"Trina! Can you come here?" Veronica yelled and Trina showed up a minute or so later.
"What?" she asked, "I'm doing my nails," as she blew on her colored fingernails.
"I just saw your phone, you need to tell me what is going on," she said crossing her arms in front of her chest.
"You really have no boundaries do you?" Trina said incensed.
"I find the boundaries just make my job so much harder."
"Who asked for your help?"
"You did, you just didn't come out and say it," Veronica said taking out a beer for herself and giving one to Trina.
"You think you can fix everyone but you can't," she said staring down at her drying nails.
"I know I can't, most people have to help themselves but every once and a while I like to help a little."
"You can't help me..."
Just then Logan came walking in to the room, nobody had heard him come home from work.
"What's going on?" he said walking over, giving Veronica a kiss and sitting down across from Trina.
"Trina got herself in trouble again, she stole a car, a ring and who knows what else from her boyfriend and fled, that's about all I've gotten so far," Veronica laid out.
"Seriously? Why do you do this shit? Hasn't it gotten old yet?" Logan said getting annoyed.
"Yeah," she said getting up holding back tears, "this shit has really gotten old."
With that she walked out of the room.
"I'm sorry we have to deal with her," Logan said pulling her to his lap and putting his arms around her.
Veronica stared off in the direction Trina just went and realized that there was a lot more going on with her than she realized. This went beyond just Trina fucking up, she was clearly in a lot of pain.
That night Veronica couldn't sleep, she sat in the bay window seat in their bedroom reading a book. She looked over at Logan asleep so soundly and felt at peace. Suddenly she saw someone moving in the backyard from the corner of her eye. She turned and saw that it was Trina, she was just standing outside looking into the moonlight with her arms wrapped around her body.
The next day Veronica assumed Trina would stay in bed all day but she came down to breakfast like everything was fine. She had a notebook and pen with her and far too much energy.
"So Veronica, I was thinking I'd help you plan your wedding," she said sitting down at the table as she starting putting eggs and bacon on her plate.
"What?" Veronica said mid-sip of her coffee.
"I know how busy you are with work and I figured I could help you plan everything, I have a lot of ideas," she said writing stuff down in her notebook.
"I'm going to be the flower girl!" Lucy piped in while eating her cereal.
"I was thinking you'd have flowers in your hair, what do you think?" Trina asked her.
"Yeah!" she said with excitement and then went right back to her Cheerios.
"I don't need to plan anything, I just want to keep it simple."
"Weddings are never simple, but maybe if I help it will be less stressful for you?"
"Ok, fine, but don't order anything or put anything into motion without asking us. Also I want to keep the guest list to no more than 25 people," she said finishing off her coffee and taking her mug and plate to the sink.
"You really are keeping it small aren't you?"
"Our families aren't very big anyway, there is no point in turning this into a circus."
"I setup an appointment to go dress shopping today," Trina mentioned while writing stuff down in her notebook.
"Fine," Veronica groaned, "but I'm bringing along Mac."
Mac sat there with a horrified look on her face with Trina next to her looking beyond excited. Veronica was was on a small platform in a Cinderella type of wedding gown in front of them looking a bit like a Barbie doll and not seemingly pleased about it.
"You look amazing V!" Trina said jumping up and down.
"Yeah, this isn't really me..." Veronica said pulling the heart shaped corset up as her boobs weren't exactly filling in the dress enough.
"We can get it taken in in the bust," the store owner said.
"That's not what I meant," Veronica said rolling her eyes and getting annoyed.
"Can we try something more simple?" Mac asked.
Veronica came back in a skin tight mermaid style dress and needed help getting up on the platform.
"It's so pretty! Also it seems to mostly fit your chest this time," Trina commented.
"Can we go simpler?" Veronica pleaded.
"Would you prefer a sheet or something?" the store owner snapped.
"I need to get back to work," Veronica said pulling off the dress and walking off into the dressing room to put her clothes back on.
Taking a break from work later on Veronica stopped by Logan's office with hamburgers for lunch. She couldn't help but notice the pretty administrative assistant of his gave her a bit of a dirty look when she showed up. As Veronica stood there in an uncomfortable silence Logan then opened the door to his office with a big smile.
"Hey beautiful!" he said pulling her to him and kissing her on her cheek.
"I brought burgers for lunch today," she said holding up the bag.
"Delicious," he said nuzzling her neck, pulling her into the room and closing the door behind him.
He pulled her in for a deep kiss and while tempted to give in Veronica pulled away "we need to eat lunch before it gets cold."
"I know I'm pretty warm right now..." he said still holding onto her hand.
Veronica let go of his hand and sat down on the couch taking out the lunch. She handed him his burger "eat."
"Yes ma'am," he said unwrapping his burger and taking a bite, "how was dress shopping?"
"It was a nightmare, why are wedding dresses so...sparkly?"
"You know I mentioned to Judy after the meeting today that you were looking at wedding dresses and that it wasn't exactly your thing. She suggested this place about 30 minutes away that she thought you might like," he said reaching over and wiping a bit of mustard from her cheek with his thumb.
"Maybe I'll check it out, unless you are ok with just getting married in our underwear..." she said with a smirk.
"I think you are thinking of our wedding night," he said taking a sip of water.
"Hey, is the door locked?" she asked as she put down her hamburger and straddled him.
"Yeah, what about your burger?" he said as she began kissing his neck.
"Oh just keep quiet and be pretty."
Later on Veronica was looking for the little shop Logan suggested when she saw it from across the street. The dress in the window was gorgeous and so simple, just the way she liked it. She walked into the store and luckily nobody bombarded her with dresses so she just browsed. The woman behind the counter who had streaks of bright blue in her hair told Veronica to let her know if she needed any help.
As she sifted through racks she pulled out a few that were really pretty but they didn't feel right. She stood there looking over them and then the girl behind the counter spoke up.
"We have this great Augusta Jones dress that just came in."
"It's not a princess dress is it?" Veronica asked.
"No, it's very basic but beautiful," she said and went out back and came back with a dress on her arm. She handed it to Veronica and directed her to the dressing room.
Veronica came out with the dress on and just stood there in shock. She never imagined she could feel like this, the dress was just exquisite and fit her like a glove. The only thing the dress needed was to be shortened but otherwise it was like it was meant for her.
"Yeah, I think that's it," the girl said with a smile.
"Yeah, it is," she said smiling with tears in her eyes.
She came running in the house with her dress "I found the dress Trina!" she said sounding like an actual bride, which was so weird. She ran into the kitchen and found Trina holding her cell phone and looking scared.
"Marcus is on his way here."