Thanks to everyone who read and reviewed. Sorry this has taken a while. So this is the last chapter. I had made it into two chapters but then decided on just the one because it wraps the story up better. I've loved writing this story, and again thanks to all those who have read, but I think it's time for it to come to an end.
Disclaimer: Not mine if you've seen them on SVU.
Olivia was quickly becoming more than just nervous. She sat there shaking like a leaf in the wind. She felt her stomach doing flips, God she felt so sick. She placed her hands on her stomach and wished her nausea would go away, now wasn't the time, it would do her no favours to throw up everywhere. She had less than a minute to check everything was ok, that all that could be done was done. She felt like she needed much more time though.
She turned when there was a knock on the door. Rollins smiled and walked in, closely followed by Cragen. Olivia stood up and with a shaky voice asked, "How do I look?"
They both just looked at her, smiles growing on both their faces. Cragen took a step closer to her and said, "You look stunning."
Olivia glanced down at her dress. It was pure white, a colour she shouldn't technically be wearing, but what the hell. It was a full length simple enough dress with an embodied pattern across the breasts. It had sheer sleeves that were off the shoulder and open from the elbow down. Rollins couldn't help but think the dress was angelic looking.
"You look beautiful, Liv." she told her as she walked over to hear and fixed a curled lock of Olivia's hair.
"I'm really nervous." Olivia confessed, "And I'm never nervous."
"You who have questioned the toughest, sickest criminals out there and faced deadly situations, are afraid to walk down the aisle to the man you're about to marry?" Rollins asked.
"Yup, that would be me." Olivia smiled, nodding her head a little longer than was necessary.
After a minute of total silence Olivia shook her head and said, "I don't think I can do this!"
"Yes you can." Cragen told her matter-of-factly.
Olivia nodded in acceptance of his words but it was obvious she still didn't totally believe him. Rollins noticed and knew Cragen could be the one to talk her round. "I'll give you two a minute." she said and then she ducked out of the room.
Olivia took a deep breath and sighed. "Give me a perp with a gun and I am cool as cucumber, ask me to get married and I'm shaking like a leaf." she said holding out her shaking hands for Cragen to see.
"I didn't ask you to marry me." Cragen joked.
Olivia just laughed. "You' know what I mean."
"Liv, Richard asked you to marry him because he loves you and you said yes because you love him. In a minute I'm going to walk you down that aisle and the whole thing will go by so quick that we'll be celebrating and drinking beers, in my case no alcoholic beer, before you know it." he smiled.
"And in my case orange juice." Olivia said as she cupped her tiny baby bump, thankful her dress hid it some. In another month she hoped everyone would know but she wanted to get the third month done with, she had however told Cragen.
They both looked at each other and smiled. Olivia took another big breath and let out an even bigger sigh. Cragen could only laugh. "I'm really happy for you, Liv. You deserve this." He said.
Olivia smiled and quickly felt tears threatening, damn hormones. "Thank you, it means a lot to hear you say that." she said, forcing back her tears before they fell, she really didn't have time to do her makeup again.
Cragen held his arm out for her to take and asked, "Are you ready?"
Olivia just nodded and reached out and hooked her arm around his. "Let's go." she said feeling more confident than she sounded.
Cragen had been right and the whole day seemed to fly by and before Olivia knew it she and Richard were back in their hotel room, in bed in one another's arms. Richard lay with his hand resting on her bump. Olivia brought her hand up in front of her face and in the soft light of the moon studied her wedding ring, something she never thought she would see on her hand.
Richard took hold of her hand and brought her finger to his lips and placed a soft and loving kiss there. "I'm so happy that you're my wife." he said to her.
"I was soo nervous this morning. I couldn't stop shaking when I was trying to put my makeup on." she confessed. "You have no idea how many times I had to start over."
"I was exactly the same." he joked, making Olivia laugh.
Olivia snuggled into him and said, "God, I love you."
"I love you too." he replied before kissing the top of her head.
Then they both fell asleep in each other's embrace, as husband and wife.
Many months later
Olivia was lay in bed, exhausted and feeling completely uncomfortable. She was desperate for sleep and had just begun to drift off when her newest alarm clock went off. It was the kind of alarm clock that couldn't be simply shut off or put onto snooze, it first required being fed and cuddled and rocked back to sleep.
She pushed herself up out of bed, trying not to wake her sleeping husband beside her. Looking down at him she couldn't refuse ending down and kissing him sweetly on the lips, soft enough to not wake him up. As she made her way to the nursery she thought about the day that she and Richard had first brought the baby home.
It had been a beautiful sunny morning and Richard had carried her bags into the house while she clutched their new-born daughter to her chest. They walked into the hall and waited for the children who they both knew were more than excited to meet the newest addition to the family.
"We're hooome!" Richard called out as they stepped into the hall.
The sounds of the children running from their rooms and across the landing was deafening but Olivia and Richard couldn't help but laugh and it didn't bother their sleeping daughter in the slightest. They both watched as Susan and Benjamin raced down the stairs.
"Easy guys!" Richard called out.
Olivia just had to smile, he was such a worrier, but she knew nothing scared him like the thought of his kids being hurt in any way shape or form whether it be from a clumsy accident or not.
"Let me see, let me see!" Susan said as she clapped her hands together and jumped up and down excitedly.
Richard's mother made her way out of the living room, immediately Harrison began to squirm in her arms, wanting his father. Richard took him and placed a kiss on his youngest sons head.
His mother was as eager as the children to see the baby that Olivia turned around for them all to see. They were all silent for a moment as they took in the thick mop of brown hair on the baby, her little rosy cheeks, her tiny nose and her delicate fingers. She was perfect.
"Congratulations, she's beautiful." Richard's mother said to them both.
"She's tiny, like a little doll." Susan said with a huge smile on her face.
Even little Harry pushed forward in his father's arms so he could take a look at what had everyone so enthralled. Upon seeing the pink bundle he simply smiled and looked up at his father with sparkly eyes. He burst into an adorable fit of laughter, clearly fascinated by the baby.
"So, what's her name?" Benjamin asked.
"Emily." Olivia told them with a proud smile as she at all her children.
She smiled the same way now as she walked out of the room and into the room right next to theirs. She loved the new house they had moved to as a family. It was plenty big enough for them all and had a huge garden that the children could play in and that their new puppy could join them in also.
She came to a stop by her Emily's crib and looked in at her. As soon as the small girl noticed her mother she stopped crying and smiled, her eyes sparkling and as big as her smile. She held her tiny arms up and clenched her fists together in an excited attempt to ask her mother to be picked up.
Olivia didn't hesitate to reach in and scoop her baby up into her arms. She placed a lingering loving kiss on her head as she walked over to the rocking chair in the corner of the room. She sat down in it and pulled her night shirt down so that her baby could latch onto her breast to feed.
As her daughter fed, Olivia ran her fingers through her soft thick chocolate brown hair. She loved the way it felt as she gently combed her fingers through it. She wasn't afraid to admit she totally adored her baby, just like she adored her three other children. Technically they may not have been hers but she saw them that way as did they and that was all that mattered.
It wasn't long before Emily had finished and was fast asleep in Olivia's arm. She stood up and placed her back down in her crib but not before giving her another kiss. She walked out of the room and took the long way round, going to all the children's rooms and checking on them. They were all sleeping as soundly as each other.
She walked back into her bedroom and with a little cold shiver climbed back into bed and snuggled right up to Richard who opened his eyes and sleepily said to her, "If I could, you know I would do the midnight feeds."
Olivia smiled, thanked him and added, "Sweetheart, if you were able to feed her she wouldn't be here and neither would I."
"Then I'll let you keep the breasts and you can keep feeding her because I am not willing to live without you." he said, placing a loving kiss on her head and wrapping his arms a little tighter around her. "I love you so much." he told her.
"I love you too." she told him and then slowly drifted back off to sleep in his arms.
Thanks for reading. I hope you liked. Please review one last time and let me know what you thought.