A Wedding with the Cabots
Sequel to Thanksgiving with the Cabots
Disclaimer: SVU: Not mine...but I wish they were! I'm only barrowing them for a little fun. I do not own the song 'You had me from Hello', it's owned by Kenny Chesney, or the song 'Truly, Madly, Deeply', by Savage Garden. I'm making no profit from any of this.
Summary: Its been over one year since Olivia proposed to Alex at Thanksgiving and now its time to tie the knot.
Note: Italics indicate thoughts.
-December 24, 2007- One Day Before Christmas/ The Wedding Day-
Olivia rolled over in her Queen size bed to escape the bright sun shining across the room. Groaning she threw an arm over her eyes and laid back for a moment. Today was the big day, come five o'clock this evening Alex would be pronounced Mrs. Olivia Benson. It was to be the happiest day of her life. With a huge smile plastered on her lips, Olivia rolled out of bed and threw on a pair of sweatpants to wear down stairs. Slowly she walked down stairs and took in the complete silence, she assumed Alex and the girls had left already to get ready. Olivia chuckled to herself; it felt great to not be a girl-girl that took hours to get ready rather then ten minutes. When she reached the bottom of the stairs she peeked in to the living room where she found all the guys passed out on the floor. Liv shrugged and guessed that the girls wanted the rooms all to themselves, sucked to be the guys she thought. She turned away from the living room and headed to the kitchen. She stopped abruptly in the doorway of the kitchen at the sight before her.
Luca sat at the kitchen table with Allison in her lap; the two were in a very deep lip lock that would put Alex and Olivia's kisses to shame. Olivia watched in shock, no way was the girl that Alex always referred to as the baby sister sitting before her passionately making out with her girlfriend. Well there goes all thoughts of Luca being even a little innocent.Liv tensed as she heard who she could only assume was Allison moan. She quickly snapped her eyes shut and shook her head while clearing her throat loudly. She hoped that this would alert the couple to her presents but it didn't work as planned. Luca only pulled back a little and mumbled something along the lines of 'go away' before kissing Allie's neck causing the blonde the moan once again. Olivia bit her lip to keep her body from involuntarily reacting to the sight and sounds, she kept her eyes tightly shut and cleared her throat again. The two teens just ignored her. Taking desperate measures, Olivia stepped closed to the teens and cleared her throat again.
"Luca, your mother's coming." She said calmly, Luca immediately pulled back and Allison flew off her lap to a chair next to her.
Luca wiped her lips and looked around Olivia. "Where is she?" She asked the detective when she saw no one enter the kitchen.
"I lied," Liv said over her shoulder as she walked over to pour herself a cup of coffee. "I had to say something since you and Allie where too caught up in yourselves that you ignored me."
"Sorry, Liv we just…were uh we…" The teen trailed off with out and excuse.
"You're horney?" Liv asked flippantly as she stirred her coffee, causing Allison to spit her coffee all over her girlfriend.
The shorthaired girl jumped up as the still hot liquid burned her skin. "ALLISON! God damn it, watch what you're fucking doing! Jesus!" Luca exclaimed as she picked up a rag and tried to clean the coffee up. The blonde watched her in partial shock and fear, timidly she set her coffee down and handed Luca another napkin. "Thanks," Luca said snidely as she snatched the cloth away from her girlfriend. Allison shrank back in fear before getting up and leaving the room in tears, Luca watched her go in annoyance.
Liv watched the scene unfold in shock, she'd never seen Luca get that mad before; she was always a warm, calm, loving girl. "What the fuck was that!?" Olivia yelled, Luca glanced up at her before going back to cleaning up. "What the hell is wrong with you? Why would you act that way? It was only coffee and it wan an accident, you didn't have to yell at her."
"It was hot coffee, Liv and she's always being clumsy." Luca shot back.
"That gives you no fucking reason to yell at her, nothing gives you the right to yell at someone you love like that! What the hell has gotten into you, that isn't like you Luca!" Olivia said as she set her coffee down and approached the girl.
Luca threw her napkin down and stood up to Olivia. "What the hell gives you the right to yell at me like I'm you kid!"
"I'll treat you like a fucking kid if you act like one! Now snap out of it, do have any idea what you just said to her! You belittled her, do you know how that feels? The Luca I know never would have acted like that or treated her like that!" Olivia starred down at the girl with a clenched jaw, they glared at her for a few minutes until someone walked in to the kitchen.
Elliot rubbed his eyes as he walked over to get some coffee, as he was sipping his coffee he looked up at the two girls in their stand off. He could feel the tension in the room and it made him a little nervous. "Hey girls, what's up?" No one answered him. He took another sip of his hot liquid and watched them. He'd heard them yelling after he saw Allison, in tears, storm through the living room, where he slept, to the back patio. This motivated him to get up and enter the war zone with a chance of playing referee. "I saw Allison, she looked pretty upset. What happened?"
Olivia raised a brow at Luca and crossed her arms. "What are you going to do?"
Luca's faced softened as she sighed and plopped down in a chair. "I'm sorry, Liv." Olivia sat down across from her. "You want to talk about it?" She asked the teen. Luca shrugged, "What's there to talk about, I'm a shitty girlfriend. God I can't believe I just did that."
"Luca, what's been going on?" The detective asked gently.
"I haven't told her, Liv. I want to I but each time I go to talk about it I just freeze. She knows there's something and she's been trying to get me to talk but I just can't. I think it's pushing her away and I don't know if I want to stop her because if that pushes her away it better then her leaving me because of my past." Luca explained as she wrapped her hands around her coffee. "Its just so frustrating."
"What haven't you told her?" Liv asked, Luca only looked at her momentarily before glancing up at Elliot. "El, could you drink your coffee else where please." Liv asked, her partner nodded and took his coffee to the living room. He understood the need to talk with out him there and he would respect that. "Luca, is this about your attack?"
The girl nodded slowly. "I'm afraid that if I tell her she won't like me anymore."
"And that's better then her loving you instead? Luca, she cares for you deeply, you can see it in the way she looks at you, she would never leave you because you're a victim of rape. Do you love her?" Olivia asked as she studied the girl closely.
Luca looked up at Olivia in seriousness. "Yes, with all of my heart."
"Then you need to talk to her, if you can't tell her then at least tell her that you do need to talk but it'll take time. She'll understand, I know she will. If you don't she'll walk out of your life and you're regret it forever. You can't keep treating her this way because of your fears, you're only hurting her." Olivia said as she placed a comforting hand on Luca's arm. The teen looked at Olivia and nodded before getting up and heading off to find Allison. Olivia watched her go and hoped to God that the girl would be able to fix things; if they didn't then Olivia felt that she couldn't be happy.
Luca slowly walked up behind Allison and draped her winter coat over the girl's shoulders before stepping back and looking out over the lake. Allison refused to look at her and Luca could see her girlfriend's tears frozen on her cheeks. "I can't do this anymore, Kay." Allison whispered numbly.
"I'm sorry," Luca said.
"And you think that will fix this, its suppose to make everything better!" Allison said angrily causing Luca to cringe. "I don't know who you are anymore, you're not the girl I fell in love with, Luca. You're cold and mean whenever I try to talk to you; you flip out at every little thing. What happened to the romantic, caring, beautiful woman that I met in a small coffee shop in Manhattan, huh?" She turned to Luca as her tears fell down her cheeks once again.
The brunette shook her head slowly and looked down at the snow-covered ground. "She's still here, Allie and she still loves you. I just…there's things that you need to know but it's hard for me to talk about." She said slowly and looked up at her girlfriend.
"What things? Please talk to me, I want to help you. Kay, there isn't anything in this world that would make me stop loving you but if you don't talk to me then what relationship could we have. If you can't talk to me then, to me, it shows that you don't trust me and without trust what do we have? Nothing. Please, baby just talk to me." Allison pleaded as she moved to stand in front of Luca.
Luca looked at her with a small smile, she took in her girlfriend's amazing beauty as she reached up to cup her cheek. "I love you," she said softly. "And I do trust you with all my heart. But what I have to tell you is very hard for me and I need time, I'm afraid that if I tell you then you'll leave me and I can't live with that. Please give me time, sweetie." She asked as she brushed her thumb over Allison's lips.
Allison pulled away from her and shook her head. "I have given you time, Luca I've given you twelve months of my life in hopes that you would open up to me but you haven't and that hurts. I don't think I can give you anymore." The blonde said, tears slid down her cheeks and Luca wanted nothing more then to comfort her as her own tears spilled. "I can't do this anymore, Kay I can't give you anymore time it's become to painful for me. I need to put myself first now, it may sound selfish but the way you've been treating me because of this big secret isn't right. I cannot do this anymore, I'm sorry."
"Allison?" Luca asked painfully and looked up at her with tearful eyes. "Please don't," She begged.
"I'm sorry, Luca but it…it's over." The blonde turned and started back towards the house, she stopped a few feet away from Luca and turned back to her. "But if you do ever decide to tell me whatever this big secret is then I'll be here and maybe then we can try to work things out. I still love you that will never change but…I can't…. I'm sorry." She turned away and walked back up to the manor, leaving Luca in tears by the lake.
Luca numbly stood before Cabot Lake with tears pouring down her cheeks and shivering from the cold. How could this have happened? Why couldn't she just tell Allison? Why was it so hard? Why did her attack have to happen in the first place? So many questions and no answers. This wasn't supposed to happen today, not on her sister's wedding, any day but Alex's. She wrapped her arms around her body and started out at the frozen lake.
She jumped when she felt someone drape a coat over her shoulders in the same fashion she had for Allison. "I thought you'd be out here." Olivia said as she stepped up next to the heart broken girl. "I saw Allison, she looked upset. I take it things didn't work out?" Olivia asked gently, she already knew then answer she could tell by the look on Luca's face.
"It's over," Luca said numbly. "I fucked up, Olivia. I just lost the one person I ever loved and who loved me back." The teen dropped her head shamefully and sobbed.
Instinctively Olivia wrapped her arm around Luca and hugged her, a frown decorated her face as she held the teen. A single tear dropped down Olivia's cheeks. Today would not be as amazing as everyone hoped it would be. Olivia would not be able to fully smile until she saw the girl she'd come to know as a best friend smile and be happy. Gently she squeezed Luca's shoulder and allowed the girl to rest her head on her shoulder. "We should head back to the house it's getting late and we haven't gotten ready yet."
"How long have I been out here?" Luca rasped through her tears.
"About two hours. You and Allie talked for about an hour, so all together you've been here three. C'mon its almost three o'clock and we have to be ready in two hours." Liv tugged the girl and they both headed back to the house. When they entered, Luca said thanks and headed up to hers and Allison's room to get ready. When she opened the door she found Allison coming out of the bathroom in her dress.
Luca watched the woman walk over to the bed and pick up her purse and scarf. She couldn't believe how beautiful she looked. It was the first time she'd seen Allison in her bride's maid dress, the blonde had wanted it to be a surprise for her and refused to show her. "You look beautiful." She said nicely to Allison, the other woman only looked at her and said thanks. Luca sighed and walked over to sit on the bed. "Are you not going to talk to me for the rest of the evening?"
Allison looked at her evenly and started towards the door. "I don't think I can talk to you until you can talk to me." She said flatly before leaving and closing the door behind her. Luca watched her go painfully before holding back her tears and starting to get ready for the ceremony. She grabbed her tux from the closet and laid it on the bed before getting in the shower.
Allison walked down the stairs and headed towards the den where the bride's party was getting ready.
"She needs time," came a voice behind her. Allison turned around to find Olivia standing in the doorway of the living room, where the "groom's" party was getting ready.
"I'm the one who needs time, Olivia I've given her more time then I need to. Call me selfish but this is how it is." The blonde said coldly.
Olivia walked towards her. "What she has to tell you is the hardest thing a human could ever say, she needs time and to know you're there for her."
"I am here for her when she's ready until then I can't be near her. She's treated me like crap some days because of this and it hurt me, I can't do it anymore. She has to face her fear to show she loves me. This is how it is, Olivia I'm sorry." Allison said and opened the door to the den and disappeared.
Liv watched her leave before turning back to the living room to finish getting ready.
Olivia nervously stood at the alter of St. Mary's church, she fidgeted with the collar of her tux to try and calm down but it didn't help. Alex would be there any minute and her future with the love of her life would begin. Her back was to all the guests that were piling in to the pews before the alter, she didn't want to turn around and allow everyone to see how nervous she was it just didn't seem right. She glanced over at Elliot, her best man, and smiled. "I can't believe I'm finally getting married!" She said happily.
"Don't I know it partner. You nervous?" He asked.
"Heck yeah, my heart is beating a million miles a minutes. When is Alex going to be here, I don't know how much longer I can wait! You have the rings right?" Elliot nodded and pulled out the black box. "Great. Do you know how much longer?"
Elliot shook his head and shrugged. "No but do you know what's up with Luca?" He gestured to the girl who was leaning against the wall and looking down at her shoes.
Liv frowned sadly, "her and Allison had a fight."
"Are things ok?" He asked truly caring, he'd come to like the girl and thought that her and Allison were the best couple since Alex and his best friend. Olivia shook her head slowly. "Damn. This isn't such a perfect day anymore." Olivia slightly agreed with him and the conversation died.
Luca watched them before slowly walking towards Elliot and Olivia. "Liv," she questioned. The detective turned to her. "I just want you to be happy today ok, don't be all down in the dumps because of my problem it'll just upset Alex. I don't want to guys to not have a happy day because of me ok." Luca patted Liv on the shoulder before turning around and walking over to sit on the alter steps.
Olivia watched her sadly. "You know she's right." Elliot said. "As mean as it is, you should be happy today." Liv nodded and thought about what was to come and a huge smile appeared on her face. "See, be happy."
The wedding march started and Olivia felt her heart beat twice as fast as normal as she turned around to face the entrance of the church. The guys and Luca quickly took their positions next to Liv on the alter. Elliot stood next to Liv, Luca stood next to him, Tommy stood next Luca, and Allen stood next to Tommy. Brendon and Marley were the first to walk down the isle first, Marley was tossing rose petals out of a basket and Brendon was escorting her just like a proper gentleman. Lauren followed after them as the cute "baby bride's maid", everyone had referred to her as that. Kathy was next to walk down, she caught her husbands eye and smiled happily. Elliot watched her proudly and lipped 'I love you' to her. Kathy stepped up to her place at the alter and continued to look at her husband. Lacey was next in line and she walked toward the isle, locking eyes with Tommy much like Kathy had with Elliot as she took her place.
Next to walk was Allison, she plastered a brilliant smile on her lips and slowly walked toward the alter. Luca stood next to Elliot and watched her, she looked absolutely stunning in her red strapless maid's dress. Painfully Luca looked down at her shoes, a lone tear slipped down her cheek. Allison glanced at her before looking away and continuing down the isle to her place, she didn't look up at Luca once and it almost killed the other girl. Mary was second to last to walk down the isle, she smiled happily and found her husband's eyes as she walked. She walked to her place and lipped 'I love you' to Allen, just like Elliot had to Kathy.
Everyone rose as the wedding march for the bride started. Olivia's heart pumped faster as she saw Alex step through the entrance of the Church, she looked amazing in her strapless gown that looked like it was fit for a Queen. Liv's breath caught as she locked eyes with Alex's crystal blue ones and the blonde blew her a kiss. Alex proudly walked down the isle on her father's arm towards the start of her new life and the love that would be in it. She stopped at the edge of the alter and turned to her father as he lifted her vale, Olivia slowly walked to the last step just like rehearsed and held her hand out. John gently kissed Alex's cheek and placed her hand over Olivia's before stepping back. Smiling Liv led Alex to the top of the alter to begin the ceremony.
The Priest greeted everyone and gestured for them to sit. "We gathered here today to share in the union of Alexandra Gabrielle Cabot and Olivia Justine Benson." The couple shared a smiled and gazed lovingly at each other. "Who here presents the bride for her union in marriage?" the priest asked.
"Her mother and I do." John Cabot said before moving to sit next to his wife.
The ceremony proceeded just like planned and everything moved perfectly. Alex and Olivia stood next to each other; they happily held hands and looked each other as they patiently waited through the ceremony. The reading of the vows came and Olivia was the first to recite hers. Clearing her throat and turning to face Alex she began the word that would commit herself to Alex for the rest of her life.
"I, Olivia Justine Benson, take you, Alexandra Gabrielle Cabot, to be my partner in life and after, to have and be named my wife before all. I will cherish our love and union more each day then the day before. Today I give myself to you in marriage. I promise to encourage and inspire you, I will trust you and respect you, laugh with you and cry with you, loving you faithfully through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles we may face together. When our love is simple, and when it is an effort. I promise to cherish you, and to always hold you in highest regard. I give you my hand, my heart, and my love, from this day forward for as long as we both shall live." Calmly, Olivia took the gold band Elliot handed her and slid it on to Alex's ring finger.
Alex looked up at her through tears and Olivia felt one happy tear slid down her cheek, gently Alex reached out and wipe it away. 'I love you', Alex lipped and squeezed Olivia's hand. The blonde took a deep breath and began her vows.
"I, Alexandra Gabrielle Cabot, take you, Olivia Justine Benson, to be my wife. I will share in your dreams, and support you as you strive to achieve your goals. I will listen to you with compassion and understanding, and speak to you with encouragement. I will remain faithful to our vows for better or for worse, in times of sickness and health. I will love you through good and the bad, through joy and the sorrow. I will try to be understanding, and to trust in you completely. Together we will face all of life's experiences and share one another's dreams and goals. I promise I will be your equal partner in a loving, honest relationship, for as long as we both shall live. You are my best friend and I will love and respect you always." Alex finished through her tears, she took the band that Elliot handed her and slid it on to Liv's finger. They tightly held hands and turned to face the priest, happy tears fell down their cheeks.
"By the power invested in me by the state of Massachusetts I now pronounce you wife and wife, life partners. You may now kiss the bride." The priest announced.
Olivia felt her stomach flip as she turned to face her wife. God that feels so amazing to say! Softly she cupped Alex's face and passionately kissed her, the blonde wrapped her arms around Liv's neck and pressed into the kiss. Clapping and praise erupted around them as they shared their first kiss as a married couple. Slowly they pulled back and rested their foreheads against each others.
Liv sighed happily and starred into Alex's beautiful eyes. "I love you, Alex." She whispered as she softly caressed her cheek.
"I love you too, Livvy." Alex whispered back.
They turned to their guest and smiled happily. "I now announce Mrs. and Mrs. Olivia Justine Benson." The priest announced for a final time. Alex and Olivia linked arms and walked down the isle to the exit of the Church. Mary and Elliot followed them and showed to be the best, Best Man and Maid of Honor when really they would rather be walking with their respectable other.
Luca slowly stepped up and held her arm out to Allison, the other girl didn't look at her and laced her arm through Luca's. They walked down the isle, Allie had a fake smile plastered on her lips while Luca's face showed nothing. "I'm sorry, I know you wanted this to be special for us too." Luca said softly.
Allison closed her eyes and took a deep breath. "Please just don't talk to me ok, lets not ruin this day more then it already is." The blonde said evenly. Luca looked at her painfully and her heart broke all over again. "Just at least pretend to be happy for the pictures and show, ok."
"Is that what you're doing? Pretending? Because if it is then you're pretty damn good at it." Luca said angrily.
"Don't act like this isn't hurting me because it is, Luca." Allison responded before walking away as they reached the exit of the Church. Luca watched her go before turning and walking in the opposite direction.
"Ladies and Gentlemen, Mrs. And Mrs. Olivia Justine Benson." The DJ announced and the married couple walked into the ballroom arm in arm. Olivia was in relief as she walked in to the reception, she couldn't wait to get her hands on a drink; she needed one to calm the excitement coursing through her. They mingled with the guest for a few minutes after dinner and waited for the first dance to be announced. "I'd like to ask Olivia and Alex to please step on to the dance floor for their dance." The DJ asked as he started the song.
One word, that's all you said
Somethin' in your voice caused me to turn my head.
Your smile, just captured me
And you were in my future as far as I could see
And I don't know how it happened, but it happened still
You asked me if I love you, if I always will
Olivia led Alex to the dance floor and wrapped her arms around her as they swayed to the song. Alex wrapped her arms around Liv's waist and rested her head on her wife's chest. The older woman placed a soft kiss to the top of Alex's head.
Well you, had me from "Hello"
I felt love start to grow
The moment that I looked into your eyes, you owned me
It was over from the start
You completely stole my heart
And now you won't let go
I never even had a chance you know
You had me from "Hello"
Inside, I built the walls
So high around my heart, I thought I'd never fall
One touch, you brought it down
The bricks of my defenses scattered on the ground
And I swore to me I wasn't gonna love again
The last time was the last time, I let someone in
But you, had me from "Hello"
I felt love start to grow
The moment that I looked into your eyes, you owned me
It was over from the start
You completely stole my heart
And now you won't let go
I never even had the chance you know
You had me from "Hello"
That's all you said
Somethin' in your voice caused me to turn my head
You had me from "Hello"
You had me from "Hello"
Girl I've loved you from "Hello"
Even after the song ended Alex and Olivia continued to dance together. Alex pulled back first and looked up at her wife. "I love you." She said as she looked deeply into her wife's chocolate brown eyes. Liv smiled and felt tears brim her eyes as she looked into Alex's crystal gaze. "I love you too, so much." She lent down and captured her lover's lips in a passionate kiss that left them breathless. Olivia was first to pull back this time and she took Alex's hand.
"C'mon, I want some alone time with you before we have to mingle and that again." She lead Alex through the crowd of people to the exit of the ballroom. The walked out on to the resort's grounds where the reception was being held. They didn't grab coats, even though it was extremely cold, they didn't really plan on being out too long. Liv noticed her wife shiver; she slipped out of her jacket and placed it on Alex's shoulders before wrapping her arm around her. "I can't believe this day finally came, it feels like a dream."
"Well its not, its one hundred percent real and happening. I can't believe it either, Liv but I'm certainly not denying it." They both chuckled and continued to walk around the grounds. "Liv," Alex asked, "what's wrong with Luca? She hasn't talk to me at all today and Allison didn't look happy. Did something happen between them?"
Olivia sighed heavily, she didn't really want to ruin their day by telling Alex the horrible news but she deserved to know and if she didn't tell Alex would only beg. "Yeah, they…broke up." She said sadly.
Alex stopped abruptly and stared at her wife. "Please tell me you're joking." Olivia only looked at her and shook her head. "Why?" The blonde asked desperately.
"Luca wants to tell Allison about her past but its hard, Allison thinks that Luca can't trust her because she won't open up. I guess Luca's been treating her poorly because of it too, Allison finally had enough."
"Luca wanted to tell Allison about what happened when she was ten?" Olivia nodded. "How has Luca been treating her?" She asked almost fearfully, she knew Luca had a bit of a temper that could spiral out of control but she doubted the girl could hurt some one.
Liv sighed heavily. "I woke up this morning and found them in the kitchen happily making out. When I passed a funny comment causing Allison to spill or spit, which ever, her coffee on Luca the other girl freaked out. She belittled Allison, basically told her she couldn't do anything and that she was clumsy. Allison ran out in tears, of course I gave Luca a good piece of my mind then. After, Luca went and apologized to Allie but Allie couldn't take it anymore and told Luca not to talk to her again until she could open up and show that she really loved her. Allison ended it right there and that's how its been for the past six hours."
Alex looked like she was about to cry and Olivia scooped her into her arms. "God Liv that's not like Luca. I can't believe this happen, today of all days. Allison wanted today to be special for them too, I guess its their one year anniversary or something, she couldn't stop talking about it. Liv we have to do something." Alex said heartbrokenly.
"Nothing we can do, Lexi this is all up to them. I had no idea it was their anniversary that must have been why they were all over each other last night and this morning. C'mon we should head back inside before we freeze." As they walked back Olivia stopped and turned to face Alex. "One more thing, you didn't have any champagne, the champagne that you specifically picked out. Why? And do not lie to me."
The blonde woman frowned and looked down. "I can't tell you, Livvy it's a surprise. I promise you'll know tomorrow morning ok." Alex pleaded, Olivia nodded and they headed back inside. Once there, Mary came over and pulled Alex away, saying that it was Tommye for the bride to dance with the bride's maids. Olivia only laughed and walked over to get herself a beer, it was then that she spotted Luca sitting alone in the corner of the bar. Throwing caution to the wind she ordered another beer and walked over to Luca, she set the beer in front of the woman and sat down across from her.
Luca looked at her in confusion then at the beer. "You look like you need it." Liv said. Luca regarded the beer momentarily before picking it up and taking a sip. "Thanks, I guess I did." The younger girl said as she played with the label.
"You aren't going to sit here and brood all evening on my wedding day are you?" Liv asked in amusement, hoping to get the girl to smile or something.
"That was my plan, yeah." Luca said before taking another sip of the beer Liv bought her. "You know this is illegal right, you could loose your badge. Underage drinking is a serious crime, detective." Luca tried at a joke but failed and resorted to sipping her beer.
Liv raised her own to her lips. "Yeah but under the circumstances you can have one," she said before sipping the cold brew. They sat in silence for a while, sipping their beer and watching the people walk past them.
Luca set her half empty bottle down and turned to Olivia. "You might want to get back in there before I either rub my mood on you or Alex comes looking." The teen said as she played with the ring the bottle made on the table.
"Yeah but I don't feel much like dancing until I've had a few of these. You know Allison looked pretty happy in there." Liv said calmly.
"She's 'pretending'," Luca said putting air quotes around the word.
Olivia huffed, "If that's pretended then she should be a lawyer because she pretty fucking good at it. Listen to me Luca, go in there and ask her to dance on the next slow song. She won't turn you down I know she won't." And with that Olivia got up and left the bar to find her wife. Luca watched her go before chugging down the remainder of her beer; she got up and walked back in to the ballroom in search of Allison. She spotted her talking to Lacey and two other people, taking a deep breath she walked up to her.
"Allie," She asked and the blonde turned to her, "can we talk please."
Allison looked at Lacey who gave her and encouraging nod, she handed the other woman her punch and turn to Luca. "Lead the way." Luca turned and started out of the ballroom, they walked to the resort lounge and sat. Luca nervously wrung her hands as she sat across from Allison. "Well?" The girl asked impatiently.
"This is hard, Allison I need a few seconds to figure out how to word it ok!" Luca shot back angrily. Allison crossed her arms over her chest and lend back against the couch. "I have a lot in my past that would probably scare people off and a lot of things I'm not proud of. Look I don't know how to word this so I'm just going to come out and say it. When I was ten years old, two guys abducted me, they took me to some shack in the middle of nowhere and….they raped me…repeatedly." Luca confessed finally, she quickly looked down at her hands as tears threaten to spill.
Allison's eyes widened at what Luca confessed. Oh my God, I'm such a bitch. She slid slowly to her knees in front of Luca and took her hands. "Luca, I'm so sorry. I-I didn't know, I never would have….God I feel so much like a bitch. Baby, I'm so sorry for everything I said. You know I love you right this changes nothing. Sweetie, I'm sorry I wasn't better about your feelings but I thought it was something minor like you had a past lover that you could get over or something. Please forgive me." Allison pleaded, Luca looked up at her sadly.
"I-I don't know if I can now. You didn't give me time for that, what's to say you won't act this way again because I'm afraid to tell you something in the future. I don't know if I can live with that, Allie. Look the only reason I told you was because you deserve to know, I didn't do it to get you back if you don't want to come back. Don't feel like you have to ok, you looked pretty happy being single for the night. Just thanks for finally listening." Luca said numbly as she stood up. "I have to go 'pretend' to be happy. Goodnight, Allison." She turned to leave.
"Wait! Did I just miss something? I apologized, Luca what more do you want?"
"You said it was over, Allison! I didn't except to tell you to get you to crawl back to me ok. I told you because you deserved to know. You said it was over for that small thing, so what's it going to take next time? Now I'm the one with the doubt." Luca said before walking off, leaving Allison in utter confusion.
The blonde sighed heavily and sat back on the couch. She had to do something to show Luca she loved her and wanted her back. God how did things become so fucked up! Oh yeah because you were a selfish bitch! Allison ran a hand over her face before getting up and walking back into the ballroom towards the DJ. She requested a song that she thought would fit perfectly for this moment before walking over to Luca. Gently she slipped her hand into the brunette's, causing the other girl to jump and look at her in confusion. "Dance with me please, if after you still don't want to be with me then we'll go our separate ways." Luca agreed and walked with Allison to the dance floor.
The song started and Allison turned to the girl and wrapped her arms around her neck and rested her head against her chest, Luca smiled slightly and wrapped her arms around the other girl.
I'll be your dream
I'll be your wish
I'll be your fantasy.
I'll be your hope
I'll be your love
Be everything that you need.
I love you more with every breath
Truly madly deeply do..
I will be strong I will be faithful
'Cos I'm counting on a new beginning.
A reason for living.
A deeper meaning.
"Allison, what is this about?" Luca asked.
Allison pulled back and looked up at her. "I love you, Luca more then anyone before you. When you couldn't tell me what was on your mind after all the times I begged you I was afraid that it was because you were going to leave me or tell me you didn't love me anymore. I don't know why I flipped out today, I never wanted to. God! That was the last thing I ever intended to happen. I understood that it was hard for you to talk, I could actually see it in your eyes. But the way you treated me this morning after I split coffee on you, it made me wonder if you really loved me. I know this is all confusing and I acted irrationally but please, baby, I love you with every breath that I take and I can't imagine a life without you. I know were only teens, kids to half the people we know, but when I look at your sister and Liv that's automatically what I want between us, what I see between us. I love you, please say you'll forgive me and we can put this behind us and I'll do as much making up as I can." Allison pleaded.
Luca looked down at her, a huge smiled formed on her lips. "I love you too, more then you can imagine. I could never hate you or live without you." Was all she said before capturing Allison's lips in a fiery kiss.
"So…does this mean we back together?" Allison asked suggestively as she ran her finger down Luca's chest.
"I don't know we haven't had incredible make up sex yet that lasted the entire night." Luca stated with a grin.
"Race ya?" Allison said excitedly as she started to pull away.
Luca pulled her back against her. "Lets wait until the end of the song, I want to hold you." Allison agreed and pressed herself back into Luca.
I want to stand with you on a mountain.
I want to bathe with you in the sea.
I want to lay like this forever.
Until the sky falls down on me...
And when the stars are shining brightly
In the velvet sky,
I'll make a wish
Send it to heaven
Then make you want to cry..
The tears of joy
For all the pleasure and the certainty.
That we're surrounded
By the comfort and protection of..
The highest power.
In lonely hours.
The tears devour you..
I want to stand with you on a mountain,
I want to bathe with you in the sea.
I want to lay like this forever,
Until the sky falls down on me...
Oh can't you see it baby?
You don't have to close your eyes
'Cos it's standing right before you.
All that you need will surely come...
I'll be your dream
I'll be your wish
I'll be your fantasy.
I'll be your hope
I'll be your love
Be everything that you need.
I'll love you more with every breath
Truly madly deeply do...
Once the song ended, Allison grabbed Luca's hand and they quickly left the ballroom to go to their room to finish making up.
"Guess they fixed things." Olivia said as she walked up behind Alex and wrapping her arms around her.
Alex leaned back against her and placed her hands over Liv's on her stomach. "I'm glad." She turned around to face her lover. "Hello Mrs. Benson."
Liv grinned, "hello Mrs. Benson." They both smiled before Liv leaned in and kissed her adoring wife. "So what do you say we blow this joint and go do what married couples do on their wedding night." She suggested while wiggling her brows.
"You've been hanging out with Luca too much." Olivia only shrugged. "C'mon lover lets go consummate this marriage." Alex took her hand and they slowly walked to their room. Once inside they passionately kissed and caressed each other as they diverted clothes every which way. Olivia lovingly helped Alex out of her dress, kissing every exposed part of her body she could find. Liv tossed the gown to the side and Alex stood before her in nothing, which was an incredibly amazing sight.
"You know," Liv said as she walked up to her naked wife while pulling off her tux. "I'm glad you made me go through this six week celibacy thing, its really making this worth it. The sight of your body is turning me on so bad." She said huskily as she wrapped her arms around Alex and pressed their naked bodies together.
"Don't I know it." Alex moaned as Liv started to place a hot trail of kisses across her shoulder. They moved to the bed where Olivia slowly moved on top of Alex. "I love you," the blonde said as she stared up at her lover.
Liv brush a lock of hair from her face and pressed a kiss to her lips. "I love you too." She said before capturing her lips in a deep kiss. They proceeded to make long, passionate, incredible love for the rest of the night and long into the morning.
-December 25, 2007- Christmas Morning-
Alex rolled over in bed to face her beautiful lover, gently she placed a kiss to her lips before getting up. She looked back at the bed to make sure she hadn't awakened her lover, sighing in relief she began to get their Christmas presents ready. There was really only one present they would be opening at the resort, everything else was at the manor. They, well all the couples had actually, agreed to get rooms at the resort where the reception was because it gave them more privacy, plus it was just plan weird to make love in your childhood home with your parents only a few doors down. She and Liv weren't due at Cabot Manor until six that even which gave them about seven hours all to themselves. Quickly, Alex went to the bathroom and got her present together, she wrapped her silk robe around her body. Taking a deep breath she walked out to the room and slid back into bed with her wife. I'll never grow old saying that.
"Sweetie, wake up." She gently nudged her lover. "Livvy, get up please." She gently brushed a lock of her from Olivia's forehead and placed a kiss to the spot. "Sweetie, I have a surprise."
"Do you now? Would that involve my beautiful wife allowing me to drip chocolate all over her body and lick it off for breakfast." The older woman asked with a devilish grin and without opening her eyes.
Alex grinned to and leaned closer to Olivia's ear. "After I promise, baby." She said huskily.
Olivia opened her eyes and smiled at her, she took in her wife's amazing beauty as the sun bounced off her skin and hair making her glow like an angel. "God you're beautiful." She said cupping her lover's cup and pulling her in for a kiss. "So what's this surprise," She asked after.
Alex smiled and pulled away from her and laid back, she pulled open her robe, took Liv's hand and placed it on her stomach. Liv looked at her in confusion before grinning sexily and starting to stoke her lover's stomach in the way she knew would arouse Alex. The blond put her hand over Liv's and held it still, a large smile formed on her lips. The other woman only looked at her in complete confusion. "We talked about this shortly after you proposed, we said we were going to wait another year or so." Liv continued to look at her dumbfounded. Alex sighed and reached over the bed to pull out a fluffy soft teddy bear. "So what do you think, Momma is he cute." Alex said and shook the bear at her wife.
Liv's eyes widened as what Alex said sunk in, she look at the bear then down to her hand on Alex's stomach, then back to her wife. "Y-You're p-pregnant?" She asked, Alex slowly nodded and smile spread across her lips. "Oh my God! Alex!" She pulled her wife into a hug and quickly kissed her. "I'm going to be a…I'm gonna be a mom! I can't believe this!" Liv exclaimed.
"So you're ok with this? I mean we didn't really talk about this that much so I-" Liv placed a finger to her lips to cut her off. "I'm more then ok with this, I'm ecstatic about this! I can't believe how much you given me that I haven't even asked for. I love you so much, Alex." Olivia said before kissing her wife. "How? I mean is he or she, they, mine?"
The blonde woman nodded and took her lover's hand to place them over her tummy; Liv gently rubbed her hands over her. "I remembered you said that you had your eggs harvested, so I figured out a way to get them without you knowing. Trust me it took a lot of lawyer work to get around it but I managed it. It's your baby, Liv I wouldn't have it any other way." Olivia looked up at her in tears. "Sweetie, what's wrong?" Alex asked in panic when she saw the tears.
"Nothing, they're happy tears. Alex, you've made me so happy. I can't even believe this is happening to me. I love you so much, both of you." She said leaning down to kiss Alex's tummy then up to kiss Alex.
"I love you too, Olivia. So what do you say we celebrate this amazing miracle before we have to go tell everyone." Alex suggested.
"Oh Mrs. Benson I think that is a wonderful idea." Liv said pushing Alex on to her back and proceeding to make love to her wife. And they continued to celebrate their marriage, the baby, and their new life together for many years to come.
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