Author: Skones PM
Arizona comforts Callie who is distraught over an event in her past five years ago... Now CompleteRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Arizona R. & Callie T. - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,076 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 12-26-09 - Published: 11-21-09 - Status: Complete - id: 5525845
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A/N: Sorry this isn't beta'd, I just had this idea, so I posted it. I'll probably continue it for one or two more chaps depending on what people say... :)
Arizona eyed the bottle of tequila that accompanied her girlfriend at the bar. Joe's bar had become a regular hangout for the Seattle Grace surgeons so he had all of their pager codes in case things got out of hand. The blonde had received a 911 page from Joe about five minutes ago but she didn't see anything wrong.
It's doesn't look like she's drank that much… Arizona glanced at her pager screen verifying the message before heading over towards Calliope.
"Hey Calliope," Arizona smiled happily and leaned in to kiss her girlfriend, but her happy expression twisted off her face once Callie turned to face her.
Callie's eyes were red rimmed and her mascara had run in long streams down her face leaving black marks all down her face. As Arizona took in Callie's current state she noticed the empty glasses that littered the bar beside her girlfriend.
"Callie, baby what's wrong?" Arizona was alarmed, she had only seen Callie cry a handful of times, but this was worse. Callie wasn't crying, anymore, she just looked lost like she was trying to drown out everything with alcohol.
"Nothing, Arizona… I'll see you at the apartment later okay?" Callie turned her back on the blonde and downed another shot, simultaneously signaling Joe to bring her another.
Tonight Callie needed the escape that alcohol brought her, she needed to feel her mind cloud enough so she could forget, she always needed to forget today.
"Cal, there is absolutely no way I'm leaving you here like this…" Callie knew Arizona cared for her, maybe even loved her, but every time this date rolled around she just needed to be alone for one night. "Lets just go home, did something happen at the hospital?"
"Arizona I need you to just go! I'll be normal again tomorrow, like I always am…" Arizona took a step back as a hurt expression settled across her face. She tried to lay a comforting hand on her girlfriend shoulder, but Callie shook it off and turned back to Joe.
"I'll call her a cab, Arizona it's okay if you want to go." Joe tried to be reassuring, he had grabbed Callie's keys from her about ten minutes ago so she was safe inside the bar.
"I'll go Callie, if that's what you really want-" Arizona said softly, Callie stiffened at Arizona's use of her nickname, but she couldn't go home tonight…
"Just go." Callie didn't want to see Arizona's hurt expression but as the blonde exited the bar Callie caught a glimpse of Arizona with her beautiful blue eyes wrought with emotion and pain. Callie almost chased after her girlfriend but as Joe set another shot down in front of her she downed it quickly and turned away from the window.
Grabbing her phone from her purse, Arizona dialed Mark's number, she hoped that Callie's best friend would have some answers for her. She had gotten the feeling from Callie that it was something about the day that troubled her, and also like this had happened before.
"Robbins? What's up?"
"Callies at Joes right now…"
"Yeah, she goes there a lot, we all do… Spit it out Robbins!"
"She seemed really upset, but about what day is was, not anything that happened at the hospital.." Arizona bit her lip uncertainly. "Do you know anything about that?"
"Shit! Arizona it's not the thirtieth is it?"
"In all of the years I've known her, Callie has never slept or gone home on the thirtieth of November. I've always been there with her, it gets pretty rough. But I can't get away from the hospital right now… "
"What happened, why today?"
"Something, happened about five years ago today. Callie needs to tell you herself. You need to stay there with her, she needs you tonight, no matter what she says." Arizona glanced back behind her though the window where Calliope was still sitting at the bar playing absentmindedly with an empty shot glass.
"Mark, just tell me what happened…"
"Just stay with her Arizona, I have to go!" Mark's concern for Callie was evident in his voice, but the phone line clicked off.
Arizona turned slowly and headed back into the bar determined to understand what was going on with her girlfriend.
She never sleeps today…