Allie needs to see how dilated Meredith is, but she turns to the television as Derek puts it on the news. The sight on the TV is terrifying, a huge hole in the middle of the city. “...the sinkhole opened up in the center of the city after a large magnitude earthquake struck moments before. It swallowed up a church where a wedding was scheduled just hours from now, as well as many surrounding buildings. Doctors, EMTs, firefighters and police officers continue to arrive on the scene, doing anything possible to help those taken into the hole, even as the city continues to experience the aftershocks of this disaster. Stay with channel five for to the minute coverage. Chet, back to you…" It switches back to the news center and Allie turns away, swallowing thickly. "They’re all going," She answers for Derek. "They need all hands on deck, anyone they can get. The whole trauma department, cardio, general…ortho," Allie mutters. Evan. Evan was going out there, to the unstable sinkhole, and the last words they’d said to each other were said in anger. "I need to check your dilation," She mutters quietly, going to pull gloves on.
The sight on the news is terrifying, a opening in their city. Full of live wires, broken pipes…and people. People that had been walking around like any other day, no idea that their whole lives would be upended…or even over. Because for every person they got out of there, five would come out dead. This was going to be a mass casualty. “My God,” He mutters as his phone rings in his pocket. He pulls it out and sighs. “It’s my mom, I’ll be right back.” He can’t take the call around the machines, and he knows he’s got to answer, because after what she’s seen on the news she’s probably freaking out. Leaning over he kisses her forehead. “I’ll be quick, I promise,” He says, and then ducks out of the room.
Seeing the aggravated look on her cousin’s face confirmed her sudden thought about Evan - he surely was going out there, just like what seemed to be everyone else. It looked like a serious situation, and she would certainly worry if Derek went out there to help out. Good thing she was in labor and that he’d taken a leave; she was sure that he wouldn’t leave her side. She nods slightly, moving her legs open as Allison moves to check on her dilation. Meredith hears a phone going off, and looking up to Derek, she nods. She’d figured his mother would call, if she’d seen the news which obviously she had. “Would you go and check on Zola, too? Just make sure everything’s alright..” She grins and closes her eyes as he leans in to kiss her forehead, and then watching him walk out of the room, she leans back, not sure of how to feel about being left alone with Allison in the room. The atmosphere feels very heavy.
We promised not to lie to each other, I didn’t think that was on pause because you’re in labor [quietly]. They’re my people too. And my sister’s out there.
Right. [hands on hips, exhales] I’d say we should go, but I doubt that’s appropriate in the situation.
[looks down, shrugging slowly, voice low] I don’t know.
Ok. So I may not be the type of person to go crazy out of mind, but you have to know that the last thing to tell a pregnant lady in labor, is that the place where her people went to may not be safe.
"No problem," Allie mutters. "There was an earthquake…obviously," She says shortly. "Are you both okay?" She inquires, quickly washing her hands in the bathroom of Meredith’s room, and then heading in. She begins pressing gently against Meredith’s stomach, feeling that baby A, Olivia, is still head down. "Olivia’s still head down, and she’s the lower one, so chances are, she’ll be first," Allie tells them. "I want to get the monitors hooked up so we can monitor them. It seems like Abigail’s still breech," Allie says. "But I’ve delivered breech babies vaginally before, so it’s no reason to worry," She adds quickly, as the hospital shakes once again.
Allison comes in and states the obvious before immediately jumping into action. The news that Olivia is low, ready to come out, and head down is good, but he grows nervous that Abby is still breech. He hopes it doesn’t cause any complications or other issues, because they both just want this to go smoothly. His hand gently moves up and down Meredith’s arm, watching as Allison starts to get the fetal monitors in place, and the hospital shakes again, probably an aftershock. “Mind if I put the news on?” Derek asks Meredith quietly.
Meredith watches her walking over to the bathroom, still feeling the tension. She knew Allison wasn’t over what she’d told her to the other day over the phone. She had a right to, it wasn’t fair. As she steps closer, Meredith frowns out of discomfort. If there was something she hated was to have her belly pressed, and mostly with these two. It only made her way to pee even more. Meredith glances up at Derek as Allison mentions about how Olivia will most likely be the first one out. “You got your bet.” she said, grinning slightly, remembering how Derek had bet that Olivia would be the first one out. Though she didn’t bet back, as she didn’t care. As long as they were okay. She holds her breath when she mentions how Abigail’s still breech, not wanting to think about a possible C-section, and it relieved when Allison mentions how natural birth can still occur in situations like this. “Okay.” she nods, gulping. Meredith then glances up at Derek, and showing off a slight grin, she shakes her head. “Go ahead..” she whispers, moving her eyes back to her belly as Allison gets her monitored, and then up to the TV. Shocking images show up of a giant whole. “What the hell..?!” she exclaims, completely shocked. And staring quiet for a while, she remembers the words Derek said earlier. “Did you say Lexie, Alex, Iz and Cristina went out there?” she asks, growing a little worried as she sees the immensity of the situation.