Merry Christmas to Kennedy's Friday Night Delight! This is an Alex Shelley fanfic to the song "When There Was Me And You" from High School Musical.

Legalities! I own nothing, I just let the muses run through me and make the fiction happen. Enjoy!


It's funny when you find yourself
Looking from the outside
I'm standing here but all I want
Is to be over there

Running a hand through his hair, Alex sighed. He was sitting on the roof of the arena they were in that night, looking out at the sky, thinking. Was there really anything to do besides go to the hotel? He had no one to hang out with, not since he and Chris split up.

The man looked out across the way to the parking garage that most of the guys were in. On the top, just in his view, was Chris' car. The other man was walking up to it, laughing. He pulled out his keys and got in the car, oblivious to the boy sitting only yards away from him on the next roof.

Alex looked down as Chris drove away. He put his head in his hands for a moment before standing. He looked around again, meeting the eye of one Johnny Devine. He nodded at the other man and turned away, descending the stairs to the bottom floor of the arena. With a sigh, he started toward the hotel. "Man, I need a drink."


Why did I let myself believe
Miracles could happen
Cause now I have to pretend
That I don't really care

Sitting at the bar, Alex looked around for someone to drink with. He smiled a bit when he saw Johnny walking in the door, but it faded when he saw the man next to him. Shaking his head to get rid of the anxiousness, the boy walked up to the two men with a grin. "Evening, boys. Beer?" he offered, holding out two bottles. Johnny took one with a nod, and Chris extended a hand nervously. Upon realizing that he wasn't being tricked, he smiled slightly and took the bottle.

For a few hours, the men sat around and drank. By midnight, Alex was ready to go. He was buzzed and wanted to go and think a bit. He sighed and stood. "I'm gonna go to my room now, guys. I'll see you for the show tomorrow."

The two nodded. "Night, Shelley," Johnny said. "Thanks for the beer."

Chris looked up at him, misty smile in his eyes. "Night 'Lex."

Upon reaching his room, Alex threw himself onto the couch with a yell. "Why the hell do I care?"

He let his thoughts take him back to several months before.

He and Chris had been in this same hotel, in this same room, together. They'd been dating at the time. And he'd been happy.

Alex had been more than happy with Chris. While he was with the other man, he'd had more successful matches than he could mention. And he'd had no problems, not really. Well, other than the obsessed fangirls that kept making their fanfiction known to him. However accurate it was, sometimes it was troublesome to realize how well his fans could read his life.

They'd broken up in that hotel. In that room.

Alex sighed, throwing his head back into the couch. He shook it, pulling his phone out of his pocket. He threw it on the table. Now that they were broken up, he had to act like it didn't hurt him at all, like he was fine with it. Because he was the one that had to prove he could be fine throughout it all. Because no one could see that either one was weak. Because the teasing otherwise would be too hard to bear.


I swore I knew the melody
That I heard you singing
And when you smiled
You made me feel
Like I could sing along

The two had gotten together shortly after their tag-team stint had started. It all began one night over dinner. The two had been hanging out since the start of their training for the storyline, several weeks, when it happened.

Chris offered to take Alex out to a small place outside town, so they could eat in peace. They were toward the end of dinner, just getting desert, and were talking.

"And then, Joe and Kurt picked AJ up and threw him in the pool. I swear, even with the short hair, he looked like a drowned rat."

Chris shook his head, smiling at Alex.

Alex felt a little blush crawl up his cheeks, for some unknown reason. He shrugged it off as nothing. "Who you rooming with tonight, Chris?"

"No one at the moment." He looked down at his plate.

The smaller man nodded, taking a sip from his soda. "Me either. Feel like sharing a room?"

Chris nodded. "Yeah, sounds good to me." The two went quiet for a bit, eating their desserts. Finally the man spoke again. "Hey, 'Lex?"

Alex nodded. "Yeah?"

He sighed. "You ever... been with a guy?"

The other man thought for a moment. "In a relationship? Not exactly. But as... friends with benefits, yeah. I've thought about being in a relationship with a guy, but Johnny was always to scared to do so. We've kinda... grown apart over the last year."

Chris looked up. "Oh. So... You ever thought about... me like that?"

Alex eyed him for a moment. "Maybe. Depends. You ever think of me like that?"

The larger man smiled. "Sorta. Maybe... you wanna... give us a try?"

He smiled, reaching a hand across the table. "Yeah. I'd like that."


But then you went and changed the words
Now my heart is empty
I'm only left with used-to-be's
And once upon a song

The two were together for almost a year, when they split. And the reason wasn't one that Alex understood at all.

Chris had taken Alex back to the hotel and ordered food for them both. They ate and were laying in bed when Alex felt Chris sigh. "Something wrong?"

The other man looked down at Alex. "I gotta tell you something, 'Lex. Please, don't think it's you, because it's not, I promise."

The smaller man sat up suddenly, realizing what was coming. "You're breaking up with me. Right?"

He looked down. "Listen, it's not you. I just... I need some time to work things out. Figure out where my head's at. I'm not sure what's going on anymore."

Alex sighed with a nod. "I understand, Chris. Don't... don't worry about it. You sleep in here. I'm gonna go see... Johnny or someone." The man stood and walked out, leaving Chris alone in the room.

It took a few weeks for Alex to get back to normal. The boy hid in his room most of the time, avoiding the questions of his fellow wrestlers. When he finally felt like he could go out again, the boy returned to hanging out with everyone and pretending that nothing happened.


Now I know you're not a fairytale
And dreams were meant for sleeping
And wishes on a star
Just don't come true
Cause now even I can tell
That I confused my feelings with the truth

The matches the two were in got consistently better, until they obtained the tag team titles. Shelley and Sabin were the best tag team in the industry at the time, and their feuds were never better.

But they weren't close anymore outside the ring. Though they hung out with the same people, Chris and Alex hadn't spoken to each other to do much more than offer a beer or a goodnight. Chris didn't even use Alex's nickname unless he was drunk.

Alex wasn't complaining, though. He realized that Chris hadn't been fully sure of himself when they started dating. He just hoped that they could overcome that, and that Chris would gain his certainty. Since the other man obviously hadn't, Alex couldn't rightfully be angry.

After all, everyone had warned him that Chris wasn't sure of himself. It just took breaking up for him to really see it.


I can't believe that
I could be so blind
It's like you were floating
While I was falling
And I didn't mind
Cause I liked the view
Thought you felt it too
When there was me and you

The tag champs had just lost their match at the pay-per-view. Alex walked up to the roof as soon as he was done with his shower and sat on the edge, thinking. He eyed Chris' car from across the way.

Alex let out a sigh. He missed the man, more than he would've liked to admit. But he missed him. There was no doubting. Alex missed Chris.

His mind wandered, and he let himself wonder if Chris was missing him as well. Laughing humorlessly to himself, Alex shook his head. Not a chance. Chris didn't know what he wanted. No way he'd be missing him. But Alex had loved every second of being with Sabin. Even if it ended in pain.

Running a hand through his hair, Alex sighed. He was sitting on the roof of the arena they were in that night, looking out at the sky, thinking. Was there really anything to do besides go to the hotel? He had no one to hang out with, not since he and Chris split up.

The man looked out across the way to the parking garage that most of the guys were in. On the top, just in his view, was Chris' car. The other man was walking up to it, laughing. He pulled out his keys and got in the car, oblivious to the boy sitting only yards away from him on the next roof.

Alex looked down as Chris drove away. He put his head in his hands for a moment before standing. He looked around again, meeting the eye of one Johnny Devine. He nodded at the other man and turned away, descending the stairs to the bottom floor of the arena. With a sigh, he started toward the hotel. "Man, I need a drink."


Yep, I made it go full circle. I had to. I mean, I went from beginning to background back to beginning. It just clicked that way. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this. I will continue it if it's requested. Review please! Thanks to everyone who's reviewed my other one-shots. I love the reviews! Enjoy all.