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The next day on Gio’s private jet:
With the assignment complete the team has been summoned back to New York to headquarters.
While sitting in their seats waiting for the jet to be fueled, Bette filled Cyrus and Tony in on her encounter with Tina and the woman oddly appearing beside her right after Tina left the bar area
“Holy shit Bette “ Cyrus awkwardly rubs the back of his neck not knowing what else to say.
Tony sighed before bringing his finger to tap gently on his chin while in thought
“I can’t imagine the shock of seeing her again. I remember standing with you on the balcony that night when you came back from the hospital. It almost broke you Bette. I hated seeing you like that” Tony says sadly and sighs
Bette nods as Alexis pats Tony’s leg
Tony had been the only member of the organization besides Gio that even knew what Tina looked like. Cyrus and Alexis joined after Gio moved the headquarters to New York so those two were the only ones who knew at the time
“I never thought I would see her again. I figured what are the chances that we would show up at the same club at the same time in a city with millions of people.. Besides.. Tina never was a club goer. She wasn’t into that and nevertheless there she was with a girlfriend” and just her saying the word again stabbed her own heart.
The cabin went silent except for Tony steadily tapping his finger on his chin
Bette knew Tony long enough to know the wheels were turning in his mind. Tony was second in command of The Fraction behind Gio. The ex Mafia turned hired trained assassin organization made up the finest sniper, hacker intelligence, and surveillance experts in the world. He,along with Leone “Gio” Giovanni, broke away from the LA based Donatello Mafia crime family in 2006 and formed The Fraction exclusively to bring down individuals the US government wanted disposed of. They gave Bette a purpose after she left Tina. They saved her from herself and they were her family and she was grateful for them .
“What is it Tony?” Bette asks while the captain’s voice blared through the speakers to prepare for departure