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Two weeks later, Tina is in her office at the university and is wrapping up a conference call. She fidgets with her cell phone throughout the meeting, glancing periodically at the screen.
After her meeting concludes she picks up the phone and holds it for a moment, making a decision. She eventually sighs and places a call.
The call rings out and Bette’s voicemail picks up. Tina considers leaving a message and thinks better of it, ending the call. She immediately places another.
(James) Bette Porter Gallery
(Tina) Hi James
James answers warmly.
(James) Hi Tina
Tina rubs her forehead.
(Tina) Do you think I should take something from you now recognising my voice and the fact I’ve had zero response from her?
James smiles and speaks kindly.
(James) It’s up to you Tina, I’m happy to keep taking your messages
(Tina) But I’m pretty sure they’re not actually reaching her, right?
(James) I can’t say, I’m sorry
(Tina) I know
Tina sighs as she runs her hand through her hair.
(Tina) So, I’m guessing she’s not in?
(James) Sorry, did you want to leave a message?
(Tina sighs) No, thank you though
(Tina) Thanks James, I imagine we’ll do this again
(James smiles) OK, bye Tina
Later that day, Bette and James are sitting in Bette’s office arranging the invite list for her upcoming event.
(James) Caroline and Margot Sanchez
(James) And the usual suspects obviously, Alice, Shane and Dana
(Bette) Of course
(James) And finally, Andrew Rhys-Baker and Tina Kennard
Bette looks over at him and pauses for a moment.
(Bette) Extend the invitation, but I’m not sure they’ll be attending
James makes a note on his clipboard.
(Bette) And change it to Andrew and Tina Rhys-Baker
James looks up at her.
(Bette) So that’s the last then?
James continues looking at her for a moment.
(James) Yes, that’s all
(Bette) Great, thank you James
James gathers his notes and moves towards the door. He pauses in the doorway and looks back at Bette.
(James) I know you asked me to stop relaying her messages, but she’s still calling. I thought maybe it was important to tell you that