An Annie fanfiction collaboration between Mandalicous and Showtunediva

Chapter 1: Intro (Diary Format)

Disclaimer and Notes: Neither of us own characters from Annie. In this fan fiction we will be having the groups of cousins on both the Farrell side and the Warbucks side doing stuff together. Mandalicious's original characters are Kathryn and Jacob Farrell who are 12 and 9 and Christopher Farrell who is 5. My original characters are Isabella and Eli Warbucks who are 11 and 8 and Jonathan and Patrick Warbucks who are 11 and 8. Annie is 14 and Molly is 10. Enjoy this story ladies and gents! ~Janine and Mandalicious

August 12, 1936

Dear Diary,

Wow! Summer has flown by so fast. It seems like it was yesterday when I wrote about the Orphan reunion barbeque at Tessie's and my 8th grade graduation party. I am two weeks away from starting high school not going to lie I am pretty nervous. My mother told me there was nothing to worry about but I am pretty nervous. I have no classes with any of my friends so we will only see each other at lunch time or after school in the various activities we do. Anyway since my 8th grade graduation it's been a pretty fun filled summer. We had my cousins and my friends from the orphanage over for a huge party for my graduation. That was a lot of fun. It was the first time my cousins and my friends from the orphanage met each other and everyone seemed to get along really great. I never even realized I had so many cousins until I started doing research for my family tree project in March. Now that I know I have them and that some of them live so close I'll get to see them a lot more often. I also got to meet the kids of my father's brother who are very nice. I am interested to know more about the circumstances that caused my mother and father to put me up for adoption 14 years ago. I bet they would be overjoyed to see me so happy with Mom, Daddy, Molly, Frederick, Joanne and all my aunts, uncles and cousins. Anyway on Daddy's side of the family I have four cousins. Two who live in Queens named Isabella and Eli and two who live in Quincy Massachusetts whose names are Patrick and Jonathan. Isabella and Patrick are both 11 so they are going to be in 6th grade this year... same as Molly. Eli and Jonathan are both 8 and going into 3rd grade. On Mom's side I have three cousin Kathryn who is 12 and in 7th grade and Jacob who is 7 and in 2nd grade. They are my Aunt Jen's kids who live in Chicago. My Aunt Melissa has one son whose name is Christopher. He's the baby of the family only 5 years old and in preschool. She lives in Newton Massachusetts. With the exception of Christopher it's so great that all of us are so close in age. We will have many happy memories to share together as the years pass. For Fourth of July we had a big party at our house complete with fireworks. A few weeks after that Molly and I went to New Jersey by ourselves so spend time with our Aunt Jim and Uncle Toni and our cousins Margaret and Larry who are 12 and 9. Uncle Jim is my dad's brother. I hope to eventually meet more of my birth father's family and my birth mother's family too so I can learn more about my roots. Then last weekend we went to Massachetts for a few days. We spent a few days in Quincy with Aunt Gloria, Uncle Richard, Patrick and Jonathan and spent some time on the beach. We also took a day trip into Boston to do some back to school shopping. Aunt Melissa and Christopher met us in Boston and we all had lunch together. Time to go! Mom is calling me for dinner ~ Annie