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A/N: A HUGE thank you to everyone who is still following the story, I love you! Enjoy. Review.
After weeks of getting things moved in and put into their right place, the final box was emptied and broken down. We were finally settled into our new home and boy did it feel good to finally relax.
"Babe!" Randy called from the front door. "I'm home!"
Shaking my head, I rounded the corner and bounded down the steps and ran across the foyer and straight into his arms. He swiftly picked me up, my legs wrapping around his waist and my arms wrapping around his neck. Pressing my forehead to his, I smiled and then pressed my lips to his.
"Mmm, I missed you too." He held onto me tightly.
"Three days without you, Randy." I reminded him. "Do you know how maddening that is?"
As part of his anger management program, he was required to go on group retreat with his therapist and other members in the group.
"Spoken like someone who wasn't at the damn thing." Randy laughed, setting me on my feet.
"As long as it helped, then you shouldn't be complaining."
After dad told him he had to go to these sessions or lose his job, Randy begrudgingly went. Sure, he would complain or get angry about going and almost didn't go a few times, but he would take one look at me and his face would soften, and he would go. Numerous times he had told me had to remind himself that he was doing this for me-for us-that that thought was the only thing getting him through this.
"You're right." He agreed, walking towards the stairs. "It did help me."
"Be still my heart." I laughed, placing my hand over my left breast. "You're finally admitting that these sessions were beneficial to you."
Randy stopped at the bottom step and turned to face me, a smirk on his face. "Like I told you a million times before, Adrianna, I did this for you, for our marriage. To keep you in my life, I would do it a million times over. We're worth the fight."
I walked over to him and wrapped my arms around him. Pressing the side of my face into his chest, I inhaled the scent of his cologne and slowly exhaled. The shift in things had happened quickly and it was hard to believe it was even happening. Just a short while ago, our marriage was on the verge of ending and I had almost lost Randy. We had hit a very dark point in our relationship and by some miracle we were able to make it through it all.
"I love you." I said, pulling back to look up at him.
"I love you, too." Randy leaned down to give me a quick kiss. "I need to head upstairs and throw all this shit in the hamper. I swear I can still smell the forest."
Nodding, I broke away from him and told him I would join him upstairs in a minute.
"Mmm, don't take too long." He winked, then made his way up.
I remained in my spot, watching him as he made it to the landing and disappeared around the corner. When he was gone, I sighed and then started walking around the house, making sure all the windows and doors were locked. When I was sure, I headed up to our room and laid down on the bed, my eyes focusing on the bathroom door, waiting for Randy to step out.
"For the record, the invitation for you to join me in the shower is always open." He said, stepping into the room. "It feels good to be home."
"I bet it does." I sat on my knees and crawled to the edge of the bed. I wrapped my arms around his neck and then craned my head forward to get a better look at his face. "I'm going to miss having you home all the time when you go back on the road."
"You can always travel with me." Randy suggested. "I wouldn't mind having you there with me."
"Mmm, I might just have to go with you from time to time." I told him. "It would be great seeing everybody again."
"Come with me when I go back." He leaned into me. "I talked to Paul late last week and let him know how things were going. He's confident that they'll have something for me when I make my return."
"I'm happy for you, babe." I smiled, kissing the side of his neck.
He unwrapped my arms from around his neck and then turned around to face me. A slight smile appeared on his face as he crawled onto the bed and laid down next to where I was sitting. He clasped his hands together and rested them underneath his head.
"We've come such a long way over the last couple of months. It almost seems like none of it ever happened. You know, the other day I was thinking about when you left and it took me a minute to remember why. When it dawned on me, I realized that you were right in pushing me to go to these sessions and I was right in listening to you."
"I think I just heard every man in the world groan in frustration." I laughed. "One of their own just admitted their wife was right."
"I'm being serious, Adrianna." He sighed.
My laughter died down. "I'm sorry."
"I know I haven't been all that great in the past and I'm sorry about that." He apologized. "A lot of the things I've done or said were uncalled for. If I loved you nearly as much as I say I do, then I shouldn't have been acting the way I've been acting."
I got off the bed and sat down on my knees in front of him. Resting one of my hands on his the top his knee, my other hand turned his face towards mine. "I'm sorry, too. I knew how bad things were getting and I didn't know how to handle it, so I just left. I shouldn't have left. I should have stuck by your side through out it all and been there for you. But I'm here now and I'm never leaving you again." I smiled up at him. "We've come a long way in recent months. You've been doing so much better than from when you first started going to those classes. Randy when I look at you now, I don't see an angry man who thinks the world is out to get him. I see a man who's learned from his mistakes and is willing to keep trying to stay positive."
"It's because I have you." Randy admitted. "Think back to how I used to be. Paul had every reason to not like me or to not like the idea of us being together. I didn't want to admit it before, but when you were gone, I realized he was right. Everyone was right in saying that we shouldn't be together. But now we're here and we've proved them all wrong."
"Damn straight we did." I got up to my feet and sat down next to him. I took his hand in mine and gently squeezed it. "We'll continue to prove them wrong."
A comfortable silence fell between the two of us before Randy turned to me and pressed his lips against mine. Breaking the kiss, he held his face inches from mine, his hands cupping the sides of my face.
"I think we should start trying for a baby."
My eyes shot open and connected with his. Biting down on my lower lip, I casted my eyes downwards and released a shaky breath. I've always wanted a family and we have talked about it before and we both wanted it, but was now really a good time for us to start trying? He was getting ready to head back on the road.
I pulled away from him and shook my head, unsure on how to go about this. This was going to be a touchy subject.
"I would love nothing more than for us to start trying, Randy." I told him, still trying to find the right words. "You're going to head back on the road soon and I just don't know if now is the right time."
He inched away from me as if I had slapped him in the face. "When is it going to be the right time, Adri? Because last I checked, I'm always going to be on the road."
"That's not my point." I shook my head. "My point was that you're just heading back and they're probably going to have a big storyline for you. I wouldn't want you to stress about that and wonder if I'm doing okay over here by myself."
"You can travel with me until you can't anymore." He said, the desperation in his voice. "My family is nearby if you need anything and your family will be there for you, too. I'll be here as often as I can."
My eyes closed and slowly opened, focusing my gaze on him again. Running a hand through my hair, I sighed. He did have a point, but jumping into this head first wasn't a good idea. He was getting ready to head back on the road and still in the recovery process. Part of me was beginning to miss the ring and I was contemplating a comeback.
"I believe you when you say that, babe, but right now just isn't a good time." I told him again. "You're going back on the road soon and I'm really considering coming back."
"A come back?" He asked, tilting his head to the side. "You said you were done with wrestling."
"I thought I was, but I'm not done yet." I admitted before releasing a sigh. "Beth came by to visit a few weeks ago and I went to the gym with her. We started sparring in the ring and I realized how much I missed being there."
"My being on the road has nothing to do with us holding off on starting a family. It's just a cover up for what you want."
"It's not a cover up." I got up from the bed. "Look, Randy, how long have we been trying for a baby and we've gotten nowhere? I would love nothing more than for us to start trying, don't ever doubt that. But with you going back to wrestling full time and me getting back in shape to come back, it's not a good time."
"So that's it, you're going to call up Stephanie and ask for your job back? Even after what she did."
"I didn't call Stephanie, nor did I call my dad. I called Vince. We're meeting next week."
Randy nodded his head. "You've kept quiet about this for how long and now you're telling me? Were you ever going to tell me?"
"Yes, you idiot." I smiled, crouching down in front of him. "I kept trying to tell you last week and the week before that, but between the move and your classes and everything else, I could never find the perfect time."
"You figured now was the perfect time to tell me." Randy stated, locking his eyes with mine. "After you dash my hopes of us trying for a family, you think now is a good time."
"Okay, so maybe now wasn't the ideal time to mention it." I admitted, my eyes skipping away from his. "But what matters is that I told you and that it's potentially going to happen."
"You did this without getting my opinion."
I inhaled a deep breath and released a shaky one. He was making this harder on us that he should have been. My news for him shouldn't have been this hard from him to grasp. In fact, I thought he would have been happy about it. I mean, he did just say it would be great if I were on the road with him again.
"Last I checked I was a grown woman and I can make my own decisions."
"I didn't say that." He growled.
"You're implying that." I got up to my feet. "Randy, I'm going to meet with Vince and see what, if anything, we can agree to. Just because you're not getting what you want right now it doesn't mean that you should pout."
"I thought a family was something we both wanted."
"I do want it."
"Then when are we going to do it?"
My eyes slowly closed and then opened. Biting down on my lower lip, I swung my eyes in his direction and finally, when I came to a conclusion I nodded my head.
"When I stop being a selfish brat."
He got up and crossed over to me. His arms wrapped around my waist and he pulled me him. "You may be a selfish brat, but I love you. When you're ready, then I'm ready. I just thought we were both ready. My intentions aren't start a new fight between us, I was just caught off guard. Especially with the way you left WWE. I know it all left a bitter taste in your mouth."
"It's been over a year, Randy, I think it's time we all get over it." I shook my head. "A lot has happened, but we're all a little more wiser. I want this and I want to be with you, too."
"Okay, okay." He relented, small smile on his face. "We'll play it by ear."
I stood up on my tiptoes and pressed my lips to his. "We'll be fine."
Randy's only response was picking me up and carrying me back to the bed.
A/N: You think she's going to make a come back?