The One with the Kiss

By: Cici

(Scene: Central Perk, everyone is there except Chandler)

(Monica walks behind the couch after getting a cup of coffee. Ross, Phoebe, and Rachel are sitting on the couch. Joey is off to the side)

Monica: Hey, what's this? (She pulls something out of Ross's head) It's a gray hair.

Ross: What? I have a gray hair?!

Phoebe: Yeah, here's another one. (Pulls it out of his head)

Rachel: And another one. (Pulls it out)

Phoebe: Ooh, here's another one. (About to pull it out, Ross stops her)

Ross: Alright, guys enough. I can't believe I already have gray hair! What am I gonna do?!

Joey: Ross, relax. A few gray hairs isn't the end of the world.

Ross: Really?

Joey: Yeah, you could go bald soon!

(Everyone laughs at the thought of Ross bald)


(Scene: Central Perk, Chandler enters looking really happy)

Rachel: And why are we so happy this morning?

Chandler: Well, tonight's our one-month anniversary.

Ross: Who's?

Chandler: Mine and Kathy's. Ross, where have you've been, lately?

Ross: (has a sad face and is touching his hair) Sorry, just have other things on my mind. (Gets up from couch)

Phoebe: So what do you have planned?

Chandler: Well we're gonna have a romantic candle light dinner. And then I'm gonna give her this… (He pulls out a beautiful silver necklace with a delicate diamond pennant.)

All: Ohh!

Phoebe: Pretty!

Monica: Isn't that kind of a pricey gift for a one-month anniversary?

Chandler: Well, I think it's totally worth it.

(Scene: Ross's apartment, Joey enters)

Joey: Ok, Ross, so what did you want me to come here for? It better be important, I'm missing ladies mud wrestling!

Ross: It is! I need your help. Ok, I bought hair color for the gray. I need you to help me put it on the back.

Joey: OK! (Heads for the door)

Ross: Joey, come on, please!

Joey: Oh, alright! Where do we get started?

Ross: Ok, which is more me? "Midnight Black" or "Mocha Coffee"?

(Scene: Monica and Rachel's, Monica is there alone, Chandler enters looking really depressed)

Monica: Chandler, what's wrong? What happened to your big anniversary dinner?

Chandler: Ahh, I don't know want to talk about it.

Monica: Ok.

Chandler: Kathy broke up with me.

Monica: Oh my God, why?

Chandler: Well, she said that our relationship wasn't really going anywhere. And that it had a really bad start to begin with.

Monica: Well, I'm sure you guys can work it out.

Chandler: I don't think so. She left New York, to pursue her acting career in L.A.

Monica: Oh, I'm really sorry, Chandler.

Chandler: It's okay. I just came here because I didn't really want to be alone tonight.

Monica: I understand, but are you sure you don't want to spend some time alone to think about this?

Chandler: No, it'll take some time, but I'd like to stay here.

Monica: Ok, um… did you give her the necklace?

Chandler: No, why?

Monica: Just wondering.

Chandler: So… what are you doing?

Monica: Oh I was about to watch some videos.

Chandler: What did you rent?

Monica: Um… Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally.

Chandler (sarcastically): Two heartaching romantic comedies starring Meg Ryan, great!

(Scene: Monica and Chandler are sitting closely on the couch, the video's on but they're not really watching it)

Monica: Chandler, you'll get over her and you probably will meet tons of women.

Chandler: I don't think so. I mean I thought I was totally in love with Kathy.

Monica: I'm sorry, Chandler, I know it hurts.

Chandler: I guess I'll just have to move on. Move on to what? I'm never gonna meet anyone.

Monica: At least your love life isn't bad as mine. I haven't had a date in months.

Chandler: Monica, you'll meet someone. You're smart and sweet and pretty. Hey, you're a good cook and you can get out tough stains, too!

Monica: Thanks you make me sound like a good-looking housekeeper. Face it Chandler we're destined to be alone. Maybe I should take you up on your boyfriend offer, at least we'll be alone together.

Chandler: Monica, don't say that.

Monica: Chandler, can I ask you a question and you promise to answer me honestly.

Chandler: Ok.

Monica: How long have we been friends?

Chandler: Eight years, that was an easy one.

Monica: That wasn't the question. The question is of all time you've known me have you've ever seen me in a meaningful relationship?

Chandler: I'd have to say no.

Monica: See, I am gonna die alone.

Chandler: Well if it makes you feel better I've never had a meaningful relationship, either.

Monica: No, it doesn't.

Chandler: Monica, look at me, you can't give up on love. If you do you'll end up no where and you'll make yourself die alone.

Monica: Don't see any point.

Chandler: Monica, I love you, you're one of my best friends in the whole world. And I'm not gonna let that happen to you.

Monica: I really love you too Chandler. Thank you. Thank you for being my friend.

(They look deeply into each other's eyes. Chandler leans in and kisses Monica she kisses him back.)

(Then Monica pulls back.)

Monica: Chandler, we can't do this. I mean we're just friends. You just got off a relationship and you were sad and I was here… It was an accident!

Chandler: That's not true. Monica, I wanted to kiss you. It was no accident.

Monica: Yes, it was. We're just friends, friends don't go around kissing each other.

Chandler: It would be wonderful if they did.

Monica: I'm serious.

Chandler: Monica, that kiss meant a lot to me, tell me it meant something to you, too.

Monica: I'm sorry. I think you better go.

Chandler: Monica…

Monica: Please, Chandler.

Chandler: Alright.

(Chandler leaves.)

(Scene: Central Perk, everyone is in there except Ross. Then he enters.)

Ross: Hey guys, notice anything different?

(Everyone turns to look at Ross)

Rachel (Laughs): What did you do to your hair?

Phoebe: Yeah, it's extra shiner than usual.

Monica: Ross, your hair looks like a bottle of ink spilled all over it.

Ross: Well, I just used a trusty bottle of hair dye and bye-bye gray.

Rachel: Oh, Phoebe isn't about time for you to play.

Phoebe: Oh yeah. (Gets up and walks over to the stage.)

Phoebe: Hi everyone! Ok, this is a song I just thought up in my head this very second. It's called "Boy, that Head Sure is Black."

(Everyone looks at Ross.)