Chapter 1

The doors of East High opened allowing me into the school. Hundreds of my fellow classmates swarm the halls greeting each other. I smiled at the people I knew before finding my way to my locker.

"Hey Gabi," my best friend, Taylor said approaching me. I smiled at her.

"Hey Tay," I said hugging her close.

"So what are we doing today after school?" she asked as I pulled away to open my locker.

"Oh I don't know, what do you want to do?"

"How about we head over to the Plaza to hang out with Sharpay and Kelsi?"

"Sure sounds fun."

"Hello beautiful," I heard Chad, boyfriend of Taylor, said arriving at her side. This could only mean one thing; Troy freaking Bolton was not far behind. God I hate him. He was the most annoying, cocky, obnoxious person ever! I really didn't see why girls through themselves at his feet, worshipping him like some god. There was nothing special about Troy Bolton. He was like every other guy in the world, all brawn and no brain.

By now Chad was making out with Taylor as I shut my locker close. I really hate their PDA but I deal with it. They are one of the cutest couples in East High but I got to admit how the two most different people wound up together. Never in a million years did I think this would happen. Just then Troy came from behind Chad and "accidently" bumped into him stopping the make out session.

"Oh oops my bad man," Troy said sarcastically laughing at Chad's annoyed expression.

"Whatever hoops, I don't accidently push you when you're making out with your weekly fling," Chad said wrapping an arm around Taylor.

"Hey now, I never said you couldn't." Troy then turned his attention to me. I looked up at him with a stern look.

"What's with the silence Gabriella? Cat got your tongue?" he asked chuckling. I smirked at him.

"Excuse me for not wanting to talk to a douche bag like you."

"Oh that hurts Gabriella, it hurts deep," he said feigning hurt. He then looked past my shoulder. I looked to where he was looking. There was a hot blonde cheerleader standing there shooting him sexy looks. I looked back to Troy who was sending her a wink.

"Wow why don't you just go fuck her right there in the hallway?" I asked annoyed.

"Well that is tempting but then I might get suspended."

"Whatever, come on Taylor," I said grabbing her arm as I dragged her away from Chad. We made our way to homeroom. The day just started and I already was pissed off. I hate how Troy can get under my skin so easily.

Troy's POV

"Why do you have to be so mean to her Troy?" I heard Chad asked as we walked down the hall towards my locker.

"Why do you sound so much like a girl Chad?" I asked elbowing him. He ignored my comment.

"I'm being serious here Troy. You know you can stop being an ass to Gabriella." I ignored his comment as I reached my locker and opened it.

"Why would I do that? That's the fun part of my day. It's so easy for me to get under her skin and piss her off."

"You know where I'm from, when guys like the girls; they don't act like jerks and treat them like you do."

"Is that so? Where the hell are you from?" I asked chuckling at him.

"Whatever Troy; I don't know what's going on in that head of yours but if you like Gabriella so much, start being nice to her."

"Shh!" I hissed at him.

"I told you to never say that in public," I said slamming my locker shut and walking towards homeroom.

"What's the big deal?"

"Look you know and everybody in this school knows that Gabriella and I hate each other. If anyone finds out that I like her, it will ruin everything," I stated like I did so many times before to him.

"Who cares? Take a risk for once Bolton. Quit stalling because eventually things will stop going your way and start heading in a different direction. If you like Gabriella, just tell her man and quit being a wuss."

"Hey I am not a wuss! Besides this is all part of my plan to get Gabriella to like me."

"Oh really? Genius plan captain," he said sarcastically entering home room. I sighed and walked in to lay eyes on Gabriella who rolled her eyes at me and went back to talking to Taylor. I sat down in my seat in the front as the bell rang beginning the day.

AN: my new story idea, review :)