Trish locked her eyes to Stephanie's. "What do we need to talk about?"
"What do you think we need to talk about? We're sitting here making out and I don't even know why."
"What do you mean you don't know why Steph? I know you're attracted to me. I could tell from the moment I met you. Obviously I feel the same way or we wouldn't be here right now."
Stephanie smiled, she was glad Trish had felt the same way she did but there was only one thing left to solve.
"What about my dad?" Trish immediately looked down at the sheets of the bed like there was suddenly something interesting to stare at.
"Your dad and I were never together. Anything you saw was to get your attention. Any rumor you heard was because I made sure you heard it. I know it seems terrible but that was my way of getting to you. I was giving you signals ever since I stepped foot into this company but you were way too modest to catch on or go for it. I knew I could catch your attention by using your dad as a pawn."
"You used my father just to get to me!?" Stephanie snapped with disbelief in her voice.
"I know how terrible it sounds, but if it weren't for your dad none of this would have happened. You wouldn't have come after me in the lockeroom, nor would I have gotten us a match together for No Way Out. We wouldn't have been together the entire morning. I know I made a mistake and I could have done it some other way, but I can't really change that now. All I know is that I'm here with you and I want to be happy, but I can't be until you forgive me."
Stephanie saw a tear fall gracefully down Trish's face and immediately felt guilty for yelling at her. She walked over to the bed and brushed a strand of soft blonde hair behind her ear and slowly wiped the tear away.
"I never thought I would forgive someone who used one of my own family members. But these circumstances are different then anything I've ever dealt with before."
"So you do? You forgive me?" Trish asked, her eyes still tearing up.
"I can't stand to see you cry another second Trish. I absolutely forgive you."
Trish sighed in relief and wrapped her arms around Stephanie in a hug. It felt great to get all of this out in the open and off her chest. And to know that Stephanie understood her.
Now Stephanie had to do the same. There was just one more thing that needed to be said in this heartfelt conversation. Even though her mind told her not to, her heart wasn't about to listen. It was going to be said whether she liked it or not.
"God I love you Trish."