Thursday, December 13, 2012


“It’s been a while,” Sharlene told Charlie, hugging her great-niece then looking her up and down for good measure.  “How have you been, sweetheart?”

“Good,” Charlie offered blithely, not sure why exactly Sharlene was there, but striving to be polite, like she’d been taught. 

“Have you heard from your mom and dad recently?”

“They sent a text over Thanksgiving, but you know how Mom and Dad are.  All they need is a bad guy to chase after and they’re off on their latest adventure.  I’m sure there’s a postcard on the way.”

“Sounds terribly glamorous.”

“Yeah.  I’m so lucky to have such awesome parents, not boring stick-in-the-muds who have nothing better to do than sit around at home and poke their noses into their kids’ business every minute of the day,” Charlie parroted in a bored monotone, then, figuring that probably wasn’t the definition of politeness, changed the subject to, “How are you?”

“I’m a little confused, to tell you the truth,” Sharlene said.

“About what?”

“About why you’ve been terrorizing Allie Fowler with forget-me-nots and newspaper clippings about Gregory’s death?”


Sharlene proves she's no fool, Marley confesses she might well be the biggest one of all, Frankie and Cass refuse to be fooled, and are Sarah and Russ fools for trusting Iris?

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