Author's note- Set in season 5. But with a bit of a twist. A little AU. Lindsey still leaves Lucas at the altar; he still goes away for a few weeks with his mom and Andy. He comes. I want to keep the same plot season 5 had going with just a few small changes.
Summary- Lucas and Peyton slept together about a month before his wedding and now she's about to face the biggest challenge of her life. The question is can she handle this. Her life is about to throw her a hug curve ball. I suck at summaries but please give this a chance.
Life's about to change.
Peyton paced back and forth in the bathroom. In 3 minutes she would find out if her life was about to change and of course those 3 minutes were taking forever. It seemed like time was on pause and she couldn't press play. After she grew tired of pacing, she took a set on the toilet, pulled her knees up to her chest and sighed. What was she going to do? How would she tell him? What if he didn't want this? I mean for god's sake it was his wedding day to another woman and Peyton was sitting in the bathroom waiting to find out if she was pregnant with his baby. How could this happen?
A month ago, Peyton stayed at TRIC late to work on Mia's album. She knew Lucas was there at the bar drinking and celebrating his engagement, she didn't care, this album had to get done and beside why celebrate with a man who kissed her and right after proposed to Lindsey. After a few hours into the party she heard the laughter slow down and eventually she heard him walk into her office. They talked, fought, drank and cried which eventually lead to drunken sex. She knew it was a mistake but Peyton couldn't help herself. It was Lucas Scott, the man who's had her heart since the first day they met.
All of that has now lead to this. When the 3 minutes where finally up, she picked the test and looked down. Her heart stopped as she held the tears back from falling. Two pink lines. Those 2 lines told her there was a life growing inside her, a life that her and Lucas created, a life she wasn't sure if he would even want in this world why would her? The morning after they had sex, Lucas told her he hated her and that this was a mistake. Lucas was obviously over Peyton and was ready to move on with his life with someone else. Her mind was confused, her heart was racing. Today was just not the day, all of her thoughts soon stopped when she heard a knock on the door.
"You ok in there?" Her cherry best friend yelled through the door. "We've got to go"
"Yeah." She said clearing her throat. "I know. Just finishing up my make-up, I'll be out in a second." Peyton quickly threw the test in her purse, hid the trash and opened the bathroom door. She was going tell Brooke, just not today. Peyton didn't want to break down and plus, she knew Brooke would make her tell Lucas and she just couldn't do that. Not right now. She didn't want to ruin his day. Even though he was still madly in love with him, she had to let him go. Plus he wasn't even talking to her, "Sorry I'm ready" She told Brooke with a smile as they walked out the door and into the car.
Today was the day she would watch her one true love and now the father of her unborn child, marry someone that wasn't her. Peyton just hoped she had the strength to hold it together long enough for him to make the biggest mistake of his life.
Peyton walked back into the house 2 hours later and went straight to her room. The wedding didn't exactly go as planned. Lucas said I do, but for Lindsey, she had some sort of epiphany that Lucas' new book 'The Comet' was about Peyton. So she left him standing there at that alter as she walked away. And of course Lucas followed after her. Peyton was somewhat relieved, but her heart was still going out to Lucas. At least now Lindsey wasn't standing in her way when she was ready to tell Lucas about her pregnancy. She still wasn't sure how she was going to go about doing this, but giving him a little time right now was best. Peyton was sure Lucas was going to try and blame this on her somehow, so talking to him right this very second wasn't the best idea in the world.
"Peyton?" She heard Brooke say before opening her door. The brunette walked in and sat down beside her. "Are you ok?"
Peyton shook her head. "Not really, but I will. It was just hard watching him say those words Brooke."
"I know . But time will heal" Her best friend said smiling. "You will be ok; you will get over this and move on with someone better."
Peyton sighed, if only Brooke knew. But she couldn't tell her, not yet at least. Brooke doesn't even know how the night at TRIC, how was she going to tell her she was pregnant. "I hope you're right Brooke." She said with a slight smile on her face.
"I'm always right."
Peyton laughed. "Ha-ha ok Brooke, if you say so." She said lying back on her bed.
"Oh no! You're not going to do this. Get your skinny ass up." Brooke slapped her leg softly. "Some to the store with me."
Peyton sighed. "Fine let me change and I'll meet you in the car."
With that Brooke nodded her head and walked out of Peyton's room. She shook her head and got up off the bed. Peyton grabbed a pair of pants and shirt. She quickly changed out of her dress and into her cloths. Once she was ready she walked outside and got into Brookes car. Peyton put on a fake smile as she starred out the window as they drove down the road. She couldn't help but think about the little life growing inside her. What was going to happen now?