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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 1st, 2007 06:11 am (UTC)
"I think that applies to every husband, though, at one point or another," Addison laughed before picking up her glass and finishing off her wine.

She had really missed doing stuff like this, just hanging out and talking over a few drinks. Back in Seattle, everyone was always caught up with their own drama or even other people's drama. They rarely had the time to go out and have a few drinks with her. Here in New York, she had friends who would make the time, and she really missed that.
dr_shep on June 1st, 2007 06:46 am (UTC)
"Well that wouldn't be the case if they'd just listen to us in the first place," Savvy grinned, mimicking Addison and draining the last of her wine before resting the empty glass on the counter.

She paused for a moment, considering what topic she was going to broach next. They hadn't had much opportunity to keep up with each other, and now it was difficult to determine exactly what to discuss next.

"So, how's that trailer?"
xaddis0nx on June 1st, 2007 02:51 pm (UTC)
"Still there," Addison scoffed, "In the middle of the woods. I've been trying to get him to blow it up, but he refuses to comply."

She shrugged, a smile on her face as she recalled all of the moments where she'd playfully tell him to blow up the trailer. Keeping it was what Derek wanted, though, and she could live with that as long as Derek was happy.

"We did briefly talk about getting a house, though; building it on Derek's plot of land. It'd still be in the middle of the woods, but at least it'd be bigger than my closet at the Brownstone," she joked, letting out a small laugh.
dr_shep on June 1st, 2007 07:03 pm (UTC)
Savvy giggled when Addison mentioned blowing up the trailer. She couldn't blame her friend for considering that, though. If Weiss had ever tried to get her to live in a trailer, she would have resisted with all her might. Living in an aluminum box in the middle of the woods was nothing any woman would ever do willingly.

"I must say, I do admire your ability to compromise. Weiss would definitely not be getting my cooperation if he wanted me to live in someplace that certainly wouldn't hold half my clothes," Savvy grinned.
xaddis0nx on June 2nd, 2007 12:58 am (UTC)
Addison laughed at that. She was sure that all of her friends from New York would feel the same way. They were all high maintenance, needing tons of closet space for all of their shopping sprees. She understood the initial shock when people thought about Addison Forbes Montgomery-Shepherd actually living in a trailer in the middle of no where. A year ago she would have felt the same way.

"The things we do for love," she said softly with a small smile on her face.

She'd endured a lot in the past year, taken every blow Derek threw at her. As tough and painful as all of that was, she would do it all again if it meant that she and Derek would get to where they were now. It was all worth it, because being with Derek is always worth it.
dr_shep on June 2nd, 2007 03:46 am (UTC)
Savvy nodded in semi-understanding. The thought of living in a trailer in the woods was unthinkable, but she also could empathize with making exceptions for her husband. She loved Weiss. If it was a question between spending her life with Weiss and losing him, there were a lot of her own values and comforts she would compromise to keep her husband.

"Like sitting through 3 extra innings of a Yankee-Red Sox game," She agreed with a knowing smirk.
xaddis0nx on June 2nd, 2007 06:25 am (UTC)
"Because that's definitely comparable to moving across the country to live in a tin can out in the middle of the woods," Addison teased, wrapping her arm around her friend and hugging her briefly to express that she was only joking. "But I know you understand the sacrifice."

She was truly happy to be here, not just in New York, but home. She was at home because it was New York and because she was finally with friends again. Life in Seattle could never be as great as this, unless of course all of her friends spontaneously decided to move there. She was sure that wasn't going to happen any time soon, so she wouldn't hold her breath.
dr_shep on June 2nd, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
Savvy chuckled and teased, "Well, Derek doesn't watch baseball. So, before you judge I think you should have to watch."

"But, things will get better," She mused after a few moments, "I mean, you haven't been this happy in a while. The trailer can't be that bad if you're actually satisfied, right?"
xaddis0nx on June 2nd, 2007 09:47 pm (UTC)
"Right," Addison nodded, smiling over at Savvy. "Everything's changing now, and I know things will only get better."

She and Derek had gone through so much together, and now they were starting a new life with everything put behind them. It didn't matter that there had been adultery, or that she moved across the country for him to keep punishing her. They were truly Addison and Derek now, and that was most important.
dr_shep on June 3rd, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)
Savvy reached out and patted Addison's forearm somewhat affectionately, "I'm glad to see that you're going to be happy again. Things are going to work out for the two of you. I've always known they would."

She pulled back slightly, resting her arms against the counter before wondering, "What about you, though? Derek has several very fertile sisters to live up to. Are you going to have kids?"
xaddis0nx on June 3rd, 2007 07:26 am (UTC)
Addison gave her a soft smile. "I definitely want to," she answered, nodding her head. "Derek and I haven't really talked about it specifically, but I think it's a mutual agreement that we're both going to pursue the things we put off before. Our careers are at their peaks. It's time we focus on our family."

She really couldn't wait to start a family with Derek. He was the only one she wanted to have a baby with. Joy and happiness could not describe her feelings when she found out that she'd been pregnant with Mark's baby. Instead, she was scared and a little disappointed. Now she had Derek, though, and it was time that they started thinking about children.