I know a lot of you love leyton for some reason but I never was a leyton fan, for so many reasons but the main/big reason is it’s FAKE don’t hate me because it’s a fact, here’s how it’s fake: Lucas had always had a “thing” for Peyton but it was from a distant he never actually talked to her or knew her interest or anything about her. Neither did she Peyton in a later season says the first time she saw him she fell for him (where that come from she has been seeing him her whole life they were in the same school since they were kids, so when exactly did she fell for him???).
Not counting the affair they had in S1, they didn’t have any scenes or moments throughout the whole S2 then all of sudden the summer between S2 & S3 they start hanging out but the whole time Lucas was waiting for Brooke and Peyton was still heartbroken because Jake left and fiddling out that she was adopted she was busy trying to deal with her birth mother and who she is, and Lucas was crazy about Brooke all he ever said or did was to trying to be with her he didn’t even talk to Peyton that much since Brooke came back, and only considered Peyton as a friend and nothing more, then the school shooting came and out of nowhere she tells Lucas that she loves him I want to know how that happened because not only was Peyton over Lucas completely in S2 and S3 until that scene she FELL for Jake hard, she was completely in love with him and was still heartbroken then all of sudden she’s in love with Lucas again, and she didn’t make this realization before when things were still rocky between Lucas and Brooke, no she “realized” that she loves him when things were finally great between Brooke & Lucas. To me it’s like Lucas was her back up plan because Jake the guy she truly loved wasn’t there and the mint she realized that he wasn’t going to be her BACK UP plan she “fell” for him again.
Come S4, Lucas still WANTED to be with Brooke, even when were really over and Peyton told him that she loved him he said "oh" sorry to break to you guys, but only friends who never thought of their friends as more than that would say that. The "oh" is sorry, we are friends and I can never see us more than that. Example: friends (when joey told Rachel, she also said “oh") than she said sorry but she doesn't feel the same. then, all of a sudden he has flash backs of Peyton, and all of sudden he loves her, how is that possible, what if you had a flashbacks of friend, then that means you’re in love with them, and what about Peyton she's been in love with jack since season 1, well in season 1 she wasn't but she did care about him a lot, and she was completely in love with him all season 2 & 3, when Peyton was down and in so much pain in S2, Lucas himself called Jake and told him to come check on Peyton because even Lucas himself knew the only one who can save her, and I mean really save not psychically and he did save her right there and then he is the reason Peyton never became a drug addict that’s where she was heeding, he saved Peyton long before Lucas ever did (that’s one the reasons people love leyton), yet somehow even though Lucas’s heart was still hung up on Brooke and Peyton’s heart was still hung up on Jake yet somehow all of sudden out of the blue they both realize that they are “in love with each other” really you want to me to believe this obviously FAKE story line???
To put the cherry on top, the writers created this whole Peyton has a half-brother thing out of nowhere YET again, I mean she found a “note” in a random album really?? Then came the whole psycho Derek, Peyton of all people is not the kind of a person to post everything about her life, she’s always express her pain in her art. This whole story line feels FAKE, out of place, and random it’s out of character for Peyton. So now they both have something in common a half-brother, and all of sudden skills starts hanging out with Peyton or liking her or whatever they had had even 1 scene for the past 3 seasons, but somehow now they are friends can you say shove much.