One Tree Hill
episodes written by Mark Schwahn & Stacy Rukeyser

As a dare, teenager Peyton Sawyer (Hilarie Burton) is asked to read a card to a priest in a confessional booth. As she starts the dare, she begins to confess her thoughts and feelings on her mother's death and her life. (from Episode 2.04 "I Will Dare")

Peyton: (reads from the card) Bless me father for I have sinned...
(She turns the card over and it read; "Bless me father for I have sinned. You see, lately I've been having impure thoughts about my neighbor's dog.")
Peyton: You see, lately I've been having impure thoughts about… (she trails off, her eyes red and full of tears. She ignores the card.) Um…actually, I haven’t been doing very well lately. This is…the first time I’ve been in a church since my mom died. (she looks down, whispering) I think about her every day. I just...I wonder what she would say to me right now if she could see me and see how I've been living. (pause) And I wonder if she knows and most days, I fall short of being the person that she wanted me to be. Or...(crying) I wonder of she saw me do that line of coke last week. And the thing is...I don't even know why I did it. You know, my life is pretty good, (nods) it is. Um...but...I was just searching for something to make it great. S-something to make it matter (pause) so...I don't know, I guess last week when I had the chance to change that and it was…it was right there in front of me, I guess I was just scared to let that ! go. Um…but I know it was wrong. And I want my mom to know that and um...I want her to know that I am not that person. And I'm not going to be.

At his uncle's wedding, Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) is suppossed to deliver the best man's toast. Though he doesn't deliver it, it is read aloud over the final coda in the episode. (from Episode 2.16, "Somewhere a Clock is Ticking")

Lucas: Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always. A promise. Like a reward for persisting through life so long alone. The belief in each other and the possibility of love. A decision, to ignore or simply rise above the pain of the past. The covenant, which at once binds two souls and yet severs prior ties. The celebration, of the chance taken, and the challenge that lies ahead. For two will always be stronger than one. Like a team, braced against the tempest’s of the world. And love… will always b! e the guiding force in our lives. For tonight is mere formality… only an announcement to the world for feelings long held. Promises made long ago in the sacred space of our hearts.

Kudos and much thanks go to Misty for this monologues, it is very much appreciated.

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