Author: HSMTroypay07(that's my FF.net ID)
Pairing: Troy/Ryan, Sharpay/Gabriella
Rating: Fiction Rated: T
Summary: Ever wonder what High School Musical would have been like if Troy and
Ryan switched places? What if Ryan was the star basketball player and Troy was
in Drama? This is a slash pairing story. Meaning mm and slight ff. Read at
your own will. Enjoy!
Ryan walked into school Monday morning thinking it was going to be just another day at East High. Little did he know, things were about to take a very sharp turn.
"Sharpay, will you please keep up! I am not going to be late for homeroom. I, unlike some, have a perfect attendance and intend to keep it that way!" Ryan had never been late for class a day in his life. He made sure everything was perfect. He couldn't risk something coming along and messing up his chances to stay Captain of the East High Wildcats.
"Christ, Ryan, I'm coming. Get a grip. Homeroom isn't for another 35 minutes. There are more important things than your perfect attendance record. Get a life."
"Right....cuz your Drama shit is just sooooo important. You say I need to get a life. Look at you, all you do is drama, drama, drama. I believe it is you, dear sister, that needs to get a life. You and your queer little friend, Bolton." Ryan didn't care whether or not Troy was gay, but he couldn't let Sharpay know that.
"Leave Troy out of this. He has never done anything too you. You used to be his friend. What changed that?" Sharpay had always wondered why her brother had just stopped being Troy's friend. He had never told her the real reason.
And as far as Ryan was concerned, noone would ever know. How could he admit that real reason behind him treating Troy the way he did. Truth be known, noone knew why Ryan stopped hanging around Troy. Well, almost noone. Ryan's best friend, Gabriella knew everything. She knew all of Ryan's secrets, even his deepest secret. Ryan was gay. Not only was he gay, but he was starting to fall in love with his sister's best friend. No, he wasn't already in love with him, but he knew it wouldn't take much for him to fall madly in love with Troy. So, instead of just telling Troy how he felt, Ryan would get some of his teammates to beat him up almost everyday. He knew it was childish and stupid but he didn't know any other way to handle his situation.
"Please, Shar, just leave it alone. I really don't want to get into that right now." Ryan knew his sister would one day get it out of him, just not today.
"Fine, Ry. I'll leave it alone, if you leave Troy alone."
"What are you talking about? I don't have anything to do with him."
"Bullshit, Ryan. I know its your basketball buddies that corner him after school and try to beat the gay out of him. Please, just all them off. Troy never fights back and he won't go to the Principle. Just get them to leave him alone and I'll do whatever you want! Please!" Sharpay knew begging would be the only way to get what she wanted. Even though he parents treated he bad and she wan't popular at all, she still tried with Ryan. Thinking maybe one day they would be close again.
"When you say anything, do you mean anything? Cause, I may have something you could help me with." Ryan thought just maybe this would work. You see, Ryan's best friend, Gabi, had a crush on his sister. Hoping this would work, he decided to make a deal with is sister.
"Ok, almost anything. Nothing illegal or anything."
"I'll make a deal with you. I'll get the guys to leave Troy alone. No one will bother him again. At least, none of my guys. But you have to do one thing for me."
"One thing? Alright, what is it?" Sharpay wondered if she had just made a very big mistake.
"I want you to help Gabriella with an audition for the winter musical. She has always wanted to try out but never thought she could do it. With your guidance and help, she would be a shoe in for the musical. She has a great voice. She's just very shy." There it was. The deal. Ryan wondered if Sharpay would laugh in his face. He knew his sister didn't really get Gabriella.
"That's all? You want me to help your little girlfriend with an audition?"
"Yes. And she's not my girlfriend. Bestfriend, not girlfriend."
"Huh. Well, I guess I can help her. I mean, she can sing right?"
"Yes, Shar. I just said she could, didn't I? So, you'll do it then? You'll help her with her audition?" Ryan knew he had to make sure she was agreeing. He knew Gabi was going to kill him, but, Hey, it would be worth it in the end. Right?....
"Sure, Ry. No problem. Make sure she's in the auditorium this afternoon at 3:30. We can start there. I have to meet Troy anyway. So, maybe I can kill two birds with one stone." Sharpay thought maybe, just maybe Ryan wasn't as self absorbed as everyone thought he was. She was stunned to hear he wanted something for Gabriella and not himself. She didn't show it of course, but stunned none the less.
"Thanks sis. Gabi is gonna be thrilled. Dang, looks like we're gonna be late if we don't hurry. Only 5 minutes til homeroom. See ya later!" Ryan ran off down the hall to his homeroom, leaving Sharpay gaping at him.
"Sis? Since when does he call me sis?" Sharpay wondered outloud.
"Talking to yourself now, I see." Her best friend Troy Bolton said, walking up behind her, scaring her half to death.
"Son of a...Troy! Don't do that! You scared the piss outta me."
"Sorry, Pay. Didn't mean to scare ya. I've been waitin' for your brother to leave so I could walk with you to homeroom. What were you two talking about anyway?" Troy knew Sharpay and her brother didn't get along all that well, but for him to be talking to her where other people could see, he figured it was something important.
"Oh, nothing much. He just suckered me into helping Gabriella with an audition for the winter musical."
"Geezzz, Troy, don't yell. You heard what I said. I'm, well, actually 'we' are gonna help her with her audition."
"What do you mean we are gonna help her? I thought you said he suckered you into helping. Where do I come into this whole thing?"
"Since you and I practice together, it would only make since if she joined us while we were going over everything. Ryan says she can sing, so hopefully, its just her shyness that needs work." Sharpay silently hoped prayed against it. She secretly thought Gabi was very cute. She even thought, she might like her in a way that was more than just friendly.
"I guess your right. But anyway, we need to get to homeroom before we are both late. We can talk more after school today. Still on for 3:30?"
"Yep. We can talk more then. Let's get going. Don't want Mrs. Darbus giving us another detention for being late."
Troy knew something else was up. There was something in the way she and Ryan were talking before that he knew something else was going on. Oh well, he would just have to ask Sharpay about it later. Right now, all he was worried about was beating that dang late bell.
A/N: Well, there ya go. Another chapter. A longer chapter. I hope ya'll like it. I do...:) Anyway, leave me a comment and let me know how I'm doing. Look for the next chapter tomorrow! Until then...Tootles! :)