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“This is so lovely,” I take a sip of my wine. “A night out with my brother after not seeing him for many years is just what I needed.”
“Sorry it’s been so long,” Chandler looks up from his menu. “I’m glad you’re moving here, so that never happens again.”
“How old are you now?”
“Um, thirty now. What about you?”
“Twenty-six,” I smile and look down at my menu. “Phoebe is so kind and I may just stay with her until I have some paychecks under my belt.”
“That sounds like a good idea.”
“But I’ll always keep my eye on what apartments go up for rent.”
“Also a good idea.”
Our waitress walks over and we order our man meals.
“So, who is Kathy?” I ask once our waitress has walked away.
“Oh, my girlfriend,” Chandler takes a sip of his wine. “I wanted to take her to the lighting of the tree. That’s what we were discussing before you arrived.”
“That was two weeks ago,” I giggle.
“I know. The newspaper I was looking at was old.”
“Shut up,” he laughs. “I also have to find someone for Rachel at work tomorrow. You missed that part of the conversation.”
“Well, that should be fun. Does she want a flight or something else?”
“Can’t say I’m surprised.”
“Did you have fun with Joey?”
I take a slow sip of my wine. “Are you worried we did something?”
“I had a lot of fun with Joey, but all we did was talk. He’s a nice guy. Very sweet.”
“You can’t date him.”
“Says me,” Chandler smirks.
“I’m not promising I won’t I am a grown-up, brother. I can take care of myself,” I sigh. “And besides, Joey already said today that we shouldn’t date. Since you’re his best friend and all.”
“I’m his best friend?”
“That’s what he said,” I shrug. “So, what is up with Ross? Joey said he met a girl on the train or something.”
“She’s from Poughkeepsie, and that’s two hours away. He doesn’t know if he can date her because of the distance. But she’s great in every way, so he says.”
“Ah, he wants a relationship so bad, but not bad enough, it seems,” I giggle.
“He better try, because single Ross isn’t good. A tad annoying,” he chuckles.
“It’ll be fine. They’ll figure it out.”
“This had been so nice,” Chandler smiles and reaches across the table to grab my hand. “I’m glad we could get together and talk. Even if we didn’t talk about ourselves that much.”
“Aw, Chandler,” I gently squeeze his hand and tenderly smile. “How about we do this next week?”
“That would be great. I’ve missed you.”
“Don’t get sappy,” I giggle. “But, I missed you too. Family sticks together. Even if our parents made it seem like that wasn’t the case. But now, the Bing siblings are back, and they have a group of friends that can be a new family.”
“You really think so? You like my friends that much already?” Chandler smiles.
“Should I not?” I notice our waitress coming over with our food.
“No, no,” he shakes his head. “I want you to like them. They all mean so much to me.”
I slightly nod, “I can tell.”
Our waitress steps up to our table, and I know the conversation is going to change once we start eating.
“I can’t wait to get to know them all, and be a part of the family you six have created.”
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