Title: For Only That Night
Author: WhatBecomesOfYou
Fandom: One Tree Hill
Claim: Brooke/Mouth
Rating: PG
Prompt: "lowered lashes"
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: I don't own One Tree Hill or any characters from it.
Notes: Set during S1 "To Wish Impossible Things."

There were many things that he would have thought, before tonight, about Brooke Davis. Spoiled cheerleader would top the list with a bullet. It had caught him off guard when he realized that she had bid $200 on him. Him. Or, well, as she had put it, on the microphone boy. But, still, on him. Maybe he wasn't her first choice for people to win, but he didn't care.

For one night, he had been in her company. And as she looked at him through her lowered lashes, her voice trembling as she confessed that girls only wanted to be wanted in return, his heart broke for her. Somewhere beneath the icy veneer of a cheerleading captain, there was a real girl, with real emotions.

All he was able to do was draw her into his arms, and want to protect her from the world. It's all he was capable of, all he felt he could do.

And it was enough, for only that one night.