EPILOGUE

"Brooke, the cab's here!" Lucas shouted from the door of their apartment.

"Okay! I'm coming!" he heard her say distantly from her former bedroom. "Do you have everything?" she asked as she entered the living room.

"The door man is loading all of the luggage into the taxi now and the moving truck just left," he smiled and placed a quick kiss on the top of her head.

Brooke smiled weakly and glanced around the empty apartment for the last time. Marks on the wall demonstrated where things had been hanging and the whole apartment looked very prim in its empty glory. She smiled at the place that had been her home for the past five, almost six, years and flicked the last light switch off.

She and Lucas had been living in the apartment for the past seven months, but they had finally decided where both their true homes really were.

She turned back to face Lucas who was holding the door opened for her.

She stepped into the carpeted hallway and Lucas slowly closed the door on the penthouse apartment.

"I can't believe we're going back to Tree Hill," Brooke sighed.

"I thought you wanted to go!" Lucas said, his eyebrows rising in shock of her sudden change of mind.

"I do! But it's just so weird… I mean… it has been over five years!"

"Don't worry, everything's gonna be fine," he said as he wrapped his arm around her shoulders and pulled her into him. She looked up at him and kissed him softly, something she'd been able to do as much as she wanted ever since she and Lucas had gotten back together. But, she never got bored of kissing Lucas Scott.

He pulled her in for another kiss, not wanting to let go of her now, or ever. He pulled back and stared into her eyes, transfixed. His expression was serious.

"What's on your mind, Broody?" Brooke asked, frowning slightly at his hard expression. His face soon molded into a large smile.

"Marry me," Lucas said simply.

"Really?" Brooke said, initially puzzled. He nodded, still smiling, and she felt a large smile creep across her face.

"Yes! Of course!" she said as she kissed him again. She pulled back and wrapped her arms around his neck and he hugged her tightly.

Nope, he'd never have to let her go again.