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"Liv, before I leave, I need you to do something for me." Cragen sighed setting down the last box with his things. He and Olivia were the last ones left after he announced that he was retiring.
"Sure, Don, whatever you want. You deserve it." Olivia nodded as she rested on the arm of the couch in his office.
Cragen shoved his hands into his pockets and stared at her for a moment. "I talked to Tucker last week-"
Olivia interrupted. "If you talked to Tucker, you deserve a fricken yacht."
Cragen chuckled. "Like I was saying," Olivia smiled and nodded. "I talked to Tucker last week and we decided that we should get another detective around here to help pick up the slack. Personally, I'd like to see him stick around here for a while."
"Who is he?" Olivia asked folding her arms over her chest.
"It's Elliot." Cragen started. Olivia opened her mouth to protest, but Cragen raised his hand. "I know that he left without a word and he treated us like shit, but... he was good at his job and I think it would do you two some good to work things out. People have been calling you Olivia Stabler because you've become a hot head like Elliot."
Olivia snorted. "They do not."
Cragen rolled his eyes. "You obviously have not stuck around by the coffee pot or the break room to find out." He put his hand on her shoulder and looked down at her. "I wouldn't have brought him back if I thought he would hurt you more. You deserve some answers and he deserves some cold shoulder from you."
"It's for you, right?" Olivia asked him. He nodded at her making her sigh. "Fine, but I'm not going to be happy."
"I didn't expect you to." Cragen smiled and kissed her head. He picked up his box of stuff and walked to the door. "Try and do something with the place." Olivia smiled lightly and watched as walked out of his office for the last time, making it hers. She looked around at it and wondered what the hell she was going to do when she saw Elliot again.
Monday morning rolled around and Olivia was happy that she did some decorating with the office over the weekend, showing people that she wasn't temporary. She was going to stick to this until IAB told her she was no longer needed as Captain. Quickly scanning the room, she noticed that there weren't very many people there. There was a few detectives she didn't know that well and Fin. He looked up at her and smiled lightly, waving at her.
Olivia waved back and walked into her office with her coffee in hand. She set it down on her desk and looked around again before going back out. "Hey Fin?" He looked up at her. "Can I talk to you about something?"
"Yeah, sure." Fin said getting up and going into her office after her. He closed the door behind him and turned to her. "Hey, what's wrong, Liv?"
"I don't know what I'm supposed to do, Fin." Olivia sighed putting her face in her hands once she sat down.
Fin sat down across from her. "What? Being Captain?"
"No, I can handle this for now." Olivia insisted before staring at him for a moment. "Cragen and Tucker hired Elliot back before Don retired. He's supposed to be coming in today."
Fin's eyes widened. "Cragen just sprung this on you Friday night?" Olivia nodded her head. "What the hell is going on around here? Elliot turned in his papers. He retired! He can't pull a Brett Favre!" He stood up and started pacing. "When is he coming in?"
Olivia shrugged. "Probably his regular time. At 7:56, giving him four minutes to prep for his day as usual." She dropped her head to her desk and groaned. "Why me?"
"What are you going to do once he gets here?" Fin asked sitting down again.
"I don't know." Olivia sighed lifting her head and rested it on her hand. "That's why I brought you in here. I don't know what the hell I am going to do. I haven't seen the man in three years and now he just shows up out of the blue and I'm his boss." She paused and smiled. "I'm his boss!"
Fin chuckled. "Yeah, you are. You sit his ass at his desk and do paperwork."
Olivia furrowed her eyebrows contemplating it. "What paperwork? It'd be his first day."
"True, true." Fin nodded and put his chin in his hand. "Well, who are you going to partner him with?"
"That's the thing. I don't know. I'm not putting myself solo. The only person I would put solo is you. Nick can't be with Amanda and I don't want Amanda with Elliot." Olivia sighed running a hand through her hair.
Fin nodded. "So, I can take solo. Elliot can be with Nick and you can be with Amanda." He put a hand on hers. "I'll kick his ass for you."
Olivia shook her head. "Are you crazy? I want to do that." She paused and smiled lightly at Fin. "Thanks for this."
"No problem." Fin smiled lightly. "Why don't you want Nick and Amanda together?"
"Are you kidding me? They have been acting really weird. Sometimes I wish they'd just get a room." Olivia groaned.
Fin chuckled. "That's what John and Cragen said about you and Elliot." Olivia's eyes widened as he looked at him. "I'm going to go do some paperwork. Good luck!" He blurted out before hurrying out of the office.
Olivia groaned and dropped her head to her desk. "Kill me."
There was a knock on her office door. She sat up and saw that it was Nick. She motioned for him to come in before he opened the door and walked in, sitting down. "Are you okay?" He asked cautiously.
"I'm a little nervous actually." Olivia admitted before changing the subject. "What's up?"
"Uh, I was just going to ask you if we were still partners since you're captain now." Nick explained.
Olivia sighed and rubbed her eyebrow with her knuckle. "Actually, I have a new partner for you. Cragen hired my old partner back before he retired. So, he is going to be your new partner. Fin is going to go solo and I'll partner with Amanda for a while. If things get better, you will probably go solo. Fin will get Amanda back, and I'll get Elliot back as a partner."
Nick nodded and furrowed his eyebrows. "You still trust him."
"I trust his skills with a gun and his instinct to protect his partner. Other than that, I haven't trusted him for three years." Olivia smirked sadly and looked up when she saw Elliot walk into the precinct. They locked eyes immediately and Olivia knew that she couldn't stay mad at him, but was going to try like hell to do so. "There he is."
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