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09 July 2007 @ 01:01 am
Holding her to her word...  
Derek stirred the next morning when the early morning sunlight was just beginning to illuminate the room. Yawning, he rolled to his side and used one hand to wipe his eyes of sleep. He snaked his arm out as he opened his eyes in a squint, still adjusting to the light, and he spotted the figure of Addison sleeping soundly, her back turned to him.

Smiling, he trailed his fingers lightly along her hair as he allowed memories of the previous day to wash over him. They'd gone to the Brownstone and, somehow, managed to emerge stronger and more in love than they'd ever been at any point in their relationship. Both infidelities and absence had been addressed and set aside for greater plans for their future.

And, Derek recalled as his grin grew, the family he'd always dreamed of was more of a possibility now than ever. It had been set aside for so long, but they were looking forward to a future. Sure, he had his doubts. They'd barely moved past the potential for a divorce, and he couldn't stop the nagging desire of just wanting Addison to himself from creeping up. But he also figured no one was ever really ready for parenthood. They could just attempt to be prepared for the opportunity and agree to love each other unconditionally. That was something he could do.

Addison stirred slightly, shifting in her sleep and bringing Derek from his reverie slightly. His eyes trailed down from the red locks that were splayed around her shoulders and on her pillow down to the milky skin of her back bared by the satiny lingerie she was wearing. Remembering Addison's promise before she'd drifted off to sleep, Derek glanced back at the clock; it was well after eight.

Wanting to make up for lost time, Derek scooted across the bed so he was close to her again. He nudged her hair out of his way, and his lips sought her neck. As his kisses formed a trail along her skin, becoming progressively more deliberate and moist, his hand traced the front of her body and pausing to pay special attention to each of her breasts.

"Addie," He called softly afer just a few moments, breathing heavily against her skin.
 
 
 
xaddis0nx on July 9th, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
Addison wrinkled her forehead as she felt Derek's breath against her skin and kept her eyes closed. She let out a breath, pulling the covers around her tighter. "She's sleeping," she said groggily, bringing her hand to cover her eyelids to stop the brightness of the sun from shining through.

She knew it couldn't have been too early, but it sure felt that way. Addison never had any problem getting up early for work, but on her days off and especially when she was on vacation, she sure didn't mind sleeping in for a while. If she wasn't sleeping, she'd be cuddling with Derek, and cuddling didn't seem like something Derek wanted to do right now judging from the way he'd called her name earlier.
dr_shep on July 10th, 2007 05:26 am (UTC)
Derek sighed slightly as Addison stirred much more slowly than he had anticipated, and, when she didn't respond immediately to his ministrations, he felt slightly guilty. They never got much of a chance to sleep in, and Addison had certainly been sleeping soundly. It wasn't really fair to wake her from a peaceful slumber when he could wait. He loved her, but he love her for so much more than sex. Proving that to her was more important.

Pressing a few more kisses to her neck, Derek dropped his hand to around her waist and brushed along her stomach, "I do believe you promised me some naughty things when you woke up this morning. So, I'm ready whenever you're awake."
xaddis0nx on July 10th, 2007 07:34 am (UTC)
Addison opened her eyes slowly to let them adjust to the light. Gradually, she became more aware of her surroundings, and the events of yesterday (namely those before she fell asleep) came back to her. Smiling softly, she turned over and faced Derek, rubbing her eyes with the back of her hand.

Their day had gone so well yesterday considering everything that they did and went through. The return to the Brownstone had been just as painful as she'd thought it would be, but she and Derek had managed to get through all of it together and emerge as an even stronger couple than they'd ever become. At the end of the night, they'd even decided that starting a family in the near future was something they could look forward to. Even if those things hadn't happened yesterday, Addison would have picked being happy (and doing "naughty things") with Derek over sleep any day.

"Well I guess if I promised, we should get on that then," she said softly with a small smile, still trying to shake away the sleepiness.
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Addison moaned as Derek thrust deep inside her, filling her with his seed. The feeling of engulfing him as he climaxed triggered her own orgasm and her muscles began to convulse around him, her legs shuddering and losing their grip around him.

As her orgasm began to subside, she began to kiss him sloppily again, bringing her arms up to wrap around his neck. "I love you," she murmured against his lips, thinking about the many more times this would happen and the possibility of them conceiving in the near future.
dr_shep on July 26th, 2007 06:09 am (UTC)
Derek smiled, still breathing heavily from the exertion as Addison spoke against his lips. He pulled his mouth from hers slightly, using his vantage point above her to press fleeting kisses to her forehead and each of her cheeks before pecking her nose and whispering, "I love you, too, Addie."

At this moment, he rolled from on top of her and onto his back. Turning his head and smiling at her across the pillow, Derek snaked his hand that was between them to hers and laced their fingers together.
xaddis0nx on July 26th, 2007 07:40 pm (UTC)
Addison squeezed his hand gently after he'd laced their fingers together. Turning her head, she smiled over at him, a feeling of happiness she couldn't remember ever having experienced before washing over her. She figured it was due to the fact that they'd never been here before, ready for a family and all. They were still taking it slow and just letting things happen, but it was amazing to know that there was a possibility of having a baby with Derek soon.

Turning her body slightly toward him, she kept their fingers together, bringing her other hand over. She stroked his arm gently, running her fingers along his skin, feeling completely content with staying like this forever with her husband.
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A soft whimper escaped her lips when Derek pressed his finger onto her bundle of nerves, a wave of ecstasy and pleasure washing over her entire body. She kissed him sloppily, unable to focus entirely on his lips when his fingers were pleasuring her where she needed it most.

Addison moaned against his lips and brought her leg up, running against the side of his thigh before wrapping it around his waist and pulling him closer.
dr_shep on August 2nd, 2007 06:10 am (UTC)
Derek couldn't help but grin as he managed to almost render Addison completely senseless. He pulled back from their kiss, sucking roughly on her lower lip as he slid his thumb to replace his finger on her clit when she pulled him closer with her leg.

Pressing as firmly as he could on her clit with his thumb, Derek slid two of his fingers inside her and instantly began to find a rythm.
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Addison grinned up at him after he commanded her to turn around. She couldn't remember the last time that they'd done this, taking a shower together and helping the other out. Even with the time they had shower sex in the trailer, they both just finished and then maneuvered their bodies to accomodate the other, Derek leaving before she was done.

She looked at him adoringly before obeying and turning around, anticipating the feeling of his fingers running through her hair and massaging her scalp.
dr_shep on August 11th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
Derek grinned at the appreciation and affection on Addison's face when he told her to turn so he could run the shampoo through her hair. When they'd first been together (and even quite a while into their marriage), Derek had often taken great pleasure in joining Addison in the shower solely for moments like this. He loved that opportunity to massage her scalp and run his fingers through her hair; he'd always loved her long red locks. And they could just explore each other's bodies, and it was perfection.

He pressed a soft kiss to her shoulder as he placed his hands against her head, massaging gently and effectively through her hair.
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"Do you plan on bringing along you fishing pole too?" Addison asked sarcastically as she pulled out a pair of panties and a bra from one of her other suitcases.

Standing up, she walked over to the bed and placed her garments on the bed as Derek has. She pulled off her towel and let it fall to the floor, pulling on her panties. Grabbing her bra, she reached around and did the clasp, eyeing his flannel shirt laying on the bed. She could not believe he thought he was going to go out in that.
dr_shep on August 16th, 2007 04:14 am (UTC)
Derek rolled his eyes in frustration as he did his belt buckle. Addison was quite obviously disapproving of his choice of shirt, and she wasn't making any effort to hide her distaste.

"It's a freaking flannel shirt," He crossed his arms over his chest, "What do you think I should wear... to visit my mother?"
xaddis0nx on August 16th, 2007 04:25 am (UTC)
Addison sighed when Derek began to argue with her over something so simple. All he had to do was pick a different shirt. Of all the shirts he'd packed, he had to pick that one.

"Anything other than flannel," she said, pulling on the straps of her bra and picking up her dress, "Come on, Derek. Your sisters, I'm sure, are getting a kick out of you being a flannel-wearing, wood-chopping fisherman as it is. Mom probably has something to say about it as well."
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Addison watched him as he gathered up the three other suitcases into his arms, smiling softly to herself. She was hit with several images of Derek carrying their suitcase to various vacations they'd taken toward the beginning of their relationship. She remembered him always complaining about it and asking her why she had to pack so many things. Now it was just a part of being them.

Laughing softly, she headed towards the door and opened it for him, "That big bed is the only thing you like about the Hamptons, isn't it?"
dr_shep on August 18th, 2007 06:30 am (UTC)
"Yes, and if there were room for it in the trailer I'd vote we get it to Seattle when we sell the Hamptons house," Derek answered immediately, starting down the hall as soon as he'd walked through the door.
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Addison smiled softly and laced her fingers through Derek's as they steppd off the elevator. The familiar setting of the observatory caused her smile to grow brighter, images of her first time here with Derek flashing before her eyes. It was such a long time ago, but she could remember it as if it'd happened yesterday.

They'd just started dating and after a bout of serious studying, she suggested that they come up here for a break. She'd gone up here many times before, but she never knew that it could feel so much better when she was with Derek. Now wasn't any different.

Walking towards the edge and fence walls, Addison pulled Derek slightly along side her. She looked out towards the city, and she just felt completely at home.
dr_shep on August 23rd, 2007 01:02 am (UTC)
Derek followed Addison, allowing her to be the one to guide him aroud the observation deck. He smiled, letting go of her hand once she'd pulled them to a stop, and he placed his hands along the cement ledge and leaned against the fence to look over the city.

After a few moments of observing the skyline of the buildings and the hustle and bustle of people and cars below, Derek turned and leaned back against the cement slab so he could look at Addison. She looked so comfortable and content here that Derek couldn't help but smile.

He had enjoyed coming up here on occasion, but it hadn't really meant much of anything to him ntil he'd started coming here with Addison. She'd dragged him up here after hours of studying over cold Chinese food, and the entire Empire State Building had changed for Derek at that moment. Addison smiled so brightly looking over the city, and it felt as if, in that moment, it was the two of them in their own world away from NYC.

Digging into the pocket of his jeans, he withdrew some change and motioned toward one of the view finders, "Want a quarter for your cute little viewfinders?"
xaddis0nx on August 23rd, 2007 01:36 am (UTC)
"You know me all too well," Addison grinned, leaning in to kiss him chastely before taking a quarter from him.

She went to the closest viewfinder and deposited the quarter, moving to look through it. She looked all around the city, letting the skyscrapers come into view along with all of the houses and streets. New York may not have had much natural beauty as Seattle did, but it had its own kind of beauty.

Addison knew she might never feel this way about Seattle. She could hope that she would, for Derek's sake, but there was no guarantee. She loved New York, and everything about it was home. No matter where she was here, she felt comfortable, like she belonged. She had never felt that way about Seattle, but maybe it could have been the fact that her failing marriage wasn't making any progress. Or maybe she'd never feel that way at all there.

She took her eyes away from the viewfinder and leaned on it, looking to Derek. "Did you ever miss this...when you were in Seattle?" she wondered softly.
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"That's exactly right," Addison answered, grinning at him as she let him lead her into the elevator.

She was so glad that they were able to find a piece of the old Addison and Derek. They were playful, acting as if they'd just fallen in love and just enjoying every moment they had together. On top of that, though, they also held the wisdom that came with age and experience. They knew what it was like to lose this, they knew how much it hurt to not have each other, and they wouldn't allow it to ever happen again.
dr_shep on August 25th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
"Did that satisfy your Empire State Building craving? Or do we need to go to the gift shop and get you a snow globe?" Derek wondered with a smirk, draping his arm around her waist as they stood side by side in the elevator.

Being here with Addison, even more so than the rest of their time in New York, had confirmed how strong Derek and Addison really were. They could find the love they'd had before and make it stronger. He loved her more than he'd ever thought possible, and he knew it was important to always cherish her. He couldn't take that love for granted, and, somehow, that seemed to increase his feelings of contentment even more.
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Addison remained quiet as Derek continued to drive along the highway. She turned to him, looking confused, when he suddenly pulled over onto the side of an unfamiliar street. After Derek had given his explanation, she pursed her lips together and nodded in agreement.

She knew that he was right. Seeing his mom for the first time in nearly a year was going to be tough, doing it without being the best Addison and Derek they could be was going to be tougher. They needed to be happy and to stand by each other. There was no telling if his family would team up on either of them. Either way, she was completely prepared to defend Derek's case to any one of the Shepherds.

"I know, Derek," Addison said softly, resting her arm on the console and subtly offering her hand for him to take if he wanted, "And I'm sorry. I'm just...a little nervous."
dr_shep on August 29th, 2007 03:02 am (UTC)
Derek eyed Addison carefully as she apologized, and he finally realized that Addison was genuinely afraid that his family would reject her. It was a ridiculous concept as far as he was concerned. His family knew how good and influential Addison had been for him. She'd made the only Shepherd boy (who'd lacked male influence after cancerhad taken their father when he was young) happy and made sure he didn't follow in his playboy best friend's footesteps. Addison would always be loved by his mother and sisters, and she'd been fmore of a Shepherd than he had recently. But Addion's fears were genuine; he couldn't deny that.

"Look, Addie, my mom loves you," Derek sighed, lacing their fingers together again. "And.. even if they want to ostracize you, you're still my wife. And you and I both know Mom wouldn't want to ruin her chances of getting to see her future grandchildren, regardless of how she feels about either one of us."
xaddis0nx on August 29th, 2007 04:23 am (UTC)
A small smile crept onto Addison's face when she heard Derek tell her that she was still his wife no matter what his family did or said. Even though she'd known that already, it was a bit of extra reassurance that felt nice, making her feel completely loved by Derek. She knew he was right; they would be okay whether his mom or his family had feelings of dislike for them or not. They were still Addison and Derek and would remain that way.

"I know you're right, honey," she said, squeezing his hand and looking at them joined together, "It's just a little nerve racking not knowing what we're going up against...But I know we'll get through this." She leaned across the console and placed a kiss on his cheek. "We always do," she smiled.
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"Yes, Nana," Hannah replied happily just before she scurried off into the kitchen, pulling a chair with her. She pushed it up against the counter and climbed up, opening the cupboard to grab four plates, carefully setting them down.

She'd always loved helping out, whatever it may be, especially when it happened to be in the kitchen. None of her brothers would ever help out, and when they did, something would always go wrong, so it helped her get in her parents' (and grandparents') good graces.
dr_shep on November 10th, 2008 03:38 am (UTC)
Derek watched Hannah hurry off to the kitchen as he and the two women made their way to the dining room table. It had been just over a year since he had returned to his childhood home, and he couldn't even begin to recall how long it had been since he'd been here not absent and completely content with his marriage. In many ways, it was refreshing. Now that he and Addison were finally on excellent terms in their marriage, it all felt like new and refreshing experiences.

He took a moment to look at the arrangement of the dining room table before instinctively following Addison to the seat she had chosen. Derek leaned in and pressed a kiss to his wife's cheek, pulling out the chair next to the one she had chosen and sitting down.
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