I don't own it, just like I don't own "Lullaby" by Dixie Chicks.

Really, really beautiful song. It's hard trying to find peaceful lyrics, I'm so used to writing angst – it's a lot easier to find songs filled with heartache LOL.

OTH on Monday – CH totally rocked it. That's all I have to say.

Enjoy.


They didn't have you where I come from
Never knew the best was yet to come
Life began when I saw your face
And I hear your laugh like a serenade

The weeks past with speed in Tree Hill. Peyton and Brooke were halfway through with their sixth month and Angie had adjusted to life with the Scotts perfectly. She no longer screamed her head off at all hours of the night. Currently, Brooke was standing in the empty store that once housed all her dreams.

She put her hands on her hips and let out a long breath. The spring heat in Tree Hill was a force to be reckoned with. It also might have been the 25 pounds she gained over the course of six months. Or it could have been the fact that she was wearing heels. She found that they wore a pregnant woman down.

But she'd be damned if she wasn't going to be fashionable.

She needed to hire contractors. Painting needed to be done and some construction had to take place. She needed to add a small kitchen in the back and make the bathroom more kid friendly. She figured rugs would be better so she had to get rid of the hardwood floors. Her head was starting to spin.

"Well, look at my girl", she spun around and grinned at Jake. He walked over to her with a purpose. And apparently that purpose was to kiss. They broke apart and Brooke curled her hands around the collar of his shirt.

"Not that I don't love seeing you", she said with a soft, raspy voice. "But what brings you by?" Jake watched as her eyes twinkled and he felt his heart race. He reached his hands around her waist and they traveled down her to her thighs.

"Things have been hectic lately. We haven't gotten much alone time", he whispered into her ear before nipping at the lobe. Brooke gasped.

It was true. While Brooke was planning and organizing and applying for licenses, Jake was working on his music. Peyton had him in the studio every few days recording and writing. Jenny was back in school and even though it was first grade, she was getting homework every night and has at least an hour worth of studying to do; that shocked both adults. It certainly had been a hectic few weeks.

"Alone time sounds good", she rasped and locked her arms around her neck. Jake groaned and pushed his body against hers, created a friction that caused Brooke to moan loudly. He lifted her easily and placed her on the counter.

Brooke's pregnancy had created a mixture of hormones. Most of them were sexual. It wasn't that she didn't always find Jake attractive; he just seemed extra attractive while she was pregnant. She remembered Peyton and Haley mentioning something like that happening, but at the time she laughed; she and Jake weren't a couple. His hand skimmed up her dress and she panted.

They were certainly a couple now.

Her hands went to his belt buckle while she left kisses across his face and neck. They were so caught up in each other and the moment, that nether heard the door open or the bell chime.

"This is why you asked for an early lunch?"

Jake and Brooke pulled away from each other and Jake quickly buckled his pants while Brooke fixed her hair. By the time he turned around and Brooke allowed herself to focus on the visitor, they both huffed.

"Don't let me stop you", Peyton teased. Jake grumbled and shook his head while he smoothed out his shirt and took a few deep breaths.

"Hi Peyton", he mumbled. The blonde smirked and wobbled into the store.

While Brooke had formed the seemingly perfect basketball shaped bump, Peyton wasn't as lucky. Her stomach had doubled in size in the recent weeks and her ankles had swollen severely. On the upside – according to Lucas – her breasts had grown along with everything else.

"What do I owe the pleasure, weeble?" Brooke said wish a tight smile, Peyton's mouth dropped. Because of the drastic change in appearance and the way she walked, Brooke had affectionately given out yet another nickname.

Peyton was weeble. Because she wobbled, but didn't fall down.

"I was just going to check in with my best friend. Didn't think she'd be getting mauled", she said playfully. Brooke smirked while Jake huffed once again.

"She's my fiancée!" he said in partial annoyance. Peyton shrugged and walked over to the counter as Jake helped Brooke down. He looked between both women and frowned; it would have been a losing battle.

"I'm gonna head in the back", he mumbled as he stood close to her. "I'll check over the paperwork", Brooke nodded and they kissed quickly before Jake started walking away.

"Too bad there's no showers back there, huh?" Peyton yelled out playfully. Jake turned to her with a glare and faked a smiled. Once he was gone both girls laughed. "He's pretty pissed."

The brunette shrugged and waved her hand in the air. "He'll get over it . . . or under me", she kinked her eyebrow and Peyton grimaced.

"Dude, mental image!" she said while shaking her head. Brooke giggled.

"Please! I've been walking in on or hearing about you and Broody for years!" she argued.

"It's not my fault you refuse to knock!" Peyton said as she pushed her in jest. Brooke laughed and tucked a strand of hair behind her ear. She bit her lip and it made Peyton raise a brow. "What's going on?"

Her best friend took a deep breath and fidgeted with her hands. "I want to tell you something, but we haven't told anyone yet. I just think I should tell you since you'll be the godmother", Peyton's eyes lit up at the soft words.

"Is it really a surprise?" Brooke asked. Peyton stopped to think and shook her head, but said;

"It's still nice to hear", she pulled Brooke into a one arm hug and their heads rested together. When Brooke placed her hands on her stomach a soft tap made her smile.

"It's a boy", she whispered. Peyton pushed her back to an arms length and her mouth dropped. "I'm having a boy!"

Peyton felt her eyes water and she pulled Brooke into the tightest hug possible. She was so incredibly proud of best friend. She was finally getting everything she ever wanted. And she definitely deserved it.

"I'm so happy for you", she gushed and held her a little tighter.

"Thanks, Jake's over the moon!" she said as they broke apart. "At first he didn't wanna know, but then he begged me to tell him", she said with a laugh. After their doctors appointment a few weeks ago Brooke had been dying to tell someone and she was glad that it was out.

"I'm so glad. I guess it's not just the Scott sperm that pops out boys", Peyton teased. Brooke shook her head and smiled.

"You still don't know?" she asked as she nodded in the direction of Peyton's belly.

The blonde paused and then shook her head. That was the original reason for her coming to see Brooke in the first place. Now she didn't wanna steal her thunder.

"Nope, not yet."

How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough, is forever enough
How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough
Cause I'm never, never giving you up

Haley paced the kitchen with the baby monitor clutched in her hands. The past month and a half had been rough on everyone in their small group and each individual seemed to think they had it the worst. Haley included.

This past week was probably the hardest. Nathan had an away game that forced him to leave town on Sunday. Angie had another checkup with Dr. Copeland, which caused Haley's anxiety over her eventual surgery to skyrocket. The cherry atop this craptastic sundae was that Jamie was getting bullied the entire week at school.

He hadn't given away any names, but today when Haley dropped him off he panicked and pretended to have to tie his shoes. Before Haley could question anything Jamie was saying goodbye and walking into the building. That led to an altercation between Haley and the other kid's mother.

"Excuse me, can I talk to you for a second. I'm Haley Scott; Jamie's mom", she said with a smile as she looked over to her departing son.

"Uh huh", the other woman said with little interest.

Haley frowned. "Umm, Jamie came home from school upset the other day . . . I guess your son was teasing him."

The mother looked at her and shrugged. "Well, you know how boys are."

"Don't you think we should do something about it?" she asked, her mama bear instincts coming out.

"You know I think it's best if we let the boys work it out for themselves. So much better then tattling, don't you think?"

"Uhh, he's not tattling. He's four years old and just wants to be left alone", Haley said with a glare.

"Well maybe you should do him a favor and stop fighting his battles and he wouldn't get picked on", the mother said with a fake smile.

"And what exactly is that supposed to mean?" Haley asked as she stepped in front of her.

"He's probably just a late bloomer. I'm sure he'll make friends . . . someday", before she could walk off Haley grabbed her elbow and spun her around.

"Listen hunny, if your little brat doesn't stop picking on my son not only will I give Jamie permission to kick his ass, but I'll be kicking your ass right along side him. Got that bitch?"

The other mother laughed. "I'd like to see you try, little girl."

And then Haley pushed her.

When the front door opened, Haley had never been gladder to see her husband. He put his duffle bag on the floor and made his way over to her.

"Hello Mrs. Scott", he said as he kissed her deeply. Haley tightened their embrace and ran her hands up and down his back.

"Welcome home, Mr. Scott", she said softly as they broke apart. "The kids are sleeping already", she said softly. Nathan smiled at the easy way she spoke of their adoptive child. He grabbed a bottle of water from the fridge and rested against the long counter.

"How was the week?" he asked as he sipped the cold liquid. Because of the schedule he had talking was near impossible. He made time to call everyday, but it was limited to quick conversations with Haley and Jamie and some babbling on Angie's behalf.

He wasn't aware of the bullying. Or the fight.

"Well, Angie had another appointment and Dr. Copeland said everything looked fine. She's got another one in a few weeks", Nathan nodded. "Jamie's been getting bullied", she cut to the point. His eyes widened.

"Why didn't you tell me? Who is it?"

Haley shook her head. "Its fine, I think", she mumbled. "I told Jamie to just turn the other cheek and if it kept happening I wanted a name", she repeated her words.

Nathan nodded and watched as Haley fiddled with the baby monitor. "Why do I feel like there's more to this story?" his wife met his eyes and smiled sheepishly.

"I kind of got into a fight with the kid's mom", she whispered. Nathan smirked; he bit back his grin.

"What happened to walking away?" he mocked from the other side of the kitchen. Haley put her hands on the kitchen island and bowed her head.

"I know, but you didn't see her. She was such a . . . bitch", Haley stressed as her anger worked her up again.

"Sounds like you made that pretty clear", he mumbled and shook his head. Haley pouted and folded her arms over her chest.

Jamie's just been through a lot these past few months, we all have and now he's adjusting to Angie. I just – the last thing he needs is some kid bullying him", she said softly.

Nathan shook his head in amazement. Only in Tree Hill could he come home to find out that his wife had gotten into an altercation with another mother. Haley continued to stare at him.

"He'll be fine. He's a tough kid", Haley unknowingly made a face. "But you know what? I'll take care of it. In the meantime just try not to kill anybody okay slugger?" he teased.

Haley rested her arms behind her and placed her knee against the cabinets. "What are you gonna do?" she asked. Her husband had just gotten back and he didn't even know the kid or his mother.

Nathan paused and pretended to think. Then with a serious face he said; "I'm gonna call his mom a bitch and then push her", he smirked that famous smirk and Haley pretended to laugh before turning herself to face the counter once more.

"Oh that's right. You already did that didn't you?" Nathan teased some more as he walked over to her. It wasn't everyday that he got to mock his wife; clearly he was taking advantage of it.

He wrapped his arms around her from behind and rested his cheek against hers. "Look, I don't know what I'm gonna do, okay? But I'll take care of it, I'll think of something."

She stood up and rested her back against his front. She tilted her head and looked up at him. "I'm sorry", she whispered. She hadn't exactly set the best example.

"Are you kidding me?" Nathan said in shock. "My girl is a bad ass. That's hot", he whispered before kissing her deeply. Haley moaned at the contact.

Maybe she should fight more often.

I slip in bed when you're asleep
To hold you close and feel your breath on me
Tomorrow there'll be so much to do
So tonight I'll drift in a dream with you

Lucas tiptoed into his bedroom and stripped down to just his boxers. Carefully, he pulled down the covers on his side of the bed and climbed in. They second he was settled, he pulled Peyton close to him.

He hadn't meant to stay at the school for so long. He and Skills were going over tapes of the old games from before and after Lucas quit. In the last few weeks since Lucas and Skills had been back it was painfully obvious that the boys weren't what they used to be.

They were trying, that much was obvious, but they still weren't at the highest of their potential. That led to him and Skills staying in the office later then they realized while they tried to organize newer plays and harder drills. The boys would probably hate them next week.

"You're home", the sleep filled voice of his wife filled his ears. Lucas kissed the back of her head and rubbed his hand over her belly.

"Yes, sorry. Go back to sleep, it's late", he whispered into her ear. He wasn't too surprised when she shook her head and turned in his arms.

"It's not late", she argued. "I'm just always tired", she laughed at the truth behind that statement. Peyton was never a morning person, but as of late she seemed she wasn't an afternoon or evening person either.

"Even more of a reason for you to sleep", Lucas said softly. Peyton rested her head under his chin and placed her hands flat on his chest. The rapid thump of his heart caused her to smile.

"Well you're probably right, but I'm awake now", she said, although Lucas could tell she was still half asleep. Lucas sighed and Peyton grinned. She won.

"Look at that smile", he whispered. Peyton groaned and buried her face against his bare chest. "I'm serious", he said with a laugh. "Happy looks good on you."

It wasn't the first time he'd said something like that to her and she knew it wouldn't be the last time, but it still made her blush and smile just a little bit wider. And she loved that feeling.

She tilted her head back and searched for his blue eyes in the darkness of their bedroom. "Sometimes I feel like I'm living in an Air Supply song", Peyton admitted. Lucas raised an eyebrow.

"Yeah?" She nodded enthusiastically. "You know if we're gonna go 80s, I'm more of a Van Halen fan" he was rewarded with a smack on the shoulder.

"Things are better now, so much better, you know? I feel like a teenager again", she said with a smile that made Lucas want to kiss her; so he did. When they broke apart she cupped his cheek.

"I know what you mean", he whispered. Want and desire was thick in the air, but they didn't know if they should act on it. Peyton was still thin for carrying twins – even though she was eating anything in sight – and they didn't want to risk anything.

"Yeah, pinks are pinker and blues seem bluer", she said softly. It wasn't everyday she was a total girl. "Even my favorite foods taste yummier."

"Yummier?" Lucas asked with a raised brow.

"Yummier", she said with a firm nod. "Chocolate chip cookies taste ten times better", she said with a twinkle in her eyes that he'd missed while it was gone. Lucas couldn't help but to ruin the moment.

"Your chocolate chip cookies?" he received another smack for that, but Peyton soon laughed. She had gotten much better at cooking, but there were some things she could quite master; cookies were at the top of that list.

"Not mine exactly, jerk", she mumbled with a pout that went straight to Lucas's heart; she was so cute. He rubbed an outline of the tattoo on her lower back and brought his face close to hers.

"I bet if anyone could make a chocolate chip cookie taste better it'd be you", he said gruffly. Peyton shivered at his tone and felt herself heat up.

"That is so the first answer you should have given", she whispered before kissing him sweetly. Lucas laughed as they broke apart and he rested his forehead against hers.

They laid in silence for a while. The only things present were their soft breaths and the gentle hums that's that escaped Peyton's mouth. She drew imaginary hearts on his chest and then she cleared her throat.

"What are you thinking about, wily?" Lucas asked with his eyes closed. Peyton smirked.

"Our oldest son turns five tomorrow", she mumbled.

"Yes he does", Lucas agreed.

"And it's his birthday party", she grumbled.

Lucas laughed. They were celebrating his and Jenny's birthday tomorrow. The little girl didn't turn seven for another week, but they didn't see a point in waiting for another celebration. Since Brooke was involved in the party planning, it had gone a bit overboard.

The theme was a carnival and it was being hosted in Lucas and Peyton's backyard. There were tents set up and games were ready to go. Tomorrow the ponies were arriving and the magician was scheduled to perform. It had all made Peyton cringe.

"How's Brooke been with the planning?" he asked, though he was sure of the answer. He knew Brooke, but the guys were told to keep away from any of the activity; they didn't have a problem doing that.

"Typical tyrant", Peyton huffed. "It's like prepping for cheer competitions all over again", she said, clearly flustered at everything that was going on. Lucas chuckled.

"Then why don't you tell her that?"

"Because, it's her first birthday with Jenny in years and she wants to do something special", his blonde wife said simply. "We're both just hormonal so things seem worse then they are", he felt her shrug in his arms.

"Go to sleep, Blondie", he mumbled and kissed her curls. "We've got a big day tomorrow."

She mumbled something he couldn't hear and burrowed into his arms. It still amazed him at how perfectly she fit there.

How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough, is forever enough
How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough
Cause I'm never, never giving you up

"Ponies!" the children yelled as they ran over to the small group of horses. They headed off in different directions. Some went to the moon bounce, others went to the various games set up, and a few went over to those ponies.

Peyton watched it all with a grumble.

She loved her son more then anything and she loved Jenny, but this was over the top. She couldn't even tell that this was her backyard. And she didn't even want to think about what was going to happen when all those ponies pooped. She wasn't going to clean it up.

She'd have to buy Brooke a pooper scooper.

"So, a little too much for you?" Peyton turned her head and rolled her eyes at Jake. He laughed and once he reached her side he folded his arms over his chest.

"A little? Jake, there's a pony in my garden", she mumbled. He threw his arm around her shoulder. He knew she was more then a little stressed about it all, but it was important to Brooke and that's just the kind of friend Peyton was.

"There is", he mused. "But, think about the fresh manure you'll have", he said playfully. Peyton scoffed and pushed him away.

"You're only defending her because she's your almost wife", she grumbled. Jake beamed and nodded his head.

"You're damn right."

"Typical", she chided. He shrugged and sent her a look that told her he wasn't going to disagree. Peyton stretched her back and made a face as she moved around.

"How're you doing? You're still too thin", he pointed out protectively. Peyton rolled her eyes. It was bad enough having Lucas for a husband and Nathan for an in-law. Now her best friend's fiancé was pointing out his concerns.

"I'm fine", she mumbled. "I'm trying to gain weight, but having those two doesn't help", she said while motioning to her two blonde children. Jake smiled. He couldn't wait to have a small brunette with brown eyes and dimples.

"Well, once Brooke can get her daycare up and running, it should be a little easier", he said hopefully. Peyton nodded and let a yawn slip through her lips. "Why don't you go take a nap?" Jake suggested softly.

"No, I can't miss any of this", she said with a smile. Their friends and loved ones were scattered around the yard, playing with kids and interacting with each other while playing games.

And in the distance a blonde and a brunette were walking with two blondes while they rode the ponies.

"We got lucky, didn't we?" Jake mused. Jenny laughed loudly and threw her head back dramatically; Brooke's characteristics were already well influenced in her. Brooke held onto her and laughed at her mirth.

"We sure did", Peyton whispered. She watched as Lucas held on to William and swayed his arms with the movements from the near two year old. Will would grab on to the pony and squeal loudly and Lucas would widen his eyes and drop his mouth in animation, this sent William into another fit of hysterics.

"Come on, help me win something for my birthday boy", she said as she broke from Jake's embrace and pulled on his arm. The brunette laughed and nodded his head.

"Better soak it all in now, Peyton. He's five", Jake said with a horrible expression. The blonde whined a high pitched tone and turned to glare at him.

"You're totally not helping me!"

"My daughter's gonna be seven! How do you think I feel?" he asked rhetorically.

Peyton smirked. "Probably like an old man." Jake looked at her and shook his head. His frowned and mumbled;

"Funny."

As you wander through this troubled world
In search of all things beautiful
You can close your eyes when you're miles away
And hear my voice like a serenade

"Who wants cake?"

Jake's voice caused the children to drop what they were doing and charge the large table on the patio. He and Brooke cut the pieces and Peyton and Lucas handed them out carefully while Haley and Nathan served the drinks.

Everyone was gathered for Jenny's birthday. Since she had her party the week before with Keith, this was a small gathering with Jenny's grandparents and the typical group of friends. The men handled the grill while all the women made salads and lemonade and finished up the other treats. Presents from her grandparents were opened and then the elderly couple left which left the Scott's and the almost Jagielski's.

"It's so great to see them all so carefree", Haley mused as she rested her leg on Nathan's lap. Ever the doting husband, he squeezed her knee and watched in enjoyment as she squirmed.

"They've had quite a few months", Brooke said softly. Jake placed his arm around the back of her chair and she leaned into him; always finding security in his warmth.

Jenny laughed loudly and when the adults looked over they saw William tumbling in the grass; Keith following after him. Jamie had cake all around his mouth and he leaned down to make some ridiculous face at Angie; she squealed with laughter.

Jake noticed the look of adoration in Haley's eyes and he cleared his throat. "She's adjusted well, huh?" he said while tilting his head in the direction of the children.

Haley nodded. "Yeah, you know hard it was at first, but now things are really great", she beamed and Nathan ran his hands up and down her legs. "She's a strong baby."

"She learns from the best", Nathan cooed. Haley smiled and leaned down to kiss him, Peyton groaned.

"Gag me!" she said and rolled her eyes playfully. Brooke and Jake laughed while Lucas snickered.

"Listen girly, I've been watching you and Lucas make out since I was seventeen", she argued.

"We've been watching you guys longer. Sixteen year olds!" Peyton countered. Nathan smirked and nodded his head.

"Touché Sawyer", he said and pointed a finger in the air.

Peyton laughed before her face contorted and her hand flew to her belly. Lucas sat straight up in his chair and leaned over to his wife. The panic that flooded his veins couldn't be described, but the second she smiled, he felt his heart rate slow.

"God, they're kicking really hard", she said through gritted teeth. Everyone else chuckled until Peyton shot them a glare. Lucas sat in awe.

"They're kicking?" he asked in surprise. Peyton looked at him in confusion. They'd been kicking for a while, but it seemed that he was never around when it occurred. She smiled and nodded her head.

"Oh yeah, we might have some soccer players in here", she teased and grabbed his hand. Lucas waited as she found the perfect spot and then his eyes lit up with love. The intense pressure against his palm from two separate directions was the obvious sign of his babies.

"Over my dead body!" Nathan said assertively from his end of the table. Haley leaned up and slapped his shoulder while Jake nodded his head. Brooke simply rolled her eyes.

"They're Scott's, they'll play ball!" the dark haired Scott defended himself. Lucas snorted and shook his head.

"If they get their mother's personality, they'll do whatever the Hell they want", he said easily. Peyton looked at him with wide eyes and Lucas made a face of apology. They weren't sure if they were going to tell their friends, but thankfully, it seemed like none of them really noticed.

They must have forgotten that they were friends with Brooke Davis.

"Their mother's personality?" she asked in her raspy voice. Peyton wouldn't meet her eyes and Lucas kept his head focused on his wife. "Oh my God!" she screeched.

"You're having twin girls!?" she asked as she sat straight up, Jake's arm hit the seat of her chair. Both blondes looked at her and then at their other friends, finally, they nodded. Everyone yelled and hollered and cheered at the thought of two Scott girls. Brooke was the only silent one.

"B. Davis?" Peyton asked softly. Her brunette best friend looked at her and shook her head; seeming to clear her mind.

"Sorry", she said meekly. "I'm happy for you", she promised. And Peyton could tell that she was, but she didn't know what was sparking the somber attitude.

"What's with the pout, Cheery?" Lucas asked playfully. Usually Brooke loved news like that and she loved it even more when she was the one to uncover it all.

"No, I'm happy, honestly. This is so great", she said and they all knew the truth behind her words, but it didn't erase the look on her face.

"Br –"

"Why do you get two and I can't even have one?" she said with a pout. Jake chuckled and pulled her close to him.

"I'm Brooke Davis! There should be so much estrogen in my system that all I should create are girls!" she threw her hands into the air and huffed in annoyance. To her, that was a perfectly logical answer behind everything.

She leaned into Jake and closed her eyes. She knew that was a ridiculous thing to complain about, especially since she loved the little life that was inside of her now. She placed her hands on her stomach and smirked as the soft pressure hit her palm.

"Mom!" a shrill voice caused everyone to sit up and stare into the green backyard. They all watched as the little girl with blonde pigtails ran forward and hopped onto the seat with Brooke.

Once she was seated firmly next to the brunette she said; "Jamie was trying to put a worm in my hair!"

Brooke's eyes widened in mock horror while Nathan lifted his head to his son who was indeed near a path of dirt, guiltily hiding his hands. He simply shook his head and Jamie's posture slouched. Clearly, he'd been caught.

"Well you tell Jamie Scott that I might have to think twice before I make him that racing costume", Brooke said loud enough for Jamie to hear.

"Awe, Aunt Brooke!" the young Scott yelled from his place in the grass. He threw a handful of dirt to the ground and wiped any remnants on his pants.

Brooke winked at Jenny and then rubbed their noses together. "I think you're safe now", she whispered.

Jenny grinned and hugged Brooke, gently, around her waist. "Thanks mom", she whispered and took off. After she left everyone remained silent and Peyton bit her lip.

"Looks like you've already got that daughter to me", she said softly and placed her hand on her best friends knee. Brooke nodded and placed her hand atop her friends. Eventually, a smirk formed.

"You're right, she's the best little girl in the world. And one is totally easier then two", she said with a laugh. "Good luck with that", she mumbled.

How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough, is forever enough
How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough
Cause I'm never, never giving you up

"Alright, how about . . . Carmen?" Lucas said aloud. Peyton scrunched her face.

"Carmen Scott?" she tried it out and then shook her head. "Nah, it's a beautiful name, but not for one of ours."

Lucas placed one hand over her stomach and the other cupped her cheek. She was positively glowing these days and he loved every single second of it. She leaned into his touch and let out a sigh of contentment.

"Anna", she whispered with her eyes closed. "Anna for my mother", she said after a beat.

Lucas smiled and leaned over to peck her lips. "It sounds perfect", he whispered. She opened her eyes and tilted her head in the way he found absolutely adorable – although, he found mostly everything she did was adorable.

"Anna Penelope", she added for good measure; Lucas chuckled. Of course Brooke would have worked her way into their child's name.

"Okay, but since the boys have such long names, should the girls?" he asked and lazily trailed his hand along her bump. Peyton was silent for a minute and then scrunched her nose – which made him smile – before she nodded her head.

"I think so . . . how about Anna Penelope Elizabeth Scott", she said. Lucas watched as her lips curved to the side and formed a smirk that mirrored his own.

"I think it's perfect. Now, baby number two", he said softly. She nestled into his arms and when her curls tickled his nose he simply smiled. Her eyes dropped ever so slightly and when she spoke, her voice was tired;

"You name the other one", he laughed at the sincere, yet completely exhausted way she spoke and pulled her closer. Names flew through his head and so did all the people that were most important to them.

"Rebecca", he said softly. Peyton's eyes opened and she looked up at the honest to God love of her life. This man was everything she could have hoped for in a husband and a father and her best friend.

"I love you", she cut him off before he could continue the name. "I'm really so in love with you", she said before pressing her lips to his. Lucas deepened the kiss and seemed to devour her completely. They weren't intimate as often and that was perfectly fine with the both of them. They had to keep things fairly PG- 13.

"I should hope so", he teased breathlessly when they pulled apart. She rolled her eyes and called him a jerk and he simply kissed her again. Peyton grinned.

"Tell me the rest of the name, babe!" she demanded softly.

"Okay . . . Rebecca Karen Haley Scott", Peyton eyes filled with emotion. The reality of their situation and how much their lives were going to change was hitting her more in that moment then any other time. They were having twins; two lives were being brought into the world because of them.

"You know you'd be okay, right?" she asked suddenly and in a quiet voice. Lucas swallowed hard and she saw his jaw clench. "Lucas –"

"No, Peyt, can we not talk about this?" he asked softly and a bit harshly. Peyton shook her head. The doctor told them that twins was a dangerous situation because of Peyton's frame and the fact that she hadn't been putting on too much weight.

"Luk –"

"I don't really want to think about losing you", he whispered. Her face softened and she cupped his face delicately.

"You'll never lose me", she assured him. "The doctor said the risks weren't too high and I've been doing everything he's told me to. I'll be fine."

"Then why are we talking about this?" he asked in exasperation.

"Because I want you to know that even if something does happen, you'll be okay. You're strong and you're amazing. You're Lucas Scott, you can handle anything", she said with a smirk.

"I wouldn't be able to handle losing you", his voice broke off and her heart tore in half. "You're my other half. You're my partner. You're my everything", he said softly.

Peyton's eyes filled with tears from a ton of different emotions. Some day's she doesn't know how the sixteen year old with a brick wall around her heart managed became a twenty three year old with a heart filled with love and happiness.

"I really do love you, baby girl", he whispered and kissed her again. When they broke apart Peyton smirked. She picked at some imaginary lint on his t-shirt and the looked up at him coyly.

"And just how long are you gonna love me for?"

He rolled his eyes to the ceiling and smirked before looking back at her. He kissed the crown of her head and then her eyelids and the apples of her cheeks. Then he pulled back and mirrored the grin on her face.

"I'm gonna love you forever, Peyton Scott."

How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough, is forever enough
How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough
Cause I'm never, never giving you up
Is forever enough
Cause I'm never, never giving you up


Don't worry, no serious problmes with Peyton or the babies. I just wanted to have a little moment for them. Let me know what you think!