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Bette pulled up to the new and improved Planet Bar and Grill, setting the car in park before leaning back in her seat to look at her uncomfortable best friend.
“You’re unusually quiet” She observed with a raised eyebrow.
Alice’s voice squeaked, “Me? I’m not quiet. I’m just my normal not-quiet self. Just happy to be back home with my best friends. You’re the quiet one”
Bette stared dumbfounded for a moment before letting out a breath of laughter, “Okay, now I know something’s up. You’ve been acting weirder than usual. Did something happen with Dana?”
Alice so badly wanted to use Dana as an excuse, knowing that in the short trip to Kit’s bar she hadn’t come up with a way to tell Bette about Tina. The more she thought about it however, the more Alice knew she couldn’t handle the consequences of another lie or half truth as she put it. She opted for the most reasonable thing: the truth. Ugh.
Alice licked her lips and turned her body to look at her expectant best friend, her heart thumping against her ribs. “Listen Bette, I-”
A knock on the passenger side window grabbed both women’s attention, causing Alice to jump and whip around to face the culprit.
“We’re gonna grab a table” Carmen gestured her head in the direction of the bar as Shane held the door open for her. “See you guys inside”
Bette waved her response and waited for Alice to return to their conversation but unfortunately the interruption had caused the blonde to rethink her confession. She lost her nerve, wanting nothing more than to exit the car and join her friends despite the consequences.
“Let’s catch up to them”
She was out of the car before Bette could protest, leaving the brunette to shrug her shoulders and follow suit.
The moment Alice entered the bar and grill, panic overwhelmed her and she spun around to face Bette.
“Actually Bette, there’s something I-”
“Nooo!” A booming voice from behind Alice caused her to jump and right then she knew it was officially too late to save herself. She moved to the side as an ecstatic Kit Porter made her way over, her hands over her mouth. “Tell me my eyes are playing tricks on me. Someone tell me that I don’t see my baby sis standing in front of me”