This is basically what I thought would happen in HIMYM on Monday, the sneak peek basically put that idea out but I still wanted to write it because I have to much time to think up plot lines for this show. It's mostly drama because I don't know how to write sarcasm or jokes that are actually funny and it's low on other gang members because B/R are my specialty J

Thank god!" Barney rejoiced, taking his hand out from Robin's shoulder and applauding Ted, Marshall doing the same.

"It was just time, y'know? I just hated being afraid to come home and find Jeanette reading my journal's or burning some for that matter." Ted explained the break up.

"I don't know what's worse, the fact that you have journals, or that you get emotional when someone mentions them." Robin poked fun at Ted.

"Hey! Barney has his suits, I have my journal's. It's the same thing." Ted argued.

"Ted, I don't know how you managed to link my suits and your journals into the same category, but I can assure you, they aren't. My suits are like a chick magnet, hell, I think they're have the reason Robin agreed to marry me. Your journals, however, are like babe repellent." Barney said.

"Can we talk about something else please." Ted replied, beginning to get emotional.

"Ted, I'm glad you said so! Because, are you ready, this weekend is gonna be, wait for it, WEEKEND AT BARNEY'S!" Barney shouted like Oprah during a giveaway special, although the reaction was no where near the same.

"What's 'Weekend at Barney's?'" The gang asked in unison.

"The three of us are going to rein act the famous 80's movie Weekend at Bernie's. I'll be playing the role of Bernie, only, you know, not dead, and you two will play, well, whoever the two guys are."

"How are we going to rein act weekend at Bernie's, it takes place at a beach." Ted asked.

"Ted, will you just, okay? I was thinking we use that house you bought a couple years back, spend the weekend there."

"You know, this actually sounds like a lot of fun, I'm up for it!" Marshall exclaimed.

"Whattaya say Ted?" Barney questioned.

"I'm in! Let's do this!" Ted shouted, high fiving Barney as he did.

"Awesome! When do we leave?"

"Why don't we all meet back here around 10? Better get away before I get back together with Jeanette." Ted said, the guys agreeing then getting up to leave.

Barney began to pack in a hurry. It had never been so easy for him to get Ted t say yes and the fact that he did made him overjoyed in a sense. His suitcase lay open on the bed, Robin helping him pile clothes (well, suits), into the suitcase.

"I can't believe you're going away this weekend." Robin grumbled, carefully folding a tie and setting it in the suitcase.

"Aw, are you gonna miss me, babe?" Barney joked although her saying that made him feel unbelievably happy. Someone was going to miss him.

"Well, yeah, a little." Robin began, trying not to much like a gooey romantic. "This is the first time we won't have a weekend together to, you know, do stuff."

"We can make up for it now." Barney smirked and threw Robin playfully onto the bed.

"Ow!" Robin cried.

"I haven't done anything yet." Barney exclaimed.

"No, no, not you, I think I landed on something."

Robin pushed off the bed and began to look through the suitcase for the object that poked her. Once she finally located the zipper at the bottom of the suitcase she began to open the secret compartment.

"I'm sure it was nothing, why don't we just get back to what we were doing." Barney said.

"Why, is there something you don't want me to see?" Robin asked, Barney became nervous but tried his best not to show it. Unfortunately, he didn't do a great job at it, making Robin more eager to uncover what was so well hidden in the suitcase

Robin's hand found it's way underneath the compartment, it began to search for whatever the sharp object was. As it brushed against something, her hand grabbed it and pulled it out. She was fuming. She had never been this upset with anyone like she was with Barney in this moment. She held the Playbook up at Barney, looking like she wanted to kill him.

"What the hell is this?" Robin questioned although she dreaded the answer or whatever lie Barney would come up with to save his sorry ass. But he didn't lie.

"The Playbook." Barney mumbled.

"I thought you burned it." She said.

"I did. Just, not that one." Barney replied, trying to justify what he'd done.

"It doesn't matter what one, I thought you were done with this!"

"I am! But it will always be apart of my life."

"I'm not saying it isn't! I'm saying that you told me you burnt this Barney! And you of all people knew how I felt about this book. You burning it made me feel like I could be with you and not regret it."

"So are you saying you regret our relationship?"

"As of right now, yes. I don't think you understand how this thing makes me feel! We're engaged Barney, why is that not enough, why can't you try and be happy with just that, why am I not enough?!"

"You're taking this thing way to personally. It has nothing to do with you, it's about me. You're more than enough, but you saying you regret our relationship, I think that's worse than me lying about the Playbook."

"Barney when I said yes, that made your life apart of mine and vice versa. Don't try and make me seem like the bad guy. I never regretted the relationship until you gave me a reason to. I think we need to think about things. I think you need to think about your priorities and if I'm one of them, and if I'm more important to you than a book." Robin said storming out of the room.

"Robin! Wait!" Barney called out and ran after her.

"Relax, I'm not leaving, I just need a drink." Robin replied, pouring herself a tall glass of scotch and downing it in in record timing no doubt.

"Shit! Is that the time?! I'm supposed to meet the guys at the bar soon." Barney stated.

"So, you're still going on your trip?" Robin responded/

"Like you said, we need to think about things, I think some time away would help us think more clearly."

"You know what Barney, do whatever you want, just be ready to face the consequences." Robin said and left. Barney returned to his room and finished packing.

All he could think about the whole weekend was Robin. He wasn't taking her side per se, but the more he thought about it the more he realized why she had gotten so upset. He knew they could work it out, they were Barney and Robin, they had to be together. He sure as hell knew he couldn't imagine being with anyone else and knew she also felt the same way.

Early Sunday he was already itching to come home and work things out with Robin. Really burn the Playbook, the only other Playbook there was. As big of a part of his life as it had been, Robin was right in the sense he didn't need it anymore. She was more enough for him even though he clearly hadn't shown it.

He walked in his front door waiting to hear Robin moving around somewhere in the apartment. Although they hadn't officially 'moved in' together, Robin basically lived at his place. However, Robin was no where to be found.

"Robin?" Barney called, walking into the bedroom and the bathroom, nothing.

As he walked back into the living room, something catching his eye as he did. He tried to shake it off, it was just his mind playing tricks, wasn't it. He walked over and inspected it, making sure it wasn't just a hallucination. He picked up the engagement ring and broke down. Barney never cried, he hadn't cried real tears in years. These tears were real and full of pain. Underneath the ring was a note from Robin, which caused him even more pain than the ring itself.


I thought things had changed, I thought you had changed. I think you need some time to yourself to figure out what you want. I can't just be a mistake that you'll regret in a year or even less. For what it's worth, I really loved you Barney.