I love you, I loved you all along
And I miss you
Been far away for far too long
I keep dreaming you'll be with me
And you'll never go
If I don't see you anymore
And I forgive you
For being away for far too long
So keep breathing
Cause I'm not leaving you anymore, believe it
Hold on to me, never let me go
-Nickelback, "Far Away"
Roxanne blinked, wondering if her vision of her ex was just a stress induced hallucination.
She opened and closed her eyes rapidly over and over again. Nope He still stood there.
She went to speak, but all that came out was a pathetic little, "Chandler..."
"Roxanne..." Chandler replied to her, seemingly in his own state of shock.
Roxanne nearly melted at the sound of his voice. It was as perfect and smooth as she remembered.
What should she do? What would she say?
She did the only logical thing she could think of at that moment.
Roxanne's eyes fluttered open at the feeling of a hand on her face, caressing her skin.
Above her line of vision was Chandler's face, looking down at her full of concern and...was that love she saw?
It took Roxanne another minute to realize her head was in Chandler's lap.
Chandler spoke, breaking the silence, "Roxanne, are you ok now? You fainted. I was so worried about you."
Roxanne's face filled with shock, "Worried about me? I thought you hated me."
"I could never hate my soul mate," Chandler replied gently.
Soul mate? But what about Paris? Did this mean he did still love her after all?
No, this was all too good to be true. This had to be a dream.
"I'll wake up soon," Roxanne said to herself.
"This isn't a dream, Roxanne. I'm really here," Chandler said with a smile.
"No, you're not. My mind is screwing with me. The real Chandler hates me and loves Paris," Roxanne replied.
Chandler shook his head, "I am the real Chandler. Paris and I broke up. I love you, Roxanne. I always have."
Roxanne moved her hand to his face, wanting to touch and feel him and confirm once and for all this wasn't indeed a dream. She touched his cheek, and in response he took her hand and kissed it.
The feeling sent chills down her spine. It was too real and vivid to be a mere dream.
"You're really here," Roxanne said in wonder.
"Yes, I am. And I'll never leave you again," Chandler said with a grin.
Roxanne sat herself up and hugged him. He happily returned the hug, his arms wrapping around her.
"I love you too, Chandler. That never changed, no matter what stupid things I said," Roxanne said as tears came to her eyes.
Chandler felt Roxanne's tears hit his shirt. Gently, he moved her head so she was looking into his eyes. His fingertips dried her tears.
"Don't cry, love," He whispered.
"But I feel so stupid, Chandler! I was awful to you!" Roxanne exclaimed.
Chandler shrugged, "We're together now. What's done is all in the past."
Roxanne smiled, "Really?"
"Really," Chandler replied.
Roxanne then remembered the one little complication that would surely ruin this moment if she spilled the beans: their baby. She sighed deeply and hung her head down.
"What's wrong?" Chandler asked.
"Not everything can be in the past," Roxanne said with another sigh.
"Are you still seeing Paul, then?" He asked, annoyance present in his voice.
Roxanne shook her head, "No, I broke up with him weeks ago."
"Then, what's wrong?" Chandler asked, now confused.
"I'm..." Roxanne said in a small voice.
"You're what?" Chandler asked.
Roxanne sighed again. Time to bite the bullet. No way out now.
"I'm pregnant with your baby!" Roxanne exclaimed a bit more loudly than she had intended.
Chandler's face filled with shock. He looked like someone had just punched him in the gut.
Welp. He hates me now, Roxanne thought sadly.
But, to her shock, his features softened and a smile fell on his face.
"Really?" Chandler asked softly.
"Yes, really," Roxanne replied with a blush.
Chandler crashed his lips into hers. His tongue parted her lips, tangling her tongue with his. His hands caressed her back. He was pouring all of his love into this kiss and Roxanne felt it.
She smiled in relief against his lips. Everything was ok. It was really ok.
Eventually, the two parted for air. Chandler was grinning from ear to ear.
"Marry me, Roxanne," Chandler said, his voice full of love.
Roxanne grinned in reply, "Oh, Chandler...yes!"
He kissed her again, The newly reunited couple made out like there was no tomorrow.
Roxanne moved her lips to his ear, "I want you, Chandler. Make love to me."
"I can't deny you anything, Roxanne," Chandler replied like he had in his fantasy earlier that day.
Only this time it was real. Their love was real again and unbreakable.
He pulled her lips back to his again as Roxanne lead him off the couch and to her bedroom. This time, they'd do things right.
Roxanne kicked her bedroom door shut and playfully pushed Chandler down onto her bed. He grinned at her in response.
She jumped on top of him and connected their lips yet again. They pulled at and removed each other's clothes as they made out.
They both were eventually bare. Chandler rolled Roxanne over so he was on top of her.
"You're mine forever, right?" He asked playfully.
"Of course," She replied with a giggle.
And so, two became one. This time, though, there was no confusion. Only love.
Just like things were always meant to be.
Sometimes unwelcome complications weren't so unwelcome and hard to work out after all.
Sometimes, true love ruled over everything else.