Author's Note: This is the end...finally!! Hope you guys enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. I am a HUGE Naley fan so look forward to more fics in the future...I'm always writing something or another. Also thanks for the support and the reviews. It meant a lot! I'd love to hear final thoughts...Last but not least, one more "adult" warning "R" for this last chapter.

Haley sat atop the bar dressed sexy in a low cut black dress that flowed at the bottom. She smiled as she felt his lips on her thighs and the gust of air she felt when her dress was raised up. She shuddered as she felt kisses on her hips, a tongue tracing the path of her thong. Moaning, she released her breasts from the confinement of the dress and shivered as he caressed them, rolling the nipples between his thumb and forefinger.

"I want you", she cried out almost out of desperation.

"Not here", he whispered.

Grinning he carried her to his bedroom and placed her gingerly on the bed as if she were a fragile package. It was the perfect ending to a perfect night that was the result of a perfect few months. Learning to trust Nathan again had been the hardest decision Haley ever had to make. The questions would always loom in the back of her mind...had she done the right thing? Did he really love her? Would they ever be free of Peyton? Only time would tell and months spent first casually dating, then moving to where the couple was virtually inseparable had proved that maybe Nathan Scott and Haley James were meant to be. He could give her everything...security, a nice home, plenty of money...the whole world. She could only give him her heart. It turned out that was enough.

"I want to make love to you the proper way this time."

And he did. Afterwards there was no sense of obligation or awkwardness, only love and sheer joy. It had been a tough few months but they had made it. Just like he had suggested, they took it slow and it had all worked out. They were coming along, happy and newly in love. Haley still spent her days helping Karen out with the café while cherishing and anxiously awaiting those precious days when Nathan would be home. When he was they spent their time talking, taking long walks, playing with the dogs, enjoying endless days as the beach... and making love. Day by day as she grew closer to the man and not just the NBA superstar, she fell deeper in love. And as each moment passed, he realized just how much Haley meant to him.

"I love you, Nate...so much", she whispered, letting her fingers trace his jaw line.

"And I love you too, Hales."

She smiled and it brought comfort to her because she knew he truly meant those words. Nathan smiled as well. For in her beautiful eyes, he saw his future.

The End