Chapter 13

Nathan slowly walked over to where she was.

"Gabi?" Nathan asked as he sat on the edge of her bed. She didn't respond. Nathan can tell she's been crying.

"Gabriella I'm sorry for what happened out there. I really am," Nathan said. She sat up on her bed still holding on to her bear.

"Do you like Troy?" she asked. Nathan thought about what she meant by that.

"Of course I like him. He's a great guy," Nathan responded.

"But you said that he was going to be a regret in the future."

"I know and I didn't mean that."

"Nathan?"

"Yeah?"

"Do you think that Troy is going to leave me for his career?"

Nathan looked at his younger sister.

"The truth is I don't really know. Maybe, maybe not. All I know is that you and Troy have something that really means a lot to the both of you and you got to enjoy while you can because someday it may be taken from you and you're going to regret it."

Gabriella looks down at her bear and remembers the time when her father gave it to her.

Flashback

Gabriella was sitting in her room when her dad knocked on the door.

"Who is it?" Gabriella asked.

"It's me Daddy," Mr. Montez responded.

"Oh hey daddy."

"Hey can I come in?"

"Sure you can always come in." Mr. Montez walks over to the bed with a box in his hands.

"What's in the box dad?"

"Well I feel bad for missing your 16th birthday so I thought I buy you something."

"Aw daddy you didn't have to."

"I wanted to give you something special." He takes a teddy bear out of the box and handed it to Gabriella.

"You bought me a teddy bear?"

"Well I wanted you to have something to remember me of."

"Dad I will never forget you in my entire life." Mr. Montez smiled at his little girl.

"Thank you daddy I love it!" Gabriella said hugging him.

"You're welcome dear. I'm glad you like it," Mr. Montez said returning the hug.

"Go to sleep okay," Mr. Montez said kissing Gabriella on the top of her head.

"Okay. I love you dad."

"I love you too. More than you know."

End of Flashback

Nathan looks at her while a tear roll down her cheek. He quickly wipes it away.

"Hey chin up. I'll apologize to Troy okay?" Nathan asked.

"Okay. Thank you Nate."

"You're welcome," Nathan said and hugged her tightly. After patching things up with Gabriella Nathan left her room and went downstairs. As he reached the last step, his mother came in through the door.

"Hey Nathan," Mrs. Montez said taking off her coat.

"Hey mom," Nathan said walking to her. Mrs. Montez turns around to face Nathan.

"What's wrong honey?"

"I love you mom. I just wanted you to know that."

"Oh well I love you too honey." Nathan hugs her tightly. Mrs. Montez was a little startled to see Nathan actually behave like this. But she wasn't going to complain. After that Nathan went to his room.

He fell on his bed as he took out his cell phone. He searched for Troy's number. After finding it. He finding it, he pressed the send key. He waited for Troy to pick up.

"Hello?"

"Hey Troy, it's me Nathan."

"Oh hi. How's Gabriella?"

"She's doing fine. Listen man, I just want to say I'm sorry for what happened earlier. I didn't mean to hurt you or Gabriella. It just kind of came out."

"Oh no it's okay. I get it from your point of view. You're the older brother. You're just being protective. But you might want to turn it down cause she is at that age when she can make her own decisions."

"Yeah I know. Thanks for understanding."

"No problem."

"Well I'm going to go. Again sorry."

"No need to apologize. I'll see you guys at school tomorrow."

"Okay bye."

"Bye."

Nathan closed his phone and went to go check up on Gabriella. He saw that she was soundly asleep. Mrs. Montez appeared at his side.

"Hey," Mrs. Montez said coming up from behind him.

"Hey," he responded. They both look at Gabriella asleep.

"So mom I was thinking. Maybe we can get together with the Boltons and go on a picnic or something."

"Really?"

"Yeah."

"You're willing to spend time with other people than just me and Gabi?"

"Yeah mom. So how about it?"

"Okay. I'll call the Boltons."

"Cool. I'm going to go to bed. I'll talk to you later."

"Okay." Nathan leaves and Mrs. Montez stares at Gabriella before closing the door.

AN: Okay there's chapter 13. Thanks for all the reviews. Love you all!