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11 April 2011 @ 08:13 pm
Coffee at Midnight Continued  
I posted Coffee at Midnight (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6609107/1/Coffee_at_Midnight) on ff.n (Ch 1 is rated M) and readers wanted me to continue. I just finished the whole thing today and I'm posting it here so Danyel can read it right nooww.

I changed some things as you will see and I don't like Lexie. Nothing belongs to me.

Rating: PG


Mark was sitting in the busy cafeteria with Callie and Arizona, sharing some gossip he had heard that morning when Owen came up with Teddy.

"Mind if we join you?" Owen asked.

"Not at all," Arizona smiled.

Teddy took a seat next to Mark and Owen sat across from her, next to Arizona.

"I was wondering when I'd see you," Mark leaned over and kissed her cheek.

"You two know each other?" Callie asked, "why don't I know about this?"

"Its a long story," Teddy laughed softly.

"How's your first day going? You ready to go back to Baghdad yet?" Mark laughed.

"I'm actually really impressed," she told them, "The facility, the equipment, the caliber of the residents

"Have you met Cristina yang yet?" Arizona asked, drinking some of her soda.

Teddy nodded, "Cristina Yang might, in fact, be the best resident I have ever seen."

"You think?" Owen was slightly surprised.

"Yeah," she took a bite of her sandwich, "I don't think she likes me but yeah I do."

"She doesn't like you?" Mark asked as sort of a warning.

"Maaark," Callie rolled her eyes.

"No. you're probably right. Just because Yang drove off the last 3 cardio attendings doesn't mean-"

Owen cut him off, "She did not."

"Burke?" Was Mark's first example.

Owen shook his head, "Come on. That was..."

Mark continued, "Hahn?"

"She had nothing to do with Hahn," Owen countered.

"No, that was me," Callie told them, reaching over to grab something off Arizona's tray.

"Dixon?" Mark named the last cardio attending.

"Cristina just needs a strong cardio attending and she deserves a strong cardio attending," defended Owen.

"Cristina?" Teddy asked, catching the unusual use of a first name, "Huh. Wow. So you and Yang? What happened to you and Beth?"

Mark leaned over, his gossip ending up useful, "Oh he didn't tell you? Beth showed up at the hospital one day. She didn't even know he was - OW,"

Arizona innocently drank her soda and Mark turned to Callie.

"Did you just kick me?"

"That was me," Arizona told him sweetly.

Teddy laughed softly, "So wait, wait when you called me up and you told me about this great job at this great hospital you were just brining me out here as a, a present for your new girlfriend?"

Owen felt awkward all of the sudden when it was put that way. "It is a great job with ~great people...one of whom just happens to be...yeah. yeah," he chuckled nervously.

"Thanks for that," Mark told him, "Yang's not the only one who gets her as a present."

"Aawww!" Arizona smiled.

"I don't care how long the story is," Callie swallowed her chips, "You have to tell us now because Mr. Gossip hasn't told me a thing!"

"There's not much to it," Teddy ate more of her sandwich.

"We met at the hospital where she worked in New York a couple days after 9/11. I was there to help out and we met at the coffee cart."

"He tried to pick me up and me bought me coffee. He gave me his number and told me to call him after I got some sleep," she smiled.

"And you called him!" Arizona guessed. She loved these types of stories.

"I did and we went out for drinks and we uh..."

"Slept together," supplied Callie. Everyone looked at her and she shrugged, "its Mark, that's the next logical step."

"She initiated it," Mark told his friend. It wasn't always him!

"Okay," Callie replied, not believing that.

Teddy laughed, "then I told him I wanted to join the army and it was nice to be able to talk to him, to someone."

"And we...dated until she left."

"He's the guy?" Owen asked. It now clicked. Teddy told him about the great guy she dated before she enlisted. It was supposed to be easy, no strings attached but she got attached and they lost touch when the army moved her around. Owen told her she should write to the guy again but she told him she didn't want to make him wait; he should be able to move on.

Teddy nodded with a smile, "he's the guy."

"And you ended up in Seattle together!" Arizona grinned, "I love this story."

"You think you can get used to the rain?" Mark asked her.

Teddy smiled, "yes. It started raining when we were waiting for an ambulance. I danced in it," she giggled.

"You'll get to do that a lot more," Mark smiled, loving her enthusiasm about such a common occurance in this city.


Mark met up with Teddy in the lobby when their shifts were over. It was drizzling and he had his umbrella.

"We don't need that!" Teddy told him, taking his hand and going out into the light rain.

Mark chuckled and left the black umbrella closed, indulging her.

"We're not even getting wet," Teddy told him as they walked towards his apartment building, "where are we going?"

"To a little French restaurant," he smiled.

She nudged him and looked at him with a grin, "you remembered!"

"Of course I remembered your favorite food," Mark chuckled.

Teddy stopped walking and when he turned to ask what was wrong, she kissed him. The rain began to fall harder but neither cared and Teddy thought it was perfect. She slid her arms around his neck as he deepened the kiss and the light rain dampened their hair.

Mark pulled away after a few moments and smiled at her.

"Its raining again," she grinned, tilting her head back.

"Yeah, it does that here a lot," he chuckled, enjoying how much she loved the rain.

Teddy pulled away and took his hand as she continued their walk, "Good. Five years without rain makes you forget how amazing it is."


Mark was dropping charts off at the nurses station when Lexie came up to him.

"Hi, Dr. Sloan," she smiled.

"Hello Dr. Grey," he replied. Lexie flirted with him ocassionally but she was his best friend's wife's little sister and while she was attractive, he wasn't going there.

"What are you doing tonight?" She asked, leaning against the counter.

Just then Teddy appeared, passing a chart between then. "Ferry boat!" She said quite decesively.

"What?" Mark asked, slightly confused.

"Our next date," she clarified with a smile, "you can take me on a ferry boat."

"You want a date on a ferry boat?" He thought it was pretty cute actually and neither noticed Lexie's confused expression.

"Yes," she nodded, "not the whole thing, just part of it."

Mark chuckled, "Okay. We'll go on a ferry boat."

"Great! I'll see you later," she gave him a quick kiss before heading off to a consult.

"Isn't she the new cardio attending?" Lexie asked, not liking the dating going on there.

"Yeah," he nodded, "we dated in New York years ago. Then we both ended up here and we're dating again."

"That's nice," Lexie told him before leaving and heading back to the pit.


After their date which included dinner and a ferry boat ride, they went back to his place, had a little wine and ended up in bed together.

Mark was awokened by Teddy mumbling in her sleep. He could tell she was upset. He called her name and shook her shoulder gently. She awoke with a start, her heart beating quickly and when she saw him she threw her arms around him.

He ran his hand up and down her bare back as she calmed herself down. Once her heart rate was somewhat normal she loosened her grip on him.

"Are you okay?" He asked softly.

She pulled away and laid down again and he followed suit. The air was cool and their blankets were warm.

"I have nightmares sometimes," she told him quietly, "I don't remember very much when I wake up except that there's a lot of death and hurt."

"I'm sorry," he brushed some of her hair back with his fingers.

"I'm afraid of scaring you away," she admited in a whisper.

"I love you," he told her with a smile, "I was falling in love with you in New York. You're stuck with me."
harvey and i are like this: mark/teddy | working class heroonlywordsnow on April 12th, 2011 12:33 am (UTC)
And you stopped there? Ahhhh! Great job though! At first I was like...

But, you got it! YAY!
Alyalygator on April 12th, 2011 12:34 am (UTC)
i got it? what did i get?
harvey and i are like this: mark | dirty little secretonlywordsnow on April 12th, 2011 12:44 am (UTC)
Your footing. It kicked in to your own story.

Did you see my update?
Alyalygator on April 12th, 2011 12:45 am (UTC)
oh! yay I got it!!

theres another?! :D
harvey and i are like thisonlywordsnow on April 12th, 2011 12:52 am (UTC)