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Authors note: This is only my second fic and it's my first Naley fic. I hope you enjoy it. Please review.
Summary: This is what I think could happen in season 4. After the accident Nathan is saved, but has been in a coma for nearly 3 months. Haley was going to tell Nathan that she was pregnant, but didn't get the chance. No one else knows she is pregnant yet. Nathan wakes up but has some memory loss and doesn't remember Haley or Lucas. He still thinks that he is a sophomore, living with his parents and dating Peyton.
The one bedroom apartment which most people would think of as small seemed so large and empty to Haley as she sat on the couch staring out the window. Empty… now that was a feeling she was becoming used to. She had been living in this apartment…their apartment, by herself now for almost 3 months. Since that horrible day. Her wedding day.
She could still see it now as if it were yesterday. She and Nathan had just left their wedding reception and were on their way to the airport for their honeymoon in London when suddenly their was a limousine speeding towards them. Nathan swerved and the limo went over the edge of the bridge, flipping over before slowly being swallowed up by the river below.
But as horrific as that memory is, it pales in comparison to the memory of hearing Nathan say 'I love you' before jumping off the bridge to help those inside the sinking car.
She can still hear herself screaming his name. Screaming for someone to help her. Then she saw it… her charm bracelet from her first tutoring session with Nathan. The bracelet she had put on his wrist just before the accident, before her life turned into this nightmare.
She can't remember how long she stood and stared into that dark water, silently, unmoving, in a daze. She distantly heard her name being called. Then she felt a hand on her shoulder. She turned slowly to see Lucas' concerned face. He was asking her what happened, but all she could do was stare at him before uttering one word… 'Nathan'.
After that, it's all a complete blank to her. The doctors say she went into shock and blocked everything else out.
She woke up in an empty hospital room completely alone and confused. Looking down she saw that she was not wearing her beautiful wedding dress, but a gown of a completely different nature. That's when the panic hit her. Why was she here? Where was Nathan? Why weren't they at their wedding?
Lucas walked into the room expecting to see Haley still sleeping, but was surprised to find her awake and staring off into space.
'Haley. Haley. Haley!' Lucas called trying to get her attention.
She heard her name being called and looked over at her best friend. Something was wrong. He seemed so exhausted and defeated. His normally beautiful crystal clear eyes were clouded with worry and concern. His jaw was clenched and he looked like he was trying not to cry.
Lucas saw her look at him, but her face was void of any emotion. She was staring blankly at him like he was a stranger…. No.. it was like she was staring through him as though he wasn't there at all.
So he began calling her name again. 'Haley. Haley' he said softly but firmly.
His lips were moving now. In the distance she could hear her name being called. A strange sense of déjà vu came over her. And then it hit her. The events of the day came flooding through her head..
Lucas was looking into her expressionless face when he suddenly saw the terror in her eyes before she screamed..'NATHAN!'.
Haley involuntarily shivered at the memory. Her phone started ringing and bought her out of her reverie. She looked at the caller ID to see it was Lucas calling her
'Hello?' she answered in her fake sing-song voice
Hey Hales. I'm going into the hospital in about half an hour. Want me to pick you up?'
'Sure. See you soon.' She replied before hanging up.
She didn't feel like talking to Lucas right now and if she wanted look presentable she was going to need to take that full half hour to get ready.
Exactly half an hour later Lucas was standing in her doorway asking if she was ready to go.
'I'll just be a minute' she yelled from the bathroom. Looking at her reflection in the mirror, she applied some lip gloss and decided she ready to face the day.
'You look a lot better today' Lucas commented. Looking her up and down. Lately he had become accustomed to seeing Haley in sweat pants and baggy jumpers or possibly a pair of jeans, but today she was wearing a long chocolate brown cord skirt with black heeled boots, a black turtleneck sweater and her hair was pulled into a messy pony tail.
'Thanks' she replied with a smile.
'I thought I was going to have get the fashion police, aka Brooke over, here to raid your closet and remove all your sweats and jackets!' joked Lucas
Haley knew she had let herself go a bit lately, but what Lucas and everyone else didn't understand was that it's kind of hard to motivate yourself to look good when you're suffering from morning sickness 24 hours a day. Not to mention the fact that she no longer had anyone to look good for.
But Haley's morning sickness had subsided and she was so grateful. It had been hard keeping the secret of her pregnancy to herself, but everyone just assumed it was the stress she was under that had made her so tired and weak. And if she didn't have her and Nathan's unborn child to think of, she probably would have let herself succumb to the black hole of emotions that swirled around her head. But she wouldn't do that. She had to be strong.
There he is. Nathan. Her husband. The father of her child. The love of her life. Lying so peacefully in the hospital bed. She still gets goosebumps every time she sees him.
Lucas had decided to give her some time alone with him and went to get them some coffee from the cafeteria.
She sat down on the chair beside his bed and held his hand.
'My god you are beautiful' she whispered to him. Every time she sees him it feels as though he gets more handsome. His strong jaw line, and prominent features along with his dark hair made her think that he was the epitome of 'tall, dark and handsome'.
Nathan had the most beautiful piercing blue eyes and she just wished that they would open so she could lost in them and forget the tragic mess that had become her life.
Haley felt a slight pressure on her hand. Just as she was thinking that she had imagined it, she looked down to find Nathan's hand gently squeezing hers. Haley looked to his face and saw him trying to open his eyes.
She stood and softly placed her other hand on his cheek while gently whispering his name. His eyes still weren't open, but she could see him trying to speak. Her heart soared. It had been nearly 3 months of waiting. Waiting for her husband to wake up and end this nightmare she had been living in.
A tear escaped from her eye and fell down her cheek. He was back. Her Nathan was finally coming back to her.
Then he spoke. His first word after months of silence and Haley felt her heart shatter into a million pieces as he hoarsely croaked out the name 'Peyton'.
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