Disclaimer: I don't own them, I just like playing with them, (But as they say, Christmas is coming!)

Summary: Elliot and Olivia begin their new life together and learn to balance their home lives with their work lives while working a rather stressful case

A/N: This is the sequel to Tradition you may want to read it first

Chapter 1

Elliot unlocked the front door to his apartment, and kicked it open with his foot. In his arms he held Olivia. He carried her through the door, and then gently put her down on the other side.

"Welcome home Mrs. Stabler." He said, lightly placing a kiss on her lips.

The two had just returned from their honeymoon. They had taken a week off of work to celebrate their marriage. It was the first time in a while either had had a vacation, so they made sure to enjoy it.

As Elliot went back into the hall to bring their luggage in, Olivia walked over to the couch and sat down remembering how wonderful her wedding had been.


All their friends and coworkers were there. Olivia was wearing a long, straight white strapless gown with a simple veil clipped into her short hair. Her best friend Jill was her maid of honor, and Maureen, Kathleen, and Elizabeth were her brides' maids. He flower girl was Elliot's niece Cassandra.

Olivia watched as the women walked down the aisle before her. She took Cragen's arm (it only seemed natural that he would give her away). Cragen had tears in his eyes, but he was too stubborn to let them fall.

Olivia tried to keep herself from crying, but couldn't help it when she saw Elliot standing at the end of the aisle. He looked so good in his black tux. Munch and Fin, two of his grooms men, were standing next to him. Olivia saw Alex and her husband Jordan, and Casey and her boyfriend Matt, the pediatrician, sitting in the front pews. Elliot was grinning from ear to ear.

Olivia finally made it down the aisle in what seemed like for ever, she had to fight the urge to run to Elliot. Elliot read his wedding vows, and promised Olivia that he would always be there for her, even if she wanted to be left alone, and that he loved her with all his heart. He promised to have and hold her in sickness and health until the day he died. And She did the same, although because Elliot went first, she was forced to battle tears as she recoated her vows of love to him.

The Reception after the ceremony was just beautiful. Everyone ate, drank, and danced until the morning. Elliot almost had a heart attack when he saw his three daughters in the mob of women trying to catch Olivia's bouquet, and was relieved when it landed in Casey's hands.

John was the lucky man to catch the garter. Fin kept joking that he first needed a girlfriend, but Munch was too happy, and too drunk to care. Even Kathy wound up having a wonderful time. The wedding was a success, and the happy couple rode off into the sunset finally, at 3 a.m.

Olivia's favorite part of the night though was the kiss; the kiss that made her and Elliot husband and wife. It had meant more than ever to finally hear the priest pronounced them married. No one in the church, including her and Elliot, ever thought that they would see this day. Olivia never thought she would ever be anyone's wife, especially not Elliot's. She remembered how his lips felt so right on hers, and knew that this was only the first kiss they would share as husband and wife, and couldn't wait to share many more, until the day she died.

End flashback

Elliot snapped Olivia out of her day dream when he called from their bedroom,

"Earth to Liv, hey, you gonna help me unpack, or am I gonna have to do it all by myself?" He asked with a pout.

"Well babe, I just figured that since you seem to be doing such a wonderful job, it would be pointless for me to intervene." She answered as she got up from the couch to wrap her arms around his neck and kissed him deeply on the lips.

"Oh, no" Elliot said as he pulled away slightly, "you're not getting out of unpacking that easily!"

"Well fine," Olivia pouted as she smacked Elliot gently, and walked over the suitcase to start putting things away.

Elliot stood in the doorway just looking at Olivia. He couldn't believe how beautiful she was, and after all these years she was finally his wife.

"What?" Olivia asked when she caught him staring at her. "You enjoy watching me takingplay the rollof 'housewife'?"

"Yeah" Elliot answered smugly

"Well don't get use to it." Olivia smiled back as she threw a shirt at him. He caught it and walked over to her. He took the shirt she was folding out of her hands, and wrapped his arms around her waist. He kissed the back of her neck gently.

"We can unpack later." He whispered seductively into her ear as she leaned into his kiss. Olivia smiled as she pushed the suitcase off the bed. Then she turned so that she could kiss Elliot passionately on the lips.

"I love you" She said as Elliot pushed the bedroom door closed with his foot, and the two went crashing onto their bed.

TBC... the case will start in the next chapter, this one was mainly fluff, remember to review!