Ashleigh walked into her room and ran her fingers through her hair. Why did she have to get in the middle of these two? When she came into this business, her goal was to stay away from drama and focus on her career. Instead, she was the drama and her career was going nowhere. Sure, it had only been a few weeks, but Vince said he would send her to OVW soon so she could start training to actually be a wrestler. And yet, the days went by and she still had no call from Vince. Ashleigh sighed as she put her suitcase on her bed and grabbed clothes to wear after she showered. She heard a knock on the door and froze. It must have been Cody. Ashleigh took in deep breaths with each step she took toward the door. When she opened the door, Cody stood there, water dripping down his face.
"I was in the shower when I got your text, so I came here as soon as I could." Cody told her.
"You could have finished your shower Cody." Ashleigh replied.
"You're more important then anything I have going on." Cody told her, flashing his infamous smile.
Ashleigh let a little smile escape her lips as she let him into her room. He walked in and Ashleigh closed the door behind him. She didn't know what she was going to say to him! How could she tell him that she wouldn't be with him and was going to try and be with his enemy? Cody turned around and saw the worry in her eyes.
"Ashleigh, what's wrong?" Cody asked.
Ashleigh sighed as she made her way toward the bed and took out the rest of her clothes. She closed her suitcase and looked up at Cody. She stood on the opposite side of the bed from him, just in case he freaked out.
"Cody…I need to tell you something." Ashleigh said.
"Okay, what is it?" Cody asked.
"Uhm…Cody…look. You are an amazing friend. I mean, we connected right away on my first day. And you've always been there for me when I needed you. But, I know you have some feelings for me and…I don't feel the same way about you. I'm sorry, but I'm interested in…" She was saying before Cody cut her off.
"Randy. You're interested in Randy." Cody said coldly.
"He's not the guy you think he is! I've seen a softer side of him, and I know he can be who I see him as! He needs someone like me to bring him down to earth and to really show his good side." Ashleigh explained.
"So this is more of a charity case? Do you really think you can change Randy?" Cody asked.
"I'm not looking to change him because he already is that good guy! His ego and cockiness seem to edge that out most of the time. I know he's a good guy, and I want to show him that he can be that guy and still be on top of the world. And it's not a charity case. I really am interested in Randy." Ashleigh said, defending herself.
"You said you wouldn't be like those other girls! You said you would never fall for him! You didn't want to be another notch on his bedpost! Ashleigh, he's playing you. All he wants is sex because you are the first girl to hold out on him. You can't give into him Ashleigh. I won't let you." Cody told her.
"Well it's not really your choice, is it? I won't be like those other girls. I won't be just another girl he sleeps with. I'm going to he his girl, and I'm going to show him that. I'm stronger then those other girls." Ashleigh told Cody.
"You don't know the half of it Ashleigh. You don't know what you're getting yourself into. He's going to hurt you once he gets what he wants. When he does, he'll leave you in the dust like everyone else. Then you'll be left to lust after him and you'll wait on his beck and call like everyone else. There is only one woman he's gone back to, and she's about as pathetic as you." Cody spat out.
"Excuse me? I'm pathetic? Because I'm following my heart, that makes me pathetic?" Ashleigh lashed out at him.
"No, you're pathetic for falling for his shit Ashleigh. Why can't you see past all of it? When he's done charming you he plans his next step to get you in bed. It's all a ploy for him to get what he wants. Why can't you see that?" Cody asked.
"Get out of my room Cody. We're done here." Ashleigh demanded.
Without a word, Cody turned away from her and walked to her door. As he opened it, Randy stood there with his hand raised, as he was just about to knock on her door.
"Did I interrupt something?" Randy asked.
"Nope. We're done here." Cody told Randy as he pushed past him to walk out the door.
Ashleigh squeezed her eyes shut, trying not to cry. She didn't expect Cody to act the way he did. She knew her would hurt him, but she didn't know that he would hurt her in return. Randy shut the door and made his way to Ashleigh. When he reached her, he pulled her into his arms where Ashleigh rested her head on his chest.
"What happened?" Randy asked.
"I told him I wasn't interested in him, and that I wouldn't be." Ashleigh told him.
"Oh." Randy said, as he smiled.
"Randy…look at me." Ashleigh demanded.
Randy stopped smiling and turned serious as he let Ashleigh out of his arms. She looked into his blue eyes and nearly melted. She knew she made the right choice. The way he was when he was with her was no act. She could feel that he really cared for her and that he really was changing.
"Randy…I want to be with you. But I need you to show me that you can be the good guy. No more of this cocky, 'I'm God's gift to all women' crap. I'm falling for the man who picked me up in the middle of the night and stayed with me when I needed him. I want that Randy." Ashleigh told him.
Randy could have told her so many things. He could have told her that he would be whoever she wanted him to be, just so he could have her as long as Cody couldn't. He could tell her that he wouldn't let her down. He could tell her that she's been changing him for the better. He would tell her anything she wanted to hear, but he summed it all up when he took her head in his hands and kissed her. Ashleigh wrapped her arms around Randy's neck, pulling him closer. As they pulled away, a smile spread on Ashleigh's face.
"I think I made the right choice." Ashleigh told him.
"Me too." Randy replied, returning the smile.
Ashleigh kissed him once more before grabbing her clothes and heading to the shower. Randy lay down on her bed and smiled. He won. He knew he was going to win, but the feeling overwhelmed him. Cody was no competition anyways; he knew it from the start. He knew Ashleigh would fall for him eventually; he had her in the palm of his hand from day one, even though she didn't know it. Now it was only a matter of time before he would get what he wanted. He had the girl, and her had her love. Now he needed her in bed. And sure, he had feelings for her too. But no one changes Randy Orton.
What's going on with Randy? He won't seem to admit his feelings for Ashleigh. Do you think Ashleigh will catch on? Let me know! And I'm sorry for the lack of updating. I've been in the process of moving back home and now that things have finally settled down I can write again.
Next chapter: We fast forward to Wrestlemania, where Randy has a championship match with Hunter. Randy and Ashleigh are together, and Cody is more then bitter about it. When he runs into Kelly, he fills her in on the situation. What does she think? Keep reading!