Part I: Toxin
T-19 days; 17 hours; 54 minutes
Pepper took a deep, steadying breath as the line was suddenly free and Logan answered. What did she even want to tell him? The evening before, it had all seemed so magical but today, only reality had yelled at her which didn't seem to leave any room for magic.
„Hello Logan, I...“ her voice sounded shaky, not very but too much for her liking. That, together with the fact that she had no idea what exactly she wanted from Logan right now, let her fall silent.
But there wasn't the feared reaction of him, neither a 'what do you want at this hour?' nor an unmistakable sign that he wasn't pleased to hear from her. Instead he laughed softly and then said in a cheerful voice: „Hi Virginia. I hope you didn't wake up this morning and thought 'Hey, I'll call Stern and tell him what an idiot he is and that I never want to see him again'...because...I still think it was a very nice evening.“