((This is my second HSM fanfic…I got this idea while I was workin on my other one…and of course other fanfics…FYI: Troy and Gabriella are juniors in college…Troy goes to UCONN and Gabriella goes to Duke…They aren't together anymore…they don't keep in touch…they haven't seen each other since they were seniors for east high…FYI: my other fanfic is High School Musical: Love, Friends, Parties, Decisions…I'm juggling 2 stories at once…R&R…tell me what ya think of it…enjoy…XOXO, Christine))
Gabriella sat studying in her dorm room at Duke University. Her roommate, Katie was at class. Gabriell'a phone rang. She checked the caller i.d. Unknown caller.
"Hello?" she asked.
"A collect call has been made from Connecticut. Do you accept the charges? Press one if you accept the charges. If you do not accept, please hang up, now" A female robot voice said.
She pressed one. "Gabriella?" a voice asked. She knew that voice. But who's voice was it? She couldn't point a finger on it.
"Who is this?" she asked.
"That collect call was made by…" the female voice came back again.
"Troy Bolton," said the voice. Gabriella dropped the phone. This couldn't be happening. It's been so long.
"Troy!" she yelled into the phone. "Troy! Troy!" He was gone. She slammed the phone on her desk angrily. She had wanted to be able to talk to him. Tears of frustration flowed down her face. She opened up her underwear drawer, and pulled out her private photo album. There were pictures of Gabriella at all ages, her mom, her deceased father, friends, and on the last page, Troy. On the bottom he had written, "Gabby, distance can't keep us apart. I love you and I'll be back for you. I promise. Love Troy." She looked at the picture and cried harder. She hated this. He had broken her heart.
Somebody knocked on her door. She opened the door. It was David, her boyfriend. She hastily wiped the tears from her face and smiled.
"Hey," she said in a fake cheery voice.
"Hey," he said leaning in to kiss her. "How are ya?"
"Good," she replied.
"Have you been crying?" he asked concerned. "What's wrong?"
"It's nothing," said Gabriella. "Come in. Come in." He came into her dorm room. His eyes immediately fell on the photo album on her bed. He casually walked over and grabbed it. It was on Troy's page. He read what Troy wrote and frowned.
"What's this?" he asked. He didn't seem to happy.
Oh that," said Gabriella, "that's nothing."
"It seems like something," David whispered, hurt.
"Troy's just, um, my cousin," Gabriella said.
"UCONN's famous Troy Bolton is your cousin? I don't quite think your telling the truth," whispered David. "Just tell me. I won't be mad."
"Troy and I both lived in Albuquerque at one time," she said. "We liked each other while we were there. That's all. He's nothing special believe me. He broke his promise."
"Promise?" asked David.
"Promise," said Gabriella. She gave him a hug and a kiss. "Would I do that if I was lying to you?"
"No," David smiled. It was good enough for him. For now, anyways. "I gotta go to class." He kissed her one more time. "Bye." Gabriella sat down looking at Troy's picture again breaking out in song.
Open up your eyes
Baby thats what people tell me (thats what they say)
But its hard to let you go.
I cant take your lies
If your spending time with somebody else
Then you gotta let me know.
You say your gonna do this
You say your gonna do that
But you never come through.
And so its different lately
Cuz you dont call me baby
I just dont know what to do...
You say your gonna do this
You say your gonna do that
Ohhh What happened to me and you?
You said you'd never change.
What happened baby talk to me
You used to be sugar sweet just like candy
Now your breaking my heart
With all your broken promises.
Ohhhhhhh (Broken promises, thats what your givin me, broken
Oh oh, yeah, yeah
So we're breaking my heart with all your broken promises.
Gabriella closed the book and put it away. Troy probably called her by accident. Yeah that was it. He never meant to. But then a small voice inside her head told her to rethink what she was saying. He had said her name. He meant for the call to get to her. She cried even harder. Troy wasn't letting her live. Every time she was on the verge of forgetting about him and appreciating what she had, some sign would remind her of him. She remembered their last meeting
Flashback: at the Albuquerque airport
Gabriella hugged Troy. "I can't believe it," she said as he held her. "We've been together for two and a half years, and now…"
"Ssshh," whispered Troy. "Don't talk like that. We aren't breaking up. We are just gonna casually date. We already discussed this."
Gabriella cried harder. "Long term relationships never work," she cried.
"I love you, so much," said Troy. "I'll never let you go. Never. I'll be back for you. We can see each other when we come home, and when we play you guys in basketball. I'll never let you go, Gabby, don't worry." He kissed her passionately. It was a long romantic kiss, one like Gabriella had never had before. It was full of love, but it was sad as if saying goodbye. "I've gotta go. I love you."
"I love you, too," Gabriella was crying harder than ever.
"I'll call you when I land." He walked away through the doors to the plane.
Troy never called her. She hadn't heard from him. No emails, messages, or letters. He seemed to have forgotten about her. She had been depressed. She didn't love David. She basically was in his arms for comfort. She liked him but not as much as Troy. She didn't have the heart to tell him she didn't love him. They had been going out since the end of freshman year. She had never forgotten about Troy. Gabriella got up and walked to the window. She looked out, and saw an airplane fly by.
((howdja like it? I like it a lot…I hope you do too…please review…and I'll write more…Hope ya like it…XOXO, Christine))