If I Should Love Again
Summary: After Matt broke her heart, Amy does not want to love again. If she does, she wants to love a guy who's really the one for her. Who could that be?
Characters: Amy Dumas, Allen Jones, Jeff Hardy, Trish Stratigias/Jason Reso, Lisa Marie Varon/Chris Irvine, Terry Gerrin, Tyson Tomko, Ashley Massaro/Matt Hardy and many more
Disclaimer: I do not own anyone that you recognize.
Author's notes: I hope ya'll enjoy this story! Read and review!
Chapter One: Friends
"Ames? Aren't you ready yet?" Trish Stratigias called out as she entered Amy Dumas' home. "Ames?"
"I'm coming, blondie." Came the reply from her best friend. Amy slowly walked down the stairs, looking sad and without life. She always looked like that ever since Matt Hardy, her boyfriend for six long years, broke up with her. Only to be with that Ashley Massaro girl. The blonde woman frowned in thought as she put her sunglasses on.
Amy folded her arms over her chest. "I'm here already so that means it's time to leave, right?"
"Amy Christine…" Trish rolled her eyes. "Stop looking so lonely and lifeless."
"Patricia, how many times do we –" The redhead sighed when Trish cut her off.
"You're the reason why I went here to pick you up so you can spend time with Jay and me." The petite Canadian pointed out. "So try at least to forget your being heartbroken for just a few days?"
"I'm not promising anything but I'll try." The redheaded woman muttered as she ran a hand through her hair.
"Ladies, are you ready to go?" Jeff Hardy made his presence felt as he entered the house. "By the way, Jerky and Lisa are already on their way to Florida."
Amy raised an eyebrow at the rainbow haired man. "Lisa and Chris are gonna be there, too?"
"It was supposed to be a surprise." Trish sent a glare towards Jeff's direction. "Well, it isn't the case anymore since Jeffro over here said it already."
"It was an accident. I kinda forgot it was a surprise." He said in his defense, smiling innocently at the blonde Canadian. The two women just shook their heads at him.
Trish shouldered her purse. "We're ready to go! I can't wait to see my boyfriend."
Jeff raised an eyebrow. "Uh… Trish? You just saw him this morning."
She stuck her tongue out. "I miss him already so I wanna go back to Florida now. Your problem?"
He just shook his head. "Speaking of Jason… He said that Terry, Tyson and Allen are gonna be there too." A beat passed. "And before you ask? No, that isn't part of the surprise."
"Allen?" Amy repeated. "Is he a new friend of yours?"
The rainbow haired man nodded. "Not really new... But neither of you met him yet. I think Jay met him in the gym or something like that…"
"I wanna meet him," said Trish. "Jay has been telling me a lot of good things about him."
Amy sat on the arm of the couch. "Like what?"
Someone is interested. Jeff smirked before he exchanged an amused look with Trish. The blonde woman then returned her attention back to Amy. "From what I heard from Jay… Allen is a video game addict. I heard that he even beat Jeff numerous times!"
"And I thought you're the king of video games?" She gave her best friend an incredulous look. Jeff just rolled his green eyes at her.
"He's an active Christian." Trish continued. "Jay said that he participates on prayer groups and those stuff."
The redhead smiled. "That's definitely a good thing."
Jeff glanced between the two women. "Girls, let's get going already if ya'll wanna reach Florida anytime in the near future."
Later that day, those waiting in Florida were wondering why the trio hadn't arrived yet. Most of them were already in Jason's house, still waiting… Rather, some waited impatiently while others just kept themselves preoccupied. What's taking them so long? Lisa Marie Varon-Irvine wondered. "They should be here by now."
Jason Reso shook his head. "Knowing my partner-in-crime, one of my best friends and my girlfriend? Anything could happen to them."
"Hey!" Chris Irvine exclaimed; setting the PlayStation controlled down on the floor in front of him. "Darn, you're really good. I just lost… again."
Allen Jones merely shrugged. "We can try another game."
Tyson Tomko rolled his eyes. "Jerky, how many times do I have to tell you that you can't beat him? If he beat Jeffro for God knows how many times already, what more with you?"
"He said we can try a different game." Chris nodded his head towards Allen. "I still have a chance."
The bald man snorted. "You wish."
The conversation was cut short when they heard the familiar sound of Jeff Hardy's car. Chris quickly stood up and dashed out of the house, leaving the controller with Allen. The others inside the house decided to wait for a few more moments before Jeff finally entered.
"What took you guys so long?" Lisa asked as she greeted Jeff with a hug. "You should've been here a lot earlier."
"Lemme say we had some setbacks that caused delay." The rainbow haired man replied with a grin.
Allen put his own controller down together with the one Chris was using to greet his friend. "Long time no see, Jeffro."
"Long time no see, too, Alien." Jeff laughed at the expression on the brown haired man's face.
"What's up with the nickname?" He raised an eyebrow. "Last time I checked my name was Allen, not Alien."
Tyson shook his head. "Jeff has a nickname for everyone."
Trish stepped inside the house with Chris. "Al, meet my girlfriend, Trish Stratigias. Trish, meet my friend, Allen Jones." Jason introduced the two to each other.
"Nice to meet you." He smiled.
"Same here." The petite blonde replied. Then, she sent a look at her boyfriend. "Where's Terry?"
Jason's shoulders lifted in a shrug. "The only thing he said was he's on his way here."
"Actually, I'm here already." Terry Gerrin said as he entered the house with Amy.
"Long time no see, pal." Jeff grinned. "It's been a while."
He rolled his eyes. "Dude, you just saw me about two weeks ago. You make it sound like you haven't seen me in years."
"Yeah but that's a bit long ago, isn't it?" The Cameron native pointed out.
Chris wrapped his arms around Amy in a hug. "Hey, Red. It's been a long time."
"Yeah, Jerky. It has been a long time." Amy said softly. "And a lot of things happened during that long time."
The blonde Canadian unwrapped his arms from her. "I know it's hard especially that he was the one you loved for the past six years but you've gotta move on. He's an ass. He doesn't deserve you and you deserve so much better. Cheer up!" He said as he placed his hands on her shoulders.
"Yeah, I'll try." She promised.
He dropped a kiss on her forehead. "Love you, little sis."
"Little sis?" Allen raised an eyebrow.
Chris turned around to face him. "She's like my little sister ever since. Same goes with Jeff, Ty, Terry and Jay." He explained. "By the way, Allen this is the beautiful Amy Dumas. Amy, this is Allen Jones."
"Hey." The redhead greeted him with a small smile.
The Gainesville native smiled back. "Hey… Nice to finally meet you. I heard a lot of stuff about you from the guys."
Amy nodded slowly. "Same here."
Jason, who had his arm wrapped around Trish's waist, coughed, catching their attention. "Er… Guys? Now that everyone is properly introduced, are we gonna do anything?"
"Dude, you're ruining the moment." Jeff's green eyes rolled.
Allen rolled his blue eyes this time before Jason could say anything else. "And what the hell do you mean by that?"
Before the others knew it, the three began to fight in a not serious way, playfully shoving and wrestling each other. Thank God I'm not part of this… As the thought crossed Tyson's mind, he found himself dragged along as well.
"Ter?" Amy looked at her long haired friend. "Are they always like this?"
"Hell, yeah. That's how they bond with each other for some reason." Terry nodded. "Occasionally, I get pulled in their little 'fight'."
Lisa shook her head as Chris joined the 'fighting' men. "Kids… But they do look amusing though."
Is it just me or is Ames really watching Allen? Trish thought as she silently observed her redheaded best friend. Yeah, she definitely is.
Two hours later…
Amy sighed as she sat alone on the grass in the garden. Trish, Jason, Lisa and Chris were also asleep inside the house; the four having fallen asleep while watching a movie. Terry, Tyson and Jeff left to go somewhere – they didn't say exactly where – and she didn't know what Allen was doing. She sighed once more. Whatever she did and even if her friends tried to keep her busy, she still couldn't get what Matt did to her out of her mind. She always thought about the pain…
She turned her head towards the direction of the back door and saw Allen standing there. "Oh, hey…"
"Would you mind if I join you?" He asked. "There isn't much to do inside and I don't wanna listen to Jerky snore anymore."
The redhead chuckled and shook her head. "No, not at all."
Allen walked towards where she was seated and sat down beside her. The two then fell silent for awhile. "I know that we ain't exactly close friends yet…" He whispered. "But you can tell me anything you want… Cuz I can see that you have a problem right now."
She looked at him, debating whether or not to tell him. Then, she decided that she would, thinking that she might explode if she wouldn't confide to him. "You know, Jeff's brother, Matt, was my boyfriend for six years. I really loved him and I really thought that he was the one for me. But I was wrong. He told me he fell in love with someone else. It hurts a lot, Allen…"
"I understand." He said. "I had an ex-girlfriend and we dated for five years. I was supposed to ask her to marry me but I found out that she had an affair with some guy. I never fell in love the same way I loved her after that."
Amy stared at him with wide eyes. "That must've hurt a lot. You were going to propose to her… How were you able to move on?"
"The PlayStation and the X-Box became my best friends during that time. I spent most of my time just playing video games." He replied with a smirk. "Jay, Jeffro, Terry and Ty helped me a lot too."
The pair fell silent after that. At that moment, something began to change… Their friendship started to grow because of a similar experience they both had in the past. Amy was happy that she was able to confide to him what she was going through and Allen understood everything she was feeling. Their similar bitter experiences seemed to connect the two of them.
"Fuck love." Amy muttered.
"Yeah." He easily agreed. Then, an idea popped into his mind. "Do you want some ice cream? I know Jay has some in his fridge."
The redhead grinned. "Hell, yeah." The pair went back inside the house while they continued to talk about random things.
Both of them, though, failed to notice the three pairs of eyes watching them from outside.
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