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Private Practice/CooperViolet/Defining Moments in a Not-Quite-Relationship

Title: Defining Moments in a Not-Quite-Relationship
Fandom: Private Practice
Characters: Cooper Freedman/Violet Turner
Word Count: ~800
Rating: PG/K+
A/N: This my second go at this meme:
Put your iTunes on shuffle, and write a drabble based on each of the first ten five songs that play. Don't linger when the song is over, this is an exercise.
It's been a great way to jump start my muse into gear!

Defining Moments in a Not-Quite-Relationship

Say It To Me Now – Glen Hansard
I'm scratching at the surface now/And I'm trying hard to work it out
So much has gone misunderstood/This mystery only leads to doubt
And I didn't understand/When you reached out to take my hand
And if you have something to say/You'd better say it now

He’s so fucking tired of waiting for her. It’s been so many years, long, long years. He’s been there for her over and over and over again, always hoping that this time, no this time, she’ll see me. But she never does. It’s always oh, Cooper, you’re such a great friend, and he’s sick of it.

So one day, after all the waiting and wishing and wondering, he grabs her by the wrist. And when she turns to him, that quizzical look in her eye, everything he’d planned to say flies out of his head and instead he just pulls her into him and kisses her with everything he’s been holding back for all this time. And when he pulls away, he just looks at her, and waits.

It’s her turn.

Mr. Brightside – The Killers
It started out with a kiss/How did it end up like this?
It was only a kiss, it was only a kiss
Now I’m falling asleep/And she’s calling a cab
While he’s having a smoke/And she’s taking a drag
Now they’re going to bed/And my stomach is sick
And it’s all in my head

How did he let it get this far? He was supposed to stop her. At some point, say It’s Allan, Vi. You don’t want this. But he never did. She looked so happy that he kept fooling himself, thinking he’d tell her when things started to go bad. Thinking that he’d be there to catch her just as she started to fall.

But the fall never came. All of a sudden she was bounding into his office, a new, shiny ring glinting on her left hand, saying Can you believe it, Cooper? And he couldn’t believe, not at all, and oh my god, is it getting hot in here?

He waited for her to leave before he threw up in the trash can.

Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
And all I can taste is this moment/And all I can breathe is your life
Cause sooner or later it's over/I just don't want to miss you tonight
And I don't want the world to see me/Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken/I just want you to know who I am

She’s exhausted.

Piling it all inside has absolutely destroyed her and she just doesn’t have the strength to carry on any more. She stays in bed for a week until Cooper finally shows up at her bedroom door, and she doesn’t bother to ask how he got inside because she doesn’t have the energy to care. And when he lies down beside her on the bed, pulling her into some kind of pseudo-hug, she starts to cry, pressing her face into the cotton of his shirt.

They don’t talk at all that night, but it doesn’t matter. All the pressure inside her is gone.

And it’s a fantastic feeling.

To Make Her Love Me – Rascal Flatts
I've said some things I shouldn't have/Tried everything to win her back
I'm human, I messed up/Is she gone? Are we done?

He is the biggest idiot on the face of planet earth.

He should’ve known. He’s been her friend for so many years. He should be able to read the signs. She wasn’t ready, and he scared her. It was too damn soon, and he couldn’t make himself wait just a little bit longer.

Cooper sits at the bar, his face in his hands, pondering at what point in his life, exactly, all his brain cells went missing.

Pretty the World – Matt Nathanson
Well just take me home/’Cause I’m a mess enough clean
And I’ll lie/Until I believe
Show me how pretty the world is/’Cause I envy the way that you move
Show me how pretty the world is/’Cause I want something a little bit louder

He cannot understand how she does it. The world knocks her down again and again and again, and she still smiles. She still lets herself love, be loved, and just be.

He doesn’t get it. He was knocked down once, and he stayed on the mat. He shied away from relationships entirely, avoided almost any attachment to anyone, and buried himself in sex with internet hookers and Monday night football. But Violet, she let Allan alone break her heart not once, not twice, but three times.

Her intense faith in people mesmerizes him, so much so that because of her, because of what she’s shown him, he just might be willing to give this relationship thing one more try.

Tags: fandom: private practice, pairing: cooper/violet
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