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The next morning, Tina’s house. Tina is making a coffee in her kitchen and answers her cell.
(Tina) Hey baby
(Bette smiles) Hey, you’re up early, I thought I might be leaving a message
(Tina sighs) I can’t seem to sleep in anymore. Everything OK?
(Bette) Well, I managed to shift my meetings this morning so I don’t need to be in until after lunch, I was wondering if you wanted to do something?
(Tina) That sounds great baby, if you’re sure you can manage it
(Bette smiles) Yes, it’s fine. You’ll be coming from Alice’s?
(Tina) Ah, no actually, I’m at my house. I’m staying here now
(Bette) Oh. How are you finding it?
(Tina) Still strange, but spending yesterday here with Angie has helped me to see it as more of a home I guess
(Tina) Well, it’s early, do you want to just head here? We can work out what we’re doing?
(Bette) Ah, actually let’s meet somewhere
Tina stops for a moment and then smiles.
(Tina) You wouldn’t be avoiding being alone with me would you baby?
(Bette smiles) Honestly? Yes, that’s exactly what I’m doing
(Bette) I’m finding it increasingly difficult to hold my resolve around you, and I’ve noticed you seem to be slipping up pretty regularly now
(Tina smiles) Sorry baby
(Tina) I’ll admit I’ve lost a bit of motivation in that regard
(Bette sighs) Yes, well me too to be honest
(Tina) So, you think best not spend the morning alone together at my house?
(Bette) Best not
(Tina) With my bed just over there
(Tina smiles) OK
There is a silent moment as both take a breath.
(Tina) So, where am I meeting you?
(Bette) Well I’ll be spending the afternoon cooped up in meeting after meeting. How would you feel about a walk? And we can stop somewhere for lunch?
(Tina smiles) Sure. I haven’t been to Venice Beach yet. We could walk from there? Have lunch in Santa Monica?
(Bette smiles) OK
They meet near the Venice Beach boardwalk and meander along together, Tina enjoying taking in the atmosphere, which feels familiar to her despite the many changes she notices in the area. They hold hands and chat away to each other as they walk.