Toby watched as Mona stepped inside the family hotel room. He was used to Mona coming in and out of the picture from time to time, but never on something like this. Toby knew that he could simply piece everything together with Mona, but he refused to believe it until Jenna told him anything. Jenna was his step-sister but he couldn’t believe that she and Mona were.. An item. He wouldn’t until either one of them told him something. “I should say it’s nice to see you around, Mona.” He said as he turned around to shut the door. “And to be honest.. It kinda is nice to see you back in town.” He said as he went over to the mini fridge and grabbed a water. “Do you want a water or something?” He asked. Wondering if she knew what kind of beverages they had. “So.. How long has it been since you’ve visited my family here, Mona?” He asked. Wondering if this was the first time that they did something like this.
"Well, it’s nice to see you too." Mona responded, surprised by Toby’s pleasant tone. He was being awfully friendly. "A water would be heavenly." She walked over to Jenna’s bed and took a seat at the edge, keeping her eyes on Toby as he grabbed them both a bottle of water. His next question brought a smirk onto her lips. This was his way of trying to figure out what was going on with her and Jenna. "I don’t visit your family, I just visit Jenna. I was here just last night, if you must know.” She gave Toby a smile and took the bottle of water when he neared her. Mona opened it and took a long sip before recapping it and placing it on the bed. “Go ahead, ask me. I know you’re dying to, Toby.”
Toby knew that there was something going on between Mona and Jenna. It didn’t take a detective to see that the both of them were up to something. With Mona coming out as Bi.. It made him wonder. Were Jenna and Mona an.. Item? Toby listened to Mona as he started to question the facts inside his mind. “No she isn’t here, Mona.” He said as he looked around to see if anyone had followed her. “I don’t know when she will be coming back either.. I can let you in if you’d like.” He said softly before opening the door fully. Inviting the girl inside the room. “It’s your choice if you want to stay or not.. But I don’t know when Jenna will be arriving.”
Mona was a bit curious as to what Toby was thinking. Had he connected the dots from her recent coming out and realized that there was something romantic going on with Mona and Jenna? Or did he think this was simply scheming? “Alright.” Mona answered, shifting her weight to her other foot as she tried to decide whether or not to stay and wait. “Uh, I guess I could come in for a bit…” She murmured, stepping inside the familiar hotel room that had become the family home.
Jenna: Excellent. If there is any mud on me, you have to swear to let me know.
Mona: Yeah, okay. I swear.
JENNA: I will eat the chocolate, though.
MONA: I bet you'd look cute eating a marshmallow.
MONA: I just got to the camp ground, going to try to set this thing up and I'll be by to get you. Hopefully that gives you enough time to get stuff ready.
It hadn’t been a very nice camping trip for Paige. The only nice thing about it really was that she was out in nature which she really did enjoy. The run in with Spencer had made last night terrible, she wasn’t sure where Spencer had run off to and hadn’t seen her since, not to mention the fact that every where she turned was Alison and Emily- together. Paige was beginning to wish that she had taken Sydney’s advice and had filled the flask that she’d brought with alcohol.
To say that things between her and Emily were awkward was to say the least. Every time Paige caught Emily’s eye or Emily caught Paige’s eye she wanted to hide somewhere so she usually left wherever the group of people were mingling and strayed into the woods. She didn’t mind being out there alone. She wasn’t scared of “A” being there on a big event like this. Plus, she knew that Toby was out there somewhere patrolling them. It was almost ten pm on Sunday night though, and Paige felt like she was going insane. She had barely talked to anyone all week but at least she’d caught up on her school work and reading. Boring, but playing it safe. So when Mona suggested the two of them hanging out she thought why not? She was supposed to be on Mona and Jenna’s side now wasn’t she anyways? She needed to start hanging out with them more. She texted Mona to see if she was on her way yet and waited for the other girl by the dock.
Mona was approaching the campground when Jenna sent her a message about camping with her. She hadn’t anticipated the other girl being even remotely interested in tonight’s activities, hence why she hadn’t even bothered to ask. She told Jenna she would be by to pick her up soon. Parking the car, Mona sent a text to Paige letting her know she was there. She searched for the other girl’s spot, which was off away from everyone else’s tents. She was carrying the tent she’d just bought, grunting under the weight of it. Mona dropped it onto the ground loudly.
"Paige? It’s Mona. Do you know how to set this thing up?" She asked. "I really want to have it set up before I go get Jenna."
JENNA: I don't like being messy.
MONA: I should've known that.
MONA: Of course he is. Do you like s'mores?
JENNA: I'm not saying I'll enjoy it but I feel like being home alone will be more dangerous than whatever is going on there.
MONA: In that case, I'll be picking you up in a few minutes. Here's hoping I can figure out how to set up the tent I just bought.