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Washington D.C.- October 31, 2009-Saturday Afternoon
“What are you doing?” Bette asked, peering over Tina’s shoulder to see her cooking the pumpkin seeds they just gathered from dissecting their pumpkins.
“Roasted pumpkin seeds,” Tina smiled as she gave Bette a peck on the lips. “Delia and I used to eat these all the time during the fall season.” Turning around to see a confused look on her face, “oh-please tell me you’ve had roasted pumpkin seeds before.”
Bette shook her head, “it sounds…interesting.”
“It’s just pumpkin seeds, butter, and salt,” Tina smiled as she glanced over to see Angie trying to decide which design should grace her pumpkin.
“Sounds more like a heart attack,” Bette muttered. She held up a cut out of a jack-o-lantern, “you like?”
“I do…are you actually going to cut it this time?” Tina smiled as she turned the oven on and tossed in the pumpkin seed covered pan.
“What’s that supposed to mean?” Bette asked, arching her brow.
“Babe, you’re like a child when it comes to carving pumpkins. You get half way through then you get annoyed because a piece you didn’t want cut ends up getting cut.”
“It ruins the whole design,” Bette muttered, walking behind Tina and wrapping her in her arms. “You love me anyways.”
“I do…for some reason,” Tina winked as she walked towards Angie. “Alright, doll. Let’s get this butterfly carved in.”
Angie ripped open the package containing the knives.
“Careful, honey. Don’t cut yourself,” Tina said, grabbing the package from Angie and removing the carving tools.
“Sorry, mommy. I’m just excited!” Angie said, grabbing the tape to attach the stencil of the butterfly to her pumpkin.
“I can see that,” Tina laughed as Bette sat down next to Angie. “You two ready?”
Both curly-haired brunettes nodded as they grabbed their carving tool and slowly began to trace the lines.
Tina sat back to watch Bette guide through her design delicately while also making sure Angie was being careful. Smiling to herself, she felt her phone buzzing. Looking down, she notices a text from Lexi.
I know it’s your favorite time of the year.
I have a surprise for you later 😊
Shaking her head, the blonde reached down to quickly message her back.