Title: Heartbeats Chapter 1

Author's Note: These characters aren't mine. If they were, things would be different, and I wouldn't have to worry about paying for college. They belong to Dick Wolf and NBC. Do I have that right? Anyways, the only things I own are almost a dozen textbooks and a laptop I got for my birthday. I no longer own a box of old candy canes because I ate the rest of them today. You can't even begin to imagine the pain.

Author's Note 2: This is a series of moments in time in the lives of Alex Cabot and Olivia Benson told almost completely through dialogue. They follow the same basic order as "Heartbeats: Book 1", but don't really stick to the show. Also, some of the chapters are inspired by songs. I don't own any of those songs or their artists.

Author's Note 3: This is the sequel to Heartbeats: Book 1. You really have to read that one first to understand this one.


Chapter 1: Move in With Me

"Alex?"

"Yeah?"

"Did you hear me?"

"Yes, I did."

"You don't have to answer right now. In fact, let's just pretend that didn't happen."

"Liv, stop worrying."

"Okay. Why?"

"You caught me off guard. Of course I want to move in with you."

"Really?"

"Yes, really."

"So how do we do this?"

"However you want."

"Well, I only have a month left on my lease-"

"Liv, we don't have to figure it out right now."

"You didn't change your mind, did you?"

"Of course not."

"Okay. Good."

"Right now I just want to spend the day in bed with you."

"Really?"

"Really."

"I don't object to that, Counselor."

"I didn't think you would, Detective."