Author: Nosferatu's-Cigarette-Binge PM
A tale of Alicia's suffering after she discovers Peter has fathered another child with his... crisis manager. Suggestive themes, mild cursing, mpreg. Written before 4x3.Rated: Fiction T - English - Humor/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,982 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 09-30-12 - Published: 04-17-12 - id: 8034539
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Alicia Florrick absent-mindedly tapped an ink pen against her desk as she awaited the arrival of Kalinda Sharma. Alicia hadn't seen her in the two days since her alleged meeting with Eli and was growing impatient. She didn't believe he was really with child, or the claims that her husband was the father, but she'd asked the investigator to check on him, nonetheless. She'd even tried to get a hold of Kalinda's cell, but each time it had gone directly to voicemail, making Alicia even more apprehensive about the outcome of the investigation. She feared Kalinda's avoidance was due to the fact that she had uncovered something deeply disturbing, and being her friend, didn't wish to convey any more potentially harmful information. Alicia considered this, but tried to silence her disruptive thoughts by sticking with the assumption that Diane had assigned her to a difficult case... or that she might be having personal issues - or even that she was sick - and attempted to dismiss the fact that Ms. Sharma couldn't be bothered to answer her phone or be seen stalking the halls of Lockhart/Gardner.
Alicia stopped fidgeting with the ink pen and resumed typing on her keyboard. She couldn't will Kalinda to show up any faster by staring at the walls filled with paranoia. Almost shockingly, her perseverance paid off, for within minutes she was graced with the vision of Kalinda Sharma commandeering the halls in a knee baring skirt, red blouse, belt, and her most beloved boots. Unfortunately, Cary Agos tagged alongside her, which meant it would be an even longer wait before Alicia could speak with her. She let it go, knowing that though Cary was as of now willingly ensnared in Kalinda's web, he couldn't possibly follow her around all day... or at least she assumed not. He did have a job after all.
Hoping Kalinda wouldn't notice she had anticipated her arrival, Alicia focused her attention on her computer and allowed a grin to appear on her clinique painted lips.
Eighteen minutes passed.
After parting ways with Cary, Kalinda knocked on the door of the glass room which encased her friend. Upon hearing the soft tapping, Alicia looked up from her computer,
"Hi. Diane asked me to drop this off," she handed Alicia a yellow envelope. "It has to do with the Rubin Farr case."
"Thanks. So, umm, what's new?"
"How is the investigation into that Luther Boggs guy going?"
Kalinda shrugged her shoulders."About as well as you can imagine. We now have proof that he killed his entire family after Thanksgiving dinner."
"Sorry you're stuck with investigating the weird cases."
Kalinda sighed but acted as though she really didn't mind.
"So... I haven't seen you around for a couple of days."
"I've been busy. I'm working on four cases now and a few other things."
"Wow. Four cases, you are busy. I feel badly that I have you checking on Eli while you're already over-worked."
"It's not a problem."
Alicia knew there was no point in beating around the bush. "Speaking of Eli, were you able to find out anything?"
Kalinda shifted her gaze from Alicia to the tips of her boots. "Alicia, I'm sorry, I believe Eli is pregnant."
Alicia cursed under her breath and started going through the envelope Kalinda had given her. After a few seconds passed, she looked away from the crime scene photos and into Kalinda's eyes as she asked,"If he is pregnant how can we be sure the baby is Peter's?"
Kalinda reluctantly withdrew the Cellphone from her pocket and kept her eyes on it to avoid Alicia's gaze. "I cloned Eli's phone a few days ago and -"
"He'll never find out," Kalinda shrugged it off. "I wasn't going to follow him after what he made me go through the first night."
Alicia shook her head, "Wait, what did he make you go through?"
Kalinda searched her cellphone and turned it to face Alicia after she pushed play on a video.
Loud music came from the speakers and on the small, dully lit screen many miscreants danced in a frenzy of exhausted eroticism whilst drenched in softly glowing cinematics; showy, opalescent, transvestites the lot of them.
"Hold on, what am I seeing?" Alicia asked, a little stunned.
Kalinda said nothing but tapped a nail on the screen to point out a lone shadowy figure as it thrust its pelvis in and out, gyrated and knocked its knees in sync with the many other creatures of the night.
"Is that Eli?" she asked as she finally made out his features. "What is he wearing?"
"Don't ask," Kalinda almost hushed. "We went to Rocky Horror picture show."
As the video ended, Alicia rolled her eyes and slowly breathed out, "Oh my God."
A space of silence passed until Alicia began to grin.
"What?" Kalinda asked, puzzled by her smile.
"Did you join in?"
"No. I did not." Kalinda didn't let her amusement show. "I was lifting his car keys at that point... and I couldn't resist filming while I was up."
"Yeah, well thank you for not resisting," Alicia said sarcastically.
Alicia's grin faded as she was brought back to reality. "How are you certain of Eli's pregnancy?"
"I asked a friend at the Hospital, she-"
"Gave you the information," Alicia finished for her, Kalinda had more 'friends' than Taylor Swift. "But that doesn't mean it's Peter's baby."
"No. Not necessarily. But he and I did have a rather long conversation about Peter. He's very protective of him-" Kalinda started to explain the situation when she unintentionally stopped, caught slightly off guard by the half lidded eyes of David Lee as they peered around the corner of Alicia's office. His eyes were soon followed by one of his hands as it wrapped around the frame of the door in the same mannerism of a sloth. With damp sluggish flair he parted his chocolate coated lips and croaked:
"Hate to break up the girl talk but if this -" he gestured '- Isn't really important, I need Alicia to come with me for a little while. Business," he flatly stated and popped a couple more M&M's in his mouth.
"Sorry, Kalinda, maybe we can talk later," Alicia said as she gathered the papers on her desk.
"I can't. I'm going to be busy for the rest of the day."
"Oh, well, just leave a message on my desk with the time you need to meet me and so on. Ok?"
"Ok." Kalinda smiled as she felt the pit of her stomach churn.
"See ya," David Lee smiled feignedly and waved farewell before following Alicia down the hall.
Feeling sick with dread, Kalinda started to write the information on scrap of paper on Alicia's desk, then reconsidered. She took her cellphone from her jacket pocket, dialed Alicia's number and left a message explaining all.
To be continued...
Rubin Farr is from the movie Rubin and Ed, and Luther Lee Boggs is a character from the X-Files episode Beyond the sea.
I found an older Tabloid today that stated: "Tiger Woods slept with 121 women while married." I instantly thought of Peter Florrick.