She knew exactly who was screaming her name even though she hadn't heard his voice for a long time.
"Dr. Karev, haven't seen you in a long time."
Addison tried to look cool but inside she couldn't hide the joy that had filled her when he heard him screaming her name. It had been a little less than a year now since she last saw Alex and he still looked hot.
Right after she found out Meredith was pregnant with Derek's baby she decided she couldn't handle things longer and moved to L.A. Things had gone well for her there and once in a while Mark visited to reconcile with her. When Derek had called and begged her to come help Meredith and the baby she hesitated for quite a long time but she decided to be the bigger person and came anyway.
"Right. Are you back to Seattle Grace forever or just for this one case."
"Just this one case, sorry Karev. Already miss me?" Addison asked with a fake grin on her face. Actually she meant what she said. Her thoughts had driven off to him saying yes and taking her to the nearest on-call room. But the reality wasn't like that at all.
"Well, if you're here the case must be pretty good."
Addison now noticed the chart already in his hands. Actually this wasn't as bad as it seemed, because now she had a whole week to try to seduce him. At least if he wasn't seeing someone, but she wisely decided to not pop that question immediately.
"As you already might now, Meredith's baby is suffering from spina bifida and we're going to try to fix that. "
"In the womb?"
"In the womb. Now show me to her room."
"Oh come on honey how bad can this be? She's the best there is, you know that and I know that. She'll fix the baby, our baby."
Addison heard her former husband as soon as she turned around the corner. Alex was walking right next to her which made her feel a little better.
"Ah, room 2069, we're here", Alex suddenly said whilst leading Addison, who had walked a little too far, back into the room with his hand on her lower back.
"Derek, Meredith,-" Addison was interrupted by Derek who had stood up from the chair next to Meredith's bed and came over to hug Addison, thanking her more than once. The hug itself felt honest but Addison felt awkward and sad. Seeing Meredith's huge baby bump pointed out once again that they had a family and she had nothing.
"Thank you so much for coming Addie, I can't possibly tell you how much this means to me."
"Yeah, thank you so much Addison.", Meredith added to that.
Addison couldn't bring herself to look in Meredith's eyes, to even look at her face. She didn't want to feel compassion for the woman who stole her husband from her, but she looked anyway and saw that Meredith's eyes we're half teared up.
"Okay well, I'm going to do an ultrasound and then I'm gonna have Dr. Karev do some tests, run some labs and then we'll see."
Addison did the ultrasound and new exactly how she was going to operate. Even though she had only done a handful of these surgeries before.
"Do you have any further questions?" Addison asked whilst cleaning off the blue gel of Meredith's bare belly.
"No thanks, there don't come any to mind."
"Your little baby's going to be just fine." Addison said before walking out of the room.
Addison just came out of the shower and was doing her hair when she heard a firm knock on the door. She ran over quickly whilst shouting "Who is it?!" but there didn't came an answer. She looked through the peephole and saw the deformed figure of Mark Sloan. Without thinking about it she opened the door and Mark planted a soft kiss on her lips, like it was the most normal thing in the world. Reality was that they weren't a couple anymore and by this kiss Addison figured his girlfriend must've dumped him and their FWB-deal must be back on.
"Addison, my God. You could've warned me you we're in town. I had to find out by Derek telling me there was something wrong with the baby."
"I was planning to tell you, but I didn't see you so."
It was silent for about two seconds but then Mark did the predictable by throwing her on the bed. Addison didn't say a word and for once let him do all the work.