If you are still taking prompts for Hunger Pang: Modern AU. Vlad reacts to Walmart coffins.
Sure, and also, wait, what?!
What a time to be alive. Or y’know…not…
Vlad is open enough to admit, he’s done some shit in his time. You didn’t grow up in the Blutstein household without finding coping mechanisms—most of them incredibly unhealthy. He’s gotten blind drunk more times than he can remember, he’s smoked himself near into a coma, dropped acid and felt the cosmos pouring in through the back of his skull and forgotten his own name on mushrooms.
But none of it compares the the surreal reality of being in a Walmart at 3am.
Nathan was leaving the room, when, at once, all memories became brighter. The history he had with April, all the sleepless nights spent in the desert and the fact that he was here because of her. He treated her like a sister he never had. He wanted her to be happy, but Nathan wasn’t sure if his relationship with Meredith was strong enough to expose. He was hoping that his double date won’t end badly for him.
Nathan was sitting on the bench in front of the hospital. He hasn’t been that nervous since the day Megan disappeared. After he sent Meredith a message to meet him here, he couldn’t focus on anything else except looking on his phone. Nathan was so focused that he didn’t hear when Meredith sat next to him.
“So, what’s so urgent?” she asked.
“You are here, I thought you won’t come.”
“Why?” she smiled. “You want to break up with me? Because your face is so scared.”
Nathan took a deep breath and turned to her, so he could look into her eyes. He stared at her for a second before the words came out.
“I arranged a double date for us. In 30 minutes, at the bar nearby.” he said in one breath. “I know, I should have asked you first, but April is my friend. She and Jackson need to sort some things out and I thought that we can help them because well, we just started and -” he paused, looking at her.
Meredith took his face in her hands, pulling him closer to her warm body. They sat in front of the hospital, where everyone could see them. She put her lips on his. The kiss was so overwhelming for Nathan, that he almost fell from the bench he was sitting on. Nathan noticed a long time ago that every time Mer touches him, his body starts to live it’s own life..
“I don’t mind. We should go on a date, we are a couple and a double date won’t be so awkward.” she said, still holding his face.
“You mean it?”
“Yes. Let me change, and we can go.” she said, standing up.
“Thank you, honey.” Nathan said.
“I don’t like it.”
“Don’t like what?”
“Nicknames. We are too old for that.”
“We are not. I will call you that until you choose something different.” he grinned.
“You have a second girlfriend?” Meredith asked.
“What? No, of course not!” he almost shouted. “Why do you think that?”
“Because when men want to call women nicknames, they have other girls and don’t want to memorize all the names.”
“Meredith Grey, you are a strong and fearless woman. I have been trying to convince you to be with me for so long. I don’t need another girl, when I have you.”
Meredith looked at him. She has always had a problem believing men, but this time she believed in every word he had said. Grey was about to go change her clothes, when she agreed with the man who she already fell in love with.
“Babe.” she said.
“Excuse me?” Nathan asked.
“You can call me “babe”, if you want to. But don’t overuse it!” she smiled.
“Of course, only in unusual circumstances.” he paused, “Babe.”
Meredith looked at him over her arm, while she was leaving him. Nathan was smiling, whispering the word she just let him call her. “Babe” was his favorite nickname for sure.
The bar was dark and crowded, people were talking loudly, but Nathan and Meredith found a place in the corner. They sat next to each other, so the place in front of them was free. Nathan put his hand on Meredith’s shoulder, he felt like a teenager on a date, but he liked that feeling so much. Meredith turned her face to him, and when she looked into his eyes Nathan’s world shrunk to her eyes. He touched her cheek and after a second his thumb was caressing her skin. They were about to kiss, when they saw April and Jackson kissing near their table. When they sat in front of them, Nathan’s hand landed on Meredith’s knee. For the first time, Meredith doesn’t mind his hand on her knee, or him calling her ‘babe”.
Hi Merthan fans! Me and my bff @fluraki well, mostly her, have idea. It’s a little something about how Megan and Meredith treats poor Nathan. It’s funny (I hope) and I hope you will like it. @fluraki sweetie hope you will like it.
GRAMMAR ALERT! I’m almost sure, there is no grammar here. I want to share it quickly, so I won’t bother anyone to correct it. Sorry for mistakes.
Nathan sat on the chair in front of Megan’s room. He was overwhelmed and didn’t know what to do next. His life was falling apart and he can’t do anything about it. Nathan looked at the glass walls, he’s past and future met in the presence. He hide his head into his hands and bend over the chair. If it ends like this, he won’t have any girlfriend or future.
Meredith was changing Megan’s bandage, trying to be as gently as she can. If the situation would be different, she could be befriend with Megan easily.
“How it goes?” Megan asked, looking at Meredith.
“I’m almost done.” she smiled.
“When you finish…Can we talk”
“Yeah, sure. I’m done already.”
Meredith sat on the chair, taking off her gloves. She looked at the redhead girl in front of her, she couldn’t take away Nathan from her. She went too much in her life, lost to much to lose him too.
“I want you to be with Nathan. He deserve all happiness and he loves you.” Megan said, taking Mer’s hand into hers.
“No! I can’t do this to you. You have him first.” Meredith said.
“Please! He’s in love with you. I see it.”
Nathan entered the room, he was angry and for the first time his rage left his body and mind.
He stood in the door trying to express his feelings as clear as he could.
“Do I look like Nathan ‘T-shirt’ Riggs to you two?” he asked them, “I have feelings, I’m not a piece of cloths you can borrow one from the other. You treat me like a shirt and I really don’t like it. So if you don’t mind…I would chose who I love and with who I want to start something. If you excuse me, Nathan ‘T-shirt’ Riggs will leave you two so you can rethink your behavior.
Meredith and Megan looked at him leaving the room, after moment they looked at each other, laughing.
“Does he really said we need to ‘rethink’ our behavior?” Meghan asked, laughing.
“He should put it on a t-shirt” Meredith said, laughing too.