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Bette’s cabin, morning: Bette and Tina ride Charlie and Minnie toward the mountains to the West. They gallop through the valley for half an hour until they reach the ranch of a friend of Bette’s. There, they dismount and unsaddle the horses. The blonde has difficulty unlatching the latigo of Minnie’s saddle. She turns to the brunette.
Tina – Baby, can you help me here?
Bette stops cold. The blonde turns to her.
Tina – What?
She softly smiles with the realization.
Tina – I can’t call you baby any longer …?
Bette – It’s highly inappropriate, isn’t it?
Tina – Sometimes my subconscious wins.
The brunette unhooks Minnie’s saddle and picks it up while Tina gazes at her. She turns away carrying the saddle.
Tina – Bette …
Oh … fuck! – thinks the brunette. This soft way of calling the brunette’s name that only she can … only her voice … only her lips. Tina hardly ever calls her by her name… except … when they are making love. Bette stops and closes her eyes, without turning around.
Bette – What …?
Tina – Is this how you want me to call you?
She fucking knows what she is doing …, Bette concludes. She sighs.
Bette – It’s my name, isn’t it?
She walks away.
The blonde smiles. You will turn around … eventually, she muses.
Bette friend’s ranch, morning: The two women leave the horses behind and continue their adventure on foot. Each carries a large backpack full of provisions, clothes, a sleeping bag, a canister, a pan. On their way, the brunette describes the region and Tina takes pictures. Bette looks relaxed in her element.
Colorado Mountains, morning: Bette and Tina arrive at the base of the mountain range and initiate a hike. As they follow the trail up a mountain, the brunette points to a baby mountain goat and his mom at a higher elevation.
Bette – Look!
Tina – Ohh … he’s so cute, baby!
Bette raises an eyebrow.
Tina – I mean … he’s such a cute baby!
She smiles and takes a picture.
The brunette smiles, shaking her head, and resumes the hike. The blonde rushes after her.