|A New Family Member in the Cohen House 062811
Author: data2link PM
What if there was another kid introduced into the family- A girl, around 14, really cute. Will the tables be turned from Ryan? Will he get jealous? Updated : - As of 06-28-11 I am updating the first 7 chapters to be in story form - One at a time :Rated: Fiction K - English - Family - Chapters: 18 - Words: 29,935 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 06-21-12 - Published: 03-24-04 - id: 1788067
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OK, I was thinking…What if there was another kid introduced into the family- a girl, around 14, really cute. This is my idea, hope it's ok. It's my first try at it. :)
Seth: and Ryan just got home and walk in through the front door. As they walk in, they see Sandy and Kirsten in the living room with a young girl. She's cute- 14 years old. Seth right away recognizes who it is.
"Amanda? Hey?... How's it going?" He's puzzled about why she's here.
Ryan looks at Seth and has no idea who this person is, He just stands there and kind of puts his hand up as if to wave hi without actually saying anything. Sandy senses the uneasiness of Ryan and chimes in right away:
"Hey guys, come in here. Ryan, this is my niece Amanda, - Amanda, this is Ryan, the boy we were telling you about. He lives with us and is staying in the pool house"
They have been talking to Amanda for awhile catching her up on the Cohen family's expansion. Amanda was very young the last time that she had seen everyone, and she really doesn't seem to know any of them, or remember them like she used to. Seth lets her know that Ryan is now part of the family. He smiles and looks at Ryan "Yep- he's a Cohen now" Seth then wants to know what the heck she's doing there. "So Amanda, what are you doing here? Is your mom here?" Amanda doesn't say anything as Kirsten chimes in before she even has a chance. "Seth, Ryan, come over and sit down so we can talk to you guys". They have a seat on the couch when Sandy starts trying to figure out how he's going to explain to them why she's here without giving out too much information. He doesn't want to embarrass Amanda. "Some things have come up at Amanda's house, and so she will be staying with us for awhile" Sandy tells them.
Seth and Ryan look surprised, but Seth knows by the mood and tone that he should leave it at that. He wants to make Amanda feel welcome. "Oh… OK..Hey, um..that's cool… We can like, show her around and stuff, right Ryan?" Ryan is still not sure about what's really going on, he's in his own little world. He's not sure what this means for him right now. He looks up at Seth "Oh - ya sure, whatever you want to do."
Kirsten stands up and starts heading out of the room, she looks at Sandy and gives him a look and looks at Seth and Ryan As if to say- 'talk to these guys and let them know what's going on'! "I'm going to fix up the guest bedroom, Amanda why don't you come help me?" They both leave the room to go upstairs. Once they are out of site, Seth looks at Sandy and unleashes:
"Woa! She has really changed, she's grown up! She's actually cute!. (Looks puzzled, but in a jokingly way). Did I just say that about my own cousin! "Snap"
Sandy starts to explain a little more about her situation "Ya, well she may look grown up, but she's only 14. She's going through a lot right now, so I'm counting on you guys to help her out around here. I don't know how long she's going to be with us, but it will be for a while. Help her meet people and make some friends. And I don't mean guys who think she's "HOT" either.
Ryan looks at Seth and shakes his head and gives a half smile, but has been pretty quite the whole time. He's hoping that this doesn't mean he's pushed out, even though he's just starting to feel like he's part of the family he truly doesn't believe it quit yet. Seth decides to get more information, he knows she's not here for a friendly visit if she's staying for awhile. "Well, why is she here, What happened?"
Sandy is a little reluctant at first, but decides they should know a little bit, but it's really up to Amanda to tell them if she wants: "She was taken away because of things that have happened, I can't go into detail, I'll let her talk about it if she wants. I didn't want her to go into the foster care system. I wanted her to come here instead."
Ryan is looking a little scared. Sandy notices he feels a little uncomfortable, and he wants to reassure him that nothing is going to change "Of all people, I know that you can relate to her Ryan, she may need someone to talk. Try to make yourself available to her. You guys kind of have the same backgrounds" Ryan feels a little relieved and gives Sandy his typical half smile. "Ya sure, whatever I can do to help." Sandy stands up to walk out of the room. "Great, you guys help her get comfortable around the house" he says as he leaves Ryan and Seth by themselves in the living room.
Seth right away starts to make plans to get Amanda out and having fun. "So what are you thinking" as he puts his hands to his mouth not giving Ryan a chance to reply... "I'm thinking a night on the town…Summer is having that party at the beach house, we can take her and let her meet everybody. You know Marisa will be there too. We can have a little fun.. What do ya say?"
Ryan just looks at him and pauses. "I don't know,… You think she might want to go out or stay in, I mean, she just got here?" Seth jokingly nudges Ryan with his arm. "You think she's hot don't you" Ryan defensively and disgustingly replies "NO!… Not at all… I mean, she's not ugly or anything, she's cute. But she's only 14! Plus, me and Marissa are doing better right now. I don't want to screw anything up again. I'm not even looking at other girls right now. Besides, she's your cousin-That makes us practically cousins too!
Seth didn't mean to make him so defensive, he was just joking. "Ya, Marisa would be mad. It's so weird seeing her …so… tall…and cute. I haven't seen her since she was like (Thinks) 7 years old!"
They both get up and go into the kitchen, and Amanda walks in. Seth decides to make conversation and see what she's all about. "So, Amanda, what kind of things do you like to do"
"I don't know, I never really got into anything. I just hung out with my friends all the time and did some surfing. I guess you can say I didn't have a life. What do you guys do around here"
Seth sees this as the perfect opportunity to take her to the party. His dad did say to show her around... But he wants to mess with her a little bit "We just party with people we don't like and have sex" Amanda looks at him with a disgusted look. Seth realizes that she doesn't think he's very funny at all, and how can this be his cousin if she can't even take a joke! "Ok, I can see where that would go.. no really, I um..I like to surf, and Ryan here..He likes to play soccer. Right Ryan?
"Ya, sure. I play soccer at school" he says as he takes a soda out of the frig.
Amanda smiles at Ryan, "really! I love soccer. I used to play when I was in grade school. That's so cool!" She is starting to have a crush on Ryan, and the way she looks at Ryan kinda gives him the creeps, he doesn't say anything back as he just looks at her with a blank look on his face. Just then Kirsten and Sandy walk into the kitchen. Sandy wants to know what the plans for the night are going to be. "So, what do you guys have planned tonight?"
"We were going to go over to summers for a little party in the pool house". He looks over at Amanda "Amanda, you want to come with us. It'll be fun. You can meet Summer and Marissa." Amanda gets a little excited, but still apprehensive since she won't know anybody there. "Ya sure, I could use something different right now"
Kirsten looks at Sandy with a worried look, and Sandy knows what she's talking about. "Amanda can go, but I want you guys back by 10pm, besides, there's nothing to do after10 except get into trouble!
Seth is shocked- he can't believe that they just gave them a curfew! "WHAT? We never had a curfew before!" Sandy explains his reasons for having them back so early. "Well, you never went anywhere before…at least not with my 14 year old Niece!" he looks at Amanda and smiles. Now Amanda is embarrassed that they have a curfew because of her. Seth comes back sarcastically "Thanks for reminding me of my cramped social life of these wonderful teen years!"
Sandy and Kirsten start to walk out of the kitchen as he yells back "10 pm!"
Seth is a little upset. "That totally sucks!"
"Sorry guys, I can stay here if you guys want to stay out later." Amanda tells them. She would really rather just go and crawl in a corner from embarrassment then go with them anyway. Ryan doesn't want her to feel bad though. "No, that's ok, were usually back here before then anyways". At that time the door bell rings and Marissa walks in
"Hey" she says as she kisses Ryan. "You guys ready to go to Summers, I'll give ya a ride" She looks at Amanda "Hi...
Seth jumps in to introduce them "Marissa...This is my cousin Amanda, Amanda- Marissa, Ryan's girlfriend."
Amanda doesn't look too happy. She really likes Ryan a lot, and now she's kinda bummed that he has a girlfriend.
They all leave and go to Summers house for the party.
(What happens at the party? Will they make it home on time? Later in chapter 2)