|Trials and Tribulations
Author: xoSuperstarletxo PM
Evey arrives in Albuquerque only knowing her cousins Ryan and Sharpay. When Ryan introduces her to his friends sparks fly, there's catfights, boy trouble and love all rolled into one story. TroyXOFC. Rated for Language and Adult Situations.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Chapters: 37 - Words: 110,644 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 03-10-08 - Published: 12-13-07 - Status: Complete - id: 3942883
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Hey guys, well here it is eventually. The last chapter of this story...in this chapter, when the graduation day comes it is going to flick between POV's quite fequently to show what is happening so try not to get confused lol...I.will start the sequel in a few days, hope you have enjoyed reading this and i have enjoyed writing it...thank you for all your reviews and hope you like it...xxxxxx
I only own my own Characters.
I paced back in forth in my room staring at the phone sitting on my desk. I bit on my thumb nail nervously as i waited on the call i was about to receive. It's been a week since i found out that i was pregnant. I went to the doctor the following day and he confirmed it and talked over my options. He gave me a number to phone for a clinic that could help me out as well. I gave a sigh and bit into my nail again. I paced the floor so frequently that i almost wore a hole in the floor.
Suddenly the ringing from the handset broke me from my thoughts. I dived forward; sitting on the chair and picking up the phone from the cradle.
"Hello?" i said into the mouthpiece. There was a few moments of silence before a voice spoke back.
"Hi is that a Miss Evangeline Evans?" I nodded and bit my lip saying
"Yes it is".
"Hi there it's Grace Hutchins from the Greymeadow Clinic. I understand that you phoned about an appointment earlier today".
"Yes i did" i replied hoping they could help me.
"Well i'm afraid Miss Evans that the only appointment i have is not for another 3 weeks and it is on the 16th June" she told me over the phone. I gasped as that is the same day as my graduation from East High and said
"Ummm...but...that...erm..." i started and then thought about my future. Even if i didn't attend the graduation ceremony i still graduate so that's okay. I don't have to actually be at the presentation. Which means i can attend the presentation and everything will be okay.
"Is something the matter?" she asked with concern. I sighed and a lone tear slipped out of my cheek and i replied
"No not at all. That's fine. I'll take the appointment".
"Okay so i schedule you in for the proceedure at 11.45 that morning. We just need you to sign a form before you have this done and everything will be sorted. Okay?" she asked. I sighed and stayed silent for a few moments before answering with a simple
"Yes i'll be there. Thank you. Bye" and hung up. Once i had placed the phone back on the cradle i slid off the chair onto the floor into a ball and sobbed hard against the floor. I sobbed for my baby, for me and Troy and for what i was going to do. I curled myself into the foetal position and cried and cried till my eyes got sore from the tears flowing out of them. I must have fallen asleep.
I got up out of bed at the crack of dawn unable to lay there wide awake anymore. I flipped the covers back and slid with my shoulders hunched over into the bathroom; turning on the shower and stepping in without checking the temperature. It was scalding hot but it didn't bother me as i rarely felt anything these days. It's been a week since i spoke to Troy after a silly fight we had over USC. I shouted at him and told him that if he left i never wanted to see him again. This upset him deeply but i didn't mean it. I love him so much and i am just annoyed at the lengths i am taking to be with him and make him happy that i am taking it all out on him. I know it's not his fault but i can't help it. I can't help holding a slight contempt for him because he was the one that done this to me. And i know what you are thinking. 'It takes two to tango' but i just can't help holding him responsible for this and i know he isn't. I just feel so empty inside sometimes that i want to vent my frustration and he is the closest thing to me to take it out on.
I got out of the shower and wrapped a towel around me. I stood in front of the mirror looking at myself with disgust. I was a horrible person. I am a horrible person i told myself. I am sick and i don't deserve to have Troy for doing this. I don't deserve him. I am ugly and a terrible person. I hate myself so much right now. I feel cold-hearted and dead inside. I turned away from the mirror unable to look at it. I went into my closet and picked out an outfit which was a pair of white skinny jeans, a peach string top with sequins along the neckline and a white shrug with peach flat pumps. I put in a pair of small gold studs with peach jewels in them. Even if i don't feel nice i have to look nice. I pulled my hair back into a unkempt bun and stuck a pair of silver sunglasses on my head. I grabbed my bag and lifted it downstairs leaving it in the hall for me to get later.
I looked at the clock and saw it was 7:45. The graduation begins at 11 o'clock but it takes an hour to drive to the clinic. Sharpay is taking me. I hate to make her miss her graduation but she is the only one who knows about the baby and what is happening. My mum and dad don't know and instead they think i am just not attending my graduation. I have asked the to go but and support my friends and see them.
I heard a clatter from the kitchen and walked in slowly with my head held high as if nothing was wrong. I saw my mum and dad sitting at the table laughing slightly. I smiled as i went in and my mum said
"Morning darling. Are you excited for today?" she asked. I nodded and my dad said
"I should think so as well. I can't believe that Harvard asked you to come early" he smiled and his face glowed; showing that he was proud of me. I chuckled. Oh yeah that's another thing. I'm not staying in Albuquerque. I can't. I won't be able to stay with Troy now. I know it in my heart. So i made up a fake story that Harvard wants me to attend during summer when really i am not even going there. My parents think i am and trust me enough to believe me. I wish i didn't have to lie to them and maybe some time i will tell them the truth but just not now.
"Can you do me a favour mum?" i asked. She looked up with shining eyes and nodded.
"Can you tell all my friends congratulations and i will miss them" i said with a few tears in my eyes. She got up from the table and came over and gave me a hug. I held onto her tightly and began to sob slightly.
"Evey honey, what's wrong?" she asked concerned. I bit my lip contemplating telling them the truth but i realised i couldn't. They would hate me and that's the last thing i wanted.
"Nothing. I'm just going to miss everyone so much. I'm scared of losing them" i sighed. She shook her head pushing a piece of my hair back and took my face in her hands and said
"You won't lose them. Or us. Any of us. Evey no matter what we are your parents and we love you and your friends should see that too. We all love you so much. You are an amazing girl Evey and i couldn't be more proud of my baby girl. Neither could you dad. We are so happy for you honey" she finished kissing my cheek and hugging me again.
"Thanks mum" i said holding onto her.
I got out of bed and made my way to the bathroom carrying a fluffy towel. I noted the time on the wall clock seeing it was already 7.45. It would take me about 15 minutes to shower and then i need to dress and get my breakfast before i head over to the school at about 10.30 so i am there to get my cap and gown. I jumped into the bathroom and turned on the shower and put my towel on the rack before stripping out of my pj's and getting in the shower to wash my hair and body.
When i got out i wrapped the white towel around my waist and looked at myself in the mirror; studying myself. Sometimes i am stil confused about what Evey sees in me. I mean that girl is like a goddess and yet she is with me. A measly basketball playing jock who is going to college on a basketball scholarship whereas she is going to Harvard on her grades. I sighed and walked back into my room and grabbed a pair of dark blue loosely fitting jeans, a white long sleeved holister shirt and a pair of black and white DC's. I shoved them on and ran my fingers through my hair; styling it roughly and then headed down the stairs.
"Mom seriously enough kissing already. I'm just out the shower" i said pushing her off. I had been in the kitchen about a minute already and she was kissing my cheeks saying
"My baby is all grown up and graduating high school. Oh my what am i going to do?" she sighed. I stuck my tongue out in disgust and shrugged before sitting at the breakfast bar and eating the scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage that she had cooked me. She put a glass of orange juice down to me as well. I gulped it down and she slapped my wrist and said
"Not so fast honey or you'll be sick". I sighed and tutted and went back to my breakfast. I felt her gaze upon me and i looked up with a bit of bacon in my mouth and said
"Troy Bolton!! Don't you dare speak with you mouth full". I swallowed it and said
"Sorry what is it?"
"Are you going to talk to Evey today?" she raised her eyebrows. I never told her about the fight so how does she know. I swear that woman is psychic or something.
"Mom how do you know we were fighting?" i asked pushing my empty plate towards her.
"Mother intuition dear. You have to speak to her".
"I will. Everything will be fine. Don't worry about me or her".
"But i do darling. Now go and get your things ready".
"Mom it's only 9:00".
"Go!" she raised her voice and i jumped from the stool and scurried off towards my room.
"What?" she asked.
"What the hell took you so long?".
"Well..." she said beginning to tell me.
I was walking across the grass in my pink 3 inch stilettos. It was quite hard considering that the grass was went so my shoes were getting damp. I stumbled over to the gang who were standing at the far end just outside the school. Ryan was there with them and Zeke greeted me with a kiss on the cheek. I giggled and blushed slightly. Everyone greeted me with 'Hi' or 'Hey Sharpay' and Chad said 'Sup Shar'. I chuckled at the and saw Troy looking at me confused. I smiled sweetly at him and said
"What's the matter Troy?". He shook his head and said
"Where is Evey?".
"I have no idea. Why would you ask that?"
"Well you are her cousin so i thought that she would be coming with you".
"Hmmm...maybe i should go find her?" he suggested as some of the gang walked inside the school to get their caps and gowns and then to go out the back to the stage for the ceremony. I looked down at my watch and my eyes widened and i saw it was 10:15 and it would take me 25 minutes to get to Evey's house.
"No i'll go" i cut in.
"Because she's my cousin and it's better if i go and make sure she is getting ready okay. I'll just drive her back here to the ceremony" i lied. He nodded slowly and replied
"Fine then but tell her i need to speak to her".
"I will Troy" i said kissing Zeke lightly and then heading off to my car with a small frown on my lips.
I sat in the car now feeling extremely guilty about everything. I sighed and tutted and then pulled an envelope out of my handbag and handed it to her.
"A telegram from the queen. What the fuck does it look like? It's a letter for Troy. Please give it to him when you go back to school". She nodded and bit her lower lip and then i said
"Can we go sometime today?". She nodded again silently and started the car before pulling out of my driveway and heading in the other direction from the school. As she drove towards the clinic in silence the guilt began to eat away at me. Was i doing the right thing not telling Troy and running away? Was i doing the right thing going to this clinic? Am i going to be able to cope with the guilt and the grief and doing this? All of these floated around in my head and i couldn't answer any of them.
Thoughts of Troy started to float into my head. Thoughts from our very first kiss in the gym to the games i watched him play, from dating Cameron and wanting him to Christmas and New Year when we were happy. From his birthday to now. All of the amazing times we had spent together; taking the good with the bad. Is this the end? Now is this the final nail in the death of our relationship? Are we ever going to meet again or is this the end of an era? The end of my life with Troy Bolton?
I was too busy thinking to notice that she had pulled up at the clinic. I read the name about the door. 'Greymeadow Clinic' and shuddered. It looked like a really nice place but did i really want to be here. She looked over at me with sad eyes and a tear rolled down my cheek but i quickly wiped it away and got out of the car.
"Are you waiting out here for me?" i asked in a croaky voice. She nodded and said
"Yes" in a harsh whisper. I frowned and then walked into the clinic by myself.
Back to Evey. I just don't understand how she can do this to a living thing? I know she says it's for the best and she cannot cope with a baby but this...this is disgusting, this is morally inhuman and dispicable but it's her choice and no matter what i think i will support her on this one because it is what she needs. She needs support. I looked up at the clinic again and saw her shuffling her feet as she came out. She looked up at me with a few tears in her eyes as she approached the car. I smiled weakly but she just got in and sat there.
"Evey?" i said carefully.
"I'm fine!" she snapped "Just drive Shar". I nodded slowly and started the car and pulled out the parking lot to take her where she wanted to go. I drove and drove down the roads towards the destination while she sat there in silence with her hands folded over her chest. I kept my eyes on the road not wanting to talk about it the touchy subject.
As we pulled up at Albuquerque International Sunport she sat there in the car staring forward. I touched her arm lightly and she flinched and looked over at me. I just leant over and wrapped my arms around her in a hug. She gratefully accepted the hug and hugged me back. After sitting there for about 15 minutes and talking a little i helped her with her bag and we went inside to check in.
When i got back to the school; the graduation was over already but most people were still there for the afterparty type thing. I missed my own graduation to help Evey which disappoints me but i wouldn't have let her go through it on her own. I parked my car and got out and headed into the school. I didn't have a cap and gown so it didn't matter. I went outside the back of the school and hunted amongst everyone for the gang. I spotted them at a tree all sitting under and around it with there gowns under them on the grass. I made my way over carefully and as i got near them i saw Troy and the rest of them look over. He had hope in his eyes and stood up immediately and came running towards me.
"Where is she?" he asked looking around him. I thought about telling him but i knew it was against Evey's wishes and so instead told him the story that Evey wanted me to.
"She's gone" i muttered. His eyes widened and he stared down on me with anger and sadness which made me want to cry.
"What do you mean she is gone?!!" he raised his voice attracting attention from some of the other people there.
"I went by the house and she was gone. I looked in and there was this letter" i said taking it out my bag and handing him it
"Addressed to you and all her clothes were gone and i don't know where she is. She is just gone" I hung my head. He stared dumbfoundly at the letter in his hands.
"But she can't just be gone. Sharpay i swaer if you know anything..." he started grabbing my arms. I flinched and said
"I don't know a thing. She didn't tell me anything Troy" i shouted back. He looked at me helplessly before running off.
"Troy!!" shouted after him but he disappeared leaving me standing there.
If your are reading this then Sharpay told you what i told he to tell you. She done as i wanted and that makes me happy. What doesn't make me happy is leaving you but i had to do it. As much as i love you which is a lot trust me. I love you so much that i cried writing this" I rubbed my thumb over the tear stains on the sheet and allowed my own tears to fall "I can't bear to be around you knowing what i have done. I have done something so terrible that you could never forgive me because i don't forgive myself. I can't possibly forgive myself. I won't tell you what it is because you will hate me so much and i don't want you too. I know you are probably thinking that you won't hate me because you love me but trust me you would hate me if you knew this terrible secret that i possess. Not even my parents know. Nobody does but me and it is eating me up inside.
What i need from you Troy is for you to be happy without me. I need you to move on and be with a woman who can make you happy and give you what you want when you want it and that woman isn't me. I am not your soulmate Troy. But i will love you forever. I need you to do this one thing for me and you will make me the happiest woman ever. I am so sorry for doing this to you my love. But i have to.
My hands shaking, i grabbed the letter and threw it in the back seat and started to pull at my hair and punch my fists in the air in the car before collapsing my head onto the stearing wheel and crying my heart out. What could be so bad that she would leave me like this? I just don't know. I don't know anything. Except that this isn't over. If i have to scour the country and the world to find her i will. I will find her again because despite what she may thing she is my soulmate. And i love her.
Hope you liked it guys, sequel coming soon. R R