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Rating: TChapter 5
Nathan slowly got up to his feet and looked back up to see more people come down the steps to see what the commotion was. All these people think that he did this to Jeremy. Sure he might've hit him, twice. But there was no way in hell that he did this. He looked back down at the Jeremy's bloody body, and the situation overwhelmed him. He now had blood on his hands, which didn't make him look to innocent at the moment.
"Don't you dare try to move pal, the cops have been called and are on their way!" Someone yelled at him as he took a step forward.
Nathan felt set up and even more, outraged. "I didn't do this! I just found him!"
Nobody looked convinced. And to make matters worse, Nathan could hear the sirens from the ambulance and police. Just flipping great.
Everything else was a blur to Nathan as two police officers came down and read him his rights while placing the handcuffs, firmly on his wrists.
The only picture that stayed in focus was that of Haley James' face.
It was now four hours later after Nathan had left after calling Lucas. Peyton sat right beside Haley's bedside with her head in her hands.
"Lucas will you please stop pacing, you're going to make me have a nervous breakdown!" Peyton exclaimed throwing her hands in the air.
Lucas stopped right in front of Haley's bed and looked at Peyton. "It's been four hours Peyton! Four! Nathan's not answering his phone! What if something happened to him?"
Peyton let out a frustrated sigh. "I'm sure he is fine. Go over there and see for yourself for that matter! Maybe then you will quit freaking out!"
"I don't want to leave Haley, what if she........" Lucas was cut off by his cell phone ringing. Peyton looked up at him hopefully. "Bout damn time....Hello?"
"Lucas where are you?"
Peyton watched as Lucas's face contorted into confusion. "I'm at Haley's house mom. What's going on?"
"Oh Lucas, Deb just called and said that Nathan was in jail. They found that boy Jeremy dead, with Nathan's blood on his hands."
Lucas looked like he had been punched in the gut. There had to be some mistake, he knew Nathan wanted to kick his @$$, but not kill him. "They think Nathan did it?"
Peyton got up and walked to Lucas's side with a questioning look.
"I think so, from what Deb said. She went down there with Dan to bail him out. What happened tonight Lucas?"
Lucas sat down in the chair that Peyton was occupying, and retold the events that unfolded that night. Peyton watched his every movement with sneaking occasional glances to make sure that Haley was still fine. After he finished talking to his mother, he let his head rest in his hands.
"What happened to Nathan Lucas?" Peyton asked after several moments.
"Jeremy's dead." Lucas replied calmly. He looked up to Peyton after he heard her gasp.
"Nathan's in jail right now, they think he did it."
Peyton didn't know what to think. She sunk down to the floor next to Haley's bed. "Do you think that he......" She trailed off not wanting actually to think that Nathan had killed him.
"Honestly no," Lucas offered. "But....I don't know."
"Nathan is not a murderer." Peyton stated, more to herself than to Lucas.
"I don't know Pey, but you should go home and get some rest. I'll stay here with Haley."
"I'll stay too."
Both sat there in silence for the next five hours until Haley awoke, with the same lingering question in mind.
Did Nathan really kill Jeremy?
Haley's head was pounding when she finally came to. Her eyes fluttered under her closed lids for several moments as she rendered back to consciousness. When she finally opened her eyes, she realized that she was in her bedroom. But with no recollection as to how she got there. She tried to remember the past nights events, however everything was a big blur.
She slowly sat up on her elbows and reached a hand up to her throbbing head, only to find a nice sized lump with a cut accompanying it. What the hell happened to me? She sheepishly looked over to the clock beside her bed, but her eyes stopped on a figure sleeping in her chair.
"Lucas?" Her voice came out groggily and choked sounding.
Lucas immediately sat upright and looked to his best friend worriedly. "Haley, how you feeling?"
"Like A car hit me, what the hell happened last night, and why are you here?" Haley questioned, her head pounding more so from all the questions swirling around.
Lucas looked sort of relieved that she had no idea as to what she had been through the night before. "Do you remember the party?"
"What party?" Haley was confused but then it hit her like a freight train. "Jeremy's party....What happened?" She asked warily.
"Well Nathan went to make sure you were okay, cause you weren't answering your phone. When he got there he found you had been drugged and Jeremy about to try to rape you." Lucas watched as Haley's hand flew up to her mouth in shock and tears immediately flooded her eyes. "Nathan got to you in time though, nothing severely happened."
"Oh my god......" Haley felt like someone had pulled a rug from out under her feet. Then she realized that Nathan wasn't there. "Where's Nathan?"
Lucas let out a shaky sigh. "He called me last night after he got you home safely. And then he left to go back and beat up Jeremy after I got here. I tried to stop him and make him stay, but he was so furious, and I couldn't reason with him...."
Haley began to panic from Lucas's tone. "Is he okay? Did something happen to him?"
"No he's fine. But Jeremy's dead. They think Nathan did it."
Haley gasped so loudly that Peyton, who was sleeping on the floor next to her bed, sat straight up. Causing another shriek from Haley.
"But how? I know Nathan would never kill anyone. And who would kill Jeremy?" Haley's head began to throb as the different possibilities raced in her mind. She sat up, placing her hands on her temples hoping the pain would cease.
Lucas got up and grabbed the water and Tylenol on her bedside, handing it to her. "I don't know, but I do know they can't charge Nathan without physical evidence."
"Which they won't find." Peyton chimed in, standing up and stretching as she sat next to Haley on the bed. "So everything will turn out fine."
Haley looked at her and tried to smile, but she couldn't shake the guilty feeling. This was all her fault. She shouldn't have been going to that party at all, let alone by herself.
Lucas knew that she was blaming herself. "Haley this is not your fault. Sure it was stupid to go to the party alone, but Nathan is a big boy. He shouldn't have gone back." He went and sat next to his best friend on the other side of the bed, pulling her into a side hug.
"I know, but this is bad Luke....he didn't get caught cheating on a test...this is murder we're talking about here." Haley stared off into her bedroom, as she finally let the emotions overcome her body. She sobbed into Lucas's shirt, while Peyton softly rubbed her back.
Nathan sighed as he rubbed his hands through his hair for the hundredth time. Where the hell was his parents at? He looked back around the holding cell, regretting his decision.
There was a guy dressed in women's clothing, complete with make-up, leering at him from across the cell. To the right, there was a huge guy that reminded him of leather face. He was waiting for him to pull a chainsaw out and kill them all. Then there was the junkie in the corner, shaking from withdrawals from god knows what.
"Scott your free to go." The cell door opened as an officer stood waiting for him to exit.
Nathan jumped up and made his way out following the officer down the corridor, and into the reception area. His mom stood up and ran to him, looking him over to make sure he was fine. "Oh my, Nathan, are you all right?"
Dan however stood there looking void of any emotion. Nathan knew he was angry, but would wait to unleash the wrath until they were out of the police station.
"I'm fine mom, can you just take me home?" Nathan asked, backing away when Deb tried to touch his face. She nodded her head as they followed Dan out the doors.
Once outside Dan turned to his youngest son. "What the hell were you thinking Nathan?! This is it for basketball. You will surely get kicked off the team...."
"Dan, this is serious! Who cares about basketball right now? He's going to be tried for murder." Deb threw her hands in the air, frustrated.
"So, I'll get the best lawyer in North Carolina, that will be fine. But he won't to get to play in the tournaments for all the college scouts to see...."
"Both of you stop! This is why I moved out. So please just take me to my apartment now..." Nathan interjected, silencing his parents for the time being.
"That put you on strict house arrest until the trial begins, Nathan. You have to stay with us." Deb watched as her only son turned to start walking back into the police station.
"Where are you going son?" Dan asked dumbfounded.
Nathan turned around shaking his head. "I'd rather stay in jail, then go back home with you!"
Dan laughed then shrugged his shoulders. "Go ahead, that one guy in there looked like he wanted to make you his b**ch."
Nathan stopped dead in his tracks and reluctantly followed his parents to their car. He looked to Dan before climbing in. "Just so you know, he would have totally been my b**ch."
Haley climbed out of the steaming hot shower stall, grabbing a towel to dry off. She had sent Lucas and Peyton home over an hour ago. They were reluctant to leave, but she convinced to go home for a few hours and then come back.
She was starting to make herself sick, with worrying over Nathan. If she could just talk to him, to find out if he was alright or not.
As if on cue, he cell began ringing. She hurriedly wrapped the towel around herself, and picked up her phone from her nightstand, looking at the caller id Nathan.
She nearly dropped her phone as she fumbled to get it open.
"Haley?" Nathan's voice came out fatigued on the other end.
"Nathan! Oh my god are you all right?" Haley let out a shaky breath.
"I'm fine. I'm at your door, will you let me in?"
Haley nearly tripped on her rug as she practically ran for the stairs. When she finally reached the door, she flung it open so fast it nearly knocked her backwards. It must have started pouring rain, while she was in the shower cause Nathan was standing before her soaking wet.
He never looked more vulnerable in his life, standing in the rain, looking completely helpless. Haley's heart broke for him right there on the spot. He was not a murderer.
She moved aside letting him, shutting and locking the door behind. He turned around to look at her, just realizing that all she adorned was a white towel wrapped tightly around her small frame. Her long locks were wet and slightly curled, hanging freely around her naked shoulders.
Before he had a chance to open his mouth, she flung her arms around his neck, bringing there bodies flush together. He reacted by wrapping his arms tightly around her waist, and burying his face into the crook of her neck.
"I was so worried about you..." Haley whispered into his chest, fighting back tears threatening to fall down her face.
"I'm so sorry Hales..." Nathan murmured pulling back to look into her eyes. "I shouldn't have gone back and I should've been there for you..."
Haley looked up at him astonished. Here he was blaming himself, when, if anyone should be guilty, it should be herself.
"I was so angry with myself, when I found you at the party...."
She could feel her heart swell with each one of his words. And she finally realized that he cared about her. Really cared about her. And that was the moment she finally realized that she had fallen for him.
"I'm sorry..." Haley put a finger up to his mouth to silence him. He looked down at her confused. He about to open his mouth to speak, when she grabbed him by the back of the neck, crashing his lips down on her own.
Nathan was caught off guard for a split second. The feel of her full soft lips against his, sent a surge of energy running through his veins. He responded by bringing her body closer, if it was possible, and deepening the kiss with his tongue.
Haley couldn't help the moan that escaped her throat at the feel of his enticing tongue, mingling with her own. She didn't know if it was the events that have occurred or the fact that she had recently discovered more than friendly feelings for him, but she couldn't get enough of him.
Her hands trailed down his chest to his wet polo shirt, feeling the solid muscles of his chest. They pulled away to catch there much needed breath, resting there foreheads against each other.
He started placing small sensual kisses down the side of her face, he stopped at the sensitive area just below her ear. Gently sucking on the skin there, eliciting another moan from her while she let her head fall back in ecstasy.
Haley grabbed the bottom of his polo and pulled it up and over his head in one quick motion. He crashed his lips back to hers as he, picked her up so she was straddling his waist, walking them to the table next to the door. He placed her on it still standing between her legs, he continued his assault on her mouth.
Her nails were scraping across his back as his mouth trailed back down to her neck, only this time passing the sensitive spot below her ear. He instead found the delicate area at the base of her neck just above her collarbone.
She unknowingly arched her back , and that's when she felt the very evident erection between her legs. It's also when she finally realized that all she had on was a small towel.
Nathan felt her stiffen slightly and looked up into her eyes. "What's wrong?"
The sound of his voice all husky and full of passion for her, almost made her fall over the edge alone. She was about to speak when she heard laughing outside the front door, and a key going into the lock.
Haley froze, while Nathan quickly backed away grabbing his shirt that had been tossed to the ground.
The door opened, and Lucas and Peyton stopped dead in their tracks.
Nathan was picking his shirt up off the floor, and Haley was sliding off the small decorative table to the left, although the table wasn't so decorative now. The nick-knacks were knocked over, one broken on the floor next to the table. Haley looked extremely flushed, and her hair was a mess.
Lucas looked a mixture of confusion and anger, while Peyton clearly looked amused.
"Umm, hey guys, I didn't think you would be back so soon." Haley tried to sound as normal as possible, but her voice cracked giving her away. She tried to look anywhere but at the other three people in the room.
"Yeah I can tell." Lucas stated, then turned to look at his half-brother. "When did you get out?"
Nathan had already slipped his shirt back over his head, and was running a hand through his untamed hair. "A few hours ago." He sneaked a peek at Haley who was avoiding his eyes like the plague. It hurt him, for her to act like he had cursed her. "I should probably get going. See ya Hales."
Haley finally looked up to lock eyes with him for a moment, giving him a simple nod of her head. Nathan walked past Lucas and out the door shutting it behind him.
Peyton noticed the awkward silence that filled the room after Nathan left. "I think I'm going to go fix us some sandwiches or something." She walked past them and disappeared around a corner.
Lucas let out a sigh before looking to Haley. "I'm gonna go help Peyton, you should go get dressed."
Haley nodded her head in agreement and she watched from the corner of her eye as her best friend disappeared around the same corner. She stood there for a moment letting her head fall back again, as a slow smile appeared on her lips.
That's it for this chapter! Hope you guys like it! Let me know what you think! This post has been edited by april23 on May 22 2008, 12:59 pm