A/N this is a follow up to Compare and Contrast, Preseries..

" She yawned as she made her way down the beach. She was going to hurt him this time, she was sure of it. She could see him a few feet in front of her, sitting in the sand staring out at the water. He didn't seem drunk when he called, but he had said he needed to talk, and for some insane reason she had agreed to see him.

"Veronica Mars, you showed up after all," he spoke turning to look at her.

"I didn't realize you heard me," she smiled as she sat down beside him.

"These ears hear everything," he laughed gently pointing to his ears.

He picked up a bottle of whiskey, and took a large gulp before offering it to her.

"I think I'll pass," she smiled shoving it away from her face.

"Figured," Logan laughed, "I have a six pack of those fruity drinks you like too, if you're interested."

Veronica shook her head no and sighed, "Logan, why did you call?"

"Because I knew you couldn't wait another moment to see my handsome face."

Veronica smirked, "I'm serious."

"Because you've ignored me for a week," he shrugged. "I thought now was as good as time as any, to talk about the reason why."

She ducked her head and frowned. Logan couldn't possibly remember kissing her, could he? She looked over at him and saw that he was staring at her. His eyes following her every move, and suddenly she couldn't help but feel nervous.

"It's been a weird week," she shrugged. "I haven't been ignoring you."

"Of course not," Logan smirked. "Just because you walked past me today when I waved and said your name…."

"I had a lot of my mind," Veronica mumbled lowering her head.

"Ronnie, I know you came by the other night when I was drunk."

Her face fell and she could see the knowing look on Logan's face. She had always hated that look, because with Logan, it never stopped with just the look.

"You remember?"

"I don't remember calling you, but according to my phone I did. I do remember you being there, so I'm assuming something happened."

"Nope, nothing, I came over, we talked and I left."

Veronica frowned and twirled a strand of hair with her finger. Her eyes darted up toward Logan and then back toward the sand. Logan finding out they had kissed would only cause confusion. Nothing good could come up it, but she also knew he wasn't going to let up.

"Have you always been such a terrible liar?"

"I'm not lying," Veronica frowned.

"Did I ever tell you my system for remembering things I do when I'm drunk?"

Veronica swallowed, "You have a system?"

"Yeah, I jot things down sometimes. Most of the times it doesn't make much sense, but everyone once and awhile I awake from a drunken stupor to find interesting tidbits about the night before."

"And you jotted something down the other night?"

Logan laughed and pulled a note out of his pocket, "I found this on the floor when I woke up the next morning."

Veronica went to take the note from Logan, but he smirked and pulled it away from her. "Logan let me see!"

"I'd rather you explain to me why I wrote 'Logan and Veronica sitting in a tree k-i-s-s-i-n-g."

"You have a soft spot for childhood rhymes?"

"Try again?"

"Endless rambles of a drunken teenager?"

"I'll take the truth for a hundred Alex," Logan smirked.

Veronica rolled her eyes and clinched her fists together, "Logan, you don't want to do this."

His smirk disappeared and he sighed touching her knee with his hand. "Veronica, did something happen between us?"

She lowered her head, "I don't want to talk about it."

"Oh god, what did I do?"

Veronica saw the look of horror that came across Logan's face and she frowned. "Logan, no you didn't do anything. We just, we kind of…"

"Kind of what?"


Relief flooded Logan's face, "Veronica is that all?"

"Yeah, of course."

"So I didn't destroy your virtue?"

"My virtue is still fully intact Logan," Veronica smiled gently.

"And your chastity belt is still locked?"

"Yes Logan," Veronica smiled, "I'm still as pure as snow."

"Good, because daddy Mars owns a gun," Logan laughed gently.

"I doubt you'd be the first suspect if someone deflowered his only child," Veronica joked.

"Veronica Mars, such colorful language!" Logan spoke feigning shock.

"Oh shut up," Veronica laughed. "Look, the other night was stupid. You said you were a better kisser than Duncan, and then you decided to prove it."

Logan took another swig of the whiskey and frowned, "Veronica, I'm sorry."

She looked at him, really looked at him, and saw the look of sadness in his eyes. Logan Echolls was actually apologizing. She thought about all the time Lilly had called him a jerk and said he was insensitive, but the boy she was looking at was nothing like the names her best friend had called him.

"Logan, I kissed you back," Veronica whispered looking up at him for a second before her eyes wavered again. "I didn't mean too, but I did."

Logan's head swung back toward her and he smiled, "I was good wasn't I?"

Veronica blushed and rolled her eyes as she swatted him gently with her tiny fist. "Shut up!"

"You liked it didn't you?"


"But I am better than DK? Did I teach you anything new?"

Veronica puckered her lips together and narrowed her eyes, "I'm glad you find this all so amusing."

He laughed, louder than she had heard him laugh in ages and she couldn't help but laugh with him. It was nice to see him happy about something, instead of sulking over his recent breakup. Logan had always been fun to be around, and lately she had missed seeing the sparkle in his eyes.

"Tell me what happened," he finally spoke as his laughter subsided.

"What's to tell? We kissed and I left."

"Tell me more about this kiss," he smirked leaning in toward her.

Veronica buried her face in her hands and sighed, "Logan, can we just forget about it? Please?"

"Veronica Mars, you want me to forget something so monumental?"

"You don't have to forget it, you don't even remember!"

"Mere technicality my tiny little friend," Logan smirked. "I think I have a right to know about this kiss."

Veronica let out a tiny groan, "I shouldn't have told you."

"No, but you did."

"My mistake," Veronica frowned glancing up at him. "Logan, how drunk are you?"

"Oh, I'm sober enough to remember this conversation tomorrow," Logan, laughed.

Veronica frowned and grabbed the bottle of whiskey from Logan. She watched his eyes widen as she took a swig wincing at the taste. "What?" she questioned after seeing the look on his face. "I'm not sure I want to remember this conversation tomorrow."

He chuckled, "Veronica was the kiss that bad? I mean yeah, I'm not a hundred percent when I'm drunk, but still a drunken Logan Echolls kiss, is still better than what you'd get from most sober guys on a good day."

"And you know this how?"

"From the surveys I leave afterward," he spoke nonchalantly.

"The kiss wasn't bad," Veronica spoke turning to face Logan. "That's the problem."

Logan looked at her and sighed. She expected another sarcastic remark to come out of his mouth but instead he chose to surprise her, "I really wish I could remember it."

"Why? You kissed your best friend's girlfriend," she whispered. "Do you know what Duncan would say if he found out?"

"I'm sure he'd hit me, and then tell you that you did nothing wrong. DK would just say that I took advantage of you, because you would never do anything to hurt anyone."

"You didn't take advantage of me," Veronica groaned. "I kissed you back."

"And this kiss was it a simple peck on the lips or did we steam up the pool house?"

"You can be so annoying sometimes," Veronica spoke with a frown.

"I bet that's not what you said when we kissed," Logan smirked arching a eyebrow.

Veronica grinned and shoved him playfully. Logan laughed as he fell backwards, grabbing Veronica's arm and pulling her with him. She let out a tiny squeal as her head hit the sand.


"Oh like I was going to let you get away with that," Logan laughed.

"I have sand everywhere now!" Veronica shrieked.

She turned to smack Logan again but stopped when her eyes met his. He was staring at her with eyes so intent it caused her to drop her hand back down in the sand. His eyes followed her hand and then they were back on her face once more.

"My god, you're so beautiful."

She swallows and lowers her head so that she's no longer looking at him. He feels his hand brushing back a strand of her hair and her breath hangs in her throat for a split second. "Logan," she whispers, "Logan, what are you doing?"

His hand suddenly fell to her chin lifting it gently. Her eyes locked with his and she was shocked by the intensity in his eyes. He sat up slightly on his side, and then smiled softly down at her. Veronica's heart pounded and for a fleeing second she thought about moving away from him. The thought left her mind however, when Logan leaned in and captured her lips with his own. It was wrong, even more wrong than the first time, but Veronica couldn't help but sigh against Logan.

Logan put both his hands on her face and Veronica couldn't help but wrap her arms around his neck and pull herself closer to him. She allowed Logan to deepen the kiss, pushing out any thoughts of how wrong it was. Kissing Logan, having his tongue gently tease her mouth was unlike anything she had ever felt before. She ran her fingers through Logan's hair letting the moment take her away.

When Logan finally pulled away, he traced her mouth gently with his thumb, "I'm going to kiss you again," he whispered. "If you don't want me to you better tell me now."

Veronica swallowed and without thinking pulled Logan to her again. This time the kiss was slower and Veronica was surprised by how gentle Logan was. He carefully covered her body was his, letting out a tiny groan as she ran her fingers up his neck and into his hair. His hands traveled down her body to the hem of her shirt knotting it in his hands.

"Logan, wait," she spoke quickly pulling away. She was out of breath and her eyes were wide as she scooted away from him. "We have to stop."

Logan looked at her with confusion before dropping his head, "Duncan."

"Yeah," she whispered, "Duncan."

He ran his fingers through his hair and frowned, "Veronica, what were we doing?"

"I don't know," she admitted with a sigh.

"I wasn't even drunk that time," he spoke with a nervous laugh.

"I wasn't drunk either time," she grimaced.

"It's not your fault you can't resist the Echolls charm," Logan spoke but his voice was hesitant.

"I cheated on Duncan," Veronica whimpered, "Logan, I cheated on my boyfriend with you!"

Logan frowned and covered Veronica's hand with his, "Ronnie, you didn't cheat. We kissed, it didn't go any farther."

"Don't you think that was far enough?"

"I think it was incredible, and honestly I think you agree."

Veronica lowered her head, "I'm not saying it wasn't good, I'm saying it was wrong."

"Is it wrong that I want to do it again?" Logan questioned honestly.

The question caught Veronica off guard and she couldn't help but let out a tiny gasp. "It can never happen again."

"I bet that's what you said the last time," Logan spoke, "Veronica I know it's wrong, but I can't help it. That kiss was freaking amazing."

Veronica slowly stood to her feet, "It has to be the last time."

When she looked down at Logan, she saw him looking up at her. "Right, it's the last time."

"So are we okay?" Veronica asked with a frown.

"That depends," Logan spoke forcing a smile. "Are you going to admit that I make Duncan look like an amateur?"

Veronica laughed gently, "I'm going home."

"But we both know it's the truth right?"

Veronica turned back and smiled down at Logan, "Yeah, we do."