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Shelly could tell by the look on Tina’s face that it might have been better to keep what she knew to herself. Toronto was a long ways away, bringing the drama here, especially since Tina looked happy and content was going to serve no purpose, but it was too late now. ”I’m sorry, I probably shouldn’t have brought it up,” giving a apologetic smile.
”No, no, it’s ok. I know how the rumor mill is when people have nothing better to do and location shooting is ripe for rumors. So,” Tina hesitates and takes a deep breath, ”what are they saying,”
”All right,” Shelly takes a drink of coffee as Tina leaned back and crossed her arms and legs meeting her eyes, as Shelly set her cup down and raised her head. ”Well to begin with,” she hesitated, ”I’m sure you can guess that you leaving Carrie, or as they have been saying ’leaving her at the alter’, has been pretty rampant.”
Tina sighed and shook her head, ”go on.”
”Basically that you ran back to your ex wife because of her new position and her money.” Shelly paused, ”I know that isn’t true, but you know how rumors go, an ounce of truth in an ocean of lies.” Shelly said sadly as she saw Tina clench her jaw. ”Don’t pay any attention to them. You will just drive yourself crazy.”
Tina forced a warm smile, ”I know you’re right, it’s just…”
”Nobody likes being talked about. I get it. I am sure they have already moved to their next subject.” ”Shelly watched Tina closely and could tell from her body language and facial expression that she wasn’t happy.” I wouldn’t worry to much about it, I just thought maybe you would have liked to have known.” Shelly give her a sincere smile.
A long moment passed. ”Thanks for letting me know. I have a trip planned back to Toronto to wrap up the season. It is good to know what I am walking into. So, back to that assistant job.” Tina gave Shelly a reassuring smile. ”I’ll talk to to HR, but like I said, I don’t think you will be able to start until next month sometime.”