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“Bette darling, how are you?”
“Peggy. It’s good to hear your voice. I’m doing great. How are things with you?”
“I’m doing well. I wanted to let you know that I’m coming out to Los Angeles in a couple of weeks and I’m bringing Wilson and Jang Yin. We’ll be staying at the Peabody beach house and I was hoping that the kids could spend some time with your family. They love talking to Angelica on the video cam, and they can’t wait to meet her.”
“Peggy that would be great. I know Angie is anxious to meet them as well. She will be on Spring break from school so we can definitely schedule some family time. We’re also premiering Leigh Ostin’s work at the gallery. Hopefully you will be here for the grand opening.”
“I’ll look forward to it. I feel terrible about how we treated her and the disregard they had for her work at the Peabody Gallery in New York. Unfortunately, she was another victim of Helena’s destructive actions.
“Yes, it did take her some time to recover, but she’s had a few successful shows in northern California and the art world is buzzing to see her new collection. It’s called “Angels Watching Over Me” and she says it was inspired by a piece that I commissioned her to do for Angie’s birthday. Isn’t that special?”
“It is special. I can’t wait to see them. I have a few of her earlier pieces and I wouldn’t mind adding to the collection.”
“Then we’ll look forward to having you. When are you planning to fly out?”
“I’ll be there two weeks from today. I’ll call you when we get settled. Bette I’d like to meet with you privately while I’m out there. I have several important things that I’d like to talk to you about. Perhaps we can arrange to get together for lunch or dinner.”
“Sure Peggy. You know I always have time for you. Is everything alright?”
“Yes. Everything is fine. We’ll talk when I see you. Don’t worry. I love you dear.”
“I love you too Peggy. We’ll see you in a couple of weeks.”
When they ended the call, Bette couldn’t help but worry wondering what Peggy wanted to talk to her about. She hoped it had nothing to do with Helena. Things were going so well for everyone that they didn’t want to invite any drama into their lives right now.