Since I have limited time to do this and put it out, it may not be the best I've done, but hopefully it's good enough for you. I started this at 12:25 in the morning on this past Friday night, but my brain is still active. Might as well take advantage of that.
Anyways, this is what I think will happen (or will like to happen) based on Wednesday night's promo for Penetration, of which I watched many many times. (I am only writing about the scenes that were given, but may occasionally add more to make the short story better.) I'm putting this into a 2-shot. It's more convenient for my life at the moment. I'm working on the rest and hope to have it up but, at the latest latest, Tuesday afternoon. I'm aiming for Monday evening.
ATTENTION: No threats were actually made against anyone. Everything is pure imagination and starters from an epic promo.
REMEMBER: This story is based on the air date - November 10, since the show runs in real time. When you see a date, it is considered the past.
Disclaimer: I don't own any of the characters except for the douchebag. Enjoy anyway! :D :D
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Olivia was just about to take a midday nap when she heard a knock on her apartment door. Laying down her water glass, she casually went over to her door and looked through the peephole. To her surprise, it was Dana Lewis, the FBI agent that she hadn't heard from since late 2006.
She opened the door and looked at Dana with unexpected happiness. "Dana!" she exclaimed.
"Hello, Olivia," Dana replied back politely.
"Come in, come in," said Olivia moving away from the entrance.
Dana walked in slowly, and Olivia realized that she was acting a little hesitant, as if she wasn't sure about visiting the Special Victims detective. Dana stood in the middle of the room, seeming distracted. Olivia got out a drink for her visitor. "Here ya go."
"So what brings you here?"
As Olivia came into her sight, she immediately brought something out from inside her jacket. "I need a weensy favor. Can you run that rape kit for me," Dana said, handing Olivia a slightly crinkled brown paper bag, "as a Jane Doe?"
Olivia looked puzzled. "Who's the victim?"
A couple of seconds passed. Dana brought the glass down from her mouth and said quietly, "Me."
Olivia was shocked. She couldn't believe that this strong, independent young woman could be a victim. In her mind, it was nearly impossible. But unfortunately someone had gotten the better of her, whether it was drugs or sheer overpowering. Immediately, Olivia despised the bastard who did this to her long-time friend. With others' help, they were going to give Dana the justice she deserved.
"You have to report this," said Olivia.
"What am I doing now?"
"No, I meant why didn't you say anything immediately after you were attacked? Why come to me?"
"Well, I went to the hospital and got my rape kit. But here in Manhattan, there are no backlogs, so I decided that I could catch this son-of-a-bitch faster if it was tested right away. And I decided to come to you because I know you and I trust you."
Olivia nodded. "Alright. I'll get this tested right away."
"Thank you," Dana said as she headed for the door.
"Wait," said Olivia from behind. "Where are you going?"
"Oh, I'm going to the La Quinta Inn to stay for a while. Until this is all over."
"Would you like to talk?" asked Olivia, concerned about Dana's mental state after the traumatizing event.
"No, actually. I'd…kind of like to think through what happened for a little while." The FBI agent looked back at Olivia and smiled a little. "Maybe later, though." She left without another word.
"Hey! Mel!" Olivia shouted at the M.E. "Please get this rape kit tested right away."
Melinda looked up from the present John Doe she was examining and took the brown bag from Olivia. "Sure," she said. "I'll get right to it."
"Thanks so much," the detective said as she walked out.
Olivia went into Cragen's office with only one thing in mind. "Captain, do I have permission to be involved in this case? I believe that Dana came to me for a reason."
Cragen looked up. "I would prefer you not to, but this is one of those times that you should. Your friendship with Dana is the kind that you can't ignore, especially in this kind of situation. You have my permission."
"Thank you, Captain," Olivia said, and left.
Elliot and Olivia drove over to the La Quinta where Dana was staying.
"Hello," Olivia said to the desk clerk. "Is a Dana Lewis staying here?"
"I'm sorry, but you don't have the authority to ask about our guests. We cannot give out that information."
Elliot pulled out badge and showed it in the male's face. "Yes, I think we do have the authority to ask this question."
The desk clerk grunted a little as if he was sick of being wrong all the time. "Yeah. Hold on." Turning to his computer, he began to type vigorously on the black keyboard. He sighed. "There is no Dana Lewis listed as a guest in this hotel. Are you sure you're at the right La Quinta?"
Olivia sighed. "Yes, we're sure. Check again."
While the desk clerk was looking through the guest files again, Elliot turned to his partner.
"Do you think that she could be using one of her aliases?"
Olivia shook her head. "Why would she have to? Unless she's hiding or undercover, she shouldn't be worried about people knowing her whereabouts."
"Just check again," said Elliot. "There's always a chance."
Olivia turned around and tapped on the counter to get the clerk's attention. "Can you check if there's a Star Morrison staying here? Last name M-O-R-R-I-S-O-N."
With another grunt, he did as requested. After a couple more taps he looked up and shook his head. "There's no Star Morrison here, either. Is that all?"
"Yes," said Elliot. "That's all."
"Where'd she go?" Olivia asked, perplexed. "Why would she run?"
"Maybe she didn't want this to injure her career?" guessed her partner.
Olivia looked around. "Yeah, maybe. But if she was just going to leave, why come in the first place? If we can't find her, then we can't tell her who her attacker is. I'm sure she'd want to know."
"I don't know," Elliot mumbled, shaking his head. "I don't know."
"God, why did I let her leave?" Olivia asked herself, turning. "Why didn't I make her stay? I should have known this. If her rapist is still out there, then he could be after her. She could be in danger! God, why didn't I say anything!"
"Liv, Liv. Stop beating yourself up," Elliot said, grabbing her shoulders and turning her to face him. "Even if you did want her to stay, you couldn't make her. We all have free will. And Liv, I know you wouldn't force anyone to do what they didn't want to do unless it was completely necessary. It's not in your nature."
"Yeah, yeah," sighed Olivia. "You're right. I just wish she would have stayed. It would have been better for her. … Damn it, better for me."
"We'll find her. I promise." Elliot looked into his partner's eyes. "I promise."
"Hey, Chief," Elliot called out to the head FBI man. "Special Victims Unit. May we ask you some questions regarding one of your agents? I'm Detective Stabler and this is my partner, Detective Benson." He gestured toward Olivia, who was standing next to him.
"Sure, sure. But we have to make this kind of quick. I've got another agent undercover with some dangerous dirt bags. Got to make sure he's safe in there." He led the detectives into his office. "So, what did you want to ask me about?"
"Yes. Do you know a Dana Lewis? She works in the FBI?" asked Olivia.
"Yes. She did work here, anyway. Dana left the bureau about a year ago. She had just gone undercover. Haven't heard from her since."
"Do you know why she decided to let loose of the FBI?"
"No, I don't. And neither does anyone else here. She was very well known throughout the FBI. She's been one of the most successful agents to go undercover."
"Yeah, well, we think she skipped town between last night and this morning. We think she's running from someone. Do you know if anyone has been threatening her or something of the act?"
"No. I don't know who she would be running from, but it would make sense. The last we heard of her before she left was that she was infiltrating a group that was against building a mosque in Ground Zero. Threats were made out against the United States if the government allowed a mosque for Al-Qaida."
"That seems like a risky undercover mission," said Olivia. "Why was she infiltrating them?"
"This group was a suspected group to contain those who made the threats."
"Do you know what her alias was at this time?"
"I'm sorry. No, I don't. If you don't mind me asking, why is the SVU here?"
Olivia came out and said it: "Dana was raped on November sixth at 9:27pm. We think she was undercover when she was attacked."
The bureau chief slouched in his chair, taking in the information. "Oh, god." He gathered himself and then said to Elliot and Olivia with full bitterness, "Find this bastard for me. Use necessary force."
"Captain," said Elliot's voice, traveling on the wind. "Over here."
"Why did we have to meet on the roof of the building? The ground felt level enough to me."
"If you didn't notice," stated Elliot politely, "there's a protest going on in front of the mosque across the street."
"Actually I did. Who wouldn't? And what did those signs say?"
"One we read said 'No Mosque for Al-Qaida'," Elliot recalled. "We're assuming that these are people of the mosque but are protesting against building a mosque in Ground Zero. It's ostensible that this is the group of people that Dana was infiltrating. We're not sure this is the exact group, though. She might not even be in the city anymore."
"She's been undercover for a year," Olivia continued, "or at least that's what we're assuming. These people – who are throwing out possible threats – almost definitely know people who can get a background check for almost anyone. If it showed that Dana was still in the FBI, they would surely try to persuade her to tell the government what they wanted. If it came to it, they could have tortured her. She had to quit to make sure that her cover wasn't blown."
Both detectives gave a quick but thorough briefing to Cragen.
"So why didn't the chief tell you this?"
"You know how the FBI is," Elliot said, shrugging. "They're very secretive, whether they're around modern-day people or the law. Sometimes they can't trust anybody. Remember Porter?" Elliot still hated Dean Porter's guts, but instantly felt guilty of saying his name in front of Olivia in such a two-worded candid way.
"Yes, Elliot," Cragen said, his voice saying to shut up. "We do remember him. Now go find Miss Lewis and make sure she's safe. Better check that crowd down there. It's one of our better places to check first.
The noise was so loud around the two detectives that they could barely hear their own thoughts. Signs slamming the idea of creating a mosque in Ground Zero, people shouting their opinions at the closed doors, cops around and controlling the crowd but not attacking.
"Let's split up. Look for Dana," Elliot said to Olivia. "If you see her, just say so." Olivia nodded.
Each went in opposite directions trying not to stand out from the crowd.
Elliot was the one to spot a short brunette-haired woman with a cap on her head. She looked up.
"Hey! You!" Elliot shouted. "We need to talk to you!" He spoke into his radio and told Olivia that he had spotted 'her'. He walked up to the undercover Dana. She gave him an ungrateful look.
"My name is Laura Wistlake," she said bitterly. "Lead me away," she whispered. "Keep my cover." Elliot did as told, followed by Olivia. They got into the police car, putting Laura in the backseat for everyone to see. Olivia turned back to face her.
"Where have you been?"
"With my group. What are you doing here? You're risking my whole year's worth of infiltration."
"Has this mosque in Ground Zero thing really been happening for a year?" Elliot asked incredulously.
"In public, no," Dana explained. "But behind walls and under cement, yes. They had heard plans of building one there but they were only going to protest if the decision was made final. Why are you here?" she asked again.
"Our M.E. got the results from your rape kit," said Olivia quietly.
Dana took a short breath. "What's his name?"
"His name is David Worthy."
Dana gritted her teeth. "His own name tells a lie." After a couple of silent moments, Dana was back on track with her assignment. "Are you arresting or something? I've got to get back out there if you're not or they're going to start to suspect something."
"Yeah, okay. Promise we'll see you later," requested Olivia. "Is there any way to contact you if we get this guy?"
"Yeah. I have a secret untraceable phone for emergencies or private conferences."
Elliot fished out a slip for paper for her to put the number on.
"Here it is," she said, handing the detectives the ten digits. "When you catch this guy, call me immediately. Don't worry about where I am. Just call me." Dana, in the role of Laura again, got out of the car and slammed the door shut. She walked back into the protest with twice as much energy than before.
"Listen, El," said Olivia, holding her head in her hands. "I'm unbelievably exhausted. I don't want to, but Fin or Munch is going to have to take over for me now. I have to get some rest."
"Sure, Liv. I'll drive you over to your place now."
"Thanks, El. I'm relieved that Calvin is at a friend's house right now. He doesn't have to deal with the stress of the case. I'll call the parents and explain to them and hope they don't complain too much about keeping him an extra night. I'm sure his friend will be ecstatic, though." She chuckled again thinking about Calvin as they pulled up to her apartment building. "Thanks, El," waved Olivia. "See ya tomorrow."
"See ya, Liv," Elliot waved back. He stayed until she got safely into her building then pulled away.
Elliot got back to the precinct and saw Cragen waiting for him with a file in his hands. "Here is David Worthy's file. This definitely isn't his first offense. Two offenses for sexual harassment, one for sexual assault, and one more for stalking charges. Unfortunately, none of these were very serious and he just got off with ten years, ten years, and two years in jail."
"Get Fin and go book this guy."
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Hope you liked Part 1 of my two-shot! I will put up the rest as soon as I can! Review! :D :D :D
Enjoy the 3 days til SVU! Marcia Gay Harden is going to be A-Mazing! Plain and simple.