Roman and Valentina were packing their clothes. She liked to have their things ready for when Monday came. Things were going to be different now, some of their friends won't be there when they get to Raw on Monday. Roman walked into their room as Val was folding, he was on the phone.
"Ok Hunter, yes, I understand. I'll tell her and see you Monday", he said.
Val watched Roman.
"What's up?", she asked.
"Apparently on Monday, I'll be losing my title. Rusev is getting it back.", he said.
"I'm sorry", she said as he sat beside her.
He shook his head and shrugged.
"Its business, right. I mean, it's not like I'm going to stay titleless, I hope", he said.
"Hey, maybe this means they want to put that new belt I've been hearing about, on you", she said smiling.
"What do you know?", he asked.
"I might have overheard something, they just don't know what to call it yet", Val said.
Their doorbell started ringing like crazy.
"What the hell", Val said.
Roman already knew who it was and he stood to go and answer it. Val behind him. He opened the door and the women walked in, chatting like crazy.
"Surprise", they all said.
Val smiled at them. Noticing that they were dressed to go out.
"We've come to take you out for your birthday", Taya said.
"My birthday is tomorrow", Val said, smiling at her friends.
"We know that silly, but since you've brought home the man meat, we figured he wanted you on your actual day of birth.", Paige said.
"He and I made an agreement, we get you today and he gets you tomorrow", Paige said.
"Man meat, confirm or deny", Ivelisse said.
"Confirming", Roman said.
"Its settled, you are ours tonight. Now go get ready and let's go have some fun. Brie should be here in a few minutes", Catrina said.
Val looked over at her husband and he smiled. He tilted his head towards their room.
"Go on", he said.
"Ok, so what was wrong with that apartment again?", he asked his girlfriend.
That was the ninth one, finding the smallest detail wrong.
"It smelled like onions", she said.
"I didn't smell anything", he said.
"Well I did", she said.
"Ok", he said.
She was looking at the directions for their tenth and final apartment.
"Turn here", she said.
He did and pulled up to the beautiful apartments.
"Ok, before we even look at this place. This one is closest to the performance center, it's close to Dean and Seth, also AJ. It's not a long drive for my family if they want to come down and visit. We can even walk to some of the stores if we wanted too, also the beach. The front looks nice and clean, they definitely take care of this place", he said.
Val nodded and they got off. Walking into the lobby and meeting the manager. He explained everything here. They had a gym, pool, and laundry mat. He unlocked the door and they walked in.
"Its two bedroom, master bedroom has it's own bathroom. Plenty of closet space, kitchen is a great size for two people. Balcony has a wonderful view, you can see the ocean", he said, showing them.
Val and Roman walked out and looked at the view.
"Its nice, right baby", Roman said.
Val bit her lip.
"Everyone here is friendly and not a lot of noise", he said.
"Can you give us a second?", Roman asked.
The man nodded and walked back into the apartment. Roman sighed.
"What's wrong with this place?", he asked, crossing his arms over his chest.
She looked at him.
"The bathroom in the hall doesn't have a bathtub, it's a shower", she said.
Roman chuckled and shook his head.
"Do you not want to do this Val? Just tell me you don't want to move in with me and we can leave right now. I'll never bring it up again", Roman said.
"You've found something wrong with each one and now I'm starting to think it's not the apartments, it's me", he said.
"I just don't want to screw this up Roman", she said.
"I'm scared too babe, but we're never going to know if it will work unless we try. What happens if I ask you to marry me? Are we going to live apart then too?", he said.
"Of course not", she said.
"Then let's pick a place, try living together and if for some reason it doesn't work, then that was that", he said.
She looked up at him.
"And we break up", she said.
"No, you aren't getting rid of me that quick. Like I said before, if it doesn't work the first time, we live separate again and some time down the road, we can try to live with each other again. I'm not going to lie to you, we are going to argue like crazy and there will be things about me that annoy you and vise versa, but we need to find a way to work around those things.", he said.
"Are we moving in together or not?", he asked.
"I like this place", she said.
He smiled and nodded, looking back inside.
"Me too", he said.
"It even has a second bedroom, we can turn it into an office or I don't know maybe a nursery one day", she said.
"Both great options. Although I'm liking the idea of turning it into a nursery", he said.
He pulled his girlfriend into his side and kissed her head.
"Lets sign the paperwork, it looks like we found our new home", he said.
Valentina finished her makeup and brushed her hands on the dress. Roman was leaning against the door.
"You look beautiful", he said.
"Thank you", she said.
"I want you to have fun ok. Don't worry about me, Dean and Seth are coming over to keep me company.", he said.
She grabbed her purse and walked towards him.
"Damn", he mumbled, his eyes looking over his wife.
She giggled and blushed.
"See you in a few hours. I don't want to stay out too late. Just a few drinks, a little dancing. How about I pick up some food for us?", she said.
"Val, have fun. The guys and I will order pizza", he said.
She exhaled and nodded.
"I love you", he said.
"Love you", she replied.
"May I?", he asked, leaning down a bit.
She smiled and nodded. He pressed his lips against hers.
"If you want to have your way with me when you get home, I won't put up a fight", he whispered.
"I'm just joking, even though my thoughts are going in a totally different direction right now, a very dirty direction", he said.
She laughed again. He missed the sound of his wife's laugh and that beautiful bright smile.
"Call me if you need me", he said, as he walked her down the hall and to the living room.
Brie was talking to Seth and Dean had Paige on his lap.
"We ready to go?", Ivelisse asked.
Valentina sent one last long look at Roman before nodding.
"Then let's go, I can hear the drinks calling my name", Taya said.
Valentina squeezed Roman's hand.
They had ordered a few pizzas, Seth shaking his head at how much he's eaten so far.
"I shouldn't have had that last slice or the slices before that", he said.
"Yeah, Val loves that pizza place", Roman said, eating another.
"How was therapy?", Dean asked.
"We just have to be patient. Val also let me know she remembered some more. Turns out, he did sleep with her twice, he wasn't lying about that, except she thought he was me", Roman said.
Dean slammed his cup on the table.
"If I ever get the chance to find him alone, I swear I'd beat the shit out of him.", he said.
"Me too man", Roman said.
"At least you'll be in a feud with him, it will allow you to hit him without getting in trouble", Seth said.
"You make a point Rollins", Dean said.
"Oh trust me, I've thought about it", Roman said.
The girls had rented out a party bus just for themselves. They also needed someone to drive them. They had stopped to get something to eat. It was safe to say they were all drunk.
"So how's life with your hubby?", Catrina asked before she hiccupped.
"He's great", Val said.
"Are you seriously telling me you aren't pissed at the asshole for how he treated you? I would be, I'd have his face between my legs, begging me to forgive him", Taya said.
"Please stop imagining my husband's face between your legs", Valentina said.
"Anyways, you get my point. He called you a bitch and a whore. I would have slapped him for that", Taya said.
Val's drunken mind told her that they were right. That was the problem with Alcohol, it allowed you to tell the truth, to do and say things you wouldn't say or do sober.
"I was angry at him", she said, before grabbing the bottle of tequila and taking a drink.
"He denied Gabe after he was born. If that was my son, I would have taken him away from him", Catrina said.
Paige didn't like where this was going and neither did Brie.
"But he's a good man, he made a mistake Val", Brie said.
"If it wasn't for Gabe I probably would have killed myself, and not because Roman left me. I hate remembering what Kevin did to me, it was less painful and disgusting when I couldn't remember", Val said softly.
The girls were quiet and watched Val.
"It was strange, I couldn't remember what happened to me, but for some reason my body was telling me to shut down. To stop what I was doing and just break", she said, a few tears slid down her cheek.
Ivelisse squeezed Val's hand.
"I was heartbroken after Roman kicked me out, he was suppose to be my comfort. He was suppose to help me and he didn't", Val said softly.
She shut her eyes.
"After I will admit that I got angry at him, I wanted to tell him to go to hell, but then I realized that I didn't remember what happened and maybe Kevin was telling the truth. Maybe I gave myself to him and I just blocked it out", Val said.
"But you didn't, you were drugged", Paige said.
"I know, but that wasn't enough for Roman.", Val said.
"Maybe we should take you home, you've had enough for tonight", Catrina said.
"That's a good idea, I need to talk to my husband", Val said.
None of the girls liked where this was going.