I know! can you believe it I'm actually updating! I'm sorry life has gotten in the way so much with this story. Schools hectic and busy and I really just haven't had the time but I really do want to finish this story! I found my inspiration again after being an extra in One Tree Hill! I was in the episode of the fashion show and it was AMAZING I got to see every single character that is on that show (minus Paul Johansson) that night and it was the most amazing thing ever and im so thankful i was given that chance. So I know this update is very short but hey it's better then nothing right?? haha hope you enjoy! please leave feedback and let me know what you think!

I dont own One Tree Hill (unfortunately) and the song used in this chapter and as the chapter title is Say When by The Fray


Just then they heard the one thing they hoped to never hear. One, only one gunshot.

The only thing anyone heard after that was the scream that came out of Nathan's mouth, and the tears rolling down his cheek, as he broke away from the cops holding him and ran for the Café door.

"HALEY!"

I see you there, don't know where you come from

Unaware but you're still from somewhere

Don't appear to care that I saw you, and I want you

What's your name, cause I have to know it

You let me in and begin to show it

I'm terrified cause your headed straight for it, might get it

Time stopped for everyone. Everything was in slow motion. No one moved, no one breathed. The cops ran towards the building in slow motion. No one knew what the outcome would be, however they feared the worst. A best friend, a girlfriend, a daughter, a sister inside a café on a normal day. A gunshot echoing in the street. Was this the end for this beautiful life? Time began to move again, as everyone settled and began to realize what this might mean. The cops were now inside the café while everyone outside only imagined what they were finding. The door opened and suddenly the crowd of friends couldn't help the tears from streaming down their faces. Walking out of the building on the arms of the police officers was their best friend, seemingly unscathed.

"Haley! Oh thank God." Nathan ran to her as soon as the cops around her dispersed. Everything finally sunk in for her and all she could do was latch on to Nathan and cry. She buried her head in his chest and just let it all out. Nathan rubbed her back soothingly whispering in her ear.

"It's okay baby, you're okay. I've got you now; everything's going to be just fine." He told her.

"Nathan, I was so scared. I tried to be brave but I was just so terrified." Haley cried into him. She became hysterical with each word she spoke.

"Baby you were so brave. I'm so proud of you." Nathan tried to calm her down.

"Nathan, about before…" Haley began.

"Hales don't even worry about that right now. I'm just glad you're okay." He said.

"No, being in this situation just put everything into perspective for me. I absolutely do not regret ever loving you. Loving you was the best thing that ever happened to me. I can't live my life without you, it's not possible. I want us to be together." Haley said with so much emotion it almost brought Nathan to tears. He couldn't believe what he was hearing. He wanted to hear this for so long.

"You don't know how long I've wanted to hear those words from you. I want nothing more than to be with you, Hales." He said with such conviction. It may have taken an unfortunate situation to put everything in perspective for the couple, but they found their way back.

hear the song playin in the background

all alone but you're turning up now

and everyone is rising to meet ya, to greet you

turn around and you're walkin toward me

I'm breakin down and you're breathin slowly

Say the word and I will be your man, your man, say when

And my own two arms will comfort you tonight, tonight, say when

And my own to arms will carry you, tonight


Lucas and Brooke…

They stood stunned as Haley emerged from the building. They watched as Nathan ran over to her as soon as he could. Nathan and Haley latched onto each other for dear life. They saw as Nathan tried his best to comfort her from this situation she was just in.

"She's okay Luke! She's okay!" Brooke cried as she hugged Lucas.

"Yeah, she is." Lucas said as tears started falling down his cheeks. Brooke began to pull him towards the couple but Lucas stopped her.

"Let's just give them a minute." Lucas offered.

Come close and then even closer
We bring it in but we go no further
We're separate two ghosts in one mirror, no mearer
Later on if it turns to chaos, hurricane comin all around us
See the crack, pull it back from the window, you stay low, say when

"Luke I…" Could she finally say it? What if it were her inside that building? What if she was inside and she didn't emerge like Haley did.

"What is it Brooke?" Lucas asked concerned.

"Nothing, I just, I'm glad we worked through everything." Maybe another time. Lucas smiled at her admission.

"Me too, pretty girl, me too."


Nathan and Haley…

"Did you see who the guy was?" Nathan asked Haley.

"No he had a ski mask over his face, I couldn't tell anything about him. He was choking me and I was so weak. He ran to get the gun and he shot at me, but he missed and then ran out the back." She said beginning to cry again. Nathan couldn't believe what he was hearing. He shook his head furious at this man for almost killing the only girl he's ever loved.

"The cops will find him Hales, I know they will." Nathan tried to reassure her.

"He did have a ring on. It wasn't like anything I've ever seen. It was sliver with a dark green stone on it." Haley remembered.

"Why don't you go tell the police what you know, anything you can give them will help them find this guy okay?" Haley nodded as she walked over to the police and began giving them all the information she could.

Come across you're lost and broken
you're coming to, but you're slow and waking
you Start to shake, you still haven't spoken, what happened

Nathan noticed Lucas and Brooke walking over to him. Both with looks of relief mixed with concern for their best friend.

"How is she?" Brooke asked Nathan.

"She's okay. A bit shaken up, but that's to be expected." Nathan answered looking at Haley while she was talking to the police.

"Do we know anything about the guy that did this?" Lucas asked concerned.

"No she didn't see his face. Just that he had some ring on with a green stone." Nathan told him.

"Damn."

"They'll find him man, they have to." Nathan claimed.

"Yeah. The main thing is that she's okay" Lucas replied as he patted Nathan on the shoulder. That's all they could hope for right now.

And my own two hands will comfort you tonight, tonight...


Well there it is! I know its short but its something. Ill be working on the next chapter and hope to have it up maybe by the beginning of next week. Ill take more time with it and make sure it's longer for you guys! Please review and let me know how you feel about this chapter! it truely encourages me to keep writing!

Much love

...Haylie...