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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.
dr_shep on July 6th, 2007 07:21 pm (UTC)
Derek took a few steps toward her when Addison walked away to his suitcase, but he didn't follow her all the way. Instead, he watched as she changed into one of the items they'd picked out the day before. The grin on his face grew as she turned and gave him a perfect view of how gorgeous she looked in the silky garment.

"I do like this better than nothing," He commented softly, crossing the space between them and reaching for her.
xaddis0nx on July 6th, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
"Of course you do," Addison said softly, bringing her face closer to his and leaning into his body before teasing, "But you still have to behave."

With a smirk, she stepped around him and made her way to the bed. She pulled down the covers, climbing under them and settling herself inside, resting her head against the pillows. Turning onto her side facing away from him, she playfully ignored him and shut her eyes.
dr_shep on July 7th, 2007 02:36 am (UTC)
Derek propped his hands on his hips and gave an exagerrated roll of his eyes as he watched Addison make her way to bed and slip between the covers. He remained there for a few moments, considering exactly what his next course of action would be.

He followed suit, going to the bed and crawling under the covers, but, instead of turning away from her, he rolled on his side and pulled her into his body. Dipping his head, Derek pressed a trail of kisses along her shoulder and up her neck. He stopped at her ear, whispering softly, "You married the wrong guy if you want someone who behaves when you're wearing that."
xaddis0nx on July 7th, 2007 02:58 am (UTC)
Addison opened her eyes and turned her body slightly to look up at him, letting out a sigh. "You know, it was you who suggested that we sleep," she pointed out, nudging him in the chest with her elbow.

If Addison were to be honest, she'd pick being like this with Derek over sleeping any day. Whether this led to making love or not didn't really matter as long as they were both happy.
dr_shep on July 7th, 2007 03:10 am (UTC)
Derek grinned, pressing his lips to the side of her face as she chided him. He brushed his hand along her side, feeling the satiny material underneath his fingers, "And after a dozen years together you should know that my mind is going to go to naughty things as soon as you start removing clothing."

Moments like this were the reasons he loved being with Addison. They could be so playful and so comfortable with each other, and nothing had to come of it.
xaddis0nx on July 7th, 2007 05:06 am (UTC)
"Well, that isn't my problem," Addison said, turning her body to lay the way she had been before as she pulled the covers tighter around her, "You'll just have to wait till tomorrow to follow through with those naughty things."

Shutting her eyes again, she listened to his breathing, wondering what move he was going to make next. Knowing Derek, he wasn't going to give up that easily, and she wouldn't want it any other way.
dr_shep on July 7th, 2007 05:12 am (UTC)
Derek shook his head, sighing heavily as he watched Addison revert to the position she would fall asleep in, but he wasn't about to let her go. He loved their playfulness, and he, like his wife, had a stubborn streak. Once his mind was set on something, he didn't give up easily.

Intent on following through, he allowed his hand to trace the satiny fabric on her side, sliding around her thigh and slipping underneath the hem as he snaked his tongue out to the spot below her ear, "It's almost tomorrow, Addie."
xaddis0nx on July 7th, 2007 07:59 pm (UTC)
Addison kept her eyes closed and gave him no satisfaction in reacting to his ministrations, ignoring his hand on her thigh and his lips next to her ear. She turned her body further away from him and snuggled her cheek into the pillow. "Wake me up eight hours into tomorrow and we'll see about doing those naughty things you're thinking about," she mumbled softly.

She enjoyed being like this with Derek most, their playfulness always bringing out their happiest moments. It was a little ironic, she realized, refusing Derek like this. When they were having problems, making love was one of the things she wanted most from her absent husband. Still, the irony didn't matter. What mattered was that they were being their bantering selves.
dr_shep on July 8th, 2007 04:02 am (UTC)
Derek breathed a heavy sigh near her ear, making it clear that he was conceding only in great protest. He pressd a brief kiss behind her ear and slid his hand so it was around her waist. Using his arm's new position, Derek scooted Addison backward so her body was pressed fully against his.

"Eight o clock, on the dot," He whispered softly, smirking against her skin, "You can count on that, Addie."
xaddis0nx on July 8th, 2007 05:24 pm (UTC)
"I'll hold you to that," Addison teased, turning her head to look at him briefly before snuggling against the pillows once again. Her arm went down to rest on top of his around her waist, lacing their fingers together. She let out a deep breath and shut her eyes again, enjoying the feeling of his body heat against her skin.

The two of them had overcome a lot today, getting many of their past pains out there and getting through them together. The worst, Addison believed, was over. Other than settling their estates, the past was really behind them now, and what lie ahead was only their future together. She didn't have any doubts about Addison and Derek having their happy ending.