Happy birthday @ithinkyoullknxw !! Here’s a cheesy one shot for you:) I hope your day was filled with so much love & happiness!
Arizona sipped on her cup of coffee, hoping and wishing that Andrew wouldn’t mention this day. Well, the event of this day. She didn’t want to talk about it, dwell on it or even think about it.
It was her birthday.
And, like on most birthdays, she didn’t want to dwell on it. This one was particularly hard; it was the first one since having Sofia that she spent this lonesome holiday alone.
“Have a good day off, Arizona.” Andrew sent her a wink and soon left the complex in a hurry to get to work on time.
She spent the day sipping on alcohol, nibbling on donuts, watching horrible reality tv, and even sending a few back and forth texts to her best friend April. It wasn’t until mid afternoon did her phone ring, alerting her that she was receiving a face time call.
Seeing who it was, without hesitation, she hit the green button as quickly as her powder stained thumb would allow. “Hi!”
“Hi, mommy!” her heart almost bursted at seeing her daughter and hearing her voice after being deprived of it for just a few days. “Happyyy birthdayyy!” she squealed.
For the first time that day, Arizona smiled, like a true and genuine smile. “Thank you, baby. I miss you so much!” she bit her lip to prevent the crack in her voice from slipping out. “Thank you for calling me.”
The other end jostled a bit, colors and different textures flashing before she was face to face with Callie.
“Hey,” the brunette said.
“Hey, Callie.” Arizona couldn’t help but blush, at the smile sent her way.
“I know you don’t like birthdays, but-”
Suddenly feeling embarrassed, Arizona shook her head. “Callie, you don’t have to say anything.”
Brown eyes rolled. “Fine.” More shuffling of the camera followed by a impatient squeal from their daughter. “Hold on.” Before Arizona could say anything, the connection disconnected and a knock on her door sounded. She slipped her phone into the pocket of her sweatpants and unwillingly trudged to the front door.
Blue eyes widened when she saw the tiny human that slammed into her body as soon as the door opened.
“Sofia?” her voice was quiet, her brain having trouble catching up with her emotions.
“Happy birthday, mommy!” hearing her daughter’s voice this close, feeling her and knowing she was her made this preconceived hard feelings about this day wash away instantly.
She sunk to her knees and hugged her daughter back. She held her close and didn’t even care that tears were cascading into light brown locks.
“I know you don’t like surprises on your birthday, but,” Callie broke into the mother daughter reunion, Arizona’s heart tightening her chest. “I thought you would like this surprise.”
Arizona hugged Sofia extra tight before getting back on her feet. “I love it.”
Sofia attached herself to Arizona’s left leg, a huge smile on her face. “I really love it.” Arizona looked at Callie and smiled softly, her blue eyes shining and soft.
With a nod, Arizona told Sofia to go get get settled in the living room–even letting her munch on the few donuts that were left–and let Callie into her room. Unable to stop herself, she pulled Callie into a hug. She felt the warmth surround her, the smell of Callie’s shampoo fill her senses, the way strong, firm hands tickled the tips of her hair and pressed into her back. “I do. Thank you, Calliope.”
Callie shifted her head to kiss Arizona’s temple; it was innocent and beautiful, great care and lingering love behind the gesture. “Happy birthday, Arizona.”