Hey, This is my first entry so let me know if you think it's any good!
I submitted it earlier but had to re submit because someone informed me that I was calling Paige Madison in the second half of the chapter. Sorry about that her name is Paige not Madison!
OK, so here's some background info you will need to know.
Haley and Nathan Scott have two children, James (Jamie) who is 16 years old and Lydia who is 8. Haley a stay at home mom and Nathan is taking a break from playing professional basketball so he can coach the Tree Hill ravens.
Peyton Sawyer and Lucan Scott have 2 daughters Sawyer who is 10 and Paige who is 16 (Paige is biologically Lucas and Brooks daughter) Peyton is running red bedroom records and Lucas is a bestselling author.
Brook and Julian Baker have 1 daughter Madison (as mentioned above) and 2 sons Davis and Jude who are both 8. Brook helps Peyton run red bedroom records and Julian is a movie producer.
Lucas and Sawyer are sitting at the dinner table. Sawyer is drawing a portrait of her dad.
"Hey guys" Paige says, coming through the front door
"Hey sweetie, why didn't you call I would have picked you up from school" Lucas said
"It's alright aunt Haley gave me and ride home"
"Oh ok, how was school?" Lucas asked
"Dad! Stop moving" Sawyer said clearly agitated
"Sorry boss" Lucas joked, rolling his eyes
"wow Sawyer that's looking really good" Paige said watching her little sister at work.
"Thanks" Sawyer replied engrossed in her art
Paige walked over to the fridge and grabbed a juice.
"Oh dad I was wondering would it be alright if I went over to Amy's tonight?" Paige asked
"Yeah of course honey I wouldn't expect you to hang out with your old man on a Friday night" Lucas laughed
"Thanks dad" Paige said smiling
"Just be home by 12" he warned
"I will, promise" Paige kissed her dad on the cheek and went up to her room. She took out her phone and text Jamie.
Dad totally fell for it, what time we heading to the party?
Jamie was sitting at the dinner table doing his English homework when his phone beeped. It was Paige.
Awesome! I'll pick you up at 8 he replied
Jamie knew he would be dead if his parents found out he was going to a party but he also knew that Amy would be at the party and he really wanted to see her.
"Hey earth to Jamie, quit daydreaming" Haley said waving her hand in front of Jamie's face. "What are you doing?"
"My English homework" He replied
"Need any help? I was an English teacher you know" Haley said proudly, leaning against the kitchen counter.
"Yeah I know mom but I'm fine I got it" Jamie said and continued writing
Nathan and Lydia burst through the front door. Lydia was wearing her ballet leotard and tutu.
"mommy!" she shrieked
"Yes baby" Haley said hugging her daughter
"Guess what, my ballet class is putting on a recital and my teacher said she wants me to be in it!" Lydia was bouncing up and down in excitement.
"That's great baby!" Haley said equally excited
"Lyd stop screaming I'm trying to do my homework!" Jamie said frustrated at his little sister
"Hey, Jamie! Your sister is just sharing her good news with us" Nathan pointed out, giving his son a stern look.
"Whatever I'm going to finish this in my room" he replied, gathering his books
Jamie walked out the room. Lydia was still jumping with excitement.
"What's with him?" Nathan asked Haley
"Who knows, he's been acting weird since he got in from school" Haley replied "Lyd why don't you go get changed"
"Ok mommy" Lydia agreed and skipped off to her room
"You know it's probably just teenage hormones" Haley said returning to the topic of Jamie's attitude
"Maybe but that doesn't give him the right to talk to his sister like that" Nathan said
"I know, I agree why don't you try and talk to him" Haley suggested, walking over to her husband.
"Yeah I might as well give it a go" He said. He then kissed Haley and walked up to Jamie's room. He was sitting on his bed texting.
"I thought you were finishing your homework" Nathan said standing at the door to his sons room.
"Jeez dad! You scared me" he said turning to face Nathan
"I want to talk to you, can you put the phone down for a minute" Nathan said taking a seat next to his son on his bed
"I know I know I shouldn't have snapped at Lydia" Jamie confessed putting his phone down
"Then why did you? Is something up? Anything you want to talk about?" Nathan asked looking at Jamie
"No there's nothing up, I just wanted to get my homework done and couldn't concentrate with her screeching. I'm sorry I'll go apologize to her" Jamie said. He stood up but Nathan caught his arm
"Hang on a second Jamie, are you sure there's nothing else bothering you?"
Jamie hated it when his parents asked these questions. Jamie wanted to tell his dad that he liked Amy and that he was nervous about seeing her tonight but he couldn't do that without telling him about the party.
"Jamie?" Nathan asked forcing his son to meet his gaze
"No there's nothing else" Jamie answered "promise"
Nathan wasn't sure if he believed him but he let him go and followed Jamie out of his room.
Brook was making dinner in the kitchen, whilst Davis and Jude were out in the back yard playing.
"Hey honey" Julian said as he came through the door. He walked over to Brook gave her a kiss and took a bottle of water out of the fridge.
"How was work?" Brook asked whilst chopping some tomatoes
" Work was good, how was your day?" He asked
"Good, Peyton and I signed a new band today" she said proudly, smiling at Julian
"That's great babe!" Julian said hugging his wife "Where are the kids?"
"Davis and Jude are playing in the yard and Paige is with Lucas for the weekend"
"ok I was thinking how about after the boys are in bed tonight you and I watch a film and have some alone time" Julian said smiling and pulling Brook into his arms
"I like the way you think Mr Baker"
"Why thank you Mrs Baker"
Julian wrapped his arms around his wife and kissed her passionately
"ewww! Get a room!" Davis shouted from the living room. Brook and Julian hadn't heard their sons enter the house.
"Sorry guys didn't see you there" Brook said giggling "Why don't you go get washed up dinner is almost ready"
"Race you to the bathroom!" Jude challenged Davis
They both sprinted towards the bathroom pushing and shoving to get there first.
"Slow down boys!" Julian called after them "I'm going to go make sure they don't break anything" Julian said to brook
"Yes I think you should" she replied worried that the boys would make a mess.
Jamie came running down the stairs and into the living room where his parents and Lydia were watching TV. He started rummaging around.
"Has anyone seen-
"The car keys?" Nathan interrupted "Kitchen table mate"
"Thanks" Jamie picked up the keys and headed towards the door "I'm going to uncle Lucas's now, I'll see you later"
"ok, have fun and be safe" Haley called after him
"I will" he shouted and went out the front door.
"Love you" Haley shouted back but got no reply
"Wow he couldn't get out of here fast enough" Nathan laughed holding Lydia in his lap.
Paige was finishing her makeup when she heard a knock at the door. Lucas opened the door to find Jamie standing there.
"Hey Jamie, how you doing?" Lucas asked inviting his nephew in
"Hey uncle Lucas, hey aunt peyton" He shouted to Peyton who was standing in the kitchen
"Hey Jamie" she replied. She walked out to join Lucas and Jamie "You here to pick up Paige?"
"Yeah, is she ready?" he asked
"Not sure I'll go tell her you here" Peyton turned and made her way up to Paige's room
Sawyer then came running down the stairs
"Dad?" she shouted
"In here honey" Lucas replied
"Oh hey Jamie!" she said hugging him
"Hey Sawyer" he said
"Dad can we watch a movie now?" Sawyer asked Lucas
"Of course baby go pick one I'll be there in a minute" Sawyer skipped off towards the DVD collection
Just then Peyton reappeared with Paige
"Hey Jamie, ready to go?" Paige aksed
"Yep ready when you are" he replied
Paige turned to Lucas and Peyton
"Ok well I'll see you later" she said giving them each a kiss on the check
"Yep see you later sweetie, have fun" Lucas replied
"Bye, bye Saywer!" Paige shouted as her and Jamie darted out the door and towards Jamie's car. Paige felt bad for lying to her dad but she knew he would never let her go to the party if she asked.
Davis and Jude were in bed so brook and Julian decided to have a romantic night in, taking advantage of the fact that Paige was out. They were sitting on the couch drinking wine. Julian had Brook in his arms.
"I've got a confession to make" Julian said
Brook sat up and faced her husband worried about what he was going to confess
"I got a job offer a couple days ago to produce a new Hollywood movie" Julian said waiting for Brooks reaction.
"Honey that's great!" She screamed "But why didn't you tell me earlier?"
"I was waiting for the right time, Brook the thing is the job offer is in Los Angeles. We would have to move" Julian confessed
Brook sat still for a moment, digesting what Julian had just said. Tree Hill was home she couldn't imagine raising her children anywhere else.
"Brook?" Julian asked, reaching for her hand
"Sorry, I'm just shocked. Los Angeles?" She asked Julian making sure she had heard him right
"Yeah, I know it's really sudden and I know it's a big decision to make. I mean we have the kids to think about it would be a major change for them. But I think it's something we should really think about, this movie could really boost my career." Julian pointed out, Brook just sat staring at her husband not knowing what to say. "We don't have to decide anything right now, we can talk about it and talk to the kids. I have a week to accept or decline the offer".
Brook took a deep breath and held Julian's hand in hers
"Ok" she said "Let's talk about it"
Paige, Jamie and Amy had been at the party for a couple hours. Paige and Amy were talking to a group of people they knew from Tree Hill high. Jamie was drinking a bottle of vodka and talking about Amy with his friend Chuck.
"Dude why don't you just go talk to her" Chuck said to Jamie
"I can't just walk up to her and say hey Amy I like you, wanna make out?" Jamie said sarcastically
"That's not what I meant, ask her to go for a walk or something" Chuck suggested. He noticed Jamie swaying from side to side and slurring his words. "Dude you look like you're gonna pass out, I think you've had enough to drink" He pointed taking the bottle of vodka from Jamie.
Jamie was starting to feel sick from the vodka. He saw Amy standing at the other end of the house and started stumbling towards her.
"Amy! Amy" He shouted "I need to talk to you"
"Oh my god" Paige said watching Jamie "Jamie what are you doing? You're acting like an idiot" She said gripping his arms to stop him from falling. "Are you drunk! Jamie! Your parents are going to flip out, they're gonna kill you! They're gonna kill me!" She started to shout. "Come on we're leaving, Chuck can you help me get him out of here"
Chuck ran over and took hold of one of Jamie's arms and Paige and Chuck lead him out the door. Amy followed after them towards Jamie's car.
"Amy! You came!" Jamie said will a huge smile on his face "Amy I love you, Amy I do, Amy say you love me too" Jamie began to sing, hugging Amy.
Paige and Chuck started laughing knowing that Jamie would regret singing that in the morning.
"Jamie where are your keys?" Paige said digging into his pockets. She felt his keys and pulled them out. "Found them, let's get him in the car" she said to Chuck
They opened the door to the back seat and put Jamie in.
"You guys want a ride?" Paige asked Chuck and Amy
"Yeah please, are you sure you're alright to drive?" Amy asked
"Yeah I've only had one drink" Paige replied climbing into the driver's seat. She knew that it was wrong to drive after she had been drinking but the others had been drinking more than her and she was sure she was not over the legal limit.
Paige started driving and planning in her mind how she was going to get Jamie upstairs and into bed without uncle Nathan and Aunt Haley noticing. It was already 12:10 passed curfew so Paige knew her uncle would probably be waiting up to lecture Jamie about being late.
"I'm gonna be sick!" Jamie announced
"Out the window!" Paige screamed. "Don't be sick in the-
It was too late Jamie had thrown up all over the back seat of the car and Paige knew they were definitely getting busted now.
Haley was lying in bed with Nathan, It was 12:30 and Jamie was not back yet. She couldn't sleep properly until she knew he was home safe.
"Honey stop worrying, he's gonna be fine and when he gets in I'll have a go at him for breaking curfew" Nathan said half asleep
"I know he's probably fine but he only went to Lucas's house why is he late? They live like 10 minutes from here" she said. She looked at her husband when he didn't reply. Nathan had fallen asleep so Haley decided to go downstairs and catch her son on his way in.
10 minutes later Haley heard the car pull into the drive way. She went to open the door and heard Jamie shouting.
"Paige, I love you you're the bestest friend in the whole wide world!"
"Thanks Jamie" she said beginning to get annoyed at him. "But you need to be quiet now because if your parents catch us we are both dead meat"
"Too late" Haley stood with her arms folded staring at her son and niece.
"Aunt Haley" Paige began
"Don't even bother Paige I don't want to hear it" Haley snapped. She watched her son stumbling towards the door. "Is he drunk!" Haley asked waiting for Paige to answer
"Um sort of….." Paige confessed
"Mummy!" Jamie said falling into his mothers arms "It's so great to see you, I missed you mummy"
"Wish I could say the same" Haley said carrying her son inside. She turned round to look at Paige "Stay here Paige, I'm going to drive you home" she said clearly angry and then disappeared inside with Jamie.
Paige knew her aunt was angry and she was definitely going to tell Lucas and Brook. Paige sat on the wall outside the Scott house imagining how angry her parents would be. Just then her thoughts were interrupted when her phone rang. It was her dad. She pushed ignore as she thought this one would be better to explain in person.
"Let's go Paige"
Paige turned around and was surprised to see her uncle standing behind her. The look on his face showed how mad he was. Nathan walked towards the car that Jamie had driven to the party.
"Um uncle Nathan" Paige said, stopping her uncle "I think you might want to take your car instead…" she said looking down at the floor.
Nathan didn't even want to know what Paige was talking about so he climbed into his car like she suggested. They started driving in silence.
"I'm trusting that you're going to tell your dad everything when you get home" Nathan said glancing at his niece. Paige didn't answer "I will be ringing your dad in the morning anyway so either you can tell him or I will" He warned
A few minutes later Nathan pulled up outside Lucas and Peyton's house. The downstairs light was still on so Paige knew her dad was waiting up for her. She got out of the car and turned to her uncle.
"Thanks for the ride, I'm sorry uncle Nathan" she said holding her head in shame
"I'll see you soon Paige" He answered too angry to look at his niece
Paige walked up to the front door. She took a deep breath and walked into her house. As she expected her dad was sitting by the kitchen table waiting for her.
"Where have you been! And why didn't you answer your phone!" He said angrily
"Sorry dad, I, I lost track of time" Paige answered trying not to look at her dad
Lucas had been waiting up for Paige for almost an hour. He was tired and didn't have the energy to argue with his daughter.
"You know what it's late and I'm tired, we'll talk about this tomorrow. Get some sleep" He snapped and went upstairs.
Paige had expected her dad to demand she told him why she was late but she was glad she had some more time to get her story straight before Nathan rang her Lucas tomorrow morning.
It's 8am and Jamie is lying face down in his bed buried under his pillows. He wakes up to the sound of his bedroom door opening.
"Daddy says it's time to get up"
"Go away Lydia!"
"but dad said it's time to get up"
Jamie rolled over to face her. Lydia was standing with her hands on her hips. Jamie knew she wasn't going to leave until he agreed to get up.
"Fine im getting up" he said grumpily
Lydia smiles and turned away skipping down the hall clearly pleased with herself. Jamie counted to three in his head and then heaved himself out of bed and grabbed the nearest set of clothes. He then reluctantly walked down stairs where his parents and sister were eating breakfast.
"ahh nice of you to join us!" Nathan shouted
"Shhhh dad! Inside voice please! My head is killing me"
"here take these" he said throwing a pack of aspirin at me "and hurry up and eat breakfast your coming to work with me"
"what? Can't I just stay here with mom and Lyd?"
"No you can't" Haley replied from the dining table.
"because we said so" Nathan snapped "now eat"
"mommy is Jamie in trouble?" Lydia whispered to Haley
"yes he is, big trouble" she replied whilst giving Jamie a stern look. She got up and put her bowl in the sink. "we will discuss your little escapade last night when you and your father get back" she warned Jamie.
"but mom it wasn't my fault" Jamie protested
"Not now James" Jamie knew his mom was angry she never called him James unless he was in serious trouble.
"Lets get a move on, Jamie go and wait for me in the car" Nathan ordered
Jamie reluctantly did as he was told.
"What are we going to do with him?" Haley asked her husband
"I don't know but I tell you one thing he will never think about getting drunk again after I'm done with him"
"Just….don't be too hard on him honey and try not to kill him"
Nathan smiled "I won't, don't worry he will still be breathing when we get back" he joked and kissed Haley and Lydia goodbye.
Tree Hill high gym
"Right guys thank you, I'll see you all next week"
Nathan spent Saturday mornings coaching under 15's basketball. Jamie had spent the hour sitting on a bench watching his father. Once all the kids had left the gym Nathan picked up and basketball and passed it to his son.
"Now it your turn" Nathan said gesturing his son to join him on the court.
"What? You're kiddin me right?" Jamie answered in disbelief. He couldn't believe his dad was trying to make him train when he felt like he was on his death bed.
"Oh I'm dead serious son"
"No way I'm not training today and you can't make me!" Jamie snapped
"You wanna bet? Every minute you spend fighting me on this that's another 10 press up's your gonna do" Nathan challenged.
Jamie stood up and walked towards his father "This is a load of crap, I can't believe you're going to make me train hung over!" Jamie accused throwing the basketball back at his dad.
"Watch your language young man, and it's not my fault you decided to go out last night and get drunk and stay out all night" Nathan snapped looking down at his son. "Suicides!" He ordered.
Jamie lifted his head and looked at his dad's un amused face.
"I hate you" He said bitterly
"I can live with that" Nathan shot back.
"Paige Davis- Scott!"
Paige and sawyer jumped at the sounds of their dad's voice.
"Get your ass down stairs right now!" Lucas yelled
"That does not sound good he sounds seriously mad!" Sawyer pointed out
Paige cautiously made her way down stairs whilst thinking about how she was going to get herself out of this one. She walked into the living room where she was surprised to see Peyton, Brook and Lucas.
"I just got off the phone with aunt Haley" Lucas began. Madison knew where this was heading and she was dreading it.
"She filled me in on the events of last night" he went on as Madison stood nervously across the room from her parents avoiding their gaze.
"Lying about where you were going, Drinking, Missing curfew what on earth were you thinking?" he demanded.
"Paige!" Brook interrupted "look at your father when he's talking to you!" Paige reluctantly lifted her head and met her dad's gaze. She had never seen him look so angry and disappointed before.
"Why did you lie to me about where you were going?" Lucas questioned trying to keep calm
"Because I knew you wouldn't let me go if I told the truth" Paige replied
"And where did you go?"
"I'm not an idiot dad I know aunt Haley already told you" Paige snapped
"excuse me? Don't you dare take that tone with me young lady" Lucas said clearly annoyed by his daughters lack of respect.
"Then don't ask stupid questions" she mumbled
"Watch it Paige" Brook warned "you are on thin ice here"
"You know what you and dad are such hypocrites!" Paige began to yell "You're standing here yelling at me for-
"The only person yelling here is you" Lucas interrupted
"You have no right to be angry at me! You both did worse at my age, you used to go to parties all the time and get drunk and mum was the school slut! I mean I'm proof of that aren't I? I was just a drunken mistake!"
"HEY! Apologise to your mother right now!" Lucas shouted stepping closer to his daughter, he had never seen her act like this before.
"NO!" she replied and turned, making a run for her room.
"Paige Davis-Scott don't you dare walk away from us! Get back here!" Lucas screamed
Paige ran into her room and slammed her door shut, hard enough to make the room shake. She dived onto her bed and buried her face in her pillow. She just wanted to fly somewhere far away from her dad's house and her parents. She knew she shouldn't have shouted the things she did but she was just so mad at her parents she couldn't understand how they could criticise her for something they probably used to do as well.
Brook, Peyton and Lucas sat in the living room shocked by Paige's reaction. Paige was like any other teenager and she had got into arguments with her parents before but Lucas had never seen her act so disrespectfully towards Brook before.
" I'm going to go and make sure Sawyer is ok" Peyton said getting up from the couch. "Just give her some space she will come around you know she didn't mean what she said" she added reassuring Brook. She walked out of the room leaving Lucas and Brook alone.
"I'm so sorry Lucas, I don't know what's gotten into her she has never acted like that before." Brook said still in disbelief that her daughter had called her a slut.
"It's not your fault, I should have been keeping a better eye on her" Lucas said holding his head in his hands.
"This would have happened whether she was with me or with you" Brook reassured "Luke what are we going to do?"
"I don't know" he admitted
Tree Hill high gym
"20 more press up's Jamie, 19, 18" Nathan said counting down
Jamie stopped and lay flat on the floor panting
"Dad….. I can't do… anymore you're… gonna…. kill me!" Jamie said in between breaths
"No unfortunately I promised your mother I wouldn't do that" Nathan replied "Bet getting drunk last night isn't looking like such a good idea now is it James"
"No it's not" Jamie agreed. He knew his dad was trying to make a point by forcing him to train hung over.
"Sit up" Nathan demanded.
Jamie sat up and took a seat next to his dad
"Do you realise how stupid you were to get drunk. See how it can affect your basketball, stop you from being able to play properly? Not to mention it's illegal for you to be drinking at 16!" Nathan lectured.
"I know dad I'm sorry I wasn't thinking" Jamie said lowering his eyes to the floor.
"Well you can save the explanation for your mom"
"Is she really mad?" Jamie asked already knowing the answer
"Yeah mate she is and so am I" he said turning to look his son in the face "You think I was hard on you today? Wait till you get home" Nathan said smiling.
"Great….can't wait" Jamie answered sarcastically.
To be continued…..