Title: "Not That Perfect After All (Redux)"
Date Penned: April 2004
Main Character(s): Roxanne and Chandler
Author: Slo Motion
Song(s) Used: Various (will be listed at the end of chapter that they're used in)
Setting: Season 7, after the finale. Steers into AU territory towards the ending, just a warning.
Disclaimer: 7th Heaven is not mine. If it was, Chandler and Roxanne would have gotten married and had a bundle of adorable little babies.
Summary: Set in the 7th season. Sure, Roxanne and Chandler say that everything is perfect between them. But...nothing is perfect, now is it?
A/N: Semi-rewrite of a story from 2004. Not much different, but it's different enough I felt it warranted a repost.
Chapter One: Will You Marry Me?
But what is love without the finer feelings?
It's just sexwithout the sexual healing
Passion dieswithout some tender meanings
It ain't lovewithout the finer feelings...
Roxanne turned off the CD she had been playing in her bedroom stereo. She was preparing for a date with her boyfriend of five months, going on six, Chandler.
She looked over at the picture of Chandler that rested upon the table next to her bed and smiled. She loved him, things were perfect between them.
But nothing's quite what it seems...
Roxanne and Chandler walked up onto Roxanne's front porch. They had just gotten back from another date...another perfect date. That's how it had been since Valentine's Day, perfect. Everything in their relationship was perfect.
But...that could all change in an instant, right?
Chandler held Roxanne's hand closely. He pulled it up to his lips.
"Goodnight," He said, kissing her hand before letting go of it.
"Goodnight," Roxanne replied, looking deeply into his eyes. She knew for sure Chandler was the one.
"I love you," Chandler said as he leaned in for a kiss.
"You say that all the time," Roxanne replied playfully, leaning closer to him.
"That's because it's true," Chandler said before kissing her.
They kissed for about another minute, two at the most. Then Roxanne headed inside. Chandler waved goodbye to her before getting into his car. Could he be more right for her?
She entered her house.
"Why must you date him?" Terry Richardson demanded.
"Because I love him, Daddy. I don't see why you can't just accept us as a couple," Roxanne said, growing angry over her father's lack of support of her and Chandler's relationship.
"No, I don't want you two together. You know he'll just meet another woman and dump you, and then you'll be heartbroken. I'd end it now before you're hurt, Roxanne," Terry told his daughter.
"No Daddy! I love him and he loves me! He'd never cheat on me, not ever! We're happy together, why can't you just accept that!?" Roxanne said angrily to her dad and stormed into her bedroom.
The next day, Roxanne and her newlywed friend Lucy Camden-Kinkirk decided to meet for lunch. They were really just starting to be friends, and it was going good so far.
Lucy was married to Roxanne's partner at work, Kevin Kinkirk. Roxanne was police officer. Lucy was in school to become a minister, much like her dad Eric Camden. Chandler was also a minister.
Lucy had a lunch break from her classes and Roxanne had one from work so they decided to meet up at Pete's Pizza.
"So, how's the happy newlywed couple Lucy and Kevin Kinkirk doing?" Roxanne asked Lucy while they were eating their lunch.
Lucy smiled, "We're great, we really are. I really love Kevin, I'm so glad we got married. He's so the one. Speaking of it, how are you and Chandler doing?"
"Great, really. Everything is so...perfect between us. I know he's the one, Luce, I can feel it," Roxanne beamed happily.
"That's great, I'm really happy for you." Lucy told Roxanne.
"Thanks," Roxanne replied and then took a sip of her Coke.
"No problem," Lucy said. She was glad her and Roxanne become such good friends so fast. She loved having someone to talk to.
"In fact, I think he might propose soon. He keeps talking about getting married everytime we go out," Roxanne told Lucy quietly, just in case someone they knew was around.
"Wow!" Lucy said, overwhelmed with happiness and surprise.
"I know! If he does propose, we'll both be married," Roxanne said to Lucy.
"Yeah. And then it will be you sharing those, well, rather…intimate honeymoon details with me," Lucy said.
The two friends burst out into a fit of girlish giggles.
Meanwhile, Kevin and Chandler were enjoying their own lunch break at the Pool Hall.
"So, how are you and Roxanne doing?" Kevin asked his friend.
"Well, this might answer your question. I was going to show it to you after we were done eating, but I guess now is ok," Chandler said.
He reached into his pocket and pulled out a small, black, velvet box and opened it. There was a ring inside.
Kevin looked at him, stunned, "You're going to propose?"
"Yes, tonight on our date. We're going to this really fancy restaurant for dinner, it should be perfect," Chandler said while looking at the ring.
"Good for you," Kevin said.
"Thanks. I'm really nervous though. She could say no," Chandler said, nervousness present in his voice.
"Chandler, don't freak out. You and I both know that Roxanne is madly in love with you and she'll say yes. Don't give yourself a heart attack over nothing," Kevin said reassuringly.
"You're right. I don't know why I'm freaking out," Chandler replied.
"Maybe it's because Roxanne makes you as crazy as Lucy makes me, but you love her anyway," Kevin told him with a laugh.
"Maybe so," Chandler said and they continued eating their lunch.
Roxanne looked into the mirror of her bedroom dresser. She looked pretty good from what she saw.
She was wearing a red halter dress that tied around her neck and had a slight v-neck on it and the skirt fell down just a little over her knees. She had on red strap high-heeled sandals to go with the dress. Her hair was pulled back into a bun with some pieces falling into her face.
Not bad, not bad at all, she concluded.
Just as she put the finishing touches on her outfit, the doorbell rang.
Roxanne went and got it. It was Chandler.
"Hey there," Roxanne said, kissing him.
"Wow, you look beautiful," Chandler complimented.
"Thanks. I'm almost ready, let me just grab my purse and we can leave," Roxanne told him.
Roxanne went and t grabbed her purse and they left her house.
Chandler and Roxanne were enjoying their dinner. Chandler decided to ask Roxanne his question now.
"Roxanne, there's something I've been meaning to ask you," Chandler said to Roxanne.
"What would that be?" Roxanne asked him curiously.
Chandler got up and walked over to where Roxanne was sitting. He took one of her hands into his own and got down on his knee.
"Roxanne Richardson, I love you more than anything and I want to be with you for the rest of my life. I've wanted to ask you this since Valentine's Day three months ago," Chandler said as Roxanne's eyes widened.
He let go of her hand and pulled a box out of his pocket and opened it, revealing a ring to Roxanne, "Will you marry me, Roxanne?"
"Will you marry me?" Those words played in her head over and over for the next few seconds. She wanted to say yes, but she wasn't sure. Did she really want to get married? Who knew? But she had to give him an answer, which was by all means a...
Song(s) Used: "Finer Feelings" by Kyile Minogue is not mine.