Guess who's back.. back again
I is back.. tell a friend.. :D
lol.. okay. Okay. I know what you're thinking.. and you have every right to think it, let me tell you. It has been a YEAR, since I have touched this site, much less glanced at this story. Are there reasons for this long and very unannounced hiatus? Yes as a matter of fact, there are.. one reason just built on another, and before I knew it, a week late turned into a month, into a few months, and into a year, MORE than a year, and now here I am.. what can I say? Life happens sometimes.. if you want a real explanation, the list of excuses is nearby and I'll gladly share, just drop me an IM. ;)
Seriously though? I'm sorry for taking off like I did. I lost a lot – my motivation, inspiration, creativity, muse, time, etc etc.. but I'm back now, on a roll and about to be off to college in around six months now, and well, I can't leave without finishing this..
That's not to say that this will be the last part of this story.. oh no no no.. I think I owe a LITTLE more than that, yes? Look for a sequel, coming to a website near you.. ;)
If you read that, you rock the hizzouse. And yes, we're going back in time a year to wrap this thing up.. so if the details aren't correct about that particular show, my sincerest apologies lol.
I own nothing.
"Rundo my boy, you're getting leid tonight."
Randy glanced up as the door to his locker room was clicking shut, his look a mixture of amusement and curiosity as he caught his General Manager's cocky smirk. The younger man snickered as he continued lacing up his boots.
"Well I didn't really need you to tell me that, but thanks anyways.."
"Don't mind him, he's been saying that to everyone." Stephanie said, rolling her eyes as she flipped through her magazine next to Randy.
"Hey, what are you doing here?" Chris asked, noticing her for the first time. "I thought you were busy doing some stuff for your dad."
"I was, and then I finished."
"So you came to hang out with Rundo instead of looking for your ridiculously hot boyfriend who happens to be General Manager tonight? You're not cheating on me are you?" He shot her a suspicious look.
"Damn, we're caught Randy." Stephanie sighed dramatically as she clapped the young man on the back. "It was good while it lasted though, you have serious potential to be a real pro."
Randy smirked. "Why thank you Stephanie, do drop by whenever you feel bored. After all, you can get laid too."
"Oh wow you two are just hilarious." Chris stated, rolling his eyes. "Absolutely hilarious. Well Rundo, if you wouldn't mind, I'd like a word with my girlfriend. In private." He added as he crossed his arms, his demeanor serious, though Stephanie caught the glint of mischief and amusement in his eye.
She nonchalantly picked up her magazine again and whispered to Randy (albeit not so softly), "Say no."
The young man next to her gave her a puzzled look and then looked up towards his friend and boss for the night. "I'm sorry Chris, but I'm going to have to say no to that."
"Well then I'm going to have to fire you."
"Well when you put it like that man, go ahead and take her." Randy said, shrugging as Stephanie gasped.
"Glad to see where I stand with you Randy." Stephanie said, giving his shoulder a slight shove as she stood up and headed over to a smirking Canadian. "What are you looking at, Jericho?" She demanded, tossing her gorgeous locks over her shoulder.
"May I ask why?"
"Cause I can." He said with a wink, before reaching out for her hand, which she readily gave without a second thought. "Come on, we have things to do and people to see."
"I think you're getting too used to having power." She said as they left Randy's locker room, hand-in-hand. His smirk grew, but he just shrugged.
"I could get used to this."
"I know, being in charge is like an addiction. I know how that game works all too well."
"I wasn't talking about being in charge.." He said as he stopped walking. She stopped as well and gave him a curious look. "There's something else here I could get very used to."
"Oh really? What would that be? Fetching me from Randy's locker room?" She asked in a clueless tone, though not being able to hide the traces of a smile that were creeping upon her features.
"As fun as that can be, it's not everything.." He gently pulled her closer and was leaning down for a kiss when he felt a poking on his shoulder. He sighed, almost relieving Stephanie as he turned to the worker who had tapped his shoulder.
"What do you want, junior?" He sneered, wrapping an arm loosely around Stephanie's waist. "Can't you see that I'm --"
"I'm really sorry to interrupt you sir," The young man stammered, before showing his clipboard to the annoyed Canadian. "But you did say when this package arrived to let you know --"
He didn't have time to finish his sentence before Chris had snatched the clipboard away from him. His eyes quickly skimmed over the notice, before his smirk returned in full swing.
"Good job monkey, remind me to put in a good word for you with the Bish." He said, handing back the clipboard to the worker. "Take that bad boy straight to my locker room, would you, junior?"
"What was that about?" Stephanie asked curiously as the worker hurried away. He just flashed her his charming smile, making her laugh. "Chris Jericho, what are you up to now?"
"Don't worry, you'll see."
"You have come up with some really shady things in your day, Jericho, but this takes the cake." Stephanie said, shaking her head as she held out a certain Captain Charisma outfit at arm's length to admire. "This is just unbelievable.."
"You like it baby?"
"Like it?" She snorted, tossing it back over to him. "I love it.. seeing Christian wear that heinosity will about make my day."
He snickered. "Evil woman."
"You know you love it."
She leaned back in the leather sofa in his room, crossing her legs as she watched him. He was standing in the middle of the room, and was looking quite delicious in his suit and shades. His nose was scrunched up a bit as he gazed down at a list of matches in one hand, his free hand rubbing the back of his neck.
Oh yes, delicious indeed.
"Hmm?" He said absent-mindedly. She snickered to herself.
"You ready for tonight?"
"And for the plan?"
"Uh huh." He said, his eyes not moving from his list of matches.
"I think I'm gonna run and screw Kane now."
"That's great, Steph." He said in the same tone, before bringing the paper closer to his face. "Where the hell is the Women's Championship match on here?" He demanded to no one in particular.
Stephanie rolled her eyes and lifted herself slowly off the sofa, before strolling on over to her otherwise oblivious boyfriend. She was feeling rather playful at the moment, and was feeling like having some fun.
Especially at his expense..
"So tell me baby," His ears perked up at her change of tone, but he kept his eyes on the paper in front of him. He resisted the smirk from coming on his face as she traced the tips of her fingers teasingly around his broad shoulders while she walked around behind him. "You ready for the plan tonight or not?" She asked, teasing the skin on the back of his neck with her light touch.
"Well Stephanie, that depends," He replied in a low, husky tone, "Depends on which plan you're talking about."
"Gosh Chris, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about." She said, beginning to massage his shoulders. He closed his eyes, relishing the moment. There weren't that many days that he wasn't sore from his very demanding job.
"Yes, that plan."
"Steph, you know that's gonna take a while."
"You better make it good, Chris. It's all I ask." She said, patting his back and strolling back over to the sofa. She couldn't keep the grin off her face even if she tried. Chris opened his eyes and scowled, no longer feeling her body heat near his.
"Damn you and your teasing woman." He sneered.
"Oh Chrissy, it is not my fault that you want me so badly that a simple, innocent massage makes you go crazy." She shrugged innocently, ignoring the look he was sending her.
"You're so full of yourself, you know that?" He said in a disgusted tone.
"You're starting to rub off on me, what can I say? You're busy with your work anyways, don't mind little old me.."
He watched her smugly lean back into the sofa and close her eyes, that self-satisfied smirk on her face as she crossed her arms behind her head. He licked his lips as he slowly folded the sheet of paper with the matches into four rectangles, before putting it in his pocket as he sauntered on over to her.
Two could play her little game..
I know I'm really busy and all, but what can I say? Being the highly popular super-duper star that I am, I'm being pulled in a thousand directions tonight, but I wanted to let you know that I wish you the BEST of luck tonight! Hope you dethrone that bitch, Trish Stratus.. man I even hate writing her name! But anyways, good luck and we'll be talking soon.
PS - there's a certain stud who's very much into you. You read it here first.
Lita reread the note. And then reread it again.
And then one more time just for good measure.
She sighed and looked up, thoroughly confused and not really knowing what to make of the note. She frowned slightly, running her hand through her long red hair.
Honestly, a note? Was he that busy that he couldn't even bother to spend a minute of his time with her anymore to tell her this in person? She pushed the thought out of her mind, not liking the bitter feeling that flared in her chest because of it.
She left her locker room and wandered down the hallways, deciding she needed a walk and some time to clear her head before her big match. Her mind though kept going back to Chris, who had practically forgotten she existed over the last week. Normally he'd call and bother the hell out of her, but even so, she still welcomed the distraction.
But things were different. He had Stephanie now. She scowled and decided to think about something else -- like what exactly Chris had meant when he said someone was "very much into her," as he put it.
In the end, it didn't really matter -- because she was sure it wasn't him.
But then again -- he had proven to her what kind of games he was willing to play to get his way.
Oh this is ridiculous. She thought, shaking her head. She was so consumed by her thoughts that she didn't realize where she was headed and walked smack into someone, making both of them stumble back.
"Whoa Lita, I'm sorry." The blonde Canadian said, as he grinned at her, slightly embarrassed. "You okay?"
"Yeah Edge, don't worry about it." She said, shrugging.
"Hey I heard you got Trish tonight."
"Yup, going for some gold."
"That's cool, good luck with that."
"Thanks, I'll need it."
"Somehow I doubt that." He said, winking at her. She laughed and rolled her eyes.
"Thanks for the vote of confidence there.."
Meanwhile, not that far away...
"Let me just tell you Rundo, only a true friend would do this for you, so I hope you appreciate it.."
"Yeah yeah yeah, do you see her yet?"
"Yeah I see her, she's talking to someone though."
"Edge I think."
Randy bit his tongue and frowned. Why the hell was she talking to that sleaze?
"Jealous, are we?" Randy immediately scowled and felt a blush coming on, but refused to look at his friend's mocking blue eyes.
"Jealous, me? Get the hell out of here, Jericho."
"Suit yourself, kid. She's over there, and I did send her that note giving her a heads up for you. I hope you're grateful junior, I got a million things to do and I'm taking my time out to do this for you --"
"How many times do you want me to thank you tonight?" Randy said, exasperated, before sighing heavily.
Chris rolled his eyes before snapping his gum. "Well get a move on, Rundo, before Edgeward takes your woman."
"But I'm not --"
He didn't get to finish before the Canadian shoved Randy forcefully out into the middle of the hallway, catching the young man completely by surprise. He sent the older man a glare before composing himself and taking a deep breath. He glanced over at Chris again who pointed in the direction of Edge and Lita. The younger man nodded and smoothed out his hair for about the 25th time that night, before donning his ladies man demeanor.
He then casually strolled on over to where the duo was, before clearing his throat. The laughing pair turned to him.
"Oh hey Randy, what's up?" Lita said, smiling at him. He smiled back.
"Oh nothing, just wanted to see if I could talk to you, in private?" He looked pointedly at Edge, who rolled his eyes.
"Sure, that's okay.. I'll see you later Edge?"
"So what's up Randy?" She said as the two walked off together. He draped an arm casually over her shoulders, making her look up at him in surprise.
That's not to say she didn't like it.
"Oh not much, just wanted to check up on my favorite diva and see how she's holding up. And wanted to get away from Chris and Stephanie too, those two drive me crazy sometimes." He said with a laugh, but then stopped when he noticed the look on her face. "What is it?" He asked, slightly confused. "Did I say something?"
"Nope, not at all." She replied, a little too quickly, but he just nodded. "Just haven't seen much of them, so I wouldn't know what you're going through." She forced a laugh.
"Trust me, you're not missing much.."
"He did send me a note though. I've been wondering what he meant by it." She said, pulling it out of her jeans and letting Randy take a look. "I'm most curious about the last line."
"A stud huh?" Randy coolly said, trying not to laugh by his friend's choice of words. Chris Jericho was a man of surprises all right.
"Yeah, I guess."
"Well you don't sound that excited.."
"Hard to get excited, unless he was referring to himself."
The words stung Randy -- and he was not used to words stinging him, especially from a woman. It was now his turn to force a bitter laugh.
"Yeah, that Chris, he's something else isn't he." He stated, removing his arm from her shoulders, to her confusion. "Speaking of which, I think I should go find him."
"Oh, okay." She said, sighing. He thought he heard disappointment, and hesitated to turn and walk away. She noticed this though and gave him an inquisitive glance.
"Hey I was wondering.." He had to go through with this. He could not and would not go back to Chris and Stephanie without even trying with Lita.
"If you're not too busy next week, would you like to go out and maybe have dinner with me?"
She stopped walking at this and turned to look at him. He tilted his head a little as he gazed at her, for the first time fully understanding the lunacy that had overwhelmed his older Canadian friend with his scheming and planning over the last several months.
The things women could do..
While he kept his gaze on her, her mind was going a mile a minute. She wasn't dense - at least not when it came to Chris and his plans.
A stud, huh? Looking at the tall, handsome young man in front of her, she'd have to agree.
Randy Orton -- a stud indeed.
"Are you asking me out on a date?"
"Well.." He laughed, trying to get rid of the unease that had overtaken him. "I guess I am."
"Randy, you're a great friend and all.."
"Lita! You're on in five!" A coordinator yelled out to her from further down the hallway. She nodded before looking back up at him.
"Randy.." She didn't really know where to begin. She sure as hell hadn't seen this coming. "I don't know if I ever sent you the wrong message, but.. I just don't.. I can't.." She struggled to find the words to come to her, but she was still shocked that she never saw this coming.
"Hey.. I get it." He said calmly. "You like us as friends and you want to just stay friends right?"
"Yeah." She studied his eyes intently, but they were still friendly in their nature. He smirked then, and she was reminded of someone else's smirk that she had regrettably grown very attached to..
"It's okay, no harm done in me asking right?" He said in his charming manner, pulling her into him for a hug which she gladly returned.
"I'm so glad you understand, Randy." She sighed, satisfied with the turn of events. After all, she didn't want to string him along anymore than she had to.
"Oh I understand. I understand perfectly.."
Chris wasn't the type who was easily concerned for others, at least he hadn't been for a while. Of course, he blamed that fact on one Trish Stratus. Even so, that wouldn't help him now. He frowned as he contemplated how to approach this new situation, inwardly cursing his luck.
"Listen Run -- Randy." He said, catching himself as he adjusted his shades and looked at the young man sitting in front of him. "I uh.. well, just wanted to let you know that.. well.." He scowled, before catching the look his girlfriend was giving him. "You know, you can't get 'em all kid.. at least not without jumping through hoops for them.." He returned Stephanie's look.
"Ah, don't worry about it, Jericho." The younger man said, waving it off with his hand, before sighing again. "Not like I'm gonna die a lonely man, so it's not a big deal.."
"Well that's good," Chris said, immediately brightening as he smiled proudly at his young friend and companion. He looked over smugly at Stephanie, who rolled her eyes. "I knew you'd come around, kid."
"Randy, you sure you don't want us to go through with --"
"No, don't worry about it. It's a lost cause, she's got it kinda bad for someone else." Randy stated, and very bitterly at that.
"Say what!" Chris and Stephanie both exclaimed together.
"Why the hell hasn't she told me?"
Randy rubbed at his temples as his two friends grilled him, and suddenly wished he would've just kept his mouth shut. Feeling an ongoing headache coming on, and an urgent need to shut them both up, he said the first name that came to his mind.
Silence. He could feel the blank stares on him now, but he kept his gaze on the floor.
"Edge?" Stephanie repeated dumbly. She couldn't believe it.
"That greaseball? What the hell? She can do so much better.." Chris sneered. "You sure about this, junior?"
"Yeah, what can I say," He straightened, a scowl on his face. "I guess she has a thing for blonde Canadians.."
"You sure you don't want us to go through with this?"
"Absolutely. Trish got hers anyways didn't she? She lost to Lita tonight. There's no more need for the plans and games and all that crap anymore." He was met with silence, before he looked up at them. "Right?"
He was met with two very evil looking smirks.
"Rundo, if you thought that was all Trish had coming to her, you're completely dilusional my friend."
"Seriously Randy, Trish is a work in progress."
"I see.." The young man was slightly taken aback, but opted to remain silent. His eyes focused on Chris, and he bit his lip so he wouldn't frown at the man. He couldn't help the slight pang of jealousy that ran through him, and it bothered him immensely that the older man was oblivious to it all.
And didn't care to boot.
"You okay kid? You're staring at me like I got a mark on my spotless face." Chris snickered.
"Oh get off your high horse." Stephanie retorted for Randy, earning a glare from her boyfriend.
"I'm sorry, was I speaking to you, woman?"
"Seems like you are now, aren't you?"
"There you go," he snorted, before continuing with every word dripping in sarcasm. "The whole world's gotta revolve around the Princess.."
"Oh you are one to talk Chris Jericho.."
Randy snickered at the display in front of him and figured that he just needed to let certain things go in his life. He had two crazy friends, maybe it wasn't in the cards for him to be with someone right then. Lord knew Chris and Stephanie would keep him busy enough, lest he have a girlfriend of his own on his case too.
He was sure he could handle it.
He just hoped he wouldn't lose his mind in the process..
The end... for now.
Well, that concludes that time period... if/when I pick it up again (I don't know if you guys really want me to?..) .. then it'll be (dun dun dun...) a YEAR later! lol.. because yes, lots of things have yet to be resolved.. but those slew of problems deserve their own story.
Plus I want to retouch with what I wanted the story to be about anyways.. yes, Chris and Stephanie finally got together, but will it last? Did he get what he really wanted out of the situation?.. Only time can tell. :D lol.. and then there's the rest of the drama with Randy and Lita, and is Trish still around? What kinda crazy crap will these kids (I guess me?) come up with next? lol.
Well let me know what you guys think. In any case, thanks for everything.. this has been a BLAST writing, and I'm sorry again about the hiatus.. mucho love to you guys ;)