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(Alice sighs) Does it matter either way? Maybe this is her thing, targeting wealthy women on vacation. And maybe this was personal and they’ve crossed paths before
She picks up her drink and shrugs.
(Alice) Either way the money’s gone, and we’re not going to find her
Bette looks at her for a moment, and then nods.
(Bette) I agree. Let’s just get back to what we’ve got going on at the gallery
Alice turns and looks at her for a long moment.
(Alice) You’re back on board then?
Bette looks to her and nods.
(Bette) I’m on board Al. I’m paying you all back every cent of what she took, and you can have my share of our takings until I do that
A year later
New York, Saturday evening. It is the opening night of an exhibit at Bette’s gallery. Bette moves away from a group she has been talking to and makes her way over to Alice, Shane and Dana. She stands alongside them and they all glance around the crowded room. Dana looks to Bette.
(Dana) So which one is it?
Bette nods across the room.
(Bette) It’s in the centre of the three hanging on the far wall
Dana nods and they all look towards the painting.
(Dana) And when are we planning the exchange?
(Alice) Shane’s working on the copy now, and the actual exchange we’ll do once Bette’s back
Dana looks to Bette.
(Dana) Are you going somewhere?
Bette looks to her.
(Bette) Ah, yes. I’m taking two weeks leave, and spending it in California
Dana smiles at her.
(Dana) Sounds fun
Bette smiles at her and has a sip of wine. They all look back to the painting, and Shane glances over at Bette.
Later, Bette’s apartment, Bette and Shane are in Bette’s kitchen having a drink. Bette moves to the fridge and fetches Shane another beer. She opens the bottle and hands it to her, and Shane looks to her as she reaches for it across the bench.
(Shane) So, where are you really going?
Bette looks at her for a moment, and then sits down opposite her and picks up her wine.
(Bette) I’m going to Santorini
Shane raises her eyebrows and they look at each other for a moment.