A/N: So, here's my first Private Practice fic. This is what I think should've happened when Pete came to Addison's house to ask her to play poker with him and the guys. This is the first chapter and I promise to update as soon as possible.
I know I haven't written in quite a long time and I haven't updated my other stories in ages, but I'm back now, with a new name (it used to be NCISloverTIVA) and a new addiction.:)
I hope you enjoy, and please review!
She opened the door, expecting to see Naomi's date, surprised to find Pete standing there, a bottle of beer in his hand and a cocky smile on his face. "Hey." He simply said.
"Hey." She said surprised, looking at him questioningly.
"Cooper and I are next door… at Sam's, playing poker and having some drinks. I thought you'd wanna join us." He said, bringing the bottle within her reach, a semi-innocent expression on his face. "Wanna join us?" The cocky expression back in it's place.
"You're a little bit drunk." She said, giving him an amused look.
"And you, too, could be a little bit drunk." He said, grinning at her
"You're drunk, and you're flirty. Go away." She said, a slightly smug expression on her face.
She tried to close to door again, but was stopped by Pete. "Or… I can come in, and we could actually get to know one another outside of work…" He said, hoping she'd say yes.
She couldn't believe he was standing outside her door, offering to spend time with each other. She was about to say something when he spoke again. "You're attracted to me, you've admitted it…" He said, like that would change something
"Yeah, well… I'm not attracted to you anymore." She said, not believing herself when the words came out of her mouth. She was so attracted to him. She nodded, more to assure herself than him, before closing the door in his face.
"You're attracted to me right now!" He yelled from the other side of the door. She let out a chuckle and opened the door again, slightly surprised at how close their faces suddenly were. He just looked at her with open mouth, waiting for her to say or do something.
"Maybe." She whispered seductively. She heard his breath hitch in his throat and his face inched closer. It took all of her willpower not to do the same, but she knew that, no matter how much she wanted it, she shouldn't kiss him. Not there, not at that moment. No matter how attractive he was, at that moment he was also drunk and she knew it wouldn't end well if they would kiss. Because she was sure kissing would lead to something else, something she didn't want it to lead unless she was more than just another women he could sleep with to him. She wanted more, and he knew that.
She snatched the bottle of beer out of his hand and closed the door again, letting out a breath she didn't know she had been holding as she leaned against the door. The moment had only taken a second, but it had sure taken it's toll. The attraction was back in full force. Since the dreams she hadn't been able to keep her mind off him, but since her friend the showerhead it had become easier to deal with. Though right at that moment, she really really needed to pay him a visit again.
"Does that mean that maybe you're attracted to me or maybe you'll come to Sam's?" Pete asked from the outside, slightly slurring.
She sighed desperately. How was she ever going to be able to think - and breathe - normally around him, how was she ever going to keep herself from sleeping with him when he acted like that. How was she ever going to keep herself from loving him...
"You'll see." she yelled, not wanting to open the door again, afraid she'd do something she might regret later. She couldn't trust herself around him, because then things would go wrong. She wanted him, desperately, but he didn't want her in the same way. She wanted Pete, the whole package, while he just wanted bedroom-Addison. Addison in matching panties and bra, or just Addison in no panties or bra.
"I can't wait." She heard through the door, his voice sultry and barely above a whisper.
She had to fight the urge to throw the door open and jump him as shivers went down her spine. Pulling the curtain aside a little, she peeked through the window, watching him pace in front of her door.
"What did you do with my date?" She heard Naomi ask behind her.
Turning around, she sighed, secretly not wanting to stop looking at him. "That wasn't your date, that was my date." She said, not seeing Naomi raise her eyebrows as she looked out of the window again, staring at the man she wanted to be with. "My unsuitable, flirty, drunk… oh so attractive date." She said, letting out a deep sigh.
Naomi chuckled. "Oh my god, you are so lost. You're falling in love!" She said, the sound of her voice growing with each word. Addison quickly shushed her friend. Naomi looked at her questioningly and Addison walked closer, away from the door.
"He is still outside my door, waiting for me to come with him to play poker at Sam's." She whispered.
Naomi chuckled again. "And you think he didn't hear you say how week in the knees he makes you?" Naomi asked with raised eyebrows, a teasing smile on her face.
A look of terror crossed Addison's face and she hit her forehead with her right hand. "Oh no. Damn it, damn it, damn it, Nae! Why didn't you stop me?!" She whispered loudly.
"What?"Naomi said with a surprised expression on her face. "How was I supposed to stop you? I didn't even know he was still there!"
Sighing, Addison started pacing. "Relax, Addie, it's not that bad. He already knew it anyway, and maybe he didn't even hear you."Naomi said, trying to comfort her friend.
"Yeah, right."Addison said with a deep sigh.
"Addie, come on. Don't worry so much, he finds you at least as attractive, you know that. I've known Pete for a long time, but I've never seen him act like this around a woman. Don't think the feelings are one-sided, honey, because they're not." Naomi said with a small smile, stopping the pacing by grabbing her friend by her shoulders, looking her in the eyes. "Go play poker with him, but, be careful, I don't want you to get hurt, okay?" Naomi said, looking Addison in the eyes.
Addison sighed again and took a deep breath. "Okay."
The bell rang again and they smiled at each other. "Now he's really here!" Addison squealed.
Naomi rolled her eyes and hit Addison's arm playfully, not able to keep the smile from her lips. "Stop it!" She whispered. "I'll call you later so we can chat." She said, hugging her friend before walking towards the door.
When Naomi was gone, Addison looked in the mirror, trying to fix her hair and make-up. She looked at herself for a moment before taking a deep breath and walking towards the door, preparing herself for the handsome man with the cocky grin that made her knees go weak.
He looked around, breathing in the cool evening air. It sobered him up a little bit, and he now realized what he had done. He started to get nervous when he realized he was going to be by her side for the rest of the night.
He looked up when the door finally opened and he saw her. He saw her every day but he was still not used to how beautiful she was. Every time he saw her she seemed more beautiful than the time before and he could never get enough of her.
He couldn't help his heart from missing a beat when she smiled her breathtaking smile and hearing her voice made him unable to think about anything else than her. She had a surprisingly big effect on him, something he wasn't used to anymore, and she had made him go out of his mind more than once. One sway of her hips was enough to make him want to do unbelievably dirty things to her. But smelling her perfume or feeling her skin on his made him completely loose it. Since their kiss he had been very attracted to her, but it were the little interactions between them that had made him fall in love with her.
The glance Naomi had thrown him when she walked away with her date had told him she knew. She knew he was waiting for Addison, and she knew how he felt about her. Naomi always knew. But the most important thing the glance told him was not to screw it up. If he would, he would have to deal with Naomi. But he wouldn't screw it up, he would make it work, because he couldn't remember the last time he had ever felt about a woman he felt about Addison. True, he had been married, and he had loved Anna, but things had been different. Anna was different. It had taken longer to fall for Anna, and even when he had, he had never felt as happy as he did now.
Closing the door she turned around, looking up at him with a smile and wrapping her arms around her small form to keep herself warm.
"You came." He said, smiling happily at her.
"You waited for me." She said, the surprise evident in her voice. She slowly closed the distance between them by taking small steps towards him, her cute smile growing.
"Yeah, well, we wouldn't want you to get lost, now would we?" He asked, looking down at her when she stood in front of him, smiling sweetly at her.
He had never felt better, the flirting came so natural to them and they were both completely at ease, not able to stop smiling at each other. He knew that, now, it was different. If they wanted, they really could be something, it was just a matter of time, and somehow, he was sure it would happen that night. The way she looked him in his eyes gave him hope, hope that maybe, she felt the same way about him.
She grinned flirtatiously at him, cocking one eyebrow. He looked irresistible and it took a lot of her willpower not to close the distance between them and kiss him. Though this night was not a date, they were spending time together and they were flirting a lot. So, she should at least wait until the end of the evening before kissing him. Also, he was acting like a true gentleman, kissing him would definitely change that.
After having stared into each others eyes for a moment, she spoke, pointing her head towards Sam's house. "Shall we go play some poker?"
He grinned at her and nodded, letting her walk past him before following her, his hand itching to put it on the small of her back. Their hips softly bumped against each other as they walked and he felt his heart starting to beat rapidly. She was going to be his death someday.
A/N: So, that was the first chapter. I hope you enjoyed it! Please tell me what you thought and if you have any ideas, tell me!