Chapter 10: Sleepover at Sharpays [Edited]
Troy woke up a little confused, sunlight was blaring through his curtains, he groaned thinking he left his windows open.
He opened his eyes and realised they had been left outside, with Gabriella asleep on top of him. Troy laughed to himself, thinking it was becoming a regular occurrence.
"Gabriella?" Troy called, softly in her ear. He looked at her and saw she was still sleeping, he didn't want to wake her, but thought it was best if he did. "Gabriella, wake up" he whispered in her ear.
She moved a little but didn't wake up; he decided a more, creative approach. Gabriella woke up with a shock and immediately started laughing.
"Troy stop" she laughed.
"You wouldn't wake up" he stated still tickling her.
"Well I'm awake now so please stop" she pleaded through her laughs.
"Thank you" she said regaining her breath.
"So, want some breakfast?" he asked.
"I thought we were going out" she said.
"Well, we can if you want to"
She smiled "No here will be great"
"Great, so what do you want?"
"What have you got?" she asked
"Hmm, how about pancakes today"
Suddenly Troys mobile sounded.
"Hey Sharpay" he said recognising the ring tone – Headstrong.
"Hey, just letting you know you're all having dinner at mine, so tell Gabriella because I know she's with you"
"OK I will, and do you have cameras here or something" he asked, looking at the time noticing it was 6:00 am and wondering how she could possibly know Gabriella was with him.
She laughed "No, I know because you're voice is always happier than normal, see you later."
"Hey, how did you know it was Sharpay?" she asked him.
"All of us chose a song they liked, sung it, and we all have them as our ringtones"
"So what's yours to everyone else?" she asked.
"Welcome to the Black Parade, to the guys, Bet on It, to the girls" he said.
"So what's everyone else's?"
"Sharpay: Headstrong for guys, He said She Said for the girls and We'll Be Together for Zeke (Ashley Tisdale)
Chad: Push it to the Limit for the guys, Run it Back Again for the girls and She Could Be for Taylor (Corbin Bleu)
Kelsi: True friend for everyone and One in a Million for Jason (Hannah Montana)
Jason: How You Remind Me for everyone and Wondering for Kelsi (Nickelback and Good Charlotte)
Taylor: Ready to go for everyone and Drop Dead Gorgeous for Chad (Republica)
Zeke: Castaway for everyone and Somewhere Only We Know for Sharpay (Green Day and Keane)" He told her.
"Wow" she was amazed that they could have actually taken the time to do this, it must have taken a while.
"You want me to send you the songs so you can have them as well" he asked.
"Yeah sure" she got out her phone and eventually got all of the songs.
"You didn't send me Bet on It" she told him.
"Yes, I'm going to do a different song for my one" he told her "Hey, why don't you do the songs thing as well" he suggested.
"Now?" she asked.
"After breakfast" She agreed, so after Troy made their pancakes they got down to it. "So, thought about what songs you're going to do" he asked.
"Hmm, maybe, Let Go for the guys, All or Nothing for girls and Make You Mine for you (Vanessa Hudgens)" she told him.
"Excellent choices, let's get started"
"Wait, what are you doing for mine" she asked.
"Well, it's already done, I did it a few days after we started dating, I just need to get it on to your phone, and you won't be able to hear it until I call you" he said.
"Please" she begged.
"Aw, it'll be worth the wait, now sing"
Once all three songs were sung they got them on to Troys phone because it has more memory.
"We'll send it to them later" he told her.
"Cool, what now?" she asked.
"I don't know, what do you want to do?" he asked.
"Well, you're changed into new clothes, and I'm still in what I wore yesterday, so I think we should head to my house so I can get changed" she suggested.
"Yeah, OK, sorry" he said, realising he hadn't thought about that.
"No problem, you made up for it with your cooking and well this"
By now they were outside her house, she was looking for the spare key, the car wasn't in the drive way so her mum was obviously at work "Found it" she held it up as proof. He laughed "What are you laughing at" she asked as they went into her house.
"Nothing, don't worry" he told her.
"Hmm, OK then, make yourself at home I'll be down in ten minutes" she told him.
"OK" he sat down on the sofa and started flicking through channels until he got to Dexter.
Ten minutes later
"Hey" she said walking into the room.
"Wow, you really were only ten minutes" he said surprised.
"I said I would be" she reminded him, sitting next to him.
"Yeah, but usually when the other three say they'll be ten minutes, they're like, half an hour" he said.
"Yeah, my old friends were like that too, but I just don't see the point in it if you're not going anywhere special" she told him.
"What you watching?" she asked.
"Dexter" he told her.
"What's it about?" she asked.
"It's a long story" he said, she gave him a curious look. Troy laughed "It's pretty good" he told her.
"I'll take your word for it" she smiled "So, what do you want to do?" she asked.
"Don't mind, up to you" he said.
"Hmm, well we have two hours until we have to be at Sharpays, how long will it take to get there?" she asked.
"Well, including traffic, half an hour I think"
"How far away does she live?" she asked shocked.
"Really far" he said.
"OK, so we spend half an hour here, doing whatever while getting my stuff ready, then half an hour at yours to get your stuff ready, then we spend half an hour at a cafe or wherever, then half an hour driving to Sharpays, good?" she asked.
"Alright then" he replied.
"Come on then" she took his hand and skipped upstairs.
"Why so happy?" he asked.
"I just feel happy" she said walking into her room.
Gabriella took about ten minutes packing, throwing the usual into her bag: Toothbrush, deodorant, lip gloss and mascara, PJ's and a random outfit to wear for tomorrow and her iPod, she can't sleep without music.
"OK, that took less time than expected" she said.
"Yeah, usually when we are all getting packed, I wait for the others, and when I get there they're still packing" he told her.
"I really don't get that, does that make me weird considering I'm a girl?" she asked.
"No, actually it's really cool, it's definitely one of the things I love about you" she smiled; she felt her heart skip a beat when he said 'love'.
'Hold it right there, Gabriella' she scolded herself.
"You OK?" he asked.
She smiled, he was always making sure she was OK "Yeah I'm fine, happy, great, all positive feelings right now" she said.
When the half an hour at Gabriella's was up, they headed back to Troys.
Troy also only took ten minutes to pack, also taking his iPod, not knowing Gabriella decided to hers.
"OK, so what do we do for another twenty minutes?" she asked.
"How about we drive around for a bit and find a random place near Sharpays and go there until we decide to leave" he suggested.
"I'm getting the feeling you know a random place we can go to" she said.
"Your feeling is correct" he said.
"Let's go then" she said excitedly.
"Oh, and no one, not even the others know about this place" he said, she smiled.
Twenty minutes later they arrived at the place Troy knew about.
"Now we're only ten minutes away from Sharpays house, so if you think about it we're ahead of schedule."
"That's great" she said taking a look around mesmerised. They were on top of a rocky mountain type thing, behind them were plants and bushes, and in front of them were the ocean and the sunset, if it was that late. "How did you find this place?" she asked.
"Driving around one day, Sharpay had invited us all over, and I just wanted to get out of my house for a while before I headed for Sharpays and came across this place" he told her.
"It's beautiful, how did all these plants and flowers get here?" she asked, noticing there was no way of them being grown naturally there.
"Ah, that's where my gardening skills come in handy" he smiled, putting his hand on his neck, nervously.
"You do gardening?" she asked shocked.
"Not really, but my Grandmother, from my dad's side was kind of unwell for a while, she had to go into hospital and everything, I knew how much she loved her garden, so I thought it would be a nice surprise when she got out to see everything was OK, considering she was in there for about three months" he said.
"What did she say when she found out?" Gabriella asked.
Troy smiled "She loved it" he told her.
"Troy, you are seriously amazing, you never stop surprising me" she told him.
"Believe me, I surprise myself half of the time" he said.
They stayed up there talking for a long while, just being with each other, before they knew it their time was up and they had to go to Sharpays.
"So that's two of my secret places you know of now" he told her.
"I feel privileged" she told him mock serious.
Troy laughed "Well there are more"
"Really?" Gabriella asked, unable to believe it.
"What can I say? I was an adventitious kid"
"So, where are they?"
"School, the mountain we were just on, spot on a different beach, forest and somewhere just outside of Albuquerque" he told her "Don't worry, I'll take you too them soon" he told her.
"You don't have to" she told him.
"Ah, but I want to" she smiled at him.
They drove to Sharpays in a comfortable silence, listening to the radio.
"Hey Sharpay" they said as she opened the door.
"Hey guys, come on in" she told them.
"Your house is huge" Gabriella said looking around amazed.
Sharpay laughed, "Yeah I know, you get used to it"
"I bet" she said.
Troy laughed "Come on, let's see the others then send them the songs you sung"
"OK" she said dazed, still shocked at the size of the house.
"Hey guys, you know we all have our own ringtones" Troy said getting every ones attention.
"Yeah" Sharpay replied.
"Well Gabriella's done some of her own, so get your phones out" he told them.
Every ones phones immediately came out of their pockets, eventually both songs were sent.
"So which one have you got?" Kelsi asked Troy.
"A song called 'Make You Mine'" he told her.
"And which did you give to her?" Jason asked.
"He won't tell me" she told them.
"Oh is it a surprise then?" Sharpay said, thinking she knew which one he's done for her.
"Yes and yes you know which one it is" he told Sharpay.
"Aw" she said, Gabriella really wanted to know now.
"OK that's it, what song is it" she asked.
Troy gave up "OK hold on a second" he told her.
He got out his phone and dialled her number, the song It Takes Two came on (Zac Efron), by the end of it Gabriella was smiling with tears in her eyes.
"That's really...I can't even find the words for it" she told him.
"You like it though right?" Taylor asked.
"I love it" she said hugging Troy.
"OK, now that's done, I think dinner is ready so..." Chad ran to the food "let's go" she finished.
"Alright, come on" Troy said helping Gabriella up.
"Hey dudes" Chad said filling his plate with food.
"You couldn't have waited for us?" Taylor asked rhetorically.
"No" he answered not noticing the glare shooting towards him from his girlfriends face.
"Let's just eat" Sharpay said wanting to keep peace.
After they ate Sharpay decided a round of truths and no dares, no one could be bothered to do dares.
"Gabriella you go first"
"Troy, what was it all about yesterday when you threw your mum in the pool" she asked.
"Dude, you through your mum in the pool" Chad said in fits of laughter.
Troy thought for a moment.
"Answer" Sharpay persisted
He whispered to Gabriella "Yesterday when I got in my mum had a grin on her face I asked her why and she said because she was thinking of our wedding, I choked on my water saying we've only been going out a week, and she retorted with, 'yeah like you haven't been thinking about it' and I stayed silent and I threw her in the pool because she told you mum" he told her "That's it" he finished.
"What about us?" Sharpay asked.
"We'll tell you when we want to" Gabriella said very happy.
Everyone had noticed the change in Gabriella's voice, including Troy, which made him very happy but mostly relieved he hadn't freaked her out.
"Yeah, we'll see" Sharpay said.
"Ok, Troy your turn" Taylor said.
"Chad, what were you dreaming about yesterday on the way to school?"
Chad abruptly stopped laughing at the image of Troy throwing his mother into a pool and glared at him while Gabriella giggled at the memory.
"Dude, not cool"
"What were you dreaming about?" Troy repeated.
Chad sighed in defeat and mumbled to them all what he dreamt.
"Can't hear you" Sharpay sang.
"I dreamt that Unicorns were taking over the world, OK!"
They all looked to Troy and Gabriella for confirmation and all went into fits of laughter.
"It's true" Troy grinned.
Taylor, Kelsi and Zeke yawned mid-laugh.
"I'll take that as a hint and say you want to go to bed?" Troy said.
They nodded, their eyes drooping.
"All right well there are only four guest bedrooms, so we'll have to pair up, which I'm assuming we already know who we're pairing with" Sharpay stated.
"Did she just say 'only' four guest rooms?" Gabriella asked Troy.
"Apparently her holiday homes have ten" he said.
Gabriella was speechless.
"Alright guys, night" Sharpay and Zeke went up.
"See you guys in the morning" Taylor and Chad went up.
"Sweet dreams" Kelsi and Jason went up.
Troy looked around "Why are we always the last ones left?" he asked.
"Don't know, but it's only 10:30, I'm not tired" Gabriella told him.
"Me neither, but we'd better go up" Troy said.
"You're probably right" she agreed.
"So, what time do you normally go to bed on weekends?" he asked.
"Well, depends how tired I am, but never before midnight" she told him.
By now they were in the guest room getting changed.
"So, what now?" she asked.
"Unfortunately, I think we sleep" he said.
"Hmm, don't want to"
In the end they stayed up until 2 am talking about anything and everything they could think of.
The next morning Sharpay was walking down the corridor waking everyone up when she came to Troy and Gabriella's bedroom. She sighed, knowing Troy could be hard to wake up sometimes and prayed that Gabriella would be easier before bringing her fist down three times on the wood of the door which stood between her and the couple.
Sharpay heard loud groaning from inside the room, indicating they weren't happy about the noise. "Come on guys wake up" a way too energetic voice came from Sharpays mouth.
Gabriella groaned, turned over, and put the covers over her head to drown out the sound. After two more minutes Troy did the same.
"Don't want to get up" she said tiredly.
"Well I don't plan to" he told her.
"Good plan" she said.
"Guys unlock the door!"
"Good call with the lock" she basically thanked him, getting back into a peaceful state.
"Yep, I learned from my mistakes" he said.
Eventually they drifted off back to sleep, and woke up around 11:30 am.
"I still don't want to get up, but unfortunately, my brain is telling me I have to" Gabriella whined.
"Tell your brain to shush, I do it all the time" he said yawning.
"AAAGGGHHH" they herd Sharpay screaming.
"Why is she screaming?" Gabriella asked worried.
"Chad probably spilt orange juice over her again" he said casually.
Eventually they did get up, with the gang teasing them on how they were made for each other.
They decided to leave once it got to around 3:40 and go to the secret place near Sharpays, Troy left for about 5 minutes to get food around 7:00 and they ate staring at the stars, knowing that with each other, is exactly where they wanted to be.
Ok, another chapter done, I don't think there was much that needed to be edited :)
Hope you like it :)