DISCLAIMER: I DON'T OWN L&O SVU OR ANY OF ITS CHARACTERS OR PLOTLINES, JUST MY OWN.
A/N: There is NO romance in this story just E/O friendship
AND YES this is another SteffieDawn story. Came into my head and I had to write it out!
It had been a tough day at Manhattan SVU for the squad and after catching a couple of drinks with her friends and co-workers Olivia had gone straight home, showered and crawled into bed. She now slept soundly looking forward to the lie in she would have in the morning thanks to her and Elliot closing two open rape cases in a day, they were pretty pleased with themselves and Don Cragen had been impressed enough to tell them to take the morning off and be in no earlier than one pm.
Olivia was normally a light sleeper. She kept her gun beside her bed for whenever she needed it which meant on hot summer nights like tonight she felt comfortable enough leaving her bedroom window slightly open, unaware that someone was just finding the right moment to climb up the fire escape.
He'd been watching her ever since he'd first met her. She'd failed miserably at catching him for the crime he had committed and now he was about to show her exactly why they couldn't prove it was him. Just in the same way he had before, he wasn't going to change anything about his MO meaning she would know that it was him, the problem was proving it and so he was going to make sure he savoured every last moment of this experience.
She snored lightly as she slept and due to the alcohol in her system and the relaxing evening she had she was sleeping a lot sounder than usual. Olivia didn't hear him climb in through her window. She didn't wake until she felt the weight of the bed change and before she even had time to react she was smacked hard across the face and her nightgown was lifted over her head just enough to immobilise her arms and stop her from seeing.
Desperately she called out 'no' and 'stop' and she began to fight against her attacker but she was powerless as her panties were torn from her body and she felt his nails catch her skin as he grabbed them. The more frantic she struggled the harder it was for her attacker to win but she knew it was only a matter of time, she could do nothing to stop this and so she was just delaying the inevitable, but she couldn't lie back and take it.
Loudly she screamed as he pummelled into her and the tears instantly flooded down her face. She continued to struggle but he had her pinned at the hips and she was just turning him on more.
"Is this how you like it?" He asked her as he continued to push into her making her whimper in terror. "Is this how you like it?" He asked again but she didn't answer as she bit back a sob knowing that her gun was near the bed and if he spotted that then he'd probably kill her.
When he was done he ejaculated over her stomach and she supressed the urge to vomit, knowing that the DNA was vital she shifted hoping that some of it would fall onto the mattress or something because for some reason that she couldn't come up with she knew what was coming next.
"Get up." He told her and she heard him slide her gun from the bedside table.
She was yanked up and she cried out so he smacked the gun across her face but she continued to comply, he had her gun now, there was nothing she could do but survive.
He pushed her into the shower and she crashed into the tiles but she didn't move, she allowed him to turn on the water and take her flannel and wash her body. Her arms still tangled in the night gown above her head.
"Don't look at me." He said jamming the gun into the side of her head and she whimpered weakly, she was chastising herself for not fighting back and feeling so weak but she had no idea how to react.
Suddenly she felt his hands snake around her neck and unclasp her necklace, it was her "fearless" one that was made specifically for her, she and her mother had paid for it together when she first joined SVU as a charm to keep with her, and right now she was worrying more about the necklace than she was about the violent act that had just been done to her.
"I won't belittle you any further by telling you not to call the police Detective Benson." He sniggered before hurrying off.
Olivia listened to him leave. Her eyes scrunched shut, her arms still pinned under the now soaking wet night gown that weighed heavily on her shoulders. She heard her window slam shut and finally she sobbed. As she cried she managed to rip off the over grown t-shirt that she used as a nightgown and drop it in the shower cubicle before hurrying to her bedroom, quickly, she pulled on her robe and grabbed her cell phone dialling nine one one rather than her partner or any other of her co-workers, even though she knew they'd just send SVU anyway, she took a deep composing breath before she spoke.
"My name is Detective Olivia Benson Shield four zero one five I need SVU, CSU and a bus to my apartment address on file." Olivia managed.
"SVU? Detective have you been involved in or witnessed a sex crime?"
Olivia had managed to be professional on the phone but as she sat on the edge of her bed in nothing more than her bathrobe dripping wet from the shower he had made her take she hiccupped a sob which the operator heard.
"I-I-I was raped." She managed.
"Ok is the perpetrator still on the premises?" The operator continued and Olivia knew that everything had already been dispatched and that the operator was trying to keep her calm.
"No." Olivia replied. "He… he left." Olivia managed shakily, she was taking deep careful breaths as she tried to keep calm because right now she didn't even believe it was real.
"Ok Detective Benson SVU, CSU and a bus should be with you shortly, what are your injuries?"
"Bruising, vaginal trauma, possible concussion…" She replied nonchalantly, she was dissociating.
"Ok can you hear the sirens yet?"
Olivia pulled the phone from her ear and she could in fact hear the approaching sirens.
"Yeah… they're here." Olivia sighed with relief.
"Go and let them in, you can hang up as soon as you're ready to." The operator said.
"I'm ok. Thank you for your help." Olivia replied professionally before hanging up the call and rushing to the front door.
She found Cragen, Munch and Fin stood behind the door and that's when she finally crumbled. Her knees gave way beneath her but she didn't cry.
"Ok Liv." Cragen said softly, he was in such a state of shock that he didn't even know what to do as he knelt down beside her.
Olivia didn't flinch when he pulled her into an embrace.
"I'm sorry." She whispered.
"This isn't your fault." Don replied as he ran his hand through her soaking wet her.
"Where's El?" She asked, right now she wanted her partner and best friend.
"He's on his way, he's coming from Queen's so it might take a little longer." Don explained. "Now come on to the couch." Don helped Olivia to her feet and Fin, knowing Olivia's kitchen enough went through and made her a strong black coffee. "Can you tell us briefly what happened Liv?" Don asked. "Not a proper statement just a summary." He said as he would to a victim who had no idea how the criminal justice system worked but Olivia didn't pull him up on it.
"I was asleep. I left my window open a little… I'm normally such a light sleeper…" Olivia hiccupped softly as she tried to keep it together.
"Take your time Liv." Don reassured just as Fin brought through the coffee.
"Thanks." She said giving him a weak but grateful smile.
She was sitting in the middle of the couch with Munch beside her and Don opposite her on the coffee table. Fin slipped into the armchair knowing she wouldn't want to feel over-crowded.
"He uh… climbed up the fire escape I guess… I didn't even realise he was in my room till he was on my bed…" She began to cry again and Don knew that they wouldn't get much out of her if she shut down now. "He pushed my nightgown up so it trapped my arms above my head… and then… and then he… he started raping me… then he said… he said is this how you like it? He said it twice and then he… he ejaculated on my stomach and… and he grabbed my gun… from the bedside table… and…and… and held it to my head and dragged me into the bathroom… then… then he threw me into the shower and he … he washed me…" Olivia's sobs were becoming harsher and she was only just about coherent. "Then he… he took off my necklace, the one my Mom bought me… oh God my necklace…" She took a few deep breaths to compose herself again as she was determined to get through this. "Then he said he wouldn't belittle me anymore by telling me not to call the police and… and he called me Detective Benson… he knew who I was…" Olivia's sobs became too harsh and Don signalled the paramedics to come over while he moved over with Munch and Fin.
"I want CSU in the bedroom and bathroom, no stone is left unturned do I make myself clear, no other case matters…"
"Cap!" Olivia yelled and the three men rushed over to her. "I know who raped me." She hiccupped and the men looked at her in surprise. "Kenneth Cleary, it's his MO, he raped Harper Anderson. It was mine and Elliot's case… she couldn't ID him…I recognized his voice." Olivia began to sob once again just as Elliot rushed into the apartment.
Without thinking he pulled her into his arms and she began hammering her fists at him in a blind panic.
"Get off me! Get off me! No! Don't!" She screamed frantically.
"Liv! Liv! Olivia! It's me Elliot! It's El." He called over her and when she finally realised who it was she fell into him sobbing harshly. "You're ok now Liv, no one's going to hurt you again." He told her softly.
"It was Kenneth Cleary." She whispered to him and his face turned white, they should have been able to get him last time, he should never have been given the opportunity to hurt Olivia.