Author: Talis13 PM
Updated- 04-16-02: Challenge response: Edge and Christian are competing for Lita's affections...Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,332 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 04-16-02 - Published: 04-11-02 - id: 715950
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Title~ The Bet (2/?)
Disclaimer~ All characters belong to the WWFE. ^^
Content~ hmm…bad humor, language and mushy bits ^^
Distribution~ Well guys…if you like this story, you might want to read this particular announcement: I've decided this will officially be the last chapter I post to fanfic.net of this particular story. I'll only be posting to a couple of lists: the first list it started on as well as my personal list. As of right now, on my list, I have up to Chapter 5 of 'The Bet' posted as of 04-16-02. Yeah, it's not very nice but I'm doing it for a couple of reasons. 1. I want to centralize my WWF writings. I'm getting enough done as well as more in the works to do so. 2. A group works just as well: and hey, its an open list for posting your own stories, so how can you go wrong, ne? ;) And I like the idea of keeping my writing on it's own. Hopefully that made sense. So, that's that: I encourage you to join the list to read this story, as well as all of my other stories (some posted here, others not). It's here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Cristal-FanFic I hope you continue to read on the list: the story just gets better from here on out. Trust me. ;)
Notes~ Response to one of Karen's older challenges: went as follows: Edge and Christian are competing for Lita's affections. ;)
Recommended accompanying soundtrack~ The Goo Goo Dolls, 'Dizzy Up the Girl'
Edge was reading the local newspaper as he walked down the hall of the arena they were at. He arched an eyebrow, looking up only as he felt someone fall into step next to him. "Hey…"
"Hey Edge…" he yawned in response, rubbing a hand through his messy, bright hair.
Edge looked over with a smirk. "Long night?"
He shrugged. "Eh. Just need more sleep I think…that'd fix things."
"Have you seen Lita?"
Edge almost stopped dead in the hallway but refrained. He folded the newspaper again, tucking it under his arm with a shrug. "Not since yesterday. Why?"
"We have an inter-gender tag match tonight against Trish and Kurt and we need to discuss strategy." He stretched as he spoke. "But I haven't seen her all afternoon!!"
"Mm." He paused with a shrug. "I know Christian said he was going to look for her after we got here…she might be with him."
"Yeah, maybe…" there was a thoughtful pause. "So, what's up with those two?"
"…what do you mean?" now would be a good time to be very careful about everything he said obviously…
"Well…I mean, yesterday he invited her over for a movie and wants to do it again…does he want to go out with her? Because I mean, if he does, that's cool, but he still has to pass the acid test of Matt Hardy you know…"
"I know Jeff…but I really don't know what his intentions are if you want the truth."
Jeff nodded. "Yeah, I understand the whole not being able to understand your brother thing…figured I'd ask and see anyway."
Edge nodded as he stopped at his and Christian's dressing room. "If I see her I'll tell her you're looking for her, all right?"
"That'd be cool Edge, thanks." Jeff waved before continuing down the hallway.
Edge ran a hand through his hair, a nervous habit he supposed, forgetting it was in a ponytail for a moment. He sighed, yanking the rubber band out of his hair, leaving it in a tangled blonde mess for the moment. Stepping in, he half expected to find his brother wooing Lita: which he wasn't sure if that thought annoyed him, disgusted him or made him jealous. Although he would have never admitted the whole jealousy issue in a million years.
At least he wasn't in the room at the moment. Probably wooing Lita in her locker. Of course, she was sharing a dressing room with the Hardy's so at least Christian would have a little harder time. Especially passing the 'Matt-Hardy-Acid' test. He grinned at that thought.
After Matt and Jeff's match, Lita bounced down the hallway: she was always a little high-strung after matches. She grabbed Chris Jericho in a hug before letting him go with a laugh as he grinned at her antics. "What did I tell you about less caffeine?"
"Sorry Chris…" she sang as she continued down the hallway towards the dressing room. She swung the door open, quickly grabbing her street clothes and changing. She sat down to slip on her tennis shoes when the door swung open once more and she looked up with a smile that melted into a confused pout. "Um…hello?"
The young lady smiled. "Hi. Are you Lita? I was told she was in this room."
Lita nodded dumbly. "Uh, yes that's me…"
She nodded. "Great! Could you sign this please?"
She arched an eyebrow, signing the small slip of paper. "Here you go."
The woman nodded, giving Lita on of the slips and handing her a healthy bouquet of bright flowers. "Have a nice-"
"Wait! Who are these from? What in the world are they for?!"
She smiled again with a shrug. "There might be a card in there, but other than that, I really don't know. Have a nice day miss."
"Thanks…" Lita looked at all of the bright flowers a moment, looking for the card. She grabbed the small envelope and set the flowers on the table. Careful peeling back the seal, she slipped the small card out, reading it before blushing slightly. "How sweet…I don't know why he sent them but that was so nice…"
She looked up, seeing Jeff skid to a stop in the room. He smiled before looking over at the flowers with arched eyebrow. "You have a secret admirer Li?"
She watched with a grin as he picked up the flowers, playing with all of the colorful petals. "Not really a secret. And I don't know that I'd go to the extent of 'admirer' per say…"
He arched an eyebrow as he accepted the card she handed him, reading it. His expressive green eyes giving him away almost immediately. "Uh…wow…I was unaware Christian was quite so poetic…"
Lita blushed, folding her hands behind her back. "Me neither…but wasn't it sweet?"
"Yeah…yeah it was Lita…" he handed her the flowers. "And the flowers fit you I have to say. All bright and cheerful and crazy."
"I'm not crazy!"
"Several people would argue that." Came from the doorway, both turning with slight smiles. Matt nodded towards the flowers. "Who are those from?"
Jeff snorted, pointing at Lita. "Acid test."
She laughed, hugging the flowers. "Why Dad, they're from my boyfriend!"
"When did you get a boyfriend?!"
Both Lita and Jeff laughed as she waved a hand. "Oh come on Matt, I was joking!! I don't have a boyfriend…"
He arched an eyebrow, crossing his arms over his chest. "Sorry. Protective instinct. Really, who sent them?"
Matt arched an eyebrow again. "I didn't know you guys were seeing each other…"
"We're not really." She paused a moment, collecting her thoughts. "I guess we may be starting to, but nothing more than that at this point."
Matt sighed, meeting her eyes for a moment before continuing into the dressing area, starting to pack away his things. "So have you told lover boy thank you yet?"
Jeff started laughing hysterically as Lita's jaw dropped at his comments. She put her hands on her hips before being address by a still laughing Jeff. "Why Lita," he cooed. "Are you blushin' girl? That is soooo cute."
She frowned before tossing her head back, nose in the air. "I'll leave you two for the moment. I'm-"
"Going to say hi to Christian?" Jeff sang as Matt just laughed.
"Jerks." She stormed out of the room and down the hall with a pout and bright blush. She turned the corner, running into someone. "Of course…certainly wouldn't be a good day unless I bowl somebody over." She looked up at the sigh, meeting gunmetal gray eyes.
Edge extended a hand, helping her off. "You all right Lita?"
He took in her crossed arms and pout before arching an eyebrow. "Right. But seriously?"
Her red head dropped, looking at the floor. "Matt and Jeff were being stupid."
He chuckled, hugging her close a moment. "Now you sound like a little girl."
"Well they were!" she exclaimed, wrapping an arm around his slim waist.
"Well little Li, what did they do?"
She smiled grudgingly at his slight smirk. "I got flowers and they were making fun of me of course."
"Oh?" he arched an eyebrow. "May I ask from who?"
"That depends, are you going to act like a little eight year old?"
He laughed. "No, I promise!"
She nodded, leaning in to him as she spoke. "Christian did…it was so sweet…"
Edge had to fight the urge to stop dead in his tracks for the second time that night. "…I see."
"And he wrote this sweet little card and everything…"
Edge bit his lip. "I hear a 'but' coming…"
She smiled wryly. "I suppose there is…it's just…I don't really know that I would want to date your brother…I really do like him but-"
"Not really in that way?"
She shook her head. "Not really. And I don't want to make you mad or hurt his feelings…"
"Well…you could tell him how you feel about it…"
"Yeah…I suppose. But, I think I'll think on it first. If things get too serious, then I can tell him. Do you think that would work?"
He looked down, looking into her innocent eyes. She really didn't want anyone to get hurt…and that made him feel bad, thinking of exactly what Christian was trying to do… "I-I think that might be best Lita. But, its up to you, you know…"
"I know Edge. Thank you for your help though."
He nodded, but didn't look entirely convinced of himself at the moment. "Yeah…anytime Li…anytime…"
End of Chapter 2
Author's Rambles~ These are short chapters, aren't they…? Since I started writing WWF fic, I've seriously shortened my chapter lengths…maybe its because I don't have a whole series planned out from beginning to end with this genre…although I can't really say I miss doing 15 and 20 page chapters…oh well…feel free to let me know what you think guys! And keep in mind the note at the top about the whereabouts of this story after this! ^^ No more of 'The Bet' on fanfic.net after this chapter! ^^ Thanks guys!!