I do not own any of this, except Carlos. And any other random characters I decided to add in.

This takes place several years after Spy Kids 3D. Which, by the way, I have not seen. So I probably won't be mentioning it in here. In a way, I guess you could say that for this particular fic, the 3D never happened.

Full Summary: The Cortezes and the Giggles are sent on a rescue mission for a kidnapped prince. However, things aren't what they seem. The prince seems to have his own plans. And how does Carmen fit into them? Will Gary, Juni, and Gerti be able to help her? And what's this about taking over the country of Monaco? There's a love triangle so if you don't like that type of thing, then don't read, although there is drama and maybe a little of adventure.

So, this is my second fanfic. I've been working on it for a while, and I wasn't planning on posting it here. But I changed my mind as I was writing it. I like it, and I hope you do too. If not, well, I'm sorry. You don't have to continue reading it. Please be gentle with the reviews and I hope you enjoy it!

Note: Monaco is a real country, as I'm sure you know. Its on the northern corner of Africa. However, I don't know much of their history, aside from the tragic story of Princess Grace. Carlos and the King and Queen are fictitious characters. That is all. I don't have a lot of time to look up information due to work so please forgive me if I write anything that is wrong.

Chapter One:

A Life of Excitement

17 year old Carmen Cortez was laying on her bed reading another romance book when her TV turned on.

"Ms. Cortez?"

She lowered her book and saw a familiar face on her screen.

"Yes, sir?"

"You are needed at HQ. Its urgent."

Carmen recognized the tone in her father's voice.

"Of course. Do you want me to get Juni, too?"

"He's already here. Please hurry."

She nodded and set her book aside. I'll have to finish it later, she thought. She quickly got dressed into something more appropriate than her sweats and tank top. She tied her hair back and with one last glance in the mirror she left her room.

"Mom, I'll be back in a bit. I'm needed at HQ," she called as she passed the kitchen.

"OK. Be careful driving!"

"I will!" She grabbed the keys to her BMW and left the house.

As she drove, she thought about where her life was going.

I loved being a spy, she thought. I still do. Its just...I need something exciting in my life to happen.

Carmen wasn't the tomboy she used to be. She loved getting dressed up and going out with her spy friends, all of which were girls her own age. She had never had a boyfriend, even though she would give anything to meet "Mr. Right". But she hadn't met him yet. Her friend Liz had a boyfriend, but she wasn't a spy.

I wonder if that's what turns guys off...the fact that I work for the OSS.

She continued to muse until she reached HQ. She parked next to her brother's Corvette, locked the doors and quickly walked through the doors of the OSS Headquarters.

"Ah, Ms. Cortez. Welcome. You're father is in his office. Juni is already there," the agent at the secretary desk said. "I will notify them that you are on you're way."

"Thank you."

Carmen walked quickly. She knew how her father hated tardiness. She reached the office door and swept her I.D. Card through the key.

"Voice identification, please."

"Carmena Elizabeth Juanita Ecosta-Brava Cortez." she said.

"Correct."

And the door opened into another hallway.

Ugh.

Finally, she reached her father's office and knocked.

"Come in, Carmen!"

She opened the door and saw her father sitting at his desk.

"Good. You're here. Now we're just waiting on the others."

Carmen looked questioningly at her brother who just shrugged. They sat in silence, waiting for the two others to show up.

Gregorio Cortez wondered how his children would handle seeing the Giggles again. It had been 4 ½ years since they last saw them. Gerti had been sent to another spy organization whereas her brother, Gary, had been sent abroad. The OSS was already welcoming the two back with a homecoming assignment. They were to be paired with Carmen and Juni in a rescue mission.

A knock on the door startled him.

"Come in!"

The door opened and Gary and Gerti Giggles entered the room.

"Mr. And Ms. Giggles. I trust you're flights went well?"

"They were, sir. Thank you for asking," Gerti replied.

"Please, sit."

They sat. It was then that they noticed Carmen and Juni, who were staring at them in shock.

"Carmen, Juni. I didn't know you were going to be here. How are you?" Gerti asked kindly.

Carmen nudged her brother whose mouth was hanging open. "We're both fine. Thank you for asking. How are you doing?" she replied.

"Tired, but good," Gary said.

"Time for pleasantries must come later. Right now, I must tell you about you're new mission."

All eyes focused on Gregorio.

"The Crown Prince of Monaco has been kidnapped by pirates. Since Monaco doesn't have the technology we have, they have asked us to rescue the prince. The ship was last seen 340 miles northeast of the Cape of Good Hope. They weren't going fast, so we presume that they are waiting for something, or someone. Do you accept this mission?"

All nodded.

"Good. You're ship is being readied as we speak. Dismissed."

I wonder if the prince is cute, Carmen thought as she left her father's office.

"Carmen."

She looked up. Gary Giggles was walking beside her, looking at her.

"Oh. Hi, Gary."

"You look...well." he said.

"Thank you. So do you."

Carmen could see that he had grown taller and was more built. His hair was a little longer and his blue eyes were more...kind?

Gary looked at the beautiful young woman walking next to him. Her dark hair was a little shorter than he remembered and her skin was a light tan. Her clothes showed off her curves and he could tell that she cared more about her appearance than she did before.

"What are you staring at?" she asked, breaking his train of thought.

"Um, n-nothing." he said. Idiot, he thought.

"Uh huh." She smiled slightly.

Gerti came up from behind them and slipped her arm through her brother's.

"You've made him speechless, Carmen. No one has been able to do that in a long time." She winked at her friend.

Carmen's smile grew wider.

They walked in silence for a few minutes.

"Well, this isn't awkward at all..." Juni said.

"Its only awkward when you say its awkward, Juni," Gerti said.

Juni blushed.

"Ah, you made him blush, Gerti. Lately, I've been the only one who can do that," Carmen said with a smile.

Juni's blush grew even more red. Everyone laughed.

"It is good to be back," Gary said.

"Its good to have you back," Carmen replied.

Juni made a gagging noise at which Carmen shot a death glare at him. Gerti giggled.

"Well, I'm going to change. I'll meet you in the foyer in 10 minutes."

"I'll go with you, Carmen. I need to get out of this clothes," Gerti said.

"Right. 10 minutes."

At that, everyone parted ways.

When Carmen says her full name, it is the same as in the second movie. Just for clarification. I don't know if the math is right or not, but then again its only a story. A little wrong information is OK every once in a while.

Well, I hoped you liked it! Please review!

NEXT CHAPTER: Caught In the Middle