Chapter Fifteen

Happiness comes in two

1 Year Later

Alex stood with Olivia's arms wrapped around her waste as they quietly peered into their youngest daughter Teresa Mercedes Cabot who was sitting in her crib watching as three-year-old Serena Cabot was trying to explain what the episode of Dora the Explorer was about. Alex couldn't help but smile at Serena's animated story about going over a bridge, through a forest, and up a tree. Alex hoped that Serena wouldn't notice their presence because it was moments like these that made her forget all about her time away from Olivia. Alex felt Olivia squeeze her hand and she quickly glanced over at her to find a warm smile playing upon her lips. Alex could tell that Olivia was thinking the exact same thing from the look in her eyes. Alex returned the smile with one of her own.

"I love you," Olivia whispered.

"I love you too," Alex whispered back.

Alex looked back at her two daughters. The first thing that popped into her mind was the first time she had seen her precious daughter Serena for the first time. They had adopted her from an orphanage on Long Island. Both of her parents had been killed in a car accident when she was only a month old. And from the second Alex laid on her tiny hands and feet she had fallen in love. But what she loved the most was how she could already tell Serena was going to have dark hair like Olivia. They were given the chance to change the child's name so she became Serena Cabot. They named her after Olivia's Mother. Alex had wanted to have her last name be Benson but Olivia had argued that Cabot was a stronger name. Alex hadn't been able to say no because she knew Olivia believed that if she bore her last name and her Mother's last name than there would be a very small chance Serena would carry some traits from Olivia's Mom. Alex knew it was silly but she didn't want that to be over Olivia's head anyway. The second thing that popped into her head was when she saw her youngest daughter for the first time after what seemed like an eternity of labor. She had been sweating profusely. Olivia had been sitting on the edge of the bed when the nurse brought Teresa over. She immediately fell in love with Teresa just as fast as she had fallen in love with Serena. But she also knew she wouldn't love Serena any less now that they had a biological daughter of there own. She had seen that too many times as an ADA.

"I don't know what life would be like if I didn't have you and our children," Alex whispered to Olivia.

"I know what you mean," Olivia told her, "I can't even remember a time like that."

Casey stood with Serena as they watched their son Austin Mathew Novak and daughter Julie Marie Novak. Casey couldn't believe she actually had two wonderful babies that were all hers and Serena's. Casey kept thinking that soon she would wake up from this wonderful time and find out it had all been a dream. That Serena and her really weren't together. That she didn't have her beautiful twins. She pinched her self for the millionth time since she had brought the twins home from the hospital. She wasn't dreaming at all.

"You're not dreaming Casey," Serena whispered from beside her.

"I know," Casey whispered back, "It just felt too good to be true so I was just making sure it wasn't."

"I love you Case."

"I love you too Ser."

Casey had hated Martin so much. She had hated him for using her to fulfill his manly needs. She had hated him for getting her pregnant and than for trying to get a court order that would make her terminate her pregnancy just as she had accepted the pregnancy. But the second she had laid eyes on the twins all the hate she ever felt drained from her body. If Martin hadn't been already dead she would have thanked him for the three people in her life she loved more than life itself.

Teresa Mercedes Cabot was born September 30, 2006 at 11:30 am

Austin Mathew Novak was born September 31, 2006 at 12: 30 pm

Julie Marie Novak was born September 31, 2006 at 12: 35 pm

A/N: And that folks is the end of the story but don't you fret a sequel is already in the works. I don't know when it'll be up. All suggestions are not only welcome but asked for. I wanna know what you the reader want to see.

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