Well, it's your call folks...

Many thanks to the brilliant, awsome Phil Collins, and the slightly less brilliant, not quite as awsome, but still moderately cool Philip Bailey for the song, one of my person favorites, if you've never heard it, for god sakes go search "phil easy lover" on Youtube and listen to it. You'll get the fic better when the song comes into play.

Ryan Evans sat very content in his drama class chair, next to him was a beatiful black haired girl, unfortunately, her boyfriend was on the opposite side, his arm wrapped around her shoulders, her head resting on his shoulder.

"And people,understand, this was no easy decision for me, I am an instructor of the arts, and I have never had to debate longer or harder as to who to give the parts to, but, with carefull decisions, I've managed to pick our Arnold and Minnie...and before I go on, I must say..." Mrs. Darbus, the drama club instructor was about to reveal the two lucky students who snagged the role of Arnold and Minnie in the school musical, the...high school musical, but suddenly a voice cut her off,

"Oh for Christ sakes, would you just say Bolton and Montez, it's been obvious since last week, I need to get home." Sharpay Evans, the twin sister of Ryan, blurted out, shifting in her chair, throwing her hair back.

Troy Bolton looked over and grinned at Gabriella, who gave him a reassuring smile.

"Well Miss Evans..." Mrs. Darbus stopped to adjust her glasses, "Your half right."

Troy and Gabriella's head both snapped forward, Sharpay turned her head slowly to face her, and Ryan cocked his head to the side, his dark blue hat tilting to the left of his head.

"The role of Minnie will be portrayed by Miss Gabriella Montez." Mrs. Darbus waved her hand at her and began to clap.

Troy, a confused look about his face, slowly clapped for his girlfriend.

Ryan smiled and clapped harder than anyone, he knew if anyone deserved that role, it was Gabriella Montez.

Sharpay jumped up,"Well, thanks for wasting my time, see you for the Summer Program, come on Ryan."

"And the role of Arnold will go to our club veteran, Ryan Evans." Mrs. Darbus smiled, clapping twice as hard for Ryan as she did for Gabriella.

Sharpay's mouth fell open as she turned to face her twin.

Troy did the same as Sharpay, looking over at the blonde boy who couldn't hide the huge smile on his face.

"Uhhhhh...thank you, Mrs. Darbus." He smiled, nodding at her.

"Your quite welcome dear, ok you two, here are your practice sheets, and schedules." Mrs. Darbus handed Ryan and Gabriella two small blue folders, one labeled Arnold the other Minnie.

"Uhhh, no, no way, you can have this right back, Ryan will not be taking your offer, as generous as it may be..." Sharpay began, but Ryan cut her off,

"I...I wanna do it..." He mumbled, looking away.

"What?" Sharpay hissed, narrowing her eyes.

"I...I said I wanna sing..." He mumbled, still looking away.

"WHAT?" She shouted this time, shoving his shoulder.

"He said he wants to sing!" Gabriella exclaimed, jumping out of her chair.

Everyone's eyes grew huge as Gabriella's cheeks turned bright red.

Troy slowly stood up.

"Gabbi...you...you wanna sing...without me?" He asked, a little hurt by her actions.

"Y...yes Troy...I think I've earned it." She mumbled.

"But...Gabriella...you...you wouldn't...you wouldn't even be here if I hadn't pushed you, or sang with you..." Troy was at a loss.

"I know...look...Im going to sing...I'm sorry if it hurts your feeling, but I worked hard to get here..." She began, but a voice cut her off,

"And you know what...so did I, and since we were just kids I've had to play second banana to you...your so selfish, I, ME, RYAN, YOUR BROTHER, finaly gets a little credit that you can't steal and you're gonna tell me I can't do it? Why? Cause it'll hurt your image?" He asked, staring down his sister.

"YOU KNOW DAMN WELL...you...AGHHHHH!" Sharpay screamed, throwing her purse down and storming out of the room.

"Sharpay...SHARPAY, please come back!" Mrs. Darbus chased after her.

Troy looked back at his girlfriend.

"Gabriella...I know you worked hard...but how can you sing with anyone but me?" He asked, placing his hand on his chest.

"You know Troy...I can get around without you, you...you think I'm just some...poor little nerd that the big basketball jock took under his wing, well guess what, I have friends too, I have boys, telling me how cute I am, asking for my number...every day, and I'm not this poor loser that needs you hand to get around!" She exclaimed, her eyes welling up with hot tears.

"Gabriella...no no, I didn't mean any of that, your taking everything I say the wrong way..." He began, taking her wrist and stroking her cheek.

She pulled away from his grasp,

"Am? Or are YOU not understanding what YOUR saying? I...I..." She didn't finish, she turned and stormed out of the room, tears streaming down her cheeks, leaving only Troy, whose hands were still outstretched, and Ryan, who had a dumbfounded look on his face.

Troy slowly lowered his hands, letting out a long sigh.

"Uhhhh...sorry...Troy." Ryan mumbled, scratching the back of his head.

Troy's head shot up to face Ryan's.

He gave a nasty scowl and walked out of the room, purposely bumping into Ryan's shoulder with his.

Ryan sighed as the door shut behind the playmaker.

He looked down at a bag, a jacket, and a Minnie folder in Gabriella's chair.

He looked towards the corner of the ceiling and smiled, scooping up her stuff and his folder.

"Hmmmmmmm...nah." He quickly shook his head, purposely stepping on Sharpay's purse as he left the room.

There's chapter one, reviews are appreciated.