inside the building on a Monday morning, like she always did. It was summer and
the heat of NYC's streets was something she could barely stand. Once inside the
building she felt the refreshing air conditioner hit her warm skin and she was really
glad it was that way. It was a slow week at work so she sat behind her desk,
turned on her computer to check on her mail and put her purse by her side. She
worked at Bolton's industries one of the most important
communication companies in New York, she loved her job and she was really good
at it. Gabriella brushed back her black curls as she looked at her mail,
nothing too important, there was mail from her sister who was in Hawaii on her
honey moon, another from her mother to confirm their dinner on Friday. She was
closing the windows when her boss walked in.
Trevor Bolton...the middle son of Jack and Lucille Bolton, and the
reason of her obsession on the two years she had been working for the company.
Trevor was tall, muscular, had dirty blonde hair and grey eyes, but that wasn't
the reason why she was crazy about him, he was nice, friendly, loved to help
other people and was the perfect boss with her, and that smile...that smile
could make any winter turn into summer, he was just her definition of
perfection, and she loved to work for him.
"Good morning Gabs" He said as he stood in
front of her, he was wearing a simple black suit but he made it look amazing,
the suit hugged his body perfectly...everything fit his perfect body amazingly.
She smiled back at him with her heart beating faster than ever.
"Good morning Mr. Bolton" She said politely.
"Once again call me Trevor please! You make me
feel like my brother..." He smiled at the thought "By the way, he is
coming to check on some numbers so let me know when he gets here...and could
you get me a cup of coffee?" She nodded "Great you're the best
Gabs" And with that being said he locked himself inside his office.
Gabriella could feel her mood go down slowly...so Trevor's brother was gonna be
there sometime that day, Troy Bolton.
Troy was the owner of the entire Bolton industries,
since he was the older brother he was the one taking over the company, of
course his brothers and sister had a good spot in his company if they ever
wanted to, Trevor followed Troy steps into the company while Travis was still
in college and Tyara was still in High School. There was something about Troy
that Gabriella didn't like at all, he was as handsome as his brother Trevor,
but his beauty was dark and wild. He was taller than Trevor if that was even
possible, muscular as well, and wherever he was every head turned to see him.
He owned every place and every woman wanted to catch his attention, just a few
ever made it. Troy was the complete opposite of Trevor, he was quiet and looked
around like he was better than everybody else, and maybe that's why she hated
him so much.
Gabriella thanked God everyday for making Trevor her
boss and not Troy, because he had a reputation of being cruel to his employees
and never stopped until he got what he wanted, that's the reason he took Bolton
Industries to the next level...a level his father Jack never reached during his
45 years of running the company. As she was getting that cup of coffee she
heard the sound of some high heels against the floor, it was weird because she
wasn't expecting anyone so early and she didn't think Trevor was either. She
went to her desk to find a blonde beauty waiting there looking around
impatiently. Gabriella knew who it was, Sharpay Evans, also known as Troy's ex. They were
engaged for some time but they broke up a week before their wedding, she was a
famous model and currently had a role on Broadway. She was the specific type of
woman Troy would go out with, blonde, tall, with long legs and a shiny smile.
"May I help you?" Gabriella asked with the
cup of coffee still in her hand.
"I'm looking for Trev...is he around?"
Gabriella nodded while she knocked on his door, Trev? Since when that was a possible
nickname for Trevor? Gabriella was afraid that she would be after Trevor now
that Troy didn't work for her, well they broke up a year before.
"Come in!" She heard Trevor said behind the
door, she smiled at Sharpay and walked into his office putting his coffee on
"Sharpay Evans is outside" Gabriella grabbed
some papers from his desk. He looked up obviously surprised.
"I wasn't expecting her so early...uh...Let her
in and if Troy comes tell him to wait outside for a while" He said, fixing
his tie and his hair. Gabriella had a bad feeling about this but she still did
as he said, she stood by the door and told the blonde beauty that looked like
an alien in the office to come inside. She saw how Sharpay walked over to
him, wrapping her arms around his neck and kissed him passionately; he kissed her back with the same passion and
looked down at the blonde like she was the love of his life and the cure for
cancer all at the same time. He pulled a small box from his desk and gave it to
"Is that what I think it is?!" She exclaimed
as she slowly opened the box revealing a big and shiny diamond. That's all
Gabriella could see, she quickly walked out of the office and sat down behind her
desk to feel safe, her mind was still processing what was going on...he was
asking her to marry him? Gabriella saw all the
love in his eyes when he looked at her, it was impossible not to see it.
Suddenly she wanted to cry, why did she have to be there to see that? Why did she have to
feel that way about him? Why was he asking Sharpay, the wrong woman in every
way, she couldn't give him the family he wanted, her career was more important
for her. Gabriella playes around with the mouse and clicked random icons in her computer, she could feel her heart slowly falling apart and breaking into a million and one pieces, she wished that day was over already.
Troy Bolton was walking inside the building looking
down at his Smartphone, his mother was calling him to tell him
God knows what, he didn't have time for it now, he was in the middle of
something really important and he needed to go check some numbers at his
brother's office. He took the elevator to the 20th floor, where his brother's
office was located; he had a meeting in 35 minutes so whatever his brother had
for him had to be quick. He felt every eye on him and it was really
frustrating, he hated to be looked at like some kind of object; everybody
wanted something from him, money, advice, sex...
Troy stepped out of the elevator and walked down the
hall to Trevor's office, he saw his secretary sitting there looking down at her
hands, it was strange but he decided to ignore it, he walked over to her.
"Tell Trevor I'm here" He said, Troy had no
time to waste.
"Right away sir" She said.
Maybe it was how she never made eye contact with him when she answered or the way
her voice broke at the word 'sir', but he just knew
something was wrong. He took a better look at her face and noticed the small
tears running down her cheeks, her reddish eyes and her teeth biting her bottom lip furiously. Ok something was really wrong.
"Is something wrong miss...?" He was having
a hard time remembering her name, was it Gomez, Sanchez...Montez! Of course!
"No sir" She said as she kept looking down.
If there was something he hated was to watch women cry and not being able to do
something about it, even if it was just a simple secretary.
"I'm sure it's not even worth it" He said as
he gave her his handkerchief. She looked up and grabbed it with a confused
expression. "I'm sure you don't want Trevor to see you like this"
"He won't even notice, he's too busy with Miss
Evans" She whispered, he thought he heard wrong, as in Sharpay Evans? His
ex fiancée? He got to be kidding; he couldn't be seriously interested in that
manipulative woman. Troy took a deep breath and controlled his feelings, it was
obvious this poor girl was in love with his brother and what she saw in there
affected her a lot. Troy walked to the office and opened the door furiously to
see his brother sharing saliva with the reason he never wanted to have a
serious relationship ever again. He cleared his throat hoping it would be
awkward for both of them. They pulled away from each other, she had the decency
to look embarrassed and his cheeks were blushing a little bit. He gave both of
them a really cold glare.
"What do we have here?" Troy asked with a
small smile playing on his lips.
"Heyyy bro, umm...Shar and I just..." Troy
lifted an eyebrow, Shar? Ok he thought that's everything he
wanted to hear.
"Just give me those papers...I don't care what's
going on here" Troy replied...a plan was actually building up inside his head, you could almost hear his brain working.
"Uhh..." Trevor gave him some papers, he looked around nervous "Gabriella has the rest, oh and tell her she can leave for lunch, she's been
working hard the entire morning" he finished. Troy had no doubt it was
like that, maybe his secretary was doing his work while he made out with the
worst woman ever. Troy managed to smile.
"Sure" He said and turned around to walk
"Oh and Troy, don't forget about tonight's
dinner...we want to give the family some important news"
Trevor hugged Sharpay and looked down at her with a smile. Perfect!
"Trust me I won't" Troy smiled and got out
of the office. He grabbed his phone and called his own secretary and told her
to cancel his meetings until 3. He then looked at most important part of his
plan. He kept his smile on and walked over to Gabriella. "Trevor said you
had the rest of the papers" He looked at her up and down, she could use a
Gabriella nodded and gave him what he was asking for,
she then went back to her computer. He didn't leave; he just stood there
staring at her, which she found weird as hell.
"Trevor also said you could leave for lunch,
which made me wonder if you would like to grab some lunch with me" He
said, his bright blue eyes looked at her, trying to get inside her head, to convince her, Gabriella
never noticed but Troy's eyes color were more intense than Trevor's. She
wouldn't normally say yes because she didn't like him but she was feeling so
lost in that office and she could barely breathe so she would take any chance
to get out of there.
"Ok...Mr. Bolton" She said.
"Please call me Troy...I have a plan I want to talk
to you about" He said with that million dollars smile he could pull off
once in a while.
It was about to go down.