Meredith: I love you and I do want to marry you today, but there is no time.
Derek: Do you have a piece of paper?
Meredith: For what?
Derek: I want to be with you forever and you want to be with me forever, and in order to do that we need to make vows. A commitment, a contract. Give me a piece of paper.
Meredith: I don’t — I… I — I don’t. I have post-its!
[Meredith hands Derek the post-its and a pen, Derek sits down]
Derek: Okay. What do we want to promise each other?
Meredith: That you’ll love me… even when you hate me.
Derek: [writing] To love each other, even when we hate each other.
[Meredith sits down]
Derek: No running. Ever. Nobody walks out. No matter what happens.
Meredith: No running.
Derek: What else?
Meredith: That we’ll take care of each other, even when we’re old and smelly and senile. And if I get Alzheimer’s and forget you —
Derek: I will remind you who I am. Every day. [writing] To take care when old, senile, smelly. This… is forever. Sign.
Meredith: This is our wedding. A post-it?
Derek: Mhmm, if you sign it.
[Meredith takes the post-its and signs her name]
Meredith: Now what?
Derek: Now, I kiss the bride.
[Derek kisses Meredith]
[Derek puts the post-it in Meredith’s cubby]
Derek: See that? Plenty of time.
Grey’s Anatomy; 5x24, Now or Never
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