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"Okay, so I get that we're back together and everything, but why are we here?" she asked curiously as they walked through the soft dirt.
"You took me here after we got together in senior year. We had finally found each other. Now, we've found each other again. It just seems right", he said simply as he shrugged his shoulders.
Peyton smiled. "You're pretty amazing."
"I know", he said with that famous smirk.
They continued their walk. Her arm wrapped around his waist and his draped over her shoulder. They were going to talk to the people they loved.
"Hey mom", she spoke softly as she knelt in front of the grave, "I'm sorry that I haven't visited in a while; things weren't really too great", she said quietly and Lucas put his head down, "but they're better now", she said as she grabbed Lucas's hand, "he's got me smiling again mom and I couldn't be happier." Lucas smiled as he pulled her close and kissed her quickly.
"I'm gunna go over and see Keith", he said quietly.
"Okay, I'm gunna stay here for a little", he nodded before kissing her forehead.
She watched as he walked away. "So, still cute right?" she asked as she knelt down.
"Hey Keith", he traced the name engraved across the stone, "I miss you, you know. I haven't been by in a while, but that's gunna change. I'm back in Tree Hill for good and everything's going to be different", he said with affirmation, "Peyton and I are back together", he said as he smiled, "I know you're most likely rolling your eyes and thinking something along the lines of 'it's about damn time' and you're right. I wasn't ready then, but I'm ready now", he lifted his head to look at the curly blonde, "I'm ready for forever", he whispered as she walked over.
"You ready to go?" she asked as she grabbed his hand.
"Yea, I'm ready."
"I'm exhausted", Peyton drew out as she plopped onto her bed.
Lucas smirked. "You have no energy at all?" he asked as he kissed her neck.
"Maybe I can muster some up", she said breathlessly as he sucked on her pulse point.
"I was hoping you'd say that", he spoke into her neck.
He left a trail of kisses all along her neck; paying close attention to the points that made her shudder. He pulled her up and together they removed each other's clothes. Innocent grazes and pleasure filled noises making them blush.
He laid her back down and continued his original task. He left a trail of hot, open mouth kisses in between her breasts, down her stomach, and to the inside of her thighs as Peyton let out a whimper.
Tired of being teased, she rolled them over so that she was on top. She cupped his face and kissed him deeply. Their tongues entangled slowly as she ran her hands up and down his naked torso. They pulled away only when the need for air became a necessity. She kissed the hinge of his jaw, down his neck, across his adams apple and then down his chest to his happy trail. He shivered at her actions and she smiled as she hooked her tin fingers around the rim of his boxers and pulled them down in one swift motion.
He brought her face back up to his and kissed her again; turning them over in the process. He slowly removed the last layer of clothing she had on. He was positioned above her perfectly; wanting nothing more then to make this official.
"Are you sure?" he questioned because he felt he should, although he had no idea what he would do if she said no.
"I love you", she whispered.
"I love you too."
They both moaned as he entered her. Their slow and steady movement increased as they became familiar with the other's body. Proclamations of love and low whispers were all that heard. Their pace increased as they came closer to their climax. With one last thrust and an echo of 'I love you', Lucas rolled over and took Peyton in his arms.
"I love you", he whispered as he kissed the top of her head.
"I love you more", she said as she drew invisible circles on his bare chest.
"Where's Broody?" Brooke pretended to want to know.
"He had to take care of some work stuff", she said offhandedly.
"How is everything with you two?" she asked, even though she knew the answer.
"Everything is amazing", Peyton said dreamily as she talked to her best friend.
"You two so had sex", she chirped.
"How do you do that?" Peyton questioned in awe.
"It's a gift", the brunette replied simply.
"Well, I prefer to call it making love", she imagined Brooke's face, "but yes we did", she felt herself blush.
"Finally", Brooke said exasperatedly, "I thought that boy was going to explode every time you touched him."
"You haven't even been around since we've been together", Peyton argued.
"I know, I was talking about this summer", Brooke quipped.
"So, how's the honeymoon", Peyton said suggestively in hopes of changing the topic. Brooke chuckled.
"It's everything they're made out to be and more. If I had known how fun they were I would have done the whole marriage thing a long time ago", she joked.
"Mmm . . . honeymoons are amazing. I miss mine."
"Just don't get married without me there", Brooke joked.
"Hey, listen can you go to Naley's place and get something for me", Brooke asked randomly.
"Umm, sure . . . what am I getting exactly?"
"Umm, just something I need", she answered lamely.
"Okay, but what is it?"
"I just need something from them, jeez. Call me later", Brooke hung up before Peyton could ask another question.
"Weirdo", she muttered as she walked out of the house.
Over at the Scott house, things were underway.
"So, she'll be here soon?" Nathan asked into the phone. Haley watched as he smiled and hung up.
"Should be any minute now", as if on cue; the doorbell rang.
"I got it", James called out as he ran.
Nathan scooped him up, "Not yet, wait another minute.
"Guys, open the door", she yelled from the other side.
"Alright, go ahead, but don't talk, just give her this", Nathan instructed his young son.
"Hey Jamie, is your mom or dad home?" she questioned with a smile; that slowly disappeared as the young boy simply stood there.
She was cut off when he handed her an envelope with no writing on it, before he closed the door on her.
"Jeez", she muttered as she walked back to the car.
"Did I do good?" the tiny brunette asked.
"You did great baby", Haley cooed, "Go play with Sarah", she watched as he nodded before running into the other room.
"She's gunna hate us", Nathan said as he wrapped his arms around her waist.
Peyton opened the envelope and furrowed her brows. "A key?"
"I think she'll get over it", Haley responded with a smile.
Peyton drove to the address that was written on the card. At first she had no idea where they were going, but soon enough she figured it out. They were a few blocks from Nathan and Haley's place and fifteen minutes from the Rivercourt and his mother's café. She stared up at her destination. Slowly but surely she made her way to the door and placed the key into the key hole.
She held her breath as she opened the door.
"Luke", she called out. It was dark; the only source of light were the candles that were lit. But she knew her way around this familiar house; it was the one they had shared.
"Lucas Scott", she called out again. She knew what this was leading up to and to be honest, she was scared as hell.
"Luke, you know I hate to be ignored", she laughed as she turned the corner into the living room.
"Oh my gosh", she whispered under her breath.
"Hey you", Lucas spoke softly as he grabbed her hand and pulled her close.
"Hey", she whispered back. She took the moment to survey the area. Candles were lit and flowers were everywhere.
"So, don't be mad at them, but they all knew", he watched as she smiled.
"That's why Brooke was so weird and Jamie basically slammed the door in my face."
"Yea, sorry", he said meekly.
"It's fine", she assured him.
"I love you Peyton", he began, "I loved you for my entire life and I will love you long after I take my last breath. I know we tried this once, but we were young and unprepared. I'm ready now and I hope you are", he said with a nervous smile.
"Peyton Elizabeth Sawyer . . . will you marry me again?"
She stared at him for a moment. This was the boy who had promised her the world four years ago. He was the boy who said all the right things at all the right times. He was also the boy who had broken her heart.
"Yes!" she said much to his relief.
But he wasn't that boy anymore.
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