I do not own Sonny With A Chance. Just the written stuff below.

So...here's a little SWAC fic I conjured up with a tiny speck of imagination. Who knows? Maybe you'll enjoy it. Maybe not. Really, this is just a teaser piece, a way to test the waters. If you like the direction it's going, and you'd like to read more, I suggest you review. After all, how else am I supposed to give my audience what they want? ;)

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pyrolyn-776 presents:

Somewhere Only We Know

A Channy fic

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"You're telling me that Chad Dylan Cooper is going to be playing Oliver Night!?"

Currently, Sonny Munroe was pacing around her dressing room, the one granted to her after her sixth episode of So Random. Because of her the ratings had shot through the roof, and it was only natural that such success was met with equal amounts of star treatment. Though, Sonny was able to admit to herself at least that the enormous room was lonely, and she really did miss sharing with Tawni.

Sonny's mom was sitting on one of the cushion-y sofas in the room, her eyes closed as she half-heartedly listened to Sonny rant. "Yup," she responded after a moment.

The skit-playing girl stopped pacing and clenched her fists angrily. "But I'm playing Melanie! He can't be Oliver! Didn't you read the script!? Chad Dylan Cooper is going to play my - my love interest." She closed her eyes and let her shoulders quake from the pure revulsion. She did not even want to think about kissing such an imbecile.

Yeah, Chad was really cute. And he was an excellent actor - when he wasn't trying to impress some blonde bimbo, that is. There was just something about him that got under her skin, made her want to hurt something, made her want to - to scream and cry and inflict large amounts of pain on innocent dandelions.

Sonny's mom slowly opened one eye and smiled to herself at the way her daughter seemed to go through dozens of emotions at the same time. When she responded, she was still laughing, "Yup."

"How could you let this happen!?" Sonny turned on her mother, eyes blazing, hair wild.

The So Random crew had just wrapped up their final episode of season three, the end of Sonny's first season. It was a lot of fun, and Sonny was super-glad that the producers had decided to re-new the show as well as her cotnract. Precisely four months later, Sonny, Nico, Tawni, Zora, and Grady would be back for another season.

And in the mean time? Tawni and Sonny were cast for a new movie - Somewhere Only We Know. The movie called for a pretty brunette, a bitchy blonde, yada yada yada. Same old Hollywood bullshit dished out of some script writer's ass? Probably. But Sonny saw something in Melanie Peace, the lead girl. There was some kind of spark in the role, and she needed to be a part of it.

She came to Hollywood to be on a TV show, but she wasn't leaving until she was able to make other girls, girls like her, feel something magical. She wanted them to feel like love wasn't just some silly emotion. She wanted them to believe in it with every step they took, every breath they breathed, every smile they shared with a stranger. And damn it all to hell if she wasn't going to do just that.

Connie Munroe sighed and sat up, opening both eyes. "You signed on first, Sonny. You're kind of stuck. You have an obligation now to see this movie through. What does it matter that that Mackenzie boy will be playing your love interest?"

Sonny rolled her eyes, and plopped down on the sofa with her. "Mom. It's Chad. Dylan. Cooper. Of course it matters!" She sagged into the cushions and let her body relax. Quietly, she said, "Well, I'm just going to have to get out of it. There's no way I'm starring in a movie with him."

Connie touched her hand, stroking it gently, just like she did when Sonny was a little girl. "Sonny. Don't you remember what you said after you read the script? You told me that Melanie Peace was a girl you'd always dreamed of playing. Do you really want to throw all of that away?"

"No..."

"Then don't worry about Dylan Cooper - Chad Dylan, whatever his name is."

Sonny cracked a smile, and laughed at her clueless, Wisconsin-born mother. "Chad Dylan Cooper, mom. We could call him CDC for short. You know, Child Development Center?" She couldn't hold a straight face, and had to let the laughter flow, almost roaring when her mother rolled her eyes at her.

"Ha. Save the funny for the next season of So Random."

Sonny shrugged her shoulders and shook her head. "Hey, I can't help it. I'm naturally hysterical."

"Alright, honey. I've got to get some sleep. Big flight home tomorrow, remember?" Connie got up slowly, not wanting to leave just yet. She really did have to get back to the Hilton she was staying at though. "I'm going to miss you so much, baby."

"Right." Sonny shook her head sadly. In the middle of her first season, she had turned seventeen. Her parents surprised her when they allowed her to live in L.A. by herself, though they would be visiting constantly. It was just too hard drifting in between her and her younger sister, Veronica. "I'm really going to miss you, mom," she said through tears.

"I'm going to miss you, too, baby, but we can always email and talk on the phone. Plus, you'll have Tawni around to keep you company." Connie threw in the Tawni point with mild casualness, knowing that the two girls weren't exactly friends. "You'll be okay, won't you?"

"Of course, mom. I'm not a little girl anymore."

"Oh, baby. You're still a little girl. There's so many things you haven't learned yet - so many things I'm not sure I can teach you."

"Like what?"

"You'll have to find that out on your own, Sonny-girl." Connie reached for her jacket, sitting carefully on an armchair, and then gently stroked Sonny's cheek. "You'll do great, you hear me? You're going to be a perfect Melanie, and I'm positive that Chad Dylan Cooper won't be as bad as you think."

Sonny leaned into Connie's embrace, but grimaced at her words. Chad Dylan Cooper not that bad? Yeah. Sure.

Psh. Sonny sighed. Let the nightmare begin, she thought to herself.