Let Me Be The One
A/N: A new story again! Lol. You're probably tired of seeing me posting new stories right? Lol. Anyway, this idea came to me and I just thought of trying it out. The title was inspired by the song 'Smother Me' by The Used. I was struggling with the titles but then Mikki helped me choose the best one so I would like to thank her for that, lol. Well I hope you enjoy this chapter. Let me know what you think. Happy reading!
Synopsis: Ashley has been drafted to Raw and feels lonelier than ever. But when she starts to fall for someone who comes to her rescue there's only one problem: he already has a girlfriend. Despite of this, could he fall for someone like the dirty blonde?
Chapter 1 – A Hero Comes Along
Do you ever feel like breaking down?
Do you ever feel out of place?
Like somehow you just don't belong
And no one understands you
Ashley Massaro entered the Raw arena while a particular rock song by Simple Plan blasted through her ears. She was alone but when it comes to listening to music on her ipod, she didn't feel that much lonely at all for the moment anyway. She was disappointed yet upset that she got drafted to Raw last week. As she went further inside to the locker room area on that Monday night, it was her first night on working there and she had a feeling down in the pit of her stomach that she wouldn't like it one bit.
She hated to be treated like she was a doormat and anyone could walk over her. She was not a Lita wannabe that everyone had proclaimed her as. Just because she wanted to contrast herself from everyone else doesn't give them the right to judge her. It was the same for Smackdown and now it was the same for this brand too.
I hate being alone.
Ashley didn't have many friends on Smackdown and now that she was part of the Raw roster, she doubted that she would have any friends there. She didn't care if it meant that she would always be alone. She was already like that anyway so that wasn't new to her. She was used to it. She hated being alone but she was used to it.
Do you ever wanna run away?
Do you lock yourself in your room?
With the radio on turned up so loud
And no one hears you screaming
She wondered how the songs could be so true. How could they know how a person is feeling inside? There was definitely more to the song than just the beat of it.
She felt like screaming to the world to leave her alone and to let her be. She was getting sick and tired of the people pointing fingers at her and laughing at her behind her back. Didn't they know that she was a human being just like them? Didn't they know that she had a sensitive side?
Of course they didn't. One reason being was because they didn't know her as well as they thought.
The dirty blonde diva kept on walking past the superstars that were standing around in the corridors doing nothing in particular. She could feel the eyes staring at her but she ignored them as she kept on walking. She had no idea where to go but she kept on walking.
No you don't know what it's like
When nothing feels alright
You don't know what it's like
To be like me
To be hurt
To be lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked when you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
And no one's there to save you
No you don't what it's like…
"Welcome to my life," Ashley sang softly and then let out a weak sigh.
Though she was aware of where she was going, at the same time, she was a bit absent minded while her mind was drowning into the song. As Ashley kept on walking, she met another superstar along the way and that smirk on his face annoyed her. He opened his mouth to say something to her but she couldn't hear him because of the music. She simply rolled her eyes and walked past him. She didn't went any further as she would like to as she felt a tight grip to her wrist and suddenly she got spun around to face him.
"What the hell is your problem?" she yelled as she pulled her arm away with force.
She couldn't tell how loud she was because the music but she didn't care. She was pissed and she had every right to show that she was. The man had his index fingers pointed to his ears. Ashley knew what he was trying to say and she rolled her eyes as her response to his message. She turned off her ipod and removed her earphones.
"That's much better," he said.
Ashley scoffed. "What do you want Carlito?"
"Why are you so grumpy to me all of a sudden?"
"Maybe it's because I'm just not in a good mood? Why do you care anyway?"
Carlito sneered. "You're so cute when you're angry."
He reached his hand to touch her cheek but then the dirty blonde swiftly slapped his hand harshly away.
"Don't you dare touch me," she hissed.
"I'm trying to talk to you and not you're being all bitchy towards me?"
"First of all if you want to talk to me, then you do so politely."
"I did but then you couldn't hear me because of your stupid earphones."
"Well sorry," Ashley said sarcastically. "Can I please go? I want to be on my own."
"That's none of your business," she said in a harsh tone. She didn't want to waste her time with someone that wasn't worth her time. She turned at her heels but Carlito got in her way. She tried to move to one side and then to the next but the Puerto Rican superstar was still blocking her way.
"Get out of my way," she said as she tried to control her anger.
"Why can't you look at me?" Carlito asked. He was enjoying annoying her by the minute. Ashley shot her fiery blue eyes at him as she frowned.
"I said get out of my way."
Carlito smirked at her. He then lowered his head down to whisper into her ear.
"You're not much of a diva. You know what I think what you look as? A prostitute."
Ashley's jaw dropped in mere shock at his words. She looked at him and his smirk was still there. She wasted little time to make her response and Carlito received a hot fierce slap to the face.
"Pervert!" Ashley said hotly as she moved away from him. She wouldn't take any of this crap from anyone lightly and she wasn't afraid of showing it. But he grabbed her wrist again but this time she yelped in pain and she looked into his eyes once more only to see the coldness in them. She tried to not be intimidated but fear overpowered her.
"Let me go!" Ashley shrieked as she tried to escape from his grip but the more she tried, the tighter the grip and Ashley tried desperately to hold back the tears that were coming forth.
"You dare to slap me?" Carlito asked.
"Let me go!"
"You wanna slap me again huh? You wanna try? Go ahead and we'll see if you'll regret in the end."
Ashley was helpless and all she could was to scream. She tried to think of a way to escape but how?
"Let go of her!"
Soon her wrist was released instantly and Ashley held onto it with tenderness. She made a few steps away as a new person appeared in the corridor.
"Why don't you stick your nose out of my business Orton?"
"When I see a guy hurts a girl, I intend on sticking my nose in it."
"Oh I see," Carlito sneered. "This is your way of confronting me before the tag match tonight. That's okay, I understand. No need to make excuses."
The brunette superstar scoffed. "You're so pathetic, you know that?"
"Just be lucky that I don't have an apple in my hand. Otherwise your face wouldn't look so pretty right now."
"Well I'm sorry that you didn't bring one with you or I would make you choke on it right now."
The two men glared at each other while the dirty blonde looked on with fear. Ashley had no idea if she should run away or not. Carlito looked at her and she made a light swallow as he had done so before looking back at his one of his opponents for the tag team match.
"See you in the ring," Carlito said to Randy. He took a few steps back and his cold eyes were targeting him and soon he turned around and walked away until Ashley could no longer see him. The other man however was still standing there, perhaps staring at the empty corridor where Carlito went through.
Ashley ran a hand through the locks of her hair as she looked at him despite that it was only his back that she was looking at. She was looking at the one who came to her rescue when she had thought that no one would come to her. Her heart skipped a beat as he turned around and his eyes met hers.
There was silence between them and Ashley had no idea what to say or do as he slowly walked towards her.
"Are you okay?"
"Yeah," said Ashley and nodded. "Thank you."
Randy nodded and Ashley made a small smile. Then there was silence once more and it was the kind that made her a bit nervous as he looked at her. Taking it as her time to leave, she turned and walked away. Before Ashley went any further, she heard his voice again and turned around.
"Is this yours?" Randy asked as he showed her small white device in his hand. Ashley checked her pocket and realized that her ipod wasn't there. Then she realized that she had dropped it while struggling from Carlito's grip.
"Yeah it is," said Ashley and took the ipod from him. "Thanks."
"You're welcome," said Randy. "See you later."
He walked past her and Ashley had the urge to call him back but then why would she? Had she already thanked him? Was she about to call him for no reason?
So she hesitated and instead she watched his figure got smaller and smaller.
Ashley sighed as Randy disappeared from her sight. She was on her own once more.