Name: Jaina

Title: Inevitable

Disclaimer: I own none of the characters from Grey's Anatomy and I'm making no money off of this.

Fandom: Grey's Anatomy

Pairing: Meredith/Addison

Rating: PG

Summary: History is doomed to repeat itself. The only way to break the cycle, they say, is to learn from the mistakes of the past. Maybe they're right. Sequel to Doomed.

Spoiler or other information: Set about five years after the season 2 finale. Kinda sorta if you squint really hard, maybe spoilers for the Season 2 finale.

It's been two weeks since she walked in on Derek with the intern.

Meredith had served him the divorce papers a few moments ago. It had felt so satisfying to slap them down on the cafeteria table in front of him. For the first time in many years, she finally feels free of him.

Meredith is surprised, but not, when Addison sits down next to her at the cafeteria table. Both of them watch McDreamy and his new intern walk past them. Meredith can't help but feel a hint of pity for her.

"I saw the schedule for tomorrow."

Meredith only raises an eyebrow at Addison, as she licks the last of the ice cream from her spoon.

"She's supposed to be assisting you all day."

Meredith shrugs. "I think of it as an initiation – uncomfortable day with the ex-wife."

Addison laughs. Her eyes make contact with Meredith's and her gaze doesn't drop away.

Meredith smiles slowly at her. This is different. Before she can think she asks, "What are you doing tonight?"

"What did you have in mind?"

Nothing, Meredith thinks. Anything.