A/N Sorry it took so long, the final chapter is always hard to write.
Elliot, Olivia, and Rebecca sat in the court room, listening to Carlotta tell the court everything she knew about Nicolai and Sterns. When she was asked why she hired them to help her kill her step daughter and niece, she told them that she had been stricken with jealousy of the girl. The judge, finally satisfied with the evidence, announced court was done for the day, and everyone began to file out of the court room. Elliot and Olivia stood and each grabbed one of Carlotta's arms.
"What are you doing?" she hissed, jerking against them. "I pled for immunity, you can't arrest me!"
"You have immunity from the attempted murder of Rebecca," Elliot agreed. "But not for the murder of your late husband." Carlotta paled.
"And trust me, with what we have on you, it's going to stick," Olivia hissed. They dragged the sputtering Carlotta out, sputtering. Rebecca trailed behind, grim smile in place.
Elliot, Olivia and Rebecca went out for dinner that night, as a celebration. Carlotta would be indicted the next morning. When Rebecca took a trip to the bathroom, Elliot leaned over to Olivia.
"I wanted to run something by you before Rebecca comes back."
"Okay," Olivia said curiously, folding her napkin and putting it in her lap.
"I love you," he said, not pausing for her to say anything. Olivia's jaw dropped. "Want to spend as much time as possible with you, and I know Rebecca feels the same. Move in with us."
"I-what?" Olivia asked. Her astonished eyebrows were nearly at her hairline. "El…"
"I love you."
"I love you, too," Olivia said. It was incredibly freeing to finally be able to say that. "More than I can describe. But Elliot, with work…"
"We'll figure it out."
"Elliot, even if we were together…"
"We can be. I want you Olivia Benson. I want to wake up with you every day. Nothing could ever make me happier. Please Olivia, come live with me." Olivia bit her lip nervously before coming to a decision.
"Okay," she said quickly.
A ridiculously huge smile consumed Elliot's face, and he reached forward, capturing Olivia's lips with his. He poured every passionate feeling, every moment of forbidden desire into that kiss. They were still locked together when Rebecca came back and took her seat.
"Oh la la," she said. The two broke free. "What are we doing, hm?"
"Well," Elliot said, slowly. "I wanted to run an idea by you actually."
"Go for it.""
"What would you say to Olivia moving in with us?"
A grin slowly spread over Rebecca's face. "That is so okay with me.
She's never been to a cemetery before. Carlotta had had her declared insane before her father's funeral, so she hadn't been able to come. Staring at the headstone, she felt a sense of relief. If she'd had to deal with this in a crowded funeral, she probably wouldn't have made it.
She set the bouquet of wildflowers down on his headstone, which read 'Jared Reynolds, Loving Husband and Father'. Elliot and Olivia looked on from the path, giving her the space she needed.
"I'm not sure how to do this," Rebecca admitted at last. "I was too young when Mom died, and she was cremated so, no cemetery." She looked up at the cloudy sky. "You always did like overcast days. Said we were lucky, and that it was the people in warm weather states who suffered. Without the bad weather, we'd never really appreciate the sunny days when they came around. If it was sunny everyday we'd take it for granted.
"Well, I've had some bad weather lately. For awhile, I thought about giving up. All that happened to me was one bad thing after another. But I knew if you saw me marching into the afterlife with you this early, you'd kick my ass so hard…" Rebecca sniffed, the first hint of tears threatening to spill over. "But I miss you so much, everyday. I was so sad for so long, and so scared. I want you to know I'm doing better now. I'm happier. I'm with Elliot and Olivia, you'd like them, they're cops. I'm safe and happy."
Rebecca squared her shoulders and raised her chin. "I got Carlotta, Dad. Elliot and Olivia put her away for what she did to you. She'll never be a problem again. I love you Dad, so so much." Rebecca stood in silence for a few minutes before walking to where Elliot and Olivia stood.
"Feel better?" Olivia asked, wrapping an arm around her shoulders. Elliot did the same from the other side.
"Yeah, actually. It's not the way I wanted it, but I got to say goodbye."
The trio walked back to the car, wrapped around each other against the wind. All of them were acutely aware and excited for the start of this new family.
A/N That's the end folks! I hope you enjoyed it.