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A/N: last chapter everyone. I had fun writing this and reading all of your reviews. It is a continuation of the last chapter cause I didn't want to make it so long.
Gabriella walked out of the bathroom with a towel wrapped around her and went into the room. As she searched her bag for something to wear, Troy walked in and leaned against the doorway.
"Is that for me?" She turned her head and rolled her eyes.
"No. It's not for you."
"Aww why not?" he asked as he walked over to her.
"Because it's not." He wrapped his arms around her waist and pulled her against him. "Troy..."
"Come on. One time. Real quick."
"No. I have to get dressed. So if you don't mind." He sighed and left the room. She knew that she wanted to just as much as he did but she felt guilty. She would be visiting her sister. The one she had left behind for a guy they both fell for. Well more like Gabriella fell; Michelle wanted to believe she had.
"Brie, you ready?" Troy called and she rushed downstairs minutes later, fully clothed.
"Yeah. I'm ready." He smiled and took her hand.
"Let's go then."
They drove to Gabriella's house and she stared at it. Her stomach was turning with nerves. Either that or her morning sickness.
"I think I'm gonna be sick," she said.
"It's not gonna be that bad."
"No. I really am gonna be sick."
"Oh. Oh..." She jumped out the car and headed to the nearest bush. He got out and ran over to her. He held her hair back and rubbed circles on her back. "You okay?" She nodded and spit out whatever remained in her mouth.
"God. Now I need something to get rid of the taste," she said as she stood up. He pulled out a stick of gum and handed it to her. "Thanks." She put in her mouth and leaned her head on his shoulder.
"Ready for this?" She sighed and nodded.
"Yeah." They walked up to the door and rang the doorbell. Gabriella laced her fingers with his and he gave her a reassuring squeeze. Seconds later the door opened revealing an exhausted looking Michelle. "Hey, Chelle."
"Gabi," she said and hugged her sister. "Oh my God. I can't believe you came back. I thought I'd never see you again. It's been so weird not having you around. But now your back and things can go back to normal."
"Michelle, I'm not staying."
"Because I'm eighteen now. There's no reason for me to stay."
"I'm a reason." Gabriella's eyes darkened.
"You used to be a reason. Not anymore."
"But Gabi..." She finally caught sight of the person standing next to her sister and she gasped. "Troy."
"Hey, Michelle," he said nonchalantly. Her eyes, then, lowered to their laced hands and all the jealousy she had been feeling towards her sister came rushing back.
"Is this why you came back? So you could shove this is my face?"
"No, Michelle, that's not why I came back," Gabriella said.
"Then why did you come back?"
"I came back to see how you were." Gabriella yelled, on the brink of tears. "I came back to see how my baby sister was doing. If she was okay. But now I finally realized why I left in the first place because my baby sister doesn't exist here anymore. I thought she did but she doesn't. She hasn't since we moved here."
"Is it my fault you stole Troy from me?"
"Hold on for one second," Troy said, intervening. "Stole me from you? Michelle, you never had me to begin with."
"Oh sure. Say that in front of her. Don't think I forgot what you did."
"What did I do?"
"You checked me out on the first day we arrived at East High."
"I used to do that with all the girls. Hell, I even checked out Adrienne. Back then, all you were to me was another girl that I could sleep with."
"And when you did, that still didn't stop you from going out with me."
"That's because your father threatened to fucking kill Gabriella. I couldn't stand by and watch that happen."
"I can't believe I thought you might be different. I can't believe I thought that I might get my little sister back. I guess I thought wrong."
"Yeah you did think wrong. Maybe you should go back to wherever you came from and never come back," Michelle said.
"Maybe I will. It's better than being here with you. You could never be happy for me."
"I couldn't be happy for you? You couldn't be happy for me. You weren't happy when I made the cheerleading squad."
"Yes, I was, Chelle. I was always happy for you because you were my baby sister."
"So why weren't you happy for me when I dated Troy? Huh? Answer me that."
"Because you knew I loved him. You knew it but you still decided to be a bitch about it. Besides you, Troy was the only good thing in my life since mother died, but after I met him, it just seemed like you were slipping away from me. I didn't want that, Chelle. I didn't want you to slip away from me. Me and you have always been close so that rift that you created between us tore me up inside. I'm sorry you had to feel the way you did, but as you slowly drifted from me, he was the only thing keeping me sane. But I should have known you would have been too selfish to realize it."
"Brie, you need to calm yourself. Stress isn't good for the baby."
"Baby?" Michelle questioned.
"Yes, Michelle, I'm pregnant."
Michelle looked at Troy. "You're okay with her being pregnant, knowing that you're not the father?"
"There's a chance that he might be," Gabriella said.
"I'm fine with knowing it might not be mine because I'll love it just as much as I love Gabriella."
"Let's go. I came to talk to my sister and since she hasn't returned, I guess I'll just leave." Gabriella gave Michelle one final look before turning around and walking back to the car. Troy followed behind, knowing that Michelle needed to apologize to Gabriella.
When they got back to Kelsi's house, Gabriella went straight up to their room and closed herself in. Troy was worried about her but he had other things to do before sunset.
"Brie? Baby open up," he called as he stood outside the door. She opened it up minutes later with a tear stained face. "What's wrong?"
"I just can't believe she still thinks of me that way." He sighed and stroked her cheek before pulling her against him.
"Let's not think of that tonight okay," She nodded. "Good cause I have some people here that want to make you look pretty."
"For what?" she asked and looked up at him.
"You'll see," he said, smiling down at her. "Okay girls," he called and Taylor, Amanda, Kelsi and Sharpay came out of nowhere.
"Let's get cracking girls," Amanda said, pulling Gabriella into the room.
"You know the deal, Bolton. No peaking," Sharpay said and pushed him out the room. He chuckled and shook his head as she closed the door behind him.
Minutes later the girls had pulled Gabriella in front of a full length mirror and Gabriella gasped at her reflection. Her gown was royal blue with a floral type design going down the side of the top half. Her hair was in soft curls that accentuated her face. Her make up only consisted of light blush, eye liner, and cherry flavored lip gloss (a favorite of Troy's).
"Now you look hot," Amanda said.
"Come on. Let's go downstairs and wow that boy toy of yours with your look," Sharpay said and the girls went to the stairs. "You stay here. We'll introduce you." Gabriella nodded and watched her friends go down. She noticed that Troy wasn't the only guy at the bottom and her smile widened.
"Gentlemen. May we present, Gabriella Montez," Taylor said and everyone looked towards the stairs. Gabriella took a deep breath before descending.
Time seemed to stop for Troy as he watched his girlfriend walk down the stairs. His eyes swept over her appearance and he couldn't believe she was real.
"Brie...you look...you look absolutely beautiful." She blushed and he outstretched his hand. She took it and he kissed the back of her hand. He led her out into the back yard and she gasped at the decorations.
"What is all of this?"
"This is your makeshift prom." She smiled and turned to him.
"You did this? For me?"
"Of course. I would do anything for you," he said with a smile before kissing her.
"You're the greatest."
"I know. Is that cherry?"
"Your favorite," she said with a giggle and he led her further onto the patio where a dance floor was set up.
Minutes later, all of their friends walked out of the house, wearing their own prom gear. She even watched as Ralph walked out with Sharpay.
"Looks like someone's finally caught herself a guy," he said and she nodded. Also to walk out was Jason's younger sister with her own boyfriend and another boy that Gabriella didn't recognize.
"Troy, who's that?"
"That's Ralph's younger brother. He's a year older than Adrienne." Gabriella nodded.
"We've got company," Amanda said and out came Michelle.
"Chelle?" Gabriella walked away from Troy and over to her sister. "What are you doing here?"
"I came to apologize for everything I've ever done to you."
"Troy called me a few hours ago and turns out your boyfriend has some wise words in him. Then he invited me to this so I could apologize." Gabriella smiled and Michelle smiled back. "I'm sorry, Gabi. I never meant to hurt you. I was just so jealous that I couldn't think straight and Samantha wasn't helping me either."
"It's okay little sis," she said and pulled her sister in for a hug.
"You forgive me?"
"I was never mad at you. I tried but I could never be truly mad at you." Michelle tightened her grip on her sister and she felt everything turning back to normal.
Gabriella returned to the arms of her loving boyfriend and leaned her head against his shoulder.
"Everything's great." He smiled and leaned his chin on the top of her head. "Thank you."
"You're welcome," he said and kissed the top of her head
Gabriella watched from her place in his arms as her friends had a good time. Her smile widened when she saw Ralph's younger brother dancing with Michelle. She saw the gleam in Michelle eyes and she had a feeling that those two would be inseparable in the near future. The party ended around one and everyone went home, promising to return to say goodbye to the couple.
"Today was a great day," Troy said as he took a seat on the bed.
"Yeah it was," Gabriella said with a smile as she leaned against the door.
"What's going through your mind, Ms. Montez?"
"A lot. Like how I actually got to go to prom and how me and my sister finally made up." He stood up and walked over to her.
"Yeah. That's a lot for one day," he said and kissed her.
"But there's so much left to do."
"Oh really? And what's that?" She smirked seductively at him and reached behind her to unzip her dress.
"Well. Since this is prom and the cliché is to have sex on prom night." Troy's eyes widened as he watched the dress fall from her body. "I thought why not fall through on that." His eyes scanned her body before resting at her eyes.
"You are one naughty girl, Ms. Montez." he said, smirking.
"I know." She wrapped her arms around his neck and played with the hairs on the back of his neck. "But I'm your naughty girl," she whispered before kissing him passionately.
The next morning was filled with sad goodbyes. Taylor and Amanda were crying as they held onto their sister. The boys watched with amused eyes as the girls got emotional.
"Remember to invite us to the wedding," Taylor said.
"If there is one."
"Of course there will be," Amanda said. "You two love each other and with that baby on the way there's no way Troy's not going to marry you."
"Gabriella make sure you don't lose him," Sharpay said.
"I won't." Gabriella turned to her sister and embraced her. "Bye, Chelle."
"I'll be back in a few months after the baby's born."
"Take care of her man. She's one you don't want to lose," Chad said as he hugged his best friend who'd been like a brother to him for years.
"I will. Believe me. I don't want to lose her." He hugged all the rest of his friends and stopped when getting to Ralph. "I know we've been on each other since freshmen year but I'm glad we finally ended this rivalry."
"Same here. Take care of yourself and her."
"I will just as long as you take care of Sharpay."
"I will. She's a great girl. I think she might be my Gabriella."
"I notice everyone keeps saying that. Why?"
"Because she changed you...for the better." Jason answered. "We say it as a way to say that we found girls that are doing to us what she did to you."
"So glad my name can be used for good," Gabriella said butting in on the conversation. "We should get going, babe." He nodded and kissed her temple. "Oh and Ralph, tell your brother that if he hurts my sister, I'll hurt him." Ralph laughed and nodded.
"I guess this is goodbye."
"Don't say that. It's just...so long. For now at least," Kelsi said and Gabriella nodded.
"Later guys," Troy said and they got into the car.
"Bye," they all said and watched the couple get into the car and drive away. Gabriella wiped away a tear and Troy glanced at her.
"You okay?" She nodded and he took her hand in his, lacing their fingers.
"So where are we off to now?"
"I was thinking going to cash that little card of ours in and then heading to, I'm thinking...Hawaii." She looked over at him with shock.
"Really?" He nodded and she smiled. "You, my love, are the best." He smiled.
"Like I said. Only the best for me, you and our baby."
"I love you, Troy."
"I love you, too, Gabriella." He kissed the back of her hand. They both had everything they wanted. A new life, a bright future and someone they loved to share it with.
A/N: ::cries:: It's over. It's actually over. My other stories should be up after Christmas. Happy Holidays everyone :-)