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08 January 2012 @ 03:47 pm
FIC: When White Weddings Don't Happen (8/?)  

TITLE: When White Weddings Don't Happen

RATING: R for language and dark themes

SUMMARY: Callie left Arizona at the altar and disappeared from Seattle with Sofia without a trace. How will the doctors of Seattle Grace Mercy West react when four year old Sofia needs them to save her life?

PAIRINGS: past- Callie/Arizona, Teddy/Henry, Cristina/Owen, Addison/Sam; present- Arizona/Addison, Teddy/Mark, April/Lexie

DISCLAIMER: I still don't own anything related to Grey's Anatomy other than 7seasons on DVD.

AUTHOR'S NOTE: I don't know why LJ erased half of my AN yesterday. Anyway, what it said was that I was assigning Arizona an early October birthday, which would put Henry born in June of 2014. I think there's only going to be one more chapter after this, possibly two. In any case, we're close to the end, folks. ENJOY!


Arizona looked away from her son to see the elevator closing. "Why..."

"Callie." Addison answered shortly.

"Oh. Did she..."

"See us acting all happy and perfect lesbian family like? Yes, she did."

The elevator doors opened to an empty cubicle and they stepped on. Arizona pressed the button for the main floor. She leaned her shoulder against the rear wall of the elevator and looked at her girlfriend's profile, noticing a tension around her eyes that hadn't been there this morning. "What do you say we drop the little big man off with his godparents across the hall for a couple hours and have some Mommy and Mama time?"

Addison smiled with relief. "That sounds wonderful. I think we both need it after today."

Arizona squeezed her hand as the elevator dinged and the doors opened to the main lobby. She let go as they exited to rummage through her purse. "I'll text Mark to give him a heads-up."

"While you're at it, call in an order to that Italian place."

An hour later, the couple was just sitting down to dinner when a knock came from the door to the 502 portion of their large apartment. Addison and Arizona looked at each other with resignation. Mark and Teddy were the only ones who ever used that door and since they had Henry, they would have entered it without knocking. "Ten to one that's Callie." Arizona said trying to inject some levity to the situation.

"You and your sucker bets." Addison chuckled, rising to answer the persistent knocking. When she opened the door to Callie Torres, all she could say was "Of course it's you." She left the door open in silent invitation, returning to the breakfast counter where Arizona sat.

Callie closed it behind her. "Hi." she said awkwardly. "Can...uh...can we talk?"

Addison crossed her arms over her chest while Arizona continued eating. "I'm not going anywhere." "Anything you have to say you can say in front of Addie." they spoke simultaneously.

Callie grabbed a chair from the nearby dining table and pulled it closer to where they sat.They sat in an awkward silence. "I don't know where to begin."

Arizona hopped off of her barstool and began clearing their take-out cartons. "Then you can go. You're good at that."

"You're one to talk." she snapped.

Arizona smacked her hand off the counter in frustration and whirled to face her ex-lover. "You don't get to play Africa anymore. I CAME BACK! I was gone THREE MONTHS and I. CAME. BACK!"

"You shouldn't have left in the first place!"

"I had a responsibility to uphold. One I'd made before I knew you. I had to go."

"What about your responsibility to me, to us?"

"You made the assumption that for there to be an us, you had to go with me and then you bitched about it nonstop." Arizona gripped the counter in front of her. Her blue eyes blazed brightly. "I left you and never once stopped thinking about you or asking about you. So I came back." she said in a softer voice. "You said you forgave me and we'd work through the pain, the heartache. That we'd be a family. You ask me about my responsibility to us? Who left who standing at an altar in front of family and friends? Who had their entire world ripped away when she came home to find her daughter gone?"

"She's not your daughter." Callie said through clenched teeth.

"Not her daughter?" Addison's voice rose.

"Don't, Adds." Arizona said quietly.

"Butt out, Montgomery." Callie shouted.

"You BEGGED me, Calliope. You sat in here and begged me to be all in with you and Mark. That you couldn't do it without me involved. What changed?"

"I went through a fucking windshield, Arizona. Sofia and I nearly DIED!"

"YOU TOOK OFF YOUR SEATBELT! God, Callie! Why can't you get that through your thick skull? We BOTH played roles in that accident. I had my seatbelt on and got out with only a head lac. I told you repeatedly to put it back on but nooooooooo. You just HAD to text Mark back right that second because poor Mark is lonely and misses Lexie and oh no, he just found out Lexie's with Jackson." Arizona mimicked Callie's voice while mentioning Mark Sloan. "You can refute my standing as Sofia's daughter forever. That's fine. I've grieved for her as though she had died. But you CANNOT deny Mark his daughter."

"I'm not subjecting my daughter to the never-ending line of skanky women Mark brings home."

Addison and Arizona looked at each other, smiles crossing their faces. "She doesn't know." Addison laughed heartily.

Arizona reached across the counter to give Addison's hand a reassuring squeeze. "Nope. Not a clue."

"What? What don't I know?"

Addison turned in her chair to face the woman. "Mark and Teddy got married 14months ago."


"Who in the world picks a nine month pregnant woman to be in their bridal party?" Addison grumbled as she struggled to get into her robin's egg blue bridesmaid's dress.

Arizona finished putting in her earrings and crossed the room. She gathered the dress in her hands. "Arms up." Once Addison followed instruction, she slid the gown down her girlfriend's body, then placed soft kisses to her bare back as she slowly zipped the dress. "Technically, aren't you a groomswoman? You know, since you're standing up with Mark?" She pressed soft kisses over the back of Addison's neck and wrapped her arms around the bulging belly.

"Stop being so logical, Miss Maid of Honor who gets to wear midnight blue. I look horrid in pastels!"

"You look beautiful."

"I look like an novelty Easter egg swallowed Shamu."

Arizona smiled against her neck. "Yeah but you're MY novelty sized, Shamu eating Easter egg."

"PLEASE, Arizona. Get him out of me!" Addison whined. "It's two weeks past the due date."

"I know, hun. We're all impatient for him to get here."

"Where are my shoes?" Tear's sprang rapidly from her eyes. "Damnit, I can't even SEE my feet. I'm going to be a barefoot and pregnant bridesmaid." she wailed.

Arizona rolled her eyes. It was going to be a long day.

Arizona stood in the church foyer arranging Teddy's dress as the flower girl started down the aisle. "You ready for this?"

"Ready as I'll ever be. What about you? Ready for mommydom?" Teddy asked.

Arizona grinned back and repeated with a wink. "Ready as I'll ever be."

Addison stood at the front of the church next to Mark, acting as his best man. He spoke out of the corner of his mouth as Arizona walked down the aisle. "When are you and Robbins going to make honest women out of each other?"

Addison only had eyes for her lover. "Hadn't really thought about it. Besides, it's not legal. And weddings are rough for her. Getting jilted kinda makes one gunshy."

"Have you asked?" Addison let out a sharp gasp in reply as Arizona took her place on the other side. "See? She takes your breath away." He whispered.

She grabbed his left shoulder tightly as the processional started to play, prompting the guests to rise. She pulled him down to whisper harshly in his ear. "Have Jackson call 911."

"What's wrong? Is it time?"

"My water just broke. As soon as this wedding is over, I'm having a baby, so make it fast, Sloan."

Mark moved past her to whisper in his groomsman's ear. Jackson Avery nodded and sprinted down the closest side aisle to the rear of the church. Mark moved to the bottom of the altar steps to meet Teddy.

She looked at him in confusion. "What's going on?"

"Addison's going into labor, but won't leave until she sees us married. Jackson is calling an ambulance. It should be here by the time we walk out of the church." He pressed a scruffy kiss to her cheek. "Let's get married."

"I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride." The priest proclaimed.

The audience clapped, but murmurs swept the guests when the couple shared a brief, chaste peck on the lips and practically ran down the aisle.

Addison and Arizona met at the top of the stairs. "What's going on?" Arizona asked, the confusion evident in her voice, even though she wore a wide smile.

"My water broke while you were walking down the aisle." Addison said through gritted teeth. Arizona stopped abruptly. "Keep walking, you nitwit. There's paramedics waiting for us outside."

"We're having a baby." Arizona whispered in wonder.

"You're having a baby. I'm having a watermelon crush my pelvis as it goes through a pinhole."


"Mark and Teddy?" Callie asked, confused. "When did that happen? I thought he was in love with Little Grey."

Addison looked at Arizona for confirmation. "Valentine's three years ago?"

The blonde nodded. "At the Valentine's Day Sucks party in which no one went home alone."

"Is that when...you two..."

"You don't have the right to ask questions about Addison and me, Callie. You gave up all rights of post-breakup friendships with the way you dropped off the face of the earth." Arizona said, a hard edge in her tone.

"Well the last time I checked, Addison was sleeping with men, so yeah, I think I have the right to question your relationship."

Arizona shook her head. "Nope. Our story is not your business. Moving on from our relationship was extremely difficult and I couldn't have done it without the support of every one of my friends." she moved around the counter to stand next to Addison. "You see, Callie, every one of us had to move past the gaping hole you left in our lives. It was hard but we managed and we'll do it again once you leave."

Addison stood. "I think you both got what you came here for, Callie. I think it's time for you to leave."

Callie stood, nodding. She hefted her purse over her shoulder. She stopped by the door. "When I saw you two earlier..."

Addison stepped between Arizona and Callie. "I will gladly break your nose for the second time today if you finish that thought, Torres."

Callie held up both her hands in a non-threatening gesture. "I just wanted to say you guys made a very handsome son."

Arizona wrapped her arms around Addison's waist from behind, resting her chin on her shoulder as the blue door swung closed. "I do make pretty babies, don't I?"

Addison turned in her arms, looping hers around the blonde's neck. "Yes, you do."

"It's a little too soon to be discussing another one though."

"Yeah, just a little bit."

Arizona planted soft kisses over Addison's neck. "No harm in practicing."

**********end chapter 8********* 


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rowmil09rowmil09 on January 8th, 2012 09:28 pm (UTC)
Love it. Still excited for more!
pens_co927pens_co927 on January 8th, 2012 11:20 pm (UTC)
Ballieforeverfunkyshaz57 on January 8th, 2012 10:31 pm (UTC)
Only one more chapter to go - Nooooooooooo!! I've become utterly addicted to this story!

I'm glad Callie and Arizona finally had their confrontation, TBH I was expecting more fireworks though not in the good way but more yelling and screaming and accusations flying around but I thought about it and I guess what was the point? Arizona knows how Callie felt although I still feel like it was the weakest excuse under the sun as if she really felt like it was Arizona's fault and she wanted to leave her why did she wait until the wedding to jilt her and not leave her before hand?? But as I was saying...I guess there is no point rehahsing the past...As Arizona said

I've grieved for her as though she had died. - She has grieved for her and I she also grieved for Callie and the love she lost but she's in a better place now, she's happy and in love and content and a mother so as much as seeing Callie probably has hurt her I guess it's not enough to take away what she has now

"You see, Callie, every one of us had to move past the gaping hole you left in our lives. It was hard but we managed and we'll do it again once you leave." - And again this is so very right, hard as it was, I mean I can imagine and from what you've wrote for us...Arizona was destroyed but she moved on, life moved on and I would say she's ten times better for it now, there's no room for what if's not when she has everything she wants now

Callie still has a freaking cheek to come into their home and think she has the right to have her questions answered. She has freaking balls to sit their and tell Arizona sofia is not her daughter! It's time that Callie left and never came I say lol!

Loved the flashback. like really loved it! I had to laugh out loud at this line

"Keep walking, you nitwit. There's paramedics waiting for us outside."

Sad to see it end...I've really enjoyed this, to be honest I didn't think I would...It's kinda put me off Callie lol so i'm going to need to go and read a really happy sexy Calzona fic after it's all done but I've very much enjoyed it. Addison and Arizona = Hot - there totally needs to be more fics of this couple but without the angst of Callie leaving Arizona lol!

pens_co927pens_co927 on January 8th, 2012 11:34 pm (UTC)
Yeah only one or two more chapters. How dare I finish this story? Hehehe

Callie's reasoning...well ya kinda have to read between the lines of what she's saying. She left because ultimately she felt couldn't trust Arizona and Mark. How can you love someone if you can't trust them? I wanted them to have a bigger badder argument but I couldn't bring myself to write it. :/

I need some happy fluffy calzona prompts (non NC17 since I don't write that). My problem with writing AZ/Addie is I'm not sure how to get them together without making Callie a bad guy
Ballieforeverfunkyshaz57 on January 8th, 2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
I did think that to have an Addie/Arizona fic it would be hard to establish it without having Callie as the bad guy and as much as have enjoyed this, I love my Calzona so much lol!

It could be a bit early but would totally love a happy fluffy...was going to say sexy...but since you've taken that way lol....something romantic about the upcoming Valentines Day's Ep...We know it's going to be a surprise..so maybe you could do something along those lines of what you think it's going to be? Or just a happy fic where Mark's babysitting and we get some happy alone time with them both

As for Addie/Arizona fics...without making Callie the bad guy you could go way back to the start where Callie and Arizona first started dating so it wouldn't be as painful...Or Arizona goes to Malawi doesn't come back and meets Addie over there?
majincammymajincammy on January 9th, 2012 01:17 am (UTC)
I'll chime in here, the only way to do an Addie/Arizona fic without Callie being the bag guy is totally AU and involves Arizona never meeting Callie, imo!
mcloving_youmcloving_you on January 9th, 2012 01:27 am (UTC)
I am also going to add my bit here lol. You could write Arizona and Addison getting together after Arizona comes back from Africa and Callie doesn't forgive her or just make it a completely AU story :)
mcloving_youmcloving_you on January 9th, 2012 01:04 am (UTC)
I am glad Arizona got some closure. I am still annoyed at Callie hasn't she heard of that saying, two wrongs don't make a right, she doesn't seem to have any remorse for how she handled the situation . I don't understand her thinking if she didn't trust Arizona in the beginning , why would she trust her to operate on Sofia ? Oh well...

Noooo! I don't want it to end :((
I looking forward to the next chapter. :)
pens_co927pens_co927 on January 9th, 2012 02:20 am (UTC)
I know it's sad that it's ending.
Granted Callie's logic or lack of it is flawed but it was meant as a slap towards Arizona
majincammymajincammy on January 9th, 2012 01:15 am (UTC)
Sad that this is coming to an end, I've been thoroughly enjoying it. This chapter was fantastic. I really love how protective Addison is of Arizona. they seem to know one another thoughts and feelings, seem very together, which is really coming through, since I'm positive it's completely intentional. I'm surprised Callie had the balls to go to the door. I'm also surprised Arizona was still living there, but after the remodel, I'm sure it looked, and felt, like a different home.

It seemed that Callie, despite being angry and blaming Arizona for the accident, seemed a little sad that Arizona not only moved on, but was happy. Not only happy in a relationship, but a relationship where a child was conceived. I wonder if she's suddenly filled with regret upon that conversation and if she was, what she truly regretted: Leaving Arizona the way she did? Leaving her friends/family that way? Coming back to see happy Arizona? It felt like she was expecting that Arizona would still be in pain over everything, when she had moved on, but seems as though Callie has not. Really powerful stuff coming through here.

I liked Mark pushing for Addison to ask Arizona to marry her. I don't foresee Arizona ever asking another woman again after what happened to her and I really doubt she'd ever want a big shindig, but I can totally see her doing a small ceremony and signing on the dotted line. I have a feeling it's coming. ;)

I've probably typed your eyes out (does that even make sense? I can't say I talked your ear off now, can I?), but I can't help it, I just really, REALLY like your stories. I'd venture to say I'm one of your biggest fans. ;) Looking forward to more, as always!
pens_co927pens_co927 on January 9th, 2012 02:32 am (UTC)
EIn my mind, Arizona made 502 hers after her return from LA. Plus the remodel would have made it a different place. Plus she's had four years to make new memories there.
I think maybe Callie was expecting a broken Arizona so seeing the opposite was a major shock. Especially seeing a bond as close as Addison and Arizona 's couldn't have been easy. I'm glad their bond came across.
I think ur peeking at my mental production notes again. ;) I've already figured u were one of my biggest fans,
pens_co927pens_co927 on January 9th, 2012 02:36 am (UTC)
Stupid phone sent before I was done. LOL. Anyway, I appreciate your comments and constant ego boosts. And u know I love your writing as well. Thanks for the support!
majincammymajincammy on January 9th, 2012 02:48 am (UTC)
And I appreciate it! And you totally deserve it!

As much as I love Callie and Arizona together, I'm really pleased with how well you've written Addison with Arizona. They'd be an amazingly attractive couple, I can only imagine the kid they made, despite only using one set of genes. But seriously, the bond you've written is amazing and I sincerely hope that Callie is insanely jealous. Still can't believe her balls though, LOL
mariappr on January 9th, 2012 01:31 am (UTC)
Great!!! But i want callie with arizona...a kiss maybe??
pens_co927pens_co927 on January 9th, 2012 02:38 am (UTC)
Sorry but not happening in this fic. Arizona and Addison are the couple and callie's not coming between them.
buckbeaksbuckbeaks on January 11th, 2012 09:39 pm (UTC)
I love this. Just as a helpful/hopeful note - I live in WA and our governor is trying to legalize gay marriage this year and it will likely happen so it would likely be legal for terms of your story if you wanted to have Addison propose ;)