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Ahh...the old getting tied to the pole trick. [Feb. 4th, 2007|04:09 pm]
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Okay…This is really not something that you see every day.

That is saying something considering the things that I’ve seen.

The poor guy…I’ve never seen him before, so I’m gathering that he’s new to town and this is not the start that one wants to get off to. I should know. A year ago, the majority of this school liked me. I was the Sheriff’s daughter and dated the wealthiest boy at the school. Though I wasn’t officially an 09’er, they all liked me and I tended to get along with those like me whose parents didn’t have a fortune to blow with another fortune after that waiting in reserve.

Then, my best friend gets murdered, her brother, my ex, dumps me and suddenly, I’m in a position to empathize with Mr. Taped to the pole, everyone ogling and laughing at him, new guy.

I start forward to help him down because these are the types of things that I do, when I realize that another girl is doing the same thing and like me, she has the look of dogged determination on her face like she wants to get to the bottom of who did this to him, even if it’s not for a fee.

That is supposed to be my thing. I’m the girl that people come to…well, some of the time, anyway, and now, I don’t seem to be alone. I could be jumping the gun with that assumption and yeah, okay, sometimes I jumped to the wrong assumption, but let me tell ya, it’s pretty rare.

She had a knife for this type of situation, just like me, in her purse and as I cut one arm of this young black man, away from the pole, I wonder exactly how she got her knife in without setting of the medal detectors or how she beat the continuous and annoying locker searches?

After cutting him down and seeing Logan, Duncan and Max laughing at the new kid, along with everyone else in the 09er club, I wonder what Duncan is thinking? He’s been so odd lately, not that I should give him the time of day. I can pretty much guess what Logan, Max and Dick Casablancas are thinking and I realize that if I investigate this, which depends on whether my new friend gives me the information that I need to investigate it, I might very well be coming around to the Echolls or Casablancas estates to deliver some retribution, which all in all, wouldn’t make me frown.

“Well, I’d say you’ve pissed somebody off, now since you are wearing only a towel, I’m going to pray that you have a spare change of clothes in the gym that you can change into. If not, good luck explaining to your mother, when you drive home, about your wonderful first day at the new school...”

I smiled. It was a funny and he seemed to be taking it well. It also turned out that he did rush off towards the gym to change, although he had instructions to come back here, from this other girl, who suddenly, I wanted to investigate as well. We took our seats and she stared at me, as I did her.

“So, out of an entire school of people laughing at our poor new friend, why would you cut him down…whoever you are?”

[April and Wallace]
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From: jaded_by_daddy
2007-02-05 11:41 pm (UTC)
“Why did I go to help him down? Because think about it…if I were tied up there with nothing but duct-tape covering the privates and the breasts exposed, I’d want somebody to help me down. Wouldn’t you? Besides, he seems like such a nice guy. Who knows, maybe you and I have both made a friend for life and considering this is my first day, I find that to be a good thing.”

I flicked the hair out of my eyes and looked at her. She had asked me who I was, but I already knew who she was. My father had told me that she was the enemy…the rivals for our business, which in my mind, made her the good guy.

I checked out the sexy guys sitting on the table and especially the tall one on the end. They were paying me attention and I realized that I liked it. Back in Rhode Island, the guys were bums, pretty much and they were nowhere near as hot or rich as these guys…not that money is everything.

“Since you asked, my name is April, Veronica Mars, April Van Lowe, and obviously, I know who you are.”
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From: adorablegumshoe
2007-02-05 11:44 pm (UTC)
“Why did I go to help him down? Because think about it…if I were tied up there with nothing but duct-tape covering the privates and the breasts exposed, I’d want somebody to help me down. Wouldn’t you? Besides, he seems like such a nice guy. Who knows, maybe you and I have both made a friend for life and considering this is my first day, I find that to be a good thing.”

Well, a spry young girl with a good head on her shoulders. The dress…speaks to a shrewd fashion buyer, and yet, I can tell she’s not an 09’er, not that all 09’ers are the enemy. Could I have made two allies at this very table? The kid that we freed from the flag-post would be quite thankful and now, there was this new friend whose name is still quite the puzzler.

“Since you asked, my name is April, Veronica Mars, April Van Lowe, and obviously, I know who you are.”



Or not.

Vincent Van Lowe of the much scandalous and shady Van Lowe investigations and my father’s chief rival in the trade in these parts, either had a very much younger sister or had a child when he was very young and since I had looked into his past, it struck me that I hadn’t seen about this daughter, or a younger sister for that matter.

“So, you know my name. I guess that’s fine, except that I’m suddenly very curious to how that conversation with Vinnie went…”

I noticed that she was ogling a guy somewhere and turned to see her looking at Duncan, Logan and that new guy…Max something or other. Duncan, emotionally unavailable as well as physically from what I understand…Logan, a whole bunch of land mines there and the new guy…well…considering his company, probably not the best material to bring home to daddy, even if her daddy is sleezy.
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From: jaded_by_daddy
2007-02-05 11:46 pm (UTC)
She turned around and checked out the guys and I am very, very interested to see what their stories are. Especially the guy on the left with the emo eyes.

“So, you know my name. I guess that’s fine, except that I’m suddenly very curious to how that conversation with Vinnie went…”

“Ahh, yes, my father told me to be careful of you because you have quite the gift for investigating. I had to tell my father that I can handle myself because I’m a little of an investigator myself. You’d think my dad would know these things, but then again, I’m only here because I hate my Mom’s new husband, so I forebear. Don’t worry, Veronica Mars, I am not a fan of my father or his throwing himself at girls our age. I’d be more likely to go help your father with an investigation then my own. If he said you were a sweet girl, then I’d be worried about you. Now, let’s forget all of that. Who are the three hotties…or two, now that one of them is leaving with a blonde? Especially and don’t leave any details out, who is the sexy emo-eyed guy with the confident gaze on the left?”

She turned around and seemed to stare for a minute at the hottie walking away with the blonde. The investigatory brain went into full overdrive at this point.

“Or maybe I should be asking about you and the guy walking away with the blonde? I’m guessing that he’s your ex, ugly breakup and you don’t like the blonde, but for my purposes, it seems good, because you’ll obviously know everything that there is to know about his friend.”
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From: adorablegumshoe
2007-02-05 11:49 pm (UTC)
“Ahh, yes, my father told me to be careful of you because you have quite the gift for investigating. I had to tell my father that I can handle myself because I’m a little of an investigator myself. You’d think my dad would know these things, but then again, I’m only here because I hate my Mom’s new husband, so I forebear. Don’t worry, Veronica Mars, I am not a fan of my father or his throwing himself at girls our age. I’d be more likely to go help your father with an investigation then my own. If he said you were a sweet girl, then I’d be worried about you. Now, let’s forget all of that. Who are the three hotties…or two, now that one of them is leaving with a blonde? Especially and don’t leave any details out, who is the sexy emo-eyed guy with the confident gaze on the left?”

Duncan walking away with Meg. A new one for me to be sure. He didn’t move like lightning, but he didn’t exactly crawl away from our relationship either. On top of that, he didn’t even warn me about Troy and his propensity to play games…

Now, she’s also asking about Logan Echolls. If she is an investigator, she’ll quickly learn that Logan…well…yeah, she can figure him out on her own. I suppose that I could tell her of Logan’s involvement with Troy and Shawn, but then again, once more, she can figure these things out on her own.

“Or maybe I should be asking about you and the guy walking away with the blonde? I’m guessing that he’s your ex, ugly breakup and you don’t like the blonde, but for my purposes, it seems good, because you’ll obviously know everything that there is to know about his friend.”

And maybe I can lunge across the table, tackle you to the ground and strangle you, miss know it all…literally.

“Okay, enough of dissecting me, April Van Lowe. Yes, the girl walking away with the blonde, Meg, is Duncan Kane. He is my-ex, and dumped me for no reason out of the blue and I still haven’t figured out why. As for your sudden crush, he’s the son of Aaron Echolls, who you’ve no doubt heard of. His name is Logan and sure, nice to look at, but after that, well…hold on tight, girlfriend, because you’ll be in for one scary ride. He used to be somewhat nice, until his girlfriend, my best friend, Lilly Kane, was murdered and yes, Lilly was Duncan, my ex’s sister, and since you are so knowledgeable, I’m guessing you’ve already heard about that slice of Neptune Americana.”

Our friend from the pole returned and I smiled graciously for him, though the inevitable trace of sarcasm was also there.

“Hello, whoever you are, I almost didn’t recognize you with your clothes on. I’m Veronica…Veronica Mars and across from me is April Van Lowe. We are pleased to meet you out of the flesh, so to speak.”
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From: wallacexfennel
2007-02-05 11:51 pm (UTC)
I sat down next to them, though I had to go to the office and take care of some things that I would have gotten to earlier, except that the biker boys tied me up to the table first.

“Hello, whoever you are, I almost didn’t recognize you with your clothes on. I’m Veronica…Veronica Mars and across from me is April Van Lowe. We are pleased to meet you out of the flesh, so to speak.”

I put my elbows on my books and looked at them.

“That’s cool and I appreciate the humor, really, I do. You two seem like nice girls…”

I had more to say, but I didn’t want to stick my foot in my mouth again. If it wasn’t for these two, I’d still be hanging there, getting roasted by the sun.

“Seriously, I have to go, but I want to thank you two and if you ever need anything, just come to me, Wallace Fennel and I can’t promise the world, but I’ll be there for ya…”

I had this feeling that these two would ask me why I was hanging on the pole and I really didn’t feel like answering that one.

“I have to go to the office, but again, ladies, thank you for your help.”

I got up, smiled put my head down and slowly walked away to make sure it didn’t look like I was trying to flee them.
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From: jaded_by_daddy
2007-02-05 11:53 pm (UTC)
“Okay, enough of dissecting me, April Van Lowe. Yes, the girl walking away with the blonde, Meg, is Duncan Kane. He is my-ex, and dumped me for no reason out of the blue and I still haven’t figured out why. As for your sudden crush, he’s the son of Aaron Echolls, who you’ve no doubt heard of. His name is Logan and sure, nice to look at, but after that, well…hold on tight, girlfriend, because you’ll be in for one scary ride. He used to be somewhat nice, until his girlfriend, my best friend, Lilly Kane, was murdered and yes, Lilly was Duncan, my ex’s sister, and since you are so knowledgeable, I’m guessing you’ve already heard about that slice of Neptune Americana.”

My new crush is the son of Aaron Echolls? That explains why he’s so good-looking.

Then she brought up the murder trial that went around the world because the victim was the daughter of a software billionaire. Small world. Here I am where Movies stars and software magnates live and I’m talking to the best friend of one of the socialites kids and to the ex-girlfriend of the other kid. Wow. I’m suddenly glad to be here. Thanks Mom for marrying such a son of a bitch and leaving me with the other, blood-kin son of a bitch.

The boy from the flag-pole came over and was in and out.

“Talk about your quick hitter. I’m thinking that he didn’t like us too much. As for you and this whole Lilly Kane story and your involvement, I knew that your father was the sheriff, but outside of that, it’s all news to me. And don’t look now, but hottie number one and hottie number two with the movie-star pedigree are on their way over.”
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From: adorablegumshoe
2007-02-05 11:55 pm (UTC)
I was enamored with Wallace Fennel already. Okay, I don’t mean in that way, but the kid is cute. One has to admit when the facts are in evidence about things. Plus, the way that he came, thanked us and left, I could tell that he liked to be on his own and recently, I very much am accustomed to that desire and pursuit.

“Talk about your quick hitter. I’m thinking that he didn’t like us too much. As for you and this whole Lilly Kane story and your involvement, I knew that your father was the sheriff, but outside of that, it’s all news to me. And don’t look now, but hottie number one and hottie number two with the movie-star pedigree are on their way over.”

I wanted, desperately, to play the whole questioning game just to see how much that I could make him squirm in a good way, and then he just bolted and now Logan and the new kid…the other new kid, were on their way over to our table.

Whatever might the other 09’ers say to Logan being so crazy as to come and talk to me? I thought, as I squirmed, not seeking any part of this conversation. Still, April seemed into this and well, as I turned, I realized that neither one of the boys were exactly the type of guy that you had to cover your eyes to look at, but the pesky personality thing always gets in the way, especially with Logan.

Logan didn’t even look at me and the new kid, Max Garrison I want to say, didn’t look at April. It is pretty easy to see where this is going. Obviously, miss Van Lowe likes the way it is heading while me…well…I can already see the snake in the grass and am hoping to be proven wrong.
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