Joey cried out as his bony hip crashed into the kitchen floor at an unfortunate angle, but then his sister was planting a kiss on his cheek and all he could do was let her freak out happily until this could get sorted out.
Jess lifted herself up and straightened out her coat before saying, "Jesse, it's Joey! My brother! I thought he was- Jesus, Joey, I thought you were dead. You disappeared and our stupid father wouldn't even look for you. What happened?!"
The fact that there were two other people standing in the kitchen looking confused made Joey think introductions were important first. "Nikkie, this is my little sister, Jessica. Jess, this is Nikkie, she's my girlfriend."
"Hi," Jess said, offering Nikkie a hand to shake. "This is my friend Jesse."