AN: Hey guys, these are little parts of chapters that I have stories for. Each chapter is completely separate from the rest and has nothing to do with each other. Read each one and let me know which story to post first. One is based on my ex best friend and her fiancé, one is about what really happened in my life, and another is a story that has been in my mind forever. So again, let me know the ordering of which you would like these stories to be posted, and the story with the most reviews will get posted first.
My life had never been really simple. There were always hard times which were then followed by even harder times. The only way to fully free myself of my hard past was to run away from it all. So that is what I did, at age 19 I ran as fast as I could away from that place, and this is my story
Chapter 1 (April 2009,Age 17)
From the moment we rekindled our friendship, I knew that Nathan Scott and I had something special, something no one else could understand. And even though we were seniors in high school, I know what I felt. Haley James, who was two years younger than me, and I had been best friends for the past year, and as in all friendships we go through our fights and hard times, and eventually make up. This time seemed different. For the past eight months, both Haley and I really liked Nathan. We never really had fights over him, but I could tell there was some tension between us whenever he came up. The tension slowly rose and I got fed up of everything, so I called my new friend, Peyton Sawyer Jagielski, whom I met at work. Peyton was thirteen years older than me and was just recently married to the love of her life Jake Jagielski.
"It's Brooke. I know it's late, but can we talk? I really need you right now."
"Sure, Brooke what's up?"
"Haley and Nathan are going out. And I don't know how to feel about it. I'm angry, upset, hurt, and happy. I just don't know what to do."
"Brooke calm down. Give me a minute to process all of this." Peyton said while getting up out of bed and whispering to her husband that everything was ok and that she will be back soon. "So you're saying your best friend Haley is going out with this boy Nathan whom you have liked for a longer time?"
"Mhm," I said with the tears slowly coming down my face.
"Did she even ask you about how you feel about the whole thing?"
"No, I just got a text message saying that they did 'things' before he left for vacation and now they are going out."
"What did she say after that?"
"Nothing really, we were just talking about Nathan and how she is finally happy after everything with Chris."
"Did you tell her how you felt about this whole thing?"
"No, I don't want to get into a fight over this."
"Brooke, I am so sorry. This isn't right. What are you going to do?"
"I don't know, I just want to get out of my house right now, everything here reminds me of them. My heart can't take this Peyton, you know that. It is beating so fast right now, it hurts."
"Brooke listen to me, take a deep breath. I know this hurts right now and it may hurt right now to hear this, but you shouldn't be friends with either one of them anymore. You don't deserve to be treated like that."
"I know I don't deserve to be treated like that but what am I supposed to do? I can't just cut Haley out, she is like my sister. We have been through so much together. It would be way too hard to do."
"Fine, we'll figure that out in the morning when you met me at work and we are going to go out just the two of us and you are going to get your mind off of this."
"No we are not. You just got married less then a week ago and you should be spending this time with your husband. You guys didn't even go on a proper honeymoon, and I'm sure he wants to spend time with you."
"Trust me; he's not going to mind."
"And how do you know that? I haven't even met him."
"I know that because he loves me and will do anything for me, which means that I have to go out to help my best friend, and then he will have to be fine with it."
"I still feel bad about this."
"I don't care, your coming. Meet me at work at 10."
"Ok. Its late… go back to your husband, he must be worried about you, and I'll be fine." This was a complete lie, and I hated lying to Peyton but I felt so bad about waking her and her husband up.
"Ok, but call me if you need something."
"I will, and thank you for listening to this. I really appreciate it, seriously."
"That's really sweet Brooke, and don't worry about it, that is what best friends are for. Goodnight."
"Night, and thanks again."
"And tell Jake that I am sorry for waking him up."
"Will do, see you tomorrow."
And with that I hung up the phone. After that I took down all of the pictures of Haley and me, and put them into a box with all of the other memories that were too painful to look at. I then changed into my pajamas, crawled into bed, and for the first time in many months I cried myself to sleep.