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15 January 2008 @ 09:43 am
Make the Bodies Drop [SVU; Elliot/Olivia]  
TITLE: Make the Bodies Drop
FANDOM: Law & Order: SVU
PAIRING: Elliot/Olivia
SPOILERS: Season seven-ish, pre-trilogy
RATING: R, for adult themes


Two days later and the preparation work was almost completed for their undercover operation. "Where's Sunshine?" Munch teased Elliot as he breezed into the station.

Elliot cracked a half-grin and set his lunch down on his desk. "She's having a, uh... dance class, of sorts, over her lunch."

"Does a stainless steel pole factor into this dance class?" Munch raised an eyebrow and propped his feet on his desk, crossing his legs at the ankle.

Elliot took a bite of his sandwich and tried not to think about it. "Probably." He was no longer sure why the hell he'd agreed to this, other than the fact it had been practically a direct order.

Yeah, of course he wanted to catch the asshole that was assaulting these dancers, but... posing as Olivia's fiance? Having to be there while she stripped and danced provocatively? Elliot found himself glancing down at his left hand, at the empty place where his wedding ring used to be. If he was still with Kathy, this wouldn't even be an issue. Sure, his attraction to Olivia was still there when Kathy was around, but... that gold band always kept him from doing something he'd regret.

But now, he was single. As was Olivia. And, despite how much romantic entanglements were frowned upon between partners, it was getting increasingly difficult to hide the devotion he felt for the ballsy brunette. He feared that this case might be the final push over that line -- the line that separated him from so many things. The line between sanity and insanity; the line between employment and unemployment. The line between certainty and uncertainty. Unfortunately, it just might be the same line separating him from bliss.

Elliot glanced at his watch and wondered when Olivia would be back. Tonight marked the beginning of their undercover operation.


"I can't believe I'm doing this," Olivia grunted, half bent-over while balancing on one foot, attempting to force her feet into the stilettoes she was given. She tossed her long, dark brown hair -- extensions, another part of the costume -- and played briefly with the side-swept bangs. She caught her partner's grin out of the corner of her eye. "Shut up."

Elliot chuckled. "Didn't say anything."

She smirked and felt his eyes on her as he sauntered toward her, and there was something about the way those blue eyes were moving over her -- seemingly etching her every curve into his memory -- that made her skin burn white hot. "You didn't need to." She jerked her chin at his attire. "You've got it easy. At least you get to wear your plain old suits."

"Well I wear these old things because I spend so damn much money buying you those expensive outfits of yours..." he leaned close, "honey-buns."

Olivia rolled her eyes and clipped her diamond earrings in place, reaching next for a diamond-tennis bracelet. "Even though you're not trying to steal my fries, I could still pull my gun."

"You wouldn't."

Her eyebrows twitched briefly, and she nodded to herself. It was true. Though their relationship had been strained the past couple years, she would never pull a gun on her partner. As much as she was loathe to admit it, he was the most important person in her life... especially since she'd lost her mom. She liked to think that, over the years, she'd become at least nearly as important to Elliot. She knew his children would always take top priority, but... since his wife filed for divorce, she couldn't help but wonder if she'd taken that second spot in his heart. If the looks he'd been giving her were any indication, she'd have to say that second spot was hers.

"Where did you go?"


"Just now."

"Oh." She shook her head, and in doing so shook it free of the Elliot-induced cobwebs. "Just thinking about the case."

He nodded and took her arm to help her down the steps out of the precinct. Once outside, he draped his long coat around her shoulders, shielding her from both the cold and the appreciative stares she was receiving from every male passerby.

"I'm surprised," she commented suddenly.

"About what?"

"I didn't hear Munch make so much as one lewd comment before we left."

"Why is that surprising? Munch's got a soft spot for ya, Liv, he'd never degrade you like that."

"Ah. Why am I disappointed?"

Elliot grinned. "I could leer at you, if you like."

She rolled her eyes. "I'll pass, but thanks."

"Alright, let's go, babe."

"Are you going to use those sickening pet names on me all night?"

Leaning close, Elliot whispered, "All... night... long."

Olivia fought the shiver and instead elbowed him sharply in the ribs, only smiling when he grunted in pain. They reached the front door of the club and were let in by the new bouncer - Fin, who nodded solemnly at them. Olivia, already in her 'role' for the operation, smiled brightly at him while she chomped on her gum, and waved with a flutter of her fingers as Elliot slipped him a tip.

Once inside, their noses were immediately assaulted with the smells of a strip club - sweat, cheap cologne, and smoke. Olivia wrinkled her nose. "Great. So I can go home smelling like this until the case is over," she muttered under her breath.

Elliot playfully smacked her behind, which was just barely peeking out beneath the shorter-than-short skirt she was sporting. "Y'always smell great, toots," he told her in a Brooklyn accent.

Olivia, once again reminded of the charade they were forced to play, smiled sweetly at Elliot and draped her arm around his neck while they walked together. "Awww, thanks babycakes!" She pecked his cheek loudly and echoed the Brooklyn accent back at him.

Elliot wiped her lipgloss off his cheek and was still grinning at her when the club's current owner came up to them, nodding his greeting. "How you folks doin' tonight?"

Olivia chewed her gum obnoxiously, pouring every bit of Valley Girl she could into how she chewed her gum, while she blinked slowly and responded, "We'd be doin' a lot better if the freakin' cover charge wasn't so high."

Elliot smiled and wrapped an arm around her waist, pulling her against him. "Easy there, honey." He grinned at the club owner and stuck out his hand. "Hi. Jack Connelly, and..." he nodded at Olivia, "this is my star, my fiancee Liz Meyers."

Olivia smiled at her 'fiance' and purred, "Yeah, we're more like engaged to be engaged..." Then, she winked at the club owner. "Y'know what I mean?" She lifted up her left hand. "Once I see a rock here, then we're engaged, right baby?"

Elliot just laughed, tightening his arm around her waist, while the club owner shook Olivia's hand. "Pleased to meet both of you, I'm Carl. And Connelly - I've been hearin' that name. You the guy that's lookin' into buyin' the club?"

Elliot smiled. "One and the same."

"Yeah, we've been gettin' a lot of offers lately, but yours has been the most impressive so far."

"That's what I was goin' for. I aim to impress." Elliot plastered on his charm smile and stroked Olivia's side. "Right, Lizzy?"

Olivia, fighting a shiver on the inside, sighed wearily on the outside and turned to him. "Jackie baby, I'm bored. When can I hit the poles?"

"In a minute, hon. Gotta talk to this guy about gettin' ya onstage, first." Elliot raised his eyebrows and nodded at Olivia. "Whaddya say champ, huh? How about lettin' my girl show you her stuff while I take a look around the club?"

The owner shrugged, folding his arms across his overly-defined chest. "Sounds fine to me. She got experience?"

Boredom was all over her features as she inspected her fingernails and informed him nonchalantly, "I danced three years at King of Diamonds in the Bronx and just left a two-year thing at Pink Champagne."

"Yeah?" This piqued the club owner's interest. "What's your stage name?"

"Well, my favorite color's red," she replied, twirling a string of her gum around her finger before slipping it in her mouth again. "So I go by Cherry Pie." She settled a stern look on him immediately. "And if ya say, 'can I have a taste,' I'll kick ya so hard your balls'll come out your mouth."

The club owner barked a laugh. "She's fiesty!" He slapped Elliot in the shoulder.

Elliot just grinned and draped an arm around her neck, pulling her in tight. "Yeah, I dunno what I'd do without her."


'Jack' and 'Liz' split up shortly after their meeting with the club owner; Olivia had thrown him a kiss as part of the facade and Elliot had thrown her a wink in return. Then, Carl gave Elliot a tour while Olivia went backstage. Elliot only half-listened to Carl's sales pitch about the club, little known facts about the original owners and things he could really care less about. The entire time, while he nodded along, he continually checked out all of the possible entrances and exits, memorizing them.

Once the tour was finished, Elliot returned to the floor to see Olivia on one of the smaller stages off to the side, swinging herself around the pole like a pro, with several dollar bills stuffed in the waistband of her skirt. He cleared his throat as he felt his face grow hot, and already he noticed a tightening in his pants.

How in the hell was he ever going to pull this off?


Author's Notes: There are two shout-outs in here, to two of my other fandoms. One should be obvious, the other? Notsomuch. Cookies and candy-coated Elliots and Olivias to whoever can guess 'em both! :D

{x-posted to eoshippers and olivia_elliot}
*¨❤¨*Lynn*¨❤¨*: {EO} NBCiheartnickcath on January 16th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
I'm loving the EO layout, first of all. :)
The updates amazing, Can't wait to read more! Update soon.
Andy: Lolandy2301 on January 16th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
lol... that's hilarious! I can't wait to see where you're planning to go with this... ;) Keep writing!
a.: mariska; wants what we all wantregalish on January 16th, 2008 05:10 am (UTC)
Hehe! Thanks so much! I'm loving writing the "lighter" side of Elliot/Olivia, so I'm happy to hear you're enjoying it too.

More to come soon!
a.: elliot/olivia; touch and goregalish on January 16th, 2008 05:12 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks! The header's by nextuesday - she makes some really gorgeous stuff, doesn't she?

Glad you liked the second chapter; I should hopefully have more of this soon!
*¨❤¨*Lynn*¨❤¨*: {EO} S9: Paternity: Hug Loveiheartnickcath on January 16th, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC)
She really does. :)

ooh what ep is that icon from?
a.: elliot/olivia; don't want to let goregalish on January 17th, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)
That's from "A Single Life", season one. Pretty, huh? ;)
*¨❤¨*Lynn*¨❤¨*: {EO} NBCiheartnickcath on January 17th, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)
Its very pretty, like that one too. hehe. ♥ alot of EO icons can't go wrong. :)
lily bart: 30rock ღ everytime i meet someone...everypoembreaks on January 16th, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
Jack and Liz? ;] Incredible.
a.: jack/liz; a decent setregalish on January 16th, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)
HAHA! YAY YOU for nabbing that shout-out. Guess I wasn't too subtle about it though, was I? ;) LOL!
lily barteverypoembreaks on January 16th, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
Yay! I actually did not get it until their names were listed right next to each other. Strangely enough.
a.: jack/liz; 10 secondsregalish on January 17th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
Heee, so I was a little stealth. AWESOME. :D
Lord Arlen's wife: 30 Rock - Jack/Lizladyanneboleyn on January 16th, 2008 05:15 am (UTC)
I missed one of the references, but the Jack and Liz one is pretty much made of win. =D

Also, Brooklyn!Elliot and Olivia make me LOL.
a.: jack/liz; with just a touchregalish on January 17th, 2008 02:23 am (UTC)
Heee! Yay you for catching the Jack/Liz :D

The other one was a shout-out to Bones - a little bit of their dialogue with the club owner is an homage to an undercover op they did ;)

Glad you liked their accents too! Hehehe.
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a.: cm/mh; cheek to cheekregalish on January 17th, 2008 02:30 am (UTC)
YES! You got one of the refs ;) That episode is one of my absolute favorite Bones episodes, so I had to give a shout-out to it, hehehe :D

SO glad you're enjoying this! More to come soon!
stephen@charleneforever.com: 30 rock: jack/liz & standing closemichellek on January 16th, 2008 08:30 am (UTC)
I'm enjoying this. It's cute and funny, which is something you don't get on the show. And I got the 30 Rock shoutout. Which shouldn't be a surprise. :D
a.: jack/liz; 10 secondsregalish on January 17th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
Why thank you! I really did want to go for something lighter than what we see on the show; that's why this particular fic idea appealed to me so much.

And I figured you'd get the 30 Rock shout-out ;D
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csiAngel: 30 Rock J/Lcsiangel on April 19th, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC)
Jack and Liz! LOL

*shifty eyes* er. I was never here, reading SVU fic *disappears*
be_illuminatedbe_illuminated on September 24th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
"He cleared his throat as he felt his face grow hot, and already he noticed a tightening in his pants."


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a.regalish on November 16th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! That means so much to me; I really enjoyed working on Being a Donaghy, so I'm glad you enjoyed reading it! :)

And thanks for taking a look at this one too. Elliot/Olivia is a truly gorgeous ship, but be prepared for a lot of frustration and angst if you're watching the series, hehe.
Jessica28andoccrazy on January 24th, 2010 10:28 pm (UTC)
Love it....
I like how you're creating the inner battle-their feelings, their jobs-and possibly having to make a choice between the two. Very deep, and I can't wait to see how this plays out!! ;)