Title: Fallin' In Love

Author: Ebony-Jayne

Notes: Sorry to end this one so abruptly but I've got another fic in the works and would like to be able to focus on it exclusively. Hope you all enjoyed this one and a big thank-you to all who have read and reviewed it. This is the Epilogue.

Disclaimer: I do not own the characters or the show or the storylines on the show. I do, however, own the characters that I make up so please don't steal them. Any resemblance to anyone or anyplace is a coincidence.

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Chapter Eight: Five Years Later

"Mollie? Are you ready to go yet!" Olivia hollered down the hall. They were running late.

"Yeah I'm ready," Mollie came out of her room dressed in her school uniform, bag over her shoulder. "Let's go Mom."

"Ok," Olivia and Mollie headed out to the car and headed off to school.

At school Olivia dropped Mollie off at the gate. Mollie leaned over and kissed Olivia's cheek. "Bye Mom. Love you more!" Mollie ran off up the steps to her school before Olivia could reply. She turned and grinned as she opened the door. Olivia laughed and drove off.

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"Hey Allie," Olivia smiled as she passed the Detective who was on her way out of the precinct.

"Hey Liv," Allie smiled back. Olivia continued on to the squad room where she found Munch and Fin arguing heatedly over Munch's latest conspiracy theory.

"Hey Elliot," she said as she sat at her desk.

"Hey Liv," he replied absently, more interested in watching the scene in front of him.

"Hello children," Olivia yelled over Munch's latest loud retort. Neither detective even acknowledged that she had spoken. "Nothing changes," she muttered under her breath with a smile.

"Nope," Elliot agreed.

"How long have they been going at it this time?" she asked.

"A freakin' hour and a half," came a wry voice from behind them. Olivia looked up and smiled at Casey.

"Oh I'm sure sad that I missed that," Olivia said sarcastically.

"Yeah. So am I picking your girl up for you today?" Casey asked resting her hands on Olivia's shoulders.

"Depends. I'll let you know by two," Olivia replied. Casey had been picking Mollie up most Tuesdays for the last three years. Elizabeth Stabler looked after Mollie on the other days that Olivia worked but she had basketball practice on Tuesdays.

"Ok. I've got to go get my verdict," Casey squeezed Olivia's shoulders before picking up her briefcase and heading out of the squad room.

"See you later Case," Olivia called after her. Casey grinned over her shoulder and waved.

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"Hi Aunt Casey. Mom busy again?" Mollie asked when she found Casey waiting for her.

"Yeah. She and Uncle Elliot are out looking for a suspect. So you're stuck with me," Casey took Mollie's bag and slung it over her shoulder.

"That's ok. You're my favourite Aunt anyway," Mollie said with a big exaggerated sigh.

"I'm your only Aunt, smartass," Casey playfully tapped Mollie's nose. Mollie stuck out her tongue.

"So are we going to your work or Mom's," Mollie asked taking Casey's hand.

"Well I have the afternoon off so I thought that maybe we could get some ice cream and then go to your mom's work. How about that?" Casey asked as she made sure Mollie was securely buckled into her car.

"Really? I'd love that! Thank you Aunt Casey," Mollie grinned hugely at Casey.

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"Aunt Casey, did my Mom tell you the news?" Mollie asked around a mouthful of chocolate ice cream.

"No she said you wanted to tell me," Casey replied. "Want to swap a scoop of chocolate for a scoop of cherry?" she asked.

"Yep," Mollie and Casey exchanged their scoops. "So, do you want to hear my news?" Mollie asked.

"Yeah, I've been waiting all day," Casey said eagerly.

"Ok. Mom is going to adopt another child," Mollie grinned. "I'm going to have a little brother. We already found him. His name is Henry and he's one," Mollie said excitedly.

"Oh! Mollie that's awesome!" Casey grinned. "What does he look like?" she asked. Mollie stuffed her hand in the front pocket of her school dress and pulled out a crinkled photo.

"Here," she held it out for Casey to see. The photo was of an adorable little boy. He had very curly red hair, bright blue eyes and little pink lips.

"Ohh, he's cute Mollie," Casey told the little girl.

"Yeah I know. I'm so excited. He's going to come and live with us in two weeks. If he settles in ok then Mom says we'll adopt him like she did with me. I'm going to be a big sister!" Mollie said all in one breath. Olivia had adopted Mollie officially eight months after she'd moved in.

"I'm sure you'll be the best big sister in the world Mollie," Casey said reaching over to tuck a little brown curl behind Mollie's ear.

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On Friday night the squad decided to have a party to celebrate for Olivia and Mollie. Casey had come over and French braided Mollie's hair into pigtails with a little curl hanging down on each side as she had requested. No matter how many hours Casey spent sitting on the floor while Olivia tried to french braid her hair the detective could never seem to master it. So now it was a job for Aunt Casey although Olivia still tried to do it each time Casey came over. They arrived at their little party at six and received hugs from everyone there. Cragen had come over and swung Mollie in the air before giving her a hug.

"Would you not do that! She's getting way too big and you'll put your back out or something!" Olivia scolded.

"Are you saying I'm old?" Cragen asked indignantly.

"I'm saying you're not as young as you used to be," Olivia answered craftily.

"Whatever. Congratulations to you both," Cragen patted Olivia on the back and moved on.

Mollie pulled on Olivia's hand and then held out her arms.

"Mollie," Olivia sighed.

"Please Mommy. Just this once?" Mollie begged. She batted her long eyelashes, her big brown eyes pleading.

"Alright. Just this once," Olivia picked Mollie up and settled her on her hip. Mollie looped one arm around Olivia's neck and tucked her head under her chin. As she looked out at all of her friends she couldn't help but smile. She had her friends, her daughter and soon she'd have another child and she realized that her life now had more meaning than it had ever had before. And later that night as she tucked a slightly drunk and heavily sleeping Casey in on her couch, and checked on her sleeping daughter, Olivia realized that she couldn't be happier.

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Should I do a sequel about Olivia adopting Henry? Let me know if you think I should and I might do one after I finish my new story.

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