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She couldn’t keep running anymore. Not from herself or Bette. It was time to take the proverbial bull by the horns – namely one Dr. Bette Porter and settle this situation once and for all time.
Tina glanced across her desk at her trusted friend and confidant who was patiently waiting for her story.
For the truth to be finally told.
And then she began . . . .
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Wednesday Morning – KMC’s Corporate Office Headquarters – Downtown Philadelphia
Tina regarded her dear friend and business partner with the knowledge that she was about to finally reveal to Shane the truth behind her history and behavior concerning Dr. Bette Porter. She inwardly gathered the strength she needed to tell that story.
Her whole, long story of Bette Porter and how they had meet. Became instant roommates and friends. How they fell in love just as fast. How they were totally committed to each other and everything that had happened afterward.
Everything . . . All of it.
It was time.
Tina took a deep breath and felt she owed Shane a mild warning of what was to come.
“This is probably going to be a bit of a long story.”
“That’s cool. No problem. “Shane nodded in understanding. “Think we should have all our calls held until we’re finished talking?”
“Yeah.” Tina agreed and leaned forward. “Good idea.”
“How about I make us both a coffee if you make the call to you assistant to hold all calls?” The lanky brunette nodded in Tina’s direction as she stood and strode over to the office’s small coffee maker in the corner of the blonde’s corporate suite. “You um . . . want your usual?”
“Uh, yes please.” Tina blinked and presented Shane with a weak grin. She picked up her desk phone to contact her assistant to hold all their calls until further notice. “Thanks.”
Once the call was made, silence filled the room, only being pierced by the sounds of the Keurig single cup coffee maker. Tina liked her coffee with cream and just a tad of sugar. Old habit from her college days and all night study sessions. Shane took hers black. Simple and straight up. The advertising exec often joked she needed the extra jolt in the mornings. Late nights with her wife and now early mornings with a young daughter contributing to her lack of sleep some nights and the caffeine need.