"You're the best," Ross coed.
"No you're the best" Mona mimicked.
"No you're the best" Ross countered.
"No you're the best" Mona continued as Chandler rolled his eyes attempting but failing to ead the New York Post.
"No you're the best," Mona smiled sweetly.
"It's a tie you both win!" Chandler exclaimed.
"It's not a contest, Chandler," Mona smiled lacing her fingers through her boyfriend's as Ross lovingly kissed her fingers.
"Obviously you don't know Ross very well, Mona, because with Ross everything is a contest." Chandler quipped taking a sip from his red ceramic coffee mug.
"That's so not true!" Ross exclaimed defensively.
"Oh no, I have to go back to work," Mona pouted looking at her watch.
"That's a bummer," Ross frowned slumping next to Mona on the big orange couch.
"I know" Mona agreed.
"I'll miss you," Mona said leaning in for an innocent kiss.
"I'll miss you more," Ross smiled returning the kiss.
"No, I'll miss you more," Mona countered.
"No I will," Ross continued.
"No I will," Mona played along.
"No I…." Ross began.
"Alright we get it already! You'll both miss each other" Chandler nearly screamed causing the other patrons along with Mona and Ross to give Chandler a baffled look.
"By Ross… Chandler," Mona said gathering her purse and coat to leave.
"By Mona," Ross responded blowing Mona a kiss as Joey entered busy texting on his cellphone.
"Hey Joey," Mona greeted cheerfully.
"Hey... whatever your name is," Joey mumbled not even paying attention to Mona as he continued to text completely tuned out of his surroundings.
"Hey Joe," both Ross and Chandler greeted.
"Hi," Joey said taking a seat on the chair by the big orange sofa.
"Who are you texting, Joe?" Chandler asked intrigued by his friend's unusual behavior and his surprising ability to navigate a cell phone.
"Oh… nobody," Joey said looking up at his two friends before looking back down at the screen laughing outright at the text message he had just been sent.
"What are you laughing at, Joe?" Ross asked sharing puzzled looks with Chandler.
"Oh… nothing," Joey responded looking up at his two friends briefly again before looking back down at his phone to text.
"I know who he's talking to. He's talking to that girl he's been secretly going out with for like the last two months." Chandler smirked causing Ross to nod in understanding.
"Actually two months and three days to be exact," Joey said finally putting his phone in his pocket.
"Wow! This must be pretty serious, Joe! You never know EXACTLY how long you have been going out with someone your seeing," Ross chuckled before taking a sip of his coffee.
"Yeah, and half the time he doesn't even know the girl's name." Chandler quipped taking another sip of his coffee.
"She must be pretty special, Joe," Ross said.
"Actually she is. I think I may actually love her." Joey admitted earning two surprised looks from Ross and Chandler. It was inevitable that Joey would cave and grow up, but it seemed to happen in the blink of an eye. You know what they say better late than never, Ross thought.
"But don't tell her I told you that," Joey said pointing towards his friends.
"That won't be hard considering we've never even met this women before," Chandler stated dead pan.
"Yeah, and I would like to keep it that way…for now at least," Joey stated.
"Why? If she's so special to you why haven't we met her yet?" Ross questioned.
"It's not that easy to explain..." Joey began before Rachel and Phoebe entered Central Perk giggling and chatting like two giddy teenage girls.
"Hey guys," Rachel and Phoebe greeted the guys with large grins plastered on both of their faces.
"What are you guys so happy about?" Ross asked as Rachel joined Ross on the couch as Phoebe walked up to the counter to place her order.
"Nothing," Rachel lied.
"Oh come on you and Phoebe come in here giggling and smiling like two giddy school girls, what gives? Ross accused.
"Geez Ross! What are you the happy police? Can't people just be happy because they are happy? There doesn't need to be an explanation for everything." Rachel scoffed causing Chandler to burst out laughing and Ross to scowl at Rachel.
"Well put, Rach," Chandler smirked diverting Ross's icy glare to him.
"Where's, Mon?" Joey asked redirecting the conversation.
"She's upstairs crying" Phoebe lied rejoining the group, and handing Rachel a herbal tea.
"Liar" Rachel mumbled taking a slow sip of her hot tea.
"Why is she crying?" Chandler asked panic evident in his voice.
"Because you…you upset her!" Phoebe accused taking a seat next to an amused Rachel.
"What! When?" Chandler asked completely horrified and confused. What could he have possibly done considering he had not even seen her all day.
"I can't believe you don't know? Phoebe said shaking her head in disapproval.
"Yeah!" Rachel joined in a small smile playing on her face. She was actually kind of enjoying this.
"I better go talk to her," Chandler said grabbing his briefcase and newspaper and rushing out of the coffee house.
"Is Monica really upset with Chandler?" Joey asked after Chandler was gone.
"No, but its just so much fun screwing with him," Phoebe laughed as the others began chuckling as well.
"I was thinking since Mona is working tonight maybe we could all hang out. You know maybe go out to dinner and then catch a movie." Ross suggested.
"Sure. I'm free" Rachel said. "What about you guys?" Rachel asked turning from Phoebe to Joey.
"I have a date tonight," Phoebe stated.
"Yeah, me to" Joey said.
"Wait you both have dates tonight?" Ross asked somewhat disbelieving.
"Why is that so hard to believe? Joey's probably going out with his new girl friend and Phoebe's probably going out with…Phoebe who are you going out with?" Rachel asked curiously.
"Just some guy from my gym, you guys wouldn't know him" Phoebe waved her hand dismissively as Rachel nodded.
"So I guess it's just you and me tonight unless Monica and Chandler would like to come along?" Ross said.
"Oh, they're going to be busy tonight," Rachel giggled along with Phoebe.
"You mean cuz Mon's pissed, and they're going to get into it." Joey smirked.
"Something like that," Rachel laughed along with Phoebe.
"Don't you feel like your missing something?" Ross asked turning to Joey.
"Yeah…" Joey said a puzzled look forming on his face. "What do you mean?" Joey asked not sure what Ross was even talking about.
"Never mind," Ross mumbled rolling his eyes at Joey's denseness.
That is chapter 2. Well what do you think? Please read and review. Your suggestions good or bad are always welcome.