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Bette led Tina down the hallway. Just past the bathroom on the right was an open door to what appeared to be the master bedroom. The open door allowed Tina to get a sneak peek as they walked by. She couldn’t help but feel a slight tinge of disappointment when they passed it up in favor of the last door on the left.
As she entered, the blonde music executive gasped at the site. An entire wall was made up of custom built-in shelves which held 1000s of vinyl albums, cassette tapes, and compact discs. On the opposite wall was a state of the art home stereo system with two large speakers on either side. Just above the stereo hung framed black and white photos of Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and, from what Tina gathered, “Little Vinny” Porter in each photo with them.
The most interesting item that caught Tina’s attention, though, was the shiny piano that sat in the corner of the room beneath two windows that overlooked the side and front yards.
“A 1923 Steinway O-180 Mini Grand?” she asked as stroked the ebonized wood over the fall.
The brunette’s surprise at Tina’s knowledge of the year and model of her most valuable possession was written all over her face. She stood frozen at the doorway as she watched Tina lower herself onto the stool and slide open the fall to reveal the ivory keys.
“You play?” Bette asked in response, heart racing to be able to share just one more thing with this gorgeous woman.
“Nope.” Tina answered without looking at her.
Bette crossed her arms with a smirk after flipping on the lights and dimming them to compliment the dusk light beaming in through the windows.
“Then how can you possibly know that?” she asked as she slowly made her way closer to the instrument.
This time Tina looked back up at the big brown eyes she lost herself in each and every time.
“Umm, helllllloooo,” she raised her hand. “Sucker for piano rock right here, remember? Come on, we talked about this.” Tina was smiling as Bette was reminded of the reason she brought her into the media room.
“Yeah, yeah we did.” Bette conceded with a small laugh.