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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 25th, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
Weiss let out a chuckle, only managing to nod in agreement. He'd certainly lost count of how many times Savvy had called him unfashionable or questioned his fashion sense. He didn't understand why it was that women cared so much about what they wore. If it fits, then wear it; that was how he thought everyone should live in regards to clothing.

"I suppose we do have these women to help save us," he added, still laughing softly as he glanced at Savvy.
dr_shep on June 26th, 2007 02:05 am (UTC)
Savvy had met Addison's gaze when Derek had made his sarcastic comment, and the two women had shared a momentary eye roll to communicate their hopeless men. But a slight grin had come to her face at Weiss's remark. It was hard to be in such a stagnant place with her husband. They were both stubborn, and she needed something more. She couldn't deny that she loved him, however. The cute look on his face as he'd reminded Derek that she and Addie would save them had reminded her of that.

"I don't know," She teased, settling into a slight playfulness after having been calmed, "You men are pretty hopeless."
xaddis0nx on June 26th, 2007 05:30 am (UTC)
"Yeah," Addison laughed, agreeing with her friend, "I'm not sure there's much else we can do to help."

It was such a relief to not have all of that tension in the room. She could tell that Savvy was starting to lighten up a bit, slowly forgetting about starting a family for the time being. It was an important discussion, but one certainly not suitable while she and Derek around. Likewise, talking with Derek about children wouldn't go well with being at Savvy and Weiss's place either. All of them would just have to wait and possibly argue about it some other time.
dr_shep on June 27th, 2007 02:06 am (UTC)
Derek shrugged, a smirk playing on his face, "I pity you two women. You're stuck with us helpless, unfashionable lugs."

He lifted his beer to his lips, draining the last drops before glancing down at his watch. The time had just clicked past 10:30, and he honestly hadn't' realized how long they'd been with their friends. It had been nice, of course, but it'd also been a long day for himself and Addison. Getting some more alone time with her would have certainly been nice.

"Wow, Add, it's getting pretty late," Derek suggested, "I think the two who aren't on vacation probably don't appreciate us taking up all their time."
xaddis0nx on June 27th, 2007 03:01 am (UTC)
Addison glanced at the clock on the mantel and nodded, "Yeah, we really should get going. We kind of have a big day tomorrow too."

Her hand slid down to rub Savvy's back gently. She really hoped the best for her friend. She wasn't sure if Sav was going to try and tackle this adopting thing once they'd left or not, but it was going to happen sooner or later, just like her children discussion with Derek.

Standing up, Addison straightened out her skirt. "It's been really great, you guys," she said, smiling at both of her friends.
dr_shep on June 27th, 2007 03:44 am (UTC)
Savvy hadn't realized the time had been flying by so quickly. It certainly wasn't late by most standards, but as they'd gotten older, 10:30 was much later than it had been years before. She knew the chance of seeing their friends again on this vacation was slim, but she also knew she and Addison would do better at keeping in contact. She needed that friendship more than she'd realized.

"Thanks for stopping by, we've missed you," She rose to her feet and eveloped Addison in a hug.
xaddis0nx on June 27th, 2007 04:31 am (UTC)
"Tonight's been really great, man," Weiss said, standing up and holding his hand out to Derek.

He wasn't going to echo Savvy's words, but he really did miss having his two best friends around. He missed their nightly outtings and just hanging out, teaming up against the women. Once Derek and Addison were gone, there was no telling when they'd see each other again.
dr_shep on June 27th, 2007 04:51 am (UTC)
Derek took Weiss's hand in a firm but brief shake, "Come out to Seattle again, sometime. I'll get us some tickets to the Mariners or something."

He stepped back from his friend, starting towards the door. With a smile, he reached for Addison's hand.
xaddis0nx on June 27th, 2007 05:11 am (UTC)
Addison hugged Savvy back tightly, smiling softly against her hair. "I'm really going to miss this. You need to visit us soon," she said quietly. "Good luck with everything, okay? And call me if you need me."

Pulling back from the hug, she smiled at her friend and let Derek take her hand. She squeezed it softly and joined him by his side, the two of them walking to the door.
dr_shep on June 27th, 2007 10:58 pm (UTC)
Savvy nodded in agreement to Addison's statement. Following her friends to the front door, she glanced back at Weiss. Addison had brought about a very hard topic for the two of them, but she was also grateful for what she'd done. This was most certainly going to force them to face it.

As she stood in the doorway watching them leave, she slid her fingers inside Weiss's and smiled at Derek and Addison, "Thanks for stopping by, seriously. We're always happy to have you come visit."
xaddis0nx on June 28th, 2007 12:52 am (UTC)
Weiss squeezed his wife's hand, glad that she didn't seem to be mad at him any longer. He knew that this might not last long, considering the one topic in question now. But seeing how much Derek and Addison had grown and how they'd gotten through everything, he was sure that he and Savvy would make it too.

"Come back anytime you'd like," he added with a smile, "And we'll call you about the Hamptons or something."
dr_shep on June 28th, 2007 04:29 am (UTC)
"Thanks, Weiss, and we'll get the sale settled whenever you guys want," Derek nodded in agreement.

He flashed a final smile to the other couple before turning to actually head out the door, leading Addison down the steps.
xaddis0nx on June 28th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
Addison smiled over her shoulder one last time before she made her way down the steps with Derek. She snaked her arm around the small of his back and rested her hand against his side, tilting her head to rest on his shoulder momentarily.

"I've really missed them," she said softly as they walked towards the car.
dr_shep on June 28th, 2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
Derek nodded, digging into his pocket for the keys to the rental car with the hand that he didn't have wrapped around Addison. He tilted his head slightly to give the side of he head a kiss.

"I know, me too, Add," He unlocked the doors remotely and opening hers for her.
xaddis0nx on June 29th, 2007 03:44 am (UTC)
Addison unwrapped her arm from around his back and stepped towards the car. She turned her body towards him, leaning in for a brief kiss and smiling as she pulled back.

She silently wondered if it was too soon to bring up the topic of children. She'd seen how Weiss had reacted, and it wasn't a secret that Derek wasn't even thinking about it, considering how confused he seemed to be. Maybe it was too soon for them. They'd just gotten back on their feet and were only planning to start anew in Seattle. They were far from being stable.

Letting out a barely audible sigh, Addison turned and got into the car, putting on her seatbelt.
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