Disclaimer: I don't own Grey's, or Shrek
"You forgot Christmas?" cried Lexie in disbelief as the Ambulance pulled into a parking space.
"I didn't forget it, exactly" Meredith sighed, "I just haven't wanted to celebrate it in long time, and for some stupid reason assumed that Derek wouldn't want to either.."
"How could you not want to celebrate Christmas? It's the most wonderful time of the year!"
"Oh shut up, you sound like Izzie!" Meredith snapped, before sighing. She usually tried to curb her grumpy tendencies around her sister, to make up for the time she had been forced to be cruel to her. Sure, she'd done it to protect her, and Lexie completely understood, but Meredith still felt guilty about it sometimes. "Sorry, Lex. I've just never had a family to celebrate Christmas with, I guess. So, will you help me?"
"Sure" Lexie smiled. "Well, I'll try at least, but we might have a few problems since most places.." They climbed out of the Ambulance to the sound of what seemed like a million doors locking. "..Close over Christmas" She finished.
"Great" Meredith deadpanned. "No what are we supposed to do?"
"Uh.. Oh look, the Library hasn't closed yet!"
"How's a Library going to help?"
"We'll have to take what we can get, Mer" said Lexie, dragging her older sister through the doors. "Thank God you're still open!"
Jo Wilson, the young woman who was currently working at the Library to put herself through Med School, turned towards them with a small frown.
"Actually, I was just about to.."
"Please, you can't close yet" Meredith begged.
"My Sister needs help to make a perfect Christmas for her new Family" Lexie added.
"First timer, huh?" Jo smiled. They seemed so desperate, It would be cruel to turn them down. "I think I've got just what you need.." She led the Grey Sisters through the shelves, before finding a book and holding it up in front of Meredith. "There we go."
"'Christmas For Dummies'?" Meredith frowned as she read the Title.
"I guess it's best to start from the beginning" Lexie shrugged.
"Mmhm" Jo nodded, setting the book down on the desk and flipping it open. "Okay, here's what you need to know. Step 1: Decorate the House. Step 2: Hang Stockings above the Fireplace. Step 3: The Christmas Feast. Yum!" She slid the book over to Meredith, showing her a picture of a Home fully decorated for Christmas.
"What's that?" She asked, pointing at an object in the picture.
"Meredith" said Lexie slowly, wondering how her sister could possibly be that clueless about the Holiday, "That's a Christmas Tree."
"And it goes inside?!" cried Meredith in disbelief.
"Wow" said Jo, raising an eyebrow. "You really have missed out, haven't you?"
"Obviously" Meredith sighed, while Lexie laid a comforting hand on her shoulder.
"Don't worry, you just have to follow the steps" Jo flipped to the last page of the Book. "Step 4: The telling of the Christmas Story. Do all that, and you'll have the perfect Christmas."
"Really?" asked Meredith. "That's all?"
"That's all" Jo confirmed.
"Then what am I so worried about?" Meredith grinned. "This will be easy!"
Lexie wasn't so sure. There was so much more to Christmas than copying pictures in a book.