Okay, so here's just a sneak peek at the idea have for my new story. In this story, Meredith and Addison are best friends, and about to go to college. You can maybe guess a set of male best friends they'll meet very quickly....
Anyways, I know this is short but I'm testing the waters, so let me know what you think of the idea, and if there are any suggestions as to what you'd like to see in the story line, I'd love to hear them. Thanks for reading :)
Meredith packed the last of her belongings into her final suitcase and zipped it shut before dragging it to the top of the stairs and pulling it down the stairs with a loud thump on each step. When she reached the bottom of the steps, she set the suitcase beside the pile of suitcases already sitting beside the door. Satisfied with her packing job, she turned to walk into her mother's office, where Ellis was getting ahead in her paperwork while Meredith packed the remainder of her belongings for college. Now that everything was packed, all Meredith had to do was wait for Addison and her parents to pick her up. Since Ellis had to perform a high profile surgery, Addison's parents had volunteered to bring Meredith to college with Addison. Since Meredith and Addison had decided months ago to live together when they'd figured out they would be attending the same college. Meredith hovered in front of her mother's door for a few long moments before she heard Ellis say, "Stop hovering, Meredith, and just come in already."
Meredith sighed as she walked into the study, smiling nervously at her mother. "Well, everything's packed, Mom," she said, twisting her hair around her finger. "I'm just waiting for Addison and her parents."
Ellis took her reading glasses off and stood to walk around her desk, looking at Meredith closely as she did so. "Thank you for being understanding about this, Meredith," she said. "This surgery is very important, and it's essential that I'm there for it."
Meredith rolled her eyes and mumbled, "And me going to college isn't important at all."
Ellis sighed. "Honestly, Meredith, I don't know why you're making such a big deal out of this," she sighed. "It's not like I'm missing your graduation."
"No, you already did that," Meredith snapped. She never talked to her mother like this, but perhaps the thought that she was leaving for college and never had to be under her mother's roof again was enough to make her stand up for herself.
Ellis opened her mouth to respond, but the doorbell interrupted whatever she was about to say. "Whatever," Meredith said. "Addison and I will pack the car and then I'll be out of your hair. Bye Mom."
She turned to leave and was surprised when she felt her mother grab her arm. When she turned, she saw her mother looking at her in a way she hadn't ever seen before.
"I'm sorry, Meredith," Ellis said softly. "I know…I haven't been the best mother. And I'm sorry. But I truly believe that you are going to excel at college."
Meredith smiled softly. She was terrified to go to college, and right now she just needed her mom, for the first time in a long time, she was letting herself need her mom. "Thank you," she whispered, hesitantly leaning in to hug her. "I'll call you when I get there, okay?"
Ellis hugged Meredith back for a moment before she pulled back. "Good luck, Meredith," she said. "I'm proud of you."
Meredith smiled softly before she turned to let Addison into the house. Addison smiled nervously as she fidgeted in the hallway with Meredith for a moment.
"Do you have enough stuff?" Addison asked. "Because I have a lot more stuff than you, and we're going to the same place. And I don't want to seem like a bad roommate because I'm going to take up so much more room than you."
Meredith rolled her eyes as she shoved a box into Addison's hands. "The reason you have so much more stuff is because you always look gorgeous and perfect," she said. "And it's fine. I don't need a lot of stuff."
"Okay," Addison said hesitantly. "Are you scared?"
Meredith sighed as she followed Addison out to the car. "A little," she said. "But mostly just excited."
"I'm scared," Addison admitted. "Excited too, but mostly scared."
The two of them quickly loaded the rest of Meredith's belongings into the car and got into the backseat, Addison's parents greeting her with warm smiles. As the car pulled away from the curb, Meredith glanced out the back window, smiling as she felt that she was really leaving her past behind her and making her way into the future. This would be good. She was starting an entirely new life, and she was excited to reinvent who Meredith Grey was. She could be anyone she wanted to, and she couldn't wait.