Meredith woke up at seven thirty as usual, and was surprised Jack wasn't up yet. She smiled when she realised that Derek was next to her, holding her.
"I know you're awake, you're not snoring," she mumbled.
"I don't snore," came Derek's indignant reply.
"You do," said Meredith snuggling deeper into his chest.
"Hmmmph," grumbled Derek pulling Meredith closer.
"Morning," she said turning in his arms and kissing him.
"Good morning to you too, and I must say you haven't greeted me in the morning like that in a while," said Derek looking down at her questioningly.
"You haven't been around in the morning for me to greet you like that," said Meredith deliberately avoiding the issue.
"Mer….." he started but was interrupted by Jack's cries. He sighed and got up and went over to Jack.
It was only then, when he was rocking Jack to calm him down, that Meredith realised he was only wearing boxers.
"What?" said Derek when he noticed Meredith checking him out.
"What? I didn't do anything," exclaimed Meredith.
"You have got to be kidding me!" he laughed.
"What?" huffed Meredith.
"You have that look"
"The 'I'm so horny' look"
"I do not"
"Yeah you do"
"Don't," said Meredith sitting up and crossing her arms.
"You can lie all you want, I know you want me," he said smirking arrogantly.
"What makes you think its you I want?" teased Meredith.
"I just know," he said kissing her forehead, "but like you said last night, having sex with our son in the room could seriously cause him irreparable psychological damage."
"I know, I didn't even say anything"
"You didn't have to"
After they had dropped Jack off at Meredith's house with the nanny, Derek drove Meredith to work, since they were both working the same shift it didn't make sense to drive both cars.
"You won't leave us, I know that…well you might, but I know it will be if you know you don't love me or the relationship breaks down or……"
"I won't," he interrupted to stop her babbling.
"I know," she said, "I know, I should have known all along and it would have saved a lot of hurt and…"
"It's alright" he said.
"It's not," she said as Derek pulled into a parking space, in the hospital car park.
"It is really, I just want you to be happy, granted I'd like to be the one to make you happy. But take your time, cause we'll only get one more shot at this and it has to be right, so whenever you're ready I'll be here, I'll always wait for you," he said.
"Thank you," she said leaning in to kiss him.
"We…uh better go in," he said pulling away after a steamy make-out session.
"Yeah you're right."
"Izzy have you seen Derek?" asked Meredith almost frantically towards the end of her shift.
"Uh….no I think he was with the patient in room 478 a little while ago. Why?" said Izzie confused.
"Because I love him, and I'm going to tell him" she said.
She almost ran to room 478, but he wasn't there. Disappointed she turned to look for him somewhere else, when like in a film, she saw him through the crowded open plan. He looked up and smiled his McDreamy smile when he spotted her. She just started to walk calmly towards him, not caring at all that almost all of the surgical staff were in the room, she walked up to, and stood in front of him.
"Hey, Mer…" he started.
Meredith didn't say anything she just pressed her lips to his. It was better than she'd imagined, so much more than she'd expected, kissing him and not having to worry about being seen, she didn't care any more. His kisses were soft, but insistent at the same time, pressuring her lips. Although he seemed to be unsure of how to be, he wasn't expecting to be kissing her in the middle of the hospital. Meredith wrapped her arms around his neck and placed his hands on her waist and soon they were, on her cheek and stroking her hair. Meredith gripped her arms around his neck and clung there, certain that if she let go, she would fall straight to the floor. She could feel his tongue running across her bottom lip as the kiss deepened, and she automatically opened her mouth upon his, not minding the intrusion in the least. He tasted like chocolate and coffee, a mixture that Meredith found intoxicating. She pressed herself against him harder, a groan escaping as his kisses became more impatient. Meredith held on to him for dear life.
They finally broke apart when the need to breathe became imperative. The second his mouth left hers, Meredith's heart dropped, a certain sense of loss settling over her. She stared at him, never loosening her grip around his neck. His eyes bored down on her, the colour much darker than she had ever seen.
Suddenly she heard the commotion, she looked round and realised all eyes were on them.
"Uh….you think they saw us," Derek whispered into her ear.
"I don't care," she said, pulling her lips down to hers again.
"Alright, break it up," she heard Bailey shout above the commotion, "If the attendings could keep their hands off my interns for a few minutes we could get some work done. Grey, hands off Romeo and go and check Mr. Foreman's stats."
"Okay," said Meredith removing her hands from around Derek's neck, but he kept his arms around her waist.
"Alright then EVERYONE BACK TO WORK!"
"I'll see you later," said Derek.