This is my first Calzona/Grey's fanfiction, it's a two-shot, I hope you like it.
Beta Reader: WalkTall_Torres (thank you for helping Catherine!)
The rain had passed, the weak sun rays penetrated the windows of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, and the victims of the bus accident had been rescued and accommodated in rooms that were still available.
In the attendings lounge, Callie was sitting on the couch that was next to the refrigerator, her eyes were swollen from crying and her heart was broken once again.
"Good morning, Torres." Derek said as he entered the room. "The rain finally stopped, if you're not on call you can go home.
"Okay." She said as she stood up and wiped tears from her face. "I just have to get changed and then go to the daycare to get Sofia."
"Is everything okay Callie?" He asked, noticing that she'd been crying.
"Yeah, everything is fine." She said as she forced a smile and left the room.
On her way to the daycare Callie noticed that things were back to normal at the hospital. This was good for her because it meant that she could spend the whole day with her daughter without being called. Although, since she was a doctor she knew that the chances of her being left alone all day were pretty slim.
When the doors to the elevator opened she found herself in front of the last person she wanted to face right now.
"I'll take the stairs."
"Calliope we need to talk..."
Callie didn't even looked back when she heard Arizona's words.
When she got home, Callie dropped her purse on the couch and went to her bedroom with Sofia in her arms.
The two year old girl was asleep in her mom's arms and everytime that she looked at Sofia's little face, she cried more and more.
-"Everything gonna be fine..." She said over and over again trying to convince Sofia and herself.
After she sat there rocking her for awhile, Callie stood up and took Sofia to her bedroom where she placed her in her crib.
She went to the bathroom and turned on the hot water. Maybe a hot bath could help her to forget what happened for a while. She was hoping that it would help her body to relax. All she wanted to do was rest. It had been such a long night, but she knew that the longest, hottest, most relaxing bath in the world could never undo what had been done.
The bath didn't help as much as she planned because the memories of the happy (and hot) moments that had happened in that shower with Arizona kept flooding into to her head. It did help her body to relax a little bit, but all she needed and wanted right now was to curl up in her bed.
Callie lay down and settled in as best as she could, she closed her eyes and tried not to think about anything.
"Oh, come on!" She complained out loud when she heard the doorbell. "I just got comfortable!"
She got up and went to the door praying that it wasn't Arizona. She always forgot her keys, so Callie always had to let her in.
"Hey there, Torres!"
Callie's heart soared, she could feel every hair on her body shivering, and she was scared. She could not believe what she was seeing.
"I... I..." She tried to talk but nothing but "I" came out of her mouth.
"Did you miss me?" Mark asked with a smile as he walked into her apartment.
"You've got to be kidding me. I must be having one of those hallucinations that I have when I'm hungry." She said in a scared tone. "I need to eat!"
She went to the kitchen.
"Me too!" Mark exclaimed. "Make a sandwich for me, too!"
"No, you're not hungry. You're dead. Dead people can't be hungry."
"Woah! That's offensive, Torres. You used to treat me better..." Mark said with his signature grin. Even though she was probably losing her mind, she was happy to see his face again.
"What are you doing here?" She asked. She was nearly screaming because she couldn't control her emotions. "Aren't you supposed to be somewhere beautiful, where the grass is super green, and where there's constant light? Aren't you supposed to be in heaven?"
"Yeah, probably... but you need me here."
"Oh my God, why am I talking to someone that's dead?" Callie said as she paced back and forth in the kitchen. She had to be losing her mind.
"Come on Torres, you always had an open mind."
"I… I'm crazy, that's it!" She said raising her hands to her head. "I can't be crazy now. I have a daughter to raise. You died, Arizona cheated on me, and I can't leave my daughter with someone who isn't trustworthy... I CAN'T BE CRAZY." She yelled.
"Shhh! You're gonna wake Sofia up... and just for the record, Arizona is her mother too. We made all signed a document saying so. You would have to go to court to get sole custody and considering the fact you're talking to someone who's dead, the judge would declare you insane and would undoubtedly give custody to Arizona."
"This isn't fun Mark!" Callie said angrily.
"Calm down Torres, you'll wake Sofia!"
"You already said that!"
"So listen to me and calm down!" He was the one yelling now.
"You calm down and stop yelling!"
"I can yell. She can't hear me. You're the only one who can see and hear me here." Mark explained.
She stopped for a second.
"Oh my God, I have a tumor!" She said in a scared tone.
"What?" He laughed.
"I have a tumor, that's it... that's the only explanation."
"Oh Callie, stop jumping to conclusions…"
"No, I'm serious... Izzie Stevens used to see her dead fiancé. She even had sex with him. When she finally realized that she was sick, BOOM! She had a tumor in her brain, stage 4!"
"Calm down Callie, just because you can see me doesn't mean you have a tumor. I don't wanna be your tumor... I'm not your tumor!" He stopped for a little while to think. "Even though the sex part would be great..."
"The last time I slept with you I got pregnant." Callie responded.
"You don't have to worry now, I'm dead."
"Shut up, Mark!" She said with a smile. "Lexie would kick your ass!"
"She'd never know about it." Mark said with a wink.
She stopped smiling and stared into Mark's eyes for a moment. He was her best friend and honestly, she missed having him around to talk to. Things had never been the same since he had died.
"Seriously, what are you doing here?" She asked as she walked towards the living room and sat on the couch.
"I'm here for you!"
"See? Tumor!" She exclaimed. "That's exactly what Stevens said Denny kept saying to her… "I'm here for you"."
"Alright, Torres… enough. You don't have a tumor!"
"So what is it then? You just missed me?"
"I know what happened last night, that's why I'm here. I'm here for you." He touched her face. "I'm the father of your daughter but also your best friend, remember? I've always been here when you were hurting, I'll always be here for you Callie."
"How could she do this to me?" She finally said as she let the tears roll down her face. "I mean... how could she?"
"Come here." He pulled her into his arms and rested her head on his shoulder.
"She said she'd never hurt me again. We have a daughter! She said she loved me in front of all of our friends and family." She said between her sobs. "She said she loved me and I was stupid enough to believe her."
"She loves you... we both know that." Mark insisted.
"No Mark, she doesn't! If she really loved me she wouldn't have cheated on me with the first woman that flirted with her. After that fucking plane accident I had to tell them to cut her leg off, she's never forgiven me. She hates me because I cut off her leg."
"No Callie, you saved her life and deep down inside she knows it."
"I don't think so, Mark. You have no idea how long I went without touching my wife because she was mad at me. I would have never done that if it wasn't necessary, I'm not a monster. I'M NOT A MONSTER!" She cried amidst the sobs.
"I know you're not a monster, everybody knows that!" He said running his fingers through her hair. "You're a strong woman, you're brave, you're not afraid to be who you really are, you faced your family, you made them accept you for who you are."
"My mother doesn't accept who I am." She corrected him.
"Your mother is a monster, of course she wouldn't understand!"
"Mark, don't talk about my mom like that!" She said now mixing sobs and laughs.
"Sorry, but someone had to say it."
The two of them laughed for a while. It was just like old times.
"Sometimes I think this is some sort of punishment from God." She said in a much calmer tone.
"What are you talking about?" Mark asked.
"First it was Erica, when I thought we were finally working she disappeared, she left me with no reason. Now it's Arizona. She left me once, came back, I'd finally forgiven her and now she betrayed me again. I think it's a punishment from God for being a lesbian."
"That's not true... you were married to a man, O'Malley."
"Who also cheated on me..."
"Yeah, we could have skipped that part. Sorry." Mark said.
"How could we not mention it? My love life is a disaster, it only brings me sadness."
"It brought you Sofia..." Mark said trying to lighten the mood.
"That's true." Callie agreed. "I think you're the only relationship that I've had where didn't get hurt." She turned to look into his eyes.
"Even though our relationship was never a serious thing, we always had sex just for fun, no commitment."
"That's true..." She smiled.
"Everything is gonna be fine, Torres." He said as he stroked her face. "You're gonna be just fine. You're crazy about her, she's your person."
"Oh God, you sound just like Meredith and Cristina."
"Yeah, I know." He laughed. "But I think it sounds right in this situation."
"I don't know if I can forgive her, I don't even know if she wants me to forgive her. I don't even know if she regrets what she's done." Callie said with confusion.
"Just try to talk to her." Mark suggested.
"I miss you so much, you know?" She said changing the subject. Her eyes were full of tears, but this time they were not tears of sadness. They were tears of longing. "You're my best friend. Since you've been gone I've had no one to talk or get drunk with... you left me too, Mark."
"If I had a choice I would come back. Honestly, I've never left your side. I've been with you in spirit since the moment I took my last breath." He tightened his arms around her. "I miss you too, Torres."
"Every time I look at Sofia she reminds me of you. When she laughs or when she tries to talk... I wish you could be here to see how much she's grown, how beautiful she is."
"I'm sure she's pretty, she's a Sloan!" He smiled. "I know you're taking good care of her and I know you won't let her forget who I am."
"Of course not... We'll tell her how you used her to flirt with women at the hospital, and that you used to babysit her when Arizona and I needed some time for us.
"You're not going into detail about that part, right? I don't want my daughter to be traumatized."
"Yeah, she probably doesn't need to know about the details." Callie agreed. She had a big smile on her face. "Are you sure I don't have a tumor?"
"You don't, I'm sure." Mark assured her.
The two of them stayed there for a moment staring at each other's eyes. Callie wanted this moment to last forever. She finally felt happy again.
"I love you Mark. Thanks for being such an amazing friend, thank you for giving me a beautiful little girl... I love you."
"I love you too." He said as he kissed her forehead. "It's time for you two to make things right."
"What?" Callie questioned.
"Aren't you going to open the door?" He asked. "Remember what I told you, always walk tall Torres!"
As soon as Mark finished talking the doorbell rang.
"Mark!" Callie yelled as she opened her eyes. She was scared and confused.
She sat on her bed for a minute thinking about what had just happened. She wasn't sure if it was true or if it was just a dream, but her thoughts were disturbed by the doorbell ringing.
She got up and walked to the door, afraid of what she'd find this time.
"I forgot my keys." Arizona said. There was sadness in her voice.
Callie backed up so Arizona could come in and she shut the door.
"Calliope..." Arizona stared.
Callie turned around and walked into Sofia's room not even looking at Arizona.
Arizona sat on the couch and put her head in her hands trying to bury her sobs so she wouldn't disturb Sofia.
"She's still asleep." Callie said as she walked back into the living room and stood in front of Arizona.
Arizona lifted her head out of her hands and patted the spot on the couch beside her. The two of them had a lot to talk about.
I know it didn't seem like Calzona at first but the second (and last) chapter will be better.
I hope you liked, let a review so I know what you think.
Thanks for reading!