Author: LostInWriting PM
She was a waitress. He was a basketball player. Brought together in a little cafe on a day that changed their lives forever.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Family - Haley J.S. & Nathan S. - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,741 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12-25-10 - Status: Complete - id: 6589471
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And I remember that fight
Yes, everything was slipping right out of our hands
I ran out crying and you followed me out into the street
Braced myself for the goodbye
cause that's all I've ever known
And you took me by surprise
You said, "I'll never leave you alone"
You said, "I remember how we felt sitting by the water
And every time I look at you, it's like the first time
I fell in love with a careless man's careful daughter
She is the best thing that's ever been mine"
You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter
You are the best thing that's ever been mine
Do you believe it?
Going to make it now
I can see it
I can see it now
Things hadn't gotten much better for Nathan and Haley in the past month. Haley was still working extra hard to earn money whilst Nathan tried to impress the NBA scouts. There was only a few more weeks left of basketball season so he was hardly ever in the apartment. Haley didn't mind too much because she wanted him to have his dream more than anything. It just got lonely for her sometimes.
Lately he had been going out with his teammates to bars. Haley knew they were just innocent guys night and she trusted Nathan but tonight was different. He had promised her that he would be back by 1 am, the latest. He very rarely stayed out later than midnight. It was now 1.35am and he still wasn't home. She had tried his cell so many times but he just wasn't picking up.
"Hey," she spoke into the phone.
"Hales, what's wrong? Is the baby okay?" Julian questioned frantically.
"The baby is fine," she replied whilst massaging her large rounded tummy. "I was just wondering if you'd heard from Nathan at all?"
"No I'm sorry Haley. Why where is he?"
"He went out a couple of hours ago and he said that he'd be back by now," explained Haley. She was currently pacing round her living room.
"He's a big boy Hales, he can look after himself. Go get some sleep and he'll be there when you wake up. The baby needs its sleep," he advised.
"I don't think this little one is getting any sleep tonight. There's some crazy kicking going on over here."
"Maybe it's because he knows his mommy is worried so get to bed Hales, its half one in the morning. Please just get some sleep and I'll ring you in the morning okay?"
"Okay, I'll talk to you tomorrow. Goodnight."
She hung up the phone and grabbed her coat from the closet. It wouldn't take her long to go to the bar if she drove and she could still fit behind the wheel. She squeezed behind the car wheel and drove towards the town. From the look of the sky, a storm was heading their way.
Once she was inside the bar, it wasn't hard to find the Duke Basketball team. They were the group of guys surround by slutty freshmen. Haley quickly found Nathan and was relieved to know that he was okay. She made her way through the crowd of people, watching where her bump was going. The last thing she wanted was to hurt her baby.
"Baby! What are you doing here?" Nathan exclaimed when he saw Haley. He was so happy to see her, he hated being surrounded by all of the promiscuous drunk girls but the guys had persuaded him to go out.
"I was worried about you," she shouted back, trying to make herself heard above the music.
"Nathan!" A brunette, skinny woman suddenly wrapped her arms around Nathans waist and stuck herself to his side. She just looked at Haley as though she was better than her.
"Haley this is not what it looks like," Nathan tried to explain, pulling the brunette off him.
"Nathan, who is this?"
"Haley this is Carrie, she's just a friend."
"Nathan, who the hell is the whale?" Carrie asked.
Before Nathan could respond, Haley had ran as fast as she could, barging past people to get into her car. She could hear Nathan calling after her but she refused to stop. Her weight and appearance had been bothering her for a while but Nathan constantly reassured her that she had never looked more beautiful. Little did she know that he was spending his nights with a pretty younger model.
Scarily, Haley couldn't remember the drive home but somehow she arrived at their apartment safely despite the loud thunder rumbling. She didn't know what to do with herself; did she go to bed and sleep or wait for Nathan to come home, if he did actually come home. She didn't have to decide because Nathan came running through the front door.
"Haley please let me explain," he begged.
"How did you get back so quick?"
"One of the guys; look that's not important right now. What's important is that you know that Carrie means nothing to me."
"How long have you known her?"
"How long have you been going to bars with her Nathan?"
"I go to the bar with the guys from the team, not Carrie. I've bumped into her a few times."
"How many is a few?"
"What the hell is this Haley? I've done nothing wrong but I'm getting twenty questions. Anyway, what were you doing at the bar? Do you not trust me all of a sudden?"
"I've been pacing this apartment all night worrying about you. You promised me that you'd be back by one. I thought something bad had happened so I came looking for you because you're my husband." Her voice was breaking because of the tears. She didn't ever try to hold them back. "Did anything happen between you and the slut from the bar?"
"Are you honestly asking me that? I would never cheat on you Haley," his voice was rising with anger.
"Are you sure because you were in quite a compromising position with her?"
"Is this even about Carrie? Because you have been moody with me for weeks now, so come on Hales just spit it out."
"Where have you been for the past few months Nathan? You've been playing basketball and I seem to be the only one fighting to save our marriage. I can't fight for it anymore. I'm done," she sobbed.
"Haley," he reached out to her but she withdrew, searching her face for a glimmer of hope that she didn't mean what she had just said.
"I'm done Nathan. This was a mistake. We were crazy for even thinking that we could get married in college."
"What are you trying to say?"
"I'm saying that we were the mistake Nathan."
Haley couldn't take it any longer, she ran out of the apartment and down to the street. The rain was pounding against the cars, reminding her of a night that she and Nathan spent locked away from the world in their bedroom. She could have stayed in that room with him forever. How had her entire world changed in the space of an hour? She felt Nathan's hand on her back.
"Haley, look at me," he said, his voice fighting with the wind and rain. Haley wouldn't turn; she couldn't bear having to look into his dark blue eyes as he told her that this was it for them. "Haley!" He gently turned her round to face him, holding her face in his hands. They were both soaking wet through. "Did you mean it? Do you really think that we were a mistake?"
"What does it matter?"
"Haley you are the greatest thing that's happened to me and I haven't for one minute thought that our marriage or relationship was a mistake. It kills me to even hear you say it. I meant every single word in our wedding vows Haley James Scott, my love for you will never waver. I'm going to love you Always and Forever Hales. I'm never going to leave you. I can't lose you. I realised this on our first date. You wore that blue halter and you're hair was all free in the wind. You showed me a different side to you but I loved your rebellious personality just as much as your tutor girl one," he laughed. "Every time I look at you, my heart beats so fast, it's almost like I'm looking at you for the first time. You, Haley James Scott, and our baby are the best things that have ever been mine and I wouldn't change anything. We're going to make it, just you wait and see."
He pushed her hair out of her face and kissed her lips passionately. One of his hands got entangled in her hair whilst the other wrapped round her back, pulling her in to him. The kiss was so deep and intense that Haley had to hold onto his shirt for support. In that one kiss, Haley could see how her and Nathan's life was going to turn out and it was everything!