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A/N: This story takes place starting from when Chris Jericho debuted in the WWF. I know that he got married in 2000, but for the purposes of our story, let's just say that he got married in early 1999 (even though I hate the fact he's married at all ;) ).


Chris Jericho walked into the arena, ready for his first night of action in the WWF. He had been so sick of WCW, and he was just happy to be in a new environment. He hoped that his debut would be good, considering all the build-up they had been doing for it.

He walked down the hallway and suddenly a young brunette rushed up to him. Chris recognized her as Stephanie McMahon, Vince's daughter. She stopped in front of him and smiled.

"Hey, you must be Chris Irvine," she said sticking her hand out for him to shake. He couldn't help but like how confident she seemed to be.

"Yeah, and you must be Stephanie McMahon," he said shaking her hand.

"The one and only," she said grinning at him. He realized that he was still shaking her hand, and pulled away.

"Is there any reason you came barreling down the hall?"

"Actually, yes, my dad wanted to go over some last minute things with you, and he sent me to come find you, I'm glad I found you so quickly," she said motioning for him to follow her.

"So are you like his assistant or something?"

"Nah, he has an assistant, I just happened to be in the office."

"Oh, I see," Chris said nodding. He could tell already that he'd like working with Stephanie, she seemed like such an honestly nice person.

"I've seen some of your matches, you're really very good," she said, turning to him.

"Really, you think so?"

"Yeah, you're a great all-around wrestler, it's a shame WCW let you slip through their fingers, of course we're glad to have you, I think my dad has big plans for you."

"I really was surprised by all the build-up he's giving me."

"Well, we think you're worth it."

"Thanks," he said sincerely.

"No problem, I only speak the truth," she replied as they reached her father's office for the night, "Well, this is where I leave, but it was really nice meeting you Mr. Irvine."

"Chris, call me Chris," he told her, and she smiled.

"Ok, Chris, it was nice meeting you."

"You too-"

"Stephanie, you can call me Stephanie."

"Well then it was nice meeting you Stephanie."

She turned to walk away, and Chris couldn't help but watch as she left, not even noticing a smile creeping up on his lips as he watched her. He definitely wanted to see more of her. He walked into the office to go meet with Vince.

Later that night

Chris walked backstage pleased with the promo he had just cut on the Rock. The crowd's reaction had been thunderous, and he was really excited by it. He walked into the dressing room happy that he had made the decision to come to the WWF.

In the midst of all the congratulations he was receiving from the other wrestlers, he managed to get in a quick phone call to his wife.

"Hey babe, were you watching tonight?" He said into the cell phone.

"Yeah, you were great," Jessica said.

"Yeah, I was really pleased by it."

"That's great, I'm so happy for you," she said laughing giddily.

"I'm happy for me too," he said chuckling.

"So when do you get to come home?"

"Well, I think I get to come home on Wed. I'll have to check."

"Ok, well I'll let you go, I love you," she told him.

"I love you too," he said before hanging up.

Chris took a shower after the phone call. Then he gathered up his things, and started to leave the arena when he heard a woman's voice calling him from behind.

"Chris!"

He turned around to see Stephanie chasing after him again. She caught up to him and panted.

"Do you make it a habit of chasing after people?" he said laughing at her.

"Only those who count," she said jokingly, "I just wanted to congratulate you on your debut tonight, you were really great out there. You have such a great stage presence."

"Wow, you're so full of compliments," he said with a laugh, "But seriously thanks, it means a lot coming from you."

"Why?" She asked looking at him, confused.

"Well, you're the boss's daughter, I figure you know your way around a wrestling ring."

"I guess you can say that, even though my dad doesn't believe it. He'd rather listen to Shane than me," she said looking down.

"I'm sorry, I didn't mean to make you upset," Jericho said genuinely. Stephanie looked up and smiled gently.

"No, it's ok, really, I'll get over it. Well, I have to go, but I just wanted to tell you that you were great tonight."

"Thanks again. Well, I guess I'll see you later Stephanie."

"Yeah, I'll see you later Chris," she said before walking away. He couldn't help but want to be friends with Stephanie, and he didn't exactly know why.