Okay, I finally am updating. It's been so long since the last one, I know and I'm sorry, but I had finals, then I got a new job which I wasn't supposed to start for another week or two, but they decided to start me right away, and I 've worked a lot of hours this week, which is actually a good thing.

Jeff finally kicked Matt's ass at Backlash. I love it. I was hoping to see Jeff come back to Raw in the draft, but oh, well. And does anyone else feel that the whole thing with Big Show choke slamming John Cena into a searchlight was completely ridiculous or what?

Anyway, I own Lacey. The others own themselves, and Vince owns the WWE.

Enjoy!

Ch. 9: The "First" Kiss

After the three of us finished eating, Jeff and I headed to the airport to go to Philadelphia for Raw. Matt wasn't coming with us, since he was still out from his surgery. Luckily, we were seated together on the plane.

"So, you excited about watching Chris and I lose tonight?" Jeff asked when we were in the air.

"Sure am. But it's gonna seem strange being in that arena. I saw Raw there a few times," I told him.

"So you're moving up."

"Yeah, but it won't be very fun for you. You won't get to do a Swanton off the set again." I hadn't wanted him to do it, but I didn't get a say in the matter.

"Hey, that was fun, even if you didn't like it." That was only like the tenth time he'd said that to me.

"Yeah, yeah, Mr. Extreme."

"Hey, I was wondering if maybe you'd like to come home with me for a couple of days." He looked a little nervous. "Unless you think it's too soon."

"No, I'd like that."

"Great, my dad's gonna love you."

He now looked really excited…and really cute. I just had to kiss him.

"What was that for?" he asked when I pulled back.

"You just looked so cute, I couldn't help myself."

"Okay," he chuckled. "I'm sorry about Matt this morning, by the way. He's usually like that when I start seeing someone, but he's never been that bad."

"Don't worry about it. It was funny."

"It was annoying."

"He's your brother; he's supposed to do that. My sisters are the same way with me."

I turned to the book I had brought with me, Eclipse, the third book in Stephanie Meyer's Twilight saga. Jeff stared at me. Eventually I couldn't take it anymore.

"Why are you staring at me?" I asked.

"Did you know your lips move when you read?" he said.

"They do?"

"Yeah, it's cute."

I smiled at him and tried to turn my attention back to my book, but he wouldn't stop staring at me.

"Will you stop that?"

"Sorry. Has anyone ever told you that you're gorgeous?"

"You did actually."

"I did?"

"Yes, you did. In the bookstore, right after we met."

"You remember that?" He looked really surprised.

"Yeah, why not? I already liked you, and you had pretty much told me you thought I was hot."

Jeff laughed and allowed me to read my book.

Before I knew, we had landed in Philadelphia. We all checked into our hotel, then a bunch of us decided to go sight-seeing a little before we had to be at the arena. We had a little too much fun.

"So, you and Jeff are finally together, huh?" Maria asked me as I walked through a shop with her, Melina, and Mickie.

"I think so. We haven't really made it official yet," I told her.

"Well, Jeff is unusually happy. I don't think he's been this happy since he's been back," Mickie said.

"And the two of you have hardly spent any time apart the last five months," Melina added.

"And he's invited you home," Maria put in.

"How did you know about that?" I asked. I hadn't told anyone, and I figured Jeff hadn't.

"Randy overheard him ask you on the plane," Maria informed me.

"And, as usual, he can't keep his big mouth shut," I laughed. "He's such a woman."

"I heard that!" Randy said from across the shop.

The four of us laughed and kept looking.

We all went out to lunch together. That was a little embarrassing. John and Randy decided to act like five year olds and started throwing food at the rest of us. I laughed, but Melina looked like she was about to kill them when Randy through a French fry down her shirt. Maria then started taking pictures with my camera. She got a really good one of John laughing after he got ketchup on Cody. When she gave it back, I started looking through all of the pictures from the day.

"These are so going on my MySpace," I said.

"You're such a little dork," Jeff laughed.

"Don't even go there, Itchweed."

"Ouch, that hurts."

None of us really wanted to go to the arena; we were having too much fun. And it wasn't going to be a particularly fun show for me.

Jeff and I were in catering with Chris, Randy, and JBL, when Vince came to find Jeff and me.

"What's up?" Jeff asked.

"Tonight's the night," Vince said.

"For what?" I asked.

"I know this is short notice, but we've decided to have you two kiss in the ring after the match."

Jeff and I looked at each other for a minute, and then Jeff said, "That shouldn't be a problem."

"Okay," Jeff and I said together.

"You guys are up next," Vince said.

We all headed out to the guerrilla to wait.

"Remember, Lacey, act scared when I come after you," Randy said.

"I don't have to act, Randy; you're scary looking enough," I replied.

"Ouch," he said putting a hand on his chest. The other three laughed.

"What can I say?" I said innocently.

Jeff and I went out first, followed by Chris, JBL, and Randy, who wouldn't take his eyes off of me as he got into the ring. I gave him a dirty look and turned my attention back to Jeff.

Chris and Randy started the match, with Chris staying in control for a little while. Once Jeff was tagged in, Chris and JBL ended up outside the ring. Jeff was able to hit a Swanton Bomb on Randy, but JBL broke up the pin. Randy took control and tagged in JBL. They started double teaming Jeff. I started the Hardy chant while JBL had the upper hand. JBL hit Jeff with a shoulder block. Jeff moved when JBL attempted an elbow drop. He started fighting back and hit JBL with the double leg drop between the legs. JBL started getting back into the match after that and distracted the referee, so Randy could try to get a cheap shot on Jeff, who countered and knocked Randy off the apron. Jeff then turned into a big boot from JBL. Randy came back in and stayed in control until Jeff hit him with a lariat. They both tagged their partners in, and Chris got the upper hand. He went for the Walls of Jericho on JBL, but Randy stopped him. Chris then connected with the Lionsault on JBL. Randy broke up the pin. Jeff climbed the turnbuckle to hit Randy with a Whisper in the Wind, but Randy pushed him off, and he fell into the security wall.

"Jeff!" I shouted, and ran to him. I knelt down next tot him and rolled him over. "Are you okay?"

"Ouch," he simply said.

"Are you okay?" I asked again. "Jeff, talk to me."

"I'm okay, that just hurt a little more than I thought it would."

"One, two, three," the crowd counted along with the ref, and the bell rang. I looked up in time to see Randy coming toward us.

I leaned over Jeff protectively as Randy gave me an evil smirk. He grabbed my arm, making it look a lot rougher than it really was, and pulled me to my feet. I yanked my arm out of his grasp and backed away from him.

"We never finished what we started," he said. "I know you were disappointed when Jeff broke us up a few weeks ago. Come on, baby."

"In your dreams, Orton," I said.

He went to grab me again, but Jeff stepped in between us, armed with a steel chair. Randy didn't want anything to do with that, so he took off up the ramp. He stared back at Jeff and I the entire way and stopped when he reached the stage.

"Are you okay?" Jeff asked as he put his arm around me. "He didn't hurt you did he?" We were really playing it up for the crowd.

"No. I'm fine."

He glared at Orton and pulled me in closer. I turned him toward me.

"Are you sure you're okay?" I asked.

"Never better." He leaned in and kissed me. The crowd went into a frenzy, and Randy stormed backstage. He pulled away quickly and led me backstage as the show went off the air.

"I didn't hurt you did I?" Randy asked when Jeff and I got backstage.

"Nope," I said with a smile, holding my arm up. "It's not even red."

"Good. I didn't want to make it look gentle, but I didn't want to hurt you."

"You didn't." I turned to Jeff. "I'm gonna go get my stuff."

"Okay, I'll meet you in a few minutes," he said.

As I walked off, I heard Randy say, "What's a girl like that see in you?"

I could tell be the tone of his voice that he was joking, but when Jeff answered, he sounded serious.

"I've been asking myself that same question since last night," he said.

I just kept walking, pretending I hadn't heard them.