Life's Mysterious Ways
Summary: Shelbi is the boys' co-star who plays Bobby's daughter. She's great friends with anyone. She's basically the female version of Jared himself. She's 27, just found out her boyfriend of five years has been cheating on her, and had newly discovered feelings for her Supernatural Co-star, Jensen Ackles himself. How did her life become this mess?
"And cut! That's great you guys! Let's wrap for the weekend and pick up on Monday!" Kim called out. Everyone congratulated each other for a job well done before picking everything up and begin to head home. Shelbi Hurd smiled as she walked to Make-up in order to remove all of it. Her co-stars, the dynamic duo Jared and Jensen, followed her to the mirrors where the girls began taking off their make-up from the day's work.
"Great job today guys." Joann commented as the stars took a seat in their chairs.
"Thanks, Jo. We do all right." Shelbi said with her usual humor in her eyes. The boys smirked and nodded along with their female co-star.
Shelbi had come in on their new season as the newly discovered daughter of Bobby. Arianna Singer was so much like her father she was practically his clone. The opposite could be said about Shelbi herself. She was practically the clone of Jared. Jensen was the usually the victim when the two team up together. Then, Shelbi will team up with Jensen to get back at Jared. All in all, it was a great friendship all around. She was like the piece that was missing from their group. Like the Three Musketeers, she's the apprentice and Jared, Jensen and Misha are her mentors.
Shelbi checked her phone and saw she had a text message from Nikki.
U need 2 head back 2 ur trailer. We need 2 talk.
Just get back here ASAP!
Shelbi furrowed her eyebrows as she read the last text message before shaking her head and putting her phone back in her pocket. Jensen looked over and saw her shaking her head.
"Something wrong, Shel?" He asked.
"I don't know. Nikki said she need to talk to me about something and need to get to my trailer ASAP. So, Jo, are we almost finished here so I can see what my lunatic friend is freaking out about?" Shelbi asked. Joann took a moment to look at Shelbi making sure she got all the make-up off before nodding.
"Yep, you're good to go, hon." Shelbi slipped out of the chair and head in the direction of her trailer. She waved to Cliff who was waiting for the boys to get done and to take them home.
Shelbi approached her trailer and opened the door, walking in. Nikki swooped down and attacked her as soon as the door was closed.
"Ok, Nic, what was so important that you needed to talk to me about?" Shelbi asked her blonde-haired friend.
"It's about Daniel, Shel." Shelbi tensed when Nikki mentioned her boyfriend's name.
"What? Is he ok? Is he hurt? What's going on?" Shelbi demanded, holding her best friend at arm's length. Shelbi took a moment to look at her friend's frazzled appearance. She had dark rings under her eyes and her usually neat hair was out of place. Her clothes were rumpled and looked like she hadn't a decent night's sleep in a while
"Just look at the photos, ok? I'll explain everything after that." Shelbi watched as she took out her phone and opened her photos. Shelbi frowned as she took the phone from her but then it changed to a pained expression. There, on the screen in plain view, was her boyfriend of five years snuggling with some red head on his couch in his apartment. Shelbi began filtering through them, her face becoming even more pained and disgusted as she did. Finally, she set the phone down and sat on the sofa.
"How long?" Nikki had to strain in order to hear her. It broke her heart to hear her friend so broken and sad.
"I don't really know. This is just from the past week and a half. Once I had enough evidence, I came here to show you. But from the looks of it, he's been doing it for a while. I'm so sorry, Shellie." Nikki said, coming to her side and hugging her. After a moment, Shelbi felt the dam break and tears started falling down her cheeks. Nikki just sat there, holding her best friend, as that was all she could do in this moment. Nikki had never seen her so devastated, not since her mother's funeral when she was 13. She could feel her shoulder's shaking with the force of her sobs, everything pouring out.
After what seemed like a lifetime, Shelbi pulled away and roughly pulled off the necklace Daniel had given to her for their anniversary. Now, all she felt was anger. She looked at the clock, noting the time. Daniel would be a work right about now. She knew what red head he'd been with. They worked together every day.
"I'm going to see Daniel. I'm done with this shit." Nikki watched as her friend gathered her coat, her car keys, and phone before walking out of the trailer and to her red Ferrari, Nikki running in order to keep up with her. They both got into the car and Shelbi tore out of the parking lot, passing Cliff and the guys as she did. Jared and Jensen watched as her car went by, concern clearly written on their faces.
"Think she's ok?" Jared asked.
"I think so. I'll go over to her apartment later and check up on her. Let's go, Gigantor." The boys climbed into the van and closed the door. Cliff looked back at the boys.
"Your girl ok, guys?" He asked shifting into gear.
"We think so. I'm gonna go check up on her later." Jensen said, leaning back. Though he was calm on the outside, on the inside he was going crazy with worry. Was someone hurt? Was it Daniel? Did he do something to make her that upset? God, did he cheat on her? Jensen clenched his fist at the thought. He like Daniel when he first met him and, even though they'd already been together three years, he had threatened him with bodily harm if he ever hurt her. Just the thought of anyone hurting Shelbi, who was the most bubbly person all around besides Jared, was enough to want to punch anyone who dared to do it. He sighed; no reason to worry until he got the facts. He'd get them later.
Peering into the window from her car outside where Daniel was working, she fingered the necklace, watching silently as he openly flirted with Danielle, the red headed whore as she labeled her in her head. Nikki stole a glance over to her friend, worry in her eyes. She wanted to voice her objection to this, to wait until Daniel came to Shelbi's apartment. But the way she was acting, nothing was going to deter Shelbi from her objective.
With one last seething breath, Shelbi roughly opened the door and slammed it behind her, walking to the building. Shelbi had told Nikki to stay in the car, saying she wanted to deal with Daniel on her own. She rushed the door opened roughly, making it slam against the wall. People looked up at the sound, watching as she wanted over to Daniel.
Daniel's eyes widened when his saw his enraged girlfriend. He'd seen her angry, hell even pissed, but this was something he's never dealt with. She stopped in front of him, tears forming in her eyes.
"You are such a damned liar." She said, crack in her voice.
"Babe, let me explain." Shelbi never gave him a chance, she just threw the necklace down on his desk and turned away, going back to the door. He tried to stop her, but she pulled away.
"Don't touch me, don't touch me!" She yelled in disgust.
"Babe, it's not what it looks like!" he yelled desperately.
"Oh, really?!" She walked back to her car, angrily wrenching the door open and climbing. Nikki sat in the passenger seat, ready to comfort her friend if need be. Shelbi took a couple calming breaths and started the car, backing out and away from Daniel and his red headed whore. Nikki kept shooting her worried glances but Shelbi kept her eyes on the road as it was the only thing that was keeping her from sobbing uncontrollably.
"I'm taking you home." Was the only she said to Nikki. And it was in Arianna's no nonsense voice, the one you did not argue with. Nikki had first experience with that voice. And she didn't want a repeat. So, all she did was nod. Shelbi was tense the entire ride to Nikki's place, silence filling the car. She pulled into the driveway and put the car in park.
"You'll call me later, right? To let me know you're ok?" Nikki asked, though she knew Jensen would most likely be over later to check up on her. No doubt seeing how upset she was when she left the studio parking lot. Shelbi nodded and gave Nikki a strained smile. Nikki climbed out and gave her best friend one last smile before heading into the apartment. Shelbi put the car into reverse and pulled away, speeding toward her own apartment.
Once there, she locked her Ferrari and up to her apartment. She locked the door behind her and looked around her apartment. She felt a really horrible pain in her chest when she realized that she could see every memory that she made with Daniel here. The pictures, the kitchen, living room, bathroom, bedroom, even the laundry room had memories of Daniel attached to them. Tears started to run down her cheeks unchecked and uncontrolled. Sobs racked her body as she slid to the floor and cradled her face in her hands. What had she done to have this happen to her? This morning started out so well, and now it downright sucked ass.