Authors Note:

Authors Note:

Thanks for the reviews! Here's chapter 12!

After they had gotten ready for bed, Peyton crawled into bed beside Jake. He smiled as she snuggled up next to him in her pink flannel pajamas. He wrapped his arm around her and caressed her shoulder with his thumb. "You think we'll be okay?" Peyton asked him, and he smiled down at her. "Of course." He answered, kissing her softly. "As long as I'm with you, we'll be okay." He concluded as they broke away, and she smiled, resting her head on his shoulder as he began to sing.

How could I,

Get through one night without you?

If I had to live without you,

What kind of life would that be?

All alone.

I need you in my arms, need you to hold.

I'd be lost if I lost you.

Peyton loved to hear Jake's sweet voice lulling her to sleep. And she did just that after a little while. Jake stopped singing and looked down at her sleeping figure on his shoulder. "I love you." He whispered, kissing her forehead.

They woke up early the next morning to get ready for school. Peyton, who was still trying to hide her baby bump, was searching through some of Jake's old, baggy t-shirts. Jake walked in and chuckled. "Looking for gold?" He asked, and she groaned. "Haha. No! I am looking for a baggy t-shirt to cover up!" He walked over to her. "Peyton, you can't hide it forever." He said, looking her in the eye. "Who asked you?" She spat, and Jake backed away.

He knew pregnant woman had raging hormones. He had been waiting for them to kick in for Peyton. And they were kicking in. One minute she was Miss. Over-the-moon-happy, the next she was crying her heart out. Jake had done all he could to help her, but it only went so far.

"Peyton, there's one right there." He pointed, the t-shirt in front of her nose. She sighed as she looked at him. "I'm sorry." She said, and he shrugged happily. She walked over to him and kissed him softly. "Well, like you said before, at least I'm sexy when I'm bitchy." Jake chuckled. "And that you are." Peyton giggled and kissed him again.

Jake decided to hop in the shower before school. Peyton, who had to pee every two seconds, had interrupted him a few times. By the time he was done, she was banging on the bathroom door. "Jake...let me in!" Jake chuckled. "Peyton, I'm naked." Peyton laughed. "Yeah, like I've never seen you naked before! Open up!" Jake chuckled. "Fine, fine." He said opening the door, he wrapped in a towel.

Peyton raised an eyebrow and Jake chuckled. "Get in here." He said playfully, and she happily complied.

Jake and Peyton quickly got dressed and headed out the door. As they were walking to school, hand-in-hand, they ran into Blake and Amy. "Wow. Jagielski, freshly showered and everything? What's the occasion?" Blake said, and Peyton and Amy giggled. "Well, at least I shower. Unlike somebody I know." He said, and Blake looked at Amy. She glared at him. "No! Don't look at me!" He said, and Jake chuckled.

Peyton walked into her first period class, Algebra, and sat down tiredly. She glared at the guy sitting next to her who was obviously checking her out. She looked away and waited for the teacher to walk in. He soon did, and Peyton smiled at him. He must have been late thirties, dark blonde hair. He smiled at her.

He started teaching, and Peyton became so bored. She decided that she would pretend to understand and listen to what he was saying. She started to again, feel tired and rested her head on her desk. Barley listening to the teacher babble on about algebraic equations. Suddenly, he spoke her name.

"Peyton?" He asked, and she jolted her head up and nodded. "Are you okay?" He asked, and she felt students eyes peer at her. She nodded. "Yeah I'm fine just...tired." He nodded. "Well then you should go home. Staying awake can't help the baby." Peyton's heart started to race, her breath caught in her throat. How did he know she was pregnant?

But more importantly,

Now everyone knew!

She heard people gasp and the teacher smile cockily. At that point, Peyton couldn't take it anymore. She gathered her things and jolted out of the classroom door. "What a jackass!" She yelled to herself aloud as she reached her locker. Her screams soon turned into tears as Jake walked down the hallway. He saw her wiping her face and jogged over to her.

"Hey, baby what's wrong?" He asked, hugging her as she clung to his chest. Peyton cried onto his chest more, and sobbed words he couldn't understand. "Come on, let's get you home." He said, putting his arm around her and shutting her locker door.

They finally arrived home and Peyton lied down on the bed. Jake lied beside her and stroked her hair. "Ready to talk, beautiful?" He asked, and she nodded smiling. "I was in class today..." She started, sniffling. "And I don't know how it happened..." She continued. "But...they found out I was pregnant." She finished, crying again by now. Jake wiped the tears from her eyes. "Baby, they were gonna find out sooner or later." Peyton shook her head. "But it's not fair!" She said, crying on his shirt.

"I know it's not fair baby. And I'm sorry you have to go through this. I would if I could but I can't." He said smiling. She giggled. "You're not helping." Jake smiled. "Well, how can I help?" He asked, and a sudden urge came over Peyton. "Oh, I don't know..." She whispered, leaning over across him to kiss his neck. She felt Jake smile to her skin as she continued.

"Peyton, we shouldn't be doing this we should be at school." He whispered between kisses. "Screw school. I'd rather have you." She whispered breaking away from him for a bit to reach her hand up his shirt. Jake groaned and she smiled.

After they'd finished, Peyton lied in his well toned arms. He caressed her hair with one hand and held her baby bump with the other. She smiled at him. "I love you." She whispered.

"If I say...I love you right now will you hold it against me? Because I've lost a lot of blood?"

She lay there, paralyzed by that memory. She could not believe she was thinking about Lucas again. She kept replaying in her mind, "I do not love Lucas, I do not love Lucas."

But somehow, it felt like she was lying to herself.

Authors Note:

I know, I'm evil, and I suck at updating! I really am sorry. So,




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