Summary: A week after Lay your hands on me and Derek goes to that date he planned.
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Rose sat down on the chair Derek had pulled out for her, she studied his blue eyes as they where searching for something to lock onto, the finally settled on her brown ones. The waiter came to their table and gave them menu and took their drink orders.
“You think the steak is any good ?” Rose fiddled with her napkin while checking over the menu, she loved the steak here but they both been in surgery for 12 hours today.
“Any other day it is” She smiled a mysterious smile, as Derek laughed and nodded
“I’m guess you’re right” Derek smiled at her, his eyes glowing and she was about to answer him when the waiter came with their wine, after he had gotten his glass in his hand his eyes slowly drifted of. Rose sighed and swirled around the red fluid in her glass.
“So are you actually interested in me or is this just some sick revenge on Meredith Grey?” She looked with raised eyebrows at him, Derek looked surprised at her
“You know about me and Meredith?”
“Everyone knows about you and Meredith” they lapsed into a uncomfortable silence, Derek looked around the restaurant hoping the waiter would come and ask for their orders and Rose fiddled with her napkin. Since the waiter wasn’t coming to his rescue out of this situation.
“I thought I knew how my life would turn out now but I clearly don’t all I know is that I do wanna be here, on a date with you” Rose gave him a small smile and nodded and was just about to open her mouth when the waiter came, Derek gave the waiter a annoyed look.
Derek watched her hair fall over her shoulders as she leaned her head forward in a laugh; she had that laugh that made others start to laugh also. They were halfway through their dinner and it was the best date he had been on in years. Deeper subjects had only been touched on the surface but besides that they had talked about most stuff, Rose had told him about how about she had worked in Oregon but moved up to Seattle after the Strike even if she had a offer to work there before but the money had seriously increased after the strike and Derek let Rose know that he hadn’t really enjoyed the outdoors that much before he moved to Seattle, he just need a place totally opposite from where he was coming from. After the dinner was finished the only thing left on their plates was two slices of cucumber on Rose’s
“You want my cucumber?” Derek looked surprised at her before taking the two slices of her plate
“You don’t eat cucumber?”
“Not since my two brothers put them between the layers in my birthday cake on my 11th birthday”
“You have siblings; I thought it was only me that had a crazy family”
“I have two older brothers and a younger sister; they’re all lawyers and important people like that” Derek smiled and locked eyes with her, she made him smile and he had no desire at all to leave this table.
Rose regretted she didn’t order a dessert; sure she was full and pretty sure someone could actually roll her home but she would have gotten a few extra minutes with Derek. As a gentleman he helped her get her coat on after paying the tab, the restaurant they had been eating at was right next a beautiful park. Derek grabbed her hand when they walked out of it, the cool air hitting their faces.
“Wanna take a cab or take a walk?” Derek looked at her right as she swept away a curl of her from her face.
“I only live 25 minutes away; we can take a walk if you’re not in a hurry?” Derek shook his head and smiled at her before walking towards the park. You could hear the pulse from the city and all the cars but if you looked up you still could see stars. Rose shivered slight as a cold wind hit her, Derek noticed and laid his arm around her.
“How is it that you sometimes totally fit the neurosurgeon profile and sometimes you’re just kinda …”
“Dreamy?” Rose laughed and shook her head
“I want to get to know Derek not McDreamy, I think the word I was looking for was caring in a sweet and genuine way” As soon those word left her mouth he felt like a slight flutter in his stomach
“That works too I guess” Derek pulled Rose a inch closer to him and they kept walking through the park, talking about everything. Those 25 minutes past away fast and they we’re already at Rose’s front door. She walked up for the stairs and was about to un-lock the door before she turned around facing Derek.
“Thank you, tonight was lovely, I hope we can do it again”
“I agree, we defiantly should do it again” Derek leaned in to kiss her cheek but he turned his head in the last second and it her lips, they stayed like that for a second to long. Rose pulled away with a slight blush and walked up to her apartment.