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One month later
The Porter-Kennard family walked into Dana’s with beaming smiles on their faces. They chatted causally as they headed over to the corner table on the patio, the usual place for the Sunday brunch with their family. It was reminisce of the brunches they had at the Planet all those years ago, which was regularly pointed out by Alice. Dana’s was different, the family was different, but the trusting, casual time spent with this tight nit group was the same. Bette and Tina liked the patio, it allowed them to enjoy the morning sun as they watched the antics of the other patrons while still being able to participate in the conversation at their table. It wasn’t exactly like the Planet, but time had changed them too. Funny thing was, Dana’s became to Silver Lake what the Planet was to WEHO. Shane’s impulsive act to buy a bar and then put a grill next to it had evolved into the most popular gathering point for all the LGBT residents in Silver Lake. With the popularity of Dana’s, Shane had inadvertently became a leader in the Silver Lake community.
”Where are Nat and Alice,” Tina asked as she sat in the chair Bette pulled out for her. ”Thanks Baby,” Tina said giving Bette a loving smile.
Bette sat next to Shane with Tina in the middle of her and Angie. ”I’m starved,” Angie said as she grabbed the menu. ”Chandler is going to be here to pick me up in an hour, so I gotta eat fast.” Angie said looking at Bette.
”They’re running late,” Shane said putting down the LA Weekly as she met Tina’s inquiring eyes. She then shifted her gaze, ”Where are you guys going this time?” Shane asked giving Angie an approving smile of the jeans and black sweater Angie was wearing. ”By the look of you, I am guessing it’s a date?”
”I invited James and Julie to join us. I thought it time everyone met Julie.” Bette paused, ”I think she’s gonna be around for awhile,” Bette said changing the subject as Kat, their regular waitress, came up and put out coffee for her and Tina.
”Me too,” Angie said looking up at the waitress with a smile.