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07 March 2009 @ 08:33 pm
Life, Love and the Meaning of (4/12)  
Pairing: Cristina/Owen
Rating: PG-13, for just a smidge of language
Summary: A look at Cristina and Owen's blossoming relationship from the eyes of the rest of Seattle Grace.
Disclaimer: They belong to Shonda and ABC. I'd just like to borrow Owen. Please?
Author's note: Given the circumstances on LJ right now, if anyone wants to friend me, so that you get the updates to this faster feel free. It's cool. Thanks again to all who've left me feedback! You rock!

 

Chapter Four – Izzie

“The usual, Joe,” Izzie said as she settled onto her stool at the bar.

“Sure thing, Iz.”

As Joe fetched her drink, Izzie settled her head in her hands. It had been a long, stressful day. She’d woken up that morning determined to tell someone what was going on with her. She knew her friends were worried. Izzie smiled to herself. No, that wasn’t exactly true. George and Alex were worried. Meredith and Cristina were both wrapped up in their respective male issues. Not that she could really blame them. Between Derek’s recent darkness and Hunt’s obvious issues – the man murdered pigs, for god’s sake! – the BFFs had their hands full.

On the other hand, Izzie hadn’t exactly been forthcoming. She was sure that if she sat everyone down and explained what was going on they’d rally around her. Hence her brilliant plan that morning. But then practically the entire surgical floor got paged down to the pit for the incoming Dead Baby bike race victims. All day she’d gone from one trauma to another, scarcely able to catch her breath. She’d managed to get in on a splenectomy, but then she was right back down in the pit. She had two patients with injuries so massive they bled out before she could stabilize them. George had tried to corner her a couple of times but she managed to dodge him. There had been too much death that day. She couldn’t bear to see George – or worse, Alex – look at her like patients’ families looked at their dead loved ones.

“Here ya go, Izzie,” Joe said, placing her drink in front of her.

Izzie warily raised her head. “Thanks, Joe.”

A frown marred Joe’s face. “Now don’t take this the wrong way, but you look like crap. Everything okay?”

Izzie wanted to shout that no, everything was not okay. That she’d wasted weeks cheating on her boyfriend with a dead man. That because of her weakness for Denny there was a good chance she was going to die. Then an image of weeping loved ones flashed in her head. So instead of telling the truth, she replied, “Everything’s fine, Joe. It’s just been a long day.”

Joe looked skeptical. “If you say so.”

To reassure him, Izzie flashed her best bubbly, happy Izzie smile and took a sip of her drink. Appeased, Joe went back to work.

Izzie heard the door open behind her but didn’t bother to turn and see who it was. She merely hoped that whoever it was would leave her alone. At first it looked like she’d get her wish: the new arrival was Cristina. Izzie watched out of the corner of her eye as Cristina settled in around the corner from her. Joe noticed Cristina’s arrival and brought her a drink unprompted. Izzie looked around but saw no sign of Cristina’s pig murdering boyfriend. Now that was odd. Lately, where one was the other was sure to follow. They were still in that not-liking-to-be-apart phase. Almost against her will, Izzie’s curiosity got the better of her. She grabbed her drink and scooted off to the stool next to Cristina.

“So where’s that pig stabbing boyfriend of yours?” she asked brightly.

Cristina gave her a derisive laugh. “You’re never going to let that go, are you?”

“Probably not.”

“At least I haven’t castrated him, unlike some residents that shall remain nameless.”

“Hey! I haven’t castrated Alex! He’s every bit as manly as your precious McArmy.”

Cristina nearly spit out her drink. “Seriously? That’s the best you can do?”

“What’s wrong with that?”

“It’s lame, that’s what’s wrong with it.”

“Well, what do you call him?” Izzie asked, genuinely curious. She hadn’t known Cristina to call Burke by anything other than his last name.

“Owen.”

“Oh.” Izzie tried to cover her shock by continuing, “I’m surprised you and Meredith haven’t come up with something along the lines of McBadass or something.”

“We haven’t reached the cute nicknames stage yet, Dr. Stevens,” said Owen, chuckling.

Izzie froze. Oh shit. Cristina was trying not to laugh, but that was clearly a losing battle. Izzie pulled herself together long enough to stammer, “Dr. Hunt! I, um, didn’t see you there. Well, I’ll just…go, I guess. Bye, Cristina.”

Then she fled. She could hear Owen and Cristina’s peals of laughter as she ran out. Joe would just have to put her drink on her tab…

 

UP NEXT: Alex


 
 
Current Location: Joe's Bar
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Current Music: Justice League - New Frontier
 
 
 
Anna: TheO- Jim <3wolwiegirl3 on March 8th, 2009 02:52 am (UTC)
haha awesome ! it cracks me up- at least the last part because obviously, Izzie story line isn't gonna be fun :( But you really did a good job writting the characters ^^ And I loved Owen reply ^^ (your story made me realize that Izzie didn't even try to make Cristina talk about the "first date" or anything related ^^) . Anyway, I can't wait to see what's next with Alex :D
michellemtsu: Owen Huntmichellemtsu on March 8th, 2009 03:03 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it!
Angela, 21st Century Mermaid: GA McBadassangelamermaid on March 8th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
Ha ha ha ha ha! LOVED Owen's line!
michellemtsu: Owen Huntmichellemtsu on March 8th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)
Yay! Mission accomplished then...
far_to_nowherefar_to_nowhere on March 8th, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
“We haven’t reached the cute nicknames stage yet, Dr. Stevens,”

LOL. Awesome.
michellemtsu: Cristina/Owen - 40 yearsmichellemtsu on March 8th, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
Thanks! :)
nursebadass on March 8th, 2009 04:47 am (UTC)
Hahahaha!! I love this!
michellemtsumichellemtsu on March 8th, 2009 05:52 am (UTC)
Thanks! ;)
wish_me_a_dream on March 8th, 2009 05:25 am (UTC)
Brilliant, as always. I Loved Owen's line and the story put a smile on my face. I can't wait for Alex. Please update soon :)
michellemtsu: Cristina/Owen - 40 yearsmichellemtsu on March 8th, 2009 05:50 am (UTC)
Wow, thanks! Alex's should be posted sometime tomorrow! (Or today depending on when you see this!)
lolcitsacras: OHCY <3lolcitsacras on March 8th, 2009 08:53 am (UTC)
LMAO! Didn't see that one coming=))

I really love your stories:D can't wait for the next one!
michellemtsu: Owen Huntmichellemtsu on March 8th, 2009 06:05 pm (UTC)
Izzie didn't see it coming either! Owen's sneaky like that.
ga_yo on March 8th, 2009 02:00 pm (UTC)
As aforementioned by most, Owen's timing and delivery was perfect. Thanks for another great installment!
michellemtsu: Cristina/Owen - 40 yearsmichellemtsu on March 8th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
Welcome! :D
Beatricebeatricej on March 8th, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
hahaha! This was hilarious! :D Great job<3
michellemtsu: Owen Huntmichellemtsu on March 8th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
Karen: 5x06 cristina rainkissedxkiisstheraiin on March 9th, 2009 04:03 am (UTC)
Haha I love your chapters - they're humorous and serious, AND all Cristina/Owen oriented, of course :)

Hey, I like Cristina/Owen, you like Cristina/Owen. Let's be friends! :D
michellemtsu: Cristina/Owen - 40 yearsmichellemtsu on March 9th, 2009 04:39 am (UTC)
Cool! Friending you as we speak! Glad you liked it!
lee pace's moustache: free-spirit cassiewhimsey on March 9th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
Haha! Owen walked in at the perfect moment! McBadass is the perfect nickname for Hunt. ;D

More please!
michellemtsu: Cristina/Owen - 40 yearsmichellemtsu on March 9th, 2009 05:21 am (UTC)
McBadass is sooo much better than McDreamy or McSteamy. Glad you liked it!