Song: Always On Your Side by Sheryl Crow & Sing.

I've wanted to writea fanfiction to this story for a while and listening to it today made me realize that after Fault was the best time to do it. I don't know where I'm going with it but it'll be somewhere.

Feedback motivates me!

The memories of the conversation she just had with her captain replayed over and over in her head. She had no idea of what she was supposed to do. Her own words brought tears to her eyes. She was questioning her partner, her best friend, whether she wanted to work with him anymore. The conversation with Cragen was no help.

"Olivia, what's up?" Cragen said, looking at one of his best detectives.

"I want a new partner." She said, in a very monotone voice.

"What? Olivia, sit down." He said, very puzzled by her decision. "Now, tell me why you want a new partner."

"He told me that we couldn't have a friendship and be partners. He told me that he doesn't want to have to look out for me…" She said, emotion evident in her voice.

"Olivia, you know that Elliot is going through tough times right now, with his divorce and custody for his kids, you have to take that into consideration."

"I know. I know." She said, wiping her eyes with the sleeve of her shirt.

"Look, Olivia, you and Elliot have been through too much to throw it away. For the sake of the precinct, for the sake of you and Elliot, take a day off and think about it." He said, rubbing his temples.

"But Cap-." He cut her off but raising his hand.

"That wasn't a suggestion, detective. Take tomorrow off and then think about what you just said." He said, picking up his pen and continuing on his paperwork.

Olivia walked out into the bullpen and saw Elliot standing at his locker. She silently cursed herself for picking the worst day to get a ride from him. He looked over at her and grabbed his keys. She knew that it meant he was ready.

The two climbed into his car silently. He turned on his car and the sounds of the radio filled the car. "Here's the new one from Sheryl Crow and Sting, Always on your side."

My yesterdays are all boxed up and neatly put away
But every now and then you come to mind
'Cause you were always waiting to be picked to play the game
But when your name was called, you found a place to hide
When you knew that I was always on your side

Olivia stared out the window as tears silently rolled down her cheeks. She had no idea what her decision would be. She was risking losing her partner, as well as her best friend. The one person that she cared for the most, she was losing. He was slipping away right in front of her, and she had no control over it.

Well everything was easy then, so sweet and innocent
But my demons and my angels reappeared
Leavin' only traces of the man you thought I'd be
Too afraid to hear the words I'd always feared
Leavin' you with only questions all these years

Elliot wasn't thinking when he talked to Olivia. He'd done it again. He had let his anger get the best of him. He let another one of the most important people go.

But is there someplace far away, someplace where all is clear
Easy to start over with the ones you hold so dear
Or are you left to wander, all alone, eternally
This isn't how it's really meant to be
No it isn't how it's really meant to be

He pulled up in front of her apartment building and she put her hand on the door handle. She pulled it just as he said, "Olivia, wait."

She stopped, but never looked over at him.

"I'm sorry." He said and she shook her head. She got out of his car and made her way into her apartment before breaking down into tears.