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Bette Porter’s two friends were already eating when she walked into The Corner, a popular eatery that the three friends had frequented since moving to Silver Lake. Alice Pieszecki was very animated as usual and Shane McCutcheon just nodded while sipping coffee.
”Finally,” Alice exclaimed, ”I was starting to think you were bailing, like last night.”
Bette pulled up a chair and ordered her food before Alice continue. Once Alice starts telling a story, getting her to stop, was like standing in front of a train.
Alice began again with her elaborate description of the evening events, when suddenly Alice jumped up waving to four people walking in the door.
”Sophie Suarez and Sarah Finley, she goes by Finley, are working on my show, Dani is Sophie’s girlfriend. If you guys hung around I would’ve introduced you to them last night”, Alice said sharply.
” Alice,” Sophie and Finley said in unison.
”Great party last night”, Sophie said, ”Totally wasn’t expecting the gossip.”
Just as Alice was about to introduce her friends, Dani Nunez, who had been staring at Bette, said, ”Aren’t you Bette Porter? Theeeee Bette Porter running for Mayor?”
”Yep, Theeee Bette Porter and she is going to be the next Mayor of LA,” Alice squealed, ”and we are going to be there for the whole ride!”
Sophie looked at her inquisitively, as Alice’s Producer, she was used to surprises.
”What a great opportunity to discuss your platform,” Dani said. ”I don’t agree, especially your stance on the Opioid crisis”.
Bette shifted slowly to get a better look at Dani, trying to figure out this brazen young woman.
Bette gave her the best disarming smile she could muster. ”I agree, a very complicated issue,” Bette said.
Shane watched, not really sure what to say. She had seen that look on Bette’s face before and knew nothing good would come of it.
”I met Micah Lee last night”, Shane blurted out, attempting to change the subject.
Sophie stood in shock. Dani spoke her mind, and was used to conflict. This was not that going to end well and could cause Sophie a problem with Alice.