This is part two of my Fic Whos Daughter is She. Its now 2005 and Madison(Maddy) is 3yrs old. Ross has not contacted anyone from his family in the 3yrs since he left. Except he occasionally e-mails his parents. Ben now lives with Carol and Susan in Denver and he also e-mails him, but does not call or send letters(so as not to be found) Ross is now living in Seattle(but no one knows that yet)
As this section starts, Joey is preparing to move to L.A to try for better acting roles, and Monica and Chandler have just finished the paperwork to adopt a baby boy.
CHANDLER: I cannot belive you are moving
JOEY: I know, hey can I ask you something
CHANDLER: as long as its not about my wifes naked body
JOEY: Hey I wouldnt do that(Chandler looks at Joey) Ok, Ok I dont do that anymore.
CHANDLER: so whats the question?
JOEY: do you think Im making a mistake
CHANDLER: well you did just throw those dishes in their without wrapping them
JOEY: no, I mean about moving to L.A
CHANDLER: no, Joey I dont I think what you are doing is amazing. You have come so far in acting since the day I first met you, I mean that world War One movie was very successful and your last couple parts have gotten you good reviews, and everyone knows L.A is where the big parts are.
JOEY: what if I dont make it though
CHANDLER: if you dont make it, you dont make it. Give it a couple years at least, just to see what happens, if worst comes to worst you always have a place here
JOEY: thanks man(they hug)
CHANDLER: we really do this too much dont we
JOEY: yeah, yeah we do
(they continue packing)
Monica and Chandlers
PHOEBE: so are you guys excited about the baby
MONICA: oh yes, we get him sometime next week
PHOEBE: so how old is he
MONICA: hes 3 months, hes been in foster care since birth his mom was a teen mother and told the hospital she wanted nothing to do with the baby
PHOEBE: on one hand that is so sad, but on the other hand at least she wasnt forced to be a part of something she did not want, and hes not in risk of being abused
PHOEBE: so I trust you guys have a name picked out
MONICA: um, hello do you not know me at all?
PHOEBE: good point. So what is it?
MONICA: Ryan Joseph Bing
PHOEBE: awww, that is so sweet, middle naming him after Joey, now youll have two kids named after the group
MONICA: yeah(the two of them pause for a minute and cast their eyes downward as they think about Rachel)
PHOEBE: You know whats funny
PHOEBE: Its been over 3yrs and I still sometimes find myself looking for her on the street or picking up the phone to call her
MONICA: thats not so funny Pheebs, I do the same thing
PHOEBE: I miss her
MONICA: I know, I do too
PHOEBE: I mean I think Ive gotten on with life really well, we all have, but sometimes at night I just lie in bed and think of how unfair it was
MONICA: yeah, I do that too. I thinks its because it happened so suddenly, we had no warning at all we werent prepared
PHOEBE: do you think thats why Ross left?
MONICA: Im sure it is, but I wish hed quit being so damn selfish, hes not the only one who lost someone
PHOEBE: yeah, but unless he comes back theres not much we can do
MONICA: no, nothing except give that little girl the best life possible and be prepared to answer any questions she may have once shes old enough to understand
PHOEBE: yeah. Um not to change the subject, well ok thats totally what Im trying to do but guess who called me the other day?
MONICA: I have no idea
MONICA: David? Whos, ohhh you mean Scientist David from Minsk?
MONICA: so what did he want?
PHOEBE: hes moving back here next month
MONICA: oh wow, so are you going to see him?
PHOEBE: of course, we already have dinner plans for the weekend he returns
MONICA: wow, that is so romantic
PHOEBE: I know!! Itll be nice to see him and it will get my mind off of Joeys leaving
MONICA: I cant believe he is moving to L,A, we are so going to take a trip there
PHOEBE: oh definitely
Its now a couple months later, Joey has moved to L.A, it was very hard for the gang to say goodbye to him. He calls regularly and they all keep in touch through e and snail mail. He has had some promising leads as far as parts. Phoebe is dating David and they are very happy. Baby Ryan came to live with Monica and Chandler. Hes now 6 months old and Madison is 3 and a half, she was unsure about having a brother at first but now loves him.
A.N: I know Im just grazing over stuff in this part, but the big part of the story is coming up and this is mainly a C/M and Ross story, so thats why Im not focusing a lot on every character or every detail J
Monica and Chandlers its Sat morning about 7 am
MONICA: yes sweetie
MADDY: Mommy me watch cawtoons
MONICA: ok sweeties, but turn the tv on low, daddys still asleep
MADDY: no me watch in hewe
MONICA: but..(sees Madison is about to cry) ok you can watch in here, but be very quiet
MADDY: ok(scampers over and turns the tv on-shes a very pretty little girl with strawberry blond hair thats halfway down her back and green eyes) Oooh mommy look
MONICA: thats very nice
MADDY: I want that dresss, its so pretty can we go get one mommy please
MONICA: maybe if you are a good girl youll get one for either Christmas or Hanukkah
MADDY: I wanna go shopping
MONICA: we dont have time today, remember Aunt Phoebe is coming over
MADDY: oh yeah, wit David
MONICA: thats right
MONICA: later today
MADDY: Oh(rolls over on her stomach and starts watching tv)
(Ryan starts crying, so Monica gets him from his crib and brings him into the bedroom, she lays in bed next to Chandler with Ryan in her arms-he has dark brown hair and brown eyes-they stay like this for about an hour and then Maddy falls asleep, her head on Chandlers legs)
CHANDLER: hey beautiful
MONICA: hey you
CHANDLER: hi there Ryan old boy, how you doing
RYAN: (makes baby noises)
CHANDLER: is that right, well thats quiet a story son. Oh look there, I see your sister decided to have a nap on our bed
MONICA: she got up at 7 to watch Cartoons, shes been asleep about 2hrs, so she should be awake soon, Ill start brunch in a minute
MONICA: its almost 10:30 a.m, too late for breakfast
CHANDLER: ok, whatever you say, youre the cooking expert
MONICA: thats right(leans over and they begin to kiss)
CHANDLER: she is so pretty, just look at her lying there. Sometimes I pretend she really is ours
MONICA: I know, but it never works, she looks so much like Rachel
CHANDLER acts like her too, have you seen her pouting to get her way
MONICA: oh yeah, and shes not even 4yrs old and already loves to go shopping, she was lecturing me the other way on wearing the wrong belt with my pants
CHANDLER: yep, she is Rachels daughter
MONICA: shes Rosss daughter too, she loves dinosaurs and those eyes, oh she has the puppy eyes to a science, and shes always coming up and telling me things, things shes learned from tv or from pre school.
CHANDLER: yeah too bad he doesnt seem to care at all about her
MONICA: weve talked about this before, dwelling on that fact does not good for anyone
CHANDLER: I know but it just bugs me how could he not even care how she is doing or want to know how she is, its been almost 4yrs, 4yrs. We all loved her, we all miss her but we got on with our lives, why cant he do that
MONICA: I dont know. I ask myself that every day, and I just dont know.
Later that evening
(Phoebe and David knock on Monica and Chandlers door)
MADDY: Mommy can I get it
MONICA: remember what daddy and I taught you
MADDY: Uh huh, to wook thru the peep hole fiwst
MADDY( runs over and climbs on top of a chair and peeks thru the peephole) mommy Phoebe and David are here
MONICA: ok let them in
MADDY: (opens the door and runs up to Phoebe) Phoebe guess what!
PHOEBE: what Maddy
MADDY: I dwew you a picture(hands her the picture) see its you and me and we awe in the pawk.
PHOEBE: thats a beautiful picture, Ill hang it on my wall as soon as I get home
MADDY(looks at Phoebes hand) ooh, that wing(supposed to be ring, she has trouble pronouncing her rs) is so pwetty where you get it?
MONICA: what ring?
PHOEBE: well we were going to wait and tell you a bit later but it looks like the cats out of the bag
(Maddy starts running around the apartment looking under the chairs and under the couch)
MONICA: what were you going to tell us?
PHOEBE: David proposed, were getting married
(Monica runs over and hugs her and Chandler shakes Davids hand)
MONICA: oh my god we have got to start planning the wedding, whens it going to be
PHOEBE: Next June
MONICA: oh wow, and Im the bridesmaid, right
PHOEBE: of course, who else would I have asked(they both look at each other for a minute and smile as they think of the answer to that question)
MONICA: you know, I know if things were different I wouldnt have been, and I want you to know I wish, I didnt have to be-I mean Im glad I am but..
PHOEBE: its ok(hugs Monica) I know exactly what you mean
MONICA: did you hear that Maddy, Phoebe and David are getting married
PHOEBE: and you get to be our flower girl that means you get to wear a pretty dress and carry flowers
MONICA: what do you think about that sweetie?
MADDY: Thats neat. Mommy?
MADDY: where is the cat?
MONICA: huh? What cat?
MADDY: the cat that got out of the bag, Phoebe said there was a cat
MONICA: Huh..(realizes-and looks at Phoebe as all the adults start laughing) oh thats just an expression sweetie, there wasnt really a cat, she just meant that the secret had been found out
MADDY: well why not just say so?
MONICA: because sometimes Grown ups do funny things
MADDY: yeah they suwe do. Mommy?
MADDY: can I have a cat?
MONICA: weve talked about this before, remember Im allergic, cats make me sneeze
MADDY: but Tanyas dad is allergic too and he takes pills and they got a cat, pleeeease mommy pleassse can I have a cat
MONICA: I dont know
MADDY: daddy(runs over to Chandler) please Daddy, Please(looks at him with the puppy eyes)
CHANDLER: oh come on Monica its just one cat and youre not even that allergic, the Harriss have a cat and we go to their house all the time. You just dont want to have to clean up after an animal
MONICA: Im going to regret this but.. fine, she can have a cat
MADDY: can I really mommy
MONICA: yes you can
MADDY: oh thank you. I love you mommy
MONICA: and I love you prescious
Its about a month later. Monica and Chandlers apartment and its about 9 am. Madison is dressed in white overalls and a purple turtleneck her hair is in two ponytails with purple ribbons. Shes sprawled out on the living room chair watching her Cinderella Video and playing with a Barbie Doll.
Monica enters the room with Chandler following behind, Ryan in their arms
MONICA: you ready to go Maddy
MADDY: uh huh
MONICA: this is a big day, are you excited
MADDY: yeah, I get my kitty today
MONICA: I know sweetie
MADDY: can we go to lunch at Mcdonalds?
MONICA: yes we can. We need to do some shopping first, remember you need new shoes and Ryan needs some clothes. Then we will go eat lunch and then well get your kitty and bring it home
MADDY: oh goody, goody, goody!! New shoes, Mcodnalds and a Kitty cat! What a great day!
CHANDLER: so you think shell always be this easy to please
MONICA: no, someday shell be a teenager, shell be Rachels teenage daughter. Now as Rachels best friend this scares the hell out of me. She is more like Rachel each day, and raising the teenage version of her is not something Im looking foreward too
CHANDLER: I thought you guys were good friends
MONICA: we were, part of why I liked her was her rebellious nature, her free spirit and willingness to do crazy things. Rach was the one whod sneak out of the house at night, who came over one night and snuck into my dads liquor cabinet and randomly mixed drinks together. Shes the one who spur of the moment decided to drive down to Myrtle Beach when we were In 12th grade
CHANDLER: Oh. Hey is it considered child abuse to lock your teenager in her room?
MONICA: I think so
CHANDLER: well there goes that idea(Monica playfully hits him on the arm) Hey, that hurt
MONICA: well, dont say stuff like that, now come on.
A shopping center, they are in a shoe store
MONICA: how about these
MADDY: no, no no
MONICA: what is wrong with these shoes?
MADDY: I dont like the color, I want these(holds up a pair of purple and silver sneakers)
MONICA: purple, Madison are you sure
MADDY: yes Mommy, purple is in right now
MONICA: you know what, Ill make a deal with you, you can have those shoes if, I get to choose your dress shoes
MONICA: (picks out a pair of black dress shoes, then grabs the purple shoes) come on Maddy, lets go pay
MADDY: now we go eat?
MADDY: Can daddy and I go over and get in line(the Mcdonalds is a few stores down from the shoe store)
MONICA: yes you can, Chandler take Ryan too would you(hands him to his dad. Maddy walks next to Chandler holding his hand and making faces at Ryan who looks at her and laughs)
CHANDLER: ok Maddy what do you want?
MADDY: um hambuger, no a cheese buger, or no Um maybe Chicken or..
CHANDLER: you need to make up your mind, were next
CASHIER: Can I help you?
CHANDLER: Yes Ill have a Big Mac combo with a coke, I also need a (looks at Maddy) did you decide yet honey.
MADDY: yeah I want the chicken nuggets
CHANDLER: a childs nuggets and(sees Monica enter) what do you want Mon?
MONICA: Ill have a quarter pounder with cheese and a diet coke
CHANDLER: you want fries?
CHANDLER: oh I see, you just want to eat mine
CASHIER: is that all
MADDY: can I get an apple pie?
CHANDLER: and 3 apple pies
MONICA: oh and get a cup of ice cream for Ryan to eat
CHANDLER: and a cup of ice cream, and that is all
CASHIER: ok, that will be 25.02, youre food should be up in a minute
(they sit down and eat their food)
MADDY: can we go get my kitty now
MONICA: yes we can, and remember where we are going there are lots of kitties who need homes, but we are only getting one
MADDY: I know, now come on
(they arrive at the Humane Society and Maddy begins looking at all the cats she stops in front of a cage with an Orange cat, who bats its paw at her and starts purring when she plays with it)
MADDY: mommy, daddy I want this one
CHANDLER: oh hes a nice guy
MONICA: oh what a friendly guy, hey there little one(starts petting him)
CHANDLER: see youre not opposed to our new family member at all
MONICA: yeah, I admit it, hes cute and friendly(laughs as the cat licks her hand)
(they fill out the paperwork and leave with the cat)
CHANDLER: so what are you going to name him?
MADDY: Orange Juice
CHANDLER: thats a long name for such a little guy
MADDY: his name is Orange Juice
MONICA: could we give him a nickname
MADDY: whats a nickname?
MONICA: a nickname is a shortend name, like your full name is Madison Bing
MADDY: Madison Rachel Bing
MONICA: yes, Madison Rachel Bing, and your nickname is Maddy
MADDY: ok, but what would his nickname be?
MONICA: how about OJ
CHANDLER: or Orangie
MADDY: thats two nicknames
MONICA: thats ok, you can have more than two nicknames
MADDY: oh, ok,(starts scratching the cat) hi there Orangie, hi Orangie, Orangie OJ kitty. Mommy?
MADDY: this was a fun day
MONICA: It was wasnt it?(looks at Chandler and her 2 children and smiles)
Its now a year later, Madison is 5yrs old and is going to be starting Kindergarten in September. Ryan is now a year in a half old and is waking and talking. Its the day of Phoebe and Davids wedding. Everyone is there except Joey who was unable to get away from L>A(he has a part in a big movie that is going to be coming out)
MONICA: Phoebe you look so beautiful
PHOEBE: thank you
MONICA: so are you ready?
PHOEBE: yep, I just wish Joey could have been here
MONICA: I Know, but he had that movie to shoot
PHOEBE: yeah, I know. And Im so proud of him for getting the part
MONICA: I know, a lead role in a movie with Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Catherine Zeta-Jones
PHOEBE: do you realize this could put him on the map
MONICA: I know, kinda weird huh
MADDY: Mama, can I go get a drink
MONICA: Sure, the fountain is right outside, then you come right back in here, we have to wait til its time to line up for the wedding
MADDY: Okay(she starts walking down a hallway, then stops suddenly breaks into a smile and runs up to a man) Joey, Joey, Joey!!!!(jumps intoh is arms)
JOEY: hey munchkin, how are you?
MADDY: Im good. Im going to be starting Kindergarten in the fall you know
MADDY: yes, and my brother is almost 2. Why are you here?
JOEY: what, youre not glad to see me
MADDY: course I am, but you told my mommy and Phoebe that you could not come
JOEY: I know I did, that was so I could surprise them
MADDY: ohhh, well I will keep it a secret(does the zipping her lip motion)
JOEY: good girl, Im going to go sit down now and Ill see you after the wedding is over
Now its after the wedding and Phoebe and David are in the Reciveing line, Monica and Chandler were in the wedding party as was Maddy(Ryan is with his grandparents)
PHOEBE(shaking peoples hands) thank you, thank you (suddenly gasps) Oh my god, Joey!!!!(Hugs him)
MONICA: Joey what are you doing here, I thought you had to shoot your scenes
JOEY: no, not til next week, I just said that so I could surprise you guys
CHANDLER: well you did how have you been man(they hug
JOEY: Ive been great
PHOEBE: Ok lets ditch this, Ive shaken enough hands, lets hit the reception and catch up on stuff, oh and Joey you can sit at the head table wit us
JOEY: we get to eat first right
JOEY well all right!!
Its now Novemeber and everyone is at Monica and Chandlers for Thanksgiving(Everyone being Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, David, Maddy and Ryan(Joey could not come and Monicas mom and dad are in The Carribbean on a trip)
CHANDLER: got my meal ready
MONICA: yep, mac n cheese and Funyuns
CHANDLER: great and hey do we have any
MONICA: got your chocolate milk right here
CHANDLER: Im so glad I married you
MONICA Im glad too
CHANDLER: I have this perfect life, a fabulous wife, a great family
MONICA speaking of which, when are we going to tell Maddy the truth
CHANDLER: shes only 5
MONICA: I know but the longer we wait the harder it will be to tell her
CHANDLER: I think we should wiat a couple years though, shes too young to understand the whole story, we need to wait til she is a bit older
MONICA: yeah, I guess youre right
MADDY: mom-Phoebe and David are here
MONICA: hey guys
PHOEBE: whoo hoo the Bears and Packers-ooh, oh, oh no you dumbass you were supposed to catch that pass
MONICA: Phoebe, I know you only pretend to watch the game
PHOEBE: uh huh(yells) no, no pass pass, inteception, whoo hooo touchdown!!!!!. (looks around the room) oh why bother(gets up and goes into the kitchen) so you need any help Monica
MONICA: yeah, put these pies in the oven and start shelling these beans
MADDY: Phobee look what I made(shows her a turkey she made in Kindergarten)
MADDY: its for you
PHOEBE: its the most beautiful Turkey I have ever gotten
MADDY: I know. Do you like h ow my hair ribbon matches my dress
PHOEBE: yes I do, did you pick that out
MADDY: uh huh, cause(whispers to Phoebe) dont tell her but mom is not too good at putting outfits together
PHOEBE: no she, never has been-but shes a good cook though huh?
MADDY: yeah, shes a really good cook. Hey wanna see something?
MADDY: ok come to my room. Mommy, Phoebe is gonna look at something in my room ok
(they walk towareds her room) its a very cute room(imagine a 5yr old girls room) OJ is curled up on her bed sleeping-Maddy picks him up and carires him around as she shows Phoebe her room(Phoebes been in it before but you know little kids they have to show you every new toy and outfit they have)
MADDY: ok here it is(takes out a notebook) see I drew these, there different outfits like clothes and stuff. Someday I want to make clothes like this
PHOEBE: oh those are very good, and I bet someday you can do that
MADDY: yayyy, that would be so fun.(Puts the notebook away and runs down the hall back to the kitchen)
PHOEBE: (half out loud, half to herself) wow, shes more and more like her mom every single day
MADDY: daddy, can we hear your story now
CHANDLER: what story
MADDY: your boring story about why you hate thanakgiving, can we puhleeeze get it over with before we eat
MONICA: yeah Im with her
CHANDLER: fine(tells the story)
DAVID: that, that is just pathetic
CHANDLER: yeah well try having lived it
PHOEBE: Chandler, that story gets worse and worse every year
MADDY: hello people Im only five, I have to listen to it for years to come(emphasis on the word years)
-dinner is served and everyone sits around the table laughing and talking and enjoying the food!
Now Im going to skip ahead a coupel years because well, if I dont this will go on forever J
Maddy is now 7yrs old and in 2nd grade, Ryan is 3 in a half and a typical little boy, he likes to play in the mud, play with cars etc Maddy is a typical 7yr old she is in gymnastics, dance(tap and ballet) Girl Scouts and takes piano lessons.
MADDY(runs into the kitchen after school) Hi Momma
MONICA: oh hey sweetie
MADDY: whats wrong
MONICA: Im just feeling a little sick is all
MADDY: oh, Im sorry
MONICA: its ok, Ill be fine
MADDY: can you sign this
MONICA: what is it
MADDY: its from my school its so I can go on a field trip to see Barbie on Ice
MONICA: ok(signs the form)
MADDY: what time do I have dance tonite
MONICA: you have ballet from 5-6
MADDY: ok, Im gonna go play til then
MONICA: alright, but be quiet Ryan is still napping
MADDY: okies(runs up stairs to play)
MONICA(picks up the phone) Hello, yes Id like to make an appointment are there any openings tomorrow I havent been feeling well for the past coupel of weeks, tommoroow at ten would be fine, yes, yes thank you very much
(an hour later)
CHANDLER: Im home
MONICA: Hey sweetie, can you do me a favor and take Maddy to dance tonite, Im not feeling that great, when you get back Im going to go right to bed
CHANDLER: (walks over and feels her forehead) you dont feel warm
MONICA: Yeah I think maybe Im just over tired or have a stomach thing
CHANDLER: ok-well Ill take maddy and Ill pick up Pizza on the way home
MONICA: oh good, I hadnt even started making dinner for you or Ryan. Come right home from dropping her off, Katies mom can drive her home after class,a nd just have the pizza delivered, I really need to go lie down, but I cant while Ryan is up
CHANDLER: why dont I just take him with me
MONICA oh could you, Thank you
(Chandler, Ryan and Maddy leave)
the next afternoon-Monica has been to the Dr.
CHANDLER: hey hon
MONICA: oh hey, youre home early
CHANDLER: yep, got done with all my stuff and decided to come see my favorite women in the world
RYAN: what about me daddy
CHANDLER: and my best guy(picks Ryan up and swings him over his shoulders)
RYAN: can we play catch Daddy
CHANDLER: sure, let me change out of my work clothes though first
RYAN: Ok, Im gonna watch Barney til you done otay
CHANDLER: ok(starts to go to his room)
MONICA: beofe you go, I have something to tell you
MONICA: well you know how I went to the Dr today
CHANDLER: yeah, oh my god is, is something wrong?
MONICA: no, nothing is wrong in fact something is totally right
MONICA: Chandler, Im, Im pregnant
CHANDLER: oh my god-how, what, why, I mean Oh my god!!!!(hugs her and picks her up and twirls her in the air) oh wait this cannot be good for the baby
MONICA Im fine. I was as shocked as you. The Doctor said sometimes these things happen, women who have never been able to produce befoe suddenly can
CHANDLER: I am so happy
MONICA: I know, I know(they begin to kiss and hug)
6 months later
Now we see an office room in it are a lady and a dark haired man
KAREN: so, basically you are saying that you left your daugher in ordre to get over your girlfriends death
ROSS: yes, everytime I saw Madison I thought of Rachel
KAREN: and she is how old now
ROSS: shes 7 years old
KAREN: and have you gotten over Rachels death
ROSS: somewhat, but not totally, I lack the happiness I had when I was with her
KAREN:what do you think would brng that happiness back?
ROSS: being with my daugher(softly) I need my daughter back
KAREN: then you need to do whatever it takes to deal with the past
ROSS: Ok, I will and thank you, thank you(Leaves)
3 months later(it took him a bit to get the courage to go back to NYC and to pack up ect ) Monica had the baby and she is now 3wks old she was a girl who they named Anne Phoebe Bing. (Annie) Ryan is 4 and in pre school and Madison just turned 8(its summer)
Monica is sitting on the couch breastfeeding Annie, Ryan is laying on the floor buildng with blocks and then bulldozing them down with his toy Bull Dozer, Maddy is sititng next to Chandler working on her reading(shes reading him a book) suddenly a knock is heard at the door
MADDY: Ill get it
MONICA: remember to look and see who it is
MADDY: its some guy I dont know
CHANDLER: well you know what to do, ask them what they want
MADDY: What do you want?
ROSS: I need to talk to Monica
MADDY: momma, he needs to talk to you
MONICA: Ok hold on(stands up and puts the baby in her arms-opens the door and gasps
ROSS: Hey Monica, I came back for Madison. I want her to come live with me