Title: A Whole New World
Character/Pairing: Logan/Veronica
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 684
Spoilers: Through S1, really, and of course, it helps if you've read Veronica and Her Pirate King as well as Logan and His Pirate Queen
Summary: This thing is SHORT, so any summary would pretty much tell the entire story. Let's just say that it's set 6 years and 4 months after the last fic of the series and leave it at that, yes?
Comments: Thanks to bfragrant for the prompt!


"How much longer?" the voice beside Logan whined.

"Not much longer," Logan responded, looking down at his watch. It had been awhile - definitely longer than he'd thought it would take. Veronica had left almost ten minutes ago now. It could possibly take her that long to get ready, could it?

"Do you think she got lost?"

"No, I'm sure she got there just fine. She's been here before - she knows where she's going."

"But maybe she's been kidnapped and taken away by a band of pirates!" The boredom and frustration has quickly fled at this thought and is now replaced by a sense of urgency and excitement. "We might need to save her!"

Wisely, Logan hides his inner amusement. Veronica would not be pleased if she realized that they were sitting out here thinking that she might need help. Oh, sure did need help sometimes - usually reaching things off the higher shelves in their home - but she hated to admit it. And Logan had definitely learned over the past seven-plus years of their relationship better than to ever suggest that she couldn't do anything on her own.

He had also mastered how to make her feel guilty enough about leaving him out that he'd end up getting to help out anyhow.

"But what if they try to make her walk the plank? She's getting all lopsided. What if she can't keep her balance?"

"Now where, exactly, would you find a plank in a place like this?"

"I dunno. I think I saw a little pool when we walked in."

"That was a reflecting pond, Matt. I don't think that a pirate ship would be able to fit in there."

"I could captain a pirate ship in a 'flecting pond if I wanted to."

"I'm sure you could, Matt. You definitely get enough practice in the bathtub at home."

"Mr. Echolls? We're ready for you now." A woman dressed all in pink motioned towards him from the doorway, causing Logan and Matt to rise from their seats and proceed after her.

Logan saw his wife laying back in a room just ahead and moved quickly to kiss her softly on the forehead. He was about to get comfortable in the seat just to the left of her when he noticed that Matt was no longer behind him.

He returned to the hallway to see Matt standing just a few feet away. He motioned for him to enter the room, but Matt shook his head no and refused to get any closer.

Carefully, Logan walked towards Matt and knelt down beside him. "What's wrong, buddy?"

"What if Mommy has a girl?"

"Well, then you get to have a little sister, bud. Do you have some girl names picked out?"

Matt shook his head. "I don't want a sister. I want a brother. I can't play baseball with a stupid girl."

Logan knew that Matt meant what he said. Or, at least, he thought he meant what he said. Logan didn't know if the baby was going to be a boy or a girl - he and Veronica had elected to be surprised, just as they had been for Matt. Yeah, there was all this technology available now, but if life was predictable all the time, where was the fun in that?

"You know what I think, Matt? I think that if Mommy's having a girl, we're going to make her into the most awesome girl ever." Or, at least as equally awesome as Veronica, Logan mentally amended, not sure that any woman could ever be more kick-ass than his wife. But if they were lucky enough to have a daughter, she'd damn sure come close. "We're going to teach her how to play baseball and what's so awesome about playing with cars and trucks. She's not going to be one of those girly girls who spends all of her time doing her hair and playing with dolls."

Matt thought about that for a moment before he smiled and nodded. "Okay, Dad. But if she is a girly-girl, can I make her walk the plank?"
END


Thanks so much for reading. I really hope you enjoyed the latest installment in what I have begun to affectionately term the "pirate series."

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