Yes Charmed fans I got the title from an episode, but it's so perfect for this story.
I can never just have one story on the go at a time and this idea came to me when I was watching an episode of SVU the other night, so thanks Mariska your line inspired this. Due to the contents of the story it fit into another part of the series of stories 'A Night To Remember', 'If You Go Down To The Woods Today' and 'The Day It All Changed', but you don't have to have read them to read this one, but you can if you want.
Summary: Someone is stalking pregnant women and then snatching their unborn babies from the womb. Elliot and the SVU are being driven crazy by the perp, who now has set his sights on Olivia, but Elliot has more than he bargained for when he finds out Maureen is also pregnant and thinks she is being stalked, but will he find out too late to help her. Ohh…
Disclaimer: If they're on SVU they're not mine, they're Dicks.
Elliot knocked on the bathroom door. "You okay honey?" He pressed his ear by the door and listened as the puking continued. "I'll be right out." He heard Olivia say between heaves.
She was well into her third trimester but the morning sickness that was actually morning midday and night time sickness had never gone away.
He stepped back as he heard the toilet flush and the water start to run. He watched biting his lip as the lock turned and Olivia appeared in the doorway.
"I hate you…" She had taken to blaming him for such a sucky pregnancy.
"I know. I'm sorry." He said following her round their apartment.
"If you ever put your penis any where near me I will get my gun and shoot it." She said seriously.
Elliot stopped following her and his eyes met his crotch, "Ouch" he mouthed. Then shook it off as hormones and followed her into the living room.
They had moved into a big three bedroom apartment and unlike her old apartment all the rooms where separate. He found her in the lounge, she had her hands on the arms of the chair and was trying to lower herself down onto the chair, but her huge belly was presenting a problem.
He walked over to her and took her hands in his and lowered her down, she slumped back into the chair and put her hands behind her head. "Was Kathy this sick when she was pregnant?"
Elliot thought about lying to her for a moment then thought better. "No."
"Oh God… " She sighed hiding her face behind her hands.
He felt so guilty, she really was suffering. He looked at his watch. He had to be in work. Cragen had ordered Olivia to take early maternity leave, especially after what happened last time, but also because she was being sick all the time so wasn't much good. She couldn't even interrogate a suspect without having to leave the room to be sick at least three times.
"Look baby I have to go is there anything I can pick up for you while I'm out?" Elliot asked her.
She sighed and shook her head behind her hands. "No." She mumbled through her fingers. He pulled her hands away from her face then placed his hands on the arms of the chair and lent forwards so his face was right in hers. "I love you." He said looking into her eyes.
"Are you trying to make me feel better?" She asked looking into his eyes.
"Is it working?" He asked, a smile growing across his face.
"A little..." She said grabbing his tie and pulling him closer so she could kiss him.
"Momma, Dada, Momma, Dada..!" Isabelle yelled as she ran into the room disrupting them.
Olivia released her grip on his tie He pushed himself up. She pushed herself up so she was sitting as Isabelle ran up to her and fell into her arms.
"Momma whack, whack?! Whack, whack?!" Isabelle yelled.
'Whack, whack' was how she said quack, quack, and when she yelled it like this usually it was because she had lost her cuddly toy duck.
"Elliot have you seen the duck." Olivia asked him hoping he had so she wouldn't have a day hearing whack, whack.
"Where could it be..?" Elliot asked is childish voice looking at Isabelle who smiled back. He walked around the room moving things trying to find it. "Not here…" He said in the same voice. "Not here either."
Isabelle whimpered a little worried that he wasn't finding her beloved duck.
Olivia watched, quite amused, she was stroking Isabelle's hair as she sat on her knee watching Elliot look for her toy. Elliot moved a cushion and found the toy squashed behind it, he held it up it the air so Isabelle could see it. She jumped of Olivia's lap and ran up to his squealing with delight.
He scooped her up and threw her up in the air a little and caught her again. She snatched the toy from him and gave it a hug. "I'm gonna glue this thing to her." He said looking at Olivia who just smiled back.
"She'd still loose it." Olivia told him. She pushed herself off the couch, it took a minute but she managed. She walked over to Elliot and took Isabelle from him. "You're gonna be late" She informed him.
He sighed and kissed her, then Isabelle before he walked and over and grabbed his jacket. "I'll be back by 4.30 to take you to your gynaecologist appointment." He told her. She knew he wouldn't be though, they were working on a big case at the SVU.
He ran back over to Olivia and bent down and kissed her stomach. "Almost forgot" he said getting up.
"See you guys later." He yelled as he ran out.
"Dada gone…" Isabelle said as they both watched him run out.
"Yep" Olivia said cuddling up to her.
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Elliot ran into the squad room. "I know I'm late, Liv was really sick this morning then I had a missing duck, it was mayhem." He said hanging up his jacket.
Fin looked at Munch confused "Duck?" He whispered.
"Isabelle's toy, she's always loosing it." Munch informed him.
He nodded his head and walked over to the coffee machine.
"She got her gynaecologist appointment today?" Munch asked.
"Yea, so I have to be gone by 4.30 to take her, I can't miss it again." Elliot said feeling guilty again.
Cragen walked out of his office. "Munch, Fin you've got a crime scene to get to." He said handing them a piece of paper with an address on it. "Elliot you and Fletcher get down to St Anne's we got us another victim."
They all looked at him. Knowing the type of victim he was referring to. This would be the seventh woman who had been attacked and had her baby removed. Elliot was really beginning to hate this case, it was far to close to home for his liking.
A bit of a slow chapter, but as usual with the first chapter I'll post the second straight away.
I'll also explain who Fletcher is for those wondering in the next chapter.