Mirror, Mirror

A Grey's Anatomy drabble by Gigi

Disclaimer: Yeah, I still don't own anything. Doesn't seem to be changing anytime soon.

A/N: So this was just me writing randomly on the train to the airport (don't even get me started on the absolute hell it took to get on this stupid plane). It's not much, but I feel like it's necessary in my own little world of Gigi-land. Any citizens out there?

The woman staring out of the mirror was not Addison Forbes Montgomery. Addison Forbes Montgomery was a force to be reckoned with, a fiery soul full of the perfect balance between compassion and wit. This woman, Addison thought as she twirled a lock of crimson hair between her fingers, was weak, defeated and a coward. Her pale blue eyes, once sparkling with joy and passion, now blankly gazed back at her. Her long red hair, once the envy of those around her, was no more. Addison remembered grieving in silence as the stylist cut it all the way up to her chin.

She ran away. She may have spun it differently to Karev last week, but she didn't want to admit, even to herself, that she had become the woman who ran away. But, looking into the haunted, empty eyes of the shell that remained of the person she was once proud of, Addison knew that was what she had done.

She ran away from the dreary city that never really felt like home. Even so, as Addison stood in the posh bathroom of her house on the beach in Santa Monica, she couldn't help but feel homesick.

A/N: I told you it wasn't much. Hence the "drabble" categorization above the disclaimer. I still hope some of you liked it, though, and I would love it if you dropped me a review. If any of you follow me on Twitter, I'll be more than happy to give you great reviewers a shout-out!