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Veronica Mars Fiction
Sunday, February 26th, 2006 09:51 pm
Fic: Ever the Same (Weevil/Veronica) PG-13

Title: Ever the Same
Author: obv_hot_mess
Pairing/Character: Weevil/Veronica
Word Count: 1,331
Rating: PG-13 for one naughty word.
Summary: Veronica has files on everyone. It’s how she organizes her life, lists of facts.
Spoilers/Warnings: Post-Ain't No Magic Mountain High Enough but there are no spoilers.
A/N: Thanks insunshine for peeking at it.



Veronica collects information and saves it like the pieces of a puzzle that’s been separated from its box. Sure, it’s harder to put together when you don’t have the picture to guide you - but any experienced puzzle-solver will tell you that when you find the right pieces, the whole picture will fall into place.

For weeks after she kissed Logan on the balcony at the Camelot, Veronica accepted the new feelings she had for him even as they seemed to contradict everything she knew. She hated his guts but she couldn’t stop thinking about the way his lips felt on hers or the way his hands knew just where to hold her to make her feel safe.

She feels a little like that now with Weevil. They’ve settled into a comfortable routine; he calls her and asks if she wants to hang out or he shows up at her dad’s office with food. Sometimes she drives by his house when she can’t sleep and stops if his bedroom light is still on.

She’d never really thought about it before, the unspoken alliance that had always existed between them, the understanding that either would drop whatever they were doing at a moment’s notice to bail the other out. It just was. He’s always been there, in the background, a phone call away…and now it’s the same, but better.

They are friends.

#

She has files on everyone. It’s how she organizes her life, lists of facts.

She’s started a new list, one she’s keeping in her head for now, until she figures out what it all means. It’s nothing major…just little things, like the fact that Weevil has seen every episode of Buffy…twice…and he sings in the car…louder when he has an audience.

#

He doesn’t require much sleep, (or that’s what she assumes given the number of times he calls her after midnight.)

She keeps a call log to track phone calls and conversations with certain people of interest. She’s not paranoid, but those puzzle pieces don’t just pop out wearing a bow and a tag like a present. People might say things that won’t be useful for weeks or months. The little details are important.

Calls from Wallace don’t make the list.

Calls from anyone involved with the Kane family do.

Calls from Mac usually don’t make the list.

Calls from Logan do.

Calls from Weevil…used to, but it’s been a while since a phone call from Weevil warranted any sort of notation.

She can see it now.

7:34 a.m.: Weevil wants coffee. Will meet at the flagpole.

10:47 a.m.: (text message) Weevil complaining about sub in Hauser’s class.

5:00 p.m.: Dinner invite. Mrs. Navarro’s tamales.

8:13 p.m.: Weevil wants to know if I’m watching the Victoria Secret runway show on Fox. (Weevil is a perv.)


#

The list is getting longer.

Weevil “can’t remember” how he got his nickname and when he insists on his forgetfulness, he grins in a way that tells her he’s a big, fat liar.

He cried when he got his first tattoo.

Every other Saturday he takes his niece and her best friend to Chuck E. Cheese. (She went with him last weekend.) He eats ranch with his pizza. He is terrible at skee-ball but he schooled her in Air Hockey four of five games. She isn’t sure he didn’t let her win that last one.

#

He can dance.

She’s at a party at his house, a “going away” or a “welcome home”. She isn’t sure. The house is full of family – uncles, cousins, grandmothers, and kids everywhere.

“I don’t even know how we’re all related…we just are,” he’d said with a laugh.

“Must be nice.”

“Uh oh. Here comes my Tio Luis. He’s going to make you dance with him.”

“I don’t dance.”

“You’ll hurt his feelings. And trust me, he’ll give you an A for effort.”

Weevil’s Tio Luis is easily 60 years old and obviously harmless so she’d taken his hand and allowed him to lead her to the center of the patio as he’d smiled and said something in Spanish that sounded complimentary.

The song, something about a black shirt, had been easy enough to move to and she’d smiled bashfully as people around her smiled and clapped their approval to the beat of the music.

This isn’t bad.

The song ends and the DJ plays a salsa. Cheers of appreciation erupt from Weevil’s dancing family and from the look of things, Veronica is out of her league.

“That’s my cue,” she says with a smile. She squeezes her partner’s arm and thanks him.

“The pleasure was mine,” he says as she makes a beeline for the table but Weevil is waiting at the edge of the patio.

“Not so fast,” he says, taking her around the waist and leading her back into the fray.

“I can’t dance to this,” she laughs but he doesn’t let go.

“You can…just follow me.” He holds her close to his body and she does her best to keep up. She’s sure she’s committing some sort of crime against the art of salsa but Weevil is whispering encouragements in her ear and she can tell without actually watching him dance that he’s got enough moves for both of them.

#

He takes longer to get ready than she does.

“You said you’d be here at six,” he says as he lets her in the house. He’s in jeans and bare feet.

“It IS six!” She points to her watch. “Put some clothes on, boy.”

“I’ll be right out.”

It’s kind of dark in the living room but the bright, red heart stands out next to the plain tats in dark ink. Veronica’s heart quickens but she calms herself with a breath.

It makes sense, she thinks to herself. It’s Weevil. He gets tattoos.

She follows him into the back of the house. “Hey…wait up.”

“What’s up?” he asks as he turns around.

“Your tattoo,” she says softly.

Recognition registers on his face, then tension and resignation.

“Yeah,” he says, his voice quiet, like that would explain it all and she is quiet too.

This is how it is now, how the memories come. She goes hours or days at a time sometimes without feeling it. It’s always there…the cold hard truth, the fact: Lilly is gone, like a constant dull ache; but then the gut-level pain that takes the wind out of her appears from nowhere and Veronica misses her.

“Things are so messed up, V. There are so many things that are so fucked up right now and I feel so guilty because it all started with Lilly.” He sits on the bed and rubs his hands through his hair. “I get so angry at her sometimes.”

She’s always taken his honesty as professional courtesy, and she’s sure he knows, as she does, that people with secrets make the best secret-keepers.

But this isn’t strategy. It isn’t business. He’s crying.

She presses a kiss to his bare shoulder and rests her forehead there, silently willing him to understand that she knows. He shifts beneath her. When she looks up, she thinks that she could add his eyes to the list, the way she can always see this sad mix of pain and hope there.

He kisses her…once, and it’s a whole kiss, complete, his soft lips on hers assertive, confident; his tongue finds hers for a half of a second and it’s over. He smiles, a sad smile and she knows they are on the same page, no questions.

#

The night is cool and breezy and as they walk to Weevil’s car, he quietly takes her hand in his. Their fingers lace together perfectly and Veronica decides that there are some lists that aren’t worth keeping, that maybe not everything in her life is a puzzle that needs figuring out.

Maybe some pictures are already clear and it’s just a matter of looking at them the right way.

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ayelles
Dani California
Sunday, February 26th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)

Gorgeous. There's something beautiful about the relationship between Weevil and Veronica, your piece illustrates it so well. I like the motif of lists and puzzles, the way you build up their closeness and friendship. And all the quirks too! Weevil dancing *eee*! And pulling Lilly back into it... Awesome!


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obv_hot_mess
obv_hot_mess
ginger kid
Monday, February 27th, 2006 02:54 pm (UTC)

*blush*

Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed it.


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sadiekate
sadiekate
sadiekate
Sunday, February 26th, 2006 11:54 pm (UTC)

She can see it now.

7:34 a.m.: Weevil wants coffee. Will meet at the flagpole.

10:47 a.m.: (text message) Weevil complaining about sub in Hauser’s class.

5:00 p.m.: Dinner invite. Mrs. Navarro’s tamales.

8:13 p.m.: Weevil wants to know if I’m watching the Victoria Secret runway show on Fox. (Weevil is a perv.)


Love this part. Love this fic. It's beautiful. You effortlessly create his family atmosphere in a way I haven't seen anyone else accomplish. Their relationship has this slow, inevitable build here. It's simple and lovely and sweet and right-on. I've been having some secret V/Weevil 'shipping tendencies again since the last ep, and this totally nailed their dynamic for me.

Also? I am like hella jealous that I didn't write this line.

She’s always taken his honesty as professional courtesy, and she’s sure he knows, as she does, that people with secrets make the best secret-keepers.

Anyway, to reiterate: Wholeheartedy loved it. Running now to add it to my giant Fic Rec List That Ate Chicago.


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obv_hot_mess
obv_hot_mess
ginger kid
Monday, February 27th, 2006 03:02 pm (UTC)

Wow. *blush* I'm really flattered. It's always nice when someone reads my work and really loves the things I love about it. One of the things I love about Weevil is his loyalty and the way that plays out in his gang life and in his family life.

Their relationship has this slow, inevitable build here.

I'm so glad that came through. This started out as a meditation on their friendship and the romance at the end blossomed kind of organically without my realizing that was where it was heading.

Thank you so much for rec you wrote. You are too kind.


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sadiekate
sadiekate
sadiekate
Monday, February 27th, 2006 04:06 pm (UTC)

It was well-deserved. It's so hard to find good Weevil, esp. good Weevil/Veronica.

I also recced it at TWoP, and it's gotten some nice comments there, just FYI.


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batdzangel
batdzangel
BatdzAngel (\0/)
Monday, February 27th, 2006 12:56 am (UTC)

Well, this was lovely. A fine way for me to go to bed after a long evening. Beautiful and real in a way many other fics out there aren't. As an avid WeeVer writer, I enjoyed this immensely.


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obv_hot_mess
obv_hot_mess
ginger kid
Monday, February 27th, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC)

Yay! I'm so glad you liked it. I love writing these two. I adore them. And I was so flattered to hear you'd emailed this to a friend. I received a really sweet and lovely email from her this morning.

Thank you so much.


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monimala
monimala
monimala
Monday, February 27th, 2006 03:37 am (UTC)

This was beautiful, a perfect way to start the day. I love how you paced the developments in their relationship and made them so natural. I laughed out loud at the Weevil notations and loved the salsa scene.

I think you captured, to me, what is the essence of Weevil and Veronica: the simplicity. Out of all the men in her life, all the capital 'D' Dramas, Weevil is the one person and the one relationship that doesn't have to be some huge mystery, some huge puzzle. They work on such a basic, quiet, level.


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obv_hot_mess
obv_hot_mess
ginger kid
Monday, February 27th, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC)

*blushes* Thank you so much.

They work on such a basic, quiet, level.

This is so completely why I love them.


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(Anonymous)
Monday, February 27th, 2006 04:54 am (UTC)

7:34 a.m.: Weevil wants coffee. Will meet at the flagpole.

10:47 a.m.: (text message) Weevil complaining about sub in Hauser’s class.

5:00 p.m.: Dinner invite. Mrs. Navarro’s tamales.

8:13 p.m.: Weevil wants to know if I’m watching the Victoria Secret runway show on Fox. (Weevil is a perv.)


loved this! the last one totally made me giggle nearly spit out my cheerios!


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shealynn88
shealynn88
thanksXallthefish
Monday, February 27th, 2006 04:55 am (UTC)

OMG ILoveYou!!!! This totally made me ache, in a great, great way.

I saw a meme a while back, where you describe your version of a character. Just those little things that you've sort of discovered in your exploration that aren't canon, but that fit (like those puzzle pieces). I love your Weevil. I love that he dances, I love that he loves Buffy. I love that he sincerely adores and values his family, and takes the kids out on the weekends (I've always seem him like that. Marshmellow man!)

8:13 p.m.: Weevil wants to know if I’m watching the Victoria Secret runway show on Fox. (Weevil is a perv.)

Totally cracked me up.

I love you. *sigh* You just totally made my morning.

*memories*


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obv_hot_mess
obv_hot_mess
ginger kid
Monday, February 27th, 2006 02:42 pm (UTC)

I live to make your morning. I'm so glad you liked this. *whispers* I wasn't sure how this turned out. I'm really glad people are getting it.

Yeah, Weevil is so fun for me to write and think about because there is SO MUCH that they don't show us on the show...except for the awesome respect he seems to have for Veronica and the sweet way he treats her sometimes.

(On a completely unrelated note, I don't watch Supernatural but I'm so tempted to start just for the times that their dad appears on the show because he is HOT.)


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shealynn88
shealynn88
thanksXallthefish
Monday, February 27th, 2006 04:29 pm (UTC)

I wasn't sure how this turned out.

Girl, you are crazy talented. This turned out just amazingly. We need to sic you on the world, and convert them all!!! *Evil laugh!*

As for SPN, oh, god, you crack me up. He's not on often, but he's an interesting character. Very angsty. But...is there no one else on that show that you find hot? No one? Hehe...


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obv_hot_mess
obv_hot_mess
ginger kid
Monday, February 27th, 2006 09:15 pm (UTC)

Yeah, the world needs to get ready. I will bring the Weevil/Veronica love. We must spread the word.

That "I wasn't sure how this turned out" comment sounds like I'm fishing now that I read it over...it's just...you know when you write something and it isn't cooperating? Or you think it isn't cooperating? That's how I felt...so I'm glad that I was wrong.

On the Supernatural tip, YES, Jensen Ackles is hot...but he doesn't make my heart do flips and that show kind of scares me so I stay away.


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shealynn88
shealynn88
thanksXallthefish
Tuesday, February 28th, 2006 11:56 am (UTC)

Oh, man, i had this long thoughtful post planned and then I saw your icon. Guh...

Gimme a minute.

Okay.

Oh, I didn't get the feeling you were fishing. I totally know what you mean. My %#&*-ing challenge fic for the Ask Questions Later thing is JUST like that. Frustrating as hell, and to the point where I can't tell if it's good or absolute crap anymore. I have a feeling it's somewhere in between. :)

And there...isn't that nice how I can suddenly make this all about me?

Oh, and--I'm not into scary stuff at all. I watched the Excorcist and just about crawled out of my skin, I was so freaked out. I refuse to watch SAW or Jeepers Creepers, or House of Wax, or any of those freaky movies JP is in, because I just freak out too easily. I don't honestly know why I don't feel that way about SPN. I think because each one is resolved at the end. The bad thingy is dead, and won't come get me in my sleep. Yes, my inner 12 year old isn't good with that stuff...


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obv_hot_mess
obv_hot_mess
ginger kid
Tuesday, February 28th, 2006 12:20 pm (UTC)

Yeah, I call that icon "the mile high club" because I found it the morning after I had a dream about me and Weevil...in an airplane.

It can be all about you any day of the week. I'm always happy to know I'm not the only one that is thinking about fic...a lot. :)

Maybe I will check Supernatural out...I don't like JP...(left-over Dean hatred from Gilmore Girls but we'll see.

I just cooked noodles and stir fry for lunch and I'm so going to read your fic now.


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douladiva
douladiva
Monday, February 27th, 2006 05:34 am (UTC)

I hope you're proud of yourself. You got a hopeless LV obsessor to say, "Well, if Weevil and Veronica got together that way..." I feel like I'm cheating on my spouse or something!
This had a great flow and I love it that the people who are really good for Veronica don't make the list.


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obv_hot_mess
obv_hot_mess
ginger kid
Monday, February 27th, 2006 02:30 pm (UTC)

*snicker* It's my mission in life to convince people of the awesomeness of these two.

I'm so glad you liked it. It's funny because when I started writing it, it was a straight friendship fic but it evolved so naturally that I couldn't resist.

Thank you so much.


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lacietinnc
lacietinnc
Monday, February 27th, 2006 06:20 am (UTC)

Ooh. I really liked this. I mean, I ship L/V like nobody's business, except in the case of Equilaterial fic, but I dont think I would mind V/W being together. It was really sweet!


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obv_hot_mess
obv_hot_mess
ginger kid
Monday, February 27th, 2006 02:23 pm (UTC)

Thank you so much. Glad you liked it. *whispers* I ship L/V too. They are both so cute in different ways that I can't choose...but I definitely have a soft spot for Weevil.


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laiquendai
laiquendai
Tamsyn
Monday, February 27th, 2006 08:28 am (UTC)

Squeeeeee

I loves me some Weevil / Veronica...

I really liked the phone call log, and that Weevil can dance!!

I enjoyed this, it was subtle, and sweet. Yay!!


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obv_hot_mess
obv_hot_mess
ginger kid
Monday, February 27th, 2006 02:08 pm (UTC)

Happy to induce Weevil/Veronica squeeage any day of the week. I'm glad you liked it.

Thanks!!


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bklyangel
bklyangel
shut your dirty whore mouth, player player!
Monday, February 27th, 2006 01:56 pm (UTC)

I loved this fic. Please email me a website of like all your fics (if you have one) at bklyangel89@yahoo.com


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obv_hot_mess
obv_hot_mess
ginger kid
Monday, February 27th, 2006 02:07 pm (UTC)

Thanks for your interest! Glad you liked it. I emailed you :)


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killerspork33
killerspork33
Sara
Monday, February 27th, 2006 06:54 pm (UTC)

Yay for the increase of Weevil/Veronica fics and an amazing one like this to.

You made my W/V heart very happy.


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caitie
caitie
Caitie
Monday, February 27th, 2006 10:17 pm (UTC)

I love Weevil/Veronica to the tips of my fingers, and this fic really shows why. They're so similar in so many ways and completely different in other big ways. With Logan and Veronica or Duncan and Veronica there's so much gosh darned Drama. I think you really captured what I liked about them together.

Thanks for sharing!


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shoshannagold
shoshannagold
Shoshanna Gold
Tuesday, February 28th, 2006 12:24 am (UTC)

Wow. This is so good, sweet. I love the list bit, and the way you described Veronica missing Lilly made the feelings almost tangible. You are so on a roll!


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obv_hot_mess
obv_hot_mess
ginger kid
Tuesday, February 28th, 2006 12:46 am (UTC)

Hee! You are too sweet. Thank you!!!


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sazeracs
sazeracs
pot kettle black
Thursday, March 2nd, 2006 02:27 pm (UTC)

Aside from the fact that I was a little embarrassed that I caught the Juanes reference, this was an amazing fic.

Nice subtle characterization, and no crazy off-the-wall situations. These characters are so great together, and it's nice to see someone handle them well and not turn a fic into a crappy romance novel.

In short: I really liked this. Thanks for sharing it with us. :)


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obv_hot_mess
obv_hot_mess
ginger kid
Thursday, March 2nd, 2006 02:30 pm (UTC)

Aside from the fact that I was a little embarrassed that I caught the Juanes reference, this was an amazing fic.

YES!@! I'm so glad. You're the first person to say anything about it.

Thank you so much. I'm really glad you liked it.


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three_fates1987
three_fates1987
Amelie
Thursday, March 2nd, 2006 05:49 pm (UTC)

Lovely piece.

Few writers can capture this particular relationship because it's all about quiet chemistry, and this was pitch-perfect.

“I don’t even know how we’re all related…we just are,” he’d said with a laugh.
Yes! Thank you! That's the best way I've ever seen the dynamic of a Latin family explained.


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obv_hot_mess
obv_hot_mess
ginger kid
Saturday, March 18th, 2006 12:31 am (UTC)

This reply is totally late but I wanted to say thank you for reading and I'm really glad you enjoyed it.

You've flattered me. I'm glad the family dynamic read as genuine.


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_venus_
_venus_
Jess
Friday, March 17th, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC)

I read this before but I don't think I ever commented, even though I adored it.

Also, I have clearly lived with a Hispanic boyfriend for way too long, because not only did I immediately go, "... tengo la camisa negra ...", but I also went, "Huh, that party sounds exactly right!"

Awesome fic. Love WeeVer, love your writing!


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obv_hot_mess
obv_hot_mess
ginger kid
Saturday, March 18th, 2006 12:33 am (UTC)

*blush* I'm glad you liked it.

Hee. I'm so glad you got the song reference. Only a couple of people did. I'm glad that the dynamic of Weevil's family comes across as authentic. I'm the token white chick in a crew of Hispanic friends so I have a LOT of experience with family parties.


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rosemerry
rosemerry
Rosemerry
Saturday, April 22nd, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)

Oh, I loved this! I loved the build-up of their relationship; so perfect.
I loved Weevil and Veronica salsa dancing!!


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silver1226
Silver
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC)

That was amazing :)


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silver1226
Silver
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006 04:45 pm (UTC)

and again, muc luv for your icons


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bigsciencybrain
bigsciencybrain
Bigsciencybrain
Monday, May 29th, 2006 08:30 pm (UTC)

Wow! Funny and touching and sweet and wonderful!


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biases
biases
the bitter queen
Monday, September 18th, 2006 12:27 pm (UTC)

Came here through a rec and just wanted to let you know it's wonderfully written. Lovely language and everything flows. Congrats!


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nikitangel
nikitangel
Rebecca
Saturday, June 23rd, 2007 10:16 pm (UTC)

Beautiful!


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