Chapter 6

I awoke to the sounds of people walking around, machines beeping, and many other annoying sounds. As soon as I got my hearing straight and my vision clearly, I took the surrounding in. I was currently in a hospital bed.

"Mr. Bolton," I heard a male voice called my dad right outside the curtains surrounding me. I tried my best to listen in on their conversation.

"How's he doing doctor?"

"Well we pumped his stomach, seems that Troy was taking drugs to help elevate his game."

"What are you talking about? Troy doesn't do drugs."

"Well our tests seem to prove that wrong Mr. Bolton."

"Alright you listen to me, no one is to know of this, you understand?"

"Yes sir," with that said I slowly sat up feeling how weak my body was. Just then I heard a female voice calling my dad's name, it was mom.

"Jack is he okay?"

"He's fine Lucille. We should give him some time to rest." I heard them walking away.

I couldn't stand to have my parents see me like this so I took of all the tubes and crap they had on me. I pulled my legs over and I felt them touch the cold floor. I grabbed my uniform that was hanging over a chair in the corner. I hurriedly dress as soon as I can. With all the pain from pumping my stomach I slowly walked out of the hospital.

I had only one place where I can go. I needed to see her.

Gabriella's POV

Sharpay and the girls dropped me off at home. I slowly made my way into the house, not believing what I just witnessed a few hours ago. Troy had collapsed on the floor of the gym. Everyone was shocked; EMTs arrived as soon as possible. They took Troy to the hospital. I couldn't do anything cause of our secret. I almost jumped out of my seat to go to Troy's side but I couldn't do that.

I closed the front door behind me. I leaned against it, taking in a deep breath that I didn't know I was holding. The house was dark. I had forgotten that my mom was away on a business trip for the weekend. I slowly sat down on the couch after turning the living room lights on.

I nearly jumped out of my skin when there was a knock at the door. I thought it might have been the girls checking on me or bringing back something that I left. I got up to go open the door.

"Troy?" I asked surprised to see him. He looked worn out, tired, and in pain. I grabbed his arm and led him inside the house.

"Troy what are you doing here?" I asked sitting him on the couch next to me. He took a breath and turned to me.

"I had to see you, to see if you were okay," he said with concern. I ran my hand through his hair.

"I'm fine, how are you?"

"I'm not okay Brie; I'm hurting from head to toe. When I collapsed on that court tonight, I told myself constantly to get up. I told myself everything would be okay if I got up and walked over to you; if I was in your arms, that I'll be fine. I saw you before I blacked out. I realized tonight that I need to be with you every minute of my life. I don't care what the school says about us anymore, Gabriella I need you more than anything." I couldn't believe my ears.

"Can I stay here tonight? I don't want to go home." I can only nod, lost for words. I pushed Troy to lie on the couch and went to get a blanket for him. He held onto my hand as I tried to walk away.

"Please stay with me." I smiled down at him and curled into his side resting my head on his chest. He wrapped an arm around me holding me close as possible. I listen to his heart beating. I slowly fell into a deep sleep content to be his arms.

I awoke the next morning still in the same position I was in last night. I shifted a little to look up at the one face I never get tired of looking at. Just then he opened his eyes to look down at me. He smiled that crooked smile I love so much.

"Good morning," I said.


"How are you feeling?"

"Much better."

"That's good." I said resting my head on his chest again.

"Yeah, best night sleep I ever had."

"I had better," I said jokingly. He chuckled along with me.

"So it's Saturday, is your mom gone?"

"Yeah, for the entire weekend."

"Sounds like we have the house to ourselves."

"Yes I guess it does." I sat up and looked down at him.


"You want to tell me what happened last night?" I asked rubbing circles on his chest. He sighed and sat up with me.

"I overdosed on drugs," he stated. I was shocked beyond belief.

"Troy, why would you do that?"

"You know how much stress my dad has been putting on me. I couldn't deal with it, so I asked Jason's cousin to help me out."

"Troy, you could have gotten yourself killed from an overdose!"

"I know I'm sorry, but I couldn't deal with all the stress and I was getting stretched to the limit." I didn't say anything. I turned away from him sitting on the edge of the couch.

"Don't be mad at me please Brie. I promise to never do that ever again," he said wrapping an arm around my waist as he laid his head on my shoulder.

"I'm not mad Troy, just disappointed." I turned to face him.

"But as long as you promise never to do that again, I guess I'm just glad to have you here now." He smiled at me.

His lips came in contact with mine. My hand went to cup his face as our kiss became intense. His tongue swiped across my bottom lip asking for permission. I grant it and his tongue entered my mouth. We pulled away breathless, leaning our heads against each other.

"Oh my god!" we heard a loud shriek from the door. We turned our heads to see Sharpay, Taylor, and Kelsi. I had forgotten that I had given a set of keys of my house to Taylor. Oh shit, what a way to start out a perfect Saturday morning.

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