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!
Disclaimer: I do NOT nor have I ever owned High School Musical or anyone from the movie. The only thing I own is the plot, nothing more. :)
Ryan wondered how he was going to tell Gabriella that not only was she going to audition, but Sharpay and probably Troy were going to help her with it. He just hoped she wasn't going to be as mad as he thought she was. He decided he would tell her at lunch. They always at together anyway. He figured she couldn't get too mad in a room full of people.
"Hey Gabs! What's up?"
"Not much. Just looking over these notes for my chem test tomorrow. What's up with you?"
"Um..well, you see, I need to talk to you about something."
"Sure, Ry. What's up?" Gabriella wondered what could have Ryan so flustered that he would start stuttering.
"Ok, so you know how you have always wanted to be in one of the school musicals, but were always too afraid you wouldn't be good enough. Well, I believe I have a solution to your problem. I'm just not sure how your gonna take it." Ryan prayed she woudn't freak out on him.
"Really? What is it? I mean, it nothing bad is it?"
"Um..well, I don't think its all that bad, but I'm just not sure if your gonna go for it. Anyway, I found someone who is gonna help you with your audition. Well, actually more like two people, but still, she is willing to try and help you get over your shyness so you can autition."
"She? I thought you said there was two people?"
"There is. I'm just guessing that her best friend is gonna be there and help out too. So, before I tell you who it is, you have to promise you won't get mad. I did what I thought I had to do so she would help you out."
"Ryan, I'm not gonna get mad at you. I mean, its not like you would set me up with your sister or anything. You don't even talk to her all that much." Gabriella really hoped it wasn't Sharpay. She didn't know if she could take being around her without letting it slip just how she felt.
"Ha...funny you should bring my sister into this. Its her. She agreed to help you with your audition. Please don't be mad at me!!"
"What...how...why...!!! Ryan, why would you do this to me!? You know how I feel about her. God. How would you feel if I set you up with Troy! You wouldn't be to happy about it, now would you?" Gabriella couldn't believe Ryan had the nerve to do this to her.
"Keep your voice down! Do you want everyone to hear what we're talking about? And how do you know I wouldn't like it? Huh! Maybe I would like to be set up with Troy!" It was out of his mouth before he even realized what he was saying.
"Oh, really. You would like it then. Great! I was wondering when you were going to admit it. Now that you have, I sooooo have to set you up with him!" She was overly excited now that Ryan had finally admited it. She knew what she had to do. She would have to let Sharpay help her with her audition and in the process get closer to Troy find out if he might possibly have feelings for Ryan.
"What! Gabi, NO! You can't! You swore you would never tell anyone. My life would be over if people knew I was gay and falling for my sister's best friend."
"Ry, no one else has to know. Its not like I'm just gonna walk up to Troy and ask him if he likes you. What are we, in high school?"
"Um, yeah, Gabs, we are!"
"Oops. Anyway, that's besides the point. Maybe if Troy knew how you felt, your life could finally start. You say it would be over, but I believe it would be the begining. He would be your begining, middle and end." Gabriella got this far off look in her eyes.
"Could you possibly be more corny. I mean, seriously, who's to say he even likes me anyway. Its not like I've been the nicest to him over the years. He hates me. Wouldn't you?"
"Maybe. But that's besides the point. You deserve to be happy. And if Troy makes you happy, then what's the problem. So your a guy who just happens to like someone who is also a guy. If anyone has a problem with it, then let them deal with it on their own terms. This is your life. Its time you start living for youself!"
"But...I don't even know what I would say to him. I mean, God, I've had my teammates beating him up almost everyday for the past year. Would you want to be with someone who had done all that to you? No, I think no!"
"THAT WAS YOU? Your the one who got them to beat him up? Ryan, how could you? Why would you do something like that to him. He has never done anything to you or any of them for that matter." Gabi couldn't believe Ryan would do something like that. It was so unlike him. The real him. The person that only she knew.
"I can't help it. When everyone found out he was gay and I saw their reactions, I knew I could never come out myself. I'm not strong enough to go through what Troy went through."
"Your not strong enough? Ryan, you are one of the strongest people I know. Maybe even the strongest. You can do this. Things will all turn out right in the end. You just have to try. Please, Ry, let me talk to Troy and see what he thinks of you. He never has to know how you feel. I just want to talk to him about you." She really hoped Ryan would be ok with this. She knew more than anyone that this was what he needed.
"On one condition. You can talk to Troy about whatever you want, as long as you don't tell him how I feel, if you do one thing for me."
"YES! Anything, I'll do whatever you want! Just name it."
"Tell Sharpay how you feel. Believe it or not, I think you are just what my sister needs in her life."
"Fine. If I have too. But at least let me get to know her a little better. Its been ages since we last talked, let alone were really friends."
A/N: There ya go. Another chapter. I hope everyone liked it. I tried to show how Ryan and Gabriella felt in this one. Review and let me know what you thought. Look for the next chapter up tomorrow! Tootles! :)