LEYTON APPRECIATION WEEK
• Day 1: Favorite throwback/parallel
→ 1.02 & 5.02
I love many parallels between them, but I’ve always thought the most meaningful. With those simple words Lucas was able to give courage and confidence to Peyton, he made her know that someone believed in her. And then it was Peyton’s turn. Knowing how much his art meant to her and hearing Peyton saying those words… it was what gave him inspiration again. She made him believe in his art again. And they very much supported each other, it was clear both when Lucas gave her sketches to Thud and when Peyton sent copies of his book to publishers. Lucas constantly believed in her art and in her music (he was sure she could create a record label there in Tree Hill because he always knew how talented she was). Peyton bought every possible copy of Lucas’s book because she was so proud of him. She knew his words and his writing were worth reading.
Suddenly, it was as if the roar of the crowd, the echo of the final buzzer, the cheers of my teammates were all sounding from a thousand miles away. And what remained in that bizarre, muffled silence was only Peyton, the girl whose art and passion and beauty had changed my life. At that moment, my triumph was not a state championship, but simple clarity. The realization that we had always been meant for each other and every instinct to the contrary had simply been a denial of the following truth. I was now, and would always be, in love with Peyton Sawyer.