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(Bette) How did she even get there?
Tina glances at Angelica.
(Tina) Oh, I don’t know actually
Bette walks towards the coatstand near her office door and reaches for her handbag and coat.
(Bette) I’m leaving now, I’ll pick her up in 20 minutes. I just need to…
Tina interrupts her.
(Tina) Hold on
Bette pauses and waits for her to continue.
(Tina) I think she wants to talk to me, and I’d like to spend some time with her too. I know school is important but how would you feel about letting her spend the day with me?
Bette stands still for a moment as she considers this. She replaces her handbag on the coatstand and walks back to her desk and sits down.
(Bette nods) OK
(Tina smiles) Thank you
Bette nods and takes a breath.
(Tina) Yes… Bette
(Bette) Nice save
Tina smiles and glances again towards Angelica.
(Bette) I don’t know what she’s going to want to talk to you about, but if she wants to know details from back then, about our relationship, you can feel free to tell her whatever you like
(Tina frowns) Really?
Tina holds up a finger to Angelica and makes her way to Alice’s spare bedroom, shutting the door behind her.
(Tina) I was planning on steering clear of that topic really. From how she was talking the other night she doesn’t seem to know anything about us as a couple. I assumed you had your reasons, and I was going to respect that
(Bette sighs) I appreciate it, but no, there are no reasons
Bette leans her elbow on her desk and rubs her forehead.
(Bette) Honestly I think we’ve both avoided the topic with her because it’s just too painful to talk about. But if Angie’s interested and has sought you out now, then I think it’s fine for you to answer any questions she has about back then
Tina nods as she listens.
(Bette) I think it might be good for her to see evidence of something between us other than hostility. And what better evidence than you
(Tina smiles) OK
(Bette) OK. Well tell her I’ll pick her up after work
(Tina smiles) Sure