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A/N What is Christmas without a fanfiction based on a show about rape and murder to include lesbian lovers? AO pairing
December 20, 7:00 PM, Alex's brown stone
"Okay; kitchen cleaned, bath rooms scrubbed, dishes done, laundry folded and put away. Do I have every thing for dinner? Oh no I got to go shopping, but I still have to clean the bedrooms!" Alex paced back and forth, trying to figure out her predicament when Olivia walked in.
"Alex, I'm home!" Olivia cried out, putting her hat and coat on the small coat rack next to the door, shaking the snow from her hair.
Alex broke out in a smile and ran to meet her in the door way and hugged her.
"Oh I'm so glad your home!"Alex squealed, holding her tighter.
Olivia just shrugged then hugged her back.
"I like coming home early."
Alex released the hug then handed her a note from the table she had written out.
"I need you to go to the store and get all these things. And hurry up please, like, we only have minutes to spare," Alex told her hastily before she rushed into the kitchen.
Olivia looked after her in confusion before she went into the kitchen, where she saw Alex on her hands and knees scrubbing the floors.
"Um, Alex, sweetie, what's up?" asked Olivia, allowing herself a tiny glance down her shirt.
"I can't talk now. They're coming in like twenty minutes."
Olivias eyes widened in both fear and shock. Never before had she met Alex's parents and Alex barely talked about them.
"Wait... you mean today? Oh my god, why didn't you tell me!" Olivia cried, running a hand through her brown locks that looked disheveled from the snow and wind.
"I'm sorry, babe," Alex said, not looking up from the floor. "I was gonna but they called this morning and I didn't want to worry you."
"You're right. Hearing that I'm gonna meet your parents who I've never met in twenty minutes is a lot more calming!"
"I'm sorry but I was too busy cleaning all day to call you."
Olivia closed her eyes then rubbed her temples.
"All right," she sighed, "what do you want me to do?"
"I'll make the dinner if you do the shopping."
Olivia nodded then went to the door where she put back on her coat and hat.
"So," Olivia asked from the door way, "do your parents know they're meeting your girlfriend?"
Alex closed her eyes in defeat before she got up and walked over to her.
"Liv... you know how much I love you, right?"
"Yeah. Why, what's up?"
"And you know." Alex walked over and draped her arms around her and softly kissed her on the lips. "That I would never do anything to intentionally hurt you."
"Alex, you're scaring me. What's wrong?"
Alex swallowed her fear before she took a deep breath, trying to calm her frayed nerves.
"They don't know I have a girlfriend."
Olivia took a step backwards, her eyes wide with shock and anger.
"What? Your parents don't know that you have a girlfriend! Oh my God, Alex, why the hell didn't you tell them over the past year we've been together!"
"I, I um. Well it, I uh..."
"I um it what, Alex!" she yelled "I can not believe you! Do they even know you're gay?" Olivia asked letting out a small laugh, not being serious at all.
Alex looked down at the floor, and Olivia stopped mid laugh.
"Oh my God!"
"Well I just haven't been able to tell them yet."
"Its been thirty seven years! How haven't you been able to tell them!"
Alex stammered before she shrugged, unable to come up with a reason..
"They have a very high standard of me! If they knew I was a lesbian, then they would get all upset and... well I just can't tell them! They think that they are the most perfect people in the world. Rich and has a successful child, and if they find out about me, they'd be crushed. They're really strict."
Alex bit her bottom lip to stop the tears from coming before she went over and sat on the couch.
Olivia groaned softly before she too went over to her and sat down next to her.
"You have got to tell them," Olivia said softly, taking her hand in hers.
"I can't," Alex said on the verge of tears.
"Yes you can. I told my mom, and the squad. Well, they guessed, but I told my mom. Alex, you have to tell them."
Alex let a tear roll down her face.
"Liv, you just don't get it!" she yelled. "I am supposed to be the 'perfect' women. Perfect job, perfect house, marry the perfect man with the same qualities as me and have a perfect child who's supposed to repeat the entire God damn perfect freaking process. And so far, I've gotten the first two down, and since I'm a lesbian, that disrupts the entire cycle. If my parents found out that I'm doing that, then they'll hate me. Please, Liv, don't make me tell them."
Olivia moved her hand up and wiped a tear away from her cheek.
"Look, sweetie, I can't make you do anything, and if you want, then we can keep our mouths shut this weekend."
Alex looked up at her and smiled, and wiped away her tears
"Thank you. But um, it isn't just this weekend, its until January 2."
"What? Alex, you can't expect them to stay that long!"
"Well they're my parents, Liv, and they wanna spend Christmas with me. Please don't make this difficult."
Olivia sighed, throwing her hands up in defeat.
"Fine fine, I won't be difficult."
Alex's face broke out in a huge grin before she tightly embraced Olivia.
"Thank you! I love you so much!"
"I love you too. Even if you do annoy me sometimes."
"Yeah but you liked being annoyed by me though, so it all works out."
The two women grinned at one another before Alex leaned and gave her a quick kiss on the lips.
"Hey can you do me a favor? Go clean the guest room for me?"
"I thought I was going shopping?"
"We can just go out. I'm gonna go change okay?"
Alex gave her another quick kiss, then went off to their bedroom.
Olivia just shook her head then went into the guest bedroom and began to clean it up, throwing a majority of the things into hamper.
A few minutes later, Alex appeared in the doorway.
"You clean really fast," Alex told her, stepping in the almost clean bedroom.
Olivia turned around to face her, and her eyes widened, and she looked her up and down.
She was wearing a pair of black Prada pants with a crimson colored long sleeved top that showed off her curves perfectly.
"Wow, you look... just wow."
Alex blushed a deep scarlet and looked down at the ground.
"Thank you," she mumbled, a shy grin growing on her face.
Olivia chuckled then went up to her.
"I love when you act all shy and innocent."
Alex looked up at her as Olivia wrapped her arms around her.
"Definitely, it's very sexy."
Alex blushed again and Olivia pulled her into a deep kiss. Alex wrapped her arms around Olivia and pulled her in closer.
But they were interrupted by a loud doorbell
"Oh my god they're here!" Alex cried, her voice going up several octaves in fright, practically throwing Olivia off of her. "Alright, um, just put the rest of the stuff in the hamper okay? We can get though this," she muttered more to herself then to Olivia before she dashed downstairs, which was hard to do since she was wearing high heels.
Olivia rolled her eyes then put the rest of the stuff in the small hamper, then put the pictures she had put on the dresser in the side drawer.
Alex ran to the door and took a deep breath, closing her light blue eyes..
"Okay, Alex, you can get through this. You'll be fine," she told herself, forcing herself to believe her words."
Alex opened up the door and put on a large fake smile her parents had been accustomed to seeing these last few years.
"Mom, dad!" she welcomed the two people standing on the door step.
"Alexandra, how good it is to see you again!" Lila Cabot cried happily.
Alex smiled at her then hugged her.
"What? Your father doesn't get a hug too?" Max Cabot asked, feigning hurt.
Alex let go of her mother and hugged her father
"I'm sorry, dad. How are you?"
"Fine, oh I missed you so much!" he told her, hugging her back. Alex released him and smiled at the two of them.
"Oh my, you look so beautiful, Alexandra! But you look a tad, well, lets just say you look like you've grown a size since I last saw you," her mother said in a disapproving tone while looking her over. Alex held back an eye roll.
"No, mom, I'm still a size four. But anyway I'm sorry, will you please come in?" she asked, putting her fake smile again.
"Of course, dear," Lila answered as she and her husband followed her into the house.
Olivia put the last of the things away, then took a deep breath and looked at herself in the mirror.
"Oh great," she mumbled softly as she looked at her reflection. She had very little makeup on, and her hair was brushed, but it just hung limp around her shoulders.
She made a tiny effect to make her hair look somewhat done, but gave it up as a lost cause.
"Well, hopefully they like me despite the hair."
Olivia took a deep breath before she stuck her chin out and walked out of the room, looking far more brave then she actually felt.
When she reached the steps, and saw what Alex's parents were wearing, she groaned louder, all hints of fake courage disappearing.
They both had on outfits that probably cost more then her and Elliots weekly paychecks combined. And she was dressed in a pair of thirty dollar jeans, and a gray long sleeve shirt. She took a deep breath and went down stairs.
"Hello," Olivia said happily, trying her hardest to sound dignified.
Alex looked at her and smiled
"Mother, father, this is detective Olivia Benson," Alex said, motioning to her as Olivia made her way down the steps.
Lila looked over Olivia, and she forced herself not to blush, or give away any fear. "Olivia this is my mother Lila, and my father the honorable Maximus Cabot the third."
"Oh enough with the honorable judge talk," Max said with a chuckle. "It's very nice to meet you, Olivia."
"Yes, quite. Such a.. pleasure to meet you, Miss. Benson."
Although Lila was smiling, her disapproving eyes gave everything away.
Olivias smiled faltered for a moment, but she quickly got it back.
"Nice to meet you too, Mrs. Cabot. Alex has told me so much about you."
Lila simply nodded, then turned to Alex
"So, Alexandra, where can we put our luggage?" Lila asked holding up her five bags of luggage.
"I'll take it to the guest bedroom," Alex told them picking up the bags.
"Well, dear, come on, now, we just got here. Let her take them up. Unless, of course, Miss. Benson objects," asked Lila, looking between Olivia and Alex.
"Really, mother, I don't think Olivia should-"
"No, Alex, its fine" Olivia said picking up the bags, slightly groaning under her weight.
Alex made a move to also grab some of the heavy bags.
"Oh, Alexandra, from the way you say it, she hardly pays any rent. Not that she can afford it," she whispered just loud enough for Olivia to hear it.
"Come on now, darling, I'd love to see the rest of the house," Lila told her going over to Alex, taking the luggage from her, and thrusting it at Olivia who's arms were already full.
Alex cast a glance over at Olivia who was forcing herself not to glare in anger at the beautiful blond woman she had fallen in love with.
"Okay. Sure, come on I'll show you around."
She looked over at Olivia and mouthed 'I'm sorry' at her, but Olivia just glowered at her, and Alex hurried herself and her parents out of the room.
"This is gonna be a long two weeks," Olivia repeated quietly as she carried all the luggage to the spare bedroom.
"Holy shit what the hell did they pack!" Olivia exclaimed loudly throwing the heavy bags on the bed.
"And this is where you'll be sleeping" Alex's voice sounded before all three walked into the room.
"Well this is a nice little bedroom."
"Yes," Max added "quite cozy. Uh, where will Fluffy be sleeping?"
Olivia looked between a wide eyed Alex and Max, trying to figure out who exactly they were talking about. "Fluffy?"
"yes, our Fluffykins. He's our little dog," Lila told her, true happiness radiating in her voice.
"A dog? Alex, you didn't tell me your parents had a dog!" Olivia growled, her eyes narrowing in anger at a guilt ridden Alex.
"Um, well, its not that big a dog," Alex lied, avoiding her lovers eyes.
Just then, a large booming WOOF came from down stairs, then a huge pure bred Boxer came running up the stairs, bounding for Olivia.
Olivias eyes got wide, then the dog lept on her and pushed her down.
"Alex, get this mutt off me now!" Olivia screamed, dodging the dogs humongous tongue.
Alex went over to the dog and grabbed a hold of its collar.
"Come on, Fluffy, get off" she groaned, trying to pull the large, monestrous dog off of her.
When she finally managed to, Olivia stood up, wiped the fur off her, and glared at Alex.
"The dog isn't staying!" Olivia yelled, her breathing already becoming shallow.
"Yes but, this dog is a championship show dog. So it can't just be thrown out," Lila protested, patting the now calm dog on the head.
"Well then keep it locked up in the car or something because it is not staying in this house."
Olivia struggled to get in a deep breath and had to hold onto the drawer to keep from passing out, and began to fell her throat beginning to close up. Lila rolled her eyes.
"Come, Alexandra, must we really throw out our little Fluffy just because your room mate gets a wee bit sick? After all, the dog is probably worth more then her," she added whispering it to Alex, but loud enough so that Olivia heard.
"Mom, you don't get it, Liv is really allergic, and if she's around dogs her throat closes up, and it's just... well trust me it's bad, and I'm not putting her through that," Alex told them remembering the time that Alex had brought home a baby collie for a surprise for Olivia, and having to rush her to the hospital right in the nick of time.
"But, Alexandra, this dog is worth over fifty thousand dollars. Where am I supposed to put her?"
"Well, Lila, if she is severely allergic to dogs, then maybe Fluffy can be kept in the garage," Max offered patting Fluffy on the head
"Oh, Max, shut up. This prize winning, beautiful, championship dog is not sleeping in a garage. No he isn't, no he isn't," she said using a baby voice and bending over to get close to Fluffys face.
"Well either its staying in the garage or its staying in the car, but it isn't staying in the house," Olivia said, her voice getting raspier, and Alex rushed over and helped her sit down on the bed, her heart pounding so loud she was sure her parents could hear it. Lila glared at Olivia, before she went out of the room,. Fluffy following.
"Come, Fluffy, obviously some people can't handle the fact that your worth ten times of what they'll ever be."
Olivia glared at her back as she led Fluffy out of the room. Max turned to Olivia who was clearly having a hard time breathing
"I'm sorry, Miss Benson, It's just my wife is very fond of Fluffy. Got into the state dog show and took grand champion, won second place in nationals. So you will forgive her if she seems a tad bit uptight."
Olivia nodded because her throat hurt to much to say anything. Max gave her a quick smile before turning to Alex
"Well I should probably help your mother with Fluffys things, his bed is probably worth more then this suit," he mumbled before retreating out of the bedroom. Alex turned to Olivia who was now struggling to breathe
"All you alright?" she asked nervously
"No," she wheezed out.
"I'm calling 911," Alex told her, starting to dial the number.
Olivia shook her head
"Just give me a second," she whispered before she closed her eyes and took some deep calming breaths. After a few of those she stood back up
"Why didn't you tell me they were bringing a dog?" she whispered raspily, the breaths had cleared her throat some, but it still hurt for her to talk.
"I'm sorry, I didn't know they were bringing him, I swear, Olivia. I wouldn't do that to you."
"Well this was a hell of a way to meet your parents, they think I'm some poor cop who can't afford my own rent and I kicked there championship dog out of the house. I made a great first impression."
Olivia groaned and fell back on the bed, closing her eyes in defeat.
Alex sighed then also laid down and turned her head towards her
"They love you its just, well... my moms shallow and she think she's better then everyone. Don't worry about it, Liv, my dad seemed to like you," she offered, desperate to give her some good news. Olivia nodded then Alex leaned in and kissed her. She released it then Olivia looked at her
"Not that I'm objecting, but what was that for?" Alex shrugged then gave her a sly smile.
"Figure you deserve that for almost choking to death for me."
"Oh I'm gonna need a lot more then a kiss to put up with you," Olivia whispered, planting small kisses on her neck.
"Oh, and what's that?" Alex breathed, gently nuzzling her neck.
"I think you know," Olivia whispered once more before moving a hand up Alex's shirt. Alex let her massage her breast for a moment before she pushed Olivia's hand back down
"Liv, my parents are right down stairs," she groaned, wishing more then anything that they weren't.
"So? we're just pretend that this is high school and we have to be be really, really quiet," she chuckled, kissing her on the spot on the neck where it drove her crazy.
"Oh but in high school, I was a innocent little angel" Alex answered, suppressing a moan.
"Then I'll have to change that won't I?"
Olivia kissed her hungrily, and Alex pulled her on top of her, running a hand through her brown locks.
"Alex," Olivia moaned, running her hands over her body, resting her hands on her pants, slowly unzipping them and pulling them down before kissing her stomach.
"Excuse me, Alexandra, but where is your bathro- What are you doing?" Lila asked, walking in the room unnoticed.
Olivia struggled to think of an excuse, anything that would seem at least somewhat excusable.
"See, this does relax your muscles," Olivia said quickly begining to rub Alex's inner thighs. Alex let out a small breath and thanked god for Olivia's quick thinking, although at the same time, and she had to bite her bottom lip to keep from groaning.
"Excuse me?" Lila asked confused, not entirely buying the act. Olivia turned around and gave Lila a large fake smile.
"Oh I'm sorry, I didn't see you come in. I was just showing Alex some massage movements I know, it really relaxes the leg muscles if you do it right. Isn't that right, Alex?" Olivia said turning back to Alex, unable to hold back a smug smile, knowing the effect she was having on her..
"Yes," she whispered "wow that feels good, now what is it you wanted mom?" she asked looking past Olivia, struggling to ignore the feel of Olivias soft hands on her..
"I was wondering where your bathroom is, I need to freshen up," she said giving an cold look towards Olivia who looked like she was ignoring it.
Olivia rolled off her then Alex got off the bed and smoothed out her outfit and pulled up her pants before going over to her mother
"It's right around the corner, I'll show you."
Lila nodded before leaving the room, but not before giving Olivia a small glare. Alex sighed then turned to Olivia who looked as depressed as she felt.
"Just like high school huh?" Olivia scoffed
"Yeah, just like high school," Alex gave her a small smile then left the room. Olivia sighed then collapsed on the bed.
"Except my girlfriends parents aren't completley snobby, bitchy, and in denial," she thought to herself with a sigh.