An orginal fanfic by: LiSa
Background info: This is set a couple of days after Ross and Rachel have reunited in Lobster Love, and they are still in Bliss. Chandler is still being stalked and Liana is having homicidal thoughts about Mountie, Chandler's stalker. And Monica is fine, so is Phoebe, but they have a few surprise in store for them....
Phoebe yawned and climbed out of bed. There was more knocked and she hurried to the door, smoothing her pajamas as she went. She opened the door, and rubbed her eyes.
"Hi Duncan" she said and stepped back to let her ex-husband in, and closed the door behind him. She looked at him as he smiled nervously and paced across the floor.
"Is there something wrong Duncan?" she asked and he turned and looked at her, and brushed back his hair.
"I'm leaving my wife" he said, and sat down on the sofa. Phoebe sat down beside him and took his hand.
"I'm sorry to hear that, but why?" Phoebe asked
"You're still gay?" Phoebe asked, and Duncan shook his head.
"No, not that, its because, I think I'm in love with you"
"I think I'm in love with you, I know I am" Duncan said, and Phoebe just gaped at him.
"I know its out of the blue but oh Phoebe"
"We should have never gotten divorce, I love you" Duncan said and kissed her. Phoebe stunned, just let him kiss her for a few moments and then pulled back.
"Wow, you don't know how long I've been waiting for this" she said to him, Duncan smiled and didn't say a word, and kissed. Phoebe stood and led him into the bedroom.
"This is so right" Duncan said and followed her in, Phoebe lay down on the bed and let herself drift off into heaven as Duncan kissed her and declared his love over and over.
Monica stared at the test in front of her and felt like screaming with joy. She closed her eyes, pinched her arm, and then opened them again. Yes it was still blue..she felt like fainting.
"PETE!" she screamed and he came running in.
"It's positive! I'm pregnant!" Monica cried and jumped off the floor, and threw her arms around Pete. They danced around the bathroom hugging each other.
"I'm going to be a dad!" Pete said and kissed her. She hugged him again, and then let go off him and scream "AHHH I'M GOING TO BE MOM! I have to ring Rachel" Monica ran into the bathroom and dialed Rachel's number, the phone rang and then a sleepy Ross picked it up.
"Hello" Ross said
"Ross its Monica...."
"Monica do you know what time it is?"
"Yes one, but you'll never guess what!"
"What!" Ross said, waking up a little more.
"I'm going to have a baby, gimme Rachel"
There was a pause as Ross handed the phone to Rachel, and told her news, then Monica heard shrieking on the other end.
"You are you are?" Rachel cried
"Ross, Ross, go tell Liana and Chandler, quick! Oh Monica congratulations, is Pete there?"
"Yes, he's just as happy"
"This is so great, oh Mon I feel like I'm going to cry," Rachel said "oh here's Chandler he wants to talk to you"
"Okay" Monica said and grasped Pete's hand.
"Hay Monica, congratulations!" Chandler's voice came over the phone
"Oh thanks Chandler, I'm so happy"
"Aren't you glad you waited now, and had a real dad instead of a sperm dad" Chandler said.
"Yes I am, This is so great" Monica said and felt she might burst with happiness.
Phoebe woke up the next morning alone, she sat up and looked around the room, but there was no sign of Duncan. She got out of bed and pulled on her pajamas and looked around her room for any signs that he had been there. She walked out into the living room, and checked in the bathroom but there was still no sign of him.
"I guess it was a dream" Phoebe said, "As if Duncan would leave his wife for me" Still she felt disappointed, and was sorry it wasn't a dream.
Mountie sighed and sipped her coffee. Things were not turning out as she had expected; this was taking just too long. She drained the last of her coffee and stared out the window.
"Do you want some more coffee?" she heard a voice say.
"Yes please" she said, and turned and gave Gunther a smile.
"Why so blue?" Gunther asked as he poured her coffee.
"Chandler just seems to attached to his girlfriend," she said
"Well why do you want to go with him?"
"I want a boyfriend who'll submit to my every need and do whatever I say," Mountie said, and Gunther nodded and walked away. He glanced back at her as she stared out the window, and sighed. He was in love, this girl was wonderful, and Rachel was nothing compared to her. Gunther knew she was someone who he could be a slave to, now all he had to do was convince her.
"Rach, do you think that Monica will have a boy or a girl?" Phoebe asked. Rachel sat down on the couch beside her and thought.
"I dunno, boy"
"Yeh, maybe so how are you and Ross getting along?"
"Fine, things are going great" Rachel said and walked over, and sat down next to Phoebe, on the couch. She yawned and sat back, and handed Phoebe her mug. There was a scream and then the sound of smashing from Liana's room, and Phoebe and Rachel jumped up.
"Omigod the stalker!" Rachel cried and ran into the room, just as there were more smashing sounds. Rachel and Phoebe found Liana kicking the wall, and there were bits of broken pottery on the ground.
"Liana are you okay?" Rachel asked and Liana turned to her, her face red and she grimaced.
"No, nothing alright, I've got writer's block" Liana said and sat down on the bed.
"Oh, I guess that's bad" Rachel said and saw down beside her.
"Of course its bad, I have a deadline in two weeks, and I can't decided the ending to the stupid book, my publisher is going to kill me" she said, and picked up a paper weight and threw it at the wall.
"Wow bad aura" Phoebe said, and Liana flopped back on the bed, and buried her head in the pillow.
"Its all this stupid Mountie business, I can't concentrate, what with that stupid blonde bimbo always chasing after Chandler" she said, and Rachel looked at Phoebe.
"I'm sure it'll be okay," Rachel said and Liana shook her head.
"Everything is just so pissy, I hate it"
"And Monica's pregnant and its not fair, I want a baby" Liana said
"You do?" Phoebe said, and she sat up and nodded, then shook her head.
"I'm not sure, I'm just feeling broody" she said "but everyone I used to know are married, and having kids, and being in love and here I am just about to lose Chandler to some bimbo"
"You're not going to lose him" Phoebe said "I've never seen Chandler so help me out here Rach"
"Yes that's the word," Phoebe said and Clapped her hands together "Committed"
"Well...." Liana said, but Rachel stopped her.
"You need to rest, you look exhausted" Rachel said "Lie down and sleep" Liana did as Rachel told her and watched as Phoebe and Rachel left, and then she lay there looking at the ceiling, wishing that she was sure that it was going to be alright.
Chandler glanced around him as he walked into Central Perk, and gave sigh of relief that his stalker was no where in sight.
"Coffee, Gunther!" he called and walked over and sat down on the couch. He rubbed his eyes and leaned back against the couch.
"Hi!" He looked up and groaned. Mountie was standing there her usual moronic smile on her face.
"Leave me ALONE!" he said, "I don't want to go out with you, go out with Joey"
"I don't want to go out with Joey"
"Then go out with...with" Chandler looked wildly around the room, and spotted Gunther heading towards him with some coffee.
"Go out with Gunther!" Chandler cried, and pointed, Mountie looked at Gunther, and seemed to be, thinking.
"He lives with his sister" Chandler said, and she looked at him and smiled.
"Yes, Yes he does" Chandler said becoming excited, and jumping up on the couch.
"I don't know,"
"He's gay!" Chandler said, and Mountie eyes brightened. She clapped her hands together like an excited child.
"Oh, that's a challenge" she said, and Chandler bounced on the couch.
"Gunther, Gunther come meet Mountie!" He called, and Gunther sidled over.
"Hello" Gunther said, and smiled shyly at Mountie.
"Do you wanna go out?" she asked, and Gunther looked at her, then at Chandler as if astonished.
"Alright, I guess," he said, and Mountie squealed with happiness.
"I'll see you later!" she cried and ran out of the coffeehouse. Chandler looked up to the ceiling and said a silent thank you. Then he jumped up and rushed out of the coffeehouse.
Liana heard loud knocking at the door, and Rachel going to answer it, she lay at her back staring at the ceiling. Things were not going well, and she didn't feel like doing anything. Suddenly the door burst opened and Chandler ran in, slamming the door behind him.
"Guess what!" he exclaimed excited. Liana sat up and looked at him.
"She's gone! She's gone! Shes gone! Shes gone!" He said and did a little dance. Liana beamed at him, and he ran over to the bed, and sat down, giving her a hug.
"This is so great!" she said "I'm so glad to have you all to myself again!"
Chandler hugged her tightly, and kissed her ear.
"Now, lets celebrate," he said and looked at her, he leaned forward to kiss her and she kissed him back and leant back against the pillows. Then suddenly Liana pushed him away, so hard Chandler went flying onto the floor.
"I have it!" she said, and jumped out of bed. She ran over to her desk and turned on her laptop and sat down. A blue screen came up and she started taping.
Chandler sat startled on the floor. He looked at her, and realized she had totally forgotten he was there. He smiled, and stood up, there was no stopping Liana when she got an idea. He stood up and rubbed his sore butt, and then started towards the door.
"See you later sweetie" he said, and she paused and turned and looked at him, smiling.
"Later yes," she said and turned back to her computer. Chandler left her and went outside, and sat down on the chair, and looked at Rachel and Phoebe.
"I'm tired," Phoebe said
"Why Phoebe?" Chandler asked
"I don't know," she said and stood up, "I feel weird"
"Oh" Rachel said, "Maybe you'd better go home and sleep Pheebs"
Phoebe nodded and she looked strained and tired. She took her bag, waved goodbye, and stepped out into the hall. She'd been troubled since she'd had the dream about Duncan, but had it been real? No, no way she thought to herself, it was a dream, hadn't it?
... A Month later than when we left the FRIENDS....
Phoebe didn't feel well, and she set down her champagne on the table. She was feeling slightly woozy, and thought she might faint. She walked slowly over to a chair and sat down, and blamed her condition on the heat. The room was stuffy and slightly over packed with men in suits, and women in fancy dresses. Phoebe spotted Monica over by the buffet table, piling her plate. Pete was beside her, and Phoebe could tell that he was trying to get Monica to slow down her food consumption. The soft classical music was pleasant but seemed to irritate Phoebe's headache. She saw Ross and Rachel, dancing, holding each other close and engrossed. Most of the people seemed to be milling around one corner and Phoebe knew that in the middle of that crowd, Chandler and Liana would be. It was after all the launch of Liana's book and she was the star attraction. As for Chandler, well he was the star attraction for Liana.
"Phoebe are you okay?" Joey said coming up to her and Phoebe shook her head.
"I feel really faint Joey," she said, and he knelt down on the ground beside her.
"Do you want me to take you home?"
"No, I should stay, it would be rude to Liana" Phoebe said, and fanned herself with the back of her hand.
"Listen" Joey, said seriously "Liana wouldn't want you here if you're feeling miserable and sick so I'll take you home"
"No but's here stand up" He said and held out his hand for her to take.
Phoebe took it and stood up and all of a sudden the world began to spin.
"Joey!" she said, as she black out. Joey caught her in his arms, and then laid her down on the floor.
"Someone call an ambulance, quick!" Joey cried. There was a stir from the crowd, and then the others came rushing forward.
"Phoebe" Rachel exclaimed and knelt down beside her. Liana pushed through the crowd and got down beside Phoebe. She checked her pulse and breathing, and then looked at Joey.
"There doesn't seem much wrong with her, I think she fainted. We'd better get her to the hospital though, just in case" Liana said to Joey who nodded and looked around.
"Did someone call an ambulance?" he asked.
"I did!" Ross piped up, they're on their way"
"I think we're supposed to cover her up, and put something under her head"
Liana said, and took off her long cardigan and draped it over Phoebe, while
Rachel pulled off her sweater and placed it under Phoebe's head.
"What now?" Rachel asked.
"We wait" Liana said, and glance down at Phoebe, a worried look on her face.
`When Phoebe came to, she was lying on a hospital bed, and Monica, was asleep with her hand in Phoebe's. Phoebe glanced around the room, and saw that everyone was there. Rachel was sitting on Ross' knee, her head on his shoulder, and they were asleep. Pete was sitting behind Monica, asleep as well. She looked over to her left and saw Chandler and Liana, sitting on the floor, Chandler had his arm around Liana and they were also asleep. The only one awake was Joey sat at the end of the bed, reading a magazine.
"Hey Joey" Phoebe said and sat up "What happened?" Joey looked up from his magazine and stood up, seeing that Phoebe was awake.
"You fainted, we think" Joey said, "the doctor knows why I think but he won't tell us"
"Oh" Phoebe said, she rubbed her eyes with the back of her hand, and yawned "Its nice to see everyone here"
"Yeh, actually I'd better wake them up" Joey said, and he went over and tapped Ross on the head. Ross woke up with a start, which in turn waken Rachel.
"Phoebe's awake," Joey said to them, and Rachel jumped up and ran over to Phoebe. Monica raised her head, as Phoebe patted it, and smiled.
"Glad to see those blue eyes of yours again, Pheebs" Monica said, "I was worried there for a moment"
"I think I'm alright now" Phoebe said, and smiled. Liana and Chandler, who Joey had woken up came over and stood by the bed. Ross put his arm around Rachel, and pulled her close. Pete smiled at Phoebe and she returned the gesture. They all stood there for a few moments in silence.
"I'd better get the doctor" Liana said breaking the quiet. She hurried out of the room, and a then a few moments later returned with a man in green scrubs and a lab coat.
"Ms Buffay, glad to see that you're finally awake" The doctor said, and patted her head.
"What was wrong with me?" Phoebe asked, and the doctor smiled.
"You got a little overtired, and it seems that you hadn't had enough to eat" the doctor said "and in your condition that can be enough. I decided to let you sleep a little"
"My condition?" Phoebe asked. The doctor nodded, and smiled.
"You really should take better care, after all there are two people in that body now" the doctor went on.
"What!" Phoebe exclaimed, "What do you mean?"
"Didn't you know that you're pregnant?" the doctor asked.
"No," Phoebe said, and looked around at everyone "I had no idea"
"Well it seems you're about a month along from what I can tell Ms. Buffay" The doctor told her.
"But I haven't had sex for a least two months!" Phoebe said "That's impossi..." She stopped in mid-sentence and gaped. The dream, it hadn't been a dream it was real!
"Duncan!" she whispered and looked around the room "Its Duncan's!"
"What do you mean Phoebe?" Monica asked
"About a month ago I woke up in the middle of the night. Duncan was at the door, and well he came in and we had sex, but when I woke up he was gone. I thought it has been a dream," Phoebe said, and then she frowned "I can't believe he left before I woke up"
"Excuse me I need to talk to Ms Buffay alone for a moment" the doctor said and usher everyone out of the room. Then he came back over and stood beside her bed.
"I take it this was not a planned pregnancy" the doctor said and Phoebe nodded.
"Nothing could be farther from being planned" Phoebe told him.
"Well then you have some difficult choices, whether or not to keep the baby, and if you decide not to then you have to act quickly" The doctor told her.
"I'm not sure what to do" Phoebe said, "I'll have to think about it"
"Do that, but don't take to long to make your choice or you won't have one" the doctor said, "we have counselors if you need to talk"
"No, its alright" Phoebe said, "I have to do this myself"
"Alright" the doctor said and left the room. Phoebe lay back against the pillow and looked around. What was she going to do? Then she realized that the first thing she had to do was go see Duncan.
"He needs to know" she said and lay back against her pillow, to think of how to approach him.
Phoebe stood outside the apartment. She'd traveled all the way out here to Queens, and she wasn't going to turn back now. She gathered her courage and knocked on the door. There were sounds of footsteps inside and then a short, petite woman with red hair answered the door.
"Hello" she said, "Can I help you?"
"Debra?" Phoebe asked.
"Yes, who are you?"
"My name's Phoebe Buffay, I'm Duncan's ex-wife" Phoebe told her, and Debra smiled at her.
"Oh yeh Phoebe, oh come on in," Debra said "Duncan's in the bedroom, I'll get him" Phoebe stepped into the room, and closed the door behind her. She looked around the living room, at all the pictures of Debra and Duncan, together.
"I have to do this," she said to herself. She steeled herself for what was going to come. She'd made her decision, and Duncan was going to have to live with it whether he liked it or not. It was Phoebe's life that would be ruined if she took the other choice, if she even had a life. Duncan stepped in the room, and looked at Phoebe.
"Hello Pheebs" he said, and shifted uncomfortably. Phoebe gave him a lukewarm smile.
"I have something to tell you" she said and then looked at Debra "Privately".
Debra got the message and hastily retreated out of the room.
"Listen Phoebe, before you say anything, that night what happened was...."
Duncan began, but Phoebe held up her hand for him to stop.
"Don't say anything Duncan, I don't want to hear it" Phoebe said, "You see you've gone down in my eyes. What I have to tell you is that I'm pregnant"
"I'm pregnant, and the baby is yours, I'm sure of that"
"I just thought you should know"
"Okay, well have you decided if you're going to keep it or not?"
"Well what have you decided" Duncan asked. Phoebe looked at the man who she had been in love with for so long. The man she had been married to, though she'd never even had a romantic relationship with him. She wondered if her choice was the right one, after all the feelings she had for Duncan, would this be fair on him? Then Phoebe realized she didn't care, he hadn't been fair to her that night a month ago with his false claims of love. No Phoebe knew what she had to do.
"What do you think about Phoebe being pregnant?" Rachel asked Ross, as she sat down next to him and handed him, a cup of coffee.
"I'm not sure, I mean a baby's a big responsibility, and would Phoebe be able to take care of it?" Ross said, and took a sip of his coffee.
"But Pheebs is responsible" Liana said, "She's been looking after herself since she was fourteen"
"That's true" Chandler said "she is very self sufficient"
"I don't think she's even sure what she's going to do" Rachel said, "She told me she tell me when she got back"
"Do you think she'll keep it?" Liana said, "You know her better than I"
"I'm not sure" Rachel said, "I'm really not sure"
"Its so strange, now four of our group will have children" Chandler said
"That is kind disturbing"
"Why?" Rachel asked, "having children is a natural course of growing up"
"Yeh, but we're all grown-ups" Chandler said "grown-ups, we'll have to start taking life seriously and think about the future"
"Don't worry Chandler" Liana said and patted his head "You're still awhile away from being grown-up, you still haven't gotten rid of that security sock of yours"
"It's a security sock!" Ross exclaimed, and Chandler shifted uncomfortably and gave Liana a dirty look.
"I didn't want that broadcast," Chandler said to her, and she gave him a little grin.
"Well you can't keep the people in the dark forever" she said and got up off the couch. There was a knock on the door, and Liana walked over and answered it. A man stood there, he had glasses with big red frames and a heavy overcoat.
"Umm...Hello is Phoebe Buffay here?" he asked and pushed his glasses up on the bridge of his nose.
"No, she's not" Liana said, "Can I help you?"
"My name's David" he said "I just got back from Minisk yesterday"
"Oh," Liana said and turned and looked at the other "David from Minisk is looking for Phoebe"
"David!" Rachel cried and jumped up and ran over to the door.
"Hi David, remember me I'm Rachel" she said and David nodded.
"Yes I do, how are you?" he asked.
"Fine, just fine" Rachel said "Phoebe's not here, she's gone to see...to see a friend, but she should be back soon, has it really been three years?"
"More, we got a grant for another year" David said, "Could you tell Phoebe I was looking for her"
"Why don't you come in and wait?" Rachel asked, "She'd love to see you"
"Alright" David said and came in. He sat down on the couch beside Ross, and the five of them waited for Phoebe.
"I'm keeping the baby" Phoebe said "And I don't need your help, I just thought you should know"
"You're keeping it?" Duncan said
"Yes, have you got a problem with that?" Phoebe asked.
"But what Duncan?" Phoebe said "You really have no say in what happens with this baby, you gave that up when you walked out without saying goodbye"
"Phoebe you don't understand"
"You're right I don't" Phoebe told him and opened the door to leave. "You know Duncan I used to respect you and I thought you were a good person, but now I don't want to have anything to do with you ever again." She walked out of the room and shut the door after her. She waited for a moment, and found that she felt a lot better. Now it was time to get ready for this baby.
Phoebe knocked on the door to Rachel and Liana's apartment. Liana came to the door and opened it.
"Phoebe, there's someone here for you" Liana said, and stepped back opening the door wide so Phoebe could see straight into the room. She gasped as she saw David sitting on the couch. He stood up slowly and smiled shyly at her.
"Hello Phoebe" he said, "Its good to see you"
"David!" she said, "You're back from Minisk"
"Yes, and for good. I have a teaching job at NYU" He said, "I'm putting my life in
America back together, and I was hoping that you'd like to be in it"
"Oh I would" Phoebe said. David walked towards her and she met him in the center of the floor. David hugged her, and held her tightly.
"Its so good to see you Pheebs," he said. Phoebe pulled back and looked at him.
"I have something to tell you," she said.
"What?" David asked concerned. Phoebe took a deep breath in and then let it out.
"I'm pregnant, and I'm having the baby" Phoebe said, "I thought you should know"
"Okay" David said "It doesn't change anything though, you know that"
"Really!" Phoebe exclaimed and hugged him. Then she looked at her friends.
"This baby is going to be so lucky" Phoebe said "cause my baby will know you all from the start"