Chapter 5


(Arizona is doing paperwork at the nurse's station when Callie walks up to her.)

Callie: Hey, have you seen Mark or Lexie?

Arizona: No, I haven't seen either of them at all today.

Callie: Damn, I need to talk to them.

Arizona: Why? What's going on?

Callie: Mark broke up with Julia.

Arizona: What?

Callie: Yep.

Arizona: For Lexie?

Callie: Yeah, I guess she told him she was still in love with him or something so he broke up with Julia.

Arizona: Wait, when did this happen?

Callie: Last night. I walked into Mark's apartment and he and Julia were having an argument because he wanted to break up. It was because of Lexie.

Arizona: Wow.

Callie: Yeah, now I need to apologize.

Arizona: Wait for what?

(Callie is silent.)

Arizona: Calliope?

Callie: This morning I called Mark and I told him breaking up with Julia was a mistake Then I said something like "Julia's perfect for you and Lexie isn't."

Arizona: Calliope!

Callie: And the worst part is Lexie was right next to him and heard the whole thing.

Arizona: Okay, if I didn't love you so much I would be yelling at you right now in so many swear words that if we were on a TV show you would hear nothing but bleeps.

Callie: (Scoffs) You liked Julia too, you know?

Arizona: Yes, I did like Julia and I'm sorry it didn't work out but in all honesty I'm not surprised.

Callie: What the hell are you talking about?

Arizona: Did you honestly think if Mark had stayed with Julia and created a future with her that he would have been truly happy?

Callie: He was happy with Julia, you saw that.

Arizona: But he wasn't the happiest that he had ever been, you and I both know that. You are his best friend, you know that no matter what they've gone through Mark has always been in love with Lexie. That never stopped and it's not something you can just turn off because you've met someone else. Mark tried to move on with Julia and as much as he may have cared about her and as right for him she may have been on paper, she's not the one for him. I like Lexie and I know you like Lexie and we both know she's great with kids so she would never put Sofia in harms way. So if Mark has a chance to be with the love of his life and make it work with her this time than I back him up 100%, and you should too.

(Arizona walks away.)


(Lexie is sitting on the couch with Sofia in her lap reading to her when Callie walks in. Lexie looks up.)

Lexie: Mark had to run out and get some diapers, he was running low. Do you want to take Sofia until he gets back?

Callie: Of course not, it's his night with her.

Lexie: Okay, I just didn't know how you would feel about me being alone with Sofia.

Callie: I don't think you're the devil Lexie.

Lexie: Okay. (She looks down to see Sofia fast asleep.) I should put her down.

(Lexie carefully stands up and carries Sofia to her nursery. Callie looks at the book Lexie was reading as Lexie walks out.)

Callie: "Momma do you Love Me." I've never heard of it.

Lexie: I read it to Zola when I baby sit her and she really likes it so I brought it over to see if Sofia would like it.

Callie: Well, she must have, we usually have to spend hours trying to get her to sleep.

Lexie: Ah, so either she likes the story or I bore her.

(Callie laughs. They stand in uncomfortable silence for a minute until Callie speaks up.)

Callie: I was hoping you would be here. I owe you an apology. I was completely out of line this morning when I said that to Mark and I'm really sorry it hurt your feelings.

Lexie: It's okay, I know you liked Julia and you're just looking out for Sofia.

Callie: No but see, it's not okay. Yes I did like Julia and I won't lie when I say I was rooting for her and Mark to end up together. But I do care about Mark's happiness no matter who that is with. I do like you Lexie and I'm sorry you feel like I don't. It's just, with everything you and Mark went through I thought it was best for you two to just give up, but that would have been completely stupid. If I had given up everytime Arizona and I hit road blocks I'd still be single. No one ever said love was easy. In fact what I've learned from my experience is that the fight is all worth it in the end if you're with the person you're meant to be with. I should have realized that and I shouldn't have judged you and Mark for wanting to give everything another chance. In fact I respect that because I know Mark has never and will never love anyone as much as he loves you.

Lexie: (Smiling slightly) I love him too. I'm lucky I got another chance with him and I'm not going to take that for granted. One thing I've learned in the last year is that I can't live without Mark. I hate that it took me almost losing him for good for me to realize that, but I got lucky. I just want you to know that I'm completely committed to him and I'm completely committed to Sofia. I'm not going anywhere this time no matter how messy things get.

Callie: (Smiling) I'm glad to hear that.


(Mark walks into the apartment with a grocery bag in his hand. As he puts his keys down he sees Lexie lying on the couch fast asleep. He smiles and walks over to her. He sits on the end of the couch and gives her a kiss on the cheek. Lexie stirs and wakes up. She smiles.)

Lexie: Hey.

Mark: Hey, sorry I took so long but there were a few extra things I realized I needed.

Lexie: It's okay.

Mark: Is Sofia sleeping.

Lexie: Yeah, she's out like a light.

Mark: Good. (He gives her a kiss.)

Lexie: Callie stopped by.

Mark: Uh oh.

Lexie: No, no uh oh. It was actually very pleasant. We talked and we came to an understanding. Everything's fine now.

Mark: (Smiling) Good. I'm glad.

Lexie: Me too.

(They kiss again.)

Lexie: Man, I missed this apartment, I had forgotten how at home I felt here.

Mark: Really? Well, do you want to get reaquainted with the bedroom?

Lexie: (Laughing) You have a one track mind you know that?

Mark: Damn right.

(He kisses her again.)

A/N: There you go! Sorry it's taken so long to update but I keep getting hit with writer's block. I hope you liked this chapter! On a side note, "Momma do you Love Me?" is a book I used to love when I was little that my parents read to me all of the time. Let me know what you think!