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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 July 4th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
Addison looked over at Derek and gave him a small nod understandingly before turning away and bringing her legs up to hug them. She knew that Derek was right. That was one of the reasons why she'd been reluctant to bring the subject up in the first place.

But she couldn't help but feel they were ready to face this challenge. They'd never been stronger, and she knew that if they pulled together, they could do this. Most importantly, though, she was scared.

Specializing in neonatology, Addison knew everything about conceiving to the rates of miscarriages. It would already be a major risk at her age to have a baby. She knew that that risk would only run higher if they waited longer. She didn't want to miss her chance, nor did she want to ruin anything with herself and Derek.

"I know," she said softly, keeping her eyes away from him, "It's hard to say that we are. But just look at us, Derek."

Addison turned and looked at him, her eyes filled with fear and anxiety, "We've never been this strong, and we've already proven that our love goes beyond the vows or the rings. I think we can do this, but you've waited all these years for me to be ready. I'll do the same for you."
dr_shep on July 4th, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
Derek sighed when he saw how fearfully she was looking at him. For the last dozen years, he'd wanted nothing more than to make Addison happy, and now he couldn't come up with a way to do that. She was understanding, and he knew she would never blame him for wanting to wait. It was just second nature to want to give her what she wanted.

"Addie," He reached out and brushed a lock of hair behind her ear before scooting closer to her and enveloping her in his arms. With a soft kiss to her temple, Derek sent his eyes upward and tried to figure out what he should say.

"I don't know what to do. I want to have a baby with you. I want nothing more than that. Let's just... let things happen. I know I love you, and I know nothing is going to change that."