The sun was shinning bright in Albuquerque on this beautiful monday morning. It was the first day of school after Spring Break. The hallways were packed with loud kids, all excited to tell their friend about, what some students might call it, the best week of the year. Gabriella Montez was at her locker getting her books when Troy joined her.

"Hey Gabs." The boy greeted her with a gorgeous smile.

"Oh, hi Troy." She smiled back.

"So how was your break? Did anything interesting?" He wiggled his eyebrows at her.

"Yes, I did. I rehearsed for the community play pretty much everyday. It was fun. Tiring, but fun."

"Okay. Gabs, when I asked about anything interesting…" He used air quotes. "I meant the kind of interesting things normal people do during spring break." Her friend laughed.

"No Troy, I didn't do anything wild." She rolled her eyes and chuckled. "How was yours?"

"Amazing! Florida was the best! I still can't believe my dad let me go alone with Chad. You would not believe the things we did there. There were these girls that…"

"Whoa! Too much information. I know we're not dating anymore and we decided to be friends but that does not mean you can discuss your sexual adventures with me." She laughed. "No, I'm not jealous. It's just too weird."

"I guess you're right. I'll tell the guys about that later." He smiled and ran his hand through his hair.

Just when Gabriella looked back at the door, the school queen made her entrance. Everytime Sharpay Evans walked in a room, all eyes immediately turned to her. Every guy wanted her and every girl wanted to be her. This time was no different.

She strode down the hall in that glamorous walk only she could pull off, as people stepped aside to make room for her. Her twin brother Ryan was always beside her. He was like her lap dog.

Gabriella couldn't take her eyes off her. She loved the way her hips sway when walks, she loved the way her blonde locks moved as if the wind was blowing on them, she loved how her lips curled up in a tiny smile because she knew there wasn't a single person looking away from her, she loved how the room just seemed a little brighter after she walked in. She loved her. She was in love with Sharpay.

'She looks so…' The brunette though with dreamy eyes.

"She looks so hot!" Troy added, almost drooling a bit.

Gabriella's heart started to beat faster as she realized Sharpay was walking towards them.

"Hello Troy." The blonde greeted with a flirty smile.

"Sharpay. Hi! Looking good as always." He flirted back.

Gabriella couldn't help but notice the glow on Sharpay's skin. She was tanned, but not to the point that changed her skin tone, just enough to give her that healthy skin glow.

"Oh, you're just too nice." She giggled. "But I have to say that this week in Cancun totally made my skin look even better. If that's even possible." Sharpay flashed a cocky smile.

The brunette just stood there being ignored, getting jealous of the flirting that was going on. Troy wasn't even trying to hide the fact that he was checking her out as she went on and on about the break.

"Okay, I have to go now. You know how it is, places to be and people to see. We should totally hang out later though. Nice seeing you, Troy." She then looked at Gabriella and gave her an icy look. "Gabriella." She then turned her head back to Troy. "Tootles!" She gave them a little wave and walked away.

Gabriella slapped Troy's arms when she noticed he was checking out Sharpay as she walked away from them. It's not like she didn't do the same thing, but she didn't want him to do that.

"Ouch! What was that for?" He rubbed his arm.

"You know pretty well what you were doing. Look, there's a puddle on drool in front of you" She joked.

"I can't help it. She's just so..."

"Save it. I don't need to hear you go on and on about East High's Ice Queen." She laughed.

"Hey, she was nicer to you this time. She even acknowledged your existence! That's new." He joked.

"Oh shut up!" Gabriella hit him on the arm again.

Truth is that Gabriella got butterflies in her stomach when the blonde greeted her. Well, she didn't exactly greet her, but for Gabriella it was good enough. Even though Sharpay still hated her and she had to pretend to share the same feeling, it gave her a little hope that maybe they could become friends someday.

She knew Sharpay would never like her back and if friendship was most she could get out of the blonde, she'd take it. The brunette knew it would probably never happen, but she could dream about it, right?

'I have a feeling this will be a good day.' She thought and smiled to no one in particular.

"What are you smiling about?" Troy asked as the bell rang.

"Erm… Nothing. Come on, we need to go to class. We have Ms. Darbus." She tried to hide her blushing by turning away from her friend and walking quickly in front of him.

"Gabs! Wait for me!" Troy said as he caught up with the girl.


Hello!

I hope you enjoyed the first chapter of my newest fic. It's obviously going to be a Gabpay and probably have lots of fluff, because that's how I roll. lol

Even though it's rated T I don't think there are going to be any 'strong' scenes. It's just to be safe. (Because I'd probably suck at writing it anyway)

There will be a Gabriella dressed up in a sexy costume though, so stay tuned. XD

Don't forget to leave a review! Tell me what you think, what you liked about it, hated, any suggestions, whatever you want! This story is for you, so tell me how you want it.

Love,
Nini

Disclaimer: I do not own High School Musical or any of its characters.