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Inevitable Part Two

Title: Inevitable
Author: Snuffybaby
Disclaimer: Rob Thomas owns the VM universe
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: LL, VD, LV
Word Count:
Part One – 6,606 (hmm… how evil)
Part Two – 5,814
Spoilers: Season 1 and 2
Summary: AU – set pre-season 1;
Author’s Note: Loveathon’s Epic Love Challenge. I'm glad everyone enjoyed the first part of my story, and I hope I didn't keep you waiting too long on this second part. Sorry if anyone seems too far out of character. Enjoy.

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Part Two

--

“Hello, Lynn? It’s Keith Mars.”

“Keith, is it true? What they’re saying on the news, is it true? Aaron killed Lilly?”

“I’m sorry, Lynn.”

“The bastard finally went overboard.”

Keith blinked. “I’m sorry?”

“Tell him that he should just call his lawyer. Don’t bother calling me. I don’t want to speak with him.”

“I will.” He glanced behind him. “That’s not why I’m calling though.”

“What is it?” she asked curiously.

“I just wanted to let you know that Logan was there today. He saw what Aaron did.”

“Oh, dear.”

“He’s at my house right now with Veronica. You don’t have to worry. Lianne and I are watching over them. I was just wondering if you could make it over here-”

“I’m coming over.” She hung up before Keith could say anything further.

Setting the phone down, Keith walked slowly into his daughter’s room to check on her and Logan. They’d been wrapped in each other’s arms since the paramedics had finished looking them over.

He needed to get back to work, but he didn’t think he should leave the pair alone with just his wife.

“Logan?” he said softly, “I called your mother. She’ll be here soon.”

“What about Aaron?”

Veronica’s shaking body froze.

“He won’t be free anytime soon,” Keith reassured. “When the two of you are ready, I’m going to have to ask you some questions.”

“About what?”

“What you saw, what you heard, what you did. It’s procedure.”

“Can we do it now?” Veronica asked.

“Take some time, honey. When we’re all ready, we’ll go down to the station and have everything done officially.”

She nodded, before burying her face against Logan’s chest again.

“Try to rest.”

--

“How is Logan?” Lynn asked the instant Lianne opened the door.

“He seems… angry?” Lianne searched for the right words. “He’s mostly been trying to comfort Veronica.”

“Can I see him?”

Keith was at the bottom of the staircase. “Come on, I’ll take you up.”

“Do you think he’ll be alright? Do you think he’ll need therapy?” Lynn asked urgently. “He’s always been such a good boy and to see his father kill someone…”

“Why don’t you speak with him first?” he suggested. “You’ll get a better idea.” He opened Veronica’s door for her.

Lynn rushed into the room and over to the bed. “Logan?”

“Mom?” He opened his eyes to look at her.

“How are you?” she asked in a hushed voice.

He shrugged. “How am I supposed to be? Aaron killed my girlfriend.”

“Do you want to go home? I can take you home.”

Logan felt Veronica’s grip on his shirt tighten. “No. I don’t want to go home.”

“How is Veronica?” Lynn brushed her hand softly over Veronica’s hair. “She must be devastated.”

“She’s been crying since it happened. I don’t want to leave her yet.”

“Then you won’t. We’ll stay here as long as you need to.”

“Mom? I don’t want to go back there.”

“I know you don’t.” She didn’t want to go back to that barren house either. She reached over Veronica and touched Logan’s face. “How about I reserve the Presidential Suite at the Neptune Grand? We can stay there until we find something more permanent.”

“What about Aaron?”

“Don’t worry about him. Don’t worry about anything. I’ll take care of it.”

For the first time in a long time, Lynn had the resolve and the desire to take hold of her life and her son’s. She wasn’t going to cower and hide any longer. For once, she would protect her son. No matter what.

--

Left alone, Veronica whispered softly, “You didn’t have to stay.”

“You clutching my shirt told me otherwise.”

She blushed.

“Hey, don’t worry about it. It’s nice to feel wanted.”

“Your mom seems very worried about you.”

“You too.”

“You don’t have to go back.”

“No. I didn’t think my mom would ever suggest that. She’s always been extremely oblivious to what Aaron does… or at least she turns a blind eye to it.”

“Being a murderer is pretty hard to ignore.”

“She could have always chosen not to believe it.”

“Logan, do you really think that your mom would ignore it when your dad does something so violent?”

“She has before.”

“What?” she said in surprise.

“Forget about it.” Logan shook his head.

“Logan-”

“Don’t worry about it, Mars.”

She could tell that he didn’t want to talk about it anymore.

--

A week later, the Kanes held a funeral for Lilly.

It was closed casket.

Lilly would have been so mad.

This was the first time since Lilly’s murder that Logan and Veronica had seen Duncan. They had tried to speak with him for a few days, but Celeste and Jake kept saying that he was unavailable.

Logan took the chance to walk up to him during the funeral and hug his best friend. “How are you doing?” he asked softly.

Duncan shrugged weakly. His eyes rimmed red from tears. “You?”

“Same as you.”

“Veronica?” Duncan asked softly, eagerly.

Logan peeked over his shoulder at her. “She’s been crying all week. You should talk to her. She’s worried about you.”

Duncan shook his head. “Tell her, I’m okay.”

“You should tell her yourself.”

“I can’t.”

Before today, Logan would have said that he knew exactly how Duncan would react to anything. Why Duncan wouldn’t speak to Veronica, especially now that Lilly was gone, Logan would never understand. He’d thought that Veronica was it for Duncan; that they’d get married once they finished high school. Something had changed that for Duncan, but Logan couldn’t figure out what. “Alright.” Logan agreed to be the messenger. “Take care of yourself, man. And turn on your cell phone so I don’t have to listen to Celeste.”

Duncan let out a small laugh, nodding.

Logan patted his shoulder, gave him a nod and then returned to his mom. All the while, he could feel the ice cold glare of Celeste aimed at his back.

Lynn reached him and rubbed her hand up and down his arm. “How are you doing?”

“Don’t worry, mom. I’m okay.”

“You sure.”

“Yeah. You?”

She gave a small smirk. “I’m the wife of a murderer.”

“Do you want to go?”

“No. Don’t worry about me. This is for you.”

They took seats next to the Marses.

Keith already has his arm around Veronica’s shoulders, so Logan took hold of the hands in her lap. She gave him a grateful look, lacing her fingers with his.

They sat back as the service began.

--

Veronica and Logan stood together and watched as the cemetery workers filled in Lilly’s grave.

Everyone had headed toward the Kanes’ for the wake more than an hour ago, but Veronica and Logan stood – frozen by the finality of the day. It was finally sinking in that Lilly was not coming back. She was gone.

A week of grieving and tears, and finally they witnessed Lilly’s coffin being interred six feet below their feet.

An odd sense of peace came over them.

“Maybe this is what people say about closure,” Veronica said softly. “Lilly’s gone and all we can hope is that she’s in a better place.”

“I never thought you were a religious person.”

“I’m not… but that doesn’t mean there’s not something else out there.”

“What? Like heaven?”

She gave a small smile. “Can you imagine? Lilly’s sitting up there on her cloud looking down on everyone.”

“Don’t you mean looking up?” Logan smirked. “She’ll probably be watching us all shower.”

Veronica slapped his shoulder. “Logan!”

“What? It’s Lilly.”

“Veronica,” Keith walked up softly. “It’s time to go to the wake.”

She nodded, tugging on Logan’s hand. As they walked towards their cars, she shook her head. “I can’t believe you drove your yellow monstrosity to Lilly’s funeral.”

Logan shrugged. “Why not? It would have annoyed the hell out of her.”

--

Celeste and Jake were still receiving condolences from grievers when they arrived. There was an awkward pause when Logan and Lynn faced the mourning parents.

“I’m so sorry,” Lynn said softly.

Everyone was surprised when Celeste reached out and hugged the shorter brunette.

“Thank you for coming.” Celeste patted Lynn’s back softly. “How are you doing?”

Lynn offered a helpless shrug. “Things are rough. Logan’s been miserable, but he’s staying together… trying to comfort Veronica.” She didn’t notice Celeste’s expression turn sour, while she asked, “How is Duncan?”

Celeste looked around the room trying to spot her son. “He’s holding up. He and Lilly were close. Losing her is really affecting him.”

“He needs his friends right now.” Jake shook hands with Logan. “You should stop by. Keep Duncan company.”

“I’d like that,” Logan gave a quick glance towards Celeste, “if it’s not too much trouble.”

“Of course not. Come by whenever you have time.”

“I will.”

As Logan and Lynn made their way into the house, the Marses were next to offer their condolences. Keith shook hands with Jake. “I’m so sorry for your loss.”

“Thank you for being here today.” Jake gave a small smile.

“Is there anything I can do to make things easier on you?”

“Just make sure the bastard stays in jail.”

“I’ll do my best.”

“If you have a moment later,” Jake cleared his throat of the tears that were beginning to build, “I’d like to speak with you in private.”

“Of course.” Keith wondered what Jake had to say. “We’ll be here. I know Veronica wouldn’t mind. She and Lilly spent a lot of time here together.”

“Veronica?” Jake looked at the petite blond that was standing behind Keith.

It surprised everyone when Jake suddenly pulled Veronica into a hug and broke down into tears.

Veronica had a look of shock on her face. Unsure of what to do, she just stood there looking at her father helplessly. Celeste’s stiff upper lip somehow managed to stiffen further as she looked at her husband in cold anger. Lianne wrung her hands together in distress.

Duncan appeared out of nowhere, coming between Veronica and his father, and helped Jake to his study. “Come on, dad. It’s been a long day.”

Celeste looked at her guests. She struggled to find words, but failed, so she simply walked off following after her family.

Veronica looked at her father. “Is he going to be okay?”

“I don’t know.” Keith hugged her close. “If I had lost you, I don’t know what I’d do.”

--

“You wanted to speak with me?” Keith said softly, entering Jake’s office.

Jake pinched the bridge of his nose, surreptitiously removing any gathering tears. “Right, of course. Come in.”

Keith took a seat in the chair across from Jake. “I wouldn’t have disturbed you, but it seemed urgent.”

“It’s about Lilly.”

The Sheriff remained silent, waiting for Jake to continue.

“Lilly was my daughter. She was known to do a lot of impulsive things – mainly to embarrass her mother – but she was my daughter and I love her… and I know without a doubt that what I’m about to say will probably shock you, but you need to know.” Jake took a deep breath. “I suspect that Lilly was having an affair with Aaron.”

Keith leaned back in his chair. “Why would you think that?”

“I don’t have any proof. All I have are my suspicions. She was over at Logan’s a lot, even when Logan was out of town.”

“That doesn’t mean-”

“Lilly delighted in making fools of people. She would have jumped at the chance to make a fool of a great movie star, even if he happened to be her boyfriend’s father.” Jake paused. “Maybe even because he was her boyfriend’s father.”

“Jake, do you know what you’re saying?”

--

Veronica leaned against her father’s side. “What did Mr. Kane have to say to you?”

“Nothing important,” Keith smiled. “Just something to do with Lilly’s case.”

“Is he worried that Aaron will get away with it?”

“No. He just wanted to know if there was anything he could do to help keep Aaron in jail.”

“Is there?”

“Not without evidence.”

--

Things slowly returned to normal, although Veronica would swear that the world was quieter without Lilly to make her usual splash. The quiet also stemmed from the fact that she spent most of her time alone.

Without Duncan, more than half of the 09ers started ignoring her.

Without Lilly, the other half abandoned her as well.

Veronica was no longer the best friend of Lilly Kane or the girlfriend of Duncan Kane. Now she was simply the daughter of the Sheriff who had been too late to rescue Lilly Kane from murdering action movie star, Aaron Echolls. Not that anyone would say so to her face. They simply turned their backs on her, avoiding her as much as possible.

It was like she’d developed the plague.

Veronica spent most of her time alone. Her time spread out between studying for classes and attending classes, she didn’t have much entertainment. Her only relief was when Logan stopped by to spend some time with her.

“How are you doing?” Logan tugged on one of her pigtails.

She shrugged. “Alright, I guess. Lonely.”

He straddled the lunch bench beside her. “I’m sorry I can’t spend more time with you.”

“Don’t worry about it. I’m not your responsibility.”

“But it’s my job to keep you entertained.” He smushed her cheeks together. “What would you do without me?”

She pulled back, slapping his hands away. “Maintain my IQ?”

Tapping his lower lip, Logan looked thoughtful. “You know, I don’t think stupidity is contagious.”

“Really? Because I swear you’ve been doing dumber and dumber things the more time you spend with Dick and Cassidy.”

“That’s so not true.”

She gave him a pointed look. “What delusional world do you live in?”

He relented. “But that doesn’t make me stupid. Just easily influenced.”

She scoffed, “Like anyone can make you do something that you don’t want to.”

“I’m sorry, are we talking about you now?” Logan tapped her nose. “Little Miss. Loner.”

“What is that supposed to mean?”

“I told you that you could sit with me at lunch.”

“What’s the point? Everyone would just ignore me anyway.”

“I won’t.”

She looked at her hands. “I don’t want things to be awkward for you… or Duncan.”

“They won’t.”

“I’m fine sitting by myself.”

“You’re going to make me cry, Mars.” He wiped a mock tear from his eye.

She rolled her eyes. “I don’t want to have to deal with them either.”

“‘Them,’ who?”

“09ers.”

“But I’m an 09er. Does that mean you don’t want to deal with me?”

“On most days,” she smiled.

His arms crossed around his chest. “See if I come visit you ever again.”

Veronica looked at him with wide eyed innocence. “But you have to. You promised.”

“I don’t want you to have to ‘deal’ with me.” He started to climb from his seat.

She reached out and grabbed his arm. “I was joking. Don’t be such a drama queen.”

Logan gave her a smirk before wrapping her in a hug. “It’s my specialty.”

“Don’t I know it?” She studied him, contemplatively. “You know, you might want to consider a career in acting.”

“And follow in my father’s footsteps? Never.”

“But you’d actually be good at it.”

“I won’t give Aaron the satisfaction.”

“You could always say that you’re following in your mother’s footsteps.”

A wide smirk stretched across his face. “Now that would definitely piss him off.”

--

“What is going on with you, Lianne?”

Veronica looked up when she heard her father shouting. She’d never heard her parents fighting before. Sliding her key in the front door, she entered quietly.

“Nothing’s wrong.” Lianne tried to laugh it off.

Keith slammed a half empty vodka bottle on the kitchen counter. “Then explain to me why you’ve been drinking.” He grabbed the water bottle from her hand. “You think I haven’t noticed? You think Veronica hasn’t noticed? What is wrong with you?” He twisted the cap open and sniffed the contents. He up ended the bottle into the sink. “You can’t hide these things from me.”

She tried to grab the bottle from him. “Nothing’s wrong,” she said desperately. “It’s just a small drink.”

“Small drink?” he scoffed. “When was the last time you drank anything without alcohol in it?”

“Keith-”

“You have a problem, Lianne.” He took a calming breath. “You need help.”

This is when Lianne went angry. “Do you know what my problem is? Do you really want to know?” At his nod, she finally admitted it. “Veronica. Veronica is my problem.”

“What?”

“You look at her with love in you eyes. Everybody does. Perfect little Veronica can do nothing wrong. Well, I hate her!”

“She’s your daughter.”

“She’s not yours!” Lianne ranted, “Jake knows it. Celeste knows it. Why do you think she tried to scare her away?”

“Lianne, what are you talking about?”

“Celeste wanted to tell her,” Lianne whimpered, her energy suddenly drained and her shoulders slumped. “She wanted to tell Veronica the truth. I couldn’t let her. I had to keep it secret.”

Keith grabbed his wife’s arms. “Lianne! What are you saying?”

“She’s not yours.” She slid to the ground. “She’s not yours.”

He took a deep breath and released her. “You’re going to pack your bags and you’re going to leave.”

“Keith-”

“No. I knew you were having an affair with Jake. I have the proof.” He swallowed hard. “So pack your bags and leave… and don’t ever come back. After you sign our divorce papers, I don’t want to hear from you again – not for anything. And you stay away from Veronica.”

“No! You can’t have her. She’s mine!”

“She’s mine.” Keith said with finality.

“You’re not her father!”

“I am her father. Biology doesn’t change that.”

--

Keith had supervised Lianne as she packed her things. He closed the door behind her as the taxi driver helped her with her luggage. Leaning back against the door, he glanced around the silent room. That’s when he spotted his daughter huddled in a corner.

“Veronica?” He went over to her, sitting down beside her. “How long have you been sitting here?” Judging by the look on her face and the tears in her eyes, he knew. “You heard everything, didn’t you?”

She collapsed against him, crying.

Holding her close, he brushed her hair. “Don’t worry, honey. Everything’s going to be fine.”

She whimpered, “Are you my father?”

“I’ll always be your father, Veronica.”

“Are you my real father?”

“That too.”

She let out a soft laugh of relief before continuing to cry.

--

Duncan nudged Logan, “What’s up with Veronica?”

Logan looked away from the laughing 09ers. “What are you talking about?”

“She seemed… off.”

“I haven’t seen her today,” Logan shrugged. Curious, he glanced around the quad expecting to see Veronica at her usual table. It was empty.

“I think she went to Clemmons’s office.”

Nodding, Logan slapped Duncan’s shoulder before heading out. “I’m going to go see what’s up.”

He reached the office and found that Veronica was not there. Turning to leave, he caught the tail end of the secretary gossiping with the cleaning lady.

“It’s such a shame. Keith Mars is such a good man.”

“His wife though. I heard she was a drinker.”

“It’s much better for him and his daughter that she’s out of the picture.”

“What do you know about the daughter?”

“Veronica? She’s the perfect kid. Top of the class, polite, helpful, all around nice girl.”

A sense of urgency reached Logan. He needed to find Veronica. He had to know what was going on. He stalked the hallways looking for her. He passed the ‘Out of Order’ girls’ bathroom before he stopped and backtracked. Staring at the sign for a moment, he pushed through the door and found who he was looking for. “Veronica?”

“Logan?” She sniffled and stepped out of the stall. “What are you doing here?”

“I was looking for you.”

“The sign-”

He shrugged. “I just figured you’d be in here.” He held his arms out to her. “What’s wrong? What happened?”

She stepped into his embrace, burying her face against his shoulder. “My parents are getting divorced. Dad kicked mom out of the house last night.”

Logan simply held her, not knowing what to say.

“She’s been drinking – a lot – lately. I guess dad got fed up.” Her fingers curled around the loose fabric of his shirt.

“I’m so sorry.”

“There’s more,” she said softly. “I finally know why Duncan broke up with me.”

“He told you?”

She shook her head. “I overheard mom screaming.” Her grip tightened as she exhaled. “Duncan’s my brother.”

Logan was stunned. It wasn’t possible. “You’re joking, right?”

“Mom and Jake have been having an affair. She told dad that Jake was my father.”

“Are you sure she wasn’t lying?”

“I don’t know. I don’t know anything anymore.”

--

Sachs knocked on Keith’s door. “Logan Echolls is here to see you.” He escorted the teenager into the Sheriff’s office and closing the door behind him.

Keith looked up from his computer. “Logan, what are you doing here?”

“Mr. Mars, you’re a man.”

“Last time I checked,” he smiled good naturedly.

“For my health class, I’m supposed to convince a sexually active adult to do an STD test with me. Mom, being of the weaker gender of our species, is afraid of needles, so-”

“So you want to get a sample from me?”

“Exactly.”

Keith understood how hard it was for Logan to be asking. Under normal circumstances, most kids would be asking their fathers. Taking the pin, he pierced the tip of his index finger and watched as the sample card absorbed the drop of blood that was welling from the wound. He handed it back to Logan. “There you go.”

“Thanks.”

“Any time.”

--

Duncan caught up to Logan the next day at school. “Did you find out what was wrong?”

“The world in general?” Logan continued to stare at the contents of his locker.

“With Veronica.”

Grabbing his books, he slammed the door shut. “Yup.” He walked away.

“Well?” Duncan followed after him.

“Nothing.”

“Nothing’s wrong?”

Logan pivoted around on his foot to face Duncan, stopping the boy in his tracks. “If you want to know about Veronica, you should ask her yourself.”

Duncan pulled back as if he were burned. “I can’t.”

“Then there you go.” He waved his arms dramatically in the air before turning back around. “I’m not your spy, Duncan. If you want to know what’s going on with Veronica, ask her yourself.”

--

Veronica sighed. “Why do I have to do an STD test? I’m not even sexually active.” She pricked her finger and dabbed the blood on the card.

Logan shrugged. “What else are they going to teach in health class?”

“I’m not taking health class. You are.”

“Enbom and I were bored. We swiped some extra tests. I might as well use them.”

“You should have gotten Dick to take one. He must be riddled with diseases.”

“Beav’s in the class. He already took Dick’s blood. Big Dick’s too.”

“Well, you have plenty of other friends. Why do you need my blood?”

“Don’t be such a baby, Ronnie.” Logan put away her blood sample. “It’s not like it hurts.”

“You needed a female sample, didn’t you? Your mom wouldn’t give you her blood?”

“You’d be surprised how many girls are afraid of needles.”

“I probably wouldn’t.”

--

Veronica didn’t bother to lift her head when she heard the knock on her door. “Come in.”

“Rise and shine!” Logan said cheerfully.

She rolled over to face him. “What are you doing here?”

“Come on, it’s Halloween. We’re going to party.”

“I don’t want to go.” Her arms wrapped around her pillow tightly, hugging it against her.

“Get up and shower, woman. I’m not taking no for an answer.” Logan swiped the pillow from her arms and dragging the blanket off of her.

Veronica squeaked in surprise and grabbed for her duvets, but she was too late. She was left kneeling on her bed clad in only a thin camisole and panties. “Logan!”

He stood there leering at her. “I should wake you up more often.” He was met by a pillow smacking him in the face.

“Get out of here.” Her hands planted against his chest as she shoved him out of her room.

“Hurry up and get ready,” he managed to get out before her door closed in his face. “We have some costume shopping to do.”

--

“There’s no way I’m wearing that.”

“You picked my costume. I get to pick yours.”

“You can’t make me.”

“That was the agreement.”

“No way. No how.”

“Then I guess I don’t have to wear what you picked for me.”

His mouth dropped open about to retort, but it snapped closed. Logan’s jaw clenched tightly. “Fine.”

“Great.”

--

“Dude, those are tight.” Dick stared in dismay when he opened the door.

“Thanks for pointing out the obvious.” Logan grumbled as he entered the Casablancas mansion. “Blame the tiny blond one.”

Veronica stepped in after him and glared at Dick, silently daring him to speak.

“Don’t you look… gothic.” Dick trailed off lamely, as he took in her outfit.

On her feet were bulky boots that laced up to her knees. She was dressed in a mid-thigh length black kimono with red detailing over a red flower patterned juban (undergarment) and crinoline for extra poof. She looked like a porcelain doll with the black of her wig framing her face and the dark kohl eye shadow contrasting with her pale complexion. To complete the look, a matching bow tied half her hair back.

She gave him an accessing look, taking in his pirate costume. “Don’t you look…silly.” Veronica kept a tight smile on her face as she brushed passed him.

Logan smiled as he watched her walking further into the party.

Dick huffed. “I look hot.” He waved the hook on his left hand around. “Girls dig pirates.”

“The eye patch and missing hand are a real draw.”

“And you look better?”

“Logan looks hot,” Madison said coyly as she walked up to them, draping herself against Logan’s left arm. “All by your lonesome tonight?”

“He came with Veronica.” Dick grabbed his girlfriend’s arm and dragged her away from his friend.

She could barely hide the sneer of disgust spreading across her face. “Oh.”

“She’s the one responsible for these tight pants.” Logan gestured to the black leather that encased his legs.

“Who are you supposed to be anyway?” Dick frowned in confusion.

Madison rolled her eyes. “He’s Angel.”

“I didn’t think angels wore leather pants.”

“Not an angel. Angel. You know from Buffy? The vampire with a soul.”

“How the hell can you tell? He’s just wearing leather pants and a shirt.”

She scoffed and walked away.

Dick spotted Meg and Pam, and called them over. “Can you guess who Logan is?”

“Angel,” they said together, as if it were obvious.

Dick gave Logan a disbelieving look.

Logan shrugged, “Maybe it’s a girl thing.”

“You forgot the duster,” Sean stated, handing each of the boys a drink.

“It’s in the car.” Logan took a swallow from his drink. “It’s too hot tonight to wear it.”

“How the hell did you know he was Angel?” Dick demanded.

Sean shrugged. “Who else would he be?”

--

Logan searched through the crowd trying to spot his blond friend. It took him awhile to remember that she wasn’t blond tonight. He spotted her sitting alone, her skirts spread around her, staring at the cup in her hands. “Hey, where’d you get that?” He nodded at the cup as he sat on the foot stool in front of her.

Veronica shrugged. “Someone handed it to me. It’s rum and coke.”

“You don’t want that.” He took the beer cup from her and set it down on the table behind him.

“How do you know I don’t want it?”

“You’ve been sitting here staring at it. If you really wanted it you would have drank it already.”

“I was considering it. For all I know someone spit in it or something equally gross.”

“That’s why it’s always best to mix your own drinks.”

“You don’t.”

“I’m special.”

“And I’m not?” She shook her head in disgust. “More like, everyone’s afraid what you’ll do to them if they did slip something in your drink.”

He smirked. “There’s that too.” He reached out and grabbed her hands. “Come on, let’s dance.”

Veronica let him drag her to her feet.

--

Duncan stood against the wall, watching as Logan and Veronica danced. The pair was laughing and smiling… and looking at each other in a way they shouldn’t be.

“They look good together, don’t they?” Pam commented by Duncan’s ear.

He glanced at her, not revealing his surprise. He’d been so absorbed with his staring that he hadn’t noticed her approach. “They’ve always looked good together. They both know how to dance.”

“I wasn’t talking about their dancing skills.” Her smile was filled with innuendo as she slowly walked away.

Another few minutes later, Duncan’s drink overflowed on to his shoe when Dick punched him in the arm.

“How’s it going?” Dick’s usual mindless grin was plastered across his face.

“Fine.”

“Ronnie’s looking hot tonight.”

He shrugged. “She looks cute.”

“There’s just something about her innocent look that makes me want to corrupt her,” Dick leered. His lecherous grin fell though as he said offhand, “Logan’s probably going to get him some of that. He’s been nosing around her for weeks.”

“They’re friends.”

The blond gave the couple on the dance floor a slow once over. “They look like more than friends to me.”

Duncan’s look turned grim as the music changed to a pulsing slow song. He watched as Veronica and Logan playfully began to grind against each other. As the song continued, they moved closer together, Logan’s knee slipping between her legs and his hands trailing lower to cup her ass.

Duncan tried to say casually, “They’re both free to date if they wanted to.” He swallowed hard on the words, “I know Logan thinks Veronica is hot.” He took a deep gulp from his beer.

“You ask me, Ronnie was always a little too bubble gum pink for Logan.” Dick smirked, “I guess things have changed.”

“I guess so.”

--

Logan took Veronica’s hand and led her off the dance floor. He guided her up the stairs to the guest room of the Casablancas home. Closing the door softly behind him, he turned to her. “We need to talk.”

Veronica had been a little nervous as he led her to the second floor. Her anxiety peeked when he closed the bedroom door. Sitting down on the bed, she looked up at him and nodded.

He sat down beside her and brushed the black bangs on her forehead. “I like you.”

“I like you too,” she responded honestly.

“But it’s too soon.” His voice was raspy.

“I know.” She took his hand. “I think we’d both be betraying Lilly somehow if we got into a relationship so soon after…” she swallowed, “after.”

“So we agree.” Logan nodded hesitantly.

“Yeah.”

--

Logan stormed into Keith’s office shouting, “Is it true?”

Keith stood from his seat. “Logan-”

“Is it true? Was Aaron sleeping with my sixteen year old girlfriend?” Logan demanded.

The Sheriff ushered the young man in, shutting the door for privacy. “Where did you hear this?”

“It’s all over the tabloids.”

“You, better than anyone, should know not to believe everything printed in the tabloids.”

“I normally wouldn’t, but there are pictures.” Logan pulled the ‘Inquirer’ from his back pocket and slapped it in Keith’s open hands. “Very clear pictures of the two of them in my pool house.”

“Your pool house?” Keith studied the pictures in the tabloid.

“It says that there are videos.” Logan seethed with anger. “It’s what he said that day. ‘I want those tapes.’ He went there purposely to look for her.”

--

Holed up in the school’s library, Veronica was using the computers to do research on an assignment that Mrs. Murphy had handed out that day. Since she had nothing better to do, she figured she’d start her research now. While she was searching through the library catalogue and surfing the net, she looked up to see the two boys across from her laughing and gaping at whatever was on their screen.

She looked at them in disgust. “What? You guys found a way to unlock the porn?”

One of the boys shrugged. “Sort of. It’s the Lilly Kane/Aaron Echolls video.”

The other boy whooped at what he was watching on screen, his voice tinged with laughter, “Imagine how the family feels?”

Veronica rushed around the end of the tables to see what the duo were staring at. Her stomach turned as she watched Lilly and Aaron in bed together. Even covered by white sheets, it was obvious to anyone with eyes what the pair were doing. She couldn’t stand the sight any longer, so she ran.

Right into a solid, unyielding chest.

“Logan?” she asked him cautiously. There was a distant look in his eyes that she had never seen before. She didn’t know what it meant or what was going through his mind.

She squeaked when his arm went around her waist, dragging her against him. Any further sound that she made was muffled by his lips on hers.

One arm held her to him like a metal brace; the other delved his hand into her hair to cup the back of her head, as his lips devoured hers.

Not understanding what was happening, Veronica surrendered to him, giving herself over to his control and their building passion. Before she knew it, he had backed her into a secluded corner of the library.

Lost in the stacks, he lifted her off her feet, forcing her to wrap her legs around his waist for leverage. Expertly, he undid her jeans and slipped his hands down, delving into her hidden core.

Her back pressed up against the shelved books, Veronica gasped in surprise and tried to pull back, but his hold on her was unbending. Her shock turned into bliss. “Logan!” she whispered against his neck before his mouth slanted over hers again.

It was like he was on a mission and he wasn’t going to let anything get in his way. His body was covering hers, blocking any passers by from seeing her. His mouth took in every gasp and whimper escaping her, so no one could hear them. His arm was locked around her keeping her in place, so that his well trained fingers could complete the mission.

Bring Veronica to orgasm.

He was single minded in goal and the instant it was achieved, his mind cleared.

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To be continued.

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AN: Veronica’s costume courtesy of hunny_lee’s,
ebay store .

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Loveathon's Epic Love Challenge

Comments

Oh, I live the fact that Logan's the one doing the paternity test!

“How the hell did you know he was Angel?” Dick demanded.

Sean shrugged. “Who else would he be?”


I can SO picture Logan in his costume!
Ahh. Logan must of been hot. Veronica's costume is so adorable. I can't wait for more!!!
Please tell me he didn't figer V to get back at Lilly.
Oops spelled finger wrong sorry.
I don't know snuffybaby's actual intentions obviously with the story, but the way I read it Logan didn't persue Veronica to get back at Lilly. Once he realized the truth about Lilly and Aaron, Logan realized he didn't have to worry about betraying Lilly since she never gave him the same consideration. It was like that news gave him permission to stop hiding his feelings for Veronica and the truth about their relationship.
I loved this chapter! I love how Logan is going to get the paternity test for her without her knowing...and I loved the whole Angel bit....sooo funny, especially when Sean came up and knew who he was too! LOL...totally had me cracking up...I liked the last part of the party scene too where they admit that they like each other...then the ending...wow...crazy! Loved it! Can't wait to read more!
I really love how you're playing with canon to creats something different, and still familar.

The way you brought Logan and Veronica together was really natural, and extemely hot.

He was single minded in goal....

Hot Damn! This AU is so supremely excellent!! Logan does the DNA test, Keith throws Lianne out (yay!) Logan takes away the trip to the dentist, its the sex footage thats leaked, not the crime scene... and when V bumbs into his chest, Logan has a completely different reaction! And... we know from hints she made before she died, that Lilly really did want her two friends to hook up. I am so intrigued to see what else you have up your sleeve!

Normaly, I would be turned off by an AU that takes the investigation out of Veronica's hands, but I am in LoVe with what you have done here, thats its more about these characters for me than canon Veronica.

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Like the Twist

Love the way Logan is looking out for V this time. Gives a totally different perspective.

*Very hot!*
Wonderful!
I love the gothic lolita costume that veronica is sporting at the halloween party.

Now onto the story, I do like this look at how it could have been and it still isn't pretty and Duncan is still a frigging ass, so hats off to you.
Dude, you have no idea how much I love you for the Buffy refrence. I was cracking up about how all the girls (and Sean) instantly knew that Logan was dressed as Angel.
I'm really enjoying this story. I can't wait for the last two chapters. I love the way you're changing what happened while sticking to the basic plot and I also love the fact that Sean fits into "it must be a girl thing".

Logan as Angel...*pause of mind blowing mental picture*...thank you.
Oh wow.
Just WOW.
Its amazing.
I can't wait fore more.

this is a competely random comment unrelated to the above fic ---

your icon is AWESOME. O_O
Yeah, I think you got all of us drooling with the image of Logan as Angel. Guh.

I really like the idea that Logan is surreptitiously conducting the DNA test. And I was afraid that Logan was going to go off on Veronica for the tapes being leaked (like in canon,) but I liked how instead it made him reexamine his loyalty to Lilly and pursue some hot lovin' with Veronica.

I also like Keith investigating the murder as sheriff, and especially love strong Lynn stepping up and being a good parent to Logan. I miss Lynn and the potential for her character. Maybe she'll come back from the dead in S3 now that Aaron's dead.

This story is really getting good. You have an excellent ability to twist canon and create great stories. I'm friending you, I hope that's ok. I don't want to miss any more of your fics (which I reread often.)

Can't wait for more.
I know I already commented but hey, I want more!! Hee...
“Who are you supposed to be anyway?” Dick frowned in confusion.

Madison rolled her eyes. “He’s Angel.”

“I didn’t think angels wore leather pants.”

“Not an angel. Angel. You know from Buffy? The vampire with a soul.”

“How the hell can you tell? He’s just wearing leather pants and a shirt.”

She scoffed and walked away.

Dick spotted Meg and Pam, and called them over. “Can you guess who Logan is?”

“Angel,” they said together, as if it were obvious.

Dick gave Logan a disbelieving look.

Logan shrugged, “Maybe it’s a girl thing.”

“You forgot the duster,” Sean stated, handing each of the boys a drink.

“It’s in the car.” Logan took a swallow from his drink. “It’s too hot tonight to wear it.”

“How the hell did you know he was Angel?” Dick demanded.

Sean shrugged. “Who else would he be?”


I think the only possible reaction to this is: Teehee!