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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 5th, 2007 02:43 am (UTC)
Addison wrapped her arms around his waist and clung onto him, resting her head onto his shoulder. All she wanted was for this to work out, for them to be happy with or without a baby. Addison and Derek was their first priority, coming before Addison and Derek plus one. She knew they'd be challenging their relationship if they were to conceive, but there was no reason to believe that they couldn't do it.

"I know we're only getting back on our feet now, but I know we can do this," she said quietly, nuzzling her face against his neck. "We've never loved each other more or were more willing to work on keeping us together. It's just...I'm not getting any younger, and I don't want us to miss our chance."

She hoped that Derek would understand. She didn't want to miss the opportunity of having a family with Derek. She didn't want to be like Savvy and can't have children of her own. That wasn't in their fairytale.

"So...do you want me to go off the pill?" Addison asked, lifting her head up to search his eyes.
dr_shep on July 5th, 2007 03:25 am (UTC)
Addison brought up a very valid point, and it was one Derek hadn't given much thought to. As a doctor, he knew that pregnancy became riskier for a woman the older she got. If he wanted children with Addison, it needed to happen soon; the risks and complications would become tougher as time passed.

Though the medical aspect of everything only convinced Derek partially (he wasn't about to have a child just because her maternal clock had suddenly started to tick), Addison's faith was much more comforting. He knew he loved her and that she loved him, but her faith extended so much further than that. She knew they would make it through anything. It was hard not to be convinced by that.

He eyed her for several moments after her question, sensing just how devastated she would be if he denied her. Addison was his wife, and disappointing her was really not an option.

"Yeah, let's do that," He agreed softly several moments later, brushing his hand along the side of her face and bringing her forehead to his lips.
xaddis0nx on July 5th, 2007 05:04 am (UTC)
Addison smiled softly, tears coming to her eyes at the thought of finally starting a family with Derek. They would try to get the baby that they'd always wanted, only having set that dream aside for their careers.

"Thank you," she said gratefully, leaning forward to capture his lips in a passionate kiss. She snaked her tongue out to trace his lips gently, bringing her hand up to cup his face.

She could barely believe how much things had changed for the both of them. It was miraculous how they'd been able to make a complete turnaround from before. They were so close to divorce and somehow they managed to fight and make it back here. That only proved to Addison that they could overcome anything. Bringing a child into the world, she thought, would only solidify their love further.
dr_shep on July 5th, 2007 05:59 pm (UTC)
Derek parted his lips to allow Addison's tongue entrance into his mouth. He tangled his hands in her hair, taking some control of the kiss and increasing its intensity.

Despite his doubts about the situation, Derek couldn't deny that he was completely ecstatic with this. He'd waited for so long at the beginning of their marriage for Addison to be ready to have children, and it had never come. They'd drifted apart, mostly of his doing, and a baby had fallen out of the picture. But, now, Addison was ready, and they were going to work toward this.

Pulling away from the kiss for air, Derek pecked her lips briefly before dropping his forehead to hers, "I love you, Addie."
xaddis0nx on July 5th, 2007 06:39 pm (UTC)
"I love you too, Derek, so much," Addison responded softly, dropping her hand to is waist again and holding him tightly.

There were absolutely no words to describe just how happy she was about this. They were finally ready to try to have children. Yes, they were just going to let it happen, but their chances of starting a family had heightened to a level it'd never been at before. The possibility was there, and they were both looking forward to it.

This dream had been so far away for so long, Addison could barely wrap her mind around it. At one point not too long ago, she'd even resolved to the idea that she would never get that with Derek again, and yet here they were. They were happy. They were letting themselves have everything they've wanted and deserved for so long. Their happy ending was finally in the works.
dr_shep on July 6th, 2007 03:56 am (UTC)
As he sat there, his arms draped around her loosely, Derek couldn't help but reflect on exactly how unlikely this was. He'd put aside the dream of having a child for so long in his marriage that the concept wasn't even something he considered a possibility long before he'd found Addison in bed with his best friend. And that had certainly sealed the deal.

He'd resigned himself to never having children. He'd only ever invisioned himself starting a family with Addison. She was someone who would be a fantastic mother, and it was something he couldn't imagine with anyone else (least of all Meredith). But, now, this was something they could do. He was finally going to get to reach the dream that even a few weeks ago wasn't something he would have even considered.

"We should get some sleep, Addie," He finally mused softly, pressing a lingering kiss to her lips before pulling back with a smile, "It's been a big day."
xaddis0nx on July 6th, 2007 07:32 am (UTC)
Addison nodded, bringing her lips to his briefly for a fleeting kiss. "It really has," she said softly with a small smile, "Tomorrow's going to be pretty big too."

She worked her way out of his arms and stood near the edge of the bed, her fingers going up to unbutton her blouse. She slowly began to undress, debating on whether to change into some of Derek's clothing or something they'd bought on this trip. If they really wanted to sleep, one of Derek's t-shirt and a pair of his boxers would have been the better choice, she thought, smirking to herself.
dr_shep on July 6th, 2007 07:39 am (UTC)
Derek followed Addison's example, standing to unbutton his own shirt. He tossed it aside and turned to glance at Addison as he worked on undoing his belt and removing his jeans.

A small smirk was gracing her lips, and he grinned in return. Taking a step closer to her, Derek pressed a kiss to her forehead before working on pushing his jeans over his hips, "What's so amusing?"
xaddis0nx on July 6th, 2007 07:50 am (UTC)
"Nothing," Addison answered with a shrug, the smirk across her lips never fading, "Just wondering what I should change into."

She looked at him coyly before capturing his lips in another brief kiss, shrugging off her blouse and letting it join his shirt on the floor. Unzipping her skirt, she pushed it down her legs, stepping out of it when it'd pooled down to the floor.
dr_shep on July 6th, 2007 08:48 am (UTC)
Derek's grin grew at the flirtatious expression on her face, and he kicked his jeans off before reaching out to touch her now bare waist. Even though they'd managed to be comfortable and happy with each other like this almost every moment since they'd reconciled, Derek couldn't help but appreciate how perfect this moment was. He was happy with his gorgeous wife, and they were looking to a future with a family and a real life together. He wasn't about to ever lose that again.

"How about you change into... nothing?" He offered with an eyebrow cocked suggestively.
xaddis0nx on July 6th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
Addison laughed softly and shook her head, stepping closer to Derek. She reached behind her and unclasped her bra, letting the straps slide off her shoulders and down her arms as she let it fall to the floor along with their other garments. "Like you'd really behave if I did," she said with a smirk.

Their ability to get back here was nothing short of a miracle. Just barely over a week ago, she wouldn't have believed that they could be Addison and Derek again. They went from the brink of divorce to loving each other more than life itself and wanting to start a family. She hoped that this could continue forever.
dr_shep on July 6th, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC)
Derek shrugged, his eyes unabashedly taking in the sight of Addison standing before him almost completely naked. Stepping forward, he effectively closed the space between them and lowered his lips to hers. He sucked on the soft tissue of her lower lip as he wrapped his arms around her waist loosely. When he pulled away from the kiss, he smirked slightly against her lips before wondered, "Tell me, Addison. When have I ever behaved?"
xaddis0nx on July 6th, 2007 07:02 pm (UTC)
Addison rolled her eyes, pressing her palms against his chest and pushing him back slightly. "Never, which is exactly why I won't be changing into nothing," she answered with a grin.

Turning around, she made her way over to his suitcase, unzipping the largest compartment. She looked down at the selection inside, the new garment's she'd neatly put in there because she didn't have much room in her own and, of course, Derek's things. Smirking, she pulled on her strappy turquoise chemise and stood.
dr_shep on July 6th, 2007 07:21 pm (UTC)
Derek took a few steps toward her when Addison walked away to his suitcase, but he didn't follow her all the way. Instead, he watched as she changed into one of the items they'd picked out the day before. The grin on his face grew as she turned and gave him a perfect view of how gorgeous she looked in the silky garment.

"I do like this better than nothing," He commented softly, crossing the space between them and reaching for her.
xaddis0nx on July 6th, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
"Of course you do," Addison said softly, bringing her face closer to his and leaning into his body before teasing, "But you still have to behave."

With a smirk, she stepped around him and made her way to the bed. She pulled down the covers, climbing under them and settling herself inside, resting her head against the pillows. Turning onto her side facing away from him, she playfully ignored him and shut her eyes.
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