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Sun, May. 7th, 2006, 08:08 pm

Veronica's week at school had been more stressful than average. Keith had been secluded, staying late at the office, missing dinner. She'd been living off of cereal and various A-Roni's, but she didn't mind. That teenage metabolism kept her going.

She knew Keith was working on Lilly's case, and needed to find a time to get into his office to see how he was doing. But that would have to be another night. Right now, she was just plain lonely.

Veronica picked up her phone and dialed Logan's cell without a second thought.

Mon, May. 8th, 2006 03:30 am (UTC)

Logan was just arriving home from the beach. He loved the feeling -- wet, smelling like the ocean. He even liked the taste of salt in his mouth and the slight burning sensation in his eyes. His mother used to tell him that he must have been a fish in another life.

He went up the stairs, walked past Kay's room door, which was closed, and walked into his room. He would have rathered stay at the beach, but it was getting chilly, and he eventually had to do his calculus homework. His teachers weren't quite as understanding as they once were. Just as he sat down, his phone rang. He looked at the call display, and grinned.

"Hey you!"

Mon, May. 8th, 2006 03:35 am (UTC)

She smiled, hearing his voice. "Hey yourself. Are you doing anything tonight?"

Mon, May. 8th, 2006 03:38 am (UTC)

"Well, I'll have to check my calendar," he paused for a moment, as if to consult his agenda. "No, no it looks like I'm free for the rest of the night. Does this mean you're going to fix that for me?"

Mon, May. 8th, 2006 03:41 am (UTC)

"If you'd like me to, I'm sure I could think of something for you to do." Veronica tried not to giggle.

Mon, May. 8th, 2006 03:46 am (UTC)

Her voice was so endearing. "So what did you have in mind?"

Mon, May. 8th, 2006 03:50 am (UTC)

"Hmm.." Veronica bit her lip and pretended to think. "I suppose you could come over. If you really wanted to."

Mon, May. 8th, 2006 05:29 am (UTC)

"It's part of the job description. All detectives must be practiced liars." She grinned back at him. "It's a skill I put to use from time to time."

Mon, May. 8th, 2006 05:36 am (UTC)

"Well as long as you don't use it on me." He teased. He started kissing her neck gently.

Mon, May. 8th, 2006 05:41 am (UTC)

"Mmm. I'll try to restrain myself." She tilted her head back slightly.

Mon, May. 8th, 2006 08:01 am (UTC)

"Mm, yeah?" He replied, whispering into her skin, then started to kiss her again. "So you're ok?"

Mon, May. 8th, 2006 08:02 am (UTC)

Veronica squirmed a little. She couldn't help it, the whispering tickled. "What do you mean?"

Mon, May. 8th, 2006 09:14 am (UTC)

"No, I haven't started." She risked leaning in to kiss him lightly. "You want to help?"

Mon, May. 8th, 2006 09:18 am (UTC)

"Hm, does that mean I get to rifle through your underwear drawer?" He asked playfully.

Mon, May. 8th, 2006 09:22 am (UTC)

"Hmm... doubtful. But maybe I'll let you pick out a bathing suit for me." She countered, equally playful, batting her eyelashes.

Mon, May. 8th, 2006 09:24 am (UTC)

"Damn! Ok, I settle. Good enough for me." He sat up and took her hand as he got off the couch. "Show me!" He demanded, going in the direction of her room.

Mon, May. 8th, 2006 09:32 am (UTC)

Veronica laughed as he dragged her forward. Once in her room, she reached into a dresser drawer and withdrew a small stack of bathing suit separates. "Now, the point here is to find the suit that's going to leave the most favorable tanlines." She glanced up at him, laying out a white halter bikini on her bed. "And picking no suit at all is not an option. I refuse to hit up the nude beaches in Mexico." She laid out the rest, one black and strapless, the other a string bikini in blue.

Mon, May. 8th, 2006 09:36 am (UTC)

Logan pouted. "Damn it you've never even tried them!" He examined each one. "Ok, well, favourable tanlines, is it? Then that decisions's obvious." He picked up the black and strapless one.

Sun, May. 14th, 2006 05:51 pm (UTC)

So he didn't. He stayed there for a while until he heard somebody at the front door.

"Uh oh. He's not going to pull out his shot gun or anything, right?" Logan whispered.

Mon, May. 15th, 2006 12:54 am (UTC)

"Nah, I told him you were... helping. With everything." She propped herself up on her elbows and grinned. "But it might be a good idea if you're not in my bed when he comes in."

Her bedroom door was open, and when Keith called, "Veronica? I'm back, and I brought take-out!" she laughed.

"Is there enough for Logan too?" She responded.

Mon, May. 15th, 2006 01:04 am (UTC)

Logan scrambled off her bed and dropped to the floor, pretending to be entertained by lint on the carpet.

Keith appeared in the doorway. "Well, that depends."

Logan looks up and gives a cheesy grin. "Well hello, Mr. Mars."

Mon, May. 15th, 2006 01:27 am (UTC)

Veronica, who was now innocently sitting cross-legged on her bed, pretended to pout. "But he's a growing boy!"

Keith shook his head. "That's what I'm worried about." He pointed a finger at Logan. "If there's not enough leftover sweet and sour pork for my lunch tomorrow, I may have to break out the pepper spray." He was joking, of course.

Mon, May. 15th, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)

Logan raised up his hands. "Don't worry. I completely understand. If anyone gets between me and my eggrolls, all hell breaks loose." He stands up. "I just came to help Veronica pack, anyway."

Mon, May. 15th, 2006 01:44 am (UTC)

Keith peered at the mostly-empty duffel bag and smiled. "Get a lot done?"

Veronica got up and punched Keith lightly on the arm as they headed towards the kitchen. "Hey, be nice."

Mon, May. 15th, 2006 01:58 am (UTC)

"It's not my fault. Your daughter just can't focus. Whereas I'm all business." He teased, eyeing Veronica.

He sat down with them. It seemed nice. It was just the two of them living together, but they seemed so close.