A/N: Yes, this is the final chapter. I KNOW… but I feel I have drawn out this story for as long as it needs to go and I hope I closed it respectfully enough for you all to be happy with it. Also, many of you thought there was a cliffhanger between Addison and Callie, but there isn't. Addison was just mumbling to herself because she felt embarrassed that Arizona knew of her and Callie's roll in the 'sand.' That's all. I should have made that more clear. Sorry about that. But anyway... Happy reading!
One week later…
Arizona was leisurely sitting up in her bunk, reading a technology magazine. Nothing more eventful had happened since putting Alex Karev away. The ladies of the prison had high respect for her and that was about all an inmate needed to make it out of prison alive. All the blonde wanted now was to quietly finish her time and get the hell out of Grace County.
Hearing the locks of her solitary cell door opening, she looked up to see who was entering. It was a guard, Cristina Yang. "Mail, Robbins." She came into the small room and tossed one envelope on the bed.
The blonde frowned. She never got mail. After Yang left, Arizona picked up the envelope and read the sender's name. Addison Montgomery. Curious, she opened the mail and discovered it was a handwritten letter. The blonde's eyes scanned to the bottom of the page and she saw that is was not from Addison, but from Callie. Arizona's heart began to pound in her chest and seemed to reach her ears. It was from Callie. The blonde took a deep breath and began to read.
This was the only way I could contact you without raising suspicion. I just wanted to say that I can't tell you how proud I am of your courage and determination to take down that bastard Karev. It made me happy that you showed how much you care for others. That makes me love you even more. Yes, I still love you and I miss you. The way we left things when we last saw each other was awful. I regret every angry word I said to you. I didn't mean it. I find myself crying sometimes when I think about what we said to each other. You're such a beautiful person Arizona and I wish you saw that in yourself. I saw it every time I looked into your beautiful blue eyes.
You do not have to respond to this letter. I don't want to pressure you. I just wanted to let you know I'm still willing to give "us" a chance. I'll be patient and I'll wait for you because you're worth it. So, so worth it. It's scary falling in love, but at least we'd be scared together.
I love you, Arizona Robbins. You've changed my life forever. I hope to see you again.
A lone tear fell down Arizona's cheek and her heart fluttered with warmth. Callie still loved her. Now, the question was… what was she going to do about it?
5 months later…
Today was the day. Arizona's release date was finally here and Callie was a nervous wreck. Would the blonde try to get in touch with her? Would she ever see Arizona again? Would her heart be broken? All Callie had to hang onto was hope. She wanted more than anything to be right there outside the gates of Grace County when Arizona walked out but she thought better of it for two reasons. One, it would look suspicious and two, Arizona gave no indication that she even wanted to see Callie in the first place.
Regardless, the Latina held high hopes. Callie made sure her entire house was clean, cooked a dinner, and even took the day off. She did not want to miss any chance of Arizona possibly trying to contact her.
With an expired driver's license and $124 bucks in her pocket, Arizona walked out of Grace County prison a free woman. She had no idea where to go… well she had one idea, but pure nervousness of taking that final leap was holding her back. Instead, the blonde took a taxi into the city and found a cheap motel to stay in. She stayed in that motel the entire day, needing to straighten out her head.
She was free… yes. Someone out there loved her… yes. Why couldn't she just go for it? The blonde sat on the full-sized motel bed and dug into her bag. She pulled out Callie's letter and began to read it. This must have been the thousandth time. She practically had the damn thing memorized. As she read over Callie's loving words, tears came to her eyes, as it did almost every time. Arizona was now so close to gaining true happiness. All she had to do was step out that door and go get it.
"What the fuck is wrong with me?" the blonde chastised herself to the empty room. She buried her face in her hands and cried harder.
Nothing. The Latina did not hear one word from Arizona on the first day of the blonde's release. The second day… the same. And on the third day, Callie decided she must have mixed up the dates. Investigating, she went through the prison records at her job and looked up Arizona's status on the computer. Arizona's status: Released as of three days ago date. That confirmed it. The blonde was out there somewhere but did not care to contact Callie.
By the end of this day, the brunette had given up hope. Arizona had moved on and did not want to see her. I guess what she felt was not how Arizona felt. That letter was Callie's final effort to reach out and express her love. Not in the mood to cook, Callie ordered pizza, called Addison over for a few hours, and they pigged out on the sofa. She felt stupid for thinking Arizona would ever contact her.
Callie was working on her third slice of pizza as she and Addison sat and watched an old movie in the den. A bottle of red wine and a box of half eaten pizza were on the coffee table in front of them. Addison took a sip of the red liquid from her glass. "I'm sorry, Callie," she genuinely spoke.
"Yeah, well… what was I thinking, right?" Callie mumbled. "What starts as a disaster, ends as a disaster…" She put her half eaten pizza slice on her plate and picked up her glass of wine. "I'm an idiot."
Addison shook her head. "No, you're not. Love is the idiot. You're great."
Callie chuckled lightly. "Sure, I am." She downed the rest of the drink in her glass and gave a satisfied smack. "Thinking an emotionally disturbed inmate would ever love me? Yeah, I'm really great," Callie deadpanned. The brunette sank back into the couch. "I never should have written that letter. I probably scared her off."
"Callie, if anything that letter should have helped her realize how much you love her. I know if you had written that stuff to me, I'd totally be banging you right now."
"Gee, thanks," Callie replied, halfheartedly.
Addison sincerely looked at the woman next to her on the couch. "I mean it, Cal, you're… smart, beautiful, and strong. Any woman would be lucky to have you."
Callie's eyes connected with caring light gray ones across from her.
"In my opinion, Arizona was a fool for letting you go…" the redhead gently spoke.
The brunette curiously regarded her friend. "Addison, are you coming on to me?"
The redhead blinked and shook her head. "No! You dork! I'm just telling you you're great," Addison smiled.
Callie laughed and shook her head. "Oh, good 'cause… I think I'm taking a break from women and relationships for a while."
Addison nodded with a smile. "Amen… and on that note," the redhead began to stand from the couch. "I have to get going."
"No, you have to stay longer," Callie whined. "I'm not over my depression."
"I've got a meeting in the morning, Cal. I wish I could stay."
Callie sighed and placed her wine glass on the table. "Fine, just leave me. But there's no guarantee I'll still be alive tomorrow."
Addison rolled her eyes at Callie's dramatization before leaning over to kiss her friend on the forehead. "I'll call you tomorrow."
"Alright…" the brunette pouted. She got up from the couch and followed Addison to the door.
They hugged briefly and Addison looked into the Latina's eyes. "You'll get through this. And I'll be right here whenever you need me."
Callie smiled softly and gave a nod. "Thanks, Addie."
After brushing her teeth and getting into her usual nightwear, boxers and a tank top, Callie climbed into her bed for the night. As the Latina curled herself up under the covers and closed her eyes, she tried to eliminate Arizona from her thoughts. Feeling the effects of the wine takeover, she soon drifted into a deep slumber.
Two hours later…
"Calliope…" a voice whispered.
Still asleep, Callie furrowed her eyebrows; an unknown and faint voice slightly disturbing her. She decided it was nothing and ignored it.
"Calliope…" the voice said again.
There it was again. The brunette slowly blinked her eyes open, looking at the ceiling. She knew that voice. "God…" the Latina breathed. "Now, I'm hearing her in my dreams…"
"Callie!" the voice whispered more firmly. The brunette heard the voice loud and clear this time and could tell it was in the room with her. Callie quickly looked to the right and saw a figure standing over her, next to the bed. Before she could react, one hand was over her mouth and another firmly holding her shoulder down. She began to panic.
"Calliope, it's okay, it's me…" the voice calmly reassured.
Callie's eyes took a moment to adjust in the darkened room. Her heartbeat and panic began to calm when she saw who was standing over her bed. The hand was removed from her mouth. "Arizona? How-"
"Shh…" the blonde countered, placing a single finger on Callie's lips.
Callie felt her comforter and sheets being lifted from her body as Arizona slipped under the sheets. Her warm body now covering Callie's. The brunette gasped and shivered as their bodies came into contact. Arizona was fully on top of Callie's body and the temperature in the room seemed to sky rocket. They were both breathing raggedly with their lips inches away from each other.
"God, you feel so good…" Arizona practically moaned, as her body pressed against Callie's.
It was then that Callie realized that Arizona was completely nude. That perfect hot body she had dreamed of touching once more was flush against her. Her breasts, her stomach, her hips, her scent. It was overwhelming all of Callie's senses. All the Latina could do was whimper and try to catch her breath. The sudden throbbing between her legs was inevitable as those alluring blue eyes had her pinned to the spot.
Never breaking eye contact, Arizona gently grasped both of Callie's wrists and placed them on either side of the brunette's head. The blonde smiled lightly as she saw the surprise, arousal and happiness in the brunette's eyes. She brought her lips dangerously closer to Callie's. "I'm ready to be scared together…" she whispered.
The brunette took a breath, not believing this was actually happening. Arizona leaned to the side of Callie's face and brought her lips near the Latina's ear. "I love you, Calliope…" Arizona breathed.
Callie gasped with happiness and felt her heart expand three times larger at Arizona's words. All of the hurt and fear of the blonde never returning, evaporated in an instant. She could not stop the tears of joy coming to the surface.
Arizona saw this and felt her own emotion beginning to stir. "I've loved you for a long time…" the blonde got out. Arizona saw the tears beginning in the Latina's eyes. "Please, don't cry…" she whispered, voice shaky.
The Latina lightly shook her head as a few tears escaped. "I've wanted to hear you say that for so long…" the brunette breathed.
Arizona swallowed. "I'm sorry I made you wait so long," the blonde whispered back.
"Are you really here?" the Latina asked softly. Her voice full of hope and vulnerability.
"I'm here…" Arizona whispered back.
The blonde slowly slipped her tongue out of her mouth and teasingly trailed it across the brunette's lower lip. Callie shivered with excitement and opened her mouth slightly. Within seconds, the blonde's hot tongue snaked inside and both women moaned at the sensation. The Latina's shifted her hips upward, rubbing Arizona in just the right spot. The blonde whimpered softly and slid her tongue further into Callie's inviting mouth. Callie moaned and readily sucked the blonde's hot tongue. As the kiss deepened, both of them soon became deeply aroused. Their need to have each other was too hard to deny. Letting go of the brunette's wrists, Arizona dug her fingers in Callie's dark hair and pushed her body into Callie's. She began to grind into the front of the Latina's boxers and Callie could feel the heat between Arizona's legs. Both of them moaning and groaning as they gained pleasurable friction. Their hips moved as one.
Needing to take a breath for air, the kiss slowly ended. Both of them gasping heavily for air. Arizona looked deeply into those dark brown eyes and knew she had made the right choice. This woman loved her… and she loved her back with all her heart. Now, was the time to prove it.
The Latina raised her hand and gently brushed back Arizona's blonde strands behind her ear. "I must be dreaming…" Callie whispered. Her hands trailed down Arizona's toned back. "This can't be real…"
Arizona shifted her body slightly in order to reach between their bodies. Her hand travelled down the front Callie's boxers and came in contact with a plethora of warm wetness.
"Oh, fuck…" the Latina moaned.
Arizona grinned wickedly and held back a moan herself as she gently began to rub Callie's clit. "This feels pretty real to me…" the blonde purred.
"Mmm…" Callie hummed, as she pulled Arizona down for another kiss.
They were both hungry for each other. Desperate to make up for the lost time between them. Arizona slipped her hand from under Callie's boxers, making the brunette whimper at the loss. The blonde then broke the kiss and quickly sat up, straddling the brunette's hips. Callie relished this moment of seeing those beautiful breasts once more. She reached for them, only to have Arizona grab her wrists, stopping her.
"Uh-huh, you show me yours…" the blonde husked.
Callie was shaking with anticipation as she sat up and removed her shirt in one smooth movement. Arizona's gaze lingered on the Latina's beautiful breasts for a moment before cupping Callie's face and kissing her deeply. They fell back onto the bed and Callie ran her hands over the blonde's bare back. She could feel their nipples tightening as they brushed against each other.
Arizona broke the kiss and slowly began to trail her wet tongue down between Callie's breasts. The brunette shivered at the sensation and whimpered when the blonde's mouth latched to her right nipple.
"Oh, yes…" Callie moaned. She held onto Arizona's head, enjoying the blonde's talented tongue tease her dark bud.
Arizona hummed in delight as she teased the Latina. Her hands moved between their bodies and began to pull down Callie's boxers. The Latina caught on and helped Arizona remove her undergarment. The blonde cupped Callie's crotch and stroked her clit in a circular motion. Callie groaned in pleasure and began to move her hips to the blonde's rhythm. She reached up, behind Arizona's neck and brought the blonde down for a hard, deep kiss. Within seconds, Callie felt the blonde's fingers fill her completely.
"Oh, Arizona…" Callie cried, arching her back.
Hearing the Latina's pleasurable moan, Arizona plunged her fingers deeper, in and out of her lover, at a steady pace. She watched Callie's face as she concentrated on the movement of her fingers. Callie felt the pit of her stomach ignite into a fire. She was so close. The Latina opened her eyes and looked into those loving blue ones. It did not take long for her walls to tighten around the blonde's fingers.
"Arizoooona!" the Latina called out in pure ecstasy.
The blonde watched as Callie threw her head back and called her name. Arizona thought it was the most amazing and beautiful sight she had ever seen. It was something she wanted to see many more times in the future. "That's it, baby…" the blonde whispered. "I've got you."
As Callie continued to tremble with passion, Arizona kissed every accessible part of the Latina's heated flesh she could. Callie pulled the blonde up to her and captured her lips, kissing her passionately. When Arizona slowly pulled back, Callie looked deeply into those loving blue eyes. In that one look, Callie knew Arizona was finally there. Arizona was in the moment and giving all of herself to her.
"I love you so much…" Callie breathed against Arizona's lips.
The blonde grinned and gave the Latina another quick kiss. "I love you too…" Arizona kissed Callie's cheek. She leaned back and looked into dark brown eyes mischievously. "Now, what do I get?" Arizona teased.
The Latina's eyes became glazed over and all Arizona saw was pure lust. "Climb on…" Callie suggested.
Arizona raised an eyebrow, making sure it was okay.
"Believe me, I want you to."
Hearing the Latina's eagerness to taste her made Arizona even more excited. She climbed up and positioned her sex over Callie's mouth. Shivering with anticipation, she slowly lowered herself. Her body quivered with pleasure as she felt Callie's tongue slide inside of her.
Callie hummed her enjoyment as she feasted on the blonde. Arizona began to move her hips in a steady rhythm and let out a gratifying moan. Just knowing it was Callie eating her out, drove her closer to the edge.
"Oh, Callie… yeah, baby. Just like that..." Arizona panted.
The Latina worked her tongue faster, Arizona rode her harder, and soon an overpowering orgasm shook the blonde's body. Callie continued to lick the blonde's center as tremors of pleasure continued to flow through Arizona's body. Not wanting to squish her lover, Arizona moved herself off of Callie and laid her head on the Latina's shoulder. She was exhausted.
"Oh, my God… that was fucking amazing…" the blonde husked erotically.
Callie wiped her mouth with the back of her hand and smiled triumphantly. She wrapped the blonde in her arms and held her close. "I've always liked how you taste..." she whispered, kissing Arizona on the head.
After taking a short break, they were soon in the throes of passion once again. They made love throughout the night before falling asleep in each other's arms.
In the early morning hours, Callie released a content hum before opening her eyes. She stretched her hand out beside her, expecting to feel a warm body. All she felt was cold sheets. The Latina sat up with a start when she realized no one was in the bed with her. It was empty. Callie rubbed her eyes and looked around the room. She was alone. A pang of fear struck her.
"Arizona!" the brunette called in a panic. "Arizona!"
Suddenly, the blonde rushed to the bedroom doorway, nearly falling in the process. "What is it? What's wrong?" Arizona asked, coming into the room. She had on one of Callie's bathrobes.
Callie let out a breath of relief. "Oh..." the Latina buried her face in her hands and shook her head.
"I was trying to work that coffee maker of yours, but I can't figure it out," the blonde shrugged.
Callie looked at Arizona as the blonde sat on the bed beside her. "I just thought… I don't know."
The blonde smiled, dimples full bloom. She placed an arm around Callie's body. "I'm not running away this time. Not anymore."
The Latina chuckled lightly, feeling silly for freaking out. "I'm sorry. It's just, when I woke up alone…"
Arizona raised her other hand and softly stroked the side of Callie's face. "You don't have to be sorry. You had every right to have that fear that I would leave you… and that's my fault." The blonde held both of Callie's hands in her own and looked softly into those brown eyes she adored. "I'm sorry I made you feel that way," Arizona spoke seriously. "But I'm done pushing you away." Arizona stared into Callie's eyes. "Do you believe me?" the blonde asked.
The brunette nodded. "You're here… right now, with me." Callie leaned forward so their foreheads were touching and closed her eyes. "I believe you…" she whispered.
Arizona took a breath of relief. They basked in that moment for a minute or so, enjoying the closeness. After a while, the blonde spoke.
"I erased my personal records," Arizona said.
The blonde leaned back and looked into Callie's eyes. "Remember how you couldn't find a single thing about my past except my criminal records?"
"Well… a few years back, I hacked into the system. I deleted everything about my father's death the foster homes... and abuse…"
"Why?" the brunette gently asked.
The blonde shrugged helplessly. "I wanted to make it seem like it never existed… to erase that part of my life. I figured, if it wasn't physically there on file… if no one could read it or see it… it didn't happened. I did it to make myself feel better." Arizona sadly shook her head. "It didn't do a damn thing…"
The brunette nodded. "I can still understand why you did it though…" Callie said. "Those were painful and scary years that you went through. I think I would have done the same thing… but I couldn't because I'm not a computer nerd like you," the brunette teased.
Arizona's face broke into a smile and she climbed on top of Callie, straddling her hips. She then wrapped her arms around Callie's neck, holding her close. They both inhaled each other's scent, taking comfort in each other.
"I'm ready now, Calliope…" the blonde whispered. "I'm ready to love you… and be loved by you."
Callie let out a breath and smiled against the blonde's neck. She then placed sweet butterfly kisses and nips on Arizona's neck, making the blonde laugh out loud. This new sound was music to the Latina's ears. Callie lifted her head and looked into the blonde's sparkling blue eyes. "I think that's the first time I've ever heard you laugh," Callie smiled softly. "I like it."
Arizona blushed slightly and brushed some hair behind Callie's ear. She stared into the brunette's eyes with pure adoration.
"God… I really love you," Callie breathed.
Arizona felt so much love for the woman before her. This was it. This was the thing she had been missing. She felt like a fool for trying to push it away. The blonde smiled glumly and cupped the Latina's cheek. "I love you too, Calliope. I'm sorry I didn't say it sooner."
Callie chuckled lightly and shook her head. "It's okay."
"No, it isn't," the blonde replied, seriously looking into Callie's eyes. "I really hurt you. Didn't I?" Arizona stated this more than asked.
The brunette lowered her gaze, clearly remembering the hurt Arizona had caused her. But no matter what the consequence, she could not resist the fiery blonde. That is why she left. She thought Arizona would never love her in return. Callie raised her eyes and smiled lightly. "Yes…" she whispered.
The blonde gave her lover a sympathetic look, feeling terrible for the way she acted months ago. She had played with Callie like she was a toy. A physical object she could do with what she pleased. But that all changed. She soon began to feel something for the Latina she could not describe and she kept fighting it. It was a shame it took Callie's leaving in order for her to realize this.
"But I still loved you," Callie confessed in a soft whisper. "I couldn't help it."
Arizona leaned in and brushed her lips against the brunette's in a gentle kiss. "I'm sorry I hurt you, Calliope. I'm so, so sorry. What I felt for you was so… overwhelming and new, I didn't know how to handle it."
"I know…" Callie nodded. "That's exactly what I felt for you. But we're here now… together."
Arizona smiled softly and kissed Callie's lips, making the brunette tingle all the way to her toes. Only Arizona could ever make her feel that way with a kiss.
A moment later, the Latina began to wonder about one more thing. "Arizona, how come you didn't come here the day you got out? I thought you were gone forever when I didn't hear from you."
Arizona sighed heavily. "After I got out, the first thing I wanted to do was come here… but I… I was so afraid."
"Why?" Callie asked softly.
The blonde shook her head, trying to find the right words. "Callie, you're so amazing. You're beautiful, caring, and sexy. I love everything about you. And the fact that you love me back is insane. I still can't believe it. So, when I was finally free to come to you… I got cold feet the first couple days. I just wanted to be completely ready… and be all the woman you want me to be… I'm sorry."
Callie stroked the side of Arizona's face and leaned in gently kissing the blonde's pink lips. "You are all the woman I want," Callie smiled. "I'm glad you decided to finally show up," the brunette smiled softly.
One of Arizona's hands traveled down the valley between Callie's breasts, making the Latina quiver. "Is there any way I can make it up to you?" Arizona purred, lifting a seductive eyebrow.
"Well…" Callie drawled out. The brunette swiftly whipped their bodies around and soon she had Arizona pinned beneath her. The blonde giggled. "You showing up naked in my room last night was a really good start."
"Hmm…" the blonde purred. "I hoped that would break the ice. I wasn't sure if you would want me or…"
"Are you kidding me? A beautiful woman crawled into my bed. Naked. What else was I supposed to do?"
Arizona smiled and Callie loved the sight of those dimples. They kissed once more… then again, and soon they were sharing a deep passionate kiss. After several moments, Callie suddenly broke the liplock. "Um, Arizona?"
"How did you get in my house, by the way?"
The blonde smirked. "Don't you remember how I ended up in prison? I'm pretty good at breaking and entering."
"Oh… right," the Latina smiled. Callie rolled onto her back and pulled the blonde on top of her. "Now kiss me."
A/N: I've enjoyed this journey with all of you and thank you for taking the time to read this AU of the lovely Callie and Arizona. Until we meet again.