Learning To Fall

by: LunarEclipse360

Disclaimer: I don't own

A/N: so this is one of the new stories I was mentioning before. I will have a banner for it soon but not right now. This has actually been sitting on my computer for a month now so I thought 'why not let my readers take a look at it.' This basically the story of he hates her and she hates him and one falls for the other. I find stories like this one to be interesting. Sure they're cliche but they keep you interested. So enjoy my new story. This one I will most likely update before the others because the first four chapters are already typed up.

Chapter 1

Monday morning. First new day of the week. It's supposed to be quiet and collective as people awake from the weekend drawl. Students at East High in Albuquerque, New Mexico were just arriving on various yellow school buses, wishing that they could be back in their beds, sleeping. A loud scream, however, woke them all up leaving them to look at each other, wondering what happened.

Inside the school building stood seventeen year old Gabriella Montez with fire in her eyes and the urge to kill burning through her body. She stared at her defaced locker in shock as the students around her whispered.

"Okay nothing to see here." said Taylor McKessie, Gabriella's best friend, as she broke up the crowd that hovered around her best friend's locker. She sighed once everyone had dispersed and turned to Gabriella. "He's really gone too far."

"Oh I'll say. Wait till I see him. I'm going to strangle him till he begs for mercy."

"I hope you're not talking about me?" her blood boiled over as she turned around. Standing a few feet away was Troy Bolton, captain of the East High Wildcats basketball team and the bane of Gabriella's existence, with an amused smirk on his face.

"What the hell Bolton? Why did you do this..." she showed him her ruined locker "to my locker."

"Who says I did it?" he asked as he pushed off the locker he had been leaning on and walked over to her.

"Who else could have done it?" she asked through gritted teeth.

"Oh I don't know. But I assure you I didn't." she was just about to jump on him and choke the life out of him but the sound of Principal Matsui's voice stopped her.

"Miss Montez can you explain this to me?" she turned around, getting a good look at the angry expression on his face.

"Mr. Matsui I didn't do it. I just came in this morning and it was like this."

"It's true Mr. Matsui. I walked in with Gabriella and it was here when we got here." Taylor spoke up, defending her best friend.

"Well if you didn't then who did?"

"I don't know." Gabriella said 'But I have a pretty good idea of who it was.' she thought to herself, her mind going to the boy that stood behind her. Mr. Matsui nodded, accepting Gabriella's story and sighed.

"I hope it doesn't happen again." he said and walked away. Just because he accepted her story doesn't mean that he believed her. She sighed in relief and closed her locker.

"Aww how sweet." Troy said and she sneered at him.

"What are you going on about?" she began walking in the opposite direction of him but he moved in front of her.

"You didn't try to rat me out."

"So what? Are you admitting that you did deface my locker?" she asked with a raised eyebrow.

"You're too smart for your own good, Montez. Of course I did. No one loves to annoy you more than me." a sly smirk slipped on her face and he looked at her with confusion in his eyes.

"That's all I wanted to hear."

"Mr. Bolton." came Principal Matsui's voice and Troy cringed.

"You set me up." he whispered before turning around. "Mr. Matsui..."

"My office now." Troy nodded before turning back to Gabriella.

"You're gonna pay for this Montez."

"I said now Mr. Bolton" Troy turned his head to Principal Matsui and smiled sarcastically before turning to Gabriella's smiling face.

"Buh-bye." Gabriella said, waving, as Principal Matsui grabbed Troy's shoulder. Troy glared at Gabriella as he was dragged down the hallway. "Now that was some good entertainment." she said to Taylor before grabbing her arm and heading off to homeroom.

Troy sat in Principal Matsui's office, listening to him go on about being a better person. Of course Troy wasn't exactly listening, he was too busy trying to think up ways to get back at Gabriella.

"Mr. Bolton are you even listening to me?"

"Huh? Yeah." Principal Matsui sighed and walked over to the teenage boy.

"If it wasn't for the fact that you are captain of the basketball team, I would suspend you but I'm not. Instead I'm going to make you repaint Gabriella's locker."

"What? Why?"

"Well you were the one who defaced it so it's only fitting that you repaint it." Troy groaned and sunk into his seat. "You have a problem with that Mr. Bolton?"

"No sir."

"Good then get to class." Troy got out of his seat and walked out of the office. He made his way to his homeroom taking his seat in the front of the room.

"Dude you okay?" asked his best friend, Chad Danforth.

"No. That bitch Montez got me in trouble."

"You mean from what you did to her locker?"

"Yeah. Now I gotta repaint it."


"I need someway to get her back."


"Because when I told her that I did it, Principal Matsui was standing right behind me and she knew it."

"Wow. Sneaky."

"I know." the sound of her laughter reached his ears and he turned around. His blue eyes found her smiling face and he rolled his eyes. "She can laugh all she wants now. She'll get hers soon enough."

"Miss Montez can you come here for one second?" called Ms. Darbus and Gabriella got up out of her seat to walk to the front. A sly grin found it's way to Troy's face and he stuck out his foot just as Gabriella was walking past him. She tripped over his foot and landed on the floor. Everyone in the class broke out into laughter and she glared up at him.

"Oops." he said, a grin still on his face. She stood up and turned to him.

"It's okay." she said and got up. "I can't blame you for being mentally challenged." the class broke out in 'oohs' and he gave her a hard glare. She grinned and continued to walk up to the front of the class. As she walked back to her seat, she specifically heard him say 'bitch' "Ass"



"Enough" Ms. Darbus yelled. "I'm tired of hearing you two go at it everyday. Detention for the both of you."

"But Ms. Darbus..."Gabriella interjected.

"No buts Miss Montez. You're going to serve detention." Gabriella huffed and went to her seat. Troy smirked, even though he too had to serve detention, this would give him another chance to get even.