A/N: Well, here's something I've been thinking about for a while…I've had bits and pieces of this written on my computer but I didn't have the motivation to do anything until SterlingIsMyKnight posted up the "Guess Who's Back" challenge. :] So, I'm giving it a shot!
Summary: Sonny Munroe joined So Random! after one of the cast members left. Why did she leave? Mandy Richardson left to do a movie- she was on to bigger and better things. But what happens when Mandy guest stars on Mackenzie Falls? She comes back to So Random! for a visit...and all hell breaks loose! Looks like there's a lot about So Random! Sonny doesn't know yet...
Sonny with a Chance: Mandy Returns
Chapter 1: The Arrival
The cast of So Random had just finished rehearsals for their new sketch that made fun of Twilight the Movie when Marshall called them over. "Hey guys! I have big news" he said with a smile on his face.
Sonny Munroe moved closer walking besides Tawni. Sonny was playing the "Bella" character while Tawni, Nico, Grady and Zora were playing the Cullens. They were wearing tons of white powder and contacts and they looked so ridiculous. Sonny loved the sketch, and hoped it would be a big hit with the crowd. They gathered in a semi-circle around Marshall and Tawni leaned against Sonny's shoulder. The two had become very close- especially since the James incident.
"What is it?" Nico asked as he began to wipe the powder off his face.
"Well, the producer from Mackenzie Falls called me to let me know that there's going to be a very special guest star on the show this week…" he began.
Tawni rolled her eyes. "So? What does that have to do with us?"
"I was just getting to that. She's a rising star who just finished filming her first movie…" he paused for dramatic effect which just made everyone more confused. When would he get to the point?
"Mandy Richardson!" Marshall exclaimed waving his arms up in the air.
"WHAT!" Tawni's eyes widened as she let out a surprised yelp. Sonny turned to look at her friend with a confused look. "Isn't that a good thing? Mandy was on the show before me….weren't you guys like best friends?"
Nico and Grady looked at each other hesitantly. "That's…cool," Grady managed to say after a moment. Zora had a weird look on her face as she looked up at Marshall.
"She's not coming here is she?" she asked as she crossed her arms. It was obvious by her question that the kid did not like the idea.
"Of course! She decided she wanted to visit her old friends, isn't that sweet?"
"I can't believe I get to meet Mandy Richardson, this is going to be so cool." Sonny said after a moment. It didn't seem like anyone else was excited. She'd have to question them about it as soon as Marshall left.
"That's the spirit kiddo! Now, I'm going to make arrangements for her visit. She should be stopping by some time soon," Marshall told them as he turned and walked off set.
"This can't be happening," Tawni muttered under her breath. The brunette turned her head and crossed her arms to face her friends. "Okay, you guys are acting weird. What's up?"
"Nothing." they chorused in unison. Sonny raised an eyebrow at them. Zora sighed, "We just think…now's not the best time for a visit. I mean, we're all so busy with the new sketch!" She began. The smaller girl gave the others a sharp look and they began agreeing.
Sonny just huffed. There was something they weren't telling her, and it was annoying the hell out of her. What was going ON?
"Oh Marshall! I positively missed you! It's been far too long…Where is everyone?" a female voice called through the set of So Random. Nico, Grady and Tawni all took in a breath as they looked at each other nervously. Sonny rolled her eyes. 'Honestly, you'd think the devil had just knocked on the door!'
"Mandy! So nice to see you, everyone is on stage. They'll most likely head to the prop room soon," Marshall's voice replied.
"Dang it, give away our hiding spot why don't you!" Grady whined quietly.
Before Sonny had the chance to ask what he meant by that a beautiful green eyed brunette made her way towards them. Sonny knew enough about So Random to realize who was walking her way. Mandy Richardson, one of the original cast members of So Random! With a flip of her light brown hair, Mandy approached them with her entourage behind her. It couldn't really be called an entourage though seeing how there was only one other girl with her.
"Tawni! Nico! Grady!" Mandy called as she extended her arms out. She stopped about five feet away from everyone expecting them to come rushing to her.
After a moment of hesitation, Tawni moved slowly towards her former co-worker. "Mandy!" the blond replied with fake enthusiasm.
Nico and Grady moved forward and just spoke from a distance. "Hey forgot about me?" Zora said with a glare. Mandy let go of Tawni and looked around before glancing down. Then with a small smirk she replied, "Oh. Hey Zora"
The spunky little girl huffed and crossed her arms angrily before turning away. "She's such a jerk." she muttered.
"What was that?" Mandy asked. Zora just gave the older girl a fake smile in return.
Sonny watched the whole thing in confusion. This didn't look like the reunion of friends who had been separated for almost a year. It didn't even look like any of them liked each other. This wasn't what she had imagined.
Mandy turned around and faced Sonny. She raised an eyebrow and crossed her arms while staring the Wisconsin native down. "And you are?"
Sonny gave her a nervous smile. Maybe Mandy was just having an off day; there was no need to be rude unnecessarily. She extended her arm out for Mandy to shake. "Hi! I'm Sonny. I am so glad to meet you. I was a huge fan of you when you were on the show…"
Mandy gave her hair a flip as she took out her phone to look at her reflection. "Of course you were… and you're here because?"
"Um, I'm your replacement. When you left the show, I joined up" Sonny explained hesitantly. How didn't she know this?
The girl's eyes snapped up away from her reflection and her lips were pressed into a thin tight line. "What? I was replaced?" she asked. She whipped her head around to find Tawni as if demanding an explanation.
That was when Sonny saw something she'd never thought she'd see. Tawni Hart glanced down at her shoes in a submissive gesture. Sonny's jaw dropped slightly in surprise. What the heck was that all about? Tawni never let anyone talk to her like that!
"It was Marshall's idea…he thought the show needed five people." Tawni muttered as she twirled her hair nervously.
Mandy glared at Tawni and then turned her focus back on Sonny. "Hope the ratings haven't gone down toobad…" she shrugged as she glanced at her nails. Sonny stared at Mandy in shock.
The more famous brunette flipped her hair over her shoulder. "I've been in Europe this whole time. The news over there isn't the same as it is here, so I guess I must've missed the memo that I was being replaced."
She snapped her fingers and the girl who had been in the background moved closer. "You guys must have heard that I'm back for a Mackenzie Falls episode. That'll be exciting won't it?" she smirked.
Zora glared at Mandy and stepped closer. "You'll be lucky if I don't unleash Bernie on you guys!" she said. Zora then hissed at the Mandy and stomped away. Mandy gave Zora a weird look and then shook her head.
"That little freak has issues…right, Tawni?" Mandy said giving the blonde a sharp look.
Tawni sighed and nodded her head hesitantly. Mandy smiled and then glanced around. "Well, it's been nice seeing you guys. I'll see you later. Tawni, we must catch up soon." Mandy glanced at her assistant. "This is Laura. Schedule an appointment with her and we'll do something. All right, bye! Kisses!" she gave the guys air kisses and then glared at Sonny before strutting out.
Her assistant glanced at Tawni and sighed. "Would you like to schedule that appointment…or?" she trailed off.
Tawni pouted. "Schedule it, Laura. She'll throw a fit otherwise."
The shyer girl pushed her glasses up her nose. "Actually, my name is Lauren. Mandy just never remembers my name."
"That's awful!" Sonny said. Lauren shrugged her shoulders and took out a PDA. "Mandy is free for lunch tomorrow." She said.
Tawni nodded and just waved Lauren off. "Yeah, yeah, sure whatever."
Lauren added the change to her schedule and then went to catch up with Mandy. Sonny glanced around at her friends and saw how depressed they seemed.
"Okay guys, seriously, what's going on?"
"Nothing!" Tawni exclaimed. Sonny gave her an odd look. "Come on, I know something is wrong. I mean, I've never seen you just let someone talk to you the way Mandy did…"
Nico sighed. "You see Sonny, Mandy was the star of So Random before…she was the diva, the "it" girl."
"We had to do everything she wanted, or she'd quit. She would throw fits all the time. The only reason she wasn't fired was because she's too good an actress." Grady sighed.
"And she's way too good and blackmail and being a total bitch," Tawni muttered.
"If you guys think all this about her, why don't you just stand up to her?"
Tawni, Nico and Grady all glanced at each other and sighed. "Sonny, I think it's time we told you something. Let's go to the prop house."
A/N: So…what do you think? I know it's kind of a lame beginning, but let me know if I should continue!