Shane and Dana. Bette smiles at them as she stands by their table.
(Bette) Hey, Tina’s not here yet?
(Shane) On her way
(Dana) She’s coming straight from a therapy session so we’re not sure how long she’ll be
Bette nods and Alice looks at her.
(Alice) You know you used to enjoy our company also
Bette smiles and rolls her eyes.
(Alice shrugs) Just saying
Shane smiles as she gestures towards the pitcher sitting on the table.
Bette smiles and shakes her head.
(Bette) Thanks but I’ll head to the bar, crazy day so I feel like something stronger
As Bette approaches the bar she sees Tina walking through the entrance door and they meet eyes, smiling broadly at each other. They both move towards the other and Tina places her hands on Bette’s shoulders as Bette rests hers on Tina’s hips.
(Bette smiles) Hi
Tina looks around the room.
(Tina) Is everyone here already? My session went over
(Bette nods) Yes, they’ve got a table
Tina nods, then looks back at her and smiles. Bette gestures towards an unoccupied set of couches nearby.