DISCLAIMER: Still don't own it.
A/N: I know, it's been ages. School was really kicking my butt and after that my summer job took all of my time. But after I finish working, I'm going to start two fics! This chapter goes to Liss for being a big pain in my ass and pestering me to update, love you!
So, final chapter – enjoy!
"Okay, here's a nice quiz."
Gabriella smiled at Troy from her place at the couch, with her feet on his lap. Every month when Gabriella got her new Cosmopolitan, Troy always read it with her. It was their thing. "What is it about?"
"I'll tell you after you get the results", he smiled cheekily and tickled her toes, making Gabriella giggle.
"Okay, then, bring it on!"
"First question; what's your living arrangement, with your partner, meaning me?" He asked while rubbing her ankles.
Gabriella grinned, "Surely you know that we've been living together for a year now."
He looked at her in shock, "We're living together? I thought this has been just a long sleepover."
"Sorry to burst your bubble, baby", she lifted herself up to give a light kiss on his cheek, "But this is much more than a sleepover."
Troy turned his head so their lips could meet, "I know, and I've never been happier", he gave her another kiss, "Next question", Gabriella fell back on her place, "How well do you get along with your partner's family?"
"Really well, I think your aunts like me more than you."
"That's not true and you know it."
"It's really amazing how much your aunts like me even though I left their nephew to be with their other nephew."
"That's because they like me more than John", he said smugly, "and because John had already started dating someone else before we even went on our first date."
Gabriella smiled at the thought of John, who was now living in New York with his long time girlfriend Elina – a tall, blonde, Swedish girl he had met in a subway two months after his and Gabriella's almost wedding. Troy and her had been friends almost six months before Troy had finally asked her out, by that time John was more than okay with their relationship.
Troy's voice pulled her away from her thoughts, "Next question; how do you spend holidays with your partner?"
"My mom comes with me to your dad's."
He marked something on the paper, "Next question…" It went like that for five more questions before Troy finally announced that she had completed the quiz.
"So, what's the result to what?"
Troy rubbed his neck nervously and blushed, "Well, according to this quiz you're ready…to marry your partner."
Gabriella's mouth dropped open in shock, "Wh-what?"
"Yeah, I know this is kinda bad way to ask you to marry me, 'cause I don't even know if you want to get married. But I want to marry you 'cause I love you more than anything in this world and I want to be able to call you my wife 'cause girlfriend just doesn't seem serious enough for what we are. And because studies show that married people live longer than those who aren't", Troy took a deep breath, "So what I meant to say was that you should marry me so you'd live longer."
Troy's head turned quickly at her voice, "Okay? As in you'll marry me?"
Gabriella let out a excited giggle, "Well what choice do I have? I do want to live longer."
They stared at each other with huge stupid grins before they reached for each other at the same time and soon they were in a passionate embrace.
"I love you so much."
"I love you too. More than I can tell you."
They spent the rest of the night practicing for their honeymoon.
Gabriella smiled widely as she thought about Troy's proposal, it was everything she'd hated when she was 10 and dreaming about her prince charming, but now it was the perfect proposal because it was pure Troy.
She was standing in a room at the church they were getting married. It was the perfect place – small and beautiful.
She looked at her reflection in the mirror and she felt beautiful. Her hair was flowing freely in curls down her back, she was wearing the perfect white dress that allowed her to breath, and she had the perfect engagement ring on her fourth finger. Everything was perfect.
When there was a knock on the door and her mother came in, informing that it was time to go, she felt so excited, she just wanted to run through the church and jump in the arms of the man she loved. Nothing could get her mood down, nothing, she thought happily when her mother escorted her to the huge mahogany doors.
Maria turned to her giddy daughter and Gabriella knew that she was about to give her a motherly advice. Finally Maria opened her mouth, "You did remember to go to the bathroom, right?"
"What? Honey, we don't want to repeat last time, do we?"
"Mom, seriously!" Maria just smile at her daughter sheepishly, "And where are Sharpay and Taylor?"
"We're here, we just had to go to the bathroom", they stopped in front of the bride-to-be, "So that we wouldn't have to stop the wedding to go", Sharpay said with a smirk on her face.
"Did you remember to go to the bathroom, Gabriella?" Taylor said, sharing Sharpay's smirk.
"Enough with the bathroom jokes! I didn't even have to pee!"
Maria laid a hand on her shoulder, "Relax sweetie, we're just joking." She kissed her cheek, "Honestly, I'm so happy for you, he's a good man."
Gabriella smiled brightly, "He really is."
"So let's go and get you married to him, before he sees that he could do so much better", her mom laughed and hugged her. Gabriella just laughed and hugged her back.
"Okay, places everyone!" Sharpay and Taylor lined up and the huge doors opened and music started playing. Gabriella grabbed her mother's arm tightly and soon it was their turn to start walking.
To Gabriella, walking on that aisle felt like a dream. A wonderful dream she didn't want to wake up from. The church was filled with white roses and it looked so beautiful. She quickly scanned the wedding party and smiled at her and Troy's friends and family, before her eyes found those sparkling blue ones.
When Troy's and Gabriella's eyes met it was like everything else disappeared. Her smile got so wide that it brightened the whole church. And that made Troy's smile turn from happy to absolutely goofy, like he couldn't believe he made her smile like that moment, it was clear to everybody else that thesetwo couldn't be more perfect for each other, they were meant to be together, it was as simple as that.
When they finally reached Troy, Gabriella had to fight the urge to just jump in his arms and kiss him senseless. When Maria finally gave her hand to Troy, their smiles were almost too big for their faces.
"Hey", she whispered with tears in her eyes.
"Hey yourself", he said as he laced their fingers, and leaned to whisper in her ear; "Did you go to the bathroom?"
Gabriella just laughed happily and nodded before they turned towards the priest.
Throughout the whole wedding goofy and wide smiles were plastered on Troy's and Gabriella's tears started to fall from Gabriella's eyes and Troy looked on the verge of crying. He gave up the fight and tears came freely from his eyes when Gabriella read her vows.
"Troy", she looked at him with teary eyes and the biggest smile he had seen, "You made me believe in soul mates, 'cause you are my soul mate, my other half, the love of my life and soon, my husband.
"You're always there for me. Even before we started dating, you were there to hold and comfort me when I cried. You don't judge me for the things I've done, you know all of my flaws and you still love me." Tears fell even more rapidly and Troy put his hand on her cheek and wiped them away.
"You're so perfect and wonderful and I can't even begin to tell you how much I love you. I want you to be there every morning I wake up, because you make me so happy. And I will spend the rest of my life loving you and trying to make you as happy as I am." She slipped the wedding band in Troy's finger and held on tightly. She thanked Sharpay silently in her mind for making her use waterproof makeup because otherwise she would look like a raccoon right now.
Troy didn't take his hand away from her cheek, "Angel," she laughed quietly, "If I'd try to tell you in words how you make me feel, we would still be here next week, so I'll just say it the simplest way I can", he leaned his forehead against hers, "I love you and I would fight with the worlds strongest man if he'd hurt you." Everyone laughed, "You're the most important thing in my life and I'll do everything in my power to make you happy, even if it means reading Cosmopolitan and watching chick flicks with you." He put the beautiful white gold band, which matched his, in her finger and then leaned down to kiss it.
There wasn't a dry eye in the whole church, even though Chad later said that he was crying because he was witnessing Troy losing his balls.
The priest was smiling when he announced themasMr. and Mrs. Troy Bolton and gave Troy the permission to kiss his bride. He crushed Gabriella against his chest before kissing her passionately; Gabriella threw her arms around Troy's neck and held on tight when Troy lifted her slightly in the air. Soon their kiss was broken with Chad's loud "Get a room!" and Gabriella finally noticed the other people behind Troy. There was Chad, who was the best man – Troy wasn't comfortable enough to let Gabriella's ex-fiancé be the best man, and John understood – behind him was John who was smiling at them.
Suddenly Gabriella was lifted in the air and she quickly put her hands around Troy's neck again, who had just picked her up in his arms. She giggled happily when he started walking down the aisle again, but he interrupted her giggles by kissing her again.
"Now would probably be a good time to tell you that I was born with both male and female genitals", he said after breaking the kiss.
"Doesn't matter, I'll take you anyway."
"Good." He gave her another kiss and this time Gabriella broke the kiss.
"You know, it's not probably wise to make out while you're walking steps," He was carrying her down the church's steps toward the limo waiting for them.
"Don't you trust me?"
"I do, but getting a concussion right after our wedding is not what I've planned."
He rubbed his nose against hers in a small Eskimo kiss, "Well you never know, maybe you getting a concussion would be a good thing." She looked at him in disbelief, "What I meant was that if all of your plans went accordingly, we wouldn't be here right now."
"And I would probably be miserable."
"So it's good that I messed up your plans with John."
"It's very good."
"Hjärtliga gratulationer till er båda!" both Troy and Gabriella looked at Elina in silence, neither one very sure what she just said.
"Umm…tack?" Gabriella said uncertainly, trying to remember if that was thank you in Swedish.
"You're welcome", the gorgeous blonde said brightly, "it was a beautiful wedding, I can only wish that John's and mine wedding is just as beautiful."
John stood silently behind his Swedish bombshell before he too hugged Gabriella and Troy, "Congrats, you two – I've never seen the wedding couple cry so much." He said jokingly and Troy punched his arm.
"At least Gabriella married me!"
"Hey, she would've married me if she had remembered to go to the bathroom before."
"Shut up, you two", Gabriella pouted, but was secretly happy that they could joke about their near marriage now.
John was about to open his mouth to say something when the DJ interrupted them, "If y'all could clear the dance floor it's time for Mr. and Mrs. Bolton to share their first dance as a married couple.
Troy gave Gabriella his hand and lead her to the dance floor. "You didn't chose Snoop Dog's Drop it Like it's Hot as our wedding song, right?" she asked slightly nervous.
"Might have", Troy said and Gabriella glared at him. But that glare soon turned to a look of adoration when the song started.
"You remembered this was the one I told you my dad sang to me when I was little."
Troy smiled smugly, "I did."
"I don't deserve you." Gabriella said as she laid her head against his shoulder.
"True, you deserve more than me, but you chose me and I'm not going to let you go."
"That's good to hear." They danced in silence for a while, just listening the soft melody and each other's breathing.
"I love you, you know."
"I know, and I love you too."
And that's it, I might cry now. Thank you all for reading this fic, I can't say how much I appreciate it.
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