A/N: Yes I know, I'm awful, it's been over a year since I posted the first part of this, and I'm not even happy with this part but oh well, what's done is done :P Please review!

Part [2/2]

"Morning" Meredith said softly as Mark slowly woke next to her.

"Morning" he mumbled "Were you watching me sleep?"

"Just for a little while" Meredith said with a small smile, her hand coming to lightly touch his bruised cheek "Everything will be ok Mark"

"I don't think it will be" Mark said quietly "Maybe I should just, go back to New York, it'd probably be for the best"

"Do you want to go back to New York?" Meredith asked as she moved her hand softly against his arm.

"Yes and no" Mark sighed "Yes because me being here is turning the hospital into a boxing ring, and no, because I want to be with you, I want to be with you Death" he said kissing her softly.

"I want to be with you too" Meredith said with a small smile "No matter what happens, we stick together ok?" she said grasping onto his hand "Death and Sloan, unbreakable"

"Every day I spend with you I fall in love with you a little more" Mark said stroking her cheek softly "I really want us to try Mer, really try, I think we can really, be something"

"Me too" Meredith smiled "We have….an hour before we should start getting ready for work" she said glancing at the clock "Let's get some sleep, I have a feeling today is going to be really long"

"Ok" Mark whispered kissing her softly, they moved so Mark was spooning Meredith's body, both of them slowly falling back to sleep.


"This is not going to be good is it" Mark muttered as himself and Meredith walked hand in hand towards the Chief's office.

"Probably not" Meredith breathed "But it needs to be done"

"I know" Mark sighed, they both froze as Addison walked out of the Chief's office, her eyes obviously red raw from crying, the Chief kissed her cheek softly before she started to walk away, hanging her head a little as she passed them.

"You better come in" the Chief sighed, they entered his office, taking the two chairs in front of his desk "I don't even know what to say" he said as he sat down opposite them "Never in my whole surgical career have I seen such behaviour from attendings, luckily I do realize that this is something that stems from events long before you all arrived at this hospital, which is why I am willing to keep yourself and Derek on my staff. As well as that these women, the ones you men have got yourselves stuck in between, are the closest things I will ever get to daughters, and I know if I fired you they would both be upset with me, and I really don't need that right now after all this"

"I am so sorry" Mark said quietly "I just, you know he isn't being himself, you've known him for a long time, you know the old Derek, believe me, if he was still that Derek I wouldn't have done that, but there is no way he can treat Addison like that for so long and then, and then call Meredith what he did and expect me not to react, I am sorry to you, and to your niece, for letting it get that far and ruining the evening, but right now, I am not sorry to Derek, I've already apologized for what happened with Addison, and until he apologizes for all he has done, I'm not willing to talk to him"

"I understand" the Chief nodded "But you need to try and be professional, there will be times when you'll all be working together and I need to be able to trust that you can do that, you too Meredith"

"We can be professional" Meredith nodded.

"I can promise you that" said Mark.

"Well alright then" the Chief sighed "Go on, get to work"

"Thank you sir" Mark nodded.

"Oh and one more thing" the Chief said as they reached the door "I'm guessing you're a couple now"

"We are" Meredith said with a small smile "As of last night, before everything kicked off" she said with a slight laugh.

"Well try not to screw it up because I really don't think I can take anymore drama this year"

"We'll try" Meredith laughed quietly as they left the office.


"Hey" George smiled as Meredith walked into the locker room.

"Hey" Meredith breathed.

"We got your message" said Cristina "How'd things go with the Chief?"

"Fine" Meredith sighed "Everything's, fine, as far as the Chief goes anyway"

"Good" Alex nodded "That's good"

"Right" Meredith said with a whisper as she sat down, she put her elbows on her legs and buried her face into her hands.

"Mer?" Izzie frowned "Mer, are you ok?"

"I'm fine" Meredith said with a slight choke.

"Meredith" Cristina said crouching down in front of her "Mer talk to us"

"This is all just a mess" Meredith said tearfully "I don't know how to deal with this, Mark's a mess, Derek's a mess, Addison's a mess, I'm a freaking mess, and I just want it all to be over"

"It'll be ok" Izzie said sitting next to her and rubbing her back softly "Everything will be ok Meredith"

"Ok, shut up, this isn't a coffee shop" Bailey said walking in to the room "Karev you're with Shepherd, behave, O'Malley with Burke, Stevens with Montgomery-Shepherd and don't piss her off, today is not the day to piss her off, Yang you're with Sloan, same goes to you, now get out"

"We'll see you later Mer" Izzie said squeezing her hand before they all left, Meredith took a breath and stood up, wiping the tears from her face and sniffling a little.

"Where do you want me?" she asked.

"Sit" Bailey said gesturing to the bench, Meredith sat, Bailey sitting next to her "Now, you know as well as I do that I do not like to get involved in your personal lives, I hate it, I hate what this hospital seems to have become as of late but there is nothing I can do about it, but I can, offer to keep you away from both Shepherds for a little while, have you working with me or one of the other attendings, I know you have talent in neuro, but for now, I'd recommend putting you with Dr Nelson, how does that sound?"

"It sounds…" Meredith started "It sounds like I'm running" she said with a sigh.

"Which is exactly what I'd hoped you'd say" Bailey said with a smirk "I believe you will be professional, I believe that of Addison too, those men have got themselves stuck between two very fine women with their huge egos" Meredith let out a slight laugh "They'll have their silly little fights, because they're stupid, but you are better than that, you don't need to get yourself involved, let them tear pieces from each other, and if you get any crap from anyone then you send them to me, ok?"

"Ok" Meredith breathed "Thank you Bailey"

"You tell anyone I was nice to you and I'll kick your tiny little ass" Bailey smirked.

"Got it" Meredith said with a laugh "So, where do you want me?"

"With me for today" Bailey said as she stood up "You're scrubbing in on an appy, go and prep room 213"

"I'm on it" Meredith smiled leaving the locker room.


"Megan! Megan?" Meredith shouted as she moved down an empty corridor, she opened the door of a supply closet "Meg...oh, hi" she stuttered as she saw Addison sat on an upturned bucket crying "Sorry uh, Alex lost a patient, a little girl and, sorry" she said stepped back.

"Wait" Addison called out after her, Meredith stepped back in and closed the door "I'm sorry" she said quietly.

"What for?" Meredith frowned.

"For everything" Addison breathed "For coming here and screwing up your life, for hurting Mark, for, last night, I am so sorry"

"Hey" Meredith said softly, she pulled up another bucket and sat opposite her, she passed Addison some fresh tissue from her pocket "You haven't done anything to me, not to me, Derek's the one who didn't tell me about you, he's the one who called me a whore, I know you're sorry for hurting Mark, I know that, and so does he, all he wants is for you to be happy, that's all he wants, he may not be in love with you anymore but he does love you, and I know somewhere inside you love him too, you're going through hell right now, and you're going to feel like crap for a long time, but you are better than this and you will get through this, it doesn't feel like it right now but you will"

"I hate that I can't hate you" Addison said with a slight laugh.

"Same to you" Meredith smirked "You good?"

"Yeah" Addison breathed "Go, look for the little girl"

"Ok" Meredith smiled, she squeezed Addison's hand before leaving.


"Hey" Mark said greeting Meredith with a kiss as she met him in the cafeteria "You ok?"

"I'm good" she smiled sitting down next to him "I spoke to Addison today"

"Oh" he said with surprise "How'd that go?"

"Good" she nodded "She's really upset but, I think she'll be ok, I think, we'll all be ok"

"Me too" Mark said softly "Thank you"

"What for?" Meredith frowned.

"For not giving up on me"

"Never" she said kissing him softly "I love you Mark Sloan"

"I love you too Meredith Grey" Mark said softly.


3 months later.

"Do you want to move in?" Meredith asked as she lay in her bed with Mark one morning.

"Hmm?" he mumbled tiredly.

"Do you want to move in?" she asked, looking up to meet his eyes "You're here all the time anyway so, if you want too..."

"I'd love too" Mark smiled "When?"

"Whenever" Meredith shrugged.

"Ok" he said softly "We should probably get up"

"No" Meredith groaned, dropping her head against his chest "I don't want too"

"Why?" Mark said with a slight laugh.

"Because I want to stay in bed with you all day"

"Well" he whispered, kissing her neck "Once I'm moved in we could take a little stay-cation and spend the whole time right here in this bed, how does that sound?"

"It sounds perfect" Meredith sighed happily "You know how much I love you right?"

"Of course I do babe, I love you too, so come on, let's go downstairs and I'll make your favourite pancakes"

"Ok" she smiled, they both climbed out of bed and walked towards the door, as they entered the hallway they both stopped as they saw Addison kissing Alex and turning around to creep away, freezing on the spot.

"I..." she started "We thought you'd still be asleep..."

"Uh-huh" Mark smirked "Thought you could just, creep on out of here unnoticed"

"Oh relax" Meredith laughed "We know you've been here more than once this month"

"You, you do?" Alex stuttered.

"Yeah, we saw you trying to sneak her up here and Addie's always been a loud one" Mark smirked.

"Mark!" Addison exclaimed with a blush "That was so, innappropriate!"

"I'm making pancakes, follow us down if you want any" he shrugged, heading down the stairs.

"They're good pancakes" Meredith shrugged before following him.

"Please tell me I'm still dreaming" Addison said as she closed her eyes a little.

"Sorry babe" Alex laughed as he wrapped his arms around her from behind "That was very much real"


"So, you and Karev..." Mark started as he sat in the attendings lounge with Addison "Is it serious?"

"I don't know" she sighed "I think so, I hope so"

"Meredith seems pretty confident that it is, says she's never seen Karev so, under the thumb" he smirked "You've got him whipped already"

"Maybe a little" she laughed "I'm just, going to let what happens, happen, if it gets serious then, great, if it doesn't then, oh well, I'm not going to let myself get worked up anymore"

"Well I guess that's a good way to think" he shrugged "But maybe you could just, ask him, or I could ask him" he smirked, holding up his fists playfully.

"Leave him alone" Addison laughed, smacking his chest "So what about you and Meredith anyway, how's that going?"

"I'm gonna move in permanently" he smiled "I'm pretty much living there anyway"

"I never thought I'd see this day" Addison said with a slight smirk "I'm happy for you Mark, just don't screw it up"

"I won't" he laughed "Maybe we could, have dinner together, all 4 of us, if you want"

"I'd like that" Addison smiled.

"Ok then, well I'll talk to Mer and we'll sort out a night" Mark smiled as he stood "I've got a surgery to prep for, I'll see you later Addie" he smiled as he kissed her cheek, Addison smiled back and he left.


1 year later.

"Hey Mark" Addison smiled as herself and Callie walked into the attendings lounge, he almost knocked the laptop off his lap and closed the lid quickly.

"Were you looking at porn?" Callie asked, scrunching up her nose.

"No!" he exclaimed "No god, no! I'm a professional..."

"Sure you are" Addison smirked, while he was distracted Callie grabbed the laptop and opened it.

"No, don't!" Mark started.

"Oh my god" Callie said with a laugh "Mark..."

"What?" Addison asked, Callie turned the laptop to face her and Addison gasped a little and the page of engagement rings on the screen.

"Don't tell her" he said quietly "Please"

"Oh honey we won't" Addison said with a soft laugh "This is, this is amazing, I'm so happy for you"

"I haven't asked her yet" he mumbled "She could say no"

"She won't say no" Callie smirked "So when are you gonna ask?"

"When I pick the ring" he shrugged.

"Do you need help?" Addison asked "I can help"

"I've got it covered" he said, standing up and taking the laptop from Callie, closing the pages and shutting it down "Promise me you won't tell her"

"We promise" Addison smiled "Right Cal?" she said, nudging her friend.

"Cross my heart" Callie nodded "But you gotta do it soon..."

Mark smirked a little and left the room, leaving Addison and Callie to gossip alone.


"Mark's been acting weird" Meredith frowned as she ate lunch with Izzie, Cristina, George and Alex.

"What do you mean weird?" Izzie asked.

"All avoidy and stuff" she shrugged.

"Maybe he did something stupid" Cristina said as she sipped her drink.

"Don't say things like that" George frowned "That's not supportive" Cristina rolled her eyes and shrugged.

"I don't know anything" Alex said simply.

"I didn't say you did" Meredith said, leaning forward and resting her chin on her hand "What do you know?"

"Nothing" he said, slightly high pitched.

"Alex" Izzie glared "What do you know?"

"It's not bad" he said quickly "I swear, it's not bad so just, stop worrying"

"Well now I want to know what it is" Meredith laughed.

"Oooh it's a surprise" Izzie grinned "He's planning a surprise for you, right? Am I right?" she said looking to Alex, he just smirked and shrugged, Izzie squealed and Meredith and Cristina rolled their eyes.


1 week later.

Meredith yawned as she walked towards the OR she had been paged too, sighing heavily, just wanting to be home and in bed with Mark, she pushed opened the door and stopped as she saw Mark stood in the middle of the empty room in his nicest pants and shirt.

"What's going on?" she asked with a slight laugh "I thought you were at home"

"So maybe I lied a little" he shrugged "Come here"

Meredith walked closer to him and he took her hands "What's going on Mark?" she asked again.

"In all my life, I've never been as happy as when I'm with you, when I got here we were both a mess, we were both a little heartbroken, we both thought we'd lost the love of our lives but, we hadn't, we hadn't because I know that we, we are the loves of each others lives"

"Mark" Meredith whispered, he reached up and cupped her cheek gently, leaning in and kissing her before getting down on one knee "Mark" she said with a slight nervous laugh.

"I want to spend the rest of my life with you Meredith Grey, I want to make a family with you, I want to make a home with you, and I want to grow old with you, I love you, will you marry me?" he held up the ring box and opened it.

"Yes" she whispered with tears in her eyes "Yes, I'll marry you" Mark grinned and slipped the ring onto her finger before standing up and kissing her, holding her tightly.

"I love you" he whispered in her ear "So much"

"I love you too" she whispered back "God I never thought I'd want this, the ring and the wedding and the, the family but, you make me want it"

"I know, me too" he smiled "Do you like the ring?" Meredith pulled back a little so she could look down at her hand.

"I love it" she smiled "It's so, beautifully understated"

"That's what I was going for" Mark said with a slightly smug smile "I knew you'd hate anything too flashy"

"It's perfect" Meredith smiled as she reached up to kiss him "So this is the big secret you've been keeping huh? Y'know you have a pretty loyal friend in Alex, I bugged him so much but he didn't let up"

"It's a good thing you didn't realise Addison and Callie found out too because they definitley would've given in" he laughed "They know where we are and what we're doing so, all of our friends probably know by now"

"Well then, we could probably sneak off to an on-call room huh?" Meredith grinned up at him.

"I like the way you think" Mark smirked back, she squealed as he scooped her up into his arms and carried her out of the OR and into the nearest on-call room, locking the door behind them.

The End.