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Monday, Alice was on a phone interview with Wanda tying up some loose ends for the magazine’s article. Tina had left her mom and Jamie at the Planet for lunch while she ran to the job to sign off on some work that Sasha had done in her absence. She didn’t tell Bette she was coming by today because she didn’t get the call from Peggy until after Bette had left that morning. Tina went to check the status of the interview after talking with Peggy then Sasha.
And how long have you been with the Chicago Museum? Alice asks.
Four years, the voice comes through on the speakerphone in Alice’s office.
And where were you before that?
New York. I was the assistant curator at the museum of art for three years. The curator at the time was not leaving any time soon so my boss found this position through some colleagues of his. And the rest is history. As she was talking, Tina knocked and walked in. Alice had put her finger up letting her know she was on the speakerphone and she would be right with her. Tina stood silent.
Ok Wanda…I think that was all I needed. Bette has given me everything else so I can get started writing this piece up. I will email you a copy to read over before we print.
Ok thank you…Oh and Alice could you tell Bette something for me?
Alice looks over at Tina who has become all ears and curious about what she had to say seeing how Bette had not said much.
Sure, I could do that. Alice being noisy wanted to hear herself what Wanda could possibly want to say to Bette without contacting her directly.
Tell her I am sorry again for my behavior but I’m happy I gave her what she wanted. Alice couldn’t see it but Wanda was smiling knowing how that might have sounded but she didn’t really care. It was all innocent but only Bette would know.
Alice could see the look on Tina’s face and quickly hung up before Tina could let her presents be known to Wanda. Ok Wanda you take care click…
Tina puts her hand up. No Alice, I’m fine. Tina bites her bottom lip going over Wanda’s words again in her head. But Tina calms herself by remembering past experiences with Bette where things were not all as they appeared to be at first. She needed to step back and let Bette explain before she jumped too far. Tina has to show Bette she loves and trusts her. I will relay the message Alice. Don’t worry I trust Bette.