Chartan and Brazil Make Decisions

(Last week: Chartan realizes he will have to return to limo driving to pay for his son’s birth while Brazil faces a deadline for deciding if he will join Riley’s group.) Chartan’s footsteps echoed on the cold, hard concrete floor. The man behind the counter looked up from a pile of papers. “Chartan, il padreContinue reading “Chartan and Brazil Make Decisions”

Chartan:Decision Time

(Last week: Chartan is mesmerized by the birth of his son while Brazil finally meets the mysterious Riley at a diner.) Chartan opened the envelope and carefully removed the single sheet of white paper with the salutation: “To Gina Chartan and Chartan Chartan.” What followed were a jumble of words and numbers with the mostContinue reading “Chartan:Decision Time”

Chartan: Birth and a Meeting

  (Last week: Chartan and Gina agree to name their baby Jake Jake. Brazil probes the man behind the recruitment poster for combat veterans. Today’s episode takes place about five months later.) It was the start of a new year with winter chills and clear skies full of stars. Chartan’s eyes watered as he staredContinue reading “Chartan: Birth and a Meeting”


   (Last week: After an argument with Julie, Brazil returns home and calls the phone number he tore off the poster targeting combat vets.) Julie threw the cell phone into an oversized chair when Gina didn’t answer. “Please leave a message.” She left the room. …………………………………………………………………………. Chartan and Gina sat facing each other at the kitchen table withContinue reading “Chartan:Names”

Chartan: Brazil Makes a Phone Call

  (Last week Chartan tells Brazil he wants to be a father while Gina tries to distance herself from Julie.) “Didn’t you ever think about why we got married an hour after meeting?” Brazil watched tears roll down Julie’s cheeks. He hadn’t given their marriage day any thought and he wasn’t going to lie toContinue reading “Chartan: Brazil Makes a Phone Call”

Chartan’s Journey Continues…

(Last week Chartan and Brazil think about honesty while walking to a coffee shop. Gina tells Julie she’s happy to be pregnant.) Chartan and Brazil, each armed with a mug of coffee, took a table in the far corner, comfortably removed from the other patrons of The Java Place. “This the best French roast in NorthernContinue reading “Chartan’s Journey Continues…”

Chartan: Congratulations

  (Last week Gina tells Chartan she is pregnant while Brazil tries to hide is anger over Julie’s criminal past.) “Gina’s three months pregnant.” Brazil thrust out his hand. “Congratulations.” Chartan shook it a few times and replied, “Let’s get some coffee.” The two men walked side by side, matching strides on a path thatContinue reading “Chartan: Congratulations”

Chartan: Time to Talk

  (Three episodes ago Julie tells Brazil that she and Gina aren’t related and that they’re both felons. Last week after walking out on Dr. Kodor, Chartan comes home only to be confronted by Gina who has to talk to him.)   “I have three things to tell you, so you better sit,” said Gina. ChartanContinue reading “Chartan: Time to Talk”

Chartan Meets Again with Dr. Kodor

(Last week: After Julie and Brazil decide to end their road trip and return to Sacramento, Julie reveals she and Gina are not related and that they were imprisoned for running a Ponzi scheme.) Chartan spotted Minerva in his side view mirror approaching the rear of the limo, her gait slow, her head bowed.  HeContinue reading “Chartan Meets Again with Dr. Kodor”