AN: Okay, so Happy Valentine's Day everyone! This one is a little..off. I usually try to stick to the story line, but I'm changing some of it up for this one; mainly just the Remy wanting kids thing, but that's it…Anyways…let's just move on to the story.
It was Valentine's Day. Remy didn't really care about the holiday; when she had a certain someone she would celebrate it sure, but she never really cared about it one way or another.
She saw Cameron walking into the cafeteria at the end of the day, and wondered how she was not ambushed by some guy to go out with him or giving her flowers or chocolates or jewelry. She knit her brows together and cocked her head as she watched the divorced blonde's retreating form.
Ever since the divorce and the neither of them actually leaving the hospital thing, Remy and her had started talking. They were actually rather friendly with each other; Remy would indeed call her her friend.
She jut her jaw to the side and followed her in the cafeteria. Allison sat down at a table near the window and opened up a magazine. Remy walked over to the table's edge and stared at her.
When Allison looked up, she started talking, "What are you doing here all by yourself?" She smiled.
"Wh—What?" She smiled at the brunette.
"First of all…your sitting alone—which no one should ever do. Second, you're sitting alone…on Valentine's Day!" She emphasized the last two words, but she said in a way that showed her true indifference to the day.
"Oh…" She grinned as she looked down at the magazine and shut it, then looked back up, "Yeah…" She looked to the right then back up again, "What's wrong with sitting alone?" She was beginning to feel self-conscious.
"Well…" She looked up as she thought about it, "Nothing is really that wrong with sitting alone, but eating alone is just a crying shame." She rested her weight on only one of her legs.
"Who said I was eating alone?" She faced the standing doctor and crossed her legs.
"No one, but the way you oh-so-subtly looked to the cafeteria then back to me told me that you were going to go get food soon." She smirked as she crossed her arms, "So, why are you here all alone? I would think that out of everyone in the hospital, you would have a hot date…"
She laughed a little as she thought of an answer, "Yeah…yeah, no I don't…have a hot date…" She pursed her lips and patted a small beat on top of her magazine.
"Really? Why?" Thirteen actually looked curious.
"Um…I guess no one wants to date a recently divorced woman…" She looked around, "What about you? Why are you over here talking to me when you could be on some kind of fantastic date with one of your many admirers…" She smirked when the brunette turned away then back to her.
"Dr. Cameron, I have no idea what you're talking about…I rarely celebrate Valentine's Day, and if I do, it's because it's someone special." She gave the blonde one of her charming smiles.
"So…no one special this year then?" Allison was grinning still.
"Not yet anyway…but it's only February, I still got ten months." She shrugged as she thought about taking her statement back, but decided to change it a little, "I mean…there is this one girl that I like, but I'm pretty sure there's no way I can have her…I don't think she's ready to be in a relationship yet, let alone one with a woman."
"Oh." Allison said; Remy nodded her 'What can you do?' nod as the blonde continued, "That's unfortunate." Remy just shrugged at this, "So…you're not doing anything tonight? Not even trying to get this girl to understand your feelings, or anything?"
Remy stuttered for a second, "Yeah, uh..that—that…Are you going to ask me to sit down with you so that you seem like there's something wrong with you?"
Allison smirked at her, not really noticing her lack of answering, "Sure go ahead…I mean, it would be weirder if we were both sitting alone at different tables…" She trailed off as Remy took a seat.
"Yes, that it would be." She turned to put her back half on the chair and half on the windowed wall, then put her elbow on the table and the back of the chairs casually, "So…good read?" She nodded to the magazine.
"Oh," Allison looked down, "No, not really. Just trying to pass the time, you know…avoid going to an empty apartment…"
"Oh, yeah?…" Remy raised her brows. When Allison nodded, Remy asked her next question, "So, you're off the clock then…?" Another nod came from the blonde, "Well…you want to get out of here?" She asked, sitting straight forward.
"And do what?" She asked.
"I don't know..go and get some real food from a hopefully cleared out by now restaurant?" She paused momentarily to take a breath, "I'm starving, and I do not like this food."
Allison thought about it for a moment, even though there wasn't really a lot to think about, "Sure." She shrugged and stood up.
Remy hopped up quickly, "Okay, awesome. I just need to get my jacket from the locker room."
"Okay, I need to grab mine and my purse from my office. I'll meet you in the gathering?" She raised her brows.
"Yeah, I'll be there in like two minutes." She smiled and walked to the elevators as Cameron nodded and made for her office.
Oh my God. I'm going out with Allison Cameron…on Valentine's Day no less. Remy thought as she went inside the locker room. She opened her locker, traded coats and grabbed her keys with her attached wallet, clipping them to her stylish—yet professional—dark jeans, and turned around. Right across from her locker was Chase's. Stupid Chase. I'm glad I didn't see him today; otherwise I'd have to listen to the 'Cameron started our relationship today' story. No. Actually she didn't start a relationship with you, she started a re-lay-me-ship with you, and you took her up on it because you were tired of fucking your hand…stupid asshole. She shook her head to get Chase out of her mind and Cameron back in as she walked out of the elevator and saw her in the gathering. Oh, she's so pretty. She hasn't changed since you saw her to minutes ago…So pretty.
She walked over to Allison, "Hey, so..are you ready?"
"Yeah." Came the blonde's response.
"Where do you want to go? I'm kind of in the mood for Mexican food…" Remy trailed off.
"Oh, I know a great place; don't worry about driving, I can drive because I'll have to drive by the hospital again to get home anyways…" Allison said as Remy opened the door for her. "Thank you."
"Sure, so where is this place?" Remy asked as she followed the blonde to her black Honda Civic.
"It's just a couple miles west." Allison answered as she unlocked the car.
"Oh! Oh, oh! The one that makes it's own tortillas?" Remy got excited.
"Yes, I love that place." Remy gave her approval as they set off.
Allison reached to turn on her iPod, but thought better of it, "Um…what kind of music do you listen to?"
"I don't know, why?" Remy asked.
"You don't know what kind of music you listen to?" Allison was confused.
"Well…I mean…I listen to music that most people don't listen to…So, generally, I let the other people I'm with decide what to listen to, you know?"
"Yeah, I'm the same way?" Allison nodded as she pulled out of the parking spot and headed to the street.
"Really? What do you listen to?" Remy had a small grin growing on her face.
"." Allison mumbled.
"What?" Remy got closer to her, "I didn't quite get that?"
"Soundtracks and musicals and country…" Allison rolled her eyes and waited for the scrutiny to begin.
Remy smirked as she looked at her, then down to the iPod that was in the cup holder, then back to Allison. She grabbed it and unlocked it, plugged it in and pushed play. The speakers were rather soft, so she turned it up to hear Shania Twain say "Let's go girls."
Remy started laughing, and Allison turned bright red as she tried to grab her iPod away from the younger doctor, but Remy would have none of it. She grabbed Allison's hand to keep it from trying to take the device, and turned her head sharply from the road to look at the blonde woman, "I'm going out tonight; I'm feeling alright. Gonna let it all hang out." She let Allison retract her hand and started dancing in her seat as she sang with the song, "Wanna make some noise, really raise my voice, yeah, I wanna..scream and shout." She turned back to the road for the sigh, "Hhu," then turned back to the blonde, trying to get her to let her freak flag fly…or at least not feel embarrassed for liking 90s country…there's nothing wrong with that. "Come on Cameron! Have a little fun! Pretend like I'm not here!" Then she started singing again, "I ain't gonna act politically correct, I only wanna have a good time.—COME ON!" She said during the small rest, "The best thing about being a woman…"
Allison opened her mouth and the words started flowing out, "Is the prerogative to have a little fun."
"YEAH!" Remy cheered and joined her in singing.
"Oh, oh, oh go totally crazy-forget I'm a lady. Men's shirts-short skirts. Oh, oh, oh, really go wild-yeah, doin' it in style. Oh, oh, oh, get in the action-feel the attraction. Color my hair-do what I dare. Oh, oh, oh, I wanna be free-yeah, to feel the way I feel. Man! I feel like a woman!"
They sang/screamed the rest of the way to the restaurant. It wasn't very crowded at all, which is what they were hoping for. They were seated immediately, and the waiter quickly came over to take their orders.
"Hello ladies, how are you this Valentine's Day?" She asked.
"Good." They said at the same time.
"And yourself?" Allison asked, ever the polite one.
"I'm doing well!" She had a smile.
"Today, we're doing a couples special if you would like to try that, or—"
They both cut her off, "No, no, no…"
Remy gestured between the two of them, "We're not together…" She trailed off.
"Oh, I'm sorry." She apologized, "You just seem..very together." She smiled, "Well, I made this awkward, so…sorry for that, but can I get you two something to drink?"
"Just water, thanks." Allison said, willing her skin to be any other color but bright pink from embarrassment.
"Uhh, could I get a sprite?" Remy looked at her.
"Sure, I'll be right back with those and to take your order, if you need anything, my name is Rachel." She smiled as she walked away.
Remy turned to Allison, who was looking anywhere but her, "Well at least she's honest." She said when Allison finally made eye contact.
Allison forced a laugh out, but she knew Remy knew she was uncomfortable, "Haha, yes she is."
Remy sighed and smiled at her, then looked anywhere but her direction. An awkward silence fell over them.
"So…" Allison pursed her lips together.
"So…" Remy looked at her.
"Any interesting cases?" Allison asked.
"No, not really…" She scrunched her face, trying to think, "Well…no." She looked back at her, "How about you? Any fun in the ER?"
"Well..there was a bus accident this morning…that was fun."
"Oh." Remy said in an interested tone. "Well that sounds like it would be fun."
Another silence the only break being when the waitress took their orders.
Remy looked at her, and found Allison crunching on one of the chips already looking at her. "So," The blonde said, "What do you do for fun?"
"Haven't you heard?" Remy looked at her as she stirred her soda with her straw. Allison gave her a look, "I'm Thirteen, the bisexual doctor. I go to bars and pick up women because I like the challenge. I do drugs on occasion so that I have some control in my life…"
Allison eyed her, "I asked you what you do for fun, not your rumors…believe me, I know how wrong they can be…"
"Really? Which are your rumors that are wrong?" Remy got a little interested.
"After I answer, you have to answer…" Allison pointed at her to tell her she meant business, "Okay," She shifted to get a little more comfortable, "I'm Allison Cameron. I feel for every patient I encounter. I'm too nice for my own good. I sleep with every member of the staff so I can get ahead or get promoted. I'm so in love with House that I entered into a loveless marriage so that there would be some chance of him ruining it and we could finally be together. I left my husband and the hospital to get away and I came back because I missed one or the other too much…that last part might have been true, but I'm pretty sure that we all know which that was…"
"I don't think you sleep with members of the staff to get ahead." Remy said as she put her hand on top of the other woman's then took it away.
"I think you do do the things you mentioned for the reasons you mentioned—"
"Wow thanks." Remy looked off to the side a little mad that that is how she thought of her.
"But…I don't think you want to. I think you've just gotten into this rut and you don't know how to work your way out. You want to, but you don't know how…" She was staring into the brunette's eyes.
Remy swallowed nothing as she looked back at her, "Very good." She looked away.
The conversation continued throughout their meal, and when the check came, Remy insisted on paying.
"You were not supposed to do that! That's not the reason I agreed to some with you…" Allison gave her a look that told Remy how serious she was.
"It's not a big deal." Remy shrugged, "Besides, the fact that you agreed to come to dinner with me is more than enough incentive for me to pay…" She gave her charming grin.
Allison relented after that smile was flashed to her, and as they made their way out to the car, Remy made a fool of herself.
Allison's car was right next to another exactly like it. Remy walked around to the one she thought was the right car and waited for her to unlock it. She looked over the top of it to see Allison getting in the other one. Remy casually walked around the car to the right passenger side door, and got in.
Allison was biting her lips, trying not to smile. She looked at the brunette, "It's okay. I didn't see that." She was grinning.
"Oh…Good. I wouldn't want to have embarrassed myself there." Remy smiled back at her.
"So…" Allison moved to change the subject, "What so you think about kids?" Allison asked as she turned on her car and the music back down so the conversation could continue.
"Oh…I don't know." Remy looked at her feet, "I mean, I've never let myself have an opinion about them because…well…I shouldn't have an opinion on them..I shouldn't reproduce."
Allison gave her a look, "I bet you have kids. I bet you're really good with kids too."
"I don't think I will, but it really depends on who I'm with." Remy said as she looked back to the blonde.
Allison nodded as she turned back to the road. It was pretty silent as they made their way to the parking lot of PPTH. Allison decided to speak again, "I just…I can really see you having kids…I really can."
Remy smirked and looked away then back to her, "I don't know…It's like I said before, it really just depends on who I'm with…And I really shouldn't reproduce…"
"Hey, there are other ways to have kids…you don't have to have them come out of your vagina…" Allison said quite bluntly.
Remy didn't know what to say to that. She coughed on the air she was breathing, "Wow, well…okay. Thank—thanks for that. I mean, I was always thinking that if I ever went down the kids route, I'd adopt…or have my lover do the insemination thing." She prattled on, "I mean, I think between the two of us, you'd be the one to have a kid…not me…you'd be a really good mom too."
"Yeah?...That's…sweet." Allison said, getting out of the car to look at Remy as she walked to her car, "Hey." Allison called over to her.
"Yeah?" Remy looked at her.
"Would you…would you want to come to my place and watch a movie or something?" Allison asked.
"Sure." Remy smiled, "I'll follow you over."
"Okay." She said as she grinned and fell back into her seat. She bit her lip then pulled out to the parking lot.
They made their way back and into the apartment, and Allison went to pop some popcorn after telling Remy to pick out a movie. Remy looked at her movie selection, then to the rented movies that were on Allison's coffee table.
"Hey. Have you watched any of these on the coffee table?" She called to the blonde.
"Uhh…no. I've been meaning to, just haven't gotten around to them yet…thank God for Netflix…it's the cheapest way for me to see movies…" She called back.
Remy only laughed in response as she put one of the movies in.
Allison laughed as she saw the menu come up, "Wow, really?"
"I'm a fan of irony…and full cast movies." She said as she plopped onto the couch.
Allison put the popcorn on Remy's lap, "I don't know why I fixed this, I'm still so full from dinner."
"Well what makes you think I can eat?" Remy asked as she set the bowl in front of her and took a huge handful then leaned back. Allison gave her a raised brow, "Well…it was there." She shrugged.
Allison laughed as she pushed play and sat down next to her. Throughout the movie, Allison got very close to Remy. So close that Remy had summoned the strength to put her arm around the blonde, and when that happened, Allison got even closer.
The last line was approaching, and Remy knew she wasn't gonna be able to resist it. She spoke along with the narrator, "Let's. Get. Naked."
That made Allison laugh heartily, "Oh, that was so cute!" She said as she sat up and stretched her arms over her head, "Oh! Bloopers!" They watched them go through, she liked a certain one above them all, "Oh, I loved that Julia Roberts Rodeo Drive one…I love it when celebrities reference themselves." She had a grin on her face, then yawned a big yawn.
Remy smiled and patted the blonde's leg as she got up, "Yeah? I'm glad I'm not the only one." She smiled, "Well. I should leave. It's getting late." She started heading for the door.
"Oh, okay." Allison got off the couch and followed her. "Hey." She paused when Remy turned around outside her door, "Thanks for not letting me sit alone." She smiled an innocent smile, "Maybe you could do that again?—A lot more I mean?"
Remy knit her brows in confusion during the last part, "Sure." She smiled. She patted the wall, wanting to say something, but not knowing where to go, "Well…I'll see you tomorrow Allison."
Allison had completely noticed the use of her first name, but waited for her to turn away, "Hey." She said again.
"Yeah?" Remy turned back around.
Allison took the step to her and grabbed her face, then kissed her. She let their mouths duel for a moment or two before pulling away, "Maybe when…Next time, you don't let me sit by myself, maybe you could sit on the same side as me..assuming that I'm sitting at a booth that will allow that..you know like couples do?"
Remy smiled a closed mouth but over the moon elated smiled, "I…I…I can do that." She said as she looked at Allison's perfect lips.
Allison grinned back at her, "Good." She turned to go back in her apartment, "Oh…and by the way. The girl that you like? She's ready for a relationship…with a woman. Are you up for that?" She couldn't stop smiling.
"Yeah." Remy closed the distance and kissed her again.
They both pulled away breathless.
"I'll see you tomorrow." Remy sighed out.
"See you tomorrow." Allison spoke in a barely there tone.
AN: It's hot off the press. Let me know if you like it! R&R!