Basically Ross, Rachel, Phoebe and Joey are going away for Christmas leaving Monica and Chandler alone. What happens when they get closer?
A.N. / Ross isn't Monica's brother and also, just for the sake of the story, Ursula and Phoebe get on well! Also, Monica isn't Jewish.
Disclaimer: Friends doesn't belong to me.
"So guys, I was thinking of maybe doing a Christmas party, what do you think?" Monica looked around at her friends. They were sat in Central Perk, on that familiar tatty orange couch -as usual!
Four of the friends shifted uncomfortably in their seats but Chandler smiled and said," Sure! That'd be fun! Ross?"
Ross had cleared his throat and was looking at Joey and Rachel who both shrugged. Then Phoebe broke the silence," Um... Mon? We're really sorry but we have plans for the holidays... I mean I'm meeting up with Ursula and Ross, Rachel and Joey are going home..."
"What? But you guys, I had it all planned out!" Monica looked slightly disappointed.
"We're sorry," Rachel prompted and Ross nodded.
"I suppose its okay; I mean at least Chandler's not going anywhere."
"Hey! I can be very entertaining! We'll have a blast Mon," Chandler joked, patting Monica's arm and grinning.
In a week's time Monica was, as usual helping everyone pack! After their friends had departed Monica and Chandler were finally left alone. They had decided to watch a movie and order a pizza (Joey could never find out). Chandler had rented 'Scream' and Monica was huddled up beside him, they were sharing a blanket.
"You know, you look a lot like Gale! You're like Courteney Cox's look-alike Mon!"
Monica laughed and ruffled his hair playfully. Chandler ruffled her hair back and started tickling her. Monica laughed and cried out for him to stop but he merely replied," I'm the tickle monster, I never stop!" Monica tried to break free and managed to get her hands free to tickle him back! She pinned him down on the couch and tickled him until he begged her to stop.
Laughing and slightly out of breath they grinned at each other. They'd always been close. Monica told Chandler everything and well, if she was honest she trusted him more than anyone else in the group. Chandler had always secretly had a crush on Monica and he told her everything as well. The only person who knew that he had a crush on Monica was Joey who he had accidentally told.
After the movie Chandler bade goodnight to Monica and headed to his apartment.
"You know Chandler; if you want you can stay in my apartment. Rachel won't mind if you use her room."
"Honestly Mon, I'm fine! It's not like I'm a million miles away, I'm just across the hall!"
"I know," Monica whispered and gave him a hug." Goodnight Chandler." He kissed her forehead and opened the door.
"Sweet dreams Mon," he shut the door and winked at her.
Monica awoke fairly early the next day and as she knew she wouldn't be able to get back to sleep she decided to go for a shower. When she came out of the bathroom she smiled as she saw that Chandler had chosen that moment to come in. He blushed when he saw she was wearing nothing but a towel and apologised. Monica hugged him and told him she'd be out soon. Chandler nodded and slumped down on the couch.
Monica changed into jeans and a jumper and started to dry her hair. She put on her watch and went outside to find Chandler still in the exact same position, slumped on the couch! Shaking her head, she proceeded to make breakfast.
"Oh by the way Chandler, my parents are coming to Christmas dinner next week..." Monica frowned slightly. Why did her parents have to come? They were horrible to her for absolutely no good reason! Chandler nodded at her and stood up, yawning.
Monica laughed and served him breakfast," Here you go! See, I made your favourite!" She pointed at the pancakes she had been making and took out a jar of maple syrup. Chandler grinned appreciatively as he bit into his pancake.
"Amazing, as usual Mon! You really are a great cook!" Chandler smiled. Monica blushed slightly.
"Thanks Chandler, I am a chef after all. I have to be a good cook!" Monica laughed," Now eat up! We need to go Christmas shopping today!"
"Why? Rachel, Joey, Ross and Phoebe won't even be here for Christmas!" Chandler groaned.
Monica shook her head, "Chandler! They're our friends! We have to get them gifts!"
Chandler groaned again," Uggghh! But I hate shopping!"
"Hey, I promise we can just lounge around at home tomorrow," Mon smiled at his childishness.
Defeated, Chandler nodded and took a sip of coffee," Okay, but you owe me a Playstation game!"
"Whatever, I rule at Playstation!" Monica's competitive nature took over.
They high-fived and Monica grabbed her keys off the table. "Come on Mon, we'd better hurry if we want to get anything good from the shops! It is a week till Christmas after all! People are definitely gonna be in a rush!" Chandler stood up and the pair walked out of the apartment, hand in hand.