Ryan and Troy have a sleepover.
They share the same bed, because Ryan’s bed is huge, and Troy is totally cool with the close proximity. He and Ryan are generally pretty touch-feely with each other, anyway.
During the night, they gravitate toward each other’s bodily warmth. Troy’s arms find their way around Ryan, and he snuggles in close, pressing against Ryan’s back. Ryan cuddles contentedly into Troy’s embrace. With a soft sigh, he dozes back off.
Then, some time later, Ryan’s eyes open. He discerns something hot and hard digging into his butt. Muffling a whimper, he half-hopes that this isn’t a dream.
Behind him, Troy lets out a soft grunt, and heat creeps into Ryan’s cheeks and shoots downward, pooling in his stomach.
Troy suddenly rouses. It takes a moment to shake off the initial disorientation, but he realizes what’s going on and apologizes, his cheeks burning. He begins trying to sit up to move away, but Ryan tells him that it’s okay, and, his heart racing, Ryan presses in closer.
If we were a movie, you’d be the right guy
and I’d be the best friend
that you’d fall in love with
The fact that Ryan cared enough about Troy and Troy’s future that he made sure that Troy got out onstage to perform in the Lava Springs talent show for the boosters from the University of Albuquerque with a partner that Troy was comfortable performing with, and a song that was actually in Troy’s range, so Troy didn’t have to sing in an awkward falsetto and make a fool out of himself….
And, the fact that Troy ensured that Ryan’s time and effort devoted to choreographing the Wildcats wouldn’t go to waste by giving Sharpay the ultimatum that he would only perform with her and save the miserable disaster of a talent show if the Wildcats also got to do the show…
How do you ship Troy/Ryan as a “BROtp”, though?
I’m being legitimately serious, here. I’m not the most worldly person alive, but I’m pretty sure that no “bromance” involves eyeballing your “bro” in front of your other bros,
making playful comments about your “bro’s” “tail”,
and reacting like THIS to your “bro’s” playful remarks,
forgetting about your girlfriend to congratulate your “bro”,
complimenting your “bro” while completely ignoring his girlfriend-
who happens to be standing right next to him,
leaning into your “bro” to tell him that he’s “easier to dance with”, than his hot popular twin sister, while your girlfriend is out of town,
fantasizing about your “bro”,
making emotional speeches about how important your friendship with your “bro” is and how you and your bro are “supposed to be doing a show together”, to your girlfriend,
nearly bursting with pride for your “bro”,
and ditching your girlfriend to go embrace your “bro”
in front of the entire senior class, the faculty, and your parents.
Troy and Ryan and kisses. For fun, I thought I’d go ahead and cover their appearances in all three movies.
Oddly enough, despite being it still being blonde, Ryan’s hair was about the same color as Troy’s in the first film.