|And I Feel Fine
Author: Kedda PM
Yet another what happens in the 2nd half of the superbowl episode'.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,268 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 3 - Published: 02-12-06 - Status: Complete - id: 2796403
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So I wrote this, kinda on a dare, kinda out of boredom. Mostly just for fun.
"How is the girl with the bomb?" Derek asked calmly as he carefully repaired the last of the damage.
"The bomb squad wants to know how much longer you need," Cristina asked ignoring his question.
"No more then 30 minutes, Yang. I just need to close up."
Cristina nodded and started to back out of the room.
"Yang!" Derek stopped her, "The girl with the bomb. How is she?"
Cristina suddenly wished that she had left when Burke told her to, "It's Meredith," she finally replied, "The girl with the bomb is Meredith."
Derek's head jerked up and his hands began to tremble, "Meredith?"
Cristina looked away, "She's ok," she told him, "She's scared but ok."
Derek put his tools on the table, "Can you get her out?"
Cristina sighed, "Burke and Young, don't think that there is anyway to safely remove the ammo."
Derek whipped his head around to stare at Cristina, "What!"
"They are going to try to cut around it. Remove all the breastplate and ribs from the right side, and hopefully lift it out. Then safely detonate it. We don't think we can save the patient."
"But you can save Meredith?"
"And everyone else, we hope."
Derek nodded slightly relieved, "Don't do anything until Bailey's husband is safely downstairs."
Cristina nodded and backed out of the room.
Derek took a deep breath and picked up his instruments.
"Miranda, I'm sorry you don't have a choice," Addison pleaded with a distraught Bailey.
"I am not having this baby today. Not today. Not without his father."
"Tucker would want your baby to be safe. He would want both of you to be safe. And if you wait, that won't happen." Addison forced Bailey to look straight in her eye's, "So what do you think? Can we have that baby now?"
Bailey closed her eye's. She took a deep breath, and nodded.
Addison smiled as best she could, "Good girl. It won't take long, I promise."
Derek exited OR2 and turned to the phone on the wall. Lifting the receiver he pressed it to his forehead before dialing.
"Derek?" Addison's voice sounded anxious on the other end of the line.
"Hey Addy," Derek smiled through the exhaustion, "Tell Bailey that I am sending her down an early baby present."
Addison sighed with relief, and gave Bailey a grin and a nod from the doorway, "He's ok?"
"He'll be fine."
"He has a baby boy. Almost 10 pounds," Addison offered, looking around hoping to see her husband walking towards her.
"Then you are going to have your hands full," Derek paused, "I need you to keep an eye on Tucker. Your the only one I trust to do it."
The line fell silent.
"You need to stay up there don't you."
Derek rested his palm against the top of his head, "She's all alone."
Addison was silent for along time, "Okay," she said finally.
"Ya," Addison left the room and wandered away from the clusters of people, "Just promise me you won't die, Derek."
"I'm not going to die."
Addison wiped away a tear, "Be careful."
"I will," Derek assured her as he slowly hung up the phone.
Addison hung up her phone and looked around. She really didn't want to be around people. She made her way to the stairwell and followed the steps all the way to the basement where she collapsed on a gurney,
Derek hadn't moved an inch in the last 20 minutes. Since he entered OR 1 he had stood directly across from Meredith, never once breaking eye contact.
Once Burke started opening the mans chest, things had moved rapidly until now. Now the man entire right side lay open, Meredith's hand and the unexploded bomb completely visible.
"Okay," the bomb squad leader spoke calmly, "Now I need everyone to leave. Walk calmly down the hall and get in the elevator. We can handle it from here."
No one moved.
"Dr. Grey will be fine," he reassured them, "The biggest hurdle is behind us. Just let us do our job."
Burke nodded and moved towards the door leaving Meredith alone at the table.
Her jaw trembled and a tear fell down her face. Derek moved around the table and cupped her cheek in his hand, "You'll be okay."
She stared back at him and nodded.
Derek smiled and kissed her cheek, then bent to chastely kiss her lips, "You'll be fine."
When he turned at the door to look back at her, she wasn't looking back.
Half an hour later Meredith walked trembling from the OR, the head of the bomb squad, Dylan, at her side.
"I'm alive," she whispered to herself as the elevator began it's descent.
"You did really good," Dylan said, trying to fill the silence.
"I thought that I was going to die."
"People don't die on my watch."
"I had a feeling," Meredith told him, "I woke up this morning, and I had a feeling."
"Is the feeling gone now?"
Meredith took a deep breath, "I think so. I think the feeling is gone now."
And they all lived happily ever after.
Unless you want to read chapter 2, which is pure unadulterated fluff and actually has almost nothing to do with what went on in this chapter.