Set in S2 in the episode "Driver Ed" Veronica's epiphany leads her to someone else's door instead of Duncan's. I know it's been done before, but here's my take anyway.
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Veronica was a bundle of nerves on the entire drive over here. And now that she had reached her destination they hadn't quieted one bit. She stood at the door, taking a few deep breaths trying to get of hold of herself before ringing the bell. Feeling she was as close to calm as she could hope to get right now she reached over to press the button. Her finger was a hairs breadth away from the bell when the door suddenly opened.
"Ah synchronicity," Logan Echolls, casually remarked. "What're you doing here?"
He had his keys in hand and was just finishing pulling on his jacket. "You're leaving." Veronica commented
"Wow, what remarkable powers of observation you got there. I can see why you're such a super sleuth."
A beat passed without a retort from Veronica, causing Logan to somewhat worry about the state she was in. "So were you going to answer my question?" he prompted. "What is it that brings you to my humble abode this fine evening?"
The butterflies that had been flapping around in Veronica's stomach had suddenly turned into a million humming birds all flapping there wings a million miles an hour. She wondered if she had the nerve to do say what she'd come here to say. Well, she had to try. She licked her lips and swallowed, trying to moisten her dry throat.
"Have you ever had an epiphany?" she asked.
"An epiphany?" Logan repeated.
Logan rubbed his chin in mock concentration, "An epiphany, let's see, hmm. Well, I've had a Tiffany and a Stephanie. But an Epiphany, no I can't say that I have. Oh wait, is she a dancer down at the Crazy horse? If so then, yeah, you know I have had an Epiphany." He finished with that trademark smirk of his.
Veronica nodded her head and snickered wryly. Of course, she thought, he's going to be a jackass. God what was I thinking coming here? All the humming birds were gone suddenly. Flown south for the winter, I guess. And Veronica no longer felt nervous. Just stupid.
She looked up at Logan and shook her head, "You know what, Logan, forget it. I shouldn't have come here. Goodbye. Have fun wherever it is you're going." she spun on her heels ready to retreat.
"Hey wait," Logan called in earnest, "come back." Despite her better judgment, Veronica turned around. "Sorry." Logan stated. "Tell me what's up Mars. What's all this talk of epiphanies about?"
Veronica was going to just drop it. Come up with some alternative excuse, but looking into Logan's eyes, a much softer brown now than when she had first arrived, she felt that rush that brought her here all over again. She cleared her throat. "You know the bus driver from the crash?" she ventured.
Logan nodded, "Yeah I'd say he's a pretty notorious character right now. What about him."
"Well his daughter asked me to help prove that he didn't commit suicide. Which FYI, he didn't. Anyway, I found out that he was having an affair."
"Okay." Logan drawled having no clue where this was headed or what it could possibly have to do with him. "So?"
Veronica took in a deep breath to help her finish. "So I talked to his, well, mistress and she was saying all this stuff about having regret because she never got to be with the man she loved and I realised that I don't want to go through my life with that same regret, so..." her words had come out in a rush, kind of running together.
Logan had a pretty good idea of what her meaning for being here was, but he needed to know for sure.
"Veronica," he said slowly, "what exactly is it you're saying here?"
"I'm saying that I want to be with the guy I love." she clarified. "The one I really love. And that's you Logan. I tried to pretend that it isn't. I tried to move on, but, I can't. I care about Duncan, but he's not the guy for me. Not any more. It's you. I think it always will be."
Logan just stood there without responding, looking stunned. The humming birds began to circle again. "Logan?" Veronica queried.
He looked up into her deep, questioning blue eyes and answered with a smile "What took you so long.?"
Relief washed over her and she laughed with tears of joy in her eyes. She rushed into his arms and met the lips which hers had had too long and absence from. Logan held her tightly to him, never wanting to let her go for fear she might get away again. He pulled her into the house and kicked the door closed behind them.
The rest of the night was full of many more epiphanies.
Well, like it or not, let me know what you think.