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Summary: Troy and Sharpay had begun dating in their senior year of high school. They had continued dating all through university, but in their last year of university, they broke up. Troy stayed in Albuquerque and played basketball for the state team, as well as coached the middle school's basketball team part time. Sharpay moved to New York to pursue her acting career. But now, 3 years later, Sharpay's back with big new for Troy.

Chapter 1

June 30
Springfield, MI
4:30 p.m.

"Mommy?" a little voice in the back seat of Sharpay Evans mini van said.

"Yeah?" 25-year-old Sharpay said.

"Can we be there soon?"

"I wish." Sharpay said, with a sigh.

"How much longer?" 3-year-old Katrina whined.

"I don't know, honey." Sharpay said irritably. Sharpay had been driving for over 10 hours, and was tired of Katrina's questions. "We'll stop soon though."

"Okay." Katrina leaned back in her car seat, and looked out the window. "Where are we?"

"We're in Missouri." Sharpay said.

"Are we close?"

"We have 2 more states to go."

"Yes?" Katrina asked, confusedly.

"Not yet. Just take a little nap, and when you get up we'll get something to eat."

"Okay." Katrina closed her eyes, and soon enough, she was asleep.

Sharpay looked at her daughter through her rearview mirror. She couldn't believe how much her daughter looked like her father. Of course, she had her hair and her smile, but other than that, she looked like her dad. Sharpay couldn't help but think she was doing the wrong thing by not telling him about his daughter, but she shook that out of her mind, and continued driving.

"Everything will work itself out when the time's right." Sharpay said to herself.

"Hello?" Sharpay said, answering her cell phone, 15 hours later.

"Hey Shar."

"Hey Ryan. What's up?"

"How far are you guys?"

"We're in Oklahoma now. We should be there in about another 6 or 7 hours, depending on how many times we stop."

"Okay. I may not be home to greet you guys, but you have a key, so let yourself in. Gabi might be there, though."

"Okay. I'll see you later then."

"Okay, and Shar?"


"Stop worrying about it."

"How did you-"

"I'm your brother. Bye Sharpay."

"Bye." Sharpay flipped her phone shut, and put it in the passenger seat.

Sharpay continued driving, when she heard Katrina wake up.


"Morning, baby."

"Morning. Mommy, I'm hungry."

"I know, baby. What do you want for breakfast?"



"Yup." Katrina said, with a smile.

"Okay, then pancakes it is."

"With the sauce thing."


"I think so."

"Okay, well then let's go."

Sharpay stopped off at a McDonald's on the way, and got pancakes for Katrina and a coffee for herself. Before leaving the McDonald's, Sharpay put in a movie for Katrina to keep her quiet for a while.

After a few hours, Katrina asked, "Mommy, what are we going to do in Appleturkey?"

Sharpay couldn't help but smile. Katrina couldn't say Albuquerque right, so she just said Appleturkey.

"We're going to see Uncle Ryan, and Aunty Gabi, and some other people."

"Is that all?" Katrina whined.

"No, baby. You're going to go to school, and I'm going to get a job and go to work."

"Like in New York?"

"Yes, baby, like in New York."

"Are we going back to New York?"

"Not for a while, hon."


Sharpay looked through her mirror, and saw Katrina looking out the window.

"You okay?" Sharpay asked.

Katrina nodded. "Can I have some juice, please?"

"Sure, baby, one second." When Sharpay got to a stoplight, she got a juicebox out of the mini cooler in the front seat, put the straw in and handed it to Katrina.

"Thank you."

"You're welcome, honey."

July 1
Albuquerque, NM
1:42 p.m.

"Katrina?" Sharpay said.

"Yes?" Katrina said, looking up at her mother.

"We're almost there, hon." Sharpay said with a smile.

"We are?" Katrina said, opening her eyes wide with excitement.

"Yup. We're almost at Uncle Ryan's house?"

"Really? We're in Appleturkey?"


"Finally." Katrina said, keeping her eyes peeled on the window so she wouldn't miss a thing.

Ryan and Gabriella's House

"Okay, everybody out." Sharpay said, unbuckling her seat belt.

"Get me out, Momma! Get me out!" Katrina said, excitedly.

"Relax, relax." Sharpay closed her door, and opened the back door, watching as Katrina tried to get herself out of the car seat. "Sit still, Katrina, so I can unbuckle you."

Katrina sat still in her seat, but Sharpay could tell she was ready to burst.

"There they are!" a voice called, as Sharpay put Katrina on the ground. She turned around and saw Gabriella running towards them.

"Hi!" Sharpay said, going up to Gabriella, and giving her a hug. "How are you?"

"I'm good! How are you doing? You look good." Gabriella said.

"Thanks. So do you."

"And who is this pretty little girl?" Gabriella asked, looking at Katrina, who was standing beside Sharpay, not knowing what to do.

"My name's Katrina Lynn Evans and I'm 3 years old." Katrina said knowingly.

"Hi Katrina. Do you remember me? I'm Aunty Gabi." Katrina shook her head. "That's okay, because I remember you, and you are even prettier than the last time I saw you." Katrina looked down and smiled shyly.

"She's adorable, Shar." Gabi said.

"She's really something." Sharpay said, looking behind at Katrina who was hiding behind her leg."

"You must be tired from that long trip. You take Katrina upstairs so you guys can clean up and take a rest. I'll take all your stuff out, and when you get up I'll have lunch ready for you guys. It may be a little late, but Ryan's bringing home dinner, and God knows when that will be."

"Are you sure? I really don't want to put all this work on you."

"Sharpay, you just drove for over 30 hours, you must be tired and are probably feeling dirty. I'm sure you guys can use a nap in a bed instead of in a car."

"If you're sure…"

"I am, now, go on. I'll take care of everything down here."

"Okay. I'll just get some clothes for us, and I'll be upstairs." Sharpay said, going into the trunk, and getting out a small bag that she had put a change of clothes in.


"Come on, Trina. Let's go take bath."

"Okay." Katrina said, grabbing onto her mother's hand.

They walked inside the house. Sharpay looked around for a bit, remembering her times here, and then she took Katrina upstairs.

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