On a cool night in Tampa, Florida Kim went to a house show with her best friend Peyton. Kim was 27 years old and she was a die hard wrestling fan since she was a little girl. She had gone to every house show that came to Tampa for the last 25 years, the same with RAW and Smackdown. If there was a pay-per-view anywhere in Florida she was there. She always had a good time going to the shows especially when she saw her favorite superstars Randy Orton, John Cena, Cody Rhodes only to name a few. She was in love with Randy Orton but believed that he would never notice her because she was a simple single mother of a 2 month old baby named Gianna. She didn't find herself very pretty either but she was a very beautiful woman. Her tan skin and brown hair complimented her green eyes very well. She was tough on herself and lacked a large amount of self confidence do to an ex-boyfriend that did nothing but tear her down physically and emotionally. The effects of the emotional abuse he caused her stayed with her even after he was long gone. She hadn't seen him for 11 months and she planned to keep it that way. She knew that Randy Orton wouldn't want anything to do with her especially when he had other beautiful girls throwing themselves at him but it didn't stop her from hoping for that one chance meeting. A chance meeting she was sure would never happen.
The show began like any other house show would with the introduction from the announcer followed by the pyro. The pyro was loud to Kim and Peyton as they sat about 4 rows in front of it near the ramp way so they could touch the superstars as they came down to the ring. They weren't the best seats but they were still floor seats and they still had the opportunity to touch the superstars. The pyro exploding into the air got Kim's adrenaline flowing. She was filled with excitement as the first match began. She was excited throughout the entire show as she watched and touched hands with the superstars as they came down the ramp. She even got to touch Cody Rhodes' hand which really hyped her up even more. The show was going great and as the last intermission happened Kim and Peyton looked at their program to see what matches would follow. "This is a pretty good show," said Peyton.
"I know," said Kim as she looked over the program, "and it's about to get better. Randy Orton and John Cena teaming together against CM Punk and Wade Barrett. Two of my favorite men in the same match. It can't get better than that. The things I would do to Randy Orton…"
"I know. Probably the same things I would do to John Cena. Think we can get an autograph or a phone number from them?"
"I don't know," said Kim. "I guess it's possible for an autograph but a phone number yeah right. What superstar in their right mind would want to give me their phone number? Look at me."
"You're beautiful," she said. "I don't know why you're so down on yourself. You're beautiful. You have the prettiest eyes and your hair is amazing. I would die to look like you. I wish you could feel the same way and realize how beautiful you are."
"I'm not that beautiful," said Kim as they blinked the lights to signal the end of intermission. "All right. Here we go," she said changing the subject. She was ready for the main event. She was ready to see Randy Orton in all his sexiness and John Cena looking sexy but not as sexy as Randy Orton. When Randy's music cued Kim felt butterflies in her stomach, she grabbed her camera and her heart began to pound. He slowly walked down the ramp with a smirk on his face. Kim forgot about taking the picture and put her hand out for him to touch as she saw him touching the hands of other fans as he made is way to the ring. He touched her hand and she felt like it was the end of the world. "Did you see that?"
"I saw," said Peyton with a smile. "It's good to see you so happy after everything that's happened in the last couple years especially in the last few months."
"It feels good to be happy," she said as she focused on Randy Orton in the ring. He was absolutely gorgeous. His abs were absolutely perfect like they were chiseled from stone, his ears were shaped like elf ears but they suited him well, his blue eyes like crystals, his perfect jawbone complimented with a little facial hair. He was absolutely perfect in her eyes. He was like a Greek God to her absolutely beautiful. She snapped picture after picture of him as John Cena made his way down to the ring. She had one focus and that was Randy Orton. She screamed the loudest as she watched him wrestle. If he was down she cheered for him to get up, if he was wrestling with the upper hand she was cheering him on. She was pretty sure she would be without a voice the next morning but what would have been the point of going to the wrestling matches if you didn't scream your loudest supporting your favorite superstars.
After the show was over John Cena and Randy Orton went around signing autographs for the fans near ringside after they won their match of course. When John and Randy got to the ramp Kim had her program out and a marker. She was ready for an autograph but as she expected Randy walked right past her and signed an autograph for a woman she thought was much prettier than her. "Maybe next time," said Peyton. "Let's go it's getting late."
"All right," she said putting her program away. She was more than disappointed by the fact she didn't get Randy's autograph maybe the next time she would have better luck but she didn't depend on it. They took their leave and headed to the parking lot.
"That was a good show," said Peyton.
"Yeah," said Kim.
"Cheer up. At least you got to touch his hand. So what you didn't get an autograph. There is always next time."
"I guess," said Kim.
"It's late. Let's go. Where did you park?" asked Peyton.
"I am all the way over there. Where did you park?"
"I am over there," she said pointing in the direction of her car.
"Oh. You got a good parking space. I got a sucky one," said Kim who arrived about 30 minutes after Peyton which is why Peyton had the better parking space. "Are you leaving?"
"Yeah. I have a family event to go to tomorrow. What about you?"
"I am just going to hang out here for a little bit to wait for the traffic to die down then I'll leave."
"All right. Well, call me tomorrow. Okay?"
"Okay," said Kim. "Bye."
"Bye," said Peyton as she gave her a hug and then walked in the direction of her car leaving Kim by herself.
Kim sat in the parking lot till there were probably about two or three others left. She was sitting on a bench and got up to walk to her car knowing that she wouldn't be sitting in traffic to get out of the arena parking lot. She was walking to her car as she heard footsteps behind her. She turned around to see none other than her ex-boyfriend Nathan standing there. "Nathan, what are you doing here?" she asked with fear in her voice.
"Surprised?" he asked with a smirk. "I just thought I would pay a visit."
"How did you know I was here?" she asked. She was too shocked to do anything. She couldn't move it was like she was frozen.
"You really are stupid aren't you, Kimmy?" he asked her. She hated when he called her Kimmy. That's what he used to call her when they were together and she hated it. Her name was Kim not Kimmy but she not dare tell him that out of fear.
"I'm not stupid, Nate," she said. "I'm not."
"You are," he said, "you come to every house show when they're in Tampa so when I heard WWE was going to be here I knew I could find you here. You're slick I'll have to admit. You disappeared without a trace but I knew I would find you someday."
"You're not supposed to be near me," she said, "I have a restraining order against you."
"Really, Kim? You think a piece of paper is going to stop me from finding you? I'm not scared of any paper."
"Nate, I don't want to do this. I just want to go on with my life and you go on with yours. Just please leave me alone."
"Nah. I don't want to do that. Let's go out for a little bit," he said.
"Nate, I'm not going anywhere with you," she said. "Whatever we had is over. You didn't want to have a baby but I did. We're done."
"Kim, I am ready to be a dad now. I was young I was stupid. I want to be a dad now."
"No," she said. "You're not even stable enough to be around her. NO. I have to go."
"She is my daughter," said Nate.
"She is MY daughter," said Kim. "You didn't want anything to do with her. Stop using her as a way to get me to fall victim to your trap."
"I'm not using anyone," said Nate. "We can work this out. I love you, Kim. Please give me another chance."
"Another chance? I've given you hundreds. I'm out of chances. I have to go," she said turning to walk to her car.
"DON'T walk away from me," he said grabbing her arm turning her around to face him.
"Let go, Nate, you're hurting me," she said. "Let Go."
"No," he said, "not until you let me see my daughter and give me another chance."
"Nate, please don't do this," she said with tears filling her green eyes. "I don't want to do this again."
"You don't want to do what again? Love me? I love you, Kim, come on we were great together."
"No, Nate. Please let go. I don't want to do this," she said in tears.
"I don't give a damn what you want," he said throwing her into a nearby light post causing her back to hit the pole.
"NATE!" she yelled, "STOP!" The pain shot through her back from the force of being thrown into a pole. Nathan was a big guy and his strength was unbelievable. When he slammed Kim into the post it was like she was a little fly. She cried out in agony as she held her back.
"Stop what?" he asked. "Stop this?" he asked hitting her across the face. "Or this?" he asked hitting her across the face again. He continued hitting her across the face with the same force he had before when they were together.
Kim fell to the ground from the force of his last hit. She continued to cry out in agony as she saw a man walking past. "Help," she called out but he looked at her and kept on walking. She realized her and Nathan were the only two in the parking lot. She was alone and no one was there to help her. Nathan began kicking her while she was down and this was nothing new to her. She had gone through it many times maybe even worse. She didn't understand why he was so angry and didn't understand why he kept hitting her and hurting her that way. He continued kicking her and kicking her while she was down as she cried out in pain. He kicked her in the ribs and kicked her in the face. She looked up to see his foot coming toward her face she closed her eyes as she saw it coming to her and waited to feel his foot connect with her face but she never felt it. Instead she heard a loud thud and a groan. She opened her eyes to see Nathan laying on the ground and Randy Orton standing over her.
"Are you okay, Ma'am?" he asked her as he got down on her level.
"Yeah," she said trying to sit up.
"Let me help you," he said helping her get up. "Are you sure you're okay?" he asked looking at her.
"Yeah," she said. "I need to get home."
"Let me take you," he said. "You shouldn't travel by yourself obviously. Look at this guy. Was he trying to rob you?"
"No. That's my ex-boyfriend. I made him mad," she said standing to her feet with the help of Randy. "It's not a big deal. I'll be fine."
"Look at you," said Randy. "You're not fine. Let me take you home."
"I can't," she said.
"Please," he persisted.
She had always dreamed of hearing Randy say those words to her but just not in that manner. She knew she didn't look beautiful after the ordeal Nathan had just put her through and she was weak so she didn't have the strength to fight with his persistence. "Okay," she said with a smile.
"Thank-you," he said. "Let's take my limo."
"Okay," she said walking with him as he held her up. Her ribs were sure to be broken but she didn't care. She just wanted to get home. "Thank-you," she said as they reached his limo.
"No problem," he said helping her into the car. "So where do you live?" She gave him her address and he told the driver before they headed off to her house. The limo ride was one in silence and as they arrived at the house he helped her out of the car.
"You don't have to walk with me," she said. "I will be fine."
"I insist," he said walking with her.
Again she didn't want to argue so she just let him walk her to the house but he did more than walk her to the house he walked her into the house and helped her get comfortable on the couch. "Thanks," she said.
"You're welcome," he said looking around. "Do you have a kid?"
She didn't want to tell him the truth not yet anyway and said, "no I just baby-sit."
"Oh," he said, "let me clean you off. You look horrible," he said.
"I'm sorry," she said.
"No. Not horrible it's just…let me clean you up," he said walking to her kitchen to get a few paper towels and wetted them with water to clean up the blood and cuts on her face. He returned back to the living room and began to clean off her face. He felt so badly for her. She was an innocent woman that didn't deserve to be beaten like an animal. "You have pretty eyes," he said as he cleaned off her face.
"Thanks," she said with a smile. "So do you."
"Thank-you," he said cleaning off her face. As he cleared away the blood and looked past the cuts on her face he saw her beauty. She was absolutely beautiful it was almost breathtaking. He could get lost in her beauty for hours.
"Are you okay?" asked Kim.
"Yeah," he said snapping out of thought. "How are your ribs?" he asked.
"They're okay," she said.
"Let me see," he said insisting on seeing her ribs because he would be willing to take her to the hospital for x-rays if she wished.
"Okay," she said lifting her shirt. "I'm fine."
"But you're bruising," he said looking over her bruises. "Do you want to go to the hospital?"
"I'll be fine," she said.
"All right," he said, "well, I'm going to clean this up and then head out."
"Okay," she said as she watched him clean up around her. He was probably the sweetest guy she had met in months.
After everything was cleaned up he said, "I'm heading out but here is my number just in case you need to go to the hospital. You can give me a call and I will take you….I'm sorry I didn't catch your name."
"Kim," she said with a smile as she took the paper.
"Kim," he said with a smile, "if you need to go to the hospital don't hesitate to give me a call."
"I'll be all right but thank-you," she said with a smile.
"You're welcome," he said walking to the door.
"Randy," she said.
"Yeah?" he asked.
"I just wanted to know if I could take you out to dinner tomorrow night as a way to thank-you for saving me tonight."
"I don't think that would be a good idea," he said.
"Please," she said, "I want to show my appreciation."
Randy thought about it and said, "All right. Tomorrow night we'll go out for dinner. Just give me a call tomorrow afternoon and we'll set it up but it's a date."
"It's a date," she said with a smile.
"Have a goodnight," he said with a smile.
"Goodnight," said Kim as she watched him walk out the door. She couldn't believe that she had just made a date with Randy Orton and she couldn't believe that he saved her life from Nathan that night. He was even sweeter than she imagined him to be and she couldn't wait for their date.
*A/N: So what did you think? Please review! Is it a keeper? And Thank-you for taking the time to read.