She looked up at the sky as she walked across the grass. Her finger played with the petals of one of the dozen flowers in her hands. A small smile produced on her face. Twenty years had passed since she was trapped in the room with the radiation patient. It had been twenty years since she almost died and lost the most important things in her life. Those twenty years had been some of the best of her life.

She smiled at him as tears lined her eyes.

"You look beautiful." He mouthed.

"Thank you."

Her eyes didn't leave his.

Maggie didn't stand far away from her. Mark stood on the other side of Alex. Whitney and Carson were sitting in the front row. The basket that had been full of flower petals sat on Whitney's lap. The pillow with the rings sat on Carson's lap.

She wore a white wedding gown that was just a little puffy on the skirt. The top part was beaded and sparkly. It was strapless and fit her perfectly.


Her hair was plastered to her face. When Alex decided to get his ass into the room, she was sure to kill him. She went into labor while he was in surgery and they were having problems getting a replacement in there since Mark was in a different surgery at the time.

"Where is my husband!?" She screamed.

"Mer, breathe." Maggie tried to coach.

"Don't tell me to breathe!"

"Okay… Sorry?"

"Just get me my damn husband so I can effectively castrate him."

"I'm here." Alex panted as showed up in the doorway.

"Oh my god!" Meredith screamed as a contraction came over to her.

He hurried to her bed to let her squeeze his hand. Big mistake. Pain came over her face as practically broke his hand.

"Okay, Meredith. You're going to push." The OB/GYN said.

"Get this baby out of me!" She screamed.

"Alright. On the next contraction… Okay… Ready. Push, push, push!"

Meredith grunted as she pushed with all her might.


Twenty minutes later, Meredith was able to relax back against the bed. Alex was able to cut the umbilical cord and official meet his baby girl. Sarah Lynn Kerev.


"My mom is getting married." Whitney sung out.

Meredith giggled. "Hold still. I'm almost done."

"But can you believe it? She's getting married… to a great guy."

Meredith smiled. "I'm so happy for her."

"So am I. I'm happy for me. I finally get a dad… or a stepdad, but still as dad."

"There." She stepped back and looked at the dress that Whitney was wearing. "Perfect. You look so cute."

"Cute? Mer, I'm ten. Not four."

Meredith giggled shaking her head. "Don't remind me. That mean Carson is ten and I am old."

"Don't worry, Mer. You're not old."

"Aw…" Her face turned skeptical. "What do you want from me?"

Whitney laughed and hugged her. "I love you, Meredith."

"I love you too, Kiddo… Come on we have to be getting out there. The wedding is going to start soon."

That day, Maggie became Margaret Hogg-Sloan.


"How come all births must be painful!" Meredith cried out as she a contraction passed.

"Mer, it is childbirth. Did you expect a day in the park?" Maggie said before Meredith took a swing at her, but Maggie moved out of the way.

"Mags, I hate you." She groaned.

"Not as much as you hate Alex." A satisfied grin stretched across her face as Meredith glared at her.

"Do you need anything, Mer?" Alex asked kissing her forehead.

"A new vagina!" Meredith said with all the seriousness in the world.

"Why? What's wrong with this one? I like this one. We do amazing things…" He said with a cocky smile.

"Oh god!" Maggie groaned walking towards the door. "I'm leaving now."

"That was mean." Meredith giggled.

He kissed her hand. "I love you."

"I love you too."

Only an hour later, they brought Laura Maggie Kerev into the world.


"Mom, stop. Seriously, it's fine."

"Just hold on." Meredith continued to fiddle with Sarah's dress.


"Fine. Okay. I'm done." She stepped back. "My baby's first dance."

"I'm not the baby. Laura is." She pointed.

"You'll always be my baby."

"How are my girls?" Alex asked walking into Sarah's room.

"We're fine." Sarah groaned as she disappeared into the closet. "This isn't a family affair."

"Nobody said it was." Meredith said rolling her eyes.

"Yeah, Carson and Laura aren't here." Alex pointed out as he wrapped his arms around his wife's waist kissing her cheek. Sarah came back into the main room and Alex started shaking his head.

"What?" Sarah said looking at him confused.

"No, you cannot wear that. You are only fourteen."

"Dad!" Sarah said in a whiney voice.

"It's too…"

"Just go, Alex." Meredith said rolling her eyes. "You're being a dad."

"Someone has to be."

"We'll be out soon."

"She can't wear that!"

"Out!" Meredith said pushing him out the door shutting the door. Sarah giggled.

"Thank you, Mama."

"You're welcome, Sweetie."


"The graduates of 2004!!" The speaker called. The crowd cheered. And cameras snapped.

After a few minutes the new graduates started to file off the stage. Meredith and Maggie headed the group pushing through the crowd to get to Carson and Whitney.

"I'm so proud of you!" Meredith said as she hugged her son.

"Thanks, Mom." He smiled.

"I'm so proud of you, Whitney." Maggie said.

The two mothers looked at each other and laughed.

"We've gone so soft." Meredith laughed as she wiped a couple tears from her eyes.

"I'm proud of you, son." Alex said hugging his son.

"Thanks, Dad."

"Good Job." Mark said hugging Whitney who had become practically his daughter over the years.

"Thanks, Daddy." Whitney smile.

Sarah and Laura hugged and congratulated the graduates, when some guy walked up to Sarah not notice she was with her family.

"Hey." The guy said.

Sarah took notice of him. He was cut after all. "Hi." She smiled.

"You want to go get something to eat after this?"

"May…" She started when her father came up beside her.

"She's fourteen. Don't come anywhere near her or I'll hurt you." He said casually.

"Dad!" Sarah yelled turning bright red.


"My baby!" Maggie cried sitting beside Meredith in a chair pushed against the wall.

"Maggie!" Meredith said rolling her eyes. "Pull yourself together."

"She's getting married! She's all grown up… She's twenty-two!... Married, Meredith! She's getting married!"

"Yeah, to my son. You don't see me crying."

"You're not giving him up."

"Are you even hearing yourself right now?" Meredith giggled.

Maggie sighed. "No… I know I'm being irrational. I'm very happy." She said pulling herself together. "I love Carson."

The door to the dressing room opened and Whitney walked out in a wedding dress that fit her perfectly that she was trying on. Maggie burst into tears again causing Meredith to laugh as she hugged her friend.


Tears. Everyone cried as they stood in the dimmed room, but nobody said anything. After so long… After an uphill battle with cancer… she was gone.

She crouched down at the foot of the stone. Tears rolled off her cheeks.

"Where would I be without you, Mags?" She used her finger to trace her friend's name. "Probably back in Boston with a twenty-four year old son who never knew his father… I'd probably be the loneliest person in the world. I would have never gotten this far if it weren't for you." Reaching up, she wiped her eyes. "I love you more than you probably ever knew."

Carefully she set the flowers down next to the stone. Leaning forward, she kissed her name.

A hand reached out and landed on her shoulder. She turned to see Alex smiling sadly at her. She stood up and hugged him tightly burying her face into his neck. He stroked her arms staring down at the flowers she had laid there.

Mark stood close by his face red as he strained to hold the tears back. Carson held his crying, pregnant wife not far away from his parents. Sarah and Laura stood close by as well.

"I can't believe it's been a year." She said softy through the tears.

"I know, Babe." He whispered kissing her forehead.

"I love you, Alex."

"I love you too, Babe."

"I'm so glad we came to Seattle."

He smiled softly. "Let's go home."

She nodded as they turned and started to walk away. Today was especially hard. She had made it through one year without her best friend. The person who had been in her life forever. She looked at Alex and laid her head down on his shoulder. And it all started because they were put in the same room in the hospital. She looked over her shoulder one time at her name knowing that she would return to place new flowers on her grave in a week.

Margaret Hogg-Sloan

Brilliant Attorney

Best Mother


And friend

She looked back at Alex and hugged herself closer to him kissing his cheek lightly.


Hope that was a good ending! Yes that sadly was the ending. I'm sad to see this one go.

So, Meredith, Alex, Mark, and Maggie would be in their fifties in this chapter. Meredith and Alex would have been married for 20 years or so. Mark and Maggie would have been married about 14 years. Carson and Whitney got married (about 2 years ago in this chapter), and they're both 24ish. Sarah would have been 18 or 19. And Laura would have been like 16ish.

Anyway… The End.