Chapter Nine: Offer To Dinner

"You did WHAT?!"

Greeeeeeeat. I know that was coming. I knew Caria was going rip me an ass for what happened last night. What was I suppose to do? Seriously? Chris is my best friend. Friend. That's only what I honestly see him as. I mean, I've never had those feelings for him before. One kiss isn't going to magically change my mind.

"Caria, honestly, I-"

She held up her pointer finger to my lips. "Shoosh! No, no, no, no, no, no. Don't-"Caria, honestly"-me. You had it MADE last time. It was handed to you on a silver platter. You had the chance to grab him and you totally blew it! What's-a matter with you, girl?"

"Caria, I don't like Jericho that way." I told her. "And he just like, rushed into it anyway. I mean, yeah it was sweet in a way, but... I don't know."

I threw my hands up in the air carelessly and let them hit the sides of my legs. If it wasn't obvious enough that I was getting upset over this whole ordeal, I don't know what is.

I then saw Caria's eyes flicker to a brighter emotion. Like she just figured something out. She smiled widely, and leaned back from me somewhat. "Oh my gosh, I can't believe I saw it before..."

Now, I was feeling a bit awkward. She was staring at me. "What?"

"You're still not over Phil..." she decided. Uh, what...?

I arched an eyebrow. "Uh, not really. I hate him."

"Right." she said, simply, walking off out of my locker room. She looked at me and smiled before she left. "If you say so."

She can't be serious.

I sipped my coffee as I sat in catering with Caria, Shawn, Ken and Mickie, chatting away with them.

Caria cheered gleefully. "Woo, I'm so excited! I get to see my baby today!"

Well, good for her. She's gonna see Shannon soon. And knowing them, they'll probably be all over each other once they see one another and all that good stuff.

I sighed internally as I took another sip. so much was going through my mind right now. I kept t hinking of what Carai had said earlier about Phil. Honestly, did she actually believe that? I am so over him, it's ridiculous! He's a totaly prick! Why would I ever have any extra feelings for him? I can answer that simply; I don't! So, I don't know where she's getting that stuff.

Then I thought of Chris. And it put a little light on the whole ordeal. But it still stressed me out in a way as well. I kind of felt like a jerk because I just walked out on him. But on another side, I couldn't help it. I felt uncomfortable! He just -- bam -- kissed me! I mean, where the hell did it come from? I didn't even expect it at all. I mean, for the longest time, Chris and I were just friends. That's all. There was no spark at all growing through the time. In my eyes, there's some things you can't just force to happen; or force people to accept.

Oh man, this sucks, big time. I love Chris to death, but I have a feeling that I'm gonna seriously hurt him in hope wa. Then I know I'm gonna regret it later. Dang it. What am I suppose to do now?


A loud voice broke into my thoughts, interrupting my concentration. I snapped back to reality and glanced over to the person who was trying to get my attention.

It was Ken. "Hey, someone's trying to talk to ya, girl."

He signalled me to look over at the other person that was trying to talk to me as well. I turned to my other side and found myself sitting next to Cody.

The younger Rhodes son handed me a bundled up black article of clothing. "Hey, Chris told me to give this to you. He said you forgot it in his hotel room the other night."

I blinked, as I accepted it. "Oh, yeah, thanks, man."

"No prob, later." he said, getting back up and walking back to his table.

I unravelled it and realized it was my Atreyu hoodie. Oh cool, I had no idea that I forgot about this...

As I slipped it on, I saw something white fall out of the pocket. I picked it up and found it to be a small note. I blinked again, confused and curious as I unfolded it.

I recognized the writing right off the bat.

It was from Chris.

'Look, I'm so sorry about last night.
Forgive me, I didn't mean to disrespect you.
Let me make it up to you.
Dinner after RAW?
Meet me out in the parking lot around 11:20.
...If you want.'