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Title: Brown Eyed Girl (1/1)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] burningeden
Rating: G
Summary: This is a Secret Santa gift for [livejournal.com profile] kayesoob in the [livejournal.com profile] callie_arizona community. She wanted "The girls visiting Arizona's parents over the holidays."
Author's Note: This didn't go where I was hoping it would. I haven't posted fic in forever so I'm a little rusty. I hope you like it anyway. Happy Holidays!! :)
Disclaimer: Posted at Calliope's Garden





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“AHH! Daniel! They’re here!” Barbara Robbins jumped up and down several times, clapping enthusiastically. “Yay! Our girls are here!”

“I told Arizona to call us a mile away! For Heaven’s sake!” Daniel had leaped from his recliner and rushed so quickly across the living room that his feet tangled in themselves, causing him to trip. That did not deter him, however, and he rapidly crawled the rest of the way in order to plug in a special gift for Arizona and her family. “Is it working, Barb? Is it working?”

“It’s definitely working.” Barbara watched out the window as their three guests drew up short and stared at the lights that surrounded them.

The Colonel and his wife stood at a large picture window beaming out into the front yard, which was awash in color. Daniel’s arm tightened around his wife’s shoulder when he saw Sofia break free from her mama’s hand and race across the lawn to press her face against an inflatable snow globe. As they watched, the little girl skirted Callie, who was chasing after her with a coat, and darted away to wrap her arms around a life size Santa. Inside the house, toasty and warm, the happy grandparents laughed heartily at the child’s antics, especially when Arizona joined in the chase. Watching two grown women, foiled time and time again by a four year old, was far more interesting than the television.

Grabbing a quilted blanket off the sofa, Daniel opened the front door and kneeled down on the porch. “Sofie-girl! Come and give your grandpa a hug and I will show you Rudolph!”

Sofia squealed and rushed around her mama, causing the blond to lose her footing and topple onto her backside. “Gwanpa! Did you make it Chrissmas here? Is it for me?”

“It’s all for you,” he assured her, kissing the top of her head and wrapping her in the blanket at the same time. “Do you like it, my brown eyed girl?”

“I love it!” Sofia looped her arms around him, letting him lift her. “It’s so pwetty!”

“Do you want to see Rudolph now?”

”Yes! Oh yes! Pwease, gwanpa?”

Lifting his granddaughter, Daniel walked down into the yard and paused next to Arizona as Callie helped her to her feet. “I’m glad you could make it this year, Arizona. Callie, it’s a pleasure to finally have you here, sweetheart. Married almost four years and my daughter has never brought you home once. Shameful.”

“We’re doctors, dad. It’s not like we can just take off.” Arizona kissed his cheek, then narrowed her eyes at her daughter. “You know better than to run from us, Sofia. What have we told you?”

Sofia’s eyes widened. “I hadda hurry and see it all, mama. Did you want me to go swow and fweeze?”

Daniel laughed loudly, patting the little girl on the back. “If you two will excuse us, I promised to show this little snow angel where Rudolph is.”

Arizona shook her head and watched her father head across the lawn. “He gave me a spanking one Halloween for letting go of his hand and rushing ahead of him. And now look at him. He clearly likes her more.”

Callie nodded and wrapped an arm around her wife’s shoulder. “She is kinda irresistible. And, baby, *she* never lit his garage on fire.”

“That was an accident!”

“You shouldn’t have been smoking.” Callie shrugged innocently and headed to retrieve the bags from the car. “I’m sure by the time she’s a teenager she will have done something to piss him off.”

“Don’t count on it,” Arizona said, tugging Sofia’s suitcase from the trunk. “He grumbled about putting a tree up when we were kids. Now he’s turned the entire house into Santa’s workshop from the looks of it. I’d say it’s a safe bet that she will keep him wrapped around her little finger.”

“Aww, are you jealous?”

“Not one damn bit.”

“Liar.”

“Calliope, do I need to remind you that your mother sent the both of us underwear and gave our daughter the most beautiful bracelet I’ve ever seen in my life?”

Callie’s suitcase dropped from her hand. “I’m one hundred percent certain that she got the name tags confused.”

“Yeah, because our little girl can fit into the granny panties your mother picked for us? She never, ever wants us to have sex again, huh?”

“Whatever.”

”Jealous?”

“Shut up.”

“Girls!” Barbara called from the doorway. “Get out of the cold. Don’t make me tell you twice.”

Callie retrieved her suitcase from the snow and followed Arizona into the house. Never having been there before, Callie took in her surroundings after Barbara had thoroughly suffocated her with hugs and peppered her face with kisses. The living room, like the house, was modest. The walls were plastered with family photographs and Callie couldn’t help but gasp when she saw a humongous oil painting of Sofia hanging over the mantle.

“I had it done earlier this year,” Barbara said. “Isn’t it gorgeous?”

“Beyond gorgeous,” Callie replied, somewhat sadly. The pictures of her daughter she had sent to her own mother and father were stuffed into a photo album, save for the one that sat on Carlos’s desk. “Sofia will love it when she sees it.”

“Mom, what was dad talking about when he told Sofia he wanted to show her Rudolph?” Arizona asked.

“Oh! Your Uncle Mike hit a deer on his snow mobile. We’ve been keeping it in the barn so it can recover.”

Arizona’s jaw dropped. “He is taking my child to see a WILD animal? What if -”

“Relax, baby.” Callie pulled her in for a hug. “I’m sure it’s fine.”

Barbara demanded that they remove their coats and follow her into the kitchen. There were decorated cookies all over the counters and several pies sat cooling on racks. The smell was incredible and Arizona’s stomach growled in appreciation. Barbara gasped when she heard it. “Have you not eaten, Zona?”

“You know I hate to fly,” Arizona replied and picked up a cookie. She took a bite, rolled her eyes in joy and offered the other half to Callie, whose own stomach snarled happily. “And Sofia insisted on McDonald’s after we landed and you know I hate that.”

Barbara was sitting sandwiches in front of Callie and Arizona when the front door burst open. They heard Sofia run in and then skid to a stop. Several seconds ticked past before the child spoke. “Mama? Mommy? Awe you kidnapted?”

“In here, big girl,” Arizona called. When Sofia failed to respond, Arizona added, “Sof? You okay?”

“Why am I hunged up on the wall like that hewe?” Sofia asked in response.

Daniel answered the question for her. “Because you are the prettiest picture in the world and we want everyone who visits us to see you there.”

“Sanna can see it and ‘member that I’m not home, wight?”

“That’s right,” Daniel assured her. He carried her into the kitchen a moment later.

“Gwanma!” Sofia held her arms out and giggled with joy when Barbara took her out of Daniel’s arms and spun her around, hugging her fiercely. Leaning back, Sofia threaded her fingers through Barbara’s hair. “I am gwad you awe not in the computew today. You smell good.”

“I’m glad, too. I love video chatting with you, but hugging you is more fun.” Barbara spun the little girl again, causing more laughter. “Now, which of grandma’s cookies do you want to try first.”

“That one!” Sofia squealed and pointed at a colorful snowman. While she bit head off, Barbara lowered her in the seat next to Arizona. “Guess what, mama, I got to feed Wudolph wiv a baby bottle! Sanna will bwing me all the toys on my wist now and no cwothes.”

“Sofia Robbin,” Callie warned, giving her daughter a stern look. “You will be grateful for whatever Santa brings you. Understand?”

Sofia threw her hands up in the air. “I alweady gots cwothes, mommy. I told Sanna no more cwothes.”

“You already have toys, too,” Arizona reminded her.

Sofia stopped chewing and stared back and forth between her parents with her mouth slightly ajar. Finally she swallowed. “Then what will he bwing me?”

“Maybe some coal,” Arizona said.

“Or some rain boots. Remember how you ruined your last pair?” Callie joined the conversation.

“Oooh, maybe he will bring you a new pillow and sheets for your bed since you ruined yours by sneaking chocolate to bed.”

“I don’t know, Arizona,” Callie interjected. “I was thinking socks since she can never keep up with hers.”

“Awe you cwazy?” Sofia cried, her eyes filling with tears. “Nobody can make Sanna that mad! And I don’t even know what coal is!”

“Stop that right now, you two!” Daniel growled. He kneeled beside Sofia’s chair and said, “I spoke with Santa today, my brown eyed girl, and he showed me what was in his sleigh just for you. You are going to be one happy little angel tomorrow morning. I promise.”

“Can I wiv wif you, gwanpa?” Sofia asked, crossing her arms over her chest and scowling at her mothers. “They wuined my cookie eating.”

“Actually, big girl,” Arizona patted her daughter’s hand. “We need to get you to bed since Santa won’t visit until you’re sleeping. When you wake up in the morning, you can finally open up all your presents. Okay?”

Sofia’s shoulders slumped. “Not even sweepy.”

“What if I read to you?” Daniel asked the little girl, pushing her long hair over her ear. “I’ll even do the voices and stay until you’re asleep.”

“I will, too.” Barbara removed her apron and hung it on the back of Arizona’s chair.

“’Kay!” Sofia clapped her hands in excitement. She leaped out of her chair and hugged Arizona, then Callie. “I don’t weally want to move in hewe. Even if you did wuin my cookie. Wuv you.”

“We love you, too.” Callie kissed her on one cheek while Arizona kissed the other. “Don’t forget to brush your teeth.”

“I won’t.”

Sofia darted from the kitchen with her eager grandparents following in her wake.

Callie and Arizona smiled at one another, linking their fingers together on the table. Both of their eyes were twinkling with happiness and an eagerness of their own.

Santa was definitely bringing everything on Sofia’s Christmas list.

Even a new baby brother or sister.

And the prospect of sharing that news with Sofia and her grandparents in a few hours made Callie and Arizona both as excited as their daughter.

*~*~ The End *~*~


PS, feedback is love. I could definitely use some love right about now.

Date: 2011-12-22 11:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darxe.livejournal.com
I know this wasn't written for me, but I loved it. Would love to read more even. :)

Date: 2011-12-22 11:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bonobo24.livejournal.com
This. was. AWESOME.

I loved it!

Date: 2011-12-22 12:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flowdeborah.livejournal.com
I think this is adorable! Of course, Callie's kid would have that sweet sassy attitude! So happy to see you post, even if it wasn't for me specifically. I love this time of year on livejournal!

Date: 2011-12-22 12:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leonhart-17.livejournal.com
Aww, so sweet! Sofia's adorable! Love it!

Date: 2011-12-22 12:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gone-dark.livejournal.com
Beautiful, as always beautiful. I am so very happy to see that you are doing well enough to post. I have to admit that I was a tiny bit disappointed when I saw that it wasn't a new chapter of OHTF but, anything from you is a joy. I loved this and hope that you posting means that you are feeling well, or at least enjoying the holiday season so much that it alone is lifting your spirits. Many many cyber hugs and prayers and thank you for this little present to us all.. You are a delight.
Samantha

Date: 2011-12-22 03:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beccabyday.livejournal.com
Such a great little story! Your Sofia is adorable - and I'm really happy to see that C & A are going to add to their brood. I would love to read a continuation of this if your muse is willing. So sweet!

Date: 2011-12-22 04:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] communitykb.livejournal.com
That was really sweet, any chance of a part 2???

Date: 2011-12-22 06:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kayesoob.livejournal.com
Wow, beautiful! Thank you so much!
I know you said you were a little rusty, but this was incredible!
Take care.

Date: 2011-12-22 06:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janice2010.livejournal.com
Oh dude, how I adore your writing!!! You just get it so right every single time!
Loved it so much - hope that we will see more work from you in the New Year.
Merry Christmas.

Date: 2011-12-22 06:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] walking-weapon.livejournal.com
Hehehe I love fluff. Nicely done :)

Date: 2011-12-22 07:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sapphicwarrior.livejournal.com
this was wonderful again!! Loved it. So sweet and cute :D

Date: 2011-12-22 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neolithicdream.livejournal.com
Awee!! That was gorgeous and it cheered me up at a low moment so thank you!!!

Date: 2011-12-22 11:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] roughian.livejournal.com
Feedback? But of course!

Usually I despise the baby talk but for whatever reason it suited Sofia here. Its do cute that Barbara and Daniel made a little winter wonderland for their princess. Arguably all three princesses lol.

Arizona grumpy and out of her element is a little funny. She's a few comments away from a well warranted eye roll. As someone who had a few flights in the last few days flying kind of sucks so I'm with az. As for airport McDonald's? Ew.

The image of the women unwrapping a huge package of granny panties also made me laugh hysterically. Ah, mama Torres. Snap out of it.

As always this was wonderful. I'm so use to your nc17 stuff that seeing a g-rated fic from you was cool! I'm happy you're versatile.

Well done!

Date: 2011-12-23 03:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mossmomma.livejournal.com
very well done. would love to see more of this. you rock.

Date: 2011-12-23 05:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orangeroughy.livejournal.com
This was quite lovely and enjoyable! Sofia has got quite the little personality, eh? Again, a great write!

Date: 2011-12-23 06:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-fly-solo.livejournal.com
Love. It! Everything was just so cute. I can totally imagine Arizona's parents spoiling Sofia like that (even if - or especially since - they didn't when Arizona and her brother were kids). I loved how Callie and Arizona sort of took turns being the worried mama bear and then passed the torch to the other one.

Also: the image of Daniel and four-year-old Sofia bottle-feeding a baby dear? HEART MELTAGE.

Where in the world did you find that picture, by the way? It's kind of uncanny how much it looks like how I would imagine Sofia looking as a little kid.

Date: 2011-12-24 06:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lestobiosis.livejournal.com
Like like like like like like like like like like like like like, LIKE!!
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