Title: Whiskey Lullaby

Chapter: 1 of 2

Pairing: Some L/V

Rating: R

Warnings: Strong Language and character death

Spoilers: Different events from the whole series are mentioned.

Summary: Futurefic based on the song Whiskey Lullaby by Brad Paisley and Allison Krauss.

A/N: I know this is not the usual music genre for VM fics but please give it a chance. Also some things may be AU obviously since it is a futurefic.


"I love you so much Veronica Mars and I would love nothing more than for you to become my wife," I

asked my girlfriend of three years, silently praying to whatever God there may be that she would say

yes. That day in the cafeteria at Hearst had been a new beginning for Veronica and I. She had broken up

with that dork Piz a week later and had left for her internship in Virgina, not before stopping by my

hotel to tell me goodbye though.


Logan walked groggily to answer the door of his suite at the Grand. To say he was shocked to see the

petite blond smiling at him when he opened the door would be an understatement.

"What are you doing here Veronica?" he had asked. There was no anger or even sadness in his voice

just genuine confusion. She was the one who had told him she needed some time before she could

forgive him. And he was pretty sure that time in Veronica's mind meant a lot more than a week.

"I came to say goodbye," she told him.

A series of emotions ran through Logan's mind hurt,confusion, anger, love, and finally settled on

sadness. Apparently the emotion was evident on his face as well because Veronica hurried to continue


"I'm going to Virgina for a summer internship with the FBI. I think I may have told you about it. I will

be back at Hearst when Sophomore year starts."

"Yeah I think I remember you mentioning it. I'm happy for you," Logan said. The relief he felt was

evident not only in his voice but on his face as well. He motioned for her to come in after realizing that

they were still standing in his doorway and he was in his red silk boxers. Once Veronica was in the

suite and Logan had closed the door he pulled her to him in a tight hug. He knew this probably wasn't

the most appropriate action but when he felt Veronica return the hug, all the doubt left his mind.

Her green eyes looked up into his brown ones and Logan knew that he would always love Veronica

Mars no matter who or what came between them. And then she said the words he had been waiting to


"I love you Logan and I have broken up with Piz."

"So you're willing to give us another chance?" Logan asked, hope was evident in his voice.

"Yeah I am. I know we have a lot of problems we have to work on and it won't be easy. I also know

though that I love you more than life itself," she said before she leaned into him and pressed her lips to

his in a passionate kiss.

When lack of oxygen became a problem for both of them they broke the kiss.

"I have to be at the airport in thirty minutes," she said. "I was hoping you could drive me."

"I'd love to," Logan said. He went to his bedroom and quickly changed his clothes. He came out to

find Veronica on his couch watching an old rerun of Buffy the Vampire Slayer that Logan had on his


"Seriously Logan, you TiVo Buffy?" Veronica asked with a laugh.

"Yeah well I have a thing for tiny hot blondes," he told her which in turn got him a punch in his upper

arm. Once they had both finished laughing Logan was the first to speak, "Ready to go?"

"Yep as ready as I'll ever be," she said.

Logan grabbed his keys from the coffee table and they headed to the parking garage. Logan unloaded

Veronica's luggage from her 2005 Saturn and into the back of his X Terra. When they arrived at the

airport Logan had to force the sadness from his voice. He knew if he showed all the emotion he was

feeling than Veronica would want to stay and he couldn't have that on his conscience, this was her


"I'll be there in a few weeks after you get settled in," Logan told her. He wasn't sure who he was trying

to reassure more though her or himself.

"Okay. I love you," she said pulling him into one last hug before boarding her plane.

*****End Flashback******

Now here they were three years later. Both were college graduates. Veronica with a degree in Criminal

Justice and he had a degree in Creative Writing as well as a minor in Journalism. Veronica had been

offered a job with the California division of the FBI and he was currently working on his first book.

He had asked Keith's permission as well as his blessing to marry Veronica. Now as they sit at a corner

table at the most upscale French restaurant in LA he's waiting anxiously for her answer and then he

sees the tears well up in her eyes, 'Damn she's gonna say no' he thinks to himself. Then he hears it, "Yes

Logan." Never had two words sounded better to him.

He stood and pulled her into a hug and pressed his lips to hers in a heated kiss. He pulls away though

when he hears all the clapping of the other restaurant patrons.

"I wonder which tabloid will have the story first," he says bitterly. He hates that even to this day the

Echolls name has so much tabloid coverage even after his father's death.

"Relax Logan. This is our moment. No one can ruin it," Veronica tells him placing her hand on his


"I know you're right, now lets get out of here and go celebrate the right way," he tells her with a smirk.

" Right behind you," she responded.

"Well I'd really prefer to be behind you," he told her.

"What a coincidence that's where I want you to be too," she said.

When Veronica and Logan reached his house they barely made it through the door before both of them

were shirtless. Logan had moved out of the Grand sophomore year at Hearst and this was one of many

times he was grateful for that. They didn't even make it to the bedroom he fucked her against the wall

in the living room. Once they were able to move again he carried her to his bed and made love to his

fiancé the right way.

***** 6 Months Later*****

"I slept with someone else," she said with tears in her eyes.

Logan couldn't believe what he was hearing from her. She was not a cheater neither of them were

actually. He had to be imagining this. It was all just a horrible dream. It had to just be a dream.

"Why?"he asked her.

"I was at a bar one night, alone of course. You were off promoting your book in New York and I was

so incredibly lonely. I don't know why I kept drinking. Well actually that's a lie I do know why, I kept

drinking because I was thinking about Lily and about Duncan and about how the Fab Four became two.

Well anyways, a guy who looked a lot like you came up to me and offered to buy me a drink. I knew it

wasn't you but it made me feel less lonely. So after a couple more drinks he offered to drive me home.

I said yes for a reason that I still don't understand."

"You fucked him in our bed Veronica?" he asked interrupting her.

"No. I could never do that Logan," she said.

"So where then Veronica?" he asked her.

"The guest room," she answered. "It was just the one time Logan and I hope we can work through


"The engagement is off. I can work through a lot of things Veronica but not cheating," he told her.

Somehow his words came out a lot calmer than how he was feeling. "You can keep the house, the ring,

and everything else I have ever gotten you." With that said he stood up, packed his clothes and left the


He buried his pain in drinking and tried his hardest to forget Veronica but no matter how much he drank

he could never forget her. He loved her so much even though she had caused him so much pain. It was

a year later when he finally got my mind off of her for good. He went and bought a 9mm gun, went

back to his apartment and got trashed and then he wrote the note:

To whom it may concern:

Let it be known that I Logan Echolls loved Veronica Mars until the very second that I died. She was my

whole world. I had hoped that things would get better for us but I guess it just wasn't meant to be for

us. Dick I appreciate you always being there for me man. I'm sorry to do this to you especially after

everything that happened with Cassidy. I love you man and watch out for Veronica, please.

Logan A. Echolls

He laid the note beside be on the bedside table and he put the gun to his temple and pulled the trigger.

The next thing he knew he was seeing Lily and floating around in the sky.