(For disclaimer, etc. - see chapter 1)
Epilogue - Wig Wam Bam
Veronica laughed as she tripped out of the limo with Logan right behind her. They weren't so much drunk as just stupidly happy and perhaps somewhat tired from all the dancing and fun. They really had enjoyed themselves a lot. Veronica hadn't thought for a moment that she could ever have such a great time at a school dance, but Prom had been as magical as everyone told her it could be.
Finally, everyone seemed happy, well, except for Gia, but Veronica chose not to think about that. Of course, she wasn't so naive that she really believed life was going to be a fairytale from now on. Neither she nor Logan were that dumb, but just for tonight, they were going to let themselves believe in happy endings.
As they left the Prom, Veronica had hugged Wallace and congratulated him on all he had achieved this year, not least getting the girl he'd been wanting for months now. Georgia was a sweetheart and they made such a cute couple. Veronica would like to say that Mac and Dick were just as cute, prior to seeing them together she could not imagine ever using such a word anywhere near the blond surfer dude. Things had changed when she and Logan danced past their friends, wrapped up in each others arms and looking almost as if they were in love. That sounded ridiculous when they had hardly spoken to each other for four years of high school and only really knew each other via an Internet connection. Still, there was no denying they looked very happy, and that was all Veronica could ever want for her friends, just exactly what she had hoped for herself.
"Who knew you were such a gentleman, Logan Echolls?" she sighed as they arrived on her porch still hand in hand, "Walking me to my door and all"
"Well, I'll admit I was hoping to get past the front door, Miss Mars" he told her, wrapping his arms around her waist and pulling her close, "Maybe see if your bedroom looks how I remember... Entirely for research purposes, of course" he joked, making her laughing.
"Oh, of course" she smiled pulling him closer and kissing his lips, "As much as I would love for this to go on forever" she whispered then, puling away some, "My Dad is probably at the window... with his gun" she added, and Logan honestly wasn't sure if she was serious or not.
"He likes me, right?" Logan checked, "I'm sure he does"
"Well, who wouldn't?" she teased him, before he moved in for one last kiss, Veronica's back against the door as they made this parting moment really count.
What they didn't expect was for someone to open the front door before they were done and it was only thanks to Veronica's good balance, and more over Logan's grip on her that saved the blonde from taking a tumble into the apartment.
"Mom?" the word from Logan's lips made his girlfriend spin around fast, shocked as he was by the sight of his mother, Lynn Echolls, with mussed up hair she was fast trying to flatten out and one of Keith's shirts covering the upper half of her body.
"Dad?" gasped Veronica as she looked from one to the other, feeling both stunned and confused.
Come to think of it, she didn't recall seeing her father at the dance, despite the fact he had gone to play chaperone...
"Hey, kids" said the Sheriff, running a hand over his bald head, "I, er... I guess we have something that we should tell you..." he said, forcing a smile as Lynn did the same.
"Yes, we do have some news" she agreed, knowing that of all the ways she wanted her son to find out about the new man in her life, this was her least favourite scenario.
"That's great, Mom, really" Logan told her with a smile that was genuine if not strained, "but Veronica and me, we really have to be somewhere else right now"
"Yeah, I think we do" his girlfriend agreed, "Um, maybe at your house?" she suggested, looking up at Logan who nodded his head.
"Excellent plan" he told her, turning them both around and hurrying away.
Though both Keith and Lynn tried to call after heir respective kids, they soon gave up, realising they had very little right in this moment to argue with any decision Logan and Veronica made. Still, at least they were happy, both the adults and the teens, for now it seemed.
"Oh my God" gasped Veronica as she climbed into the back of the limo, her boyfriend following and instructing the driver to head for home, "Your Mom and my Dad?" she said, as she shook her head in the hopes of clearing the thoughts that danced through it, mainly images of Keith and Lynn making out and such.
"Veronica" said Logan firmly, putting his hand to her face and turning her to look at him, "We can deal with this" he promised her, moving in for a brief but firm kiss, "I promise, a couple of hours and you'll forget all about... that" he waved in a vague gesture behind them at her apartment that was fast disappearing from sight.
The look in is eyes told Veronica just what Logan meant, and when his lips covered hers the next time, she let herself fall into the moment.
Everything would be just fine, better than fine, it was going to be happily ever after... well, for a while at least.
- The End -