So final chapter of Touching Her!here it is...the last chapter! Its been a difficult journey to get here, but I'm glad I finished. Thank you to all those who reviewed and given there support. It means alot.

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Chapter 26

All I need

Sharpay can't be right. She doesn't know, she couldn't possibly understand. I love Troy with all my being...and I would do anything to keep him from hurting.

"Hey Brie..." Troy smiled softly, entering the room "I bought you a soda."

"Thank you Troy..."

"So...did you have fun talking to Sharpay?"

"Umm yeah it was...okay." she sighed running her fingers through her hair "Can we just go back to sleep Troy..."

"Gabriella... I can't...I don't know if I can."

"What? Please Troy."

"It's just not a good idea...I want to but..."

"Whatever Troy," she snapped, turning her back to him and moving down under the covers "Save it for someone who cares."

Running his hand through his hair, the blue eyes boy let off an exasperated sigh. "You know what Gabriella?" he spoke, his eyes filled with annoyance "I'm not gonna sit there and let you use me for comfort, then let you dump me."

"Troy..." she began turning to him.

"No Gabriella...listen to me for once. You want to break up with me...something I'm not going to understand since you claim you have forgiven me. I thought what we had was was the best thing to happen to me all my life. And you just wanna drop me. So go on tell me what I've done for you to break up with me." He was pacing now, his voice raising with each sentence. Gabriella looked on slightly scared.

"Troy you've done nothing..."

"Then WHY?" he exploded, stopping to stare at her "WHY??? Simple question Gabriella - why do you want to leave me. Do you really want to kill me or something...cause that is what will happen Gabriella. You will kill me."

Rubbing the tears out of her eyes Gabriella sat up even more "Don't say that Troy okay...just don't...I don't wanna leave you."

"THAN DON'T GOD DAMNIT!" he shouted gripping onto the bed frame, his knuckle turning white "I love you Gabriella. Is that not enough."

"Of course it is Troy...of course it is..." she cried, slipping out of the bed "You mean everything to me. Everything. You are all I have left."

His eyes softened as she placed her hand on his arm, turning him to her. "Then why get rid of me."

"Because everyone I touch gets hurt. I don't want to put you in danger."

"That's my decision Gabriella. Not yours."

"No its my decision. Just go Troy. Live your life. Fall in love again. With someone who deserves you."

"I don't want anyone else but you Gabriella." he sighed glancing up at the ceiling as he bit back tears "How many times do I have to tell you that."

"Please Troy."

He shook his head "No. I'm not leaving."


He made his way over to the armchair, settling himself into it.

"TROY!" she shouted.

"What?" he glanced up at her.

"Don't do this. Don't make it harder."

"No Gabriella...I'm not going anywhere. Even if you command me. I'm staying. Because I love you."

She stared at him, all his love and devotion for her shone through his eyes.

"Brie..." he whispered, noticing she hadn't said anything in a while. "All I need is you. Oxygen and you. Nothing is going to happen to me as long as I have you." he stood up wiping the tears from her cheeks.

"Please Gabriella. We don't need anyone else...just us."

She threw her arms around his neck, sobbing into his shoulder. "I'm sorry," she cried, her voice being muffled by his neck.

" its okay. You were scared."

"It's not okay. I wanted you to leave...I'm sorry. Please don't go...please."

"I'm not going anywhere baby," his hand stroked the back of her hair softly as she cried."

"I'm sorry..." she choked, as his hands came to rest at her knees, tugging slightly indicating she should jump up. She did as he asked, her weak body clinging onto us.

"Its okay...I love you." He placed a kiss to the side of her head, before lying her down on the bed, climbing in next to her. His arms automatically wrapped around her body. She cried silently into his chest, before the tears slowly halted. After that she simply listened to the sound of his heart beating and his steady breathing.

Lifting her head up, she pushed the bangs out of his eyes, staring at his sleeping face. "Your all I need Troy..."

"MOM?!? We're home!" Called Troy, as he nudged open the door with his foot, both his hands being occupied with bags. His mom had asked him and Gabriella to pick up some groceries on the way home for them hospital.

"Hey dear...In the kitchen..." Lucille called, as Troy dropped the duffel bag at the foot of the stairs, Gabriella closing the door behind her.

"You glad to be home?" Troy whispered, walking towards her, as she adjusted the paper bag in her arms.

"Absolutely..." she murmured, kissing him chastely on his lips before making her into the kitchen.

"Hey Lucille..." the brunette smiled brightly, as she plonked the shopping bag onto the table.

"Hello dear, good to see you smiling." She spoke, looking up as Troy entered the room "You were home earlier than expected.

Troy shrugged, opening a a cupboard to retrieve a glass. "No traffic. Want a drink Brie?"

"Yes babe," she spoke picking up a magazine that lay on the counter and flicking through the pages

Troy filled both glasses with water, placing one in front of Gabriella. Taking a bottle of pills out of her pocket, Gabriella quickly swallowed one before taking a few gulps of water and pulling a disgusted face. "I hate these pain killers."

Troy wrapped his arms around her waist from behind, his chin resting on her shoulder watching her flick through pages "Don't worry its just for a week."

Lucille smiled Happily, turning back to the dishes she had been cleaning. Life was getting back to the way it should be.

"Troy..." her angelic voice trickled in his ear, as he grumbled slightly, turning over onto his stomach "Five minutes..." he murmured.

"No Troy, we have half an hour to get to school, you have to get up now." The brunette giggled, her long hair draping across his chest as she leant over him. "I've been awake for an hour already."

Opening his eyes slowly, Troy's blue met Gabriella's chocolate. "Your a freak..." he muttered, burying his head into the pillow. Slapping him gently on the arm, she climbed over him reaching for her bottle of medication, tucking them into her school bag.

"Troy...please get up. Your dribbling on my sheets!" she laughed, pulling at his hand. Reaching up, Troy swiftly enclosed Gabriella in his arms, and before she knew it she was under him, as he held her arms by her side.

"Our sheets," he whispered kissing her softly.

"Okay...our sheets. But please get up. Its my first day back and I'm...nervous."

Concern filled his aqua pools, as he loosened his grip on her, sitting up slightly. "Don't be baby. You have me. And the guys."

She yawned, sitting up with him "But what if everyone...knows."

"They don't know..." he lied, scratching the back of his neck nervously. Sharpay hadn't been telling the whole truth it seemed. Troy had found it out the week before when he'd gone back to school. Everyone might have been told Gabriella had appendicitis, but it didn't mean they had to believe it. Besides, so many had witnessed the scene outside the gym, it was enough to make the rumour mill work.

"Troy..." she sighed, standing up and un-creasing her clothes "There were people there! No amount of damage control is going to change that!"

"Brie..." he spoke, standing up and taking her hand "Even if they do know. Who cares? It is absolutely none of their business."

"I guess..." she agreed, making her way over to the door "Get dressed, I'll make you some breakfast," she called over his shoulder.

"You ready?" Troy turned to her, as she stared out the car window at the busy East High.

"No..." she laughed "I don't think I ever will be." Her hand latched onto the door handle, as she opened it swiftly, jumping onto the concrete in one quick motion. Troy copied, locking the car before walking round the bonnet to take his girlfriends hand.

He gave a gentle squeeze and she looked up at him smiling nervously. "I'll be right here," he promised.

"I know...and as long as I have you then I'm fine," she gave a half hearted laugh, before the pair made their way to the front of east high.

"GABRIELLA!!!" A voice called, and the two turned their heads to see a ball of pink flying there way "Your back oh my god!!!!!" The blonde grabbed onto Gabriella pulling her into a bone crushing hug.

"Ugh....hey Sharpay." Gabriella smiled hugging the blonde back.

"Me and Taylor have missed you oh so much! Its been...depressing." the blonde dramatically sighed "Wait a minute you two are holding hands do that mean..." Sharpay suddenly let out a little squeal.

"Can you understand her?" asked Troy whispering in his girlfriends ear. Gabriella beamed brightly.

"Yes me and Troy are still together...he managed to snap me out of my senses..."

Sharpay hugged Gabriella again, jumping up and down in excitement. She suddenly broke apart "TAY!! TAYLOR...there over here!" she called across the front of East high, and in a few moments a very excited Taylor was by her side.

"Gabriella...we've missed you!" she spoke hugging her best friend. "We tried to come and see you in the hospital but someone here was hogging you!" she teased nodding towards Troy.

"Its fine and Troy had some things to talk about."

The girl nodded, before looking down at the ground sheepishly. "See you in home room Gabs...I'll...umm I need to find Martha."

Furrowing her brow, Gabriella watched her friend depart them. That was not like Taylor...something was definitely up.

"Tay?" Gabriella whispered across the aisle in homeroom. "Are you...ok?"

Taylor opened her mouth, as if to explain but then shook her head quickly "Yeh...everythings fine."

"Then what about this just kind of vanished. Troy and I were worried about you." The brunettes eyes lingered on the back of her boyfriends head.

"Its...its nothing Gabi...really."

Sighing Gabriella grabbed her best friends arm "Please Tay."

"It's just...I thought we told each other everything Gabriella."

"We do..." began the brunette but Taylor shushed her.

"You never told me you were..." she looked around to check no-one was listening before lowering her voice anymore "...pregnant."

Gabriella rubber her temple quickly. "I'd only just found out Tay...And it was a difficult subject. I didn't want to tell anyone...especially since Troy reacted so badly."

"I know its just...I thought you could of told me."

"I'm sorry Tay. I was a state that day. Me and Troy weren't talking, and I just didn't want to talk about it. Troy had accused me of cheating and I...I was so hurt Tay."

"Oh...wait...why would Troy think you cheated?"

"Because he was silly and forgot about...Greg. And we hadn't had sex yet."

"Oh...wait a minute...what did you mean hadn't."

Blushing Scarlett Gabriella turned back to her notebook "I've really got to get these equations finished."

Reaching over Taylor shut the notebook a small smile on her face. "Gabriella Montez tell me this instant," she scowled, but her eyes were laughing.

Sighing Gabriella looked away before mumbling "We...might have had sex on the day I found out I was pregnant."

"What do you mean you might have!" Taylor hissed, her eyes wide.

"Okay we DID!" Gabriella rolled her eyes "We And it was romantic or planned or anything. Infact it was just after we'd argued and I'd smashed a couple of things."

"Do you regret it?"

Gabriella looked over to her boyfriend again before smiling at Taylor.

"Not at all...he's all I need."

The End