Logan took a deep breath before he knocked on Veronica's door. Luck had been his friend lately it seemed, so when Duncan called him complaining that he and Lilly both had the flu, he realized it was the opportunity he ad been waiting on.
When the door swung opened, he smiled brightly at a very stunned Veronica. She stood in front of him in a tank top and jeans, her hair in a loose ponytail, and he couldn't help but think that she was one of very few girls that could pull off such a simple look so well.
"Evening my lady," he spoke with a grin.
"Logan, what are you doing here?" She asked bluntly.
"We are going to spend the day together," he answered with a laugh. "It came to my attention earlier that the Kane siblings are at home sick with a rather nasty flu."
"Yes, I know, I just got off the phone with Duncan." Veronica frowned. "But you, you can't be here."
"Of course I can, we're friends, and friends hang out right?" Logan asked. "I do think we need to make some ground rules first though," he added with a smirk.
"Ground rules?" Veronica questioned.
"Yes, if we're going to hang out together today," he began leaning against the doorframe. "You, Miss Mars are going to have to control yourself."
"Excuse me?" Veronica asked crossing her arms.
"No kissing me today, no matter how bad you want to, it's prohibited."
Veronica's eyes widened, "Have you lost your mind?"
Logan laughed, "I know it's going to be hard, but it's the only way." He added as he pushed past her gently and entered her home.
Veronica groaned as she shut the front door and turned to face him. "What on earth are you talking about?"
Logan smirked, "I told you the other day, I'm tossing my hat in the ring. Now, I'm going to prove to you that we have more in common than just amazingly awesome chemistry."
Veronica crossed her arms against her chest and sighed, "You're serious aren't you?"
"There's only one problem with your plan," Veronica frowned. "My parents are both gone, and if they find out you've been here, and we've been alone, they'll kill me."
"Then I guess we should keep this to ourselves," Logan winked.
"I can't believe you like this band!" Logan exclaimed hours later as he sat in Veronica's floor going through her cd's. "I have everything they've ever done."
"Seriously?" Veronica asked. "Lilly says they suck."
"That's because she has no concept of what good music is," Logan shrugged. "I met them once, at a concert, pretty cool guys."
"Wait, you met them?" Veronica asked with wide eyes. "I had tickets the last time they were in town, but Lilly wouldn't go with me. She said their music was beneath her awesomeness or something," Veronica frowned. "I totally wanted to go though."
"Next time they're nearby we'll go. My dad is friends with their manager; he can hook us up with backstage passes if you want."
Veronica nodded her head as she relaxed on her bed. "What's your favorite ice cream?" She asked randomly.
"Cookies and Cream," he spoke with a smile. "I'm a pretty boring guy when it comes to my ice cream. How do you take your popcorn?"
"With as much butter as possible of course," Veronica laughed.
"Same here. Who was your first kiss?" He asked arching an eyebrow.
"I'm so not answering that," Veronica blushed.
"C'mon Mars, your just going to say Duncan anyway…."
"It wasn't Duncan."
Logan sat up with wide eyes, "Now I have to know! Veronica, I won't tell a soul."
Veronica rolled her eyes, "Luke, fifth grade after a baseball game."
Veronica nodded her head. "We were like the romance of fifth grade," she laughed.
"Wow, so Duncan, he was like your second kiss?" Logan asked watching as her eyes fell and she bit her lip. "He wasn't? Veronica Mars, you minx!"
"Shut up! It was Casey Gant in sixth grade! And no one knows about it, because Lilly kind of liked him, and he liked me. So I never told her."
"Did you like him?"
"Doesn't matter, it was forever ago. When was the first time you tried alcohol?" She asked looking down at him seriously.
"Oh man, I was ten I think, Trina and her friends were drinking, and she offered me a beer," he spoke. "Wasn't a big deal really." He sat silent for a few moments before he looked up at her, "What did you think about me when we first met?"
Veronica let out a tiny laugh. "I thought you were cocky and arrogant," she spoke with a grin. "But I also thought you were kind of cute."
"Just kind of?"
"Maybe a little more than that…"
"You totally thought I was hot," Logan laughed.
"I didn't say that."
"Eh, you did though. Just like I thought you were hot."
"Why didn't you say something…then?" She suddenly asked looking down at him. "That was before you and Lilly, before Duncan even thought about liking me. So, why didn't you mention it?"
"Duncan liked you then Veronica, he's always liked you. I don't know, we were twelve and you were like the cute innocent girl that a guy like me knew not to touch."
"So at twelve you were already too bad boy for me?" Veronica asked with a laugh.
"No, at twelve I thought I was too bad boy for you," Logan chuckled. "I had no idea you had already been running around making out with Luke and Gant."
Veronica tossed a pillow at Logan's head and let out a laugh, "I just kissed them! I never said we made out!"
"You totally made out with Gant," Logan teased.
Veronica rolled her eyes, "Did not."
"It's cool Veronica, seriously."
Veronica sighed and looked over at her clock, "My dad should be home soon…"
"You kicking me out?"
"Do you really want my father, the Sheriff to come home and find you here? He carries a gun, you know," she spoke with a gentle smile.
"You make a good point. I'm way to pretty too get shot at," Logan winked.
Veronica rolled off her bed and stood, "I just, I don't' know what to do now."
Logan stood to his feet and touched her arm, "What do you mean?"
"I, I can't stay with Duncan," she frowned. "Not after today, or the last few days for that matter."
Logan tried to hold back his smile, "Veronica, are you saying…"
"I don't know what I'm saying," she spoke stopping him. "I just know that I can't do this to him. I have these feelings, and it's all so messed up, but he deserves better."
"So you're breaking up with him?" Logan asked with a heavy sigh.
"I, well, yeah," she stuttered.
"Okay," Logan spoke slowly, "End things with DK, and then, we'll just go from there okay? No pressure, I promise."
Veronica looked up at him with worried eyes, "Logan, I can't just break up with your best friend, and just run to you. It's just all too complicated."
Logan forced a tight smile, "Hey, we'll figure it out. It doesn't have to happen right away," he nodded. "I don't want to hurt Duncan either."
"And Lilly," Veronica added.
"Lilly will be fine," he spoke with a shrug. "You don't know the Lilly that I know Veronica, trust me, it's not going to matter all that much to her."
Veronica nodded her head, "Today was kind of awesome," she spoke. "Duncan and I, we never talk like this."
"I'm not Duncan," Logan smiled.
"Yeah, I know." Veronica nodded. "But seriously, you need to leave," she added with a tiny laugh.
"Right," he spoke as he moved to hug her. "We'll get through this Veronica," he spoke in her ear before pulling away. "I'll call you tonight."
"K," Veronica nodded. "Oh, and Logan?" She called out as he was heading down the hallway.
"I didn't make out with Casey in sixth grade," she spoke with a mischievous grin, "But in 7th grade? I totally did."
Logan's mouth gapped open, "I was here in 7th grade! When did that even happen?"
Veronica shrugged her shoulders and laughed. "A story for another time I suppose."
"You are a minx!" Logan laughed loudly. "Tonight, Miss Mars, you're telling me everything!"
"Guess I'll talk to you tonight then," she giggled.
"Yeah," Logan spoke as he headed down the hallway. "Tonight."