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So here's the last chapter. I don't think any of you will be disappointed by the outcome.

Disclaimer: For the last time in this story I must say that I still do not own them if you have seen them on SVU. Dick Wolf is the lucky SOB who does.

Chapter 17

Elliot had wandered around outside Olivia's apartment building for ages. When he had left he had began walking. He didn't want to go home. He didn't want to be alone. What he wanted was inside Olivia's building, inside her apartment in the form of her and Corinne. He couldn't deny it, he loved them both.

He had walked the block more than a dozen times. Now he waited outside Olivia's building. Thinking about what he was going to say to her, if he still had the chance.

Taking a deep breath he turned and pulled out his keys to her building, he made his way in, nervous as hell.

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Even though he had a key to her front door he would never just let himself in. Instead, he knocked, partly expecting Kurt to answer it. He got no answer so after a moment knocked again. He prayed to God he wasn't knocking and interrupting them in the middle of 'something'.

Finally, he heard the chain being taken off the door. Slowly it opened. He was more than thankful when he saw Olivia standing there, fully dressed. However, he quickly noticed her red and puffy eyes from where she had obviously been crying.

"Hey," he said, stepping forward and wrapping his arms around her as she burst into tears.

He managed to guide her back into the apartment enough for him to walk in and shut the door behind them. He quickly took a look around. He couldn't see any signs of Kurt anywhere.

"Where's Kurt?" he asked.

"Gone," Olivia cried.

She continued crying into his chest, holding him tight. He could feel her hot wet tears soaking through his t-shirt. "Hey, come on. What is it?" he asked as he rubbed her back, holding her tight in his other arm. "What happened?" he asked.

She knew he meant with Kurt. She pulled back from him, not looking at his face, too embarrassed. Elliot lovingly wiped away her tears. "Lets go sit down." he said to her as he guided her to the couch.

They both sat down together, so close their bodies touched. Elliot took hold of her hand, making her smile. "He wants to get to know Corinne." she told him.

"Well that's great. She needs her father around her."

"He's not sure he can be around her knowing that I don't want him around me." Olivia said tearfully.

"He said that?" Elliot asked in disbelief.

"I told him that I didn't love him and didn't want him in my life, but that I was happy for him to see Corinne and be a part of her life. He only wants her if he gets me. Part of me doesn't even think he wants her at all." she said as fresh tears fell.

"Liv, if he only wants to see Corinne so he can see you then he's stupid." Elliot said. Olivia looked at him, a little hurt. "I didn't mean it like that," Elliot said quickly, blushing slightly.

"What I mean is, Corinne is an amazing little baby, and he's a fool to not want to spend his life getting to know her and be a part of her life just because he can't call you his as well."

"I just feel like I've messed up her life already. I should have just said yes to him. At least that way Corinne would be able to have a father in her life."

"Yeah, one who doesn't really want to know her, one who just wants her mother. Liv, you can both do so much better than him. Plus, it's not fair for you to be with someone you don't want to be with. You should be with someone you love and who loves you back, both of you." Elliot said.

"I do love someone." Olivia confessed, "And I know Corinne's crazy about him too."

"Great." Elliot said, a little hesitantly. "Then you should tell them. Be with them Liv if it will make you happy."

"I don't know if they love me back."

"You'll never know till you ask them." Elliot said, gutted that he still had to wait in line for her affections.

Olivia nodded at his suggestion. "I don't know what I'd do if they said they didn't love me back."

"Well, you'll never know till you ask them."

Olivia nodded again. Then she took a deep breath and turned to face him. "Do you love me?" she blurted out, having to before she became too scared to ask.

Elliot didn't answer her. He just looked at her, shocked.

"I'll take that as a no." Olivia said getting up quickly. She walked into the kitchen and tried to make herself look busy by moving things around and wiping down the already sparkling worktops.

Elliot got up and joined her in the kitchen. "Liv,"

"El, I'm sorry I should have just kept my mouth shut. I think it's my hormones or something. I'm sorry, I'm truly sorry. I didn't mean to embarrass you." she said, still trying to make herself look busy.

Elliot watched her, he wasn't at all embarrassed but he could see she was. He had to smile, she looked absolutely amazing when she was all flustered like this, he couldn't help but think it and he couldn't resist it any longer, the urge was too strong.

He walked right up to her and took hold of her wrist and spun her around. He pressed his body up against hers, sandwiching her in-between him and the kitchen counter. He softly held her face in his hands, forcing her to look into his eyes.

"Ask me again." he said. Tears filled her eyes. His hands felt amazing against her skin.

Her voice was shaky as she asked, "Do you love me?"

Elliot's reply was simple, "With all my heart. I always have." he confessed before locking his lips on hers, kissing her with all the love he felt for her, delicately stroking her face as he did.

Olivia reached up and held his face as she let him deepen the kiss. It felt amazing but somewhat unreal.

It got more real when Elliot moved his kisses down her jaw and onto her neck, hitting a particularly sensitive spot. Olivia felt like she was going to melt, if he kept touching and kissing her the way he was.

She couldn't help but moan as his kisses moved to the top swell of her breast. Hearing her satisfaction, proof she wanted this as much as him, he reached down and cupped her ass before lifting her up and putting her down on the worktop.

He moved forward, standing between her legs which she quickly wrapped around his body. She took hold of his face and studied his blue eyes for a moment before guiding their mouths back together again.

The kiss was full of love and passion and they both wanted it to go on forever. However, it was suddenly interrupted by a crying Corinne.

They both pulled away from each other and laughed. "I knew her going to sleep early was too good to be true." Olivia said. Elliot smiled at her, making her heart melt. "You sure you want into this? She really does have the worst timing." Olivia laughed.

"I wouldn't want to miss a minute of this. Besides we can just start again in a minute."

"And if she wakes up again." Olivia asked.

"Then we get to start all over again." he said with a seductive smile.

Olivia smiled and gave him a quick but loving kiss before she jumped off the worktop. Elliot took hold of her hand to help her.

She was almost halfway across the apartment when he called out to her, "Liv, can I come with you? Help you get her settled again?" he asked.

Olivia smiled and nodded, she'd never been so happy. Not only did she now have someone in her life who loved her for her, she also had someone who loved Corinne. She had a family. She didn't have to do this alone. The more she thought about it the bigger the smile on her face got as she and Elliot walked over to settle Corinne.

The End.

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