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Los Angeles, Bette Porter’s house, backyard, Saturday, 8:30 am.
Drinking her coffee, Bette was watching at her ex-wife whose eyes were fixed in a dead point somewhere in the pool. The time has come for them to open their hearts, and the brunette is the one who decided to start this hard but needed conversation, nonetheless now she is nervous and isn’t sure how to approach the subject. A long silence that was screaming loudly stopped Tina from her thoughts; with an interrogating look, she turned to see her ex-partner who opened her big eyes.
Bette: “T, I think we should talk, and I know this isn’t going to be easy, just tell me when you’re ready.”
Tina: “yeah…, I know, Angie is much better today, and it’s time…, yes, I’m ready, but are you also ready to speak openly without hiding any detail?”
Bette: (frowning her brow and looking scrutinizing at her companion’s face) “do you think I’ve been hiding things from you?”
Tina: (looking at the dark big eyes to lowering her sight at the end of her answer) “I think that we both have kept things that we haven’t shared, and I believe that in a certain way it led us to make decisions that we tacitly assumed we both agreed.”
Bette: (sighing) “well, in that matter, perhaps you’re right…, yeah, I agree on that.”
Tina: “are you willing to walk this path with me, to retrace the… how could I call it… the wrong steps, and please don’t misunderstand me.”
Bette: “wrong steps…? Whose wrong steps, Tina.”
Tina: “Bette…, don’t take it badly, it’s just a manner of speaking…, or are you suggesting it was my wrong steps?”
Bette: “no, I’m not suggesting anything, you called it the wrong steps, no me, and that wasn’t what I meant.”
Tina: “then, what did you mean?”
Bette: “Tina, many things happened, and you’re right, we didn’t talk, I won’t deny that I was fearful to reach this situation, and I don’t want to discuss if it was your or my fault, I just want us to talk and see if we missed something because for me, I still feel like something hit me very hard several months ago and I still don’t know what it was…, and to tell the truth, T, I still have strong feelings for you and as we both know, Carrie wasn’t a solution for whatever happened between us.”