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12 November 2005 @ 10:05 pm
the alcohol to the flame  
Aaron Echolls! Next spectacle this Tuesday night, 6pm, after the premiere of "Beyond the Breaking Point", sequel to "The Breaking Point". Starring in this spectacle is Aaron, himself, as The Punisher; his wife Lynn Echolls (formerly the one time famous Lynn Lester) as The Pill-Popping Alcoholic and Ignorant Mother; and lastly, his son, Logan Echolls, will be playing his first, only, and greatest role as The Ungrateful Son. Watch as Aaron takes an all-deserving strap to his boy's back for all the shame that his son has caused his family.

Now only if we advertised realistically, huh? It would be one thing to tell me I deserved it if I had even intended to make a fool of my father or this family; but, alas, I disappoint him further. It was pathetic, the reasons my dad found today. I'm impressed though on how he kept his cool for the whole premiere. He smiled, messed my hair, and stated that "Boys will be boys."

What I'm betting is the idea that he wanted to wrap his hands around my neck and just squeeze. I suppose it's all about family and responsibility. This is something that he'll tell me that I'll learn when I grow up. Personally, if I turn into the exquisite mirror of him when I grow up? I think I'll commit suicide, shuffle off this mortal coil, and end my all-too glamorous life. If he's my fine example for all time, I'll go with the dreams and wishes that I've been adopted into this lifestyle.

"Beyond the Breaking Point" is a hit. I think viewers especially loved the scene in which beyond his entire life, Aaron shows regret for the way he's lived: all action, all fun, and no love. That's when, in the movie and on the set, he pretends that there's not nearly half as much chemistry between himself and his female co-star as they make sweet, sweet love and my mom on the side pops another pill. I slip some JD from my own flask myself and try not to gag.

You'd think if he was such a good actor that he'd be able to hide his affairs, but really everyone knows. Lilly's not so right. Sometimes the premieres are far more exciting than watching paint dry. Sometimes the actors slip up and sometimes someone out there makes the right joke with the perfect timing. Anything to keep you in publicity, Dad. Just remember, I'm the alcohol to the flame.

My backside is swollen as I drive to the Kanes. Lilly'll know right away as she always does. Duncan will stand by idly and, if Veronica is there, she'll just be in blissful ignorance and believe every lie I have about getting into fist fights.

I'm still wearing the black suit and I swallow hard, loosening the too-tight tie around my neck. There are no cuts this time, only hard, red marks. All I want to do now is move into my own ignorance. I'd rather keep up the usual image of false smiles and the sickeningly 'has it all' family. One day, I know, I'll get tired of it. I guess that's why I spoke up today and why I keep talking. Maybe, I just want to stop being invited to all the parties. Those are the real shows. That's when you find out if your actors can truly act.

Unbuttoning the first button of my shirt, I see Veronica in the quickly approaching distance heading towards what I assume to be the Kane house herself. I slow down beside her, turn down the music on the radio (some boy band crap) and roll down the window. I remember Lilly's words of "Play nice", but the thing is that Veronica Mars could use a little excitement in her life - other than the random stories of her dad being Sheriff and busting asses. No, Veronica needs some real drama.

"Hey, Ronnie," I say, a smile quirking on my face for the second time today. I'm ready to see her just roll her eyes at me. Let's face it, we don't always get along. At least, that's something real. "Need a ride?"

[[ open to Veronica - oh, lord. will they snark? ]]
 
 
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Veronica Mars: Renewed Soul - liz_guerinrenewedsoul_v on November 24th, 2005 04:38 am (UTC)
"Just because it's obvious doesn't mean it's completely painless." I pointed out. "And of course Lilly teased him. Lil teases him about everything he ever does or doesn't do."

I couldn't help but sigh when Logan said he was under the impression that Lilly wanted Duncan and I to just have sex and get it over with. "Unfortunately, I know. But it's not something either of us are about to let her dictate. It'll happen when we want it to. There's nothing wrong with not rushing into something so huge for the simple reason of people expecting us to, is there?" I asked.

I couldn't help but think he was probably right about the entertainment value. Only Lilly Kane would want so badly to hear stories like that involving her brother. I shook my head.

"We're fine. It'll happen when it happens. Sex isn't something that should be causing this giant weight of pressure to be hanging around our necks. I don't want it to be perfect or flowery or anything, I just want it to feel right when it happens." I told him, but even as I did I couldn't help but wonder why I was sharing that with Logan of all people. Duncan knew all this already, there was no reason I had to explain it to his best friend. "Not like you actually care one way or another." I added.
Logan Echolls: god i love you - fab fourlogan_echolls on November 24th, 2005 04:54 am (UTC)
"I'm trying to remember when I said it was painless." I replied to her. "I'm pretty sure that I didn't say that."

I heard Veronica's open sigh about Lilly's insistence of sex between the two of them. Love my girlfriend, (hell, I have no complaints about sex myself) but I knew Duncan and to some extent Veronica. They needed something more than just the experience. I can't believe I'm even taking their side at this moment.

"Look..." I started. I heard the tone in my own voice like I was about to be sympathetic or give her advice - neither of which I'd be in any place to do. "... Duncan's my best friend and you make him happy which is all I'm concerned with. Even though, I may not always... express that. He gets uptight about everyone expecting something from him except around you. That's something, isn't it?"

I cared. I was never as heartless as Veronica liked to think.

"I'll tell Lilly to back off if you want."