Authors Note -

I know it's been like a week: DO NOT KILL ME!!

So here is chapter 5 as everyone eagerly anticipated.

I figured I was due for a couple of death threats about now so I thought I should update.

Disclaimer: I'm broke. I swear my cat is richer than me - she could atleast sell her fur to some russian fur person - so the only thing I could bargin with Dick Wolf with were my pants - he wouldn't take them and told me to put them back on instead so obviously, I don't own it.

This chapter is for...hmm...bookworm45 because she finds the way I ask for reviews entertaining - I'm glad I can brighten your day!!


Elliot and Olivia got their wish – just.

Six seconds later the door was pushed open by Simon, Lucy close behind with Charlie in her arms.

"Elliot, Olivia!?" Simon blurted out before he could stop himself.

Elliot quickly jumped away and sat back in his seat while Olivia tried to gain some sort of composure in her compromised situation as she bared her stitches to the world.

"Uh…Where the hell is that nurse?" Olivia muttered.

"Nice to see you too, Olivia." Simon sighed moving around the bed.

"Sorry, hi Simon. How are you guys?" Olivia asked.

"I'm just gonna go find that nurse." Elliot said as he stood and left the room.

"Never mind us," Simon sat on the edge of Olivia's bed, "What's going on with you?"

"I had acute appendicitis." Olivia sighed.

"Yeah, we know that, I think Simon is talking about that." Lucy spoke up gesturing to the door that Elliot just went through.

"Er…" Olivia bit her lip, "I don't know."

"As if," Lucy said, disbelieving Olivia.

"No, seriously…It just sort of happened…" Olivia furrowed her brow.

"You mean that was it just then. That was the first time?" Simon asked.

"Uhh…yeah." Olivia was still kind of shocked.

"Are you ready Ms Benson?" The same nurse from before entered the room again, followed by Elliot.

"You know what, we should get going." Simon said, standing from his position on the bed.

"What, why? You don't need to go." Olivia replied, trying to sit up but gasping in pain, "Oops, forgot about that."

"No, really, I need to put Charlie down." Lucy agreed, shifting Charlie from her left hip to her right, "See you later Olivia, by Elliot."

"Bye Liv, bye Elliot." Simon followed Lucy out of the room, blowing a brotherly kiss to Olivia on his way.

"Wow, I really know how to clear a room." Elliot sighed, resuming his seat necxt to Olivia.

"I'd leave too but I'm sort of stuck." Olivia smiled warmly.

Elliot took on a serious tone as the nurse began cleaning up Olivia's stitches, "No, you can't leave me again." He shook his head.

"Don't worry, I'm not anytime soon." Olivia couldn't leave again; undercover or otherwise.

It had done too much damage to her, inside and out. It had also damaged her and Elliot's relationship dramatically.

After several minutes of the nurse fussing, Olivia was finally all patched up again. The nurse soon left and an awkward silence began to eat away at the two.

"So…" Olivia finally cut the tension leaving it broken but still surrounding them.

"So…about before…" Elliot could read Olivia's mind.

"Um…yeah…" Olivia wasn't sure how to go about this conversation.

The tension was beginning to regain its strength and mount once more.

"Um…well…um…" Elliot was struggling and was completely thankful when Casey burst into the room.

"Oh my god Olivia, are you okay?" Casey came rushing to Olivia's side.

"Yeah, I'm fine now. They took out my appendix though." Olivia smiled weakly.

"Oh my god!!" Casey sat down on her bed.

"I'm going to go and get some coffee." Elliot said, standing once more to leave.

"Oh, hi Elliot. Can you get me one too?" Casey asked.

"Yeah sure. Flower water, Liv?" Elliot smiled.

"Yeah, that would be nice." Olivia nodded.

"Okay, I'll be back soon." Elliot turned and left, giving Olivia one last glance over the shoulder.

"Sorry, did I miss something?" Casey asked once Elliot was gone.

"Huh, what do you mean?" Olivia tried to mask her apprehension.

"What happened to the sexual tension? I'm not sure whether it's completely gone or completely maxed out?" Casey thought out loud.

"What!?" Olivia was shocked, was it that obvious?

"No, it's definitely there. It's not gone. What happened?" Casey asked again.

"Ahh…well…What do you mean?" Olivia asked, she thought she was getting out of an awkward conversation.

"You and Elliot. Seriously Liv, what happened? Before you answer, remember: you can't lie to me; I'm a lawyer." Casey grinned.

"Umm…." Olivia sighed and breathed deep, "We…we sort of kissed."

"What!?" Casey leant forward.

"Well… I don't know. It just sort of happened and now I don't know what to do. We just killed a brilliant friendship and partnership with a kiss. I mean a kiss, of all things. Not so massive fight, not some undercover job but a measly kiss." Olivia confessed.

"Oh come on Olivia; it couldn't have been that bad." Casey laughed.

"Okay…it was amazing. I mean, it was magical, everything just sort of fell into place. It's like… I don't know." Olivia sighed.

"It's like it was meant to be?" Casey said slowly.

Olivia nodded.

"Liv, that's because it is meant to be as corny as it sounds." Casey grinned.

"But…but…how?" Olivia was so confused.

"Honey, you're in love with him and he's in love with you."

Olivia was speechless.

Elliot, who was standing outside the door at this point, was just as speechless.

"Coffee or tea, anyone?" Elliot asked, strolling into the room.

Olivia blushed the slightest pink and nodded, Casey grinned and Elliot just handed out the drinks looking sheepish.

"Thanks Elliot." Casey said as she took her coffee.

"Thanks El." Olivia smiled.

"Not a problem." Elliot flashed his famous "Stabler smile" that he only gave Olivia as he took a sip of his drink.

Casey watched their body language and could tell they were in a world of their own.

"I'm gonna go." Casey took another sip of her coffee.

When she got no response she just stared at them, "Great, I've lost both of you." She sighed.

"Huh?" Olivia blinked.

"I said I'm gonna go. You two love birds need to work something out because otherwise you'll both go insane with the sexual tension you've created. It's worse than before!" Casey slid off the bed and headed out the door with out a second glance.

Elliot and Olivia just sat there gob smacked.

Both tried to speak but only small inaudible sounds emitted from their lips and slowly filtered through the room.

"It's not that bad is it?" Elliot finally managed.

Olivia just stared at him.

I just thought I should inform you that I am not dead, did not fall off the side of a very tall building and fall into a deep coma (almost said "come" then - that would have been embarassing), I am not stuck under anything heavy (unless you count the very sexy man lying on top of me..I'M KIDDING - how would I type?) and I still have both my hands so...

Drop me a review and I'll definately type more.

Love you all,