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Chapter 36 – That's What Family Is For
Cody pushed open the door to Vivian Westwood with a grunt, the silence automatically falling over the people waiting on him making him wince. He looked up at everyone in the room, most of them sending him disappointed looks as he stood there alone... until he felt a presence behind him, his sister's small hand wrapping around his arm as she stepped up beside him.
He smirked as he turned to look at her, and she grinned in return. Why hadn't he just agreed to let her date in the first place? So maybe he would never be okay with it... but it didn't matter what he was and wasn't okay with when it came to Harley and Abigail. At least it made them happy, and strangely enough, it made him happy too. He couldn't remember the last time he'd smiled like he was now as he saw the look on his sister's face.
"Come on," He tucked her hand through his arm before he led her into the shop, sending his girlfriend a quick wink before he turned towards the two men at the far side of the room.
Randy's eyes grew wide as he spotted Cody walking towards him, Harley looking timid by his side. He sucked in a breath, a thousand bad situations running through his mind at what was about to happen... but even now, he couldn't get over how utterly perfect the girl before him looked. He would never admit it, but his heart literally felt like it was ripping in two when he thought about the fact that she had been his... and that she no longer was.
And she never would be again... right?
"Randy..." Cody spoke up, feeling more than awkward as the entire room watched their every move. "Is it okay if we talk to you for a minute?"
"I, umm..." Part of Randy was dying to say no. It would be so much easier if he stayed away from Cody, he didn't want to cause any trouble, especially not when today was so important to both Ted and Louise... but when Harley's eyes flashed up to meet his for a few short seconds, he knew he wasn't going to do that. "Sure."
The three all looked towards Dustin, who rolled his eyes, realising he was no longer wanted. He rested a hand on his sister's shoulder, smiling at her lightly before he walked over to Ted, leaving them to it.
Silence fell over the group as Randy looked between the two people before him, wondering what exactly it was they were there for. His eyes fell on Harley's arm that was hooked through Cody's, and he frowned. Wait... weren't they still angry with each other?
"Randy..." Cody spoke up, and the older man felt completely stupid as he looked towards him, feeling his chest constrict. Why was he so damn afraid about what Cody was going to say? But he already knew the answer to that, and it wasn't to do with him. It was to do with the girl who stood beside him, "I'm here... to tell you that I'm sorry."
"I, urr... what?" Randy took a step back, looking from Harley to Cody with wide eyes. He watched as Harley smiled his way, amused. Was this what he thought it was?
"I'm sorry, man," Cody shook his head with a sigh, pulling away from his sister and stepping forward a little, "I was the biggest asshole ever. I shouldn't have spoken to you like I did; I shouldn't have hit you... I just hope I haven't fucked things up enough so that we can never be friends again."
Randy didn't quite know what to make of his current situation as he stared back at Cody. Never in a million years had he expected this to happen, for him to apologise... but now that he had, there was no way he was going to turn him down. He was one of his best friends, even if he had punched him in the face.
"Of course not, man," Randy shook his head, smiling lightly his way, "Don't worry about it."
"Alright," Cody chuckled, happy to move on from his apology as he turned to look at Harley with a smirk, "In that case... " He held his hand out to his sister, pulling her to stand beside him. He looked towards Randy, smirking at the shocked look on his friend's face, "Don't look so surprised. Thank Kailey for making me come around... but I swear to god Orton, if you hurt her, I'll kick your ass," He pointed a finger at his friend, before he planted a quick kiss on his sister's cheek and walked away towards his girlfriend.
Silence fell over Randy and Harley as they watched Cody meet his girlfriend half way, pulling her in for a kiss before wrapping his arms around her tightly. Randy pulled a face as he turned back to look at the woman he loved, still completely confused by what was going on. A small smile broke across his lips as he noticed her staring his way too, the amused expression from earlier still evident on her face.
"Umm... did that just happen?" Randy broke the silence, causing the pair of them to laugh lightly.
"Honestly, I don't even know. I feel like this is all a dream..." Harley tilted her head to the side, her eyes boring into his. Her smile quickly disappeared as she turned serious, shaking her head slightly, "Randy..." She whispered, but she didn't get the chance to finish. Before she spoke another word, Randy closed the gap between them and planted his lips against her own.
"Shhh," He shook his head once he finally pulled away, his hands caressing her cheeks as he rested his forehead against her own, "As long as this is still what you want..."
"Of course it is," Harley interrupted quickly, her hands resting against his t-shirt clad chest.
"Then you don't need to explain," Randy smirked ever so lightly, never feeling happier than he did at that moment, "I know why you did what you did, and it doesn't matter anymore. Just kiss me?"
Harley bit her lip, desperately trying not to cry as she nodded, wrapping her arms around Randy's neck and pulling him even closer to her as they kissed once again. She'd awoken that morning in the same depressed mood as she had for a month now, thinking that she was never going to get Randy back, never going to make things right with Cody... and now here she was. Everything between her and her brother was fine, and as for Randy... her lips pressed against his owned explained everything.
"I'm so proud of you, Codes," Kailey smiled up at her boyfriend brightly as the pair finally pulled away from each other.
"Thanks," He grinned in return, running a hand through her long black locks, "But I wouldn't have done it if it wasn't for you. I know I'm way too stubborn for my own good and I should have listened to everyone else who told me to just talk to Harley... but I guess it never really hit me how ridiculous I was being until you spoke to me."
"You weren't being ridiculous," The young woman frowned, shaking her head back and forth, "You were just being a little over-protective. Both Harley and Abigail know deep down that you were only being like that because you care about them."
"Yeah, I guess so," Cody nodded, turning to look at his sister and Randy and rolling his eyes at them, "But at least she's happy now... even if we do have to stand here and see them sucking face," He cringed, and Kailey laughed lightly.
"Hmm... you're a good guy Cody Runnels, you know that right?" She raised an eyebrow his way, before she pulled him closer and kissed him gently.
The sound of the door opening interrupted the pair, and Cody straightened up, a frown appearing across his features as he spotted Abigail and John entering the shop. With everything to do with Harley and Randy, he hadn't even noticed that his other sister hadn't been around... but now that she was, what Harley had told him back at the hotel came back to him, and he shook his head with a sigh.
So John Cena was the guy that Abigail had chosen... he should have guessed. It was more than obvious now that he saw them together. He knew what he had to do now, especially seeing as Abigail was staring his way with wide, guilty eyes. He couldn't let one of his sisters be happy and not the other... but it didn't make it any easier, having both of them not need him anymore.
Holding his hand out to Kailey, he led his girlfriend towards his sister and John, keeping a straight face until the moment he stopped before them. He looked between the two in silence, raising an eyebrow at how close they were stood together, before he pulled away from Kailey and crossed his arms over his chest.
"So, Harley tells me the two of you have something to share..." He spoke, desperately trying not to smile at the look that crossed their faces. The pair of them looked terrified, like two deer caught in headlights... that was until Abigail's gaze zoned out and she spotted her sister and Randy.
"Wait..." She spoke, pointing a finger towards the couple behind them with confusion.
"What can I say?" She turned back to Cody, noticing the smile on both his and Kailey's faces, "You were right... all of you. I was a complete and utter dick to everyone, and it took me far too long to realise that. But I have now," He paused, watching as John's hand wrapped around Abigail's waist.
"And you're okay with Randy and Harley being together?" Abigail asked, a smile growing across her face.
"I wouldn't exactly say I'm okay with it... but I'd rather her be happy," He shrugged, looking between the two of them again, "Which is exactly how I feel about the two of you. If this is what you want, then I'm not going to stand in your way... but like I said to Randy, if you hurt her John, I'll..."
"Dude, that will never happen," John interrupted, shaking his head with a dimpled smile as he turned to look at Abigail affectionately.
"Well, just so you know," Cody shrugged.
"Thank you, Codes," Abigail smiled, pulling away from John so that she could hug her brother tightly, "You have no idea how much this means to me, to all of us."
"You're welcome, Abs. I just want you to be happy," He mumbled in return, hugging her back with everything he had.
"Hey, don't think for a second that you're leaving us out of this cute family moment!" A familiar voice spoke up, and Abi and Cody laughed lightly as they pulled apart, spotting Harley dragging Dustin and Randy behind her. She sent Randy a small smile, squeezing his hand before she and Dustin stepped forward into the hug, all four of them emotional as the family made up for the first time since they could remember.
"I love you guys," Harley whispered to the other three as they finally pulled away.
"We know, Har," Cody nodded, a smile on his face as he walked back over to Kailey and wrapped his arm around her shoulder, "We love you too. Now come on, we'll give them some privacy," He spoke to his girlfriend before the pair span around and walked away.
"So... things are good?" Abigail spoke, turning to look at her sister who was already wrapped up in Randy's arms.
"Better than good," She shook her head with a huge grin, "Thank you, for all of your help, Abs. We wouldn't be here if it weren't for you."
"You don't need to thank me, sis. That's what family is for, right?" She asked, the pair of them smiling at each other, sending over their silent sisterly love before Harley turned around in Randy's arms, wrapping herself tightly in his embrace.
"Hmm," Abigail mumbled, a smirk appearing across her features as she turned towards John. She inched forward, her hands finding his forearms as he pulled her towards him and rested his hands on her waist, "So Cena, are you sure this is what you want? That you're really ready to start a relationship?"
"Abs," He looked her way as if she were crazy, shaking his head as he lifted one hand and held onto her cheek, "I've never been more ready," He smiled, before he closed the gap between them and kissed her.