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What You Mean To Me
A story about Troy and Gabriella and what I think should happen!
Chapter 6: Dinner With the Parents
Hey everyone. Sorry it took so long for the next chapter to come out. This next chapter I'm not so sure what's going to happen I'm kind of playing it by ear. So don't get too angry if it isn't exactly what you expected.
I woke up in the pitch black. The front door was opening and I gently shook Gabriella awake.
"They're home." I whispered in her ear and she gently slid off of my lap as we stood up from the couch.
"How's Taylor?" Gabby asked as Chad walked into the living room.
"Shhhh. She's right here I'm going to put her to bed. I'll meet you guys back out here in a minute." Chad disappeared into the bedroom and Gabby and I sat back down on the couch. Chad walked into the room and we immediately started asking questions.
"What's going on? How's Taylor? What happened?" Gabriella shot one after the other at Chad.
"Calm down Gabriella. Let the man catch his breath. He just spent three hours at the hospital." I pulled Gabby to me and she rested her head against my shoulder.
"I'm just worried Troy. I want to make sure Taylor is ok." Gabby turned her head up towards Chad and waited for answers.
"Ok, well first of all, Taylor is fine. She had a minor concussion but she'll be ok in a day or two. Second of all, when she hit her head the faucet made a small gash, which is how she ended up with the concussion. And third of all she wants you two to be here when she wakes up so I'm going to make up the couch bed for you two and then she wants me to stay with her." Chad took a deep breath and we could tell that he was exhausted.
"Why don't you go to bed. We'll make up the bed we know where everything is." I told him and then I walked to the linen closet and pulled out some pillows and blankets. Gabriella came over to help and Chad returned with two sets of pjs before he headed off to bed.
Gabby and I settled down in bed and I wrapped my arms around her tightly. She turned to face me.
"Why does fate like messing with our lives?" Gabriella said softly.
"Even if this was bad do remember that fate was the one that brought us together." I kissed her forehead. "So we should be grateful that fate has taken such an interest in our lives." Gabriella smiled and turned around and we drifted off into a deep sleep.
I woke up to the sun shining through Taylor's apartment window. I turned around slowly and there was Troy smiling at me.
'We should go see how Taylor is." I suggested and Troy and I tiptoed over to her room. We knocked softly in case Chad was awake and we heard him call back softly.
"Come in." We opened the door and walked into the room. Chad was sitting in a chair next to the bed. He was reading the paper and was still in his pajamas.
"Hey, how's she doing?" Troy asked and Chad smiled.
"She's doing ok. She'll need to rest and I'm going to stay home from practice. Don't worry though I'll be at the game." Chad responded.
"That's ok. I'm glad she's doing all right. I have to go with Troy to his parent's house for dinner tonight before the game. Then when Troy leave's early for practice I'm supposed to have a conversation with his parents. I mean we're talking about the guy who wanted Troy to break up with me." I ranted and Troy smiled.
"We're also talking about the woman who made him stop. Gabby if you really aren't comfortable with my parents then you don't have to go." Troy hugged me to him and I knew I loved him.
"No it's all right. I mean your dad loves me now. He said so before the wedding. I just hope they aren't going to talk about what I think they're going to talk to me about." I told Troy and he laughed.
"Oh and what do you think they're going to talk about." Troy responded slyly.
"You'll see." And with that I skipped out of the room and into the main bathroom so I could shower and get ready for work. I changed into the clothes I wore yesterday and then Troy knocked on the door.
"Taylor's awake and she wants to visit you before you go to work." Troy said and I quickly left for her bedroom.
"Hey hun how are you feeling?" I asked gently.
"I'm doing ok. I was wondering. My doctor says that I should be fine by Saturday. (AN: Today is Thursday.) So on Saturday night can the entire gang get together fro dinner?" Taylor asked. I laughed. I should've known that she'd be worried over something like that.
"No problem. Troy and I will call everyone tonight and find out if everyone can make it." I said. I waved goodbye or I'd be late for work and I rushed out of the door. Troy followed me with his car and once I made it back to our apartment I ran inside, changed my clothes, kissed Troy goodbye and headed off to work.
Once Gabriella left I had a few things to do. I first called the flower shop and then I called my parents. After the game tonight I had a little surprise to ask Gabriella and I wanted it to be special. After all my arrangements were planned, I called Sharpay and Zeke.
"Hey Sharpay, it's Troy." I started out.
"Hi Troy. How are you?" Sharpay asked.
"I'm doing well. I was wondering if you and Zeke were busy on Saturday night. Gabriella and I were planning for the entire gang to get back together and go out to dinner." I stated my proposition.
"That sounds wonderful. Zeke and I are both free so we'll be sure to make it. What time and where will we meet?" Sharpay questioned.
"I think we'll meet at Gabby's and my apartment around 6:30." I told her.
"Alright we'll see you then. Bye Troy."
"Bye Sharpay." I hung up the phone and got into my car to go to practice. I'd call Ryan, Kelsey and Jason on the way.
"Hey Ryan. It's Troy. I was wondering if you wanted to go out to dinner with the entire gang on Saturday night at 6:30." I said quickly.
"That sounds great where are we meeting?" Ryan asked.
"We're going to meet and my apartment." I said.
"Alright that sounds good. I'll see you Troy." Ryan hung up. (AN: How come no one says bye anymore I mean seriously.) Next I called Kelsey and Jason. They both said they'd be delighted to come. I arrived at practice and the rest of the day flew by as normal. I met Gabby for lunch and we both met back at the apartment so we could shower and change before meeting my parents for dinner.
"Hello Gabriella, Troy. We're so glad you guys could make it." My mother ushered us into the living room. We sat down on the couch and I placed my arm protectively around Gabriella. My dad walked into the room and Gabriella tightened slightly.
"Hey guys. How are you?" My dad asked politely. I looked over at Gabby. She had relaxed a bit and she looked much less nervous.
"We're great dad. How are you?" I responded.
"We're great as well. So are you prepared for your game Troy? Remember fake right break left." My dad reminded me.
"Don't worry dad. I'm grown up now I can handle my own battles." My dad laughed at that and my mother changed the subject. Dinner went well and before I knew it, it was time to leave for practice.
"Well Mom, I had a great time and I hate to break up the party, but I have to leave for practice. I'll see you, Dad, and Gabriella at my game right?" I said.
"Definitely, we'll be cheering you on." Gabriella kissed my cheek and I hugged her goodbye. I walked out the door slightly worried. Things had been great during dinner, a bit too great.
Troy left and I knew that his parents were going to start asking the awkward questions.
"So, Gabriella, how's the married life?" My mother in law asked me.
"It's wonderful. Troy's an amazing husband." I answered.
"Well, we're so happy he found you. Have you two discussed parenting at all?" Troy's dad questioned. Yep I knew it, here come all the questions.
"Not really I mean we've only been married for a couple of months. We've been waiting for things to settle down. Why? Has he mentioned it to you?" I wondered.
"No I mean when he was younger he always said that when he was married he wanted children. But he hasn't spoken about it since before he married you." Mrs. Bolton explained.
"I mean I would like to have children some day. I'm just not sure when it would be a good time for Troy. With all of the basketball practices and games, he wouldn't really have a lot of time for a child. Don't you think?" I pondered as I stared at my in laws faces.
"Knowing Troy, if he wants a child, he'll make time for it." His dad laughed and we all joined in. Little did I know that Troy did have something planned.
It was about five minutes to game time. I looked into the stand and I saw my parents and Gabriella waving at me. Taylor sat with them because her doctor said she could see the game and Chad was chatting with her quietly before he came running back to me for practice. We ended up winning the game but all I can remember from that night was the look of shock on Gabriella's face that Saturday night at dinner with the gang.
"Gabriella." I spoke her name. Everyone was talking but Gabriella turned to me. No one was paying attention to us.
"Yes Troy?" Gabriella responded.
"What do you think of well maybe having a baby?" I asked her gently. He face looked stunned for a second before breaking out into a soft smile.
"I think that's an amazing idea." She answered and then suddenly.
"Awww, there's going to be a little Troy or a little Gabriella running around." Ryan had heard us and soon spread it around the table. Everyone stopped what they were doing and broke into applause.
Three months later I got a phone call from Gabby at practice.
"Hi Troy." Gabby spoke.
"Hey what's up?" I responded.
"Troy, I'm pregnant." Gabriella squealed into the phone.
"Oh my gosh really? That's fantastic. Remember we talked about this, we can do it together." I assured her.
"I know, I'm so excited. I have to go I'll talk to you later. Bye." Gabriella hung up the phone.
Nine months later and Gabriella gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.
"What should we name her?" I asked Gabriella.
"Rebecca." Gabriella said.
"Rebecca, I like that." And from that day on Gabriella and I knew that we could do anything and everything together.
The End. Wow! That was the first story I've actually finished. I'm so excited with the way it came out. I'm going to start working on a one-shot now so please review with any ideas or comments. I hope you liked this story!