Origin of Love

4 years ago...

"Each of you comes here today, hopeful, wanting in on the game. A month ago, you were in med school, being taught by doctors. Today... you are the doctors. The 7 years you spend here as a surgical resident will be the best and worst of your life. You will be pushed to the breaking point. Look around you. Say hello to your competition. Eight of you will switch to an easier specialty. Five of you will crack under the pressure. Two of will be asked to leave. This is your starting line. This is your arena. How well you play... that's up to you" said Richard.


"Uhh. This is, uhh..." said Alex.

"Humiliating on so many levels. I have to go" said Addison.

"Why don't you just come back down here, and we'll pick up where we left off" said Alex with a smirk.

"No, seriously. I have to go. I'm late, which isn't what you want to be on your first day of work. So, uh, you actually live here?" said Addison.

"No" said Alex.

"Oh" said Addison.

"I mean yes, kind of" said Alex.

"Oh it's nice, a little dusty. Odd, but it's nice. So how do you kind of live here?" said Addison.

"I moved a few years back from Iowa. It's my friend's house and I kind of live with her so..." said Alex.

"Mer, come on. And three, get your butt down here. Alex, you too. We're gonna be late. Oh, sorry. Uh, nice to meet you. Cristina" said Cristina with a laugh.

"Look I'm gonna go upstairs and take a shower okay, and when I get back down here, you won't be here so, um Goodbye um... Addison. Addison. Right. Alex" said Alex.

"Alex" asked Addison.

"Yeah. Mm-hmm" said Alex.

"Nice meeting you" said Addison.

"Goodbye Addison" said Alex.

15 mins later...

"Another chick" said Cristina.

"Yeah, what's the matter with that?" asked Alex.

"Nothing, accept you kept us up all night. Derek, Cristina, Lexie, and I were trying to sleep" said Meredith.

"Oh, I don't believe that. We all know what you were doing up there with McDreamy" said Cristina.

Alex laughed. Meredith's face turned red. Lexie laughed.

"Besides, that chick she was hot. Nice going Alex" exclaimed Cristina.

"Okay enough about me and Mer. Come on guy's, this is our year. I mean I know it's not perfect with Izzie leaving and George dying, but with all that we have been through we need to make the most of it. This is our third year as a resident and Lexie's first year as one and we need to make the most it" said Alex.

"Okay" said Meredith sighing.

"Yeah" said Lexie agreeing with Meredith

"Yeah, let's make the most of it" said Cristina.

They arrived at the hospital almost late. Bailey was gonna be kicking their butts if they were late. They went to their lockers and went their separate ways.

Addison strolled on through to Seattle Grace Hospital. She knew here way there. She was heading to Richard's office to get all the details about her new job. All she knew was that she was going to be looking over the ObGyn and Neonatal Department and a woman named Arizona Robbins would be looking over the Pediatrics Department. Richard has first introduced Arizona when she first came up here. She seemed really nice and she thought they would work well together. She knocked on Richard's door and received the "come on". She walked in and hugged Richard.

"How's my favorite student doing?" asked Richard.

"Great" said Addison.

"Okay, well you will be looking over the entire department with Arizona. She is one of the best just like you. I expect great things from you Addie. So, you will meet Miranda near the front desk and you will receive a resident to help you with your cases. You will need to teach them and make sure that they learn" said Richard.

"I know. You taught me well" said Addison.

"Good luck on your first day. I'm sure you will see some familiar faces" said Richard.

"Wait, like who?" asked Addison.

"Oh, you didn't know did you? Well, Derek is the head of Neuro and Mark is the head of Plastics" said Richard.

"Oh my gosh. I haven't seen them since med school. It'll be so great catching up with them. Well, alright I'll see you later Richard" said Addison with excitement.

"Okay, well good luck and have a nice day" replied Richard.

"I won't need it" said Addison walking away. Boy, would she need it soon.

Alex waited for Meredith, Cristina and Lexie. They were taking a long time and he didn't want to be late on his first day back as a third year resident. He was deep in his thoughts when he realized they were right in front of him.

"Boo" said Cristina.

"Ahh! What the heck?" exclaimed Alex.

"Come on, Evil Spawn" said Cristina.

Alex, Meredith, and Lexie continued to follow Cristina.

"I hope I don't end up in the pit or worse the clinic" said Cristina.

"Little Grey" yelled Bailey.

"Yes" answered Lexie.

"Go find Sloan. Big Grey. You're with Shepherd.

Yang, Altman. And Karev, you're with Robbins and Montgomery" yelled Bailey.

"Who's Montgomery?" asked Alex.

"She's the new head of ObGyn and Neonatal. She's right there" said Bailey walking away. Alex walked to the redhead talking to one of the nurses.

"Dr. Montgomery. I'm Alex Karev, your resident. I'm supposed to be helping you and Dr. Rob-" said Alex. He didn't get to finish his sentence because when she turned around it was her; the woman from the morning.

"Addison?" he asked remembering her name.

A few mins ago...

Addison was walking around trying to figure out where to go. She saw a nurse and went up to her. She stopped mid-sentence when she heard her name being called. She turned around and saw the man from this morning.

"Alex" she said remembering his name.

Dang. So much for not needing luck after all. And just when she was hoping it was gonna be a good day today. Well you know what they say about hope... it breeds eternal misery.