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Bette paced up and down the room, she couldn’t keep still, Tina had been in surgery for hours now, she’d lost track of time. The whole evening had turned from joyful to horrific in a moment. A police officer had explained that Claire had been bailed that morning. It had taken her less than twenty four hours to get a gun and try and kill Tina and kill herself.
“Baby girl,” Bette looked up as Kit, her sister walked in, the moment Bette saw her, she dissolved into tears, tears she’d been holding back.
Kit opened her arms and let her sister crumbled into them, Bette held onto her, crying hard. her emotions overtaking her. Kit just held her sister, letting her get all her emotions out.
“How is she doing do you know?” Kit asked,
“She’s in surgery. Erm,” Bette wiped her eyes and sat with Kit. “They said she was internally bleeding and they needed to remove the bullet. She was just taking the fucking trash out Kit. That’s all. We’d had a meal, we were cleaning up and then I heard the shot, Claire was just standing over her, watching her bleed.” Bette shook her head, she had already gone over this with the police.
“Why was she even out?”
“Someone posted her bail this morning. They didn’t say who.”
Bette rubbed her chin, she was trying to stay as calm as possible, which was easier said than done.
“She’s going to be okay,” Kit said,
“Kit, Tina is shy, like she’s almost inside her own shell shy. She was just starting to find herself, this is going to push her right back.”
“Emotionally she will need to be looked after, and physically for a while but you will both get through this. you have each other,” Kit said, “I’ve never seen you like this Bette, you love her. I hope she loves you just as much.”
“She does.” Bette admitted. “Kit this is a mess,”
“It will get better, I hate to speak ill of the dead but now she’s dead you can both move on, she’s scared your life’s and she’s going to leave a scar now on Tina’s body but you both have to come through this, with love and commitment you will.”