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Bette: Hey sweetie, you missed us?
Both parents pepper their son with kisses and smile at Angie and Mickey who also walk into the room.
Both kids hug their parents just as Kit anxiously makes her way into the foyer.
Kit: Finally, where have you guys been?
Bette looks at her sister curiously…
Bette: Uh Dinah?
Kit: No, I mean I’ve been trying to call you for the last hour
Tina: Why? Everything okay?
Mickey: We got company….
Bette lifts her eyes at her son.
Mickey: I mean we have company…
Bette smiles and winks Mickey.
Just then a familiar face rounds the corner. Tina’s brows deepen in confusion.
Carol: Hey honey….
She smiles and shrugs sheepishly.
Carol: You said to come whenever so……
Tina and Bette glance at each other before Tina responds.
Tina: Uh yeah…. it’s just a surprise…. you came by yourself?
Before she can respond Mikey jumps in.
Mickey: Nope. More people by the pool….
Mickey then looks at Bette as he pushes his glasses up.
Mickey: They drank the last of the juice and Aunt Kit’s red velvet is gone…not a crumb left.
Bette snaps her fingers at her son.
Bette: Stop talking and go to your room
Mickey shrugs and then hurries out of the room with Goldie right on his heels.
Carol: The plan was to come alone but your brother and sister….
Tina looks over her mother’s shoulder and sees her siblings entering the foyer.
Ricky: Hey, Chrissy….
Tina takes a beat before she responds.
Tina: It is definitely that….
Becca and Ricky walk over and take turns giving Tina an awkward embrace.
Becca: You look great….
Tina: Yeah, you too….
Bette allows Josh to squirm out of her arms as she glares at Tina’s family.
Bette: So where are you staying? And hello by the way to all the people standing in my foyer who has yet to acknowledge my presence.
Carol gives Bette a small smile.
Carol: Yes, sorry Bette…. how are you?
Bette: Great Carol…. you?
Carol: Well…. a little nervous at the moment but other than that….
An uncomfortable silence ensues until Kit breaks the stillness in the room.
Kit: Okay? Well, I’m outta here….
Kit grabs her things as Tina walks over to her mother and siblings. Bette smirks at her sister.
Bette: Funny how you have your things all packed and ready to go
Kit: I know when it’s time to stay and when it’s time to get the hell outta dodge….
Kit glances at the Kennards and then looks at Bette.
Kit: Good luck wit all that baby girl
She pecks Bette on the cheek before she hurries out of the house. Tina walks over to her wife and sighs. Bette’s shoulders drop when she sees the look in Tina’s eyes.
Tina: Baby they’re my family, what do you want me to do?
Bette: There’s a nice little hotel a mile away….
Tina: I know…
Bette: Your family and I don’t like each other Tina
Tina: I know
Bette looks into her wife’s pleading eyes and sighs.
Bette: Fine but the first sign of bullshit they’re out T
Tina: I’ll pack their bags myself, babe
Tina leans in and gives Bette a meaningful kiss.
Tina: I love you
Bette:(smiles) You better
Tina giggles and pecks Bette on the lips one more time before walking away.
Bette: How long are they staying?
Tina glances over her shoulder.
Tina: A week
Bette’s shoulders drop once again.
Bette: Shit, can’t even get past our fucking doorway before the drama of being back home begins….