The Things we Dont see
This is a fic I got the idea for while talking to Haydee on msn J So thanks women!!! We were having a discussion about parts we could play on the show and I came up with this idea, then thought hey, why not write a fic of it.
I own nothing of the show, I make no money from this. Also this takes place right after TOW Joey Tells Rachel(or whatever it was called) so if you have not seen season 8 and do not want to be spoiled I suggest not reading J lets say its been about a week or so since he told Rachel about his feelings.
Joeys apartment-he is sitting in his chair, dressed in old sweats, he has not washed or shaved in a couple of days and he is just staring into space
CHANDLER: Hey man, whoooah you dont look too good
JOEY: How am I suppose to look, the love of my life made it clear that we will never be, I just miss her so much. Ive never felt this way about anyone before.
CHANDLER: I know man, I know. You may not belive me but it will get easier, you just need to get back in the game, go out there and meet someone, find a way to get your mind off Rachel.
JOEY: I dont think Ill ever be in the game again, I think all the Joey Technique flew out the window once I fell in love with Rachel. I dont see myself getting over her for a long time
CHANDLER: well of course its going to take time, but you have to reintroduce yourself to the game, cant do that sitting in here, come down to Central Perk with me
JOEY: Ehh, I dont know
CHANDLER: come on Man, just come down, join the land of the living
JOEY: fine, but Im only doing this for you
CHANDLER: Im touched Joe(said with a hint of sarcasm)
(they leave and go to Central Perk)
CHANDLER: so, doing ok?
JOEY: yeah so far, what time is it?
CHANDLER: its 11:15 why?
JOEY: because Rachel gets off work at 4 on Tuesdays and I dont want to run into her
CHANDLER: you know youre going to have to talk to her eventually Joe
JOEY: I know, but its just going to be so damn awkward
CHANDLER: Ok Joey, you need a diversion, you need to test the Joey love again and the way to do that is by talking to a women, I want you t hit on that women over there(points to an attractive women across the room)
CHANDLER: Joseph Francis Tribianni
JOEY: all right, all right Im going, dont middle name me(he walks up to the lady) Hi, How you doin?
WOMEN: (stares at him and walks away)
JOEY: (walks back to Chandler) oh god, oh god, Ive lost it, Ive lost my touch.
CHANDLER: no man, you haven t lost your touch
JOEY: Hello, a hot women just walked away from me, before all this Rachel stuff, that women would have been in bed with me by now.
CHANDLER: that doesnt mean you lost your touch, maybe shes just, I dont know not attracted to men at all
JOEY: hmm maybe(in a way that he doesnt really believe that) you know what, Im just going to go(leaves)
A few minutes later
WOMEN: (walks up to Chandler) excuse me
WOMEN: hi, um my name is Vanessa and I was wondering if you could give your friend a message from me?
CHANDLER: oh you mean the friend you rejected before?
VANESSA: Im sorry about that, its just well, I was caught off guard. I was in love with someone for a long time and Im just now beginning to move on and I wasnt sure how to act when your friend said hello.
CHANDLER: what s the message
VANESSA: just tell him this is my number(hands Chandler a piece of paper) and id love to meet him for some coffee or a bite to eat sometime, he can cal if he wants and if not, no hard feelings
CHANDLER: ok, Ill tell him
(Chandler walks to Joeys place)
CHANDLER: Hey Joe-I have a surprise for you(said teasingly)
JOEY: uh huh, yeah whatever
CHANDER: whoa, you are upset, usually you tackle me to the ground if you hear the word surprise
JOEY: uh hmm
CHANDLER: anyway, you remember that women you were talking to?
JOEY: the one who rejected me, who proved Id lost my touch.. maybe thats why Rachel didnt want to be with me, Ive lost my touch(starts freaking out) the Joey love is gone, its all gone(looks to the sky) Why god why???
CHANDLER: Joseph, you havent lost your touch
JOEY: hello, she rejected me, rejected me, Joey Tribbiani
CHANDLER: Joey, she came over and talked to me after you left, she said she didnt feel comfortable talking to you because shes in the process of moving on from unrequited love
JOEY: unrerq, requi, unre what>>>
CHANDLER: that means, she is in the same place as you, she is moving on from being in love with someone who didnt feel the same. She wants you to call her, I think you shoud go for it, you two could talk and help each other.
JOEY: fine, Il call her but I can guarantee I wont enjoy it
CHANDLER: whatevr Joey, anything that gets you up and dressed decently works for me
JOEY picks up the phone and calls Vanessa) There, are you happy I made a date with her for tomorrow afternoon.
CHANDLER: Im estaticlly thrilled beyond belief. So where are you going on this date?
JOEY: Just to the Coffee House
CHANDLER:W ell have fun man. (looks at his watch) oh crap I gotta go, I promised Monica wed go out to dinner tonight
CHANDLER: yeah, think what you like but dining out with Monica is never an easygoing adventure, she has to critique every single aspect of the restaurant. The décor, the food, the arrangement of the utensils
JOEY: like I said, have fun
Phoebe enters Joeys apt
JOEY: Hey Pheebs
PHOEBE: Hey, wow, what happened?
PHOEBE: you sound about a million times more cheerful since the last time I saw you
JOEY: Yeah, I decided to get over the Rachel thing
PHOEBE: oh really?
JOEY: yeah, I have a date tonight
JOEY: yeah with this women named Vanessa, were gonna meet at CP for coffee.
PHOEBE: wow, thats the best news Ive heard all day, I have to go
JOEY: but Pheebs, you just got here
PHOEBE: yeah, I Need to go um, wash my radishes
JOEY: ok(clearly puzzled)
A restaurant, Monica and Chandler are on there evening out
MONICA: Oh my god!
CHANDLER: what, what??
MONICA: they cook there lemon chicken with lemon seasoning, not lemon juice
MONICA: hello, lemon seasoning, not lemon juice
CHANDLER: and once again I say so?
MONICA: see this is why youre not a cook
CHANDLER: wow youre so observant, no Im not a cook. Im a hungry man whod like to enjoy my dinner
MONICA: well Im sorry but I notice stuff like this
CHANDLER: I know, I know, you never shut up about it
CHANDLER: I said, and thats why your so good at it.
MONICA: so what are you going to eat?
CHANDLER: the braised lamb
CHANDLER: excuse me?
MONICA: if they dont use real lemon juice, I doubt there lamb would taste good. Just order some soup
CHANDLER: yeah, cause thats what I came out here for, soup
MONICA: well dont get lamb
WAITER: Are you ready to order
MONICA: yes wed like the grilled chicken and soup
WAITER: all right, that will be up shortly
CHANDLER: thank you for ordering for me, Im glad I like chicken
MONICA: hey chicken is one of the few foods that cant be screwed up
CHANDLER: ever heard of.. salmonella poisoning
MONICA: oh my god
CHANDLER: whoa, whoa Janice flashback
MONICA: seriously should I tell the waiter we want to change our order
CHANDLER: No, for the love of god no, Im almost 100 percetn positive they are not going to serve us raw or poisoned chicken
MONICA: ok but you know Im going to be nervous until the meal comes
CHANDLER: Yes, I know
CP-Joey is there with Vanessa, she is played by Vanessa Marcil(yeah I know-same first name, but thats what I want this character to look like) For those who dont know, Vanessa Marcil was on All My Children and played Gina on BH 90210
Her and Joey are both sititng at a table drinking coffee and talking
JOEY: so are you doing ok, need any more cream, any sugar, more coffee
VANESSA: no Joey. Thanks, Im doing fine.
JOEY: Ok, yeah so you just moved here
VANESSA: about 3 months ago, I moved here from Indiana
JOEY: oh, Ive never been there, How do you like NYC
VANESSA: I love it, my family didnt want me to go, but I needed to be on my own you know
JOEY: oh totally, my family all lives in this area, but not in the city and moving out here was one of the best things I ever did. I have 6 sisters and I love my family but they can be a bit much at time
VANESSA: Oh my god, I have 4 brothers and 1 sister
JOEY: older, younger
VANESSA: all older
JOEY: aww, so youre the baby
VANESSA: yep. So youre an actor huh?
VANESSA: anything Id have seen you in
JOEY: well I was in Mac and Cheese, but I doubt you saw that
VANESSA: oh my god, I loved that show, I was prob the only person in the world who watched it though, I was so upset when it was taken off the air
JOEY: and Im currently starring in Days of Our Lives
VANESSA: Ive never watched that show, but I think Ill have to start doing so now
JOEY: you do that
VANESSA: this is nice, I thought it would be weird dating again so soon after all the stuff with Michael, but this feels nice
JOEY: yeah, yeah it does(they stare at each other then slowly lean in and kiss)
Ross and Rachels place
RACHEL: yeah, Veto
RACHEL: hmm, that, thats kinda nice
ROSS: you mean you like it, you really like it
RACHEL: yeah, I never thought Id like a name you like but I like Madison
ROSS: so Madison then
RACHEL: yeah, Madison
ROSS: ok thats done now we need a middle name
RACHEL: oh god, can we take some time off this for awhile, I dont think I can spend another 3hrs going through names
ROSS: has it taken us that long
RACHEL: well to be honest thinking up Madison took us about 3 months-its just been three hours tonight
RACHEL: yeah, were sad arent we
ROSS: yeah we kinda are.
RACHEL: so you wanna do something fun
ROSS: um, thats what got us into this trouble
RACHEL: Not that, damn Ross control your hormones
ROSS: oh, ok, I um, I was um a just joking(said in his embarresed way) so what do you want to do
RACHEL: lets watch a movie
ROSS: fine, what movie
RACHEL: oh how about um .
ROSS: here Ill pick one. (he goes over by the movies, picks one up and puts it in the vcr)
RACHEL: Ross, what if I dont like what you pick, geesh thanks for asking me, I cant believe you would do that, you are so mean(starts crying)
ROSS: Ok first off Ill be glad when the baby is born so youre hormones go back to normal and 2nd You will love this movie, trust me(he pushes play) and
Weekend at Bernies comes on/
RACHEL: Oh Ross, oh thank you, thank you. I love you
RACHEL: no, no I dont mean love as in love as in being in love with you, I just mean I love you for doing, that,. No, no not that I love you, I Love what you did
ROSS: yeah, I know(they stare at each other for a minute) So what do you say we make some popcorn and have a lazy night in
RACHEL: yeah, yeah that sounds great.
The next day-Monica and Chandlers, Phoebe walks in
PHOEBE: so guess where Joey is
CHANDLER: no idea Phoebe, Im not Joeys keeper
PHOEBE: oh thats all right, you just make your jokes Mr Funny man, you just keep joking and you know what Ill do
PHOEBE: oh youre so funny, youre a funny funny man, no Ill, errrrgh
MONICA: Pheebs, whats wrong
PHOEBE: Joey is out with her again
MONICA: which her, oh you mean that women he was seeing
PHOEBE: yeah, Vanessa(said in a angry way) why is he always with her, he just met her, give it a break
CHANDLER: um, calm down
PHOEBE: yeah, yeah Ill try but ooooh its gonna be hard. Im gonna go see if my friend George is down on the corner of 57th and 23rd(I am not from NYC I have never been to NYC so I am totally making up street numbers)
CHANDLER: what was that about
MONICA: I Have no idea, its Phoebe, when does she ever make sense
CHANDLER: true, true.
MONICA: now you and Joey have plans for tomorrow right
CHANDLER: yes, yes we wont bother your precious baby shower
MONICA> can you belive the in 2 months a little baby will be here
CHANDLER: here, what do you mean here(in his freaking out way)
MONICA: calm down there Skip, I mean in this general area, in the group-although if I were you Id get used to the idea of a baby
CHANDLER: you, you you arent
MONICA: no, but its going to happen. Besides I thought you were ok with it, after the almost running out on the wedding and all
CHANDLER: Oh I am, its just well always kind of a surprise to hear your wife might be expecting you know
MONICA: well its gonna happen, sooner or later(under her breath) hopefully sooner
A couple days later(its the bridal shower and The guys day out) so Im going to jump back and forth between the two scenes
The Shower(Its being held at Monicas apt, Rachel, Mon, Phoebe are there and also they invited Monicas mom, Rachels mom, Jill, Rachels other sister who I will call Allison, and 2 people from Rachels office named Gina and Hope and to be nice they invited Vanessa too(since shes been seeing so much of Joey and Joey asked them to do so)
JOEY: Ok, guys so what are we gonna do?
ROSS: we could go get some coffee
CHANDELER: Yeah, cause we never do that
ROSS: ok, you think of something
CHANDLER: we can watch a movie
JOEY: guys we do that stuff all the time, lets do something we havent done in a long time, lets..go pick up a hooker and sleep with her
ROSS: weve never done that Joe
JOEY: well we could start
CHANDLER: um, arent you with Vanessa
JOEY: yeah, I know, I know, its just that was always my dream to do something like thatoh I Know!
ROSS: Yes Joey
JOEY: we can pick up a hooker and not sleep with her
CHANDLER: I dont think there called Hookers then Joe
JOEY: well lets go do something, lets, lets play poker and get drunk
JOEY: whos place
CHANDLER: well mine is out
JOEY: yeah and if we go to mine theyll think were going to be spying
CHANDLER: well we would be
ROSS: how about my place, that way we can spy but they prob wont even notice us over there
JOEY/CHANDLER: all right
(they all go to Rosss place)
Monicas(the baby shower-she has the place decorated with Pink and white balloons and a sign that says Congratulations Rachel everyone is sitting around the coffee table and Rachel is surrounded by gifts about half of which are open.
RACHEL opening a gift) oh, oh my god this is so cute thank you so much Phoebee(Holds up a cute little pair of PJs with a fuzzy ducky on the front)
PHOEBE: Dont mention it-just remember who you got it from, when the tiem comes to name your child
RACHEL: oh Ross and I picked a name already(looks at Phoebe) and its not Phoebe
MONICA: what!!!! Well, you didnt tell me
RACHEL: and Im not gong to tell you, you can all wait and find out
VANESSA: when are you due
RACHEL: May 18th(Im assuming that is when the s8 finale will air)
PHOEBE: well since you have picked a first name, remember who bought you the good gifts, when you are middle naming your child
JILL: Open mine, open Mine
RACHEL: Ok Jill,. Whoah I just had Christmas Morning De Ja Vu(to the group) Jill used to go crazy on Christmas, she would get so excited about the fitts
JILL: yeah yeah, too much talking, not enough opening
RACHEL: Oh my god Jill, its, Its gorgeous(holds up a beautiful dress covered in small purple flowers-its not for a newborn but good size for
About a 6 month old.
JILL: hey your kid may not have a perfect home life, but at least it can look good
RACHEL: what do you mean, not have a perfect life
JILL: nothing, nothing
RACHEL: no Jillian Eliza Green, what did you mean
JILL: Well since you asked. I simply meant that since your child was an unplanned mistake and is going to grow up with parents who arent even together
RACHEL: (Near tears) get the hell out of this apartment, I cant belive you would ever say anything like that. No Ross and I did not plan for this baby
But I want it more than Ive ever wanted anything in the world, and belive me I;ve wanted a lot. This baby means more to me than anyone and
Anything and nobody esp not some little snot like you is going to insult her. Now get out
JILL: fine, fine Im going
RACHEL: sorry about that guys, she just, just(starts crying) excuse me(runs to the bathroom)
(by the point most of the gifts have been opened anyway, so the other guests except For Phoebe, Monica and Vanessa) leave
MRS GREEN: Monica, thank you so much for a lovely party, tell Rachel I will call her later and Ill have a talk with Jill, you have to excuse her she tends to let her ass do her talking for her
MONICA: Its all right, Im sure Rachel will be fine, and thanks for coming.
PHOEBE: (knocking on the bathroom door) Rach, Rach let me in
RACHEL: (unlocks the door) hey
PHOEBE: Rachel its ok, shh oh dont cry. Shes not worth crying over.
RACHEL: I know, I, I just cant stop
PHOEBE: nobody belives what she said you know
RACHEL: I know, but its not just that its other stuff too
PHOEBE: like what
RACHEL: I, I Im scared, Im so scared Phees, what if I cant afford stuff for the baby or what if she gets sick or if Ross and I start fighing and put our daughter in the middle and what if Im not a good mom or
PHOEBE: Rachel you are going to be an awesome mom, yes there will be problems it wont always be easy but you will survive, you will deal with each problem as it comes and you will be an awesome mom because you are the strongest person I have ever had the privillage of knowing
MONICA: thats right,(entering the room) and we will be here every step of the way
VANESSA: I know we dont know each other real well, but I just want to say I think what you are doing is amazing and its so obvious how much you love your daughter
RACHEL: Yeah, yeah I do, I mean at first when I found out I was shocked and didnt know what to think. But I love her now, like Ive never loved anything before. Shes a part of me and I just want to defend her and protect her
MONICA: see youre just like a mother already, you have the protective instinct
RACHEL: Yeah, yeah I do(starts smiling)
PHOEBE: so are we good now
RACHEL: yeah, Im good-come on lets go open the last few gifts
Its now that evening and Joey and Vanessa are in bed at his place
VANESSA: I couldnt belive how rude Jill was today
JOEY: why, what did she do? Although Im not surprised we met Jill once and she was not a very hospitable person
VANESSA: Chandler got you more word of the day toilet paper
VANESSA: anyway Jill just went on about how the baby was going to have a hard time since it was a mistake and Ross and Rachel arent together etc
JOEY: she did what, Ill kick her ass, right now Ill go kick her ass
VANESSA: simmer down Joe
JOEY: fine, yeah I know but ooooh how could she say that Ross and Rachel love that baby so much,a nybody can see that
VANESSA: why arent they together
JOEY: its a very long story, short version. Ross had been in love with Rachel for years, she finally found out and started to love him but he was with someone else, they got together eventually but he cheated on her, although he says it wasnt cheating because they were on a break time went by he met Emily wa supp to marry her, Rachel went to the wedding in London to tell Ross she loved him, but saw how happy he was and congratulated him instead.Druing the Ceremomy he said Rachels name not Emilys. After a few months Emily and him were divorced. About a year later we took a trip to Vegas, the two of the m got really drunk and married but had it annulled. Then a coupel more yaears passed, they slept together one night and well the outcome you can
VANESSA: they still have feelings for each other you know
JOEY: no, no they are only friends now, all that relationship stuff is way in the past
VANESSA: No, no they still care for each other, theyre still in love. You watch them sometime, watch tomorrow when we go to CP youll see what I mean
JOEY: Ok Ill watch but I dont think Ill be seeing anything.
The next day CP everyone is there.
ROSS: (droning on and on) so then Jake said but the Jurrasic Period is known for the strength and power of the dinosaurs and I said, nuh huh
PHOEBE: Oh please, please kill me now, death would be better than listening to this
ROSS: am I boring you
ROSS: fine then, what do you want to talk about
MONICA: I know!!! Lets talk about last nights episode of ER
(while they are talking Joey is staring, very obviousy at Ross and Rachel)
ROSS: Um Joey
ROSS: is my bra showing or something
JOEY: no, why?
ROSS: well you keep looking at me with this funny look on your face
JOEY: no, no Im just um thinking, yeah Im thinking
CHANDLER: dont hurt yourself
JOEY: uh huh
RACHEL: Hey Ross, its almost 2:30
ROSS: oh we gotta go, bye guys
MONICA: where are you going?
RACHEL: we have a doctors appointment
PHOEBE: good luck
RACHEL: thanks Pheebs, bye guys
CHANDLER: Ok out with it Tribbiani
JOEY: Out with what
CHANDLER: why were you staring at Ross and Rachel like the two of them were about to spontaneously combust right before your eyes
JOEY: I was not staring
MONICA: oh you were so staring, right Phoebe
PHOEBE: I saw definite Staring
JOEY: Fine, I was staring but she made me do it(points at Vanessa)
JOEY: yeah you and your they still love each other talk
VANESSA: yeah I did say that, but I didnt tell you to stare at them
MONICA: wait a minute, what do you mean still love each other?
VANESSA: I mean dont you guys ever pay attention to the two of them, they are obvisously still in love
MONICA: no, no no, that is all in the past
PHOEBE: totally in the past, the lobsters have left the building
VANESSA: Im telling you guys, just watch them next time they are together
MONICA: ok well watch tonight when we go to their place for dinner, but I dont think well be seeing anything
(everyone continues talking as the scene fades out)
Later that evening, Ross and Rachels apartment:
RACHEL: hey, thanks everyone for coming, dinner should be ready soon, Im just glad everyone could come, we wanted to have a big pre baby dinner party
JOEY: who cooked
RACHEL: Ross did
PHOEBE: Ross can cook
JOEY: hey anything has to be better than Rachels cooking
RACHEL: hey, Im not that badanymore
CHANDLER: Ross is actually a pretty good cook, he cooked a lot when we were in college
PHOEBE: wow, Ross Geller, kitchen man
JOEY: no, no Kitchen Man in a Pink shirt
ROSS: (from the kitchen) its salmon, SALMON
MONICA: so how did the appointment go today
RACHEL: it went well, everything looks good(sits down in a chair and obviously looks tired)
PHOEBE: are you ok Rach
RACHEL: Ill be fine, my back just hurts is all
ROSS: diner is served
(everyone sits at the table)
JOEY: ummmm chicken
PHOEBE: is it good Joey
JOEY: oh yeah
CHANDLER: I dont know if Id trust Joeys opinion, this is a man who once ate a sandwich he found lying on the sidewalk
PHOEBE: Hey, Joey Tribiani has good taste in food
CHANDLER: ok, ok-mental note, dont argue with Phoebe ever again
PHOEBE: sorry, I just get a little tense over stuff like that
CHANDLER: um, ok??
VANESSA: so have you guys thought of a name for the baby yet?
ROSS: yes we have
ROSS: were not telling
RACHEL: yeah, we want it to be a surprise(rubs her head/temples)
ROSS: you still have that headache
MONICA: are you ok?
RACHEL: I will be, eventually
PHOEBE: I hated my last couple months of pregnancy
JOEY: hey is there any dessert?
CHANDLER: wow, Joe that was quite the subject change
JOEY: Im hungry
MONICA: theres something new Joey Tribbiani Hungry
ROSS: yes Joey there is dessert, Rachel made a cherry pie
JOEY: cherry pie, yummmmm
RACHEL: hold on Joey, Ill go get it(goes to the kitchen) Oh crap, dammit, dammit, dammit
CHANDLER: and we have a catastrophe in the kitchen
RACHEL: (comes out looking very angry) Shut up Chandler. Look at this, I had the temperature set right and everything, damn oven(slams the pie down on the table-the edges are burnt)
MONICA: its prob your oven it probably heats faster than what that recipe said, when you cook you need to check periodically to see how the items are baking
RACHEL: Oh Im soo sorry Im not the cooking expert you are
PHOEBE: ahh the crabbiness of pregnancysuch a fun time
RACHEL: ok that is so not funny. I hate this night, I wanted this to be such a great night, and I ruined dessert and I feel like crap(starts crying and runs out of the room)
-everyone gets up and follows her
MONICA: Rach, its ok, the pie isnt ruined we can pick the edges off
JOEY: y eah Rach, I tried a piece it tastes great
CHANDLER: yeah it looks really good, and tasty
RACHEL: youre just saying that, you dont have to pretend to be nice, I know it looks and tastes horrible just like I know I look like a big cow
ROSS: sweetie come here(holds his arms out and she goes over to him and leans against him) you do not look fat, you look beautiful, the most beautiful Ive ever seen you, because you have our baby girl inside of you. I wish I could make you feel better somehow Rach.
RACHEL: thanks Ross, you just did
RACHEL: yeah(They gaze at each other for a minute) Guys Im sorry this turned out so bad, I didnt mean to make a scene
PHOEBE: its ok, I totally understand
MONICA: yeah Rach its fine, besides when I have a baby, you can support me
CHANDLER: uh uh uh uh
MONICA: its happening
ROSS: guys I think were gonna just call it a night, Rachels really tired and isnt feeling to well
CHANDLER: we understand totally man, I have to be up early for work anyway
JOEY: you mean youre actually gonna go
CHANDLER: yeah the big boss man is coming in to look at our work output so
(outside of the building)
MONICA: oh my god, you were so right Vanessa
PHOEBE: I know, the lobsters are back in the aquarium
CHANDLER: did you see the way he hugged her and how he kept stroking her hair
MONICA: we have got to get them together, they are so meant for each other and we have to help them see it. Im going to invite you guys all over tomorrow afternoon, just to hang out, and while they are there we have to do whatever we can to get them to think of being together
CHANDLER: ooh my wife, a women with a plan
MONICA: thats right, I have a plan for tonight too
CHANDLER: really? What??
MONICA: oh it involves some body paint, a sexy nighty and the bedroom
CHANDLER: oh yeah
Monica and Chandlers(the next afternoon)
RACHEL: this is nice, all of us just hanging out
MONICA: Yeah it is
PHOEBE: hey why dont we play truth
PHOEBE: its this game kinda like truth or dare, only there are no dares and you have to tell the total truth to whatever is asked
MONICA: ok, lets play!!!!!! Ill go first Phoebe, have you ever had a threesome
PHOEBE: once, when I was 22, with these two guys named Steve and Larry. Ok my turn um Chandler, have you ever kissed a man or thought of kissing a man
CHANDLER: I can honestly say no. Ok um Monica, what sexual technique of mine do you like the best
MONICA: when you use an ice cube, down there. Umm, Ross, what one thing from your past do you regret the most
ROSS: thats easy, I regret the whole Chloe incident
RACHEL I do too, and not just your part in it but my part, I shouldnt have gotten so friendly with Mark and I should not have kicked you out of my office that night
MONICA: do you guys think youd be together if that hadnt happened
RACHEL: I honestly dont know
PHOEBE: do you ever think of getting back together
ROSS: to be honest Yeah I do sometimes, but I dont think it will ever happen, its too late now
RACHEL: yeah, we had a great time, but its done with
Later that evening-Ross and Rachels
Rachel is sitting on her bed looking at a photo and crying softly
ROSS: Rachel do you know where my Rach, whats wrong
RACHEL: nothing, its its silly I was just thinking about stuff
ROSS is this about what Monica said earlier
RACHEL: A little bit yeah
ROSS: me too
RACHEL: do you really think we would not work out
ROSS: to be honest, no I think about us all the time, but I dont want to push anything
RACHEL: Yeah, yeah I think about us too, especially lately. I guess Im just scared
ROSS: scared of what
RACHEL: I have never loved anyone the way I loved you, and if we fought or broke up again I dont think I could take it
ROSS: you want to know a secret
ROSS: when you came on to me that night, the night we created Madison, I wanted to sleep with you, I wasnt drunk, I could have easily said no but I didnt want too
RACHEL: Im glad, because I didnt want you to
(the two of them look deeply into each others eyes. Ross slowly reaches out and brushes his hand against her cheek)
RACHEL: yeah(she puts her arms around him and leans her head against him as he puts his arms around her, they gaze at each other some more and slowly move there faces into each other and kiss)
ROSS: Oh my god Im sorry, Im so sorry, I didnt mean, I mean, that was wrong of me, Im sorry(walks away)
RACHEL: (stares at him for a minute) Ross, wait
RACHEL: it wasnt stupid at all(runs over to him and kisses him straight on the lips)
RACHEL: I know, so does this mean that were together
ROSS: yeah I think so, I think we should see how things go
RACHEL: I can do that
ROSS: yeah me too(they kiss again)
Its now a couple weeks later and Ross and Rachel are still together and happier than ever. Everyone is at Central Perk
MONICA: this is nice
CHANDLER: what? The Coffee Shop?
MONICA: no, silly us being here, 3 happy couples
JOEY: yeah it is nice(kisses Vanessa)
PHOEBE: oh yeah its wonderful(said angrily as she gazes sadly at Joey and Vanessa) I have to go
MONICA: what was that about
CHANDLER: its Phoebe, have you ever totally understood her
MONICA: good point
JOEY: yeah I have to go to, I have an audtion this afternoon
CHANDLER: good luck man
VANESSA: guys, I have a question
VANESSA: what if somebody, and Im speaking totally hypothetically here, what if somebody is in love with someone else and you realize that they really are meant to be with someone else, that you are not meant to be with that person, and the one they are meant to be with, they dont see it
MONICA: well if they were really meant to be with that person, I would say to step back and let them be with the other person
VANESSA: thanks, that helped a lot. Ill talk to you guys later
RACHEL: what was that about
MONICA: I have no idea
RACHEL: eh, oh well, now anyways I was thinking of getting this crib, but Ross likes this one and ..
(her and Monica continue talking)
9pm-Joey and Vanessas
(they are in bed)
VANESSA: Joey, we need to talk
VANESSA: I think you are the most amazing man I have ever been with, I care about you so much, but were not meant to be, Ive seen it for a whiel now and tonight I finally realized it, there is someone out there better for you than me
JOEY: are you, breaking up with me?
VANESSA: yeah, I care about you so much, but its because I care that I have to do this
JOEY: Vanessa, I love you, I never thought Id love anyone after I lost Rachel, and I found you, why are you doing this
VANESSA: I have to go Joey and you will find love, youll find your soulmate, sometimes its right under your nose(kisses him) thanks for everything Joey(leaves)
JOEY: aww crap(throws his pillow across the room and hugs Hugsy)
(knock on door)
PHOEBE: who is it?
VANESSA: Its Vanessa, I need to talk to you
PHOEBE: um ok(lets her in)
VANESSA: I broke up with Joey
PHOEBE: really!!! Oh, I mean that too bad
VANESSA: You dont have to pretend with me, I know you love him, thats why I broke up, Ive seen you two together, as much as I loved Joey I know I am not the one for him, the two of you are meant for each other
PHOEBE: oh my god, you, you did that for me
VANESSA: yeah, now go get him and dont ever let him go
PHOEBE: thank you so much(starts to go, then runs back and hugs Vanessa)
PHOEBE: Joey, Joey Tribbiani, let me in
JOEY: hey Pheebs
PHOEBE: Vanessa told me what she did
JOEY: I know, can you believe she did that
PHOEBE: Joey, she explained it all to me, she did it for us
PHOEBE: Joey Tribbiani I have been in love with you for ages, I couldnt imagine myself with anyone but you
JOEY: wow, so that is what she meant, that the one Im meant to be with is right in front of my eyes
PHOEBE: yeah, yeah thats what she meant
JOEY: wow, I mean I used to wish we were together all the time but I didnt think you felt the same
PHOEBEL Oh I do, I definitely do
PHOEBE: so are you going to kiss me or not
JOEY: oh yeah(They kiss)
One year later: Ross and Rachel gave birth to a baby girl Madison Vanessa Geller(middle name for the one who saw what they could not and broght them together) Monica and Chandler are still happily married and she is 5 months pregnant, Joey and Phoebe are engaged and Vanessa is still friends with everyone and is dating a great man named Carl, from Chandlers work.
sorry this was kind of rushed in places, but I have tons of fics Im working on so I wanted to get this one done