Summary: Troy and Gabriella are together now and everythings seems great! But what happens when Gabriella's cousin comes and stays with her and starts to got to East High! Things get complicated at East High and Troy has to figure out what he wants!

Disclaimer...I do not own any of the characters from High School Musical! The only ones I own are the ones you dont recognize!

Chapter 1- Old Friends

Gabriella Montez lay on her bed thinking of the year to come. She was together with Troy now and everything seemed to going well in their relationship. Chad and Taylor were going out and Kelsi and Jason were. And to top it all off, her cousin was coming to live with her and go to East High! Her and her cousin were the best of friends, and Gabriella was so excited that she was going to be staying with her! She was starting her Senior year tomorrow and she was excited as ever!

"GABI! Is your room clean?" Came Gabriella's mom's voice, from down stairs.

"Yes mami. It's ready, and so is Sam's room." Gabriella called back.

"Thanks Gabi!"

"No problem." Gabriella answered. Just then her phone began to ring on her dresser and she quickly picked it up.


"Hey Gabi." Came Troy's voice. She smiled when she heard it.

"Hey Troy. What are you doing?" She asked sitting up and crossing her legs on her bed.

"Just got done playing basketball." He answered and Gabriella smiled.

"It's that all you ever do Troy?" She asked grinning. "It's all you think about."

"That's not true!" Troy protested. "I think about you, I care about you, and I spend time with you."

"Troy, chill. I was kidding." Gabriella said laughing.

"Very funny Gabi. So, what are you doing?" He asked.

"Just waiting for my cousin to get here." She answered, sighing.

"Your cousin?" Troy asked.

"Yeah. She's coming to live her with us and she's going to East High." Gabriella told him.

"Really?" Troy asked. "That's pretty cool."

"Yeah. You'll like her. She's really sweet, and she loves sports! You'll have that in common with her."

"Really? What sports does she play?" Troy asked, curiously.

"Soccer and basketball. She's really good too. She likes to run too. She'll probably go out for track." She told him. She got off her bed and made her way to her balcony and leaned on the rail, looking out.

"Wow. That's pretty cool." Troy said as their conversation continued. As Gabriella talked with Troy, someone opened her bedroom door quietly. She dropped her bag on her floor and saw Gabriella, back turned to her.

She slowly made her way to her and she covered Gabriella's eyes with her hands. Gabriella jumped and the person kept her hands over her eyes.

"Uh, mami?" Gabriella guessed.

"No." The girl said grinning. She took her hands off and Gabriella turned around. She screamed when she saw the girl in front of her. Gabriella dropped her phone and hugged the girl tightly.

"Gabi?" Troy's voice came from the phone that lay on the balcony floor. Gabriella quickly picked up the phone again.

"Sorry Troy, my cousin just got here. I'll see you tomorrow at school ok."

"Alright." Troy said. "See you Gabi."

"Bye Troy." She hung up the phone and turned to face the girl.

"Oh god Sam. How are you?" She asked excitedly.

"I'm great. How about you? Who's this Troy guy?" She asked The girl raised a perfectly arched eyebrow that framed large brown eyes. Her perfectly straight, dark brown hair went to her shoulders. She stood and inch shorter than Gabriella and had the same build and figure as Gabriella. If you didn't know Samantha was Gabriella's cousin, you would think they were sisters.

"He's my boyfriend." Gabriella said grinning and Samantha raised an eyebrow.

"We've been together since January."

"Aw, little Gabi is growing up on me." Sam said wiping a fake tear from her eye.

Gabriella laughed and Sam grinned.

"Yeah I'm growing up on you!" Gabriella said smiling. "So how are you? How's Jake?"

"Oh, well me and Jake broke up right before I left." Samantha said looking down at her hands.

"Oh Sammy, I'm sorry. I didn't know." Gabriella said gently. "Want me to beat him up for you?" Samantha laughed and Gabriella grinned.

"No its ok. It was mutual. Since I was leaving we knew we couldn't keep a long distance relationship." Samantha told her.

"Oh I understand." Gabriella said nodding.

"Yeah. So I want to know what's been happening in your life." Sam said as she sat on Gabriella's bed. Gabriella sat down next to her and for the next hour the two cousins talked.


.:· "Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you're up to." .:·