Disclaimer: I do not own any of the people in my story they own themselves or Vince McMahon owns the, whatever, though I would love to own Jericho, but that's a story for another time. Enjoy.

P.S. Please R/R, no flames please.

Note: Takes place before the Jericho/Steph business partners angle.
Part 1

"This better work, or we're all in for it," said Jeff Hardy, to his best friend Lita.

"Of course it'll work, trust me," replied Lita.

"Yeah, the last time I did that, I ended up with bruised ribs, if I remember correctly."

"Jeff, just go along with the stupid plan, and stop bitching about it, cause if you don't all I'm gonna hear all night is 'why wouldn't he go with the plan' and I like my beauty sleep," interrupted Matt Hardy.

"Shut up Matt, or you're gonna end up alone tonight, is that what you want?" said an impatient Lita.

Unbeknownst to Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley and Chris Jericho was the fact that they were being set up. The three members of Team Extreme were gathered in their locker room discussing a covert operation that Lita jokingly named: Operation Stephanie McMahon-Jericho. Lita, being close to Jericho had already realized that he had a deep affection for one Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley, even if he didn't want to admit it, and readily denied it, and she knew the same probably went for Stephanie. And she was sick and tired of them fighting when they really belonged with each other.

Such was the reason for this meeting, Lita was trying to get Matt and Jeff to get in on the plan with her, and help her execute it. Now they didn't exactly believe that Steph and Jericho were "meant to be," but Lita was hard to say no to.

"Fine, I'll do it, but I'm not gonna like it, and if they end up killing each other, it's your fault not mine," Jeff said in his gorgeous North Carolina drawl, "so what exactly is the plan? Or have you not thought that far ahead yet?"

Lita stuck her tongue out at him, and said, "Of course I have a plan, stupid."

"Well then, what the hell is it?" retorted Jeff.

"You two are so annoying you know that," Matt said, "so what's the plan?"

"We lock them in a room together." Lita said proudly.

"That's your brilliant plan, we lock them in a room together, that's it, and you really expect that to work." Jeff snorted.

"Not to say anything against you sweetie, but that plan does seem kinda, well...um...lame." Matt interjected.

"It is not lame! It'll work you just watch, now you two have to get Jericho, and I'll get Stephanie, so there's an empty locker room, and we stick them in there, and they'll work things out," Lita said, "We can do it next Monday on Raw, it'll be perfect."

"I hope for our sake, it does." Jeff said quietly.

And so Operation: Stephanie McMahon-Jericho was underway.