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Twenty-six-year-old Tina Kennard is in no rush as she showers and sings her standard morning ditty. She is just about to hit her favorite part of the song when there is a knock on the bathroom door.
Tina: Almost done!
Eric Walker is standing on the other side of the door wearing only a towel around his waist. He smiles and rests one hand on his hip and the other on the wall.
Eric: I can hear you ya know? You’re just now at the bridge…. honey I have to get in there. I’m comin’ in.
Tina laughs as she peeks from behind the shower curtain.
Tina: You better not, you know the rules, no funny business past eight.
The door slowly opens and Eric steps in and gives Tina his signature boy next door smile.
Eric: I’m a bad boy, baby… you know I break rules every day of my life.
Tina:(laughs) You break out into a cold sweat when you roll through a yellow.
Eric walks over to the mirror and rubs his face.
Eric: You have until I’m done shaving and then I’m coming in after you, young lady.
Tina: Promises, promises
Tina disappears behind the curtain and Eric starts to lather his face with shaving cream.
Eric: So what’s on your docket today, hot stuff?
Tina: Uh well I have a few scripts that I must get through by the end of the day and lunch with my mom before she heads back to Santa Barbara.
Eric carefully slides the razor across his face.
Eric: Hey did you ever call the movers?
Tina turns the water off and opens the shower curtain.
Tina: Shit, I forgot.
Eric shakes his head as he wipes the residual shaving cream off his face.
Eric: Don’t worry about it, I’ll just get Gloria on it.
Tina steps out of the shower and starts to dry herself off.
Tina: No I’ll do it.
Eric walks over and wraps his arms around Tina’s waist.
Eric: Sweetheart, we’re getting married in three months, don’t you think it’s about time you start to utilize the family’s resources?
Tina: I told you I’m not losing my autonomy just because I’m marrying the Mayor’s chief of staff/son. I didn’t allow my family’s influences and money to do it and I’m certainly not going to start now.