AN: So this is my first chapter of Don't Look Away, It's Only Life, the winner of the parts of stories contest. After this story is posted, the next story I will post will be We Belong Together, then finally La Bella Vita. In case you haven't noticed all of my stories are named after songs, and so are the chapters within those stories. Anyway, here is the first chapter… and as always please review.
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Chapter 1 ~ "This broken heart can still survive with a touch of your grace."
My life was never simple: pregnant by the age of 19 and married by 20. Now by the age of 26, my life was good… to some extent. I am 4 ½ months pregnant with my third child. Yup that's right, 3 children all before the age of 30. Lily is 5, Landon is a little over a year, and now one on the way. Lucas and I were high school sweethearts, starting going out at the end of junior year and by the middle of my sophormore year in college I was pregnant with Lily. So you could say that Lucas and I have an accelerated life, sometimes I like it, and sometimes I hate it. Like now, Lucas has been going out every night for the past three nights, doing God knows what. I had big news to tell him today, I "popped". But no, he missed out on dinner again and he's not picking up his phone. So many things are running through my mind… is he ok? Is he hurt? Is he cheating on me? The phone started ringing and I didn't even look to see who it was, I just answered it and started screaming at the person on the other line.
"Whoa, B. Scott, slow down, it's me Peyton." Peyton and I had been friends all throughout high school and still remained very close to one other, despite she lies 3 hours away with her boyfriend Jake.
"Sorry Peyton, I didn't even look at the caller ID."
"It's ok, so let me guess… you still haven't heard anything from Lucas and you are twirling your wedding ring around wondering if you made the right decision by marrying so young. Am I a genius or what?"
"Yes, Peyton you are a super genius."
"Thank you, but listen to me. Lucas sometimes may be an ass, but that boy loves you with all of his heart. And he is crazy about those kids of yours. Why don't you, Lily, and Carter come up this weekend? Jake will watch the kids, while you and I just talk, and I admire that cute baby bump of yours."
"I don't know Peyton, I'll let you know. Thank you… Wait, is this a ploy just to see your god children, one of whom you haven't even met?" I questioned, remembering the night Landon was conceived.
~~FLASHBACK (two years ago) ~~
"Come on Luke, Peyton's gonna be here any minute and you're no where near being ready."
"Babe, come on you know it doesn't take me long to get ready."
"I know, but I don't want to be late."
"Be late for what Mommy?" my 3 year old Lily asked
"I told you Lily pad, Daddy and I are going out and Aunt Peyton's going to watch you."
:"But, I don't want you to go."
"LUCAS! Peyton's here!" I screamed, getting more annoyed because he wasn't ready and Lily was going to throw a tantrum.
"Ok, Brooke calm down. Go get the door and I'll deal with our daughter."
As I was walking down the stairs, I was having doubts in my mind about going out tonight. Lucas and I haven't been out by ourselves since before Lily was born. It just breaks my heart to see he like this; I don't know what to do.
"Hey P. Sawyer, I've missed you."
"Same here. Now, where's that adorable little girl of yours?"
"Upstairs with Luke, throwing a tantrum about not wanting us to go out. You sure you're okay with spending the night here?"
"Brooke, I've told you a million times yes. Now go get that husband of yours and hit the road."
"AUNT PEYTON!" Lily wailed from the top of the steps, jumping into Peyton's wide open arms.
Come here cutie, how are you?"
"I'm good. Guess what?"
"Daddy said that if I am a good girl, I get a present." Lily said which caused me to give Lucas a look and mouthed smooth to him.
"Oh really. I guess you have Daddy wrapped around you're finger, Lilypants."
"What's that mean?" Lily asked with a confused look on her face
"Don't worry about it. Why don't you say goodbye to Mommy and Daddy so we can go play?"
"Ok, bye Mommy, bye Daddy."
"Bye my baby girl. You have fun with Aunt Peyton tonight, okay?"
"Ok Mommy. I love you."
"Love you too."
"You be good tonight, alright?"
"Bye Daddy, bye Luke."
"Brooke wait", Peyton said as I was already half way out the door.
"Try not to worry so much tonight and have some fun. You deserve it, you're a great mother. We'll be fine."
"Ok, Thanks, Peyton."
~~END OF FLASHBACK~~
"Brooke, you still there?"
"Yea, I was just remembering something." I said. That was the last time, I saw Peyton. Man, I miss that girl and I miss the way Luke and I used to be.
"Yep." I said, wiping the tears of my face.
"You, okay Brooke?"
"I know you better than that. Go get some sleep, I am sure you are tired from everything gong on. I'm only a phone call away if you need something."
"Thanks Peyton, you're the best."
"Anytime and so are you."
"Love you, night."
"Love you too, night."
And with that I hung up the phone, waiting for Lucas to call. I was still upset and angry. I don't what I'm going to do with him. I think I am going to go up to Peyton's this weekend, she's right I need a break from all of this drama.