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"I'll be just fine
Pretending I'm not
I'm far from lonely
And it's all that I've got"

-All That I've Got, The Used

"Hey Troy! Your ready for the big game?" Chad asked Troy as he walked up to him before school.

"What? Oh yeah, the game. Yeah," he said, sounding a little off.

"Of course he is Chad, he's the captain," said Chad's girlfriend Taylor as she approached the guys with Gabriella. Gabriella saw Troy looking off into the distance and snuck up behind him and threw her arms around his neck, covering his eyes with her hands.

"Guess who?" she asked playfully.

"Huh?" he replied, still distracted.

"Ugh, never mind. What's up with you today?" she asked him.

"Nothing, why?"

"I don't know you just looked a little off."

"Well, I'm fine, I'm just tired."

"You better get a lot of sleep this week cause the game's on Friday," Chad said as the bell rang.

"Yeah, don't want to risk the chance of not being well rested for the big game. The school is counting on you, Troy, to finally bring home the trophy," Taylor said, walking off.

"Hey are you sure you're okay?" Gabriella asked, looking at him with concern in her eyes.

"Yes, I told you I'm fine! Would you quit asking me?" He yelled.

"I-I'm sorry, I'm just worried about you."

"No its my fault, I shouldn't have yelled at you," wrapping his arms around her slim waist.

"Ok, I forgive you, you're too cute to mad at," she said teasingly as she scrunched his cheeks together. They didn't notice Troy's dad watching them from around the corner of the building.

Once the bell rang to announce free period Troy rushed out of the classroom and down the hall toward the locker room. Taylor, Chad, and Gabriella all looked at each other; something is wrong.

"I'll try to get it out of him at practice," Chad said to them as he started his way down the hall as well, " Wait, Troy! Wait up man!"

Troy just looked at him and continued to walk down the hall quickly. Chad turned around and shrugged his shoulders at the girls. They were right, something was definitely wrong.

A/N This idea just popped into my head, so I just wrote the beginning. Please review, I want to know if I should continue. Thanks!

Jamez.Blonde