Summary-Troy and Gabriella keep warm on a freezing cold day and begin to love the snow and cold for one reason.

Troy Bolton watched the blizzard outside through his window. The snow was coming down so heavily, it was impossible to see anything that was outdoors. He was watching to see if the storm was slowing down at all when he actually saw someone outside walking to his door. It was his girlfriend and love, Gabriella Montez. He quickly ran to the door and opened it. Gabriella walked inside, and cold air blew in.

"I am so cold!" Gabriella exclaimed, throwing off her soaking wet coat.

Troy gave Gabriella a hug. "I'm happy to see you, baby, but I'm afraid it isn't much warmer here than outside. My heat isn't working."

"Do your parents know?" questioned Gabriella, hugging him back.

"They're away until tomorrow," Troy replied. "Probably longer with this storm."

"Yeah, I'm home alone, too. Until Saturday."

Troy and Gabriella were both seventeen and in their senior year of high school. Almost every time they were both home alone, they would go to each others houses so they would have some company.

"So, what do you want to do?" Troy wondered.

"Can I wear one of your sweatshirts?" requested Gabriella. "I'm really cold."

"Okay, let's go up to my room and get one," Troy answered.

Gabriella followed Troy up to his room where he opened a drawer and handed her one of his Wildcats sweatshirts.

"Thanks, Wildcat," Gabriella said, putting it on.

"Alright, so do you want to try to warm up?" Troy asked.

"Sure. You have any hot chocolate?"

"Yeah. I'll go make some."

When Troy had made the hot chocolate, him and Gabriella cuddled up on the sofa and drank it while wrapped up in blankets. When the chocolate was all gone, they talked for a while.

"So, I guess school will be cancelled tomorrow," Gabriella commented, snuggling into Troy so she would be a bit

warmer than she was at that time.

Feeling Gabriella's body pressed up against him, Troy put his arm around her and kissed her cheek. "Yeah," he agreed.

"So, have you been cold all day?" Gabriella asked, leaning her head on Troy's shoulder.

"Pretty much," Troy replied, placing another kiss on his girlfriend's face.

In about an hour, Troy and Gabriella got off the sofa and walked into the kitchen to get something to eat.

"We could have some leftover pizza from yesterday," Troy suggested.

"Okay," Gabriella agreed.

Troy put the pizza in the oven to heat up. "It doesn't look like the storm is letting up yet," he said, looking out the window at the snow which was piling high and was already up to the window. "I guess my parents won't be coming back tomorrow."

"Where are they, even?" Gabriella wanted to know.

"In California, probably enjoying the sun," Troy responded, sounding a little jealous. "But at least I get to be here with you."

"Yeah," Gabriella said. "I don't think I'm that exciting, though." She laughed.

"Believe me, you are so much fun to be around," Troy said, putting his hands on her shoulders.

Gabriella hugged Troy. "You know, I-I'm kind of scared of blizzards," she said.

"It's okay," Troy said, hugging her back and stroking her dark hair. "I'll keep you safe."

Gabriella snuggled against Troy and closed her eyes. "Thanks, Wildcat."

By this time, the pizza was done. Troy took it out of the oven and they both ate. When they were done, they went up to Troy's room. "So, I guess you're stuck here for tonight," Troy kissed Gabriella's cheek as he spoke.

"This will be our first time having a sleepover. It'll be fun."

"Of course it will." Troy started to kiss his girlfriend on the lips.

Gabriella kissed back and wrapped her arms around Troy's waist. Troy did the same to her. They deepened their kiss and hugged tighter until they needed to breathe.

"I love you," Troy whispered to Gabriella.

"I love you, too, Wildcat," Gabriella said.

They sat down on the sofa Troy had in his room and cuddled with each other for a while until they got tired.

"So Gabby, I have a ton of extra pillows and blankets in my closet. I'll go get them."

"Okay, sounds good!"

Troy stood up, opened his closet, and pulled out a bunch of blankets and a few pillows. "We're gonna need these tonight," he explained.

"Yeah, definitely," Gabriella agreed.

"So, take what you want and sleep wherever you'll be comfortable," Troy said, pulling back the covers of his own bed and getting in.

"Okay," Gabriella got up from the sofa.

"I'm gonna go downstairs and get a quick drink of water. Want any?"

"No thanks, I'm okay," Gabriella told her boyfriend.

"You sure?"


"Okay, I'll be back in a minute." Troy went downstairs. A minute later, he came back up to find Gabriella lying in his bed wrapped up in some of the blankets he had gotten out from his closet. He sat down next to her and gently stroked her cheek with his fingers. "So you're comfy on my bed?" he asked her gently, bending down to give her a kiss on the cheek and a quick nuzzle on her nose.

Gabriella nodded sleepily.

"Alright, well can I kiss you goodnight?" Troy asked.

Gabriella nodded again and they kissed.

"Is it okay if I sleep next to you?" asked Troy. "If you want the bed to yourself, I'll sleep on the sofa, so just tell me of it's not okay."

"It's okay," Gabriella assured Troy, moving over a little so that he could lie down next to her. "I'd feel safer and warmer with you in the bed with me anyway."

"Okay," Troy acknowledged in a soft voice, climbing under the covers. "Can I have some of the extra blankets?"

Gabriella pushed some of the blankets she had over her onto Troy. "This is my first time sleeping with you," she remarked, snuggling up to him.

"Do you like it?" Troy wondered, facing her so he could put his arms around her waist.

"Yes," Gabriella said, snuggling into his chest and hugging him back. "When it's cold outside, I think snuggling with you makes me nice and warm."

"I'm glad," Troy whispered into her ear. "I love you."

"Love you, too," Gabriella said.

"Good night."

"Good night, Wildcat." Gabriella snuggled further into Troy and closed her eyes. She almost instantly fell asleep.

"I love snuggling with you, too," murmured Troy, gently stroking her hair.

Since that day, Troy and Gabriella always looked forward to cold snowy days because of the warm winter snuggles they shared with each other to stay nice and cozy.