The next couple days went by pretty normally for everyone. The hospital had been busy keeping up with all the trauma patients coming in from a 50-car pile-up. It was finally Sunday and Meredith, Derek, Preston, and Christina all had the day off.
Meredith's standing in front of here mirror fixing her hair and looking at her outfit.
"Today's the day," she says to herself. "Derek, are you ready yet?" she yells.
"Huh? Oh yeah Mer, I'm ready" he yells not taking his eyes off the television where the game was showing.
"Derek, do you think I look okay?" She asks as she walks down the stairs but she becomes angry when she looks up to see what he's doing, "Derek, what the hell are you doing? she yells.
"Yes! Huh?" he says finally, looking away from the TV screen to see her standing behind him with her hand son her hips, "I'm watching the game…"
Meredith just stares at him.
"What?" he asks innocently.
"You're supposed to be getting ready, and here you are, sitting on your ass!" she snaps at him.
"I am ready, I'm dressed, see" he says, trying not to piss her off anymore than she already is.
"Whatever Derek, how many innings are left?" She asks, annoyance still apparent in her voice.
"Four, why?" he asks.
"Because Christina and Burke will be here soon" she says as she walks to the kitchen.
"Oh, okay" he says walking up behind her, wrapping his arms around her waist. "What's wrong"? he whispers.
"I just feel like your avoiding me and have been since I told you about today, that's all," she says in a whisper.
"Oh, baby no I haven't been avoiding you, it's just that I guess I've been scared that if you knew everything about me and my past you wouldn't love me anymore," he says, resting his chin on her shoulder.
"I've been worried too, but I could never fall out of being in love with you Derek, okay?" she says, turning around to face him.
"Really, I could never fall out love with you either" he whispered inching closer to her lips.
They were inches apart when the doorbell rang.
"I'll get it, you go finish watching your game," she says, kissing him lightly on the lips.
"Alright" he says, grabbing beer out of the fridge on the way out. Meredith goes to answer the door, smoothing out her lavender shirt in the process. The doorbell begins ringing again for about the 10th time in the last few minutes.
"I'm coming!" she says as she opens the door. She sees Christina and Burke standing there.
" Finally!" Christina says as she walks into the house with Burke on tow.
"I said I was coming, I'll be there in a minute," Meredith says with hands on her hips.
"Whatever" Christina says.
"Good afternoon Dr. Burke," Meredith says shaking his hand formally.
"Good afternoon Meredith, and you don't have to call me Dr. Burke outside the hospital," Preston says politely and smiles.
"Oh okay Preston" Meredith says, unsure of herself and an awkward silence envelopes them.
"Oh come on! He was safe!" Derek yells at the TV from the other room, "What the Hell, that was in!" he yells again. Meredith, Christina, and Preston are all standing in the entryway of the living room where Derek is yelling at the referees. Meredith and Christina can't help but laugh at Derek. He quickly then notices them standing there and turns around "What are you two laughing at?" he asks indignity.
"You!" they both say.
"I can't believe that you're a cubs fan," Preston says, shaking his head.
"Yeah, what team do you like?" Derek asks curiously.
"Yankees fan, I'm all for the Yankees" Preston replies.
"Whatever you say Preston" Derek says, focusing his attention back to the game. Meredith and Christina go into the kitchen to let the boys watch their game.
"Oh come on!" Preston says.
"Yes!" Derek yells, "you owe me twenty bucks my friend."
"Here," Preston says as he hands him the money and goes to the kitchen. Derek is putting his money away in his wallet as he, too, walks into the kitchen.
"The game over?" Meredith asks.
"Yup" Preston says.
"Okay, do you guys want to talk to now?" Meredith asks.
"Yeah I guess" Derek says, grabbing two beers, "Anybody else want one?" he asks.
"Yeah, what kind you got?" Preston asks.
"Bud light," Derek replies.
"Sure," Preston says.
"Me too," Christina adds.
"Okay, let's get this thing started," Derek says. He hands them their beers and they walk into the living where Meredith is sitting, waiting.
"Here I got you a beer," Derek says, handing her the beer as he sits down next to her. Christina sits next to Meredith and Preston sits next to her and the each take a large swallow of beer.