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Chapter 18 –Giving In While Letting Go

Alex woke up the next morning to her cell phone going off. She groaned as she rolled over in bed to answer it. She looked at the caller ID and smiled as she answered it. "Hey Cami" she said

"Hey Alex. Oh my gosh, I've been so busy lately that I haven't called you all week. I realized that this morning so I decided that I just had to call you and see how the week was." Cameran spouted out at her usual quick pace.

"Oh, well I'm glad you finally found a free moment. How is everything going for you?" Alex attempted to change the subject so the focus was away from her.

"Alex, don't even start that. I called to hear about you. So…how was your week?"

"It was fun." Alex tried her best to be cheery and convincing but Cameran saw through that fake cheeriness immediately.

"Alex, don't lie to me."

"No, it really was fun at first."

"At first?" Cameran questioned.

"Yeah, Randy and I got along really well. I mean, you saw that when we first met. We kind of just…I don't know…clicked."

"So what happened?"

Alex paused for a moment and then decided to continue. "I fell for him." She replied in an almost whisper.

Cameran couldn't help herself from letting out a slight chuckle. "Explain to me how it is a bad thing to fall for a very hot man."

Alex smiled slightly at Cameran's comment. "Cami, I'm leaving today. I don't want to be that insecure girl who has a long distance boyfriend who she is always afraid is cheating on her. I won't be that girl."

"I understand but I don't want you to regret your decision. If you leave and never look back, you may end up regretting that decision for the rest of your life. You'll always be thinking, what if?"

"I know" Alex paused then continued. "I guess I have a lot to think about."

"Just do what you think is right."

"I will."

"Alright, call me when your flight gets in."

"I will. It was nice hearing from you Cami."

"Yeah, whatever decision you make I'll be behind you."

"Thanks. Bye Cami."

"Bye Alex."

Alex closed her phone. She laid back down in bed, pulled the covers over her head, and groaned. "What am I going to do?" She asked herself. Alex laid in bed for several minutes before deciding to get up to take a shower. After her shower, she came out of the bathroom to the sound of her ringing hotel phone. She ran over to the phone and picked it up, with only a towel wrapped around herself. "Hello?"

"Hey Alex, this is Randy." Alex cringed slightly at hearing Randy's voice. After everything that was said the night before, Randy was the last person she wanted to talk to.

"Hi Randy."

"I was wondering if you wanted to go out for breakfast on the way to the airport."

Alex knew that she should say no but she also knew that she and Randy deserved one last meal together. "Yeah, just let me finish getting dressed and packed."

"Alright, how much time do you need?"

Alex looked at the clock. "Umm, give me 45 minutes or so."

"Okay, see you soon."

"Yup, bye."


Alex set down the phone and sat down on her bed. She put her face in her hands and groaned. She still had no idea what she was going to do. She had only known the real Randy for a week but she already felt herself falling for him. Alex knew that people started long distance relationships all the time but she didn't want to be that girl, the one who is always waiting for her boyfriend to call. She saw something developing with Randy but she didn't know if she was ready to take that leap.

Alex got up and decided that it was time to get dressed. She put on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt and then started getting all of her stuff packed and ready to go. Alex was just finishing up with doing her hair when she heard a knock on the door. She walked over and opened the door to find Randy standing there. He was looking very nice in jeans and a short sleeve green polo shirt. With Randy looking that good it was going to make it even harder for Alex to leave. Alex just smiled as Randy offered to help her with her stuff and they headed to the elevator.

After they got their luggage into the car they took off and drove to a little restaurant to have a late breakfast. Randy didn't really know what to say to Alex and Alex was waiting for Randy to say something…anything would have been nice. Randy had been thinking all night about what he could say to Alex to get her to stay but nothing had come to him. He wanted Alex to do whatever she thought was right but he meant what he said when he said that he would never forget her. Alex had a permanent spot in his memory as well as in his heart.

After their somewhat silent breakfast, Alex and Randy got back in the rental and Randy drove to the airport. Alex was surprised that Randy still hadn't said anything about their conversation the night before. Then she thought that maybe he just didn't want to say anything in front of Alan who was still filming their every move. That was one thing that Alex definitely wouldn't miss about the week. Having a camera follow you around is not very much fun.

Alex and Randy checked in at the airport and went through the baggage check. Alex's plane for Missouri was leaving first and Randy's plane to Florida was leaving shortly after that. They were standing waiting for Alex's flight to be called when Randy finally decided that he had to say something.

"Alex, before you leave, we need to talk." Alex's head jerked up from where it had been staring at the floor and she just looked at Randy. Alan perked right up at Randy's words. He was glad to have any kind of excitement after the boring morning he had sat through. Randy was about to say something more but then Alex stopped him as she turned to Alan.

"Look, do you think you could give us a couple of minutes without the camera. You've been following us around for a week with that thing and it would just be nice to have a few minutes without it. Wouldn't you want that?"

Alan thought for a moment and knew that he should be filming but he also knew that he wouldn't want a camera watching his every move either. He shut off the camera and nodded his head as he walked a little ways away to give Alex and Randy their privacy. Alex then turned back to Randy and waited for him to say something.

Randy grabbed Alex's hands. "Alex, I hate it that we can't even talk anymore."

Randy's touch also sent shocks through Alex's body. "I do too Randy, but being here and talking with you, it just makes leaving even harder."

"So, why don't you stay?"

Alex pulled her hands away from Randy's touch. "I can't. I love my job and I love my life back in Fair Grove. It would be great to have you be a part of my life too, but I just don't see it working."

"Why can't we even try and make it work."

"Randy, I don't want to try. I want to remember this week exactly the way it was with us getting along great and really growing to care for each other. If we try and have a relationship and it ends wrong…I don't even want to think about it. I want to remember this week as a good thing and not something that ended up with me getting hurt."

Randy moved to touch Alex's cheek. "I won't hurt you."

Alex again pulled away from Randy's touch. "You don't know that and I don't know if I'll hurt you. Neither one of us can see into the future Randy. Why can't we just end it like this?"

"Because, I can't lose you." Randy practically yelled.

After Randy's outburst, the boarding call for Alex's flight was called. Alex gave Randy a slight smile and just shrugged her shoulders. "You're not losing me Randy. You're just letting me go. Good-bye."

With that said Alex grabbed her carry-on and started to walk away. She got a few feet away when she stopped in her tracks and turned back to look at Randy. She knew she shouldn't have but she couldn't stop herself. She was about to start walking again but stopped herself as she dropped her luggage and shrugged her shoulders. "What the hell." Alex ran back and captured Randy's lips in a deep and passionate kiss that they had both wanted all week. She wrapped her arms around his neck as he wrapped his arms securely around her waist. Neither of them wanted to let go or stop the kiss but finally Alex pulled away. Alex smiled and shrugged her shoulders. "I couldn't resist. Good-bye Randy."

Alex walked back to her bag picked it up and walked towards the tunnel leaving Randy standing there dumbfounded. He had wanted to kiss Alex all week and when he finally had the chance she was leaving. What a crazy, twisted world it was. Randy hoped he would see Alex again but for now he just let her go knowing it was what she thought was right. One thing was for sure though, Randy would never be able to forget a girl who could kiss like that.

THE END…(until I start the sequel)

A/N – Thank you so much to my reviewers:

Kissybabe84 – I agree with the cute comment.
RKOxLegendKiller – "Rip-off artist" huh? Well, I don't think I ruined the story…hehehe…but if you think I did, don't get angry just wait for the sequel.
andonly – You probably wouldn't call it a happy ending. Maybe the sequel will have that happy ending you are looking for?
Demon Spawn – For me, it was the touching ending that you were looking for. Let me know how you feel about it.
Insane Zula – Well they kissed, but surprisingly Alex did the grabbing. Does that surprise you?
Katie 05 – I'm so touched that you called it your favorite story. That really makes me feel good.
OTHlover04 – Thanks!
RKOBlueEyes – Well she left and it remains to be seen whether they belong together. Maybe the sequel will tell us the answer to that. By the way, you had an AMAZING update!
KaoriRKO – I think I should do a sequel too.
Mrs. Orton- Cena – You don't have to miss it. Just read the sequel and you'll feel like your still reading the story.
wwefan01 – I'm glad. I hope this one was worth the wait too.
AnimusPatronus – Thank you and I'm glad you like it.
Disappointed – I'm sorry you feel that way. Personally I liked the last chapter and I'm sorry you didn't. Maybe you liked this one better?
Evandiel – I'm not sure if it's a happy update or not. I would probably call it partly happy. Don't hate me, okay?
TrishStratusfan2007 – I know, I'm not so sure I would be able to give up that opportunity no matter what my life was like.
Cenafan14 – Aww, I'm so glad you like it. Thanks!

Alright, everyone that is the end of The Contest but…no worries, I will probably be back next week with the sequel. Make sure you all check for it. I know you all wanted a happy ending but c'mon where would be the fun in that? HeHeHe! Don't get angry though, I mean this was a partly happy ending. They finally kissed! You have all wanted that for the past like 5 chapters. Just check for the continuation of this story in the sequel. I'm not sure of the name for that yet but the summary will be something like:

How do you go back to your normal life after traveling with the WWE? Do you try to get over falling for someone or do you just continue falling? Find out how Alex and Randy are after going their separate ways. Plus find out how John and Desiree are doing with their "relationship."

make sure you all check it out. please review and let me know what you thought of this chapter, the story in general, and my ideas for the sequel. thank you everyone!