A/N: So I'm writing again! Horrah! And I know that I have a bunch of unfinished stories… but I do plan on finishing them. I just don't know when. But here's something else to keep you entertained. It starts off the night of 5x03. Enjoy!

-NH-

The past few hours had been a whirlwind for Haley James Scott. Words could not describe how shocked she was to walk in and see Nathan sitting at the table with James, his face shaved and clean and with out crutches. He had apologized. He had said things were going to get back to how they should've been. He was going to try and be himself again. The man she had fallen in love with. And she believed him.

She lay down in bad that night and smiled to herself; things were going to be better. Just then, for the first time in over four months, Nathan slowly slid into bed next to her.

She turned to face him. "You're in bed." She said, slightly surprised.

He smiled hopefully. "If I'm still allowed."

She nodded her head. "Of course. ….I've missed you Nate."

"I've missed you too. But that's over now, because I'm done sleeping on the couch. And I'm gonna stop with all the drinking, too."

"That's great, Nathan. I'm really proud of you. And what you did with Jamie earlier… you were great."

"I mean it. Tomorrow I'm gonna ask Peyton to take me to physical therapy and I'm going to the barber shop, too."

Haley sighed. "You have no idea how happy I am to hear that."

He gently wrapped his arms around her and kissed the top of her head.

"Nathan, I know tonight was a big step and all but I'm not ready-" she began.

"I know." He interjected. "And that's okay, Hales. I think it's better if we wait. It's gonna take some time."

Hales. He had called her Hales. He hadn't called her Hales in months. She smiled and give him a quick kiss on the lips.

"I love you Haley."

She closed her eyes and let out a big breath she didn't remember holding. "I love you too Nate."

Maybe things were going to be okay after all………

-NH-

Review! I already have plans for the first chapter! This was just the Prologue.