Disclaimer: Veronica Mars and all its characters and situations are property of Rob Thomas and UPN/The CW. I do not own anything and will not make any profit from this story.
A/N: Don't worry, I am hard at work with Crash Into You, I just had to get this little one out. Plus, I have finals starting this week, but I promise I'll try to get a chapter up before the end of June. I am so, so, sorry it hasn't been sooner. I really tried, but I had loads of schoolwork.
A/N: This oneshot takes place the summer after freshman year at Hearst. Logan and Veronica got back together after Logan punched Gorya.
A/N: Voiceovers are in bold.
Logan rarely got mail. He got e-mails, sure. But mail? Rarely. So you can imagine his surprise when he woke up one morning to find a plain, white envelope on the floor right in front of his door. He picked it up curiously and decided to open it now. Maybe it was a surprise from Veronica. He made his way to the couch while opening it. He literally felt like the wind had been knocked out of him when he saw what it contained. It was a picture of him and Veronica at the beach. He remembered that day well. They had gone to the beach about two weeks ago. This picture had to have been taken then. But that wasn't what scared him. What scared him was the bull's eye meticulously drawn on Veronica's head. He turned the picture around. It had seven words written on it.
Someday might be sooner than you think.
"You're gonna die."
With a heavy heart he locked the picture up in his safe. He knew what he had to do. He knew Gorya wanted him to do it, and he knew Gorya knew he'd do it in a heartbeat.
"Hey, handsome." Veronica greeted as she opened the door.
"Hey." Logan replied somewhat timidly. He stepped in her apartment. Veronica noticed his sombre expression. "What's wrong?" She asked him, concerned.
"We need to talk." He replied.
"I can't do us anymore." Logan said bluntly. Veronica's smile fell so fast from her face it was almost funny. Almost. "Excuse me?" She asked, voice filled with disbelief. She thought things had been going well. She'd even managed to finally tell him how much she loved him.
"It's not you, it's me." Logan said. Veronica didn't know what made her do it, but she slapped him. "Don't give me that bullshit." She said, getting angrier by the minute. Logan took it all. He felt he deserved it. He knew he deserved it.
"Tell me the truth."
"I am. I am telling the tr-"
"No, you're not."
"I-I've met someone else." Logan stumbled over his lie.
"I don't believe you."
Logan was getting impatient. "Look, Veronica, I- I just... I don't love you anymore." The moment Logan said it he regretted it. Because at that moment the twinkle in Veronica's eyes, the one he loved so much, disappeared.
Veronica felt like she'd been stabbed in the gut. She forced back her tears. "Tell me that to my face."
"Veronica..." Why was she making this so hard?
"No. Tell me. Look me in the eye and tell me you don't love me anymore." She took a deep breath. "I promise I'll leave you alone then. I'll be alone and miserable, but I'll leave you alone."
And that's when Logan did it. He did the hardest thing in his life. He looked Veronica straight in the eye and lied through his teeth. "I don't love you anymore." He struggled a bit with the words, but got them out. Veronica could feel the knife in her gut being twisted around.
"Get out." She whispered.
"Veronica, I'm so-" Logan made a move that implicated he was going to try and comfort her.
"Get out." Veronica said more forcefully.
"Get out!" She yelled. She pushed him towards the door. "Get out! Get out! Get out!" She pushed him out the door and slammed it so hard the whole building shook. Veronica ran to her room and broke down completely on her bed. Logan left, knowing he had done the right thing. He'd rather be alone and miserable, but knowing Veronica was safe, than happy and together, but putting her in danger. Because if there was one thing Logan Echolls couldn't do, it was life without Veronica Mars.
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Over and out.