|Secrets From The Father
Author: Alexandria M PM
Dave and Alex's daughter Chelsea is 22 years old and all grown up. DAve has one rule for Chelsea and that is to not get involved with wrestlers but Chelsea falls in love with a wrestler and chooses to keep it from her father. Will the secret last?Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Batista & Cody Rhodes - Chapters: 63 - Words: 130,308 - Reviews: 231 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 12-21-12 - Published: 03-26-12 - id: 7959912
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*Thank-you for all the reviews on the last chapter. THey were greatly appreciated. THank-you all so much.
Friday night came faster than Chelsea had ever thought it would. She was so excited for her date with Cody but she had not told her father or her mother because of everything that had just happened with Drew. She didn't want to get the lecture about dating wrestlers once again. She just couldn't stay away from the wrestlers it seemed. She finished putting on her make up and ran the straightener through her hair. She checked herself out in the mirror once last time before she left. She had on a black halter top with a pair of jeans with holes in them. She felt it was appropriate since they were just going to shoot pool and get something to eat. She gave one last look over and then headed downstairs to head to the bar and grill to meet with Cody. As she was about to walk out the door Dave stopped her. "You look nice where are you going?" he asked.
"Out with a couple friends," she said.
"When are you going to be home?" he asked.
"I don't know. Don't wait up," she said. "I'll be home."
"Okay. Have fun," he said.
"I will bye," she said as she hurried out the door. She hated lying to her dad but she had to do it in order to get out of the house without a lecture. He would never understand. She walked to her car and it wasn't long before she was on her way to meet with Cody.
When she arrived she pulled in the parking lot to see that Cody was already there. She got out of her car and walked over to the bench Cody was sitting on. He was wearing a t-shirt and a pair of jeans. He looked absolutely gorgeous in Chelsea's eyes. He was not bad looking for being his age. "Hey," he said with a smile as he stood up. "You look great."
"Thanks," she said. "I hope you weren't waiting long."
"I wasn't," he said. "So are you ready?"
"Yes," she said with a smile.
They began walking into the building as Cody slipped his hand into hers. She looked at him and smiled. They were directed to a table and sat down in a booth together. "I hope this isn't too disappointing for you," said Cody.
"What do you mean?" asked Chelsea as she picked up a menu.
"Taking you to a sports bar for our first date. It doesn't seem cheesy does it?" he asked.
"No," she said, "this is fine. I prefer this to anything else. It's all right."
"Are you sure? Cause I can take you to the movies."
"Cody, this is fine besides I am dying to have a cheeseburger. This place has the best and I don't mind playing pool."
"Are you sure? Because I just feel like you deserve something better," said Cody.
"Cody. I'm sure. Stop worrying and just enjoy yourself," she said reassuring him that she didn't mind being at a sports bar for their first date together.
"Okay. I'm sorry. I'm just nervous," he said. "I really like you and I don't want this to be a flop."
"It's okay," she said with a smile. "I like you too. You don't have to impress me. Believe me. I prefer low key places."
"Okay," said Cody with a nervous hint in his voice. He was so nervous to be on a date with Chelsea. It was something he wanted but he was scared he was going to make a fool of himself. That was the last thing he wanted. He wanted to make it so that she would want to go out with him again. He picked up his menu and looked through it to see what he wanted as the waitress came over to the table.
"What can I get you two to drink?" she asked.
"I'd like a beer," said Cody. "What about you, Chelsea?"
"The same. I'll have a beer too," she said.
"Okay. Are you two ready to order?" she asked.
"We need a few minutes," said Cody.
"All right. I'll go get your beers and be back in a minute," she said before walking away.
"So what are you thinking about getting?" asked Cody.
"The bacon cheeseburger with fries," said Chelsea.
"That does look good," said Cody. "I think I'll get the same thing."
"Cool," said Chelsea with a smile.
"So this is the best sports bar in town?" asked Cody.
"Yeah," said Chelsea. "I used to come here a lot with my dad when I was younger. Now I come here with my friends every once in a while. I haven't been here for a while though."
"So I take it you watch sports?" asked Cody.
"Football," said Chelsea, "and I like baseball. Basketball and hockey just aren't for me."
"I like when girls watch sports. Are you a die hard football fan?"
"I think so," she said with a smile. "I get crazy about football. I love football season."
"You don't seem like a football type of girl," said Cody.
"You have no idea. I used to play football all the time. I love it."
"All right. Who is your favorite NFL team?" he asked.
"New York Giants," she said. "What about you?"
"The Giants? Are you kidding me? Buffalo Bills is where it's at," he said with a smile as the waitress brought their beers and then took their order.
"The Buffalo Bills? No."
"All right," he said, "so they're not as good as the Giants but they try. What about college football? Do you watch that?"
"Yes. Notre Dame all the way," she said.
"I'm a Penn State fan," said Cody.
"Penn State is where my sister Kaylee goes for school. I heard it's a good school."
"I was supposed to go there but I got involved with wrestling. I kind of regret not going to college but it is what it is. Did you go to college?"
"Yeah," said Chelsea. "I went on scholarship to UCLA."
"UCLA? You must be smart."
"I am," she said. "I graduated high school at the top of my class and I was the class valedictorian. I graduated at the top of my class in college too."
"Yes," said Chelsea.
"That's awesome," he said. "What did you major in?"
"Media Science. I want to be a journalist."
"That's cool," said Cody. "I always wanted to be a journalist or an English teacher."
"Wow," said Chelsea. "I never knew that."
"Yeah. Not many people do. I am a big grammar fanatic and a big reader. I love anything like that."
"That's cool," said Chelsea. "I can definitely see you as an English teacher. Did your dad make you become a wrestler or did you just choose to be one?"
"It was a choice. My father never forced me to become a wrestler. I just chose to become one. My father is my hero and I wanted to follow in his footsteps. He told my brother and me that he would support us in anything we chose to do. I think I made the right choice except when it comes to Lily. I just feel that with me wrestling all the time and being gone all the time I don't spend as much time with her as I would like. I love her a lot."
"I know you do," said Chelsea. "She's a sweet girl and a very good dancer. I was impressed at how quickly she caught on with everything. And she definitely gets her good looks from her father."
"Thank-you," said Cody with a smile. "She really enjoys dance."
"I know," said Chelsea. "She always dances from her heart and you can see that."
"Her mom wanted her in dance class when she was little but we didn't know how much she would like it. She absolutely loved it."
"I see that," said Chelsea with a smile as the waitress brought their food to the table.
"This is so much," said Cody.
"It is but it's really good," said Chelsea.
Cody took a bite of his burger and said, "It is really good. I think this is the best burger I had in a long time."
"I told you," said Chelsea as she began to eat her burger.
When they were finished eating they went over to the pool table to play a game of pool but Chelsea had never played a game of pool in her life so she needed Cody to help her out with it. Cody got behind her and helped her hold the pool stick and helped her learn out to shoot. Chelsea had no objections to Cody helping her play pool with his hand on top of hers and his body leaning over hers and once she got the hang of it they played a pretty good game. Cody ended up winning but Chelsea did pretty well at it. As they finished up the last game Cody looked at his watch and said, "I think we should probably get out of here. It's getting late."
"Yeah," said Chelsea. "I don't want my dad to blow a gasket because I'm not home yet. He's probably sitting up waiting for me to get home."
"Your dad is really overprotective huh?" asked Cody as he took her hand as they walked out of the bar.
"That's an understatement. I just feel like he doesn't want me to be an adult or has trouble accepting the idea that I am an adult."
"He's just a caring dad," said Cody. "I will probably be like that with Lily when she gets older. I think it's in a dad's nature."
"It must be because my mama is pretty chill about everything. She usually just stands back and let's me do my own thing."
"I see," said Cody, "so I wanted to ask you. Did you ever think about having kids?"
"I don't know. Maybe. I like kids but I'm not sure if I really want any of my own. Why? Do you want more?"
"I am not sure. I'm not against the idea but I'm not for it either," he said. "Only time will tell. I just wanted to make sure you weren't one of those women that is all about marriage and having babies not that there is anything wrong with that. I just don't want to get in a relationship with you and have you expecting babies."
"I see. Don't worry. I have no idea how I feel about babies or having one. Like you said only time will tell. Plus I am only 22 I have plenty of time to have kids or think about having kids no need for it now. I just want to focus on my dancing." said Chelsea. "And relationship?" she asked with a smile.
"Relationship," said Cody with a smile of his own. "Normally I would wait for a 3rd date before asking this but I figured since we have known each other for so long and because well let's face it we've already had sex with each other that I would ask you now. Would you be my girlfriend?"
"I guess so," said Chelsea.
"You guess so?" he asked as they reached the outside. "You guess so?"'
"Yes," she said with a smile. "I will be your girlfriend."
"Great," said Cody with a smile. "I had a good time tonight."
"Me too," she said as they walked to Chelsea's car. "Thank-you."
"You're welcome," he said with a smile as they reached Chelsea's car. "I guess this is it," he said.
"I guess it is," she said.
"But there is just one more thing," he said with a smile before he pressed his lips against hers and kissed her passionately. Chelsea kissed him back passionately before Cody broke the kiss. "I guess I should get home. I'll call you later."
"All right. Goodnight," she said.
"Goodnight," said Cody before he walked away. Chelsea got in her car and headed back to her house.
When she got home she walked into the house and like she suspected her dad was up waiting for her. "It's a little late isn't it?" he asked.
"We were just hanging out, Dad. I'm alive and home."
"I see that. Did you have fun?"
"I did," she said. "I had a lot of fun."
"That's good," said Dave. "What did you do?"
"Just got something to eat and played some pool. It was just a girls night," she said. "I'm going to bed now. Goodnight."
"Goodnight, Princess," he said with a smile as he watched Chelsea walk up the stairs. She would always be his princess no matter how old she was. It made him sad to see her so grown up. He wished he could turn back time and she would be a little girl again. He shook his head and turned off the light before going upstairs. He walked into his bedroom and got into bed next to Alex.
"Is she home?" she asked.
"Did I wake you?"
"No. I was awake. Is she home?"
"Yeah. She was out with friends," said Dave.
"She was on a date," said Alex.
"She wasn't on a date," said Dave. "She told me…"
"Trust me. She was on a date," said Alex.
"How do you know?"
"Because when she came up here she let out a sigh that said she was in love."
"In Love?" asked Dave. "What?"
"Yeah Love," said Alex, "but don't worry about it. She'll tell us when she's ready. I just want to let you know."
"Great," said Dave. "But it's so soon."
"Maybe not for her," said Alex, "just be happy. Okay?"
"Okay," he said. "I love you, Alex."
"I love you too," she said as Dave kissed her softly on the lips. "It's been a while since you said that."
"I know. I just felt I should tell you that I love you so that you know."
"Believe me I know," said Alex, "you don't have to tell me."
"I want to," said Dave. "Do you think Chelsea will find someone that loves her like I love you?"
"I hope so," said Alex. "I hope so."
"Me too. My little girl deserves the best."
*A/N: So what did you think? Please review and thank-you for reading.