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06 March 2006 @ 07:55 pm
Fic: One Hell of a Reunion (Logan/Veronica, Logan/Meg)  
Well, it mentions them at least. Either way, yay! I'm finally done with my loveathons entry. I'm also using this as the fic for the song "Far Away" by Nickelback for my Logan/Veronica Song Challenge. The song was requested by both jaded_icy_rose and lb21. So here it is, folks.


This time, This place
Misused, Mistakes
Too long, Too late


Her father had long ago moved from Neptune to San Diego to enjoy a slightly more relaxed life. Emphasis on relaxed since he still took cases. It wasn’t something that surprised her though so she never said anything. But once he’d moved, there hadn’t been any reason for Veronica to continue to visit Neptune.

The only people from Neptune High that she kept in touch with were Wallace and Mac. He was in Sacramento, she was in Los Angeles and they were both doing fine. She’d have heard if something had happened.

Which was why the cream envelope in the midst of all the bills caught her attention. The return address was Neptune and as she looked at it, she couldn’t help but raise an eyebrow. She was fairly certain that this wasn’t an invitation to another reunion since the last one had only been four years ago but if, by some chance, it was, she wasn’t going to go to this one either. There were only a few things that she regretted from her teenage years but she’d never had the inclination to try and fix them after not having seen the person for years.

She didn’t open it right away, merely turned it over in her hands, studying it, making note of the vaguely familiar handwriting. Shrugging, she slid her finger beneath the flap and ripped it open.

Staring at what she found, she almost wished she hadn’t as the memories swamped her.

~*~*~*~


She stared at the box in his hand, raising an eyebrow. “Trix?” she asked.

Logan smirked. “Depsite what the television may tell you, it’s not just for kids,” he said, acting as if he were letting her in on some big secret. Veronica sighed and shook her head.

“You need a lesson in breakfast cereals. For the mornings, chocolate is your best bet. Cocoa Puffs, Logan. Not only are they chocolate but they turn the milk chocolate as well.”

“Cinnamon Toast Crunch,” he countered. “Cinnamon and sugar mixed together can’t be wrong. It’s sweet.” He gestured to the box in question and she frowned and shook her head.

“Waffle Crisp.”

“French Toast Crunch.”

Veronica paused. “What is with you and the crunch?” she asked. He turned towards her.

“You’re questioning my taste in cereals when you’re the one that wants cereal that is either crispy or…puffy? I don’t think so.”

She sighed again. “Okay, fine. Is there any cereal here that we both want?”

Logan seemed to consider this as he looked around the aisle and then his eyes lit up as he reached out and grabbed a couple boxes. “You can’t go wrong with Toucan Sam.”

Veronica nodded. “All right. Fruit Loops it is,” she said, taking the boxes and dropping them in the cart. She smiled brightly. “Well, that takes care of the first thing on the list. Next…ice cream.”

They both looked at each other and grinned. Logan motioned for Veronica to go first.

“Then let’s get going. We may have compromised on this one but you’re not winning the ice cream battle, Mars.”

She snorted. “We’ll just see about that.”


~*~*~*~


“What are you doing?” Veronica whispered. Logan smirked, even as his hand slid up and under her skirt.

“If I have to tell you then I think we have a bit of a problem,” he replied. Veronica narrowed her eyes at him, glancing over his shoulder at the nearly full elevator. This didn’t seem to bother Logan in the least. Instead, he pressed a bit closer, sandwiching her between his body and the wall.

“Logan,” she warned. He grinned, completely unworried about the fact that the elevator was crowded and if they got caught doing this on the way up to Dick’s party, Veronica would be the one who wouldn’t be allowed to forget about it.

“Yes?” He leaned down and gently bit down on her earlobe. Anything that Veronica was going to say was forgotten when she felt Logan’s finger trace along the edge of her underwear. She sucked in a breath as he pushed that barrier aside and slid one finger, then two, inside her, his thumb brushing over her clit.

She wanted to say that someone could turn around and see them at any moment but the thought of that just seemed to turn her on more. She shifted, trying to get a bit closer as he curved his fingers upward. His other hand skimmed up her side until he was palming her breast and she had to bite her lip to keep from making any sound.

The elevator slowed to a stop, the doors opening to let a few more people in, pushing them closer together as a result. Veronica glanced over Logan’s shoulder and knew that the one glance backward and they’d have an eyeful of Logan’s hand up her skirt. Her breath hitched as his fingers began to move faster.

“We’re at the fortieth floor. We’ll never finish in time,” she managed to whisper. He smiled against her skin.

“The party’s on the forty-fifth floor. I can get you off in five floors,” he said, his mouth against her ear still. He circled her clit with his thumb, the tenderness a complete contrast to the way his fingers thrust in and out of her and she couldn’t stop herself from thrusting her hips towards him. He laughed lightly and the sound sent a shiver down her spine.

“Logan,” she whispered. He smirked as the hand that wasn’t inside her moved to her other breast, massaging it lightly.

“Shh…”

It was the only thing he said as he changed the angle of his fingers so that they rubbed against her g-spot. Her hands clutched at his shoulders, her fingers digging in. Suddenly he pressed down hard against her clit and she had to slap a hand over her mouth to muffle the sound of her cry as she came.

The forty-five above the doors lit up as he pulled his fingers out of her and pressed a kiss to her temple. He winked at her as he brought his fingers to his mouth and licked at them. Her eyes widened at the sight and she shifted even as she brushed down her skirt to be sure nothing was noticeable.

“Delicious,” he said. Smirking, he turned to lead her out of the elevator.


~*~*~*~


The night had been beautiful. There’d been dinner and dancing and then they’d gone home, spending the night making sure the other knew just how much they were loved.

It was perfect.

“Marry me,” Logan said softly, his voice cutting through the semi-darkness of the room. Veronica froze, her eyes shooting up to his.

“What?” Her voice came out on a gasp as he stared back at her, his eyes intense before he turned to the nightstand and pulled a small velvet box out of the drawer. He flipped it open as he turned back to face her.

“Marry me,” he repeated. Veronica stared down at the sapphire ring and then looked back up at Logan who was looking at her with eyes that were a combination of nervous and hopeful. She let out a breath.

“I can’t.”


~*~*~*~


There hadn’t been a screaming match following that. There’d been stunned, hurt silence instead and that had been more affective than any cutting words he could have come up with. So she’d gotten dressed and walked out rather than staying and trying to explain to him that she couldn’t marry him, couldn’t marry anyone because she just wasn’t sure she would be able to do it, that they’d be able to keep from ripping each other’s hearts out.

They’d graduated not long after that and with her Bachelor’s degree in hand she’d left both him and Neptune behind.

She’d heard that he’d left Neptune and moved to Santa Monica but after that she’d lost track of him. He was one of the main reasons that she hadn’t gone to the reunion. She’d wanted to avoid the tense moments with him and the awkward ones with Duncan and she didn’t care how cowardly that seemed.

It must have been a hell of a reunion.

She let the envelope and its contents fall to the table as she turned and walked away, lost in memories and wondering if things would somehow be different if she’d gone. The sheet that she had pulled out fluttered to the table, so that the words were face up.

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Manning
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Meg Manning
to
Logan Echolls
on Saturday, the 15th of July
Two thousand and twenty-one
at one-thirty in the afternoon
Saint Lawrence’s Church
1362 Peyton Avenue
Neptune, California

 
 
 
...idolessrainbow on March 6th, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
That broke my heart. But the elevator scene, wow. But my heart's still broken.
Nicole: Beauty - Logan & Veronicablue_icy_rose on March 6th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm a bit sorry for breaking your heart but at the same time...well, I'm a bit happy about it since that means it was affective! ^_^

Thanks again!
Shane: hmpfhavemy_heart on March 6th, 2006 07:58 pm (UTC)
Is that it?! *tries to scroll down more but can't* It can't just end there! Way to rip my heart out. I remember the days when Loveathon entries were happy. No longer. All of you seem bound and determined to make Logan and Veronica miserable :)

*runs off bitterly to find some fluff to roll around in*
Nicole: Sark needs a hug.blue_icy_rose on March 6th, 2006 08:06 pm (UTC)
I have to say that I couldn't help but grin at your comment. But if it makes you feel better, I'm currently typing up something more fluffy that's based off a song you requested. (I've been trying and trying but the fluff just wouldn't happen. Then today during one of my classes-bang! Just started flowing.) All I need is to wrap it up and then I should be posting it later today.

Thanks for the smile and the feedback!
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rindeerindee on March 6th, 2006 08:16 pm (UTC)
What the ???
Loved the elevator scene, but never figured Logan for a quitter. Veronica runs, he chases, she gives in, and he pushes her away. Isn't that the way its supposed to be?

I'm sorry, its your story, and it is really well done, so I shouldn't bitch about your choices. But really - Meg?! What is there about Meg that could satisfy Logan's need for drama and chaos? I loved the cereal buying scene; it was so in character. I think what really bothers me is the picture of Veronica alone, seemingly unhappy, while Logan has found love and/or happiness. I've always thought he was way more disfunctional than she.
Nicole: He was yours & you let him go why?blue_icy_rose on March 6th, 2006 08:34 pm (UTC)
Re: What the ???
Oh, don't worry! There's no need to apologize, I love that you felt strongly enough about it that you told me what it was you questioned and didn't leave it out of the comment.

Normally, I'd say that the scenario you described is definitely the way it goes but in this, I figured that even though they may not have broken up over the summer, Veronica would eventually push Logan away and there the cycle would start so that it went on and off throughout their relationship. I just saw her as running that last time being the time that makes him throw his hands up and go "Enough!"

As for the choice of Meg and the differences in their character, the reason I chose her was because it's been ten years since high school and both she and Logan were bound to have changed and have become better suited. Given the chance, I think Meg could have definitely become something other than the girl we saw on the show.

And for Veronica, I really just wanted to try something different since usually I see/write stories where it's Logan that's alone while she's found happiness. So I decided that I would switch it up this time around.

I hope that I've at least partially answered the questions/misgivings you had about this (it's a fairly long response already and I'm not even sure I've explained my reasons clearly, lol). Thank you so much for the feedback and I'm so glad that you thought the cereal buying scene was in character and that you enjoyed the elevator scene as well.
aloe vera for your heart: VM - Poutthiswholeflight on March 6th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
Oh my god. Can I second the whole "There's no more?!" You've got a tearful fan here! It was beautiful and hot and... I said beautiful already, damn it.

The end just breaks you and leaves you wanting more.

Amazing work.
Nicole: Logan twirls Veronica.blue_icy_rose on March 6th, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you! *hands you a tissue* I'm so glad that you liked this, though I'm sorry it made you teary. (Okay, and secretly a bit happy. But that's why I'm giving tissues as well!)

Again, thanks for reading and for the lovely feedback!
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Jo sóc la Nessa: logansoypasajera on March 6th, 2006 08:37 pm (UTC)
wow! I was expecting a reunion but logan/meg (MeLo) came out of nowhere... can I say meg is not my fave person... but in all fairness, the elevator scene rocked!
Nicole: Can I have him?blue_icy_rose on March 6th, 2006 08:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you even read it considering you don't like Meg. And I'm glad you liked the elevator scene. ^_^

The title actually came from Veronica's thought that the 10 year reunion must have been one hell of a reunion.
Loved it. - goldflecks on March 6th, 2006 10:25 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Loved it. - blue_icy_rose on March 7th, 2006 10:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
S. Tuba: puppylovetubish on March 6th, 2006 10:20 pm (UTC)
omg! that almost made me cry!
Nicole: Snark thy name is Logan.blue_icy_rose on March 7th, 2006 10:57 am (UTC)
Aww...but thank you!
Queen_HAQ: LoMeg1queen_haq on March 6th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
Woohoo.. Logan/Meg!!!! I loved it. And I can understand your reasoning for choosing Meg over another character to pair him up with. *has an unhealthy obsession with Meg*

Great job!
Nicole: Hee! Thumper!blue_icy_rose on March 7th, 2006 11:00 am (UTC)
Hee! Thanks! Yes...thanks to you I'm starting to think of ways to put Logan and Meg together in stories. *cough*Twisted Tales*cough* ^_^

But I'm having fun coming up with ways to put them together so yay!
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Nicole: Sark needs a hug.blue_icy_rose on March 7th, 2006 11:01 am (UTC)
Thank you for such lovely feedback!
Kammi: L/V Honeypiekammgirl on March 7th, 2006 06:12 am (UTC)
Oh come on. Lord you loveathon authors are seriously trying to torture me with the sad endings. Please please please write a sequel? I will gladly give you a kidney if you are ever in need.
Nicole: Can't blame her really.blue_icy_rose on March 7th, 2006 11:03 am (UTC)
Well, I'm not sure I'll be writing a sequel anytime soon but later on today I'm posting a ficlet that's way fluffier than this...though I'm not sure that makes a difference, lol.

Thanks for reading!
mishanemishane on March 7th, 2006 07:34 am (UTC)
This was good and I don't mind the sad ending if it weren't for Meg. You wrote beautifully but I just can't help to think that Meg/Logan make the worst pairing in VM fandom. I see Jackie/Logan much more than I would see M/L. Hell, I see Mac/Logan before I see Meg/Logan. If only for the fact that Meg seems to be the kind of character that would let Logan's brash, crude nature just . . . well, just let him walk all over her and Logan seems to be the kind of character that needs someone vibrant to match him. Lilly? Very outgoing, overly sexual and just plain out there. Caitlin doesn't count, she was just the plain sex girl. Kendall? Snarked with the best of them and Veronica? Well Veronica was always a fighter with him. I just see Logan with someone that could keep up with him and from what we saw of Meg on the show? I don't think she could have done so. The one episode where she kind of showed some backbone was the 2.01 but then, it was more of a "I'm just a bitch" backbone instead of actual...backbone.
But I concede that you do write a good story and I don't mind the sad ending, its just my aversion to the L/M pairing that. . .well it hurts my eyes.
I did like the breakfast cereal scene and I wish I could have read the ice cream scene because I'd love to know their versions of the best ice cream. ;)
I also like that you didn't have Veronica completely pining and crying and freaking out over it and instead made it just like a painful memory (unless you didn't mean it like that and I interpreted it wrong).
Overall good writing and fic. I'll just imagine Logan marrying someone else...
*whew...long comment for me*
Nicole: Snark thy name is Logan.blue_icy_rose on March 7th, 2006 08:59 pm (UTC)
Wow! Longest comment I've ever gotten! (Which I admit, gives me a big happy.)

I'm not sure if you saw the reasoning behind me choosing Meg above (besides Equilateral bringing the pairing to my attention in the first place). But I have to say that for the longest time, I never even thought of Meg and Logan getting together. I saw her and thought, "Hey, pretty cool character. Nice that Veronica has a friend who's a girl." in season 1. So yes, the beginnings of me even considering this pairing started because of queen_haq's story. But, as I said above, I think that over time, there's a chance that Meg could have changed and who knows what Logan's character could develop to over the years? I suppose this might have been more...acceptable for some if I'd shown how the relationship developed and what could have happened to Meg to make her change but since I was telling the entire thing through Veronica and her memories, it wouldn't have fit.

But I'm so glad that you liked the other aspects of the story. The breakfast cereal scene does seem to be one of the parts that people really liked. As for the ending, no, you didn't interpret it wrong. I didn't want her to be pining away for Logan, but I did want her to look back on it and have the way her relationship with Logan went and then ended kind of just hit her.

So, again, thank you for reading and for the feedback!
Kantayra: VM/Logan sadkantayra on March 7th, 2006 12:11 pm (UTC)
Gah! That was absolutely, perfectly heart-wrenching! And, alas, poor Veronica still doesn't get that the problem was her choice, which makes things even more tragic...
Nicole: Spike Sawyer and Logan - oh my!blue_icy_rose on March 7th, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you! That's such a great compliment. ^_^ And yeah, Veronica just doesn't see that it was her choice that made all the difference...
littlenikki0620 on March 7th, 2006 01:47 pm (UTC)
Just wanted to say that I loved it and hated it all at the same time. (But definately in a good way). The flashbacks are fantastic and realistic to the characters and their personalities. I really love how the song fits for the flashbacks, but then is sort of contradictory in the end. And, I could see Meg and Logan together in the future (if she wasn't dead). We never see them interacting on the show, but given the time that passes, they could definately change and be good for one another.
I'm a LoVe shipper all the way, so this story just breaks my heart, but I have plenty of tape so don't worry.
Nicole: A BSB song for L/V! lmaoblue_icy_rose on March 7th, 2006 09:07 pm (UTC)
Why thank you! ^_^

Yup, Logan/Veronica is definitely my main pairing...just look at the header! LOL. But I'm having fun switching it up and putting them with other people and branching out on what I'm writing so I'm glad you loved it, even as you hated it.

Thanks for the great feedback!
taxidoll on March 7th, 2006 02:38 pm (UTC)
*cries*
It was amazing.
(Anonymous) on March 7th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC)
That was a great story, but the ending was so sad. Maybe you can write a second story for her to go to the wedding and find out what happens. But I like the story and that it's cute.
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♥♥♥: this is goodbye she saidroadsideromance on March 7th, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
GGAHHH *shocked mouth still open*
This isn't over righhhtttt?
It was so good =)
!! IT SHALLN'T BE OVER! I commanded it
Nicole: Giddy!Spike!blue_icy_rose on March 7th, 2006 09:10 pm (UTC)
Yup. That's the end. Not sure if I'll ever be inclined to write the wedding or anything but since I'm going to now concentrate on other stories for other challenges, this it. But I'm glad I managed to shock you, ~_^.

Thanks for reading!
aureliades: LoVe - so wrong it's rightaureliades on March 8th, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
ok it's very wrong that Logan's marrying Meg. But DUDE! That elevator scene was... HOOOOOOT! Like scalding. You're sizzling baby. (I'm channeling Dick here, just go with it) AWESOME!
Nicole: Guess who?blue_icy_rose on March 8th, 2006 11:05 am (UTC)
LOL, thank you!

Hey, when I can make people channel Dick because of my smut...dude! How cool is that? ~_^
dasq_kazedasq_kaze on March 8th, 2006 08:03 am (UTC)
Whoa, Nicole, you're kidding, right?
Tell me that you're not serious, that... I don't know, Logan is saving Meg from her parents or soemthing, but this isn't a 'real' marriage based on feelings, right? Stooopid Veronica!
But: great writing, and sweet sweet flashbacks :)
Nicole: Hee! Thumper!blue_icy_rose on March 8th, 2006 11:07 am (UTC)
Hee, yeah, they're actually getting married. LOL.

And yes. Stupid Veronica! Work the problems out! Yeesh. (It amuses me that I'm the one who wrote her like that and yet, I still get frustrated with her.) But still...I had fun making it Logan/Meg in the end.

Thanks sweetie!
tiggerblue on March 8th, 2006 11:15 am (UTC)
Wow, loved it
No love but i loved it nonetheless
Nicole: A BSB song for L/V! lmaoblue_icy_rose on March 9th, 2006 11:34 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! ^_^
Sarah :): VM--*Principal* Clemmons!  (_iconfusion)sarah_p on March 9th, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
OUCH. Just...ouch. You did such a great job of establishing the playful, loving side of Logan/Veronica that the ending really does BLINDSIDE the reader. Really, really nice :).
Nicole: Lust personified is right!blue_icy_rose on March 9th, 2006 11:35 am (UTC)
Wow, thank you for such lovely feedback! You've got me grinning.
Dean's douched up Impala: L/V (true love stories never have endingherowlness on March 12th, 2006 12:01 pm (UTC)
Hot elevator smut! Veronica should know better than to disbelieve Logan's honed sexual skills. And, as per usual, his timing was perfect.

Thanks for sharing! :)
Nicole: Can't blame her really.blue_icy_rose on March 13th, 2006 09:13 am (UTC)
Hee, thank you!
Salamanda: Veronica/Meg [_godhopping]tastylilgifty on March 12th, 2006 11:47 pm (UTC)
I literally gasped when I got to the end. Wow. Tbak goodness I didn't read the subject or summaries or anything. Wow. That was seriously fantastic. Thanks, Girly!
Nicole: A BSB song for L/V! lmaoblue_icy_rose on March 13th, 2006 09:14 am (UTC)
Thank you for the great feedback!

*does a happy dance* I made you gasp! ^_^
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