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Production Cabin, morning: Tina is in her office with Brian when she hears Charlie neighing incessantly.
Brian – What is going on?
Tina – It’s Charlie …
Brian – Who is Charlie?
Tina – Bette’s horse. He misses her terribly when she leaves …
She looks sad.
Western Skies Stable, morning: Tina enters the stable and makes her way to Minnie’s stall with a couple of carrots. She notices that Charlie is quiet in his stall.
Tina – Morning, Minnie …
Minnie nickers and gets her carrot. She pats the mare and after a few minutes, makes her way to Charlie’s stall.
Tina – Hi, Charlie …
Jim comes into the stable at the same time.
Jim – Hi, Miss Tina!
Tina – Hi Jim …He stopped neighing, huh?
Jim – Yeah …
She gives Charlie his carrot and caresses his face.
Tina – He looks so sad.
Jim – He’s better now. She never comes for just a day. He’s waiting for her.
He enters the stall and crouches, massaging Charlie’s leg.
Jim – The problem is that he hurt his leg and it is now swollen.
Tina looks down and frowns.
Tina – Is this serious?!
Jim – No. I called the vet. It’ll be better soon. (pause) He wanted out of the stall. He’s too hardheaded sometimes and ends up hurting himself! Just like his owner!
The blonde sighs wistfully.
Tina – Yeah … (pause) I assume you won’t tell her.
Jim – No. She was already too upset when she left. I don’t know why. I think Charlie picked up on her energy.
Tina – Hope you feel better, Charlie …
She caresses his face.
Western Sky Ranch, evening: Tina is on the phone. The answering machine turns on.
Bette’s voice – This is Bette Porter. Please leave your message after the beep and I’ll return your call as soon as possible.
The beep is heard.
Tina – Bette … please talk to me! We need to talk … Please call me back …
She hangs up the phone and sighs.
Ranch house, afternoon: Tina makes her way to the house and knocks on the door. Kit answers with a smile.
Tina – Hi Kit, did you want to talk to me?