|A New Life
Author: Mandalicious PM
Oliver, Grace, and Annie settle into their new lives and adopt Molly, as well. These are the tales of the new Warbucks family. First story, please R/R! I do not own any characters, only my ideas. Starts after the 1982 movie.Rated: Fiction K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 17 - Words: 27,429 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 04-13-13 - Published: 08-16-12 - id: 8436284
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A/N: I just had to post this. I've had this idea bouncing in and out of my head for a while and I decided I just need to write it. really hope that you enjoy it and if you do, please review! Now, onto the story.
Chapter 1: Annie's Request
Annie Warbucks sat down on her bed, just shortly before lunch, contemplating something. Over the past few weeks, she hadn't really had much time alone. Everything was just so hectic in her life, what with finalizing her adoption and her father and Miss Farrel's recent engagement. She'd been really busy, but most of the excitement in her life had died down, at least for a little bit, and now she realized that she missed something terribly from her life at the orphanage. True, most of it had been dull and dreary, but it wasn't so much her life she missed, but a person. Molly. She was the closest thing Annie had to family before Mr. Warbucks adopted her and she missed her terribly. In her mind, she was thinking she could ask Daddy Warbucks to adopt her, also. She'd always wanted a little sister, and Molly was already practically a sister to her, why not make it official? And plus, she knew that Molly was really missing her too. After all, Annie was all that Molly had at the orphanage.
"Annie! Lunch!" Miss Farrel called from downstairs, shaking Annie from her thoughts.
Annie hopped off of her bed and went downstairs. Miss Farrel and Daddy Warbucks were already sitting at the table. Annie sat down and Mrs. Pugh served her her lunch.
"Daddy?" Annie said, looking up from her lunch.
"Can we adopt Molly?"
"Annie, I told you I'd find a home for all of your friends, I'm sure we'll find Molly one,"
"But, Daddy, I want her home to be here. With us,"
"I'll have to think about it, Sweetheart. Adopting is a very big deal. I promise to have an answer for you by the end of the day,"
"Okay, Daddy. Thank you,"
They finished the rest of their lunches and then Annie went off to attend her tennis lesson. Oliver sighed and looked over at Grace.
"I was actually thinking about adopting her before Annie asked me," He said, "I don't need to think about it anymore. We're adopting her,"
"Oh, Oliver, are you sure? Raising two girls is alot of work,"
"Nonsense, my dear. That little girl needs a home and we are going to provide her one,"
"If you say so,"
Later that night, when Oliver was tucking Annie into bed, Annie asked,
"Have you decided yet about adopting Molly?"
"Yes, I have. I think it is a wonderful idea. I'm sure Molly will be very happy here,"
"Oh, really?! Thank you, Daddy!" Annie sat up and hugged her father.
"Of course, honey. Now get to sleep, we're bringing your new sister home tomorrow,"
"Okay, Daddy. I love you,"
"I love you, too sweetie,"
Oliver kissed Annie's forehead and left the room. He went down to Grace's room to say goodnight to her. He couldn't wait until they were married. He snuck up on her and hugged her.
"Goodnight, my love. This time tomorrow, we'll have two little girls,"He said, kissing her lightly on the lips.
"That sounds nice. I can't wait,"
"Then we'd best be getting to sleep. We have quite a day ahead of us tomorrow,"
"Good idea. I love you, Oliver. Goodnight,"
"Goodnight, dear. I love you, too,"
Oliver left the room and Grace settled into bed with a book. She was excited for the following day.
Annie was up early the next day. She was far too excited to sleep. She got up at around six and stayed in bed reading until seven, when she heard her father get up. She hopped out of bed the second she heard her father's footsteps on the floor. She went out into the hall.
"Good morning, Daddy,"
"Good morning, sweetheart. How did you sleep?"
"Very well. And you?"
The two of them went downstairs to get breakfast, where they met up with Grace.
"Good morning, Miss Farrel," Annie said.
"Good morning, Annie,"
Mrs. Pugh served the pancakes and the almost- complete family ate. Annie was very excited about Molly's adoption. They were going to be sisters. She knew that Molly would be really excited and surprised to be adopted.
After breakfast, Annie and Oliver got ready and headed off to the orphanage.
"When we get there, I'll sign the papers, and I'll let you tell the news to Molly,"
The pulled up at the orphanage about ten minutes later. Annie hopped out of the car and ran right in to find her little sister. She found her and the rest of her old roomates in the sewing room. Molly looked very focused on her dress, so Annie snuck upon her.
Molly looked up. "Annie!" She leapt up to hug her. "What are you doing here?"
"Come with me,"
Annie led Molly into their old room and found Molly's suitcase. "What are you doing with that?" Molly asked.
"Molly, Daddy Warbucks is adopting you, too. You're coming home with me today."
"I'm coming home with you? I'm gonna have a Daddy?"
Molly let out a yelp for joy. "I'm getting adopted! I'm gonna have a Daddy! And you're gonna be my sister, Annie!"
"I know, Molly. C'mon, let's get you packed up,"
Molly went to go get her stuff and Annie helped Molly get all her belongings into her suitcase, though she didn't have many things, only a few pairs of clothing, and a stuffed animal. Then they went back to the sewing room, where Molly said goodbye to everyone. They went outside to the car where Oliver was already inside. Annie climbed inside, and then Molly.
"Hello, Molly," Oliver said to his new daughter.
"Hi, Mr. Warbucks," Molly said shyly, inching closer to Annie, clearly intimidated by Oliver.
"It's okay, Molly. Don't be afraid. He's our Daddy." Annie said, putting her arm around Molly.
"That's right, Molly. I want you to feel safe and happy with us. Don't ever feel like you can't come to us with anything alright, sweetheart? I love you very much and I want you to be happy,"
"You do?" Molly asked in disbelief. Noone had ever said that to her before.
"Of course I do. I love you, sweetie,"
"I love you, too," Molly said happily. She still couldn't believe she was adopted.
"I'm glad," Oliver said.
The drive from the orphange to the mansion took just a little over an hour. Molly's anticipation was rising to see her new home. Annie told Molly about all of the fun things that they could do at the mansion. Finally, finally, the car pulled up in front of the mansion. Molly hopped out of the car and gaped up at the mansion. It was the largest house she'd ever seen and she couldn't believe anybody actually lived here.
"You actually live here?" She asked Annie when Annie stepped out of the car.
"Yeah. You live here now, too. Isn't it amazing?"
Oliver stepped out of the car and swooped Molly up into his arms. "What do you think so far?" He asked.
"It's really pretty, Daddy. I like it,"
"That's good," He said, putting Molly down.
Annie led them into the mansion. The inside of the house was even prettier than the outside.
"Woah," Molly said, "This is so pretty!" She said.
"I know. That's what I thought when I first came here," Annie said.
Grace came into the foyer from the kitchen, having heard her daughters talking. "Hello, girls," She said.
"Hi, Miss Farrel," Annie said, "Molly, this is Miss Farrel. She's daddy's fiancee and she'll be our Mom when they get married,"
"Hello," Molly said.
"C'mon, Molly, I wanna show you around!" Annie said.
"Okay! Do I get my own room?"
"Of course you do! Do you wanna see it?"
"Let's wait on that one for a little while," Grace said, "We'll let you see it tonight,"
"Then let me show you my room!" Annie said, running upstairs with Molly right behind. Annie threw open the door to her room and Molly's jaw dropped. She'd been in the orphanage for so long, she'd forgotten what a real bedroom looked like.
"Wow! Is it okay if I go on the bed?"
"Of course it is!"
Without a moment's hesitation, Molly jumped onto the bed. "It's so soft! Do I get a bed like this?"
"Yeah. So, do you like it here?"
"Do I? It's amazing! I like Daddy! He's really nice,"
"I know. Oh, do you want to see the pool?"
"Sure! But I don't know how to swim," Molly said.
"It's okay. I'll be with you,"
The girls went off to change into their bathing suits.
The rest of the day, the girls swam and spent time with their family. Molly was having a great time and was glad that this was how her life was going to be from now on. Oliver and Grace were so happy to see the girls having fun together. They were so happy that they could give both of the girls a loving home. Molly was such a well behaved girl and also very curious, like Annie. Grace had always wanted children and now she had even more of a reason to be looking forward to her wedding, so she could officially be the girls' mother. Later that evening, Grace went up to Annie's room to tell the girls that dinner was ready. Mrs. Pugh had been in the kitchen all day preparing the most exquisite of feasts for the family to enjoy. Once Molly saw the food that was set on the table for them, she said,
"Wow. I haven't had this much food at one time in a long time,"
"Well, sit down, sweetie, and enjoy it," Grace said.
"Okay!" Molly sat at the table next to Annie and Oliver and the family ate their first dinner together.
After dinner, the girls played together a little more, until Grace came outside and said,
"Alright, you two. Annie, you need to go inside and get ready for a bath, and Molly, come with me,"
"Okay," Both girls said. They headed inside. Annie went upstairs and Grace led Molly to her bedroom.
"This is your room, Molly," Grace said, as she opened the door.
The room was the prettiest room Molly had ever seen. It was pink and purple and had toys all over. Molly gasped when she saw her room. It was everything she'd ever dreamt of and maybe even more. But the best part was her bed. It had at least two dozen stuffed animals on it and was gigantic.
"Oh,, Miss Farrel, thank you!"
"You're quite welcome, darling." Grace said, going over to Molly's dresser and pulling out a pair of pajamas. "But now, my dear, it's time for bed. Put these on and I'll be in to check on you in a little while."
Molly took the pajamas and retreated to her connected bathroom. Ten minutes later, Grace came back and tucked Molly in.
"Goodnight, sweetheart. Sleep well. If you need anything, Annie's room is just down the hall." Grace kissed the girl's forehead.
"Goodnight, Miss Farrel," Molly settled down into bed and fell into a very deep sleep.
Later that night, around eleven-thirty, Molly had woken up from a nightmare. She woke up screaming and crying. Annie was woken up by it and rushed into Molly's rrom. She got up onto the bed and started to comfort her little sister. Oliver was up in the room within a matter of moments.
"Shh, sweetie, it's okay," He said, "Do you want to tell me about your dream?"
Molly shook her head and Oliver pulled her into his arms and started to rock her back and forth, in hopes to soothe his daughter.
"Are you sure, sweetie?"
"Well, in my dream I-I was here and then Miss Hannigan came and took me away and you didn't come back for me and then I was trapped in a dungeon,"
"Honey, that's never going to happen, just go back to sleep. I promise you that I will never let anything bad happen to you, okay?"
Molly nodded. "C- can I sleep with you?"
"Sure, honey, just go get your stuff,"
"Okay, Daddy," Molly got her pillow and left the room with Oliver. Annie went to her room and back to sleep. She was glad that they now had a father to take care of them. She'd taken care of Molly for two years in the orphanage, so she was used to comforting her when she had a nightmare. But now that they had a father, she didn't need to anymore. And she was glad.
A/N: So what do you think? Good, bad, awful? Please give me any input you have, good and bad is always appreciated, but no flames, please. Just a simple 'I don't like this' will be enough. Okay, hopefully you'll review. :)