I'm so sorry about this long wait guys. I have been extremely overwhelmed with school, field hockey, homework, and my other story. I'm going to try to pay more attention to both of my stories and update them ASAP! Without further adue, the next chapter! REVIEW PLEASE!

Lucas's POV:

Life is made up of risks, unplanned events, dangers, fate, and some happiness. The dilemma for most is the cruel journey to find that small sum of joy and happiness. Obstacles are personally built by whatever god may be, to make sure your journey isn't easy. Your simple task is to fight like hell for it.

"Wha... What!?" Brooke slepped Peyton across the face with huge amounts of concern exploding from her body.

"I, I just had to tell someone." Peyton held her face as she explained.

Brooke slapped her again, striking the same rosy pink cheek. "Peyton! What are you thinking?" She slapped her one last time.
"Brooke, Really!? The whole slapping thing is starting to piss me off." She sighed and threw her face into a feathered pillow.

"P. Sawyer, you know just as well as I do that Nathan and Haley are in love now. YOU and JAKE are in love." Brooke pointed out obviously.

"Thank you captain obvious, but feelings for someone isn't always black and white." Peyton tugged on the zipper of her leather jacket.

"Well I'd hope not! Those colors are definately not in, and trust me, I'm on the verge of being America's next super fabulous fashionista."

"Brooke, be serious." Peyton responded blankly.

"Okay, gez. Listen, you can't do this to Haley, not now, not when she's finally found love." Brooke rubbed her friends shoulder and gave her a small hug.

"I know Brooke, trust me, I know. I guess I just need the closure to move on from this." She sighed and began executing her plan in her head.

"Thanks for doing this for Haley, buddy." Brooke falshed a wide smile and pulled Peyton into yet another hug.

"I guess I just know what it's like to have someone taken away from you like that." Peyton squeezed her eyes shut, remembering her mother, Ellie, her brother Derek, her father. Her heart pounded as those fond memories slipped away. A small teardrop escaped from her green eyes.

"Are you going to be okay?"

"Yeah, like you said, I have Jake. I love him." She broke her eye contact with Brooke and stared at the ground.

"You're a good friend P. Sawyer." Brooke said, standing up and slowly taking her hand off of her friend's shoulder.

"No I'm not." She admitted, bowing her head to the ground and sucking in air.

"Don't say that. You are a good friend, you've always been nothing but a guardian angel to me." Brooke held Peyton's chin up and wiped away her tears.

"If I was a good friend, I never would have developed these feelings again, especially now."

" You can't help who you have feelings for, but you can help what you do with those feelings." Brooke smiled at her and headed for the door.

"You are a good friend Peyton, believe it with all your heart. Prove it to me, and don't let Haley down." She opened the door slowly and excused herself out. Peyton knew she had to talk to Nathan and settle things once and for all. She loved Brooke and Haley, she wasn't going to be that horrible friend to Haley.

"Hey baby, how you doin'?" Haley draped her arms over Nathan's shoulders and kissed his neck.

"Oh man, that was way too sexy." He turned around and kissed her softly.

"Get a room." Brooke muttered from her full mouth. She was enjoying a slice of double chocolate cake that Karen had prepared for the trip. She licked the fork and pointed it in Nathan's direction.

"This type of flirting leads to pregnancy." Haley laughed into Nathan's chest.

"Seriously, my absent mother explained this to me when I was like eight." She added, almost choking as she chuckled.

"Thank you for the birth control Tigger." Haley responded.

"No problem tutor girl." She opened the fridge and pulled out a bottle of whipped cream.

"Now I gotta get me some Lucas." Brooke giggled and raced out.

"Bad images, bad images." Haley shook her head and kissed Nathan's collar bone.

"It's okay Hales, just replace Brooke with you and Lucas with me." He grinned winked at her.

"In your dreams." She whispered into his ear before exiting the room.

"Hey! You can't blame me for trying." Chuckling, he turned towards the fridge an opened it.

Peyton sulked into the kitchen, grabbing a shot glass from a cabinet and sitting down in the stool closest to Nathan.

"Bad day Miss emo? Nathan joked, sitting next to her with his orange juice.

"I guess you could put it like that." She filled her glass with vodka and downed it in one gulp.

"Wow, you definately have issues, it's like eight in the morning." Nathan said, taking the bottle away from her.

"I'm an early drinker." She said boldy, giving him a long evil stare.

"Sure." He ignored her death glare and took a sip from his own glass.

"Alright listen, I really need to talk to you about something." She had chosen to get this over with once and for all.

"Hey tutor-girl." Brooke walked into the living room and sat down next to her friend, taking Haley's blanket for herself. Haley replied with a faux evil glare and continued watching Beverly Hills 90210.

"These things are always so dramatic." Brooke rolled her eyes and took a bite from her banana.

"Hence the definition of soap opera." Haley stated obviously.

"It's still summer Haley, stop being so well educated and tutor-ish." Haley rolled her eyes and crossed her arms over her chest.

"Whatever pleases you Brooke." Sarcasm was oozing out her mouth.

"You've finally caught on." Brooke sounded very pleased.

"Anyway, before I forget, I need to talk to you about something." Brooke switched off the television and turned towards her.

"Shoot." Haley responded, all of her attention now on Brooke.

"Okay. Well this might be defying a friendship code or rule slash regulation, but I know this is serious and you deserve to know. Neither one of my best friends should get hurt, I don't want that to happen." Brooke was pleased with her introduction to a very not so pleasing ending.

"Alright, thanks Brooke, now what is it?" Haley sounded half worried, half scared.

"Peyton told me this morning that she thinks she might still have feelings for Nathan." Brooke clenched her teeth and rested her hand on Haley's forearm.

"What?! How could she do that to me?" Her voice shook a little, she was more sad than angry.

"Haley, don't get mad, she's not going to do anything about it, she already told me her decision." Brooke attempted to be reassuring.

"She was deciding on it?! She had to think about what she was going to do? She's supposed to be a friend. Now she's nothing but a heartless backstabber." The sadness soon turned to anger.

"Everything is going to be alright."

"No Brooke, I need to talk to her, now!" Haley jumped up from the couch and went to search for Peyton.

"Nathan, I thought about it for a while now, and I realized I still had feelings for you." She spit out, awaiting his reaction. Nathan sat further back in his chair and pondered upon what she had just confessed.

"Peyton, are you serious?" Nathan asked confused.

"Yes, I'm totally serious."She inhaled deeply and exhaled after a few seconds.

"This. Us. We can't do this." He laid it out plain and simple for her.

"I know Nathan. I needed closure and to do that, I needed to tell you everything."

"So this is your closure? After this your going to throw those feelings away for good?" He asked.

"Yes, this is it. We're friends, and I accept that and appreciate it." She stuck out her hand for him to shake.

"Friends." He stated, half smiling.

"Oh, come here." He pushed her hand back down and gave her a friendly hug.

Haley barged through the door and gazed at her boyfriend hugging her backstabbing ex-friend. Her heart began to skip beats as she took in reality.

"How could you? Both of you." Her brown eyes now appeared full of tears.

"Haley? This isn't . . ." Nathan released Peyton and turned to his girlfriend.

"Save it." She said in a whisper as she left, leaving Nathan with nothing but a broken heart.

I hope you liked the chapter! Please review, the more the better and the sooner I update. Hopefully I'll get to update within the next three or four days, depending on school, sports, and my other story. By the way, check out my other story "I've Always Been the Kind of Girl" It's a Camp Rock fan-fic. Thanks!