Disclaimer: Do I really need to do this? Honestly…we all know who's making the big bucks off of all this.
Olivia smiled as she got back in the car. She knew she needed to talk to Huang, captain's orders after all. But first, she had to go talk to Elliot.
Olivia knocked on the door to the crib and slowly opened it. "El, can I talk to you?"
Elliot slowly opened his eyes, "What's up, Liv?"
"I have an amazing daughter, El. She's just…so...amazing. She's smart, she has goals, she's mature...she's just—
"Amazing, just like her mother." Elliot got up and walked over to Olivia, who was still standing in the doorway.
"El? How can you say that in spite of everything you know about me? I'm the product of a rapist and an alcoholic. I gave my own child up for adoption because I did not trust myself to raise her properly…how can you…
Elliot put his index finger to her lips in an effort to silence her. He pulled her to the bed and they sat down next to each other He wrapped his arms around her,
"Liv, the circumstances that brought you here do not define who you are. Despite them, you became a strong, intelligent, independent, beautiful, amazing woman who stole my heart the minute she walked in the door."
Olivia looked up at him with a look of confusion. "Elliot, what are you talking about?"
"Liv, with all that's gone on, I can't hide it anymore. I love you." He breathed a sigh of relief. "You have no idea how long I've waited to say that."
"El, you don't mean that. You recently got divorced. You're on the rebound."
"No, no I didn't say that because I'm on the rebound. Liv, look at me. You know me inside and out. You know that I would never not be completely honest with you. Why would you think that I would tell you this if I didn't mean it?"
"Elliot, I-I don't know what to say. I have strong feelings for you too, but…I don't know. My mind, and my heart, are spinning."
"I know that you've gone through a lot lately, Liv. I hope things won't get awkward between us, and I know you have a lot to take in. How about you come to my place on Friday? I'll make you dinner and we'll talk."
Olivia smiled, "You? Cook dinner? I didn't know it could be done!"
Elliot laughed, "Don't worry, Liv. I have a few surprises up my sleeve."
"Okay, Detective Stabler. It's a date."
Later that day
"Huang, I'm here for my appointment."
"Sit down, Olivia. What would you like to talk about first?"
"Well, Doc, maybe you can help me decide. I'm riding on two different emotional roller coasters."
"Obviously, I have a lot of feelings about finding my daughter again and getting to know her. Doc, she is an amazing girl. I know I did the right thing by giving her up, yet, I feel to blame for what has happened to her, and I feel it might be wrong to want her back now…to want to get to know her and have a second chance."
"That is a lot to explore, Olivia. I'll help you work on that. But what is the second roller coaster?"
She took a deep breath, "Elliot just told me he loved me…and Huang, I think I love him too."
Huang smiled. He'd been waiting for this for a long time…he just didn't know which one would be the one to come to him first.
"Well, Olivia. Those are both in depth topic that need to be explored. The best solution I have is to flip a coin.
I apologize that it took so long to update. Finals take up a lot of time and I had a little bit of writer's block. I wasn't going to make this EO, but oh well. Reviews are more than welcome!