A/N- Hi... I'm going to try to update something else tonight but I really wanted to do this one.
Pairing: Breredith (BrianxMeredith)
Song: Begin Again by Taylor Swift

"Meredith are you ready?" Denise called, "We're going to be late." They had a girls night planned. Denise, Meredith, Lauren, Julia, and Jaime. Meredith looked in the mirror of the bathroom in the small dorm she shared with Denise. She sighed and looked over her outfit. They were off to a bar. Which meant she was wearing a short black skirt, a tank top, and black platform shoes. She couldn't remember the last time she'd dressed like this. He didn't like it when she wore anything that might be remotely considered sexy near other guys, always paranoid, "Meredith!" Denise's voice came closer and closer. She opened the door.

"You go ahead. I'm not going."

"This is ridiculous Mere. Its been a month. You gotta get back out there."

"I know. But, going to a bar and hooking up with a random guy is not how I'm going to do it."

"Come on. Its a girls night."

"Its your night Deeds. These aren't my friends. I've never met these girls. Go have fun and tell me all about it when you get back."

"Are you sure?"



"Oh and... Don't drive if you're drunk. If you don't have a designated driver call me. Don't hook up with an random guy. You'll regret it. And use protection."

"You sound like my mother."

"I know. But seriously, don't do anything stupid."

"Are you positive you don't want to come?"

"Yeah, I couldn't drink anyways."

"I keep forgetting you're underage."

"Yeah, yeah. Bye." Meredith walked Denise out the door and locked it. She turned on the radio. Her favorite song was on. She danced around the room, feeling carefree. When the song ended she popped a movie into the DVD. Denise was back right as the movie was finishing.

"How was it?"


"Just okay?"

"I wish you came."

"Well, I had fun here."



"On the bright side I may have found you a boyfriend."


"You haven't even heard his name."

"I know I don't like him."


"You came up with him drunk at a bar."

"Just let me tell you about him."


"Well, his name is Brian Holden. He's twenty-one. He's a theatre major. I can't believe I never considered him for you before!"

"I don't know. How do you know him?"

"He's in my theatre class."


"That's it. He's part of the group who did A Very Potter Musical."

"I don't really want a boyfriend."

"Just one date?"


"Great. Wednesday at eleven. At the little café on Main St."


"Yay! Meredith back out there! Now, I'm going to bed. I need my beauty sleep."

"Good night."

Wednesday arrived quicker than Meredith anticipated. She walked into the cafe looking around for anyone that resembled this Brian. Denise described him as medium height, brown hair, beautiful blue eyes. The perfect guy. She spotted him at a table. He stood up and waved as she walked over.

"You must be Meredith. I'm Brian. Nice to meet you."

"You to." He pulled out the chair for her.

"M'lady." He joked as he took her coat and put it on the back of the chair. Meredith giggled.

"I'm so sorry I was late."


"You were here before me."

"Yeah, I make sure to get an early start when I go somewhere, especially a first date. I'm chronically lost and don't want to make a bad impression by being late."

"Well, Mr. Holden you are making an excellent impression so far."

"I'm glad to hear it. You look beautiful by the way."

"Thanks." She said shyly looking down.

"That's adorable."


"The way you get all shy when I compliment you."

"This is how you get girls right? You compliment them until they can't say no." Brian started laughing his head rolling back, "What's so funny?"

"You." Meredith smiled, "What?"

"You remind me of a five-year-old."

"That may be, but no five-year-old could ever get a girl like you." Meredith stopped laughing.

"What? Did I say something wrong?"

"No. You're just so perfect."

"Thanks. I try." He laughed and somehow fell out of his chair and onto the floor. The entire cafe stared at them. He continued to roll around.

"Brian, you're embarrassing us!" Meredith said laughing.

"Okay then. I guess I'll stop." He sat back in his chair and pouted.

"Like I said, five-year-old."

"I don't think that's a bad thing. If you like kids, it increases my chances."

"So, what are your interests?" Brian asked her.

"Nerdy stuff."

"Like what?"

"Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings."

"That's amazing! How many times did you see Lord of the Rings in theatres?"

"Nine. Its embarrassing, I know."

"That's not embarrassing. That's brilliant!"

"Why how many times did you see it?"

"Nine! The same amount as people in the fellowship, duh! I've never met a girl who saw it so many times."

"So, what kind of girls have you met?"

"Well, this one time I..." Brian went on to tell her about a time when he almost hooked up with a girl whose job was a clown in a circus, "What about you? Any crazy stories about guys?"


"You have no stories?"

"There was that time when..." She quickly and quietly told him about a guy she met in freshman year.

"My you are a shy one aren't you."

"Only around people I want to impress."

"Shy and flirty. God, that's hot!"

The date soon drew to a close and the two began walking to her car, "There was this one guy-" Meredith started to say.

"I forgot to tell you about the year me and my family watched Finding Nemo on Christmas!" Brian interrupted, "Wait, were you going to say something?"

"It wasn't important." Meredith said. He didn't matter anymore. All that mattered was Brian.

"Okay then. Yeah so my sister had her boyfriend over for Christmas and we were watching The Proposal when I decided they were getting a little too comfortable, if you know what I mean. So I changed it to Finding Nemo. That way they would be too uncomfortable to 'cuddle' too closely with the baby fishies watching." Meredith laughed. It started to rain. The two of them ran to her car and both got inside.

"This was really fun Brian. We should do it again."

"Like a second date?"

"Yeah, Unless you don't want to."

"Are you kidding! I was so worried that you didn't like me and didn't want to go out with me again."

"You were amazing."

"So were you." The looked at each other for a while.

"Do you believe in love at first sight?" Brian asked after a while, breaking the silence.

"Like in fairy tales?" Meredith responded, slightly confused.


"I guess. Do you think this is a fairy tale? Because it sure feels like one."

"Well, that depends."


"On whether or not the handsome prince gets to save the princess in despair."

"He already has."

"It might be early to say this, I mean its only the first date, but I love you Meredith. I've never felt this way about anyone before."

"Neither have I. I think I love you too."

"Good. Because that makes it okay to do this." He leaned in and kissed her. And Meredith felt her life begin again.

A/N- I hope you enjoyed that little piece of fluff. Review!