Haley sat on the couch of her new home in Los Angeles, scribbling some new song lyrics into her notebook. Her husband, Nathan had a late practice tonight, which left her alone again. She had never felt so alone as she had since they moved to L.A. After graduating from Duke University 2 years ago, Nathan signed a contract to play for the L.A. Lakers. Haley was very proud of him but she missed the familiarness of home in Tree Hill. When she felt alone now, she couldn't even call her former friends from Tree Hill. Everyone had a falling out right before they graduated high school and ever since then no one had even talked at all.
Six years ago today, Haley had lost her baby. When Dante ran her down that night, it changed everyones lives. Haley became really distant from everyone except Nathan. He could understand her pain, she thought. But Lucas was so upset from Haley isolating everyone that he told her that Nathan was to blame for the accident. He told her everything about Dante and his deal with Nathan. Haley was so upset but she refused to believe it. Nathan even admitted that it was his fault but she still refused to believe it and turned against Lucas instead.
Peyton and Brooke still weren't friends like they used to be, so when Peyton sided with Lucas, Brooke sided with Nathan and Haley. That didn't last long either though. Brooke moved away with Rachel and Mouth to attend college in New York and just left everyone else behind. Peyton and Lucas stayed together for a year but Jake came back into the picture and Peyton was so confused that she just packed up one night and left. Nobody had seen her since.
Haley often wondered what everyone was doing with their lives. She missed everyone and often longed to go back in time to when they were all still friends. Just as Haley was closing her journal, Nathan walked in and set his gym bag on the floor. She stood and walked over to where he was standing, talking on his cell phone.
"Yeah, mom... That's not a problem. I'm sure Haley would love if you and Karen brought Kaci out here to visit," Nathan smiled as he wrapped his arm around Haley.
"Yeah, I love you too, mom. I'll call you later," Nathan shut his phone and tossed it on the couch. He wrapped his other arm around Haley and hugged her tight. "I've missed you so much, Mrs. Scott."
"I've missed you too! So, your mom and Karen are gonna come out here?" Haley asked as she walked back over to the couch. Nathan followed her.
"Yeah, if you don't mind. Mom's been doing really good since Karen and Kaci moved in with her... I guess it was always dad that made her that way," Nathan added as he started flipping through Haley's notebook.
"Does your mom ever visit your dad in prison?" Haley wondered as she lay her head on his shoulder.
"I don't know. I mean I doubt it. He killed his brother... He deserves everything that happens to him," Nathan sighed.
"I still can't believe that he did it and got away with it for two years. You know before he turned himself in, he and Karen were getting pretty serious. I wonder how Luke's been doing since everything happened."
"I don't know," Nathan lied. His mom kept him updated on Lucas. He had met a girl recently and they had gotten engaged. Her name was Mackenzie. They usually called her Mac. Deb said that she was a really nice girl. She was studying pre-med and Karen was just thrilled.
"You know, I wish we could see everybody. Like a reunion or something," Haley grinned.
"Yeah, it'd be nice but I really doubt that we could ever get everyone together. How would we possibly get in touch with everyone?" Nathan asked.
"Well, actually... I've been looking into this all day and I found our answer!" Haley smiled as she sat up and logged on to her laptop that was on the coffee table. "Look at this."
Haley logged onto some website called myspace. She clicked on Tree Hill High School class of 2007 and scrolled down. She clicked on someone named P.S. He immediately recognized Peyton.
"She checks this thing just about everyday so if I send her a message, she'll get it and I'm sure she'll reply... I mean we had a problem with Lucas. Not her. She just picked his side..." Haley's mind was going a mile a minute at this point. She continued to show him Mouth's page. Mouth had lots of pictures with Rachel and Brooke so she felt almost positive that the three of them still hung out.
"What about Lucas?" Nathan asked.
"What about him?" Haley looked up from her computer to look into her husbands eyes.
"Are you okay with seeing him?" Nathan asked.
"Nathan, I know we had some problems with him in the past but its in the past. We should just leave it there. After finding out that Dan killed Keith, and with Karen so busy with her little girl Kaci, he could probably really use his family right now. We're all he's got."
"I love you, Haley," Nathan kissed his wife and they fell back onto the couch.
Later that night after Haley had gone to bed, Nathan got up and logged on to her computer. He logged into the myspace account that Haley had created for them and sent Peyton and Mouth a message.
guys. It's been awhile. Listen, Haley wants to get everyone together
for a small reunion or something like that. She's finally back to her
old self again and well with me away at basketball all the time she
gets really lonely. It would mean so much to us if you guys could
come out here to L.A. and visit. And spread the word to the others.
Call me sometime. 345-454-6984 nathan
nathanHaley woke up in the middle of the night and started panicing when she realized Nathan wasn't beside her. She got out of bed and walked into the living room. She smiled when she Nathan on the computer.
"Hey baby, I couldn't sleep," Nathan motioned for her to come sit by him.
"Me either. Whatcha looking at?" Haley asked.
"Peyton's myspace page. She seems so different. So cold..." Nathan commented.
"Peyton has always been pretty cold, Nathan."
"She's had her moments, I guess... I just hope she'll come see us."
"What are you talking about?" Haley asked as she ran her hand up and down his back.
"I invited her and Mouth to come to L.A. and stay with us. I'll talk to mom and tell her to talk to Lucas and I'm sure Mouth will get Rachel and Brooke to come too."
"You did all this?" Haley smile.
"Yeah, I did it for you honey."
Just then the phone rang.
"Who would be calling us this late?" Haley asked as Nathan stood up to answer the phone.
"Hello?" Nathan said into the phone. "Yeah, it's fine. We couldn't sleep anyway... Yeah, next weekend is fine... no, my last game of the season is tomorrow night unless we win... Yeah, Call us tomorrow sometime and Haley will schedule everything... You too Peyton. Later."
"Peyton?" Haley asked in disbelief.
"Yeah, she says she'll fly in next weekend."
"Hopefully, everyone else will be that easy..." Haley smiled.
"Somehow, I doubt it," Nathan spoke up.
To be continued.