Veronica woke up the next morning, she rolled to the other side of the king size bed of the Neptune grand events of yesterday night falls through her head, the big argument with her father. His facial expressen of disapointment in her, of disgust for her was still fixed on her retina and would most likely never disaper . Duncan excepting her with open arms when she knocked at his door with tears streaming down her face. It all came back to her and she had to fight the tears again. She glanced over at the red bright figures on the alarm clock bythe bedpost. 10.00, oh crap might as well stay at home for another day. What use would her high school graduation have if she wouldn't be able to go to college anyway.
She rolled out of the enormous bed and tossed out to the livingroom/kitchen were she found a little note on the kitchen table. "Good morning Sunshine! Hope you are feeling better. I didn't wan't to wake you up, I figured you wouldn't be up for school today. There is some food in the kitchen and if you need anything call me / Duncan" he had drawn a smiley face at the end of the message. She sighed and smiled. Sometimes Veronica pictured her life with Duncan. How things would have been: Lilly was still alive and with Logan she was with Duncan and the four of them had the time of their life in high school. It would have been a hell of a lot easier, they were on common ground, liked the same thing and didn't really have any arguments. He geniunely cared for her and always made her feel safe. The perfect boyfriend that so many girls would have loved to be with, but she wanted ehat she couldn't have.
Well all that didn't matter anymore, she felt the tears burning behind her eyelid and she rushed to the bathroom. Just standing there staring at her pale and swollen face, the gray worn out pirates tshirt that Duncan lend her last night to sleep in. Her father was totally right, he didn't know who she was anymore and neither did she. She fell down on the floor. Touching her belly "I guess it's you and me now, little one" The thought of keeping the baby terrfied her but in that instant she knew that was what she wanted to do.
A few hours larer Veronica was cocking some pasta and chicken like she always did on wednsdays for her father. The door to the suite opened and Duncans friendly eyes rested on hers "Are you feeling better today?" he smiled "Oh you are cocking I'll take that as a yes! It smells delicous, I'm starving" he said like she had never suprised him last night crying her heart out.
The meal was pretty quite until Duncan broke the silence "You know you can stay her as long as you would like. I don't really have any use for the extra bedroom anyways and having some extra company is always nice" "uum.. I would really appriate that" she sad quitely.
Would you like to watch a movie or something? Duncan asked, she nodded as a reply. They sat down in the sofa things were still a littble bit tense between them, Veronica lit candles when Duncan went back to the kitchen to get some snacks. "Veronica is there something you would like to tell me?" she swallwod hard "No, not really.." she replied. "I meant about last night?" he tried again but she just shook her head and looked down at the floor. Duncan started the movie. As they watched in silence, one could almost feel the tension in the room, Veronica felt as every piece of popcorn Duncan placed in his mouth echoed in her head along with all of the thought battleing in her head.
The movie came to its end and Veronica could not wait to get to bed. She was about to get up and go to the bathroom, he stopped her with a gentle touch on her arm and grabbed her and entwinging his hands with hers. She turned her head and met his gaze, and sat down next to him. He looked nervous, his hands fingering on his phone. "There is something a been wanting to tell you for a long time" his voice was shaking and he paused to look at her face. "I'm so sorry for how I treated you when I "broke up" with you, I was such a coward" he paused and looked down at his phone again "Its okay, I know now why you did it and you were forced to do it, you don't have to feel bad about it I'm over it now" She smiled, although she couldn't seem to figure out why he would want to bring this up again. "And after that when Lilly died and I just treated you like you didn't even exsisted" He just kept on rambeling as he didn't hear what she had just told him. "I loved you, really did.. and this past few weeks getting to know again I realized that I never really stoped"