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A few days later, a distracted Tina is sitting next to Eric and staring down at three small samples of wedding cake.
Eric: ……what about you baby?
Tina snaps out of her daze when Eric gently touches her back.
Tina: Sorry? What was that?
Eric: I said It think I like the chocolate best.
Tina: Oh…yeah, it’s amazing…. they’re all amazing. You guys really make it hard to choose.
The baker proudly smiles.
Baker: Well that’s our goal……
Tina smiles and then look at Eric and shrugs.
Tina: I don’t know, can I have the day to think about it…
Eric: We have so much to get done, baby…. I kinda wanted to scratch this off the list today. Just pick one, Tina. It’s cake, it’s not that hard, sweetie.
Tina takes a beat before she looks up at the baker.
Tina: We’ll take the Chocolate…
Baker: Very well
Eric smiles and pecks Tina on the cheek.
Eric: That’s my girl….
He looks down at his watch as he stands up.
Eric: Okay I gotta get back to the office. I’ll see you later.
Eric leans down and kisses Tina’s forehead before reaching into his pocket and retrieving his ringing cell phone.
Eric: Hello……yeah, I’m on my way back now…
He leans down and kisses Tina one more time before he turns and walks towards the exit.
Eric:(laughs) I know, I didn’t think it would take that long either, but you know how women are when it comes to making decisions, dude……
Tina rolls her eyes as she watches her fiancé leave. She then turns and smiles at the baker who returns a sympathetic smile….
Bette Porter Gallery….
Bette is putting some last-minute touches of paint on the walls when she hears the door opening behind her.
Bette: Sorry, not open yet….
She turns around and sees a young guy standing in her doorway.
Bette: Can I help you?
Guy: Yeah um I heard that you were looking for an assistant?
The nervous guy takes in Bette’s paint-covered jeans, t-shirt, and a bandana tied around her hair.
Guy: You are Bette Porter, right?
Bette hops down from the ladder and walks towards the young man.
Bette: I am, on both accounts…. interviews were held this morning though. Sorry.