Author's Note: Thank you for the amazing reviews! This chapter is going to be in the future, since that's what the majority of people told me. I hope those who wanted it in college will like it just the same. Someone also asked if I was going to do a sequel. I'm not entirely sure, actually. I have many more story ideas lined up, so we'll just have to see, I guess. I hope you all like this chapter!
Disclaimer: I don't own High School Musical or Cheaper By The Dozen 1 or 2.
So, Mr. Banks, I hope you liked my personal narrative. This is what I needed to finish my senior year, to get all my credits. I hope you don't mind that it's about how I met Troy Bolton and fell in love.
I figured out that it's better to let people into your lives then to keep them out. I had to learn that through my brother when he married the almost-bitch, and through Troy when he taught me that lesson.
It's hard to be alone when you have eleven other brothers and sisters. And then you add four best guy friends into the mix, one of which you fall in love with.
Who knows what'll happen in the future. I'm happy with where I am right now.
Can I be honest, Mr. Banks? I thought this assignment was really stupid. But as I look back over it now… I see that it holds some very important things for me.
You may find it extremely sappy that I chose to write about my first love… but the truth is, I am in love with Gabriella Montez. She just makes me happy.
She taught me so many things. Things about family, about friends. It was easy to let her into a group of four guys. I guess I just knew, the moment that I met her. I knew that I loved her.
I don't want to jump any farther into the future. I just want to take it one day at a time.
Seven Years Later
"Gabby, please, don't squeeze my hand too hard… OW! Damn it!"
"Don't be such a big baby! I don't see you trying to squeeze something the size of a watermelon through a hole in your body!"
"Gabby, I think you broke my hand!"
"Five watermelons, Troy Bolton! FIVE WATERMELONS!"
Troy Bolton bit back a response. This was his wife. She just happened to be in excruciating pain right now. It wasn't her fault that she was going to rip his head off.
"Why the hell did I let you get me pregnant?!"
Okay. Maybe not.
"Gabriella," Troy said. He wiggled his hand. She had death-grip on his hand. His fingers soon began to have the pins-and-needles feeling. "Please. My hand feels like it is going to fall off."
"Oh, damn it!"
Troy looked around in a panic. His eyes fell on Taylor, who was watching them with an amused look.
"I can't believe you!" Troy yelled. "How long have you been standing here?"
Taylor smirked at him. "Long enough," she said.
"Taylor, she's going to rip my hand off! You better give her that damn epidural before someone gets hurt!"
Taylor rolled her eyes and stepped aside to let the anesthesiologist in. "Gabby is right," she said. "You are a big baby."
Troy huffed loudly. Gabriella arched her back as another contraction hit. This was an amazing feat, seeing as how she was currently carrying five children.
That's right. Troy and Gabriella Bolton were going to the proud parents quintuplets.
"Taylor," Gabriella hissed through gritted teeth. "Come here."
Taylor looked at her best friend with a concerned look. She cautiously made her way towards her and bent forward. Gabriella reached forward and grasped Taylor's scrubs with an amazing grip.
"Deliver my children. Now."
Taylor looked just as panicked as Troy had a few seconds ago. Troy sent Taylor a smug look. She glared at him.
"Are you going to help me, or what?" Taylor demanded.
Troy rolled his eyes in the same way Taylor had. "Fine," he said with an exaggerated sigh. He reached forward and began to loosen his wife's grip on her friend's shirt. "Gabby, let go," he said in what he hoped was a soothing voice. "Taylor is going to do everything she can."
"Damn, Troy! Do you know what I said before we got here?! You heard me, didn't you—"
Troy sighed loudly and covered his face with his hand. Taylor stood back up, finally having been released by Gabriella.
"What did she say?" Taylor asked in a curious voice.
"She threatened to emasculate someone if I didn't get her to the hospital fast enough," Troy replied. "Needless to say, I broke about twenty different traffic laws trying to get here."
Taylor covered her mouth with her hand and tried to stifle her laughter. Troy glared at her.
Chad leaned back in his seat and put his arms behind his head. Across from him sat Zeke and Sharpay. Jason and Kelsi were sitting next to him.
"Do you think that they know we can hear them?" Zeke asked.
Chad shook his head and laughed. "I doubt it. Should we tell them that we're recording it?"
Sharpay made a face. "Do you hear that?" she said, pointing to the room that Gabriella was currently screaming in. "I don't know about you, Danforth, but I'm not in the mood to face the wrath of that."
"I think you deserve to face some unadulterated wrath," Chad muttered. "After all of those years of coming at me with the scissors…"
"Danforth, I will come at you with scissors again if you don't—"
"Shar!" Zeke covered his wife's mouth with his hand. "We don't need to be kicked out of the hospital for you making threats."
"Now, Gabby, was that so bad?" Taylor asked.
Gabriella shifted uncomfortably. The feeling was just beginning to return to her bottom half, and she could feel where they had stitched her up.
"Well, it was… interesting," Gabriella muttered. She suddenly brightened. "When do I get to see them?"
"Which one? Your children, or Troy?"
Taylor smiled. "I'll have them brought in right now."
A few minutes later, Troy came in, carrying two babies, one in each arm. Taylor came in after him, also carrying two babies. A nurse had the fifth child and placed it in Gabriella's arms.
"You have three bouncing baby boys and two beautiful girls," Taylor said. "What are you going to name them?"
Troy and Gabriella glanced at each other. Gabriella was holding a pink bundle, Troy was holding a pink bundle and a blue bundle, and Taylor was holding two other blue bundles.
"Hunter Kevin, Dustin Joshua, Cameron Ethan, Samantha Jaden, and Janet Elizabeth," Gabriella said.
"Oh my God, they're so cute!"
The three adults turned their heads toward the doorway to see Chad, Zeke, Sharpay, Kelsi, and Jason standing there.
Sharpay held her hands out. "Can I hold one of them?"
"Of course." Gabriella nodded her head at Taylor and Taylor handed Sharpay little Hunter.
"Where is your kid?" Troy asked Zeke. "I know Chad and Taylor's is with Carrie right now, but…"
"Genevieve is with Carrie, too." Sharpay turned towards Taylor. "I didn't know that Jordan was with Carrie as well."
Taylor shrugged her shoulders. "I knew."
"Shar, Carrie told us," Zeke said.
"Oh, well… stop making me sound like a neglectful mother!"
Zeke laughed and pulled Sharpay towards him. He pressed a kiss to her forehead and bent down to coo at the baby in Sharpay's arms.
"Troy, it looks just like a miniature you," Chad said. He was holding Dustin and making faces at the little baby.
Taylor hit his arm. "Don't scare the baby."
"I wasn't!" Chad defended. "Babies like it when you make faces at them. They think it's funny. See?" He held up Dustin. "He's smiling!"
"Nah," Taylor said. "I think it's just gas."
"That was the most work I have ever done in my entire life," Troy muttered. He leaned against the door of the nursery and ran a hand through his still unruly hair.
"Aw, poor baby," Gabriella muttered. She wrapped her arms around Troy's neck and threaded her fingers through his hair.
"I'm serious," Troy pouted. "Five children in one night."
"And for the rest of our lives," Gabriella said. "Are you sure you can handle it?"
"With you?" Troy grinned. "I can handle anything."
And then he kissed her.
Author's Note: Well, that's the end. I hope you all liked it. I know the last chapter wasn't exactly up to par, but I hope this chapter might have, kind-of-sort-of, made up for it. The very first part of the whole story was the beginning of a personal narrative that Troy and Gabriella had to do for class. The first part of this chapter was the end of the personal narrative. And, I also have a one-shot follow-up planned for this. Review, please?