|It's What They Would Have Wanted
Author: ambalamba89 PM
What if Elliot and Kathy were in a fatal car accident. Kathy is an only child and Elliot made it clear in the will that he did not want his children to live with his family in fear they might have the same childhood he did. Therefore, the kids go to liveRated: Fiction K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 5,673 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 01-14-06 - Published: 01-08-06 - id: 2743277
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Summary: What if Elliot and Kathy were in a fatal car accident. Kathy is an only child and Elliot made it clear in the will that he did not want his children to live with his family in fear they might have the same childhood he did. Therefore, the kids go to live with Olivia. She might have been a good friend or big sister to the Stabler children, but can she be a guardian to them? This story is about the trials and tribulations that result after Elliot and Kathy's deaths. Will the kids be able to pull together, and will Olivia be able to raise them?
- the kids ages have been slightly altered for story affect. Maureen is 17, Kathleen is 14, and the twins are 10
Cemetery February 18th 4pm. Olivia's POV
This can't be real, my best friend, my confident, my partner is dead along with his wife, and here I stand watching them bury his casket and I still can't fathom the idea.
"Olivia," Casey's voice brings me back to reality.
"Are you ok?" Hum…well…my best friend just died and now I get to raise his kids… yea I'm just dandy! However, I just turn to her and smile, knowing I can't express my actual thoughts at this moment.
Ten minuets later it's time to leave and I'm rushed to car that drives me to the wake. This whole week has been a blur. Ever since that night I can't seem to focus on anything.
Olivia's Appt. February 14th 9pm. Olivia's POV
I remember it clear as day; I was watching TV while reviewing a testimony over the phone with Casey, when a call beeped through. I saw it was the Stabler residence, and figured I should answer because it was probably Elliot. However, the sobbing voice over the phone was not Elliot's. It was indeed Maureen's. She was hysterical; it took at least ten minuets to calm her down enough to tell me what happened. She said Mom and Dad (aka- Kathy and Elliot) were in a car accident and I should meet them at the hospital. I didn't even change out of my PJ's I just ran out to my car and drove to the hospital.
I arrived at the hospital in Queens around 9:45, and Kathy was already dead. Eleven minuets later Elliot died because his heart could no longer pump blood to his brain, and intern he stopped breathing.
Since the moment the doctor sighted the time of death, I have been in denial. But now that the funeral is over I guess it's time to face the facts. Elliot is dead, and he's not coming back.
Stabler Residence February 18th 4:45 pm
I get out of the car to go inside the house for the wake. Hopefully this will be one of the last times I have to enter this home. The kids and I are buying a town house in the city. This place just brings back to many memories. I think about my own mother in this moment. How when I was younger, sometimes I wished so hard that she would die, but Elliot and Kathy were good parents and neither the kids nor they deserved this kind of tragedy.
Stabler Residence February 18th 10:58 pm Kathleen's POV
I walk down the stairs into the living room and see Olivia sitting on the sofa by herself… crying. I never saw her cry before; she's always been so strong. I guess times like these bring out weakness in everyone. She notices me and smiles half-heartedly.
"Ready?" She asks.
"Yea got, most of my stuff packed up." I reply.
"What about Maureen and the twins?"
"I think there almost done, when do we move into the new place?" I ask just to make conversation.
"Day after tomorrow," She replies.
A long silence grows between us, not the awkward kind, but the recollection kind. We are both intent on thinking. Olivia and I are not so different. Stubborn, mature, and kind hearted. I used to wish she was my mother. I guess you should be careful what you wish for. All of a sudden I get an overwhelming sense of anxiety. My life is taking turns I never imagined. I was moving to the city, starting a new school and well… beginning a new life. I accidentally spoke out loud.
"Everything is changing."
"Yeah…it is…but… life goes on, it's what they would have wanted."