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A few days later, Tina walks through her front door and makes her way to the kitchen where she can hear Andrew preparing dinner. He looks over at her from the stove top when he hears her enter.
(Andrew smiles) Hey
(Tina) Hey, I didn’t even know you’d be home tonight. And now look at all this
(Andrew) Have I not been doing this often enough?
(Tina smiles) You’re fine. Was something cancelled tonight?
Tina makes her way over to the fridge to fetch a bottle of wine.
(Andrew sighs) Bette cancelled
Tina looks over at him.
(Andrew) She’s cancelled everything actually. We won’t be working together
Tina stops still and stares at him.
(Tina) I thought things were fairly full steam ahead now. Can she withdraw just like that?
(Andrew smiles) Well, you tell me counsellor
(Tina sighs) Well no, of course she can’t
(Andrew) She’s certainly opened herself up to all sorts of litigation. Things have moved too far for her to simply repay the investment, it would undoubtedly see her gallery go under
Tina takes a deep breath and continues watching him.
(Tina) So what are you planning to do?
(Andrew) At the end of the day Bette and I are on the same side – politically, socially. There’s a reason I chose her, and the last thing I want to do is bring her down. Not to mention it’s not really the big splash I was wanting in returning to LA – a court battle with a high profile, socially progressive champion of African American artists. I’ll cut my losses here
Tina breathes a sigh of relief and looks at him for a long moment.
(Tina) That’s very good of you, a lot of people would respond spitefully in your position
(Andrew sighs) I know you two hit it off. If you do speak with her try and change her mind, won’t you? Despite all this I’d still love to work with her
Andrew shrugs and moves to the oven as the timer goes off, continuing with the dinner preparations.
The next day, Bette is in her office at the gallery and answers her office phone.
(Bette sighs) Hey, I can’t really talk I’m sorry