Una Chica Fugitiva: Chapter 4
Posted April 19th, 2022 by ElizieAngelina
April 19th, 2022
(The day after tomorrow started.)
Isabel: (sitting on the porch.) I don’t know what Margarita’s planning. She’s probably having a good idea by now.
Rosa: (opens the door)
Rosa: José just told me yesterday that he saw a girl. Do you know her?
Isabel: (lies) No.
Rosa: This is what she looks like. (shows Isabel the image)
Isabel: Uh, uhm, wow.
Rosa: He didn’t like her.
Rosa: Wait…does he have another crush…is he cheating on you?
Isabel: No, mama! He’s just with another girl to fill up the time.
Rosa: Hm. Sounds a bit…weird.
Isabel: I promise. It isn’t. At all.
Rosa: Well, I trust you.
Rosa: Well, just wanted to let you know. (Goes back inside)
Isabel: (loud sigh) Wait. I can go out again. (Goes inside too) Mama, I can go see Margarita again!
Rosa: Yes. This time, be careful. And probably don’t go near José’s house.
Isabel: I promise!
(Isabel is walking outside when she sees Margarita and Ramona.)
Margarita: Oh, Isabel! I’m glad to see you again! I missed you!
Ramona: Me too! Also, José’s better now.
Isabel: That’s good.
Margarita: Well, Plan A failed…time for a Plan B.
Ramona: We’re going to get to plan Z before we know it.
Margarita: We’ve gotta stay positive! Maybe…soil the wedding plans.
Ramona: Yeah. Weddings cost a lot.
Isabel: But weren’t there security cameras?
Margarita: Oh, dang. Yep.
Ramona: Well, I guess my job’s done here. Even if I don’t like it, you’ll be forced to marry-
Isabel: No! This ain’t over yet!
Margarita: Yeah…Mexican as we speak!
Ramona: Well, we can try.
Margarita: Plan C into action.
Ramona: Ah…he said that we’re going to have dinner tonight.
Isabel:…all dinners go to disaster. And besides, that’s not happening in real life.
Margarita: Who said it couldn’t? Come on, let’s try. But that means…
Ramona: We’re going to have to go to José’s house again. Come on.
Margarita and Isabel: ughh…
(They make it.)
Ramona: You girls wait here.
(5 minutes later.)
Ramona: Margarita, he said you could come.
Ramona: Today’s a Thursday...
Ramona: Uh…he said your wedding would be next Saturday.
Margarita: We really need to stop it!
Ramona: It almost seems inevitable by this point, but okay.
(That night, Isabel is dressing in her room when she hears a knock on her window.)
Margarita: Psst! Isabel! It’s me!
Isabel: Ah, Margarita! There you are. And Ramona?
Margarita: She’s coming later on. With José.
Isabel: Good that she’s coming, not-so-good that she’s with him.
Margarita: Well, you ready?
Isabel: I hope.
Margarita: I think it’s her.
Isabel: I’ll check.
(Isabel walks out of her room and looks outside. It’s them. She runs back to Margarita.)
Margarita: We haven’t got a minute to spare.
(Isabel walks back to the door and opens it) Hello, José.
José: Hello…ready for another family dinner?
José: Good. Ramona?
José: Now let’s go.
Ramona: (whispering) I hope this works.
Isabel: (whispering) Me too.
José: Hola, Rosa!
Rosa: Hi. Sit down, please.
José: Oh, you’re too kind.
Ramona: (whispering) Is Margarita here?
Isabel: (whispering) Yes, she is.
José: Ah, also, my future wife’s friend is also here.
Rosa: Oh, Margarita?
Rosa: I don’t mind, as long as you’re okay with it.
José: I am.
(Isabel goes back to her room.)
Margarita: Are they here?
Isabel: Yes, Margarita, they are.
Margarita: Move it! I’m excited for the food! (Runs)
Isabel: Oh, wait! Ugh…
José: So this is the fine young lady?
Margarita: Yes, señor! But don’t try to swoon me!
José: Oh, I won’t.
Isabel: (whispering) You’ve seen Encanto, right?
Margarita: (whispering) Yeah.
Isabel: (whispering) So you gotta do what you gotta do. Follow its example.
Margarita: (whispering) Sure. Try to ruin it?
Isabel: (whispering) A little softer than the movie. But yes.
Margarita: (whispering) Okay, good.
Isabel: Oh, José! How are you?
José: Hello, my lovely future-wife.
José: Let’s feast in, shall we?
(1 hour later…)
Margarita: (whispering) I’m going to bring in the dog.
Isabel: (whispering) No! Please!
Margarita: (whispering) It’s the only way.
Ramona: Isabel? You okay?
Isabel: Just fine. Margarita?
(Margarita is gone.)
Isabel: (sighs) Now where is she?
José: What’s wrong?
Isabel: Nothing, I-maybe she left. I’ll ask why later.
José: Good, because I wanted to propose.
Rosa: Oh, my lovely!
Isabel: (whispering) Margarita, you’d better come through this time!
José: Now, (pulls out a ring) I got this from Kay Jewelers.
Rosa: How pretty!
Isabel: Nice, for sure.
José: Now, Isabel…
(Isabel felt something at her leg. Margarita had come through. The dog was there.)
José: Will you marry me? (Thrusts out the ring, and it falls. Into the dog’s mouth.)
Ramona: Oh, my!
José: Uhh…is this supposed to be happening?!
(The dog swallows the ring.)
José: Oh no!
Rosa: Get out, you dog! (Scolding)
(The dog runs away as Margarita comes back inside.)
Margarita: (pretending to be worried) I was in the bathroom. I heard everything. I’m so sorry that I left the door open.
José: I can’t believe it…!
Isabel: You okay, José?
José: WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Isabel: It’s fine. Does this mean the wedding is off?
José: No, it doesn’t. Come, Ramona. We’re leaving now.
(Ramona looks at Isabel with worry.)
Margarita: (sounding a bit panicked) Wow, that was…a lot.
Isabel: Aren’t you going to help the dog?
Margarita: He’s swallowed one too many rings to count. It always comes out. If it doesn’t, we have to take him to the vet.
Isabel: All right. So, friends forever?
Margarita: Friends forever.
(They hug and Margarita walks out.)
Rosa: (sighs) Mija, I’m so sorry this happened.
Isabel: It’s fine, Mama.
Rosa: What do we do now?
Isabel: I’m really tired.
Rosa: Y-you can go to bed, if you want. This is hard on you.
Isabel: Si…good night.
Rosa: Good night until tomorrow.
(Isabel walks to her bedroom.)
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