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Emily finished changing after her shift and walked out of the locker room. She was rifling through her purse looking for the keys to her Volvo when she bumped into someone.

"Oh, my gosh. I'm so sorry." she quickly said as she looked up and saw Dr. Barnes smiling at her, "Dr. Barnes."

"I told you to call me, Micah. Stop making me feel old. I'm not that much older than you." He replied with a laugh.

She smiled, "Well, my shift is over. I'll see you tomorrow."

"Wait, you're not coming out to the bar?"

"What?" she then realized he was in his street clothes as well, "For what?"

"Dr. Collins's birthday," He eyed her suspiciously, "Is something going on? I thought you and Dr. Collins were close."

"We are. We're great friends." I still have a crush on him. I'm trying to cope with him dating my arch nemesis even though he thinks I'm trying to get over him.

"Uh huh," He said not believing her, "It doesn't bother you that he's dating Dr. Kopelson?"

Is he reading my mind? "No, of course not." she smiled a nervous smile, "Why would it bother me?"

"I've seen the way you look at him, especially the night of your birthday party, but that's none of my business." He said with a shrug and walked away, "See you tomorrow, Dr. Owens."

Emily wasn't sure what just happened. Something in her mind told her she needed to find out. She mustered up what little confidence she had and ran after Micah. She caught up to him at the elevators as he pressed the down button. He stood there smiling, but didn't let on that he knew she was standing next to him.

Micah was sexy when he smiled. Damn. Emily get that thought out of your head. "Micah,"

"It's Micah now, huh?" he turned to look at her still smiling.

"I mean, we're both not on shift and you told me to..."

Micah laughed as the elevator opened, "Over-thinking again, Emily."

"You're right. Sorry." She responded as they got on the elevator.

"Don't apologize for being you, Emily." He leaned over and whispered to her since there were other occupants in the small space. He saw her begin to blush and hid his smile behind his hands as he secretly enjoyed her blushing because of him.

They rode the elevator in silence. Why are you blushing? Stop that. Was that a compliment or an insult? His cologne smells nice. Whoa! Emily, are you listening to yourself? You cannot go for Dr. Barnes. Micah. He's a resident, you're an intern.

"Dr. Owens," Micah called trying to snap her out of her trance, "Emily,"

Emily glanced at him, "What? Did you say something?"

"Yeah, I wanted to know if you were going to ride the elevator all night or come to the bar with me." He said as he stepped out. She quickly came out of the elevator and stood facing him.

"Well, it is Will's birthday. He'd be upset if I didn't show up for at least a little bit."

Micah frowned at hearing Will's name, but recovered rapidly before she noticed and clapped his hands together. "Good. Let's go."