Written by: Andy1251
[[Scene: Monica and Rachel's apartment. Rachel is actually at the stove. Monica looks
in, and gasps.]]
RACHEL: What, what is it, Mon?
MONICA: You! You're at my stove! Cooking!
RACHEL: Why are you so surprised?
MONICA: I just thought that you didn't like to cook...
RACHEL: Actually, Central Perk needed some more recipes, so I decided to try to cook.
MONICA: And you didn't ask me?!
RACHEL: I thought you wouldn't care.
MONICA: Rachel!! I'm a chef! Cooking is my life!
RACHEL (realises what she did): Huh. I guess it was stupid of me not to ask you. Oh well.
MONICA (angrily, stressing): "Oh well?"
RACHEL: Gunther gave me the job already. There's not much that you could do.
MONICA: I'll tell you what I'm going to do!
RACHEL: That's good, because I have no idea what you're going to do.
MONICA: I'm going to cook my own meals and give them to Gunther! It'll be a cook-off!
RACHEL: Are you sure that's a good idea? You know how you can get when you ---
[[Rachel is cut off by Monica]]
MONICA: You're going down, Green!
[[Scene: Central Perk. The gang's all there.]]
PHOEBE: So, I ran through and kicked his ass!
CHANDLER: That's so cool, Phoebs! You're a hero now!
PHOEBE: I am? Oh, you're right! I am!
ROSS: Yeah, I mean, not everyone can take down a criminal in New York.
JOEY: Hey, you know, that'd be a cool scene in a movie.
MONICA: I think Joey has an idea!
JOEY (sarcastic): Yeah, right.
RACHEL: So, Phoebs, what did the police say?
PHOEBE (mimicking the cop): "We appreciate your help, miss." Then they left.
CHANDLER: There was no reward?
PHOEBE: The cop said the satisfaction of taking the criminal down would be my reward. What a gyp!
ALL: I'm sorry. Aww.
MONICA: Oh, hey, Rach, how's your cooking going?
RACHEL: Just fine, thank you. I've got four recipes done already.
MONICA (disgusted): You only have 4 done? I've got 7!
RACHEL: Mon, we made the bet an hour ago. I'm not going to work myself over this. Gunther gave me a deadline.
MONICA (curious): He, he did? When is this deadline?
RACHEL: No, no, no. I am not telling you.
MONICA: C'mon, Rach! I'll be your best friend!
RACHEL: You already are my best friend!
[[Ross watch beeps.]]
ROSS: Oh, I've gotta go. Later!
[[Ross gets up and leaves.]]
JOEY: Where's he going?
MONICA: He has some type of presentation, or something.
PHOEBE: Speaking of leaving, I have to do that, too.
RACHEL: You're giving a presentation?
PHOEBE: No, I'm leaving.
[[Phoebe gets up and leaves.]]
CHANDLER: So, are you ready for tonight, Monica?
MONICA: I'm sorry, honey, but I've got to cook.
CHANDLER: You're going to be cooking the whole night?
[[Rachel snickers. Monica looks at her, then back at Chandler.]]
MONICA: Yeah, I'll make it up to you later.
CHANDLER: When is later?
MONICA: Chandler, if I get this cooking deal with Central Perk, we'll have much more money than we do now. And money leads to other things.
CHANDLER: Like what? (Realises): Ohhhh...
[[Scene: Ross' office. There are a few businessmen there, sitting.]]
ROSS: Okay, if you're ready, I'll begin.
[[The Businessmen nod.]]
ROSS: Okay, then.
[[Ross gets out some notecards. He flips through them, and they all fall and get out of order. He scrambles to the floor.]]
ROSS: One moment, please. We're having..nontechnical difficulties!
[[The businessmen murmur amongst themselves. Cut to Monica and Rachel's. Rachel and Monica are cooking side by side. Rachel starts to leave.]]
MONICA: Where are you going?
[[Rachel enters the bathroom. Monica looks around frantically and grabs a jar. She pours it into Rachel's pot. She hears Rachel open the door, and she places everything back where they used to be.]]
MONICA: So, how was the bathroom?
RACHEL: It was just like your ordinary bathroom.
[[Monica continues to cook happily. Cut to Chandler and Joey's apartment. Chandler is at the counter cooking, and Joey walks out.]]
JOEY: Hey, Chandler.
[[He continues to walk, but stops as he sees Chandler cooking.]]
JOEY: What are you doing?
CHANDLER: I'm helping Monica. I'm thinknig that if I help her cook, she'll be done earlier, and we'll be able to do other things.
JOEY: Like what?
[[Chandler glares at Joey.]]
JOEY: Ohhhh, that other thing.
CHANDLER: Okay, I'm done.
[[He takes a spoon out of the pan, and walks across the hall to Monica and Rachel's and enters.]]
MONICA: Hey, Chandler!
CHANDLER: I've got a surprise for you!
MONICA: Can it wait until later? I'm a little busy now.
CHANDLER: That wasn't the response I was expecting.
RACHEL: I'm sorry, Chandler. But you know Monica.
CHANDLER: Yes, I do know her. That's why I cooked for her so she could get done earlier.
MONICA: Aw, honey, that's sweet!
[[Monica tastes what he cooked, and spits it into a napkin.]]
MONICA: And that's not!
[[Scene: Ross' office. All of the businessmen leave, except one.]]
ROSS: It's over! You can go.
BUSINESSMAN (laughing): Thank, you, Mr. Gellar. That was the most entertaining presentation I had in awhile.
ROSS (a little annoyed): Thank you..
[[Cut to Rachel and Monica's. Ross enters.]]
MONICA (not looking up from the stove): Hey, how'd the presentation go?
CHANDLER (puzzled): How does she do that? (Chandler makes a face.)
MONICA: I saw that!
ROSS: It's this weird thing she does.
MONICA: How was the presentation?
ROSS: I don't want to talk about it.
RACHEL: Why not?
ROSS: I made a total fool of myself! It was so embarrassing!
CHANDLER: That's funny. I thought you would've gotten used to being embarrassed by now.
[[Ross glares at Chandler.]]
RACHEL: Oh! Oh! I've gotta go!
CHANDLER (matching her "rhyme"): Are you late...for a very important date?
RACHEL: I've gotta get these into Gunther!
MONICA: Oh, no you don't!
[[Monica gets all her recipes together. Cut to Central Perk. Rachel and Monica run up to the door, enter, pushing each other out of the way.]]
GUNTHER: There you are. I was wondering where you've been.
RACHEL: Sorry, lost track of time.
GUNTHER: And I see you got Monica to help!
RACHEL: Not exactly.
MONICA: I made my own recipes! That job should be mine!
GUNTHER: I'm sorry, Monica, but Rachel came to me first. Hey, do you mind if I try some?
RACHEL: Go ahead.
[[Rachel hands Gunther a pot. It's the one that Monica poured something into. Gunther eats it. Monica grins.]]
GUNTHER: I like it!
[[Monica's grin changes.]]
[[Scene: Central Perk. The gang sits.]]
MONICA: I can't believe he liked it!
RACHEL: I can't believe you spiked it! What are you, in the third grade?
ROSS: You should have seen her in the third grade.
MONICA: I could beat him up.
ROSS: No, no you couldn't! And don't change the subject!
MONICA: What subject?
JOEY: We're talking about your competitive deal.
MONICA: You're right, I'm sorry. Am I really that bad?
MONICA: I'll try to stop. Really.
ALL: Yeah, right.
[[Monica looks at them as we fade out.]]