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Tina sat with her eyes closed as Bette drove towards the Planet, it was the first time they were going out since Tina’s seizure. She was very calm and relaxed, she had taken up yoga and was sleeping well. She had started drawing again but they were pencil drawings. Tonight they were going to celebrate Alice’s birthday.
They pulled up into space and Bette feed the metre as Tina got out of the ar. She yawned.
“Are you okay?” Bette asked as she picked up the present they had bought for Alice. She took her wife’s hand.
“Yeah I’m good, you don’t need to worry,”
“I will always worry,”
“I’m fine, honestly,” Tina said as she moved closer to her wife, her body pressing against Bette’s arm as they made their way towards the Planet. “I will tell you if and when I get to tired for all this okay?”
“Okay, I know you will,” Bette was just glad that Tina was here. They walked into the Planet and the place was busy, Bette could see that the girls were all around a large table in the outside area. They walked over,
“Happy birthday Alice,” Bette said as they approached the table. Alice got up and hugged them both,
“Thank you, I didn’t think you’d come,”
“Ti’s feeling okay but if she gets tired we will be going home,” Bette said,
Tina tensed slightly as Alice hugged her, she still wasn’t comfortable with people touching her.
“I’m so happy you are here,” Alice whispered and Tina smiled, as Alice pulled away
“Happy birthday,” Tina moved and took a seat next to Shane with a seat the other side of her free for Bette.
“Can I get you a drink babe?” Bette asked as she rubbed her wife’s shoulder.
“A mocktail would be great,” Tina replied. Smiling
Bette smiled and walked away towards the bar. She stood waiting tapping her fingers on bar.
“Wow the great Bette Porter,” A woman said beside her, Bette turned and looked at a woman she’d not seen in years.
“Kelly Wentworth,” Bette said, “What are you doing in a gay bar?”
“Keeping my options open.” Kelly replied as she flicked her hair. “You?”
“Celebrating one of my best friends birthdays,” Bette smiled,