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    Chapter 5 – Please Don’t Go

    Previously

    “Tina,” Bette playfully swats at her daughter as she stands up and laughs heartily, “Angie is SOOOOOOOO well behaved when you’re here. You have to stay.”

     “Well, we have two weeks.” Tina smiles back up at Bette. “Let’s make the most of it.”

    “Hey, let’s snap a selfie.” Angie proposes, reaching for her phone on the night stand. “Mom, you take it. You have such long arms.”

    “Oh my god.” Tina bursts out laughing at what Angie just said. “You’re so right.”

    Angie joins in laughing as well.

    “Hey, “Bette frowns at them both as she looks down at her still well -toned arms. “What’s wrong with my arms?”

    “Oh Bette. Nothing.” Tina has tears in her eyes as she continues to laugh. “Angie’s just teasing you since you’re so tall and you can reach everything that we can’t.”

    “Well both of you will pay for that.” Bette grins as she attacks both her girls with another bout of tickling. This time Bette aims for Tina.

    “Bette, stop.” Tina‘s laughing, swatting at Bette’s hands as they try to poke her body. “No, don’t.”

    “Mama,” Angie calls over to Tina, “Get Mom when I hold her arms.”

    “Hey,” Bette laughs playfully. “I can still take you two. Remember, I have long arms.”

    More teasing, poking and laughter followed from the three ladies. They all ended up on the bed, twisting and turning. It was some time before the selfie ever got taken of the Porter/Kennards.

    Before the Speech

    It was great that Bette had the opportunity to take a break from the stress of the day and spend some quality time with Tina and Angie. It was good just to laugh and relax if only for a short time.

    Over the years, they had made a commitment to spend one night a week together to just catch up with the other and what was going on in their lives. Angie was always at the center of their activities.  So it became a loved tradition. This family time was easier to execute the first few years in NYC as Angie was in elementary school and Bette her primary caregiver since for the most part, Bette worked from home. Bette usually made the plans and coordinated what evening would be designated according to Tina’s work schedule. As Angie grew older and Bette went back to work full time and Tina became more involved in her demanding position with Focus Features, their special night didn’t always happen and they became less frequent. Either Tina or Bette couldn’t make it that particular evening and that week was skipped. Then another and another.  Finally, the special evenings together just stopped.

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    1. Oh god, you made me cry with the memory about both rings, so heart breaking, i felt my own heart breaking for Bette, losing Kit and losing her love of her life again, to see her walking away again.

      Why couldn’t they save their relationship. Why do they make the same mistake over and over again, instead of talking to each other, they turn away from each other.

      Bette has changed, but now takes into account the feelings and needs of others. I thought she already did when she and Tina got back together and then moved to NY for Tina’s work. The problem they are struggling with is to keep talking about what is on their mind, about the nice things and the less nice things, their feelings.

      Bette is doing everything to make Tina happy by agreeing to a divorce so that Tina can find herself for the hundredth time. Does Tina realize what Bette is doing or has done for her to make her happy? I suspect not. She seems to constantly blame Bette for everything instead of looking at herself.

      It’s time to speak up and make sure they don’t make the same mistakes again in the future. Love is still there for each other and I really want to see them together again, with Angie as a family. So Tina, please stay. Bette and Angie need you just as you need them. Let them work to become a happy family again.

      I think it’s a great story and hope it ends with Tibette and Angie as one family again.

      Thank you for the chapter. Look forward to the next one!

      • Posting this for Bibi28 who seems to be having a technical problem with posting herself.

        Hi Collins,

        I have problems to post my comment. I thought i send it via this pm.

        ”Oh god, you made me cry with the memory about both rings, so heart breaking, i felt my own heart breaking for Bette, losing Kit and losing her love of her life again, to see her walking away again.

        Why couldn’t they save their relationship. Why do they make the same mistake over and over again, instead of talking to each other, they turn away from each other.

        Bette has changed, but now takes into account the feelings and needs of others. I thought she already did when she and Tina got back together and then moved to NY for Tina’s work. The problem they are struggling with is to keep talking about what is on their mind, about the nice things and the less nice things, their feelings.

        Bette is doing everything to make Tina happy by agreeing to a divorce so that Tina can find herself for the hundredth time. Does Tina realize what Bette is doing or has done for her to make her happy? I suspect not. She seems to constantly blame Bette for everything instead of looking at herself.

        It’s time to speak up and make sure they don’t make the same mistakes again in the future. Love is still there for each other and I really want to see them together again, with Angie as a family. So Tina, please stay. Bette and Angie need you just as you need them. Let them work to become a happy family again.

        I think it’s a great story and hope it ends with Tibette and Angie as one family again.

        Thank you for the chapter. Look forward to the next one!”

      • Bibi –
        Thanks so much for your thoughts & expression of feelings.

        Yes, the rings scene was heartbreaking for both of them.

        Yes, they both know they have work to do. And yes, they still love each other. That is never in question.

        The next few chapters flush that out and how they can work towards a better understanding of the why’s in their actions over the years. Tina still has a lot to ask forgiveness for and Bette has to demonstrate that she has indeed changed and doesn’t have to be the center of attention in their relationship.

        Angie keeps quietly pushing them together & asking inquiring questions. She wants her parents back together too,

        We find out in the next chapter if Tina stayed and what was the reaction by Bette and Angie.

        Thanks for reading and loved your comment.

      • Hey SuperK,

        Thanks for saying that.

        Much more to come. Love takes many turns along the way over the years. Theirs’ has probably taken more than necessary, but that was the OG & Gen Q writers doing.

        Looking back at the Tina’s story line from OG, we never got to know anything about her besides her being with Bette and their relationship. She is just as complex and intriguing as Bette in my mind. Two strong women eternally drawn to each other. What fun!!!!!!!!!

        Thanks for reading!!

        • Collin

          I so agree. I think the OG did a disservice to the Tina character and the Tibette relationship without a back story, We get why Bette does what she does, but Tina is a blank slate which makes it difficult to understand her motivations.

          K

          • SuperK,

            Agreed about the lack of back story on Tina & Tibette in general. I think that IC wanted Bette & Tina to dissolve their relationship fairly early in the OG be & stay apart.
            Think IC wanted Bette to a big player who has multiple hook ups & relationships.

            However, she didn’t anticipate the relationship that Jennifer & Laurel developed and the chemistry that was between them. By that time & the huge support people gave to Tibette, she was stuck with them being a couple – even if it was on & off.

            I do hope that Jennifer exerts her full power as Ex Producer & makes the writers do a much better job at their story line.

            I did a little tabulation this past week on how many major/minor characters were in the OG & calculated about 35 that some sort of story line in the show. That’s way tooooo many characters to keep track of & write scenes for. Gen Q is the same way – tooooo many minor characters.

            The point being that they didn’t have time to develop full story lines, background on characters & explore their feelings about situations or events.

            If we look back to Queer as Folk, there were about 10 characters that got significant story lines & had time to develop their history & time lines. Just a shame.

            Thanks for the additional comments & keep the faith!

            • Collin,

              Wow, my thinking is right in line with yours on all subjects.

              IC wanted Jenny to be the focal point and it just didn’t work for many reasons. LH and JB are so talented and really have these two characters down. I think they probably have their own back stories to help them dig deep for the emotions. I agree that JB needs to step up and push for better development of this storyline. If I was her, I would reach out to a more mature female writer or even one that was from the old series that wrote for these characters. The current writers responsible for their storyline are lacking for sure.

              And as far as the minor characters, OMG, how can any character get developed with so many characters moving in and out. There is something to be said about ensemble cast, but you have to have skilled writers for that type of production, it is very hard to intertwine all the characters and give them substance as they play off each other.

              K

              • SuperK ,

                Jenny was doomed from the first scene as she was over the top & had waaaaaay too many personality issues and problems.

                Agree that Jen & Laurel were at the top of the most talented actresses in the show.

                Leisha & Kate should also step up to the plate for their characters as well. ‘Shane & Alice’ story lines at times were pretty bad as well. Maybe they all need to read the definition of Executive Producer ?????

                Thanks again

                • I am so in line with these comments here!

                  I am also in tears over the rings and the final ‘Come here’ finished me off!

                  You will not be surprised to know I Love this story!

                  Stay safe and well and post soon!
                  SG

    2. Collins
      Could you perhaps send your thoughts and story line to a certain group of writers in Hollywood who think they know how to write a script for Bette and Tina? K, thanks

      Seriously, loved this chapter. Hope Tina makes a move on and starts to make amends. I know she is in good hands with your writing. Peace, write soon

      • Hey BK,

        I know right?!!!!!!

        I think a lot of our writers on this site could do a much better job than the Gen Q folks.

        My hope is that now that Jen & Laurel have both said that Tina will be back next season as often as possible & that they want them back together, we will get a much improved story line for them. Sure there will still be lots of drama cause that’s what the L Word does. It won’t be any easy ride for them.

        As I’ve said for this story, Tina has a lot of atoning to do & Bette has some proving to do to Tina that she has changed and deserves another chance.

        I’m a big fan of your stories as well.

        Thanks again & keep an eye out for Chapter 6!!

    3. First of all, let me say that I am enjoying this story…..

      Now, I have read all the comments made by you and by other readers. Most are making the assumption that we have all seen the Gen Q series and that we know what happens in that story and that is this story. I am making the assumption that this is a substitute for that series and that what ever went on in Gen Q may or may not be a part of this story. In fact, if it is not here written into your story, then its not a part of this story. For example, Tina has only given a superficial explanation (thus far) to Angie as to why she left. She has not gone into any depth what so ever as to why she felt she had to leave. She has made no indication thus far that her unhappiness with Bette was the source of her leaving. The only thing is the flash back of leaving the ring on the counter saying “I can’t take it anymore” and Bette responding “I know”. At this point – I still have no idea what “it” means. So, I still have no idea what broke these two up. I do know from the story that Tina left without a whole lot of explanation and she did not come to Kit’s funeral But there has yet to be a discussion as to why that happened. This is only day one.

      You have further said that Tina has a lot to apologize for and that Bette needs to prove that she has changed. That is a valid statement from your prospective of the writer in that she knows what these two did to cause the breakup. I still have no clue based on this story so far. Now, I am more than willing to follow along and get her explanation as to what happened when and to read why Bette needs to change and to interpret what she is changing from and to. Angie has said that her mom has changed in that she listens more and she has less temper. However, Angie’s relationship with Bette is not Tina’s relationship with Bette. It is entirely possible that when Bette and Tina were living together, they played good cop, bad cop parental roles where Bette was the bad cop to her child and when she had the sole responsibility, she had to assume both roles in order to maintain an even keel relationship with Angie. Is this what changed? Or did Bette have some sole searching that said I cannot continue these bad temper personality because it ran Tina off? Or was it that she need to adjust her parenting techniques to fit the situation she found herself in. The temper still exist, its just under control for the purpose of parenting? All of this will become more clear in future chapters.

      It is evident from the writing that Angie wants her moms back together. It is evident that she is smart enough to emphasis the things about Bette that would possibly convince Tina to come back home. That is a natural course of events for most children of divorce parents. Unfortunately, children do not know the whole story and therefore can only put forth what they perceive to be the remedies to be.

      In past break ups, Bette always entered the reconciliation phase as assuming all the responsibility for the break -up. Only in the last reconciliation prior to moving to New York, did Tina step forward and assume some responsibility for prior break-ups. Many found this reconciliation to be weak because of the Kelly incident. I found it to be strong despite the Kelly incident. They were talking more. They were sharing their accomplishments and goals. They had agreed to move to New York to allow Tina to achieve the professional goals. They were sincerely trying to add to their family. What happened after is unknown and is the responsibility of the writer to give us the reader some insight into.

      For me Bette and Tina grew as people from Season 1 to Season 6. In certain respects, Tina was just as self-centered and self possessed as Bette. Tina’s history of wanting Bette and wanting others as well in her life is well known. She wanted to date Bette and see Helena at the same time. She was still in a committed relationship with Bette when she decided to go seduce Josh. She had not broken up with Bette when she started dating Henry. She to quote her did not know what she wanted. Is this story another episode of that?

      I would also bring up that Tina and Bette have a history of withdrawing from each other and avoiding conflict until they start to seek comfort outside of the relationship.

      This story could be a repeat of any of these themes which were explored somewhat by the original series however it could be something new that none of the readers have considered. This is up to the author.

      Having said all of that, I am going to sit back and allow the author to reveal this story as she deems appropriate. It may not follow the Gen Q story line. It may not even follow the TLW story line. Until it is revealed in the story, I am not going to assume what happened that broke them up and what it will take to get them back together. They have been together for a day and they have yet to have a revealing conversation as to what happened.

      Thank you for this story… I am thoroughly enjoying it. Keep its coming.

      • Hi Martha,

        Thanks for your candor. Lots to digest. So let me respond.

        As I stated in my notes for Chapter 1, this story follows the Gen Q time line, but not the entire story. I did not include Carrie in this story as I chose not to. Personally, I thought it was a poor excuse for the writers to have Bette & Tina divorce instead of just separate. But it is what it is. I have chosen also not to include all the other characters & situations that we saw in Gen Q.

        Yes, it is a slow process & may I point out that we are still on Day 1 of Tina returning so not possible to explain everything all at once. Yes, Tina still has much more to explain and ask forgiveness for. Bette too. I do think that I have included many ‘scenes’ that we did not see or were even considered in either series to help establish their relationship & how they treated each other. I have also tried to provide some explanations of things we saw or wished we had seen in Gen Q.

        The next chapter actually gets us out of what we saw on Gen Q & into new & fresh situations.

        I understand your point of what ‘it” was to drive Tina away & that I have not explained that yet. So I get your frustration. I will be more aware of that as the remainder of the story is written & published. As a first time writer, I will try to harder to explain better. Sorry if it’s a bit boring for you.

        Thanks as always for your comments.

        • This story is not boring me in the least. My response was more to the comments which make certain assumptions which are not in the story. I am willing to allow you to take us where ever you think this should go. But if its not in the story, then I cannot make a judgement one way or another. I think you are doing an excellent job with the story. I think that some of the comments are bit ahead of the story. You go at your pace – I am along for the ride. Since you said that you were including some parts but not others, then I am going to let the story reveal what the story is and completely disregard the Gen Q story. For example: if a reader suggest that Bette needs to change, my question is change what? And why? From your story we have yet to discover the offending trait which Tina has perceived that needs to be changed. Maybe Bette doesn’t need to change at all – only you know that answer. And you will reveal that at some future point. No rush, its your story.

          I view your story as a stand alone story. Your Bette and your Tina and your Angie are who you reveal them to be. And that takes time and writing to do. You are doing fine. I am merely asking that the commenters allow the story to develop as it goes and reveal the things we don’t know before we decided that Bette needs to change and Tina needs to apologize. On the other hand, you are free to say that because you know things we do not and you will be revealing those later in your own good time. Take a deep breath. Your writing in fantastic. And I am not bored in the least.

          Thank you.

          • Hey Martha,

            Thanks for your additional comments & clearing a few things up. Thanks for being along for the ride.

            As I have mentioned before in some of my other comments, I have felt that OG & now Gen Q just have too many characters in the series. Because of that, there is little development of the characters & instead of explaining their motivations for their actions, we just a jumble of actions, reactions & shall I say movement by the actors.

            I think that all the characters in both series have suffered from that practice. With over 30 plus characters in OG that had some type of story line, that’s a lot to keep track of & attempt to weave a series around. Especially since many of the minor characters had nothing to do with the main characters. I hold IC responsible as she wouldn’t adapt to that realization, When the story line & main focus for the Jenny character didn’t play out & Jennifer & Laurel had such fantastic chemistry & they would always revolve around each other in some capacity or another, IC just kept adding other characters & situations that diluted from the core of the show.

            It’s totally to the actors & actresses of the OG that we got the show that we saw. Their talent was evident & could have been so much better.

            Gen Q is the same with Marja obsessed with attempting to represent ALL aspects of LGBTQ – what we get is a mess, characters that have no history or connection to each other. I just want to scream!!!!!

            But, I digress.

            Back to Forever Means Forever – both Tina & Bette need to prove that they have changed & they both need to. Tina’s passive/aggressive behavior need to be leveled off & Bette needs to be open to others needs – not just her own.

            Lots more to come & answers start happening in Chpt 6 – its a looooong one!!!!!!!

            Thanks for the faith & enjoy the the upcoming chapters.

            Stay safe.

    4. Thank you for this part!

      As i see previous we have many great comments with many questions about this chapter, so i don’t repeat them.
      So i’m interesting about two rings – like i understand it’s your part (by the way – it’s good), not for GQ? Because in GQ i remember only one ring

      • Hi Zhenya,

        Thanks for reading.

        The ring was brought up in Gen Q & the speculation was that it was a ring that belonged to Kit. I just brought in Tina’s wedding ring as well as a way for Bette to still hold out hope for a reconciliation with Tina.

        Stay tuned for Chapter 6 – it’s a big one!!

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