Hello, everyone. I just wanted to give you a little info on the story. This is 4 years after graduation. There are three couples living together at the beginning of the story: Brooke & Chase, Nathan & Haley, and Lucas & Peyton. If you don't like these couples, well, you might not want to read this. But, the couples will change from time to time. But, before any of this, Brooke & Peyton went to LA together, but came back to Tree Hill. Brooke is now the fashion designer she dreamed of being. Peyton works at a studio. Nathan & Haley had another kid after Jamie, who's name is Rachel.

"What Lies Ahead of Us" - Chapter One


"Wake up, Brooke!" Chase called as he walked into the bedroom of their apartment. Looking at the brunette girl who was underneath the feathered comforter, he smiled.

"I can't," Brooke yelled. "More..." "Sleep.." She pulled the covers over her head, ignoring her boyfriend's remarks. The one thing she didn't want to have to do today is get up. She had been feeling sick these past couple of days, and didn't want to get up from her comfy bed.

Chase looked at her, already laughing at the sight of her hair all over the place. He found it really cute. "Did you forget? You have a doctor's appointment in two hours! You gotta get up!"

"Shit." Brooke muttered, remembering. She groaned as she got up out of the bed. "I'm gonna take a shower." Brooke yelled, running to the bathroom. Before she made it to the door, Chase stopped her. Brooke looked into his eyes, and he gave her a kiss. She smiled, and then turned on the shower. Chase grinned as he watched her go, and he stood there thinking about how he could live like this forever.


Haley yawned as she walked into the kitchen of her house. She filled a mug with coffee, and sat down at the table. She was soon joined at the table by Nathan, who kissed her and sat down.

"Kids aren't up yet?" She asked, looking at Nathan who was sitting across from her. He shook his head, taking a sip from Haley's coffee. A smirk was upon his face, and Haley smiled.

"Jamie couldn't sleep last night. I stayed with him until he did." Haley whispered, yawning once again.

"Aww, Hales, you could've asked me to stay with him. You need your sleep." He said, laughing.

"Shut up!" She said, hitting his arm playfully as she laughed. He could always manage to put a smile on her face.

"Ow!" He joked, rubbing the spot where she had hit him.

"Aww, I bet that hurt so much." Haley rolled her eyes, a grin on her face.

"It did." He whispered softly, leaning into kiss her. A smirk was on his face as he kissed her again. "No, really," Nathan said, pulling away. "You're a great mother, Haley James Scott, you know that?"

Blushing, Haley kissed him once more.


"Good morning, Blondie." Lucas smiled, leaning on the door as he sipped at his coffee. He had been standing there the past ten minutes, just watching Peyton as he waited for her to wake up.

"Good morning, Luke." Peyton giggled. Lucas smiled. He loved having that effect on her. It made him feel powerful, knowing that she was in love with him, and he was in love with her.

A/N: It's really short, I know. I write really short chapters, but hopefully you enjoyed this. Thanks for reading. Please review :)