Chapter 4

Gabriella awoke the next morning refreshed and ready for class. She went and got ready for class and walked to the School of Law building. She took her seat in her first class of the day, History of Law. After class, she had 5 minutes in which to grab a quick snack, so she went to the nearest vending machine and bought two granola bars. Then she headed back to the School of Law and took part in her next class, Courtroom Procedures.

After two more classes, it was lunchtime, so she went to the cafeteria, bought some food and sat down with some of her friends from the School of Law.

"Hey, guys. How's it going?" she asked.

"Pretty well, Gabriella. How about you?" asked Jessica.

"It's going well. What did you think about the lecture in History of Law today?" Gabriella asked.

"It was intense! I'm not looking forward to that test tomorrow." Jenna and Jessica said at the same time.

"Me either. It's going to be tough. Let's have a study session tonight." Gabriella suggested.

"Good idea. What room are you in?" asked Jenna.

"Hendricks Building room 221." Gabriella replied.

"Sounds good. 8:00 tonight good?" Jennifer asked.

"Sure thing. Bring coffee in case we end up staying up late." Gabriella replied.

"You got it, Gabriella." Jenna and Jessica replied.

The three friends finished their lunch and headed outside.

"Hey, I've got to make a call. I'll see you in a few minutes." Gabriella said.

She walked to a bench and took out her phone. She dialed Troy's number and waited while it rang.

"Hey, pretty girl." Came Troy's voice.

"Hey, Wildcat. What's new?" Gabriella asked.

"You know what that reminds me of?" Troy asked.

"I do." She replied.

Her mind went back to New Year's Eve two years ago…when she had first met Troy at a party.

"This could be the start of something new. It feels so right to be here with you, ooh. And now looking in your eyes, I feel in my heart that it's the start of something new…"

"How was class?" Troy asked.

"Pretty good. Right now, I'm sitting on a bench."

"Right here…right now…Yeah, I'm looking at you…" Troy sang.

"And my heart loves the view..." Gabriella continued.

"'Cause you mean everything! Right here, I promise you somehow…" they continued.

"That tomorrow can wait," Troy continued.

"Some other day to be…" Gabriella continued.

"To be! But right now…" Troy continued.

"There's you and me." They sang together, finishing the song.

"So many memories…" Gabriella replied.

"I know. I feel it, too. I miss you so much." Troy replied.

"I miss you, too. The miles between us feel like they'd stretch on for eternity if we were to drive them." Gabriella replied.

"I can hardly wait for break when I can drive up and see you." Troy replied.

"I can't either. I have a picture of you by my bed." Gabriella replied.

"I have one of you as well, Gabriella. I love you so much." Troy replied.

"I love you, too, Troy…" Gabriella replied.

Suddenly, the bell rang, signaling the end of lunch hour.

"I have to go. I'll call you later, ok?" Gabriella replied.

"All right, Gabs. I love you. I miss you more with each passing day." Troy replied.

"I miss you, too, Troy. Just remember one thing…" Gabriella replied.

"You are the music in me." They sang together.

Gabriella and Troy said good-bye and Gabriella rushed off to the School of Law building.

"I miss you, Troy. I wish you were here." She thought.