Author's Note: I'm so sad this story is ending, but I had so much fun writing it! Stay continued for the bottom author's note! :)
Cinderella walked on broken glass
Sleeping Beauty let a whole lifetime pass
Belle fell in love with a hideous beast,
Jasmine married a common thief,
Ariel walked on land for love and life,
Snow White barely escaped a knife.
"It was all about blood sweat and tears
because love means facing your biggest fears."
Fairytale happy endings do come true. – Unknown
It Started In A Wal-Mart Parking Lot…
Chapter Fifteen: My fairytale started in a Wal-Mart parking lot…never thought it would happen that way but now the ending is looking pretty damn good.
Three Months Later…
I never saw myself falling in love. I honestly didn't. I just thought love was meant for fairy tales like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Jasmine, Ariel, Snow White, Rapunzel, and what not. Well if I'd kept my long hair we would have had a Rapunzel relation.
Remember when I told everyone that I was going to chop my long hair off? Well I did! Now it rests a little below my ears and I love it. Troy loves it and everyone else started to love it too…well almost everyone.
Sharpay wasn't thrilled, but she was so preoccupied by Kenlee that she didn't care anymore what I did.
But back to what I was saying, I never thought I would fall in love; let alone have a child at eighteen years old.
I did fall in love. I fell for a Wal-Mart boy and together we had a beautiful daughter together. I wouldn't trade my life with anyone else's. I'm very happy nowadays and especially today.
It's October 9th, 2011. It's my wedding day.
I bet you didn't think that would happened, did you?
Troy proposed to me when Kenlee was one month old. (A/N: she was born on July 17th, 2011)
It's August 17th, 2011 and I was sitting in the rocking chair in Kenlee's nursery, rocking Kenlee to sleep. I had just fed her a bottle and she was getting a little cranky. Ever since she was born, she's been a very good baby. She sleeps through the night and eats on a regular scheduled time and she's full of life. Her eyes were like we expected to be. Blue.
I was sitting there just looking out the window when I heard her bedroom door open. I saw Troy standing there by the frame of the door smiling at me. I gave him a smile back and he came closer in the room.
He must have just gotten home from work. They did give him that manager position and he took it, while still going to U of A. We both are about to start New Year's. Him being a Junior and I being a Sophomore, but we will totally rock this year's hard college work. I had to laugh when I said that, I'm a weird child.
Anyway, Troy came in and sat down on his knees right in front of me and rubbed gently on Kenlee's sleeping head. He smiled and then looked at me.
"Hey babe," he spoke.
I smiled and looked at him. "Hey Wal-Mart boy."
He laughed softly and just looked at me. "Remember when I was trying to ask you for a favor, but little miss Kenlee decided to come into the world?" he asked me.
I laughed softly and nodded, "Yeah I remember, what was that favor?" I asked him.
He stared at me for a moment before reaching into his pocket and pulling out a silver ring with a diamond in the middle with little diamonds on each side. He wasn't going to ask me to marry him was he?
He stared at this ring for a while before looking at me. "This actually was my grandmother's ring on my mom's side. After she died, my mother kept all her jewelry and decided that she would give this ring to the right child of hers. And she decided that it would be me. I had it cleaned and what not, but it's still worth something. I've had this ring on me for a couple months. Kenlee decided to ruin our engagement day but I couldn't be happier to have her here instead," he told me.
I smiled at him and he placed the ring on my ring finger. "I know we've had a weird relationship but I love you Ella. I want you for the rest of my life, without a doubt. I want to get married to you and in the future I want to have more kids with you. Kenlee is the first step to forever, but if you except this ring, then I will be forever grateful to you. So Gabriella Elise Montez, will you please, please, please marry me and put me out of my misery?" he asked with a laugh.
I looked down at the ring and then towards Kenlee. She was sound asleep and gorgeous as ever. I looked at Troy and just smiled at him. "Of course you doofus." I remarked and he laughed and leaned up and kissed me on the lips.
When we pulled back he looked me in my eyes, "You didn't say 'of course Wal-Mart boy', are you feelin' alright?" he asked, putting a hand to my head. I laughed and shook his head away.
"I decided to give you a break this time."
"Thank you, but can you keep calling me it? I kind of like it." He said with a smirk on his face.
I just laughed and nodded.
"Of course Wal-Mart boy."
End of Flashback
I didn't want a big wedding at all and neither did Troy. We decided to have it at the Bolton's household since my parent's house wasn't that big. Lucille and my mother were so excited when they found out. They went straight to the point in what was going where, who was sitting next to whom and what food we were going to be eating.
I just wanted to pick out the dress. That's all I wanted. And I did. I picked a princess style gown that was white and strapless. My bridesmaids were wearing beautiful red dresses that matched the red roses on the chairs that Lucille and mom thought would look fantastic. Sharpay was my maid of honor, then Trinity, Leah, Cassie, Leighton and then Mia. Yeah six girls, whatever.
Troy had Chad as his best man, then Aaron, Jack, Noah, Connor and Chase. Six also, so it was a win, win situation.
We were getting married in this tent thing that mom and Luce set up and there were about 30 seats in it. Fifteen on my side and Fifteen on Troy's side. I told you we wanted something small.
I was now in my wedding dress just sitting around in Lucille and Jack's bedroom with all my bridesmaids waiting for the time to go and get married.
"Gabriella you doing okay?" Cassie asked me. I looked into her amber colored eyes and smiled.
"Yeah I'm perfect; I'm just ready to get married to Troy." She laughed at my response and smiled.
"I felt that way when Noah and I got married." She spoke.
I gave Cassie a smile and she smiled right one back. "I have a little secret." She announced.
Lucille looked at her daughter-in-law and wondered what she had to tell everyone. "Well go ahead and tell us," Luce spoke and I laughed and nodded.
Cassie smiled at all us girls, "Noah and I are pregnant." She told us.
I was even more excited. "No way!" I shouted out and everyone started hugging on Cassie.
"How far along are you?" My mother's nursing side asked coming out.
Cassie laughed, "5 weeks," she answered.
We all hugged her once more and I looked back into the mirror at my wedding dress. It was very simple, kind of like Cinderella's blue dress except mine was strapless and white. It was plain gorgeous.
"Gabs, you look gorgeous," Sharpay spoke, coming up behind me with little Kenlee in her arms. I smiled and grabbed my daughter from my best friend's arms.
Kenlee looked even more gorgeous with a little pink sparkling dress, which Sharpay thought was absolutely cute on her. She just held up her head on her own last week and I was so thrilled. But boy did she have a lot of hair. It wasn't just peach fuzz but it was a little bit more, like what a 7 month might have even though she's three months old, almost four.
Her blue eyes shine and her toothless smile was beautiful. "Hello baby," I spoke to her. She smiled at me brightly and put her hand on my face.
"Awe Gabriella, turn around let me get a picture," Mia spoke. I laughed and saw all the women get around the camera and watch as Mia took my picture with Kenlee.
When she took the picture, Kenlee actually turned towards it and smiled, which made the picture even more special.
I heard all the girls 'Awe' at the picture and just smiled at me. "She is such a sweetheart," Leighton spoke.
"Yeah she really is," I replied, patting her little head.
"Okay Mommy, time to go get married!" Leah shouted with Sharpay. I smiled and just couldn't wait to be married to the man of my dreams.
When I walked into the tent, the first thing I saw was Troy's blue eyes shining straight on me. His grin was bigger than mine as I walked down the aisle with my dad walking right next to me. I felt tears in my eyes and just laughed.
I saw Trinity with Aubree in her arms and Sharpay had my little girl, Kenlee in her arms. I was so proud of this moment, right here and right now.
This was the moment I'd been waiting on for the past few months. I just didn't ever picture myself, almost 19 years old, with a baby and about to get married. This was just a dream come true.
I got to the alter and Troy stepped forward to grab my hand. My father pulled my veil over my head and gave me a kiss on the cheek. "I am so proud of you baby girl," he whispered to me.
I leaned in closer to my dad and smiled, "I know, daddy." I told him and pulled back with a tearful smile. I looked up and over at Troy, who had his hand waiting for me to take it.
"Ready?" was all he said and I just nodded.
I stepped with my future husband and got married to my prince charming.
"Hey little girl," I spoke smiling down at my 14th month old daughter. I was sitting in Little Kenlee's bedroom rocking in her rocking chair and smiling at my baby girl. She smiled up at me with her cuteness. I could see her front two teeth and a few bottom ones as she smiled.
"Mama," she spoke and I smiled even more. She had a hold of my left hand and kept trying to take off my wedding ring. She loved playing with things that were shiny and pretty. She was definitely a girly girl, thanks to Sharpay.
Everything in my life was going amazing. It's been almost a year since I got married to my wonderful husband Troy and 14 months since Kenlee was born. I was now a junior in college and decided to get a degree in photography. I don't know how I came across this wild idea, but one day I just started snapping pictures and fell in love with it.
Troy graduated this year with a degree in teaching. He was going into a business degree but he realized that he didn't want to do something boring for the rest of his life. Besides he loved playing basketball and became the new basketball coach at East High School and he taught history classes to seniors. He quit his job at Wal-Mart a few months ago and now he was honestly having the time of his life.
"I, I love you like a love song baby…" I sang out loud, which Kenlee started to squeal. I laughed and kept singing the song.
"I, I LOVE YOU LIKE A LOVE SONG BABYYYY..." I heard a voice join in loudly. I immediately broke out laughing when Troy entered the room and sang the song.
"You're such a goof ball Wal-Mart Boy," I told him.
Troy laughed and looked at Kenlee who was staring straight at him. "Daddy," she spoke and he smiled. She held her hands out for him to pick her up and he did.
Kenlee wasn't a daddy's girl, or a mama's girl. She was mutual…but honestly…I have a feeling she's a Sharpay's girl. I know it sounds strange but it's the truth so help me god.
"Hey now, I am no longer a Wal-Mart employee, so you can't say that anymore!" Troy declared.
I smirked at him, "I can do whatever I want goof ball." I told him and he groaned at the new name I'd give him.
I watched as Troy held our daughter and just laughed when she patted his cheeks. "So what have you been up to my beautiful wife?" he asked, coming to sit down cris cross applesauce style in front of me, while I sat in the rocking chair.
"Oh you know the usual. Woke up, you got Kenlee ready to go to your mom's and then you left for work and then I got ready for my morning classes, fed Kenlee, than I ate, dropped her off," I said pointing to our precious little girl. "I went to my classes, then picked Kenlee up, got something to eat and came home and played!" I exclaimed.
Troy rolled his eyes at me and laughed. "Sounds like a productive day, my darling." He spoke.
I hit his arm and I saw Kenlee's blue eyes go real big and looked at Troy. "Bad mama." She whispered and both Troy and I cracked up laughing.
"She is a bad mama, isn't she baby girl?" he told her and she just giggled.
Seeing the picture in front of me with Troy playing with Kenlee, I would have never imagined this for myself as a future. I honestly never really wanted kids until I actually got pregnant…but with Troy it was amazing. I loved my life no matter the consequences that happened and all the drama that happened.
I thought back to the day when Troy said he wanted to be my prince charming…it was just like yesterday.
"And what's wrong with Prince Charming and Cinderella?" he asked, leaning forward a bit. I leaned in a bit too.
"I think Disney Fiction characters…are overrated. No one will fall in love like they do," I said and he just looked at me.
"Maybe…maybe not." He murmured.
"Why do you want a Cinderella?" I asked, smirking.
"Ehh…Maybe. I'd like to go looking for the girl who lost her glass slipper," he said and looked at me.
"But then again I walked out of Wal-Mart and found a girl on the ground from stepping on Broken Glass. I swept you off your feet like Prince Charming…maybe I already found her." He said, looking into my eyes. I knew my cheeks were getting warmer. Oh no.
"So you're saying…" Oh boy. Please don't say what I think you're going to say. Because then that would be bad and then my parents would be ecstatic someone liked me and blah blah blah. But I knew it before he said the words.
"Yeah. I wanna be your Prince Charming."
End of Flashback
"Gabriella!" I heard my name being called and I looked up and saw that Troy was standing and holding his hand out for me, while he cradled our daughter in his other arm.
I smiled at him and placed my hand in his hand. We walked hand and hand towards the hallway of our apartment. I let Troy go ahead, seeing as when we were walking he wanted to go see my brother and his sister and let Kenlee play with Aubree.
I stopped and looked around Kenlee's room and smiled at all the colors and stuff animals. I glanced at the picture of the sonogram I'd gotten Troy for Christmas, as it was now sitting on a shelf in Kenlee's room. I rubbed my finger over the picture and grinned.
I was totally a new fucking princess and this was not anyone else's story but mine. My fairytale didn't end like those other stupid princesses but it ended with me looking forward to each and every day with my family, drama or not.
I was glad I took a chance with Troy and we became one. Fuck you Disney princesses. This is my new beginning and hopefully it will never end because well… there is a saying….
"Cinderella walked on broken glass, Sleeping Beauty let a whole lifetime pass, Belle fell in love with a hideous beast, Jasmine married a common thief, Ariel walked on land for love and life, Snow White barely escaped a knife. It was all about blood sweat and tears because love means facing your biggest fears. Fairytale happy endings do come true." I whispered off Kenlee's wall, as we had it painted on there.
I shut the lights off and closed her bedroom door. It was time to catch up with my daughter and Wal-Mart Boy. Yeah, he may not work there anymore, but he will always be my Wal-Mart boy especially since our story started in a Wal-Mart parking lot…
OMG it's over! :(( but like I said, I had so much fun writing this story! In the future, I will probably write a sequel, but don't hope on it! Thank you all for sticking with me for like two years and I hope it was all worth the wait! Now I wrote on my profile an update but I'll tell you guys here. I'm going to be taking a break from HSM Stories for a bit because I have 2 BRAND NEW TWILIGHT STORIES (ALL HUMAN) that I'm in the mist of writing. I also have a new HSM Story in the works but it won't be done for a while! SO I hope that when I post the first chapters of my new stories for TWILIGHT that you will review like you review my HSM stories! :) If you want to know more about my new Stories, please go to my profile and read what they're going to be about :)
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