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Grey's Anatomy Fans Are Shipping Amelia & Kai More Than Ever

“Waited my whole life for them.”

Caterina Scorsone as Amelia Shepherd & E.R. Fightmaster as Kai Bartley in 'Grey's Anatomy' Season 18...

Spoilers ahead for Grey’s Anatomy Season 18, Episode 11. Now that Amelia and Kai have successfully completed a groundbreaking Parkinson’s surgery, they’re only being drawn closer together on Grey’s Anatomy. Seeing Amelia’s willingness to walk out of Dr. Hamilton’s procedure when Owen needed emergency surgery might have been the ultimate game-changer in their already smoldering romance.

“All day long, I’ve been racking my brain trying to figure out who in their right mind would have left that surgery the way you were prepared to,” Kai told Amelia on a bench outside of Grey Sloan. “And then it dawned on me: You are someone who loves her people so hard and so much that the second they’re in trouble everything else just falls away. I’ve never met anyone like that. It’s...”

“Infuriating?” Amelia interjected, before Kai responded, “I was gonna say inspiring, but yours works, too.”

Cue an adorable kiss on the top of the head, and fans were swooning. “The way kai has such a clear understanding of who amelia is as a person and accepts her with no judgement,” one viewer tweeted as the scene was airing. Another wrote that they’d waited their whole life for “Kaimelia.”

Episode 12’s promo teases that things will only continue to heat up next week, as the two take their relationship to the next level. While visiting Minnesota, Amelia accepts Kai’s invitation to “go check out a show,” which turns out to be one they are performing in. (Fun Fact: offscreen, actor E.R. Fightmaster, who plays Kai, is in a band called Twin.) As the two share longing looks mid-performances, the preview cuts to Amelia and Kai kissing passionately.

Though you’ll have to tune in to see exactly how far they’ll go, Fightmaster may have already revealed the answer in a December interview with Bustle. When asked to assign the ABC series’ first non-binary doctor a theme song, they answered, “F*ck the Pain Away” by Peaches. “Now I’m wondering if this answer will get me in trouble,” Fightmaster joked. “But I think it would be an appropriate song.”

Much like viewers, they, too, are shipping Amelia and Kai. “I’m obviously allowed to tell you very little, [but] I can tell you this: I’m rooting for them.”