Alright, this chapter is nowhere near as emotional, but it is a bit... weird. Even for this story. Stay tuned!
Midway through the SmackDown taping the next night, Gail Kim was walking down the hallway when she saw someone she hadn't seen in a long time. "Wait, Molly-is that you?" The woman in front of her turned around and they smiled at each other. "Molly Holly!"
Molly walked up to Gail and laughed a bit, smiling and hugging her friend tightly. "Gail, I haven't seen you in so long. I didn't think you could get more attractive and adorable."
Gail laughed as she stepped back. "You're still the same old Molly, aren't you?"
"Of course I am! What have you been up to?"
"Oh, you know..." Gail laughed. "I'm in DEAR."
Molly tilted her head slightly to the side, before nodding. "Oh, yes. I remember hearing something about them. Kicking ass and taking names in the Diva's division, right?"
"That's us." Gail bowed slightly.
"Who all is DEAR?"
The third voice shocked Molly, but before she could turn around, a canvas bag was over her head, and she was being dragged backwards. Gail Kim followed blindly as Victoria, Ashley, and Mickie James dragged Molly Holly backwards.
Gail Kim stood behind the other seven girls of DEAR, feeling the guilt creeping through her veins for tricking Molly, but it wasn't really her fault... They wanted to talk to her, she didn't know that they'd kidnap her with a canvas bag. They even went as far as taping Molly to a chair with athletic tape.
Lita stepped up close to Molly, who was looking back and forth in confusion, and then pulled the bag from over her head. "Start talking, Molly!"
"About what?" Molly winced at the sudden light, even though it was still dim, in the room around her.
"You know damn well about what!" Lita shouted, in Molly's face, and she shook her head.
"No, I have no idea what you're talking about."
Mickie stepped up beside Lita and bent so that her face was at the same level as Molly's. "Let me spell this out for you: a former Diva has been helping the Diva Army. Now, you just-so-happen to be here? No, I don't think it works like that. Do the math for yourself."
"What Diva Army?" Molly leaned a bit closer to the faces of Lita and Mickie, as much as the tape would allow. "I don't know anything about a Diva Army."
"Then what are you doing here?" Mickie demanded.
"I live here. In Minnesota."
"LIE!" Trish shouted, shoving her way between Lita and Mickie to put her finger in Molly's face and bend just as the other girls had. "Molly, I've known you since you came into this company. You're from Mobile, Alabama."
"I haven't lived there in years!"
"Molly." Trish stood up straight and put her hands on her hips. "Just tell us what you've been telling the Diva Army about us, and we'll let you go. Maybe."
"I told you all, I don't know anything about a Diva Army."
Victoria smirked in the background. "Trish, I think I know how to get Molly to talk."
Molly stiffened at the sound of Victoria's voice, and shook her head. "No."
"Okay." Trish smiled, seeing Molly's fear. "Victoria, she's all yours."
Victoria stepped up, the other three girls stepping off to the side, holding up a razor in her hands. "Do you remember this, Molly?"
"Victoria, stop." Molly shook her head, leaning back against the chair. "Please, stop it. I can't help you, I don't know anything."
"Wait, Trish, you said you were just going to talk to Molly!" Gail stepped forward, grabbing Trish by the arm.
"We are, Gail, we are." Trish removed Gail's hand from her arm without taking her eyes off of Victoria and Molly. "Molly's the one who wants to play hardball, we're just following her demands."
Victoria cut off Gail as she crouched down in front of Molly. "Now, Molly... What have you been telling the Diva Army?"
"I've told you again and again, I'm only telling you the truth-I don't know anything about a Diva Army."
Victoria leaned into Molly's ear, and whispered, "Wrong answer." She flicked the razor on, and Trish held an arm straight out to stop Gail from stepping in as Victoria began to shave the side of Molly's head.
"What are you doing?!"
"Molly, the sooner you tell us the truth, the sooner this will end," Victoria commented as she finished shaving the side of Molly's head.
"I AM telling you the truth! I don't know anything about a Diva Army! I'm an addiction counselor now, I'm not a wrestling trainer!"
"LIE!" Trish shouted, stepping forward as Victoria moved to shave the other side of Molly's head. "Shave, Victoria. Molly, you trained me, and you trained Victoria. I know for a fact that Vince offered you a job training the women in OVW when you left. Now, stop lying to us!"
"I'm not lying! I really don't know anything about a Diva Army!" Molly shrieked, tears rolling down her face as Gail stepped forward.
"Stop it! Trish, please! If Molly knew anything, she would have talked by now!"
"I guess you're right. Victoria, stand down." Trish laughed. "Well. I guess Molly stopped being tough a long time ago." She waved her hand in front of her nose as the other girls sniffed, implying there was a stench in the air.
Later in the night, Gail, Victoria, and Candice stood in the ring, waiting for their opponents. Trish Stratus stood at ringside, waving to the fans though they were booing all of DEAR at this point. The DEAR theme song faded out and they turned to the stage as the Diva's Army emerged.
Natalya, AJ, and Kaitlyn entered, AJ carrying a microphone yet again and wearing only a cowgirl hat to mimic Trish, instead of the whole outfit. She smiled as she waved her fingers down at DEAR and spoke. "You know, DEAR... we should thank you." The girls in the ring and Trish were confused, but AJ continued with a laugh. "We should thank you, because thanks to your insistence and bothersome attitudes, the Diva's Army has a special commanding officer, one night only."
"Slow Death" began playing over the speakers as DEAR began to freak out. Molly had been wearing a pair of plain denim jeans and boots earlier as it was. Now, she wore a tank top like the other members of the Diva's Army, and as AJ threw off her cowgirl hat, Molly adjusted the army helmet over her head.
AJ, Natalya, and Kaitlyn followed Molly down the ramp to the ring, and once they got there, Molly stopped them. The crowd cheered them on as the theme continued to play, and then Molly held up her arm. "Charge!"
Into the ring rushed the three girls from the Diva's Army, who began fighting valiantly against the girls of DEAR. Finally, the referee separated them to start the actual match, and the fight continued as AJ started off against Candice Michelle. When Gail Kim tagged herself in, AJ fought for a while, before tagging in Natalya. Natalya fought Gail off without a worry, and after Victoria tagged herself in, Natalya wore her down.
Victoria lay across the second rope a moment later, after a drop toehold from Natalya, and while she was there, Molly ran by, using her helmet to knock Victoria into the ring. Trish tried to interfere and tell the ref about it, but Molly used her helmet to headbutt Trish with it.
Natalya got the pin over Victoria, and Molly got into the ring to celebrate with them, removing her helmet to reveal the shaved sides of her head.
Jazz stood in front of a line of Diva's Army girls later that night, around midnight, in a wrestling ring. She was eyeing all of them, taking note of who was there, and anyone who was absent. After getting a hold on everything there, she was about to give out the orders when she heard something in the locker room. She took mental attendance again, saw that she didn't have anyone missing, and waited for the noise to stop.
When it finally did, she turned to them and raised her eyebrows. "Are any of you expecting anyone?"
"No one's expecting me, Jazz."
Everyone instantly craned their necks to see the girl who had just spoken out against Jazz, who stood in the slightly darkened locker room doorway. When she walked out into the light, everyone was in a state of shock, whereas Jazz rolled out of the ring and moved up to stand next to her.
"Well, look who's here. What do you want, Blondie?"
Kelly let out a soft sigh, shook her head, and then put her teeth together as she spoke, slowly. She'd come up with a method for this, clearly. "I want to take down DEAR, and you're going to show me how." As Jazz was about to speak again, Kelly held up a hand. "No. I'm not asking you to help me, I'm telling you to help me. You're going to show me how to destroy them all."
"I hope you're ready to work for that, then. You've lost a lot of time, Blondie."
"No matter what you do, Jazz, you will not break me again."
Jazz met Kelly's eyes with a glare of her own, before turning around and looking at the girls in the ring. "We'll see about that, Blondie. AJ and Kaitlyn, get out of the ring. You're working Maria and Ashley. Get your armbands." The Bella twins rolled out of the ring then, moving to grab the pink and blue armbands and wait for their opponents. "Natalya, sharpshooter practice. Your test dummy's gonna be Blondie this week. Hit it hard and strong, and don't give until I say so. Lay-Cool, you're fighting 'Maria' and 'Ashley'."
Jazz continued to spit out orders as Kelly climbed into the ring, and all of the other girls climbed out. Kelly lay out on her back instantly, looking up at Natalya, who was just shaking her head.
"You're doing something really stupid, you know that?"
"I'm a bimbo, remember. Everything I do is stupid. Now, hit me."
Natalya continued to do the Sharpshooter on Kelly for several minutes from different moves and reversals, until Jazz pulled Kelly from the ring and made her fight Veronica, who was playing the Victoria role. Veronica practically slaughtered Kelly, but every time, she got back up to her feet.
When this wasn't good enough anymore, Jazz leveled Kelly up to Michelle, who had switched up to play Lita. Finally, Kelly was given the order to complete a hundred squats with barbells, and then a hundred pushups with AJ on her back.
At the end of the night, Jazz didn't admit it, but she had to think to herself that Blondie had definitely gotten guts.
It may or may not surprise you that Kelly came back, considering she is listed as a main character in the ensemble cast of the story. However, she's not the Kelly Kelly you know and love/hate. No, she's a new girl now. She's a member of the Diva's Army for real this time, and she's out for blood.