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05 January 2011 @ 11:11 pm
GREYS - Secret Santa (Bonus Fic) - Drawing Circles in the Air  
Short bonus fic for GREY'S SECRET SANTA 2010 for making mammothluv wait so long.

Drawing Circles in the Air

Meredith, Izzie (friendship)



It’s raining lightly as Meredith steps out of the café an into the street. Izzie slips a hat on over her blonde locks, but Meredith just ignores the rain as it falls on her hair and raises her coffee to her lips.

It’s almost like she never left.

“You don’t have to go,” she insists sincerely. “You can come back. There are people who want you to come back.”

Izzie smiles and shakes her head. “I can’t,” she insists. “But it’s not like I won’t visit.”

They don’t mention that it took a catastrophe to bring Izzie back. Meredith doesn’t give her news of Alex’s condition, because he is sleeping with Lexie after all, and Izzie doesn’t want to know everything. She just needs to know he's okay. So Meredith lies and Izzie appreciates the attempt.

Meredith doesn’t consider that this may be the last time they see each other face to face.

“You’ll be okay, you know,” Izzie remarks quickly.

Meredith rolls her eyes. “I am okay.”

Izzie doesn’t call her on the lie.

“You have to move forward Mer,” Izzie insists. She stops walking, grabbing her friend’s wrist and turns to face her. “I mean it. You have to move forward. You can’t go back.”

Meredith takes a deep breath and they start walking again. Izzie slows as they near her hotel. They both pretend not to notice Meredith’s hand falling to her stomach.

“You’re right,” Meredith says slowly.  "I hate it when you're right," she adds lightly.

Izzie smirks. “I'm always right." 

It's an attempt at normalcy, at remembering how easily this used to come to them.

Meredith smiles.

The next day, she makes an appointment with a fertility specialist.

 
 
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you're still going to the party, bitch: grey's: meredith and izzie not alonemammothluv on January 8th, 2011 02:37 am (UTC)
Thank you again! You were too good to me! This is perfectly bitersweet.

It's an attempt at normalcy, at remembering how easily this used to come to them.
I love that line and how you capture throughout this story how their relationship is strained but also the way they still have of understanding and being there for each other even though Izzie's been gone.
Courtney: GREYS: you give me that look that's likehelen_halliwell on January 8th, 2011 04:55 am (UTC)
No, thank you! :)

I'm thrilled that you liked this. I loved Izzie and Mer's friendship and I still have issues with the way she left the show.