A/N: After watching "Big Time Babysitting," there was one plot hole that I just had to address. Hence this story.
Disclaimer: I wish I owned Big Time Rush. Just saying…
Maybe I Don't Want You to Go
The elevator door dinged. Lucy Stone had a box stuffed under one armpit, and was wheeling her suitcase behind her with her other hand. She said that if she didn't hear from Kendall by tonight, she would leave The Palm Woods, and she hadn't heard from Kendall. She meant what she said.
Logan was in the lobby waiting for an elevator when the elevator with Lucy in it opened up. He quickly noticed the moving box she was carrying as well as her suitcase. That could only mean one thing; she was moving out.
"So that's it, huh? You were just going to leave without saying anything to anyone; without even saying goodbye," Logan commented.
Lucy frowned. Logan didn't even try to mask the hurt in his voice. But it was more than that. A part of Lucy actually wanted someone to try to stop her from leaving; she just hoped that person would be Kendall.
"Logan, don't make this more difficult than it already is," Lucy said, as she brushed past Logan.
"Oh, right. Because I can see how much you're struggling," Logan remarked sarcastically.
Lucy stopped in her tracks, her back to Logan. She wasn't an emotional girl. She really wasn't. She couldn't even remember the last time she ever cried. She couldn't even remember the last time she even had a reason to cry. However, a stray tear rolled down her cheek.
"You don't understand. Kendall and Jo are getting back together. I don't want to be around to witness that," Lucy said.
"I don't understand? Really? Do you think it was easy for me to watch Camille and Steve together?" Logan replied.
Lucy didn't even know who Steve was. That was before she had moved into The Palm Woods. She was honestly surprised that Camille was ever with someone else besides Logan. Logan and Camille seemed like star-crossed lovers or something; one of those couples who even when they weren't together, they were together.
"Yeah, but the difference is I actually have a spine," Lucy commented.
Logan saw right through Lucy. He wasn't called a genius for nothing. He knew that she was trying to make him mad at her so that he would let her leave. If it were anyone else, it might have worked, but it wasn't going to fly with Logan.
"Says the person who is running away from Kendall," Logan shot back.
Lucy wheeled around, and stormed over to Logan, livid. Who did he think he was? Saying what he was saying to her! Why couldn't he just let her move out? What did he care?
Logan saw the solitary tear trickle down Lucy's face. He couldn't believe his eyes. He had never seen Lucy cry before. He frankly didn't even think she was capable of crying; not because she was some emotionless robot, but just because she was such a tough girl.
"Are you…crying?" Logan asked sympathetically.
Lucy furiously wiped away her lone tear. "What? No! I just had something in my eye!"
Logan wasn't convinced.
"Why should I stay though? Give me one good reason!" Lucy challenged.
"Me," Logan responded simply.
Lucy looked up at Logan's face. She blinked her eyes once. Twice. Surely that wasn't meant how it sounded to Lucy. That was impossible, right? Not once did Lucy ever get the impression that Logan was interested in her romantically. Besides, he was with Camille, and Camille was kind of sort of her best friend at The Palm Woods. Well, before Jo got back. Now Lucy wasn't quite sure where she stood with Camille because once upon a time, Jo was Camille's best friend too.
"Maybe I don't want you to go," Logan stated.
"Well, we don't always get what we want. Believe me. I should know," Lucy replied.
Logan knew that he was digging his own grave. If word ever got back to Kendall and Jo, even Camille, that he tried to stop Lucy from leaving, how would they react? Jo would probably feel betrayed; that Logan picked Lucy over her. Kendall would probably get mad at him for not staying out of it. It was hard to say how Camille would react. It really could go either way. She's such a wild card.
"What about your dream to become a rock goddess, huh? Are you just going to give up on that?" Logan asked.
"It was a stupid dream that probably is never going to happen!" Lucy answered.
Lucy wasn't sure if Logan was trying to make her feel better or worse. Reminding her of her failed dream wasn't helping matters any. She had to give Logan credit though. He was still here talking to her. If anything, that showed how much he cared. Lucy was glad that someone did.
"Don't do that to yourself, Lucy! You're…amazing. At least you can play an instrument. About what you said about me earlier, you're right; I'm a coward, but not you. You're not afraid to speak your mind. I really…I really admire that about you. I wish I was like that," Logan said reflectively.
"But you are! You just do it through your sarcasm," Lucy replied, nudging Logan with her elbow, smirking.
Lucy was seeing Logan in an entirely new light. She used to think that of the four of them, Kendall was her only viable option. James and Carlos both crushed on her in the past, but that wasn't going to happen in a million years. She never even considered Logan. Of course, that was mostly due to him being with Camille, but even so, why should that stop her?
"If you ever breathe a word of this to anyone, I'll murder you, but…I think you're kind of amazing too," Lucy said.
"Kind of?" Logan asked incredulously. "Gee, thanks! I guess…"
Lucy laughed. It was an odd feeling too. She never thought she would have a reason to laugh so soon, given everything that happened in the last twenty-four hours. Huh. Look at that. Logan was actually making her feel better. Who would've thunk it?
Lucy stood up on her tiptoes, and kissed Logan flush on the lips. It was hard to say who was more surprised by what had just transpired: Lucy or Logan? She got back down on the balls of her feet, and stared at the ground, biting her lip awkwardly.
"I'm…sorry. I don't know what came over me," Lucy confessed.
"No. It's…It's…okay," Logan answered quickly, maybe too quickly.
Logan was a dead man walking now. Someone really was going to murder him now. He just wasn't sure who would be the first one. Lucy is Kendall's ex-girlfriend, and they had just broken up. Camille is Logan's girlfriend, at least for the time being, though that was bound to change soon. And Jo…well, maybe Jo wouldn't care. Why should she? It doesn't have anything to do with her…does it?
If Lucy wasn't confused before, she certainly was now. In the short time that she and Kendall dated, they never kissed; not once. When they did, it was only on the cheek; never on the lips. Yet she just got done planting a kiss on Logan's lips. She didn't even know she had feelings for him like that. She wrote it off as him just saying the right things at the right time. Yeah, if James or Carlos had said what Logan had said…no. Not even then!
"I'm so dead!" Logan said out loud, freaking out. "Kendall's my best friend! Once he finds out about this…"
"He won't care! At least he shouldn't! By him picking Jo over me, he showed what I mean to him!" Lucy exclaimed. "Besides, you did nothing wrong! I kissed you!"
Logan's face had turned white as a sheet. He had this deer caught in the headlights expression written all over his face.
"Y-you k-kissed m-me? Why did you have to go and do that?" Logan said, starting to raise his voice.
"Shh! Keep your voice down!" Lucy exclaimed, marching over to Logan, and clamping her hand over his mouth, her box and suitcase long forgotten.
On second thought, Lucy didn't know why she wanted Logan to keep his voice down. Who cared if someone overheard something? Besides, she thought it was absolutely adorable how Logan was freaking out…er…uh…she said nothing! Thought nothing! Same difference!
Logan had a hard time wrapping his head around all of this. He was a logical individual, yet he couldn't make sense of any of this. It was…weird. Up until a few moments ago, Camille had been the only girl to ever kiss him. He never really had anything to compare it to…until now. He was ashamed to admit it, but Lucy was a really good kisser.
Logan tried to say something, but Lucy didn't quite understand, what with her hand still being clamped over his mouth and all, muffling his voice.
"What?" Lucy asked, awkwardly removing her hand from Logan's soft…his lips. Removing her hand from Logan's lips.
"I said…well it's a moot point now that you did what I was asking you to do!" Logan said, quickly averting his gaze.
Lucy followed suit. They were having the opposite of a staring contest. Each of them was too afraid of what they might see if they looked the other in the eye, so they looked some place else; any place else.
It was like Logan was seeing Lucy for the first time as well. There was no denying her beauty, both inner and outer. It's just that Kendall had always shown an interest in Lucy, and the last thing Logan wanted to do was step on anybody's toes. Besides, around the time Lucy moved in, Camille and Logan were getting back together. Logan knew that if he and Lucy were to ever date, he'd have his hands full. But really, he's dated Camille off and on. If anything, he should be used to that by now.
"Don't worry, Mitchell. I'm not going to kiss you again. That was a one-time thing," Lucy said as convincingly as she could muster, all things considered.
"Mitchell, huh? What, so we're on a last name basis now? Eh, Stone?" Logan replied.
Lucy chuckled. That's twice Logan's made her laugh in one night now. Not that she's counting or anything…
"Why are you so weird?" Lucy inquired.
"Me? Weird? Have you seen your…" Logan started to say.
"Hair lately?" Lucy and Logan said simultaneously.
Logan had a dumbfounded look on his face. Now they were talking in unison? What exactly was going on here?
"Seriously, Mitchell. You need to come up with some new material," Lucy commented, winking at Logan.
No way! Lucy couldn't have winked at him! There has to be some other perfectly logical explanation! Like she had dust in her eye or something. Logan made a mental note to check the dust level in the air in the lobby at a later date.
"Why should I come up with new material, Stone? If it ain't broke, don't fix it," Logan remarked.
"Oh, it's broke. Irreparably damaged," Lucy said, smirking.
"Is that so?"
Lucy felt her cheeks heat up. To a third party observer, it would appear that Logan and Lucy were flirting with one another. But that was ridiculous, right? Logan couldn't be flirting with her, could he?
"Are you…blushing?" Logan asked, amused.
"What? No!" Lucy retorted, letting a veil of streaked hair fall over her face.
"Right, because your cheeks have a natural rosy color to them!"
"Are you calling me a liar?"
"Nope. Just a blusher."
"I'm not blushing!"
"Someone is getting awfully defensive!"
"Oh yeah? Well someone is getting awfully insane!"
"Okay, okay. You're not blushing."
"Good! Glad we're finally in agreement."
"Except for you are!"
"Shut it, Mitchell!"
It was odd how comfortable Lucy had come to feel around Logan; how comforted she was by Logan. For the time being at least, she had forgotten completely about how hurt she was by Kendall. All she could think about was how much fun she was having with Logan.
"On second thought, I think I'll stick around a bit longer. I think I have a reason to stay now," Lucy said.
"That's me, right?" Logan asked.
"Puh-lease! Don't flatter yourself, Mitchell!"
As Lucy passed Logan, box and suitcase in tow again, she winked at Logan for a second time. If it had happened only once, he could have been imagining things, but twice?
Logan didn't want to take the same elevator as Lucy just in case Jo, Camille, or Kendall were to happen upon them. So Logan headed for the stairs. Of course, he realized after the first flight of stairs that he could have just taken a second elevator, but it was too late by then.
Logan walked into Apartment 2J with an extra spring to his step. He headed straight for his room, which he just so happened to share with Kendall. Kendall quickly took note of Logan's mood.
"Hey, buddy. Someone seems happy. Any particular reason why?" Kendall asked.
"Nope," Logan answered.
And so the lies began.
To Be Continued…