I do not own any characters from the show. Other than the characters and relationships, the story is completely made up. Anyway I hope you enjoy my first fanfiction.
Do you ever feel all alone? That is exactly how I, Haley James, feel right now. As I sit on my front porch this fine Saturday morning while everyone I know is still asleep, I can't help but think about my life and I've realized that I am alone.
Last night, my sister Quinn got engaged. That makes four out of my five siblings in either marriages, or committed relationships, leaving me and Taylor out of the loop. Sadly, that really just leaves me out because, well, no one expects Taylor to be in a committed relationship. So, here I am. 16 years old, and I've never been in any sort of relationship that wasn't strictly platonic. While everyone else in my life is the half of someone else's whole.
To make matters even worse, not only am I left out in my family, but my four best friends are in relationships as well, with each other. It has always been just the five of us. I met Lucas Scott the first day of pre-school and we have been best friends ever since. Soon, we were joined by Brooke Davis and Peyton Sawyer who had also met the first day and had seen me and Lucas playing a game of tag and asked to join us. We bonded quickly. It was like that for most of our childhood, until fourth grade. That's when Jake Jagielski transferred to our school after moving here from Georgia and being the friendly people that we were, we welcomed him with open arms.
Our freshman year, Brooke and Lucas finally admitted their feelings for each other and have been together for the last few years. It took Jake and Peyton a little longer to tell each other how they feel, but they couldn't take not being together anymore because, as of this summer, they are officially a couple. We are now starting our junior year and I can't help but to feel like I will never feel what they have.
So, instead of continuing to sit here and wallow in self-pity, I am going to take matters into my own hands. I am going to make a wish. In the middle of my small Southern hometown of Tree Hill, North Carolina, there is a fountain. That is where I will throw my quarter and wish for one thing, love.
Now that I have thrown my quarter into the fountain I am on my way over to Brooke's. After the announcement of Quinn's engagement, my parents decided to throw a little celebratory dinner party with all of our closest friends and neighbors. Which made Brooke decide that she, Peyton, and I need to go shopping for something to wear early as the party is tonight. Her house really isn't that far from where I am, but I decided to take the scenic route to avoid getting there too early. Plus, I have to pick up some donuts.
As I was about to cross the street, without even looking up, I crashed right into something that felt like a wall, falling straight onto my back. Realizing that it couldn't have actually been a wall because there wasn't a building where I had been walking, I looked up to find what, or rather who, I had crashed in to.
"I'm sorry. Are you okay?" asked the most amazingly gorgeous male I had ever seen in my life.
"Uh…..Um. Yeah, I think." That was all I could manage to respond with after staring at him for just a little too long. I had to look away in order to hide the blush that was creeping up my face.
"Are you sure? You didn't hit your head, right because you seem a little out of it."
"Oh. Um, well, yeah I'm fine. I tend to fall a lot. This wasn't that bad actually. And I'm sorry, it was totally my fault, I wasn't paying any attention to where I was going. I was too busy thinking about my destination." I said while pointing to the donut shop. Hopefully he hadn't noticed my nervous rambling.
He just chuckled, looking toward the donut shop as well. "It seems that we both had one track minds that lead to this collision. You were thinking about donuts and I was too focused on my running. Sorry about that. But, either way I'm kind of happy that we crashed. You are the first person that I've met in this town, except my family that is. I'm Nathan Scott."
"Well Nathan Scott, it's nice to meet you. You know my best friend's last name is Scott, too."
"Huh, really? What a coincidence. Maybe we are related. I do have a…" He started to say but was cut off by her phone ringing.
"Sorry."Feeling bad for interrupting, I reached for my phone and answered.
"Hey tutor girl, where are you? Peyton and I are waiting and you are supposed to bring breakfast."
"Sorry Brooke. I'm on my way. I'll see you soon."
Throughout the conversation, Nathan stood there waiting patiently and I couldn't help but to further admire his features. He must have been about 6'2" with raven hair that was short and spiked, but looked natural. He had the most amazing blue eyes, and it was easy to tell that he worked out. Not just because he had been running, but because it was easy to see his muscular physique through his t-shirt.
"Sorry about that Nathan. It was really nice to meet you, but I really have to go. I hope I didn't give you too bad of a first impression of Tree Hill, being the first person you've met here."
"No, just the opposite actually." He said smirking.
Wow. That was all that went through my head as I started to walk away, thinking of Nathan Scott. Before I got too far though, I felt someone run to catch up to me. I turned to my side and saw him walking along side me.
"I realized that I wanted a donut." He explained as I gave him a questioning look.
"Oh really, and here I was thinking that I made a really good impression on you and you just couldn't stay away.'' Wow. Am I actually flirting? I've never flirted before. This is just too weird, but a good weird.
"Well, yeah, that too. Plus you never told me your name, and I couldn't just leave knowing that I didn't at least try to get the name of the prettiest girl I met today."
"I'm the only girl you've met today." I couldn't help but laugh as I said that.
"Ok, that's true. I guess I should have said ever."
My only response was to smile and blush, which grew darker as he responded with that smirk of his that just made me melt inside. As we waited for our donuts, I completely zoned out on him.
"So, what is it?" Nathan's voice broke me out of my thoughts.
"Your name, what is it?"
"Oh, Haley James." I smiled, as I grabbed my box of donuts and stared to leave. "It was nice to meet you Nathan Scott, but I really do have to leave now before my friends come hunt me down."
As I walked away, I'm not positive but I'm pretty sure I heard him say "Nice to meet you too, Haley James."