|The True Gabriella Montez
Author: hopelessromanticgurl PM
Gabriella's abusive ex-boyfriend transfers over to East High, Gabriella is forced to work with him on a school project...a marriage project. What happens when he actually starts to believe he and Gabriella are married? How will Troy handle all this?Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Gabriella M. & Troy B. - Chapters: 14 - Words: 47,061 - Reviews: 185 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 05-12-12 - Published: 01-25-12 - Status: Complete - id: 7776090
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A/N I DO NOT OWN ANYTHING! I ONLY OWN THIS PLOT! This is the last chapter guys and I just want to thank everyone who added me and my story to their alerts and favorites and also to those who left a review. You guys are the reason I continue to write story after story so thank you so much. Info on my future story is at the bottom A/N, Until then enjoy this last chapter:
A couple months went by and Gabriella continued to refuse to go visit her father. Because of which she had countless nightmares during the night of him dying or Maria killing him. She still hadn't been caught which upset Gabriella to no end.
But, on a brighter note Heather and Kenny were allowed to transfer over to East High and both made friends with Chad. The three of them rejoined the basketball team with all new players. Both Gabriella and Heather gained more confidence in themselves and no longer feared being alone at school. Nobody teased or bothered them about Peter anymore either. Life was pretty good; if only Gabriella would get over her fear and go visit her father life would be perfect.
"Troy, Troy? Troy!"
Troy was pulled from his thoughts by Chad. They were currently out together, just getting some lunch, alone with Gabriella, Heather, and Kenny.
"Huh? I'm sorry, what did you say?" Troy asked.
"I want to know what you think of that kid on our team the one with the epically amazing free throws."
"You mean Jordan?"
"He's a great player, and a real nice person. Why do you ask?"
Chad shrugged. "Just curious, he has the best free throws on the team. "
"Yeah he does."
Gabriella shook her head. "Nah, Troy has the best free throws on the team." Gabriella said.
"Awww thank you, Baby." Troy said wrapping his arm around her waist and kissing her head.
"Nope, you're both wrong, Kenny has the best free throws." Heather said.
"No, Troy." Gabriella argued.
"I love how neither of you bother to say my name." Chad joked.
The boys laughed as the girls playfully fought back and forth. The girls both burst into giggles.
Everyone went back to their food.
"So, Troy I heard they're going to be voting on a new team Captain." Chad said. "I'm voting for you."
Troy chuckled. "Thanks, but I really don't care. I mean, if I get it, that's great. If I don't get it, that's great too."
"You're so modest." Heather smiled.
Troy chuckled and shook his head. "I had my turn being Captain. I feel like it should go to someone else."
"Like Kenny." Heather squealed.
Kenny laughed and shook his head. "No, I'm not much of a leader type. But thanks for the confidence boost, Babe."
Out of nowhere, Gabriella laid her head on Troy's shoulder. He kissed her forehead. "Are you sleepy?"
She often got tired early these days because of her lack of sleep. She shook her head.
"Are you ok?" he asked again.
Again she shook her head, which worried Troy.
"Baby, what's the matter? Talk to me."
Gabriella slid her head from his shoulder down his arm and onto his lap. Now Troy was really getting worried.
"Baby, hey, what's going on?" he asked stroking her hair.
She didn't respond, she only buried her face into his lap. Troy looked to his friends. "Did any of you see what happen?"
They all shook their heads now worried for Gabriella. Troy gently lifted her face to look him in the eyes.
"Gabriella, you need to tell me what's the matter, so I know how to help you."
"I feel funny…a bad kind of funny." She muttered softly.
"Funny bad, like you feel sick?"
Gabriella shook her head. "No, not sick, just…funny."
"Can you try to explain to me what is making you feel that?"
Gabriella shrugged. "I just feel like something bad is going to happen. I don't know what it is but I just feel like when we go home something very bad is going to happen."
Gabriella shook her head. "Not to me, to my dad. It's happen right now, but we won't know until we get home."
Troy sighed. "Gabriella, you're dad is fine. I promise you. There are guards outside his door so Maria can't get in to see him, and nobody else has reason to want him dead."
Gabriella shrugged once more. She casted her eyes downward. "You told me to explain my funny feeling to you, so I did. I can't explain it better than that."
With that she laid her head down on his lap again, hiding from her friends. Troy rubbed her back and looked to his friends worriedly. She would continue to worry until her dad woke up, but she refused to go see him to help him wake up, so how was this ever going to end well?
Later on they went home. When they walked inside Lucille was waiting for them.
"You guys should sit down. I've got some news."
"Good or bad news?" Troy asked as he and Gabriella sat down on the couch.
"Well that depends...I have some good news but as a result I have some very bad news."
"Does this concern my dad?" Gabriella asked softly.
"Yes, actually, it does. How did you know?"
Gabriella shrugged once more. "it's just a feeling..."
Lucille sighed and nodded. "It has to do with both of your parents."
Gabriella froze and turned three shades whiter. Troy pulled her tighter into his arms.
"Your mother has finally been caught...that's the good news. The bad news is...your father is the same and the doctors feel it's best if we just...well if we just let him go."
"Pull the plug?" Gabriella asked just barely above a whisper. "They want us to take him off the only machines that are keeping him alive right now? They want us to murder him?"
"No, we aren't going to murder him, Gabriella. We'd be…we'd be ending his suffering." Lucille said.
Gabriella shook her head, wiping furiously at the angry tears that leaked out of her eyes. "No matter what you call it, its murder and I will not agree to this. I hate you for even suggesting it."
She stood up and stormed out of the room. Lucille sighed. "She took it better than I thought she would."
Troy sighed too. "Mom, did the doctors really suggest that?"
Lucille nodded. "They said if he hasn't woken by now, he never will. Honey, I don't like this anymore than you do. Please believe me when I tell you that. "
"I do, Mom, and Gabriella does too. She's just hurt."
Lucille nodded. "I know. Look, Troy, the doctor said that if a miracle happens and he woke up, we wouldn't have to pull the plug. In other words, if we can get Gabriella in there to see her father we might have a chance at saving him."
"Yeah, it's easier said than done. Gabriella is scared to death of going to see her father in the hospital."
"I know, but she needs to face her fears if she wants to save her father's life. You're the only one she'll listen to, Troy. You need to make her see that."
"Mom, what if I convince her to go, but it doesn't make a difference and Carlos dies?"
"He won't. Look, it's hard to explain, but do you remember me telling you that when I'm struggling with something and I just can't handle it on my own, your dad comes to me in my dreams and tells me how to handle it?"
"He came to me last night and he told me that if we wanted to save Carlos, Gabriella had to face her fear and go see him. It's the only possible way. If she doesn't Carlos will die."
Troy sighed. How would he convince her to do this? She was so scared of the hospital. She'd never agree to it. He got up and followed Gabriella into the bedroom. She was sitting on the bed with her knees pulled up to her chest and her arms wrapped around her legs with her face buried in her knees.
"Oh Brie…" Troy cooed.
He went over to her and sat down next to her pulled her into his arms and rubbed her back.
"I'm sorry." She cried. "I'm sorry, I don't hate your mother. I don't."
"I know, Baby, I know. She knows that too. You're upset and it's natural to take out your anger on someone."
"What am I going to do? I can't let him go."
"I have a plan, if you're up for it."
Gabriella looked up at him and he used his thumb to wipe away her tears. "If your dad wakes up, they have no reason to pull the plug. If that happens you get to prove the doctors wrong. Your dad is strong and he's going to wake up, he just needs more time right?"
Gabriella nodded. "You're the only one who understands it."
Troy smiled. "No, I just understand your heart."
Gabriella blushed and smiled softly. "So what's the plan?"
"You. You need to go to the hospital and you need to talk to your father. You need to give him a reason to wake up."
Gabriella looked down. "I don't like this plan anymore."
Troy smiled softly and lifted her chin to look at him. "It's the only way to save your father's live. If you're scared, I'll come with you, but you need to face your fears and go see him. It's the only way your father will wake up, Brie. It's our last option, other than pull the plug."
Gabriella sighed and her eyes filled with tears. "I want to go see him, Troy. I really do, I'm just so scared."
"What are you scared of?"
"Seeing him, what if he doesn't look the same? What if he's scary looking or has a lot of cuts on him."
"Baby, it's been several months since the crash any wounds he had would have healed. He's just going to look like he's sleeping."
"But all the machines?"
"Maybe we can have the nurse help us, and she can tell us what each machine does and how it helps your father."
Gabriella shrugged and nodded. "Is he going to be in pain?"
"No, he's sleeping he feels no pain."
Gabriella nodded softly and spoke even softer. "I'll do it. But only if you come with me."
Troy smiled at her bravery and nodded back. "Of course, I'll come with you."
Lucille knocked on the door and entered. "Are you two ok?"
"I'm so sorry, Mama, I don't hate you. I love you." Gabriella said quickly.
Lucille chuckled. "Honey, it's ok. I understand you were just angry. My feelings weren't hurt. I'm just sorry I had to hurt you with the news."
Gabriella nodded. "I'm going to wake him up. Troy and I are going to wake him up."
Lucille nodded and smiled. "Sounds like a plan. We can go first thing tomorrow visiting hours are over now."
Gabriella's eyes went wide. "No, I can't. Not tomorrow. If I don't do this now I'll lose my confidence and change my mind. It has to be done tonight, or I won't do it."
Lucille sighed but nodded in understanding. "I'll make some calls and see what I can do."
Lucille left the room and Gabriella sighed. Toy rubbed her back. She was already starting to lose the confidence in herself again. He just hoped it didn't vanish all together.
A couple minutes later Lucille walked back inside. "I have some good news. They're going to let you come see him, but only because I told them you wanted to say goodbye. But you just tell him what you were always going to tell him to wake him up. They just have to believe you're saying goodbye."
Gabriella nodded and inhaled and exhaled a shaky breath. "Let's do this."
The three of them left and went to the hospital.
They arrived in just a few minutes and went inside. After checking in with the nurse they all went to Carlos's room.
Gabriella stood outside shaking.
"Just take a deep breath. You can do this. I'm right here. I promise." Troy told her.
Gabriella nodded and went inside, stopping at the doorway. She gasped at the sight of her father. He was laying flat on his back, white as snow with tubes and wires coming out on both sides of him. Gabriella quickly spun around and buried her face in Troy's chest.
"No, no, no, I changed my mind, I changed my mind, take me out, take me out!"
"Shhh, shhh, it's ok. I'm right here. You're strong, you can do this. I promise. I'm right here, just turn around."
"No, no, no." she whimpered.
"Shhh, Baby, you can do this. I promise it's ok; you've got to wake him, Angel. Otherwise the doctors are going to pull the plug."
Gabriella inhaled and exhaled shaky breath again. She turned around and looked at her father.
"Wha-what i-is tha-that tu-tube com-coming ou-out of his mo-mouth?" she whimpered. "An-and what ar-are tho-those thin-things in his no-nose."
"They are making sure he has oxygen in his lungs, so he can breathe. Just remember none of those wires or tubes are causing him any pain."
"Are you ready to move closer?"
Gabriella nodded. They locked hands and Gabriella went over to her father and sat down on the stool. Gabriella took her father's hand in one of hers while holding tightly to Troy's.
"Daddy? Daddy it's Gabriella. I'm here because you have to wake up. The doctors are saying they're going to take you off life support if you don't wake up. So Troy told me I had to come and tell you to wake up so I can tell the doctors they were wrong."
Troy chuckled softly.
"So, you have to wake up so Troy can be right. Peter is gone, Daddy. He's in jail and now Maria is in jail too. I got justice for us both now you just have to wake up so we can celebrate together. Please daddy, please wake up, please."
Gabriella gasped suddenly. "Troy, he…he squeezed my hand."
Troy smiled. "Keep talking."
"Daddy, you can do it. Just open your eyes. Wake up so you and Troy can team tickle me, so you can give me raspberries when I call you old, so you can give me away at my wedding and spoil your grandchildren rotten. Daddy, wake up so I can finally be happy and finally sleep peacefully. "
Carlos's eyes fluttered but then slowly opened.
"DADDY!" Gabriella screamed.
She jumped in his arms and hugged him tightly.
Troy smiled. "Easy, Baby, he might be sore."
Gabriella pulled away. "Sorry, Daddy, are you ok?"
"I'll go get a doctor." Troy said.
He left the room. Gabriella smiled at her dad. "Peter and Maria are both in jail, Daddy. Isn't that great? Guess what else? I stood up to Peter at the trail. I'm not scared of him anymore."
Carlos smiled weakly and gave her thumbs up.
"How come you can't talk?"
Carlos pointed to the tube come from his mouth.
"Oh…does it hurt?"
Carlos shook his head. Troy came back inside with a doctor and Lucille. The doctor removed the tube and gave Carlos some water.
"I love you, Gabriella." Carlos spoke.
Happy tears filled Gabriella's eyes as she hugged her father. "I love you too, Daddy. I've missed you so much."
"I missed you too."
Gabriella rested comfortably on the bed cuddled into Carlos's side. He looked to Lucille and Troy. "Thank you for taking care of my daughter."
"It was our pleasure. We love Gabriella." Lucille smiled.
"I hate to interrupt, but I need to take Carlos back for a few tests to make sure everything in his brain has healed the right way. You're going to have to leave.
"No!" Gabriella cried out fearfully clinging to her father tightly. "No, no, no!"
"Hey, hey, Gabriella, Honey, I'll be ok. I promise. Just go out with Troy. I promise I'll be ok." Carlos soothed.
"No," she whimpered. "No, Daddy, I don't want to leave you."
"It won't be for a long time. I promise as soon as the tests are over you can come back and cuddle with me."
"No." she whimpered as her eyes filled with tears. "No, Daddy, no."
Troy went over to her and rubbed her back. "Gabriella, sweetie, it's going to be ok. The doctors aren't going to hurt him. They just want to make sure he's ok and that he won't go back into a coma."
Gabriella rolled onto her other side and lifted her arms to Troy. He smiled gently and lifted her into his arms and held her bridal style as he buried her face in his neck. He walked out into the hallway as the doctor took Carlos away.
He returned a few minutes later with Carlos and got him settled back into his room. As soon as he was allowed Troy took Gabriella back inside and let her cuddle right back into her father's side. They all waiting anxiously to get Carlos's test results back.
"Daddy, what if they tests come back bad?" Gabriella whimpered.
"They won't. I feel fine and I'll be fine. I promise." Carlos told her.
Gabriella just nodded softly. "Daddy, was it really Maria who hit you?"
Carlos nodded. "She ran a red light. Her smirking face was the last thing I saw before I blacked out."
"She's in jail now. They caught her trying to sneak in here to see you and she was caught." Lucille explained.
"Good, servers her right and Peter is in jail too now?"
"Yes, Gabriella was very brave and stood up to Peter." Troy told him.
"That's my girl." Carlos smiled.
Gabriella giggled and nodded. "Nobody messes with me and gets away with me."
"Oh Mr. Toughie now?" Carlos teased. "I can break that."
He started to tickle Gabriella and she started to laugh. "Troy help." Gabriella laughed.
Troy smirked and went over to Gabriella and started to tickle her too. She screamed in laughter squirming to get away.
"Stop it!" she cried out in giggles.
Troy and Carlos stopped and chuckled. Just then the doctor walked in. "Your test results have come back clean. We're going to keep you over night, but then you can go home tomorrow."
"Wonderful, thank you, Doctor."
The doctor just nodded and walked away. They all shared a group hug. Peter was in jail, The kids at school finally stopped teasing them, nobody called Troy Bad Boy Bolton, her father was awake and healthy, she had wonderful friends and family, it was official, Gabriella's life was now perfect.
A/N as usual cheesy ending but I'm never good with ending my stories. So what do you think? Leave me your thoughts in a review. Thank you everyone for your reviews, alerts, and favorites on me and this story! You guys are what keeps me writing each time so thank you very much! Now as always a brief look into my next story:
Storage Love: Everything is perfect with Troy and Gabriella until one day Gabriella goes missing, after a few months she is pronounced dead. Troy never gives up and one day while getting something for his father at a storage place he hears a crying sound coming from a storage unit. Who is this girl and can save her when nobody believes Troy really hears her?
I'll have it up as soon as I can!
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