|Bonnets and Booties
Author: Red Devil PM
Logan gets an unexpected surprise and needs Veronica's help. AU. Set during s3.Rated: Fiction T - English - Logan & Veronica - Chapters: 15 - Words: 24,788 - Reviews: 235 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 113 - Updated: 05-20-10 - Published: 10-14-07 - id: 3834906
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Bonnets and Booties
Disclaimer: Not Mine, anything pertaining to the show belongs to Rob Thomas and the networks.
Chapter Fifteen: Conversations with Veronica
"Finally figured it out huh?" Logan's voice interrupted Veronica's thoughts as he strode over to the driver's side of the car she was standing next to. He pressed the keypad to unlock the door and had it open before she responded.
"Well l I wasn't even trying until today!" she retorted. She had spent the last week watching him come out of class and disappear, his car was never around. It was only today she had realised why. He was using Alicia's car. Veronica had often seen it in the car park but just thought Wallace had been using it.
"This has been ......nice, as always but I have a son who needs me so I'll see you around" he went to get in the car, but Veronica grabbed him on the arm, stopping him.
"Please Logan, we need to talk. Please." She pleaded with him.
"Ronnie" he sighed. He knew he would give in to her, he always did.
"Alright, but not here" he looked around for her car which was parked just across the lot.
"Follow me home, I need to relieve Alicia, she has to get to an appointment. He waited until Veronica was across the lot and in her car before starting his own and heading out. Every fibre of sense he had screamed at him not to do this, that it was better for him and Noah just relying on themselves and no one else. But he knew Veronica, when she wanted something there was no way she would take no for an answer.
A short drive later he had arrived at the gates to his house; he rolled down the window and quickly spoke to Travis, who was on the current shift, instructing him to let Veronica through but only this once. No need to give her a free pass unless he could really trust her and right now he didn't.
She parked her car behind his range rover and followed him in. His house was lovely and tastefully decorated. "Wow Logan, this looks amazing did you do all this?"
"He certainly did" Alicia answered her, smiling proudly at Logan. She had really come to respect the boy over the past three months. She handed Noah over to Logan. "He has just been changed and bathed, he just needs to be fed and he is good to go"
"Thanks Alicia" he cuddled his son to him, shifting him over his shoulder so it would be easier to fix his bottle one handed.
Alicia gathered her things and let herself out quietly, leaving Logan alone with Veronica and Noah.
He waited for the bottle to be just the right temperature and headed over to the couch, arranging himself comfortably with the babe in his lap, his head supported by a pillow. "Hold on little man" he told his son who was rooting for the formula. Logan placed a bib under Noah's chin, before giving him the bottle.
Once the baby had settled into a steady drinking pattern he looked at Veronica. "Well what are you waiting for?" his tone was light but his eyes stared at her intensely.
"Logan" Veronica sat on the couch opposite him and pulled a pillow into her lap, fiddling with the frilly edge while she spoke. "I need to know why you're doing this, I don't understand"
"You know why Veronica, because he is my son and he needs me" he stroked Noah's cheek. "There is no other reason. It's as simple as that"
"Come on Logan, we both know you're not his real father. Do you know who is?" she avoided meeting his gaze, expecting his rage again and for him to kick her out.
He stared at her coolly, resolve in his eyes. "Of course I know Veronica. It's me" he smiled at her as if she'd just asked him what the weather was like.
"Ok, ok I get it. If this is something you want and it makes you happy I won't stand in your way, I just don't want to see you get hurt" she shifted off the couch to kneel in front of him and Noah, putting her hand on Logan's cheek "You've been hurt too much, I don't know how much more you can take"
"Ronnie" he whispered leaning forward, his free hand going up to run through her hair, he placed a gentle kiss on her forehead.
"I love that you're worried about me, and I really hope it's for the right reasons and not some sick sense of fulfilment, I am Noah's dad, the only dad he has known and he's a part of my life now, just like you will always have a spot in my heart, but the vindictive and vengeance shit? I'm done I can't be that person anymore" he sat Noah up and burped him. It was almost second nature now he had done it so many times.
The baby let out a big burp "That's my little man". Logan grinned at him before settling him back down and offering him the rest of his bottle.
"I love my son, Veronica. I need to be the best person I can be for him. He needs love, and stability. All those things I never had and I'm going to do my best to give them to him."
"I'm really glad you stopped by and we sorted this out. I'll give you some time to think about it and maybe if you're free you can hang out with us". He meant every word he said. He would really like to have her back in his life, but only if she was a positive influence on him.
"Thank you for talking to me Logan. You've given me a few things to think about. I'll call you" she ran her hands through his hair and stood up. Veronica turned to leave and then came back, bending over and placing a kiss on both Noah and Logan's head before heading out the door.
Logan realised this might be a permanent goodbye, but he really hoped it wasn't.
Author's Note: Thanks guys for all the positve reviews it's great to know that everyone still wants to read this. Please review this chapter, reviews make me write faster. Veronica may seem slightly ooc for this one but it will definately be explained next chapter. Also thanks to Toshi for coming up with a great new name, i'm going to use it for the sequel..