"Brooke… Sawyer" Peyton yells walking into the apartment looking around putting her keys and things away. There is no response except for Ralphie bouncing down the hallway from Sawyer's room. "Hey buddy" Peyton says bending down and petting him. "Where are Brooke and Sawyer?" Ralphie trots back down the hallway the way he came from. Peyton follows him. She looks in their room and then in Sawyer's room. They were nowhere. Peyton couldn't imagine that they would be out considering it was late and passed Sawyer's bedtime. Peyton turns and heads into the kitchen. She opens the door and sees that there is a plate with a note on it.
Heat and enjoy, baby!
This was so weird. Where in the world could they be? She walks out of the kitchen and out of the apartment to Lucas'. She knocks on the door and Rachel answers it.
"Hey Peyt" she says smiling
"Hi" Peyton replies "By any chance have you seen Sawyer and Brooke?"
"They were on the roof playing basketball after dinner but I can't imagine they'd still be up there"
"Well they're not in our apartment so I'll head up there"
"Ok" Rachel says "Have a good night"
"You too" Peyton says walking down the hallway towards the stairwell to the roof. She walks up the stairs and onto the roof. She looks around and sees a lawn chair and walks over to it. Brooke and Sawyer are sound to sleep wrapped up in their winter gear and a sleeping bag. She takes out her phone and takes a picture. She then leans down and softly kisses Brooke on the forehead. "Brooke" she whispers
Brooke moves a little and Peyton shakes her. That causes her to wake up.
"Peyt" She says rubbing her eyes and looking at her
"What are you two doing out here?" Peyton asks "It's the middle of winter and it's freezing out here"
"It's not that cold and we're all bundled up" Brooke says smiling
"So what are you guys doing out here?"
"We were star gazing"
"You were what?"
"We were out here playing basketball and Sawyer was talking about how pretty the sky is so I told him we could look at them for a while if he wanted to. He got all excited and we went and made hot chocolate and then came up here. He fell asleep and it was so peaceful that I decided we'd stay a little longer and I fell asleep"
Peyton smiles "I'm sorry I missed it"
"There's room in here for you"
"I'd love to but I have some work I need to finish. I decided to pack it up and bring it home so at least we'd be in the same place"
"Ok" Brooke says "If you'll take Sawyer I'll pack up all this stuff and we can put him in bed and hang out"
"He's in his pajamas"
Brooke just smiles as Peyton picks Sawyer up. She then picks up all their things. They all head down stairs and into their apartment. Brooke puts everything away and walks down the hallway where Peyton was taking Sawyer's winter things off.
"He's so precious" Brooke says
"Yes, he is" Peyton says kissing him on the forehead
"He can sleep through anything"
"He sure can"
Brooke walks over and kisses him "Good night, baby" she whispers pulling the covers over him and tucking him in.
Peyton and Brooke walk out of the room.
"Are you hungry?"
"I can warm up my own dinner"
"That's ok" Brooke says "You go ahead and start working and I'll warm it up for you"
Peyton kisses Brooke "Thanks babe"
"No problem" Brooke says walking into the kitchen as Peyton walks into the living room pulling out her iPad.
After a few minutes, Brooke walks in with a plate of lasagna, a bottle of wine and two glasses. She hands Peyton the plate and then sets the glasses down to open the bottle. She pours them each a glass and hands Peyton one.
"Thanks" Peyton says smiling
"How was your day?" Peyton asks while she eats
"Oh you know" Brooke says "Sawyer and I went to the store then to the skate park and then he took a nap and I worked on a dress. When he woke up we played a board game and took Raphie to the dog park. We had dinner with Luke and Rachel. Played basketball and hung out on the roof"
"That sounds fun"
"It was" Brooke replies "How was your day?"
"Shitty" Peyton says
"Why, what happened?"
"Well one of our artists was supposed to have his record ready for release by February. He's a pain in the ass and I usually have to work with him myself to keep him on track. He convinced me that he needed to work in a sunny climate so I let him go to our LA office. The assholes out there didn't do their job and now he's about 8 songs too short of his record"
Brooke looks at her in surprise "Um, that's not good!"
"Tell me about it" Peyton sighs "I should have kept him here! I knew better. He's a pain in the ass. I can't believe this"
"So what are you going to do?"
"That's what I'm working on right now" Peyton says "I am trying to find this douche bag some songs to record"
"This doesn't sound like the kind of artist you would sign"
"He was one of my first" Peyton says "I was so excited to sign someone. I have worked with him from the beginning. He's hit a dry spell and now we're trying to rebuild him"
"Sounds like a lot of work"
"He is" Peyton says finishing her dinner "This was really good"
"Thanks" Brooke says "It was a different recipe I tried tonight. Sawyer and I found it on pinterest"
"It was really good"
"I'm glad you liked it" Brooke replies getting up and taking the plate from Peyton and filling her wine glass "Well you better get to work"
"Yea" Peyton says resting her head on the couch
Brooke walks out of the room and returns after putting the dish in the dishwasher. When she comes back Peyton is still resting in the same position. Brooke smiles at how sexy she looks. She goes and sits at the other end of the couch.
"You know" Peyton says "I have millions of dollars, hundreds of artists, two locations and tons of employees"
"Yea" Brooke says
"And I'm tired" Peyton sighs
"Tired of what?" Brooke asks
"My life" Peyton sighs
Brooke looks at her "What?"
"I'm tired of bailing this guy's ass out and I have people to do this for me"
"Yes, you do" Brooke sighs "But we both know that you don't turn responsibilities over very easily"
"I know" Peyton sighs "But when I came up on the roof tonight and saw you and Sawyer it made me sad. I should have been home at 6 to have dinner with you guys and play basketball and snuggle up in that chair with you but I wasn't. I was at work doing a job that I could have given to someone else"
Brooke moves down and looks at Peyton. "What's going on?" she asks softly
"I don't know, Brooke" she says softly "We had so much fun over the holiday being together and then I went back to work and things have been crazy and it's only been a few weeks. I haven't been home for dinner 90% of the time and you put Sawyer to bed most nights without me."
"That's no different than how it's always been, Peyt"
"I know" Peyton sighs "But I think I'm done"
"What do you mean?"
"I think I'm done doing this"
Brooke looks at her with shock on her face
"I wanted to have Sawyer so bad and then for years he grew up in my office with everyone else watching him when I needed them too and with Lydia that was ok. It was ok for me to work all the time and come home late but it doesn't feel ok anymore. Even when we were first together I was ok with you putting him to bed and me missing things because that was my life but now… now it doesn't feel right. I have all these young executives that walk out of the office at 4:30-5 o'clock because I won't give them assignments and I come home at 10 o'clock at night. My son's asleep, my dinner has to be warmed up, and my girlfriend looks so sexy and I have work to do instead of doing her"
"Peyton!" Brooke says
"It's true" Peyton says "I'm tired of this and I don't want to do it anymore."
"Ok, so what are you going to do?"
"Have a meeting tomorrow" Peyton sighs "Assign jobs to my employees and be home to help you make dinner tomorrow night"
"Wow" Brooke says "You've decided all of this based on Sawyer and I snuggled in a lawn chair?"
"I've been thinking about it since I went back to work this was just the icing on the cake. Tonight was enough. I have money and power but I want love and family that's what will make me happy and I'm going to have that"
Brooke smiles and leans over and kisses Peyton. Peyton kisses her back.
"You know what" Peyton says "Screw it! Let's go to bed"
Brooke looks at Peyton "You have to find songs"
"Nope" Peyton says "It can wait until tomorrow. I want to fill the bathroom with candles, get into a hot bubble bath with you, drink champagne and then climb into bed and whatever happens happens"
Brooke smiles "That sounds wonderful"
"It sure does" Peyton sighs "Come on!" she says getting up and holding her hand out to Brooke
Brooke takes it and stands up "I made chocolate cake tonight too"
"Mmmm" Peyton says walking into the kitchen and grabbing a bottle of champagne out of the wine cooler, two glasses and the chocolate cake. The two women walk down the hallway and into their room. Brooke goes into the bathroom and starts lighting candles and filling the bathtub. She puts bubble bath in it. After the tub was full both girls undress and climb in.
"This is the life" Peyton says "Sitting in the tub with the most gorgeous woman in the world sitting in it with me"
Brooke smiles "Baby, you're already going to get laid tonight you don't have to sweet talk me"
Peyton laughs "I'm not sweet talking you. You are the most beautiful woman in the world"
"No, you're pretty beautiful yourself"
Peyton sighs "Hey baby" she says softly
"Yes" Brooke says leaning back into the tub to relax more
"Let's have that baby"
Brooke pops up "Excuse me?"
"Let's have that baby"
"It takes 9 months to have a baby, Peyt"
"I know but I think we should have one now"
"Ok" Brooke says "We need to find a donor"
"Let's do it tomorrow"
"You're having a meeting, remember"
"Yes, after" Peyton replies "I'll have the meeting in the morning and be home by lunch and we can start looking"
"Peyton what in the world has gotten into you?"
"I don't want to watch our lives pass us by."
"Ok" Brooke says
"Am I rushing you?"
"No, not at all" Brooke says "You should see the bookmarked websites on my computer. Finding a donor won't be hard at all"
Peyton smiles "God, I love you"
"I love you too" Brooke says crawling down to the other end of the tub where Peyton was sitting. She straddles Peyton "Now" she whispers in Peyton's ear "I think some dirty kinky sex is in order!"
"Oh really?" Peyton asks
"Really" Brooke says leaning down and kissing Peyton "right here on the bathroom floor"
"Brooke!" Peyton says surprised
"That way we can get right back in the tub and finish relaxing"
Peyton smiles and Brooke stands up climbing out of the tub followed by Peyton. The two engage in the hottest steamy sex they have ever had. They end up with their fists in each other screaming in pleasure. When their orgasms cease the both crash to the floor trying to catch their breaths.
"Wow" Peyton says "Maybe when I come home on time we'll be able to do this more often"
"I hope so" Brooke says "But once I get fat you're not going to find me that attractive"
"Oh baby" Peyton whispers "You pregnant with our baby will be hotter than anything and I won't be able to keep my hands off you"
Brooke smiles "We'll see about that"
"No need to see about anything, baby" Peyton says "I'll be trying to screw you every night"
Brooke laughs "What is up with your language tonight"
"It's the new me"
"I guess so" Brooke says she takes a deep breath "Didn't you bring that chocolate cake in here?"
Peyton laughs "I sure did" she say sitting up and grabbing the cake
The two sit on the floor with towels over then eating the chocolate cake and drinking champagne.
"This is the life" Peyton says
"It sure is" Brooke smiles taking a huge bite of cake
"I'm exhausted" Peyton says
"Me too" Brooke replies
"We should go to bed"
Brooke smiles and stands up. She holds out her hand to Peyton and helps her up. They walk into the bedroom and climb into bed naked and together. They fall asleep in each other's arms with smiles on their faces.
The alarm goes off and Peyton hits it.
"I don't want to get up" She whines and Brooke just grunts
"Brooke" she whines again
"I'm sleeping" Brooke says rolling away from Peyton "You have to go to work"
"Ug" Peyton says
Brooke rolls over and kisses her "Sorry babe"
Peyton throws the covers off of her and climbs out of bed revealing her naked figure.
"Mmmm" Brooke says "Maybe you don't have to go to work just yet…"
Peyton smiles "Oh really" she says "What do you have in mind?"
"come here" Brooke replies "And I'll show you"
Peyton crawls back in bed and starts kissing Brooke. The two start making out when there is a soft knock on the door.
"It's me, Sawyer. Can I come in?"
Peyton jumps off the bed looking for something to put on. She sees a robe and wraps herself in it. She walks over to the door and opens it a little bit.
"What are you doing up so early?" She asks smiling at him
"Ralphie pushed me off the bed"
Peyton laughs a little "Are you ok?"
"Yes" Sawyer says "I just wanted to come sleep with you guys now"
"Ok" Peyton says "Go in and go to the bathroom and then you can come snuggle with Brooke while I get ready for work"
Sawyer looks at her funny "Why do I have to go use the bathroom?"
"Because I'm going to be in this one so go now"
"Ok" he says walking away
Peyton closes the door and Brooke jumps out of bed and walks over to the dresser. She grabs a pair of pajama bottoms and top. She then crawls back into bed.
"To be continued tonight" Peyton says walking into the bathroom.
"You bet" Brooke says
Brooke turns the TV on Sawyer opens the door.
"Can I come snuggle with you now?"
"Yes" Brooke says smiling "Get in here!"
Sawyer comes running in and jumps on the bed. He climbs under the blankets and snuggles into Brooke.
"How'd you sleep?" she asks him kissing him on the forehead
"Good except for Ralphie!"
"We forgot to put him in his cage last night did he have any accidents?"
"No" Sawyer says "I put him in his cage this morning"
"Good job" Brooke says "Thanks"
"So what would you like to do today?" Brooke asks
"Maybe we can draw today"
"Or make a fort and watch movies all day"
"That sounds fun"
"Or go to the sledding park"
"Well whatever you want to do sounds good to me" Brooke says "Are you ready for some breakfast?"
"Nah, not yet" Sawyer says "I'm still tired" he says yawning
"Ok" Brooke says laughing "We'll just stay here a while longer"
After a little while Peyton comes walking out of the bathroom ready for work.
"You look hot" Brooke whispers
Peyton smiles "Did he fall back to sleep?"
"Yes" Brooke says smiling
"He's so sweet" She says kissing his forehead then she walks over to the other side of the bed "I'll see you after my meeting"
"Ok" Brooke says smiling and Peyton leans down kissing her
"I love you"
"I love you too" Brooke replies and Peyton walks out of the room.
Brooke settles back in and falls back to sleep. She and Sawyer sleep for an hour or so more and then they get up and head to the kitchen.
"So little man" Brooke says "What would you like for breakfast this morning?" she asks making a pot of coffee
"How about some cereal?"
"You just want cereal?"
"Yep!" Sawyer says smiling "And I really want to eat it while I watch Nick Jr."
Brooke laughs "What would your mom think about that?"
"Aw, come on, Brooke, mommy's not here!"
Brooke smiles huge "True but don't make a mess, ok?"
"Ok" Sawyer says jumping down and walking over to get a bowl of cereal. He gets the kind he wants and then heads into the living room. Brooke grabs a banana and a cup of coffee then heads out behind him.
Sawyer is sitting on the couch eating his cereal with Ralphie lying on his lap. He looks so cute. Brooke smiles.
"Brooke" Sawyer says looking at her
"What are you going to do when I start school next year?"
Brooke sighs "Well" she says "I'll probably get a job"
"Oh" he says with a frown "What if I get sick and need to come home?"
"Then your teacher will call me and I'll come and get you"
"What if I don't want to go to school next year but I want to stay home with you?"
Brooke looks at him "Why would you want to do that?"
"Because I don't want you to be alone"
Brooke kisses his head "That's very sweet of you pumpkin but I'll be fine and you need to go to school and meet new friends"
"I have lots of friends"
"And they'll all be at school with you"
"Jamie says school is boring"
Brooke laughs "Well you have a long time before you start school all day long so why don't we just enjoy today and worry about school later"
"Ok" Sawyer says
"Why don't you come finish your cereal in our bed while I take a shower?"
Sawyer hops off the couch and follows Brooke into the bedroom. She turns the TV on and helps Ralphie onto the bed. She goes into the closet and gets some clothes and then goes into the bathroom. Sawyer sits and watches one TV show and Brooke comes out all ready for the day.
"Ok, little man, you need to get dressed"
"Ok" Sawyer answers getting off the bed and heading out of the room.
Brooke makes the bed and then walks out. She walks into Sawyer's room and he's getting dress. She makes his bed while he finishes his task and then the walk out of the room and into the living room.
"What would you like to do now?" Brooke asks
"Go with me to the gym" Lucas says walking in
"Uncle Lucas!" Sawyer says running down the hallway and jumping into his arms
"Hey buddy" Lucas says picking Sawyer up and walking down to the living room
"Hey Luke" Brooke says "What are you up to?"
"Heading over to the gym to workout" He answers "Nathan's going too. He's taking Jamie and I thought I'd borrow Sawyer, if that's ok?"
"Sure" Brooke says "If he wants to go"
Sawyer climbs down and goes running down the hallway. He returns with his basketball jersey and his tennis shoes on. Brooke laughs.
"It looks like he's going with you"
"Great!" Lucas says and then he looks at her "You didn't have plans did you?"
"No" Brooke says "We were just hanging out"
"Ok" Lucas says "We'll be gone a couple of hours and I'll get him lunch. We haven't really had a lot of guy time lately"
"No, we haven't!" Sawyer says
Brooke smiles "Then go and have a great time" she says
"Thanks" Sawyer says
"Come on" Lucas says and Sawyer goes to walk towards the door. He turns around and runs full speed back towards Brooke.
"I love you, Momma Brooke" He says hugging her and giving her a big kiss
"I love you too" she says hugging and kissing him back.
He walks back down the hallway and Lucas waves at Brooke and Brooke does the same. Once the boys are gone she walks down the hall to her work room. She sits down and works on the dress she started yesterday. She needed more for the boutique because she was selling them left and right. The demand was almost too much for her to keep up with.
She worked for hours not paying attention to the time until she heard the door open.
"Hello" she heard Peyton shout
"Down here" Brooke yells back.
She hears Peyton walking down the hall and enters the room. She walks over and kisses Brooke.
"How was your meeting?"
"Great" Peyton says "Everyone was excited to get their new assignments and went right to work. I couldn't believe how easy it was to just assign people jobs. Then I looked at them all and told them I was going home and wasn't to be bothered unless there was an emergency"
"Wow" Brooke says "That's awesome! I'm proud of you"
"Thanks" Peyton says "Sawyer napping?"
"No" Brooke answers "He's with Lucas"
"Oh" Peyton says still kind of tense about everything that went down "Are they at his apartment?"
"No, the gym" Brooke says "It was ok that I let him go wasn't it?"
"Of course it was" Peyton sighs "Lucas is his uncle and they need to spend time together"
"Ok" Brooke says looking at Peyton funny
"Did you eat?"
"Want to make some sandwiches or something?"
"Sure" Brooke says getting up holding up the dress she had just finished
"That's beautiful!" Peyton says
"Thanks" Brooke says looking at it "Some woman was in the shop the other day and wanted a trendy little black dress."
"Well that certainly is a trendy little black dress"
"I hope she likes it"
"If she doesn't she's crazy"
"It's nice that your friend takes orders and sends them to me instead of trying to sell something she already has"
"They like your dresses babe"
Brooke just smiles "Let's go make some lunch"
Peyton and Brooke walk into the kitchen. Peyton gets the supplies out of the fridge and Brooke grabs the bread. They make sandwiches and sit at the counter. Brooke pulls out the lab top and pulls up a few websites.
"There are the best fertility clinics in New York." She says and Peyton looks at them. "They house the sperm and everything"
"What does that mean?"
"It's a bank and a clinic all in one. The bank is on one side and the clinic on the other"
"That's what I thought" Brooke says "And they have really good doctors, the best in fact"
"Ok" Peyton says "Let me read through this stuff"
"Sounds good" Brooke says eating
The two sit and eat and Peyton reads through the stuff as they do so.
"This office is close" Peyton says
"Yea" Brooke says "And they have a great success rate. There are a lot of good donors there too"
"You can see the donors?"
"Yea" Brooke says "They have a donor list you can preorder off of"
"Wow" Peyton says then she sighs "Where did you go before?"
"To a little clinic on the other side of town, nothing like any of these clinics but it did the job"
"Do you want to go back there?"
"No" Brooke says right away
"Ok" Peyton says "Would you like to make an appointment at this clinic?"
"Is that the New York Fertility Clinic?"
"Yes" Peyton says "Want to try it?"
"Yes" Brooke says
"Well let's call and make an appointment"
Brooke picks her cell phone up from the counter and dials the number. She talks for a few minutes and then hangs up.
"Well?" Peyton says "I'm sure they're super busy"
"They are" Brooke says "But we have an appointment on Friday"
"What?" Peyton says
"She said they are taking new patients and we have an appointment on Friday"
"We're really going to do this?"
"Yes, we are" Brooke says smiling
Both girls just sit with smiles on their faces looking through the information in front of them. They were about to take a huge step and although they were excited they were both scared too. They just hoped they could handle whatever a baby would bring to their lives and their relationship.