Hello all! Sorry for the huge delay in getting this up but it was a lot harder to do than I thought it would be. That being said I hope you guys enjoy it!
Looking out at the ocean, Meredith couldn't remember a time when she felt for relaxed and at ease.
When Derek told her that they were going to the Bahamas for their trip Meredith was surprised and thrilled. She'd never been to the Bahamas before and to top it all of, Derek said that he'd rented a private villa in there at the One and Only Resort for 2 weeks.
Not only was she excited about getting away from everyone and everything but she was even more so about getting to be along with Derek. No interruptions just them.
A few weeks earlier she'd finished her PT and was happy when she was able to walk without the help of her Cain. She'd been working hard with Daniel to finish and he assured her that she was well on her way to making a complete and total recovery well before her trip. So when she went for her session, she was surprised to hear that it would be her final one. Daniel had made her promise that she would still take it relatively easy and continue with her exercises but other than that she felt amazing.
She still wasn't allowed to drink alcohol due to the fact that her got leg cramps which meant she was on a very low dosage of pain relievers but that was okay, because for the first time in a long time she didn't want to drink and didn't miss it. Derek wasn't drinking either even though he could, he said he didn't want to and didn't need to.
Instead, Derek had ordered a bottle of sparkling apple cider for their room and a plate of strawberries were delivered as well.
They arrived at their private villa later in the evening and settled in before taking in the beautiful space they had. A 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom house with a kitchen, living room hot tub and access to their own private beach.
Once they settled in they ordered room service and had a quiet, relaxing dinner outside, the only sounds they could hear were the birds chirping and the waves crashing.
"How are you feeling?" Derek asked her taking a bit of his salmon with fresh steamed vegetables and rice.
"Never better." Meredith replied, she had ordered the same thing with an extra side of French fries much to Derek's humour.
"It is relaxing here."
"It's more than relaxing Derek, it's…"
"Peaceful." Derek said finishing her sentence. They had gotten even closer over that past few months, to the point where Derek knew that she was thinking.
"Yeah." Meredith said, "There's no one to barge in on us, no patients; nothing."
"Just us." Derek said with a smile, "We've never been along like this before."
"No, we haven't. Which I understand with our jobs but we need to more often." Meredith told him seriously, "We need to get away more often and spend time together without interruptions."
"We do." Derek said agreeing with her. "I can't…I don't want to us to be that couple who barely sees each other because of our jobs and I won't have what happened to us happening again." He said referring to Meredith's accident.
"Me neither." She told him taking a sip of her cider, "These past few months were the scariest of...I've never been more scared and I don't…I wouldn't have been able to get through it all without you." She told him
"Meredith." Derek said as he got up from his chair and gathered Meredith in his arms, "You'll never have to find that out. I'm not going anywhere ever. I promise."
Meredith looked up at him and his into his eyes. She always thought that he had amazing, gorgeous blue eyes that said a lot about what he was thinking or feeling and right now, they shows nothing but love for her.
She lifted her head up and pressed her lips against his, at first gently and more firmly as she melted into him.
Hours later, their food cold and left outside, their clothes strewed all over the place, they laid in bed with nothing but a sheet covering them.
"We haven't done that in a while" Derek said out of nowhere, slightly out of breath.
"Well now that I'm better we can do it a lot more." Meredith said curling up to his side. She wasn't normally a cuddly after sex but she didn't think twice about it now, she wanted to be as close as possible to Derek.
"Hmm, I'm up for that." Derek replied, wrapping his arm around her and bringing her close.
"I know you are." Meredith giggled back.
Derek laughed back at her, happy just listening to her laugh. She sounded so free and relaxed.
"How 'bout we do just that?" Derek asked her as he gently rolled her over and kissed her soundly.
Hours later, the wind gently blowing outside, Derek was sound asleep in bed the covers around his waist he flung his right arm over Meredith's side of the bed, which was empty. He woke up disoriented and looked around only to see the balcony doors open. He sat up, pulled on a pair of pajama pants and walked outside to see Meredith leaning against the railing wearing nothing but one of his button downs.
He slowly walked up to her and wrapped his around her from behind.
"Why are you up?" He asked her softly
"Couldn't sleep." She said leaning back into his arms, his body warming hers.
"Yeah, just thinking."
"About what?" Derek asked her
"Just…so much has happened to us lately and it made me realize that…that more than anything I want a family. I want to have a baby." She told him. It's been on her mind more and more lately and it's not something she can or wants to ignore.
"Meredith…I." Derek says. "I don't know what to say. Are you sure?" He asked her
"I am." She says confidently, turning to face him and wrapping her arms around his waste. "Do you?"
"More than anything." He tells her firmly.
"So were going to try for a baby." She tells him
"No, we're not." He tells her, "We're going to have a baby."
Meredith leans up and presses her lips to his first softly then the two of them melt away into each other, ready to start their new journey together.
So it's over. Meredith and Derek are ready to move forward with their lives and to have a family. I hope you guys enjoyed this fic…it was definitely the most challenging one that I've done. That being said, not sure when or if I'll be doing another one (I probably said this before) but I thank you all for reading, commenting and enjoying!