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Tina’s mom and Jamie go home after getting everything Tina wanted to get done while they were there. Kelly emailed several times over the last few weeks asking Bette little questions about jobs or if an area would be a good place to live. She didn’t tell Tina but in the last one Kelly sent she told Bette she moved there because she wanted her back. Bette never emailed her back, stopped opening any more of her emails, and sent them to spam where she wouldn’t have to see them at all. As the weeks went by Bette never felt the need to tell Tina especially with what just happened over Wanda. That was enough drama and Bette soon forgets about Kelly. Her mind was on Tina and the wedding.
Bette had put her practice with Kit and Carmen on the special wedding gift for Tina on hold while Tina’s mom was in town, but she resumed as soon as they had gone home. She would leave work early then come back to pick Tina up sometimes being a little late. She would meet with them sometimes on Sundays telling Tina she was going to take the dogs for a run while Tina made her calls to her mom and sister. Bette hated doing this but she wanted to keep her gift a secret.
Tina was not buying it. She noticed Bette hummimg sometimes, and when she was conscious of Tina she would stop and clear her throat. Bette leaving work then coming back was suspicious too. When she would ask Bette about it Bette would say Kit needed to talk or her mom wanted her to come over. Then the whole walking the dogs and going for a run thing…Bette was not always sweaty when she came back. Bette had turned into a terrible liar, which Tina was glad of. She knew Bette wasn’t cheating on her but she was doing something and it was driving her crazy in her thoughts.
She even tried getting it out of Sam. She sat on the floor petting him. Look at me…Where is your mommy taking you when you go on your walks? He wags his tail and smiles breathing into her face. Come on you can tell me…I won’t tell her you told…promise…scouts honor. Tina holds up two fingers. He barks. Really, is that all you have to say? Well you’re loyal. I’ll give you that. He hands her his paw and she shakes it. Thanks for nothing. She gets up and washes her hands then heads to work alone. Bette had left early again.