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22 June 2010 @ 08:10 am
Throw Your Arms Around Me - Mark/Teddy fic  
There aren't enough of MT fics so I thought I'd post it here too.

Disclaimer: All belongs to Shonda
Rating: K+
Author: alygator
Pairing: Mark and Teddy
Fandom: Grey's Anatomy
Summary: Mark and Teddy angst then fluff. Established relationship.
Thanks to phoebe  and carlithiel  for listening to the idea and helping out. phoebe  rocks for betaing!

Teddy stared at the negative pregnancy test on the bathroom counter next to the sink and sighed. Of course it was negative. It was always negative. She tossed the white stick in the trash, washed her hands, and left the bathroom.

She went to the living room and plopped down on her extremely comfortable couch next to Arizona.

“So?” prompted the pediatric surgeon.

“Negative,” Teddy replied, crossing her arms over her chest. “Just like the time before and the time before that and the – “

“Yes, yes,” Arizona cut her off before she could keep going. “But sometimes it can take a while for these things to happen.”

“We’ve been trying since before we got married,” Teddy sighed.

“And you’ve been married for a little over a year. I know you really want a baby but it takes time.” She put her glass on the coffee table in front of the couch and when she sat back she noticed Teddy wiping her eyes. Arizona softly rubbed her best friend’s arm. “It’s ok. You’ll have a baby.”

“But what if I don’t?” She sniffed. “What if he only married me because I want kids too?”

Arizona leaned over and hugged her. “Mark loves you. He married you because he loves you.”

Mark arrived home at that point. He dropped his keys in the basket by the front door and they jingled when they hit Teddy’s keys that were already in the basket. He made his way to the living room of the house he and Teddy had bought after they got married.

When he got to the living room he saw Arizona hugging Teddy, who he could hear sniffling.

“What’s going on?” he asked, concerned. “Is everything ok?”

Arizona pulled away and gave him a smile. “She just needs to talk to you. She’ll be fine.”

Arizona gently rubbed Teddy’s shoulder before getting up. She looked pointedly at Teddy. “Talk to him. And call me later.”

Teddy nodded. “I will. See you later.”

Mark took Arizona’s spot on the couch while the cheery blonde grabbed her purse and headed out, leaving them to talk.

Teddy leaned her head back against the back of the couch and took a deep breath.

Mark sat sideways on the couch to face her, his arm resting on the back of the couch. “Are you ok, baby?” he asked, trying to figure out what was wrong. If it was anything PTSD related, Arizona would have called him and she rarely had any flair ups as it was.

“Yes,” she replied automatically then shook her head. “No.”

He reached over just a little bit to run his fingers through her hair. “Tell me what’s wrong,” he asked softly, wanting to be able to fix whatever it was.

She turned her head to look at him. “I’m not pregnant,” she replied quietly, tears prickling the corners of her eyes again. “I’m still not pregnant and I want to be and I know you want me to be and I’m not. A year and a half and nothing and I don’t want you to leave me,” she rambled, slightly irrationally, a few tears sliding down her cheeks.

Mark pulled her into a hug, wrapping his arms around her. Her arms wrapped around his neck as she buried her face in his neck. He run a hand up and down her back soothingly.

“It’ll happen, Teddy.” He dropped a soft kiss onto her shoulder. “We’re both a little older so that makes it harder. If you want, we can get fertility tests to see if there’s anything going on there. And if there is, we’ll deal with it. There’s IVF, fertility treatments, even adoption. So somehow we’ll have a baby, ok?”

She nodded and pulled back slightly to wipe her eyes again, feeling a little embarrassed about how she reacted. He took the opportunity to took into her eyes and have her look into his.

“And I am not leaving you,” he told her fiercely, cupping her cheek. “I married you so that I could spend the rest of my life with you, good or bad. I love you. I’ll love you even if we don’t have any kids. You’re all I need. And if we have a baby that’s just icing on the cake,” he smiled at her.

She smiled back, not as widely as he smiled, her fingers playing with the hairs at the back of his neck. “I’m sorry I –“

He cut her off with a soft, sweet kiss. The kind of kiss he knew could make her brain turn to mush when she was thinking too hard about things. He slowly pulled away after a few moments.

“You have nothing to be sorry for. Everyone needs to have a little melt down now and then.” He brushed a piece of hair behind her ear. “I want you to stop stressing about the baby thing for now, ok? If it happens in the next few months, that will be amazing but if not, we’ll deal with it.”

“You’re pretty amazing, you know that?” She gave him a big smile.

He grinned, knowing she was agreeing to stop stressing out. “So I’ve been told.”

“How did I get lucky enough to have you?” Teddy asked, still smiling. He knew exactly what to say or do to make her feel better and she still wondered how he did it, after two and a half years of being together.

“Well, you see, Cristina needed a cardio god…” He chuckled when she giggled and playfully pushed his shoulder.

“I love you,” she told him with a smile, the tips of her fingers running over his cheek.

“I love you, too.”
 
 
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tori: [dane] sex machinemaddisonislove on June 22nd, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
So they might not be my otp, but they're still SO much better than the bullshit couple. This was pretty adorable. Aw. You made me smile. That doesn't happen, I only read angst, not fluff. STOP TRYING TO TURN ME. Hee. I'll stop now.
Alyalygator on June 22nd, 2010 10:03 pm (UTC)
fluff is love! thanks for reading it bb! <3
sleddy_shipper on June 22nd, 2010 09:41 pm (UTC)
I <3<3<3 it.
Alyalygator on June 22nd, 2010 10:02 pm (UTC)
yay! theres going to be 2 more chapters, I decided :D