Copyright issues: I don't own this Article, I just thought it was really good and wanted to share it with everyone. This story is pretty long so i'm going to chẻ, phân chia, split it into three parts.
Summery: A ngọn lửa, chữa cháy could change the Những người bạn lives especially Monica's.This fic takes place after the series finale. Monica and Chandler live in Westchester with now 7 tháng old Jack and Erica. Monica is 4 months pregnant. (Yeah., yeah she's always preggers but that's the way I like it lol) Ross and Rachel are engaged Emma is 2. Mike and Phoebe are still married. Joey is living in LA staring on Deep Powder.
Chandler awoke to the sounds of his family in the kitchen. He smiled when he heard his wife tell their son not to throw his food. He climbed out of giường took a vòi hoa sen and dressed for work. He went down o the kitchen. "Dada!" Erica squealed. Chandler laughed "Morning angel" he kissed the hàng đầu, đầu trang her and her brother's heads before walking over to his wife. "Morning gorgeous" he whispered wrapping his arms around her kissing the side of her neck. "and morning to bạn little one" he set his hand on her small belly. "Morning sweeite" she giggled "One of these mornings you'll Kiss me like that and I'll burn breakfast" He shrugged 'So bạn can burn it I'd rather spend my morning holding you" he kissed her again.
"Chandler" Monica squealed "Stop it" she giggled. Just then there was a loud bang they turned to see Jack's bowel on the floor and him grinning. "Jack! Mama đã đưa ý kiến not to throw your food" Monica whined. Chandler laughed "I'll clean it up honey bạn finish breakfast okay" he kissed her one last time before letting her go
to clean up the mess. After breakfast Monica walked Chandler to the door like she did every morning. "Have a good ngày sweeite" she handed him his cặp, vali, cặp tài liệu and kissed him. He smiled Okay, I'll miss bạn though" she giggled "You always say that" he nodded "And I always miss you" she smiled "I tình yêu you" he smiled again "I know, I tình yêu bạn too" he kissed her "I better go" he kissed her a few thêm times before he left. "Bye honey see bạn later" she called. He smiled blowing her a Kiss and waving as she closed the door.
Later that ngày Chandler was in his office playing computer games even thought he was suppose to be working. He thought he heard a ngọn lửa, chữa cháy alarm but shrugged it off figuring it was nothing. When he heard it again he got up heading to the door when it flew open. His assistant Courteney stood there. "Mr. Bing th…the building it..its on fire!" she cried "What? No I'm sure its nothing they're just testing the alarm hoặc something" as soon as he đã đưa ý kiến it he heard sirens. He raced over to his window he opened it. ngọn lửa, chữa cháy trucks were everywhere and smoke was coming out of the windows just a few floors below him. "Oh my God! We..we have to get out of here"
"We can't the ngọn lửa, chữa cháy is just 3 floors below us the halls are already filled with smoke" Chandler looked over to see his boss Steve and several of his coworkers. "But we have to get out if here" he said. Steve nodded "I know and we will but the firefighters told us to stay put for now so all we can do is close the door, block the smoke and window open" Chandler shook his head "No I… I need to get out Mon, Jack, Erica, the baby the...they need me" Courteney put her hand on his shoulder. "Its gonna be okay Mr. Bing the firefighter's know we're here they'll get us out"
Chandler didn't know what to think he plopped down in his chair and watched Steve close the door and put his áo, áo khoác on the floor against it to stop the smoke from coming in. Tears filled his eyes as he looked at the family picture in his desk. He picked it up. He ran his finger over the faces of his wife and kids as he listened to all the sirens below and the smell of smoke getting stronger. He hoped his coworkers were right he hoped he got out. He didn't want to leave Monica alone to raise three kids, he didn't want his kids to grow up with out their daddy. He hugged the picture close to his tim, trái tim praying he'd see them again.
Monica groaned as she walked in the front door of her house with Rachel and Phoebe behind her. "I think we brought out every baby store in Manhattan" she sad looking at all the bags they each had. "Well of course we did we had Rachel with us" Phoebe teased. "Hey" Rachel whined "Can I help it if I tình yêu to shop" she giggled. Monica shook her head. "I'm gonna take these two up to bed" she looked at the sleeping twins. "Okay" they both said. Rachel sat down on the couch. "I'm glad Judy has Emma" she picked up the remote switching in the tv, turning it to the station of her soap opera. "Hey this isn't One Life To Live" she whined "I thought bạn liked DOOL" Phoebe giggled "Yeah I did but its not good with out Joey so I watch One Life To Live but this isn't it, its a news báo cáo about an office building on fire" she whined. "I wanna know who pulled the plug on Tico" she whined "Stupid special reports" she mumbled.
Monica laid the twins down in their cribs kissing them gently. She smiled as she watched them sleep for a minute. "nighty night babies" she whispered grabbing the baby monitor and closing the door behind her. She walked downstairs "Did bạn put on OLTL Rach" she asked "No! Its a special báo cáo some building is on fire" she pouted. "Aww man stupid special reports" she sat down beside Rachel and looked at the tv. The building looked so familiar to her but she couldn't figure out why. Her eyes got wide when she realized why it seemed familiar "Oh my God!" she gasped "What Mon? What's wrong is it the baby" Rachel asked. She shook her head "No th...the building" she pointed at the tv" What about it" Phoebe asked
"It…its Chandler's office building" Monica whispered. Rachel was about to ask if she was sure when a reporter came on giving the address and the name of the advertising firm he worked for. He also mentioned the floor Chandler was on saying the ngọn lửa, chữa cháy was just a few floors below it trapping some employees which the firefighter were working to rescue. Monica began to shake. "Oh God Chandler" she cried "Chandler!" she cried again. "Calm down Mon I'm sure he's fine " Rachel tried to comfort her. "Oh God I..I need to go down there" she cried setting her hand on her stomach. "They won't let bạn near the building" Monica didn't say anything she was watching the tv. The flames were burning stronger getting closer to Chandler's floor.
Ross walked in "Hey girls how was shopping" He got worried when they didn't respond "Guys what's going on" he asked with concern. Monica burst into tears and Rachel hugged her. Phoebe looked at Ross "Fire" she pointed at the tv. He looked at the tv seeing the burning building "So" he shrugged "It…its Chandler's office" she đã đưa ý kiến "What! Oh my God!" he gasped. Monica pulled away from Rachel "I..I need to go Chandler needs me" she cried "Mon its too dangerous in your condition" Ross whispered "I..I don't care!" she cried. He sighed he understood. If it had been Rachel he'd want to go to her. "Alright I'm going with you" Monica didn't care she just wanted to be with Chandler.
"Rach, Pheebs can bạn stay with the twins" Rachel nodded "Call us as soon as bạn hear anything" she hugged him. "I will" he hugged her. Phoebe and Rachel stayed on the đi văng watching the tv. "Man I feel so bad complaining about not being able to see my soap opera" Rachel whispered tears filling her eyes. "You say you're physic Pheebs please tell me Chandler will be okay" she whispered "I wish I could Rach, I wish I could"
Chandler sighed as he got up and looked out the window. The smoke was getting thicker and stronger they all kept taking turns on the window taking in the air from outside. He watched the firefighters below working frantically to rescue people and battle the fire. He looked down at the vàng wedding band in his left hand. He stuck in his office with a ngọn lửa, chữa cháy burning a few floors below him. He just wanted to go trang chủ play with his kids and hold his wife. He turned to look at his coworkers. His assistant Courteney was sitting in the corner playing with the chain on her neck, Steve sat with his son Charlie. Zack and a few others he didn't know very well sat on the couch. He looked at Steve he met him through Monica.
"So, do bạn have any other câu hỏi about advertising?" Steve asked " No, no. But let me hiển thị bạn what I can do. "Bagels and donuts. Round thực phẩm for every mood." Chandler said. " Monica warned me bạn might do that. I actually think we might have something for bạn at the agency" He smiled " Really? That's great!" Steve nodded "It's an unpaid internship." he đã đưa ý kiến "It's funny. When bạn đã đưa ý kiến "unpaid" it sounded like bạn đã đưa ý kiến "unpaid." Steve nodded "Come on now. Monica has a good job. And it's not like bạn have a family to support."
The memory played before him like a movie. Chandler sighed as he walked back over to his desk. He looked at the các bức ảnh that sat on it. He looked at the one
of Ben and Emma. He smiled as he thought about dressing up as Santa a few years cách đây for Ben.
" Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas!" Chandler said. "Santa!" Ben exclaimed hugging him " Hey!" he replied "What are bạn doing here, Santa?" Ross asked "Well, I'm here to see my old buddy Ben"
Chandler looked at Emma smiling little face. It was during her birth that he and Monica started trying for a baby. He taught her how old she was on her first birthday.
"Emma, bạn even know it's your birthday today? You're one! One-year-old, that's little." Chandler đã đưa ý kiến hiển thị her old she is bởi holding up one finger.
Emma also points her finger and babbles. "Ooh! That's my girl!" he grinned
The tiếp theo picture he picked up was of the gang sitting together in the trái cam, màu da cam đi văng at Central Perk. He looked at Joey grinning back at him from the photo. He thought about his movie 'Over There' he'd been the one Joey decided to take to the premiere.
" Well uh…I think I want to take Chandler." Joey đã đưa ý kiến "You really want to take me?" Chandler asked "Yeah! Yeah! I mean I'm sorry, I wish I can take everybody, but y'know Chandler always supported my career. He's paid for diễn xuất classes and head shots and stuff and well this will be my way of paying bạn back." he đã đưa ý kiến " So you're never actually going to pay me back?" he joked.
" Wait a minute, just because he paid for your head shots you're gonna take him? Joey, I don't think you're comprehending just how slutty this dress is!" Monica đã đưa ý kiến
" It's not just the stuff he paid for, I mean it's-it's everything. Y'know? He read lines with me. He-he went with me on auditions when I was really nervous, and then he consoled me after I didn't get parts that I really wanted. bạn always believed in me man. Even, even when I didn't believe in myself." Chandler smiled "I always knew bạn were gonna make it. I'm so proud of you."
Joey grinned "Thanks. That means a lot to me."
He looked at Ross. He was his college roommate They'd been bestfriends for nearly 17 years and now they were brother in laws. He laughed softly thinking about Ross's big brother speech he'd được trao him the ngày before his wedding.
"Okay! bạn guys are getting married tomorrow and-and I couldn't be thêm thrilled for both of you, but as Monica's older brother I-I have to tell bạn this. If bạn ever hurt my little sister, if bạn ever cause her any unhappiness of any kind, I will hunt bạn down, and kick your ass! (Chandler laughs.) What? I'm-I'm-I'm serious! (Chandler laughs harder.) Come—Hey! Dude! Stop it! Okay? I'm-I'm not kidding here!"
Chandler smiles "Hey, I hear what your saying, okay? And, thanks for the warning." He đã đưa ý kiến trying not to laugh. "No problem." Ross đã đưa ý kiến "So are we…friends again?" Chandler asked. "Yeah" he đã đưa ý kiến "Yeah." he đã đưa ý kiến "Okay. (Pause) bạn won't believe what Monica's older brother just đã đưa ý kiến to me!" he laughed.
Chandler looked at the girls. Each one of them was special to him in their own way. Rachel and Phoebe were like sisters to him and Monica she was the tình yêu of his life. He remembered when Mr. Heckles died.
"Hey Chandler. Monica just broke my seashell lamp." She whined "Neat. I'm gonna die alone." Chandler đã đưa ý kiến plopping down on the chair. "Okay, bạn win." she đã đưa ý kiến "Chandler, you're not gonna die alone." Monica said. "Janice was my safety net, ok? And now I have to get a snake." Phoebe looked at him "Uh huh. Why is that?" she asked "If I'm gonna be an old, lonely man, I'm gonna need a thing, bạn know, a hook, like that guy on the subway who eats his own face. So I figure I'll be Crazy Man with a Snake, ya know. Crazy Snake Man. And I'll get thêm snakes, call them my babies, kids will walk past my place, they will run. "Run away from Crazy Snake Man," they'll shout!" he said.
"You have got to get over this. You're not gonna end up alone." Monica insisted "Of course I am. I reject anyone who's crazy enough to actually go out with me, and then I chó cái, bitch about the fact that there aren't any great women out there." Rachel sighed " Chandler, bạn have just described virtually every man that we have ever gone out with." Monica nodded "You are not a freak. You're a guy" she đã đưa ý kiến "She's right. She's right. bạn are no different than the rest of them." She đã đưa ý kiến "Wait a minute, wait a minute. Yes he is. bạn are totally different." Chandler looked ta Monica " In a bad way?" he asked "No, honey, in a wonderful way. bạn know what bạn want now. Most guys don't even have a clue. bạn are ready to take risks, bạn are ready to be vulnerable, and intimate with someone." she đã đưa ý kiến "Yeah. You're not gonna end up alone." Rachel added.
Rachel had been right he didn't end up alone. He ended up with the most beautiful woman he'd ever seen in real life. He ended up with his bestfriend, his soulmate, his lobster, his Monica. He picked up the picture of his family. He had a crush on Monica for some time but he never imagined he'd have a chance with her until London.
"Cute PJ's! You're really livin' it up here in Luân Đôn huh?" Monica đã đưa ý kiến holding a drink in her hand " Well I was… I was exactly expecting company after…(He looks at his watch.) 9:15." She nodded "Is Joey here?" she asked. "Well, last time I saw him he was heading out the door with the bride's maid and a bucket of strawberries. So uh, you're not still upset about what that guy told ya are ya?" he asked "Wouldn't bạn be?" she đã đưa ý kiến frowning slightly. "Well, look it's been a really emotional time y'know, and you've had a lot to drink. And you've just got to let that go okay? I mean bạn were the most beautiful in the room tonight!" he đã đưa ý kiến
She looked at him "Really?" He nodded " bạn kidding? You're the most beautiful woman in most rooms… (She jumps up and kisses him.) (Breaking the kiss.) Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! What's going on? bạn and I just made out! bạn and I are making out?" he asked with surprise. "Well, not anymore." she đã đưa ý kiến "But we don't do that." he said. She shrugged " I know, I just thought it would be fun." He looked at her "How drunk are you?" he asked. "Drunk enough to know that I want to do this. Not so drunk that bạn should feel guilty about taking advantage." she đã đưa ý kiến "That's the perfect amount!" he grinned. " Okay!" she đã đưa ý kiến
(They run to the bed, sit down, and start making out again.) "Y'know what's weird?" Monica đã đưa ý kiến "What?" he asked " This doesn't feel weird!" He smiled "I know." Monica smiled "You're a really good kisser." Chandler grinned "Well, I have kissed over four women.
Chandler smiled that trip had changed his life. He found his future and he hadn't even been looking. He started to cough the smoke was getting to him making his throat hurt. He got up and took another breath out the window. He looked at his wedding band again. He thought of his wedding ngày that almost wasn't. Ross and Phoebe found him and convinced him to come home. He was glad they did. Monica was a gorgeous bride. He closed his eyes picturing it like it was yesterday.
" Chandler, for so long I…I wondered if I would ever find my prince, my soul mate. Then three years ago, at another wedding I turned to a friend for comfort. And in stead, I found everything that I'd ever been looking for my whole life. And now…here we are…with our future before us…and I only want to spend it with you, my prince, my soul mate, my friend. Unless bạn don't want to. bạn go!"
"Monica I thought this was going to be the most difficult thing I ever had to do." But when I saw bạn walking down that aisle I realized how simple it was. I tình yêu you. Any surprises that come our way it's okay, because I will always tình yêu you. bạn are the person I was meant to spend the rest of my life with. bạn wanna know if I'm sure? (He leans in and kisses her.)
Chandler opened his eyes and moved away from the window to give the others a chance to get some air. He sat back down. He smiled as he looked at Jack and Erica's little faces smiling back at him. They were the family they thought they'd never have. The twins were 7 months old already. Erica was a daddy's girl. She'd light up when ever he walked in the room and scream dada. Jack was the quieter of the two but he was a big smiler. He smiled at everything. He loved his kids even thought little Erica had been a total surprise and he did what he did best...freak out.
"It's a... It's a boy!" Monica exclaimed "Wow!" Chandler đã đưa ý kiến "(emotional) It's a baby! A beautiful little baby! And some other stuff I'm gonna pretend I don't see." The doctor smiled "Would bạn like to cut the umbilical cord?" he asked. (A nurse gives Monica a pair of scissors. Monica gives it to Chandler, and they cut it together.) "Well, that's spongy." Chandler commented. "(to her son) Oh, xin chào handsome! Oh, I'm gonna tình yêu bạn so much that no woman is ever gonna be good enough for you!" Monica cried. She looked at Chandler "Oh, we are so lucky!" He smiles "I know. He has your eyes."(Monica looks at him.) "I mean, I know that's not possible, but he does."
Monica looks at Erica "Oh my God, he's beautiful. Thank bạn so much." She smiles " I'm really happy for bạn guys." She đã đưa ý kiến "How do bạn feel?" Chandler asked "I'm tired!" she đã đưa ý kiến "Well, bạn don't have that much time to relax. The other one will be along in a minute." The doctor said.
(Chandler stares at the doctor, completely shocked. Monica just freezes and turns around slowly.) "I... I'm sorry, who should be along in a what now?" she asks.
"The tiếp theo baby should be along in a minute." the doctor đã đưa ý kiến " We only ordered one!" Monica exclaimed " bạn know it's twins, right?" he đã đưa ý kiến " Oh, yeah! These are the faces of two people in the know!" Chandler exclaimed.
"What do we do?" Chandler asked Monica. " What do bạn mean "what do we do"?" she asked "Twins! Twins!!" Chandler panicked "Chandler, you're panicking!" she đã đưa ý kiến "Uh-huh! tham gia me, won't you?! Okay, what do bạn say we keep one, and then just like have an option on the other one?" he đã đưa ý kiến "We can't chẻ, phân chia, split them up!" Monica exclaimed "Monica, we are not ready to have two babies!" he đã đưa ý kiến "That doesn't matter! We have waited so long for this. I don't care if it's two babies. I don't care if it's three babies! I don't care if the entire cast of "Eight is Enough" comes out of there! We are taking them home, because they are our children!" she đã đưa ý kiến "Okay. Shhh.." he whispered hugging her.
Even though he had freaked out Chandler was glad there were two. He loved his little girl. Monica often teased him saying Erica already had him wrapped around her little finger. He'd soon have three kids. Just three months after they moved Monica got sick. She was nauseous and tired all the time he got worried about her and encouraged her to see a doctor. They never expected to find out Monica was pregnant.
Chandler walked in the front door to be greeted bởi Monica's beautiful smile. "Hey honey how was your day" she asked "It just got a lot better" he grinned pulling her towards him kissing her softly. "I have a surprise for you" she grinned leading him to the couch. "Mmm is it thêm of this" he asked kissing her again "Chandler, no" she giggled "I found out why I've been sick" she said. He nodded. She took his hands in hers and looked into his beautiful blue eyes "I'm pregnant" she whispered with a smile.
He looked at her "Yo…you're pregnant" he repeated softly. She smiled and nodded. "Oh my God th...this is so amazing" he grinned setting his hand on her flat stomach kissing her. "I tình yêu you, so much" he whispered "We're having a baby!" he shouted "Chandler" Monica giggled "Not so loud you'll wake the twins" she giggled "Yes we are and I tình yêu bạn too" she whispered kissing him back.
Now there was a chance he may never get to see his baby. Chandler quickly went to the window not wanting his coworkers to see the tears in his eyes. He watched the firefighters trying to fight the flames below. The ngọn lửa, chữa cháy seemed to be burning even thêm than it had earlier. He knew things were bad. He could taste the smoke burning the back of his throat and feel it stinging his eyes. "Please God" he silently prayed "Let me get out of here, let me hold my wife and kids again, see my Những người bạn again" he whispered.
Part 2: Coming Soon...