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“What? I – I don’t even wanna go there. And I wasn’t checking attendance, Aaron. It wasn’t an easy day for me. Dana was my best friend” she said, looking towards the door and her eventual escape.
“Do people even still have those?” Aaron spat at her, amused with himself. “God, Tina that’s sounds like some sad sack Lifetime Movie crap. The small town girl’s big character flaw and eventual downfall when her man strays to the buxom old prom queen, now a divorcée. Ohhh, but they were best friends. So pathetic. Jesus, don’t label yourself a hick. You’ll never be able to get rid of it.”
“Like that little accent” Eric said, swirling the liquid around in his glass. “You know, I’ve got a girl that teaches elocution, you should get in touch with her. You’ve gotta be savvy. A player. Maybe shift that southern belle thing right into the blonde bombshell. You should start thinking of what you want down the road. Be a little far-sighted, Tina.”
She was momentarily staggered. Not in a million years did she think she was stepping into this kind of roasting today. She could feel the rush of heat, the blush that would appear on her cheeks soon enough. She wanted to drip ice through her veins, to stop it dead in its tracks.
She rose quickly and headed to the small bar in the corner, picking up her own rocks glass and filling it with a healthy pour of a dark liquid she could only assume was scotch or bourbon in one of the decanters.
She made her way back to the chair, sat down heavily and swallowed it, smacking the empty glass down on the low coffee table in front of her, looking Eric dead in his icy blue eyes.
“Eric, what’s with your interest in my career trajectory all of a sudden, huh?”
“Helena Peabody and I were talking about you. She wants to get more involved in the process and was asking what else you had in development” he said, taking a small sip of his drink, his eyes never leaving hers.
“Oh? Really?” she asked, if a little weakly.
“Don’t sound so surprised” he chuckled humorlessly. “You’re talented.”