A/n Vm characters are property of the genius Rob Thomas, and the songs aren't mine either they just work...

Dream On- Aerosmith
Every time when I look in the mirror
All these lines on my face getting clearer
The past is gone
It went by, like dusk to dawn
Isn't that the way
Everybody's got the dues in life to pay
I know nobody knows
Where it comes and where it goes
I know it's everybody sin
You got to lose to know how to win
Half my life
Is books written pages
Live and learn from fools and
From sages
You know it's true, oh
All these things you do come back to you
Sing with me, sing for the years
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears
Sing with me, just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good lord will take you away
Yeah, sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear
Sing with me, just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away
Dream on
Dream on
Dream on
Dream until your dreams come true
Dream on
Dream on
Dream on
Dream until your dreams come true
Dream on
Dream on
Dream on
Dream on
Dream on
Dream on
Dream on
Sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear
Sing with me, just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away
Sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear
Sing with me, just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away.


The phone in her office rang, "Agent Mars, I need to see you." It was her boss, Veronica left her work went down the hall to Director Johnson's office. Tentatively, she knocked "Come in Agent.". "You wanted to see me, Sir?" "Yes, take a seat. There is a case that is sensitive enough that I need an agent to go under cover. The thing with the case, it's a serial. So far there have been 5 homicides at the University of California in Los Angeles. All the same, sorority girls, blonde, with fatal head trauma." He paused, this case had been difficult for him, his daughter had been the second victim. "Just take the file, look it over and give me your answer in the morning."

She slowly opened her eyes, she was on the E train heading to her apartment in Queens, if only she could go back to that day, if she had only known how this case would affect her she wouldn't have accepted it. The case was solved 2 weeks previous and since then she had only slept about 5 hours. She was a wreck, drained and after another night of her desperate attempt at normal sleep that had ended in the same nightmare, she realized she had enough. She came into the FBI New York Field Office, laid her badge and gun on Director Johnson's desk and left 26 Federal Plaza without a word.

She walked into her one bedroom apartment she and sat on her couch in defeat. After only 6 months working at her dream she had failed. She knew it wasn't for her and there wasn't anything left for her in New York. She pulled out her phone, scrolled through the numbers and found her dad's , she hadn't talked to him since the Sorority Serial killer had been caught.

"Hey dad." She said trying to sound happy, it was a fight she was desperate to win.

"Hey kiddo! How are you?" He's going to be so disappointed in me, she thought.

"I'm fine." She tried to make it sound like it was true but it was a feeble attempt that her dad saw right through.

"What's wrong, Veronica?" her dad asked. She told him everything about the case that she was allowed to, about the nightmares and quitting. When she finished she asked him if he was disappointed.

"Of course not I could never be disappointed in you. You tried and just because a case affects you doesn't mean you failed it just means you have a good heart."

"Thanks dad. I was thinking of moving back to Neptune, what do you think?"
"You know I want you to come home but its your decision.' he said.

"Well I'm taking the noon flight out of JFK and should be in L.A. by 3 pm." She didn't need to ask her dad's opinion but she wanted to make sure he would be okay with it.

"Do you want me to come and get you?" Her dad was working on a huge case and would need make sure the time would work.

"No, dad that's okay I'll need the drive. I'll see you in a few hours, Love you."

They got off the phone so she could finished packing. She had set up with Casey to take over her apartment so she could get out of there. Casey was her only friend in New York and when his girlfriend cheated on him he left and had no where to go. He's been sleeping on her couch ever since, this new move would be perfect.

~Six hours Later ~
She was almost home and was glad that she didn't have her dad pick her up she needed to think. It has been a little over seven months since she was last in Neptune and things hadn't gone that smoothly. That was an understatement and for only one reason, Logan. When she got the internship during the summer after her freshman year she and Piz tried making the long distance thing work, it lasted 2 weeks. When she came back to Hearst College and saw Logan it was clear to both of them that nothing had changed. Veronica and Logan stayed together until a month after they graduated. She told him that the FBI had offered her a permanent job in New York. They both wanted her to take it and wanted him to move there with her but she was afraid to tell him. He ended it and she was a wreck she wanted him. She loved him more then anything and she lost him probably for good.

Finally, she pulled up in front of her dad's office and walked in. "Did someone call for a former FBI agent?" Weevil was at the reception desk that she spent her high school years, her dad came running out of his and pulled her into a big hug. Weevil was next,

"What are you doing here, V? Not that it's not good to see you. What do you mean by former?" She explained to Weevil what should could, she didn't tell him as much as she had told her dad but just enough for Mac and Wallace to hear who had just walked in. More hugs around but she was glad that they had heard her tell Weevil, she didn't want to repeat it.

"Hey, Mr. Mars I have that informa…" Logan walked in and stopped mid sentence and stride, just staring at the girl he loves.

"Hello, Logan"