Summary: See ch1
Disclaimer: Not mine
A/N: Well this is it, this is the last chapter! That you all who have reviewed, you guys keep me writing! Right now there are no ideas floating around my head, but the summer is coming, and I always seem to get inspired then, so you never know when another story may pop up from me! I
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Three months later Olivia sat holding her giggly six month old daughter in her arms. They were at the reception for Casey's wedding. Olivia wore a yellow sun dress, (kindly picked out by Casey to be the Matron of Honor's dress) with yellow heels, and baby Brianna was outfitted in a lavender dress of her own. Her fine baby brown hair was tied back with a matching ribbon.
With Richard White in jail for the rest of his life; his paroll had been revoked after his arrest, Olivia's life seemed back to normal, and perfect.
As she bounce the baby on her knee she watched as Elliot shared a dance with Elizabeth. He had already danced with the rest of his girls, and now it was her turn. She was turning out to be a beautiful teenager.
Olivia jumped a little when she felt two hands suddenly grip her shoulders from behind, but eased quickly when she recognized the excited voice of her friend, and the bride.
"Are we enjoying ourselves?" Casey asked, walking around to sit next to Olivia.
"Of course we are. This is beautiful Case." Olivia smiled.
"Thanks." Casey answered. She was wearing an a-line wedding gown that had crystals scattered sparadocally around it, with spaghetti straps. Her blonde hair was pulled up into a bun, and around it sat a small clip that fastened her veil to her head. She looked stunning.
"You look amazing as well." Olivia added.
"Thanks again." Casey smiled as she slipped off her heels and rubbed her foot. "But my feet are killing me in these things!" She laughed.
"Now you see why I had my wedding on the beach!" Olivia joked.
"You don't thnk anyone will notice if I take these off, do you?" Casey asked in a hushed tone.
"Naw." Olivia answered. "And if they do, so what? It's your day, and you can do whatever you want to."
"This is why you're my best friend." Casey smiled.
"Now ya see, I knew there was a reason!" Olivia laughed.
She stopped short when she was suddenly smacked in the face by a flying tiny hand.
"Mama, shhhh." Brianna saidthrough her tiny teeth, that were just beginning to come in.
"Shhh? Why shhh?" Olivia smiled. The baby had just started to talk, and although her vocabulary only contained a few words, Olivia's heart swelled every time she heard anything come from the baby girl she had almost lost.
Brianna just looked up at her mother, giggled, and jumped up and down on her lap.
"Are you being silly to your Mommy?" Casey cooed, rubbing Brianna's cheek with her index finger.
"Mama! Mama!" Brianna repeated.
"Guess that's a yes." Casey smiled. "She is gonna be a handful Liv." She noted.
"Tell me about it!" Olivia sighed. "But as long as I still have here, I could care less." She added.
"From your mouth, to God's ears." Casey answered. "We're all lucky you're still around little girl." She added to the baby, who was still smiling, and seemed awe struck by the goings on ofthe reception.
"Hey ladies." Elliot's voice came from behind Olivia. "Hope I'm not interrupting anything."
"Nope, just resting my feet." Casey assured him.
He bent down to kiss Casey on the cheek. "Congrats Consular." He smiled. "You look beautiful."
"Thanks, detective." Casey answered. "You don't look half bad yourself."
"Do I have to keep my eye on you two?" Olivia joked from her seat.
"Oh no." Casey laughed. "I just so happen to be a happily married woman now." She beamed. "Speeking of which, I wonder where that groom of mine went off to." She said, scanning the room.
"I think he said something about a stripper from the bachelors party showing him a good time or something." Elliot joked, pretending to remember something he had heard.
Olivia smacked him. "Elliot, stop that!" She scolded.
"What, I was just kidding." He said holding his hands up in defense. "Seriously though, I think he's over by the bar with your brothers." Elliot finally said truthfully.
"Ahh, I better go rescue him from that!" Casey smiled, pushing herself out of the chair. "I don't know what that conversation is about, but when aNovak boy pulls one of their sisters' signifigant others aside, it's never good." She smiled and excused herself.
"So, how are two of my favorite girls doing?" Elliot asked, reaching out to take Brianna off of Olivia's hands.
The baby simply raised her arms to her father, while a gleeful "Dada!" escaped her lips.
"We're good. But I think one of us is gonna crash from lack of sleep soon." Olivia answered.
"Ah, and which one would that be?" Elliot asked as he bounced the little girl in on of his arms.
"It's hard to say." Olivia chuckled.
"Well, would a dance wake you up?" Elliot asked, extending his other hand to his wife.
"It might, but what about Brianna?" Olivia asked.
"I'll take her." Maureen chimed in from the side. She didn't wait for a reply, but simply snached her sister out of her father's arms, and walk away with the baby cooing "Reen, Reen!" (She couldn't say Maureen yet)
"Well I guess that solves that!" Olivia smiled as she took her husband's outstreached hand.
Elliot lead them on to the dance floor wherea slow songwas playing. Elliot gracefully pulled Olivia to him, and wrapped his arms around her waist.
Olivia rested her head on his chest and snaked her arms around his neck as they swayed to the music.
"It's nice to see them together." Olivia stated as she watched Brianna and Maureen interact at the table.
"Who?" Elliot asked, unaware of what she was talking about.
"The kids. I mean, they're more than twenty years apart, and they still seem to have a relationship." Olivia smiled.
"They're sisters, what did you expect?" Elliot asked as he turned his gaze to also watched his two daughters.
"I just thought between the age difference and the amount of time Maureen actually spends at the apartment, they wouldn't connect." Olivai answered truthfully.
"The one thing I've learned about kids over the years is they'll surprise you. Once you think you've gotten them figured out, they do something that boggles your mind." Ellito smiled. "Now come on, Maureen's got her, lets just dance and enjoy eachother." He added, dancing them away from the kids.
"I know she does. I just… we almost lost her El. I don't want to miss out on anything in her life." Olivia explained, looking into his eyes.
"I know you don't, and I'm very proud of the way you've been able to get her back into daycare, but you're not gonna miss anything. She fine, she's here, and even though she's only six months old, we're gonna have to let her live her life without looking over her shoulder all the time." He informed her.
"Uhh, let's not deal with that until we have to." Olivia chuckled.
"I love you." Elliot told her.
"I love you too." Olivia smiled.
"I just wanted you to know that." Elliot added.
"Why, you planning on runnin on me?" Olivia asked, only half kidding.
"What would I run away to that was better than what I already have?" Elliot asked. "I just feel like I don't tell you that enough."
"First of all, you do." Olivia reassured him. "And second of all, even if you didn't I would already know you did. Part of the reason I fell so head over heels in love with you is because I just have to look in your eyes to see that you have loved me every day we've been together, and you will love me for the rest of my life."
"Well, as long as you know." Elliot smiled.
"So, are you gonna kiss me or what Stabler?" She asked with a wide grin on her face.
Elliot just laughed. "Do you even have to ask?"
With that he lowered his lips to capture his wife's. As the music slowed to an end, and a faster paced song began, couples split apartm and quickened their dancing pace. All but Elliot and Olivia that is. They stayed swaying in the middle of the dancefloor, completly unaware of the music change. Their lips connected them as their friends and family danced around them on the dance floor.
At that moment the world may have been spinning around them, but to them, it stood still. The room may have been filled with wall to wall people, but to them, they were the only ones in the room. The past few years had sent Olivia and Ellioton a roller coaster ride, and they knew that the future still held many ups and downs, but at this moment, to Elliot and Olivia, all their fears had melted away as they held eachother in their arms on the dance floor, and life seemed perfect. They knew that no matter what life threw at them, they would be able to get through it together, and that made them fearless.
Thanks again to all who reviewed! It meant sooo much to me! Hope you liked this story, and you never know when I might write something else! Happy Summer all!
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