I've somehow managed to get myself sucked into SVU again, and I've been watching a ton of old episodes, from the first four or five seasons. You guys! That show used to be sort of good! The cops were occasionally semi-competent! No one cried at work! Munch and Fin had lines! Benson and Stabler talked to each other! Stabler cared about his family and wasn't a roid-raging lunatic so Saint Oliska could be Strong Yet Vulnerable! Cabot won cases! Sometimes there were only, like, two plotlines per episode!
Anyway. Old-skool SVU has reawakened my desire to write for it, at least a little, and I was thinking about how much it sucks that Stabler is just sort of gone after twelve years (TWELVE YEARS, that is a long time to be on a show that makes you say things like "diorama" during supposedly dramatic moments) and doesn't even get a proper farewell. So here is a small bit of PG-13-ish Elliot fic. It's A/O, but tangentially. Since Elliot's family-man persona was always one of the best parts of his character, to me, the Chemistryless One appears as well, so (fair warning!) there is a little bit of het. ( If you go (You'll never come back)Collapse )