|All In The Family
Author: Melivia PM
Olivia finds out Melinda has been keeping secret from her.Rated: Fiction T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - O. Benson & M. Warner - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,772 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 11-13-11 - Published: 11-08-11 - id: 7535615
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"All In The Family"
Olivia and Fin were in Melinda's office when Casey knocked on the door.
"Come in Case" Melinda said.
"How did you know it was me?" asked Casey as she entered the office.
"I know your knock" Melinda replied.
"Oh, well" Casey said. "And how are my two favorite detectives doing today?"
"We're good" said Olivia.
"We'll be even better as soon as we get some food in our stomach" Fin said, rubbing his stomach.
"Yeah, we gotta be going. Elliot is waiting on us at Bob's Deli" said Olivia.
"Wait…I forgot to congratulate you" Casey said to Olivia
"What for?" asked Olivia.
Melinda quickly interrupted. "For solving your last case so quickly" she said as she positioned herself between Olivia and Casey. "Don't eat a big lunch because I'm cooking dinner tonight" Melinda said to Olivia and gave her a kiss.
"See ya later Case" Olivia said as her and Fin left.
Melinda closed the door behind them and as soon as she had turned around Casey was right in her face. "You didn't tell her, did you?"
"No, I didn't"
"Why the hell not?" Casey asked.
"I don't know why" Melinda said as she took a seat in her chair.
"Well, she's going to eventually find out, so you need to tell soon" Casey said and then sat down in the chair in front of Melinda's desk. "Mel, what are you scared of?"
Melinda went silent. "Oh my God, Olivia doesn't know, does she?"
"No she doesn't" Melinda responded. "I did this on my own."
Casey ran her hand through her hair. "So you mean to tell me, Olivia has no idea that…"
"That what?" Melinda said. "That I went behind her back and got myself pregnant and not only am I pregnant but…oh, by the way…her brother, Simon, is the father."
Casey leans forward. "Mel, I had no idea Olivia didn't know. Weren't you two talking about having a baby a few months ago?"
"Yeah we were until…"
"What?" Casey asked.
"Liv, thought it would be better is we waited another year or two"
"But, that wasn't what you wanted to do"
"No. I mean…I'm thirty-five years old; I'm not getting any younger. Case… Liv and I talked about starting a family after two years of being together. She wanted to wait until we got married before starting a family. We've been married for four year now and she still wants to put off having kids."
"Have you ever asked her why?"
"She said it's not the right time. She wants us to be more financially stable before having kids."
"Really…I mean, you two are the most financially stabled friend I have. You guys aren't big spenders"
"I know. Liv, is using it as an excuse" Melinda said.
"So, what are you going to do? If Liv have been putting off having a kid, she's not going to be happy about you being pregnant."
"I don't know, Case. The thing is whether she's happy or not, this baby is coming in in seven months."
Casey sighs. "Well, good luck. I've got to be in court at 1pm" Melinda walks Casey to the door, "call me if you need anything" she then gives Melinda a hug before leaving.
Melinda sat in her office, she was thinking of several ways to break the news to Olivia. The thing is, when she first started dating Olivia, she had to earn Olivia's trust. Olivia had been hurt so badly by Alex that she didn't trust anyone. It took Melinda six months to get Olivia to trust her and another two months into bed. When they made love for the first time, it was like Olivia had finally opened up to her, finally trusting her. They have been inseparable since. "I promised Liv, I'd never lie to her but this is worse than a lie, it's deception" Melinda thought to herself.
Around 7:30pm, Olivia was greeted at the door by Precious, their chocolate schnauzer. "How's my girl doing" she said, as she kneeled down and rubbed Precious.
"Liv, honey…is that you?"
"Yep" Olivia replied. "Something sure smells good. What are we having?" she asked as she walked in the kitchen and put her arms around Melinda's waist, kissing her on the back of her neck.
"Well, lets see…we're having Linguini with shrimp and a Caesar salad" Melinda said, as she turned around and gave Olivia a soft kiss on the lips.
"So, I take it you're feeling better now"
"What do you mean?" Melinda asked.
"Mel, I heard you in the bathroom this morning…throwing up."
"Oh, yeah…I must have had a bug or something" Melinda said, breaking the embrace Olivia had on her. "Go shower, dinner will be done in fifteen minutes."
"Well, thank God I didn't catch that bug; Captain would have had a cow if I had to be out of work for a day or two." Melinda just stood there with this somber look on her face. "Mel, are you okay?"
"Yeah…I'm good. Don't worry about me, go hop in the shower."
Olivia obeyed her wife and took a shower. After dinner, the two of them cozied up on the couch. Olivia's strong arms around her felt so good. Melinda didn't want to ruin the moment but she knew she had to tell Olivia about the pregnancy. As Melinda lifted her head from Olivia's chest and moved it up to come face to face with her wife, Olivia began kissing her passionately. "I can't do this, I've got to tell you the truth" she thought to herself while she kissed Olivia. As she continued kissing Olivia tears filled her eyes and soon trailed down her face.
Olivia opened her eyes and realized Melinda was crying. "Mel, what wrong?" she asked as she broke the kiss.
"I can't do this Liv"
"Do what sweetheart?"
"I've been lying to you"
"About what?" a concerned Olivia asked. "Sweetheart, whatever it is, we'll get through it." She said, wiping tears away from Melinda's face.
Melinda then looked Olivia square in the eyes and said, "I'm pregnant."
Olivia sat there confused for a few seconds. "You're pregnant…did, did you say, you were pregnant?"
Melinda didn't say a word she just nod her head in agreement.
"Answer me" Olivia said. "Did you say you were pregnant?"
Olivia stood up and began to pace the living room floor. "How…how did this happen? Did you cheat on me with a guy?"
"No" Melinda said as she got up from the couch and walked over to Olivia. "Baby, I would never cheat on you. I love you."
"So, how did you end up pregnant, Mel?"
"I was inseminated"
"Inseminated" Olivia echoed. "When? Where?"
"About ten weeks ago"
"WHAT THE FUCK, MEL? I THOUGHT WE AGREED WE'LL WAIT ANOTHER YEAR BEFORE HAVING KIDS. WHY DID YOU GO BEHIND MY BACK AND GET PREGNANT ON YOUR OWN?" Olivia yelled.
"First, you decided that WE would wait another year or two, not me"
"And you agreed" said Olivia.
"I only agreed because I love you but that wasn't what I wanted."
"So why didn't you say anything?" asked Olivia.
"Every time I brought up the subject of kids you'd say, lets wait to have kids or change the subject. I'm not getting any younger and neither are you."
"So, you think because you want a kid right away, gives you the right to bring a child in this marriage without my knowledge?" Olivia shook her head and then walked towards the bedroom.
After a few minutes Melinda went into the bedroom after her. "What are you doing?"
Melinda tried to stop Olivia from packing her things by placing her hand on the duffle bag. "Liv, don't…don't go, please."
"What did you expect, Mel? Did you think I'd be happy about it? I told you this wasn't the right time to have a baby."
"So, when is the right time?" Melinda asked.
"So, is this why you've been sick lately?"
"Yes" Melinda answered.
"Is this why Casey congratulated me today?"
Melinda sighs. "Yes"
"Casey knew my wife was pregnant before I did…aint' that something. I'm outta here" Olivia said, as she grabbed her duffle bag and walked out the bedroom.