A Script by Becci Wooster
The One With The Kiss
Authors note - Hi! This is one of my many fanfics, and I usually try to stay original. My first attempt, written in February 1997, foretold of sexual tensions between Monica and Chandler. My other attempts are under my initials BSW, which are part of my own series. This had never been done at the time. However, since that day in May when Ross made the biggest mistake of his life, after sleeping with Chloe, I have read every series five opener I can find. Ive decided to try it myself. Please feel free to criticise my writing - it would actually help. But also think about a good point to put with it. E-mail me at Becci.Wooster@btinternet.com
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Scene - Central Perk
Phoebe is on the sofa, much like Lisa Kudrow was when she was talking to Johnny Vaughn on that interview shown here in England. Shes surrounded by loads of people, including Gunther, and theyre all listening to the events over the telephone. Phoebe looks up and sees the camera, she proceeds to tell us whats been happening .
PHBE - Hi! Youll never guess what! Ross has just said Rachels name instead of Emilys! It all started when the others went to the wedding in London. Rachel stayed behind because it hurt too much to see Ross get married. I had to stay because of these three. Anyway, Rachel realised that she loves Ross! Doh! I cant believe she didnt know! She decided to go to London and stop the wedding. When she got there, she saw Ross kissing Emily and decided to do the right thing and let him be happy. So all was well until Ross said I take thee Rachel!!!!!!!!! What happens next? I dont know! Its not like our lives are a sitcom or something, where you can pick up the Radio times or the TV guide and see what happens! Wait! Wait! I can hear something. Sssssshhhh!
Scene - The Church in London
The whole congregation are shocked, pretty much in the same places as they were when we last saw them.
VIC(ar) - Shall I go on?
RO(ss) - Emily?
EM(ily) - OK. We came here for a wedding I guess we should have one.
VIC - OK. Ross, repeat after me I Ross, take thee Emily
RO - I Ross, take thee ..
VIC - Emily .
RO - Em .. I cant.
EM - What do you mean, you cant???
RO - I mean I cant do all of this. I cant marry you. I dont love you enough. It isnt special enough.
EM - You cant do this! You cant walk out on me!
RO - Im sorry. I have to.
Ross walks out of the church, without looking back. Emily starts to cry and runs to her father. After a pause, Monica stares at Chandler and Joey, who eventually run after Ross. The rest of the congregation start to rise, except Rachel whos sat as still as a statue. Monica walks over to her.
MON(ica) - So I guess it was a mistake. He didnt love her.
RAC(hel) - I guess. No, Mon. It was my fault. I ruined his wedding day.
MON - No you didnt.
RAC - Yes, I did. I am a bitch. I ruined the happiest day of my best friends life.
MON - He was the one to say the wrong name.
RAC - But he wouldnt have if I hadnt of been here.
MON - But well never know that, will we?
RAC - Im horrible. I dont deserve friends like you guys. Im going home.
Rachel walks out of the church with as much dignity as she can muster. A few seconds pass, then Chandler and Joey run back.
MON - So? Did you find him?
JO(ey) - We followed him right down the street. Then he caught a bus. We dont know where he was going.
CHAN(dler) - Was that Rachel we saw going out?
MON - Yeah. Shes blaming herself for him saying her name. She says shes gonna go home.
JO - So I guess the receptions gonna be a washout, eh?
Monica and Chandler stare at him.
Scene - Outside the Natural History Museum
Ross is sat on the steps, deep in thought. Suddenly, a shadow is cast over him. He looks up and sees a familiar face.
RAC - Hey. I figured youd be here.
RO - You know me. Maybe better than I know myself.
RAC - I doubt it. Why you use gel will always be a mystery to me.
RO - <smiles> Whyd I do it? I honestly thought it was the right thing to do. I wanted the relationship to last for more than 48 hours a week. Whyd I mess up my lines?
RAC - I dont know, Ross. I shouldnt have come here.
RO - Why did you?
RAC - Honestly? I wanted to stop the wedding.
RO - Why didnt you?
RAC - Because I saw how happy you were. You never seemed that happy when you were with me.
RO - Thats not true. What we had was better than me and Carol and I actually went through with that wedding!
RAC - Im going home. Phoebe might need me.
RO - I need you, Rachel.
RAC - No you dont. Youre just trying to persuade yourself that you made the right decision.
RO - you want to know why I said your name?
RAC - No. That wont help either of us.
RO - Because every day I think about what our wedding will be like. I memorised the vows Id take with you. I even knew what flowers wed have.
RAC - Stop Ross. Stop digging it over. What we had is gone. Theres no spark left. I blew it out.
RO - I love you, Rachel.
Rachel goes to open her mouth to speak, but Ross puts his fingers over her lips. He looks into her eyes and she looks back. He leans in to kiss her, but she turns her face away.
RAC - No, Ross.
RO - Please lets give us another chance. You love me. I love you. We can make it work.
RAC - Ive wanted you to say that for so long.
RO - So say yes then!
RAC - Yes.
Ross leans in to kiss her, but she turns away again.
RO - You know, its gonna be really hard for us to be together if you keep doing that!
RAC - No kissing. No touching. Im going back to New York. Tonight. You can catch the scheduled flight with the guys.
RO - But were together, right?
RAC - Yes. But were gonna take it slow. Dont tell the guys were together. We need to trust each other again. OK?
RO - Sure.
Scene - Plane over the Atlantic
The guys are sat in the plane, bored. Joey tries to open a packet of peanuts and succeeds in spilling them all over his seat and Chandlers. Chandler and Monica havent spoken since they walked up the aisle. Ross is staring out of the window.
MON - Ross? Are you there?
RO - Uh-huh.
MON - Will you answer me then?
RO - Go ahead.
MON - Did Rachel come to see you yesterday after the ..
JO - After the wedding?
MON - I was trying to avoid that word.
RO - I dont mind. Im not upset. Emily is though. She phoned me this morning. We agreed to return all the presents.
CHAN - Yes!!! That means Ive got a meal for two at that posh restaurant!!!
MON - Who will you take?
CHAN - Ummm
JO - Hell take me of course! Im his best bud!
CHAN - Ill give them to a charity.
RO - Thats nice of you. Whats happened?
CHAN - Well, nothing?
RO - Come on, man. I know you too well.
CHAN - Nothing, OK? Joey hooked up with one of Emilys bridesmaids!
MON - You did what? Gross!
JO - Hey! I was the best man. its my duty to bed a bridesmaid. I guessed that you were out, so that only left her.
RO - Well, hes not all that bad! He could have done his duty with you1
MON - <fake laugh> Yeah, I suppose. The thought of me with either of your best men!
Ross and Joey laugh. Chandler and Monica look uncomfortable.
Scene - Girls Apartment
Phoebe is sat on the couch in the same clothes as she was last time we saw her. Rachel enters the room, goes to her room and comes out without her bags.
PHBE - What happened? What happened? Joeys mobile went flat! What happened after the man asked if he should carry on???
RAC - It was awful. I dont want to talk about it.
PHBE - Come on. Youve got to.
RAC - OK. Emily said to carry on.
PHBE- Oh my God! Youre right, that was horrible. Im so sorry Rachel.
RAC- Then Ross said he couldnt carry on. He said it wasnt special enough.
PHBE - Oh my God! You must have felt really awkward!
RAC - Then he stormed out of the church.
PHBE - So they didnt get married?
RAC - No.
PHBE - Then why was it horrible?
RAC - Because it was all my fault. If I hadnt have been there, he would have said her name and he would be in the Caribbean right now. Instead, I found him outside the Natural History Museum in London.
PHBE - So ?
RAC - So what?
PHBE - What did you do?
RAC - We talked.
PHBE - And ?
RAC - And Im really tired. Im sorry, Pheebs, but I gotta go to bed. Ive got work in the morning.
PHBE - But its nine thirty a.m.!
RAC - Then Im late. Ill have to go in tomorrow.
Switch to several hours later, about eight p.m.
Ross, Monica, Chandler and Joey are sat in their seats around Phoebe. Rachel enters from her room. Except for Ross and Phoebe, the others are silent and watch her as she goes toward the kitchen.
RO - Monica? You were saying ..?
MON - What?
RO - You were just saying something!
MON - Was I?
RO - Yes. Then when Rach walked in, you went silent .oh, I get it.
CHAN - Get what?
JO - Elephants into .wait, thats a joke answer.
RO - Youre all waiting to see what Rachel and I say to each other this morning.
RAC - Really, you guys. Were fine.
MON - Youre sure? Isnt it kinda odd though?
RAC - Why would it be odd?
CHAN - Well, you know he was going to England to get married, then you rushed there to stop him I probably wasnt meant to say that, was I?
RO - Dont worry, guys. Weve talked about it. Its fine.
MON - So youre back together?
RAC/RO - No!
Scene - Guys Apartment
Chandler is sat at the bar in the kitchen, watching Joey, amused. Joey is walking around the apartment, touching everything.
JO - And the chair How could I forget the chair?
CHAN - Im sure its very hurt that you didnt send it a postcard!
JO - Thats what you think!
He reaches into his pocket and pulls out a screwed up postcard. He attempts to un-crease it, and then places it lovingly on the chair. He stands back, content.
CHAN - OK. Thats it. I think we need to take you back to Dr. Snarfwitz, dont you?
JO - Not him! He asks too many questions!
Scene - Rachels bedroom.
Its morning. Rachel is sat on her bed, talking on the phone.
RAC - yes .I love you more ..yes I do .no .Dont you dare! .Im sorry too, honey OK
Monica bursts in through the door, triumphant. Rachel jumps.
MON - Ha! I knew it!
RAC - <on phone> Honey, Ive gotta go now bye!<hangs up phone> Monica! You gave me a heart attack!
MON - That was Ross, wasnt it? I knew you two were back together!
RAC - That was not Ross.
MON - Then who was it?
RAC - <searching>Daddy?
MON - <imitates Rachel>I love you more ..Im sorry, honey ..I love you!
RAC - Well, were affectionate towards one another!
MON - Not like that, youre not! Admit it! You love Ross. Youre with Ross!
RAC - That was not Ross I was speaking to!
MON - OK then. You wont mind me pressing redial!<grabs phone and presses a button> Hello?
RAC - Dont Monica!
MON - Hi, Ross. I was just ringing to ask .is that my oven timer going off? Id better go! Bye!<hangs up phone>
RAC - OK .so maybe we are .
MON - I knew it! Thats 5 bucks Joey owes me!
RAC - Wait a minute, you took bets that wed be back together.
MON - Yeah. Come on, its you two. We know youll end up getting married one day. So why didnt Ross stay the night?
RAC - We havent even kissed yet.
MON - Why not?
RAC - We need to trust each other first.
MON - OK. Sorry. < she giggles>
RAC - What???
MON - Now that Ive found out your secret, heres one for you. Ive slept with Chandler!
RAC - You what???
<Monica runs out of the room, Rachel chases after her>
Scene - Ross Apartment
Ross and Rachel are sat at opposite ends of the couch, staring at one another.
Ross - I love you Rachel.
Rachel - Thankyou.
Ross - I mean it.
Rachel - I love you too.
Ross - Are you sure we cant at least Hug?
Rachel - Im sure.
Ross - Please!!!
Rachel - Well, maybe. First tell me one thing.
Ross - Anything.
Rachel - Tell me the truth ..did you used to fix games of spin the bottle so it would always land on me?
Ross - All the time!
Rachel kind of clambers over to his side of the couch and kisses him on the lips.
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