[.:.* Picture It *.:.]
I was sitting on the floor in the middle of the hotel room, papers spread across the floor, ready to pull my hair out, for everything was a mess. There was no way that we would be ready for No Mercy on Sunday, we still didn’t have clearance from the fire department to run the lame storyline where Randy lights the casket on fire, and it was crucial to the show and to the ongoing feud between Taker and Randy. Christian’s contract still hadn’t been renewed, and time was running out, I knew just as well as everyone else did that losing Christian would be detrimental to the company, especially the smackdown brand. Not to mention it felt as if nothing was being done to annul my marriage, if you would even call it that, to Randy. I was ready to rip everything to shreds and call Teddy and tell him it’s impossible, that it can’t be done; when my cell phone began to ring.

*~* me *~*
Hello. Oh yes thank you! So we have clearance then? Great! And you’re sending a crew to have on hand to make sure everything is under control. Thank you so much. Bye.

[.:.* Picture It *.:.]
With that call at least some of the stress seemed to melt away, lifting some of the weight off my shoulder, but there was still plenty of things that still needed to be done by Sunday and it was already Saturday. The most pressing on my list now, was to try and persuade Christian into signing the new contract, everyone knew it wasn’t a good sign that he was holding out and not signing, we weren’t sure if he was playing hard ball or was seriously considering leaving. And then there was the stupid fantasy boy draft, I still hadn’t found anyone to draft, I was kind of thinking of drafting Christian so that I could be alone with him, and be able to work on convincing him how much we need him. That was it, it was perfect, I would draft Christian, and that would be the perfect opportunity to talk to him, since I haven’t been having much luck finding time so far. I sat there gathering up my papers when there was a knock on the door, I set the papers down and sprung up and ran to the door, and opened it. To my surprise Candice and Torrie were standing outside the door smiling.

*~* me *~*
Hi guys, come on in, you’ll have to excuse the mess, I’ve got paper work everywhere, poor Chris having to deal with me and my mess.

[.:.* Picture It *.:.]
We walk in and Torrie plops down onto the sofa as Candice takes a seat on one of the overstuffed chairs, and I try and tidy up a bit stuffing my paper work into files.

||* Candice *||

So Tammi… we were thinking… how about you come out with us tonight.

||* Torrie *||
Yeah sweetie it’ll be so much fun, a lot of us are getting together, a lot of the guys are going to be there… You can scoop out a draft pick

*~* me *~*
It’s okaes girls, I already know who I’m drafting, and I have a lot of work I need to get done.

||* Candice *||

Who are you drafting?

||* Torrie *||
Who’s the lucky guy? Come on tell us!

||* Candice *||

Please! Oh come on Tammi! Since you told Christy that you’re not drafting Randy we’ve been all dying to know who this guy is that you’re going to draft.

||* Torrie *||
Is it John? **she said raising her eyebrows, smirking**

*~* me *~*
Torrie stop that!

||* Candice *||

Why what’s up with you and John?

*~* me *~*
Nothing, and no I’m not going to draft John. I’m drafting someone from smackdown, if you must know.

||* Candice *||

Ahhh brand loyalty I see.

*~* me *~*
It’s nothing like that! It has nothing to do with what brand he belongs to! I cant believe that anyone would draft a guy based on which brand he belongs to.

||* Torrie *||
Well I’m not.. but sweetie there are a few girls that are… Melina… she’s picking Dave..

*~* me *~*
Oh poor Audra.

||* Candice *||

And everyone knows Maria wants John, she’s making it totally obvious! It’s funny!

||* Torrie *||
And Stacy said she was going to draft Eddie. So see a lot of the girls do seem to be sticking to their brand.

*~* me *~*
… so any word yet of who is drafting Randy?

||* Candice *||

Why? Are you jealous? If you want.. I can make sure no one drafts him. You know a little threat here a little threat there..

*~* me *~*
No its nothing like that, I was just curious to see if anyone was going to draft him. **I look over at my paperwork ** you know what, work can wait, I’d love to go out with you guys tonight.

||* Torrie *||
Great! This will be so much fun!

||* Candice *||

You’re not wearing that are you **she said looking me up and down** It’s okay, we’ll dress you! And do your hair and makeup.

*~* me *~*
hey what’s wrong with my hair and makeup? And I like wearing jeans and a tshirt. Where are we going anyways?

||* Torrie *||
You’ll see. Come on lets see what you have in your closet.

[.:.* Picture It *.:.]
Meanwhile, a few floors down, Randy sat in his hotel room with Hunter, both in dress slacks, Randy in a pale pink dress shirt, and Hunter in a lavender dress shirt. They were sitting across from each other each holding a bottle of beer in hand.

||# Hunter #||
So how are you doing man?

||% Randy %||
I’m alright. It was just scary that’s all… but I’m good now… I just need to figure out how to get Tammi to draft me tomorrow night, cause if she drafts me then I’m sure I can make everything right again.

||# Hunter #||
Well I was hoping that Audra would draft me, but there is no way of that happening.

||% Randy %||
Yeah that’s too bad that she’s got the eleventh draft pick.

||# Hunter #||
It wouldn’t be as bad if Stephanie wasn’t fourth, if Steph was at least after Audra then I at least stood a chance… but then again the way Dave has been leeching onto her..

||% Randy %||
I’m sorry dude, but hey she’s supposed to be at this little get together thing Candice put together for tonight. Which you know is just an excuse for the girls to do last minute evaluating.

||# Hunter #||
Yeah.. well at least I know Stephanie won’t be there tonight. She had to fly back to Connecticut for something, tried to get me to come with her, but I told her that I needed to stay here because I worried about you and I wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t stay to make sure you were okay. She pouted a little but ended up being alright with it saying that it was thoughtful of me to be so concerned about you, and that it is important to care about the superstars conditions or some crap.

||% Randy %||
I’m glad my passing out and being laid up in a hospital could help you out. **he said bitterly**

||# Hunter #||
Dude, its not like that, why are you getting so uptight, I really was concerned… a little.. I knew you’d be okay, I knew that Tammi would make sure that they took care of you.

||% Randy %||
You mean Tammi, who came, saw me for a second and then left. The one who hasn’t talked to me since… I haven’t seen her, and I know that she’s avoiding me. I bet she won’t even show up tonight.

||# Hunter #||
No, I talked to Torrie, I pulled in a favor, she’s going to make sure Tammi’s there tonight. And since Candice was going with Torrie to make sure that Tammi goes, I’m sure she’ll look smoking.

||% Randy %||
What are you crazy? I don’t want her to look smoking so that all the other guys will notice her. Its like its already hard enough with John, Bob, and all those other creeps hitting on her.

||# Hunter #||
Well you just need to keep them away from her. Or just try and get her alone.. come on I thought that you had some game…

||% Randy %||
Shut up! Or I’m not going to make sure Audra comes with me tonight, speaking of you better get going, she should be back pretty soon.

||# Hunter #||
Aight, I’ll catch you later tonight.**Hunter finishes off his beer and takes off**

[.:.* Picture It *.:.]
Randy sits sipping on his beer spinning his “wedding” ring on the table in front of him, when Audra walks in carrying a pile of paper work.

||% Randy %||
How was your business meeting?

||* Audra *||
It was alright, there is so much to do here

||% Randy %||
Was Tammi there?

||* Audra *||
No, she is still trying to get clearance from the fire department for the lighting of the casket tomorrow.

||% Randy %||
Oh… well…You’re still going to come out and hang with me tonight right?

||* Audra *||
Yeah of course Rand. Let me just shower and change and we’ll head out.

||% Randy %||
Okay…

[.:.* Picture It *.:.]
Candice and Torrie stood back and admired their work, as I twirled around.

||* Candice *||

OooOO yay! Look at our masterpiece, she’s going to knock em off their feet.

||* Torrie *||
Sweetie, you look absolutely gorgeous! What do you think?

*~* me *~*
Well.. ** I say tugging at the skirt** don’t you think it’s a bit skimpy.. I mean I’m bound to freeze my ass off. I’m like practically wearing nothing! This isn’t me…

||* Candice *||

Yeah but its hott! And you look hot! In this you look super sexy.

||* Torrie *||
Candice is right, come on babes, just wear it… please?

*~* me *~*
Okaes.. FINE!

||* Candice *||

Come on come on lets go chickas lets go. It’s time to ParTay!

||* Torrie *||
Alright, lets go.

[.:.* Picture It *.:.]
We head downstairs and jump into Candice’s candy apple red Ferrari, as she drives us to this trendy club that had a line outside that circled around the corner. Candice got out and handed the valet her keys as Torrie and I followed her. We walked up to the front of the line and she smiled at the bouncer, and he waved us through, as the people in line look jealously at us, for it was obvious that they had been standing in line for quiet a while now. Inside the club, it was loud and crowded, we walked over to the bar, where Candice and Torrie each got a cosmo, Candice offered to get me a cranberry juice or something but I didn’t want anything.

*~* me *~*
No thanks sweetie. **a tall man in a leather jacket, with dark hair squeezes in behind me and leans against the bar and motions to the bartender**

||* Candice *||

EeeEEeeeeee Tommy! **she says hugging him** Tommy this is Torrie and Tammi. Girls this is my friend Tom Quincy.

||& Tommy Q &||
Ladies, its nice to meet you.

||* Candice *||

What are you doing here sweetie?

||& Tommy Q &||
In town on some business. How about you?

||* Torrie *||
We’re in town doing a show. It’s really nice to meet you Tommy, but I see some of the guys…

||* Candice *||

Ooo we’ve got to go.. we need to do some serious boy scouting, tonight’s the last night before the draft. Talk to you later Tommy baby. OoOo Tammi can keep you company. Bye guys. **Torrie and Candice grab their cosmos and head off into the crowd**

||& Tommy Q &||
Hi, **he says putting a hand out** Tom Quincy, how do you do?

*~* me *~*
Hi **I say shaking his hand, while pulling the skirt down, that was inching up**

||& Tommy Q &||
Let me guess, Candice dressed you tonight, and this isn’t how you usually dress.

*~* me *~*
Heehee **I blush** you can tell?

||& Tommy Q &||
Just a little you seem a bit uncomfortable in what you’re wearing. Here maybe this might make you feel a bit more comfortable **he says taking off his leather jacket and draping it over my shoulders**

*~* me *~*
Thanks… **I say pulling the jacket closer to me**

||& Tommy Q &||
So how do you know Candice?

*~* me *~*
I work with her. How about you?

||& Tommy Q &||
You’re a wrestler? Heh I wouldn’t picture a little thing like you, but not to say I wouldn’t mind being pinned by you.

*~* me *~*
Actually I don’t really work with her anymore since she switched brands and I’m not a wrestler.

||& Tommy Q &||
Ah then you’re what they call a valet then?

*~* me *~*
No heehee I’m the general manager’s assistant. I work on smackdown, Candice used to work with me, but she got traded to Raw. So what do you do Tom?

||& Tommy Q &||
I produce music… I used to

*~* me *~*
Oh MY GOD! You used to be little Tommy Q from Boyz Attack! I mean well you are Tommy Q.. but

||& Tommy Q &||
Yeah… I know what you mean… **he says giving me a half smile**

*~* me *~*
heehee **out of the corner of my eyes I see Randy walk into the club** oh great…

||& Tommy Q &||
What? What’s the matter?

*~* me *~*
I just need to get out of here… or like hide or something…

||& Tommy Q &||
Why what’s up?

*~* me *~*
My ex just walked in…

||& Tommy Q &||
Where?

*~* me *~*
See the guy in the pink shirt? Right next to the girl in the red dress.

||& Tommy Q &||
Yeah the big guy… well I doubt he’ll bother you, look he walked in with that girl.

*~* me *~*
That’s my best friend, and yeah…

||& Tommy Q &||
Oh well…

||% Randy %||
Hey Audra, do you see Candice or anyone?

||* Audra *||
No…

||% Randy %||
Well come on, why don’t I get you a drink **he said as he guided her towards the bar**

||* Audra *||
Okay but you better not drink too much, you have to wrestle tomorrow.

||% Randy %||
You’re starting to sound like Tammi. Don’t worry about me… I’ll be good. Just keep an eye out for everyone for me.

||* Audra *||
Everyone? Or do you mean Tammi? Cause she’s right there

||% Randy %||
Hey who is that guy with Tammi?

||* Audra *||
I don’t know… but he looks familiar.

||% Randy %||
Where is he taking her? Come let’s forget about the drinks and follow them.

[.:.* Picture It *.:.]
Tommy and I see Randy and Audra approaching us and he grabs my hand and pulls me into the crowd.

*~* me *~*
What about your drinks. **I say looking back at the two glasses of crystaul.**

||& Tommy Q &||
Forget about it, you don’t want to see him right? Well it looks like he was on his way to the bar, so come on…

[.:.* Picture It *.:.]
Tommy pulled me through the crowd weaving in between people, looking over his shoulder every now and then, and pulled me past a bouncer into a back room and sat me down onto the couch. People were seated around us, it was the VIP room. A tall handsome black man came up and did silly guy hand tap thing with Tommy.

||& Tommy Q &||
**he turned to me** Tammi this is my buddy Kwest. Kwest this is Tammi.

||@ Kwest @||
It’s nice to meet you. So how do you know Tommy?

*~* me *~*
Actually I just met him, through a friend of mine.

||& Tommy Q &||
She knows Candice.

||@ Kwest @||
Ahh Candi.

*~* me *~*
Candi? **I say smiling raising my eyebrows**

||@ Kwest @||
Sweet sweet Candi, mmmmmmm MmmmMm MmmM. I wonder how

||* Candice *||

How I’m doing.. **Candice says wrapping an arm around Kwest’s hip** I’m doing perfectly as always.

||@ Kwest @||
Candi… it’s good to see you again sweetie.

||* Candice *||

Kwestie why are you butting in bothering Tammi and Tommy.. come on sweetie you can get me a refill. **she says holding up her empty glass**

*~* me *~*
Me and Tommy? Butting in? Candice what are you talking about?

||* Candice *||

I’ll catch you two later… **she walks off only to scurry back and whisper in Tommy’s ear** Do me a favor sweetie will you take Tammi back to the hotel later tonight? **he nods and she smiles and runs off and catches up with Kwest**

*~* me *~*
What’s going on here?

||& Tommy Q &||
You know Candice … trying to play match maker… she wants me to be happy… I guess you’re her latest victim that she’s trying to get to date me.

*~* me *~*
More like poor you. She’s trying to stick you with me.

||& Tommy Q &||
What are you talking about stuck with you? It’s my pleasure to spend the night with such a gorgeous little lady such as yourself.

*~* me *~*
heehee, so umm yeah.. does Candice like to try to hook you up with a lot of people?

||& Tommy Q &||
You’re the third girl, and definitely the best by far, I guess third times the charm huh? **he said smiling, putting his arm across the back of the couch getting comfortable**

*~* me *~*
I don’t know about that… I cant date.

||& Tommy Q &||
Can’t date? I don’t get it? Are you married or something?

*~* me *~*
Kind of, it’s complicated.

||& Tommy Q &||
What do you mean kind of?

*~* me *~*
It’s a long story…

||& Tommy Q &||
We’ve got all night, so why don’t you start from the beginning.

*~* me *~*
Umm alright, well you remember that guy that I’m well avoiding.

||& Tommy Q &||
Yeah your ex.

*~* me *~*
Well.. **sigh** we used to go out.. we were like serious… but what I didn’t realize is that all the while we were going out he was cheating on me, he was cheating on me with one of the divas. Well I found out broke up with him, he convinced me that it was over so I took him back… and then one night we were joking around about our “lists”

||& Tommy Q &||
Lists? Like as in as if lists?

*~* me *~*
Yeah… and well he said he wanted her on his, so that was it, I ended things for good with him. But yeah people have been meddling trying to get us back together, even my boss. And well Randy he did something stupid.. he proposed to me live on TV during one of our pay per views, and well so that’s how this stupid storyline was born. And well Tuesday we filmed what everyone assumed was a fake wedding, but little did I know that the minister they hired wasn’t an actor, but a real minister and that we were truly married. So yeah… I have some of the guys in legal working on helping me get this marriage annulled.

||& Tommy Q &||
Still doesn’t explain why you can’t date.

*~* me *~*
He got me pregnant. **I said in a small voice looking at my feet**

||& Tommy Q &||
Oh.. well I don’t see why.

*~* me *~*
cause I’m pregnant, no guy really wants to date some chick that is pregnant with her ex’s baby.

||& Tommy Q &||
What if I said I did.. **he said lifting my chin with his thumb and forefinger so that I was looking him in the eyes, he had these piercing eyes that sparkled** Tammi, I think Candice had something when she introduced us, and besides I’m not that shallow as to dismiss you just because you’re pregnant.

*~* me *~*
Oh…. Umm **I say turning my head so that he no longer had my face in his hands and then look back at him** well yeah, anyways I don’t really want to date… not that my schedule allows for it anyways, so yeah. I’m much too busy at work, in fact I shouldn’t have even come out tonight. I stil have a whole pile of paper work that I need to file and do reports for, waiting for me back at the hotel, and I know I wont have time for them tomorrow since its going to be so chaotic with the pay per view going on. So I’m just gonna catch a cab back to the hotel. **I say getting up and taking off his jacket** It was nice meeting you.

||& Tommy Q &||
I think you’re scared, you’re scared of getting hurt again, and that’s why you’re making excuses not to date, but everyone isn’t like your ex. Some of us are actually good guys, and hey would Candice try and get us together if she thought that we wouldn’t make a good match. She wouldn’t want to see you hurt, so look Candi can vouch that I am a good guy and that I wouldn’t hurt you. So don’t go, stay. **he said wrapping the jacket around me again**

[.:.* Picture It *.:.]
I sit back down and we talk , meanwhile elsewhere in the club, Randy is still searching for me and the mystery man. He runs into Candice and Kwest at the bar.

||% Randy %||
Hey Candice! Have you seen Tammi?

||* Candice *||

Hey Rand! Yeah I saw her earlier, but not in a while. Hey Randy this is my friend Kwest, Kwest this is Randy.

||@ Kwest @||
It’s nice to meet you bro.

||% Randy %||
Yeah yeah you too **Randy says giving him a quicku hand shake all the while looking around** So you don’t know where she is, do you atleast know who that guy was she was with?

||@ Kwest @||
Don’t worry bro, she’s okay. She’s with Tommy. He’ll take care of her. And you might want to check in the VIPs lounge, that is where they were when Candi and I left them.

||% Randy %||
Tommy who in the fuck is Tommy? **he didn’t wait around for an answer, he took off in search of the VIPs loungne**

||* Candice *||

Kwest **She said hitting him** great we better follow him, who knows what trouble will happen now!

||@ Kwest @||
What? What did I do? All I did was tell him where we last saw Tommy and Tammi.