This is my first OTH fic, so comments are always appreciated. The timeline may not match the show's timeline perfectly, so I apologize in advance!
Summary: Starts right after "The Trick is to Keep Breathing". After Nathan and Haley work things out, Haley makes Nathan go to the basketball camp, not knowing what she is in for. This includes all characters.
Chapter One: The Beginning
Nathan sat out on the beach, thinking of all that happened with Haley. His phone rang a few times, but he wasn't ready to talk with her yet. He turned off his phone and walked back inside to clean up the mess from the party last night. There were cups and snacks everywhere. 'This is going to take a while' he thought to himself.
Back at the apartment, Haley was lying in her bed holding the phone, hoping that Nathan would call or the door to the apartment would open. She had changed out of her dress and was now wearing pajamas. Neither she or Nathan had to work today, it was Sunday. After an hour, Haley figured he wouldn't call and decided to just watch TV and eat some ice cream. Soon the phone rang, she walked over to where she left it and answered.
"Hello?" she said into the phone.
"Hey, it's me," Nathan said on the other line.
"We need to talk."
"I know, I'll be home in an hour and we can talk."
"Bye," he said as he hung up. Haley went back to watching TV until Nathan got home. Nathan walked in the door and saw Haley was asleep on the couch. He put a blanket over her and changed the channel on the TV that was still on. Twenty minutes later, Haley began to stir.
"Hey you," Nathan whispered. "I'm sorry, I was drunk and I know that you don't have feelings for Chris. I guess I was just mad you didn't tell me that he was with you. I'm also sorry that I played the song, I know you told me it wasn't finished."
"I know, and I'm sorry. I should have told you about recording with Chris, and I don't know why I didn't. I just know that you don't like him. Why did you lie to me about basketball camp?"
"I knew that if I went away for three months, you wouldn't start to play your music and I wanted you to be happy. Plus, I don't want to be away from you for three months. Who knows what I would miss, so much stuff happens in just a week around here."
"I think that you should go. I already did start performing. At the next TRIC night there will be some recording agents, so I won't need to play with Chris anymore, you wouldn't have to worry about that."
"You're not going to keep recording with him?" Nathan asked happily, but also confused.
"No, I don't want him to cause problems. I also don't think he's really that good of a musician. I'll tell him after we perform."
"Good, I still don't want to be away from you for three months though."
"I know, but this would be so good for you, and I know how much you wanted and worked hard for this."
"You sure you don't want me to stay here with you? What would you do for three months without me?"
"I'll hang out with Peyton, Brooke, and Lucas. I'll be working too."
"Don't work too hard; it will be summer, so you should have some fun."
"I will, does that mean you're going?"
"Yeah, I'll go. I'll make the call right now."
"Okay," Haley said, leaning up to kiss Nathan softly on the lips. When they pulled apart, Nathan got up off of the couch and called High Flyers. A few minutes later, he walked back to the couch and sat down. "What do you want to do now; we have the whole day to ourselves?"
"I've got some ideas," Nathan said picking Haley up off of the couch and bringing her into the bedroom.
"I like the way you think."
Lucas had just dropped off Brooke and was now at home. He and Brooke had a really good time last night. He thought of the time he spent with Anna, and then the time eh spent with Brooke. He liked Anna, but wasn't really sure if there was anything there. He didn't feel sparks with her like he did with Brooke. He still felt sparks when he was with Brooke.
'I guess Anna isn't the one I want to be with,' Lucas thought to himself, he was confused. He decided to go to the river court to clear his head.
Brooke had just gotten home. She went up to her room and sat on her new twin size bed. She pulled out her cell phone and saw that there was a message from Felix. She decided to play it.
"Brooke, I know it is against the rules, but I really do like you. Not just for the sex, that's good, but I like you. Think about it, please call me."
'Not a chance in hell' Brooke thought as she turned the phone off. She couldn't stop thinking about what a great time she had with Lucas. 'I can't like him' she thought, 'not after what he did to me.' But she couldn't help it; she really did like Lucas again. He was with Anna though; at least that's what she thought. She didn't know that they weren't going out yet.
She knew they needed to be friends before they could ever be like they were before, but she felt like there was something there.
Peyton sat alone on her bed, Anna had just left. She was staring at the picture of Jake that she had torn apart. She missed him so much. 'If only he would come back or at least write to me' she thought. She hated Nikki so much for hurting Jake the way she did. If she ever did anything to hurt Jenny, Peyton would probably kill her.
Peyton knew that after what had happened at the dance she would have a hard time at school tomorrow, but there were only three weeks left until summer. She wasn't even aware of what the summer held in store for anyone.
A/N: I know it's short, but it's just setting up a basic storyline and I wanted to put it up before Tuesday. Please read and review and I will update soon if I get enough replies.