The next week went by pretty quick, and I was excited that I could hang with Momma Karen; Lucas’ mom wanted me to call her that since I’m like her daughter. The game was getting pretty intense because nobody would pass Lucas the ball. Coach screamed at them, and when they got back on the court, Tim passed Lucas the ball to score, and Nathan wasn’t too pleased with him.
“Great game Luke.” I said as I hugged him.
“Thanks Kris.” Lucas said as he hugged me back.
Karen left us, but Nathan decided to join us.
Nathan said that the team was throwing a party at his parent’s beach house and that we were invited. Nathan walked by us, but smirked my way.
“You going?” I asked Lucas.
“I don’t know Kris.” Lucas answered back.
I got my answer when Lucas came to pick me up with Haley. When we pulled up, I pulled my jacket closer to me because of the wind. Haley gave me a look, but I knew that we would be fine.
“I’m fine Hals. Trust me.” I whispered to her.
“I didn’t think you’d show.” Nathan said as we walked up to us.
“That makes two of us.” Lucas said back as he walked past Nathan.
Nathan shook hands with Haley, which had to be awkward, but smirked at me.
“Didn’t think you would show either.” Nathan said as we walked with Lucas and Haley.
“Did you? Well, I never miss a party.” I replied with a smile.
Nathan smiled back as we all walked past Peyton and into the house.
Haley and I took in the view until some chick showed Brooke a comic strip in the paper, and everyone started dissing it except me and Haley. I glanced at Lucas and he glanced at Peyton, and she glanced back at us. We knew she did the comic, but we weren’t going to say a word.
The party was ok; I guess you could say, until Brooke wanted Lucas to play I Never. Lucas looked unsure for a second, and then decided to join. I just stood off to the side and watched because I knew this was going to be an interesting game, and I was right because Nathan said something about Dan to Lucas. I watched as Lucas walked over to Nathan, handed him his cup, said something to him, and then bumped his shoulder before walking off. I noticed that Peyton gave Nathan a look, but I wasn’t surprised that she didn’t say anything. I also noticed that Brooke gave Peyton a look, but didn’t say anything either, but I knew that she would probably say something later. I glared at Nathan before walking off to find Lucas. Instead of finding Lucas, I found Haley.
“Are you having fun?” I asked her.
“Not really. Are you?” Haley asked back.
“I’m not having fun either, so how about we go outside and watch the waves?” I said with a huge smile.
Haley nodded her head and we headed outside, but Nathan grabbed my wrist.
“You’re leaving?” Nathan asked.
“No. We’re going to watch the waves.” I replied.
Nathan didn’t say anything else, but let me go as Haley and I continued outside.
Haley and I talked for a while before she decided to head home. I hugged her good-bye before going back inside where Nathan told Tim to play this tape. I had a bad feeling about it, but I kept my mouth shut. I watched as Lucas ran in the door because the tape was of Momma Karen and Dan at their prom. I watched the tears come to Lucas’ eyes and I knew that Nathan went too far this time. When Lucas walked past Nathan he shoved him into the wall, hard. I noticed that Brooke and Peyton gave Nathan a look saying, ‘Why the hell did you do that?’
I followed after Lucas, but I stopped and slapped Nathan across the face, hard.
“I’m done tutoring you. Next time our paths cross, you better go the other way.” I growled as I went to chase after Lucas.
Lucas drove us to the café, but Lucas drove off when he noticed that Peyton’s car drove by us. We followed the car, and I made sure to video everything just in case something happened, and I was right because whoever was driving drove the car straight into a poll.
“Peyton! Are you alright?!” Lucas yelled as he got out of the truck.
“Yeah, I’m fine.” Nathan said as he got out of the car.
I didn’t move, but videoed the whole thing. I decided to get out of the truck when Nathan turned to walk away.
“Don’t worry Luke, I got the whole think on video.” I said as I walked up to him. Nathan turned around, looked at me, turned back around, and started walking back to the party.
We towed Peyton’s car to Keith’s Body Shop and he grilled Lucas. He drove us home, and I felt like I was a bad friend. I shook the feeling when I stepped into my shower. After I got out I went straight to bed because I didn’t want to think about anything anymore. I soon fell into a peaceful sleep.
The next day, I woke up and decided to just hang around the house, but that didn’t last long because Sabrina called me and wanted to hang out. I turned her down because I told her that Keith wanted me to help out at the shop, which was true by the way, and she said ok that she would hang with Brooke. I got dressed and jogged to the shop.
“Hey Luke, uncle Keith.” I said as I walked into the shop.
“Hey Kris.” they replied back.
Nathan then walked into the shop, asked Lucas some questions, and walked away.
“What was that all about?” I asked as Lucas walked back over to me.
Lucas didn’t reply back, but I figured that I already knew my answer anyway.
Keith told me that I could leave, and I hugged him and Lucas before leaving. As I was walking home, I saw Nathan pull into his driveway.
Nathan saw me and waved me over.
“Kristi, look, about last night, I’m sorry. I was joking around and I didn’t know that he would take it so seriously.” Nathan said as I walked over to him.
“Why should I believe you?” I asked as I crossed my arms.
“Because it’s the truth. Plus Peyton broke up with me because of last night.” Nathan replied.
I looked at him and saw that he was taking the break up hard.
“Ok, say I believe you. How do I know that you aren’t lying to me now just to get to me?” I asked.
“Honestly Kristi, I wouldn’t hurt you.” Nathan replied back as he looked at me.
“I’m probably going to regret this, but I believe you. I’ll keep tutoring you as well.” I said as I sighed.
“Thank you Kristi.” Nathan said with a smile.
“Yeah, yeah. Now go inside, relax, and I’ll see you later.” I said back with a smile as I turned around and ran home.
I couldn’t believe that Nathan just apologized to me, but maybe he’s only doing it to hurt Lucas, but I’m ready if he tries anything.
I just got home when Haley texted me telling me that I needed to come to the café. I got in my car and drove to the café.
“What are you doing with Nathan?” Lucas asked angrily as I got out of my car.
“What the hell are you talking about?” I asked back.
“You know damn well what I’m talking about.” Lucas snapped at me.
“I’m tutoring him, ok. I’m doing it for you and Haley.” I snapped back before I got back in my car and drove off.
I couldn’t believe that Lucas was just jump down my throat like that. I mean I get it that he’s mad about me lying to him, but he didn’t have to snap at me like that. When I got home, I went straight to my room, crashed on my bed, and cried.
I woke up the next morning, changed into my new running outfit that my aunt bought me, and headed out for a run to clear my head.
“Hey Kristi, why don’t you join me?” Dan asked me as he caught up with me.
“Sure.” I replied with a smile as we jogged for a while before heading to the house.
Dan told Nathan to throw him the ball, Nathan did, and Dan made it. Then they trashed talked each other about the game that was going down between fathers and sons. I was going, only because Haley was going, and because Sabrina begged me to go. She now has a thing for Tim, which I don’t understand, but if it gets her to leave me alone every once in a while then I’m ok with it.
I goofed around with Nathan and Tim till it got dark.
“Here, I’ll drive you home.” Nathan offered as he went inside to get his keys.
“That’s ok Nathan, you don’t have to.” I said trying to talk him out of it.
Nathan wouldn’t take no for an answer, so I got in his car, and let him drive me home.
“So, this is where you live?” Nathan asked as we pulled up to my house.
“Yep, it’s just me and my mom, but she’s barely home, so I guess it’s just me.” I replied.
“Are you still mad at me?” Nathan asked out of the blue.
“No. Why? Should I be?” I asked back.
“No, I was just wondering.” Nathan replied.
“You worry me Nathan, but thanks for the ride.” I said as I got out of his car.
I guess he waited till I got inside because he didn’t leave till I shut the front door. That’s sweet of him. Wait! What am I saying? Never mind I need to shower and get some sleep because I have school tomorrow.
I got up the next morning, did my routine, and headed off to school. I was surprised by Nathan because he was waiting for me at the tutoring center door.
“Well, aren’t we so eager?” I asked with a laugh.
“Maybe, but maybe I wanted to see you.” Nathan replied.
I laughed and followed him inside. I knew Lucas was watching us, but I was still mad at him for snapping at me, and I wanted him to apologize. The rest of day went by pretty quick, and I had decided to go to cheer practice with Sabrina. I watched the boys practice as well because, well, most of the boys are hot. I was pulled back to the cheerleaders when Peyton screamed at Brooke and walked off. I felt bad for both girls, but Brooke didn’t deserve getting screamed at in front of other people. Cheer practice ended right after that and I drove Sabrina home, along with Brooke.
“You ok, Brooke?” I asked as I looked at her through my rearview mirror.
“Yeah, Kris, I’m fine, and thanks for asking.” Brooke said as I pulled up in her driveway.
“Anytime Brooke, that’s what friends are for.” I said back with a smile.
Brooke smiled back, got out of the car, and walked inside.
Sabrina and I talked all the way to her house, and then I dropped her off and headed home. I honestly couldn’t believe that my day went better than expected. I went to bed after that.
I woke up the next morning to my phone ringing. I looked at the screen and saw that it was Lucas.
“What? Call to snap at me some more.” I said as I answered the phone.
“Kris, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to snap at you like that.” Lucas said as I started getting dressed.
“I’m still mad at you Lucas, but I forgive you.” I said as I heard Lucas sigh.
“I’m ok with that, but I miss hanging with you.” Lucas said which made me smile.
“I miss hanging with you too.” I said with a smile.
We hung up and I grabbed my bag, and headed out the door.
I got out of my car at school and saw Nathan talking to Brooke. He saw me, smiled, and waited on me to catch up.
“How are you holding up?” I asked as I caught up with him.
“Not so good. Peyton won’t answer her phone, so I don’t know what the hell to do.” Nathan replied.
“If she says that it’s over for good, then I’m sorry Nathan, but then it’s over. Don’t push her, and she might come back.” I said hoping to calm the situation.
I guess it worked because Nathan didn’t say anything else about Peyton, and I enjoyed my day at school. I followed Nathan to his house and we talked about his grades and more about Peyton.
We kinda got into a little argument, but when I went to walk off, Nathan grabbed my wrist.
“Look, I’m sorry, ok. I’m not used to people caring so much about me.” Nathan said as I turned to look at him.
“It’s ok, but I’m here to help you, and I’m also here if you need to talk, but can we talk about something else. Let’s talk about something that makes you smile, like basketball.” I said with a grin.
Nathan smile real big and we goofed around till I had to leave. The next day was pretty good because Peyton came up to me, and wanted to talk. I guess you could say we’re friends now, and I’m glad we are. She warned me about Nathan, and I told her that I would come to her if I needed her.
I went back to Nathan’s house to tutor him, and he told me that Peyton walked through the boys’ locker room. I smiled because I knew why she did it, and I was proud of her. I graded Nathan’s practice exam, and told him that he got an 81. He smiled really big, and I was proud of him.
“You going to the game?” Nathan asked as I gathered my things.
“Yes actually I am. I wouldn’t miss it.” I replied.
“Cool.” Nathan said back.
“Good luck on your exam, and I’ll see you later.” I said as I headed out the door.
I heard Nathan yell, “Thanks!” and I couldn’t help the laugh that escaped. I can’t help but wonder if he’s just using me to get back at Lucas and Peyton, or if he actually likes me. I’ll know soon enough, I hope. I fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow, and woke up the next morning, with my mom yelling at someone.
“What’s going on?” I asked as I headed downstairs with my arms crossed over my chest.
“It’s nothing sweetie, go back upstairs.” my mom said, but I didn’t listen to her, and saw my dad standing outside.
“What the hell do you want?!” I asked angrily.
“Is that anyway to talk to your father?” my dad asked back.
“It is if he’s a dead beat.” I replied with a smirk.
My dad’s smirk turned into a frown, and he left without a word.
“He’s back for good, isn’t he?” I asked my mom.
“I guess so sweetheart, but he’s not going to hurt us anymore.” my mom replied.
“I can handle him mom, but I’m worried about you.” I said as she shut the door.
“I’ll be fine.” my mom replied back as we hugged before I went upstairs to get my phone.
My mom and I hung out all day because I didn’t really want to chance my dad getting to her. You see, my dad likes to hit women. He use to hit my mom before she got pregnant. He stopped until I was born, and then went back to hitting her. He then escalated to hitting me, and that’s when my mom took me and left him. That’s why we’re back in Tree Hill.
We went to bed later than expected, but it was nice to hang with my mom, since she’s usually never home. I woke up the next morning and talked with my mom about everything that she’s missed. She was shocked that Nathan was being all nice to me, but she thought the same thing that I did about him possibly using me, but I told her that I was ready for him. We laughed and she told me that she was going out with some friends, and I told her that I was going to the game. We promised to call each other if something happened. I went upstairs, changed clothes, and ended up meeting Nathan outside of the gym.
“I have something to show you.” Nathan said as he showed me his test, which had an 89 on it.
“An 89, congratulations.” I said with a grin.
Nathan stuck his arms out like he wanted a hug, so I gave him one, not knowing that Lucas was walking up behind me. Lucas walked away from us as we broke apart.
I walked past Nathan and met up with Haley inside, since she saved me a seat. Haley tried to get Lucas’ attention, but got both Nathan and Lucas’ attention when she yelled their last name.
“What was that all about?” she asked as she looked at me.
“I have no clue, but it was kind of funny.” I replied with a laugh before Haley popped me.
We laughed and watched the game, and to be honest, it was getting interesting. I almost jumped off the bleachers when Dan hit Nathan pretty hard, but I was happy that Lucas helped him up. The game ended with the fathers winning, but that was only because Nathan decided to let Dan have the basket, and I knew that it was only because Dan wanted Nathan to play his best, and Nathan thought that Dan didn’t deserve his best.
After the game, I met up with Lucas, Nathan, and Peyton, but Peyton didn’t stay long. I smiled at her and she smiled back before getting in her car and leaving.
“Great game boys.” I said as I stood between the Scott brothers.
“Thanks Kris.” Lucas said.
“Yeah, thanks Kris.” Nathan said as well.
“Well, I’m beat, so I’m going home. Goodnight boys.” I said as I walked off.
Both boys said goodnight back, and I drove home with a smile on my face. Plus, I got to hang with my mom, so my week was the best week ever. I’m happy with my life right.
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