By Ashley and Sarah
Hey Everyone! We hope you enjoy another fan fiction with Emily
and Elena! Enjoy reading!
Lynda: Now isn't this cute? Your first grade picture.......
Syd: Mom............what are you doing here?
Lynda: Don't you just love this picture? And look at those curls......
Syd: I hated my hair in first grade. I was the only one with
Lynda: You just wanted to fit in with the rest of the other girls......like
Syd: Why are you telling me this Mother?
Lynda: Just remember.......every girl has a time in her life when
she wants to be exactly like what she has in her dreams........toodles!
Syd: Mom! MOM! I hate when you do this!
Syd wakes up to a beeping alarm clock and starts her day that is
soon to be filled with patients. An hour later, Syd goes in the
house and catches Joanie rushing Emily and Elena.
Joanie: Hurry up! You don't need the entire Clinique counter on
your face! Oh hi Syd.
Syd: Buenos dias........are the girls ready?
Joanie: Almost.......they still have breakfast.
Elena and Emily come down the stairs.
Joanie: Ready for breakfast?
Elena: I think I'm gonna take a rain check on that one......I'm
running too late.
Emily: Yeah........me too.......but we'll have a glass or orange
juice to go!
Joanie: Coming right up!
Syd: Only today girls........I don't want you sleeping in class!
The girls grab their orange juice and rush out the door with Syd.
In the car......Emily remembers that she and her sister were
invited to go shopping for New Year's dresses with their friend
Emily: Hey Syd, can we have $200?
Syd: You're not doing a crack deal after school are you?
Elena: No......we're going shopping after school today with
Syd: I guess.....but don't spend it all!
Elena: Thanks Syd! I knew I loved you!
Syd: No prob.........well, you're at school.......don't lose that
money! You're lucky I just cashed one of my paychecks yesterday!
Emily: Bye Syd....love ya!
Elena: Yeah me too! Adios!
Syd: Bye girls........if I were that young again!
Syd goes to work at St. Clare's and finds her first patient to be
a 16-year old girl named Andrea. She opens the curtain and tries
to determine why she is here.
Syd: Hi Andrea......what can I do for you today?
Andrea: Make my mother happy and tell her that I'm not anorexic!
Syd: Well, I can't do that right away.........why don't we weigh
you and then we can talk a little bit?
Syd weighs Andrea and finds that she is nearly 20 pounds
underweight for her height. Syd believes Andrea's mother is right.
Syd: Andrea, you're very underweight for your height......how
much food do you eat? And what food do you eat?
Andrea: I don't have breakfast, I usually have a salad, only
lettuce of course with water, and 1/2 cup rice with chicken.
Syd: What about exercise?
Andrea: I exercise for 4 hours a day.......is that bad?
Syd: I think you're going to have to eat more and exercise less.......why
don't you come back in a week and we can talk about this more?
Andrea: Fine.....although I still think both of you are wrong.
Syd: Well, I do have the education to distinguish this.........promise
me you'll come???
The girls go with Starlyn to the mall. They decide to start at
Nordstrom and find the cutest dresses.
Elena: Look at this one! It's red, short, and glittery!
Emily: Everything Syd doesn't want it to be! Try it on!
Starlyn: You guys are so bad!
Emily: we know
Elena: oh Em, this would look hot on you
Starlyn: I agree girl
Elena goes in the dressing room and tries on the dresses with her
sister and Starlyn.
Elena: I'm getting this one!
Emily: look at this one? Do you guys like it?
Elena thinks to herself: I must be getting fat! All these dresses
are way too tight!
Elena: That one's cool Em!
Starlyn: ya, we just need to stuff your bras, you guys are so
Emily: thanks Starlyn, I'll take that as a comment!
Elena: Funny Star.......you need it more than we do!
The girls finish their shopping and head home slamming their
Joanie: what the heck?
Syd: was that the girls?
Joanie: They must be mad at each other, probably PMS
I was talking to Em last night
Syd: I don't know, she just doesn't seem herself
Joanie: think something's up?
Syd: I don't know I just got this feeling that something is going
on between Elena and Emily, usually Emily can't keep it a secret.
But something, I just can't make the connection with it.
Joanie: You know, their grades have been slipping lately. And did
you see Emily's last track meet? She ran like she was in my shoes!
Slow as molasses!
Syd: I know...and Elena........she hasn't had her peppiness when
she's cheering at the games
Joanie: something's going on and we are going to be the last
one's to find out
Syd: Elena also told me some weird things a few days ago
Joanie: like what?
Syd: I'm sure they'll tell us.......just that she wishes that she
had a smaller skirt for the games.......she thinks hers is the
Joanie: ya and Emily told me she wish she had a flatter stomach
so when she was doing her floor exercise in gymnastics she didn't
feel like a blimp
Syd: Geez I hope we're not gonna be grandparents!
Joanie: I don't think it's gonna go that far, if I'm sticking
Syd: I wonder if we should wait and let them tell us for a change......I
wonder if that will make a difference
Syd: Well, do you think we should go up?
Joanie: Well, we should eavesdrop first
Syd: Joanie! Well, if nothing happens in 15 minutes, I'm going up.
Joanie: me too
The scene changes to the girl's rooms.
Up in the girl's room. Emily and Elena are talking about their
Elena: I love this dress, but I wish I looked better in it!
Emily: you look great, I'm the one who needs weight watchers!
Elena: Hey! That's a good idea!
Emily: do you think Syd and Joanie are noticing our fling with
Elena: I don't know. Let's try to lose 10 each before New Year's
eve! It can't be that hard! Let's just exercise a lot, be careful
with our eating, and no one will notice!
Emily: I don't know........hopefully not......if they know we'll
Joanie(whispering): Did you hear that?
Emily: Yeah.....they might like it....otherwise they'll be
staring at fatties in a few months after winter!
Emily: I'm going downstairs to show Syd my dress
Syd: OMG........you know what means......I'm not going to scream,
and I'm not going in there
Elena: Hey Em, wait up! I'm going too!
Emily: ok, let me just get the door. hold this for a sec
Emily opens the door to find Syd and Joanie running in the other
Emily: omg Elena. did they just hear our conversation?
Elena: I hope not!
Elena: Syd, come here for a sec
Syd: ya girls?
Syd....talking to Joanie: See......I'll find out when I'm gonna
be a grandma!
Elena: Come in our room.......you should see something!
The girls show Syd their dresses.
Syd: these are gorgeous
Syd: But a little short girls
Emily: I'll go get Joanie
Syd: hold that thought Em
Syd: come here you two, sit next to me
Syd: just come here
Syd: What happened when you got home today?
Emily: nothing, why?
Syd: You looked a little upset
Syd: you guys slammed you doors too
Elena: oh.....that? I was just mad that I spent too much money on
the dress and forgot to get shoes and a purse to match
Syd: (unsure) really...
Emily: yup, yup and I was kinda upset about the track meet from
the other day
Syd: so that's it?
Elena: yup, you're free to go now
Syd: ok... Emily were leaving in a few for gymnastics
Emily: Can Elena go too? She has to work on her jumps for the
Syd: how much homework do you have?
Elena: Not that much........please?
Syd: what about that project for science?
Elena: SYD! I can manage my own time!
Elena: I really need to practice my Russians and hurkies!
Syd: chill. I guess. But not for the whole time. That's a three-hour
class. I'll pick you up halfway
Elena: Fine. We'll meet you downstairs in a few minutes
Emily: where's my Adidas leotard?
Syd: which one? You have like 9 of them from Adidas
Emily: never mind, found it. Joanie washed it. It's right here
Syd: ok, hurry up girls
Syd leaves and goes downstairs
Elena: I can't believe we lied to her!
Emily: where the heck are my Adidas sandals?
Elena: right here. Em, we never lie to Syd
Emily: don't worry about it Elena
Syd: (from the bottom of the staircase) come on girls, let's go!
Emily: (running down the steps) whoa Syd, slow you roll! What's
with the attitude?
Syd: I have an attitude? You're the ones who just kicked me out
of your room!
Emily: whoa Syd
Syd: Sorry, I just got my period. I'm in a bad mood
Elena: calm down girls. Let's go
Syd: I agree
The girls arrive at the Gymnastics Academy of Providence.
Syd goes in to pay Emily's 10-week fee and Elena's fee for using
Clerk: That's $440
Syd: whoa, Em is costing me a fortune!
Clerk: but she's a great gymnast! Thanks have a good night
Clerk: Bye Miss Hansen
Syd drives home and finds a worried Joanie at the kitchen table
Syd: What's on your Christmas tree? You looked bummed
Joanie: I did something bad Syd
Syd: you aren't pregnant again?
Joanie: NO!! At least I hope not. We spent so much time talking
about the girls that they never ate dinner!
Syd: oh jeez
Syd: They must be starving
Joanie: your telling me
Back at the gym.
Elena: hey Em, guess what?
Elena: I didn't have dinner and I'm not even hungry!
Emily: me too!
Elena: and here comes Syd
Emily: gotta go I'm on for floor
Syd: Hey Elena.......ready to go
Syd: wow. let's watch Em on floor
Syd: just grab your stuff and.........OMG
Syd: Your sister just fainted!
Syd: Em, are you ok?
Emily: Yeah, I'm just a little dizzy
Coach: Syd, I don't what happened
Syd: that's fine.....I think I'm going to take her home anyway
just to be safe
Coach: she was doing a wolf jump and was doing some footwork and
next I know she was down
Emily: Syd! I need to practice!
Coach: take tomorrow off hon, you'll be fine. All elite gymnasts
need a break sometime
Emily gives a depressed sigh and says "I guess"
Elena: I'll got get you stuff
Syd: Here's you warm-ups hon and your sandals
They go to the car and Syd is extremely worried and almost mad at
Syd: I wouldn't be surprised that you fainted......no breakfast.......no
dinner.....the next thing I know you'll be not eating at all!
Emily: calm down Syd!
Syd: I'm not going to just calm down! This better be a one-day
Emily: it's not like I died!
Syd: Well, you can if you keep this up
Syd: Elena, what did you have for lunch today?
Elena: aaaa........some PowerAde
Syd: Just a drink? Anything else?
Elena: Nope, and you woke me up........can I go back to sleep?
Syd: Elena Hansen! You better be listening!
Elena: umm yeah uh huh
Emily: Syd, can we just drop this? It's nothing, ok?
Syd: fine! Don't listen to the doctor!
Emily: I didn't mean that, I just really don't want to talk about
Syd: What about you Elena?
Emily: She's asleep again
Syd: just let her go
Syd: You guys are like my real daughters, I care about you two
and if anything happened to you, I don't know what I'd do if you
two weren't here
Elena: (waking up) really?
Emily: We know that........and you're telling us this because we
didn't have breakfast or dinner.
Syd: no Emily, I'm telling you what's coming from my heart
Elena: Are we home yet? I should start stretching for tomorrow
Syd: but, I want you two to think about what I said tonight
Elena: We will( rolling her eyes at Emily)
Elena: finally were home!
Elena runs to the front door letting herself in. Syd helps Emily
out of the car.
Syd: everything all right hon?
Emily: Yeah, I'm fine, would you just relax for a while?
Syd: what's up Emily? Something doesn't seem right about you
Emily: I'M FINE! You think I died because I fainted! It's not
like I did die or something
Syd: ok, take a chill pill hon
They walk inside and Emily goes to her room with Elena stretching
on the floor
Elena: .......7.........8.........9..........10! That one's a
Emily: (throwing her bag on her bed) what the heck is up with
Syd? She keeps asking me a million questions.
Elena: I don't know.........all I do know is that we gotta keep
this diet thing a bigger secret because Syd is way too suspicious
Emily: I know!
Elena: Tomorrow morning we'll take breakfast as usual, only take
it to go and throw it out once we get to school!
Emily: I don't feel so great.
Elena: sucks to be you, I'm going online
Emily: I'm going downstairs
Elena: whatever you want
Emily goes into the kitchen and sits next to Robbie on the
Robbie: what's up little cousin?
Emily: your sister thinks I'm dying because I fainted at
Robbie: really? Cool, what was it like?
Emily: It wasn't anything big, I was doing a wolf jump and all
the sudden I woke up and Syd was right there!
Robbie: whoa, well I gotta go kiddo
Emily: where are you going, it's almost 9 p.m.
Robbie: gotta go close up O Neil's
Emily: oh, see ya later
Time passes by and soon morning comes.
Elena's in the bathroom blow-drying her hair.
Elena: Why can't you just go the way I want!
Syd: hair trouble?
Syd: Where's Em? She's gonna be late
Elena: your Dad said she could stay home, she doesn't feel good.
Syd: oh, want me to help you with your hair? Then I'm going to
check on Em
Elena: sure, what should I do?
Syd: your cheering today at the game right?
Syd: how about French braid pigtails?
Elena: great idea
Syd: are you sick Elena? Your complexion looks pale.
Elena: I feel fine, Em is the one that is sick.
Syd: you sure?
Syd does Elena's hair and then marches off to the girl's room to
see how Emily is feeling.
Syd: (whispering) Emily?
After a few moments.
Syd: I'm right here hon. (sitting next to Emily on her bed)
Emily: I don't feel good
Syd: I heard
Emily: I'm all dizzy and I have to memorize the table of elements
in chemistry I don't think I can even remember what Hydrogen is!
Syd: H, I think.
Emily: oh yeah, can I have something for this headache?
Syd: sure. I'll pick up a prescription for you too.
Syd: Joanie and Hannah are leaving for the Barkery, Elena and me
are leaving in a few, and your Dad and Heather are in the
basement, but Dad will be in and out.
Emily: maybe I'll go say hi to Heather later
Syd: that would be nice, I gotta go. Love you
Syd pulls Emily's hair away from her face and kisses her on the
Emily: love ya too
Syd: bye hon, get some rest. I'll call you to check on you.
Syd goes back downstairs to the kitchen and grabs her purse,
coat, and coffee.
Elena hops down the steps
Elena: Oh, hold on one sec I forgot my sweater
Syd: it's on the dryer. I washed it last night
Elena: no, that's Em's GAP sweater, I want my cheerleading
Elena runs back upstairs
Syd: did you have breakfast?
Elena: no, the cheerleading squad is having breakfast together in
the cafeteria today.
Syd: (unsure) ok
Elena: let's go
Syd and Elena run out the door.
Down in the basement:
Heather: morning Doctor Hansen
Jim: morning Heather. Emily's sick today so she might be down
Heather: oh, poor thing.
Emily walks down the steps.
Heather: Hey Em. How ya feeling?
Emily: not so great
Heather: that's too bad
Emily: ya, but Syd is here to take car of me
Heather: that's true, look at this! I got this cute outfit at the
mall last night!
Emily: sweet. Where did you get it?
Heather: American Eagle, and guess what? I went a size down!
Emily runs up the stairs. Heather can tell there is tears in her
Heather: Doctor Hansen, crying teen! I'll be back soon! (knocking
into the counter)
Doctor Hansen: what? Oh Heather
Heather sees Emily on the couch crying
Heather: Emily? Are you okay?
Emily: you know what you said
Heather: about going down a size?
Emily: ya! You're so skinny, and there's me I'm so fat!
Heather: oh jeez, Emily. You're so skinny! How much do you weigh?
Emily: 99 pounds
Heather: Are you and Elena dieting?
Emily: no, no
okay, yes we are
Heather: you guys are so young!
Emily: do you think I should tell Syd?
Heather: of course! Would you like me to?
Emily: would you? That would really mean a lot to me!
Heather: sure hon, come on let's get you something to eat
Emily and Heather make their way to the kitchen
In the car:
Syd: you're really quiet this morning? Everything all right?
Elena: ya, I'm just tired
Syd: ok. Don't forget about breakfast and about what I said last
Elena: oh there's Starlyn! Thanks for the ride Syd!
Syd: don't forget!
Elena: I know. The game should be over at 6:30, can you pick me
Syd: me or Joanie will
Syd: bye hon
Syd goes to pick Elena up from her game.
Syd: Hey cutie!
Elena: hi, how's Em feeling?
Syd: I heard she was doing better when I called at the Barkery
Elena: that's good......on the way home, can we stop at CVS? I
need to get some pencils
Syd: sure because I need to pick up Em's prescription, so while
I'm getting that you can go get your stuff
Syd: I stopped off at home on my break to check on Em, but she
was fast asleep on the coach, so I just left her a note.
Elena: That's fine......I'll probably beat you to the car though.......can
I have the keys?
Syd: ya, hold on let me just get a parking space
Syd and Elena run into CVS
Elena grabs some pencils, whiteout, and some OTC diet pills. She
hurries to the counter and pays and leaves
Syd comes out soon and starts up the car
Syd: Did you get everything?
Syd: Did you get any extra stuff?
Elena: just some whiteout
Syd: Ok, just checking
Elena: I felt weird walking in there with a cheerleading outfit
Syd: I bet
Elena: Did you get Em's prescription?
Syd: Only one of them, the other will be ready in an hour. I got
a small dosage because she really doesn't need that much
Elena: oh, she's not going to Gymnastics tonight, right?
Syd: I don't think she is!
Syd and Elena come home, and Elena hurries up the stairs
Syd walks into the living room where Emily is watching ER.
Syd: Hey kiddo
Syd: Are you feeling better?
Emily: a little
Emily: Where's Elena?
Emily: I'm gonna go talk to her
Syd: ok, I'll come up in a few and give you your medicine, the
other one will be ready in an hour, if you want, you can come
Emily goes upstairs and finds Elena taking some sort of medicine
Emily: what are you doing? Are you crazy? How did you get those?
Elena: Syd took me to CVS...........I told her I was getting
Emily: Elena, when you told me we were just going to diet, I
didn't been it had to get this carried away?
Elena: well, I'm losing it, and that's what I want!
Emily: What if Syd finds out/
Elena: She won't! I took the whole box!
Emily: are you crazy? I'm telling Syd, this is gotten way to far!
Elena: If I feel sick I'll tell her
Emily: promise? I don't want anything to happen to you!
Syd: What's going on in here? You sound like you're going to kill
Elena: nothing's going on, we were just talking
Emily: About something that could send you to a shrink!
Elena: I know.......he's a waste of my time I guess
Emily gives her a weird look
Syd: Ok....you all have been weird that past week........what is
going on! I feel like I'm the last person to know!
Elena: You will be (as she leaves the room with an attitude and
Syd: what was that all about?
Emily: I know, but I don't know........what I'm trying to say is
that I can't tell you
Syd: Well is it a guy? Drinking? School? What is the general
Emily: no. It's nothing like that.
Emily: it's like every girl has a time in her life when she wants
to be exactly like what she has in her dreams
Syd: wait a sec, where did you here that?
Emily: I don't know where, some old saying
Syd: If it has ANYTHING to do with her health I have to know Em
Emily: Well, you're close but it's not with her health
Syd: come on Em, let's get you medicine
Emily: Ok.........can Elena go too?
Emily: Because she told me she forgot to get something for her
Syd: That's fine.......let's get going then Let me just go to the
bathroom, meet me downstairs and take your medicine
Elena is downstairs and is out of her uniform.....she realizes
that she is losing a lot of weight, almost too fast
Syd: (coming down the steps) Em, let's go
Syd: Are you coming or do you want us to just pick up your stuff?
Elena: I'm definitely going........woah......that was not fun
Elena: Syd I think I'm gonna pass out!
Syd: here just sit down with you head between your knees
Elena: No! I don't wanna move.....I'm shaking! Can't you tell?!?!?!
Syd: Elena, calm down!!!!
Syd: Why are you so sick?
Syd: And why are you so tiny? Your watch NEVER was this big on
you! It looks like it's two links too big!
Jim Hansen comes in and sees the situation
Syd: Dad, Elena is having a reaction to something, she needs to
take a chill pill!
Jim: Elena? What is bothering you so much!
Elena: My watch isn't b........
Emily: Did she pass out? Or does she have that weird sleeping
Syd: she has narcolepsy
Syd: How do you know about that? Well anyway, Elena?
Elena: I'm fine
Elena: Can we go to the store now?
Syd: I think you should stay home with Joanie
Joanie: (entering the room) what about Joanie?
Syd: Something happened to Elena......no one really knows what it
Joanie: What happened?
Elena: I just dizzy and tired
Syd: why don't you go to bed? It's almost 7 anyway.
Elena: it's too early!
Elena: Em, will you get my stuff for me? I have a list up in the
bedroom...........I'll go get it
Joanie: well than, get in your pj's and come watch tv with me
Elena goes upstairs and writes down the medicine she wants Emily
to get and a few other things to make it look like she actually
needs things for her project
Elena: here you go, Joanie I'm gonna take a quick shower, I'm all
nasty from the game
Syd and Emily go to the drugstore and get the prescription, and
Emily buys Elena's medicine
On the way home:
Syd: so what did Elena need?
Emily: just some markers, and construction paper. I already did
mine with Joanie
Syd: What's that tiny box
Emily: just some colored pencils
Syd: ya hon?
Emily: I need to ask you something, and I want you to answer me
as a doctor, not my mom
Syd: ok, shoot
Emily: When you know someone's doing something wrong, do you tell
then and if they don't listen, you just help them?
Syd: yes, I always help them, to show them that they're harming
Emily: so, if one of your friends was doing something bad and
they wouldn't listen, you would just give up and let them do what
Syd: Am I missing something here?
Emily: I think we both are. I'm just so.....
Syd: Can you clue me in a little better?
Emily: You know why I think I fainted the other day at gymnastics
and why I've been doing so poorly in track?
Emily: because........wait I can't say it!
Syd: Joanie and me accidentally heard about the fatty
Emily: (her eyes light up) what did you here?
Syd: well, first of all, I have to ask you if you ever pay
attention to all those lectures
Emily: always.........ok not all the time
Syd: Jeez I don't know how to ask this
Emily: If you think I'm pregnant.......
Syd: please so you're not!
Emily: I'm not, don't worry Elena isn't either
Syd: then what is it?
Syd: and if you ever are, tell me!
Emily: I will
Emily: Can I just tell you later?
Syd and Emily arrive home and find Joanie and Elena on the couch.
Emily: Syd, I'm gonna go in the shower.
Emily: Elena I have your project stuff
Elena: ok, put it on my bed.
Syd: Come in my room after you're done and I'll do your hair
Syd: And Elena, go in my room
Syd: just go up there now
Emily hops in the shower
Meanwhile in Syd's room:
Syd: (closing her door) What the heck is going on?
Syd: fainting? Come on Elena, I know something is going on.
Elena: did Emily say anything to you?
Syd: maybe she did, maybe she didn't
Elena: well, what did she say?
Syd: just some things
Syd: Let me do some tiny things right now, k?
Elena: like what?
Syd: Let's call it a mini-doctor visit
Elena: Syd what is wrong with you!!! You're being so mean!
Syd: this won't take long, trust me
Syd takes her temp., weight, and a few other things.
Syd: you can leave now
The next morning the girls come downstairs in tighter shirts and
Syd notices how thin both the girls are
Syd: whoa, cleavage there
Emily: yeah.....it looks good!
Joanie: just orange juice girls?
Elena: Of course!
Emily: no, I'll have some cereal and an English muffin
Syd looks at Elena
Syd: Elena, where did the other half of your body go?
Elena: what do you mean?
Syd: You're skinny!
Syd: well girls, let's go to school!
Elena: a friend is picking me up
Syd: really. by who
Elena: one of my guy friends
Syd: well, Em what time do you have to be in at?
Emily: not till 7:45, school starts at 8:05 so I don't need that
much time to get to Design
Elena: Yeah, he's boyfriend material, and you gotta see his car!
Syd: just be careful
Elena: He has a Mercedes convertible!!
Joanie: nice, Burt's got a nice firetruck to smolder my flames!
Syd: Ok.....be REALLY careful!
Emily: funny Joanie
Elena: I will, here he comes
Joanie: I'm peaking out of the window
Elena hops in the car
Syd: Is that her boyfriend?
Joanie: whoa he is sweet!
Joanie: It sure looked like it!
Emily: kinda, ever since she started stuffing her bra, and
cheerleading all the guys get close to her
Emily: the bra thing was a joke
Syd: Does she like it?
Emily: who wouldn't?
Emily: I guess so. I swear she stuffs her bra really though! I
mean look at me? I'm the one who should. I guess its kinda good I
don't have a chest like Syd when I'm doing floor exercise....whoa!
Emily: Just kidding
Syd: watch it honey!
Emily: we better go to school
Syd: We still got 10 minutes.
Emily: ok, can you do my hair?
Emily runs upstairs to get a brush
Joanie: oh, there goes Hannah! I'll be back
Emily: here you go
Syd: Ok........I'll use it wisely......how about a fro?
Emily: do that and I'm not going to school
Syd: just kidding, how do you want it?
Emily: a twist thingie
Syd does Emily's hair
Syd: let's get ready to go
Syd: ok.......now we gotta go!
Syd: got everything?
Syd takes Emily to school and heads over to the clinic.
Izzy: Good Morning Dr. Hansen.
Syd: (in a cheerful mood) Morning Izzy.
Izzy: you are in a great mood today. Syd: I had a really good
morning. I got to spend some time with Emily last night and found
out about Elena's weight problem.
Izzy: is she dieting?
Syd: I'm positive, I just need some evidence. Emily's too scared
to tell me anything.
Izzy: So do you think Emily was doing it too?
Syd: I think for a short time, but after she fainted in
gymnastics and she did really crappy in track, she knew that I'd
find out sooner or later.
Izzy: She fainted?
Syd: ya, and she knew if she wanted another first place all
around she couldn't faint again. That's when she stopped. She has
a meet next week and she's been training really hard for it.
Izzy: that's great. Good luck with Elena.
Syd: thanks. Who's my first patient?
Izzy: sorry to spoil you mood, but Andrea is here.
Syd: (sarcastic) really?
Izzy: look for yourself.
Syd peers into exam room two and sees Andrea sitting in the chair.
Syd: goody. Did she come with anyone?
Syd: here goes nothing.
Syd: hi Andrea. (sitting down next to her)
Syd: so you decided to come back and see me.
Andrea: uh huh.
Syd: well, are you gonna tell me what's wrong?
I don't know really how to say this, but
Andrea: I'm late. I have been like for 3 months. I know I'm not
pregnant but I don't know what's wrong
Syd: when was the last time you had your period?
Andrea: about 4 months ago.
Syd: when did you start loosing all this weight?
Andrea: 3 months ago.
Syd: Are you throwing up your food? Are you even eating? Don't
worry, if you tell me, I'm liable not to tell anyone. Your
records are confidential.
Andrea: yes and yes. I saw a magazine article about it and I
decided to try it once. I tried it once and I have been doing it
Syd: anything else you want to tell me? Are you taking any diet
Andrea: once I took a whole box, after that I fainted but I was
home alone and I never told anyone.
Syd: (putting her arm around Andrea) Do you feel better after
ndrea: ya, are you going to tell my mom?
Syd: I can't, without your permission. But I don't think I'm the
right one to tell her.
Andrea: you mean I have to?
Syd: it would be a good idea to tell her hon.
Andrea: ok, I guess. How do you get so well with talking with
Syd: I've got 14-year-old twin girls.
Syd: yup. Emily and Elena.
Andrea: oh. I think I know who Emily is! Does she go to
Gymnastics Academy of Providence?
Syd: yes, she's on the elite team.
Andrea: wow! I've seen her in competition. She's awesome!
Syd: thanks. She's a handful. Actually and expensive handful, we
even have a trampoline in our backyard and a low beam in the den.
Andrea: cool, well I better get going.
Syd: don't forget what I said.
Andrea opens the door to leave but turns around one last time to
look at Syd.
Andrea: thank you Dr. Hansen (giving her a hug)
Syd: (Responding quickly) your welcome Andrea. Good luck, come
back and visit me.
Andrea: I will. Bye
Syd stands and think for a moment. Izzy enters the room.
Izzy: okay Dr. Hansen?
Syd: fine. I found out that Andrea is anorexic.
Izzy: good for you Dr. Hansen.
Time passes by, Syd sees many patients and time flies by.
Syd finally approaches her lunch hour
Syd: Izzy, I'm going home for lunch, then I'm going straight to
do my hospital rounds. Call me or page me if anything big comes
Syd arrives home at the Hansen's and eats a quick lunch. She
notices she has 10 minutes extra and decides to put the laundry
Syd: Wow, Emily's sweater is dry now!
Syd carries up the laundry to the girl's room.
She puts away everything for them and start walking towards the
door when she notices something in the trashcan
Syd: what the heck? (Noticing diet pill boxes)
Syd: Oh my gosh, so this is what has been going on.
Syd also notices that the entire box is gone
Syd: Elena.....Oh jeez
Syd decides that she will talk to the twins tonight and get
Syd puts the box in her pocket and goes downstairs
On the way out the door Heather bumps into Syd
Heather: sorry Syd!
Syd: that's ok
Heather: did Emily tell you?
Syd: about what?
Heather: ouch........I shouldn't have said that
Heather: about their dieting problem
Syd: Dieting problem?
Heather: yeah, you didn't know about it?
Syd: I think I have it all figured out Heather, thanks!
Syd: gotta go!
Heather: bye (bumping into the staircase)
Syd rushes over to the Hospital to do her rounds
Syd talks to the receptionist and looks at the charts of some of
ER doc: we got a teenager coming in unconscious
Syd: need me?
Dr: We found her at school....nothing in her locker or bags, but
probably an overdose of some kind
Syd: What's the name?
Dr: a........Elena......Elena Hansen! Is this your daughter?
Syd: omg! yes! Where's Emily?
Dr: she is still at school would you like me to have her bought
Syd: yes, can you call Joanie at the Barkery?
Dr: sure, good luck The doctors pump her stomach to find several
Syd: I knew it!
Dr: Knew what?
Syd: that she was dieting, I was planning to confront her tonight
Dr: well; she really did it.......she's 23 pounds less than her
last update on her chart, which was 2 weeks ago
Everything is settled in about 45 minutes and Elena is resting in
Syd: (hugging her) why didn't you tell me?
Emily: She told me she'd hate me!
Syd: oh hon
Joanie: sorry it took so long! I had to rush all my customers out
and lock up and then sign Emily out of school, but we are finally
Syd: it's all right
Joanie: I had Emily on my cellphone the whole ride calling Dad
Syd: Em you talk to Joanie.......I'm gonna go see Elena
Joanie: Good idea....Em.......tell me what's going on.
Syd walks in to Elena's room and sits on her bed.
Syd: So..........do you want to tell me why you did this? I was
worried before and now I'm REALLY scared
Elena: It's really complicated.
Syd: I can help you..........all you have to do is ask. Honey why
did this have to happen?(Syd is crying.)
Elena: I thought I'd be a better person if I were thinner. I
didn't see any other way to lose it secretly unless I took a lot
of those pills. I'm sorry Syd........I really am
Syd: It's ok, but I don't want you to do this EVER again........we
love you no matter what you look like.
Elena: But I had this image of my being skinny and beautiful in
my mind, and I want it still. How am I going to do that unless I
Syd: There are many options........you just took the one that
"seemed" the best, but now you face liver damage, and
heart problems..........I just wish you never do this again.
Elena: I'm not making any promises.
Syd: Well, one thing that I'm promising you is that you ARE
seeing a dietician with me and you ARE going to take a few days
off to get back to normal.
Elena: But I have to cheer Syd!
Syd: First comes health, then the rest of life!
Syd: Well, one thing that I'm promising you is that you ARE
seeing a dietician with me and you ARE going to take a few days
off to get back to normal.
Elena: But I have to cheer Syd!
Syd: First comes health, then the rest of life!
Syd: no buts it's for your own good
Elena: Well, what am I gonna be doing on my time off then?
Syd: oh, don't worry, we'll think of something!
Elena: Am I going to have to gain all my weight back?
Syd: Emily has gained back most of hers
Syd: you have too hon
Syd: you and Em both fainted b/c your hearts were weak and that's
probably made it worst even after what happened with the jetski,
you don't wanna be in a coma again, do you?
Elena: No, but I look good Syd!
Syd: you'll look better with the weight you gain back
Elena: So, what exactly happened to me? Why did you let me get
Syd: actually, I think I've been working so much I didn't really
Syd: I think we all need to take some time off.
Elena: What I need is a belt
Emily and Joanie walk in.
Elena: Hey.........sorry guys!
Joanie: it's all right, we decided to come up, Emily is really
worried about you
Elena: I should've let you talk me out of it Joanie!
Joanie: I was surprised, you didn't come to me first!
Elena: That's because I knew you would be mad at me! And Syd too!
Emily: I went to Syd, b/c I was really worried!
Joanie: sounds like Em, run to Syd!
Joanie: just joking Em
Elena: What did you tell Syd?
Syd: that she was really worried
Emily: I didn't want anything to happen to you.
Elena: Nothing else?
Syd: She didn't tell me about the dieting
Elena: you kept it a secret?
Emily: uh huh
Syd: Yep, but I know now!
Syd: And Joanie and I thought you were pregnant!
Joanie: Whoa! Slow your roll!
Syd: That's at least what I thought!
Emily: when I fainted at gymnastics, I got really worried so I
went to Syd
Syd: speaking of gymnastics! You have a competition in 2 days!
Elena: will I be able to see Em perform?
Syd: Probably not
Elena: why not? I feel fine!
Syd: The medicine is going to make you really tired and sick
Emily: don't worry, it's gonna be live on NBC!
Joanie: you can invite Starlyn over and you two can watch it
together, since we will all be there, but calling you on the
cellphone every five minutes!
Syd: Well, I think someone needs to relax for a while
Joanie: okay, every 10 minutes, but that's my final offer!
Syd: well, Elena I think we better leave ya alone, you need a lot
of rest hon!
Syd: See ya later.......I'll come back to check on your stats
Elena: when can I go home?
Syd: tonight, maybe! If the doc will trust me!
Elena: I'm sure he will!
Syd: I gotta take Em to gymnastics and then on the way home we
will come and see if we can take you home. ok?
Syd: love ya!
Emily: love ya sis!
Elena: love ya both!
Syd takes Emily to gymnastics and then they head to the hospital
Syd and Emily walk into Elena's room.
Syd: ready to come home?
Emily: I got your clothes right here
Elena: I'm in my pj's.........I'll just leave in these
Syd: it's freezing out hon!
Elena: (whispering) a Syd, can Emily help me get changed? I'm
Syd: Or I can help you
Elena: I don't care, whoever
Syd: ok, Em why don't you help Elena get dressed while I go sign
Emily: ok, I brought your old navy flares, gap gray logo tee,
your Adidas sneaks, your gap socks, (whispering) your underwear,
and your Gap bra.
Elena: oh Emily! You don't have to tell me everything!
Syd: leave it all to Em!
Syd goes and signs our Elena soon they are out of the hospital at
home, and time flies by to Emily's gymnastics meet.
At the meet Emily is warming up. Syd, Jim, Joanie, Burt, and
Robbie (taping it) are sitting close to Emily's team area.
Back at the Hansen house, Starlyn is sitting on the floor playing
with Hannah and Elena is on the couch wrapped in a blanket.
NBC announcer: Live from Providence, Rhode Island
Elena: it's starting!!!!!!
Announcer: And for the next two hours we will have the top elite
young woman in the state competing. One who is excepted to take
home gold is Emily Hansen, a fourteen-year-old teen from
Providence, Rhode Island.
Announcer: and right here next to me I have Emily, her mom Dr.
Sydney Hansen, and her coach Morgan Townshed, Olympic gold
medallist on floor exercise.
Elena: there's Em! And Syd!!!! And Morgan!
Announcer: So, Emily how do you think you are going to do today?
Emily: I hope to do well, I have been training really hard since
I was injured over the summer and I have finally been able to
Announcer: and Morgan as her coach, what are her strengths?
Morgan: Her strengths? Just about everything! She has scored a 9.98
her floor exercise, which is unbelievable for her age! I think
she will score fairly well in floor and beam, and on bars and
vault, pretty good.
Announcer: And has does it feel to be her mother, Sydney?
Syd: Hectic, but it's a great joy. When she accomplishes
something she feels so great about it, it's really taught her
something about life. I feel that today looks like a great meet,
and I wish good luck to her and all the other gymnasts on the
Elena: That is so cool! They are on tv!
Announcer: Any last words Emily?
Emily: Actually yes, the whole entire Hansen family and Burt
would like to say "get well" to my twin sister Elena
who was just released from the hospital and hopes she is having
fun at home watching me with her friend Starlyn and hopefully
Announcer: (laughing) Yes, and as you heard from jr. world
champion on floor exercise, Emily Hansen says she thinks today
will be a good meet, and get well to her twin sister Elena who is
watching her and babysitting at the same time.
Elena: Did you hear that?
Starlyn: And about her friend!!!!!
Elena: And even Hannah name was announced!
Back at the meet:
Announcer: Emily has competed in vault which she placed second
with a 9.56, bars where she placed second with a 9.69, and is now
onto beam. In order to win all around Emily must capture first in
beam and floor, which are her two best apparatus.
Syd: Go Emily!
Emily starts a solid routine on beam.
Announcer: And Emily starts with a press to handstand mount, then
a graceful switch leap-wolf jump-wolf jump ¾. Now watch this,
she switches to a nice ff-layout-layout, then a nice cat leap-tucked
side salto, then
oh that was a great full turn to a wolf
jump 1/1, nice aerial front walkover-tuck jump ¾, switchside
leap, straddle jump-backdive ¼, a beautiful round-off to double
The crowd cheers
Syd: Ya Emily!
Robbie: Whoa Emily, nice dismount!!!!!
Jim: That's my girl!
Joanie: Go Emily!!!!
Burt: Ya!!! Go Em!!!!
Back at the Hansen home:
Elena: That was awesome!!!!!!!!
Starlyn: I couldn't believe that was Em!
Back at the gym:
Morgan: Em, I don't know what to say! That was excellent!
Emily hugs her coach.
Emily: I wasn't that nervous, so I didn't fall thank goodness!
The judges process her score.
Announcer: That was an awesome performance by 14-year-old Emily
Announcer: Final score for Emily Hansen on beam
The crowd goes wild
Emily: Whoa! I didn't expect to get that high!
Back at the Hansen home:
Elena: Jeez! That is a sweet score!
Back at the gym:
Emily is currently tied for first. She must beat a 9.81 on floor
to capture all-around.
Emily gets in her position to start. Music starts
Announcer: Nice hand moves, and Emily start with an RO-whip-2 1/2
twist-punch front, which is right on target! Next a switchside
leap-straddle jump 1/1 Shushunova. A beautiful front handspring-front
full-front layout. A graceful wolf jump 1 1/2-wolf jump 1/1. And
finally an RO-back handspring-double pike. Awesome performance!
That will definitely will capture first. Let's go to the judges.
Syd: Final moment!
Joanie: I hope she captures gold!
At the Hansen house:
Elena has fallen asleep and Starlyn is cheering with Hannah.
Emily: So was I good?
Morgan: Don't even say good, that was spectacular!
Emily smiles and waves to Syd.
Syd waves back.
Announcer: And the judges give Emily Hansen a
Emily: Oh my god!!!!!
Morgan: You sure rocked out there Em!
The crowd goes wild
The whole entire Hansen clan and Burt are cheering.
Syd: She did it!
Joanie: She got what she wanted!
Robbie: When can we go see her?
Joanie: We have to wait for awards.
Jim: Five more medals and a plaque to add to the twin's trophy
Syd: And Elena's big cheerleading meet is coming up
Emily: I really got 1st in all around?
All of Emily's teammates congratulate her and the awards ceremony
Emily accepts her medals for her four events.
Announcer: and finally what you have all been waiting for our all
around winner. This year's winner is Emily Hansen of Gymnastics
Academy of Providence. Emily will be traveling to the New England
Competition and if she wins she will travel to States. Good Luck
in the future Emily and congratulations.
Emily accepts her plaque and her gold medal. The Hansen family is
screaming for joy.
Syd: now we get interviewed!
Meanwhile at the Hansen's house:
Lynda: So Elena are you going to listen to Syd from now on?
Elena: Aunt Lynda? Am I in a dream?
Lynda: Of course darling! I'm dead! So your sister is sure a star
Elena: Uh huh.
Lynda: You know, sometimes Syd is right. Dieting isn't very
healthy you know.
Elena: I can see you didn't listen to Syd about smoking.
Lynda: No, and I regret it, she couldn't even save me after 4
years of college and 6 years of residency. Oh well, life is great
Lynda: Gotta go, toodles darling
Elena wakes up suddenly.
Starlyn: She got first in all around!
Elena: Ya Em!
At the gym:
Emily, Morgan, and the whole entire Hansen family is being
Announcer: So Emily how does it feel?
Emily: Really awesome! I never expected all around I thought that
the other girl would beat me out, but I guess not. I'm really
happy it's finally over. I can't wait to compete in the New
Announcer: How about you Morgan?
Morgan: I'm very proud of Emily. At such a young age capturing
all around is phenomenon, I'm very happy for her.
Announcer: And I see Emily that you bought a whole crew with you?
Emily: Uh huh.
Announcer: So you guys what's one word to describe Emily?
Hansen family: Loud!
Syd: Emily and her sister are great to watch while they perform
in sports. It's just something about them that makes you feel
like a kid again.
Announcer: Could the curly hair have something to do with it?
Syd: Maybe, but right now, there's something about them that
makes you want to just hug them!
Announcer: Well thank you everyone. And congratulation Emily for
capturing all around!
As they left the gym, Syd thought to herself, "hum..maybe I
really did teach them something, you don't always have to be
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