I regret to inform you that this is the last chapter to Priceless Sweet Chin Music. I also wish that none of you hurt me after you read this. I love you with all my heart and I thank each and every one of you for reviewing this story and just reading it. You've made my writing better with each passing day.
There is a sequel in the making but do not expect it until AFTER WrestleMania 26. It's not too long of a wait, just two PPV's to get through and possibly a few weeks after that.
All I really have to say is thank you, so much, for allowing me to take you on this journey with my writings. I appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I love you.
Now, on with the final chapter.
30 Minutes before the Royal Rumble.
Ted had a check up at the hospital but was released after a few hours. He only had some bruised ribs and was given a low dose of painkillers which he immediately contacted Vince, who put it in his chart that he had painkillers on him. No harm, no foul. Maybe he won't end up like Hurricane or Jericho and be arrested and TMZ get his mug shot.
Over the past few days leading up to the Royal Rumble, Randy was now where to be seen. He didn't even come to house shows when he was scheduled. The only time we saw Randy was on Friday and he was hanging out with Bautista at a restaurant. He wasn't paying attention to anyone other than Dave and they were talking about Sunday.
Ted had spent every waking moment with me until the Royal Rumble. He was growing nervous as the hours ticked on by. He kept jumping when someone would enter our hotel room or when a door would slam. Shawn had tried to calm him down, knowing how it felt going into a Royal Rumble for the second time and trying to put on a better impression than he had the first time. Shawn felt sorry for Ted but assured him that he would do great. Ted was still jumpy.
There was a nagging voice in the back of my mind, telling me that I should tell Ted what I was hiding. I felt guilty for not telling him when he deserved to know. Hell, everyone deserved to know. Shawn, Hunter, John, Cody, everyone. I knew I had to keep it quiet until after the Royal Rumble, I didn't want to distract anyone. The voice grew louder as we neared the main event.
I fell onto the couch with my head in my hands and my elbows on my knees. I stared down at the floor wondering how I was going to pull this off. I let out a frustrated sigh before abandoning my position to sit back. I stared up at the ceiling, thoughts consumed me and nervousness attacked my body with force.
"Hey Kayley." Hunter smiled as he walked in.
"Hey Hunt." I smiled back. "Where's Shawn?"
Hunter went to shrug but Shawn's voice and running stopped him. "Right here!" Shawn yelled as he stumbled into the room.
"You okay?" I asked as I watched him regain his balance.
He nodded. "I was trying to catch up to Hunter but he was walking too fast."
Hunter chuckled. "You should have come sooner."
Shawn gave him an inappropriate hand sign and sat down next to me. "So, will you be alright backstage during the Rumble?"
I smiled and nodded. "I will."
"Shawn, we've had this conversation about a year ago. This time she won't be super kicking any superstars." Hunter responded as he leaned forward.
"Hunter, you know how I feel about leaving her backstage alone. She is my daughter and I love her but I don't want her to get into any trouble." Shawn answered back.
Hunter sighed. "She'll be fine. She's survived it before."
"It's just, John, you, me, Ted, and Cody will all be out there while Randy will be lurking backstage." Shawn grumbled nervously.
I put a hand on his shoulder. "I'll be fine; I'll stay back here and watch the match."
Shawn sighed heavily but nodded nonetheless. "Promise me that you will stay here and not move until the Rumble is over."
I gulped slightly. 'I can't.' I put on a smile."I promise."
Shawn smiled back. "Thank you baby girl." He kissed my temple and leaned back against the couch. "I am starving like Lee Marvin."
"Go get something to eat then Shawn, Kayley and I are fine." Hunter responded as he took a sip of Gatorade.
"Nah, I have to be as light as possible out there, can't have anyone trying to get me out." Shawn smiled. "We should go eat after the match though; I was thinking Applebee's."
Hunter looked at him. "Kayley gets sick every time she goes to Applebee's."
I made a face. "I could just have an alcoholic drink and I'd be fine." I offered.
Shawn shook his head. "No. Guess Applebee's is out of the question."
"It was never the question." Hunter said.
"It was the question." Shawn countered.
"Actually it was the statement." I informed with a small shrug.
Shawn and Hunter looked at me before shaking their heads. Shawn spoke first. "Anyway, after I win this Rumble, I'll move onto WrestleMania and face Mark again. How does that sound, Kayley?"
"Sounds wonderful Dad. I hope you win." I looked at Hunter. "Not that I'm not routing for you Hunter, it's just he's my da-"
"It's alright sweetie, I understand." Hunter smiled at me but then turned to Shawn, his face turning serious. "Remember what I told you Shawn, I will step on your dreams to get to mine."
Shawn nodded. "I understand." Shawn leaned up. "May the best man win."
Hunter shook his hand and smiled. "May the best man win."
I watched them shake hands and I turned my attention to the TV, watching as the PPV started. My heart nearly exploded with the pyrotechnics.
Royal Rumble 2010
1. Dolph Ziggler
2. Evan Bourne
3. CM Punk
5. The Great Khali
6. Beth Phenoix
7. Zack Ryder
8. Triple H
9. Drew McIntyre
10. Ted DiBiase
11. John Morrison
13. Cody Rhodes
16. The Miz
17. Matt Hardy
18. Shawn Michaels
19. John Cena
20 Shelton Benjamin
21. Yoshi Tatsu
22. Big Show
23. Mark Henry
24. Chris Masters
26. Mystery Person
27. Kofi Kingston
28. Chris Jericho
In the ring was currently Matt Hardy (#17), Shawn (#18), John (#19), Hunter (#8), Ted (#10), Cody (#13), and Carlito-oh wait, no, Carlito was just eliminated by Hunter, they were fighting for their spot at WrestleMania 26. So far Shawn and John had the upper hand in this match. Shawn was fighting for his spot so he could face the Undertaker, again.
Everyone else, I wasn't so sure, but I knew Ted was trying to head to WrestleMania to face Randy. Randy had just been disqualified from his WWE Championship match against Sheamus because Cody was caught by the ref. Ted had come out to hold Randy off of him only to be punished for something he had no control over. Randy was furious.
We were up to number 25. R-Truth came out and went after Shawn and John but John turned it around and quickly got rid of R-Truth in a matter of seconds. Matt was about to eliminate Hunter but he turned it around, throwing Matt over the top rope after about 5 minutes of him being in the match.
I watched as the rest went after reach other. My friends and family were starting to tear itself apart. I groaned as I looked at the clock. :30 seconds until the next participant. Now was the time to puke.
The buzzard sounded and all the participants looked towards the ramp, wondering who was coming out next as number 26.
Sparks we'll fly or beneath the lunar lights,
Lazarus and Frankensteins,
Babe, I'll be a flat liner for a heartkiller,
Will we die upon the last sunrise?
For you I'm open wide
Babe, I'll be a flat liner for a heartkiller,
I ran out when I heard my theme song. I was entry #26 and I was a shock to the crowd and my friends currently in the ring. I had been hiding this from my family and friends for about a week. They had actually stopped wrestling when they heard it. I would be the third woman ever to fight in a Royal Rumble, and the second to fight tonight. I slid into the ring and looked around. I was currently against myself as to who to fight with. I shrugged to myself and went after Cody, clotheslining him over the top rope easily since he wasn't expecting it.
I looked around at the people who were still in the match. Hunter, John, Shawn, and Ted. Hunter was currently trying to get Ted over so I went after Hunter. After a few minutes of trying to force Hunter over, we realized it was no use and to go to someone else. Hunter would come next after Shawn.
"I'm so sorry Dad." I said to him right before I gave him Sweet Chin Music.
Shawn's face was in a look of shock and pain as I sent him over the top rope, but he held on, his feet not touching the floor. I rebounded off the ropes and drop kicked him off the apron, sending him to the ground.
I stood in the ring, looking down at my dad as he slowly got up and stared back at me. I knew how bad he wanted to face Mark at WrestleMania, but like Hunter had said; 'I will step on your dreams to get to mine.' Shawn pushed a ref and got back into the ring. I backed up and bit and Ted put his hands on my hips, stopping me from running into him.
John stood there in his corner staring at the scene that had just unfolded before his eyes. Hunter had stopped mid-punch to turn around and watch Shawn. Hunter even took a step back from John to make sure Shawn didn't do anything stupid but it was too late for that.
Shawn super kicked another ref before kneeling onto the canvas with a look of disbelief on his face. He refused to believe I had just eliminated him. I went to walk over to him but Ted held me back, thinking the worst.
"How could you Kayley!?" He yelled. "You knew I wanted to face Taker at WrestleMania!"
I stayed silent, watching him with eyes of guilt.
"You knew I wanted this so badly!" Shawn cried. "I can't believe this!"
"Shawn! You guys can talk it over backstage! You've been eliminated!" Hunter yelled to his friend. "It's done."
"NO! I DON'T WANT TO TALK TO HER!" Shawn screamed. The fans were even silent at this point.
"Dad, I'm so sorry!" I said.
"No you're not. Not yet!" Shawn shouted.
"It's Shawn." He snapped.
I stared at him.
"Shawn, don't be like that! That's your daughter!" John yelled.
"Not at this moment she isn't!" Shawn hollered.
I flinched and Ted's hands tightened on my waist.
"Shawn, get out of here. She is your flesh and blood even if you like it or not! She eliminated you, big deal, at the end of the day she is still your daughter. Go backstage and we'll talk about this after!" Hunter yelled back.
"I don't want to talk to her! Not now, not ever!" Shawn growled furiously.
I sighed and watched him walk out of the arena and backstage. My heart followed him but I needed my mind in the match, I had to do something. I went for Hunter but the buzzard sounded, I looked back up and saw Kofi come out but someone attacked him from behind.
Randy stepped out from behind him and ran into the ring, taking his place. He slid into the ring and Randy went after Ted, who was behind me so I ducked out of the way. John and I stood back for a moment and watched Ted and Randy go at it. I got my balance back as John picked me up and went to throw me over the top rope.
"Not so fast buddy!" I yelled to him. I leaned to my left side, sending a kick to his head before jumping back into the ring and off the rope.
"We need to get Hunter out." John whispered to me.
I nodded and we both went after him, fighting for all that we were worth. John picked Hunter up but he was pushed back down when Hunter forced his weight to come crashing down onto John. I super kicked Hunter, which gave him a shock and John was able to pick him up again, forcing him over the top rope.
Participants came and went until there was only John, Randy, Ted, and I standing in the ring. We were the last ones and one of us was going to win it all. One of us would head to WrestleMania and take everything we tried so hard to get. We each stood in a corner, eyeing each other up. I saw John snap his attention to me as well as Randy. I looked back at them. Apparently, I was their next target.
They came at me but Ted met Randy half-way, blocking me from him. I felt guilty for what I was about to do but I had to get him out; I needed him out of the match. If I had any chance of winning I needed him out.
I grabbed the back of Ted's trunks and the back of his head. I felt Ted tense under my grip as I ran him towards the ropes. Time seemed to be in slow motion as I let go of him, his velocity taking over and making him go over the top rope, sending him crashing to the ground. I turned back around.
John had the same look of shock as he did when I eliminated Shawn. Randy looked smug as he smirked at me. I looked at John. Randy seemed to be thinking the same thing and went after him the same time I did.
John put up a fight, we turned it into a normal match with clotheslines and five knuckle shuffles. Randy was getting the worst of it but I played possum very well until John's back was towards me. I grabbed his ankle, tripping him down and hitting his head on the canvas. I pulled him back up and rebounded off the ropes, giving myself some speed to throw him over. Randy clotheslined him over when John refused to be pushed.
Slowly I turned around. Randy was facing me with the biggest smirk in history.
Our eyes locked in a dead stare.
It was all or nothing now.
To Be Continued…