The One Where Everything Happens
By Deborah

This is my first fanfic I've ever written so please let me know what you think of it, then I know if to continue writing any more. It's based around Chandler and Monica, anyway hope you like it. Please note I do not own these charcters, they are owned by Bright Kauffman Crane Productions and Warner Bros.

[Monica and Rachelís appartment.]

(Monica and Phoebe are sat at the kitchen table while, Chandler, Ross and Rachel are sat on the couch)

Phoebe: So what are you guys doing today?

Ross: Well in ten minutes in gotta go to work.

Rachel: How come itís Sunday!

Ross: I got a call last night that they where having a urgent meeting.

Monica: What about?

Ross: I donít know, but Iíll find out when I get there. Actually I better get going, see you guys later. Bye.

All: See ya.

(Ross picks up his coat and leaves)

(Monica gets up and goes and sits next to Chandler, he puts his arm around her)

Rachel: So what are we going to do today?

Monica: Actually I really donít fell like doing anything, I donít feel so good.

Chandler: Are you okay honey?

(Chandler kisses her forehead)

Monica: Yeah Iíll be okay, OH NO I think I have to go to the bathroom...

(Monica rushes to the bathroom)

(Joey enters)

Joey: Hi everyone, (Joey hearís the sound of someone being sick in the bathroom) whoís that in there. (Points to the bathroom)

Pheobe: Monica, sheís not feeling too good.

Joey: Yeah, I kinda guessed that!

(Monica comes out of the bathroom)

Chandler: Monica you look awful, I think you should go and lie down.

Monica: Yeah I do feel bad.

(Chandler helps Monica into the bedroom)

[Monicaís bedroom]

(Chandler has his arm around Monicaís waist, she looks as if she is just about to faint)

Chandler: I think Iíd better call you a doctor.

(He starts to walk towards the door.)

Monica: No, itís okay Chandler, Iíll be all right.

Chandler: Well you donít look all right.

Monica: Honestly Iíll be okay in a minute.

Chandler: Whatís going on youíre hiding something.

Monica: No Iím not, Iím just sick, Iíll be okay I just need some rest.

Chandler: Monica?

Monica: Okay, well about a month ago I went to the doctors...

(Chandler interupts her)

Chandler: Oh my god are you okay itís nothing serious is it....(He says it panicky)

Monica: No, well it might be to you.

Chandler: What? What do you mean, tell me!!

Monica: Well if you shut up for one minute Iíll tell you!

Chandler: Sorry. Come on tell me whatís wrong.

Monica: Well I saw the doctor and he said (she pauses) Iím pregnant...

(Chandler has a shocked look on his face)

Chandler: OH MY GOD!!!!! (He shouts it so loud that the rest of them can probably hear him in the living room.)

Monica: Are you okay?

(He paces up and down the bedroom)

Chandler: Yeah Iím okay, I ju...just need I little time.

(Monica looks a little worried and starts to cry.)

Monica: I...I knew this was going to happen. (She says it while sobbing)

(Chandler turns round and realises sheís crying. He walks over to her and sits on the bed next and he puts his hand on her stomach and wipes away her tears with his other hand)

Chandler: I canít believe youíre going to have my baby.

(Monica canít believe what heís just said)

Monica: What? Are you okay with this.

Chandler: Of course I am, itís the best thing thatís happened in all my life.

(He kisses her softly on her lips and they hug each other)

Monica: I just didnít expect you to react like that.

Chandler: Well itís time I grew up and stopped running away from everything.

Monica: I love you.

Chandler: I love you too.

(They kiss again but more passionately)

Chandler: I canít believe this is happening, Iíve got the most beautiful woman in the world and sheíll be having my baby. I canít believe this.

Monica: I know, I canít believe it myself.

Chandler: How long have you known?

Monica: Well.... two months!

Chandler: Two months and youíve only just told me.

Monica: Well I didnít know how you were going to react and I just couldnít find the right time to tell you. Youíre not mad at me are you?

(He pauses)

Chandler: How could I be mad at someone whoís having my baby.

(He kisses her softly on the lips and she smiles back at him)

Chandler: Well, you just promise me youíll tell me straight away next time.

Monica: Of course I will, now I know how youíre going to react.

Chandler: Wow I still canít believe it, youíre going to have my baby! (He has a big smile on his face and Monica can see that he has tears in his eyes)

Monica: Oh, come here you big softy.

(She puts her arms around him and kisses him)

Chandler: So....whens our baby due anyway?

Monica: The doctor said around January 25th.

Chandler: So youíre already three months pregnant!

Monica: Yeah. I canít believe this has finally happened, Iíve wanted this for sooo long. And itís all happened with he most wonderful man in the world.

Chandler: Does anybody else know?

Monica: No, nobody. I wanted to tell you first but I just didnít know how to tell you.

Chandler: I know, itís okay. Iím just glad that you told me first and nobody else. When do you think we should tell everyone else.

Monica: Soon, I just want us to get used to the idea before we tell anybody.

Chandler: Itís a good job that they found out about us Ďcause I donít think I could cope with another secret.

Monica: Yeah I know what you mean.

Chandler: Are you feeling better now?

Monica: Yeah Iím okay now, Iíve been like this for a few weeks now, but I tryed to hide it from you all. But today was the worst Iíve ever felt.

Chandler: Iíll be here for you all the way, Iíll never leave you. Iíll go and let you get some rest now.

Monica: Okay, Iíll be in soon and then weíll tell the rest of the guys later when Ross gets back.

(Chandler kisses her)

Chandler: Now you take good care of that baby, while Iím gone.

Monica: I will.

(Chandler walks towards the door and turns round and smiles at Monica)

Chandler: I love you.

(He leaves)

[Monica and Rachelís]

Joey: Do you think sheís all right?

Rachel: Donít know theyíve been in there for a while.

(Chandler enters)

Pheobe: Is she okay?

Chandler: Yeah sheís feeling better now, it must have been something she ate last night. Sheíll be out soon.

Phoebe: Chandlerís got a secret.

Chandler: What? No Iíve not.

Phoebe: You have, I can sense it.

Chandler: Iíve not got a secret, now quit it Phoebe.

Pheobe: Sorry. But you have. (She says it quietly so he canít hear her)

[A little later, still at Rachel and Monicaís apartment, Ross still isnít back from his meeting and Monica is still in her bedroom]

(Ross enters and he doesnít look very happy)

Phoebe: Hey Ross is here.

Ross: Hey.

Chandler: Whats wrong man!

Ross: Oh, iíve only lost my job at the museum.

Rachel: What? How come?

Ross: Apparently the museumís not making enough money so itís being closed.

Chandler: Oh, Iím so sorry.

(Monica enterís the room from her bedroom)

Monica: Whatís going on I heard you guys in the bedroom.

Joey: Ross has lost his job.

Monica: Why?

Ross: The museum is being closed Ďcause itís not getting enough visiters to make any money.

Monica: Iím sorry.

Rachel: Anyway Monica are you feeling any better?

Ross: Whatís the matter?

Monica: I wasnít feeling too good this morning after you had left, but Iím okay now, it must have been that stomach bug whatís been going round.

Rachel: Eh, Chandler said it was something you ate.

(Monica looks at Chandler and Chandler mouths the words ĎShall we tell themí and Monica nods. Chandler walks over to Monica and puts his arm around her.)

Rachel: Whatís going on?

Monica: Well....... (Monica smiles at Chandler and he smiles back at her)

(Chandler places his hand on Monicaís stomach and she places her hand on top of his.)

Chandler: Monicaís pregnant. (He says it all excited)

Ross: OH MY GOD!!!!

Rachel: Congratulations. (Rachel goes over and hugs Monica)

Joey: Congratulations dude. Youíre going to be a Daddy.

Pheobe: I knew you were keeping a secret.

Ross: Wow Iím going to be a Uncle at last!

(Ross goes and hugs Monica.)

Rachel: How long have you known about this?

Monica: Well Iíve known for two months and Chandlerís known for....(looks at her watch) two hours and twenty-seven minutes.

Ross: Whenís the baby due?

Chandler: 25th January.

Joey: Wow youíre taking it better than what I thought Chandler.

Rachel: Yeah Chandler, what happened to you being scared of commitment and all that. Did Monica hit you over the head or something.

(They all laugh)

Chandler: Ha, ha. I just realised I canít carry on through life like that. And Iím not going to be on my own through this anyway, Iíve also got the most beautiful woman in the world whoís going to go through this as well. (Chandler and Monica both smile at each other and then kiss)

Pheobe: Awwhh you guys are such a cute couple.

[Monicaís Bedroom 3:27am]

(Chandler and Monica are both in bed, Monica is asleep but Chandler is awake and is just looking and Monica. Monica turns over, opens her eyes and sees that Chandler isnít asleep.)

Monica: Hi darling. Why you not asleep?

Chandler: I woke up but I couldnít get back to sleep Ďcause I was thinking about the baby.

Monica: Aawwhh, I still canít believe the way you took the news, youíre going to be a brilliant Dad.

Chandler: Am I?

Monica: Of course you are.

Chandler: I was just thinking, before you woke up. I canít keep living with Joey forever you know. (Touches her stomach) This baby canít have itís Father living across the hall. And Iím practically here all the time anyway.

Monica: Yeah I see what you mean.

Chandler: So can I move in then?

Monica: Of course you can.

(They kiss)

Chandler: Also......the babyís gonna need a room of itís own when it arrives.

Monica: You mean Rachelís room?

Chandler: Yes, I want to live with you like a proper couple do. They donít live with their friends. Actually.....proper couples get (he pauses) married and then have babies.

Monica: You mean you want to get married as well.

Chandler: Of course, well thereís no better reason to.

Monica: Okay lets get married too.

(They kiss again)

[Central Perk]

(Everybody is there except Chandler and Monica)

Ross: Come on decide which movie weíre seeing.

Joey: I donít know itís a tough choice!

(Chandler and Monica walk in with their arms around each other)

Phoebe: Hey you guys, you wanna see a movie with us.

Monica: Donít know, but weíve got some news for you lot.

Phoebe: Well it canít be about the baby Ďcause we know that already.

Rachel: Oh my god.....Youíre....

Chandler and Monica: GETTING MARRIED

All: Congratulations you guys.

Ross: You do know youíre doing it all in the wrong order.

Chandler: What?

Ross: Well youíre meant to get married and then have a baby.

Chandler: Well we kinda knew that, but the baby wasnít exactly planned.

Monica: Yeah Ross. We would have done it in the right order but itís a bit late now.

Ross: You know Mom and Dadís gonna go mad.

Monica: Oh my god, I forgot about them. (Monica looks at Chandler with a worried look on her face)

Chandler: Weíll get through this.

Monica: But they donít even know that weíre seeing each other.

Chandler: Well theyíll just have to understand. Itís too late to change everything now!

Monica: Yeah, I guess. But weíre going to have go and see them soon. I donít want to leave it too late, Ďcause this things growing all the time and I wouldnít like to surprise them anymore then I have too.

Ross: Theyíd probably just think youíve been eating a lot again.

(Monica hits him over the head)

Ross: Ouch! Whatís that for?

Rachel: We better be going actually if we wanna catch one of those movies in time.

(Joey, Ross, Rachel and Phoebe start to leave.)

Phoebe: See you guys later.

Monica: Rachel? Can we just talk to you?

Rachel: Yeah, sure. Go ahead you guys I'll catch up.

Ross: Okay, see you soon.

(Rachel goes and sits down again)

Rachel: What's up?

Monica: Well....Chandler's decided to move in with me, you know what with the baby coming and everything now.

Rachel: Yeah, that's understandable.

Chandler: Well the baby's going to need it's own room when it comes......

Rachel: mean you want to me to move out.

Monia: I'm sorry sweetie.

Rachel: I knew this was going to happen sometime anyway when I heard you were pregnant yesterday.

Chandler: Are you okay?

Rachel: Yeah. Well I'd feel the same if this was happening to me.

Monica: Come here.

(Monica and Rachel hug each other)

Monica: There's no rush to move out yet, you just take your time.

Rachel: Okay, I don't know where I'm going to move though. I don't want to move too far away 'cause I still want be near you guys.

Chandler: We'll help you find somewhere.

Rachel: Thanks.

Chandler: You could move in with Joey.

Rachel: Hhmm....I'll remember that when I'm really desperate.

[Monica and Rachel's. A few days later.]

(Chandler, Monica, Rachel and Phoebe are there.)

Monica: Rachel do you wanna go shopping at the mall today.

Rachel: Yeah. I need some new shoes.

Monica: You coming Pheebes.

Phoebe: Sorry, I can't I'm busy this afternoon, but I'll see you later.

Monica: You don't mind if we go shopping Chandler.

Chandler: Of course not. You just take care of yourself while you're out.

Rachel: Wow Chandler you're really getting protective of Monica ever since you found she was pregnant.

Chandler: That's because I care so much about her and I don't want anything to happen to her and our baby.

Monica: Awwh, you're so sweet.

(Monica goes over and hugs Chandler and kisses him good bye)

Chandler: (Talking to her stomach) Bye, bye baby, see you later. (He kisses the small bump that she already has.)

Rachel and Monica: Bye.

(Rachel and Monica start to walk towards to door.)

Phoebe: Hey wait. I'll walk down stairs with you.

Chandler: Bye.

[Rachel and Monica's. A few hours later.]

(Chandler is in the kitchen cooking something, when Phoebe walks through the door.)

Phoebe: Hey Chandler.

Chandler: Hi.

Phoebe: What you doing?

Chandler: I just thought I'd cook something special for Monica.

Phoebe: That's nice. Are they still not back yet?

Chandler: No. I thought they'd be back by now.

(Phoebe goes and sits on the couch and switches on the TV. The news is on.)

Chandler: I went out and got Monica's engagement ring today. You wanna have a look?

Phoebe: Oh no.....have you seen this on the news, there's been a fire in a mall in New York.

(Chandler walks over to the TV)

Phoebe: It says there's been 58 people injured.

(Chandler listens to the TV)

Chandler: OH NO.....That's where Monica said she was going this morning.

Phoebe: Are you sure?

Chandler: YES, oh I hope she's all right. I don't what I'll do if anything happens to her and the baby.

(Chandler rushes over to the phone.)

Phoebe: What are you doing?

Chandler: I'm phoning all the local hospitals.

Phoebe: Don't you think you're over reacting a bit. She might be okay.

Chandler: No I'm not over reacting. I'm not going to wait here, for somebody to phone me. I need to know now if she's okay.

(Ross enters)

Ross: Hey you two.

(Ross sees Chandler shouting down the phone)

Ross: (To Phoebe) What's up with him?

Phoebe: Monica and Rachel went shopping this morning and we were just watching the TV when it said that there'd been a fire at the local mall. So he's trying all the hospitals to see if she's all right.

Ross: OH NO!

Chandler: (Shouts down the phone)ARE YOU SURE THERE'S NOT A MONICA GELLER THERE?

Ross: I hope Monica's all right for Chandler's sake.

(Rachel and Monica walk through the door with loads of shopping bags.)

Monica: Hi everyone.

(Chandler realizes who's just walked through the door. He drops the phone and runs over to Monica and hugs her.)

Chandler: Oh thank god you're okay.

Monica: What? What's going on?

Chandler: I thought something bad had happened to you. Me and Phoebe were watching the news and we saw that there'd been a fire at the mall.

Monica: Oh, I'm fine. We stopped off at Central Perk on the way home and just lost track of time. I'm so sorry honey to worry you like that.

(They kiss)

Chandler: Come and sit down, you must be tired after all that shopping.

(Everybody goes and sits down)

Rachel: What's that smell?

Chandler: OH NO! The dinner! I was cooking a special dinner for you. I was so worried about you and the baby I totally forgot about it. Now it's spoiled.

Monica: It's okay honey, we can a take away instead.

Chandler: But I wanted it to be special.

Monica: You'll have plenty of time over the next few months to cook for me.

Chandler: Anyway what did you two buy?

Rachel: You just wait till you see what Monica's bought. Actually I think she might have gone a bit over the top.

Monica: I'll just get the bags.

Chandler: No you stay there, I'll get them for you.

Monica: Thanks.

(Chandler gets up, picks up the bags and takes them over to Monica.)

Chandler: So what did you buy, you get me anything?

Monica: I just couldn't resist when I saw them, they were such a bargain.

(Monica starts taking loads of baby things out of the bags.)

Chandler: Wow, how much did you spend?

Monica: Just look at these tiny little shoes.

Chandler: There're so small. I think I'm going to enjoy this baby thing more than what I thought.

(Chandler and Monica hug each other)