|I WILL Be Lord of the Pranks
Author: squoctobird PM
Since the game started in middle school, Logan has never won the annual prank war. He's determined to win this year, but Kendall throws a wrench in his plans when he cancels it. Logan decides to do his pranks anyway, but does he take it too far? NOT SLASHRated: Fiction T - English - Horror/Suspense - Logan & Kendall - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,581 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 08-02-11 - Published: 06-25-11 - Status: Complete - id: 7118094
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A/N: I know the summary doesn't exactly sound like it, but this is a horror fic. It's based on a classic horror film, but I can't tell you which one because that'd give away the ending. But if you figure it out, you get the satisfaction of knowing the twist. Also, this fic is going to walk a thin line between the T and M rating and may cross that line at some point in the fic.
*Written for and dedicated to gleechild
It had been seven years since Big Time Rush disbanded. The boys graduated from high school and decided the time was right to move on; to pursue their own dreams.
Kendall had moved back to Minnesota to attend school. Though he was unable to play on a hockey team while doing Big Time Rush, he never let his skills wane and was able to get a spot on the school's team with a walk-on tryout. After his first year, he receive a hockey scholarship and went on to be one of the top players at the school. His senior year, he was drafted to the NHL.
Jo and Kendall had realized they were better off as friends and broke up during the summer before their senior year of high school. She eventually started to date her costar Jett Stetson to whom she was now engaged. Everyone was surprised that Jett could ever love someone other than himself, but Jo swore there was more to him than just his ego; that once you got past his vanity, he was actually a very likable guy.
James had stayed behind in LA to pursue a solo career. Because of Big Time Rush's success, his name was already out there and it wasn't hard to be picked up by a major label. Although he didn't sign with Rocque Records, he still had a close relationship with Gustavo and has collaborated with him on several songs over the years.
Carlos hung around LA for a couple of years to be with his girlfriend Stephanie as she worked her way up in the indie horror business. A year after they were married, the couple moved to New York because Stephanie had gotten a job on a new horror series for HBO being filmed there.
Much to his dismay, Carlos was never hit with a radioactive meteor, but he never gave up on his dream of being hero. He considered being a policeman like his father, but he wasn't exactly comfortable with guns. He struggled a few years trying to decide what to do as a career, but it was in New York that he found his calling; he became a firefighter.
Logan had also stayed in California, but moved up to Menlo Park to attend Stanford University. He had been offered scholarships at various prestigious schools across the country, but a silly thing called love will make any man turn down a scholarship to Harvard.
He and Camille had finally given up on the whole on again, off again relationship and were very much in love when Logan graduated high school. When he finished undergrad, the two were married. He currently had one year left of med school before starting his residency and Camille had put her acting career on hold because she was pregnant with their first child.
Despite the distance and time differences, the four boys were still very close. They had four-way video chats nearly every Friday night and would visit each other when schedules would allow. They even got together every year to have their annual prank war.
Kendall was the reigning High King Lord of the Pranks and had won the competition more times than any of the other boys. Logan on the other hand, had never won. In fact, half of the time he would prank himself before the game even started. He decided that this would be the year he would win. No matter the cost, he would out prank his best friends.
"We're too old for this," Kendall said looking at his three friends on the screen of his laptop.
"What?" the other three said in unison.
Kendall let out a sigh. He knew they wouldn't immediately take to the idea.
"Look guys. How much longer do you think our annual prank war will fit into our schedules? We're adults now, with adult responsibilities. Carlos and Logan are married and Logan has a baby on the way! Face it, it's going to be harder and harder to find the time when we can all be together."
"But Kendall, this was our one thing. Our one thing that we could always do together," Logan said, trying to hide his extreme disappointment.
"And it will always be our thing. We can talk about these pranks for the rest of our lives," Kendall paused a moment. "It's just, we should use the little time we have doing things together, not fighting each other."
Carlos had his arms crossed over his chest and his brows furrowed together. "Kendall, you know it's not really fighting. It's all in good fun."
"I know, Carlos. I know. We do have fun, but I'd rather spend time together. Not off alone plotting against the rest of you."
"Maybe he's right," James said. He received surprised looks from the other boys, even Kendall. "It is going to be harder for us to get together soon. Logan, when the baby gets here, and you're doing your residency training, there's no way you will have the time."
"Wait, so this is all my fault?" Logan said, getting angry.
"That's not what I'm saying," James said defending himself. He started to speak again but was interrupted by Logan.
"Then what are you saying, James?"
Kendall stepped in to try and diffuse the situation. "Calm down, Logie. Why are you getting so upset about this? You hardly even played. You always prank yourself out."
Logan couldn't help but get angrier. They just didn't understand. He was going to win this year, he could feel it. But for some reason his friends didn't have faith in him. Didn't have faith in his abilities to win the prank war and apparently didn't have faith in his ability to handle being a new father, his job and his friends at the same time.
"Well, since it's obviously my fault you don't want to keep playing , then maybe you guys should just do it with out me!"
Before the other three could say anything Logan shut his web cam off.
"That went well," Kendall said sarcastically.
Logan sat at his desk, pinching the bridge of his nose with his eyes closed tightly. He took a few deep breaths to calm himself down. It wasn't like him to snap like that, especially at his best friends, but he was running low on sleep due to exams And canceling the game had hit him hard. A lot harder than he could have imagined it would. Maybe his friends didn't realize he had never won. They probably didn't know how much it meant to him to win, just once.
All of the boys were competitive, but losing didn't effect Logan the same as the other boys. He was sort of, well, used to it. Yes, he was great at hockey, but he never excelled in other sports. It just wasn't his strong suit. Math, science, logic- he was good at those things. They all had a definitive answer. Maybe that's why he always lost the prank war. There were too many variables to take in to account and so many different outcomes. He would always try too hard and prank himself out.
He let out a deep sigh as he opened his eyes and dropped his hand down to his lap. He jumped when a quaint hand on his shoulder startled him. He turned to see Camille. She gave him a sheepish smile and then looked at him with concern.
"Are you okay?"
"I just had a fight with the guys. Kendall canceled the prank war."
"Oh, baby, I'm sorry. I know how much you were looking forward to it."
"I was going to win this year, Camille. It was going to be perfect."
He pulled her onto his lap and she rested her head on his shoulder. He inhaled deeply, his senses overwhelmed by the smell of her strawberry shampoo and vanilla body wash. One hand gently caressed through her curls and the other went to rest on her slight baby bump. Camille was about three months along in her pregnancy and was just starting to show. This brought a smile to his face.
Logan was excited about becoming a father. He was also worried sick. Worrying was just in his nature. He had always been cautious, overly so sometimes, but Camille's pregnancy had brought out the worst of it. He had her on a special diet, hired a maid to take care of the house, and even pulled a few strings to get her the best OB doctor around. His friends canceling the prank war just added to his worry. If his friends didn't think he could handle having a newborn while going to school, then maybe he couldn't. He didn't want to end up like his father, walking out on his family just because he couldn't handle the stress.
His brows were furrowed together. He always did that when he was thinking, especially when he was over thinking. He had a tendency to do that, to over think. It contributed to his indecisiveness. Camille looked at him and could practically hear the gears turning in Logan's head.
"You're going to hurt yourself."
"Huh?" He said, dazed.
"You're thinking to hard. You're going to hurt yourself," she teased.
He didn't seem to hear her this time, still lost in his own mind. "I was thinking…." he started.
She giggled. "I think we've established that."
"That we should go on vacation. All of us. Me. You. The guys. Even Jo and Jett."
"Oh. Kay," she replied. This whole vacation idea came out of no where. It was really random.
"I have an uncle with a large cabin in Fairvale. It has a rose garden and a lake. I'm sure it's gorgeous this time of year."
Logan had a look on his face that Camille couldn't quite place. He had this almost crazed look in his eye. She'd be lying if she said it didn't creep her out a bit, but she trusted her husband.