|Meet the Martins: Redo
Author: PersonNatalie PM
The Martins are a family of four kids with Amy, the irresponsible teenager, Carter, the musician, Katherine, the artist, and Mike, the mischevious inventor.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,952 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 07-20-12 - Published: 06-11-12 - id: 3031146
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Ok so here is the first episode to start things off. At the bottom of this I am going to give a couple of choices that you should vote on for the next episode. Now…on with da storeh!
-zooms in on house to the kitchen-
Amy walked in behind her mother whose arms were full of groceries, "Please can you lend me some money to go to the concert!" she begged.
"I already told you no!" Krystal exclaimed.
"But you once lent Mike and Katherine money to go to The Wally and you lent Carter money for that guitar!" Amy pointed out.
"One, I lent Mike and Katherine the money because you took theirs and they did pay me back eventually, two, Carter earned that guitar and he paid for half of it, and three, whenever I 'lend' you money, it ends in me having to give you more money!" Krystal replied.
"Then how am I going to get the money?" Amy asked.
"You can start by helping me around the house," Krystal said as she unloaded the groceries.
"With what? There's nothing to do around here!" Amy replied.
Krystal looked at her and pointed at the groceries.
"You making dinner isn't going to earn me any money," Amy said. "I'll just find another way to earn it." She left the room and Krystal sighed.
She started continued unloading the groceries. "Sure Mom, I'll help you with the groceries. Just like a good daughter should!" She laughed. "Like that'll ever happen."
*Theme song (*AN still working on it)
-zooms in on The Wally-
"My feet have never been smoother. And that, is why you should rub your feet with mayonnaise twice a day," Wally finished. He was behind the counter that Katherine and Mike were sitting at, drinking milkshakes.
"Um, thanks for that uh interesting story Wally," Katherine said, pushing her drink aside. Mike did the same and they both exchanged grossed out looks.
"Do you want to know how to stop leg hair from rapidly growing?" he asked.
"No thanks…." Mike replied.
Wally looked kind of disappointed.
"Let's change the subject," Katherine said. "So, Wally, do you ever get lonely in here working all by yourself?"
"Oh I never get lonely," Wally said. "Not when I have my little turtle friend, Harvey with me." He placed a little toy turtle on the table. "Harvey, meet Mike and Katherine."
"Um, you do know that's fake….right?" Katherine asked.
Wally pulled the turtle close to him and whispered, "Don't listen to her. She's just jealous that she doesn't have a turtle friend like you."
"Right…." Katherine said, "Anyways…do you want some help? Mike and I could help you get more business here."
"I guess so. Harvey's not very good at his job," Wally replied.
"When should we start?" Mike asked.
"How about tomorrow? That will give me some time to break it to Harvey that he's fired," Wally replied.
"Sure…" Mike answered. "See you then Wally."
He and Katherine waved goodbye as they left the café.
-zooms in on house to Carter's room-
Carter was strumming his guitar and writing something down when Amy walked in.
"Carter, what's a good way to earn money?" Amy asked.
Carter played a few more chords. "I don't know. Get a job?" he replied, writing down the chords he had just played.
"That's too hard," Amy complained.
He kept his eye on his guitar. "Then sell some of your things. I don't know how many people would want your junk but-,"
"Carter you're a genius! Why didn't I think of that before?" She jumped up and ran out of the room, "Thanks Carter!"
"Whatever," he replied writing down a few more chords.
-zooms in on house to Amy's room-
Amy observed all the stuff she had gotten out while Mike sat on her bed. "Let's see….what should I get rid of?" she asked herself.
"How about all of it? It's junk anyways," Mike remarked.
Amy scoffed. "This stuff is not junk!"
Mike picked up a little electronic device. "What about this virtual pet? You never use it."
"I might one day," she replied.
"You can't keep this stuff forever Amy," he said.
"Yes I can," she replied.
"Whatever. I have to get to work. See ya," he said.
"Wait, you got a job?" Amy asked.
"Yup. At The Wally with Katherine," Mike answered.
"But you're too young," Amy pointed out.
"Since Wally originally had a toy turtle named Harvey working for him, I don't thing hiring an 8 year old and a 10 year old is going to surprise anyone," Mike replied as he walked out.
Amy looks up with a confused look on her face.
-zooms in on The Wally-
Katherine and Mike are sitting at the counter in The Wally uniforms which are a green polo with The Wally written on the top end of the shirt, a black apron, and brown pants. Wally pulled a coin out of Mike's ear.
"Tada!" he exclaimed.
Mike sighed. "Wally, it doesn't work if you tell the person you're putting the coin in their ear."
"Aw, I messed it up! Can I try again?" Wally begged.
"Wally, when can we actually get to work?" Katherine asked.
"Oh, you don't need to today. We're closed," Wally replied.
Mike face-palmed, "So all this time, we've been waiting for customers and hearing about your rapid hair growth when we didn't even need to be here?"
Wally nodded. "Yup."
Mike groaned. "Come on Kate, let's get out of here."
Katherine followed Mike out the door and they threw off their aprons.
"Wait!" Wally called after them. "You still haven't heard about how I make my hair all shiny for special occasions!"
-zooms in on backyard-
Amy proudly watched everyone look around her yard sale and buy her things. Carter walked out into the yard.
"I'm impressed," he said, "I didn't think you could get rid of all this junk."
Amy smiled, "Actually, it's yours and Mom's junk."
"What? Amy!" Carter muttered.
"Excuse me," a woman said, coming up to them, "How much for this ring?" she held up the ring for Carter and Amy to see.
"Oh, that's not for-," Carter began but was interrupted by Amy.
"$100," she said quickly.
The woman handed Amy the money and then put the ring on her finger and walked away. Amy smiled sweetly and waved goodbye.
"Amy! What did you just do?" Carter exclaimed.
"I made money. Now I can go to the concert. Goodbye now," she started to walk away but Carter grabbed her arm.
"Amy! That was the promise ring that Greg gave Mom! It must have fallen off and ended in your stuff!" Carter exclaimed.
"Oh. My bad," Amy said and started to walk away again.
Carter again grabbed her arm. "Not so fast. You're going to have to get it back," he said.
Amy sighed. "Fine. I'll give the woman her $100 back." She and Carter followed to where they last saw her but they couldn't find her.
Amy smiled nervously. "Maybe Mom won't notice?"
"Amy! Where's my ring!" They heard Krystal yelling from all the way back at home.
"She noticed," Carter said.
-zooms in on house in kitchen-
"Okay, so that was four hours of our lives we'll never get back," Katherine said.
"I can't believe it was closed!" Mike exclaimed.
"I know, but maybe Wally was just lonely. He hasn't been the same since he fired Harvey," Katherine pointed out
"You mean yesterday?"
Mike sighed. "Yeah, I guess you're right. Maybe we should give him another chance. We can hang out with him today and get to work tomorrow."
They both got up and headed for the door.
-zooms in on The Wally-
Wally sat at the counter, looking at pictures of Harvey and him together.
"Wally?" Katherine said, walking in with Mike.
"Katherine! Mike! You came back!" he exclaimed, putting away the pictures.
"We decided to give you another chance. But you have to promise us that tomorrow, The Wally is open," Mike said.
"Anything! It's been so lonely in here without you guys!" Wally exclaimed, running up and giving them hugs.
They pulled away.
"Wally, we were only gone for 20 minutes," Mike said.
"I know but it felt like years!" Wally exclaimed. "Okay, what should we do now?"
"I guess, you can do the coin trick again," Mike said, smiling and rolling his eyes.
"Yes!" Wally yelled. He pulled out another quarter. "I'm going to put this in your ear, okay?"
-zooms in on backyard-
Carter and Amy were cleaning up the yard sale.
"I can't believe we're grounded until we find the ring," Carter grumbled. "It was your fault anyways."
"Yeah, well now it's your problem too, so we're finding that ring," Amy said.
Amy's friend Bridgette soon came up. "Okay, I found out that the ring has a locator chip and I found the location."
"Great!" Amy exclaimed. "Where is it?"
"1600 Chestnut Street," Bridgette replied. "Here's the directions. Good luck!"
-zooms in on old house-
Amy and Carter walk up to the door.
"Are you sure this is it?" Carter asked.
"Yeah it says 1600 Chestnut Street," Amy replied. She knocked on the door and the woman answered.
"Ma'am about the ring we sold you yesterday. It actually wasn't for sale and we kind of want it back," Carter said.
"Well, if you have $200 than you can have it right back," the woman said.
"But you gave us 100 for it!" Amy exclaimed.
"Yeah, but I want $200 now," the woman replied.
"Now I can't go to the concert. Fine, here's your money," Amy grumbled, handing her the $200. "Now can we have the ring?"
"Sure you can," the woman said sweetly. "Come on in."
They followed her inside and saw her house was filled with stuffed cats.
"Um, nice place you've got here," Carter commented.
"Why thank you," the woman said, "Now, why don't you hold Fluffy and I'll go get your ring." She handed him one of her stuffed cats.
"Thanks…." Carter said.
The woman nodded and left to go get the ring.
"There's something kind of off about this woman," Amy said.
"Yeah. This place gives me the creeps," Carter said, shivering.
"Wait a minute," Amy said, "The ring is right here." She picked it up off a table.
"Then what is the woman doing?" Carter asked.
"It's almost ready dearies!" the woman called.
"Okay, we have the ring, now let's go before we see what's ready!" Carter exclaimed running out with Amy.
"Come back!" The woman yelled, chasing after them.
-zooms in on house in kitchen-
Mike sat on the counter while Krystal tried pulling something out of his ear. She finally got it out.
"I can't believe Wally actually got that quarter stuck in my ear," Mike muttered, rubbing his ear and hopping off the counter.
"Don't go near anything loud for a while. Your ear still my hurt," Krystal warned.
Mike sat at the table with Katherine. "So our official first day is tomorrow," Katherine said.
"Good thing too. I can only hear so many Harvey stories," Mike groaned.
Katherine nodded and Amy and Carter ran in and dropped the ring on the table. Carter turned around and locked the door.
"What's with you?" Mike asked.
"Witch. Scary witch. See you later!" Amy yelled and ran upstairs. Carter slowed down and smiled, laughing. He gave his mom a high five.
The woman banged on the door and Krystal answered it.
"Ah, hello Margaret," Krystal said. "Thanks for the help. Why don't you come in for some tea?"
"Thank you," the woman said.
"What'd you do?" Mike asked, amused.
"Just thought we'd teach Amy a lesson for selling our things," Krystal said, smiling.
"Can I keep the $200?" Margaret asked.
"Those cats weren't free Margaret," Krystal said, taking the money from her. She went over to the cabinet to find the tea and saw that all the cabinets were empty. "AMY!"
-end of episode-
Thank you for reading! It took some time to write but I found I think better when all I'm listening to my iPod. Please review and tell me what you think!