The game was intense, but it ended with Lucas making the winning 3-point shot. The crowd went crazy, and I was so proud of him, just like his mom is, who came to the game. After the game, I waited in the gym for Lucas.
“Great game Luke.” I said as I hugged him tight.
“Thanks Kris. Do you need a ride?” Lucas asked as he hugged me back.
“No, I drove, and I have to wait on Sabrina.” I replied.
“Ok, well see you later.” Lucas said before walking off to hug his mom and uncle.
I waved to them when they started to leave, but stopped when I heard Dan talking to Nathan. I admit that I feel bad for Nathan, but I mean, come on, he can tell his dad no for once.
“Great game Nathan.” I said after Dan walked off.
“Thanks.” Nathan said back.
“Hey, don’t worry about it ok. You did excellent, so keep your head high.” I said before Sabrina came over to us and dragged me out of the gym.
As I drove Sabrina home, I listened to her complain about Brooke and how she was trying to get Lucas’ attention. I shook my head and hoped that Lucas wouldn’t be blinded by lust and give in to Brooke. I dropped Sabrina off at home, and as I pulled up to my house, my phone rung. I looked at the screen and saw that it was Nathan calling.
“Hey Nathan. You ok?” I asked as I answered my phone while unlocking my door.
“Yeah, but uhh… can we meet?” Nathan asked and I knew right then that something was wrong.
“Sure. Where do you want to meet?” I replied as I put my stuff down.
“I don’t know. Where do you wanna meet?” Nathan asked.
“How about the River Court?” I asked, and I knew that something was up, but I had to be sure.
“Sure. I’ll be there soon.” Nathan said before hanging up.
I hung up, walked back out the door, got back in my car, and drove to the River Court. When I got there, I saw Nathan sitting on the bleachers.
“So, what’s going on that you had to call me?” I asked as I reached him.
“Do you remember what you told me?” Nathan asked as I stood in front of him.
“You’ll have to remind me.” I replied.
“When you told me about why I stay with Peyton if she annoys me.” Nathan said as he looked up at me.
“Yeah I remember that. What about it?” I asked as I sat next to him.
I know what you’re thinking, ‘Why am I out here talking to Nathan?’. Well, to be honest, I have no idea. I think it might have something to do with the fact that I may have a crush on Nathan. I don’t know why or how, but I guess I’ll let nature take its course, and see where it takes me.
“Well, I was thinking about leaving her. I’m getting tired of her bitching and everything.” Nathan said, and I knew that this was really bothering him because the Nathan Scott I heard about doesn’t give a care about anybody but himself.
“Nathan, I can’t tell you what to do, but I can tell you that if you’re not happy then don’t stay with someone if they don’t make you happy.” I said back as I looked over at him.
I noticed that Nathan was in thought before his phone started ringing, and I knew that it had to be Peyton by the look on his face. Nathan got up, answered his phone, waved at me, and left the River Court. I just got back in my car, drove home, and went straight to bed, wondering why in the world Nathan was asking about breaking up with his girlfriend.
The next day at school, I stood with Haley and Lucas at Lucas’ locker. Haley and I decided to head to the tutoring center because Haley wanted to feel superior. I laughed at her, but followed her anyway. What can I say, I love helping people get better grades. It lets me know that I can do anything with my life, and I think that I want to either help people or get into singing. Haley and I can sing, but only us, Lucas, his mom, Karen, and his uncle Keith know that and we wanted to keep it that way.
After school I met up with Sabrina, Brooke Davis, and guess who, Nathan’s girlfriend, Peyton Sawyer.
“Brooke, Peyton, this is my girl Kristi. Kristi, these are my girls, Brooke and Peyton.” Sabrina said as she introduced us.
“Hey.” I said to them.
“Hey.” Brooke and Peyton said back.
We all walked off together and got to know each other and I guess you could say that we were friends, but I wasn’t for sure about it though. I knew that Nathan was going to leave Peyton, but now that we were friends, I guess, I think that I should tell her, but I don’t know. I’ll just stay quiet and let this play out. I parted from the group and headed home. I needed to clean my room anyway because my mom was coming home.
I cleaned my room and straightened the rest of the house up, took a shower, and went to bed. I got up the next morning, got dressed, and headed off to school. I met up with Haley in the tutoring center and we started cleaning things up.
We got to talking before Nathan walked in with a piece of paper.
“Can I help you?” Haley asked.
“Well I hope because you’re my tutor.” Nathan replied.
Haley scoffed before saying, “Right, I don’t think so.”
“You’re Haley James, right?” Nathan asked.
Haley took the paper, looked at it, and gave it back to Nathan while saying, “I’m sorry. I’m best friends with Lucas.”
“Well, then I’m sorry too.” Nathan said back, and I had to hold back a laugh. What? It was funny.
“Forget it. I’ll find you someone else.” Haley said as she walked over to a table.
“Whoa, whoa, whoa. Look, there is no one else, alright. I would be fine if there was.” Nathan said.
“Were.” Haley corrected.
“See. You’re helping me already.” Nathan said with a smile.
“Look, I can’t help you, and on top of that, I won’t help you, ok.” Haley said as she walked off.
I smiled at Nathan and followed after Haley. The day went by pretty good, except when Nathan came into the tutoring room, and told Haley that he would be fine without her. He showed us that he made an F on his paper, but that he would be fine and left. Haley started feeling guilty, but I told her that I would help him. She thanked me and we left the school laughing.
I didn’t even get into my car before Lucas texted me and told me that someone trashed the River Court. I sped out of the school parking lot and drove straight to the River Court.
“I’m going to kill them.” I growled as I got out of my car and walked closer to Lucas.
We looked at each other before we started cleaning up. Peyton decided to show up and apologize for what the team did, but I didn’t buy it because Lucas tried to help her with her drawings, and she went off on him.
“Yes Haley.” I said as I answered my phone.
“Nathan called wanting my help, but I hung up on him.” Haley said as I heard her sigh.
“I’ll talk to him later and tell him that I’ll help him.” I said back before we hung up.
Lucas and I spent the next few days cleaning up, and when we were done, we went home, changed clothes, and went to go meet Haley at the movies. On our way, we were grabbed by some of the guys on the team.
“What the hell is going on?” I asked as I was blindfolded.
No one answered my question, so I kept quiet till we got to our stop. I was pulled out of the van, along with Lucas. The guys that had Lucas took the bag off his head and threw him in swap water. Another guy held onto my arm and took the blindfold off. I looked at Lucas and noticed that he was both pissed and concerned.
Nathan trashed talked Lucas and turned to leave, but stopped and looked at me.
“Now, you are a different story. We’ll give you a ride home, unless you want to walk home.” Nathan said.
I looked at Lucas and he nodded for me to go with them. I looked back at Nathan and said, “I would like a ride back.” I know I probably sound weak, but I really didn’t want to walk home.
Nathan smirked and told Tim to let me sit in the front with him. Tim was about to argue, but Nathan gave him a look that told him to shut up. We all got back in the van and left. I couldn’t help but feel bad about leaving Lucas, but he’s the one that told me to go with them.
Nathan dropped everyone off, but drove us to his house.
“Why did you do that?” I asked as I got out of the van.
“You already know why.” Nathan replied.
“Maybe I do, but I just don’t understand it, but I do understand that you need a tutor, and since my girl won’t tutor you, then I will. I’m going to help you, but you have to back off of Lucas.” I said as I looked up at him.
“Ok, sure.” Nathan said.
“Meet me tomorrow morning at 7am at the Market Street Dock.” I said while turning away to walk home.
I walked home, took a shower, and went straight to bed. I didn’t know what would happen tomorrow, but I hoped that it would be for the best.
The next morning, which was Friday by the way, I got up, got dressed, and headed out to meet Nathan.
“Breakfast of champions.” Nathan said as he walked up with two cups of coffee and a Cracker Jack box.
I watched in amusement as he opened the box, took out the prize packet, opened the packet, and pulled out a cute bracelet.
“Here, it’s for you.” Nathan said as he showed me the bracelet.
I looked at him before he slid the bracelet on my wrist and said, “Now you can say that I didn’t give you anything.”
We studied for quite some time, and I couldn’t help the smile that graced my lips. After a while longer of studying, we left to go to the Burning Boat. Nathan and I went our separate ways and I ran into Lucas and his mom.
“Hey Luke, Ms. Karen.” I said.
“Hey Kris.” Lucas and his mom said at the same time.
Lucas and I walked off, but didn’t wander off too far because before we knew it, Brooke was talking to Lucas about something, I don’t know what about because I wasn’t paying attention. Then Ms. Karen joined us, Brooke left, and we watched as Coach Whitey set fire to the boat.
“Say good-bye to cheerleading mom.” I heard Lucas tell him mom.
I smiled because I had put a shirt that was from my dead beat dad in there and was glad to see it burn. I know that I didn’t give much detail about my life or my family, but now is not the time to tell you, but in time, the truth will come out.
I followed Lucas as he got ready to go, but first, he wanted to tell Nathan something, which I knew was trouble. I was shocked when he threw a spray paint can into Nathan’s hands.
“You left that at the court.” Lucas said.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about.” Nathan replied, but I knew it was a lie by the look in his eyes.
“Then call it a gift. Besides, you’re going to need it to paint over your scoring title in the gym because I’m taking it.” Lucas said back, and that shocked me.
“Yeah, in your dreams.” Tim scoffed, and that made me want to hit him.
“I don’t care what you do to me. Whatever you got, you better bring it because I’m not going anywhere. Burn these for me, would ya?” Lucas said as he handed Nathan something, turned around, and walked off.
I walked off with Lucas and we went to find Haley. We sat next to her and that’s when Lucas noticed my bracelet.
“Nice bracelet.” Lucas commented.
“Thanks, Sabrina got it for me.” I lied.
Haley gave me a look that basically said that she knew I was lying, but that she wasn’t going to tell Lucas. I don’t know why I didn’t want Lucas to know that I was tutoring Nathan. Maybe it was because that I knew that Lucas would tell Nathan to back off. I don’t know, but I’m not going to let this bother me the rest of the night. I pulled myself out of my thoughts and watched the burning boat with my two best friends.
I felt my phone vibrate, so I checked it, and saw that I had a text from Nathan.
My bracelet looks really good on you.
‘Conceded much.’ I thought to myself as I put my phone back in my pocket. I went home that night wondering what the hell Nathan was trying to tell me. I don’t know if he’s flirting with me or if he’s trying to be like Brooke, and get me to sleep with him. Either way, I think it’s cute that he’s giving me more attention than he is his own girlfriend. Maybe I can change him after all. We’ll just have to see.
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