Disclaimer: I own nothing, but of course you already knew that. Author's Note: This is my second OTH fanfics, so please be nice. This takes place somewhere near the end of the season. Naley didn't get married, Jake and Luke didn't leave. Other than that, everything is the same as the show, I guess. You might notice that in both my fics there is the common theme of 'Nathan's an asshole', I know he isn't this bad in the show, but I like him better as a bad guy. He's much too lame as a good guy.


The night was beautiful. The moon was full, the stars were shining. It was chilly, but not too cold. There was a slight breeze rustling the leaves of the surrounding trees. In Tree Hill it was the perfect night for basketball, but there wasn't a ball in sight. It seemed that ever since the Ravens lost their first play off game and ended the season in record time, nobody played anymore. The Rivercourt was almost always empty accept when someone would drop by to think, like there was now.

Haley James looked up at the gorgeous night sky and sighed. How could it be so beautiful outside when she felt so horrible on the inside? She sniffled and wiped away a stray tear that escaped from her eyes. She didn't want to cry, she wasn't going to give him that kind of power. She cringed at the memory of her supposed boyfriend on top of that blonde slut. That wasn't even the worst part of the nightmare that was this evening. Another tear fell as she replayed the scene out in her head, but this time she let it fall. Turns out that after all this time, Lucas had been right all along, Nathan was just like his father. Now the only thing to make this little déjà vu perfect was if the blonde slut announced that she was pregnant and she and Nathan were getting married. Hot, angry tears began to fall and she didn't even care anymore, she was beyond self-control at this point. She was so caught up in her pain that she didn't hear the car pulling up behind her.

"Tutor Girl?" called Brooke, shutting the door to her silver convertible VW bug and walking over. Haley jumped in surprise at the sound of the girl's voice and quickly tried to wipe away her tears.

"Tigger, what are you doing here?" she questioned in a shaky voice, giving away the fact that she had just been crying. Brooke sat down on the top of the picnic table, beside Haley, giving her a suspicious look.

"Sometimes I come here to think," explained Brooke, which earned her a surprised look from Haley. "I know, marvel at the concept. Were you crying?" Haley, despite herself, had to laugh at the tactlessness the cheerleader showed. She certainly didn't bite around the bush. It was classic Brooke Davis. Haley frowned, struggling with the decision of what to tell her. Should she tell her the truth?

"It's a long story," she finally decided, hoping the other girl would just leave it at that. Yeah right, like that was going to happen. Brooke leaned back on her hands for effect.

"You know me, I've always got time," she said, nudging Haley with her elbow. "And I'm a big fan of stories."

"Yeah, and you're also a huge fan of ruining my life," countered Haley with a knowing look. Brooke sat up straight from her lounging position. "So you'll have to excuse me for not jumping at the chance to give you more ammo."

"For what it's worth, and that's probably not much, I am sorry," Brooke apologized. She looked down at her hands. "I don't blame tou if you don't trust me, in fact I'd think you were crazy if you did, but...I'm trying to fix all the things that I broke and that includes you."

"You didn't break me, Brooke," Haley corrected, deciding that she really needed to talk to someone about this. It was weird that that someone turned out to be Brooke, but...when you live in Tree Hill, anything is possible. "I'm broken, but you had nothing to do with it." Haley couldn't look at Brooke anymore and quickly turned away as the tears returned. Brooke watched in concern.

"Haley? What happened?" she asked in what she hoped was a nice, comforting tone. She could tell that the girl was in a lot of pain, hell anyone could see that, and she just wanted to help her. "Do you want me to get Nathan?" Haley laughed bitterly.

"He's the one who broke me," Haley confessed. Brooke's eyes softened even more at the slight crack in Haley's voice. She turned to face Brooke. "I had something to tell him, something huge, I was kinda scared about it."

"Then what happened?"

"He was on top of her...when I came in...some blonde slut," Haley retold, crying harder at each word. Brooke was more than a little surprised at the new information. Sure, he wasn't always the perfect gentleman with Peyton, but she thought things were different with Haley. She thought he was different.

"Do you want me to kick his ass?" Brooke asked, trying to make her feel better. Haley gave her a sad, watery smile.

"That's not eve the worst part," Haley told her. Brooke raised a perfectly plucked eyebrow. "Then I told him."

"Told him what?" she questioned, dying to know what had gone down between the two. She wasn't going to tell anyone, she was leaving, who was she gonna tell?

"Let's just say that Nathan has more in common with Dan than we all thought." It took Brooke a minute to decode what Haley was saying. Then it hit her.

"Are you pregnant?" she gasped in shock. Haley quickly looked at the ground. She slowly nodded. Brooke let out a breath, then thought about what had happened to her. "Are you sure?"

"Hundred and ten percent," Haley sighed. "Went to the doctor's and everything. I'm two months along."

"And Nathan..."

"Wants nothing to do with it," she finished. It wasn't until she spoke the words out loud that they finally sunk in. She suddenly broke down into sobs. Brooke looked at the crying girl and her heart nearly broke. She reached over and gently brought Haley into her arms.

"It's gonna be okay," Brooke lied, rubbing her friend's back supportively.

"What am I gonna do, Tigger?" she sobbed, clinging to the other girl. "My parents are going to kill me, I can't go home. And school. Everybody will know, I can't show my face there." Brooke looked over at her car, staring at the suitcases in the back. She then looked down at the girl in her arms and made her decision. She pulled back from Haley and took her face in her hands.

"Hey, hey, hey," called Brooke, trying to get Haley's attention. She finally got her attention even though she was still crying slightly. "Listen to me, Haley. You listening?" Haley nodded. "I'm leaving tonight, going to Savannah or somewhere." Haley stared at her with a blank look on her face. "And you're coming with me."

"What?" Haley asked in confusion. "We're leaving?"

"Yep, come on," Brooke urged tugging Haley up and helping her over to the car. "We'll go by your house, get your stuff and leave. Leave Tree Hill behind."

"And Nathan?" Haley asked. "Leave Nathan behind?"

"Is that what you want?" Haley nodded. "Than that's what we'll do." Brooke started the car and drove in the direction of Haley's house.



You tell me. I know it's nothing special, or orginal for that matter, but I just felt like writing it. Please tell me what you think, but like I said before, please be nice. Peace.