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    Echos of the Past Chapter 3

    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. 

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    Comments

    1. Nice chapter…. now we know a little more about Bette. She is obsessing over finding this painting project. She misses her younger days when risk were never factored in to her decision…. don’t we all. However, some of us realize that not evaluating the risk can be dangerous to our well being. That is what happens when you gain a spouse and a child and a profession in which you are in charge. Its call accepting adult responsibilities.

      Despite what Bette thinks, she is still that young woman she was in college. She had just allowed common sense to rule rather than excitement and adventure.

      I’m concerned about this virus…. no help in New York, Shane is short staffed and much of Tina’s production is shut down. The curtain is about to drop on their public lives. Hopefully they can operate from home for a while and have some time to gain a real understanding of what split Bette and Tina up and what they need to do to have a secure long term life together.

      Love to see more….. chapter too short….

    2. Good chapter. We all make choices, don’t we? And many of us reach a point where we revisit those exciting times when we were younger. That’s natural. And, Bette had an exciting life to be sure. It’s fine that Bette has found something that so excites her and reminds her of that time as long as she keeps it in perspective. She can’t let it get away from her. As Martha says she has responsibilities. And the virus is coming. Well done.

    3. Martha and Billy

      Thanks so much for the feedback. I am really trying to stay true to their ages and weave in some of the complex issues we go through as we age.

      Reflection and regret are probably the two biggies. I am glad you are enjoying this story. It is different for sure, but I do plan a surprise at the end.

      K

    4. This is a great chapter, Supe. It advances the plot and fills in some background info to explain motivation and decision making. You are the first to tackle THE virus so kudos to that (unless I missed someone else writing about it?) and I imagine that will play a bigger part as we continue through the story. It’s a good way to force them being together and spending time dissecting what went wrong. Keep writing – you mentioned some new techniques, can you share what you changed? I have some theories but want to see where you were headed with that. Looking forward to more!

    5. Hi SK,

      Great update & the story is starting to take shape.

      We all have introspect at a certain time in our lives & it seems that Bette is at that stage at the moment. And is Tina’s concern for the changes she sees in Bette foreshadowing of things to come??

      Covid – courageous of you to tackle. Proteonomics also included it in her story – Lockdown – which she started last May. It is a challenging topic & cheers to you for attempting to include it in your story. And how will Covid affect their relationship ?

      So glad you included James in the scene at Dana’s!!

      Looking forward to how this all plays out.

      Great job.

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