Title: Source
Author: Falconwolf3
Fandom: One Tree Hill
Rating: pg
Character(s)/Pairing: Lucas Scott and Peyton Sawyer
Summary: Lucas comes to the source of all his pain and Peyton helps him deal with it.
Warnings: none
Notes: Thanks for all the reviews for this. Very much appreciated.

Lucas sits on the couch reading a magazine. Peyton watches from the kitchen as he flips pages. She knew he wasn't reading. She could tell something was on is mind, but didn't know what. She came around the bar and decided to take a chance and ask.

"Lucas, can we talk?"

"Sure, about what?"

"Whatever is bothering you?"

"Dan."

"Dan?"

"I'm afraid of becoming him. I treated Brooke badly and I caused so much pain to those around me."

"Stop it, you are nothing like Dan, you made a mistake, that's all."

"But what if Dan started out just making mistakes."

"But Dan kept on doing it, you won't."

"How do you know?"

"Because I won't let you."

"What?"

"Because I won't let you become him. I love you too much to let you fall apart."

THE END