Brulian or Brucas?
Ok guys this is the second part! This is all the Brulian stuff!
Now on to the Brulian scenes of the Brucas reunion foreshadowing. I have to tell you my inner Brucas fan girl squeed with joy when I watched their scenes. I mean don't get me wrong I love Julian and I was heartbroken for him when Brooke didn't say I love you back, but Brucas will always be #1 in my heart and some sweet
confession from a boy who is clearly in love with Brooke Davis is not going to change that.
2)The Brulian scene
"So then the last time you were in love...now I get it."
"Look I'm sorry if it's weird for you"
"Do you still love him?"
"No, I don't"
Woah sounds like a bummer right? She just said she doesn't love Lucas...yeah right! Because the words she said didn't make up for the pause before she said it, the hesitation and the tight lip smile she always hides behind. So you ask
yourself this question, could she honestly still love him after five years? I think the better question is, will she ever stop? And I think the answer to that is quiet simple...no. He is the first boy she ever loved I don't think that goes
away after 5 years. And I almost want to hit Lucas in the head for making her hide her heart.
"It sucks always being the footnote in someone's elses love story"
I have to say that line she said broke my heart. I'm tearing up write now writing this. I mean this is why she broke up with Lucas in the first place, because she always felt like a consolation prize next to his 'precious' Peyton. It wasn't
because she didn't love him, it was that she loved him enough to let him go. The greatest act of love is sacrifice so then now ask the above question again. Could she still love Lucas after 5 years?
"But you choose whether or not you open your heart to love"
"What do you want me to say?"
"How about I love you too Julian.
"How about I like you a lot"
Ok so I know some of you are probably furious with Brooke over this scene, not telling Julian she loves him too. But honestly I think some people are meant to have only one great love in their lives and I think Lucas will always be that guy for Brooke. Brooke has done a good job at hiding her feelings but will this revelation with Julian finally make her face what she has been hiding from? Could she finally truly let go of Lucas and let her heart open up to someone else? Could Julian be the guy that she truly is supposed to be with, the guy who finally helps
her get over her insecurities and doubts and just be happy without all the pain and heart ache she suffered from getting her heart broken. Or was she and will she always be destined to be in love with Lucas Scott? And will Lucas Scott always be destined to love her back?
"You choose your own path"
"Yeah, but you can't choose who you love."
"..You choose whether you open your heart to love."
In episode 5x05 we saw Brooke tell her mom that she was ready to take her company to the next level. But isn't this interesting how she said this after a certain boy kissed her, after she told him that in high school she started Clothes over Bros to mend her broken heart, that she focused on her work to help get over him.
She said it herself, Lucas Scott was the one boy she might have lost it for, but she chose the path that she did because she realized that she didn't have him to lose it for.
She started this amazing company, had all the success in the world, but the real thing she wants is love. But you can't choose who you love and maybe Brooke is finally starting to realize that all her pretty clothes can't hide the ache in her heart where Lucas used to be. That maybe the path she chose wasn't the right one. Maybe Julian has just finally opened the can of worms that will lead to Brooke realizing that she can't open her heart to Julian because it still belongs to someone else.
"..I think you could love me"
"the last time you really gave your heart to someone it got broken."
I have no doubt in my mind that Brooke "could" love Julian, emphasis on the could. He's a great guy, what girl wouldn't fall head over hills. But when you've been crushed and broken by the one person you trusted most in the world, how do you
come back from that?
"I don't want this to change anything."
"It want, you were right its my fault.
"Why don't you go get ready for dinner. Will pretend the last hour never happened."
"Can we really do that?"
"Yeah, in the movie business we do it all the time. It's called a deleted scene.
If only life were that simple. If only you could erase all your mistakes and take back all the moments you regret. But unfortunately that only happens in the movies, and when you finally bring life to the elephant that has been in the room
how do you pretend that it's not there? How do you just erase it from your mind and move on from it? The answers simple, you don't. Because something like telling a girl you love her and then realizing she could possibly love someone else, you can't just slip that under a rug or bury it. You can't go back and when something so incredibly life altering as that happens, can you even go forward..together?
The crushed look on Julian's face as she walked away begged to differ.
Julian looks up from his bag, and a picture on the fridge catches his eye. He walks over and picks up the picture of Angie, Lucas, and Brooke, a huge smile on her face.
Pictures really do speak a thousand words. Even if you don't say it, sometimes seeing it makes all the difference. And I think what Julian saw in that picture just made his insecurities that much stronger. He feels her slipping away so he
does the only thing that him and Brooke are the best at, he runs. Makes up some story about having to go figure out something for production.
"Well come over when your done. We can still have dessert."
"I'll probably just crash at the hotel, but I'll see you tomorrow. You look beautiful
Apparently you can't just go on like nothing happened and Brooke finally realizes that.
"Someday you'll let someone in, today's just not that day"
She sets her purse down and with a sigh closes her eyes. "Someday" she says looking in the direction of the picture of the boy that she still hasn't completely let go of. Someday she will let someone in. But will that be Julian? Or
will all those longing looks, always being each other's safety nets, 'i love yous', and I'm the guy for you's, finally put her back in the arms of the one guy who has been there all along? The guy who called her his Pretty Girl and said she'd change the world someday. Could all the foreshadowing, all the hints, all the years that have passed really lead us to one thing: a Brucas happily ever after?
A Brucas happily ever after?