The V Files: Strange Start to Summer

Set: Year 2007. Post series Veronica Mars and about season 3 of The X Files.

Characters: Veronica Mars, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

Chapter 1: F.B.I.'s Most Unwanted.

Veronica Mars stood out the front of the J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington, D.C., headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She took a deep breath as she took a long look at the building that she had dreamed of entering for years. The moment had finally come and she was brimming with excitement.

"Good luck," Logan said, letting her hand go.

She looked up into his face and smiled. Her expression faltered.

"I'll miss you," she replied.

He smiled and kissed her. They had only just gotten back together and now she would be away for 12 weeks. They knew that they'd see each other in that time but not nearly as much as they would've liked. Logan knew how much this internship meant to Veronica so he had insisted that she take the opportunity despite her slight hesitation.

"I'll see you soon." They shared one last gaze and Veronica turned, taking her first step towards achieving her ultimate dream.

Logan stood staring after her, long after she had disappeared through the door.

"I don't have time for this!" protested Special Agent Tiffany Beedon. "We're in the middle of a huge case right now; the last thing we need is some clueless intern getting in our way."

"Well what do you suggest we do?" replied Special Agent Mark O'Reilly, through gritted teeth.

Veronica stood, uncomfortably, as the two agents argued quietly with each other. Their loud whispers reached her on the other side of the room.

So this is what it's going to be like, she thought to herself. She was by no means expecting to be put on a case but she had expected to at least be wanted in some degree, given the difficulty in getting her application accepted.

"Let's put her somewhere out of the way, you know where I mean," said Beedon, smiling. It was a smile that no one should have had to witness.

Veronica tuned back in and pictured herself, filing mountains of uninteresting paperwork and going on the frequent coffee run. This was the F.B.I. she knew that they wouldn't allow her to get her hands on anything good.

"Come with me," said O'Reilly, pushing past her.

She followed him, as ordered, but didn't let this rudeness and rejection dampen her spirits just yet. That was at least until they got off the elevator and she realised that she had been taken to…

The basement! Veronica thought, angrily. This could not be true. Were her dreams being shattered already?

O'Reilly exited the elevator and kept walking down the corridor, he stopped in front of a door with a sign on it.

"Hurry up, I don't have all day!" he said irritably, looking at his watch.

As Veronica approached the door she looked up and read the sign; Special Agent Fox Mulder. She frowned with curiosity as O'Reilly reached out and knocked on the door.