"I don't know if I should hug you or kill you," I playfully glared.
I never did like being the centre of attention. That was another perk of being best friends with Lilly Kane, she loved the spotlight. Every other girl would probably hate that about her but I thank her for it.
"You'll miss me too much if you kill me," she gleefully remarked. "And without my fabulous self you'd be lost."
I rolled my eyes at her dramatics. "It's gotta be wrong that you're right."
"Mmm hmm," Lilly hummed. "What's up with you and Logan?" She lifted her eyebrows and looked at me with intrigue.
"Me and Logan?" I echoed questioningly.
"Yeah," Lilly grinned. "I saw the way you both were looking at each other." What in the world was she talking about? That's Lilly's speciality; stirring drama in a bowl of comedy.
"You mean with our eyes?" I retorted. "I wasn't aware that there were other ways to look at people, or well anything."
"Ha. Ha. You're a big bag of funny. But Miss Technical, I know what I saw and no one knows sexuality or you, better than Lilly Kane."
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that body filled with craziness is my best friend.
"Lilly," I said with a tone that clearly showed my thoughts on her losing her brain cells way too rapidly. "You are aware that you're talking about your best friend, me. And your ex-boyfriend, Logan Echolls."
"I know perfectly well who my best friend and my ex are," she widened her eyes and I could hear the silent 'get a clue.'
I sighed. Sometimes I wonder what sparked these crazy ideas into her brain. "Really? Then you should very well know that I wouldn't do that to you." Besides, this was Logan.
Logan; my best guy-friend.
Logan; my best friend's ex-boyfriend.
Logan; my ex-boyfriend's best friend.
Logan... so many other titles that I'm not going to think about right now.
"Oh please, Veronica," she rolled her eyes. "Logan's a hottie and he's available." My mouth hung opened at her bluntness. "And wait a second," she paused as if she's made the most phenomenal discovery. "So are you." She smiled widely and waggled her eyebrows.
"He's your ex!"Maybe the increased volume in my voice will let some sense sink through her thick head and into that brain I know she has.
"So? I'd do your ex if he wasn't my brother," she shrugged and I cringed at the thought.
"Lilly!" My voice filled with horror. I remembered laughing at that thought during the song but having her say it... is just gross.
"Come on Veronica, if you're not going to date any guys that I've been with you might wanna start looking in elementary school!"
I haven't really thought of that, great, now I have to worry about whether the guy I'm dating has slept with my best friend or not and if my dog has a liking to him or not. High expectations, much Mars? Oh well, maybe I'll be a nun.
"Lilly! You love Logan and he loves you."
I know that they broke up but they always break up! I mean seriously, they break up more than Ross and Rachel on Friends. Their relationship isn't particularly healthy but love is crazy, right? What am I saying? I don't know what love is. Nothing about Duncan and my relationship was crazy. It was entirely the opposite of everything that Lilly and Logan's relationship consisted of. Dad says love is different for everybody and that I was way too young to be experiencing it.
"I think it was more of a lustful relationship," she commented, a thoughtful expression plastered on her face.
"You do know who you're talking to, right?" Disbelief was practically leaping out to make her speak the truth. "I'm Veronica." I pointed a finger toward myself. "Veronica Mars, best friend, knows everything. Ringing any bells?"
I may not know everything but I do know everything about Lilly Kane… Well, more than anyone else does.
"It's over," she stated with conviction, "This time we are done for good."
"You've said that before."
Her lips thinned in a line and her eyebrow furrow. Seriousness? It's kind of a scary colour on Lilly.
"We had a good thing while it lasted but we both knew that it would inevitably come to an end," she paused. "Besides, you didn't think I'd go to college still dating him, right? College guys are so much hotter." There's the Lilly Kane that we all know and love. From thin-lipped to playful smirk in a beat.
"Okay Lilly, just don't toy with Logan again," I advised her.
I know that Lilly said 'lustful' but I have a feeling that Logan really did love her. Maybe, like all good things it had to come to an end but that doesn't mean that it never existed. Despite Duncan following that code of avoidance and denial, I know better.
She wrinkled her noise and remarked, "Are you like Logan's guardian angel now?"
I shrugged. "Someone's gotta look out for him and he is my friend."
The Fabulous Foursome (Fab4) started off as a group of friends before it became a group of couples. Maybe the couple aspect ruined it a bit because now, the Fab4 is broken. I hope that one day the pieces fit together and we could be like we once were but for now I doubt there's going to be any luck in that area. Duncan is AWOL. Lilly is going off to college. At least I can count on Logan.
He's always been there for me. Yes, the school's wild child and coolest kid is really a loyal friend. He's found a balance of sorts to keep both Duncan and I as his friends, much like I used to do every time he and Lilly broke up.
I'm grateful that Logan even made the effort considering that he was angry with me. 'Logan Echolls angry at Snow White Veronica?' Well, that news shocked everybody because it rarely ever happened.
Don't get me wrong, Logan and I have major difference of opinions but we're never had a falling out. And he's hardly ever the one mad at me. But that's besides the point, see even when Logan's mad at me, he's still there for me.
Oh yeah I didn't mention why he was mad…. Well, Logan and Lilly broke up because I told Lilly about Logan kissing Yolanda. Logan had refused to talk to me. When Duncan started to avoid me, I guess Logan felt bad for me and inevitably came to comfort me. Hey, I just found the silver lining to my break up with Duncan… I'm getting better at being dumped.
"Yeah, yeah well remember who your best friend is," Lilly warned with jealousy lacing her voice. I resisted my urge to laugh at my spoilt (yes, spoilt, she doesn't like sharing certain titles; best friend being one of them) best friend.
"What's that supposed to mean?" I tilt my head with fake confusion.
"Nothing." And as soon as the jealousy appeared it disappeared. "Just don't go all Echolls on me, when I leave we're still gonna be BFFs so don't go looking for another one."
Well, that's impossible, we're practically sister's. Lilly Kane will always be my number one BFF. We do share a blood-bond. When we were younger, we were pretty stupid and did really weird stuff; we blame television more specifically the 'My Girl' movie, though it was an incredible movie, it was really sad too. We decided to make a small cut and join our blood. Now I realise how dangerous that could have been but we were just kids, we didn't know any better.
"Bf's may come and go but a BFF is forever," I grinned and Lilly grinned back, satisfied with my answer.
Many people may not understand our friendship or they may misunderstand it but one thing is for sure, Lilly Kane and Veronica Mars are best friends for life. If you doubt it, it's your problem but if you challenge, sticks and stones would be the least of your worries.