Author Devylish
Title Another Way
Chapter Welcome To Seattle Grace
Fandom Grey's Anatomy
Characters Callie and cast... pairings undecided!
Rating PG
Words 1200
Warning/Spoiler/Summary None. None. So I was curious, what would happen if Dr. Callie Torres came to SG as a new doctor. Would things end up differently?
Disclaimer All publicly recognizable characters, settings, plot, etc. are the property of the creators of the TV show Grey's Anatomy. Any original characters, settings and plots are the property of devylish. devylish is in no way associated with the TV show Grey's Anatomy and no copyright infringement is intended. This work is an amateur fan effort and no profit is being made.

Already bored with the official 'tour' and 'get to know the hospital staff' schedule that she'd been provided, Dr. Callie 'call me Calliope and I'll break you' Torres took the call of nature (her guide's call of nature) as a chance to escape.

She knew, as the the new 'golden child' Orthopedic Surgeon for Seattle Grace hospital, that she should follow the schedule and agenda that had been set for her, but... well, she also knew if she had to listen to the chirping and cutesy smiles of Pediatric MD Arizona Robbins any longer, she'd kill herself.

Oh, Dr. Robbins was cute enough, but well, Callie had sworn off of women after her thing in Miami with the estimable Dr. Erica Hahn. That hadn't ended well. She'd gotten past her parent's prejudice, and her siblings' prejudice... and her friends' prejudice... only to find out that she and Erica? Yeah, not the best fit.

So yeah, she, for the past four months, had been off of women. And off of men. She was off of romance altogether. The move to Seattle Grace had actually kind of been started through her desire to get away from it all. Erica, past boyfriends and girlfriends... just... all of it.

And so she found herself in Seattle, Washington, pretty much as far away across the country from her family and friends as she could be.

And she was questioning her decision already. Spring in Seattle? What spring? It was cold as hell in Seattle this month and they dared to call it Spring? And don't think her mother hadn't 'subtly' pointed out the difference of temperature between Miami and Seattle in her daily voice mail this morning. She never missed a chance to try and lure her baby girl back to Florida.

Wandering around a corner Callie saw a few women standing at station, chatting...Chatting and staring. Staring at a few men who were discussing something about halfway done the hall. She sidled up behind women. One or two of the women looked up at her curiously when she arrived, the others ignored her presence and simply continued to chat.

"-- his third nurse this week. He's on a roll."

"He could roll on me anytime he wants to."

"I can't fucking believe you just said that! McSteamy? You'd do McSteamy?!" A curly haired slender Asian woman addressed a skinny dishwater blonde.

"Not so loud! Jesus Yang! Yes, I'd do McSteamy... I wouldn't make him my lifelong partner or anything, but... yeah... sleep with him...?"

"You do know his 'thing' has been in more women than anyone else in this hospital?"

Callie glanced down the hall at the men who seemed to be the topic of discussion. There were five of them. A tall dark black man, a look of authority on his face... maybe in his mid thirties... forty years old. A pale redhead, hair close shorn to his scalp. A brunette with dark wavy hair, arms crossed over his chest as he leaned against a wall. A muscular greyish blond haired man with his hands tucked in his pockets. And last, but not least, another brunette with short hair and a surly look on his otherwise handsome face.

"Practice makes perfect and he has to be 'perfect' by now with all of the practice he's had... besides, I'd make him wear a condom." The slender blonde with the name tag Grey attached to her chest responded as she flipped through a few pages of the file she was pretending to look at.

Yang gave a snort of laughter. "Oh c'mon... you and McSteamy? Naw...." she looked back down the hall, "McDreamy is more your speed."

All of the women spared a glance in the direction of the cluster of men. And Callie found herself wondering which was 'McDreamy', and then she found herself wondering if they all had 'McNicknames'.

"What is it with you and McDreamy and me?"

"I just see the possibilities."

"Yeah well, I," Grey responded, "See possibilities with me and McSteamy."

"Pfft! Now, me? I'm still trying to hunt me down a piece of that yummy Dr. Burke."

"He'll never break his Dr./Resident rule."

"He's never gotten an offer from me before." Yang wrote a note on one of her patient's files.

"What about you Izzie?"

"I'm not interested in any of them."

"I'm not asking you who you want 'to have and hold' for the rest of your life," Yang bit out. "We just want to know who you'd want as a bed buddy?"

"I hate this discussion." Izzie 'Stevens' muttered.

Callie opened her mouth, "I'd do them all; I mean, they're all kind of cute." Okay, so the self imposed abstinence was clearly affecting her in negative ways. Negative, mouth open too much, ways.

The women she was standing behind all turned and looked at her. Yang, of course, was the first to speak.

"Who are you?"

Smiling, Callie held out her hand, "Torres. Dr. Callie Torres, Orthopedics. I'm new."

The women stared at her for a few seconds before Yang, studying her frame a few times before shaking her head offered, "You can't choose them all. That's cheating. You have to pick one... or maybe two, at most." She finally reached out for Callie's extended hand and gave it a firm shake. "Cristina Yang, last year res, Cardio." She pointed to her left, "Last year res, Dr. Meredith Grey, and," to her right, "Last year res, Dr. Izzie Stevens." And nodding to the woman farthest to the right, "Dr. Lexie Grey, second year res, and yeah, they're sisters." Turning her back on all of us, Yang faced the men again. "Now, Dr. Torres, make your pick."

Callie glanced at the ladies residents and then with a shrug, turned her attention back to the men. She took them all in for a few seconds before offering, "Well, knowing nothing at all about them beyond their looks... I'd say the brunette leaning against the wall, or maybe the tall blonde – hands in his pockets."

Yang spun back around to and grinned at her. "Good choices! McDreamy and McSteamy. They don't do anything for me, but they do seem to be hospital favorites." She trapped her folders against her chest as she slipped out of the gathering at the station and she added, "and, even better, you didn't pick my #1... I'd hate to start disliking you before you even started."

Callie smiled at the retreating figure of Dr. Yang. "Is she always like that?"

"Always." Meredith Grey smiled, "Welcome to Seattle Grace."