To Help A Friend
Summary: They have been best friends forever. After Gabriella splits from her boyfriend she feels like giving up on the one thing she is desperate for. Will her best friend Troy be able to help her while realizing something that has always been there? Troyella.
A/N: New story! A Big thank you to Jayne07 who has been helping me decide on some things with the story and telling me to ahead with this and post it. Please R&R! Thanks!
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Chapter 1 – I'm here for you Brie
27 year old Gabriella Montez walked into the house she shared with her best friend since she was young, Troy Bolton. The two had grown up together and were inseparable. No one could even come close to breaking up their friendship because it was so solid. The two grew up in a small town called Albuquerque, New Mexico before moving out to LA to attend college where they shared an apartment just a few blocks away from their campus. Any girlfriends or boyfriends the two had knew that they had to accept the other one and how close they were otherwise they could forget a relationship. After college, the two moved into a bigger house together, well more like a mansion, since Gabriella was working at a local hospital as a psychologist and when Troy was an up and coming basketball player that people were already in love with when they first saw him play and helped him turn into a big superstar. Gabriella had for the past three years been dating a fellow co-worker at the hospital called Dave.
"Troy?" Gabriella called as she dropped her bags down by the front door and hung up her jacket. Gabriella sighed hearing no response. How was it at the time she needed Troy to be there the most he never was? Walking into the huge living room, Gabriella flopped down on the couch and pulled a pillow over her face as she screamed into it.
"Whoa I think I'm going to just head back outside since I don't want to disturb a screaming fit." Gabriella frowned hearing the teasing in his voice.
"Bolton get your butt over here now! I need a good moan." Troy shook his head as he walked over to his best friend of 28 years as she lifted her head up and he sat down allowing her to place her head in his lap.
"What's got you so worked up then?" Troy asked running his fingers softly through her short brown locks.
"I was in my office today when I got a call from Dave asking me to go and meet him downstairs in the cafeteria. Well I went and when I got there I saw him sitting there with Michelle, the one I told you about where she got herself pregnant while having an affair with a taken man, well turns out that taken man was my man. He told me that he was sorry but he didn't love me and hadn't loved me for a while but he just didn't know how to tell me. I was in shock." Troy felt his blood boil with anger at the thought of some jerk doing this to his best friend. "I told him to stay out of my life and came straight home. I can't believe I was considering talking to him about how I am desperate to have a baby now because I felt it was the right time. Troy why would he do that? Am I really a bad girlfriend?" Troy saw the tears in her eyes as he gently placed a kiss on her forehead.
"Brie it has nothing to do with you being a bad girlfriend. In fact from the way I have seen you act towards all your boyfriends as we've grown up I would say you are probably one of the most dedicated and loving girlfriends a guy could have. You shouldn't have to go through this though. It wasn't you who did anything wrong. It was him. Don't waste your tears and time over some guy who obviously wasn't the right guy for you. I'm sure when the time is right the right guy will come along." Troy comforted her as she closed her eyes and tried to hold back her tears as Troy held her close and tight letting her know he was there for her.
"I really thought he would be the one. You have no idea Troy how much I want a baby because I know in myself I'm ready. I've always wanted to be a young mom but I doubt that will ever happen because no guy wants to waste their time on a woman like me. I might as well just give up any hope of ever becoming a mom." Troy's heart broke as he listened to her talk. He knew how amazing she was with kids and how much she wanted to have one because he too could see she was ready. Right now he could kill that Dave and his little Michelle for hurting Gabriella and taking away her happiness. "I think I'm going to go lie down for a bit." Gabriella spoke looking up at Troy who smiled and nodded.
"If you need anything or just need a shoulder to cry on remember I'm here Brie." She nodded, leaning up from off Troy, pecking his cheek before slowly walking upstairs. Troy watched her walk up dejectedly. He knew right now there was nothing he could do for her apart from being there for her whenever she needed.
Troy had just finished preparing dinner for them, placing the two plates and glasses on a tray as he walked upstairs.
"Montez you kind of need to open your door because I have no free hands." Troy heard her moving around before opening the door. "I come baring food." She smiled and shook her head as she took the bottle of wine he hand in his other hand from him and allowed him into her room.
"This stuff better be good." Troy smirked.
"Only the best for you Brie." She smiled as she sat on her bed and took her plate of food from him as he sat down next to her.
"I'm sorry about earlier."
"You don't need to apologize to me. Trust me anyone else maybe but I never want you to apologize to me." Gabriella leaned into him as they carried on eating and watching the TV when Troy switched it on.
"I love you Troy for doing all this." Gabriella said as she handed Troy her plate to put down on the bedside table before taking a sip of her wine. "Don't you ever think I get in your way?"
"I'm so used to you now I think if you weren't around I would find my life too dull and anyway who would I have to keep me down to earth with my career. Chad?" Gabriella laughed.
"I guess you would be lost without me here to keep you the same old Troy we all know and love." The two settled down watching a film of Gabriella's choice. Gabriella knew Troy spoiled her but at times like this she was more than happy to accept it all.
That evening, Troy was sat in his room just thinking about Gabriella. He could see how down she was and he hated seeing her like this. Troy wanted the old happy Gabriella back. Yeah to others the front she put on maybe faultless but to Troy he knew deeper down it was killing her. As he lay down thinking of anything he could to try and cheer Gabriella up the answer suddenly came to him.
"How the hell didn't I think of this before?" Troy asked himself as he climbed out of bed and headed towards Gabriella's room. If only Troy knew what he would be starting with this idea of his...
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