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29 March 2009 @ 11:41 pm
Life, Love and the Meaning of (8/12)  
Pairing: Cristina/Owen
Rating: PG
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: Sorry about the extreme lateness, everyone! The show's been messing with my muse. (Thanks, Shonda! Not.) Then my internet's been down for two days. But I finally have an update. Enjoy!


Chapter Eight – Meredith

“Your incision is healing nicely, Mrs. Rodriguez. We should have you out of here in a day or so,” Meredith pronounced, as she pulled the blanket up.

Her patient, or rather Owen’s patient since he’s the one who actually saved the woman’s life, smiled. “Thank you, Dr. Grey.” Mrs. Rodriguez glanced down, embarrassed. Meredith smiled and turned to go. “Dr. Grey?”

Of course, what else is new? “Yes, Mrs. Rodriguez?”

The dark haired woman smiled conspiratorially. “Could you thank Dr. Hunt for me? I’d do it myself but I know he’s busy. Do you mind?”

Meredith grinned. Mrs. Rodriguez had been flirting outrageously with Owen since she’d gotten to the ER four days ago. Not even a rebar through her torso could stop the fiery brunette from ogling the trauma surgeon. Owen had taken the attention good naturedly, remaining professional through out. Meredith found it highly amusing. Cristina mostly fumed. Maybe having Owen around meant that the patients would leave Derek alone, not that she’d admit that to Cristina. “Of course, Mrs. Rodriguez. In fact, I’ll make sure he visits you before you’re discharged.”

Thank you, Dr. Grey.”

Meredith left and proceeded to check on several other post-op patients. Task completed, she set off in search of Owen. The opportunity to embarrass Cristina’s boyfriend was too good to pass up. Besides, she still didn’t know the man that well. The odd nature of Cristina’s relationship with him was mildly worrisome. It was all very hush-hush and Meredith couldn’t fathom why. Cristina wasn’t very forthcoming either, which was driving Meredith nuts.

Meredith found Owen in the office behind the fifth floor nurses’ station. Through the window it appeared that he was researching something. Meredith knocked and opened the door. “Dr. Hunt?”

Owen looked up, slightly annoyed. “What is it, Dr. Grey?”

A little testy, Meredith thought. “Um, I finished those post-ops you asked me to check on,” she said cautiously.

Owen’s face softened. “Thank you, Meredith. Sorry for snapping. I was preoccupied.”

Meredith had a sneaking suspicion that whatever Owen’s preoccupation was it had something to do with her person. “It’s okay. Anything I can help with?”

Owen suddenly became fascinated with the floor and his cheeks turned slightly pink. I knew it, Meredith thought. “Does it have to do with Cristina?” she asked gently.

Owen’s blue eyes looked up at her with relief. “Yeah.”

Meredith smiled. “What’s the occasion?”

“None, really. I just wanted to do something nice for her.”

Meredith’s smile widened and for briefest second she was jealous of Cristina. God, no wonder half the staff was mooning over him. She suddenly understood Cristina’s desire to keep Owen to herself. Meredith looked over Owen’s shoulder at the computer screen.

Manuel of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery.” Meredith laughed. A book on cardiac surgery; Cristina would love it. “I’d say you’re doing pretty well without my help.”

Owen smiled, the first genuine smile Meredith had seen from him. “Thanks.” He paused. “Cristina’s unlike anyone I’ve ever known, you know?”

Meredith nodded. Yes, she did know. “Take good care of her, Owen.”

Owen nodded, serious again. “I will.”

Meredith smiled and turned to leave. As she opened the door, she said mischievously, “Mrs. Rodriguez made me promise to ask you to visit her before she got discharged.”

Owen rolled his eyes. “Goodbye, Dr. Grey.”

As Meredith headed down the hall, she heard Derek’s voice from behind her. “Meredith!”

She stopped and turned as Derek skidded to a stop. “Derek, what’s going on? You, of all people, running down the hall?”

“Tell me you didn’t have plans tonight.”

Meredith raised an eyebrow questioningly. “No, why?”

“Well, Mark and I sort of arranged a dart tournament at Joe’s tonight. I need to you to bring the gang.”

Meredith looked at him non-plussed. “This is why you’re running? You want me to drag my friends to Joe’s?”

Derek looked sheepish. “Yes, please.” Then he got that McDreamy look in his eye, the one she couldn’t resist. “Come on. It’ll be fun. Attendings versus residents. What’dya say?”

He knew her too well. Damn. He just had to appeal to her competitive streak. “Fine. But you’re going down.”

Derek smiled in victory. “We’ll see about that, Dr. Grey. We’ll see.”

Great. Now I just have to convince Cristina, Alex, Izzie and George…


UP NEXT: Callie

Current Location: Joe's Bar
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Let the Flames Begin - Paramore
wish_me_a_dream on March 30th, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)
I love these and I look forward to reading new ones. I can't wait to see what happens at the tournament. PLEASE update soon :)
michellemtsu: Cristina & Owen 4michellemtsu on March 30th, 2009 05:09 am (UTC)
Thanks! I should have an update tomorrow, if my internet cooperates!
hopecrowe on March 30th, 2009 05:40 am (UTC)
oh yay another update soon? I loved this chapter...Owen is adoreable! :)
michellemtsu: Owen Huntmichellemtsu on March 30th, 2009 12:16 pm (UTC)
Hopefully I'll have an update tonight. Provided my internet cooperates of course. And yes, Owen is adorable. :D
Karen: look at me i'm finexkiisstheraiin on March 30th, 2009 06:40 am (UTC)
I'm not really sure why I'm squee-ing.
Probably just Owen.
Cute. Love it :)
michellemtsu: Owenmichellemtsu on March 30th, 2009 12:13 pm (UTC)
Yes, Owen is very squee inducing! Glad you liked it!
floripediafloripedia on March 30th, 2009 01:18 pm (UTC)
OHHHH WELL! I love your stories so much! Each one gets better. I loved the fact that Owen bought her a book on hearts... It's so Cristina.

And Mrs. Rodrigues openly flirting with him... making Cristina jelaous. That was good too! :)

Loved it. Great job, girl!
michellemtsu: Cristina/Owen - 40 yearsmichellemtsu on March 30th, 2009 01:31 pm (UTC)
Yes, only Cristina could appreciate a book on cardiac surgery. It's great that Owen knows her that well. Glad you liked it!
Tori: Cris/Mer-EatingLunchfalling_slowly on March 30th, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC)
Omg welcome back :)
I'm glad ur here and ur story!!!
Amazing as usual and I think my most favorite chapter is going to be the next one.
Love! Thanks for posting!!!
michellemtsu: Cristina & Owen 4michellemtsu on March 30th, 2009 03:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, no pressure there. LOL. Glad you liked it!
Tori: CrisMer-DirtyOwenHuntfalling_slowly on March 30th, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
I totally believe you can pull the awesome off!!! No pressure at all!! ;-)
Beatrice: AmazingOwenEyesbeatricej on March 30th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
hihi loved it, I can totally picture it happening! :) well done, can't wait for the next part
michellemtsu: Owenmichellemtsu on March 30th, 2009 06:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Cross your fingers for good internet access!
lolcitsacraslolcitsacras on March 31st, 2009 10:47 am (UTC)
I've missed these:)
On to Callie's:))
michellemtsu: Cristina/Owen 3michellemtsu on March 31st, 2009 11:45 am (UTC)
Have fun! :)