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Bette prepared lunch and invited Dani to join her and Tina but the young PR manager declined saying she’d take her food into the study to eat while she worked on Bette’s statement to the press.
In the seven years that Bette and Tina were together prior to having Angie, Bette stayed clear of the kitchen. She’d mastered the outdoor grill and could throw together a pretty decent salad but that was the extent of her culinary skills. However, after Angie was born and she and Tina separated it was important for her to cook whenever Angie was with her. First because it wasn’t healthy to feed a toddler take-out food everyday but mostly because it made them feel more like a family. In later years she took lessons and became quite the gourmet cook. She found it relaxing and enjoyed experimenting with new recipes especially when cooking for Tina. At first it was to prove to her skeptical wife that she really could do it, then it evolved into her love language.
While they were eating Shane texted to let them know that Angie aced her driving test. She also told them that the first place Angie drove to with her newly minted license was back to Jordi’s house. After discussing it further Bette and Tina decided not to interfere with Angie and Jordi’s puppy love. It would go against their principles to forbid their daughter’s choice in who she loved. That was very reminiscent of both their parents and they certainly didn’t want Angie’s memories of her first love experience to be marred by their disapproval.
That didn’t mean that they would tolerate bad behavior. If Jordi was influencing Angie to be deceptive or disobedient to her parents, they would certainly step in. They didn’t know Jordi’s parents or what disciplines they would impose but they were holding Angie responsible for her own actions. There was no tolerance for cutting school, turning off the cell phone under any circumstances, smoking pot or any substance legal or not including alcohol. If she ever pulled another act like she did a few weeks ago when she’d cut off all communication with Bette, there would be hell to pay. Most importantly Angie had to keep up her grade point average to qualify for the prominent colleges she would be applying for in her senior year.