Behind The Scenes
Summary: It was the party before THE PARTY and anyone who's anyone at Tree Hill High was at Nathan's Scott's house to celebrate but a startling revelation might put a damper on the pre-prom festivities for some.
Note: Yes, the last thing I should be doing is another story but I'm doing this as a one shot with the potential of being a story. Sorry for not updating Winners and Losers but this has been stuck in my head. Enjoy.
This takes place senior year before prom. Nathan and Haley never got together like how you saw on the show. Lucas and Nathan still had their differences but sort of buried the hatchet. That's basically all you need to know, all the changes from the actual show will be evident as you read. Check out my other storiesd if you have the chance, The Mourning After and Winners and Losers were recently updated. Enjoy and please review!
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"What time does this thing start?" Haley said as she lazily lied on Lucas' bed, flipping through a magazine.
"Actually, now but we could leave in 30." Lucas said as he was flipping through clothes in his closet. He looked over at Haley, who was giving him a knowing look.
"What, I don't want to be too early… it's not like anyone goes there on time."
"This is a Nathan Scott party, Bevin once told me that people lined up around the block for an hour before he let people in but even so he had some guys on the team act as bouncers."
"Oh yeah, I heard about that party, he turned his beach house into his own personal club.. see I know deep down you wanted to go." Lucas teased, knowing full well how Haley and Nathan didn't really get along.
"I never said that but what I was going to say was .. do we have to go?" Haley whined. "I mean we can go watch a movie or something.. we're going to the prom tomorrow night anyways… isn't that enough partying?"
"See.. and you wonder why people call you tutorgirl… come on Hales.. it's the end of senior year.. live a little."
"I do." She said with confidence. Just because Haley appeared to be straight as an arrow on the outside didn't mean she didn't know how to let loose, she thought to herself.
"It's just, do we have to go to one of his parties?"
Lucas rolled his eyes, he could already hear her complaints.
"It's bad enough I have to see him more so I can prepare him for finals.. now I gotta go to some stupid party he's throwing."
"You know.. you'd think that after you started tutoring him that you two would finally get along."
"We do get along." Haley stated matter of fact-ly. "It's just that I don't want to see him outside our tutoring sessions, seeing him there is plenty."
"Hales.. I know you're still a little sore at him for you know all that stuff last year but come on.. he's.. you know.."
"My brother.." Lucas mumbled.
"Well.. who would've thought that a year ago that you would finally acknowledging Nathan Scott as your brother." Haley snickered though deep down she was glad and relieved to see the two of them getting along.
Lucas shook his head, he still found it a little weird to actually be getting along with Nathan and now he was attending one of his parties. It was hard at first, he despised him but the two bonded over the game and found that Nathan was someone he could trust and be friends with. He was actually really happy that they were getting along, but lately, he wished that Nathan and Haley could get along.
"Ha ha very funny.. look I admit that I hated him even more after I joined the team.. he was an ass."
"I'm not doubting you there." Haley huffed as she flipped through another page.
"But I got to know him better and yeah, he's not that bad of a guy .. come on you must know that.. you've been spending a lot of time with him."
"Yeah and I can say for sure that he's still an ass."
Lucas shook his head. He figured that if he could get along with Nathan, surely his best friends could, but then again who said lightening strikes twice.
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"You ready?" Lucas asked.
"Do we have to?" Haley dropped her head back down on the bed.
"Come on Hales.." Lucas took her hands and grabbed her up. "Trust me, you're going to have a good time."
"Yeah.. yeah.. well let's get going then, the sooner we go, the sooner we can leave." Haley said as the two walked out of Lucas' house.
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Nathan walked around with a plastic red cup in his hand. He passed by a couple of people and like a good host, he was doing his rounds and saying hi to some of his friends that were currently partying at his house. He walked into the kitchen where he saw non other than Brooke Davis and Peyton Sawyer walk in.
"Ladies.." Nathan smirked as he put his drink down and took two fresh cups, handing it over to his new guests.
"Why thank you Nathan." Brooke eagerly took her cup.
"Good party." Peyton commented as she took her own. The three chatted for a little bit before a distinct voice could be heard in the background.
"Oh great, don't tell me your prom date is here?" Brooke rolled her eyes. Peyton laughed, finding it funny that Brooke and Rachel still didn't get along. It amused her so because the two were more alike than they realized.
"Natey, there you are!" Rachel said in her high pitched voice as she happily skipped into the kitchen and gave Nathan kiss. Brooke tried not to choke on her drink, wanting nothing more than to throw the contents at Rachel and taking Peyton's drink and doing the same, then using both cups to cover her ears. Brooke tried to hide her laughter when she noticed Nathan tilt his head so that her lips landed on his cheeks rather than his lips.
"Rachel.." Nathan tried to sound upbeat.
"Oh hey Peyton… you!" Rachel said as she looked at Peyton and then with disgust at Brooke.
"Come on Peyton, let's go in the living room, hopefully the music there will help drown out the chimpmunk here." Brooke said as the two left the kitchen.
Rachel choose to ignore her comments and focus in on Nathan.
"So I can't wait until tomorrow night.." She said seductively as she wrapped her arms around his neck. "Although I'm willing to let you get a preview tonight." She whispered into his ears.
Just then Nathan heard the sound of the door slamming and Haley James walking through.
"Get a room." Haley snorted as she walked passed them.
"Get new clothes!" Rachel shot back.
Nathan seized the opportunity to take a step back and walk over to Lucas who just came in. "Hey Rach, I'm going to say hi to Lucas.."
"Yeah.. fine.. I'll catch you later.." She smirked as she trailed her fingers down his chest.
"Hey Luke.." Nathan called out as the two pumped fists. "What took you so long?"
"I thought I'd beat the rush." Lucas joked as the two walked over to the counter. Nathan handed him a drink while Nathan picked up the one he left before.
"So I see you and Rachel are going well.. how's that going?"
"Fine.." Nathan shrugged.
"Don't worry Nate, you'll fine the one."
"Look I can already tell your not into her.. she's just going to be like all those other girls you hooked up this past year.."
Nathan tried to keep a straight face but knew it was useless. Lucas saw right through him.
"I don't understand why you're still taking her to prom.."
"Well, it's not like she didn't give me a choice but whatever.. it's just some party.."
"Whatever you say man." Lucas said as he took another sip. He still didn't understand why his brother agreed to take Rachel as his date.
"Speaking of prom dates.. I see yours is in a good mood tonight." Nathan said sarcastically.
"Yeah.. well Haley kind of didn't want to come tonight."
"Well she's more than welcomed to leave." Nathan smiled.
"Nate, don't start."
"You know, would it kill you two to just get along? I mean look at us.."
"Well you're different.. first you're my brother and second of all you're a guy not some crazy bitch.."
"Says the guy who came to tutoring late yesterday because he was still fixing his hair." Haley commented as she stood next to Lucas and grabbed his drink from him.
"Hey I was drinking that!" Lucas called out.
"Oh well." Haley smiled and shrugged.
"Well well.. Mount Saint Haley drinking a beer.. now something is wrong with this picture." Nathan teased.
"Are you calling me fat?!" Haley's eyes went wide.
Lucas shook his head, not again.
"Well, it's a good thing I told Tim to get a keg of Bud LIGHT."
"Why you!!" Haley was about to throw her drink at Nathan but Lucas intervened and took the drink from her hand.
"Come on Hales.." Lucas said quickly. "I think they got more drinks in the front.."
Haley glared at Nathan for a moment, who wasn't trying to hide his amusement at all. She could kill him for his devastating blue eyes and killer smile.
"I thought you were going be nice." Lucas looked over at Nathan once Haley left the room.
"What I was?"
"You call that nice!?"
"I called her a saint didn't I?" Nathan shot back.
Lucas couldn't help but chuckle. "You guys are hopeless."
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"Tutorgirl, you're here!!" Brooke exclaimed as she hugged Haley.
"You're just in time.. we're about play I Never." Peyton said.
"Umm.. I don't know guys.." Haley said nervously.
"You chicken or something? I mean you got the legs of one." Rachel snickered as she walked up.
"Well at least I keep my legs closed." Haley glared. "Let's play." Haley said as she raised her cup.
"Okay I'll go first!" Bevin said as she raised her hands. "I ummm.. never cheated on a test."
No surprise, everyone took a sip.
"I always knew you cheated to be valedictorian." Rachel said after she saw Haley took a sip.
"My mom was sick I couldn't study.. you know what nevermind.."
Sensing the tension in the room, Peyton quickly chimed in.
"I never went to a concert!"
After everyone took a sip, "Way to spice it up P. Sawyer." Brooke teased and Peyton glared at her.
"Let's see.. I never had a bouncer check my fake ID and thought I was 30." Brooke tried to hold her laughter. Rachel just gave her an evil look.
"It was dark and the guy was obviously blind." Rachel defended herself.
Brooke laughed. "Drink up."
Rachel shook her head as she was the only one to take a sip.
Now, it was Haley's turn. "I never had to stalk a guy for a month in order for him to take me to prom." Haley fired back from Rachel's previous comment.
Rachel gritted her teeth and quickly blurted out. "I never had SEX!" Rachel exclaimed and looked straight at Haley.
Haley was shocked for a moment, unsure of what to do. Everyone else had their hands over their mouths that Rachel would say such a thing. Haley was a feisty girl but she was always the good girl and while others looked at her virginity as a good thing, other people like Rachel only used it as a weapon.
Mustering her strength, Haley put her cup down and walked away. Rachel smiled to herself, proud of what she just did.
"You're such a bitch." Brooke said as she walked away.
Nathan saw the whole thing from across the room and he also shook his head and looked down.
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Moments later, Nathan came out of his house and saw some people lingering about. He looked around and saw Haley sitting down on nearby a bench. Her eyes were red and he knew she was crying.
"Are.. are you okay?" He said nervously as he took a seat at the other end of the bench.
"I'm fine.." She quickly said and turned away.
"You're a little high on yourself, aren't you? Going around telling people you're all fine."
Haley looked at him and couldn't help but smile at the corny joke.
"I saw what happened back there.. I'm.. I'm sorry." Nathan said sincerely now that the tension was broken.
Haley took a deep breath. "God, I'm so sick of how everyone just thinks of me as just Haley.. tutorgirl.. straight A student .. the virgin .."
"You're a good person Haley.. you shouldn't take that as an insult.. I mean.. look.. look what you did to me… before you I umm.." Nathan stumbled on his words.
"Couldn't write a proper essay." Haley finished for him with a grin on her face.
Nathan looked into her eyes, his gaze heavy. "More than that.." He said softly. Haley looked into them and brown met blue and Haley could feel herself slipping away.
Just then, they heard the sounds of other people and they quickly turned away from each other.
"Just so you know.. I don't think you have chicken legs.." Nathan smirked after an awkward moment of silence.
"God.." Haley rolled her eyes but couldn't help but laugh. "Well would you look at us .. sitting here laughing.. I wonder what Lucas would say."
"He'd probably think he was in the Twilight Zone.." He tried to make it sound like a joke but it didn't come out that way.
"Yeah.." Haley sighed as looked down.
"Would .. would I be so bad if we did .. umm. .you know get along?" Haley asked looking up.
"You tell me.." He responded carefully after a moment, as he nervously shuffled his hands together. Just then he glanced at his watch and that reminded him of what time it was. Looking up, he saw Haley in deep thought.
"I.. umm.." She couldn't find the words but when she looked at Nathan, she saw Nathan smiling almost to the point of laughing. "What?" Haley asked confused. "What's so funny?"
"Just wait 5 seconds."
"Huh? What're you .." She said but as soon as the words came out the timed sprinklers started going off.
"Ahh!!" She screamed as she got up. Nathan just simply sat there laughing away.
"Oh my God !!" She screamed. "You are such an ass!" Haley went to smack his arm but he moved away and got up, his laughing still taunting her. "Why you!!" She said frustrated but he continued to laugh despite both of them getting soaked.
"Come on Hales.. I thought you liked the rain!" He teased and laughed again as he started to back away in an attempt to avoid Haley's wrath.
"Come back here!" She yelled, as the two started running around like little kids.
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Nathan Scores, the videotaped was marked and Tim Smith was curious to see what this was. He put the tape in the VHS player and clicked play.
Tim smiled to himself once he realized what the tape was. He helped Nathan film some of the scenes. It was a highlight reel that Nathan made of him playing basketball. They filmed some of it early junior year he remembered. Everyone started crowding around and watching the scenes. Some of it was from games, others were Nathan playing around and showing off in the driveway.
"Isn't this great!" Tim said as he went to the back of the room to get his drink and glanced over to Lucas.
"Yeah.. great." Lucas said as he looked on to big screen. A couple of "oohhs" and "ahhs" could be heard from the crowd, especially when Nathan dunked. Lucas shook his head and laughed, apparently the man could do no wrong.
"Isn't that Peyton?" Someone said as they showed a couple of scenes with Nathan and Peyton together while they were still dating.
By this point a soaking Nathan and Haley came walking back inside, wondering what's going on.
"What's this?" Nathan asked.
"It's the basketball reel we made, remember?" Tim said.
"Dude, what happened to you guys?" Lucas asked, realizing that Nathan and Haley were wetting the floors.
"Sprinkler incident." Haley glared as he looked up at Nathan, but he was just grinning.
"Do I even want to know?" Lucas shook his head but his eyes went wide once he saw some more intimate moments of Nathan and Peyton.
The scene showed Peyton holding the camera, pointed to herself when Nathan came over and the two shared a steamy kiss on the big screen. Nathan instantly flinched, not really wanting to re-live his drama filled days when he dated Peyton.
Just then, Peyton came walking in and, but she couldn't get through the crowd fast enough though. The scene changed and a shirtless Nathan came on the screen, his back against the camera as he was making out with someone on his bed.
"Turn it off !!" Peyton screamed as she finally made her way through the crowd. Once Nathan saw what was going on, the whole crowd started going wild and he pushed through the crowd to try to turn off with Haley and Lucas right behind him, but the damage was already done as the crowd gathered around the tv and it was hard to get through.
Everyone was stunned silent when Nathan's back moved away from the camera and the girl who was not Peyton showed up on the screen.
"Come on, I can't believe I'm doing this." A bra-clad Haley said, looking at the camera. "I would die if anyone saw this, Nathan." Haley said over the TV.
Haley instantly had a sinking feeling and looked at a terrified Nathan.
"Don't worry, no one will ever know." Nathan smirked for the camera.
"But the party.." Haley tried to protest.
"It's okay, Lucas is bonding with his new teammates." Nathan said breathlessly as he leaned over and the two shared another sizzling kiss. Nathan's hands roamed to the clasp of Haley's bra but Nathan stopped the tape before it could go further.
Lucas was shocked and stunned. He looked over to an equally shocked and embarrassed Haley and then over to his supposed brother, who was looking back at him with a pleading look.
"Look, Luke that wasn't what it seemed, well yeah but.." Nathan stuttered but before he could get another word out, Lucas' fist came barreling into Nathan's jaw, knocking Nathan to the ground.
"Lucas!" Haley exclaimed as she tried to stop him. But Rachel, grabbed her arm.
"Oh no you don't!!" Rachel glared as she slapped Haley. The slap stopped the two brothers from fighting, well Lucas was trying to throw in punches, while Nathan tried to stop him.
Haley held on to her face before glaring back at Rachel.
"You bitched!!" Haley clenched her fist and it landed straight into Rachel's left eye, sending her right down to the ground.
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Haley leaned against the frame of the backdoor. She stood there, looking out over Nathan's back yard.
"There you are.." Nathan said as his arms encircled her waist and she leaned back into him.
"Everyone left.." He said softly as he took a whiff of her now dry hair.
"I .. I didn't want Lucas to find out that way.."
"Yeah.. I know.." He said softly as he placed a kiss on the top of her forehead.
"He's so mad.." She said shaking her head. "Are you okay?"
"Yeah.. I'm fine.. and don't worry about Lucas.. he'll get over it.. umm I think.." He laughed nervously. "How about you? That was some punch you gave Rachel."
"The only highlight of the evening." Haley pouted. She couldn't believe the whole school watched her almost having sex with Nathan on the big screen. Nathan turned Haley around so now she was facing him.
"Well.. I don't know about that." He smirked. "But does this mean I can finally be your date for prom."
Haley smiled back at him and leaned forward and kissed him softly on the lips, but like always, it didn't take long before things got heated. When both needed air, they finally broke apart.
"God, it's only been this morning, I still can't believe how much I want you." Nathan muttered against her lips.
"You should've came by this afternoon." Haley kissed him again as she grabbed his hand and led him off to his bedroom. The night was still young and they had all night and an empty house all to themselves. They would surely face the repercussions of their actions, but not now, not tonight.
Continued or not? I'll see what people think, please please review!!!!