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The next week, Bette is in her office at the gallery and answers her cell.
(Bette smiles) Hey Tee
(Tina) Hey baby, sorry I only have a second to talk
(Bette) No problem, what’s going on?
(Tina) Angie’s asked to stay at Jessica’s house on Friday, can you come over?
Bette raises her eyebrows and smiles, and then focuses on her laptop screen and looks at her calendar.
(Bette) Oh my God I actually do have a work dinner
Tina sighs and closes her eyes.
Bette gives a small laugh and raises her eyebrows, and Tina covers her eyes and smiles.
Bette smiles as she focuses back on her laptop.
(Bette) I’ll cancel it
Tina smiles and shakes her head.
(Tina) You don’t have to, sorry. I’m just frustrated with how hard this is, but we can just…
(Bette smiles) Tee I’ll cancel it, I’m emailing James right now. What time should I come over?
(Tina smiles) You’re sure?
(Bette) Of course, I’m dying to see you
(Bette) What time?
(Tina) She’ll go home with her straight from school, so just come over whenever you get out of work. I’ll be here by 6
(Bette smiles) OK
Friday evening, Bette pulls into Tina’s driveway and makes her way to the front door. Tina answers the door while holding her cell to her ear and smiles in apology. Bette smiles at her as she enters and Tina closes the door behind them as she wraps up her call.
(Tina) OK, well I’m happy for you to handle it from here. You need to keep him on a short leash though, and if you need me to step in I can do that. I’ll check in with you again. It’s no problem, thanks, you too
Tina ends the call and turns to say something to Bette, and stops when she notices Bette’s eyes lingering on her skirt. Tina smiles and leans her head to one side as she watches her, and Bette eventually raises her eyes and meets her gaze. They smile at each other.
(Tina) I just got in, I haven’t had a chance to change
(Bette smiles) I’m not complaining
Bette takes a slow step towards her and places her hands against the door on either side of Tina. She leans in and kisses her firmly on the neck, and Tina leans her head back against the door and smiles.