One last chapter just to sum things up.
Shows a side of Callie that I know is in there somewhere, the guilty side in which she actually feels bad for what she has done. Too bad ABC fired Brooke Smith and discontinued their storyline because that last scene between Callie and Erica was amazing and they could have taken their relationship in so many different directions after that. Oh well, since they won't I will.
Callie pulled away, looking deep into Erica's eyes. "Can we-" She faltered, trying to find the right words.
"Start over?" Erica offered.
Callie visibly relaxed. "Yes please."
Erica smiled and took Callie in her arms. "I think that's the best idea I've heard in a long time. Just promise me one thing."
Callie pulled back at looked deep into Erica's eyes. "Anything."
"No more teaching sessions with Sloan. Because I can't compete with him. There are certain parts there that I just don't have."
Callie laughed and snuggled back into the comfort of Erica's arms. "I promise."
This time it was Erica who pulled away. "Do you really Callie?"
"If we're going to try this again I . . . I have to know-"
Wordlessly, Callie led Erica over to the couch and sat her down, sitting on the coffee table directly in front of the heart surgeon. She took a deep breath and cautiously reached out to take Erica's hands. "I know that I hurt you, I know that. I went to Mark when the only one I should have been talking to about this was you. And I . . . I cheated on you Erica. I have joined the ranks of George O'Malley and if you really can forgive me for that than you are a better person than I am because I may never be able to forgive myself for that."
"I'm sorry doesn't even seem anywhere near what I need to say to you." She dropped Erica's gaze and looked down. "I turned into my lousy, emotionally distant ex of a husband and I hurt you."
Callie looked up. "I'm worse than Izzie Stevens."
"Would you stop being so dramatic?"
"I'm not Erica. How can you be so . . . cool with all of this?"
"Believe me I am far from it Callie, but the fact that you're here right now means more than you know. You . . . cheated on me. You betrayed my trust and that isn't going to be built back up overnight. When you told me I felt like I couldn't breathe. I've never had a moment where I thought I did something wrong."
"You didn't." Callie brought a hand to Erica's face. "It was me. I'm . . . messed up."
Erica laughed. She smiled and really laughed. The kind of laugh that warmed the pit in Callie's stomach and made her forget everything but the moment they were in.
She took Callie's hand from her face and kissed her palm. "Just promise me one more thing?"
"That you'll talk to me. If something is bothering you or if you have concerns, come to me. And for god sakes leave poor Bailey out of it."
Callie smiled and let Erica pull her over to the couch and snuggled back into the older woman's embrace.
"Can I ask you something?" Callie asked.
Erica nodded. "Yeah."
Callie looked up at Erica with a twinkle in her eye. "Do you want to go on a date with me?"
Hope you guys enjoyed it.