Title: A Succession of Ordinary Days
Fandom: One Tree Hill
Rating: PG-13
Character(s)/Pairing: Lucas Scott and Peyton Sawyer
Summary: What happens with an ordinary day becomes so much more.
Warnings: Set the day of the school shooting.
Notes: N/A

Peyton walked down the hallway at school not paying attention to where she was going. She saw her best friends Brooke and Haley at her locker waiting for her. They looked up when they saw her approach, "What ever you two want, the answer is no."

"See I told you she would say no!" said Haley.

"I haven't even asked the question yet," joked Brooke.

"No, but you got that silly grin on your face," said Peyton.

"Whatever, I wanted you to help me plan a birthday party for Lucas."

"Are you sure that's a good idea?"

"Well, it's not like your going to take him from me again," sneered Brooke. "After all, he's over you and you're over him, right?"

"Of course, all right I'll help."

In a split second it all changed, what was once three happy friends planning a party, soon became a nightmare. Shots rang out behind Peyton and she turned. Haley grabbed both Brooke and Peyton in fright and screamed when she saw the shooter. Peyton pushed both Haley and Brooke; they all took off running, trying to get away from the shooter.


Lucas walked toward the school with his brother Nathan. They were just walking up the steps when they heard the shots rang out. Both boys tried to run inside the school for fear their loved ones were in danger, but they were pushed back by the rushing of other students to get out.

All of a sudden, Brooke ran straight into Lucas and knocked him down, "Brooke!"

"Oh my Go..., Lucas!"

Lucas held Brooke who was crying so hard she was shaking, he glanced over to see Nathan hugging his wife Haley. "Brooke, where's Peyton?"

"She's still inside!"

Lucas didn't even think twice before leaving Brooke to run into the school. He tried to be careful and not get shot himself, but he didn't care about that right now. All he knew was that Peyton was in danger. He knew he would get hell for it later from Brooke, but right now, he could care less!

He ran past a room and turned at the sound of someone calling his name. He turned and went back. There Peyton was lying on the floor bleeding badly, "I'm going to get you out of here!"

Lucas picked her up and carried her down the hall. Just as he was about to turn the corner he saw the shooter. He ducked behind some lockers and waited for the shooter to go the other way. Once he knew the coast was clear, he once again proceeded down the hall.

Brooke stood outside the school hugging Nathan and Haley. She had never been so afraid of anything in her life. She felt Nathan tense up and she turned to see the saddest thing she had ever seen. Lucas was carrying Peyton, he was covered in her blood, at that one moment she was more afraid for the life of her friend.

She ran toward them, "Is she?"

"She's alive! Nathan, you drive!"

Nathan, Haley, Brooke, and Lucas got Peyton in the car and drove her to ER.


Lucas sat in recovery holding Peyton's hand. Brooke came in, "Lucas, we need to talk. You haven't left this room in 3 days. The doctor says she will wake up when she's ready Luke. You need something to eat."

"I'm not hungry."

"You love her don't you?"

"I'm sorry Brooke."

"Don't be, don't apologize for love."

Yes, I know Brooke would never be that nice, but I needed her to be, so so was,lol. Review Please!