|Sweet Summer Time
Author: Californiapoppy5 PM
Gabi is from Texas. Troy is from California. Their families are neighbors. They have the whole summer in New Mexico. If they fall in love, will they last?Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Friendship - Troy B. & Gabriella M. - Chapters: 10 - Words: 20,942 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 05-18-12 - Published: 05-04-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8086466
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Hey guys! This is one of my new story that i'm still currently working on. I think this is the best one yet. I love it so much! This chapter overlaps a little bit. I think a couple other chapters do too. Please tell me what you think! Love you guys!
Sweet Summer Time
Today, mom and I got onto the plane to New Mexico to my aunt Leah's house. She lives with her husband Mike and their adopted son Chad and their daughter Hannah. We have always been close until they moved away from California a couple years ago. My mom and Dad got divorced when I was 11. He lives in Montana somewhere in the middle of nowhere. I've never been out to their new house in New Mexico so it is going to be a fun summer with my family.
The plane landed at 8:30 that Thursday night, Mom and I walked out of the plane to go get our luggage. Mom looked tired from the few hour flight but I knew she was excited to see her sister Leah. I was excited too to see Chad, he was my best cousin, like my brother, I was torn apart when they had to leave. My little cousin Hannah adored me, I was her favorite cousin. Chad had always been great at sports, mom told me he was a big shot basketball player. I was more of a football and baseball kind of guy.
"Troy!" I heard my 11 year old cousin squeal as she ran up to me. A smile broke out on my face and I scooped her up hugging her tightly.
"Hey Hanny, you got so big!" I said, putting her down.
She giggled and gave my mom a big hug. My Aunt, Uncle, and Chad came over to me giving up hugs and helped find our luggage.
"How was your flight honey?" Aunt Leah said, wrapping her arms around me.
"Good," I replied. "It was too long, I was just anxious to get here."
"How's football champ?" Uncle Mike asked me.
"So awesome!" I smiled. "We won state this year, I can't wait to start next season."
"You gotta teach me some moves man" Chad said, slapping my arm.
" Of course" I shook my hand through his crazy hair.
After we had gotten all of our luggage we got into the car and went to my aunt and uncles house. Mom and Hannah sat in the back. Chad and I sat in the very back talking. I told him about football, my girlfriend I had for a week, and other random things. Chad told me about school and all the girls he tried to get at and the neighbor girl.
"So you like her?" I asked him.
"Dude she was like my first friend when I moved here" He said, looking at me then out the window.
"So… you like her." I said more then questioned.
He shook his head. "Nah, Not exactly." He said. "She like me… I think, I mean, I've been avoiding her lately so I don't know."
I sighed. "Dude, Why do you have to be a jerk? If she wasn't your first friend then you would have probably be a nerd, not a stud bro." I told him.
"I know" He said quietly. "I don't want anybody to think I'm soft or something."
I rolled my eyes. "Yeah okay"
We rolled up to the house. Their neighbors were very active, a lot of people coming in and out of the house from the car. There was a beautiful brunette girl digging around in the trunk. I suppose that was neighbor girl. We got out of the car and I stared over at the girl 20 feet away from me. My Aunt walked over to the older couple coming towards the car. The girl standing by the car was short, very athletic looking and beautiful nonetheless. I smiled at her.
"Troy, come on." Chad said behind me.
I turned back to the car and got a couple of bags. I looked back toward the car and the brunette was gone and there was a blonde standing in her place. Chad and I followed Hannah to the door and we walked inside. Their house was huge compared to my moms condo. I got the corner room upstairs next to Chad's room and Mom was staying in the room downstairs. We walked back outside to get the rest of our things.
I put the last bag in the car and yelled that we were ready to go. I got in the back seat while dad, still talking on his business call, got in the drivers seat. Mom came out with my little brother Cam in the car. Cam was born four years ago, he was a surprise that's for sure. He was sleeping in the car seat next to me, pretty much the whole time. Dad finally got off his phone 30 minutes after we had left. He went on about picking colleges and sports and scholarships. I heard that every month at least. I told him that I was looking into it every time he asked.
It was about 8:45 when we pulled up to Grandpas house. I stretched before I got out. I knocked on the door and saw my beautiful cousin. "Hello Beautiful" Sharpay said, squeezing me tightly.
"Hello Gorgeous!" I giggled. "I missed you so much" I saw my Grandma and Grandpa walk up. I gave them big hugs. Mom carried Cam out of the car and we sat on the couch catching up for a little while. We haven't seen them since Christmas. They usually came up to us since my Aunt Christy, Shar's mom, passed away. My dad was tired from the drive over here, since we lived in Texas. We walked outside and started to get our things out of the car.
"So tell me about the neighbor boy you always used to talk about." I said, looking at Sharpay.
She sighed. "I'm over him, he's such a jerk."
"Why? What did he do?" I popped open the trunk, stuffing the keys back in my jacket pocket.
"He's just not as nice as he used to be." She pulled up the handle on my mom's suitcase. She walked inside as I pulled my suitcase out of the car. I heard honking as the neighbor pull up. I jumped as the honk startled me, since it was such a quiet neighborhood. Grandma and Grandpa walked towards the car as a man and a woman got out of the front.
"Hey Leah, y'all can come over for dinner if you'd like. I'd like you to meet my daughter and my son in law and my other grandkids too." I heard Grandma say and I kept pulling things out of the trunk.
"Sure, we'll come on by." I heard a woman say. "My baby sister is here, and her son Troy."
"I'm looking forward to meeting them." My sweet grandpa said. "Dinner will be ready in 10"
"Thank you Charlie" A man said. "We'll be over soon."
I saw two boys and a girl get out of the car. One was tall and dark. He must have been neighbor boy, Shar said he was adopted. The other boy though, he was beautiful. He turned to me, catching me staring at him. I got lost for a minute in his deep blue eyes. I turned back to the car and hit my head on the top part of the trunk. I heard Sharpay laughing, I bet she saw the whole thing. I pulled my bag out quickly and walked inside.
After Mom and I got all our things sorted, we walked over to neighbor girls house. Their house was the same layout as my Aunt and Uncles but opposite. We walked into the living room. It felt very homely, like anybody's grandma's house. I sat next to Chad and my mom, opposite of the two teenage girls.
"Charlie, Julie, I'd like you to meet my sister in law Lucy and my nephew Troy. They're from California" Uncle Mike said, taking a seat next to Aunt Leah.
"Thank you for letting us come over." Mom said, smiling. "It's so nice to meet you guys."
"It's not a problem at all. Y'all are welcome anytime." Charlie said. "This is my baby girl Sarah and her husband Daniel. They have Gabriella and Cam. This is Sharpay, our other granddaughter, she says here with us."
I looked at Gabriella, her chocolate brown eyes sucked me in instantly. She was definitely beautiful. I wanted to know her. I had to know her. "It's nice to meet you" I said, smiling.
She giggled quietly. "Its nice to meet you too." She smiled at me.
"Alright y'all dinner is ready." Julie said, clasping her hands softly.
We served ourselves and the teenagers went outback. The parents and grandparents and the younger kids sat at the table. It was a warm June night, perfect summer weather. Chad and I sat opposite the girls and started eating.
"So Troy, where in California are you from?" Sharpay asked me.
"I live 30 minutes from San Francisco." I said, looking at her then Gabriella.
"That's so awesome, I've never been to California." Sharpay said. "Gabi here is from Amarillo, Texas."
"How old are you Gabriella?" Chad asked her, before stuffing his face.
"Please call me Gabi." She said smiling. " I'm 16, How old are you Troy?"
"I'm 17" I said, smiling at Gabi.
"Chad, You're being nice again." Sharpay said.
Chad rolled his eyes. "I'm a nice guy Shar, you know that." He gave her a million dollar smile.
They started arguing and I looked at Gabi who was watching them just like I was. I had to admit, they were very entertaining.
"So Gabriella is a beautiful name." I told her.
She giggled. "Troy is a beautiful name too"
Gabi and I started laughing. Chad and Sharpay looked at us, confused. The looks on their faces made us laugh even harder. I already knew I was going to like Gabriella. She was a great girl. This is going to be a great summer.