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The Planet, morning: Alice and Bette are having brunch together.
Alice – I know all your nights are taken with kinky phone calls, but …
The brunette smirks, shaking her head.
Bette – They are not every night and they are not kinky!
Alice – OK … “friendly” phone calls, but …
She gestures quotation marks with her fingers.
Bette – They are not “friendly” either!
She repeats her friend’s gesture.
Alice – Mary, Joseph and Jesus … who can talk so much without kinky or “friendly” in the mix?
Bette – You!
Alice – Umm … I guess you have a point there!
The brunette laughs.
Alice – Anyway … could you, friendly lovebird, consider having an early evening dinner with moi tomorrow?
Bette – How early?
Alice – What?! Are we supposed to have dinner at 4 pm now to avoid your friendly phone calls??
Bette – Jesus, no! I was thinking that I have meetings until 6 tomorrow!
Alice – Phew! I thought you had gone cuckoo!
Bette rolls her eyes.
A day later
Bette’s home, night: The phone is ringing when Bette opens the door and enters the home. She rushes to answer the call.
Bette – Hey!
Tina – Hey! Did you know it was me?
The brunette smiles with a sigh.
Bette – Who else?
Tina – You sound tired. Were you running?
Bette – I was arriving home when the phone rang. I had dinner with Al.
She lies down on the couch.
Bette – How was your day?
Bette’s gallery, morning: James knocks a couple of times and opens the door.
James – Miss Helena Peabody is here, Bette!
The gallery owner looks surprised.
Bette – Bring her in!
A short moment later, Helena enters the room.
Helena – Hello, Bette!
Bette stands up.
Bette – Good morning, Helena!
They shake hands.
Bette – What a surprise!
Helena – I just came to say hello. I flew in from Colorado last night where I spent the week and met your sister … an adorable woman.
Bette – Thank you! She told me.
Helena – Then you also know that I met your ex. (pause) I visited the movie set and was most impressed.