Authors Note: I don't own anything except Ixchel. I wish I had a Peroxwhy?gen shirt, but I didn't manage to get all my bank info sorted out in time to buy one. *scowls*

Enjoy the FICTION.


The Rainbow Lady

Chapter Four

What comes next?

"I told you it was you," Ixchel said casually to Matt as they walked out of the diner. The girl had slipped her number to him just before they left and Ixchel was celebrating her victory.

"Yeah yeah Missy, don't forget I'm the one driving back." He told her and she gave him an outraged look.

"You aren't planning on leaving me behind, are you?" She asked, though he could tell by the tone of her voice she was joking around with him, and he chuckled, glancing behind him and seeing the waitress watching. He slid an arm around her shoulder.

"I'll take you with me if you help me get out of this."

Ixchel giggled softly and nodded, and he leant in to kiss the top of her head. Casually the girl glanced over his shoulder and noticed the waitress walking off somewhat huffily. Again she giggled and Matt opened the door for her. "So it worked huh?" He asked.

"It worked, you meany." She told him and he grinned rather cutely at her before making his way to his side of the car. He slid into the seat and looked at the woman beside him.

"Sooo… how do you feel about debuting tomorrow night as Jeff's valet?"

"I'm kinda nervous…" She said softly, blushing faintly as she heard Matt start up the car. It was silent for a moment while he pulled out of the parking lot, but then he continued the conversation.

"Okay, so what are you nervous about? I mean, you're not really doing anything are you? Just going out there with Jeff. You don't have a match to worry about yet at least."

"Yeah I know, but I don't want to stuff Jeff's match up, you know?"

"Don't you worry about that. You stay out of his way unless he asks you for something and you'll be fine."

"Okay, and if someone comes after me?"

"What, outside of the ring?" Matt asked, and continued after Ixchel nodded. "Well you defend yourself! They'll probably be looking to distract Jeff if someone comes out, so all you have to do is prove you can take care of yourself and keep that person busy until Jeff wins. You'll be fine. Don't worry."

"Okay… I'll try not to."

"Listen, if you're so worried, we can go down to the ring tomorrow and I'll show you some moves that will be good for you to use outside of the ring if you need to."

"No… it's okay. But uhm… well Beth has a match tomorrow… and I was wondering if I could hang out with you while she has it?"

"Yeah of course, I'll take care of you." Matt said, winking. "So… you wearing your ring gear out there tomorrow?"

"I thought I was little sister like huh?"

"Exactly! Gotta make sure I know how many men I'll have to beat up for drooling over you!"


"Beth."

"Beth…"

"Beth!"

"BETH!"

Finally the woman being yelled at looked up. "Huh?"

Ixchel smacked her forehead with her right hand. "You seriously didn't hear me saying your name?"

"Uh… no. Sorry 'Chel, I'm in the zone you know. Getting ready for my match."

"Well that's good and all, but I'm feeling terrified!"

"'Chel, calm down, you'll be fine, don't worry about it, okay?"

Ixchel gave her a pathetic look and Beth stood up, sighing. "We'd better get you to the gorilla, you have to accompany Jeff out there soon" The Glamazon said, and Ixchel squeaked but allowed Beth to take her by the arm and lead her out of the dressing room. She followed her down the hall and all the way to the gorilla, bouncing slightly nervously. Soon Matt and Jeff appeared, so Beth led her over there.

"Matt, take charge of her, I need to prepare." Beth told him and pushed Ixchel over and practically into Matt's arms. She got an okay in response and then disappeared around the corner, leaving Ixchel to pull away slightly and run a hand through her hair awkwardly. It was still a strawberry blondish sort of colour but someone had put deep purple, almost blue streaks through it, close to Jeff's hair colour for the night.

"You know, that looks pretty good on you." Matt said calmly, and she looked up at him, seeming lost. "The purple hair. I like it."

She flushed a little "Oh… thanks. It wasn't my idea, but I don't really mind it either." She said softly, feeling Jeff's gaze on her. It only served to make her more nervous. Especially when they told Jeff to get ready. Matt kissed her cheek softly and reassured her it would be fine before pulling away and leaving her to stand behind Jeff. When given the cue he took off, bursting out with his music, and she followed after him, trying to relax into it, though it was amazing to see the stands so full and hear her name called out with Jeff's when they were introduced. Jeff won the match easily, Ixchel cheering from his corner. She slid into the ring when he won, raising his hand although he didn't seem to want anything to do with her. She resisted the urge to scowl at him and just beamed for the crowd, following him and even slapping a few fan's hands as they left the ring. Once they were backstage she ran over to Matt and hugged him.

"So, I see you're over your nerves?" He asked, and she nodded, beaming still.

"You know it! Beth's match will be over soon, can I come wait with you?"

From behind her Jeff cleared his throat and for a moment Matt looked awkward. "Err… I gotta do something with Jeff… if you don't mind? I can always make him wait if you need me here."

She looked in between the two of them quietly, Jeff was scowling and Matt's face was carefully blank. She shrugged slightly, "Don't worry about it, I'll just wait here for her, go with Jeff."

"Thanks 'Chel." Matt said, looking relieved that she wasn't upset, leaning in to kiss her cheek. She smiled and hugged him, whispering that he was welcome before letting him leave with Jeff, bouncing on her heels as she waited for Beth.


Authors Note: Two things. I'm sorry this is a short chapter! Second thing, I'm sorry this took so long to get out! The next chapter will be longer and hopefully out soon, and I promise that I'll actually write up the next match for you.

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