Hello everyone and welcome to my newest story. I've been a fan of Thunderbirds since the movie came out back in 2004 and only recently found the fan fiction section here. As I have never seen the show, this fic is movie based with a few TV elements I have learned from various fan fiction around this site. I was originally going to wait a while before writing this story and concentrate on my others, but inspiration struck hard.
Evelyn Tracy, twin sister of the water loving prankster Gordon longs to be a Thunderbird, but her overprotective father refuses for his little girl to be put in harm's way. But when the Hood attacks and strands all but her and Alan up on Thunderbird 5, she and her brother will be given the chance to prove just what they can do as they fight to save their family. Starts before and goes through the movie and aftermath.
Disclaimer- I do not own to movie or the show that it was based on. They belong to Jerry Anderson's, who I have to thank for creating such a wonderful world to imagine in.
Prologue- Ten Thousand Miles
Fare thee well
My own true love
Farewell for a while
I'm going away
But I'll be back
Though I go 10,000 miles
My own true love
10,000 miles or more
The rocks may melt
And the seas may burn
If I should not return
10,000 Miles by Mary Chapin Carpenter
December 4th, 2010
The mountains of Engadine valley in Switzerland supplied the backdrop to the fabulous Hotel La Margna; a four star hotel that was part of the St. Moritz resort, one of the oldest and most famous winter resorts in the world. The snow covered mountains of the Eastern Alps provided plenty of places to ski, snowboard and hike for family's that craved fun and adventure. Though on this day, there were a few that decided to simply relax at the hotel while they had peace and quiet in the absence of five boys varying in ages.
Lucille Tracy had opted not to go skiing on this day, instead choosing to spend a few hours alone with her eight year old daughter Evelyn. They both sat curled up on the couch in their family suite of the hotel, wearing comfortable winter cloths and sipping large mugs of hot chocolate. Though the cups were nearly empty now and whatever was left was cold as the two were sucked into one of the movies that they always watched together.
As the credits of the film began to play Lucille stood from her spot on the couch, setting down her mug on the coffee table as she moved towards the large television. She pressed the stop button and ejected the disk before turning back towards her only daughter. The quickly glanced at the clock on the other side of the room before smiling at her daughter. "You want to start another movie? Something the boys might enjoy once they get back soon?"
"Sure," the eight year old replied, smiling brightly at her mother as she tucked a stray piece of dark copper red hair beneath her new light blue beanie.
"It's really too bad that they don't like Fly Away Home," Lucille commented as she replaced the DVD in the stack on movies they had brought from home on the coffee table before eyeing the titles for something that they would all like.
"Do you think one day I'll be able to fly like Amy?" asked Evelyn, referring to one of the main characters of the movie. Lucille glanced up from the stack and smiled at her daughter. "I'm sure you will once you're older."
Evelyn smiled, a few gaps showing where she had recently lost teeth. "If daddy lets me?"
"I'm sure he'll let you," Lucy replied, momentarily forgetting about her search through movie titles. "And if he doesn't, I'll do my best to convince him. Because we girls have to stick together."
The mother and daughter laughed for a few moments before Lucy began to continue her search, still chuckling all the while. Lucy finally settled on two movies and pulled them out of the stack. She opened her mouth to ask her daughter's opinion but when she looked at her daughter's face, she quickly became concerned.
She stood up and moved around the coffee table and sat down on the couch beside her daughter and put an arm around her shoulder. The young girl had gone from laughing and smiling to frowning and looking as if she was on the verge of tears. "What's wrong honey?"
Evelyn sat silent for a few minutes, looking down at her hands in her lap before looking up at her mother with a look that broke Lucille's heart. "Like what happened in the movie, what if something happens to you and you…..die."
Lucy's smiled sadly at her daughter before pulling her fully onto her lap and warping her arms around her and resting her chin on her shoulder. "It's like Tom said, I'll always be with you. I'll be in the sky, in the wind, in your heart. No matter where you go, I will always be with you."
Evelyn strained her neck as she turned her head to smile at her mother as she intertwined their fingers. "I love you mommy."
Lucy smiled and pressed a kiss the young girl's forehead, though she mostly ended up with a mouthful of fuzz from the beanie. Evelyn gave a small laugh when she spotted the small blue fuzz on her mother's bottom lip. Lucy chuckled with her daughter for a few moments before turning back to the task at hand. "Okay, next movie. Pirates or Toy Story?"
Evelyn bit her lip as she looked down at the two DVD's that had been pulled out of the stack. She made up her mind and glanced with at her mother with a small grin. "Pirates."
"Good choice," Lucy replied as she shifted Evelyn off her lap so that she could go and place the DVD in the player. "Which makes me think, it's been a while since we've gone to Disneyland. Maybe we could go this summer since we went to the island last summer."
"Really?" Evelyn asked, her eyes and smile widening the moment her mother had said the word 'Disneyland.'
Lucy pushed the button and the DVD drawer slid closed as she turned and walked back towards her daughter and sat down next to her. "I'll see what your father thinks of the idea."
Roughly an hour into the movie, they were forced to pause the DVD when Lucille's husband Jeff and their five sons returned to the room with flushed faces and huge smiles. Lucy moved away from the couch to greet her husband while her sons went to change. She wrapped an arm around Jeff's waist and gave him a small peck on the cheek. "Have fun?"
"They wanted to go up again," he replied as he wrapped an arm around his wife's shoulders. "Where they get all that energy I'll never know."
Lucy gave her husband a brief kiss, pulling away to smile up at him. "They're kids Jeff; of course they are going to have a lot of energy."
"I know that honey," he commented as the two made their way over to the couch and sat down beside their only daughter. She smiled up at Jeff as he wrapped an arm around her shoulders. "So, did you girls have a fun afternoon?"
"Yeah dad. Lots of fun. We had lunch down at the restaurant and then mom bought me this hat before we came up here and watched Fly Away Home," the eight year old replied quickly. Jeff laughed and tightened his arms around his wife and daughter.
"You sure like that movie Evie," commented a voice from behind the couch. Three heads turned simultaneously to see Gordon walking around the couch to sit down next to his fraternal twin. As he sat down, he caught sight of the paused movie on the T.V. "Curse of the Black Pearl, now that's more like it."
Evie frowned at her brother before hitting him upside the head. Gordon exclaimed before lightly shoving his sister into her father's side. Jeff frowned at his second youngest son. "Gordon."
"Hey, she started it!" he cried defensively. Evelyn glared at him. Jeff opened his mouth to say something to them both but was interrupted by the entrance of his youngest son running into the room and jumping into his mother's lap, eager to tell her all that he had done that day.
Shortly after settling into his mother's lap and the four year old began talking a mile a minute, the elder three Tracy children, Scott, John, and Virgil entered the room talking loudly about the snowboarding they had done that day. Evelyn turned away from her twin and smiled at her approaching older brothers. "Hey guys! Wanna watch Pirates?"
Their conversation stopped as they glanced at each other before smiling at their younger sister and replying in unison, "Yeah!"
As the last three members of the Tracy family settled down on the floor before the couch, exchanging stories of their day with their sister, Jeff removed his arm from around Evelyn shoulder and reached forward to grab the remote. As he pushed play and the talking ceased as all attention become focused on the T.V., Jeff Tracy thought about how truly blessed he was.