A/N: Sorry this took me so long… I actually do plan to finish this before school starts, so I have exactly 11 days. Sad day. Oh well, here it is.


Chapter 3:

"We have a problem," Cragen said as he watched two of his best detectives walk into the bull pen the next morning.

"Tell me about it," Olivia sighed as she held up a surveillance tape. She perched on the edge of her desk.

"Nothing?" Munch asked.

"Almost. Only one person other than Brian entered the apartment in the time frame. Bastard kept his face hidden. We have approximate height, weight and his hair color. All of which the vic gave us."

"So what do we do now?" Munch asked.

Cragen sighed, "Fin, take your partner and head over to narcotics. Tell them we can't wait for those files. We need a suspect, now. Elliot, head over to the crime lab, don't leave until that rape kit gets processed. We need DNA and we need it now. Olivia, I need you to go to the hospital. Rachel wants to talk to you."

"Okay," Olivia nodded, "Maybe she remembered something," she said as she grabbed her keys.


" 'Morning, Detective," Rachel said softly. She shifted a few papers around and stacked them on the bedside table.

"How do you feel?" Olivia asked, taking a seat next to the bed.

"Tired. I'll be okay once I get some sleep. I can usually catch about an hour at a time, when Brian's here. I can't sleep when I'm alone."

Olivia nodded, "Understandable… What did you want to talk about?"

"Has the rape kit been processed yet?"

"Not yet, why?" Olivia asked, "Look, hon, if this is the part where you tell me that you're not pressing charges, I think you should know that-"

"What? No! It's not that… If you guys catch the bastard that did this, I will do whatever I have to do to make sure he never has the chance to do this to anybody else!"


"It's just that- well, we have a problem."


"Long story short, Brian and I… We had sex before he went to work."

Olivia sighed, "Oh, this case just keeps getting better…" she muttered sarcastically.

"I'm sorry. I should have said something sooner. Look, I know you're not supposed to say anything, but how bad is this whole situation? I mean, I'm sure it's not as bad as it seems at this moment, right?"

Olivia shook her head, "Rachel, I can't-"

"Olivia, please. I- need to know. Brian… He's the best thing that has ever happened to me. I mean, I've never been what anyone would consider pretty, and I've never had a perfect body, I've never really been special. But, Brian sees something… I-I honestly I don't know what he sees, but whatever it is, he loves me… I can't lose him."

"Rachel, I know Brian. I know him really well. To be completely honest, I know he's not capable of doing something like this. Unfortunately, when our ADA takes the evidence to a grand jury, they're not going to care what I think. They are going to look at the evidence. The rape kit, the security video, your testimony, the crime scene report and anything else we happen to find. Don't worry about it, you have enough to worry about. I promise, things will work out. Okay?"

"Okay." Rachel gave Olivia a small smile, "Thank you."

"Why don't you try to get a little sleep."

"I can't…"

"I'll stay with you until Brian gets back," Olivia promised, "You'll be surprised what a little sleep will do."

Rachel nodded, closed her eyes and drifted off to sleep.


A/N: Okay, sorry for the short chapter, I really wanted to get something posted, and it's really late, so… Sorry about the randomness of the chapter, I just wanted to add something to make it a little more complicated. It's going to start getting wrapped up soon, I promise!