Chapter Ten: No Matter What May Come Our Way
Out in the garden, Roxanne and Chandler sat on a bench just looking at each other.
Chandler spoke first, "Look Roxanne, I know you're mad at me, but I have something to say to you. I love you, a lot. You mean the world to me. I care about you. Roxanne, please, tell me what I did to make you so mad."
"You know why I'm mad," Roxanne said simply.
"No, it's not that whole thing that happened that one night a few weeks ago, it's something else, I can tell," Chandler said.
Roxanne looked as if she wanted to scream, "Yes it is! I'm mad at you for doing what you did! I don't care how ridiculous it sounds! But do you have any idea how hurt I was after I found out that you would be intimate with me in a church, but not in your own damn house?!"
"Roxanne, it's not like that..." Chandler started to say.
Roxanne cut him off, "Don't even give me that it's not like that crap!"
Roxanne started crying. Chandler placed a hand upon her shoulder, "Look, I'm sorry about this Roxanne...all of this."
Roxanne looked up at him with teary eyes, "But, you didn't do anything."
"I'm sorry for that one night. But I knew if we did it a second time we'd both regret it," Chandler said.
"No, don't apologize. This is all my fault! I seduced you at the church and then I tried again! But you stopped me and I'm glad," Roxanne was trying to calm down while saying this.
"You're glad? Isn't that why you stopped talking to me for two and a half weeks?" Chandler asked, confused.
"No, I was mad at myself for seducing you. I felt so awful for doing that to you. I disrespected you by seducing in the church and then by trying again," Roxanne said.
"Ok, first of all, you didn't disrespect me. It takes two to tango, Roxanne. And second of all, why didn't you just tell me you were feeling this way instead of giving me the cold shoulder for almost three weeks?" Chandler asked.
"I was afraid you wouldn't understand," Roxanne admitted.
"Wouldn't understand what?" Chandler questioned.
"Anything! Never mind! It's nothing, nothing at all!" Roxanne said quickly.
"Roxanne..." Chandler said to the hysterical blonde woman sitting next to him.
"Ok! I didn't tell you because I knew you'd think I was crazy or something!" Roxanne said.
"I don't think you're crazy," Chandler replied.
"Look, I'm sorry," Roxanne said, finally calming down.
"For what?" Chandler asked, confused again.
"For this whole thing...cheating on you, seducing you, not speaking to you for weeks, and most of all for what I'm about to tell you now..." Roxanne's voice trailed off as her shame grew with each word.
"What would that be?" Chandler asked, raising an eyebrow.
"I think I might be pregnant," Roxanne replied.
Chandler went wide eyed, "I'm sorry, but did you just say…pregnant?"
"Yes, I did," Roxanne said, sighing.
"How do you know?" Chandler asked.
"Well, I was late with my period. I suspected that I could've been pregnant, since we didn't use any kind of birth control or protection when we had sex. So I picked up an early stage pregnancy test from the drug store. I took it, and the results were positive," Roxanne explained.
"Well, this is certainly...unexpected," Chandler replied.
"So, you're not mad?" Roxanne asked.
Chandler shook his head, "No. In fact Roxanne, I think these past few weeks have been a sign."
"A sign?" Roxanne asked, confused.
"Yeah, a sign that's telling us we can handle anything," Chandler said.
"I don't get it," Roxanne said, even more confused.
"Well, a lot of bad stuff has been happening between us in the past few weeks. Yet, here we are, still together. And I think it's a sign that our love for each other can handle anything, no matter what may come our way," Chandler explained.
"Oh," Roxanne replied.
There was silence for a few minutes.
But then Chandler spoke, "There's something I've been meaning to give you."
"What?" Roxanne asked.
"This," Chandler pulled out a small box and handed it to Roxanne. She opened it...it was the engagement ring.
"It's the ring!" Roxanne exclaimed.
"I still want to get married. So Roxanne, will you marry me?" Chandler asked.
"Yes, I will marry you," Roxanne said, putting on the ring.
"What about the fact that you might be pregnant?" Chandler asked.
"Like you said: we can handle anything, no matter what may come our way," Roxanne replied.
"I love you Roxanne," Chandler said.
"I love you too, Chandler," Roxanne replied.
The two of them kissed. It was a very long and very passionate kiss…probably to make up for not being together for the past few weeks.
Lucy and Kevin had been watching the whole thing.
"Look, they're making out on the bench! They must be back together! The plan worked!" Lucy said happily.
Kevin just looked at her.
"What?!" Lucy asked.
"It's just, I love you so much," Kevin said.
"Aw, I love you too," Lucy said.
After their kiss, Roxanne and Chandler just sat still, looking into each other's eyes.
Roxanne realized they'd been absent from the table for quite awhile, "We'd better get back to the table. Lucy and Kevin will probably want to know every detail of what happened."
"Yeah," Chandler replied
They got up off the bench. They started to head back to the table, hand in hand.
Lucy saw Chandler and Roxanne coming.
"Kevin, they're coming! Run!" Her and Kevin rushed back to the table.
As Chandler and Roxanne headed back to the table, they came to a realization: their relationship just wasn't going to always be perfect.
They thought they had the perfect relationship, but no one or nothing was perfect.
Their relationship may not have been not as perfect as they thought it was a month ago...but they liked it that way. It didn't bug them one bit.
After all, love was always full of surprises. And now, Chandler and Roxanne were ready for any surprise that came their way.
No matter what happened, they'd always have each other.
And I remember that fight, two-thirty AM
Cause everything was slipping right out of our hands
I ran out, crying, and you followed me out into the street
Braced myself for the goodbye,
Cause that's all I've ever known
Then, you took me by surprise
You said, "I'll never leave you alone"
You are the best thing that's ever been mine
Songs Used: "Mine" by Taylor Swift is not mine (no pun intended).