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“Our parents would never allow us to do anything else,” Delia responds with a tight-lipped smile.
“You know I’ve always wanted to work in the film industry. And now… I get my chance,” Tina shrugged lightly.
“Yeah, but now you have to leave us. You’re going to be missed not only by us… but by the entire bureau.”
Inhaling through her nose, Tina turned back around to look up at the sky.
“I’m going to miss this… I never thought that I would become this connected to my job. I didn’t even think it was possible.”
“Yeah, well… it gets to you,” Delia shrugs. “I just don’t know what we are going to do without you. You’re like the glue that holds this team together, you know?”
“Don’t try and make me feel guilty, Cordelia,” Tina warned her as she watched the raven-haired beauty lean her arms against the bar of the balcony. “I already feel guilty leaving you guys… don’t make this harder for me.”
“I’m not trying to… I’m just trying to be honest. We’re a family and we already lost Liam. It’s like we are throwing you this mini fucking festive funeral for you.”
“It isn’t a funeral, Delia.”
“Logan brought cupcakes that looked like mini coffins.”
“Yeah, and he also brought a cake that looked like a perfect cutout of Hollywood, too.”
It was silent as both women looked over the autumn trees lighting waving in the wind.
Delia glanced over at Tina. “you better keep in contact with us or so help me…”
“Like I told Ben, I’m just a phone call away.”
“You better pick up when we call you otherwise I’m stealing the jet, going to your new Hollywood apartment, packing all your fancy shit up, and bringing your ass back here,” said a voice from behind both women.
Turning around, Tina let out one of the only genuine smiles she gave that night. “Will, you do that and I will cut your balls off.”
“Ouch…” the man winced imagining the pain. “Why you gotta go, though? You know I hate breaking in new partners,” the tall tan-skinned man said walking up to the blonde.
“I was the second partner you ever had…” Tina said in a monotone voice, not pleased.