This is the final chapter of this story. It's been pretty short compared to 'Inconceivable' and 'Look Who's Being Stalked', but I think here is a good place to leave it now.
Disclaimer: Even on the last chapter I have to say, that I don't own them.
"Should we wake them?" Melinda asked looking at her friends who both looked so peaceful as they slept.
"Hell yea I want to hold the baby." Casey said.
Fin decided to be the one to wake them up so he not so subtly cleared his throat.
Elliot and Liv both woke up both looking like they could do with a few more hours sleep.
They both saw the guys standing in front of them. Casey waved like a fool. She was like a kid at Christmas, the others all were equally as excited, just more composed.
"Okay let me hold him." Casey said unable to wait any longer.
She walked over to Olivia and gently took Will as Olivia handed him to her. "Oh wow, he's so tiny." She cooed.
Melinda joined her so she could get a good look at him. "Oh he's great. Congratulations." She said to Olivia and Elliot.
"Thanks." They both said.
"So are feeling okay?" Cragen asked Olivia.
"I've been better. I'm just pretty tired." She told him.
Melinda was now holding Will, she was gently rocking him.
"So what have you named the little guy?" Munch asked as he took a look at Will who lay fast asleep now in Fin's arms.
"William, Will for short." Elliot told them.
"He looks like a Will." Fin concluded.
He passed him to Munch who laughed when Will didn't even bat an eye lid from all the movement. "Wouldn't life be great if everyone could sleep this well." He joked.
Elliot got up and walked over to the guys who had all gathered around his son. Melinda and Casey sat on the bed with Olivia. "So how are you really?" Casey asked her.
For a moment all Olivia could do was shake her head. "Jon, the guy who took me, told me about how I supposedly died. I'm so sorry for that." She said.
"Hey that doesn't matter, it's just great that your back. I thought I'd never see you again." Casey said.
"Me either." Melinda said.
Olivia held her arms out and pulled both women into a hug. "I thought I'd never see you two again either." She confessed to them.
"By the way when it's your real funeral I'm not going, doing that once was hard enough." Casey joked.
Olivia just laughed. "How did that work, I mean you guys buried an empty coffin." She laughed.
"We all put something in it, things from off your desk. Munch put a cup of your favorite type of coffee in there." Melinda said.
"Lovely." She laughed.
"Seriously though we're all glad your okay. Things just weren't the same without you." Melinda told her.
"I'll be even better when I can get out of this hospital." She said.
Elliot walked back over to her holding Will. "Someone needs his mommy." He said as he passed her the crying baby. "He's probably hungry." She said.
"Well we best go…" Munch said awkwardly.
"Yea we…err…got paperwork and stuff." Fin said feeling uncomfortable too.
"Come on. What's she's about to do it what your mother did to you." Casey said as she and Melinda led the guys out of the room.
"I'll see you three later." Cragen said. He walked unto Olivia and placed a small kiss on her head. "You guys at the SVU are the only family I have. Losing you was like losing a daughter, so I'm glad your safe." He said.
Olivia squeezed his hand and smiled, tears threatening to fall stopped her from speaking. She nodded and watched as he walked out.
"Don't suppose you know anything about breastfeeding do you?" Olivia asked Elliot.
"Sorry Kathy always did that." He said sarcastically.
Olivia playfully elbowed him. She moved her hospital gown aside and Will pretty much helped himself to her breast and began feeding. "Someone's hungry." She said.
"They tried giving him a bottle in the nursery but he wouldn't take it, I guessed he wanted his mom." Elliot said.
Olivia just smiled and watched Will. He was looking up at her as he suckled and she could feel herself bonding with him
"I'd like his second name to be Joe, after my father." She suddenly said. Elliot just looked at her.
"My mother lied to me about everything and now after meeting Simon and hearing about the father who raised him, I think she lied about him too. If it hadn't been for my father then I would never be here and neither would Will." She said.
She looked up at him. "Do you mind?" She asked him.
"Your father is your father Liv, he'll always be part of you, just like Will so I don't mind at all. " He said.
She reached up and kissed him. "I love you." She told him.
"I love you more." He replied.
She just smiled at him then they both continued to watch Will as he fed.
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Elliot rolled over in bed. Olivia's side was empty and cold. He sat up and that's when he spotted her. She was sat in the rocking chair cradling Will. They were both asleep and he considered leaving her but it was a cold night and maternity leave was up.
Will was 6 months old now so it was back to work for them in the morning. Kathleen was getting paid to be his babysitter. Something she had great experience with from looking after the twins and Eli.
He got out of bed and walked over to them. He gently picked Will up out of Olivia's arms and put him back into his cot. He put the blankets over him, he couldn't resist leaning in to give him a kiss on the head. "G'night buddy."
He turned to Olivia and scooped her up in his arms and carried her over to the bed where he lay her down and climbed back in next to her. He pulled the comforter up over them and pulled her close to him.
He knew she was worried about leaving Will but he knew she was also excited to be going back to work. He kissed her on the head and closed his eyes and went back to sleep.
So there goes it. Hope it was okay an ending.