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I never knew you bought the turkey frozen. It’s defrosting in the sink, a whooping fifteen pounds that I have no idea what to do with. It’s really heavy. I realize now how blissfully unaware I was of what exactly went into a Thanksgiving meal. You always made it look so easy, food appeared right on schedule, hot and delicious. Just like you. Everyone is coming and it is a little overwhelming honestly. There will be a seat for you. When I told Kit this she gave me That Look. That Time to Move On Look. I don’t like that look. And can we talk about the group texts? I cannot. That was always your forte. I put my phone down for ten minutes and when I pick it back up there are 63 messages in one thread! Why? I don’t care what time people come, they can bring what they want, no I don’t need anything. Except you. I need you. Come home, Tee. It’s time.
Bette groaned, sitting up to put her head in her hands, running her hands through her unruly hair. Tina sat up next to her, rubbed her back.
“What was in that eggnog, Babe?” Bette asked quietly, squinting at the sunlight coming through the blinds.
“The usual, Honey. You were right there when I made it. Add more rum, you said… drink some water. I’ll get you some coffee and more aspirin.”
“It’s not too bad, it’s more my stomach… come here…” Bette laid back down, pulling Tina with her to lay with her head on Tina’s chest, her hand going under the skimpy t-shirt to roam over the flat belly then higher to cup a breast. “You feel good, Tee. I think I’ll be better once I eat and shower.”
“It’s Christmas Eve, Sweet Stuff. Just you and me…”
Bette lifted her head for a second, dazzling Tina with a smile, then rested it on Tina’s shoulder, giving her hand more room to move around under Tina’s shirt. Tina kissed her forehead.
“I think we should go for a walk. Then watch some cheesy Lifetime movie where the city girl goes to Vermont to settle her grandmother’s estate and then meets the carpenter and falls in love…”