You know what they say. All good things must come to an end. So, without further ado, I give you the final chapter of Love Bites!
September 9, 2013
Did no one care? Did not a single person have the heart(or guts)to actually try to comfort AJ? She never knew that there was going to be a downfall from transforming herself into the Black Widow. Maybe everyone loved that Geek Goddess better than the Black Widow. Then again, the Geek Goddess was young, weak, desperate. And she cared too much.
AJ wondered the halls, the Divas Title slung across her shoulder. She burned holes into the ground as she walked, not looking up for anything. So far, she had done a good job avoiding just about everyone, including Punk. She had ignored his texts, let her phone go to voicemail whenever he called. She even hadn't spoke his name since the argument. She had a lot of time to think, and she came up with one conclusion.
She had made the biggest mistake in her life.
She entered her private locker room, ready to break down and cry for being so stupid. She turned, and jumped when she found herself staring into the mesmerizing blue eyes of Dolph Ziggler.
"Hey AJ," he said casually, as if the two were cool. AJ was too shocked to do anything. She just listened as he asked, "Can we talk?"
"No," said AJ with a shake of her head.
"It's about Punk and Kaitlyn and me," Dolph added, but AJ didn't want to hear it. "Please hear me out! This is really important!" With a sigh, AJ sat and crossed her legs. Dolph took a seat next to her, and with a sigh, he began.
"Look. I'm sorry first of all. Sorry for hurting you like I did. I really don't like Kaitlyn. She suggested breaking up with you and getting with her. It wasn't really real, like you and Punk were...I mean are."
"Punk and I started off fake too," said AJ, "But it turned into something so real. And of course, I mess it up."
"You didn't mess it up," reassured Dolph, "We messed it up. Kaitlyn suggested driving you and Punk apart. I really didn't wanna do it, but I agreed anyway. Punk is innocent. This is all our fault. Please tell me you understand."
"I understood the moment Kaitlyn lied. She just got into my head, just like I got into her head before." AJ shrugged. "Karma's a bitch."
"No, karma's a Kaitlyn," corrected Dolph with a laugh.
AJ smiled. "Same thing." The two let their laughter fade into an awkward silence. Eventually AJ broke the silence. "Thanks Dolph."
"You deserve someone who's gonna love you," he said, "It wasn't Daniel. It wasn't Cena. It wasn't me. It was Punk."
"So we're cool?" AJ asked, extending her hand. Dolph smiled and shook it.
"Yes we are."
AJ stared at the men's locker room. The last time AJ barged into it, her then lover Cena got his behind whipped by her future lover Dolph. She took a deep breath and opened the door. The licker room was empty.
She searched the room, looking for any sign of Punk. Nothing. Everyone seemed to be gone. AJ sighed longingly, wanting this pain to end. She turned on her heels, ready to go, when a familiar voice spoke up.
"Going so soon Crazy Baby?" AJ smiled. Oh how she had missed that voice. She turned and gave Punk a big old hug. "I knew you'd come back."
"I couldn't stay away," said AJ, burying her head into his hoodie. Punk stroked her hair, resting his chin on top of her head as he held her close. "Can I explain what happened?"
"Be my guest," said Punk, guiding her to a seat. She explained everything in detail-Kaitlyn's words, her feelings-everything. Punk couldn't help but hate Kaitlyn for even thinking about hurting their relationship. When AJ was done, the two exchanged glances.
"I'm sorry for hurting you," concluded AJ, "I just wasn't thinking straight. I would never put her before our relationship ever again."
AJ was expecting something other than a smirk from Punk. "I told you you were crazy." AJ smacked him on the arm. "Ouch! That hurt!"
"Good," said AJ with a smirk of her own, "It was supposed to."
"Whatever," said Punk, beginning to pack his bags. AJ sat, watching him. Punk did find that a bit strange. "What's wrong, babe?"
"I love you." Everything stopped around then. Punk went still, analysing what AJ had just said. Sure, she had said that before. But this was different. There was no cute nicknames, no nothing. There was just a confession. And Punk wasn't sure he could go that. "Did you hear me? I said I love you."
"Yeah," responded Punk, zipping up his bag. "I heard you." There was a long, lingering silence before Punk added, "I love you too."
Well...it's over. I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for reading, reviewing, favoriting following. This story is officially my most popular story ever. It's so insane to me. I love every single one of you. Your support has kept me going-from Just a Phone Call to now. I may sound like I just won an Emmy or the Divas Title or whatever, but I'm dead serious. Your support is so amazing to me. I just want y'all to know how much I appreciate your support. So thanks! :)
This is not the last of me. I still have two other AJPunk stories called Never Let You Go and Caught in Her Own Spider Web. I also have a Chickbusters(with Punklee and Kaitmus) in the works. So don't y'all worry. This is goodbye...for now. ;)