1Title: Logan in Newport

Author: AmandaEmnm17

Rating: PG13

Summary: After the trial Logan decides to leave town, will anyone be able to bring him back?

Disclaimer: I don't own Veronica Mars or The OC. Also the song isn't mine.

"Aaron Echolls, you are found guilty of statutory rape and the murder of Lily Kane, I hereby sentence you to death by lethal injection," the judge said.

Logan fought the urge to jump up and finally laugh in Aaron's face after all the shit he had put him through. He felt Veronica squeeze his hand and he looked over at her and saw the happiness and relief in her eyes. Once they were out of the courtroom, the media surrounded them. Questions were hurled at them from every angle, but they wordlessly pushed their way past them and sped off in Logan's X-Terra.

2 Months Later

Veronica was lounging by the pool at her apartment when she heard her cell phone ring, she glanced at the caller id, seeing that it was Logan she decided to answer it.

"Hey honeybunches," she said jokingly into the phone.

"Veronica, I need to talk to you. Meet me outside your apartment in ten minutes," Logan said. Surprisingly there was no snark or humor in his voice.

Before Veronica had a chance to respond, she heard the dial tone buzzing in her ear. She quickly ran upstairs to her apartment and pulled on a pair of shorts and a tank top. Logan was at her apartment complex in exactly ten minutes. Veronica barely had a chance to shut the SUV's door before Logan sped away.

"Ok Logan, what's wrong?" Veronica asked bluntly.

He hesitated a second before answering, "I'm leaving town."

"What? Logan tell me this is your idea of a joke," she pleaded. One look at his face told her, he was indeed serious.

"I can't take it. The press isn't letting up. Everywhere I turn there's either Lily's picture or Aaron's plastered all over every tabloid or television show," he told her.

" Logan, the press are gonna hound you anywhere that you go," Veronica replied. "Besides, what about us you said you loved me."

"I do love you. That's the most important reason I'm leaving," he told her.

"Ok kinda confused here. You love me, but your running out of town?" Veronica said.

"I don't want you to have to take all the bullshit that my mother did. I mean after all like father, like son, right?" he told her.

"Logan pull the car over now."

"What's wrong?" he asked.

"Just pull over," Veronica said.

Once Logan had the car stopped, Veronica tore into him. "Logan listen to me. You are not like him at all. He is a psychotic jackass who cares about no one, but himself." Her tone softened as she added, "You on the other hand are only a jackass and that's only half the time." Veronica took that as a good sign and kept going. "You just offered to leave your home for me."

Logan leaned across the seat and they shared a gentle kiss at first, but Veronica deepened it. As Logan's hands roamed over her body Veronica decided, they would be more comfortable in the back seat and she told Logan that. Once they were both in the backseat Logan laid Veronica across the seat and as he was unzipping her shorts, he broke their kiss to ask her if she was sure she wanted this. She replied with a small nod. Logan could see the trust she had in him in her eyes and he knew that she really was ready. As they continued their lovemaking, the Mariah Carey song "I Only Wanted" came on Logan's radio.

I Only Wanted

Doesn't it ever stay
Must it always fade away
Couldn't love ever be
Something tangible and real
Farewell, fair weather friend
Abandonment returns to taunt me again

I only wanted you to stay
Linger and mean the words you said
Foolishly I romanticized
Someone was saving my life
For the first time
I only wanted you to be there when I
Opened up my eyes

I was caught in your masquerade Wish I'd stayed beneath my veil
But it just seemed so easy to

Open up myself to you
Once more into the wind
The embers scatter
And the chill settles in

I only wanted you to stay
Linger and mean the words you said
Foolishly I romanticized
Someone was saving my life
For the first time
I only wanted you to be there when I
Opened up my eyes

Oh
I only wanted you to stay
Linger and mean the words you said
Foolishly I romanticized
Someone was saving my life
For the first time
I only wanted you to be
The one to get me through that night

I only wanted you
To be there when I
Opened up my eyes
Oh
Doesn't it ever stay?
I only wanted you to
Stay

Once they were back on the road, Logan was the first to speak, "I really wanted our first time together to be special."

"It was. I'm just sorry it had to be when you were leaving town," Veronica told him.

"Me too."

The rest of the ride to her apartment was silent. When Logan pulled into the apartment's parking lot to drop her off, he finally spoke, "I didn't want to hurt you Veronica, but no matter what remember that I love you."

"I love you too. You can come back to me anytime. I'll never forget you. Goodbye Logan."

"Goodbye Ronnie." He gave her a light kiss on the lips. Once Veronica was inside her apartment she went to her bedroom and locked the door, finally allowing the tears to come that had been threatening to fall all afternoon.