Meredith lay on a bed in an on call room, staring blankly at the bunk above. Her shift was over for the day in two hours, and she was anxious to get home. She hadn't spoken to Derek since she had run out the night before, and, knowing him, he'd make her talk before she left. Their conversation kept playing over and over in his head. She had been left with no doubt regarding his love for her. He loved her beyond reason, and this made her trust him again, though not as fully as she once had. Still, it was enough to show her that Alex was right. She was better off with her McDreamy.

"Found you." The object of her reflections came into the room.

She forced a weak smile. There was no reason to be mad at him, she was just uncomfortable after last night. A lot of things had been said, and she just wasn't sure if she was ready to jump back into a relationship with him.

"Tired?" he asked sympathetically, making himself comfortable on the edge of the bed. Leaning over, he sweetly brushed a strand of hair out of her face. Guilt grew in her. She knew she was pushing him away, and for no good reason. He loved her and he was being so patient.

She nodded, and because she had to give him something added, "I didn't sleep well last night. I don't sleep well without you."

"Well, how about I fix that tonight?"

She nodded, consciously trying to let him in.

He dropped his voice to a low, conspiring whisper. "I know we're at work, but am I allowed to kiss you?"

She laughed. No matter how she was feeling, he could always make her smile when he tried. She sat up a little so he had easier access to her lips. The kiss was more passionate than she had expected, and his body followed hers as she fell back onto the bed. Wrapping her fingers in his hair, she opened her mouth to his probing tongue. His hands ran up and down her sides, tracing her curves, before gripping her hips to pull them closer to his. She allowed the kissing to go on for a few minutes, before breaking away from his and sitting up.

"You're definitely not allowed to kiss me like that at work."

"But I just did." He nipped her earlobe. She could tell he was disappointed she had ended the kiss. Again.

"You know, this whole thing started in an on call room."

"No it didn't." He kissed her again, but kept it under control. "It started when a beautiful woman in a bar took advantage of me." She could tell he had no real interest in talking.

There was no real response to his comment, so she just nodded. After a moment she spoke up. "I'm sorry."

"What?" He looked at her abruptly. "Why?"

"I ran out last night, and ignored you all day."

He was understanding, as always. "It's okay, you needed space."

"I did?" She took a risk, pressing her body against his. "I don't think I need space."

She smiled as she got the reaction she'd wanted. He groaned slightly, and pulled her even closer, if that was possible. "You don't need space," he repeated, kissing her neck.


He sucked on her neck, and she shivered obviously as her body responded. He laughed at that, and asked desperately, "What time are you off? I promised to sleep with you."

She giggled, and pulled her neck away from his mouth. "In two hours."

"I'm off in three. I'll met you at your house?"

"No, let's go to yours tonight. George moved back in with some ortho resident, and, well, it'd just be better to go to the trailer." She really didn't need to be with Derek near others who were having sex.

"George is forgiving you, that's good. So trailer then?"

"Trailer," she confirmed, finally giving into him, and letting him lay her back on the bed. Their passionate kissing was rudely interrupted when some unsuspecting individual opened the door.

"Meredith!" a voice exclaimed.

Izzie had chosen a very inopportune moment to walk into the room, but had probably stopped Meredith from finally giving into Derek. Meredith pushed Derek up and got off of the bed.

"Izzie, um, what do you need?" She found herself blushing profusely as she thought about what Izzie had just seen.

"I just wanted to tell you we were all going to go to Joe's tonight." Izzie looked just as uncomfortable as Meredith felt. "A nurse told me you we in here, she failed to mention . . ." Izzie's voice trailed off. "Um, well, yeah, I'll see you later, Mer. Dr. Shepherd." She gave Derek a nod of acknowledgment before scampering out of the room.

"That was awkward," Derek said bluntly.

"Yeah." She twirled a strand of hair around her finger distractedly. "It's good though. I mean that we're going to Joe's, not that she interrupted, well, yeah. Um, it's good because their all off at the same time as me, and so you can met me at Joe's after you get off." She paused to take a breath and Derek cut off her rambling with a kiss.

She put her arms around his neck and it went on for a while, before she drew away. "I've got to go. If Bailey knew I was with you instead of working, she'd have my head."

He reluctantly released her. "I'll pick you up at Joe's then?"

"Yup, three hours."

"I'm going to miss you."

That line made her fall back into his arms. "It's not that long."

"It's forever if I can't be with you. I love you."

She melted into his eyes, and repeated the words without hesitation.

"You should work." He pushed gently towards the door.

She glanced at him one last time before leaving the room. It was definitely time to stop the timid virgin act. She wanted him, she pretty much trusted him, and she was sick of waiting. Soon, she promised herself.

He caught her staring at him and gave her a cocky grin. She grinned back, knowing her thoughts had been communicated with her eyes just as clearly as they would have been with words.

AN: This is rather short and pointless, and I don't really have much to say about it. I'm having a little writer's block with this story, but I'll try to update soon.