Author: I 3 cmm PM
12 years in the future! The old gang is getting back together for a little reunion! But first, Brooke does Jake a little favor. RR!Rated: Fiction T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,317 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 08-15-06 - Published: 04-20-05 - id: 2360105
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Jake- 28. Lives in Tree Hill with Jenny, who is 13. Everyone is coming to his house for a reunion.
Brooke- is 28, but doesn't look a day over 17(STILL!). She's had many boyfriends, but she's still single! She lives in L.A., and is flying in a few days early to get some business done in Charlotte.
Lucas- plays for the charlotte bobcats with Nathan. He was once married to a girl named Kate, but they divorced and now have joint custody of their 2 children- Austin Alexander Scott who is five and Molly Marie Scott who is four.
Nathan and Haley they live in Charlotte. Nathan plays for the bobcats, and Haley is a writer. They have twin four year olds- Ryan Lucas Scott and Samantha Danielle Scott, and a six month old little girl- Megan Nicole Scott.
Peyton- She is married to a man named Jim who she met in college at NYU. She is still an artist, and actually has her own gallery in New York City. She is still very tight with Brooke and they talk on the phone and visit constantly. She has a 5-year-old little girl- Madison Kathryn Johnson, and a 3-year-old boy- Colin David Johnson. She is also six months pregnant with a little girl who is going to be named Bridget Michelle.
Jake was frantic. He had just called Mrs. Wallington, the part of this last minute trip that he thought would be the easiest, and her son answered and told him she was in Chicago with her daughter who had just had a baby! This day could NOT get any worse for Jake…. it just couldn't. He had to leave in 20 minutes, and he had nobody to stay with Jenny. He was about to call Karen, Lucas' mom to watch Jenny, which he really didn't want to do because he knew she was busy with the café, when he heard the doorbell ring. He opened the door and in front of him stood Brooke Davis!
"Brooke! Wow I thought you weren't coming until Saturday!" he exclaimed, giving her a huge hug.
"Well I had a business thing to go to, but it got cancelled so lucky you gets to deal with me for an extra 4 days!" Brooke said.
"That would be great, but I'm leaving on a business trip!" Jake said, explaining the whole last minute trip to her. "But………oh Brooke could you maybe watch Jenny? I mean…she's 13 and I know you haven't seen her in a couple years, but she's really easy! You don't have to do really do much of anything and-"
"JAKE" Brooked cut him off. "I'll stay with Jenny. Don't worry about it! I mean, even I can't screw up a 13 year old, right?"
Just then the back door slammed, and Jake and Brooke looked over to see a slender girl, with long, light brown hair, go flying up the steps. The next thing the heard was a door slam and Music blare.
"Yeah…. she's been kind of moody lately" Jake said. "Hey, I gotta leave in five minutes so I'm gonna go talk to Jenny and you can go make yourself at home okay?" With that he ran up the stairs….
Brooke walked into the kitchen and saw a piece of paper on the table, addressed to a Mrs. Wallington, with directions on it. "Probably who usually watches Jenny" she thought. Since they were now technically for her, she began to look over them. "Wow…. even I never had a curfew at 13…where can 13 year old kids possibly go? The mall? " She thought to herself. She wondered just how much she had gotten herself into. Standing there in her new Marc Jacobs boots, her Gucci bootleg jeans and her tight black top, she hardly looked like "baby-sitter" material. But, then again, she wasn't really baby-sitting Jenny. She was, after all, 13 and Brooke was only there because it's illegal to leave a kid that age alone for that long of a period of time. "Wow…if anybody had known how long my parents left me, they'd be in prison for life"
"Jenny, I'm leaving PLEASE open the door" Jake pleaded from outside Jenny's bedroom door, trying to be heard over the stereo. "Dad, I don't wanna talk about it!" Jenny yelled from the other side, with evidence in her voice that she had been crying. " C'mon Jen…please?" "Dad, I'll listen to Mrs. Wallington and I'll see you Saturday, BYE." Jake knew there was no use in telling her that Brooke was actually watching her, so he just let it go and went downstairs. He saw his limo out the front window and realized he was going to be late. "Bye Brooke. Thanks and see you Saturday!" and with that he ran out the front door.
By the time it was six o'clock and Brooke still had seen no sign of Jenny, she decided to go upstairs and see what was going on with her. Even though she hadn't seen her since she was eleven, Jenny loved Brooke at their last little "reunion" and Brooke thought it might be nice to talk with her since Jenny, living with Jake, never really got the chance to talk to a someone who wasn't a guy other then her friends.
She knocked softly on the door. Surprisingly, Jenny heard her over the loud music "Hey Mrs. Wallington…I'm not really hungry but I'll come get something later okay?" Brooke could tell she was crying by her voice, and instead of knocking again slowly opened the door. She peeked in and saw Jenny laying on her bed, face down into the pillow, and you could tell she was crying by the slight shaking movements her body made. Brooke slowly walked in. "Jenny?" Jenny turned her tear-stained face and looked at her. "Oh hey Brooke!" she said, still crying but trying to wipe her face and show that she was happy to see her. Brooke sat down on the bed and gave her a hug. "Hey sweetie are you okay?" Jenny's face crumpled even more and she slightly muttered out "no…." and started sobbing again. Brooke just held her, not really sure of what to do. All she knew was that Jenny obviously needed someone, so she just sat there and held her and let her cry…
About 15 minutes later Jenny was surprisingly asleep. Brooke quietly went down the stairs and into the kitchen. She began looking over Jake's little "direction sheet" again to see what Jenny had going for the rest of the week. Wednesday…. "Nice of Jake to tell me she has no school…" Brooke thought to herself. Thursday…. Brooke figured out that on Thursday and Friday she had to drop Jenny off at school by 8:00, and get her after cheerleading practice at 5:30. "Yay…. She's a cheerleader! Another little Brooke!" She laughed to herself. Brooke decided to call Peyton to fill her in on everything and to see what she should do about Jenny. She picked up the phone and dialed her friend's number that she knew by heart. After three rings she finally answered. The two of them talked for a while and Brooke filled her in on her whole "baby-sitting gig" and Jenny and asked Peyton what she would do. "Honestly…I really don't know! I've still got a few years until Madison hits that oh so wonderful age" Peyton laughed. "Oh come on P. Sawyer…you must have some kind of…maternal instinct piece of advice!" Brooke whined. "Just try talking to her. I mean, when we were 13, what did we usually cry about?" "Guys." Brooke realized. "Oh man I'm in for it…. I'll call ya later Pey." "Okay…bye!". Brooke hung up the phone and made her way back up the stairs to Jenny's room….
Jenny was just lying on her bed, looking at the ceiling when Brooke slowly walked in. "Hey sleepy head!" she said softly. Jenny smiled at her, her face still tearstained, but continued to just stare into space. Brooke sat down on her bed. "So…anything you wanna talk about Jen?" she asked. Jenny looked at her and sighed " yea…well not really but…I don't know". "You can tell me anything Jen…I swear". Jenny sighed again. "I don't know….". Brooke really looked at Jenny. She was gorgeous, and looked a little older then most 13 year olds. She had a perfect figure, perfect skin, and beautiful light brown that had a lot of blonde highlights and had obviously been flat-ironed board straight that morning. But, as much of Jake as there was in her, Brooke could still see Nikki and it made her want to be sick. Jenny flopped back down on her bed, face in her pillow. Brooke just sat there rubbing her back, trying to get the younger girl to open up to her a little bit. Jenny finally turned over. "Well… Theres actually a couple of different things" "Ok well start with whichever one you want" Brooke told her comfortingly. "Um…. Ok well I was kinda going out with this guy Garrett –DON'T TELL MY DAD- and um…we kinda broke up and like…I dunno there was all this other stuff and-"Jenny was already starting to break down again, so Brooke tried to lighten the mood a little. "So…why exactly can't I tell your dad" she smiled mischievously. "Because he'll totally flip out…I mean, he thinks I still think boys have cooties and that every Friday night I'm sleeping over at my friend Shannon's house." "Wait…. and what exactly are you actually doing those Friday nights" Brooke asked, trying to remember what she did in 8th grade and hoping that it wasn't anything too bad. "Um…oh nothing" Jenny said, starting to clam up. "What do you mean by nothing…" Brooke said, trying to cover up the seriousness in her voice. Brooke liked to think she still had the same attitude that she did at 17, but she was slowly realizing that a few things had changed. "Um… I just hang out with Garrett and Stuff." Jenny said. "What kind of stuff" Brooke asked her. " I don't know…I mean, I DO sleep over at Shannon's or Lexi's or somewhere, but we all like.. go to parties, or drive around or…I don't know we broke up so its not like it even matters anymore!" Jenny's eyes were glazed over and the tear were threatening to fall again any minute. Brooke didn't know what to do, so she just decided to continue her little "interrogation" but tried to once again the mood a little. "Aww sweetie…its ok. But one, what kind of parties and two, how old is this Garrett asshole?" "um...they're usually just high school parties, like just the freshman or sophomore ones, and Garrett's a sophomore and got his license like 2 months ago." Jenny said, all in one breath. "Oh…so nothing too wild?" Brooke said hopefully. If these parties were anything like the ones she was a regular at on the weekends in high school, she didn't even want to think about what Jenny was into. "Well like…. There's drinking and stuff but nothing wild, no." Jenny said. Brooke silently breathed a sigh of relief. "Well ok…so why exactly did you two break up?" Brooke said, then suddenly wanting to take it back as soon as she saw 2 big, fat tears roll down Jenny's cheeks. " Because he said that I was starting to act my age and stuff and he said how he used to think I was different and like…all this other stuff. And like, ok we broke up before school this morning, and supposedly he was going out with this girl Jillian by lunch." Jenny was once again bawling at this point. Brooke hugged her and Jenny, once again, just held on to her for dear life and sobbed. After a few minutes she seemed all cried out, but was still just lying in Brooke's arms. "So…"Brooke started. "You said there were a couple of things… what's the other one?" Jenny immediately looked pale. "um… nothing" She said. "Can we go get dinner I'm suddenly starved" With that, she stood up and walked out the door. Brooke just sat there, kind of stunned at Jenny's sudden change of attitude. Jake was right…she was kind of moody. She watched Jenny walk down the hall, in her little jean mini-skirt and pink tank top, showing just about a ½ inch of her tanned, toned stomach. Brooke kept telling herself that even though she looked older, she was still only 13. She tried to run through everything in her mind that would've made her act the way Jenny was acting when she was 13, other then guys. Suddenly it was like a light bulb went on in her head. She smirked to herself and followed Jenny down the stairs.
Jenny was sitting at the counter reading a new issue of Seventeen, and seemed totally engrossed in an article on how to get hot smoky eyes, and seemed oblivious to Brooke coming down behind her. "So" Brooke said, breaking Jenny from her "trance", "What do you want for dinner? Pizza? Ice Cream?" Jenny just looked at her "um I'm not really hungry anymore" "Oh and why not" Brooke acquired, a little smile on her face. "um I don't know my stomach's just kind of bugging me so…. Yeah." Jenny went back to her magazine. "Oh do you want to take something?" Brooke asked. "No I think I'll be fine" Jenny said without looking up. After spending five minutes staring at the exact same article, Brooke realized Jenny wasn't reading at all. "Jenny are you gonna tell me what's wrong?" Brooke said looking right at her. Jenny looked up at her and then looked back down "um… nothing really I just have my period" She said, sounding slightly unsure of herself. Brooke was quiet for about a minute. "oh…. Is it maybe your first one?" She said softly. Jenny slowly looked up "yea" she squeaked out, obviously trying to make it sound like she really didn't care. Brooke felt bad for the younger girl. She was obviously scared as hell, and even though she most likely knew all about it from her friends, she had never really talked about it with a "mother-type" figure before, obviously not Jake. Brooke walked up next to her and gave her hug and, for the third time that day, Jenny held on and hugged her back. "Its ok sweetie…Its ok" Brooke said, as she could sense Jenny was doing all she could to, once again, keep from crying. Brooke realized that living with Jake, she probably had nothing she needed and pulled away from her. " Do you have any….. stuff?" she asked. "um.. some stuff from those weird things we got at the end of fifth grade but other then that… no". Jenny said. Brooke was trying to picture Jenny having this conversation with Jake, and had to do everything in her power to keep from laughing. "Ok well then how about you and I take a little trip to the store" she said, obviously a little too happily for Jenny. "um.. do I have to go?" She asked. Brooke could tell that Jenny had obviously not had the best day. " No its ok I'll go, um… which kind of "stuff" ?" she asked. Jenny just looked at her " I don't know…whatever." "Sounds good…ok so I'll be back in like 15 minutes, okay?" "Ok" Jenny half-smiled for the first time all day. "Thanks Brooke" she said and gave her a huge hug. Brooke hugged her back " no problem".
A/N: ok this is my first story so please R/R and I'll try to update soon!