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Author’s Note –
Thought we all might need a happy ending this week after all the negative speculation about GQ season 2 & the whole Tibette mess. Just a little light fluff to bring some joy to our hearts & keep Tibette together.
This is my message for Marja & the mess of GQ!!
Stay well and keep safe.
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“Of course, I absolutely still love your Mother.” Tears prick Bette’s eyes as she tries to control her emotions. She runs her fingers softly over Angie’s curls as they sit side by side on the couch in their home in Silver Lake. “It’s not a lie sweetheart – it was never a lie. Your Mother was and always will be, the love of my life . . . Always.”
“Then why don’t you fight for her?” Angie demanded to know. Her emotions were all over the place too.
Bette takes a moment before trying to explain. Dabs a tissue to her fallen tears.
How could she make Angie understand? Hadn’t they had a similar conversation when Tina had told Bette she wanted the divorce and moved out? She slowly turns to her daughter. Her heart as heavy as it was that day Tina left 2 years ago.
“Have you ever heard the phrase by Richard Bach – ‘If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were’?”
“No.” Came Angie’s simple answer, her own heart heavy too.
“Boo, you can’t force someone to love you.” Bette explains to her daughter as they sit in the living room. The light low and casting shadows on the walls and in their hearts. “That person who you love has to be free to choose for themselves.”
“But how can she not choose you?” Angie wonders aloud. “Why does she have to marry Carrie?”
“Don’t be mad at her Angie, please.” Bette releases a long sigh as a few tears slip down her cheeks again. “I … I know this is hard to understand and it hurts… so much. We – Tina and I – we tried to shield you from any negativity in our marriage. And that may be why this all feels so blindsiding now”