Chandler ran out on the streets of New York and frantically looked both left and right but Cameron was nowhere to be seen.
He has been out all night and Monica was starting to get worried. She called his cell over and over again but it just went straight to voice mail.
Finally on the fourth ring he picked up. "I can't find him anywhere." Chandler said worried as he looked up and down the empty streets.
"Honey it's getting late. Why don't you come home and we'll call the police, maybe they could help us look for him. I'm sure Cam went back home or to a friends house."
Chandler sighed "You're probably right. I'll be home soon."
There was something that worried Chandler the most and never seemed to ease up. No matter how hard he tried to get Cameron to keep up in school he still managed to have trouble. Most of the time he figured his life back at home was the solution because when he was with him Cameron could do any problem within a few minutes. This wasn't fair, Cameron didn't deserve any of this, he was a fantastic kid.
Chandler felt the cold breeze run through his body as he stood there thinking of any other place he might be. The chilly night caused him to see his breath in the darkness as he looked down the street once more just waiting for that moment he might appear.
But nothing came.
The weekend went by and Chandler hasn't seen nor heard from Cameron. He wasn't too worried then but once Monday came around and Cameron didn't show for school, Chandler began to panic once more.
He went back to his apartment and got the phone book out as he began to dial all the foster homes in the city.
"I'm sorry we can't give you that information..."
"Sorry, I'm afraid we can't tell you..."
"No, and nor have I heard of a Cameron..."
Chandler kept calling but got nothing. He crossed off the ones he already called with a few left to go he was beginning to lose hope that they would say the same things of others did "Hello, this is Chandler Bing speaking, do you have a Cameron Miller staying in your residents?" He asked hopeful
The lady sighed "I'm sorry Sir, who are you?"
"I'm Mr. Bing, his math teacher. He wasn't at school today and I was wondering what the cause was?"
"Cameron Miller left earlier this morning." She informed him
"Do you know where I might find him?" Chandler was at the edge of his seat
The lady speaking to Chandler felt that it was not a good idea giving out personal information to a practical stranger.
"Please," Chandler begged "I need to find him."
She finally excepted after a brief hesitation and gave Chandler the new address.
An hour later Chandler was standing in front of an old brick building with toys and bikes scattered outside on the lawn.
He walked up the stairs and knocked on the door.
A few minutes later an older women answered. "Can I help you?" She asked
"Um...yeah, I'm looking for Cameron Miller. I was told he arrived here earlier today."
"Yes he did. May I ask your relation?"
"I'm his teacher." Chandler responded
She moved aside allowing him to enter. "He is just up those stairs and first door on the left." She instructed
"Thank you." He walked up the squeaky stairs and to the old wooden door. He knocked before entering slowly.
Walking in he saw Cameron laying on his bed facing the wall.
"Cam?" He called out softly walking closer to him.
"Why did you come?" He asked quietly, not making any sign to move as he didn't want to speak to anyone
"I came for you." Chandler replied
Cameron lied there, tears prickling his eyes "They took her away." He said barely above a whisper. When he didn't hear Mr. Bing respond he turned around and sat up.
Chandler saw the tears lined down his face.
"Mr. Bing, they split us up, they moved us apart." He shook his head as his bottom lip quivered "I can't see her again. She is probably scared and lonely and I'm not there to protect her." He continued to cry "And-and they won't-won't let me," He hicuped "See her..." He tried saying
Chandler looked over at him with sorry eyes. Still not saying anything. He didn't know what to say, he didn't know how to make him feel better or how to make this better.
"What are we going to do?" Cameron asked
Chandler went over to him and sat down on the bed next to him. He looked over at Cameron "I don't know." He said but a part of him wasn't sure that was the full truth.
"Chandler are you crazy?" Monica said later that afternoon once he arrived back home making room in his apartment "Are you sure this is what you want to do?" She asked watching him clear a space in his living room "What happens if this gets out of hand and you want your space back or want them gone?"
Chandler stopped and looked over at her "I know you think I'm nuts-"
"Just a little bit." Monica said sarcastically cutting him off.
Chandler continued "But I want to do this. I feel like I should do this. Yeah it will take some time getting use to but they have no family." He reminded her. Chandler shook her head as he remembered back to earlier that day "You should have seen his face. They took away his only family."
"I love this kid, Mon." Chandler started softly "He's an amazing kid and I got to know him pretty well." He smiled "With him living in Westchester he'll have to switch schools and I don't think I can live without knowing he is doing okay."
Monica walked over to him and grabbed his hands "Sweetie, what about us? What if you want to take this further or it ten years we have our own kids and you have these two still. Would you still love them or would it be mainly focused on your new family?" She asked him
"Look, I love you so much." Monica smiled "Nothing could change that. Nothing." He repeated "And maybe someday we will have kids but that won't change anything towards Cameron and Peyton. I will look after them. I will take them in and give them a real home. And hopefully. Someday. You will join us." He kissed her nose.
Monica gave a small smile "Okay, if this is what you want to do. I support you."
Chandler smiled and kissed her "I love you, you know that? You are so amazing."
She dropped his hands and turned away so he wouldn't see her blush "Okay, what can I do to help?"
"You really want to adopt me?" Cameron asked as Chandler stood in his room.
He broke into a huge grin and ran up to hug Chandler. "I don't know what to say. I'll do whatever, I'll do chores and I'll make dinner...although, I might need a little practice. I'm still trying to get the whole boiling thing down."
Chandler laughed "Well you can start by grabbing your stuff. We got one more stop to make." Chandler told him.
As Chandler pulled up to the foster home Peyton was staying in he told Cameron to wait there. "I'll be right back." He left the car running as it was getting cold out and walked up to the door.
Knocking, he looked back at Cam one last time.
"Hello, can I help you?"
"Yes, I'd like to adopt." Chandler laughed to himself not really knowing how to approach the subject.
She nodded and opened the door wider as Chandler stepped in.
"Feel free to walk around and interact with the kids, get to know them." She told him
Chandler looked around for Peyton already knowing who he wanted. "I actually have a kid in mind." He spotted her in the kitchen moving around her dinner with her fork as all the kids around her ran through, playing tag. "I'd like a girl, around seven, dark brown hair with blue eyes." Chandler told her describing Peyton exactly
She looked to the kitchen where she sat. "Why her?" She asked realizing who he wanted to adopt
Chandler looked over at her "Because she seems like a nice kid, good grades, well raised."
"She doesn't have the best grades." She sighed walking over to her messy desk in the corner of the room to find the forms he would be needing to fill out.
As Chandler waited for her to find the forms he walked over to Peyton.
"Hey," He smiled
Peyton looked up from her food and Chandler could tell she had been crying not that long ago.
She recognized him the moment she looked up. She didn't remember his name but she remembered her brother telling her he was a very nice guy and would treat her right. Not like her father.
Without showing emotion Chandler knew she was frightened without her brother around.
"You wanna see Cam again?" Chandler asked friendly "I'm going to take you guys home to a nice place and no more of this moving around. Is that okay?"
Peyton nodded slowly. Anywhere was better than here. She enjoyed that Thanksgiving night that she was with him. He was kind and funny to her. It was the first time she laughed in ages when she met him.
Chandler reached out his hand for her to take.
"Alright, I'm going to need you to sign here, here and here." The lady brought the forms over to Chandler "I also need the three hundred now as a down payment. You don't like her, that's too bad, there are no refunds, no returns and no trades." She blabbered on "And one more thing-"
Chandler looked down at Peyton's hand in his and smiled "I don't think we'll have a problem." He cut her off.
She rolled her eyes and took the pen from him once he was finished signing off "That's what they all say and then when they come back trying to return the kid..." She mumbled on
Chandler walked outside with Peyton's things in one hand and her in the other "Hey..." He moved their arms trying to cheer her up "What do you want most in the world?"
Peyton looked up and her eyes went wide. She let go of Chandler's hand and ran to her brothers side.
Cameron scooped her up "I told you I won't leave you." He closed his eyes tight, taking this all in. "They could never split us up. Remember? We're a pair, a team."
Peyton squeezed her arms around him tighter.
"Pey you're squishing me."
She eased up smiling she looked back at Chandler "Is Cam coming with today?"
Chandler nodded "Yeah, you both are." He smiled and they all got in the car.
I cut this chapter short and made it into two, but that really doesn't matter unless you review :)
ATTENTION MONDLER FANS! There is going to be another Mondler reunion, on Courteney Cox's show, Cougar Town, Matthew Perry will make a guest appearance. Keep a look out. I heard what he isn't going to play but I'm not sure if it's true although I'm believing it, but I'm not going to say unless you really want to...no I shouldn't, it's not true, it sounds true..I can't, I can't.
BTW It's real. Courteney tweeted it and it's basically all over along with their last reunion together.