Hey! So I had been thinking about this for a couple days and it just came to me. I'm sure there are similar stories. I know there are ones on the 10th anniversary of Lilly's death but I'm hoping this is a little bit different than them. A word of warning: I'm a HUGE believer in angels. My regular story I'm writing that's not a fan fiction is on angels. For those who are reading my other story, Sinful, I'm hoping to get the next chapter out as soon as I can. Read and review please. I'd love to know what you think.
Ten years. It had been 10 years since Lilly Kane was brutally murdered. Ten years since Logan Echolls set foot in the Neptune Memorial Cemetery. He wasn't proud of the fact that he hadn't visited her. He knew he should have. If anything at least on her birthday. It had just been too hard. Even after 10 years, he still felt a lot of guilt.
For the past 9 years, Logan mourned in private. He lit a candle and said a prayer on three specific days a year: Lilly's birthday, their anniversary, and the day that Lilly died. Logan had never been overly religious but on those 3 days he was.
The weather had cooperated which Logan was thankful for. It was 80 degrees and partly cloudy but at least it wasn't raining. Lilly had been buried in a desolate area of the cemetery. It was on a huge hill surrounded by a few trees. The whole hill had been reserved though for the Kane family. Granted Lilly's parents and Duncan were still alive but they had reserved the area around her.
"Way to be prepared." Logan commented as he past her parents' headstone.
It wasn't hard to find Lilly's; it was a moderate sized black granite headstone with Lillian Elizabeth Kane engraved in gold on it. There was a picture of a lily engraved in the bottom right hand corner. He glanced down at it and sighed. The time had went slow but then again it had went by incredibly fast.
He wasn't sure whether or not he should dress for this visit but decided against going formal. He still wore a navy polo shirt and dark jeans. He had kept his hair dark instead of getting it frosted blonde and now he was sporting a neatly trimmed goatee.
On his way to the cemetery he went and bought a dozen red roses from a floral boutique. He knew lilies might be more…appropriate but he had always given her roses. She always told him how much she loved them.
He looked down at her headstone and gently set the bouquet of roses down in front of it. "Hey, Lilly." He said quietly as he look around to see if anyone could hear him. There was no one around though. "It's…umm Logan. You probably know that."
"Of course I know that. It's about time you showed up." A voice from behind him said.
Logan froze. It's not possible, right? I mean, there was no possible way this could happen, right? He slowly turned around and saw a glowing Lilly standing there. Here straight blonde hair was now to her shoulders and she was dressed in a white blouse and pink skirt.
"Lilly?" He asked.
"Yes, Logan it's me." Lilly smirked at him.
"Is this real?" He raised an eyebrow skeptically.
"I don't know; is it?" Her eyes twinkled. "Yes, I'm here."
Logan sank into the grass. "It's so good to see you, Lil."
"Yeah, you too Logan. Although…" Her voice drifted off.
Logan's eyebrows furrowed. "What?"
"You look stupid with that goatee."
Logan busted out laughing as his fingers ran across it. "Well, too bad. I like it."
Lilly shrugged. "Well, I guess as long as you like it. So you want to explain to me why I haven't gotten a visit from you in the last 10 years?"
His fingers plucked the grass beside him. "I don't know. Been kind of scared to."
"Why?" Lilly sat next to him.
"Because I remember the day you were murdered and I remember how we weren't speaking. I blamed myself for the longest time for not being able to save you that day."
"Logan, you couldn't have saved me."
"Of course I could have." Logan argued. "Anyway, I haven't been brave enough to try this until now because of that."
"Well, I'm glad to have another visitor. I don't get too many of them." She revealed.
"I'm sorry about that." He told her sadly. "What about your parents? Don't they visit regularly?"
"Get real." Lilly scoffed. "My dad is still detached from the situation and my mom can't stop thinking about herself long enough to come see me. I see them once a year if that."
Logan felt so bad for her.
"No, there's only 1 person who regularly visits, Logan and she'll be showing up here any time now."
Logan raised an eyebrow. "Veronica?"
Lilly nodded. "She's here every year on this day and she visits every trip she's in town." She revealed.
"Wait, she visits you every time she's in town? How often is that?"
Lilly shrugged. "Like 6, 8 times a year?" She ventured a guess.
"She visits you 8 times a year and I haven't seen her in 7 years. How screwed up is that?"
"Well, have you tried to do anything to change that?" Lilly raised an inquisitive eyebrow.
Logan remained quiet.
"Yeah, you don't deserve the visits."
"And you do?"
"Excuse me! I'm dead!" Lilly exclaimed. "Yes, I do considering no one else bothers to visit me."
"Yes, I know. I'm a horrible ex-boyfriend for not visiting you sooner. I just can't believe I didn't know."
"Never too late to change things between you, Logan." Lilly advised him.
"Yeah, it is." Logan nodded. "She lives across the country, Lil."
Logan's eyes grew wide. "What?"
"Yeah, she's moved back to Neptune."
"Do you really need a reason?"
"I would prefer it, yes."
"Well, her dad has had some health problems and she's moved home to run the business and take care of him."
"What kind of health problems?"
"He…has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma."
Logan's eyes grew wide. "Wait, isn't that like…"
"Cancer?" Lilly filled in. "Yeah, it is. He's at stage 3." She sighed. "Things aren't looking good for him either."
"Are you looking into the future to see that?"
She shook her head. "No, I don't have that ability unfortunately. If I had to guess though I don't think he's going to make it."
"Well, aren't you just the angel of death?" Logan joked and Lilly gave him a knowing smile.
"I'm only saying that because Keith has been battling this for awhile…"
"How long is awhile?"
"A few years. He just told Veronica last year though."
"Seriously? He kept this from her?"
Lilly shrugged. "He didn't want to worry her. He thought they'd be able to beat it. They had caught it relatively early but none of the treatments have been working for him and there have been several treatments. When Veronica heard the cancer had advanced, she quit her job and came home. It's been 6 weeks now."
"I'm actually surprised she didn't try to move home sooner."
"She did…Keith told her no. When she found out about this now, she told her dad she wasn't taking no for an answer. This time, Keith didn't fight her."
Logan sat there, stunned. God, he wished he had known.
"She's been praying to me a lot to see about helping him. I really wish I could." Lilly told him. "She needs someone to lean on through this. She needs someone to help her. She needs you, Logan."
"I don't think so, Lil." Logan sighed. "She hasn't tried to contact me at all. It may have been 7 years ago but I don't think she's forgiven me for what happened with Madison."
"Madison." Lilly repeated in disgust. "What the hell is wrong with you, Logan? How could you sleep with Madison Sinclair?"
"I was drunk!" Logan snapped loudly. "I was heartbroken. I wasn't thinking."
"Damn right you weren't thinking." Lily retorted.
"Hey! I don't need judgment from you, OK?"
"Well, someone needs to say this. Logan, Madison Sinclair is a slut, OK? Out of all the girls you could have possibly slept with, you chose the one that is Veronica's arch nemesis. Quite frankly she was an arch nemesis of mine too when I was alive."
"Two things: 1) Why was she an arch nemesis of yours and 2) I'm not going to argue with the fact that she's a slut."
"Why she's an arch nemesis of mine is not important. The point is, you picked the one girl that really bothers Veronica. You were an idiot for doing that."
"Excuse me but you never were a saint you know? We weren't even broken up but that didn't stop you from sleeping with Weevil and my dad. You have no right to judge."
"True. Remember something Logan I never claimed I was going to be faithful."
"That's right; you sure as hell didn't."
"Look enough about our past. It is what it is. That's not the one you need to focus on. You need to focus on you and Veronica. Things can still be fixed between you."
"And how can you be so sure?"
"Because your love story is epic."
Logan cracked a smile.
"Too bad you don't remember that speech."
"I vaguely do."
"You do have an epic love story. I will tell you that Veronica hasn't forgotten it. She's hesitating but she does want to see you."
"Oh yeah? When?"
"How about now?"
"Logan?" A voice called from midway up the hill. He looked over and saw Veronica standing there.
OK so next chapter is not written but it's going to be Logan and Veronica talking but it will mainly be a conversation between Lilly and Veronica. Like I said, HUGE believer in angels. Also about Veronica's dad being sick. Non Hodgkin's lymphoma is what my brother in law had. He got diagnosed with it about 7 years ago. He was lucky; they caught it in stage 1. They found it by a fluke. He's been in remission for 6 years. Anyway, I love reading reviews so please do, OK?