Randy had just arrived at his hotel in Portland, Oregon. Once he had unpacked what he needed for the night, Randy picked up his phone, turned it on and tossed it back on the bed while he got in the shower. Once he was out of the shower and dressed for bed, Randy looked at his phone. It was about 11pm back home and Abby would be home from work by now. Randy dialed her number and waited for her to answer.
"Hey baby." Abby answered her phone.
"Hey." Randy answered.
"How was your flight?" Abby asked.
"Long. Glad to be on solid ground. How was work?" Randy answered.
"Busy. I will be glad when I can transfer to another department." Abby responded.
"I bet. I miss you." Randy stated.
"I miss you too. And I love you." Abby responded.
"I love you too. I'd better get some sleep. Have to be up at 5am to hit the gym with John." Randy stated.
"Ok. I work another 12 hour shift tomorrow. Be careful please." Abby responded.
"I will. You too. Night." Randy stated.
"I will be. Good night." Abby responded.
After hanging up the phone, Randy crawled into bed and fell asleep right away. Back in St. Louis, Abby was laying in bed missing Randy and watching TV. She knew she needed her sleep, but had a hard time falling asleep.
The next morning came rather quickly and Randy was up and in the gym with John. There were a few other stars in the gym as well, but they kept to themselves. As John and Randy were on the treadmills, they started talking.
"How's Abby?" John asked.
"Doing good. Working a lot of hours." Randy answered.
"That's good. Being an ER nurse can't be easy." John responded.
"Nope, but she loves what she does. And I am proud of her." Randy stated.
"So when are you going to pop the question?" John asked.
"I don't know yet. I haven't even bought a ring yet. Plus we've only been together for 9 months. Maybe on our one year anniversary." Randy answered.
"Sounds like a plan." John responded.
Meanwhile back in St. Louis, Abby was just getting out of the shower. She looked outside and noticed that it was raining. She knew that rainy days meant a very busy day. Once she was dressed, Abby grabbed some food and headed out the door and off to work.
Abby walked into the nurses lounge and plopped down next to her best friend and co-worker, Stephanie. They both worked the same shifts and had the same days off, which was nice when they wanted a spa day or a girls night out.
"Hey Abby. You look exhausted. Are you ok?" Stephanie asked.
"Hey Steph. I am exhausted. I had a hard time sleeping last night." Abby answered.
"Ok. Just don't over do it today." Stephanie stated just as another nurse walked in.
"We need all staff in the ER. Five car pile up with severe injuries coming in about 5 minutes." the nurse stated.
"Let's rock and roll." Stephanie responded.
Back in Portland, Randy had just finished his in-ring training session with Mike "The Miz" Mizanin. They were going up against each other later that night on RAW and needed to pratice their match. Mike could tell that Randy wasn't at the top of his game but didn't say anything.
Later that night during RAW, Randy mostly kept to himself, which was not like him. John tried talking to him, but Randy's mind was somewhere else. The only time Randy seemed focused was when his music hit and during the match. Once the show was over with, Randy, John and the rest of the RAW crowd headed to nearby bar to celebrate like they did every week. While at the bar, Randy's phone went off several times, but he never heard it.
A few hours earlier in St. Louis, Abby was getting ready to leave work and she knew that she should have grabbed a nap in the nurses lounge before heading home, but being as stubborn as she was, Abby figured that the 10 minute drive home would be ok. Stephanie was worried about her and was unsuccessful at conviencing her to stay. Stephanie was pulling an extra 4 hours on her shift before heading home herself.
Abby pulled out of the staff parking lot and made her way towards the highway. It was still raining pretty hard and Abby was exhausted. As she got on the highway, the rain poured down harder and she had a hard time seeing anything. Abby continued to merge onto the highway, thinking that it was clear, and her car was hit with such a force that she lost complete control of the car.
Abby's car finally came to stop 40 feet away in a ditch. Someone saw the wreck and called 911. Once emergency crews were able to get her out of the car she was taken to the ER where she worked. Stephanie was sitting at the nurses station when the call came through that an accident victim was on their way in. Stephanie took down all the information and while relaying it to the doctors, she realized that the description matched Abby.
The ambulance arrived and Abby was taken into a room right away. Stephanie was escorted to the nurses lounge while the doctors worked on Abby. Stephanie cried and prayed that Abby was ok. She then pulled out her cell phone and called Randy's number. Randy didn't answer and she was too upset to leave a message. Stephanie tried calling him for over an hour and still no answer.
"Randy. It's Stephanie. I need you to call me as soon as you get this message. It's an emergency." Stephanie left a message on her final attempt to reach him.
Just as she hung up the phone, two other nurses walked into the lounge. Their uniforms were stained with blood and they had been crying. Stephanie hoped that they weren't the nurses who were in with Abby. But when the two nurses exchanged looks after seeing Stephanie, she knew what had happened.
"Please tell me that she is ok." Stephanie stated.
"Steph, I'm so sorry. Dr. Anton and Dr. Williams did everything they could to save her, but she's gone." the one nurse responded.
Stephanie broke down into tears again and walked out towards the room that Abby was in. Dr. Williams tried to stop her, but Dr. Anton let her go in. She closed the door behind her and looked at her best friend laying lifeless on the bed. She pulled out her phone and dialed Abby's parents number.
After telling them everything, Stephanie tried calling Randy one more time, but no luck. As morning came, the sun shined into waiting room and Stephanie made her way out the door and towards home. Once she was safely in her house, Stephanie crawled into bed and cried herself to sleep.
Back in Portland, it was about 4am and Randy was just getting to his room and he was still sober. He really didn't feel like drinking and all he wanted was to be at home with Abby. Randy pulled out his phone and it was then that he noticed all the missed phone calls and the voicemail. Randy listened to Stephanie's message and dialed her number right away.
"Steph, it's Randy. What happened?" Randy asked.
"You need to come home right away." Stephanie answered as she tried not to cry again.
"What happened?" Randy asked again.
"It's Abby. There was a car accident." Stephanie answered.
"Is she ok?" Randy asked panicked
"Just come back to St. Louis as soon as you can." Stephanie cried.
"Steph, is Abby ok?" Randy asked.
"No. She's not ok. She's dead." Stephanie snapped as she cried even harder.
Seven hours later, Randy arrived into St. Louis. His parents were there to pick him up. Randy barely said a word to anyone the entire drive home. Once at his house, Randy walked through the front door and closed it behind him. It didn't hit him until he was in the master bedroom that Abby wasn't there.