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A/N: This is the final installment to the Karla series, if you haven't read Everything Changes or Reactions, you should do so other wise this will make no sense. I hope that you enjoy this! Please read and review!
FYI: The italics are the epilogue from Reactions.
While Karla was being watched by her uncle Fin, Elliot took Olivia out to a restaurant. Karla knew what was going to happen and was very excited. They told the squad about them being together and the Chief of Detectives had let them stay together as partners because their closure rate was so high. He knew that if he split them up that the force and the public would suffer a great injustice. He decided to look the other way for them.
At the restaurant, they were sipping wine and enjoying their entrees. After finishing their meal, Elliot stood up from his chair and walked in front of Olivia. He knelt down and to her hand in his.
"Olivia, we've been together for a long time and I have been in love with you equally as long. Will you do me the great pleasure of becoming my wife? Will you marry me?" Elliot asked.
Olivia felt tears coming to her eyes and nodded too overwhelmed to speak.
They kissed very romantically. The restaurant applauded them and they broke the kiss laughing.
After leaving the restaurant, they went to pick up Karla from Fin's. Fin answered the door and called Karla. She walked over to her parents and immediately looked at her mother's left hand. When she saw what she wanted to see, she smiled real wide and jumped for joy.
"What are you so happy about?" asked Olivia.
"He asked and you said yes!" she exclaimed. Elliot chuckled. Fin looked at the pair and grinned.
"Congrats you guys. When's the wedding?" Fin asked.
"We haven't decided yet," said Olivia.
"That reminds me," said Elliot, "Fin, I wanna talk to you a minute. I'll be back." He and Fin walked into the other room.
"Sup man?" Fin asked.
"Will you be my best man?" Elliot asked. Fin was shocked.
"You sure?" he asked. Elliot grinned and nodded.
"I'd be honored," Fin replied.
"Thanks, man," Elliot replied. They walked into the other room to join the girls.
"Ready to go?" Elliot asked his girls. They both nodded and they all left.
It had been two years since that wonderful night and their wedding was two weeks away. Olivia Benson sat on the edge of her bed and thought back to the night of that wonderful proposal that would soon make her Mrs. Olivia Stabler. She and Elliot had been dancing around their feelings for each other for a while. It wasn't until after finding Karla and Eliot getting divorced that they were able to admit to each other how they really felt. She was really happy to have him in her life; he who know all about her past and accepted her for who she was. He kept her grounded and safe. She knew that he always had her back and that he loved her as much as she him. She knew that their daughter was happy and loved.
A timer brought her out of her musings and she looked down at the stick in her hand. She had felt off for a while now and now she knew why. She was pregnant. Finally, she felt that all the dreams she had wanted and desired so bad were coming true. She grinned as she looked at it. Karla and Elliot were going to be very excited. She heard giggling coming from the other room. She got up and threw the stick in her drawer.
She walked into the kitchen of the house that they lived in now. She saw Elliot making funny faces at Karla and Karla was giggling at him. That sound was music to her ears.
"Daddy being silly again, huh?" she asked. Karla and Elliot looked to her and grinned.
"When is Daddy not silly?" Karla asked with a chuckle.
The almost ten year old was getting ready to start high school in a couple months. She was so happy about that fact, but Olivia was worried that she was growing up too fast. There was hardly any time that Karla spent not reading or doing something constructive. Sometimes she wished that she wasn't as smart as she was.
Karla noticed her mother's look of thought and looked to her father. Her father caught it too. She got up and walked to her mother and wrapped her arms around her mother's waist.
"Mommy, no matter how smart I am, I will still be your little girl," Karla said softly. She knew what the thoughts were about and knew what her mother wished often. Olivia's eyes filled with tears as she wrapped her arms around her daughter, her miracle.
"I know baby. I just wish that time didn't move so fast," Olivia said. Karla nodded.
"Liv, she's starting high school not going to college, and she doesn't high school for a couple of months. We got time," Elliot said as he got up and walked to them. Olivia nodded and he wrapped his arms around his girls.
"El, I have something to tell you both," she said softly. Elliot released them and looked at her. Karla did the same. "I'm pregnant," she said.
Elliot's eyes widened. He looked at her up and down.
"You're serious?" he asked. She nodded. "Oh Liv, that is great news!" he exclaimed as he kissed her. She laughed at him. She looked down at Karla who seemed to still be processing the information.
"A baby brother or sister? What do you think kiddo?" Olivia asked. Karla looked at her mother.
"My bet is on a baby sister. Although if it's a brother I wouldn't mind him either," Karla said with a big grin. Olivia grinned and kissed her daughter's forehead.
"Good. I'm going to finish getting ready for work. Karla, do you have everything ready to go to Maureen's?" Olivia asked. Karla nodded.
"Yes ma'am. I have my books, clothes, toothbrush, and toothpaste. I'm glad that she is letting me spend the night. I can't wait to tell them about the baby!" Karla exclaimed.
Elliot looked to Olivia who was watching Karla. It was like it dawned on her that her baby was going to have other siblings other than Karla.
"Um, Karla, go to your room for a minute. Your mother and I need to have a talk," Elliot said. Karla nodded and went to her room.
Once alone, Olivia sat down and sighed.
"I completely forgot! I can't believe I forgot!" Olivia exclaimed. Elliot rubbed her shoulders.
"We can tell them. I think that they will take it well. I mean, they do think of you as another mother no matter what Kathy tried to tell them," Elliot said, "Kathy is a different story. You know the kids will eventually tell her. I mean, she didn't even want Karla around them after the divorce. I'm glad Maureen changed her mind."
"Me too. You really think that they will take it well?" she asked.
"Yes, I do," Elliot said. Olivia nodded and he leaned down to kiss her.
"So, do you think we should let Karla tell them or we tell them ourselves? Our daughter seems adamant to do it herself," Olivia said with a grin.
"Hmm, let's go ask her if she wants the honors. I mean, we get to tell the guys first so why not let her have this?" Elliot asked. Olivia nodded in agreement and they went to talk to their daughter.
Karla walked into her room and knew that it was going to be a while before her parents would get done talking. She pulled out her copy of Wuthering Heights and began to read more about Heathcliff and Catherine. It wasn't long before she heard her parents coming her way. A knock on the door and her mother opened it and poked her head in.
"Hey, can we talk?" she asked. Karla nodded and Elliot and Olivia came into the room.
They sat on either side of her.
"Well, your father and I discussed it and we've decided you can tell your brothers and sisters about the baby, but we get to tell the guys. Is that a fair compromise?" Olivia asked.
Karla's face lit up at the compromise that was proposed and she nodded vigorously in agreement. She leapt into her mother's arms and hugged her tight.
"Can we go now?" she asked excitedly.
"Can I finish getting ready for work first?" Olivia asked with a chuckle. Karla nodded.
"I think it's safe to say that you agree with that proposal," Elliot said, stating the obvious, "But you know there is another issue I have to work out with you." Karla looked at him with a question on her face. He looked to his daughter and leapt at her tickling her sides. Karla squealed.
"Daddy! No, daddy stop! Daddy!" Karla squealed as she laughed. Olivia joined in the tickle fest and they were all soon laughing.
"Okay, I'm going to get ready before we're late," Olivia said, "Love you Karla."
"I love you," Karla replied as Olivia left the room.
After another twenty minutes Olivia was ready and they left for Maureen's house to tell the Stabler children the news.
A/N: I hope that you enjoyed this first chapter! There's more to come! Please review!