Chapter 7: True Colors – Monroes Story
Previously on Monroes…
Don stands up for Rea in front of Marvin…
But it all turns out to be an act.
Ash has too much to drink and causes a scene.
Charlie recognizes Alma at the function but he loses her in the crowd.
Determined to find Alma, Charlie returns to the Monroe Mansion.
Chapter 7: True Colors
Monroe Mansion – The Tower
Despite the close call with Charlie the previous night, Alma wasn’t too worried. In fact, she was in good spirits thanks to the trolls on the internet who were already making memes out of Ash’s embarrassing kick into a table.
One meme read: “When you try pickup lines in a language you just leant”
Of course, there were more serious pieces like “Ash Monroe is proof of the decline of the manosphere” and “Ash got kicked because women get a free pass to violence” followed by a counter article titled “Why equality doesn’t mean letting women kick you”. It was clear that some people were just using that simple incident for their own social wars.
“Poor uncle Ash…” Alma thought as she scrolled through yet another derogatory article on her cellphone. Ash’s incident reminded her of why she wanted to detach herself from the Monroes: every mistake you make gets amplified in the public eye.
May came up the stairs to inform Alma that she had a visitor.
Alma, who was sitting on the bed, stood up to see who May was talking about. She was expecting to see Hunter come running up the stairs with another bag of candy but instead, her worst fear came true: Charlie Leighs had found her.
She panicked, ran into the bathroom and locked the door.
May immediately realized that something was very wrong but couldn’t understand why. She always thought Alma liked Charlie Leighs, judging for the wall full of his posters just behind her bed. Was she just star-stuck or was it something else?
“Alma, are you okay in there? Please come outside. Charlie Leighs has come all the way here to see you.” May said, standing at the door. Alma did not respond.
Charlie stood beside May and knocked at the bathroom door. He got a good look at the wall full of posters of him and a feeling of uneasiness washed over him.
“It’s me, Charlie,” he began to say, “I just want to talk to you.”
“Leave!” Alma suddenly yelled, “I don’t want to talk to you. I’m just not ready to.”
“Come on, Alma. What’s the matter? You used to be able to tell me anything. It’s still me. I haven’t changed.”
Alma angrily flung open the door, “That’s exactly what the problem is. You’ll never change.”
“Wait, you two know each other?” May interrupted, completely lost.
As for Charlie, his eyes were fixed on Alma’s tummy, quite visible underneath the thigh-length cotton dress she was wearing.
“Are you… So you are…” Charlie said with disbelief, staggering back.
“Yeah and it’s your— Hey, are you listening?” Alma impatiently asked Charlie who had clearly spaced out.
Alma was right in front of him but he couldn’t hear a word she was saying. Her face became blurry in his eyes and he began to feel really hot all over. Then, his legs gave in and before he knew it, he was on the ground, sinking into deep unconsciousness.
There wasn’t much Alma or May could do but wait until Charlie recovered. While they waited, Alma finally told May how she came to know Charlie.
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