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Bette – What would you like to eat? I have tea, cereal, milk, eggs …
The blonde looks embarrassed.
Tina – Thanks but … I should probably get going.
Bette – I’m not Kit but … you should eat something.
The producer chuckles.
Tina – Uh … I’ll have some tea!
The brunette hands her a cup of tea. She takes a sip.
Bette – More honey?
Tina – No. It’s perfect.
There is silence between them, and proximity. Tina takes another sip of tea.
Tina – I had fun yesterday.
Their eyes meet.
Tina – Next time, I’ll beat you.
They smile at each other.
Tina – Thanks for taking care of me.
Bette – I enjoyed it.
Their smiles fade. The blonde feels self-conscious and touches her hair.
Tina – I have to go! I have … things to do!
She places the tea cup in the sink and steps away.
Tina – Can you help me with Minnie?
Bette – Sure.
Bette’s cabin, morning: Tina walks out of the cabin while Bette is placing the saddle on Minnie. Charlie is by Minnie’s side.
Tina – I would not know how to remove the saddle, much less put it back on! Thank you so much!
Bette – I took it out last evening. She needed to relax.
The blonde chuckles.
Tina – Just like her rider …Thank you for taking care of both of us!
Bette – My pleasure.
Tina – How can I repay you?
The brunette smiles.
Bette – I guess I’ll have to borrow your bed one day.
The producer smiles teasingly.
Tina – My bed is in LA …
Bette – I guess I’ll have to travel to LA one day.
Tina – Deal!
They smile at each other. She mounts Minnie.
Tina – See you later?
The rancher nods and the blonde canters away with Minnie. The horses neigh as they separate. The brunette caresses Charlie’s face. The horse gives a short blow.
Bette – I’m glad you enjoyed, Charlie …
She sighs deeply.
Bette – … every minute of it.
Her eyes follow the blonde and mare until they disappear from view.
Western Skies stable, morning: Jim sees Tina and Minnie returning to the ranch. She dismounts in front of the stable and brings the horse inside.