This story has been set to a rating of PG-13. Age verification is required to proceed.
Quantico, VA. – 1997
It was a busy, long, and heart wrenching night in the office. She knew this was her last day and everyone and their mothers just had to say goodbye to her. It wasn’t that shocking to her, yet she always imagined her last day at the job to be different. Instead of still being in her 20s, she was supposed to be in her 70s. Even at her age, she was one of the most respected people in this field.
Quietly slipping away from the celebration to catch her breath, she slipped into one of the back rooms and walked out on the little balcony. It was her favorite spot in the entire bureau.
The stars seemed to be shining extra bright that night. The trees were gently moving towards the west as a slight breeze caressed the landscape. Tilting her head back, she let out a couple of deep breaths, trying to stabilize her racing heart and prevent the tears from falling down her pretty face.
“You know you’re not going to be seeing stars like this in L.A…” said a deep and sultry voice from behind the gorgeous blonde.
Jumping slightly, she turns around to face the voice. “You’re not going to talk me out of it. I’ve already had this talk with almost everyone here… Please not you, too,” pleaded the blonde turning back around to avoid the stare of the raven-haired woman.
The pale beauty walked towards the blonde, slightly tilting her head to the side. “We’re going to miss you.”
“Please don’t do this, Delia. I already went back and forth with this decision for months,” the blonde responded looking over her shoulder. “I debated this over and over in my head. I just need a break. I need something different.”
“So, this break requires you to move to the other side of the nation?” Delia whispered in the blonde’s left ear. “Come on now, Tina. You really have to go that far away?”
Shivering slightly, Tina turned around to look at Delia. Her back pressed gently against the bars of the balcony.
“I knew from the day that I was born that this is what I was going to do. Even if I had dreams elsewhere, I was always going to end up here… It was logical in my family. Especially with my connections… your connections.”