GASP! A multi-chapter? YES! I got the idea for this 5 chapter story from reading posts on boards from way back when the SWAC fans thought that 'I Think She's Back' was a real upcoming episode. Sadly, it was just a rumor, but the inspiration struck me today to write what could have happened if the infamous Mandy came back to guest star. And thus, this was born! Each chapter will be a new day of the week (Monday being the day she gets to Hollywood and Friday being the day the So Random show is). Although Chad and Sonny are broken up here… don't worry, I have my ways for those two.
Disclaimer: I own nothing except for the way Mandy is portrayed.
I Think She's Back
I sighed happily as I pulled up to the So Random parking lot in my cozy yellow car; it was finally Monday. I know most people despise Mondays with a deep passion, but I am the complete opposite; nothing seems to get me down on days like today. First of all, it's the first day of the new week, which means new beginnings and new starts. Also, it is the day that my cast (mainly Tawni) is nicest to me since we all got a refreshing 2 day mini-break from one another before resuming our work.
Pulling into my usual spot, I noticed all of my cast's cars were already parked. There was Grady's truck, Tawni's convertible and Nico's mini-van (courtesy of his mother). However, there was also one more car parked down the line that I had never seen before… a shiny gold Camero with sparkles on it. If I didn't know any better, I could say that it was Tawni's. It was in her tastes, after all.
Taking my attention away from the vehicles, I got out and began walking through the back of the studio. I figured it might be easier to go this way to our lot instead of going through the front; I didn't want to hit into anyone in their mad Monday haste.
However, this meant cutting through Studio 2… otherwise known as Mackenzie Falls. I kept my eyes fixed straight ahead, not bothering to look around at any of the drama actors who I had seen so much of over the past 7 months. I especially didn't want to run into a certain 17 year old. I'll spare you the details (since I have decided to wipe my mind clean of him and our… *cough* past relationship), but let's just say that we left off on awkward terms; terms that I certainly didn't want to further discuss with him.
Once I passed the huge Falls sign that greeted you at the exit to their studio, I slowed my pace a bit. Looking around, I noticed the familiar turf known as So Random. Walking by the framed pictures of my cast and me, I turned a corner and was face to face with mine and Tawni's dressing room, the big gold star on the beige door right in my face.
Just as my hand was about to touch the handle, I heard two voices coming from the other side: one familiar and one not. I bit my lip, contemplating on whether or not just to walk in when Tawni clearly had company. Shrugging a little, I gently opened the door and peeked inside.
There sat Tawni at her makeup vanity, looking at her reflection. However, what surprised me was not the blonde starlet, but the redheaded girl sitting on the couch in the middle of the room.
"Oh, Sonny, you're here!" Tawni exclaimed eagerly, hopping up from her spot at the mirror. This must be urgent news… Tawni NEVER just gets right up when she has the chance to be staring at herself.
"I am." I smiled as she grabbed my wrist and pulled me over to the redhead.
"Sonny, this is Mandy Hampton." Tawni motioned for Mandy to stand up.
I recognized her immediately. "Oh, yeah! You were the one who was on So Random before I got here!" I grinned and waved to the girl, who laughed.
"Yep! Nice to finally meet you, Sandy." She flipped her hair over her shoulder in a very Tawni-like manner.
"Uh, it's Sonny…" I corrected.
"Oh, that's cute!" Mandy put her hand on her heart as if she just saw an adorable puppy. I tried my best not to look as confused as I felt.
Luckily, Tawni stepped in. "Marshall called Mandy since he knew she was going to be in Hollywood this week and asked her if she wanted to guest star on the show for old times' sake!"
"And, of course, I said yes." Mandy smiled, although it came out looking more like a smirk.
"That's awesome. I'm looking forward to working with you, Mandy." I said.
A semi-awkward silence ensued after. Tawni was the first to break it.
"So… I'll let you two get to know each other while I go find my lipstick that Zora hid." She growled the last part.
"Coco Moco Coco?" Mandy exclaimed, pointing a finger at Tawni.
Tawni's face brightened. "YES! Oh, Mandy, I missed you!" Those were the blonde's final words before she left the room, leaving the girl I only just met 5 minutes ago and me together with seemingly nothing to talk about.
Now, some people would have just left, but I don't think its right to do such a thing and make a bad impression on someone that seems to be so important to the rest of my cast. Mandy and I can get along, right?
"So…" I began, hoping she would say something after we just spent a good minute not making eye contact.
"Why did you do it?" She suddenly blurted out, catching me off guard.
"You know…" Mandy started, taking a few steps closer to me. "Take my job? I go on vacation for a few weeks and come back to see that this 15 year old 'sweetheart' from Wisconsin stole my position on So Random?" Wait, what?
"Excuse me? Marshall told me that you left and the spot was open, so he offered me the job and I took it." I explained. That was the truth! Marshall really did call and ask me to be on the show, only mentioning that one of the stars would be leaving and I would take their place.
"Yeah, right. If that was true then I would have at least gotten to stay on the show and you would become our 6th cast member." Her light green eyes turned a dangerous dark color. "I can tell already that you are nothing but a liar."
To say that I was shocked would be an understatement. I mean, here I am being called a liar by someone who has only known me for a few minutes! I did nothing but stand there because, frankly, I didn't know what else to do. It's not like I was going to hit her or something.
"Just watch out, Sonshine, because once this week is over and we do the live show, Mr. Condor is going to be so impressed that he'll fire you and want me back." Mandy finished with a triumphant smirk.
Before I had time to respond (or continue with my shock), there was a quick knock on the door. An all-too-familiar voice echoed through.
"Sonny? Are you in there?" He called before opening the door, his eyes landing on me for a moment but then resting on the redhead a foot away.
Mandy's eyes returned to their original color as he stared at her. "Mm, mm, mm, well if it isn't Chad Dylan Cooper."
So there you have it. :) Please review and let me know if you want me to actually write this story for you or if I should just drop it completely. Thanks!