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Bette and Tina are just finishing a delicious dinner that Bette prepared just for the two of them at her home.
“It’s really nice having you back here.” Bette says with one of those smiles that always melts Tina’s heart.
“It’s nice to be here. And getting to see Angie more often is … (touching her heart) it feels really good.”
“She’s so happy.” Bette has already seen a significant change in her daughter’s demeanor since Tina showed up on her doorstep three days ago. Tina has also sensed that being close to her daughter will do them both good and has decided to get a place in Los Angeles so she can be there during the hiatus of the show she is producing in Canada which keeps her there for half the year.
Bette is excited at the prospect of having Tina move back and suggest that maybe she would want to stay at the house with her and Angie until she finds a place. Typical Bette Porter has not even considered that Tina is in a committed relationship with another woman, and how inappropriate it would appear to be living with her ex-wife and daughter even temporarily.
She hadn’t wanted to break the news in this way, but she blurted it out before Bette got carried away with arranging her life. “Oh, no no I’m not um (hesitating) Carrie asked me to marry her, and I said yes.”
“Oh.” Bette is taken aback by the news.
“Yeah, so we’re just going to look for a place nearby, the two of us.”
“Oh, oh oh” reaching for the bottle of wine on the table only to realize that it’s empty.
“It happened last week, and I wanted to tell you in person first so we could figure out what, you know, how we should tell Angie.”
Bette stood up to get another bottle of wine from the kitchen congratulating Tina as she walks by her saying ‘that’s that’s incredible”. Bette is clearly thrown for a loop at Tina’s news as if it never occurred to her that Tina would make a life with the woman she was supposedly in love with. Tina sighs at the familiar reaction; it was history repeating itself all over again.