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29 May 2007 @ 09:48 pm
We all get by with a little help from our friends  
Their day at the Brownstone had gone fairly well. There was a lot of pain and plenty of tears were shed, but at the end of it all, Addison and Derek had managed to find each other again. They were starting over, beginning a new life. It wasn't so much a clean slate because their past was always going to be there, but they were finally getting past it and letting go, moving on with their lives so they could be happy the way they should be.

After they'd spent the rest of their afternoon together shopping and doing other "things," they decided to give their friends and family a call, knowing that they'd never be able to live it down if someone found out that they were back in New York and didn't bother to tell anyone. Addison had called Savvy and Weiss first before calling Derek's mom. The plan soon became having dinner with Savvy and Weiss that evening and lunch with Mama Shepherd the next day.

Now they were at their friends' house. Derek was out in the living room with Weiss while Addison stayed in the kitchen to help Savvy.
xaddis0nx on June 10th, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC)
"Yeah, well I think you ask for a lot more than just sex," Addison quickly countered, poking him in the chest with her index finger.

She wished she could add something about a baby, but knew that it'd probably freak Derek out. She needed to be subtle about it, and she wondered if bringing it while they were with Savvy and Weiss was a good idea. For the time being, she'd just keep quiet about it.
dr_shep on June 11th, 2007 02:54 am (UTC)
Though Savvy was nodding her head in emphatic agreement and looking pointedly at Weiss, Derek gave an incredulous scoff and brought his hand to his chest in disbelief. He shook his head, "I certainly do not ask for a lot more than sex. All men need is sex, food and beer."
xaddis0nx on June 11th, 2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
"And a trailer apparently," Addison added, cocking an eyebrow at him challengingly, "Which is a lot to a New Yorker like Savvy and myself."

This was way too much much fun, and she'd never realized just how much she missed being in New York with their friends until now. She missed this crazy bantering and the teaming up of the genders. It was definitely something that Seattle was missing. She could only hope that they'd develop something like this when they went on with their life there.

A light bulb went on in Addison's head and she realized this was the perfect opportunity to insert a hint at a baby. "All we ask for is to be loved, to have a nice house, stunning clothes, and children," she stated matter-of-factly, trying to subtly gauge his reaction and glancing over at Savvy once to see if she got what Addison was trying to do.
dr_shep on June 12th, 2007 04:53 am (UTC)
Savvy gave Addison a nod of approval. They'd discussed children earlier in the kitchen, and she had trusted that her friend would find a way to broach the subject. They were both reaching the age where having children was important, and they were both in exceptionally stable relationships. It was just necessary to give the men a push.

She chanced a glance at Weiss, who seemed to have his attention on his beer, although she couldn't tell if it was an intentional avoidance of her gaze or not. Deciding to test the waters, she nodded and agreed with a grin, "Absolutely, Addison. And I happen to have been a first hand witness to you men promising to all of those in your wedding vows."
xaddis0nx on June 12th, 2007 02:03 pm (UTC)
Weiss cleared his throat uncomfortably and stared at the bottle in his hand, taking a swig of beer to buy him some time. There hadn't been talk about babies and children in months, and he'd come accustomed to it. He was relieved, really. He wanted Savvy to be happy, but the whole kids thing just isn't right.

If he were to be truthful, he just wasn't ready. He'd been ready and had wanted to start a family together with his wife, and then that dream kind of disappeared. He didn't want to adopt, to have someone else's baby. He wanted to have their own. He wanted him or her to have his eyes, Savvy's smile, and his mother's nose, or just something of that nature. It wouldn't be the same if it wasn't theirs.

"Hey, we give you most of those things," he said, putting on a more confident and certain facade. "It's not like we get sex every time we want it."
dr_shep on June 13th, 2007 03:00 am (UTC)
Savvy was about to snark that Weiss had certainly never been denied sex in the capacity that she had been denied children, but it dawned on her that they were in the company of others before the words could leave her tongue. She settled for a slight eye roll at her husband before retorting as strongly as she could, "Well, you're certainly not going to get sex every waking moment of the day. So you have to be denied every once in a while. It usually ends up in your favor."
xaddis0nx on June 13th, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
Addison glanced back and forth at Savvy and Weiss, studying them to see if she should keep pushing the subject. She was pretty sure his reaction was unsatisfactory, and Savvy's feelings were paying for it. Knowing her friends, they must've really wanted this before, and now that dream is gone. They were just dealing with it, Weiss in his own way.

She cleared her throat, "Why can't we get some real satisfaction the way you guys do?" Forgetting that Derek wasn't in on everything yet, she nudged him in the ribs for help.
dr_shep on June 14th, 2007 04:56 am (UTC)
Derek had lifted his beer to his lips immediately after Addison had made her speech about how the men owed them children. It had been some sort of an avoidance tactic because he honestly wasn't sure how to respond.

Sure, they'd talked about children. They'd talked about them in the past, and Addison had never been ready. Unlike many relationships, it had always been Derek pushing for a family. He'd been raised in a rather good sized family with an emphasis on children. But Addison had pushed it away. And Derek had resigned himself to that.

It seemed somewhat odd for them to be having the children discussion now. They had just gotten back to their old selves. Their relationship was still somewhat rocky, despite how much faith he had in their future. A child now seemed as if it would be completely overbearing.

As he glanced between Savvy and Weiss, who were obviously on pins and needles, Addison elbowed him in the ribs. He'd been married to her long enough to realize that was his cue to interject and help her out. But he wasn't sure how to . He wasn't sure what she wanted.

Glancing between Savvy and Weiss again before looking back at her, Derek shrugged and attempted to settle on the one part of the conversation he could relate with, "I'm pretty sure sex with us gives you ladies some real satisfaction."
xaddis0nx on June 14th, 2007 09:28 pm (UTC)
"Exactly," Weiss nodded emphatically, looking over at Derek before turning his gaze over to the TV and drinking his beer. "I don't get why you need all of that other stuff."

He surely understood Savvy's desire to have children. He wanted to have children too, but he wasn't ready to do it the only way they were able to. Having a baby with his wife was still his dream, and despite all logic and rationale, he didn't want to let that dream go yet.

Instead of telling Savvy or expressing it to anyone for that matter, Weiss kept it all to himself. It was easier this way, he thought. This way, there wasn't anything to deal with and nothing to talk about. He wouldn't have to really confront any of these feelings, and it'd then work out for the best.
dr_shep on June 15th, 2007 04:29 am (UTC)
The fact that they were in the company of others mattered little to Savvy as Weiss spoke those words. She gaped at him, completely at a loss for how to respond to his statement. He was honestly implying that satisfying sex could compensate for any one of the desires Addison had listed.

It was shocking that a couple that had been married as log as they had could be on such different pages in their desires. Weiss had wanted children at one time. In fact, Weiss's biggest (only) objection to Savvy having her surgery had been his desire to have children. But, somehow, that desire had flown out the window when she'd gone to her friend for that one favor.

And, if Weiss didn't want children with her, Savvy just didn't know how it could work. She wanted children. Motherhood was the calling as far as Savvy was concerned. But her husband obviously didn't feel the same way. This dream was going to be denied to her, and he had no interest in working on it, no interest in facing it.

"Because we could have just become lesbians if we didn't want the extra stuff," She finally answered, probably much more harshly than she would have normally allowed when they had company, but she was stuck in her irritation at her husband.
xaddis0nx on June 15th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
Addison didn't miss the harshness in Savvy's voice, nor did she miss Weiss's wince when Savvy finished speaking. This was turning out much worse than she was hoping. Derek wasn't any help, and he didn't really have much of a reaction when she mentioned children. Savvy and Weiss were just a mess. She wasn't sure what to do or how to help.

Working herself out of Derek's arms, she crossed the room to Savvy, sitting on the arm of her chair and wrapping an arm around Savvy's shoulder comfortingly. "Maybe we should wonder why you need all of that sex," Addison said, looking to Derek and Weiss, "It's certainly not a necessity like the things we ask for."
dr_shep on June 16th, 2007 04:13 am (UTC)
Derek watched in surprise as Savvy made a harsh retort to her husband, prompting Addison to slip out of his arms and walk to her friend. If it hadn't been apparent before, it was quite obvious now that there was something going on that Derek wasn't privvy to. He certainly wished he had been clued in on whatever it was because it seemed as if he was getting some of the wrath from the angry women.

He sighed, draining the last of his beer before commenting in the most jovial tone he could manage, "Because we have sexy wives who make us insatiable?"
xaddis0nx on June 16th, 2007 05:29 am (UTC)
Weiss stared at the bottle of beer in his hand, avoiding Savvy's gaze. He knew she wasn't happy with him at the moment, and that disappointed him a little. He wanted to be able to make her happy, but right now, if children is what she wanted, he wouldn't be able to do that. Maybe tomorrow or the next day, but in this moment, he still wasn't ready.

They hadn't discussed starting a family in quite a while. He'd only been focusing on Savvy, making sure her hormones weren't bothering her or any emotional stress. Adoption was last on his mind, and today, she was suddenly pushing the subject onto him. They needed time to discuss this so that he could get completely on board with this idea.

"That's definitely it," Weiss agreed, nodding his head and doing as Derek did, finishing the rest of his beer.
dr_shep on June 16th, 2007 05:39 am (UTC)
Savvy glanced to Addison, giving her a look that she hoped conveyed her dejected appreciation. Addison's efforts to help speed the proces with Weiss along had been most appreciated, but, in the end, her husband just wasn't ready. And that just made everything much more difficult.

She gave her friend a comforting pat on the leg and shrugged before looking back to Weiss. For now, it was a lost cause, and she couldn't stand to bring Derek (who couldn't have looked more clueless if he'd tried) and Addison into her own problems.

"It's good to know where your priorities lie," Savvy finally responded, hoping her voice held a confident air of finality she was afraid it lacked.
xaddis0nx on June 16th, 2007 06:36 am (UTC)
Though she saw the appreciation in Savvy's eyes, Addison couldn't help but feel slightly guilty. If it hadn't been for her bringing up children, Savvy and Weiss would have gotten to that topic when they were ready, and none of this arguing (if one could call it that) would be happening.

She gave Savvy's shoulder a squeeze, "Just ignore them, Sav. All of this TV watching has diminished they're brains. We can't expect them to be as intelligent as we are."
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