I don't own one tree hill.

"Peyton What the hell do you think you're doing, you see something on TV then next thing I know you're throwing things around a room and then you're packed and on the next plane you can catch." The two stood facing each other neither seeming to back down.

"Why do you even Care Julian it was just sex after all nothing important." Peyton sneered.

Julian reeled back as if he'd been slapped. "Just sex, that's what you thought of us as just sex." He looked at the blond this woman he had thought loved him. And sure he was aware that she wasn't always faithful, but he was willing to over look that because he cared for her loved her flaws and all and maybe it was only wishful thinking but he thought with all her blackness and demons that she'd loved him to if only a small part of her.

"Of course," she scoffed "OH stop looking like a fucking wounded puppy, and don't even act like I was the only girl you were screwing."

"Actually Peyton you were because unlike you I can stay faithful to one person." He snapped back, glaring at her. She'd always been on the edge of crazy but this wasn't the girl he knew or thought he knew and he was afraid this was the real her.

"Oh that hurt," Peyton rolled her eyes and glanced over at the front door. Her eye happened to glimpse Lucas's side door and once again she froze. Her face drained of all color and she started to sway and as much as Julian hated her he wasn't going to let her fall to the ground.

"Peyton are you ok." He rushed to her steadying her.

"The door's red," he glanced over at the door which was in fact red.

"So?" he really didn't understand the significance of the door being red.

"Its over," She broke down in tears as her knees hit the ground. She remembered the day he repainted the door the black color. The day after he'd found Brooke in bed with Chris Keller. But that hadn't stopped him from going back to her. No he'd went back and stayed until she'd pushed him away. He'd fought for Brooke in a way he'd never fought for Peyton. She pushed herself from the ground. Took a deep breath and brushed the tears from her eyes. She refused to cry for him anymore. Julian tried to help her to hold her. She brushed him off and stormed away. She would go back to California she would forget that she ever even lived in Tree Hill.

Julian watched her go and felt the defeat growing in him. Was she worth fighting for or wasn't she and who the hell were these people. Then it all connected in his head. Tree Hill a blond boy and a bunch of Friends these were the people from the unkindness of raven's book that Peyton was so obsessed with. He sighed shook his head and left. His life was a mess but he couldn't help but love her. So he knew he was on his way to California and maybe just maybe he could talk some sense into her.

Brooke watched them walk away from behind the blinds. She shook her head as she turned back to the people in the living room. "That guy's a fool he's actually going to follow her." She sighed and sat down on the couch cuddling up to Lucas who draped his arm over her pulling her close.

"He'll learn or he won't but that isn't our problem." He sighed.

Brooke felt a tear slip down her cheek. "When did she turn, really she wasn't always like that." She quickly brushed the tear away.

Nathan sat on the other couch Haley beside him and sighed. "You know Brooke our junior year we were all messed up and headed down a bad road but me and you we got put on the right path. Peyton on the other hand slide farther down into the sea of bad decisions. "

"I think if Jake had stayed around she would have made it out ok, I think Jake and Jenny were good for her." Luke added.

"You think she should get with Jake." Brooke asked.

Lucas sadly shook his head. "NO I think if he'd stayed they would have made it but Jake and Jenny don't need the venom that is Peyton invading their lives now. Peyton isn't good for herself or anyone else right now."

"Lucas is right." Haley was reluctant to agree.

"I know." Brooke felt more tears coming on. I just miss my friend."

"I know baby I know." Lucas soothed kissing her head and holding her close. Just then a knock sounded on the door and Lucas got to his feet almost dreading finding out who was on the other side. He swung the door open and laughed to see his mother on the other side.

"Ma why didn't you just come in." He took Jamie from her as she balanced Lily on her other hip. She stepped into the house and he shut the door behind her. She sat down on the couch as Lucas sta down with Jamie.

"I didn't feel right this is your house now Lucas not mine."

"Ma this will always be your house." Lucas told her bouncing Jamie lightly on his knee.

"Where's Peyton." Karen looked around surprised not to see the blond.

"She had to leave." Lucas didn't elaborate.

"Oh," Karen could see by the cloudy looks on the face of the kids that they didn't want to talk about it. "Well I have to get to Andy so we can get on the sea." She stood and They all stood with her. He took Lily and kissed her head. Then he hugged his mother.

"I'll miss you ma."

Karen hugged them all and took Lily back she looked back one last time before the door closed behind her. She felt horrible but she had already been in tree hill to long she could feel the cloud of darkness sweeping over her she had to get out.

When she was gone Lucas sat down and buried his head in his hands. "I hate that she always leaves." Brooke wrapped her arms around him and held him close.

"I know Broody I know. Some day she'll come back just give her time. I know its not fair but we'll get through this I promise."

Lucas just looked up at her hoping she was right and kissed her cheek. " I love you Pretty girl." He whispered.

A/N thanks to those that reviewed sorry for the long wait I thought about this story but never got around to writing the chapter check out my new Brucas Fics mostly all in a word and a memory which an AU after Lucas's first wedding and Bitter Lies which is an AU season 7 Brucas. And please review this story. I'm hoping to get to 300 reviews.