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They finish their meal and make their way to a nearby bar for a drink. They sit alongside each other on a couch, close together and leaning towards one another.
(Bette) Have you been here before?
(Tina nods) Yes, just the once. Helena brought me
Bette nods and they both glance around.
(Tina) It’s a bit more upmarket than where we had dinner
(Bette) A bit, yes
Their drinks arrive and are placed on the small table in front of the couch and they both thank the staff member and pick up their glasses. They lean back into the couch again and Tina has a sip of her drink. Bette watches her for a moment before speaking.
(Bette) There’s something I wouldn’t mind talking to you about
Tina looks over at her, taking a moment to examine her before responding.
Bette has a sip of her drink and Tina watches her.
(Tina) Is everything OK?
Bette looks back at her and smiles.
(Bette) Yes, everything’s fine. I just wondered if we could have a conversation about what we’re doing
Tina raises her eyebrows and takes a breath and Bette gives her a reassuring smile, waving her hand dismissively as she leans forward and places her glass back on the table.
(Bette) It’s not one of those conversations, don’t worry
Bette leans back again and they smile at each other.
(Bette) I know we spoke about things early on, but I thought it might be a good idea to touch base again
Tina furrows her brow and nods.
(Tina) Of course. What is it you want to talk about?
(Bette) Well, we’ve been seeing each other a lot. Spending a lot of time together, going out, doing different things. It’s more than I usually would in this sort of situation, and I want to check in with you. Make sure I’m clear on where the boundaries are
Tina looks at her for a long moment, trying to read her.
(Tina) Has this been confusing? Do you want to see one another less?
Bette smiles and shakes her head.
(Bette) No, that’s not what I’m saying
Tina frowns as she waits for Bette to continue, and Bette smiles at her. When Bette doesn’t say anything further Tina eventually smiles and looks at her with her head leaned to one side.