Jeff tapped his foot in an effort to calm his nerves. The day had finally come. Today was the day he was getting his AIDS test results back. He and Randy were sitting in the waiting room of the doctor's office, not talking and trying to avoid the eyes of the other people. Matt had wanted to come with them, but today was Katie Lea's first ultrasound and he couldn't miss that. She was pregnant, just like Phil predicted back when Jeff was in the hospital. It was something the Straight Edge Superstar wouldn't let them forget.
"It's going to be okay honey," Randy assured him. "No matter what happens, it's going to be okay."
Jeff nodded. He was tempted to make some pessimistic remark to that, but he kept his mouth shut instead. He doubted that he could speak anyway. It felt like he was about to throw up or something.
Finally, a nurse came out to see them. "Mr. Hardy?"
"Yeah?" Jeff said shakily. Knowing his luck, the news he was about to hear was bad.
"Your test results came back negative."
That was all Jeff heard. Negative? He didn't have AIDS? Well he didn't see that one coming. He figured with how his luck usually went, he had been counting on actually having it.
"Oh thank God," Randy said in relief. He was smiling his first genuine smile all day.
Jeff let out a long breath and grabbed Randy's hand. Relieved could not describe Jeff's mood at the moment. It felt like a humongous weight had been taken off his chest. He barely noticed as Randy thanked the nurse and it wasn't until they were in the car and driving away that he snapped fully back into reality.
"So what do you want to do now Jeff?" Randy asked. "How do you want to celebrate this good news?"
"Let's have our first worry free sex since Tommy's phone call."
Randy rolled his eyes. "Well yeah, I knew that sex was going to be a part of this deal. We celebrate everything with sex. What I meant is, what else are we going to do to celebrate? You want to go out to dinner or something?"
Jeff shrugged. "We could."
"Just the two of us or do you want to have a big dinner with everybody?"
"Honey, I just want the sex right now. We can eat any other time."
Randy chuckled. "Okay, okay. I get it. You can't resist me. I wouldn't be able to resist me either if I was you."
Jeff rolled his eyes. "You are quite the egomaniac, you know that?" He bit his lip. There was something really important that he wanted to do, despite his jokes about the sex being more important than food. It was something he had thought about since the wedding, but he hadn't been sure about the right way to bring it up.
Randy immediately noticed the shift in Jeff's mood. "What is it babe? What's wrong?"
"Nothing's wrong. It's just that…I need to ask you something."
"Okay. Ask away."
"What do you think about kids?"
Randy did a double take. "You mean like kids in general?"
"No, I mean about having kids. What would you think about you and me adopting a kid or something?"
Randy grinned. "I say we do it."
Jeff's eyes widened. He hadn't expected Randy to agree so readily. "Are you serious?"
"Yeah. I've always wanted kids. Let's do it."
Jeff smiled. It was all coming together now. He and Randy were married, Mark was better, Mark and Katie were expecting a baby and now he and Randy were going to adopt a baby. For the first time in a long time, it felt like everything in his life was not only okay, but it was going to stay that way for good this time.
Raven lounged back in his chair. It was surprising how fast good news traveled among wrestlers, both current and retired. It had only taken him a matter of days to find out about Jeff and Randy's plans to adopt a baby. Originally, he had been planning on cashing his favor that Randy owed him before now, but for some reason, he had decided to wait. Now he was glad he waited, because he saw another opportunity in front of him. All he had to do was wait patiently, press the right buttons and, if necessary, use a little force to get what he wanted.
"I will get I want Randy Orton," he vowed. Nobody was around to hear it, but he still said it anyway. "You will give me what I want, one way or another. You killed my disciple X, and he will need to be replaced.
Quote the Raven, nevermore.