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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 16th, 2007 06:36 am (UTC)
Though she saw the appreciation in Savvy's eyes, Addison couldn't help but feel slightly guilty. If it hadn't been for her bringing up children, Savvy and Weiss would have gotten to that topic when they were ready, and none of this arguing (if one could call it that) would be happening.

She gave Savvy's shoulder a squeeze, "Just ignore them, Sav. All of this TV watching has diminished they're brains. We can't expect them to be as intelligent as we are."
dr_shep on June 17th, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
Savvy smiled up at Addison, grateful to have someone with her who was more than willing to sympathize and comfort. She only hoped Derek and Addison would find greater happiness with the baby issue than she and Weiss seemed to be able to.

Maybe, if things worked out for Derek and Addison, Weiss might see the light and realize what they needed. They didn't have many "couple" friends, and the ones they had were usually just products of the men hanging around because Savvy was a friend to their wives. Weiss didn't respect many of them, nor would he have ever divulged information to. But she couldn't help but hope that if Weiss saw Derek happy he might search for that happiness in himself. After all, Addison and Savvy had often remarked about exactly how similar their husbands were.

"It just amazes me we managed to become so cultured and refined while our husbands are barely above neandertal," Savvy agreed, managing a somewhat genuine grin.
xaddis0nx on June 17th, 2007 03:53 am (UTC)
"And by cultured and refined you must mean obsessive compulsive about owning every pair of Manolo Blahniks and Jimmy Choos," Weiss quipped teasingly, nudging Derek in the arm with his elbow and glancing over at him to see that he agreed.

It was much easier to be making jokes than to actually be discussing things. They would have the discussion eventually, but he wasn't ready to do it now, and he certainly wasn't going to do it in front of Derek and Addison. Their friends deserved a little more hospitality than that, especially when he didn't know just how the conversation about adopting was going to go. He wasn't about to get into an argument with his wife while their friends were there.
dr_shep on June 17th, 2007 09:51 am (UTC)
Derek smirked, letting out an obligatory chuckle at Weiss's jab about the women's shopping habits. Honestly, his mind wasn't really on the topic at hand; he was much more focused on the exchange he was witnessing between his wife and two friends.

He hadn't missed the obvious tension between Savvy and Weiss, and he hadn't missed the expectant way Addison had approached the whole conversation. She'd obviously expected much more of a reaction from himself, and she'd expected things to unravel differently between the other couple. This much Derek could surmise.

However, he honestly couldn't even figure out what the tension was over. His best bet was that it had something to do with Addison mentioning children and othr 'priorities,' but he couldn't really assume that.

"Give them some credit, Weiss," Derek responded after a few moments, keeping his voice as light and unconfused as he could manage, "They have an equally impressive collection of purses to match those godforsaken shoes."
xaddis0nx on June 18th, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
Addison rolled her eyes and shook her head, giving Savvy's arm a reassuring squeeze. "Well, if it weren't for us, you two would probably be wearing rags or things that were in fashion ten years ago," she countered with a smirk.

It was obvious that the discussion about children just wasn't working out. Neither couple were making any progress, and it didn't seem to bode well anyway. For now, she supposed they could put it aside and focus on something else.

She really wanted things to work out for Savvy, however. Her friend had also been through a lot in the past year, and she deserved to be happy just as much as Addison did. They both deserved to be mothers and to have the family they've always wanted. She knew that soon, they would.
dr_shep on June 19th, 2007 04:00 am (UTC)
Derek nodded in smug agreement, "Well, I certainly can't take the blame for what I wear. I'd be a... flannel wearing wood chopping fisherman if it weren't for you, right?"

He gave Weiss a quick glance, but his focus was mainly on Addison. It was quite apparent this conversation hadn't gone where she was hoping it would, but he still hadn't quite figured out what she wanted the conversation to come of. The conversation had changed tones for the moment, but Derek had no illusions that it wouldn't come back to him later.