Una Chica Fugitiva: Chapter 3
Posted April 19th, 2022 by ElizieAngelina
April 19th, 2022
(The next day)
Isabel: (yawns) It’s a bright morning. Time to set my plan into action today.
Rosa: We’re going to get takeout, stay in bed.
Rosa: Today, you get to choose.
Isabel: Ah…just get The Lunchbox.
(5 minutes later)
Rosa: Isabel, get up! The food’s here!
Isabel: (gets dressed)
Rosa: Good morning.
Isabel: Hi, mama.
Rosa: So, how’s José doing?
Isabel: He’s good…I guess. Can I see him today?
Rosa: He’s a bit busy though.
Rosa: Go out and have fun.
(She spots Margarita on the street)
Margarita: Hey! Ramona will be here soon.
Isabel: All right!
(Ramona is running)
Ramona: All right. So when’s this girl coming?
Margarita: Soon. She’ll pull up here in five minutes or so.
(10 minutes later)
Ramona: So…where is she?
Margarita: Ugh, it’s taking too long, let me check.
(The girl responds)
Margarita: She’s just around the block.
Isabel: Good. I won’t have to marry him.
(The car pulls up.)
Isabel: That car’s certainly…futuristic. The USA for you.
Margarita and Ramona: Yeah, but we’re all still Mexicans!
(The car door opens.)
The girl: Hello, there.
Margarita: Hi! We’re going to go to the man’s house.
The girl: Ah! Who’s she? (Points to Isabel)
Ramona: She’s Isabel. I’m the man’s sister, Ramona.
Audrey: Well, hello, you two. I’m Audrey. This man sounds handsome.
Audrey: (whispers) And by the way, I think you two are so cute together.
Ramona: (whispers) Do you really think this is a good idea, Margarita!
Margarita: (whispers) Oh, I bet. This is going to work. For a fact.
(They walk to Jose’s house.)
Audrey: That was so long. It better be worth it.
Isabel: Come on. That was like 1 mile! I promise, he’ll be worth it.
(The door opens)
Isabel: (throws self into a bush)
José: Oh, hello. Who are you?
Audrey: Hi. I want to be your girlfriend.
José: Uh…we just met.
Audrey: I know, but we can make it work out, y’know?
José: Yeah, it looks like we have good chemistry already. Come on inside.
Margarita: See, Isabel-ISABEL?!
Isabel: Ugh…that hurt.
Margarita: Classic Isabel…diving into bushes.
Ramona: Well, let’s watch from the outside security cameras.
Isabel: There’s security cameras at this place?!
Ramona: Yep. Just beyond that…oh no, José locked the gate to the backyard.
Margarita: (sarcastically) Well, that’s just great.
Ramona: No, no. Since I was a kid, I’ve always been climbing.
Ramona: Look, I’m on the wall.
(The two stare in awe.)
Ramona: You coming or not?
(They all climb the fence.)
Margarita: That wasn’t too hard.
Ramona: Told ya. You’re grown women.
Margarita: I know, but I act like I’m still in high school!…I want to act like I’m still in high school.
Ramona: (sigh) Let’s just go and see.
(The three sneak around)
Ramona: Right there. Not too hard to see.
Isabel: Ah, they’re talking on the couch.
Margarita: Oooh…(rubbing hands together)
Isabel: Wait, they’re walking out!
Ramona: Eh. Probably means they’re bonding. I’m changing the camera.
Isabel: What’s that room?
Ramona: Oh no…he only takes a girl there if he really likes them.
Ramona: The gem-decorating room. They decorate gems. It can take, like, 5 hours!
Margarita: Well, that’s boring.
Ramona: Exactly. What should we do?
Margarita: (looks up) There’s a ladder.
Isabel: (winks) You coming now?
Ramona: (sigh) Worth a shot.
(They climb the ladder)
Margarita: Oh, it’s a tree house! I’ve always wanted to be in one!
Ramona: Oh, that. We made it when I was like 10.
Margarita: Sibling love, eh?
Ramona: Don’t get the wrong idea, okay?!
Isabel: Maybe we should spend some time in here.
Ramona: I guess. For 5 hours?
Isabel: You joking? I wouldn’t be here tomorrow. Mama never lets me go out past 5. Never! Excluding sleepovers.
Margarita: Jeez, your mom is strict.
Isabel: Not really in the way you think.
Ramona: Let’s just spend some time here, okay?
(3 hours later)
Ramona: How about it, Margarita? You got +2?
Margarita: No, I’ve got 2. You’re lucky.
Isabel: Haha, lucky ducks!
(A boom is heard)
Ramona: Ugh! Oh, what was that?
Isabel: Let’s go down and check it out.
(They leave the tree house)
Ramona: Oh no.
Ramona: The room is in shambles. Like, real bad shambles.
Margarita:…I don’t know why, but I have a very strong urge to get out of the backyard.
Isabel: You said it. We’ve gotta make a run for it.
(They hop out of the backyard and run to the front door)
José: Don’t come back!
Ramona: What happened?
José: That girl is so untimely! Wanna know why?!
José: Because she…she doesn’t have money!
Ramona:…are you greedy?
José: No! Just please, you two don’t come back for the rest of the day!
(José goes back inside as the door slams.)
Ramona: Jeez…well, I need to go inside too. Bye, guys.
Margarita: Well, that all went down the drain.
Isabel: I need to go back. See you the day after tomorrow. I’m exhausted.
Margarita: See you too.
(Isabel walks home.)
Rosa: Where were you?
Isabel: Uh…I was with Margarita!
Rosa: Where, though?
Isabel: Uh…I forgot.
Rosa: You forgot.
Rosa: Well, sorry, you can’t go out tomorrow.
Isabel: I understand. But I feel like a child.
Rosa: Well, you’re an adult with money. Go out! Go spend!
Isabel: With Margarita?
Rosa: No! A party of one! Only one!
Isabel: (sigh) Okay.
Rosa: Well, that was tiring.
Isabel: You can say that again.
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