"Wildcat, dinner is ready," Gabriella told Troy.
"Okay, baby girl," Troy said, coming over to the table and sitting down. It was three months since their
wedding, which made it the end of March. Troy and Gabriella enjoyed being married and they loved each other
more and more every day.
"Do you want any water?" asked Gabriella.
"Yeah, but I'll get it myself," Troy said, standing up and going into the kitchen. "Do you want any?"
"Sure. Thanks, Wildcat," Gabriella said.
A minute later, Troy came out of the kitchen with the two glasses of water. He gave one to Gabriella and
kept the other one for himself. "So, the college year is almost over already," he commented.
"Yeah, it'll end in only about two months," Gabriella agreed.
"This is going really fast," Troy said.
"I know. I never thought it would go this fast," Gabriella said as she started to eat her dinner. "Wildcat, do you
think I'm doing okay in theater?"
"Of course. You're like the best one in the class," Troy said, leaning over to kiss Gabriella's cheek.
Gabriella smiled. Even after three months of being married, it still made her very happy when Troy showed
her any sign of affection. "Thanks, Wildcat," Gabriella said. "I'm excited for the end of the year musical."
"I think it's great that we get to play boyfriend and girlfriend in it," Troy added. "I wouldn't want anyone else
to kiss me."
"I know, I was so happy when I found out we got the parts," Gabriella agreed.
"Remember that senior year play at East High?" Troy asked.
"When you left and I had to rehearse with Sharpay, I hated it. I couldn't do anything right, I didn't want to get
too close to her, I didn't want to even hug her, and she was taller than you and Ryan kept wanting me to lift her up
during this dance routine thing and I said no," Troy told Gabriella.
"Is that why you came to get me?" asked Gabriella.
"No, my main reason for getting you was because I loved you. My other reasons were because I wanted you to
graduate with everyone because I knew you were looking foreword to it, and the last reason was I knew you were
missing me a lot," Troy answered.
"You're right," Gabriella said. "I missed you so much."
Troy smiled at Gabriella. He couldn't believe how lucky he was to have her for his wife. There were tons of
boys she could've picked to marry, but she picked him.
"Why are you smiling at me?" asked Gabriella.
"Because I'm lucky to have you," Troy replied, looking into Gabriella's eyes.
"Love you, too," Gabriella said.
"Alright, let's practice for the play!" called Mrs. Dayton. "Scene four!" Troy and Gabriella were at college in
theater, and they had to rehearse.
"Wildcat, come on!" Gabriella said.
Troy followed Gabriella onto the stage. They went to the places they were supposed to. "You're gonna do
great," Troy whispered to Gabriella.
Gabriella smiled at Troy. "You're gonna do great, too."
After everyone was on stage, Mrs. Dayton said, "Alright. We're gonna start. Go ahead."
Gabriella and Troy looked at each other with annoyed looks on their faces. This was a scene where they were
arguing, something they rarely did for real. "So," Gabriella said. "You broke your promise. You didn't meet me
yesterday. I'm gonna have to leave you."
"No," Troy said. "You can't leave me, Kareena." Kareena was Gabriella's character in the play. Troy actually
played someone named Chad, which him and Gabriella both thought was funny since Chad was Troy's friend.
For the first few times they were doing the play, they kept laughing.
"Chad, you broke a promise," Gabriella said, forcing herself to look annoyed since she still thought it was
funny calling Troy Chad.
"I'm sorry, I'm really sorry," Troy said. "I promise I'll never do it again. I just want you back."
"But you broke a promise before. How do I know you won't do it again?" Gabriella asked. "I can't trust you
anymore. I'm sorry."
"Gabr-I mean, Kareena, please," Troy said, almost calling Gabriella by her real name.
"Try again," Mrs. Dayton said.
"Kareena, please," Troy said, getting it right this time.
"No," Gabriella said. "I can't. I have to go." She walked away from Troy.
Nicole walked over to Troy. "Hey, Chad, how about you go out with me?" she suggested. She was playing a
rich snobby girl named Rachel.
"Rachel, no, I don't want to," Troy said. "I'm going to find Gab-I mean, Kareena." He became angry at him-
self for getting it wrong again.
"Do that line again," Mrs. Dayton said.
"I'm going to find Kareena," Troy said. Then he walked backstage.
"Great scene," Mrs. Dayton said. "Now, let's go over scene eight. And Mr. Bolton, make sure that you call
Miss Montez the right name."
"Um....you're not calling her the right name now," Troy pointed out.
"Oh, right. Then call Miss Davidson be her right name," Mrs. Dayton said. Davidson was Gabriella's last
name in the play.
"Um.....still not the right name," Troy said. "We're married, remember?"
"Alright, then call Mrs. Bolton by the right name. I just can't get used to saying that. It sounds weird. Sorry."
"Okay......" Troy didn't get how it sounded weird at all. Both him and Gabriella were happy that she was a
"Wildcat!" Gabriella said, running up to Troy to give him a hug and a kiss. "You did so good!"
Troy hugged and kissed Gabriella back. "You did great, too," Troy said, gently rubbing his nose against her
Gabriella smiled. "I love you."
"Love you, too," Troy said. "Now let's go get ready to practice scene eight."
"Gabby, you did great in practice today," Troy said. It was evening, and Troy and Gabriella were just sitting
down on the sofa talking.
"I think you did better," Gabriella said, kissing Troy's cheek.
"No, you're definitely better at acting than I am," Troy told Gabriella, kissing her cheek in return.
Just then, Troy's phone rang. "I'm gonna go get my phone," he told Gabriella. "I'll be right back, okay?"
"Okay," Gabriella agreed.
Troy grabbed his phone and answered it. "Hey," he said.
"Hey, Troy, what's up?" It was Chad.
"I'm talking with Gabby," Troy told Chad, "So I don't really wanna talk for that long."
"Alright. Well I just wanted to see if you hears from Zeke or Jason about what's going on at college," Chad
"What's going on?" asked Troy.
"We're doing really good. We didn't win the championship this year, but guess what?"
"I was nominated team captain!"
"Really? That's great!"
"Yeah, I know. I was surprised."
"You're good at basketball," Troy pointed out.
"But I'm new at the college. I thought they would pick someone who's older."
"Well congratulations, Chad!" Troy said.
"Thanks, Troy," Chad said.
"Alright, well I gotta go. Talk to you later," Troy said.
Troy hung up his phone and went back over to Gabriella and sat down next to her. "Who called?" she asked.
"Chad," Troy told Gabriella. "He got nominated the team captain of the Red Hawks."
"Oh, he must be excited," Gabriella said.
"Yeah," Troy said. "Gabby, did I ever tell you that I love you very much?"
Gabriella nodded. "Yes. All the time. And I love you, too."
"You're my baby girl," Troy said.
"And you're my Wildcat," Gabriella said back.
"I'm so happy we're married," Troy said.
"Me, too. Remember the first night we were married?" Gabriella asked.
Troy nodded and laughed. "We were hyper."
Gabriella started laughing, too.
Troy and Gabriella got into their room after the wedding, kicked their shoes off, and started jumping on the
bed and yelling. "We're married!" Gabriella yelled.
"Finally!" Troy yelled.
"I love you so much!" Gabriella said, trying to hug Troy but instead knocking him down so he was laying on
the bed and she was on top of him.
"Gabby, that hurts," Troy said.
"Sorry," Gabriella said, rolling off of Troy and kissing his cheek.
"Love you, too," Troy told Gabriella. "And I'm gonna get you!" He got off the bed.
Gabriella started running around and Troy chased her until he picked her up and held her in an insecure way.
"Troy," Gabriella said, laughing. "You're not holding me firmly enough."
Troy held Gabriella more firmly, went over to the bed, and sat down, putting Gabriella in his lap. "I love you
"Love you, too," Gabriella said.
"Remember when we got a call saying that we were being disruptive?" asked Troy.
Gabriella laughed. "Yes."
The phone in the hotel room started ringing. "I'll go get it," Troy said, kissing Gabriella before getting up to
get the phone. "Hello?" he said.
"Hi, we have complaints about there being too much noise in your hotel room," said a lady.
"Oh, okay. We'll be quieter," Troy said.
"Thank you. Bye."
"That was funny," Gabriella said, laughing.
"I know," Troy agreed, starting to laugh along with her. "But I guess it wasn't funny for the people who had to
hear us yelling and having fun while they were trying to sleep."
"I thought people would still be up since it was New Years' Eve," Gabriella said.
"But it was two in the morning, which meant it was two hours into the new year," Troy pointed out. "A lot of
people try to go to sleep around one."
"Yeah," Gabriella agreed. "I'm glad we got our kiss at midnight since we didn't two years ago."
"Me, too. That was so good," Troy said.
It was ten more seconds to midnight. Troy and Gabriella were outside, waiting for the fireworks to start. Then
they heard people shouting, "Ten, nine, eight, seven, six five, four, three, two, one!"
Then fireworks started and Troy and Gabriella looked at each other and pressed their lips together. They
were mostly celebrating their wedding rather than the new year, though they were happy about their first New
Years' while being married, especially since it happened so soon.
"I loved that day," Gabriella said.
"Me, too," Troy said. "And all because it was the day we got married."
"I know," Gabriella agreed. "That was why I liked it so much." She laid down and rested her head in Troy's
lap, looking up into his eyes. "Wildcat, I love you."
"Love you, too," Troy told Gabriella.
"Remember when we first got home after we were married?" asked Gabriella.
"Yeah," Troy said. "Then we were really loud."
"I know. We were still hyper from the wedding," Gabriella said.
"We're married!" Gabriella yelled, climbing on the sofa and jumping up and down.
"I'm so excited!" Troy said loudly, going onto the sofa with Gabriella and jumping. Just then, they felt the sofa
start to tip. "Oh, great," Troy said.
"Jump!" Gabriella said.
Troy and Gabriella jumped off the sofa as it fell backwards, making a loud banging noise. Troy and Gabriella
just looked at each other and started laughing. Then, they went to pick the sofa back up. "If I did that when I was
a kid, I would have been in so much trouble," Troy said.
Gabriella agreed. "I probably would have been grounded for a month."
Troy kissed Gabriella's cheek. "We have really good memories," he said.
"I know," Gabriella said.
"Remember how late we slept the day after our wedding?" Troy asked.
Gabriella laughed. "Yeah."
Troy and Gabriella blinked their eyes open. They were snuggled close together in bed, exactly the way they
were when they had fallen asleep. Gabriella leaned over and looked at the clock. "Wildcat," she said. "It's two
"P.M.?" asked Troy.
"Wildcat, if we got to sleep at three-thirty A.M., would we wake up at two A.M.?"
"Well then it's two P.M."
"Gabby, I really love you," Troy said.
"Love you, too," Gabriella said.