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Notes: Takes place before the roster split
"Earth to Jeff," Matt shouted. "Come in Jeff... I think we're losin ya."
"You haven't heard a word I've said, have you?"
"You know he hasn't," Lita interjected. She flopped down on the couch next to Jeff. "He was too busy staring at the television screen."
"What's so damn interesting on there?"
"Oh.. I don't know... A certain big red machine seems to have caught your brother's eye... That's all."
Matt's chin practically dropped down to his knees. "Not another crush!" he whined. "Didn't he have a thing for Bradshaw last month?"
"No," Lita said, thoughtfully. "Raven was last month... Bradshaw must've been the month before that."
"But I thought Kevin Nash was two months ago..."
"Alright already!!" Jeff yelled. "So I've liked a few guys.... What's wrong with that?"
"Nothing, hon." Lita put her arm around him. "We just weren't expecting Kane..."
"I don't have a crush on him... We're just friends... Kinda..."
"How do you know you're his friend?"
"Well, he hasn't tried chokeslamming the hell outta me lately, has he?"
"Well... There ya go..."
Lita laughed. "I just love your logic."
"Thank you." He stuck his tongue out at Matt. "I'm gonna go get some more ice." He picked up the bucket and headed out the door.
Jeff stood staring at the ice machine. Did Matt have a point? Did he have way too many crushes? And there were at least a dozen that he'd never mentioned to anyone. Maybe it was time for him to settle down... Find himself a steady boyfriend. Or should he say girlfriend? Nah... To him, girls were just for friends... So that's the only type of girlfriend he could have... A girl-friend. So who should he ask out? Chris Jericho? Nah... Ever since he became Undisputed Champion his ego has gotten out of hand. Besides, he heard from Lita that Trish was trying to set him up with Hunter. That would be a real miracle. Hmmm... He and Lita had been trying to hook Edge up with Matt... so he was out. Who to pick? That was gonna be a toughie...
"You push the button... Ice comes out," a voice behind him said. "It's not that complicated, Hardy-Boy."
Jeff turned around and was face to face -or rather face to chest- with Kane. "I was busy thinking and forgot about the ice... I guess I wasn't thinking... About the ice, I mean." He quickly stepped aside, out of the big man's way.
"So you're the type that stops to think and forgets to start again?"
He blushed. "Not exactly. It's just that Matt's been kinda teasing me about something... And I was trying to come up with a solution."
Kane finished filling up his bucket. "Well, if you need any help, let me know. I know how older brothers can be. Look who I have to put up with. Besides, two heads are better than one."
"Really?" Jeff was positively glowing. "Ya mean it?"
"Yeah, sure. Just let me know. I'll talk to you later."
As he started walking back down the hall, Jeff followed him. "Hey, Kane," he started, "we're friends, right?"
"Well, I haven't tried to chokeslam you lately, have I?"
"Well... There ya go... Later Hardy-Boy."
Jeff would've skipped back to the room if it weren't for the bucket of ice he was carrying. Having forgotten his key, he kicked the door with his foot. Lita opened the door and took the bucket from him. She said something about Matt being in the shower and she and Trish going out soon. He was only half listening. He described the whole ice machine incident to her, grinning like a fool the whole time.
"Well," Lita said, smiling, "I guess you two really are friends." There was a knock at the door. She opened it and Trish walked into the room.
"Hey," Trish said. "You two ready to go?" She noticed to serious look on Jeff's face and got a little worried. It wasn't every day that one saw Jeff Hardy looking so determined. "You okay, Jeff?"
"Trish... Lita... I've come to a big realization. I think it's time for me to settle down. I've decided who I want. But I'll need you're help."
"Sure thing, Jeff," Lita replied.
"Who's the guy?" Trish asked.
Jeff was a bit surprised. "How'd you know it was a guy?"
Trish laughed. "I heard about the many guys that you've fancied for the past few months... Besides.. I kissed you and got no reaction! So, who's the guy?"
"Well... You two might wanna sit down first..."