Summary : Logan and Veronica have a secret, the most wonderful one.
A/N : Takes place a few years in the future.
Disclaimers : Not mine, not rich enough to buy them.
Please excuse my mistakes, I'm french and I don't have a beta and this is my first Veronica Mars fanfiction, I've written other stories but they were all Alias related :)
Veronica was standing next to the french windows, trying to decide whatever she should go towards him, or wait again before approaching him. She knew she was acting like a coward, but she was afraid of what would come out of this conversation, she took a deep breath and walked towards the table where he was sitting, watching the people inside the house party. A few months ago, he would have been one of them, she thought with a smile.
"Hey." she said, as she sat on a chair next to him, putting her drink on the table she looked at him before looking away. They remained silent for a few minutes, watching Duncan dance with his wife of three months, and laugh. Logan who couldn't take the silence anymore, was the first one to speak.
"So how are you?"
"I'm good, life's good, I'm sorry for not coming to talk to you sooner."
"It's okay, I understand it, you were too busy trying to avoid me." he said with a smirk, he then added. "Don't try to deny it, I saw you walk away as soon as I walked into the living room."
"If you saw me then I shouldn't try to lie to you, should I?"
"Wow, doomsday is near, you just admitted that I was right."
"If that's what you want okay. So what brings you here? I thought after Duncan's wedding, I would never see you ag..."
"I'm three month pregnant." she said so softly that he almost didn't hear, but he did.
"You are what?"
"How? No, I mean I know how, but how can it possible? We were careful."
"Apparently we weren't careful enough."
Logan looked at her and put his head between his hands, he took several deep breaths and tried to think to what he just heard, but his head hurt too much. His worse nightmare was coming true, he was the one who said not ever 2 months ago that he would never have a child, but apparently he was wrong because in six months he was going to become a father. In his misfortune, he was lucky, because the girl he has knocked up is Veronica and not some girls he met in a bar or a Hollywood party.
"Logan, I didn't say that to force you to marry me or something like that. I just wanted you to know I was pregnant, I don't except you to change your life for me and this baby. I'm keeping it, and I will raise it..."
"Do I have my word to say in this?" he asked harshly. Veronica raised her head to look at him in the eyes, then coldly answered .
"Yes, because believe me if I didn't want you to be a part of this baby's life, I wouldn't have come here and you would have probably never learned it."
"Oh..., so I should consider myself lucky and thank you? I'm sorry Veronica Mars, I hadn't realized that I ..."
"Stop being a jackass about that! You know that's not what I meant!"
"I don't even know why I have agreed to come here, it was clearly a mistake." she said. She took her drink and got up. She had walked only a few steps when his hand caught her arm to make her stop and turn around, to look at him.
"Don't you dare to walk away from this conversation."
"What conversation? This looks like an argument to me, not a conversation, I came here for answers and I've got them."
"Can you tell me what conclusion you've reached then, or is it too much to ask?"
"This is never going to work between us, we always end up arguing, so why bring a child in this?"
"Are you saying you are going to have an abortion?" he said, a little bit scared of what her answer would be.
"No, and if you had listened to me, you would know it, I'm three months pregnant so it's too late to have an abortion, and I'm keeping this baby whatever you want to be a part of its life or not."
"What if I want to be a part of the baby's life?"
"Then you will be the most amazing father a baby can have, because I know you will do the best you can to make this baby happy."
Logan who was looking at her, looked at the floor, not wanting her to see his tears, because she trusted him to make this baby happy even if he never had a real and loving family, growing up. His childhood was not like hers, filled with laughs, walks to the park with both his parents, or bedtime stories, his was filled, with bruises, shouts and belts.
"Do you really believe what you've just said?"
"Yes, I always say what's on my mind, Logan I know you since we were 12, and I also know what kind of man you are. You are nothing like your father, that's what matter and what is the most important thing to me, you have to believe me on that."
"Listen, I have to go back to San Fransisco after tomorrow, so you can take some time to think to what I've just told you, and when you reach a conclusion or something that looks like one, you know my number."
"So you are going to leave just like that?"
"Logan, don't do that, I'm only trying to help you, nothing more nothing less, I don't want to make this hard for you. I'm giving you the space and time so you can decide what you want to do because from the moment this baby will be here, you will have to take care of him for the rest of your life. What I'm trying to say that's in a long term commitment, if I can call it like that."
"What if I told you I'm ready to be a father?"
Veronica shook her head and walked towards the house, leaving Logan behind her without answering to what he just said. She had just set a foot in the house that Meg took her by the arm and dragged her to a nearby room, closing the door behind them. She looked at Veronica in the eyes and asked.
"So what did he say?"
"What are you talking about?"
"I'm talking of the baby, you know the one you and Logan conceived last time you saw each other."
"You threw up every morning since you arrived, you can't stand the smell of coffee and you eat weird stuff. So how did Logan react?"
"He was shocked and he apparently wants to be a part of the baby's life but I don't believe him, well I do but not entirely. I want to give him some time to think to what I've just said, because it was a bombshell." she said with a tired smile. Meg hugged her and smiled, because even thought things weren't perfect, she was happy for her friends, she was going to be a mother and knowing Veronica Mars, she knew she was going to be a wonderful and amazing one.
"Meg, he is an actor, he spends most of his time partying, travelling, and dating young women, and even if he has cut down the drinking, I don't know if he is ready to become a father."
"So you think I'm not ready to be a father?"