The sky was grey, the sun refused to shine, and the ground was damp and muddy, making the cliche fit the situation even more.
Lex looked at John, then at the hand that was holding the flowers. It was shaking 'like mad' as Lex would say as they neared their focus point. She was dressed in her leather coat and jeans with a white shirt that was expanding over her expecting belly, and plain black shoes, and John had on a hoodie, jeans and a hat.
"We don't have to do this you know," Lex whispered to him as they got closer.
"No...it's fine. I've wanted to do this for a while," John answered. She grabbed onto his free hand, giving it a reassuring squeeze as they got closer and closer to their destination.
The yellow daffodils were starting to droop, and from the looks of the sky, the forecast was calling for rain. Once they reached the spot, John sat on his knees, put the flowers on the ground and looked up ahead of him.
Beloved mother, daughter, sister and friend.
Forever in our thoughts and prayer
"This is what it's like huh?" John asked with a chuckle. Lex put a hand on his shoulder, giving him a small smile.
"I'll leave you two alone," she said with a wink. She left the sight, leaving John on his own with the tombstone.
He stared at it for a long time with all of his thoughts going through his head, everything he felt that he had to tell Kate; how Lex is doing, what she has done with her life, how she's now four months pregnant.
What about himself? What was he suppose to say?
He scratched the back of his head as he traced the tombstone's shape, the texture against his skin tickling him a little bit. Sighing, John sat back all the way on his feet, keeping himself steady while hanging onto the tombstone.
"Hey Kate," he greeted the object. "It's John...John Cena. The father to your kid...well, she isn't a kid anymore, she's all grown up, twenty four she is now. Married a nice guy, pregnant with his kid... Gosh..." he took off his hat in respect. His eyes began to well up with tears as he re-read the epitaph.
"I'm so sorry Kit-Kat," he said calling her by the nick name he used to have for her. "I'm sorry for leaving you and have you raise Lex all by yourself. I wasn't thinking at the time and I wasn't ready to be a father. I know, it's not a good excuse, but I was a stupid fourteen year old kid that only cared about music and wrestling." He wiped a tear from his eye as he bowed his head, shaking it as he realized how stupid he had been. "I don't know what else to tell you. I'm wrestling now, heavyweight champion thanks to our...thanks to your...thanks to our daughter. She works with me now, hasn't been out of my sight since she was fourteen. Funny how things work, huh?
"I got married to a lovely woman named Dawn Marie. She carried my son, Marcus Charles. He's named after his Godfathers, they work with me too. Ha, there was actually this other girl..." John grinned to himself, "this other girl, Torrie Willson. She kidnaped Lex, but man, you must've seen what was going on and saved her for me Kate. I was going to marry Torrie, but after that night...I just couldn't. As soon as Lex came, Torrie became so jelous of the attention I was giving to Lex...Oh man, thank you Kate. Now that I think of it, you were watching over her, like her guardian angel or something. I never believed in those things, but now...I think I do. If anything good happens, it's all because of you Kit-Kat.
"What else is there to say?" John asked, wiping another tear from his eye. "Doing this...it's helped me so much, just getting everything off of my chest, finally admitting my flaws. Thank you Kate. Thank you so much." He kissed the tombstone at the top then hugged it. "Thank you for giving me Lex," he choked out through tears.
He sat in front of the tombstone a bit longer, enjoying the closeness he felt with Kate. When he finished, he kissed the tombstone again and finally got up, dusting off his knees.
On his way back to the car where Lex was waiting, he saw another male around his age heading towards a tombstone with flowers. They crossed paths, and as soon as the other man's back was turned, John ran up and caught up with him, placing a hand on his shoulder. When the man turned around, he was startled at first, put saw John's hand sticking out; the two embraced each other with a hug and a pat on the back before they set off on their private lives again.
When John reached the car, Lex started it, and they stayed in complete silence as she drove. Once the graveyard was out of their view, John leaned his head against the window and looked up at the sky; a double rainbow had appeared.
"Thank you Kate," he thanked in his head.
Legend Speaking: This was actually my idea to end the story in the first place, but I thought it would be cool to add like, a second ending with it. I hope everyone enjoyed it! Read and review if you would like to.