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Chapter 12: Date Night
"You actually did it," Connie said as Sharpay brushed her blonde hair, "You got Dean Portman to take a girl out on a date."
"I'm good," Sharpay shrugged.
"Obviously," Connie laughed. "You do know that he expects to nail you by the end of the night."
"How do you know that?" Sharpay sighed, "Maybe it's different with me."
"Um, except today in the locker room after practice," Connie said, "He was bragging about how he's going to nail you by the end of the night."
"Oh," Sharpay said, "Well he won't. I plan on making him work for it. If I give it up at all."
"Mm, good for you," Connie laughed.
"What are you doing tonight?" Sharpay asked. Connie was the closest thing she had to a friend here, so she was doing her best to be, well, friendly.
"Guy and I are hanging out." She shrugged. "You look nice."
"Thanks," Sharpay smiled, "I'm sorry I was a bitch."
"Whatever," Connie said, "I'm not exactly good with new people."
"Me neither," Sharpay said. "Connie, I really like him."
"Yeah, I can tell," Connie whispered, "Just be careful, I don't feel much like dealing with the weeping."
"OK," Sharpay laughed. There was a knock on the door. Sharpay squealed and opened it. Portman was standing there.
"Hey, are you ready?" He said, "Hi Connie."
"Sup!" She shouted raising her hand.
"Yeah," Sharpay nodded, "Let's go." They were walking, "So where are we going?"
"I thought I'd take you skating," He smiled putting his arm around her. She looked at him. "I thought girls thought skating was really romantic."
"I've never really gone ice skating," She blushed, "I'm from New Mexico."
"So I'll teach you," He laughed, "It'll be fun, I promise."
"OK," She said. "But if I fall on my ass?"
"I'll catch you," He laughed and kissed her. She giggled. "I really like you Evans. You're not like anyone I've ever met before." He kissed her again. She wanted to claw into him, to kiss him hard and strong, to have him hold her and never let go, like in the old movies that she and Ryan used to watch on Friday nights pre Wildcat invasion. But she knew she couldn't.
"That's a good line," She said coolly walking away from him.
"You think so?" He grinned and followed after her.
"So, are you guys doing OK down here?" Gordon Bombay asked as Julie, Charlie, Luis, Averman and Goldberg sat with him in a restaurant. "Charlie, I talked to your Mom, she said you were worried."
"I'm fine," Charlie said. "Julie's the one we're worried about."
"I'm fine," She said.
"Why are you worried?" Bombay asked.
"The coach won't let her play," Luis said. "So she joined the drama club."
"I didn't join the drama club," She snapped, "I'm doing a play because Ryan asked me to."
"Who's Ryan?" Bombay asked, "And do you want me to talk to this coach?"
"What good would you talking do?" She shrugged, "You didn't play me either."
"Julie," He sighed, "That was six years ago."
"I'm fine Coach," She said, "Really. I was getting ready to give it up anyway. And Ryan's just this friend I've made." He looked at her, "He's gay if you want to report that back to Adam."
"OK," He said, "And you four."
"Luis has a girlfriend," Goldberg said.
"Oh now there's a surprising bit of news," Bombay laughed.
"She's not my girlfriend." Luis said, "We just went out once."
"That's nice," Bombay said. Charlie just sat quietly, "Are you sure you're OK?" He looked at him. Charlie nodded.
"I'm so sorry!" Sharpay laughed, Portman shrugged, applying a band aid to his bleeding finger. "No, I've like crippled you for life!"
"Evans," He said, "I'm fine, I've gotten cut by a skate before, hazard of the trade, babe."
"At least let me," She took his hand and kissed it gently.
"Ah, I get it now," He laughed, "Whole thing was a scheme to get closer to me. Can't say I blame you but," She shook her head.
"You're such a dick," She rolled her eyes. He smiled.
"So you don't want me Evans?" He teased, she looked at him. This time she made the first move and kissed him. As usual it escalated quickly, they were desperate to be near each other. They were horizontal on the bench, she panted as he kissed down her neck, grinding her against the wood. It was the most un-Sharpay Evans moment ever. It was very Dean Portman.
"Wait," She whimpered. He stopped and looked at her.
"What's wrong?" He asked softly.
"I can't," She swallowed.
"Why not?" He asked and kissed her again.
"Because, I can't just be another girl," She whispered, "That's not who I am."
"You're not just another girl," He said, "You're beautiful," He kissed her, "And sexy as hell, and when I'm not thinking about kissing you," He bit his bottom lip, "Or you know, doing less appropriate things," She laughed, "I'm thinking about how I want to kill you. I've never felt that way about a girl before.'
"I'm still not having sex with you," She whispered and kissed him.
"That's fair," He nodded, "But I'm not giving up either," He raised his eyebrows. He leaned down and kissed her, this time planting his feet on the ground to straddle her. And that boys and girls, is how Dean Portman permanently removed the stick from Sharpay Evans's ass.
"Julie," Charlie said as he drove her home in Troy's truck, "What you said at dinner, about Bombay not playing you,"
"I'm just pissed Charlie," She said, "I took it out on him because he's an easy target. I'll be fine, when I'm less emotional I'll call him and apologize, OK?"
"What about Adam?" He said. She shook her head. "I talked to him. He said he called you yesterday and you didn't call him back."
"I called him this morning," Julie said, "I was busy last night, with Gabriella and Ryan." He nodded. "When was the last time you talked to Linda?"
"It's not the same thing," He shook his head.
"I love Adam," She said, "You know that. I'm just trying to live my life here. Maybe you should do the same."
"That's not fair," He said, "I'm trying."
"You are far from trying," She said, "These people are really nice, Troy and Chad and Gabby. They're trying to be friends with us."
"You've had to integrate before Julie," He pointed out, "I never had to, the ducks were there and they were always there."
"So adjust," She said as he stopped the car, "And just because you're feeling guilty about leaving Linda," She opened the door, "Don't assume anything's wrong with me and Adam!" She got out and slammed the door.
"What do you miss most about home?" Sharpay asked Portman later that night, as they lay out on the school's baseball field holding hands, talking laughing, and of course kissing.
"Deep dish pizza," He closed his eyes and smiled. "You can't get it here, except at Pizzeria Uno, which doesn't count at all." She laughed. "You?"
"Ryan," She said softly.
"Now that turns a guy on," He laughed, "Hearing that the thing the girl he's falling for misses the most about home is some other guy."
"Ryan's my brother," She laughed, "And he's gay, so he's like the exact opposite of a threat to you."
"Good to know," He smiled and kissed her. "Tell me about him."
"Ryan is everything I'm not," She said softly, "We're twins, they say that tends to happen, with boy girl twins," He laughed, "He's sweet, and funny, and he can be a little dopey and naïve, but you love him for it. I didn't have a lot of friends," She sighed, "Still don't, Ryan was really popular, but he used to just spend all his time with me, because he knew I needed someone."
"Wow," Portman said, "My brothers and I just kind of kick the shit out of each other." They started laughing. "Do you wanna dance?" He said jumping up.
"With you?" She smiled, she would test him. He took her hand and pulled her close.
"No," He shook his head, "With my father." She giggled. "I spend all the time I'm not at hockey practice with theater kids. I know my shit."