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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 7th, 2007 04:01 am (UTC)
Weiss let out a hearty laugh and gave Savvy a knowing look, shaking his head slightly. "I guess I don't have to bring it up now," he mused before turning to Derek and Addison. "Well, what do you say, Derek? Addison? Think we can buy the house in the Hamptons from you guys?"

He was pretty sure Derek wouldn't have a problem with it since he never really liked the Hamptons in the first place. Addison was a completely different story. She loved the Hamptons, something about it being peaceful and relaxing, if he recalled correctly. Now, though, Weiss wasn't sure if she was still planning on keeping it.
dr_shep on June 7th, 2007 05:05 am (UTC)
Derek's instinctive reaction would have been to offer the Hamptons house to their friends without any objections. He wasn't so sure Addison would be willing to part with their vacation house. They didn't have any use for it while they were in Seattle, but she had an attachment to anything related to their New York life.

He glanced from Weiss to Savvy briefly before turning his head to Addison with a raised eyebrow, "I don't know. What do you say, honey?"
xaddis0nx on June 7th, 2007 02:40 pm (UTC)
Addison loved their house in the Hamptons, and if it was practical to keep it, she would. However, their life was in Seattle now. It wasn't as convenient as it was before, and they couldn't just drive up there. They came here to settle everything with their real estate, and selling the house in the Hamptons was always a possibility. She could part ways with it easily, especially when it was going to her best friends.

"I can't think of any other couple who's more suited for that house than you guys," she replied, smiling over at Savvy and Weiss as she hugged Derek a little tighter.
dr_shep on June 8th, 2007 03:54 am (UTC)
Savvy instantly turned her attention to Weiss, flashing him an "I told you so" look when he glanced to her. Once she'd gotten his attention, she smiled gratefully at Addison and Derek. They had one of the nicest houses in the Hamptons, something she'd always been jealous of, and Savvy knew Addison was attached to it. So she knew it was something of a sacrifice for them to be willing to get rid of it, but she also knew her friends were generous.

"Thank you, so much. You know I've been in love with that house since you guys bought it."
xaddis0nx on June 8th, 2007 05:47 am (UTC)
"And she's been bugging me about getting it since you guys called earlier," Weiss added, smirking over at Savvy quickly before turning to give Derek and Addison and appreciative smile. "But really, thanks guys. I'm sure parting ways with this kind of stuff can't be all that pleasant."

Although Derek and Addison had been close to ending, he was positive the two of them were going to make it, even with all the complications of their past and all of their belongings here in New York. They'd overcome so many more harder things, and a few more weren't going to do much damage.
dr_shep on June 9th, 2007 05:28 am (UTC)
Derek grinned knowingly, nodding in agreement. He glanced over at Addison briefly and pressed a supportive kiss to her cheek before looking back to Savvy and Weiss.

"I'm just grateful that we've found something to do with it," Derek responded, nodding his head in Addison's direction as he teased, "Someone doesn't like to part with things that remind her of her precious New York."
xaddis0nx on June 9th, 2007 06:26 am (UTC)
"New York is home," Addison argued softly, "And I don't think we've even encountered having to give anything up, so you have no proof...yet."

She poked him in the ribs and settled back against the couch, turning her attention to Savvy and Weiss. She knew that her friends would put the house to good use, and they really did deserve it. They couldn't have given it to a better couple. She was, however, going to miss it and all of the memories it held. She'd also miss having some place to escape to, but she was sure to find such a place in Seattle.
dr_shep on June 9th, 2007 06:33 am (UTC)
Savvy had settled back into the arm chair, her arms folded across her chest as she watched the exchange. She hadn't seen her friends this genuinely concerned and interested in each other for sometime now, and it was certainly fun to watch. This happiness was something they both deserved.

"I don't think he has much room to talk as long as you're still living in a trailer, right Add?" She wondered with a grin.
xaddis0nx on June 9th, 2007 07:28 am (UTC)
Addison grinned over at Savvy and nodded. "You couldn't be more correct, Sav," she said, glad that she had someone on her side here.

That was rarely ever the case in Seattle. No one besides maybe Miranda would stand up for her during and argument there, but here in New York, things were different. She had friends, people she considered family. That was always the hardest thing to part with.
dr_shep on June 10th, 2007 03:14 am (UTC)
"Why am I thinking that even if I did get rid of the trailer there would just be another reason I couldn't voice my opinion?" Derek teased with a grin, glancing to Weiss for a bit of support.
xaddis0nx on June 10th, 2007 03:22 am (UTC)
Weiss nodded in agreement and glanced back and forth at both women, "Yeah, why is it that us men never get a say in anything? So much for equality in a marriage."
dr_shep on June 10th, 2007 04:51 am (UTC)
Savvy kicked her foot out again, nudging him in the leg disapprovingly, "The reason you men married us was because of our wildly attractive good looks and because we know whats best for you. We're just doing what's best for you."
xaddis0nx on June 10th, 2007 06:32 am (UTC)
"Exactly," Addison agreed, nodding her head and smirking over at Derek and Weiss. "We are always right, which is why you should never argue and always listen to what we have to say."
dr_shep on June 10th, 2007 07:02 am (UTC)
"We keep it interesting," Derek answered definitively, "You like the challenge of us."

Instinctively, he pulled her a little bit closer to him. Moments like these were something they hadn't had in a long time, and it was only serving to remind him of everything he'd almost lost. He knew he would never forget again.