Title: Forever Yours
Spoilers: None, i don't think.
Disclaimer: I own nothing. All character's belong to Dick Wolf and NBC (Shame! :( oh well...)
A/N: Hey, Thankyou for the reviews on my previous A/O story, i really appreciate it. Im thinking of making this into a multi-chapter story, but we will see what kind of reaction i get with this first :) I guess you could say this follows on from my other A/O fic: 'Soul Mates' I hope this isnt too long or boring, i tried to keep it moving. I had to write an A/O Valentine's fic because i am a hopeless romantic and i hope you enjoy this as much i as i did writing it. Hope you all having a lovely Valentine's day, i can safely say, I am not. Anyway, enough from me, enjoy! :)
Chapter 1: Valentine's
Alexandra Cabot lay in bed on her side with her head propped up on her elbows staring at the sleeping form of her lover. It was just after 8am on Friday morning. Normally Alex and Olivia would be up and off to work by now but they had the weekend off. Little did Olivia know Alex had something special planned. Olivia stirred and smiled slightly but remained more or less comatose. Alex knew she was exhausted from all the late nights she'd had lately. The case the squad had been working on was a particularly gruelling one but they had successfully closed it yesterday and put a serial rapist behind bars. Alex gently kissed Olivia's shoulder before carefully vacating the bed. Alex decided to go out to get breakfast so she wrote a little note letting Olivia know where she was and left it on her pillow. She pulled on a pair of faded jeans and her favourite Harvard hoodie, grabbed her purse and headed out the door.
Olivia stirred and sleepily rolled over to reach out for Alex but was puzzled when her side of the bed was empty. She lifted her head up and pouted before flopping back into the pillow. The motion caused the note Alex left to sweep up into the air slightly and land on Olivia's arm. Olivia rubbed her eyes to rid them of sleep and read the note.
Headed out for breakfast and to take care of a few things. Won't be long.
A smile crept onto Olivia's face as she held the note to her heart. She rolled over and pulled Alex's vacant pillow to her. She breathed in the scent of Alex deeply. Olivia loved Alex more than anything or anyone in the world and was pretty sure her single days were actually over.
Olivia wasn't sure how long Alex had been gone but she got up, pulled on a pair of pyjama shorts and her oversized NYPD t-shirt and plodded into the kitchen to make some coffee.
As if on cue, 10minutes later, Alex walked through the door; breakfast in hand. Olivia poked her head around the kitchen doorway.
Alex met her girlfriend with a kiss. "Morning," she grinned. "Sleep well?"
"Better than ever."
"Good, I bought us some bagels." Alex smiled, took the bagels out of the bag and placed them on the kitchen counter while Olivia proceeded to make coffee. Olivia poured two cups of coffee but couldn't take her eyes of the blonde. She hadn't stopped smiling since she came back. Olivia raised one eyebrow when Alex looked at her.
"What?" Alex asked, still smiling.
"What's going on in that pretty little head of yours, Cabot?" Olivia handed a mug to Alex and stood before her.
Alex took a sip of her coffee and watched Liv over the rim of her mug. "I'm taking you away for the weekend."
Olivia's eyes lit up. "Where?"
"What's the occasion?"
"Well today is the 13th February, so…" Olivia's face was blank, she wasn't getting it. Alex put her mug down on the bench, her shoulders sinking. Alex knew with Liv's job she was bound to forget certain things, her mind was preoccupied most of the time. "No reason…"
Olivia chuckled wrapping her arms around Alex's waist. "I'm just messing with you," Alex softened in her arms. "Will you be my Valentine, Miss Cabot?"
Alex unfolded her arms and draped them around the detective's neck as a smile broke out across her face. "Always, Miss Benson."
Alex leaned in for a quick kiss. "When do we leave?" Liv asked.
"Our flight is at 4:45pm this afternoon." Alex grinned. "So after we eat, we have to pack."
"You managed to plan this trip without me even knowing." Olivia mulled.
"It would seem so, yes."
"Some detective I am." Liv laughed. "What else have you been planning?"
Alex placed her finger on her chin and pretended to think. "Hmmm…If I told you, I'd have to kill you." Alex pulled herself from Liv's embrace to finish eating her bagel.
"I guess I can wait." Liv pouted.
"You have no choice," Alex winked. "And don't pout at me, you know what that look does to me."
Olivia continued to pout.
"Don't think because you keeping giving me that look I'm going to tell you something. I'm not."
Olivia huffed and sat down next to Alex who was now reading the paper to finish with her breakfast too. "God help me, if we have kids and they take after you." Alex teased.
Olivia laughed. "You'd love to have a mini me running around."
Alex looked up from the newspaper with a smile. "You're right."
Later that day, at around about 9pm, Alex and Olivia pulled up in a taxi outside of the Hilton Hotel in South Beach, Miami. Olivia got out of the taxi first and gazed upward at the huge hotel. She was in awe. Alex got out behind her and paid the driver as he handed them their bags. Alex thanked him and then took Olivia's hand and guided her inside.
Once they were checked in and were shown their hotel room, Olivia took it upon herself to get familiar with her new surroundings. The room was huge with a King sized bed which she was sure you could fit her and Alex in three times over. Alex dropped her bag at the foot of the bed and watched Liv take it all in.
Liv padded over to the window and drew back the curtains to reveal double doors. She opened the doors and stepped out onto a medium sized balcony with a table and two chairs. Liv put her hands on the ledge of balcony and looked out at the ocean. It was breath taking and for a moment she rested her head back and let the cool ocean breeze wash over her. Even thought it was after 9pm still pretty warm out.
Olivia smiled as she felt two warm arms slip around her waist. She rested her own arms on top of Alex's and leaned back into the embrace.
"You like?" The blonde purred into her neck.
"Baby, I love." Liv replied closing her eyes, loving the feeling of the cool breeze along with Alex's sweet butterfly kisses. "I do have a question though,"
"We're here till Sunday right?" Alex nodded. "Then why are we only booked in here for one night?"
Alex smiled into Liv's neck and whispered. "It's a secret."
"I would strongly object to your secrecy if I wasn't utterly enjoying what you're doing right now," Liv said huskily with a throaty chuckle. Alex continued to kiss and nibble at the detective's neck. Alex spun Liv around in her arms; chocolate eyes met piercing blue.
"Hi there," Alex purred.
"Hi," Liv tucked a strand of long blonde hair behind Alex's ear and kissed her softly on the lips. "You know what?"
"I'm taking you out to dinner." Liv stated.
"Oh you are?" Liv nodded. "Somewhere expensive, I trust?" the blonde teased.
"Yup, McDonalds." Olivia kissed Alex's nose and headed for the door.
"Cute, Liv. Very cute." Alex deadpanned as she locked the balcony door and followed her girlfriend out.
Alex and Olivia found a quaint little Italian restaurant not far from their hotel, Olivia knew Alex loved Italian and what Alex loves, Alex gets. The waitress guided them to a spare table at the back, handed them two menu's and told them she would be back to take their order.
Olivia studied the menu, there was so much choice and she was starving. Alex was the first to decide what she wanted. After a good 10 minutes Liv had finally chosen and the waitress came over to take their orders. When she had taken their order, she read it back to them to make sure she had it right.
The dark haired waitress held her notepad. "So that's one beer, one Pinot Grigio, one Chicken Carbonara and one Vegetable Risotto?"
Olivia nodded. "Thank you."
"I'll be back in a few moments with your drinks." The waitress, who had to be in her early twenties smiled, and disappeared in the opposite direction.
Alex looked to Olivia and titled her head to the side. Olivia cocked her eyebrow as if to say 'what?' The blonde reached over the table and entwined her fingers with Olivia's.
"I can't help staring at you, you're so beautiful, Liv."
Liv blushed. "Alex,"
"And I love that I can make you blush like that." Alex said with a twinkle in her eye. It was known that Alex was the only one who could ever make Liv blush.
"It feels so good to be here with you, away from work for a few days. I've missed you lately." Liv lifted Alex's hand to her mouth and gently kissed her knuckles.
"I've missed you too." Alex seemed to drift off as she said that and it didn't go unnoticed by Liv. Liv looked at Alex, concern written all over her face.
"Lex, are you okay?"
"Of course, why wouldn't I be?"
"I don't know," Olivia smiled but then a thought crossed her mind…no Alex wouldn't? Would she? Liv let go of the blonde's hand and found it hard to look her in the eyes. "Aside from it being Valentines weekend, I think I just realised what's happening here."
Alex was suddenly very confused; the mood had changed in a matter of seconds. "Nothing's happening Liv."
"Don't lie to me, just tell me straight, are you going back to Africa?"
"What? No! Liv, where is this coming from?"
"I figured this whole weekend was your way of telling me you were going away for a while…I don't know I just thought…" Liv trailed off.
"Sweetie, look at me," The brunette did as she was told and looked at the blonde. "I told you when I came home the last time that I was never leaving you again and I meant that. I swear to you Liv, I'm not making the mistake of leaving you again."
"I'm sorry; I didn't mean to ruin the night."
"Babe you didn't, we're fine. I promise."
"Good." Liv smiled but couldn't help but mentally kick herself for jumping to conclusions. It wasn't her fault, she just wasn't used to having things be so…so perfect, she was always anticipating something to go wrong.
Alex knew Liv still carried scars from her childhood and also because of Alex leaving so many times but tomorrow was going to prove to the detective that she was here to stay.
Not long after, their food arrived. Alex thoroughly enjoyed her Chicken Carbonara and Liv loved her Vegetable Risotto. After they had eaten and paid their bill, Olivia and Alex were walking hand in hand back to their hotel but Alex stopped and stood in front of Liv.
"I don't want to go back to our room yet."
"What do you want to do?"
"Let's go dancing!" Alex exclaimed. "I want to dance with you Liv." Alex inched closer and grazed her finger tips up Olivia's right side.
Olivia shuddered. "Lead the way."
Alex took Olivia's hand once again and took them to a nearby club which played chart music as well as a lot of Cuban beats. It was pretty crowded; it was a Friday night after all. Passing on drinks, Alex took Olivia straight to the dance floor.
The dance floor was even more crowded but Alex found a spot that was vacant and pulled Liv to her. Their bodies crashed together but neither of them complained. Alex grinned seductively and turned the brunette so her front was pressed into Liv's back. They grinded to the Cuban sound that was vibrating out of the large speakers. The sensation of Alex's breasts pressed up against her back was proving distracting for Liv. Alex bit down gently on Liv's ear lobe causing the detective to grip onto the blonde's hand that held her securely around her waist.
Without warning Olivia pulled Alex around to her front and pushed their bodies together. Their lips met in a feverish exploration of each other's mouths. When they parted they were both gasping for air and their eyes clouded with desire. Olivia bent her right leg and placed it between Alex's thighs to which Alex grinded against. Olivia could feel the wetness pooling from Alex even through the fabric of her jeans. They continued to dance like that for a little while longer before either woman could take it any longer.
When they got back to their hotel room they fell onto the bed, hands everywhere, lips almost permanently stuck together. When the need for air became too much they broke apart, breathless. Alex rolled them both over so she was on top of Liv, straddling her.
"Liv," Alex paused and bit her lip, embarrassed.
"You just want to go to sleep?"
Alex nodded sheepishly. "I'm really sorry, I really want to make love to you, I mean god you can tell how bad I want to-"
Liv silenced her with a finger to the blonde's lips. "Baby, it's ok, I don't think I have the energy right now either. "
They both laughed as Alex fell onto the bed beside Liv. "I promise you that tomorrow night, I will rock your world."
"That would sound a whole lot more enticing if I knew where we will be sleeping tomorrow night." The brunette teased.
"All in good time, baby." Alex kissed her arm and then went to get ready for bed. As Alex brushed her teeth and washed her face, Liv changed into a pair of shorts and purple tank top then they switched. Alex changed into a grey off the shoulder nightie. Olivia and Alex crawled into bed, Liv spooning Alex; her arm draped over her slender waist.
Alex turned her head to give Liv a kiss on the lips. "Goodnight Liv, I love you."
"I love you too, Goodnight baby."
It didn't take Olivia long to drift off but Alex was still awake; her thoughts of what Valentine's day would bring. She was nervous but excited and she was thrilled that Liv didn't have any idea what she had planned. She kissed Liv's hand tenderly that was draped over her waist and as she listened to Liv's relaxed breathing, Alex was soon fast asleep too.
Olivia woke the next morning to find Alex standing above her on the bed with her iPhone in her hand.
"What are you doing?" the brunette asked, her voice full of sleep.
Alex loved how adorable Liv looked in the mornings. "Taking pictures of my beautiful girlfriend." Alex replied as she continued to snap away.
"Why?" the brunette stared up at her girlfriend and to Alex the look she was being given was extremely sexy.
"Because I want to remember this day, forever."
Without warning Liv pulled on Alex's calf's causing Alex's knees to buckle and land on either side of Liv's belly straddling her. Alex giggled and hovered centimetres above Liv's lips.
"Happy Valentine's Day, baby." Liv whispered against Alex's lips.
Alex shuddered. "Happy Valentine's day." she breathed. While Alex was preoccupied Olivia swiped Alex's iPhone from her hand and rolled them over, pinning the blonde beneath her.
"Liv!" the blonde squealed.
"You took my photo so it's only fair I take yours." Liv winked.
"Wait! I don't want pictures of myself on my own phone!"
"That's a good point. What good would they be to me if they were on your phone." Liv put Alex's iPhone on the bedside table before reaching for her own.
Olivia held her iPhone above Alex and started taking pictures. The blonde giggled shyly. "Beautiful. Work it, baby!" Liv joked.
Alex blushed but then she got an idea. She shuffled underneath Liv and propped herself up a little bit and began to pout at the camera. Then she pursed her lips into a sexy kiss and messed her hair up. Liv wiped her mouth in case she was drooling and watched as Alex slipped the nightie further off one shoulder, exposing soft ashen skin.
Liv swallowed hard. "Forget the phone." She tossed her phone onto the bed and devoured Alex with passionate kisses.
"I don't understand why we can't go together?" Liv huffed.
"Because I have to take care of a few things first and I want it to be perfect for you."
"Where are we going?"
Alex strode over to her bag and pulled out an envelope with Olivia written on the front. "When I've gone, give me half an hour, then open this and come meet me."
"Meet you where?"
"It's all in here." Alex motioned to the envelope and handed it to the brunette. "Trust me."
"Then you have nothing to worry about." Alex kissed Liv's cheek.
"I'm not worried, maybe a little curious but never worried."
"Curious is good." Alex took both of Liv's hands in hers and brought them to her lips. "I've got to go now, but I will see you soon."
The brunette nodded. "Love you."
"Love you too."
Alex picked up both Liv's bag and her own and took them with her to their next destination. Olivia was already wearing her chosen outfit for the evening but since Alex had the bags, she hadn't changed yet.
Half an hour later Olivia had checked them out of the Hilton and was in a taxi on her way to her next destination, Miami Harbour. Olivia had no idea why she was meeting Alex there but she had to admit she was super excited. She always got butterflies when she was with Alex but for some reason, she was more excited than ever. The detective had decided on wearing a blue silk dress that wrapped around her abdomen with matching blue shoes. The taxi pulled up, she paid him and then took in her surroundings. It was dark but she could see some lights not far along from where she was. Olivia then referred back to her little note that Alex had given her which read:
Follow the trail of white roses.
Olivia looked ahead and found a rose attached to the gate that lead to a row of boats. She picked It up and smiled then she found another rose lying on the deck, then another and another and another. Before she knew what hit her she was standing in front of large yacht covered in white fairy lights. She walked to where the entrance to the yacht was and her eyes fell on Alex.
When Alex had left the hotel room she had casual jeans and a cotton shirt on but now she was wearing a black dress that fell to mid-thigh and was cut into a V down her chest and stomach. Olivia liked what she saw. Alex looked beautiful.
She looked around again as Alex helped her step onto the yacht. "This is amazing, Alex."
"Thank you, I'm happy you like it."
"Champagne?" Alex asked, holding a glass out to Liv.
"Thank you." Liv took a sip. "C'mere." Olivia pulled Alex to her and their lips met in a gentle kiss. Alex pulled away and took Liv's hand.
"Follow me." She instructed. Alex took the brunette inside the yacht to where she had placed some cushions on the floor. On the table next to the cushions there was a champagne bucket and some strawberries. There was fairy lights everywhere and Olivia could tell Alex had worked hard to make this extremely romantic. Alex sat down on the cushions and pulled Liv down with her. Once they were settled, Olivia spoke.
"How did you find this yacht?"
"It's my Uncle's."
"Your family's even richer than I thought." Liv looked around in amazement. Alex laughed then Olivia spoke again. "I brought your present." The brunette handed her a small gift bag.
The Attorney's eyes lit up as she took the box out and opened it. Alex took the silver heart shaped locket out and opened it up to reveal a picture of herself and Liv. "I love it, it's perfect!" Alex leaned forward, cupped Liv's cheek and kissed her gently sucking on her lower lip.
"You're perfect." Liv murmured against the Attorney's lips.
Alex broke their kiss. "Will you put it on for me?"
Liv nodded. Alex turned around so Liv could put it on. "I know we've discussed the idea of kids so I thought when we have a baby, we can put a picture of him/her in the locket too." Liv kissed the back of Alex's neck where she had fastened.
"Definitely." She paused before staring intensely into Liv's eyes. "For the record, I can't wait to start a family with you. I know you will be an amazing Mom."
Olivia and Alex took another sip of their champagne as Alex picked up a strawberry and held it to her mouth. "Wanna bite?" the blonde placed it between her pearly whites with a raised eyebrow.
The brunette gave her lop sided grin before taking the strawberry in her mouth too. Their mouths became a sweet sticky mess as they shared the strawberry between kisses. They licked their mouths clean with the use of each other's tongues.
"Yum." Liv said grinning.
"You can say that again."
"As much fun as the strawberry sharing is, I'm kind of wondering where my present is."
"Oh right, I kind of didn't get you anything, sorry about that." Alex teased.
Liv gasped in mock disbelief. "Shocking!"
Alex laughed. "Stand up."
Liv did as she was told. "Why?"
"Because I want you too."
Alex turned on the CD Player and plugged her iPod into the iPod dock. A few seconds later, the yacht was filled with the sound of 'Just The Way You Are' by Bruno Mars.
"Dance with me?"
"Certainly." Olivia pulled Alex to her and in response Alex wrapped her arms around the brunette's waist. "Don't think that I've forgotten about my present because I haven't." Liv joked.
"This is your present, honey."
As they swayed to the music, Olivia was a bit perplexed but she just went with it. She wasn't about to question it. The chorus started to play and Alex spoke.
When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
"I know you have doubts, not about us, but about yourself. You never feel like you deserve me, like you're not good enough, you're damaged. But I'm telling you Olivia Benson when I look at you, I don't see a damaged woman, I see a strong, confident, intelligent, beautiful woman and to quote the song, I love you just the way you are."
"No, let me finish. I love you with all my heart and I'm the luckiest woman in the world because I get to go to bed with you every night and wake up to your gorgeous face every morning. I never want that to end, and I hope you feel the same way."
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for a while
Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are
"I do, very much so." Olivia swallowed the lump in her throat. Olivia was finally realising where this was going.
Alex leaned down to the table and retrieved a small box from behind the champagne bucket. Olivia wondered how she had never noticed that before now. Alex bent down onto one knee before Liv and opened the box to show two white gold engagement rings.
"Olivia Benson, will you marry me?"
"Yes." The brunette choked out.
"Yes?" Alex asked hoping she had heard right.
"Yes! Yes!" Olivia exclaimed happily as she pulled Alex up. Alex placed the ring on her finger and then Olivia did the same. "I can't believe I had no idea you were going to do this."
"I'm just full of surprises." Alex winked.
Alex leaned into Olivia and pressed their lips together, softly at first but the kisses soon turned into ones filled with passion. Hands roamed, bodies pressed firmly together and tongues danced. Olivia had never felt truly loved until Alex came along, now she had just pledged to spend the rest of her life with her and she couldn't have been happier. Even though Liv always thought she would be the one to propose, she wasn't complaining.
A/N: Ok what did you guys think? Do you want more? If you do, let me know what you would like to see happen to our two favourite women, either in the comments or via PM. :) R&R please.