Author's Note: Sorry this has been so long in coming. This will be close to the end of this story. I'm sorry this is so short. I promise to update more soon. Enjoy!
The next day Elliot and Olivia sat in a conference room next to Casey. Across from them sat Bridgette and her lawyer.
"I want to make something perfectly clear to you. I love Isabel. And I would never have given her up if I hadn't been high on drugs. I just needed to get me a hit so bad. But she's the reason I stopped doing drugs. I could hear her calling my name. And I wanted to feel that pain. I didn't want no drugs coming and taking me out of my head. I want her to know who her real mother is. So, ya'll might not like me, but you gon' have to deal with me. But she won't open up to me. I can't even get her to speak to me. She can be silent all day, but when you call, she just…comes alive. She don't do that for me. And no matter what you may think of me for what I did, I'm a changed woman. That's why I'm gonna do right by her now. So, I done signed the papers. So the law says I ain't her mother no more. But that ain't true. I will always be her mother. And don't you forget it."
Bridgette's tears flowed freely down her face as she spoke these words to the Stabler's. She got up from the table and headed for the door. Before she could exit Olivia jumped up and went after her.
"Bridgette, wait." When Olivia was close enough she took Bridgette's hand. "You can't possibly know what this means to us. I will always be grateful for this. Always." Before anything more could be said, Olivia embraced her in a hug. They stood there for a moment before Olivia let go, and walked back to her husband.
Once Olivia was settled in her seat again the lawyer handed Casey a stack of papers.
"These are all the files that your clients will need to sign to make things final. Once that happens, I'll carry them to the courts myself."
"Now we wouldn't want to imposition you in anyway. I would be more than happy to carry these things myself. Now…if you don't need anything else I think the Stabler's would like to get started on these papers."
Casey handed Olivia a pen and the stack of papers marked with X indicating the place for her to sign. Once Olivia was finished she handed the pen to Elliot. After Elliot completed his last signature he closed the cap and stuck it in his pocket.
"I hope you don't mind us keeping this pen. It just has some special meaning to us." He and Olivia shared a kiss before turning and hugging Casey.
"We can't thank you enough for taking this case. I know you don't normally do this, and quite possibly never will again, but we love you so much right now." Olivia let Elliot hug Casey before she took Casey's hand and held it for moment. They turned to the other lawyer and thanked him as well.
"Why are you guys still here? Don't you have something to celebrate?"
"You're right. Elliot honey we need to get home. They're waiting on us. I'm so happy I don't know what to do with myself. Thank you again Casey." Olivia and Elliot held hands as they walked out. Casey smiled after them. She was happy for them as well. She started to pack things up when Olivia stuck her head back in the door. "You're coming right over right."
"Yeah, of course."
"Good…See ya there." Then she was gone again.
So, tell me what you think. I know this was short, but so is time. Review please!