|All My Life
Author: BlueMoonFan PM
Alex and Bobby had been searching for a love to call their own forever. What happens when they have to pretend they are married to other people for the sake of their partnership? They'd went undercover before, but this was harder than anything before. They had so much to lose, but more to gain. Rated T for now, but may change in the future...Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Family - A. Eames & R. Goren - Chapters: 11 - Words: 25,155 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 11-23-12 - Published: 08-31-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8484738
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First of all I want to thank sell for the inspiration for this chapter. I wasn't sure how to make it work at first, but I finally managed to work it out. I think it turned out pretty well. I hope you feel the same way.
If you like it, please feel free to drop a review my way. They are truly appreciated.
The next morning when Alex woke, she was surprised to find that Bobby and Evelyn weren't in the bed with her. She remembered Bobby bringing her into their daughter's bed, but she honestly couldn't remember them leaving in the morning. She hurried downstairs and found them making breakfast. Evelyn was sitting at the kitchen table eating her cereal. Bobby smiled at her and asked, "Sleep well?"
She nodded, "Thanks to you."
Evelyn asked her mom, "Why were you sleeping in my bed this morning mommy?"
Alex swallowed hard and told her, "Mommy had a bad dream and I needed to see you."
Evelyn turned her head to the side and looked at her mom. She thought it was funny that her mom had a bad dream. She thought that only kids had bad dreams. She told her mom, "Well, if you need to sleep with me again you can."
Alex felt the tears threaten to leave her eyes. She leaned down and hugged her daughter tightly. Maybe a bit too tightly, because Evelyn told her, "You're squishing me mommy!"
Alex let her go and kissed the top of her head and said, "Sorry sweetheart."
Bobby watched the exchange between them and couldn't help but smile. He knew that the case had been a tough one on them both. After they got back to 1PP, Alex talked to Captain Hannah and told him that she needed to do the administrative work. Seeing the bodies of that dead family had been almost too much for her to handle, Hannah had agreed and he told her that after the babies were born she would be welcome out in the field again just as soon as she was ready.
After she dropped Evelyn off at school that morning, Alex drove into work. Bobby was going to pick their daughter up and start dinner that night. She wanted to finish up some of the paperwork that had been piling up on her desk. Unfortunately Bobby had never been very good at paperwork. So, that job usually fell on her. She honestly didn't mind it. It had worked well for them over the years.
When Alex got home that night she knew immediately that something was wrong. For one thing, the house was very, very quiet. There wasn't a single light on in the house. What really stopped her in her tracks was when she walked into the kitchen and she saw that the refrigerator was wide open. Milk was spilled all over the floor. When she saw Evelyn's back pack thrown on the floor to the kitchen she knew that something was terribly wrong. Evelyn was almost obsessive about putting her back pack in it's place every night.
She took out her cell phone and called Bobby. When the phone was answered, Alex heard a voice that she thought that she would never hear again. The voice of pure and complete evil. At first she was convinced that it was a hallucination. Maybe she was imagining things. However, she knew that was very unlikely. No, her worst fears had been realized. Her husband and daughter were in the hand's of a mad woman.
"Hello Alexandria Eames. Is it still Eames? Or did you change it to match your husband's last name? Although knowing you, you are probably ashamed to have Bobby's last name."
Alex ignored the taunt. She knew the game that Nichole played and she wasn't about to play along with her. She wouldn't give her the satisfaction of knowing how close her world was to falling apart.
Alex closed her eyes and had to take a deep breath as she whispered, "Nichole. You're dead. We tested the..."
Nichole laughed loudly and told her, "DNA is such a tricky little thing. It's nice having a lot of money. You can do so much with it. Including paying off some medical personnel. It's amazing what a couple hundred thousand dollars can accomplish."
Alex swallowed hard, "What do you want with my husband and daughter? I swear if you've hurt them I'll..."
Nichole laughed evilly and told her, "You'll what? Hunt me down and kill me? That didn't work so well with the last person that tried it. I seriously doubt that it work with you. Besides, I happen to love Bobby. Your daughter is another matter. Unfortunately for her, Bobby wouldn't leave her at the house alone. You know that I don't like children. Especially pretty little girls...
Alex closed her eyes and felt the panic that went through her. She clenched her fist and fought to remain calm. She never begged for anything before, but this was her daughter and husband. She whispered softly, "Please Nichole. Don't hurt them. I will do anything you want. I..."
Nichole laughed loudly and Alex knew that she'd never heard a more evil sound. This woman threatened to destroy her and her family. Nichole told her, "Well, well, well. It appears that what everyone said about you is wrong."
"What did they say about me?"
"That you're a cold hearted bitch that only cares about her career and nothing else. Apparently you've changed Alexandria. Pity."
Alex took a deep breath and told her, "If you hurt a single hair on either of their heads I will hunt you down myself and kill you. You will forever look over your shoulder wondering when I will take revenge on you. You will never have a single moments peace Nichole. Do you hear me Nichole?"
The laugh that came from the other woman was almost demonic. Alex knew that Nichole didn't believe a word that she said. Especially when the other woman said, "Well, that would be hard considering that you work in law enforcement and have to follow the law and..."
Alex interrupted her and said, "I promise you one thing, I will get away with it if you hurt either of them. They are my life and my world. They..."
Nichole laughed, "What makes you think that you can even find me? I've eluded you for years. I fooled you into thinking that I was dead for all these years. I've killed your daughter and when I tell your husband, he will turn to me in his grief..."
Alex put her hand on her stomach and closed her eyes, "No..."
"Don't worry Alexandria, you will have those precious baby boys to keep you company in your grief and I will have Bobby. He should have been mine all along. If only he hadn't been in love with you for all those years. You were just too blind to see it at the time. Pity..."
Nichole had to be lying. Evelyn couldn't be dead. She would know it. She walked over to her computer and typed in Bobby's cell phone address. It had a built in GPS tracker. It would tell her exactly where Bobby's phone was. She wouldn't involve Major Case. They would just send detectives after her and Nichole would disappear into the background. No, this was something that she had to do herself.
So, when she got a track on his cell phone, she climbed into her SUV and drove to the location where Nichole was. She kept her on the phone and asked, "Why Nichole? What purpose can kidnapping my family serve you?"
Nichole laughed, "You had everything that I've ever wanted. I wanted Bobby, but he didn't want me because of you. His perfect partner...
"I'm not perfect Nichole. Far from it."
"I know that, but for whatever reason Bobby seems to think that you're perfect. He's convinced himself that he loves you. That he can forget about everything that we had together."
"What did you have together Nichole? He married me. He loves me. He haschildren with me."
Nichole screamed at her, "Because he thought I was dead!"
Alex finally reached the address where Bobby's phone was being used. She parked the SUV and walked around the outside of the building. The place look abandoned and Alex told her, "That was your fault Nichole. If you had stayed and fought for him he might never have fallen in love with me."
She heard Nichole laugh, "You had him wrapped around your little finger. He would do anything for you Alexandria. I could never compete with the great Alexandria Eames. So, I had to disappear and make him think that he'd lost me forever. Only then would he realize what he was missing."
Alex laughed bitterly, "What he was missing? You are deranged Nichole. Kidnapping my husband and daughter is crazy! How can you think that killing our daughter is going to make him love you? Do you really think that Goren is going to look at you with anything other than disgust for taking away his little girl?"
She'd intentionally used Bobby's last name. She wanted to make it seem like he was still her partner and keep a bit of distance from her husband. Nichole was a psychopath and as such she needed to play her game.
Nichole told her, "I hadn't planned on kidnapping your daughter. I didn't even know that she existed until I arrived at your house. I went there to simply talk to Bobby. I decided that it was time to remind him of how much he loves me. When I kissed him he didn't pull away. He even kissed me back."
Alex knew that Nichole was playing a game with her. She was trying to make her doubt Bobby's faithfulness by making her think that he would kiss her. She knew that it was a lie. First of all she knew that Bobby would never kiss Nichole. It would be like kissing a poisonous snake. He'd hated her from the moment they'd worked the first murder case against her. If there was one thing she knew about her husband, it was that he would never kiss this woman. Of that she had no doubt.
She turned the corner in the building where Nichole was standing. The woman was supremely confident that she was untouchable. So, when Alex was close enough, she told Nichole, "Turn around Nichole."
"Why? Are you going to tell me that you're standing there?"
Alex laughed, "Maybe. Why don't you see for yourself bitch."
She watched as Nichole turned around. She knew the exact moment that Nichole saw her. The smile on her face dropped and the phone fell from her hand. She could see her looking around and Alex knew that she was thinking about running.
Alex clucked her tongue and said, "You really should have been more careful about picking up Bobby's cell phone. I guess you forgot about a little thing called GPS..."
Alex cocked her gun and looked at Nichole, "Here's how this is going to work. You are going to take me to my husband and daughter. Then, you are going to be arrested. For murder and for bribery."
Nichole laughed and asked her, "Why should I take you to Bobby?"
"Because if you don't, I will kill you. It's very simple really. See, you have already been declared dead by the state of New York. As such, I can and will kill you. Unless you take me to my family you are a dead woman."
Alex could tell that she was sizing her up. She was trying to judge whether or not Alex was serious about killing her or not. However, looking down the barrel of the gun wasn't something that Nichole liked. So, Nichole nodded her head in the direction of the closed door. Alex told her, "You first."
Alex followed her into the room and she was stunned by what she saw. Bobby was in a cot on the side of the room. He was blindfolded and gagged. She didn't see Evelyn at first. She looked at Nichole and asked, "Where's my daughter?"
Nichole gave her a nasty smile, "You really shouldn't cherish your daughter that much Alexandria. After all, Bobby might love her more than you one day."
Alex rolled her eyes and told her, "You see that's where you and I differ. I love my daughter because she's part of Bobby. She can't ever replace me in his eyes. I know that he loves me and that his heart is big enough for both of us."
She pointed to Bobby with the gun and told Nichole, "Now, untie him."
Nichole hesitated and Alex repeated, "I said untie him! Now!"
She must have seen something in Alex's eyes, because she didn't hesitate again. She untied him and then undid the gag. She leaned forward and kissed Bobby. Alex felt her stomach turn and said, "Enough! Now, where is our daughter?"
Bobby told his wife, "She told me that she killed her so that our marriage would fall apart and..."
"Then she's a dead woman."
She cocked the gun again and said, "Well, then she's a dead woman." She turned and looked at Nichole and told her, "Say goodbye Nichole."
She pointed the gun in her direction and prepared to fire. Nichole didn't flinch. However, when she pointed the gun at her, she saw her take a deep breath. She fired the gun just to the side of her head. Nichole jumped and said, "You missed."
Alex shook her head, "I didn't miss. I'm giving you one last chance to tell me where our daughter is. One last chance to live."
The two women looked each other in the eyes. Neither was willing to back down. It was a question of who would blink first. Alex wasn't going to give up until she found their daughter. Finally, Nichole let out a sigh and walked over to a closet off to the side. She opened the door and nodded towards the inside. Alex told her, "Move..."
Nichole moved out of the way and Alex walked into the closet. There, on a cot inside the closet was their daughter. Alex walked over to her and knelt down beside her. She could see her tiny chest rising and falling. She was alive. Alex cried tears of relief and joy. She let out a sigh and whispered, "She's alive Bobby..."
Bobby tried to stand, but he was still a bit groggy from all of the drugs that Nichole had given him. Alex walked Nichole out of the closet and closed the door. Then she whispered, "I could kill you right now..."
Alex heard Bobby whisper, "You're better than that. Besides you have one thing that she will never have."
Wiping the tears from her eyes Alex asked, "What's that?"
"You have me and Evelyn and soon you will have our boys. She can never have that."
Alex closed her eyes and felt the tears start running from her eyes. She had thought that her worst nightmare had come true. She had thought that she had lost her husband and daughter. She was well aware that Nichole was still watching them. She had a look of disgust on her face. Alex told Bobby, "She's going to get away with it again. No matter how many times she hurts or kills someone. She's always going to get away with it. I want to kill her, but..."
Bobby nodded and told her, "But you can't. You know that it wouldn't be right. You have a conscious. Unlike her. You know that it wouldn't be right to kill her in cold blood."
Alex nodded, "It wouldn't be right, but it would make me feel better knowing that she could never hurt anyone else ever again. I hate her."
Bobby leaned forward and kissed her softly. He looked into her eyes and whispered, "I know you do Alex. I feel the same way..."
He heard Nichole gasp and say, "You don't hate me Bobby."
Bobby looked at her, "I do Nichole. I've never loved you. Never. I love my wife. I love my life and nothing you do or say will ever change that."
They watched Nichole as his words sunk in. She took a gun out from her purse and Bobby was finally able to stand in front of Alex. Shielding her from the bulllet.
Nichole laughed at his actions and told them, "This isn't for you or for her. This, is for me. Goodbye Bobby..."
And with that, Nichole put the gun to her head and pulled the trigger. Bobby and Alex jumped in surprise, but they turned to hug each other tightly. Their ordeal with Nichole was finally over once and for all...