Okay, so this is my first fanfiction! YAY! It follows the same story line as the movie but with added in scenes, characters, and lines. I hope someone reads this! So let me know if you do with a review! Kay? Good. Remember, though. I do not own ANY of the original characters/similar lines/places/other stuff like that. Okay, now for the story:

Chapter 1- MELANIE

"Hey, Squirt. Wake up," Robbie said, poking me in the ribs. "We're here." I groaned and rolled over in my uncomfortable economy class seat, ignoring my brother's prodding.

"Come on, get up. It's sunny outside," he said. This got my attention. You see, my parents had decided to pick up everything we owned and move us from frigid North Dakota to sunny Coconut Cove, Florida. I hated the cold and was actually excited to be moving, despite having to leave my friends and the only place I ever called home.

"No cold?" I asked, just to make sure before I actually opened my eyes.

"No cold." At this, I blinked a few times at the light shining through the window. Robbie pulled down my carry-on from the overhead cabinet before grabbing his own as well and following our parents off the plane. I got up, stretched, then walked close behind him so I wouldn't have to let anyone pass out of their middle row seats in front of me and get separated. We climbed down the stairs leading from the plane and out into the warm sun. I pulled off my sweatshirt and smiled. Now this was my kind of weather.

"This is Florida, kids. A new place to start," my dad said, overly enthusiastic.

"Yeah, maybe Mel can start growing a few inches here and stop being the short kid on the block. You know, begin on a clean slate," Robbie said. At seventeen, he still hadn't quite grown up, being the jokester he was. My already short self seemed even smaller to him, and he constantly was making fun of me for it. It was annoying, but still I couldn't help looking up at him and grinning.

"Oh, be quiet," I said, trying my best to sound annoyed. My mother finally came out of the plane after finishing her friendly chat with our flight attendant.

"Come on kids, lets head home," she said, placing an arm around me. I leaned in close. Even after the extremely long flight she still smelled good, like home. After grabbing our luggage, my uncle picked us up from the airport and drove us to Coconut Cove. We would be staying with him, my aunt, and my four-year-old cousin, Andrew, until we got settled in. In the back of the car, I turned towards Robbie.

"I get the shower first," I said.

"In your dreams, Squirt."