I never realized how painful it must have been for Gabriella to hear Troy’s words that day. I mean, for all we know, she had always felt that she was an outcast, a nerd. And I think that for a moment she thought she had found someone that could actually look at her like something more than a math genius, but then she saw that video and became that shy girl again.
This is seriously so sad, and I think it really broke her heart even though he apologised. #troyboltonistillloveyou
I’m in my mid-thirties, I’m socially awkward, and I’ve never been on a date, so I wouldn’t know how to do all that “talking to people” and “dating” stuff even if I had the chance. Reading your post gives me hope that maybe, one day, I might have the courage to ask someone out and get rejected! (Seriously, though: reading stories like yours does give me the hope that even I could find someone to date someday. Thank you for sharing it.)