As Elliot walked in to Antons he dreaded what was going to be discussed during the awkward breakfast.
"Hi El,over here." Olivia said waving him over to sit with her.
"Hi Olivia." Elliot says sitting down. "Hows your side?"
"Ok Kathy didnt really hurt me" Olivia said trying to sound fine.
"You couldnt get up" Elliot said abruptly.
They just sat, silent, Olivia ocasionally looking up into Elliots green eyes. Elliot took her hand.
"Olivia talk to me, i need you to tell me that I did the right thing leaving her-"
"Was there a right thing? You left your wife for ME! You left your family for ME."
"What did you expect? You said you loved me! Thats all i needed to hear to leave Kathy. You feel the same way I feel . Can we be happy together?" Elliot whispered.
"I ruined your life, you dont get to see your kids Elliot. Your kids! You wont last.."
"I will get to see them. She cant keep them from me and Kathy knows it. Please...Liv I need you"
Olivia didnt know if Elliot ment that last phrase but a wide smile spread across her face regardless.
"Your sure El thi...this isnt just going to be meaningless to you-? Olivia whispered too embarassed to meet his gaze.
"Oh Liv please dont tell me thats how you think I think, I know you have been hurt in the past and im sorry i cant take som of that hurt away from you but I swear as long as I live I will not- no I COULD NOT hurt you, you are my life Olivia Benson and ill spend the rest of it trying to prove that to you.....if you will let me?"
What did he just suggest to her? Olivia sits there stunned for several minuites.
Elliots huskily whispers to her not wanting to startle her "Olivia? Are you still there sweetheart?"
Olivia smiles to herself, she feels like a schoolgirl with a crush on her teacher, then it hits her 'SWEETHEART'. Olivia feels herself beginning to blush.
"Yes El, Im fine I just need a minuite" Olivia says clearing her troath.
"Take as long as you need sweetie" Elliot says with a smile.
Olivia cant help but get lost in his eyes, his perfect green eyes. She inhales strongly and then shows her weakness she shows her vulnerabilities.
"I need you Elliot more than anything you mean so much to me you are the love of my life and im sorry i couldnt tell you that in a more romantic way."Olivia says staring at her feet.
"Baby please listen to me, I dont care how you told me Im just over joyed that you told me" Elliot says with compassion as he takes her hand.
"Ok El, I want to be your girlfriend..." Olivia says with slight hesitation.
"I think we can safley say you are more than my girlfriend Olivia, and by the way the term girlfriend sounds juvinile"
Olivia smiles to herself " Elliot how about we are partners?"
"We were partners before Olivia.." Elliot says quite dissapointed.
Olivia looks at him with a mischivious grin on her face "How about partners with benafits?"
Elliot mirrors her smile and kisses her forehead. He was finally happy after 12 nearly 13 years.