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A few days later, Tina arrives home and walks though to the kitchen. She puts down her bag and then notices Andrew standing by the dining room table, which is set with candles and a bottle of champagne chilling.
She approaches slowly, her eyes scanning over the table.
(Tina) What’s all this?
Andrew smiles at her.
(Andrew) Something exciting
Tina looks uncertainly back at him.
Andrew steps towards her and hands her an envelope. She pauses as she holds the envelope in her hand before slowly opening it and pulling out two airplane tickets. She looks at the tickets with a furrowed brow, before raising her eyes to meet Andrew’s.
(Tina) Andrew what is this?
(Andrew) Well, I know we’ve never seen eye to eye on the wedding, and that you’d prefer to just elope and skip the whole Rhys-Baker circus
He smiles at her.
(Andrew) So, you win
Tina takes a deep breath and stares back at him.
(Andrew smiles) We can elope. No drama, no politicians, no bullshit. Just us
He continues smiling at her as she again looks down at the tickets, caught completely off guard and unsure of how to respond.
(Tina) Andrew, these are for next week
(Andrew smiles) Yep. It’s a good time with the campaign to step away for a few days. I’ve cleared the schedule
He places his hands on her shoulders, still smiling broadly.
(Andrew) Wait here, I’ll get us glasses for the champagne
He continues talking to her as he makes his way to the kitchen.
(Andrew) I’m actually excited, I don’t know why I didn’t agree to this years ago. Just don’t tell my mother
Tina continues to stand still, staring at the tickets in her hand.
Meanwhile, Bette’s house. Bette is sitting outside by the pool and Shane walks through from next door holding two beers. She hands one to Bette who smiles at her as she takes it. They sit together in silence for a while, both sipping on their drinks.
Shane eventually turns to her.
(Shane) We don’t have to talk about anything if you don’t want to. I just thought you might want some company.
Bette smiles at her and sighs.