Author's Note: Hello, to everyone out there. I already have two other fics on the go, but I had this idea and I just had to start writing it. If you have ever read my other two stories; In An Instant and I'm Broken, Please Fix Me than you will know that I am not a Naley fan. I always said that I would never write a Naley fic, but I figured if I can get the drama in and it's not all fluff, then I think I can stomach it. You all have been warned, I don't like Nathan Scott, but I absolutely love Haley James. This fic has a lot of bad Nathan in it, but I might make him come around in the end, I'll think about it.


"So, you think he's going to ask you to move in with him?"

Brooke, Haley and Peyton were currently enjoying their first day of summer at the only place in Tree Hill that was worth going, the beach. Of course they all came for different reasons; Haley to escape the drama that was going on in her house, Peyton came looking to get some inspiration from all the typical teenagers that would be hanging around, and Brooke just came to guy-watch.

"I think so," Haley answered, pushing the sunglasses she had over her eyes to rest on the top of her head. She turned to face her friends. "I mean, maybe not. Maybe I'm just reading all the signs wrong."

"Okay, what are the signs?" Peyton asked, glancing up to get a better look at the muscular guy she was drawing. Brooke rolled her eyes, getting annoyed at the blonde.

"Would you stop with your freaky drawings?" She reached over and snatched the book out of Peyton's hands and tossed it on the other side of her.

"Hey!" she protested. "Do I take the thing that helps express who you are the most when you're in the middle of applying it to your pouty little lips?" She tried to reach around the girl to get to her book, but Brooke wouldn't move.

"Excuse me, Miss Dark and Depressed," Brooke scowled at her. "We are supposed to be in the middle of helping our dear, inexperienced best friend sort out her love life."

"I was listening," Peyton insisted. Brooke wasn't buying it. "I asked her what the signs were, I showed an interest!" Haley rolled her eyes and slid the glasses back on and laid down. She chose to ignore the ongoing argument that was happening between her friends in favor of getting a nice tan.

"Oh, please," Brooke exclaimed. "You were too busy watching that amazingly hot, sweaty, well muscled, shiny skinned, totally yummy piece of meat to...wait, what was I talking about?"

"Your boyfriend," Peyton snapped, wanting to rub it in that Brooke couldn't hook up with any of the hot guys at the beach. Haley laughed. "You remember him, right? Cute guy, goes by the name of Lucas Scott. Ringing any bells?"

"Hey, I can look, I just can't touch," Brooke insisted, picking Peyton's sketchbook off the sand and began flipping through it.

"Is Lucas aware of this little arrangement?"

"Oh, please," Brooke scoffed, turning the page. "I catch him looking at girls all the time. Especially that one over there." She pushes out her elbow, showing that she's was talking about Haley.

"Haley?" Peyton questioned, raising an eyebrow. Haley shook her head, not wanting to get involved in this ridiculous conversation.

"No, the girl serving the tofu Popsicles at the Ice Cream Shack over there," Brooke retorted without looking up from the drawing she was trying to figure out. She couldn't decide if that was a gun or a hockey stick. "Of course Haley."

"Nay," Peyton sighed, waving it off with her hand. "He's just looking to make sure that Nathan isn't trying anything."

"Hey, speaking of Nathan and me," Haley spoke up, getting into a sitting position so she could glare at both girls. Brooke and Peyton looked over at her, surprised at her sudden decision to interject. "Do you think we could get back to the topic we were originally discussing?"

"What was that again?" Brooke asked in a timid voice, not wanting to get Haley even angrier with her. Peyton grabbed her book out of Brooke's hands, knowing the girl wasn't paying any attention.

"She thinks that Nathan is going to ask her to move in with him," Peyton answered absently, getting back into the drawing she had been in the middle of before she was rudely interrupted.

"He is!?!" Brooke exclaimed in excitement. Haley shook her head at Brooke and laid back down. Peyton let out a little laugh. Brooke watched them in confusion, wondering why they weren't more excited. "How do you know?"

"The signs!" Haley yelled at her, not believing that Brooke had totally forgotten what they were talking about.

"And you said I wasn't paying attention," Peyton mumbled. Both girls ignored her comment.

"Okay, Hales," Brooke began. "This is something very important. I need you to tell me exactly what these signs were?" Haley sighed and pushed herself up into a sitting position. This time she took her glasses off all together and put them on the towel between her and Peyton.

"I don't know," Haley answered. "Well, for one, lately he's been trying to get me to stay over all the time."

"Horny, next."

"Okay, well, he suggested bringing clothes over to put in the bottom drawer in his dresser."

"Trying to get you naked, next."

"Alright," Haley began. "Um, whenever he had company he always tells them to get out of 'our' apartment."

"Wants to get in your pants..."

"Brooke!" Peyton finally cut in, slamming her marker down and glaring at the brunette to her left. "Would you shut up? She's trying to be serious here. Is there really a need to joke around about sex?"

"Who's joking?" Brooke teased. Peyton's eyes narrowed at her, but she just shook her head and went back to drawing. "Alright, I'm done."

"So, what do you really think?" Haley asked, not commenting on Peyton's little outburst, but thankful for it. "Do you think I'm right or am I just reading way too much into this?"

"I think it's a definite possibility," Brooke answered with a smile, her dimples in full swing. "I mean, come on. You guys have been going out for a year now and you practically live there already."

"I guess..."

"And Nathan's so in love with you he can't think straight." Haley smiled at the comment, enjoying the happy feeling that washed over her at Brooke's words. "He would jump at the chance to see you everyday and wake up next to you every morning."

"I'd love that, too," Haley admitted, pushing a stray hair back behind her ear. "I mean, I know we're really young, we aren't even seniors yet, but I love him so much, you know?"

"I know."

"I just have this feeling in the pit of my stomach every time I see him." She picked up a handful of sand and watched in slip through her fingers. "It's like I just know we're gonna be together forever."

"Aww," Brooke gushed, leaning over Peyton to give Haley a hug. "My little Haley's in love. I'm so proud of you." Peyton made gagging noises and Brooke swatted her head. "You shush, blondie." Haley laughed and pulled back.

"So, if he asks you, you're gonna say yes?" Peyton questioned, thankful that Brooke was now off of her. Haley thought about it for a split second before nodding.

"Yeah," she said with a huge smile on her face. "I think I am."

"Yay!" Brooke cheered, jumping up. "I'm gonna go get one of those Popsicles, of the non-tofu variety. Want one?" They nodded and she took off. "Party at Nathan and Haley's!" Haley laughed as she watched Brooke race off before turning back to her blonde friend. Her smile faded.

"So, that's a vote in the 'go for it' column," Haley commented, noticing that Peyton hadn't really indicated her opinion on the matter. "What do you think?"

Peyton smiled at her and looked down. She knew Nathan Scott better than anyone, even better than Haley. She knew that he was different, but there were just some things about him that would never change. He was always easy to read and lately there was just something off about him, like he was hiding something. She still couldn't figure out what it was, but she knew that he was up to something and she was certain it would end up hurting Haley. Despite her concern for her best friend, she saw how Haley's eyes lit up whenever she was around the boy and she just didn't have the heart to tell her the truth. At least not until she knew what was really going on with him.

"Send me an invitation to the house warming party?" she answered. The smile returned to Haley's face and the girl pulled her into a bone-crushing hug.

"Thank you so much, Pey," Haley told her. "I need all the support I can get." Peyton smiled at her and nodded.

"Anytime," she replied. Haley laughed and went back to her sunbathing. Peyton had a sinking feeling in her gut that this was all going to end up blowing up in their faces. She just hoped she could be there to help pick up the pieces.


So, what does everyone think? There will be drama all around, and lots of it. Review if you think I should continue.