Title: Crossroads
Author: Falconwolf3
Claim: Marissa Cooper and Lucas Scott
Theme: Now or Never
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: I do not own One Tree Hill or The O.C.

Now or Never

Lucas watched as Brooke walked out the door to head for LA. He had tried everything he could to make her stay and nothing worked. He couldn't blame her, he had hurt one too many times, and she couldn't forgive him.

He had no idea how he was going to stay in One Tree Hill without her, but he had no choice. It wasn't as if he could leave everything and everyone that he loved behind. His mom, Haley and Nathan needed him around.

He sat down on his bed and laid back. He had lots of things to think about and it was about time he dealt with them


Marissa Cooper hugged her dad at the airport. "Thanks for letting me go on this trip dad."

"Your welcome kiddo, you need the break. Just remember you can come home whenever you're ready."

"I know, but I just can't be here right now."

"I understand I love you."

"Love you too Dad."

Marissa walked toward the plane and boarded the plan to South Carolina. She needed to get away from the Newport crowd; she had to get away from Ryan.


Marissa stepped off the plane and headed for her cab.

In the cab on her way to stay with her Aunt Deb, she took in the beautiful countryside that she would see for the rest of her summer.

'I need to get over Ryan. This looks like the perfect place to do just that.'


Lucas stepped out of his house and walked down the driveway toward his car. He looked out across the street and took in the beautiful sunset.

'I need to get over Brooke.'

Both Marissa and Lucas say out loud, "It's either now or never."


Just a note about that last line. They are not together, Marissa is in the cab, and Lucas is in the driveway. It was one of those scenes where two people have the same line and different times.