Love Song Requiem
Disclaimer: I don't and never will own HSM unless by some miracle
A/N: this is the long awaited sequel to A Better Kiss A Hotter Touch. I wanted to get this out now. The next chapter of Taking Over Me will be out soon. I don't know about Beautiful Disaster, it might take me some time. I've decided to put Keeping Us A Secret on hiatus. If I don't come up with a new idea for it, I might discontinue it. Never Far Behind will be off of hiatus, I'm hoping, by December. The banner is where it should be. This is another fic that will contain flashbacks but the flashbacks will be a whole chapter instead of part. I will usually tell you which chapter is and isn't a flashback but I might forget so it'll be up to you to notice the difference.
Gabriella stared out at the stars as they twinkled against the dark sky. She breathed in the cool air, wrapping her arms around her barely clothed body as the wind picked up. She stood on her balcony, clothed in only a oversized t-shirt and panties.
Her mind, however, was not on how cold the night was. It was on the fact that in less than eight hours she would no longer be a high school student. She would be a high school graduate and a soon-to-be freshmen in college. It scared and excited her. But her fear was not because she would be attending college, it was the fact that while she would be attending college on one side of the country and her boyfriend would be on the other.
She sighed and tightened her grip on her upper body. She closed her eyes and took a deep breath. Her eyes snapped open when she felt two arms snake around her waist and pull her against a warm body.
"What are you doing up?" she asked.
"I could ask you the same question." she turned around, finding herself staring deeply into her boyfriend's ocean blue eyes. "So what's on your mind?"
"What makes you think there's something on my mind?" she asked as he pushed her gently against the banister of the balcony.
"Well for starters you don't sleep when you're thinking about something." she sighed and he smirked. "So what's bothering you?"
"I don't know." she wrapped her arms around his neck and played with the hairs on the back of his neck. "Just...everything I guess."
"Elaborate for me."
"We'll be graduating in a couple of hours. No more high school, no more avoiding teachers...no more us."
"Who says there will be no more us?"
"Face it Troy, I'm going to NYU and you'll be at UCLA. They're like a world's away."
"That doesn't mean we won't get to see each other. We still have this summer and then Thanksgiving and Christmas and all the holidays afterwards until next summer."
"But then there's all those days that we won't be able to see each other. It's gonna be hard not seeing you everyday."
"But you will see me." she raised her eyebrow, giving him a confused look. "In your dreams of course." she rolled her eyes and gave him a smirk.
"And what makes you think I'll be dreaming of you?"
"Because when haven't you dreamt of me."
"There has been days."
"Right." he said dragging it out. "Well for the nights I've actually slept next to you, I've heard you moan my name in your sleep." she blushed and looked away from him. "Not that I don't mind." he said, pushing her chin up so he could look into her eyes. "After all, it does turn me on." the hand still on her waist made its way up her side. She bit her bottom lip, keeping back a moan.
"Troy." she moaned and his smirk turned into a grin.
"Now that's what I wanted to hear." he said before attacking her lips. She kissed him back with much ferocity. He picked her up her took her back into her room. Setting her gently on her bed, he climbed on top of her, not breaking their connected lips. Her hand found its way to his hair, grasping a chuck of it gently.
Her other hand cupped his cheek as she tilted her head to deepen the kiss. His hands found its way up the oversized shirt and up to her breasts cupping them softly. He ran his thumbs over both of her nipples, causing a soft moan to vibrate in her throat. She wrapped both legs around his torso, pulling him closer.
"Gabi?" came the voice of her mother from the other side of the door and Gabriella pushed him off of her, onto the floor. Gabriella sat up quickly as the door opened. "You okay?"
"Yeah I'm fine."
"I heard a thump before I came in. What happened?"
"I fell that's all."
"Oh okay. You should get some sleep. You have a big day today." Gabriella nodded and her mother smiled at her. The second the door closed, Gabriella rushed to the other side of her bed.
"Oh my God. Troy are you okay?"
"Oh I'm fine. Just peachy."
"I'm so sorry about that." Troy shook his head and sat up.
"It's okay babe. We didn't expect your mom to walk in." she nodded and smiled sadly at him. "I guess the mood is ruined huh?"
"Sadly, yes." he nodded and sighed. He got off the floor and stood up.
"Well I should get going anyway. Like your mom said, we have a big day today." he grabbed pieces of his clothing off the floor and began getting dressed. "Not to mention I don't think I could explain why I wasn't in bed all night. My parents wouldn't understand that I would rather sleep next to my girlfriend than in my bed by myself." she grinned and he leaned over planting a soft kiss on her mouth. "Love you."
"Love you too." he leaned in for another kiss, this one filled with more passion than the last.
"Bye." he said and left her bedroom by her balcony. Gabriella sighed and laid back on her bed.
Today's going to be a long day. she thought to herself and drifted off to sleep.
"Mom I can't find my shoes." Gabriella yelled as she raced around the living room.
"Did you try the front closet?" Gabriella checked the front closet and found her shoes sitting there, waiting for her.
"Thank ma." she put on her shoes and walked back into the living room. "Where is he?"
"Calm down Gabriella. I'm sure he's on his way here." the door bell rang and Gabriella's eyes lit up. "There he is." Gabriella ran to the door to open it. She instantly squealed when she saw her father standing on the other side.
"Daddy you came." she said as she wrapped her arms around him.
"Of course I did. I wouldn't miss my baby girl's graduation for nothing." he said as he hugged her back. His eyes moved over to his ex-wife, standing in the doorway of the living room smiling at them. "Hello Theresa. It's been a while, hasn't it." he said and pulled away from his daughter.
"Yes it has Frank." they smiled at each other before embracing. Gabriella smiled at her parents, she knew why they divorced but she didn't understand why when they clearly were still in love with each other. A throat cleared, bringing Gabriella to the present and she turned around to see Troy smiling at her.
"Hey." she said.
"Hey. Am I interrupting something?"
"Oh no." Gabriella turned to her parents, noticing the look of curiosity on her father's face. She took Troy's hand and pulled him inside. "Um Troy this is my father. Daddy this is Troy, my boyfriend."
"Nice to meet you Mr. Montez."
"Same here Troy." the two men shook hands before Troy turned back to Gabriella.
"We better get going. They want us there early so we can line up." she nodded her head and smiled at her parents.
"I'll see you guys later."
"Okay honey." her mother said before the two teenagers left the house. They hopped into Troy's car and started off towards the school.
"I think my dad likes you." Gabriella said and Troy smiled.
"I hope so. I mean I am dating his daughter so I do want him to like me." Gabriella smiled and grabbed the hand that wasn't on the steering wheel. He squeezed her hand and ran his thumb across her skin.
"I can't believe this is it. We're about to graduate."
"I know it's scary isn't it."
"Yeah. But I'm willing to face the future as long as you're by my side." he smiled and lifted her hand to his lips, placing a soft kiss on her knuckles.
"You know I love you right?"
"I know and I love you too." she turned back to the road, her hand still in his. She didn't know what exactly her future would bring but she was sure that Troy would always be by her side.