Chapter Thirty: Family

Randy walked into his hotel room after his argument with Alex. He tossed his phone on one of the beds before hearing the door behind him click as it opened. He turned and found Adam Copeland standing in the doorway. They had both participated in the signing earlier in the day and Randy had just taken Batista's place as Adam's roommate as well.

"Dude, you look pissed," Adam observed.

"Really? That would probably be because I am, genius. I'm seriously beginning to wonder why I ever got married."

"Aw, come on, Orton. Alex can't be that bad."

"Not that bad? Every chance she gets she tells me how I'm more dedicated to wrestling than my family. And then when I disagree, we fight and she runs straight to Jeff fuckin' Hardy," Randy replied as he untied his shoes.

"Well, Randy, you do kind of volunteer yourself for everything that comes up. You do have three kids at home. You can let someone else step into the spotlight for once."

"If I did that, what would be the point of me having that belt? Huh, Copeland? That title is what everyone in this business works for. And I have it. You want me to just throw that all away?"

Adam rolled his eyes as he collapsed on his own bed. "You're sitting here telling me this shit like I haven't been there before, Orton. I know what it's like to hold that belt. I know what it feels like to know that the boss thinks you're worthy enough to represent the WWE in that way. And no, I wouldn't just step down from that position either. But you know the difference between you and me? I don't have three little kids at home expecting me to come back and spend time with them every chance I get. With that being said, let me put this in perspective for you. Either you give up your title or you give up your family. And quite frankly, Orton, Alex and the kids need you a hell of a lot more than the WWE fans."

Randy sighed and laid back on his pillow. Did he really come off as if he only cared about his work? That was completely wrong…wasn't it? He spent time at home. And he passed up opportunities to go on special tours. Like the one to Mexico a couple of weeks earlier. He told Vince that he would rather spend the time at home with his family. But that was before Chris Jericho said he couldn't make it for family reasons and Randy ended up going.

Bad example. Surely, there was some recent work opportunity that he had passed up. Yet, he could think of none.

Maybe he was as involved with the WWE as everyone was saying. And if that was the case, then he had some serious making up to do with Alex. But it would have to wait until the morning. He was too tired to deal with it then.


Alex jumped from her spot on the sofa as she heard a knock on the door. She opened it to reveal the man she had been waiting for.

"Jeff," she cried, throwing herself into his awaiting arms.

"I'm here, sweetheart," he replied, moving the two of them out of the doorway and shutting the door behind him.

"I can't do this anymore, Jeff," she sobbed into his shoulder.

"Come on," he said, pulling away from her. "Let's go sit down , alright?"

Alex nodded her head as she wiped the tears that had fallen from her eyes. They walked back into the living room and sat on the sofa where she had been just moments before.

"Now, tell me what happened," Jeff whispered as he put his arm around her shoulders and pulled her into him once again.

"He's just being a complete ass. He isn't the man that I fell in love with. He isn't the man that I married. He's so inconsiderate and uncaring. He told me that I needed to get off my lazy ass and get a job. And he called me a self-centered bitch."

"He called YOU self-centered?" he questioned.

"Yeah. If that isn't the pot calling the kettle black I don't know what is. But that's not the worst of it. When he came home, we were in the bedroom and he said he wanted to make love to me. I resisted at first and told him that we had things that we needed to work out first, but I ended up giving in. But he did everything but make love to me. He treated me like a two dollar tramp he picked up on the streets. He hurt me, Jeff, and he didn't even care."

Jeff felt his blood begin to boil as Alex trembled with her increasing sobs. There were no words to describe how infuriated he was with Randy Orton at that moment. But he had to keep his cool. Going off about how much of an inconsiderate asshole Orton was, was not going to do anyone, especially Alex, any good at that moment.

He took a deep breath before turning Alex to face him. "I know this isn't what you want to hear, sweetheart, but it's the truth. If things don't get better between you and Randy, you're gonna have to leave him. Not only can you not put yourself through this, you can't put your kids through it. They don't deserve it and neither do you."

"I understand what you're trying to say, Jeff, but I love him and I need him. He just needs to see it. I have to make him see it."

"For one, Alex, you don't NEED him. You are perfectly capable of taking care of yourself and your kids. And two, if he hasn't seen how much you love him and how much he means to you by now, do you honestly think he ever will?"

"I think if I keep onto him about it, he will see."

"He will not see, Alex!" Jeff said, raising his voice.

"You don't know him like I do, Jeff!"

"I only know what you tell me and from the information you've given me, he's turned into a complete dick. And you think that if you keep onto him he's gonna change? How long have you been on to him? Three fuckin' months, Alex."

"You don't get it, Jeff."

"You're right. I don't get it. I don't get how you can call me up, bawling your pretty little eyes out because of something he said or did and then sit here and defend him. I DO NOT get that. How can defend such an egotistical, self-centered bastard?"

"He's my husband and I love him."

"He doesn't deserve you! Randy Orton does NOT deserve you! You deserve to have the same love and devotion shown to you that you show to other people."

Alex said nothing, instead she stared back into Jeff's gorgeous green eyes and saw in them what she prayed everyday to see in her husband's eyes again. Her next actions were uncontrollable. She flung herself on Jeff's lap and crashed her lips on his.

Jeff knew it was wrong. But if it was wrong, why did it feel so right? Why did it feel like he was where he was supposed to be, doing what he was supposed to be doing?

His fingers found their way through her hair and rested on the back of her neck, pulling her even more into the kiss. He could feel her fingernails graze his stomach as she lifted the hem of his shirt. He pulled away from her long enough to allow her to pull his shirt over his head and throw it behind the couch.

He then instinctively picked her up and carried her upstairs to her and Randy's bedroom, laying her down gently once he reached the bed. He slowly stripped her of her clothes until she was in nothing but a tiny pair of lace boyshort panties and a matching black bra.

Alex was absolutely beautiful to him. Having Jace and Sadie only accentuated her already beautiful curves. Jeff's attention was taken away from the beauty in front of him when he felt said beauty begin to unbuckle his belt. And that's when he noticed it.

The ring.

He was about ready to make love to a married woman.

"Alex," he said, lightly pulling her hands away from his belt.

"Shh…"she said, sitting up and pulling her hand from his and placing a single finger over his lips. "Don't."

"But, Alex…"

She cut him off again by putting her lips on his. He released her other hand and slowly moved his own up to her shoulders and slid her bra straps down her arms before reaching around her and unsnapping her bra.

Alex resumed her task of unbuckling Jeff's belt before sliding his jeans and boxer briefs down his legs. She immediately pressed herself against him, needing to feel his warm naked body against hers.

Jeff softly laid her back down on the pillow without losing the contact that their bodies had. He gently hooked his finger at the top of her panties and slid them down her long, smooth legs. He noticed her breathing getting heavier and knew she was ready. He separated his lips from hers and replaced them on her neck, then lower…and lower…and lower until he reached her most feminine parts. He slowly ran his tongue along her, savoring her taste.

At the same moment, Alex was on the brink of ecstasy after just one maneuver of his tongue. She clenched the sheets between her fingers and bit her lip to hold back every possibility of a scream. Jeff couldn't help but grin against her as he continued until he knew she was just about there. He moved back up her body and ran his finger across her lips.

"Jeff," she gasped. "Please…make love to me."


Randy woke up the next morning with an agenda. He was going home. He was going to apologize to his wife. He was going to spend the whole day with his family. It would only be for 24 hours, but he had to see his wife. He had to make things right.

"Thanks again for covering me, Orton," Dave said as he walked up to Randy. "I know you have a lot going on at home right now."

"No problem, big man. Just promise me that someday you will return the favor," Randy replied, slinging his duffle bag over his shoulder, preparing to exit the hotel.

"Just dial my number and I'm there. Catch ya later, Orton."

Randy just nodded his goodbye and walked out the door and hailed a taxi.

"Hey, you're Randy Orton!" the taxi driver said once Randy sat in the back seat.

"Yeah. I need to go to Dallas International Airport."

"On to another city? Another show?"

"Home, actually; to my wife and kids."

Exactly, how long has it been since I've updated anything? I don't even have a clue. Last semester was a BITCH! Between working as much as I could and a stupid night class I had to take, I barely had enough time to sleep, let alone write. Hopefully, though, this semester will be much easier and I will have a lot more updates for you all and hopefully wrap some of these stories up.

Thanks to HellionHayley, Caylen Vicious, southerncharm21, CapriceCC, BourneBetter67, purerandomosity, Magz86, KimmieCena, RKOsgirl92, giftiebee, Enigmatic Lotus Leaf, gurl42069, FrequentlyDazzled619, vjsimpact, Pinayprincesa and emma217 for reviewing chapter 29 oh so long ago. Thank you all for being patient and understanding. I hope to keep it updated a lot better now.

I also have about three fourths of the next chapter of One in a Million done. I know there's a lot of people waiting to know what happens between Colby, Brad and Randy. It's turning out kind of interesting so far so keep an eye out for that also.

Until then,

keep it rockin'