Chapter 50 Talking Shit About A Pretty Sunset

AN I wanted to thank all of you for reading this story. It has been a lot of fun to write. I will start working on the sequel in a few days. I haven't totally got my outline done. I wanted to complete this first. I hope you like the ending. The reviews have been out of this world. I appreciate your taking time to do that. It has helped my confidence tremendously. Have a great summer

Chapter 51 Talking Shit About A Pretty Sunset

Oh noose tied myself in, tied myself too tight
Looking kind of anxious in your cross armed stance
Like a bad tempered prom queen at a homecoming dance
And I claim I'm not excited with my life any more
So I blame this town, this job, these friends
The truth is it's myself
And I'm trying to understand myself
and pinpoint where i am
By the time I get things figured out
I've change the whole damn plan
Oh noose tied myself in, tied myself too tight
Talking shit about a pretty sunset
Blanketing opinions that i'll probably reget soon
I've changed my mind so much I cant even trust it
My mind changed me so much I cant even trust myself

Modest Mouse

Haley woke up to the sound of her daughter's crying. She turned to look at the clock, four twenty two am. "Aww damn." she muttered. Throwing the covers back to get out of the bed she pulled herself up and started towards the nursery. It was a good thing the house had five bedrooms. Jamie had his own room, Bri had his and for now the girls were sharing the nursery, which left a spare bedroom for overnight guests.

When Haley reached the cribs, she picked Natalie up. Nicole hadn't awakened yet. If there were any justice in the world she'll wait a few minutes Haley thought. As she rocked her youngest daughter to sleep after her feeding she had almost fallen asleep herself. When Nicole began to cry Haley moved to place Natalie back in her crib and pick Nicole up from hers.

That is how Nathan found his wife after he woke up. He had been unable to sleep any longer. He opened his eyes when his hand ran over the empty place in the bed beside him. He smiled to himself. He was pretty sure he knew where she was but he wanted that confirmation that he was right. When he reached the door of the nursery his heart swelled with love at the sight before him. Nicole was in her mother's arms fast asleep and her mom had her head against the back of the rocking chair in slumber too. It was obvious Haley had fallen asleep while feeding the baby. Her shirt was open and her breast exposed.

Nathan picked his daughter up from his wife's arms and placed her back in her bed. As he moved the baby Haley woke up and he told her to go back to bed. When he reached their room, he climbed back in beside his wife, pulling her against his chest and smiling when he realized she was already fast asleep again.

The alarm clock went off at seven thirty. They had a lot they needed to get done before Bri's birthday party at one o'clock. There were balloons that needed to be blown up, streamers that would have to be hung and the cake had to be picked up. Nathan had turned the clock off and moved his arm protectively back around his wife. He wasn't ready to get up. He wanted to savor the feeling of her being in his arms this morning, every morning for that matter but the need was stronger today than usual. After several minutes he leaned his head up and placed a few kisses on her neck. Her eyes opened and her face was lit with a smile.

"Morning" she uttered


"What time is it?"

"Seven forty"

"I guess it's time to get up and get moving then huh?"

"Do we have to Hales?"

"I was enjoying just lying here with you."

"I enjoyed it too baby, but we have so much that we have to do before the party starts."

"Hales, he's turning two today, baby. If we're late getting the party going he won't know."

"No but do you really want to explain to Lucas and Cooper why the party doesn't start on time?"

"Damn it"

"Ah yeah that's what I thought" she smiled.

The guests were starting to arrive. Brooke waddled in with Cooper in tow. Peyton and Lucas arrived next with their newborn baby, Keith Alan Scott. The gang sat around the table as the rest of the gang played with Jamie on the Wii and Deb played with the girls and Bri. Just before it was time to start the party the doorbell rang. Haley told the other's that she would get it. When she opened the door a look of horror crossed her face.

"AAAAA" she slammed the door closed.

When Nathan heard her strangled voice and saw her face he quickly moved to the door. Once he had it opened, he quickly realized the problem.

"Who ordered this clown?" Nathan asked as he pulled Haley in his arms.

"I did" Deb said.

"Mom, have you forgotten that clowns totally creep Haley out?"

"Damn I guess I did."

Nathan paid the man and told him they wouldn't be needing him today. It had taken a good few minutes for Haley to regain her composure. Brooke finally looked over to her friend.

"Haley, you ok?"

"Yeah. I'm fine. You would think at twenty three they wouldn't affect me this way anymore" she laughed still slightly breathless.

"Hales, you have been terrified of clowns since I met you in the fourth grade." Lucas grinned.

"I know and believe me it isn't much better today." She laughed.

"Haley, baby, I'm sorry that I forgot." Deb hugged her trying to soothe her fears.

"It's ok. It's an easy thing to forget for most people."

"Mom, don't worry about it. I paid him and sent him on his way."


Several hours later, just the three couples remained.

"Brooke, how much longer?" Nathan asked.

"I am due in six days." she answered.

"Coop I know that you're ready. Have the hormones been getting to you?"

"Nephew you better know it man."

"Peyton was worse than Haley that summer that Bri was born" Lucas added.

"I was not" Peyton jumped in.

"Oh you so were!" Brooke corrected her.

"Like you've got room to talk Brooke. You were such a bitch the other day in the mall."

"P Sawyer, you need to shut up. You tell every damn thing you know." Brooke pouted.

"Me? Nobody would have kept that secret. You were totally overboard."

"Ok ladies can we stop this?" Haley asked.

"You had your turn Haley." Peyton fussed.

"I know but damn, you guys don't need to be going at each other like this. That I did not do."

"True. She just jumped all over Luke and Nate" Brooke smiled. "Ok, Coop, let me make a pit stop and we'll get outta here."

"Ok Wifey"

"Don't call me that!" Brooke scolded.

As she stood up a gush of water hit the floor. It felt like the entire room began to shrink.

"Oh shit" Brooke sighed.

"Oh my god" Cooper said. "Is that what I think that is?"

"No Coop. I just had a bladder explosion." Brooke chirped.

"Ah, No. Ok!"

"Looks like we're going to the hospital." Lucas said.

"Ya think" Peyton deadpanned.

They had been on the birthing floor for seven hours. Cooper came out of Brooke's room and looked at Haley.

"Hales, she wants to see you."


"Yeah. Come in here."

"You son of a bitch!! You did this to me. Cooper I am going to snatch that thing off and beat you to death with it."

"Na, baby you won't do that. You'd be cutting yourself off."

"So not the damn point here!"

"Ahhhh" Brooke panted as another contraction came.

"Hey Brooke" Haley greeted.

"Hey Tutor Mommy. I had something I wanted to ask you."

"Ok. Shoot."


"What?" Haley asked letting a small laugh escape.


"Brooke when you hold that baby it's going to make it all worth it. I promise."

"How in the hell you've not killed Nathan Scott by now, I'll never know. Just everyday stuff warrants it but this? This is grounds for murder!"

"Baby you don't mean that. You would be lost without me."

"I'd manage you bastard!"

"Brooke, I'm going to leave you too alone ok?"

"Ok Tutor Mommy! I love you." Brooke sighed.

"I love you too Brookie Cookie" Haley added.

Haley moved back to the waiting room. Nathan met her eyes with a questioning expression on his face.

"She's going to be ok. She's just.." Haley searched for the right words "not happy right now."

Nathan laughed. "Oh ok. I thought something was wrong."

"Scott! It's Brooke! Of course something's wrong when she's not happy." Peyton exclaimed.

"Oh yeah" Nathan smiled.

Haley had made her way over to her husband's lap. She leaned up and kissed his cheek. "I pray I did not talk that ugly to you when I was going through that."


"Brooke is giving Cooper hell."

"Oh I would love for there to be an intercom system so I could hear that." Nathan chuckled.

"Nathan, I love you. Just in case I haven't told you that enough." Haley smiled.

Nathan gazed into her eyes, and leaned his head in to claim her lips.

"Ok Eww. Haley how can you do that after the reminder you just had." Peyton asked.

"Cause it's good Peyton. Haven't you had sex again yet?" Haley giggled.

"Ok that's none of your business Hales" Lucas said.

"Oh Luke please. You two go at it as much as we do you just don't want anyone to know it."

"Ah no! There is no way we do it as much as you two. At least I don't" Lucas smirked.

The guys laughed.

Three hours later, Cooper came out beside Brooke who was in a wheelchair. The nurse that was pushing her stopped at the waiting room.

"Oh Brooke. She's beautiful." Haley smiled as she hugged her friend.

"Guys I want you to meet, Ashlyn Brooke Lee."

"That's a pretty name."

"Coop man she's beautiful." Nathan clapped his uncle on the shoulder. "how does it feel to be a dad old man?"

"It's the best feeling in the world Nephew."

Two weeks later, Nathan was sitting in their family room. Jamie came running down the stairs and jumped up on the couch beside him.

"Hey buddy"

"Hey dad?"


"Have you seen mama?" Jamie asked.

"Not this morning why?"

"She looks really pretty." Jamie smiled.

"I'll bet. She always looks pretty Jimmy Jam."

"Well she looks extra pretty today."

Haley was coming down stairs. When Nathan saw her his mouth went dry. She had on a long black robe that was open in the front Her black bathing suit was actually a one piece but from the looks of it, it connected the two pieces together right down the middle of her stomach with a piece of material about two inches wide. Her long honey blonde hair was cascading down her back in the natural waves it usually showed. It now reached her waist. Nathan loved running his hands through it. She had talked about cutting it lately but he begged her not to. He loved her hair long just like it was. The sun had naturally streaked it since they had been in the pool so much this summer.

After the C-section Haley had reverted to wearing on one piece bathing suits. This had been a surprise to Nathan. It had been a while since he had been treated to his wife's beautiful body in a swim suit like this.

"What?" she asked.

"What? You mean you don't know?" Nathan smirked.

"If I knew would I ask?" she deadpanned.

"Yes. You always do Hales."

"Whatever" She moved to the kitchen. The girls and Bri were down for their nap. This was the perfect chance for Haley to relax in the pool on board her float.

Nathan came into the kitchen and walked up behind his wife. Placing his arms around her waist, he said "You have no idea how much I want you right now".

"So why don't you tell me." she smiled.

Nathan pulled her tighter to him so she could feel for herself. "Hales, you're beautiful" he whispered.

As she felt his erection against the small of her back she turned in his arms. "Do you ever get enough?"

"Ah, that would be a definite NO!" he smirked.

"Nathan we just had three rounds this morning before we came downstairs."

"Your point" Nathan asked innocently.

"I'm going to the pool. It's been a long morning and I wanted to unwind. Jamie wants to swim so down boy!"

"Ok. I see how it's going to be. Jamie and Lucas slide me out of first place huh?"

"Ah no that would be Jamie, Bri., Natalie and Nicole. You know our children?"

"Hales, I wouldn't change a thing."

"Me either baby. I love you"

"I love you too Haley. Always and forever"

"Yeah. Always and forever.