Summary: Callie and Arizona throw a New Year's Eve party with a big surprise.
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A/N: This was written for mcy19 for the Secret Santa Gift Exchange at callie_arizona.
“Oh my God, Calliope I can’t do this.”
From her seat on the floor, Callie looked up and saw Arizona pacing frantically in the doorway. “Do what honey?”
"Host this party! I mean look at the house! We’ve only lived here for two weeks and Dani’s already turned it into a disaster area!”
Callie glanced at their daughter and had to bite her lip to keep from laughing. The four year old’s blue eyes were wide as they tracked her mother’s every move. Arizona had entered the small playroom and was attempting to put the toys where they belonged. As she reached down to pick up the dolls they were playing with, Callie grabbed her hand.
“Sweetie, you need to stop. You're starting to scare Dani.” Standing Callie pulled Arizona out of the room. “Zona, baby, you have got to calm down. Your blood pressure is gonna get too high and we both know that isn’t good.”
Arizona nodded slowly and took a deep breath.
“Are you alright now?” Callie waited for Arizona to nod her confirmation. “Okay. First of all, the house is not a disaster area. Yes there are toys everywhere, but it was just Christmas. And you’re the one who decided to buy out the toy store. And honey, don’t worry about getting the house completely clean. Most of our friends have kids. They understand that there are going to be toys everywhere.”
“I know, but this is the first time everyone will be seeing the new house. I just want it to look nice,” Arizona sighed.
“Arizona. The house looks amazing. And it will still look amazing for the party. Now, why don’t you take a break and come play with us? Dani’s new dolls are doctors,” Callie told her with a smirk. Arizona giggled as Callie took her hand and led her into the next room.
Callie was busy charting at the nurses station when Mark walked up to her.
“Hey, so about this party…”
Callie turned to him with wide eyes. “No. Sloan, you do not get to back out. I need you there. Arizona’s freaking out about it which is, in turn, causing me to freak out. You have to be there to keep me sane.
Mark held his hands up in surrender. “Wow Callie, you are freaking out,” he replied with a chuckle. “I was going to ask – if you had let me finish – what we’re doing with the kids. Are we all getting one babysitter or do we have to find our own?”
Callie took a couple of deep breaths to calm down before responding. “Sorry. It’s been a stressful couple of days. Um, Bailey said that she could get her babysitter to watch them for us. Depending on how many kids she has to watch, she might have a friend help out.”
“Alright, I’ll let Lexie know. She’s worried about how MJ is gonna do because it’ll be his first night without us.”
“Aww, I remember being that way with Danielle. But she did totally fine. She actually cried when we picked her up. She didn’t want to come home,” Callie smiled slightly at the memory.
“Gee thanks Cal. That makes me feel so much better about leaving him with a stranger” Mark said rolling his eyes.
“Don’t worry Mark. He’ll be completely fine.”
Mark sighed, “Okay fine. I will leave him with Bailey’s sitter, but only because Bailey obviously trusts her. And if Bailey trusts someone enough to leave her son with them, then you know they're good. And you can bet your ass I won’t be drinking. Just in case.”
“In case of what?” Callie asked. “Mark, it’s New Year’s Eve. You have to drink. You’re in charge of the shot clock!”
“Hey, if I don’t wanna drink, I don’t have to drink. Besides, it’s probably easier to manage the shot clock when you’re not trashed halfway to Sunday.”
“Why on earth would you want to be in charge of the shot clock if you’re sober?” Arizona asked as she rolled up to the pair. “It may be easier, but it’s nowhere near as fun.”
Mark laughed as she flashed them a devious grin, dimples coming out in full force. “Will you be embracing the alcohol as well then Robbins?"
“Um… no. I think I’m going to stick to water this year,” Arizona answered trying to subtly glance at Callie, but failing miserably.
Mark's eyes moved back and forth between the two women. He knew something was up. The couple had been acting weird for weeks. Like they had a secret that they wanted to tell. He’d asked around, but no one knew anything. Though many others had noticed the suspicious behavior as well.
“You two are hiding something. What is it?”
“Mark, what are you talking about? We aren’t hiding anything!” Callie protested a little too strongly.
“Seriously, Sloan. Why would we hide anything from you?” Arizona asked attempting nonchalance.
“Oh really? Then why aren’t you drinking, Blondie?”
“Um… so… I can have a clear head, in case… anything happens… with… Dani.”
“Hah!” Mark exclaimed in triumph. “At least you’ve proven one of my points. If Robbins isn’t drinking, then neither am I.”
With a smirk and a nod, Mark turned and began walking in the opposite direction. When he was out of earshot, Callie turned to her wife. The expression on her face was almost comical.
“Oh my God you are never, ever lying for me. Ever.”
“I’m sorry!” Arizona retorted with a roll of her eyes. “I was caught off guard.”
“Whatever, he totally knows,” Callie responded dismissing Arizona’s comment with a wave of her hand.
Arizona shook her head firmly. “No, he just knows we have a secret. He doesn’t know exactly what it is.”
At that moment, both of their pagers sounded. Glancing down the two women saw that they were being paged to the pit.
“Looks like we have a trauma coming in,” Callie mused. She looked into Arizona’s ocean blue eyes, her own brown orbs twinkling with mischief. “Race ya!” Without missing a beat, she took off toward the stairs.
“Ooh Calliope Robbins, you are such a cheater!” Arizona shouted as she raced after her wife, hot on the brunette’s heels.
Callie gently closed the door to the garage and turned to hang her coat on the rack. She smiled when the sound of Arizona singing reached her ears. She quietly climbed the stairs and slipped into their bedroom.
The blonde's back was to her and she was currently dancing off beat to the song she was singing. Callie had to bite her lip when she caught sight of her wife's underwear. Pink with blue and purple stars.
"Aren't those mine?"
A tiny shriek escaped Arizona's mouth as she spun toward the sound of Callie's voice. "What are you doing here? I thought you were taking Dani over to Bailey's?"
"I did," Callie began as she moved in front of the blonde. "I hit all green lights there and back."
"Oh. Well, lucky you," Arizona mumbled, color rising in her cheeks.
"Lucky me indeed. Now I repeat, aren't those mine?" Callie smirked placing her hands on Arizona's hips.
Arizona bit her lip, her eyes darting around the room trying to look at anything but Callie. "Um... no. I may or may not have gone and bought myself a pair. I really, really liked yours, but the thought of sharing underwear is just... ew."
"You seriously bought a pair of underwear that is exactly like mine?" Arizona simply nodded, blue eyes trained on the ceiling. "That is so adorable!"
"Calliope, it wasn't supposed to be adorable. If anything, it should be romantic."
Callie leaned back and raised a perfectly sculpted eyebrow. "Come again?"
"You have to admit that it is kind of romantic. Especially if we both wear them tonight. Then we'll be wearing the same underwear and no one will know it but us," Arizona replied with a roll of her eyes.
"Unless you get hammered and dance on top of the kitchen counters like last year."
"You swore you would never bring that up!" Arizona said punching Callie lightly on the arm. "Besides, I won't be drinking tonight remember? And you will be wearing jeans."
"Why do I have to wear jeans?"
"Because I don't want a repeat of your birthday two years ago. You got trashed and decided to show everyone that you could do a handstand. In your skirt."
Callie blinked. "I keep telling you that didn't happen. I would remember that happening."
"Baby, you were pounding Goldschlagger like it was water. You couldn't remember your own name by the end of the night." Arizona gently patted Callie's shoulder, while giving her a sympathetic smile.
"Oh yeah. That was a bad decision. I think I vomited for twenty-four hours straight."
"More like thirty-six."
"Hey!" Callie exclaimed as her eyes brightened. "Since you'll be completely sober tonight, you get to make sure I don't do stupid things like that. Kinda like being my designated driver... except not."
Arizona pretended to consider the offer. "Or you could just not make stupid decisions all on your own."
"I really don't like where this conversation is going," Callie said taking a step back and furrowing her brow. In a maneuver to quickly change the subject, she turned and walked to the closet to pick an outfit for the night. "So what time will everyone be here? It's already almost eight."
Arizona allowed a tiny giggle to escape before she walked up behind Callie and wrapped her arms around the brunette's waist. Leaning forward slightly, she allowed her lips to brush softly against her wife's ear and opened her mouth to reply. "They'll be here around nine. Which gives us plenty of time for some fun."
Callie turned in Arizona's arms and smiled down at the smaller woman. "Now that sounds like a fantastic idea." Before Arizona could respond, Callie's lips crashed down onto hers.
In the end, they had five minutes to get ready before their first guests arrived.
Mark and Arizona looked on in mild horror as their friends continued to make fools of themselves. True to his word, Mark hadn't had anything to drink. Instead, he had joined Arizona in mocking their friends, whose stupidity increased along with their intoxication levels.
"Looking at them now, you wouldn't believe that they're surgeons," Mark mused aloud.
Arizona smirked. "Looking at them now, you wouldn't believe that they're adults."
The group of surgeons had turned Callie and Arizona's living room into an obstacle course. Complete with a "Suture Station" where they had to sew a banana peel back together. It hadn't taken long for teams to form and insults were now being thrown left and right. Something about first being the worst, second being the best, and third having a hairy chest. It didn't make sense to the only two sober people in the room but, then again, a lot of what was happening didn't make sense.
"Lexie get off the coffee table," Mark said as he stood up to pull his wife down. "I really don't think Callie and Arizona want you scratching up their brand new furniture."
Arizona glanced at the clock and noticed that there were only five minutes left until midnight. She figured that would be the best way to end their game. She also knew that Callie had wanted to tell everyone their big news right before midnight.
She walked up to her wife and tapped her on the shoulder. The brunette smiled as she turned around. "Hey, I thought you'd like to know that there are only five minutes left of this year. You said you wanted to tell everyone before it ended."
Callie's grin grew wider as she turned back to her friends. "Hey guys! Arizona and I have an announcement to make!" She took her wife's hand and planted a soft kiss on the back of it before continuing. "As you all know, Dani is four years old now and we figured this would be the perfect time to have another baby. Arizona is pregnant!"
"I knew it!" Mark yelled as squeals erupted from the women and the men cheered.
Everyone completely forgot about counting down to the new year as hugs and congratulations were given. Arizona glanced at Callie and was pleased to find a thousand watt smile plastered across the brunette's face. How she could ever have given this up was beyond her. She was just grateful that she had decided to come back.
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