Whisper To A Scream
It's All Over
"What happened?" asked a frantic Ms. Montez, barging into the room. "I went out to the store and I find out my daughter's in the hospital?" Sharpay went to calm her down while the doctor explained what happened.
"Good news or bad?" he asked. They all voted on good. "Okay well, she wasn't stabbed in the heart." The gang released a sigh of relief. "She was stabbed on the rib cage breaking some of them, so she might be sore. There's a few bruises and cuts on her body, but she's fine."
"And-and the bad?" choked Troy.
"She's, well, she's in a coma. She passed out before she reached the ER. We figured that the knife hit a nerve. We're hoping she would wake up in a week or so. You can see her now. 3 or 4 at a time please." He then let them through. Troy went last, still nervous about seeing her like this. Ms. Montez gave him a warm smile. He walked in the room and what he saw almost made him cry. She was covered in bruises and cuts almost head-to-toe. She had a bandage wrapped around her ribs and her wrists.
"Hey Gabs," he said softly, taking a seat next to her bed. He took her hand in his and stroked it lovingly. "Please, just please, wake up soon. We need you. I need you." He kissed her hand softly. "I'm sorry I couldn't stop him, Gabi. I tried, but failed. Just please wake up."
2 weeks later
The gang was not losing hope on Gabriella. She would wake up soon, they kept telling themselves. Troy would visit her everyday and on weekends stay all night, just waiting for the time she wakes up.
"I'll stay here again," said Troy once they reached the hospital.
"Troy," sighed Chad, "You need to go home and sleep more. When Gabriella wakes up, they'll call and tell us. What's the problem?"
"I-I just wanna be there when she wakes up, Okay?"
"Fine," said Sharpay, "But tomorrow, you go home and sleep and eat something." Troy nodded as the rest of the gang left. He took his regular seat next to her bed and sat down, looking at her, stroking her hand. Suddenly, he felt a slight twitch. It was small but he felt it. His eyes grew wide, but then grinned. This could be the night. He waited the whole night, but she still didn't wake up.
"Troy..." she said in a low, soft moan.
"Doctor! Quick! I-I think she's waking up!" Troy called. The doctor and nurses rushed in. The doctor took her pulse. Gabriella's eyes fluttered open. "Gabi!" exclaimed Troy. But her eyes started to droop and they were closed again. Troy slumped.
"She's back in the coma again," said the doctor sadly, "We tried. But now we know she'll definitely wake up." He then left the room and Troy took his seat.
"So close, Gabs," said Troy softly. He touched her warm face. "Just as long as you wake up soon. I'm dieing here." With that though, he drifted of to sleep.
The next day, Gabriella had woken up suddenly. She looked around. It was around 7 o'clock in the morning. When she saw Troy next to her bed, she smiled.
"Ah Ms. Montez, You're awake," said the doctor, "How are you feeling? Dizzy? Nauseous? Hurt?"
"Actually I'm fine," she said, he voice a little cracked, "Just really hungry."
"I understand," he said, "I'll send the nurse in with food." She thanked him as he left then all alone. She looked at Troy once again. She tangled her fingers in his soft auburn hair, unable to wait to touch him and kiss him again. She traced the features of his face, still smiling down at him. He shifted slightly and his eyes fluttered open.
"Gabi!" he exclaimed, standing up, "You're-you're awake! Since when?"
"About 10 minutes ago," she laughed.
"Why didn't you wake me up?" he asked, taking a seat on her bed.
"You looked so tired. I thought you needed a bit of a rest," she said softly as he took her hand in his.
"I missed you so much," he said hugging her.
"So did I," she said quietly. Troy pulled away slightly and kissed her gently, lovingly. His hand moved from her waist to the back of her neck, pulling her closer. Gabriella pulled away after a while and put her head on his shoulder, breathing on his neck, Troy's chin resting on her head.
"Food," said the nurse, interrupting the beautiful moment, making Gabriella sit upright.. She put the plate down next to her bed. "I'll leave you two alone." She smiled and closed the door.
"Gabi!" squealed Sharpay, Taylor, and Kelsi. They rushed up to hug her. The guys came in and they had a mini reunion with Gabi.
"Some friend you are, Troy," said Ryan. Troy looked at him questioningly.
"We had to get informed by the hospital," said Zeke.
"Yeah," said Chad, "You should have called us."
"Oh," said Troy, I forgot to."
"How are you?" asked Kelsi, standing on Gabi's right.
"Fine, actually," said Gabi.
"What about-what about your 'problem'?" asked Taylor, referring to the fact that she cut herself.
"Oh counseling," she said, "I'm trying to get over it."
"Thanks for coming Troy," said Gabriella, taking his hand. They were on their way to Gabriella's first appointment to the therapist. Troy had decided to come with her, just to be there.
"I'm always there for you," he said, giving her a peck on the lips.
"What if I don't want to tell them something?"
"Just tell them how you feel. Let your feelings out." Gabi laughed.
"You're so corny," she smirked.
"Fine then you can go by yourself," he said crossing his arms.
"Okay," she said simply, knowing he was kidding. She started walking towards the door.
"Wait Gabs!" he yelled after her, "I was kidding." He caught up to her and stopped her. She burst out laughing. "Not funny." She took his hand again and walked in. They called her in to Dr. Chelsea's room.
"So after everything that had happened, how do you feel now?" asked Dr. Chelsea, halfway through the session.
She looked at Troy. "Fine. I feel better now that I'm getting my feelings out." She nodded and took some notes.
"That was nice," said Troy at the end of the session, "Do you wanna go out for lunch, maybe even a movie." She smiled and kissed him softly.
"Definately," she said. Troy smiled at her and took her hand as the walked down the road. Things have definitely have changed. The scream has died down to a whisper again.
A/N: THAT'S THE END!!!! OMG! Awwww. It's all over. But I still have more fics. PLUS THERE WILL BE AN ALTERNATE ENDING!! SO WATCH OUT FOR THAT THIS WEEK OR NEXT.