Your Guardian Angel

by: LunarEclipse360

Disclaimer: I do not own High School Musical. I only own the plot...at least I think I do.

Chapter 1

Have you ever met that one person that you feel like you have to protect? That one person that catches your eye and never lets go? That one person who you feel is the only person you can be with? I have. Her name was Gabriella Montez. She had these beautiful brown eyes that you could get lost in.

It seems like so long ago she walked into Ms. Darbus' homeroom. The room where I spent my junior year listening to snide comments my best friend, Chad Danforth, said about Ms. Darbus. It was another one of those days.

Thursday January 5, 2006

"Mr. Danforth how many times do I have to tell you this is a place of learning not a hockey arena." Ms. Darbus said and Chad pulled the basketball off of his desk.

"Mr. Danforth blah blah blah" Chad mocked "God how did I get stuck with her?"

"The same way I did" I said as I chuckled.

"Haha you're so funny"

"Excuse me" came a quiet voice and I turned my head. There she was. The girl that changed my life.

"Yes?" Ms. Darbus asked and looked at her.

"I just transferred here" she said in a soft voice, making it sound like a whisper. She handed Ms. Darbus a piece of paper and fixed the strap of her bag. Ms. Darbus looked at it then nodded.

"Okay Miss Montez. You can find yourself a seat." she nodded and walked to the back of the room, her eyes kept to the floor.

I couldn't help but stare at her. She was beautiful and mysterious at the same time. There was just something about her that drew me to her.

"Troy?" Chad said, breaking me from my thoughts.

"Huh?"

"You okay?"

"Yeah" I said and my eyes went back to her. She was staring at the wooden surface of the desk, her eyes hidden behind her brown curls.

"She's cute but I've seen cuter" Chad said, again, breaking me from my trance.

"Who?"

"The new girl. I mean you keep staring at her so who else would I be talking about."

"I don't know...Sharpay"

"You're kidding right?" he scoffed and rolled his eyes "If she's cute then Taylor McKessie is adorable."

"You know you like Taylor" I said jokingly

"I do not" he said and sat back in his seat. I laughed at his reaction and went back to staring at the new girl. At one point I think she felt me staring at her, because her eyes lifted to meet mine. Her brown eyes connected with my blue ones. I smiled at her, hoping to get some response. She smiled back and I saw a small sparkle ignite in her eyes.

"Mr. Bolton" Ms. Darbus said and I turned around "I would appreciate it if you turned around and paid attention." I nodded and turned to the front of the room. "As you all know we are getting ready for our winter musicale. Auditions for roles will be held this Friday during free period. All who wish to try out, may."

"Like anyone is actually gonna audition for that" Chad whispered but I didn't answer back. I just sat there, staring at the clock, waiting for the bell to ring.

"Come on ring" I said mostly to myself, keeping my eyes on the hands of the clock. Finally the big hand moved and the bell rung "yes" I said and grabbed my stuff, quickly leaving the classroom.

"Troy whatcha rushing for?" Chad said as he came up behind me.

"I just wanted to get out of there."

"Really now?" he said with a suspicious tone. "Does it have anything to do with the new girl?"

"No. Why would it?"

"Just asking."

"Whatever Chad. I knew you were weird just not this weird."

"Hey I resent that" he said and I just had to laugh at his idiocy. We walked down the hall to our first period, Math (ugh). Out the corner of my eye, I saw her looking around, trying to figure out where to go. I stopped and looked at her, confusion spread across her face.

"Hey" I said as I walked up to her. "You need help?" I asked and she looked at me.

"Um...yea" she said quietly.

"Okay. Let me just take a look at your schedule for a sec." I said and she handed me her schedule. "Let's see. First period...Chemistry with Mrs. Lopez. That's like two doors down from my Trigonometry class. You can walk with me and my friend." I said and pointed to Chad who stood there staring at us. "Come on" we walked back over to Chad and the three of us began to walk. "I'm Troy by the way" I said and she looked at me.

"Gabriella" she said back then looked at Chad.

"Chad" he said and she nodded.

"It's nice to meet you...both of you" she said her eyes returning to me.

Soon we were in front of her Chemistry class, students by passing us to get inside.

"Well here you are" I said and she smiled.

"Thanks Troy"

"It was nothing. I guess I'll see you around" she nodded and walked into the classroom.

"Somebody has a crush" Chad taunted and I shoved him playfully, making him laugh. "Don't deny it"

"Chad...I do not have a crush on her. I hardly even know her."

"So? That doesn't mean anything."

"Whatever you say Chad" I rolled my eyes and walked to our Trigonometry classroom.

"Wait up"

"Then hurry up" he ran up behind me and shoved me. I shoved him back and we walked into our Trig class, laughing.