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Not as young as we once were

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Olivia rolled over and smiled when her arm collided with Elliot’s chest. She never seemed to get used to him being in her bed. She glanced over at the clock and she still had a few minutes until she had to get up to get ready. The warmth that he produced against her was something she never would get tired of so she cuddled into his side and placed a kiss on his chest. She felt him stir but didn't want to wake him. Stilling her movements, she saw his eyes blink open and adjust to the morning light.

“Good morning.” He whispered, pulling her close to him.

She smiled against his chest, “I'm sorry I woke you. I tried not to, I just could resist touching you.”

He felt her hand run up and down his chest and torso, softly pulling at his chest hair. “Liv, I'll make you late to work and you don't want to explain that because they all know I'm watching Noah today.”

She groaned, “I know, Plus, I don’t think I can after last night. 3 hours is a long time and I'm not as young as I once was.”

“You’re telling me that you had a boyfriend that lasted 3 hours in bed.” He smiled looking down at her.

“Wouldn’t you like to know?” she smiled and turned to climb out of bed and walked into the bathroom.

He propped himself up on his elbows and cocked an eyebrow, “Actually I would.”

She peeked out of the bathroom and smiled, “Don't worry, you well surpassed any other man I’ve been with.” She watched him smile wide. “You arrogant ass.” She laughed, walking back into the bathroom.

Elliot turned to his side grabbed hold of her pillow and leaned against it. This morning routine was something he could really get used to. To most people, Sunday Nights would be the day they dread the most but for him, it was his favorite day of the week. He got to wake up next to the love of his life and then the following morning spend the day with a boy he considered his own.

“Babe, my boobs are killing me,” she yelled from the other room.

He grinned, He was pretty rough with her last night but it wasn't anything she couldn't handle. “I'm surprised you don't have bruises.”

She shook her head and finished curling her hair. She walked back out of the bathroom and walked over to her closet. “No bruises but there are teeth marks.”

“Then come over here and let me kiss them better.”

She turned and shot him a look, “Not a chance in hell, Stabler.”

He laughed and fell back on his back. He watched her pull on her dress slacks and then tuck in her dress shirt. Olivia grabbed a pair of socks and sat down on the bed to put them on. Elliot sat up and moved her brown curled locks to the side and gently placed a kiss just below her ear.

“Baby, I have to go.” She moaned into his touch. She leaned back and her lips captured his. She pulled away and stood up straightening out her clothes.

“I love you. I hope you have a good day,” he said.

‘Love you. Call me when Noah gets up?”

He nodded. “Okay. I'll see you, boys, later.” She quietly walked down the hall and peeked into Noah's room. Seeing his curly hair propped against the pillow and the stuffed dinosaur squeezed under his arm she smiled and quietly closed his door. She grabbed her bag and headed out the door.

She walked into the precinct and heard shouting down the hall. She picked up the pace and saw Fin arguing with a man that was on the verge of a meltdown. “Hey. What's going on?” The man turned and walked towards her. “I need help finding my daughter. I think she was kidnapped.”

“Okay. I'm Captain Benson. Detective Tutola will take you into an interview room and we will get your statement and see how we can help you.” Her Eyes Met Fins and he gave her a nod. She turned and walked into her office. It was just 8 am and the day was already starting.

Sitting down at her desk she set up her laptop and pulled her files out of her bag. She was interrupted by Fin who was knocking at her door.

“Hey Cap, Sorry for that. He just wouldn't let me get a word in, ``he explained.

“It's okay. Was hoping to at least have a cup of coffee.” she laughed.

“Long night?” he grinned.

She and Fin were close. He's one of her longest friends but they weren't on that level to talk about her sex life, especially with Elliot. “Something like that.”

He understood, “I’m going to give him a few minutes to cool down and then get his statement. Want me to have Amanda or Kat join me?”

“Have Kat.”

He nodded and walked out the door. She picked up her phone and sent Elliot a quick text, ‘I have been here 10 minutes and I already wish I was back in bed with you.’

She slipped her phone in her pocket and headed to pour herself a cup of coffee. She was walking out and bumped into Amanda who was walking into the precinct. She took in a sharp breath and her hand immediately flew to her chest. “Shit! Sorry, Liv.”

“It's okay.” She said carefully adjusting her jacket.

Amanda gave her a crooked look, “Are you okay?”

Olivia chuckled, “Yeah. just uh…” She walked towards the blonde and quieted her voice, “Elliot thinks we are in our 20’s again and my boobs are killing me.”

Amanda smiled and put her gun in her drawer, “What’s he doing to make your boobs hurt?” she questioned.

Liv smiled at the thought of their night. “Fucker doesn't know how to keep his mouth and hands to himself.” Before she got a response she walked to the coffee pot to finally get her first cup of the day.

“That was more than I needed to know.”

She laughed, “You asked.”

Olivia watched Kat walk into the bullpen followed by Fin after their interview. “His Daughter Angela Nichols 18, Went to a friend's house On Saturday and has not been home since. No Boyfriend that he knows of and her friend said she left Sunday afternoon and said she was going home but no one has heard from her.”

“How did he know she was missing?”

“She still lives at home. He woke up this morning for work and he noticed her bed was still made. He tried to call her and her phone just rang.”

As she sipped her coffee she thought about how she wanted to handle this, “Okay. Fin, track her phone and you and Kat check out the last known location. Amanda and I will go talk to the friend and see if she knows anything she's not telling the father.” They nodded and geared up to head out the door.

LIv climbed in followed by Amanda. She fastened her seatbelt and winced when it compressed against her chest. “Damn he must really enjoy those things.”

She shot him a look. “I'm going to kill him, that's what I'm going to do.”

Amanda laughed. She didn't blame Stabler because he knew exactly what he saw in Liv. She was beautiful on the inside and out. She has dealt with a lot of shit in her life and she is finally happy and it shows.

“I understand Stabler, Well sorta, but he makes you happy, and seeing you happy is something I wished for you for a long time.”

Olivia was shocked. Hers and Amanda’s relationship hadn't always been the best but over the last 5 years, they have really created a bond that she hadn't had with someone in a long time. She glanced over to her passenger and smiled “Thank you. I really appreciate that. I could say the same thing for you. I can tell that you and Sonny are happy together.”

Amanda smiled at the thought of her boyfriend, “We are. He’s pretty great.”

Olivia pulled up to the college and parked the squad car. “Let's solve this case so we can both get home to our family’s.”

Amanda nodded and they both climbed out of the car to head in and start their investigation.

Olivia walked inside and was greeted with a massive hug from her son. She silently winced and kissed him on the head, “hi baby. Did you have a good day with Elliot?”

“Yeah! We went to the Space Museum and let me show you what we got!” He exclaimed as he pulled her towards his room. She quickly dropped her bag and shrug off her coat draping it over her arm as she turned the corner into the boy's room and saw a half-built Lego spaceship. “Mom, look how cool it is! Elliot is helping me build it.”

She leaned up against the wall and loved seeing Noah so happy. “That's awesome, honey! Where is Elliot?“ She questioned

She suddenly felt arms wrap around her waist, “he’s right here.” He whispered as he kissed the back of her neck.

She turned to face him and gave him a quick kiss. “Thank you so much for today.”

“I’ll be back to help you in a minute, Bub. Me and Mommy are going to go talk about dinner.” He yelled as he pushed her towards the bedroom.

“El, I’m not…” she started but was cut off but his lips crashed against hers. Just as she started to deepen the kiss he pulled away.

“I know. I wanna talk to you about something.” He smiled.

“Is something wrong?”

He shook his head as they sat down on the bed. “I wanted to tell you that when we were at lunch we and Noah were talking about the museum and he asked me if he could call me dad.”

Olivia felt like her heart skipped a beat. Noah was a very smart boy for his age and for being 8 he definitely wasn’t afraid to ask questions. “I’m sorry, I can talk to him…”

“Liv, stop-“ he smiled and tucked a piece of hair behind her ear, “I told him he could call me whatever he wanted. I told him that I was going to be around for you and him and if he wanted to call me dad then he could. But I wanted to talk to you about it first to make sure it’s okay.”

The last 2 years with Elliot had been the best of her life. She felt the tears rolling down her face and was so happy to finally have a family to call her own. She wiped her tears and grabbed the sides of Elliot’s face. “I…if…thank you. If it’s okay with you then it’s okay with me.”

“No crying. Nothing to worry about. It would be an honor to be called his father. I consider him my own anyway. Just like I consider you my wife. I don’t need a piece of paper or a ring on my hand to tell me that.”

She leaned on and kissed him gently. It wasn’t fevered or rough but very soft. “I love you.” She smiled when she pulled away.

“I love you too. Why don’t you go take a shower and I will get us some dinner. We had pizza for lunch (Noah’s request) so what if I cook up the salmon we have in the fridge with some rice and salad?”

“Sounds delicious.” She said unbuttoning her shirt.

She watched Elliot eye her and she stopped, “absolutely not! They are so sore.”

“Let me see, I promise I won’t touch.”

She proceeded to drop her shirt to the ground and then unhook her bra. As she dropped it to the floor there was a sudden sigh of relief. Elliot walked over to her and looked at her in remorse. He could see reddish-purple marks on both of her breasts that look to be in the shape of his teeth. “Fuck Babe, I’m so sorry. If I’d known…”

“No, it’s okay. Believe me, it felt great during the moment but we aren’t built like we are 25 any longer.” She laughed.

“I can promise you that I’m way better now than I was at 25.” He joked then kissed her head. “Go shower, dinner will be almost done by the time you get out.” He said and walked out the door.

After her shower, they all sat at the kitchen island and shared stories about their day. When they were finished Noah had gotten ready for bed and Olivia sat down to read him a story. “Mom, can I ask you something?”

“Of course baby.” She answered, running her fingers through his hair.

“Can Elliot be my dad? I mean like can I call him dad?”

She smiled and cuddled down next to him. “Do you want him to be?”

“Yeah. I know he doesn’t live with us but he is here all the time and I know you love him and I love him too, so I think it would only be fair. Plus Eli calls me his brother and that I’m part of the family.”

Olivia’s heart couldn’t be more full. She never thought that the day would come when she would find someone that Noah would love enough to consider a father and knowing that It was Elliot makes it so much sweeter.

“You are absolutely right. Elliot and I talked about it and you can call him whatever you like.” She spoke softly trying to keep emotions in check.

“Okay.” He whispered as he cuddled down into his pillow. “Can you have Elliot come in for me?” He asked sleepily.

“Sure, let me go get him.” She climbed off the bed walked down the hall to the living room and found Elliot sitting on the couch. “Hey El, Noah wants to say good night.”

He smiled and walked past her into the boy's room. “Hey, Bud.” She hears as she listens on the other side of the door.

“Thank you for today. I had a lot of fun.”

”Me too Buddy. I like spending time with you.” Elliot whispered as he crouched next to the boy's bed.

“Me too.” Noah barely answered with eyes closed.

“Get some sleep. I will talk to you tomorrow.”

Elliot kissed the mouse head and walked towards the door making sure to turn on his nightlight. As he reached for the door handle he heard a tiny voice behind him speak, “Goodnight Dad.”

His heart exploded with love, “Goodnight Son.”

When Elliot closed the door he turned and found Olivia crying on the opposite side of the hall. “Hey, why are you crying?”

She smiled and wrapped her arms around him. “You have no idea how happy I am hearing him say those words. But the fact that you said that back to him. Elliot, I have never been this happy with anyone in my life, and knowing that it’s with you is more than I could have ever asked for.”

He pulled her into him, “I promise you that for as long as I live I will do my best to continue to make you feel that way.”

She pulled away and gave him a kiss. “Before you leave, can we just sit on the couch together for a little bit?”

He nodded, “come on.” He pulled her towards the couch and they settled in to find a movie to spend as much time together until he had to leave to be sure he was ready to start his workweek in the morning.