Title: Unfurl
Summary: AU. Her entire life had been a series of secrets and lies just waiting to be released. Her death will be the catalyst that lets them all out. Get ready, folks, because Brooke Davis is going out with a bang. Ruby and Brooke centric.
Fandom(s): One Tree Hill and Supernatural.
Pairing(s): The main pairing would be Dean/Ruby. There's also some Nathan/Haley and Lucas/Peyton. In terms of a Brooke pairing...well...I don't want to give anything away but let's just say there are numerous Brooke pairings. The main focus of this story is the Brooke/Ruby friendship though, so all relationships kind of take second string to that.
Timeline: AU for both. The ages would have to be around 25 for the OTH gang, 6 for Jamie, Dean Winchester is around 34 and Sam Winchester would be around 29. Also, I should mention that because this is AU, it doesn't really go along with any of the current seasons of the show. Like the whole Ruby storyline in season four of SPN? Never happened. She's still Katie Cassidy in this story. And most of Brooke's storylines have been changed. Such as no Julian, Alex or Samantha Walker.
Genre: Drama/Mystery
Rating: T for themes.
Warnings/Spoilers: There will be violence and possibly some other squicky things later on such as sex, pregnancy, drug use, alcohol abuse and torture. Of course, there is also character death early on.
Notes: Considering Outskirts of Nowhere is going nowhere (ironic, huh?) I thought I'd run with another idea I had. I probably shouldn't. I should be working exclusively on Queen of Hearts but I couldn't help myself. So, warning: updates for this will be slow but I will be working on it. Besides, I've been wanting to do a murder mystery like this for ages.

Disclaimer: I own nothing.


Unfurl

Written by Becks Rylynn


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Prologue

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got a secret
can you keep it?
swear this one you'll save
better lock it in your pocket
taking this one to the grave

if i show you
then i know you won't tell what i said
'cause two can keep a secret if one of them is dead

-the pierces; secret

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They say everyone has secrets.

I've spent my entire life building mine up until they became a big bundle of lies, deception and hidden truths that had enough power to shake up an entire town and ruin people's lives forever. I never meant for it to get this out of control. I never meant for it to happen. I never meant to keep things so bottled up within my mind, to lie and deceive and threaten. I never meant to become such a vicious, menacing bitch.

It just happened.

All of my life, I had been told I had a heart of gold. I'm Brooke Davis: Former Cheerleader and Current Fashionista with a heart of gold. But these past few years changed me. Turned me into this. A vapid, bitter, childless woman with secrets around every corner. A woman who puts on an act for her friends and pretends to be fine when she's really breaking apart into pieces so tiny they can never be put back together again. I suppose I should consider a career in acting. With all of my practice, I could win a fucking Oscar.

Yes, I have secrets. Yes, they're big and bad. They live in a box next to my heart. A box that, if opened, could unleash more hell than Pandora's wimpy little piece of junk.

Everyone thinks I have the perfect life. Boy, are they ever wrong.

Wait. I'm sorry. Let me rephrase that.

Had. Everyone thinks I had the perfect life. You see....

....My name is Brooke Penelope Davis, and I'm dead.

So far, it's very dull.

I should move on, I know that. There are people calling to me from the other side, telling me it's time to let go, walk into the light and be with them. But I'm not done yet. I, like so many other tortured souls, have unfinished business on this earthly realm.

I'm going to open that box.

With a little help from my friends, of course. One friend in particular.

end prologue


Dude. Shortest prologue EVER. I said above that updates will be slow and they will. However, I do hope to get the next chapter up either tomorrow or the next day. After that, who knows. Now, serious question here: I have been pondering something about this story. Should I borrow Kat Davis from Outskirts of Nowhere? Readers of that story know she was Brooke's badass older sister portrayed by Holly Marie Combs (in my head, anyway) and she was generally well received. Anyone else think she would fit in with this story?