Title: House of Cards

Author: GEM

Date: 11-12-12

Pairing: Olivia/Fitz

Rating: T

Summary: Olivia's world is crumbling around her. Fitz let Olivia go. They vowed to go their separate ways, but all roads lead to Fitz. Olivia/Other Olivia/Fitz

A/N: This is my first Scandal Fan Fiction. Your comments are greatly appreciated.

Disclaimer: Scandal is Property of Shonda Rimes and ABC et al.

Chapter 1

Olivia was losing control. She never loses control but this was all too much for to bear on her own. She gave Harrison orders to separate David and Abby. She was too late to help Huck. She almost lost him for good today. She could feel herself coming unglued. She need normal-whatever normal was.

Her mind was not on her job right now. It was on Abby, Huck and Fitz. Fitz's words were playing on a continuous loop in her head. It was excoriating.

"I'm letting you go. That's what you want right. You go your way I'll go mine. I'm married. I have children. I can't do this. It's not fair to you, to me, Mellie, the Country. I have to be responsible. Right?"

Olivia looked at him with a horse voice did the only thing she could do. She agreed with him. "Right."



It was not okay, that was her favorite restaurant and thanks to Fitz and his responsibilities; she would never eat there again. She couldn't step in there without thinking of him. Cyrus had assured her that he was fine but somehow she wasn't sure Cyrus knew what Fitz being fine sounded or looked like.

She sat down at her dining room table listening to Abby and David scream and finally heard the door slam-it was over. She got what she wanted. Harrison had been a good little Gladiator and tore them apart. Olivia had seen the aftermath of this little fight in office and it wasn't pretty. She didn't expect it to be.

Olivia put her head in her hands. Today, this week, the month, it was all too much. A knock at her door brought her out of her musings. A part of her wished it was Tom and Hal or even Fitz, but giving her lucky recently, she knew that it was a stretch.

She attempted to put a smile on her face and opened the door-Edison. Edison, he was nothing if not persistent.

He held up to red shopping bags. "I brought popcorn and red wine for you and an Italian sub for me. "

Liv just stared at Edison. She could feel herself losing control and then she cried..she just lost it

Edison stood in the doorway, he dropped the bags by her door and walked toward her. "Liv, what is it? What's wrong?"

She was about to do something she might regret. She flung her arms around Edison and kissed him deeply. She pulled him inside her apartment. There was only one thing that would fill the void that had opened up in her soul.

Their clothing was quickly discarded. She pulled Edison toward the bedroom. She need human contact like air. Their love making was rushed at first...full of need. Olivia felt tears running down her face as she continued to give into her needs. Olivia closed her eyes willing the pain she was feeling to disappear. Every time she closed her eyes, she saw his eyes, heard his voice and felt his touch and it made what she was doing in this moment more bearable.

She said she wanted him to let her go and she did...but it was the worst decision she ever made. She could feel herself falling over the edge. She could see his deep pools of gray staring back at her and she smiled before screaming his name in ecstasy, "FITZ!"

When Olivia opened her eyes. Her would came crashing down. Edison was kneeling above her with a look of disbelief on his face.