|Jason and Payton|
|Intimacy level||Allies |
Parents of 3 kids
|Species||Vampire and twiceblessed Witch|
|“||I always loved you. I never stopped loving you.||”|
— Payton to Jason at their Portland reunion
Payton and Jason started off badly when Payton's generalization and prejudice of vampires made her see him as a murderous monster. SHe then eventually started seeing him and his family as allies, and they started training together, allowing her to get to know a more human, caring side of him. They team up during the battle against The Travellers and are friends throughout the months following that. Jason starts to develop feelings for her in early 2008 but he doesn't act on them, although Payton is aware of it. They go to Paris together during spring break and team up to fight together again.
Shortly after Paris, Payton reveals she does have feelings for him, and they kiss. They discuss their relationship and their potential future. When Jason announces he might have to leave due to being on trial for what happened in Paris, they sleep together. Together they decide to move to Portland when Payton graduates early and gets a scolarship there. They live together at the Portland Lofts until they have a bad fight which causes them to break up, and subsequently causes Jason to go through transition.
Despite this, Payton and Jason don't get back together right away as they take the time to develop individually before reuniting in the fall of 2009. In 2010 their relationship is stronger than ever, and Payton gets pregnant in the late spring. She gives birth to their daughter, Alena, in the early fall and they raise her in Portland before returning to Waterfall Creek where Jason has bought a nightclub, and Payton goes to work at the The Creek Daily. Their second child, Andrew Dawson is born in 2014, and shortly afterwards Jason proposes. They get married on August 19th 2015, and they conceive their third child, Amore Dawson on their honeymoon. She is born not long after they defeat long-time enemy May Miller. When Jason takes on the task of leading The Millers 2.0 they have to refocus their relationship but in the end they make it work, despite Beth Raleigh revealing Jason has another child, Ava Carrington.
Payton and Jason raise their three children in The Silverstone House where Ava often visits. Payton and Jason also act as parental figures for Payton's niece Sophia Greene after Liam decides he can't be a father to her. On their 10th wedding anniversary, Payton tells Jason that she figured out how to make him human. On Jason's 236th birthday he turns human, and he celebrates his physical 25th birthday.
She didn't want anything to do with him or his family, and even tried to evict them out of town. She then got forced to work with him and his family and form an alliance. She starts training with him and many other people from his family to improve her vampire combat skills. At the Dawson Charity Ball she admits to getting to know a more human, caring side to them, and she claims the Dawsons might not be all that bad after all.
Payton and Jason train together more often, and they work together during the battle with the Travellers. Despite not staying around the house after the battle, they have a warrior's handshake, an unspoken connection about the mutual respect that has started to grow between the two of them. Shortly afte that Claire and Seth start dating, and Payton and Jason find themselves third and fourth wheel. Eventually they slowly create a friendship, one which extends towards Jason's family who she now trusts enough to let Claire stay there more often. Payton spends some time there too, and Jason tries to make her feel at ease with his family.
Jason steps up for Payton's friends during the Winter Formal scandal, proving he is a good friend. In early 2009, Jason realizes he is starting to have feelings for Payton. Payton reads this between the lines of his behaviour, as he is trying way too hard not to let her peak at his emotions. Neither of them say anything about it until they are in Paris, a trip Payton supported Jason on them taking. After fighting Aria, Payton admits she knows how Jason feels about her. Jason confirms this, but states that he will wait for her. There is a bit of a tension between them until Payton allows herself to be vulnerable, and she admits her own feelings for him. They kiss, and they start dating after spring break. They end the school year as a couple.
In Season Two their relationship is tested and eventually breaks under the pressure when a lot of things happen in their lives all at once. Payton pushes Jason away, who goes into transition shortly after. He hides the majority of this from his family, until he eventually informs Alyssa who has also been spending a lot of time with Payton. Once he is finished his transition he asks Payton for another chance, but she asks to give her time. In the spring they kiss at Alyson and Dylan's wedding, but Payton insists on finishing the school year before she can be together with him again. Jason accepts this, and keeps his distance.
However when Payton and Claire host an event at their house for the magical royals, Jason gets competition. Bash, Payton's wizard childhood friend, proposes to her after the event. Jason is hurt because Payton actually considers it, but eventually she realizes her love for Jason is stronger than her desire to please the elders. She turns down the proposal, but Jason is inavoidably upset and still jealous. While preparing for the new school year, Payton realizes she wants to be with Jason, and she invites him to fall fest. They kiss again at the bonfire, and Payton tells him she loves him. From that point onwards they are officially back together.
In Season Three Jason prevents Payton from loosing it on Liam when it turns out he has kidnapped Mila. Despite Jason moving to Portland to be closer to her, they agree to take things slow. Payton slowly starts spending more and more nights at the Lofts again with Jason, which is also where she is when she learns of Jodie and Keith's death. Jason is there to support her, and Payton finds comfort in him. Shortly after that, Payton discovers she is pregnant.
The pregnancy comes as a surprise and shocks the entire family. Soon, they realize their plans have changed, including Payton's education and their living situation. Towards the end of the school year, Payton basically lives at the lofts again. They spend the summer there, preparing for the baby to arrive, which happens in September 2010. With the arrival of their daughter, Alena Dawson their love reaches a whole new level.
Payton eventually returns to school and the little family stays in Portland for her education, but once Payton graduates they move back to Waterfall Creek, where Payton starts working for the Creek Daily and Jason has his business at the club. Despite of this, they make plenty of time for eachother. They find lots of help when Phoebe moves into the house.
In Season Five, they fight May in a very dangerous battle, considering Payton is newly pregnant with their second child at the time. The child eventually saves Jason's life, and shortly afterwards he proposes to Payton. Payton quits her job at the Creek Daily to stay at home with Alena and prepare for the new baby. She does help out in the club by organising events, working together with her fiancé. Andrew Dawson is born early 2014. They get married on August 19th, 2015 - 8 years since the day they first met. Shortly afterwards, Payton gets pregnant again. Her pregnancy prevents her to go and see Mike's mom, Dianna, who dies in the spring of 2016.
The pregnancy comes as a surprise and forms a roadblock not only in their plans, but also in Payton's education. But despite all of the possible obstacles, they prepare for the arrival of their daughter in the summer of 2010 while they get to be more happy than ever. When Alena is born in September 2010, Payton and Jason's love develops to a whole new level.
After remaining in Waterfall Creek and arrangeing their futures, Payton eventually returns to school and graduates while they live together in a small condo in Portland. They then relocate back to Waterfall Creek where Payton has connections at the Creek Daily. In 2014, shortly before the birth of their second child, Jason proposes to her. Their son, Aj, is born early that year, and they spend the summer with their family preparing for the wedding.
They get married on August 19th, 2015 and shortly after Payton gets pregnant again, giving birth to a daughter in May 2015 after fighting May Miller. With the defeat of the biggest threat to their lives, Payton and Jason learn to appreciate the small moments and they start living again without looking over their shoulders every five seconds. Their marriage remains strong despite Jason becoming a ruler of the Millers, and Payton being tasked with saving the magical dimension along with the other royals.
Together, with or without their kids sometimes, they make trips to Paris, London, Berlin, Marrakesh, Tokio, Rio de Janeiro and Quebec and they inspire their friends and family with the unwavering support they have for eachother.
For specific scenes between Jason & Payton, click here
- Halo - Beyoncé
- Beneath Your Beautiful - Labirinth ft. Emile Sandé
- Better Man - Jamie Campbell Bower
- from Jason's POV during the extension of their break-up
- Everybody's got somebody but me - Sam Tsui
- from both (mostly Payton's) POV during (extension of) break-up
- Down - Jason Walker
- from both POV's during fourth of july - music room scene
- Stay - Miley Cyrus
- Summer after Alyssa's humanity switch
- One and Only - Adele
- Don't you remember - Adele
- Start Again - Red
- Burn With You - Lea Michele
- Residence : Silverstone House
- Alena Lillian Dawson, born on September 14th 2010 at the Dawson House
- Andrew Jason Dawson, born on March 27th 2012 at the Silverstone House
- Amore Dawson, born on May 30th 2014 at the Silverstone House
- Alena : Justin Saphire and Alyssa Miller
- AJ : Claire Silverstone and Seth Dawson
- Amore : Mike Creeton and Lynn Sullivan
- Strollers : Britax B-Ready and Valco Baby Spark Duo
- Diaper bags :
- Pink Lining YM (grey) for Payton
- Skip Hop Duo Double for Payton
- Skip Hop Duo (heater grey) for Jason
- Pink Lining YM mini (rainbow)
- Nurseries :
- Theme/Color : Red
- Dress :
- Tux :
- Bridesmaids : Claire & Mila & Alyssa (dresses : )
- Groomsmen : Seth & Mike & James (tuxedo's : )
- Some tropes that apply to them :
- Love at First Punch
- You're Worth Hell
- Battle Couple
- Their love is described best as Eros : A passionate, physical and emotional love, stereotype of romantic love
- Jason and Payton share similarities with Alyssa and Justin and Jade and Pierre.
- Alyssa and Justin are considered their succesors in the main romantic storylines.
- Justin and Alyssa have struggled long with their feelings too, and the feelings were originally only one-sided. They have faced enemies interfering in their romance likewise.
- Jade and Pierre are succesors of Alyssa and Justin, but are also similar to Jason and Payton.
- Pierre is magical Royalty like Payton, Jade is a Miller vampire who does not belong to the Millers.
- Alyssa and Justin are considered their succesors in the main romantic storylines.
- They have some nicknames, most notebly Jayton
- Claire calls them out by their nickname a few times. Mike hates it, he thinks it sounds cheesy. Payton and Jason don't mind.
- Nate refers to them as the Golden Couple even before they were romanically together.