Back to You
Disclaimer: I don't own "Grey's Anatomy" or it's characters.
Summary: AU After 6x22. Slexie.
SCENE: MARK'S APARTMENT A COUPLE HOURS AFTER HIS DECLARATION
(Mark rushes to the door when he hears someone pounding on it repeatedly.)
Mark: Alright! What the hell-
(He stops when he opens the door to see Lexie with a frown on her face.)
Lexie: You have a lot of nerve.
(She walks past him and Mark shuts the door.)
Mark: Excuse me?
Lexie: H-How could you say something like that to me? After months of sleeping around and being so hypocritical, today after I truly decided to move on you go and out of the blue say all of that to me? What the hell's the matter with you? What you suddenly decide not to sleep around so you expect me to jump back into your arms like nothing ever happened. It doesn't matter that I have a boyfriend now, it doesn't matter that no matter how hard I tried to move on with Alex you were still in my every damn thought. It doesn't matter that for months I had to see you sleep with pretty much every woman in the hospital and have it break my heart more and more! Yes, I slept with Alex the night we broke up and that hurt you. I'm sorry for that! But you still looked at me like I was a disease even though you soberly slept with Addison, you held me on a pedestal and when I showed you I wasn't perfect you cut me down from it! And the real kicker is that after months of telling myself I'm over you here I am standing in your living room because I let your words effect me so much that I couldn't think about anything else, so much that I lied to my boyfriend and told him I had to go check up on a patient but in reality here I am standing in my ex-boyfriend's living room yelling at him and asking him what the hell he's doing! So what the hell are you doing?
Mark: I'm fighting.
Mark: I'm fighting for you, one of our problems was I never fought for you. I should have fought for you, I should have never let you walk out that door that night, I should have made you stay, I should have talked to you. We both made mistakes but I want us to work through them together. I meant every word I said to you tonight. I love you, I've never stopped loving you, and I want to be with you for the rest of my life. We're meant to be together, easy or not I'm going to fight like hell to show you that.
Lexie: Mark, I have a boyfriend.
Mark: I know that, but that's not going to stand in my way because I know that no matter how much you deny it, Karev could never make you as happy as I could or love you as much as I do. Can you honestly look me in the eye right now and tell me that you don't love me?
(Lexie just stares at him in silence.)
Mark: That's what I thought.
Lexie: Okay, I do love you, I always have, but that doesn't change anything. It doesn't change the fact that you're ready to start a family but I'm not. I'm not ready and if you can't accept that then what's the point?
Mark: I can accept that.
Lexie: No you can't, otherwise you wouldn't have made all of those decisions about Sloan and her baby without even asking my opinion. I get she's your daughter and you wanted to take care of her and it was wrong of me to ask you to choose between us, but I thought asking me to move in with you was your way of saying we were partners, that you respected me, but you didn't. Otherwise you would have talked to me about it. You pushed me, you tried to make me ready before I was and I deserve respect. If you can't give that to me than I can't be with you.
(She goes to leave but Mark grabs her arm.)
Mark: You're right, I should have been more respectful, but I've learned from my mistakes and I'm willing to do whatever it takes to make sure I have any kind of future with you, kids or not. So you go home and tell Karev that he has a hell of a fight ahead of him, may the best man win, and don't worry, I will.
(Lexie doesn't say anything as she gets out of his grasp and walks out.)
THE NEXT MORNING AT THE HOSPITAL
(Mark walks up to Alex at the nurse's station.)
Mark: Have you talked to Lexie today?
Alex: No, I got home late last night and she was already asleep.
Mark: Well then I'm going to give you the same message I gave her last night. I'm still in love with her and I know she's with you but you will never be able to make her as happy as I made her. With that said I just wanted you to know that I'm going to get her back. I don't care what I have to do so you better be prepared for one hell of a fight.
Alex: Are you threatening me?
Mark: No, I'm promising you that when this is all over Lexie will be back where she was always meant to be, in my arms.
Alex: (Closing his chart and turning to him) Bring it on.
A/N: There's the first chapter, I know this is the millionth Slexie fic I've started but like I always say the ideas just keep on coming. I hope you like, let me know if I should continue. I'll try to update this and my other fics soon.