Alex and Clark have been chatting at the bar and decide to move to one of the tables.
Clark- "I have a question for you."
Clark- "I overheard you ask for Jessie, are you and him a thing?"
Alex- "No, I just needed a place to stay for a while."
Alex- "I'm in transition."
Clark- "There's room at my place."
Alex- "And the Mrs.?"
Clark- "Separated. I moved out a few weeks ago."
Alex- "Sorry to hear that."
Clark- "It's been a long time coming."
Alex- "Oh, is that right?"
Clark- "I hope you take me up on my offer."
Alex- "I barely know you."
Clark- "This is a bit rash, however you'll have a room to yourself and you can stay as long as your transition takes."
Alex- "How about, I think about it? In the meantime, you can call me if you need someone to talk to."
Alex's cellphone rings.
Alex- "Excuse me", as she pulls her phone from her purse.
Alex- "It's my sister again."
Alex- "I have to run, but here's my number", sliding it across the table. "Call anytime."
Clark- "Sure will."
Alex has been dodging Halle's calls all day and she finally makes contact by popping into Elle La La.
Halle- "Hey, where have you been?! I've called you four times."
Alex- "Looking for a place to stay."
Halle- "You can stay with us."
Alex- "You don't even want me there!"
Halle- "Alex, please don't be difficult."
Alex- "Did mom call you?"
Halle- "Yes and she's concerned. You should call her."
Alex- "I'll call her later."
Alex takes a seat and Halle makes her way back to her chair.
Halle- "Well, I'm making dinner tonight, do you have a taste for anything?"
Alex- "Not really."
Alex gets a call from Clark and excuses herself.
She returns to the office 15 minutes later.
Alex- "I've made other arrangements, so I won't have to burden you and Dean."
Halle- "Alex, it's not a burden."
Alex- "That's what it feels like."
Halle- "Granted it's not the ideal situation so soon, but you're welcome to stay as long as you need to."
Alex- "Well, if this situation doesn't work out, I'll be there."
Halle- "What's the situation?"
Alex- "A spare room at a friend's house."
Halle- "Which friend?"
Alex- "Uh, Mimi."
Halle- "That was nice of her."
Alex- "Except she said no."
Alex- "I just lied to you."
Halle- "Please stop."
Alex- "Then don't judge me."
Halle- "...I won't."
Alex- "It's Clark Gilbert."
Halle- "The married Clark Gilbert?"
Alex- "It's not what you think."
Halle- "Then what is it?"
Alex- "He's separated and we're just gonna be roomies. Nothing more."
Halle- "It's a bad idea."
Alex- "That sounds like judging to me."
Halle- "It's not judging, it's sisterly advice. Alex, come stay with us."
Alex- "I've made up my mind."
Halle- "Well, our door is always open."
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