So sequel is up as promised. Going ot start with wedding plans and go through to the wedding so I hope you all enjoy this story as much as you did its predecessor. Happy reading.
Olivia had always heard how much of a hassle it was to plan a wedding; the flowers, the food, the music, the venue, the list was never ending. The kitchen table was covered with papers and brochures that all held some kind of importance when it came to planning this day and it was giving her a headache. Olivia was shocked out of her dream world when her wife to be shouted her name.
"Olivia, babe I know this is really hard work, but I need you to focus. Now which cake did you like the best?"
"I like the red velvet and the chocolate one that we tried last week, my vote is for chocolate."
"Ok chocolate it is, we have to call them tomorrow and give them a design for the cake and the date and a deposit and all that."
"I can hardly contain my excitement," Olivia deadpanned. "I vote we stop the wedding planning for the night and go to bed, I'm tired and I need a shower."
"Fine, but after work tomorrow, we get back to it, promise."
"I promise, on one condition."
"Really, and what might that be?"
"That you join me in that shower, you know I have a hard time getting my back and plus, I'll need someone to catch me if I slip and fall." And with a wink and a coy smile Olivia disappeared into the bathroom followed closely by her fiancé. After the shower, Alex was sitting in bed reading waiting for Olivia to finish up in the bathroom and join her.
"You coming to bed soon?"
"Is right now soon enough?" Olivia leaned over and kissed Alex before settling into the spot next to her. This night was one of the few they had the apartment all to themselves as Haddie was staying at the Stabler's for a sleep over.
Alex shut off the light and soon felt the familiar touch of Olivia wrapping her arms around her waist and pulling her close.
"One more wedding question. Who do you want to give you away, you know, walk you down the aisle?"
"Well I guess I hadn't thought about it much, that always struck me as a father-daughter thing and so it was never part of my wedding fantasy when I was a kid."
"Baby there is no rule that says you have to have a family member walk you down the aisle."
"Good, because I don't have any family to do it." Immediately after saying it Olivia realized how hurtful that sounded. "Alex I didn't mean it like that, you, your family and Haddie are my family and the people we work with are family, but what I meant was I don't have someone blood related to walk me down the aisle."
Turning so that she and Olivia were face to face Alex cupped her lover's face and repeated, "nowhere, does it say that you have to be given away by a man you are related to, it doesn't even have to be a man. I'm asking Liz and maybe one other person."
"Why not, I have two arms, two hands that they can each hold onto."
"I know you have two hands, I've experienced them first 'hand'. Ouch Alex, really hitting your wife to be with a pillow."
"What are you going to do about it detective?"
"Arrest you for assaulting a police officer."
"Really and if I plead guilty, will you go easy on me?"
"No, but I might kiss you until you have learned your lesson." And with that Liv pulled Alex closer to her and in the dark found her lips and within seconds her tongue was begging for entrance into Alex's mouth, which of course it got. After about ten solid minutes of making out Alex, broke the kiss, coming up for air.
"Liv, seriously, who do you want to walk you down the aisle?"
"So you didn't buy the fact that I never thought about who would walk me down the aisle and give me away."
"Nope, face it babe, I'm too smart for you."
"I would either want, Elliot or the captain to give me away."
"Like I said you can have both. Besides you might need both of them there to make sure you don't faint."
"Do you think they would do it if I asked them?"
"Honey I think they would give you the moon if you asked them for it. Think about it, Don thinks you're his daughter anyway and Elliot's like your big brother, they would probably jump at the chance to give you away. Why does this freak you out so much?"
"Like I said when I was younger, I never thought that there would ever be a man in my life that I would want to walk me down the aisle; I never thought I would ever trust a man that much. And now here I am with all these men in my life who would do anything for me, it just a weird adjustment."
"Hey, look at me, all of those men you work with would gladly lay down their life for you, they would do anything to see you safe and happy, so I think Elliot and Don would be honored to give you away."
"I'll ask them tomorrow, but first you have to tell me something."
"Who is the other person besides Liz that you want to give you away?"
"You never stop amazing me. Fine it's settled I will ask Don and El and you ask Liz and your uncle. Now can I go to bed, we have done nothing but plan wedding crap all day long and I still don't know what a candelabra is."
"Candelabra is the traditional term for a set of multiple decorative candlesticks, each of which often holds a candle on each of multiple arms or branches connected to a column or pedestal. A single member of such a set is known as a candelabrum."
"Thank you Wikipedia, how do you fit so much information in that head of yours."
"It's a gift."
"Well, o'gifted one can we go to sleep now or do you want to amaze me with more of your vast knowledge."
Olivia woke up early and got ready, trying to do so quietly without waking Alex. After making coffee and leaving a note for her fiancée, Olivia managed to creep out of the apartment without Alex stirring. She wanted to get to the station house before anyone else got there; she liked it when it was quiet and empty. Sometimes she would sit in the dark and just enjoy the silence; no phones ringing, no criminals shouting, no victims crying, just silence. Soon the silence was broken as people started to arrive for work.
"Hey Liv, what has you here so early. Alex kick you out of bed?"
"Very funny Elliot. No I came in early oddly enough to talk to you and the Captain."
"Well, I'm here, what's on your mind?"
"I wanted to ask you something."
"Okay, are you going to make me guess or are gonna stop stalling and ask me already."
"I wanted to ask you if you would walk me down the aisle and give me away at my wedding."
Elliot was speechless and as he processed the information tears started to form in his eyes and roll down his cheeks.
"El? You ok?"
Finally able to compose himself, Elliot answered, his voice breaking a little, "Yeah, I'm fine."
"So what do you say?"
Without speaking Elliot stood up from his desk and pulled Olivia into a rather tight hug, his voice still breaking he leaned in and whispered in her ear, "I would be honored to walk you down the aisle and give you away."
"If you're happy then why are you crying?"
"Because I'm gonna be a hot mess when I grabbed hold of your arm and walk you down the aisle, because at the end of that walk, my job as your protector will be over. I have to hand you over to Alex and know that you won't need me anymore because you'll have her."
"Don't talk like that, I'll always need you, you're my partner and my best friend. Besides who else will Alex turn to when I become too much to handle."
"You have a point there. So considering your also asking Cragen, which arm do I get to hold onto?"
"You get first pick."
"I pick right side."
"You got it. Now I have to go talk to Cragen, so do you think that maybe you could let go of me because I kind of can't breathe."
"No harm done, I'll be right back."
Olivia knocked on the Captain's door and stepped in to see if he was busy, "Cap, do you have a minute."
"Sure thing, what's on your mind?"
"Well, I wanted to ask you something. I was wondering if you would be one of the people that gives me away at my wedding? I already asked Elliot and he said yes, so that just leaves you."
Like Elliot, Cragen started to tear up, but he was able to compose himself better than Elliot did, "it would be the greatest honor of my life to walk you down the aisle Olivia."
"Thank you Don."
"You are very welcome. So which arm do I get to hold onto?"
"My left, Elliot has dibbs on the right."
"Well, at least you will have to handsome men on either side of you in case you faint."
"Why does everyone think I'm gonna faint?"
"Well, last I checked the pool around the office has you as the fainter over Alex."
"Didn't we tell you guys to stop betting on us?"
"No such luck, we're already taking bets for when you two are gonna have more kids."
"I hate all of you."
"No you don't. I'll cut you in for half the money."
"Deal. Now I'm going to go see if my partner can compose himself long enough to go get breakfast."
So I hope you all enjoyed the first chapter. I have a good chunk of the story written, I'm presently working on their vows. That being said I'm super open to hearing what you all want to see in the story, drop me a review and I'll see what I can do. Let me know what you think and that you to all my readers who are picking up this new story and to all the new readers who are giving it a chance. Review for next chapter.