This is gonna be the last update for a while. Sorry guys, but I'm off to Barcelona! Fingers crossed I don't get pick pocketed :) Anyway, I hope this update is satisfying! Thank-you so much for reviewing everyone! It's made my day and yes Kathie, Mondler Christmas shopping IS truly a fantasy come alive!
A.N. / -Veridissima, I know I answered your question but just in case, I meant that Phoebe was meeting up with Ursula while Joey, Rachel and Ross were going home. Monica and Ross aren't related and they aren't Jewish. Also, Phoebe and Ursula get on!
Disclaimer: Friends doesn't belong to me.
Monica and Chandler stepped into a shop and had to hold hands so they wouldn't be separated! Chandler had been right, of course! The place was packed with last minute shoppers, hoping to get good bargains in the sale. They easily found presents for Phoebe and Joey and Monica found an olive pipper (I know!) that she knew Jack Geller would like! Judy, on the other hand was harder to please but they managed to find some nice perfume for her.
"Hey Mon, look over here!" Chandler pointed to a display of pyjamas with suitable dinosaur patterns on it. "Perfect for Ross!"
Monica laughed at Chandler jumping up and down, excitedly and said," Hey, I thought you found shopping boring!"
"It is!" Chandler replied, stubbornly.
Monica laughed and dragged Chandler (and the dinosaur patterned pyjamas) up to the shoe section. She knew that Rachel needed a new pair of flats as her old ones had started to wear out. They continued shopping in this manner until Chandler finally got bored," Mon! I'm bored! Please, please, please can we go to Starbucks? You promised!" He pulled a puppy dog expression until Monica finally gave in.
"Phew!" Monica sighed as she sank into a comfy sofa in Starbucks. She was carrying a few large brown bags and seemed flushed from the cold outside. Monica glanced at Chandler who was ordering some coffee and smiled slightly.
"Woah! The price here had gone up even more since last time!" Chandler shook his head as he sat down beside Monica.
Taking out her purse she said," Really? How much do I owe you?"
"No-no Mon! That's not what I meant," Chandler pushed away her purse.
"Are you sure?"
"Mon, it's not like it costs a million dollars! Seriously, consider it a treat! It's just coffee!"
"Alright," Monica put her purse away and looked at Chandler.
He took a sip of his steaming cappuccino and spluttered that coffee was hot! Choking, he reached into his bag for a bottle of water and gulped down the remaining water in one! He pushed his coffee away and Monica laughed as she sipped her latté.
"Okay so, the only person I need to get a present for is you, how 'bout you?"
"Yeah! I just need something for you too!" they grinned at each other.
"Okay, so how about we split up and meet each other back here?"
"Yeah! What time are we talking?"
Monica checked her watch, it was quarter to four," Maybe around half four?"
"Yeah, that should give us enough time."
"Okay, so see ya then!" Monica gave Chandler a hug and they both set off in different directions.
Monica searched through the men's section in Bloomingdales; Macy's and even Banana Republic but absolutely NOTHING! What on earth could she get for Chandler? She knew it had to be special; he was after all her best friend.
Chandler, for his part was having the same problem. Should I get her perfume? No that's too personal. Maybe a gift-card? Nah, that doesn't say you care about her. Maybe some underwear? DUDE! You're her friend! You can't give her underwear; she'll think you're perverted! Okay, think Chandler, think!
Then, he saw something on a shelf that reminded him exactly of her. (Yes, I know its cliché but who cares?) He saw the price label and nearly flipped. Then again, he needed to get her a good gift. He needed to make up for the past few crappy gifts, so he bought it. (Sorry, not revealing what it is this chapter! Haha. Okay, sorry.. no more interrupting!)
Monica was seriously starting to get worried. She still hadn't found anything for Chandler and it was now twenty past four. The queue was massive and she knew she'd never get out on time so, slightly put out she decided to walk back to Starbucks and wait. When she got there she saw that Chandler was already waiting for her, he grinned and shouted to her when he saw her.
"Chandler, be quiet," Monica laughed," You're embarrassing us!"
Chandler blushed and took her hand," Sorry, I just got excited. That's all."
"It's okay," Monica hugged him. "Now come on, we'd better hurry if we want to get home before it-"
At that precise moment it started to snow. "Snow?" Chandler finished off her sentence. Nodding, Monica huddled against Chandler to get warm. How ironic that as soon as she'd thought of snow, it had started to snow! Shaking his head, Chandler kissed Monica's hair and smiled.
Okay, awful chapter ending, I know! Now REVIEW!