-Three and ½ Months Later-
Everything was going great between Jeff and Willow. Bekky never came back into the picture. There were only four "Tough Enough" contestants left. Willow, Marie, Tammy and Sam Weiland. The training had become very tough. It was only a few days until the final two were picked. Willow and the girls had just came in from a hard day and wanted to relax. They got back early. The guys were still down at Tracks.
"Oh man, my neck hurts so bad." Willow moaned.
"After fuckin' up the Swanton Bomb, I'm sure your neck hurts. Word to the Wise Willow, don't copy your man's moves." Tammy said.
"Ha, you should talk, Mrs. Twist of Fate. "Come on baby, Let me do it to you just this once. It won't hurt much. I promise." Willow mocked Tammy, crossing her eyes as she spoke.
"You are so dead." Tammy chased Willow up the stairs. Willow ran into Jeff's room and shut the door.
"I'm gonna rib you so bad!" Tammy yelled from outside the door. Willow laughed as Tammy walked away. Willow turned toward her bed, something sitting on it caught her eye. A very large gold box laid on the bed. A red ribbon wrapped tightly around it and a tag read "Willow". She opened the box. 7 long stem roses lay inside the box. A note inside the box read:
I love you, I want us to do something special tonight. Dress up real nice and meet me at Southern Pines Mall at 9:00pm.
Tears filled Willow's eyes. Jeff was such a sweetheart. It was already 7:00, she had to get together. She jumped into the shower. About 20 minutes later she came out and put on her body spray and deodorant and lotion. She put on her underwear. A black lace bra and matching panties. She pulled out a black dress from her suitcase. She put it on, it fell just above her knees. She pulled on her black leather 3inch heel boots. She let her long hair hang loose and pulled on her long black leather trench coat. She checked herself in the mirror one more time, then put on her black shades.
-In The Livingroom-
Marie and Tammy were playing Smackdown! Shut Your Mouth on the Playstation 2 that was in the livingroom. Marie played as Shane and Tammy played as Matt. Willow walked into the room.
"Whoa, where you are going Miss. Suave?" Marie asked. "Jeff wants me to meet him in Southern Pines. He's gonna take me out."
"Ok, see ya guys later." Tammy and Marie waved goodbye as Willow walked out the door and toward her car. She got in and drove to the Southern Pines mall. When she got there, the mall was closing. She got out of the car and waited for Jeff.
-Back At Jeff's House-
"Stand back, there's a hurricane comin' through!" Marie yelled as she jumped on the couch. Laughing at the fact that she had beat Tammy for the three time in a row.
"Somethin' wrong with this thing." Tammy mumbled, referring to the joystick.
"Did I hear someone say my catch phrase?" Shane laughed as he walked into the room.
"Yea, Wonder Woman over there." Tammy said.
"Don't get mad because all your boy can say is "AAHHHH!" Marie doubled over laughing. Tammy gave her the finger. Marie stopped laughing when she saw Jeff walk into the room. He was still wearing his gym clothes and he was all sweaty. Didn't look like he planed on going anywhere.
"You guys are funny." he said.
"Hey why are you here?" Marie asked confused.
"Um, the last time I checked I lived here." Jeff laughed.
"But I thought you were meeting Willow in Southern Pines?"
"Who told you that?"
Matt emerged from the upstairs with the note from the rose box.
"You guys, I didn't write this." everyone looked at each other. Jeff ran for the door. He bolted out to his car and got in. He sped off in search of Willow...
"Where is he? It's almost 11." Willow thought to herself. "I'm going to wait in the car." Willow walked toward her car and stopped in front of the door. "What did I do with those keys? "
A pair of hands grabbed her from behind. She struggled against them, but a heavy object came crashing down on the back of her head, knocking her out cold. Her assailant dragged her from her car and dumped her into the back of a station wagon. The person got in the front seat and drove to an unknown location. Just as the kidnapper drove off, Jeff pulled into the mall's parking lot. He got out the car and looked around.
"Willow! Where are you! Willow!" He saw her car and ran over to it. No sign of her. He noticed a piece of paper on the windshield. It was a letter which read:
You think I'm just gonna sit around and let you have Willow? You don't deserve her. You get anything you want and anyone you want, you don't need her! But I'm fair, so I'll let you have her back... for a price. Be at 2422 Parkner Drive at 1 am. You'll get further instructions from there.. "
"Oh fuck!" Jeff grabbed his cellphone and punched in a number.
-At Jeff's House-
Matt's cellphone went off. "Hello?" Jeff told him what was going on. "Oh Shit, man. Do you want me to go with you? Are you sure? Ok be careful. Call me when you get done. I love you, little bro. Bye."
"What happened?" Marie practically yelled. Matt told her.
"Oh god, god, god, god."
"Don't worry Marie, If anyone can get her back, it's Jeff." Tammy said.
"I hope so."
Willow's head bolted up. She looked around, nothing but darkness. She realized she was sitting down, when she tried to get up, she also discovered that she was chained down.
"I see you're awake." a light was flicked on, by the man who tired to kidnap Willow before.
She could tell it was him, by his voice.
"You were out for a while."
"Who are you? What do you want?"
"I want a lot of things and one of those things is to see Jeff Hardy dead!"
"Why! What did Jeff ever do to you?"
"He stole the stoplight from me! In our Indie days, we had a lot of matches together. Jeff always had to show me up, with those stupid high spotting moves. Always had to have the best girls! Always had to have all the attention! Now it's time for a little payback."
Jeff's car pulled up at Parkner Drive. He got out and scanned the area and found a house that bore the numbers "2422". He walked up to the door, which was locked. He saw an intercom and rang the only bell.
"Well, well. Seems Jeff found the place. I'll be right back." the masked man gagged Willow and left the room. Outside the door flew open and Jeff stepped inside. He looked at a table in the center of the room, Willow's car keys lay there with a piece of paper under it. Jeff picked up the note, which read:
Go upstairs, second door on the left."
"Willow." he thought to himself as he walked up the stairs. He reached the door and stopped. He could only imagine what he would find. Jeff slowly opened the door, he saw Willow chained to the chair. He ran to her side and pulled the gag off.
"Jeff. Oh I missed you so much!"
"Are you okay?"
"Yes, I..." Willow was cut off by the sound of a loud clicking.
"What the hell was that?" Jeff walked over to the door. It was locked.
"Well, well. We meet again." The masked man walked out from behind Willow.
"Who the fuck are you, man?"
"Oh you should know by now, man. We wrestled together for years. You me, Shane and Shannon. You don't remember? That's when you went by that stupid character "Wolverine". "
"The only guy I remember was Mike Maverick. And you're way smaller than him."
"Well, why don't I give you a hint?"
The man pulled off his mask and reviled himself. "Cham Pain? What the hell did I ever do to you man?"
"What did you do? What did you do? YOU STOLE ALL THE ATTENTION FROM ME! YOU STOLE ALL THE GIRLS FROM ME! YOU STOLE MY CAREER! I'm stuck in the Indies while you're in the big leagues, living it up with this chick! I couldn't sit back and watch that anymore, I had to act. I want what you have Jeff," He pulled out a gun.
"And I intend to get it." Cham walked over to Jeff, gun extended. Jeff ducked and ran behind Cham. Cham turned around and he and Jeff began to scuffle over the gun, They pulled and twisted. Willow tried to get out of her restraints, but they didn't budge. All of a sudden the gun went off. All movements stopped, there was nothing but silence. Cham and Jeff stared at each other. Jeff's eyes rolled back, then Cham's body feel to the floor. The gun was in Jeff's hand, his finger on the trigger. He swallowed hard. He looked at Willow, who's mouth was hanging open and face was covered with blood. She looked like she was about to be sick. Jeff searched Cham's body for the key to the lock on Willow's chains. Once free, Willow wrapped her arms around Jeff's neck tightly.
"Let's go home." with that Jeff and Willow walked out of the house...
-Two Days Later-
The day had finally come, it was time to pick the next two future WWE superstars. Jeff had been cleared of all charges in Cham Pain's death. The cops ruled it was Self Defense. Willow was backstage with Marie, talking.
"Um, Marie? Do you mind if I steal Willow for a minute?"
"Sure, go ahead."
"I just wanted to wish you luck, tonight."
"I don't deserve to win, Jeff."
"I don't deserve to win. I had all this stuff happen to me, happen to us. I just don't want to win because the WWE feels bad for me."
"Is that how you really feel?"
"Well, I was going to do this after tonight. But since you have doubts..." Jeff got down on one knee. Willow held her hand over her mouth.
"Willow, ever since the first day I met you, I knew you were the one. And I don't ever want to loose you. Willow Francine Scott, will you marry me?"
"Yes, Jeffery Nero Hardy, I will!" Jeff slipped on the ring and they hugged and kissed.
"Willow, we need you on the stage." Al said.
"Ok." Willow and Jeff kissed again and Willow walked to the stage. The little video that the remaining cast made before the show came on.
"What are dreams? A goal...A challenge...My dream is to be a pro wrestler...I want it so bad...I work hard...It's my salvation...My goal...My Life...My Destiny...It's who I am...What I am...What I will forever be...There's nothing more that I need in my life than this..and I'm gonna get it..." .
The lights grew bright and a camera scanned the room. "Welcome to the 4th Annual Tough Enough Finals! Tonight the two next future WWE superstars will be picked! Stay tuned!" The announcement blared through the room. The whole night they showed clips from the show and bloopers and stuff. Then they went to their last commercial. The chairs were set up, the lights focused on the stage. It was the moment of truth.
"Ok folks we are ready for the final pick."
"I just want to let you all know that I am very proud. For those who will be cut, I know that you can make it, you made it this far. Just don't give up." they started to play some drama building music. Al walked back and forth for what seemed like forever. "Marie...sit down."
Marie sat down and let out a breath. "Sam..." he was looking cocky. "Sam..I'm sorry, but you are cut." Sam looked like he was about to cry. Al hugged him and he walked off the stage. It was down to Tammy and Willow. Al walked in front of them. He stared at them, as if he didn't want to make the cut.
"Tammy...sit down. Willow I'm sorry, but you are cut." Willow shook her head in understanding. Al hugged her real hard. Then she walked off the stage. The rest of the night was filled with celebration. Even though she had lost, Willow had a big smile on her face. The girls wondered why.
"Willow, what are you smiling about?"
"I'll tell you in a second." She walked over to Jeff. "You ready?"
"Can I get everyone attention please?"
Jeff asked, tapping a glass. "We have an announcement to make. As of tonight, Willow and I are engaged to be married." The room erupted in cheers. "Finally." Willow whispered to Jeff. "Finally, I'll be able to live a happy, somewhat normal life..." .
"Yea? That's what you think..." a stranger watching the party thought...
To Be Continued..