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Chapter 1: The Genetic Trait
"Come on Calliope." Arizona yelled from the front door of Callie's apartment. She was sitting on one of Callie's many, many suitcases. Why Callie needed so much for just a weekend trip, she had no idea. She was lucky enough to get the Chief to agree to let them both have five days off, and she was desperately hoping she didn't waste those five days waiting for Callie to finish packing. Though, she didn't mind too much, since anything having to do with Callie was fine with her. More than fine actually. The past couple months had been amazing for the pair; the two were inseparable, not that either of them minded. They found a comfortable routine between the two: enjoying each other's company, laughing at each others jokes, finishing each other sentences, falling asleep in each other's arms etc... It was perfect. Cristina often joked that they were "disgustingly adorable", and hearing that being uttered from the lips of Cristina was more than anyone else's approval. Callie's father however was a bit more difficult to win over. Of course after her father got over the fact that Arizona was a female, she grew on him. What really won him over was the fact that she was actually more honorable than George O'Malley. Plus, who could turn away from the irresistable charm that Arizona possessed?
"I'm coming. I'm coming." Callie smiled. "Do you think i'm good to go?"
"You were good to go 7 shirts, 9 pants, 5 blue jeans, 3 shorts, 5 pairs of shoes, and 5 bras ago..." Arizona paused. "Not that I mind the bra's" She giggled with a wink.
"I know. I know. I may have over-packed a tad bit, but I really want your family to like me." Callie blushed.
Arizona smiled, loving the fact that Callie was trying so hard. She kissed her lips softly.
"Don't worry! They will love you." Arizona bent down and grabbed a few bags and threw them over her shoulder.
"Now, let's hit the road Jack." Arizona sang as she led their way out of the apartment.
They were driving down to the outskirts of San Diego, where most of Arizona's family lived, in Arizona's red Toyota Land Cruiser. Callie always imagined Arizona driving something for "girly", like a mustang convertible or a green buggy, but never a red Toyota Land Cruiser, but once she got to really know Arizona, she understood why. Arizona was a very outdoorsy person. She loved hiking, fishing, and being out in the wilderness. They made many trips down to the woods where Meredith and Derek's new house was built and stayed a few nights there to fish and hike. They also drove out to the mountains and stayed in a cabin for a weekend, so Callie understood her choice of vehicle quite well after she really got to know Arizona.
Paper Planes by M.I.A came on the radio and Arizona immediately jumped to turn the volume all the way up as she danced and sang the lyrics. Callie looked on with amusement as she watched her girlfriend.
"Make sure not to get us killed, I really want to meet your family." Callie joked.
"Uh, sweetie, you should know me so well by now. I am the best dancing/singing driver on the west coast." Arizona stated seriously as she continued dancing with her eyes on the road.
"Mhmm." Callie giggled and reached down into her bag to pull out a book she had been reading.
"I can't believe your going to read, when you can sit here and look at this beautiful view!" Arizona smiled as she pointed out to the hills and mountains.
"I am looking at this beautiful view." Callie smiled as she leaned over and kissed Arizona on the cheek.
"You are too cheesy!" Arizona laughed.
"Ari, are there yet?!" Callie let out a groan as she wiggled impatiently in her seat.
"Stop being such a whiner, Calliope." Arizona joked as she reached for Callie's hand.
"It has been forever! We'll never get there!" Callie pouted.
"You are like a five-year old." Arizona teased. "Ari, are we there yet? Ari, Are we there yet?" Arizona mocked.
"Meanie." Callie continued pouting.
"You love it. So, stop pouting." Arizona kissed her lips. "Plus, I happen to think your childish antics are adorable." Callie giggled as she leaned back into Arizona and kissed her.
"You ready?" Arizona asked.
"I think so, can you go over all the names again..." Callie asked nervously.
Arizona smiled. "We've been over this, so don't worry. My mother is Katherine, my Father is Greg. My sister's name is Dakota, and my brothers name is Austin. My sister is married to Kyle, and they have a beautiful little girl named Chloe and a son named Cody. Chloe is 4 and Cody is 8. Austin isn't married, but he will end up having one of his many girlfriends there, so don't worry about her, you will probably never seen her again." Arizona laughed. "Then there is my Aunt Macy and Uncle John, and they have two kids, Sydney and Logan. Neither of them are married, and both of them are surgeons. Sydney and I have been best friends since, birth. She is one of the many reasons I moved to Seattle, but as soon as I moved there she got a really great position back here in California." Arizona shurgged.
"I still think it's funny that your mom and your aunt decided to make a pact to name their children after the places they were conceived." Callie laughed.
Arizona pulled her hands to her faces and blushed. "It's a bit embarrassing if you ask me."
"I think it's cute, in a weird way, of course." Callie laughed, "So, your cousins lived in Australia?"
"Well, not really, Since my mom and aunt are both really good photographers they both traveled a lot. So when my aunt and Uncle John when to Australia they went to this city Logan, and that's where Logan was conceived, and then about a year and a half later, they returned and that's where Sydney was conceived, right smack dab in Sydney Australia."
"What about your brother Austin?" Callie asked.
"Well, my parents didn't want to name him Texas, so they just named him after the City."
Callie nodded. "I see, well I think it's a pretty cool pact they made. Very original, and I am sure, your father and uncle just love your crazy mom and aunt."
"They adore them. I mean, seriously, they worship the ground they walk on." Arizona nodded seriously. "It's nice, to find a love like that, where you just love everything about the person." Arizona smiled looking into Callie's brown eyes.
"Yeah." Callie smiled softly. "It is."
"Calliope." Arizona smiled and kissed Callie on the lips.
Callie's eyes fluttered open and she could see that it was dark outside, but she was confused as to why Arizona was no longer in the drivers seat but at her door helping her get her seat belt un-buckled.
"We're here." Arizona smiled.
"We are? What time is it?" Callie asked.
"2 in the morning. Come on, we'll be extra quiet and try not to wake anyone. My mom left a key underneath the mad for us, so that we didn't have to wake anyone. You can meet everyone in the morning." Arizona explained.
Callie nodded tiredly and got out of the car and held onto Arizona's hand as she led them into the house.
"Come on, I'll take you to my room." Arizona whispered as they quietly tipped toed downstairs to what looked like the basement.
"You lived in your basement?" Callie joked.
"Hey, I loved it down here. My sister is 2 years older than me, and my brother is two years younger than me. Getting peace in this house was hard, so this room was very tranquil." Arizona whispered as she turned the light on.
"All my stuff is already in here." Callie pointed to a pile of bags.
Arizona smiled. "Yeah, I thought i'd grab everything down before I woke you up. You looked so peaceful." Arizona smiled.
"Thanks Ari." Callie kissed her on the lips.
"Ready for bed?" Arizona stretched out and yawned. Callie nodded, so they both quickly changed into their pajamas, brushed their teeth, washed their face, and climbed into bed.
"Who's that?" Callie heard a voice in the room as the door opened.
She then heard another voice respond, "That's Auntie Zona's girlfriend... shh. Just grab the game and get out quickly."
Callie stirred in her sleep and slowly sat up in bed. She then saw an 8 year old boy digging through a box in Arizona's closet and saw an impatient lady standing at the door. She seemed around the same height as Arizona, and basically looked almost exactly like her, right down to the cute dimples.
"Oh my gosh, i'm super sorry! Zona told me to tell Cody to be really quiet, but I guess we failed at that." The lady smiled sheepishly. "I'm Dakota, you can call me Dakota or Dee, doesn't really matter me." She said as she walked over to Callie and shook her hand.
"I'm Callie. It's really great to meet you." Callie said.
"Sorry for barging in like this, but Cody wanted to play Guess Who, and all the games are in here..." She smiled.
"It's fine." Callie smiled. "Where's Arizona?"
"Upstairs catching up with everyone... They are all interrogating my brother Austin. He brought home a lady friend, but this relationship seems serious. She has a daughter." Dakota grinned.
"Found it!" Cody grinned as he came out of the closet holding the game up. "Sorry for waking you up." He smiled showing off the obvious family trait: Dimples.
"It's cool." Callie waved her hand in the air. "I'm Callie, and you must be Cody." He nodded and ran out of the room.
"Family gatherings hype him up." Dakota explained.
"I see you two met." Callie heard Arizona enter the room.
"Yep." Callie grinned as Arizona sat on the bed next to her and kissed her cheek.
"Didn't I tell you she was amazing?" Arizona asked Dakota.
Dakota laughed and nodded. "She did."
"Yeah, well she's pretty amazing too." Callie smiled.
"Well, i'll let you two get ready. Aunt Macy and Uncle John should be here in an hour or so..."
"Alright. Tell mom we'll be out soon, then." Arizona said.
Dakota nodded and walked out.
"So, what's this juicy gossip your sister was telling me about?" Callie asked as she leaned back into the pillows.
"Well..." Arizona started as she laid down next to Callie and snuggled up against her. "...Austin brought home a serious girlfriend. Her name is Mariah, and she has a cute 5 year old daughter named Mackenzie."
"Wow, so he must be really serious about her." Callie said.
"He is." Arizona nodded with a smile. "He told me he was planning on proposing soon."
Callie smiled. "Aw, that's great!"
Arizona nodded. "Yeah! So get ready, so you can go out there and meet everyone."
Callie nodded and got up real quick and ran to her bags. She pulled out a pair of jeans and a cute top and then ran back over to Arizona and kissed her on the lips before entering the bathroom.
"Ready?" Arizona asked as Callie walked out 15 minutes later.
"Ready." Callie smiled as she held her hand and followed her out of the room and up the stairs to the main living room where the whole family was gathered watching Mackenzie and Cody play on Cody's Wii.
"Hey guys..." Arizona smiled as she walked into the living room. "This is Callie." She said pulling Callie next to her.
"Callie!" Arizona's mom, Katherin, shrieked in delight. "I've been wanting to meet you for the longest time!" Katherine smiled as she got up and hugged Callie.
"Oh, the feeling is definitely mutual." Callie grinned.
"This is my husband Greg." Katherine said as Greg stood up and hugged Callie warmly.
"It's a pleasure to meet you Callie, we've been looking forward to seeing the woman that has put a smile on our Zona's face."
Callie looked over at Arizona who was blushing.
"That over there is Cody, Mackenzie, and the little on sitting on the floor is our littlest grandchild, Chloe." Katherine gushed.
"Hey kids, this is Callie." Greg called out trying to grasp their attention away from the TV.
"Hi Callie." They all said without turning away from the TV.
"Sorry, you know kids and their video games."
"Oh yeah! I love video games, so I know how they feel right now." Callie laughed.
"You and Zona both!" Katherine smiled.
Just then a man that looked to be about in his late 20's walked into the room. "Hey! Callie, I'm Austin, Zona's little brother, and this is my girlfriend Mariah. I've heard so much about you, it feels like I already know you." He smiled.
"Oh, same here!" Callie nodded.
"Trust me guys, I tell her all about you all, so she basically know all your dirty secrets." Arizona smiled mostly looking toward Austin.
"I'm hurt, Zona." He joked and walked over to her and kissed her on the cheek.
"Dakota and Kyle stepped out to go grab some more drinks and some wine for tonight, but they should be here soon." Katherine explained. "So sit down you two, let's watch these children rot their brains." Katherine said with a half-hearted laugh.
"Hey, Callie, tonight I will pull out my old Nintendo system and we shall have a showdown." Arizona challenged.
"Oh, yeah? Well you are going down missy!" Callie said poking Arizona on the shoulder.
"We'll see about that." Arizona laughed and kissed Callie before turning her attention back to the TV.
Katherine and Greg shared a knowing glance: Callie was the one.
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