Hey, this is my fourth HSM fanfiction. I really hope you like it and please review!

Disclaimer: don't own High School Musical. Enjoy!

"Hey," Troy said to his friend, Gabriella. It was a Monday. One of those dreadful Mondays, where you just want to stay in bed all day and think, what's the point of going to school? Troy and his friends, Gabriella, Chad, Taylor, Jason, and Kelsi have a test in history and English. Troy and Gabriella studied this whole weekend. She promised to help him with his studies in order to stay on the basketball team.

"Hi," Gabriella smiled and shut her locker. "So are you going to ace your tests?"

"Yeah, I hope. If I don't, I'm going to get kicked off the team." They started walking toward first period, Mrs. Darbus.

"Well we studied all weekend. You better," Gabriella laughed. Troy even smiled.

"So, what are you doing after school," Troy asked.

"I don't know. Why, do you need some more homework help," Gabriella joked.

"No," Troy smiled. "Just hang out."

"Hhhhmmmm, I'll check my planner," She laughed.

"Oh, really. Planner, huh?" They walked into Mrs. Darbus' room and took their seats. People were chatting before the bell rang. Suddenly, there was an announcement over the loud speaker.

"Good morning East High students,

On Friday, after school, we are having our annual spring dance. It's at 6:30. Make sure to dress up and ask that special someone before it's too late! Thanks and have a great week!"

Everybody in the class looked around at their friends, and started talking about who they're going to ask or what they're going to wear. Troy turned around to Chad.

"So, who are you going to ask," Chad asked immediately when Troy turned around.

"I don't know," Troy said.

"Come on, you have to ask someone. I mean, you can't go without somebody," Chad got serious.

"Why? I don't know anyone to ask," Troy muttered.

"Why not Gabriella," Chad suggested.

"Gabriella? No, we're just friends," Troy said to him.

"What? I seriously thought you liked her," Chad shook his head.

"You did? What made you think that," Troy thought about how he could think that.

"I don't know. I guess we all kind of thought that."

"What? You all thought that?"

"It's kind of obvious. It just seems like you guys always smile and flirt," Chad said.

"Oh. Really," Troy muttered.

"Alright. That's enough chit-chat about the dance party-shin dig... thing," Mrs. Darbus said.

Everybody in the class looked around at each other with weird looks on their faces, referring to Mrs. Darbus' vocabulary. Troy glanced at Gabriella once more, before he turned back around. She was looking down at her work, ignoring the riot of the class. Secretly, deep down, he loved Gabriella. She was funny, smart, and beautiful. He loved her personality. She was sweet and had a good sense of humor but she could be serious and intelligent at times. Troy wanted to ask Gabriella to the dance, but he knew that she only liked him as a friend. It might be kind of awkward to go with your friend. He thought about what Chad said. Do Gabriella and him really flirt with each other? He didn't know it was that obvious. Could Gabriella notice? Troy was getting really nervous. He never thought about what would happen if she knew. Before he knew it, the bell rang and everyone rushed to get to their next class. Troy was the last one out, since he was daydreaming and thinking. He grabbed his bag and walked out of the door.

"Hey," Gabriella came up behind him.

"Oh. Hi," Troy muttered. Could she notice now?

"What's up? You look like you dozed off or something in Darbus' class," she said.

"Oh, yeah. Just... thinking."

"You okay? You seem sad," Gabriella said as they kept walking to their next class.

"Oh, um... no. Nothings wrong," Troy scratched his head.

"So, do you want to still come over after school," Gabriella asked.

"Uh, yeah sure," Troy tried to smile.

After school, Troy and Gabriella went to her house. They lay on her bed looking over the textbooks for homework. It was silent. Gabriella looked at Troy who was looking at his book, eyes glued to it. He hadn't moved for five minutes. Gabriella couldn't take it.


Troy looked up. "Yeah?"

"What's up?"

"What do you mean, what's up? I thought we were doing homework," Troy said like nothing was wrong.

"You know perfectly well what I mean. Why are you like, avoiding me?"

"I'm not."

"Yes you are. You barely said two words on the way home and you seem sad. Tell me what's wrong!"

"Uuuhhh... I, uh, don't think I did so well on the tests. Yeah, that's it. I think I flunked."

"Are you sure," Gabriella asked.

"Yeah. I know we studied and all, but I'm just worried."

"Troy, we worked really hard. You're not going to fail. Don't even think about it," Gabriella smiled.

"Okay. I won't," Troy smiled. Maybe she didn't suspect that he liked her like that.

"Well, I should probably get going," Troy said, getting up and straitening his shirt.

"Okay. Well, I'll see you tomorrow," Gabriella got up too. She walked him to her front door. "Bye." She waved. He waved back.

On his walk home, Troy thought about what he should do for the dance. Chad's voice kept ringing in his head about how he can't go without a date. Maybe he wouldn't even go...

Thanks so much for reading! Please review! And I'm sorry if it's short.