|Still a LoVe story
Author: Shel12 PM
Logan still drinks when he is angry or upset. Veronica still runs. But no matter what is happening in their lives or their friends, they Still love each other.Rated: Fiction T - English - Logan & Veronica - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,179 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 11-30-12 - Published: 05-31-12 - id: 8167888
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A/N: Thank you to my lovely reviewers. My sister just taught me how to reply to each review so if you review this chapter I should be able to reply to you now.
Thanks also to those of you who alerted this story. I am going to try and update once a week, but life may sometimes get in the way.
Dick is still a dick.
He still can't look a woman in the eye if she has a large chest. When a woman walks past him he still instinctively checks out her ass. He still really, really wants to see Mac and Veronica make out. He still loves to party.
But almost 6 years ago he became better.
One of his one night stands told him she was pregnant. She announced it to him at a party he was holding. Dick pulled her out of the room to talk privately. The party was silent when she came storming out of the room, slamming the door behind her.
Dick didn't reappear. It took 5 days before Logan convinced Veronica track him down. She was so angry at him for not facing his responsibilities.
She discovered him in a seedy bar in Mexico, drunk on tequila and extremely emotional.
Veronica helped him back to his motel room. She was so angry at him.
It wasn't until she saw the one non-alcoholic purchase Dick had made that she changed her mind. A tiny white jumpsuit with "Back off Daddy, Boobies are mine!"
When he had sobered up, he explained to Veronica that the first thing he asked Candy (yes, Dick did get with her because she had a strippers name) was to marry him. She had laughed at his face.
"Why would I marry you? The only thing you have going in your favour is that Logan Echolls is your best friend. And he rejected me the next morning. What do you have to offer? I can't believe I got pregnant with such a dumbass!"
"Don't call me Ronnie". Veronica interrupted.
"...Do you think I could be a father? He questioned.
"Anyone can be a father, but can you be a Daddy?" She asked back at him.
"I think I can. I just have to be like your Dad. Look after my kid like I should have looked after Beav.. Cassidy. I will need help, but I think I can do it. I want to do it."
When Veronica and Dick returned to Neptune, Logan, Mac and Wallace were amazed at the change in Dick's and Veronica's relationship. Neither talked about what happened. But both of them were up to something. They had lots of hushed conversations and lots of meetings. Meetings with Sheriff Keith, Cliff, Alicia and even Vinnie Van Lowe! Also lots of nightly stakeouts.
Wallace tried to get in on the secret by reminding Veronica of her BFF status.
Mac threatened to hack Veronica's credit rating if she didn't tell him what was going on.
Logan tried to convince her to tell him by withholding sex. Veronica broke him in two days.
The three of them turned their attention to Dick. Surprisingly he stood firm and didn't tell them. Even when Mac surprised him, (and herself), by flashing her breasts at him.
One month later, Dick and Veronica sat them down.
"OK, I am going to be a Dad." Dick announced.
"Yeah?" asked Logan confusedly.
"He is going to be a single Dad", Veronica answered. "Candy is going to give him their baby."
"Why? How? What?"Was asked by all three at once.
"Look, she doesn't want this baby. I am paying her to not drink, do drugs or anything else that may harm my baby until the baby is born. I am then giving her a lot of money..."
"Not as much as she thought she would get" interrupted Veronica.
"...once the baby is born to let me have full custody. Veronica has been helping me get some dirt on her to accept my offer of full custody. As you know, I don't have the best track record. Luckily, Candy doesn't just have a stripper's name; she also moonlights as one, plus some other unsavoury jobs. Man, I have really bad taste in women. Anyway, we are also making sure she keeps my baby safe. Vinnie has been helping with the surveillance and Cliff has been writing up the legal paperwork with my lawyer".
"What about all your meetings with Keith and my Mum?" asked Wallace.
Dick blushes a bit and scratches the back of his neck, "Oh, well, they have been giving me parenting tips. I got a mark in health class for that scary doll project even worse than Ronnie so I thought I should get prepared as soon as possible".
Dick grew up even more once his child came.
Candy gave birth and refused to see the child. She demanded more money, which Dick promptly gave her, as well as an iron clad legal document stating she would not contact him ever again for money. These were made null and void two years later after she passed away after a 'client' got angry. Dick and Logan went to the funeral. Veronica babysat.
When Dick saw his daughter for the first time he cried.
When he held her for the first time he fell in love.
When she closed her little fist around his much bigger finger, well, let's just say the opposite was true. Little Cassie Casablancas had her father wrapped around her little finger from that moment onwards.
Logan, Veronica, Wallace and Mac instantly were given the title of 'Uncle and Aunts.'
Veronica resigned herself that Cassie would always call her 'Aunt Ronnie'.
As Cassie grew, so did Dick.
He changed most of her nappies (Wallace and Logan started to hate betting with Dick because Nappy Patrol became a bartering chip. And if you lost, Dick would expect them to come over even in the middle of the night).
He did the nightly feed. However, he also needed to participate in Cassie's mid morning and afternoon naps with her. Yet the minute she stirred he was there to cuddle up to her.
The first winter she got very sick. Veronica was woken from her sleep to the sound of her phone ringing. Dick has never been as scared as at that moment. Veronica made the dash to Dick's house and then to the hospital in only her pyjamas, ugg boots and Logan's thick coat on. It was a long night, with Dick and Veronica refusing to leave Cassie's side. When Logan and Mac (who had been out of town at a business conference) arrived at the hospital the next afternoon, Cassie's fever was down, and Dick and Veronica were asleep, curled up together beside her bed. The one time enemies were now firm friends.
Cassie's first word was... not Dada. Wallace lost that bet (and was on Nappy Patrol for a week!).
Dick's daughter's first word was what you would have to expect from a daughter of Dick.
"No Cassie that is a bad Daddy only word".
Dada was her second word.
Ok, I know I indicated in the first chapter that Dick is married, and I have Veronica's wedding speech all ready. But I don't know if I should have Dick marrying Mac, or Heather's sister (can't remember her name at the moment) or an entirely different character. Please let me know what you think.
Thanks for reading.