A freshman, she’s the first of her family to attend college, and they are proud. They even rented a hall to throw her a big celebration with cousins and grandparents. She and her high school boyfriend, Nic, planned on attending Williamsburg together, maybe even living together secretly (their families are strict Catholics), but they ended up breaking up that summer after graduating high school. Her thinking was that being free was a wise thing at this stage in their lives. They vowed to remain close, but old feelings surface, and Nic has a problem with feelings of jealousy.
Regardless, Monique has started to really push to meet new people and hang in new crowds. She hopes he will do the same. Maybe after a little bit of time, they’ll actually be able to lose the drama and be best friends.