Title: A Lot Like Vegas
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Date in Calendar: 9 December 2009
Fandom: Women's Murder Club / Law & Order: SVU
Pairing: Cindy Thomas / Alex Cabot / Lindsay Boxer
Word Count: 1148
Summary: That's it. Cindy's never leaving Alex alone unsupervised again.
Spoilers: None that I know of.
Warnings: I played around with timelines a bit.
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Authorís Notes: This is the second in a series of related stories taking place in the same universe. I'm calling it the Left My Heart series. Takes place maybe a year and a half after Of Ignorance And Bliss.
Beta: With thanks to Ann for the help, any mistakes remaining are because I'm stubborn and hard-headed.
Alex shimmied out of the bed and scooped up the first shirt she came across, pulling it over her head and looking around for her underwear. The doorbell rang again and she poked her head out of the bedroom, scanning the floor and finding her panties on the stairs. She took her time putting them on and pulled her shirt down. It was Boxer's, and it barely covered the tops of her thighs, but Alex knew who was at the door, so it didn't matter much.
Or so she thought, until she opened the door and was frozen by a blast of frigid air. Alex hissed and grabbed a stunned Cindy's hand, yanking her inside. It wasn't anywhere near as bad as New York, but that didn't mean Alex appreciated it any more.
"Christ, it's cold outside," she muttered, shivering. She looked around for her glasses and then shoved them on, leading the way to the kitchen she'd barely seen the night before. "It's early, Sin."
Cindy spluttered quietly, ignoring the college nickname and taking in the clothes on the staircase. "Tell me you didn't," she pleaded, following behind Alex and eyeing her bare legs. "Tell me you did not sleep with Lindsay Boxer."
Alex turned an arch look over her shoulder. "There was very little sleeping involved, actually."
"You know, when I asked you to come visit for the holiday, I wasn't exactly planning on you riling up my Inspector and then sleeping with her!" Cindy hissed, overtaking Alex and starting coffee, comfortable in Lindsay's home. "If anybody was going to be getting laid this week, I was kind of hoping it would be me!"
Alex smiled and wrapped her arms around Cindy from behind, sliding chilled hands under a sweater and over hot flesh. She dropped a kiss to Cindy's neck, inhaling sweet perfume. "That can be still be arranged," she murmured.
For just a second, Cindy let herself sink into Alex's slim frame, before she straightened and batted Alex's hands away. "No! God, you just slept with my Inspector! You can't make a pass at me while she's still sleeping it off!" Her lower lip poked out and she sank into a chair. "I can't believe you slept with her."
Alex tilted her head and leaned against the counter, blue eyes soft behind black frames. "I hardly think she's going to be expecting to exchange commitment rings after one night, Sin. Or were you hoping you'd get a chance yourself? Because I could probably say something to her..."
Cindy looked up, horrified. "No, I do not want you to say anything! I'm not interested in her! And if I were, I wouldn't need a matchmaker, I'd say something myself." Cindy nodded firmly. Alex just smiled and pulled down a mug, rummaging around for a spoon. After a minute, she heard, "Why? Did she say something about me?"
"She wouldn't stop talking about you all through dinner."
Cindy gaped, brown eyes wide. "And you still slept with her?"
Alex glanced back with a sly smile. "It shut her up."
Cindy groaned and buried her head in her arms, whimpering a little.
"Sin." Alex took a sip of coffee and waited until Cindy looked up, her expression miserable. "Do you want her?"
Cindy made a face and nodded, her lower lip poking out. Alex nodded, too, and set her coffee down with a snap.
"Well, let's go get her then." She reached out to pull the redhead up from her chair.
"Wait, where are we going?"
Alex smiled mischievously, "Upstairs."
"To her bedroom?" Cindy squeaked, stopping in her tracks. "I can't go there!"
Alex laughed and turned to face her friend. "Do you really think Boxer is stupid enough to turn down two beautiful women in her bed? She'll wonder what lottery she's won!" Seeing the hesitation and uncertainty written on Cindy's face was enough to have Alex stepping closer, cupping her face and leaning down to press a kiss to parted lips. "You didn't hear the way she talked about you last night. The things she said. Trust me. She's not going to be upset about this."
Cindy fidgeted, unsure. "But what if she is?"
Blue eyes rolled. "Then we'll kick her out of her own bed and you and I will just have to continue on without her."
"I can't believe I'm doing this," the redhead muttered, blowing out a breath.
Alex laughed and tugged at Cindy's sweater. "Come on! Clothes, off!"
"Coming, jeez." Cindy struggled with her sweater and toed off her shoes, following Alex up the stairs and shedding her clothes at the same time. "Bossy boots."
Cindy hesitated at the doorway, in just her panties and her bra, peeking in at the sleeping woman burrowed under the blankets. One last bolstering glance and then she was following Alex in, dropping the last of her clothing and carefully picking up the blanket on the other side of Lindsay's feet, giggling with nerves and anticipation at the miles of smooth, warm skin ahead of her.
Together, they crawled under the covers and up Lindsay's body, stopping now and then to press nipping, suckling kisses along the way. At about hip-level, Alex reached out and drew Cindy in for a slow, sensual kiss. It held the comfort and familiarity of former lovers, Alex knew all the ways to make Cindy shiver, and Cindy knew just how to leave the blonde breathless. A small, friendly eskimo kiss and then they were crawling back up Lindsay's body. Cindy got distracted by the brunette's navel and nuzzled it, dragging her open mouth up and over to a darkened nipple. Part of her was still expecting to be kicked out, but she was damned if she wasn't going to make the most of every single second until then.
Lindsay moaned sleepily, mouth captured in a kiss with Alex by the time Cindy dragged herself away from Lindsay's chest and propped herself on one elbow, watching avidly as Alex woke Lindsay up gently. She traced invisible patterns over the woman's collar bone, feeling an arm tighten around her and watching it finally register that there was another woman in bed with them.
Dark eyes shot open and stared at her in shock. "Cindy! What...?"
"Call it an early Christmas present," Alex interrupted, drawing Lindsay's attention back to her. "And say thank you."
Lindsay stared at Alex for a long moment, and Cindy bit her lip when the bewildered woman turned that dark gaze on her. She offered a nervous, hopeful smile and then squeaked when Lindsay growled and flipped them, settling her long, lanky frame over Cindy's and pressing against her in all the right places.
Lindsay smiled over at Alex and then stared at Cindy again, brushing red strands out of her face. "Thank you, Alex," she murmured, voice husky, before leaning down and claiming a kiss.