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Total Eclipse of All Reason

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This story is No. 1 in the series "Inspired By". You may wish to read the series introduction first.

Summary: When Veronica Mars gets left alone at the dance, she finds some unexpected company.

Categories Author Rating Chapters Words Recs Reviews Hits Published Updated Complete
Television > Veronica Mars > Xander-CenteredkissrocksFR71275041,3171 Feb 131 Feb 13Yes
Disclaimer: I don’t own Buffy or Veronica Mars cuz if I did, they would have existed in the same universe anyway. ;)

A/N: Takes place during the “Total Eclipse of the Heart” 80’s dance in the VM episode Ruskie Business. Oh, and any events that happened in the episode that didn't mesh with the story, I just left out. This one-shot brought to you by “Cry Me Out” by Pixie Lott.


She watched as Duncan walked off with Meg. It was hard not to cry just then. Just when she thought she couldn’t hold the pain any longer, Veronica felt a hand on her shoulder. She turned to find Xander Harris standing there. He’d just started at Neptune High a week ago.

“It’s hard isn’t it?” Xander asked watching Duncan and Meg as they made their way to the dance floor. “Having to watch them walk away with anyone but you.”

“Yeah, it is.” Veronica answered honestly. She knew that she should be wary of the new kid. After all, look what had happened with Troy but there was just something about Xander Harris that made her feel at ease.

“Hey, you wanna dance?” Xander asked taking the hand off of Veronica’s shoulder and holding it out to her.

“Sure,” Veronica said with a smile, taking his hand.

It was funny. Veronica could have sworn just a minute ago that she wasn’t in the dancing mood.

“I should warn you, there’s a possibility that you won’t be able to walk when I’m done. Not because I’m such a suave dancer that you’ll go weak in the knees. More because I’m going to step on your feet so much that you’ll lose all sensation in them,” he said with a self-deprecating smile.

Veronica quirked an eyebrow.

“As my best friend Willow was fond of saying, ‘A vague disclaimer is no-one’s friend’.” Xander said with a shrug.

Veronica chuckled.

“I’ll risk it.”

Veronica Mars had a wonderful time with Xander Harris. So much so, that she didn’t think about Duncan for the rest of the night.

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