This continues where part 6 left off. We see Rachel and Ross hurrying down the hallway of a hospital..
ROSS: Oh my god, Joey how is she, is she ok
JOEY: they dont know yet, there still doing tests
RACHEL: what happened?
JOEY: she went to the restaurant to check things out and ended up just passing out on the floor?
RACHEL: shell be ok, she has to I mean its Monica
JOEY: yeah, I hope so.
ROSS: damm it why arent they telling us anything
RACHEL: its going to be ok sweetie
MALLORY: shell be fine dad(walks over and hugs him)
ROSS: thanks Mal
STEVE: I hope shell be ok, she looked so still though on that bed
RACHEL: is Chandler with her
ROSS: did anyone call Laura
STEVE: not yet, last we knew she was back in another rehab center but no one wants to call if she doesnt need to come out, her coming would just stress mom out more. Dad explained the situation with Laura to the doctors and they said not to call her unless its absolutely necessary
PHOEBE: so the fact that they dont think its necessary to call her is a good thing right?
STEVE: yeah right now, but her condition could change suddenly
ROSS: so can we see her
STEVE: they said Family could but after the doctor finishes examining her and only for 5 mins at a time
(Chandler appears in the doorway)
ROSS: Chandler, how is she, is she ok??
CHANDLER: shes still asleep, she woke up and was able to talk a bit, and is now sleeping again, the Drs say she will be ok, She did have a stroke but it wasnt too bad of one. You can go in and see her for 5 min but only family that means, Ross, Rachel, Mal, Steven and me
CHANDLER: Phoebes Im sorry I didnt make the rules
PHOEBE: well tell them Im a cousin or something
JOEY: yeah, were cousins
CHANDLER: fine, but if you get caught you two explain it to the hospital staff
(they go inot her room and talk to her)
what follows is a what is said by the various people who visit her room
CHANDLER: Hey sweetie, the doctors say your going to be just fine. I know youre scared but you dont need to worry Im h ere with you, Ill always be here, just like Ive been for almost 40yrs now. Ill never leave you.
STEVE: Hey mom, youre looking better than you did earlier. Nice way to get some time in bed, next time try not to scare us all so much. Im glad youre ok, you have too much left to accomplish in life to leave us now, but should have known some silly stroke wouldnt get you, youre too tough for that
MALLORY: Hey Aunt Mon, you know what I was thinking about. How we used to go to the zoo and buy cotton candy and funnel cakes when I was a little girl, that seems so long ago, I realized today how old we are all getting to be and how quickly time passes by. We have to hold on to the years we have left and make them count, and Im so thankful that I still have you.
ROSS: way to go sis, just scare the crap out of me, I know you were a bit jealous of my trip with Rachel but this was a hell of a way to get me back. You know Im just kidding, Im really glad your ok. Youre my little sister, the tough one, my little sister who stole my dinosaur collection and fought me for cheetos, and Im not ready to let you go yet
RACHEL: Hey Mon, Im glad youre feeling better. As soon as you are up and about well go on a big marathon shopping session, remember how we used to do that back when we lived in the old apartment. That seems so long ago huh, yet I still remember every detail
JOEY: Glad youre ok Monica, you worried us quite a bit, everyone was so concerned and praying for you to get better and you did. Once your out of the hospital Ill make you one of my special meatball subs
PHOEBE: anything you need, you just ask Pheebs, Ill do it for y ou. I remember how you gave me a place to live when I was homeless in NYC and Phoebe Buffay never forgets a favor like that. I love you Mon.
its now about a week later and Monica is coming home from the hospital, shes doing well except her left side is slightly paralyzed, nothing major but she needs a cane for balance.
MONICA: Chandler I had a stroke Im not decrepit I can still zip my own coat
CHANDLER: I just dont want anything to happen to you
MONICA: Sweetie I know, and I know what happened scared you but Im going to be fine
CHANDLER: I know, Im sorry to be nagging, I just love you so much
MONICA: and I love you(they kiss)
CHANDLER: so are you ok with giving up the restaurant
MONICA: yeah, yeah I am. I didnt think I would be, I mean that was my life for so many years, such a big part of me, but IR ealzie that Im not as young as I used to be. This stroke was a wake up call, I have time left and I dont want to spend it stressing out over menus and invoices
CHANDLER: I cant tell you how glad I am to hear that
MONICA: I bet you could show me though(They begin to kiss)
Its now May of 2039
RACHEL: Ross are you ready to go yet, oh would you look at yourself, get over here
RACHEL: wel for starters your tie is crooked, here let me tie it
ROSS: I dont see what your so stressed about, weve been to a ton of these things
RACHEL: yes but this is the first time our grandchild has graduated High School
ROSS: Mollys not even as excited as you and shes the one graduating
RACHEL: oh Monica called, her and Chandler were on their way out the door and are saving us seats
ROSS: Ok, come on(they walk out towards the car) oh crap(runs back inside)
ROSS: I forgot Scotts gift, he wants her to have it tonight at dinner
RACHEL: ok, now are we ready? Good, lets go!
(they arrive at the HS and everyone is thereexcept Courtney and Scott and their spouses/families as it would be too much of a hassle to fly in and they were busy with work etc, but they sent gifts)
AMBER: Hey Dee, in 3yrs you get to stand up there and look stupid
DEE: Hey Amber, in five seconds Im going to smack you
AMBER: ooh thats quite a threat from someone whos (says this loudly) only five feet tall. (Turns to a man sitting behind her) Hi, Im Amber Im 12 and Im taller than my 15yr old sister. (Amber is very outgoing and athletic, Deidra is quieter and more into art and music)
DEIDRA: oh my god, could you be anymore immature
AMBER: Oh my god could you be any more ugly
DEIDRA: yeah whatever, freak
AMBER: oh yeah well you
G CHANDLER: Girls!!
LUCUS: Ill settle this mom, you guys are both ugly
(Deidra and Amber both grab him by and arm and tackle him to the ground)
AMBER: call me ugly again squirt and Ill shove that remote control car of your up youre a..
G CHANDLER: angrily Amber!!
AMBER: sorry(whispers to Lucus) dont forget what I said
EVA: (scoots over next to Lucus, shes 8 and hes 9) wow your sisters sure are bossy
LUCUS: yeah, yure lucky you dont have any(A>N Eva now knows all about her mom and that Mon/Chan are her grandparents not her parents-she calls them mom and dad though)
EVA: I cant have any brothers and sisters mom and dad are kinda old for that
LUCUS: yeah but still youre lucky its horrid being the youngest
ANNIE: (she 7 now) nuh uh, the youngst is easy you get spoiled, Heather gets so much stuff and gets away with thing,s, I always have to be quiet so she can nap, and nice to her cause shes little and share my toys, I hate it
BEN: ok, its about to start, now when that band starts playing, no talking or fighting from anyone understand
KIDS: yes/we undestand/ok
(Music begins and the graduates walk in) the ceremony goes off beautifully and Molly gets her diploma she is officially a High School graduate. Everyoen goes out to dinner and she gets a cards/gifts money from her relatives(shell have a party with friends later in the week) including a round trip ticket for a 3wk trip to Europe from Scott. Shell start at NYU in the fall and major in Accounting.
Its now Sept of 2039, Molly is at NYU and involved on campus and with her classes.
Shes walking across campus engrossed in a math excerise when she bumps into a very good looking guy)
MOLLY: oh, Im sorry
ERIK: thats alright, its my fault anyways I was taking up too much room on the sidewalk
MOLLY: no it was mine, I should have had my eyes up
ERIK: we could just say its both our faults
MOLLY: yeah, we could(they smile)
ERIK: Im Erik Sawyer
MOLLY: Im Molly Geller
ERIK: well Molly Geller im glad to meet you, would you like me to buy you a drink sometime
MOLLY: Id love it but Im sorta underage
ERIK: oh, really?
MOLLY: Yeah Im a freshman Im almost 19
ERIK: well you look much older, I thought you were 21 easily
MOLLY: thanks, Im sure my dad would love to hear that
ERIK: so whats your major
MOLLY: accounting. Whats yours?
ERIK: Math, yeeech. Im a law major
MOLLY: youre in law school?
MOLLY: so how old are you exactly
ERIK: Im 25
A/N: I know that the law school would not be on the same campus area as the undergrad classes but just say their in a common area or something)
-they continue talking and agree to have coffee together that night
its now two months later-Molly is at Eriks apartment in his bed
MOLLY: weve been together for almost 3 months now and you still havent told your family about me
ERIK: I know and I will, it just has to be the right time
MOLLY: when will that be
ERIK: soon, I promise, after the new year.
MOLLY: why not now
ERIK: my mom is very picky about who I date, Im her youngest and shes kinda protective of me, things are crazy at my house over the Holidays so after the New Year, I promise
MOLLY: Ok, you promise.
ERIK: yes I promise(they begin to kiss and ..)
Its now Christmas day and everyone is of course at Monica and Chandlers
DEIDRA: Molly, come here I need to talk to you
DEIDRA: so, are you still with Erik
MOLLY: oh yeah
DEIDRA: does your dad know
MOLLY: yeah, I told him, I mean mom and him were getting suspicious as to why Im never in my dorm room
DEIDRA: did he go crazy
MOLLY: oh yeah, but mom convinced him that Im now an adult and can make my choices
DEIDRA: boy, sure wish I could meet someone
MOLLY: what about Jake?
DEIDRA: eh, he only cared about sex
MOLLY: Dee Dee, you mean you??
DEIDRA: (quietly) yeah
MOLLY: oh my god, wow!!
DEIDRA: what, Im almost 16
MOLLY: yeah but, its hard for me to even think of that, I still think of y ou as the little girl who used to tag along after me
DEDIRA: ten dollars says Amber has it by the time shes 13
MOLLY: Dee youre horrible, shes not that bad
DEIDRA: you dotn live with her, shes nuts, she like a 12yr old slut
Its n ow Feb of 2040 and Erik has still not introduced Molly to his family, he keeps making excuses, shes falling deeply in love with him and believs all of his excuses
MOLLY(Knocking on his apt door) Erik, Erik are you home? (turns the knob and finds the door open-so she walks in and down the hall) Erik, are you home, I decided to stop over and.. Oh my god, what the hell are you doing
ERIK: Molly, I didnt know you were here, what are you doing, I thought you had to study
MOLLY: what am I doing, what am I doing, I think I should be asking that of you(hes in bed with a women)
WOMEN(her name is Claire) Erik, who is this
MOLLY: Im Molly, Im Eriks girlfriend, who are you
CLAIRE: Im Claire, Im his wife
CLAIRE: Im his wife.
ERIK: you two just calm down, Claire I have no idea who this is, this is that loony girl that s been foloowing me around Campus I told you how she keeps writing me notes and stalking me
CLAIRE: oh yeah, (to Molly) I suggest you get the hell out and leave my husband alone
MOLLY: Erik, you lie, Ive been sleeping with you for months now, tell her the truth
ERIK: I dont know what you mean, now get out of my apartment before I call the police(picks up the phone and makes a show of dialing the police number)
MOLLY: fine, you know what you two deserve each other(she walks out crying and returns to her dorm room where she curls in a ball on her bed and begins to sob-suddenly she walks over to a drawer and pulls out an envelope, then picks up the phone and dials)
MOLLY: Mom, hey are you and dad gonna be around tonight? Ok, yeah well I need to talk to you both so Ill see you at dinner this weekend.
About 3 days later
BEN: so whats this about Molly
KATE: Mol, are you ok?
MOLLY: No, but I think I know how I can be.
BEN: why, what happened
MOLLY: I caught Erik with another women
KATE: oh my god
BEN: What!!(in the way of a father who wants to kill the man who just hurt his daughter)
MOLLY: oh it gets better, he was with is wife
BEN: wait a minute, young lady you dated a married man
MOLLY: no dad, he didnt tell me he was married
BEN: you mean he cheated on his wife and he lied to you about being married
MOLLY: yes, and its been eating me up inside. I cant stop thinking about it
KATE: youll be fine, just give it time
MOLLY: mother Ive given it a few days and Im still just as upset, I cant eat, I cant sleep I cant concentrate I need to get away
BEN: get away where?
MOLLY: I still have the tickets Scott gave me for graduation, they didnt have an expiration date, I want to go to Europe
BEN: its almost the end of the semester
MOLLY: I know, Ill finish up this semester but I want to go to Europe over Winter break
KATE: if thats what you want, then do it
MOLLY: thank you, dad are you ok with this
BEN: youre almost 19, what you choose to do is your business. You are coming home after the 3wks are up though right?
MOLLY: of course
BEN: alright then(hugs her)
Its now about a month later
BEN: Dammit Kate, how could you have just told her yes
KATE: because shes 19, shes an adult and she made her choice, we cant tell her what to do, part of her growing up is not always doing what we want
BEN: but its Europe, Europe and what about school
KATE: shell finish up school when she comes home at the end of the semester
BEN: what about m oney?
KATE: she told you that she has money saved up, Ben this is what she wants, she wants to stay in Europe for a few months its not the end of the world
BEN: I know, I know but shes my little girl I miss her
KATE: I know, I miss her too, but we have to let her go.
BEN: I know. (they look at each other) so
BEN: how about dinner, my treat
KATE: well of course it is
BEN: alright then(They leave)
I was so happy to get your letter, Im glad your having such a great time, London sounds amazing, the photos you sent of Big Ben and of the Castles were incredible. Dad is fine so are Grandma and Grandpa. Aunt Monica is just fine, shes still going to therapy to gain strength back but is doing better everyday. Lisa is anxiously awaiting her due date and has gotten huge, Scott said hes beginning to think shes carrying Quads instead of just twins.
Well Im sorry this is so short but I need to go get some laundry done
Dear Mom and Dad,
Youre right Germany is a gorgeous country, Im in Munich right now and everything about it is incredible. I miss you all a lot though. I sent Scott and Lisa a card congratulating them on the birth of Matt and Justin.Courtneya nd Grant sent me some cookies that Sarah and Andy made, and as my year here is coming to a close Ive made a decision. I know you may not agree, but you always said I need to feel free to make my own choices, Im going to go to New Zealand for a couple months. I have money saved up from working in the Hostels and when I worked at the café the few months I lived in Paris, so dont worry about money. I know you want me to go back to school and Dont worry dad, I will but I need to do this first. I leave on Tuesday and Ill call as soon as I get there. And dont worry it wont be for a year this time, only for a few months.
Its now March of 2041
G CHANDLER: Dee, wheres your sister at?
DEIDRA: in her room
G CHANDLER: ok, thanks
G CHANDLER: because she hasnt put away the laundry she told me she would put away two days ago
DEIDRA: so what else is new, I mean oooh what a shock, Amber not doing what shes supposed to
G CHANDLER: yeah I know
DEIDRA: Mom, shes 14 and out of control, you need to do something about her
G CHANDLER: what, lock her in her room forever(thinks) actually
DEIDRA: mom, I think theyd call that child abuse or like neglect or something
G CHANDLER: yeah prob, huh. Anyways, would you go get her for me.
DEIDRA: yeah(runs up and knocks on Ambers door)
AMBER: what(loud music blaring inside)
DEIDRA: mom wants you to put your clothes away
AMBER: I will, now stop annoying me
DEIDRA: listen her snot girl, get out here and put your clothes away now
AMBER(opens the door) dont tell me what to do, youre not the boss of me
DEIDRA: well you know what Amber, someone has to be, you acft like a 5yr old and Mom works all day, the world does not revolve around you-now go put your clothes away.
AMBER: fine, if it means youll stop nagging me Ill do it(waks over and grabs the clothes) there mom, I put the laundry away are you happy, did I fulfill all your dreams
G CHANDLER: Amber
G CHANDLER: you know what young lady, that attitude is going to stop right now, I am sick of this
AMBER: fine(runs in her room and slams the door)
Its now May of 2041 everyone(Including Courteny/Grant, Scott/Lisa and their families and Molly whos home from her trip) are in a huge reception hall, tables are covered with fancy dishes, a table against a wall is piled with presents and balloons and decorations cover the wall. The room is filled with about 200 family and friends of Monica and Chandler
ROSS: 40yrs ago my little sister married my best friend, I have to admit there were times I wondere if it would work out, but as we can see it did and I couldnt be happier or prouder of you guys. Youve been through so much and stuck together, so I just wanted to say congratulations(Everyone drinks-the kids who are underage have sparking champagne)
LUCUS: Mom, mom
G CHANDLER: shh
LUCUS: mooom, when are we going to eat
G CHANDLER: Soon, after the speeches are over, now hush Lucus
LUCUS: Mooom, you know I hate being called that, its Luke
AMBER: shut up dork
LUKE: you shut up
AMBER: excuse me
LUKE: you heard me, you shut up Im not scared of you
AMBER: well you better be
LUKE: well Im not
AMBER: well you
G CHANDLER: would you two quiet down
CHANDLER: so I guess Im the last oen to speak, and then yes I promise we can eat then(everyone starts to clap) gee, thanks. Anyways I just wanted to first of all say thank you to all of you for being here, Im glad we could take this time to get together, for 40yrs I have been married t othis incredible women and Ive been friends with her for close to 50. They have been the best years of my life and I never dreamed that id find someone so special to share my life with, and I just wantd to say how honored I am to have her I my life. I love you Monica(walks over and hands her a single red rose and the two of them kiss as everyone claps)
End part 7, part 8 coming in a couple of weeks J