Title: A Kiss Before Dying (10/10) Part two
Rating: R for language
Summary: 15 year old Veronica has never been kissed and Lamb makes her a promise.
Characters/Pairing: Veronica/Lamb, Keith, Sacks
Spoilers: will eventually be through entire series but AU from 3X14
Word Count: 4750
Disclaimer: I don't own Veronica Mars or the phrase ‘A Kiss Before Dying.’
A/N: This is the final chapter of the story and its really fluffy in parts, you've been forewarned.
I raised my eyes to the doorway and there she was. The most beautiful person to ever walk the earth. She was wearing a pair of worn jeans, a plain black tee and converses, but to me, she looked like a god damn supermodel. We made eye contact and kept it and I knew the smile on my face was probably the size of Texas. She was smiling too, but I could see tears in her eyes. She just stood there and I just sat there, not like I could do much else, and finally Jeanie realized it was time to scram. She walked up to Veronica, put her hand on her shoulder and smiled. "Well I'm gonna go, you two have a lot to talk about I'm sure. I'll close the door behind me. You won't have to worry about being bothered for a good couple of hours."
She breezed past her closing the door on her way out and winking at me while she did it.
Once she was gone I focused on Veronica again. She was breathing hard and looked like she might pass out any minute so I started small. "Hi."
She smiled. "Hi." She took a step towards me and her voice was strained when she spoke again. "You woke up. They didn't call me. When did you wake up?" She looked devastated, like she'd failed me or something. God, I just wanted to hold her so fucking bad.
"Um, three hours ago?"
I saw a tear fall. "I wasn't here. I'm always here. And I wasn't when you woke up. I wanted to be here when you woke up. I didn't want you to think that I wasn't here for you."
I smiled and laughed a little hoping that it would make her feel better. "Oh you have nothing to worry about Mars. Jeanie filled me in, said you've hardly left my side since I got here. "
She seemed to relax a little and I wanted to reach for her, but I held back. "Yeah, she's a talker that one, drove me crazy for the first month. She tried to kick me out of your bed every morning until Logan finally called in a few favors."
"So it's true that Logan and your friends have been here often?"
"Yep, my dad too. They've, we've all been so worried. They kept telling us you were gone, that you weren't coming back but I wouldn't listen. Couldn't listen. I knew you'd come back to me. You promised me."
I sighed and leaned back. "I did, didn't I?"
She took another step. "Yes, and you don't break your promises."
I couldn't take it anymore I needed to touch her, feel her. I reached my shaky right hand towards her. "C'mere."
She didn't hesitate. She rushed to the bed and grabbed my hand. I helped her get on as best I could but Jeanie had been right about my muscles, they definitely were not in good shape. But when she was finally lying next to me I pulled her into my arms and moved onto my side so we were lying face to face and I smiled before leaning in and kissing her. "God I've missed you. Does that even make sense? To miss someone while you are in a coma?"
She started crying and nodded. "Yes, it makes total sense. I've missed you too. Having you here in body just wasn't enough. I really thought you'd left me for awhile." I pulled her closer and kissed her again.
"No, I'm here and I'm not going anywhere."
She smiled and cuddled closer. "When you didn't come home I was so worried, I just sat there and waited. And then my dad showed up."
I moved some hair from her face and kissed her temple. "How'd he know you were there?"
She laughed. "He had your phone and keys, when you weren't home by midnight I texted you and he read it. He showed up around 3AM, told me what happened and held me as I cried for hours."
"So he knew?"
She nodded. "Yeah, said he had for years. Prayed we'd wait till I was 18 at least. He felt terrible that he'd kept us apart. He was so upset and worried, he cares about you a lot. Said he knew you'd always loved me and he hated that he took me from you. When I told him I loved you too I think I actually heard his heart break. He stayed at your place with me that night and brought me here the next day. I was a basket case for weeks. Couldn't sleep, could barely eat, I was scared to death. They had you on a day to day basis, said you could go at anytime. I almost withdrew from school but no one would let me, said they'd help me if I needed it. When you didn't wake up and you were on life support your insurance company tried to pull the plug on you twice. I freaked out, refused to let them do it, threatened to sue, but none of it worked. In the end Logan paid for a whole team of lawyers and got an injunction. I refused to give up faith that you'd wake up. No matter what."
I kissed her again not just a peck this time, a real kiss and her hand went to the back of my neck pulling me closer. As the kiss ended something came to me and I just blurted it out. "What had you wanted to talk to me that night?"
She blushed a little and I smiled again. God I loved it when she blushed. I ran my hand along her hip and she moved back a little. "Maybe we shouldn't push it, I'm sure that you've got a lot to adjust to as it is."
I laughed and shook my head. "Ok, but I'm not letting you off the hook Mars."
She closed her eyes when I said her name and sighed. "God, I've missed hearing that Deputy."
I moved a little and rested my head in the crook of her neck. "I've missed saying it. God, I love you. You know that, right? Do you know how much I love you?"
He face lit up and the tears came back. "Yeah, I really think I do and I love you too Deputy."
I kissed her long and slow this time sliding my hand up her side and grazing the side of her breast making her breath hitch. But when I moved my hand lower I felt her freeze a little and I remembered what the nurse said, doctor's appointment. She didn't say what kind. Was it something big? Was there something wrong with Veronica? Or was it one of 'those' doctor's appointments, if it was I could understand her reaction, she probably wasn't too keen on being touched. "Veronica?"
She looked up into my eyes. "Yeah?"
"The nurse said you had a doctor's appointment and that's why you weren't here. Is everything ok?"
She lay back onto her back and groaned. "God damn nosy nurse. Well there goes the waiting on the talk from that night. I wanted to wait a little while but since she knows and probably told everyone on the floor I might as well…"
I'd stopped listening when she'd laid on her back. It wouldn't be noticeable to many, only someone with intimate knowledge of her body would be able to tell and I was sure her size had something to do with it, being so small she was probably showing more that most would but it was there. A slight bump in her abdomen. Just a slight raise in her normally taut belly. She was still talking, but I was just staring and then before I could stop myself my hand was on her and rubbing the tiny mound. She stopped talking then. I could feel the tears welling up in my eyes and when I looked up at her she was crying. "It's yours."
I nodded. "I know." It never even crossed my mind that it might not be. I smiled and leaned in to kiss her and then down to her stomach to kiss our baby too.
I moved down a little on the bed so I could rest my head against her belly and just kept running my hand over it, mesmerized by the fact that it was my child in there. Our child. I had made a fucking baby with my Veronica Mars. Seriously the greatest day ever She laid there as I stroked her stomach and she ran her hands through my hair, I could tell she was being really careful of the permanent indentation I had at the back of my head and I looked up at her and smiled. "How far along are you?" I was pretty sure I knew. There was no way she was 5+ months pregnant so it had to be Valentine's Day but I wanted her to be able to tell me. It was a big thing and I knew that.
Her face lit up again and she wiped some tears from her eyes. "Three and a half months. I got pregnant on Valentine's Day."
I laughed. "Wow. That's crazy."
"Yeah, crazy is definitely what happens when you have sex 4 times without a condom."
I grinned at her and slid back up so that I was lying next to her again face to face, but I left my hand on her bump. "Is everything good? No problems or anything?"
She shook her head. "Everything's fine. The morning sickness sucks and I've started having crazy cravings already, my dad's not even getting annoyed with the late night trips to the store, and of course everyone else has been helping out too. But it's been hard without you. Not being able to share this with you. Luckily you haven't missed anything big. No ultrasounds or anything. Not for another 2 weeks so you woke up just in time."
I kissed her softly and pulled her close again. "So you found out that day huh?"
Veronica looked a little guilty. "No, um, a few days before. I think I spent two full days just crying. And another two angry as hell before I realized how happy I was. I was so excited to tell you when I realized how I actually felt that I couldn't wait anymore so I came to tell you."
I looked down a little. "Were you afraid of what I would say at all?"
"No." She was completely serious. "I was pretty positive you'd be thrilled. So I wasn't worried. I didn't get worried at all until I found out what happened and then it was more of the 'can I do this alone?' type of worry. I wouldn't have been alone of course but you know what I mean. I didn't want to do this without you."
I nodded. "Did you think about….?" I couldn't finish the question.
"Not once. I couldn't give up a part of you. If I lost you, this baby would have been all I had left and I wasn't willing to part with you in any way what so ever. And even before you got hurt it never crossed my mind."
I sighed a little in relief, she was happy and she really wanted to have this baby with me, this was good, this was really good. And then I started to laugh, she looked surprised for a second and then curious. "What?"
"You're telling me that we conceived our baby in a jail cell?"
She laughed out loud throwing her head back and I about died at the sight. My Veronica Mars was so fucking beautiful. "Yep, that would be correct."
"For us, yeah."
"It's definitely fitting. How did your dad take the news? Did you tell him his grandchild was made while you were in the clink?"
She laughed again. "Oh god no. I told him the day after you got hurt, I'd forgotten about it until then and he handled it really well, held me as I cried and he's gone to a lot of my appointments with me, he's already planning its Padres pitching career. He's convinced it's a boy."
I smiled. "Boy or girl I don't care, I made a baby with the woman I love, that's what matters."
And then the tears came again. "Fuck, I'm sorry, all these damn hormones."
"It's ok." I wiped a few of her tears away
"Well, so anyways, he totally figured out when it happened so I told him you got me pregnant in your office, on the desk."
I laughed again. "That is fucking amazing! The desk that was his and is probably his again? Let me guess, he ordered a new one the minute he got to the station."
Veronica laughed again. "Fuck, before, I'm pretty sure he was on the phone with staples while I was talking to your doctor that first day."
I laughed again and I cupped her cheek, when my hand started to shake she placed her own on top of it and the shaking stopped. I stared down at her belly, completely mesmorized by the fact that there was a tiny person in there and suddenly the only thing I could think about was getting her home and into bed and then something occurred to me. It had been over two months. What exactly was my living situation? And would it include her? God, I hoped so. "So what happens when I get out of here?"
She nuzzled against me trying to get closer and I held her tight. "Well, I've been staying here. We kept your apartment, but it's not big enough for all of us so I've had Mac and Wallace looking and they've found a few small houses. Logan has pretty much told me we don't have a choice and that he is buying us a house." I was shocked and I think she realized it. "Oh, god, I'm sorry this is all happening so fast. Am I rushing you? I don't mean to, it's just that I've had to make a lot of plans on my own and…"
"You want to live with me? You and our baby and me?"
"Yeah...if you'll have me."
"Fuck, you're never gonna get rid of me now Mars. Don't even bother trying."
She smiled and kissed me again. "Oh, I won't be trying at all."
"Good, so find us a house then and as soon as I'm out of here its domestic city for us baby." I ran my hand up her side, grazing the side of her breast again, but this time instead of shying away from my touch she shuddered and moaned and moved closer to me. I couldn't hide the smile on my face. "Feel good?"
She practically moaned her words. "You have no idea; I have been so fucking horny. Thank god you woke up now, I've been reading and apparently my sex drive is gonna be through the roof as I get further along."
I licked my lips and kissed her hard. All I could think about was 5 months of continual, no barriers, mind blowing sex with the goddess in my arms. "God, I can't wait till we get home."
She giggled a little. "Who says we have to wait till we get home."
Seriously the greatest sentence ever. I was about to slide my hand under her shirt when she sat up and moved. "Where do you think you are going?"
She turned back to me and smiled. "I am locking that door. They'll have to break it down to get to you because for the next few hours you are all mine."
And then she was off the bed locking the door and dropping clothes the whole way.
By the time she got back to the bed she was stark naked and I couldn't take my eyes off of her.
I laid back, let her undress me and thanked god or whatever deity there may be up there when she straddled me in the hospital bed and sunk herself down onto me, both of us letting out a couple of the most pleasured moans I'd ever heard.
I brought my arms around her and kissed her as she rocked her hips. "I love you Veronica Mars."
"You too Deputy."
I met her when she was 10 and I spent 7 years, 10 months, 24 days, 6 hours, 16 minutes and 2 seconds waiting to turn 18. And another, year, 9 months, 16 days, 11 hours, 45 minutes and 36 seconds waiting for her to be mine. 9 years, 8 months, 10 days, 18 hours, 1 minute and 38 seconds total, and I'd do it all over again if it meant I got to have Veronica Mars.
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A/N: ok, so this is the end of this fic, but I’ve become so attached to these too in this universe that I’ve decided to continue their story. I have a follow up fic already written called ‘Everything About Her’ it’s a series of one-shot that follow Lamb’s POV during the months of Veronica’s pregnancy. And then I will be continuing with one-shots. So look for the follow up fic next week!! And I’m also working on an all new DoVe fic! Thanks again to everyone who commented on this fic!!