This one covers episodes 10x23 and 10x24. Derek is going to DC and has handed over his practice and appointed Amelia to replace him. After apparently being on board, Meredith decides last minute that she doesn’t want to go (after Cristina gives her that “he’s dreamy, but you’re the sun” speech). Owen is dealing with a crazy day and afters weeks hovering around, Cristina finally goes off to Zurich. Meanwhile, Amelia is debating with James on the phone nearly every day because she doesn’t want to go back to LA.
The Journey – Part Three
paced back and forth in the living room of her brother’s house. She couldn’t
believe how much her life had changed and in a matter of days.
she’d come to Seattle, hoping to get her head straight, the neurosurgeon was kind
of hoping the experience would reinforce her wish to stay in Los Angeles, marry
James and build a family with him.
none of that had happened.
Derek moved back and forth between Seattle and DC, he had progressively
referred his patients to her. Day after day, discussions with James over the
phone had followed. Amelia slowly got seduced by the big hospital lifestyle
until it suddenly clicked that the thing she’d been craving for when she’d left
LA wasn’t exactly to start something new in her life, but rather to restart
something she deeply cared about and hadn’t been able to focus on lately: her
career and passion for surgery.
Amelia couldn’t believe that the order of events were a coincidence. Just when
she’d felt the urge to break up her engagement, knowing that despite loving her
fiancé, she really didn’t need or want him in her life anymore, she had been
offered the opportunity to stay in Seattle and give her career a full spin.
cared about James and even though they ultimately wanted the same things in
life, it hurt to admit she didn’t want those things with him, or exactly at that very moment. He was a nice, generous
person and she acknowledged how amazing he had been to her in a time of need
but now, she felt ready to take on the world and explore other possibilities.
Unfortunately, she didn’t see where he could fit in that new scenario.
had decided to move to Washington and Amelia now had a big house and a big
practice to take after. She secretly hoped that she would also get the job of
head of Neuro that her brother was leaving vacant, but she knew it wasn’t very
likely. To win the position, Amelia would have to be hired by Owen Hunt.
PROMPT: The hospital needs to hire a doctor for the trauma, and James, Amelia’s ex-fiancé, is the chosen one. Owen in the beginning really like James, they can go out for drinks after work…but the friendship change when he discovers that James is Amelia’s ex fiancé… Owen feel jealous, insecure about James….something like that!!
@marciamossmendesThis one is for you! Hope you enjoy it, I loved the prompt and really had a great time writing it!
Okay so you had pretty much always known you wanted kids with Steve
But every time it was brought up it just didn’t feel like the right time so you said you wanted to wait
Of course he was completely okay with that bc our baby Steve is pretty much perfect
Until finally one night you came home from a mission and found Steve on his laptop, with tabs pulled up for browsing cribs, baby toys, and articles on baby-proofing and the best diets for pregnant and breastfeeding women
And he just looked at you like a lost little puppy before you pushed his computer aside, climbed into his lap and hugged him
That’s when you realized there would never be a good time to start a family
Especially since he was the leader of the Avengers and you were a top-ranking SHIELD agent
“Steve, I want a baby.”
“What made you decide, darlin’?”
“There’s never going to be a good time. I finally realized that. So we’ll just see what happens”
“Sugar, I can’t believe it! I love you so much”
It takes a while for you actually get pregnant after you decide to start trying
But when you finally do, oh boy are you and Steve excited
He picks you up and spins you around and kisses you, places his hands on your abdomen and presses a kiss to where your tiny child is growing
You’re laying in bed that night, reading or watching something, and he climbs in next to you, placed a small kiss on your tummy and rests his head there, perfectly content
There’s a grin on his face for the next few days even in his sleep
When all the morning sickness starts, he’s always there to hold your hair back and rub your lower back as you kneel on the bathroom floor, and he makes sure to have saltines and ginger ale at the ready to calm your stomach
In fact, through all the crazy symptoms you experienced, Steve was an absolute angel
He gave into your every craving, took your mood swings in stride, massaged your back or feet when they were sore, and consoled you when you were feeling a bit insecure about yourself
He thought he was going to have a heart attack when you called to say you were in labor
He was called into HQ for a meeting while you stayed at home to rest
It usually took 15-20 minutes for him to get home but he was there in less than 5 after you called
He found you just chilling on the couch, perfectly calm on the outside but internally kind of freaking out, meanwhile his heart was pounding and his chest was heaving and his mind was running a thousand miles per hour
But just a small smile from you had him calming down, even though he knew he was supposed to be the one supporting you right now, but that’s the way it always was
Once you were settled in at the hospital, the entire team popped by to say hello
When they were all heading out again to go back to the tower and wait for the news, Bucky and Nat stayed behind to chat a while longer
Bucky was almost ready to cry when he hugged you and thanked you for being so good to Steve and allowing him to be in your child’s life
They decided to wait at the hospital so they could see the baby before the entire team came
It was honestly almost annoying how supportive and helpful Steve was throughout labor and delivery
Part of you really wondered why you wanted a child while you were dealing with the worst contractions and pushing
But then the doctor was saying “it’s a girl,” and the nurses were congratulating you both, and someone placed a tiny little girl in your arms and she was screaming but quieted down when you placed a hand on her back and held her close
And suddenly there were tears and you looked at Steve
He was smiling, tears in his eyes as well
He placed his hand over yours on your daughter’s back and leaned down to kiss your head
“I’m so, so proud of you, sweetheart. Your strength and beauty astound me. I can’t believe how happy I am right now, and it’s all because of you”
“I love you, Steve”
And of course the first time you hand her over to Steve he’s just completely in awe of her - her beauty, how small she looks in his arms, the very fact that she is his to take care of and raise and protect
You have three children - Amelia Margaret, Jack James, and David Grant (each 2 or 3 years apart in age)
Steve had officially taken time off, coming in only when necessary, and you had gone part time so you could both take time to raise your family and get away from the craziness of missions
Steve loved taking care of the little ones and playing with them each day, as did you
Those kids know everything about WWII before they even step into a school - the stuff about the Commandos anyway!
There’s also a hint of 40s Brooklyn slang in their vocabulary
Steve is basically the ultimate soccer dad ok
He takes them along when he does workouts at the tower so they can hang with Uncle Bucky
You both love to take them to the park for the afternoon, complete with picnic and games
All the kids love to do anything interactive - baking, making up a new game, camping, going to the beach - but they also love to read
Both you and Steve had family traditions galore from growing up, and you manage to combine them beautifully as well as come up with new ones
Honestly you’ve got little celebrations planned all the time
Puppy day is in March, and you always take them to the animal shelter to love on some puppies. Amelia was 6, Jack was 4, and David had just turned 1 when they finally convinced you adopt a little golden retriever puppy
In late May is talk like Yoda day… best day of the year
At the end of July is lasagna day. You make a different kind of lasagna for every meal.
And you make a big deal out of half birthdays, as well as random milestones (like when your dog joined the family) and accomplishments
Steve is the one who cries at milestones (first day of school, first day of high school, last everything in their last year at home, helping to move them to the next stage of life on their own, etc.)
Both you and Steve make sure to have monthly dates with each child individually (sometimes with one parent, sometimes with both)
You always encourage them to do their best at everything, even if their best isn’t the best of everyone
You’ve always taught them to be self-sufficient, resilient, hard working, courageous, and all-around good individuals
Having Captain America as their father helped with that
Your family dynamic is like no other family
You suppose that comes from having a superhero and secret agent as parents
And the Avengers as aunts and uncles
All in all, you’re convinced you’ve got the best family in the world