"Congratulations to our graduating class!" The school principal said as Jordanna, along with the rest of the senior class threw their caps in the air.
While everyone hugged friends and bid farewell to favourite teachers, Jordanna ran to the back to greet Alex, Meredith, Addison, Derek and Mark.
"Congrats Jor." Mark said.
"Thank you, thank you." Jordanna replied, bowing slightly. "And… drum roll please…" She paused. "I got a full scholarship to Washington State!"
Meredith and Addison hugged their sister. Neither one of them ever tried to get a scholarship. "We are so proud of you." Addison said.
"And, with schooling at W-State, you can get in to almost any medical school you want to." Addison said.
"Thanks guys. I'm just glad I get two months to clear my head."
"You're going to need it." Alex said. "All that schooling and studying… it's a killer."
The three surgical attendings stared at him. "What? It's true. I'ts been too long for you guys to remember. Meredith will back me up."
"Oh yeah. I hated school." Meredith agreed.
"Gee, thanks guys. You're getting me so excited about going to school."
"I loved college and Med School Jordanna." Addison said.
"Yeah, because you had two handsome men in all your classes." Mark chimed in.
"That makes me a little nauseous." Jordanna laughed. "Ok, so who has to go into work now and who is going to spend the rest of their day with me?"
Alex, Mark and Derek raised their hands like school children.
"Good! Girls day!" Addison said.
They all kissed their respective others and bid them farewell.
"So, what are we going to do?" Meredith asked.
"Well, tragically, I am reduced to stretchy pants." Addison said.
"Oh my god! I didn't even notice. Addison never wears stretchy pants!" Jordanna joked.
"I know I don't. So we need to go shopping."
"Maternity clothes shopping." Meredith corrected. "Saying it is the first step."
"Fine. Yes. I have to go maternity clothes shopping."
"Geez Addie. Did you think you weren't going to get fat or something?" Jordanna asked.
"Yeah, I knew. Or course I knew. Its just- I've never been fat before."
Meredith and Jordan laughed. "You're not getting fat Addison, you're having a baby. There is a difference." Meredith said.
"There's a life growing inside of you." Jordan added.
"Well… It should grow inside Mark or something."
Meredith and Jordanna continued to laugh.
"How can I help you sir?" One of the nurses at the front desk asked the man in front of her.
"Is Alexander Karev working today?"
"Dr Karev? Yeah. But he's in surgery right now."
The man smiled. "Thank you. Do you know what time he'll be free?"
"Not for another couple of hours. Do you want me to tell him you're here?"
"No, no that's ok. I'll track him down later."
"Hey Jordan. Want to drive me to work? Maybe Alex will be free and you can have dinner or something." Meredith asked.
"You just want a ride. But… ok."
"Thanks. Let's go."
Jordan got up from her spot on the couch and grabbed her coat.
"Do you think Addison is going to be ok?" Jordanna asked.
"Are you kidding? She spent tons of money in those stores. I think that she will be just fine."
"Yeah, and when she thought we weren't looking, she bought sexy lingerie."
Jordanna laughed as she pulled into the hospital parking lot. Jordan dropped Meredith off at the front because she was running late.
"Thanks. I'll see you later."
Jordanna couldn't find parking anywhere near the front so she ended up parking in one of the furthest spots.
She got out of the can and went to open the trunk to get out her purse when she heard shuffling feet behind her. She quickly turned; startled. She reached into her pocket to retrieve her phone but it wasn't there. It was in the trunk with her purse.
A man, in his late forties was standing in front of her. "Can I help you with something?" Jordan asked him.
"Are you the lovely young lady that is dating my son?"
Jordanna froze. She looked around. No one was there. "You're Alex's dad?" She questioned.
"You shouldn't answer a question with another question young lady?"
"Umm, yes. Alex and I are together."
"I've been meaning to have a chat with my son. I haven't seen him in quite a while."
He stepped closer to her. It didn't take Jordanna long to know that he had been drinking.
"Alex doesn't want to talk to you Mr. Karev."
"Well… Then I'll have to give him a reason to come to me." He sneered.
The last thing Jordanna remembered was a fist coming towards her before everything went black.
END CHAPTER 35