("What the hell is going on here? Where is Stephanie? Why is Eric. . . ") Paul noticed
Stephanie laying just inside the door . "Oh my God, STEPHANIE!", Yelled Paul as he began running
toward her. He knelt down beside her and checked her over , when she felt Paul's touch Stephanie's
eyes fluttered open. Now, sure that she was okay Paul stood and glared at Eric.
"What did you do?"
"The BITCH was leading me on, so I slapped her. You would have done the same so don't get
all high and mighty on me Paul.", Said Eric with a smug grin.
"Okay Eric, first of all, I won't EVER, for any reason, hit a woman. Second, I know Steph,
she can't stand you, she only tolerates you, so I know for a fact she didn't lead you on!"
Meanwhile Stephanie begins to stir and get to her feet. Paul notices she is starting to move and
goes over to help her up.
"Go inside and call the police Steph." Said Paul as he kissed her forehead and led her to
the couch in the den. Eric walked inside behind them and watched every careful move that Paul made.
The more Eric watched the loving way Paul handled Stephanie, the madder he got.
"Oh, wait a minute, I see what is going on here. . .
"You and the slut have a little love affair going, that's why her and Adam have split up. Damn, I am a moron! I should have known it wasn't Adam, that the split was because of that little tramp cheating on him." Stephanie picked up the phone and started dialing the local non-emergency number for the police. As the operator picked up she heard Paul say. . .
"No Eric, as much as I would like for me and Stephanie to have something going on, we don't.
But thank you for your uninvited interest."
("Did I just say that out loud? I didn't say that. Well it is the truth, I do wish we had
something going on. I wonder if Steph heard what I said. I don't even know for sure if I wanted
her to hear that. I mean I want her to know how I feel about her, but I don't know if this is the
("Did Paul just say what I think he just said? WOW! No wait a minute Steph don't get
ahead of yourself, Paul couldn't have said that he wished the two of you had something going on.
But I could swear he did. I guess I'll ask him about it later after all of this craziness is over.")
Stephanie told the operator what was going on and he dispatched an officer to the scene.
Stephanie hung up the phone and went outside to wait on them to arrive. About 10 minutes later a
patrol car pulled into Steph's driveway. Stephanie went to speak with the police while Paul kept
talking, well, arguing with Eric about weather or not his actions with Stephanie were or were not
right. At around 8:45 Paul's phone rang it was Vince McMahon calling to check on his daughter.
Apparently one of Steph's neighbors had heard the argument between Paul and Eric and called Vince
when the police arrived.
"Hello Paul. Where is Stephanie?"
"Hey Vince. She is talking to the police and they are getting a few pictures of her bruises
for any court proceedings, Ya know, just incase Eric wants to fight the charges against him, they
have proof of the damage he has done"
"Is she okay?"
"Yes, she is fine. The police are arresting Eric for assault. The busies are just on the
left hand side of her face and her right hip is bruised where she hit the floor in the foyer. Nothing
life threatening, believe me she is okay, she has already yelled at me for hovering over her."
"Well in that case just have her call me when everything settles down over there."
"Okay Vince, will do."
"Thank you Paul. Good night."
"You're welcome Vince. Goodnight."
It took about an hour for the police to get all the information they needed, but once it was done
they were on their way. Now it's around 9:30, back inside sitting together on the couch, Paul &
Stephanie are finally alone.
"Stephanie, your Dad called my cell earlier. He wanted you to call him after you were
done with the police."
"Oh, okay. I'll go call him and then if you want we can try to enjoy what is left of the
evening . Is that okay with you?"
Smiling Paul replied, "Yes Stephanie, I think that would be a great idea. Stephanie returned his
smile with one of her own.
"Okay then, I am going to call Daddy. I will be right back."
"Okay." Steph went to call Vince, Paul watched every move she made leaving the room.