A Better Kiss, A Hotter Touch

by: LunarEclipse360

Disclaimer: I will own Troy one day

A/N: last chapter guys :'( so sad. I want to thank all of my readers and reviewers because you guys have made this story my highest reviewed, highest favored, highest alerted, and highest read. I'm so proud ::cries:: I might or I might not do a sequel. It depends on if I get an idea for a sequel but of course you guys can give me ideas. Anyway, I had fun writing this story and I had fun reading all of your reviews on how you either liked James, hated James, thought Troy was being an ass and everything else in between. I also had fun writing Troy out of the usual 'nice guy' that he is in the movie. I actually wouldn't mind dating this Troy, as long as he knew not to cheat on me with some other girl. Well I'll let you guys get to the story. Thanks for reading ;)

Chapter 17

It had been four months since James took Gabriella back and ever since then she has been happy but she couldn't help but feel empty. Troy hadn't talked to her since that day he had come to her asking for forgiveness and she told him she never wanted to see him again.

She sighed as she stood on her balcony, staring off into the distance. She did this everyday, hoping that Troy would come back and ask her for forgiveness one last time but he never did. The only times she saw him was in school and even then he acted as if he didn't know who she was. It broke her heart when he would pass by her without saying a word.

She missed talking to him. She missed him messing with her in the classes they had together. Overall, she missed him. She tried to make herself forget about him but it was harder than she thought. The worse part was that the last words she ever said to him was 'I hate you'.

'It's not true. I don't hate him...I never did.' she said to herself 'but you made it seem as if you meant it.' said a voice in the back of her head. 'Now he really thinks you hate him.' Gabriella sighed as a lone tear slid down her face.

"Gabriella" she wiped away the tear and turned to her mother, who stood at the entrance to her balcony.


"You okay?"

"I'm fine."

"Okay. Well James is downstairs."


"I don't know. Why don't you go downstairs and see." Gabriella nodded and followed her mother downstairs.

She saw James standing by the front door, smiling at her. She forced a smile on her face and hugged him.

"Hey. What are you doing here?"

"Can't I come see my girlfriend without having a reason?"

"Yea...I guess so."

"Come on I wanna show you something." he said and led her out the door.

They hopped into his car and drove away. Gabriella was curious as to where they were going. Fifteen minutes later they stopped in front of a small pond and Gabriella gasped.

"James this is beautiful. How did you find it?"

"I was just driving around when I found it and I thought I'd share it with you." she smiled softly and hugged him. "Let's sit." he said and led her over to a bench by the path that led around it. He wrapped her arms around him and she snuggled into him

'We still don't fit. It should be like a puzzle but it's not.' she said to herself and sighed.

"What's wrong Gabi?" he asked, hearing her sigh.

"It's just...I don't know. I feel weird."

"How so?"

"I guess I'm just used to have someone bother me twenty four seven but now...Troy won't even look at me."

"Maybe he realized that you deserved to be happy even if it meant keeping out of your life."

"But it's not the same." she said and she shot up when she finally realized what he said. "Wait. What did you mean by that?" James sighed and pinched the bridge of his nose.

"You see...Troy was the one who convinced me to give you another chance.

Four months ago

Troy walked into the locker room, searching for his main target. He spotted James sitting on the bench tying his sneakers. He took a deep breath and walked over to him.

"James can we talk?" James looked up at him, surprised that Troy used his first name for once.

"Um sure."

"Look I'm sorry about the fight yesterday. I guess I lost my head there for a minute."

"Is that all you're here for?" Troy shook his head and sat down on the bench across from him.

"No it isn't. I really came in here to ask you...no beg you to forgive Gabriella. It wasn't her fault and she doesn't deserve what I've done to her. She's a great girl and I took advantage of that."

"That still doesn't explain why she slept with you."

"No it doesn't but it does explain why you should give her a second chance. She really loves you, she even told me so."

"When? Before you guys had sex."

"No after. After she realized what she had done. She felt so guilty afterwards that's why she didn't want you to know. I remember her direct words were 'he doesn't deserve this...any of this.' and if that's not the words of guilty conscious person I don't know what is." James looked at the floor and Troy sighed. "Just give her a second chance. She deserves to be happy and so do you." Troy stood up and James looked at him.

"You love her, don't you?" he asked and Troy stopped walking. He turned to James, a sad smile on his face.

"Yeah. I do. But this isn't about what I want. It's about what she wants...and she wants you, not me. Treat her well Mitchell," he sighed and ran a hand through his hair "she's something to hold on to." James smiled and nodded. Troy returned the nod and left the locker room.

Present day

"And that's when I realized that you did deserve a second chance. If he thought you deserved one then so did I."

"Why didn't you tell me?"

"Because he didn't want to take credit for it. His only reward was knowing that you were happy." she leaned her head against his chest, thoughts swimming through her head.

'He really does love me.' she sighed and closed her eyes, knowing there was something she had to do.



Troy shot the orange ball into the air, watching it hit the rim and bounce off. He groaned and went to pick it up. He tried again with no such luck, it hit the rim again.

"You're slacking Bolton." he turned around and saw Gabriella standing at the gate.

"G-Gabriella." she smirked and walked towards him. "What are you doing here?"

"Isn't it obvious? I came to see you."


"I guess just to see what you've been up to."

"You're such a bad liar." he said and threw the basketball again. She looked at him sadly.

"Troy...I'm sorry."

"For what? You haven't done anything. I'm the one who should be sorry."

"True but so should I. I didn't listen to you when you were trying to explain everything to me. I was being so stubborn that I refused to listen." he turned and looked at her.

"Why are you apologizing to me?"

"Because James told me what you did for me." Troy nodded and sat on the court. "I think it was really sweet of you to do that for me."

"It was nothing Gabriella really. You deserve to be happy and that's all I did. I gave you your happiness back."

"I'm glad that you did but I've realized that my happiness doesn't lie in James that's why I broke up with him." she said and sat in front of him.

"What? Why?"

"Because Troy...he told me that you proved your love by wanting me to be happy and...I think I should return that favor." he gave her a look of confusion. "Like I said, my happiness doesn't lie in James...it lies where my heart has always been...with you." she said and kissed him softly.

"Gabriella..." he couldn't find words to say so instead he kissed her and held her close.

"I love you Troy."

"I love you too Ella." she smiled as he said the nickname he gave her.

"You know I used to hate that nickname but now, it's not so bad." he smirked and touched her cheek.

"I really am sorry Gabriella. For everything I've ever put you through."

"I'll forgive you if you forgive me." she said and leaned against him.

"I was never mad at you."

"Then why did you act as if I didn't exist?"

"Because I wasn't sure if you wanted me to talk to you."

"Oh." he kissed the top of her head and hugged her closer. "Troy."


"I also wanna apologize for the whole 'revenge plan' thing that you were plotting against James. I'm sorry I didn't let you explain the whole thing."

"It's okay."

"What was it that you wanted to explain to me anyway?"

"Well if you had let me finish what I was going to say to Chad you would have heard the 'but' sentence."

"At what was in that 'but' sentence?"

"I was going to say that the plan I had was to get you to trust me, sleep with you then tell James but I found that I couldn't do it. And you know why?"


"Because I loved you too much to cause you that much pain." she smiled and played with his fingers. "Even though I ended up telling him anyway."

"But it wasn't on purpose, was it?"

"No it wasn't. I wasn't thinking when I told him. I heard myself saying it in my mind but I thought that's just where I heard it at. I didn't realize until my dad broke us up that that was what I said." he leaned his head against her and sighed. "I never meant to cause you so much pain Ella."

"I know that now." she said and looked up at him. "When James told me that you were the reason he took me back, I knew that you really didn't mean to do what you did." he smiled.

"I'm glad you did but...I really don't think I deserve you. After the way I've treated you." she turned around knelt in front of him.

"Troy don't put yourself down. I love you. That's all that matters."

"I still don't think I deserve you but I'll live with it."

"Good." she said and stood up, outstretching her hand. "Come on playboy. Take me home." he smiled and took her hand in his. He got off the ground and dusted himself off before retaking her hand and lacing his fingers with hers.

"You know I'm no longer a playboy."

"Oh and why not?"

"Because I only belong to one girl. You and only you." she smiled and leaned against him. "And you belong to me."


"I know, I know." he said before pushing her against the wall of his house and attacking her neck. She moaned and wrapped her hands in his hair. They spent five minutes like that until Troy pulled back, looking at the mark he left her.

"Please tell me you didn't" he smirked.

"There. I've made my mark, telling the whole world that you're mine." he put both his arms on either side of her and leaned in. "No matter what you say, you'll always be mine." he whispered before kissing her. She smirked against his lips and kissed him back. He pulled back and looked into her eyes. She smiled and kissed his nose.

"Of course I'll always be yours." she said and grabbed his hand "After all, our curves fit into one another." she said and laced their fingers together. He smiled and kissed her knuckles before they started walking to her house, fingers laced, hands together, hearts in sync. After everything that happened between them, they finally got what they wanted: each other.

A/N: and that's the end. Too many of you doubted the power of Troyella. How could you? lol just joking. For all of you who thought he was going to say but I fell for you during the revenge process well you gotta remember he was in love with her from the beginning.