Last Kiss

Meredith: Hey.
Derek: Hey. You almost died today.
Meredith: Yeah, I almost died today. [Pause. Derek is at a loss for words and starts heading to the door, when she suddenly speaks] I can't, I can't remember our last kiss. All I could think about was I'm going to die today and I can't remember our last kiss. Which is pathetic but the last time we were together and happy, I... want to be able to remember that, and I can't. I can't remember.
Derek: I'm glad you didn't die today. [Starts to leave but stops] It was a Thursday morning, you were wearing that ratty little 'Dartmouth' T-shirt you look so good in, the one with the hole at the back of the neck. You'd just washed you hair and you smelled like some kind of...flower. I was running late for surgery, you said you were going to see me later, and you lean to me, put you hand on my chest and you kissed me. Soft. It was quick. Kind of like a habit. You know, like we'd do it everyday for the rest of our lives. And you went back to reading the newspaper and I went to work. That was the last time we kissed. [Derek starts to leave]
Meredith: Lavender. My hair smelled like lavender...from my conditioner.
Derek: Lavender. Huh. [Smiles then leaves]

Grey's Anatomy, Episode # 217

Comments

Anonymous said…
what do you do when you can totally relate to something being shown in a television show?
Awais said…
That's when you realize that your story is not the only story of its kind... and watching that story on a television (or reading it in fiction) gives you a chance to analyze/enjoy/appreciate it from another angle.
Dody said…
I was running late for surgery, you said you were going to see me later, and you lean to me, put you hand on my chest and you kissed me. Soft. It was quick. Kind of like a habit. You know, like we'd do it everyday for the rest of our lives.
This scene really mitigated the tension build up from all the trauma of Code Black..