[.:.* Picture It *.:.]After showering and changing I get dressed and head down to the lobby. As I get out of the elevator I spot Tony waiting for me outside the cafť and walk over to him, heís dressed in a nice suit, and I was just wearing jeans and tank top with a hooded jacket over it, for the second time in twenty-four hours I felt incredibly underdressed. ||% Tony %||Hi Iím glad you could make it. *~* Me *~*Morning, itís no problem. [.:.* Picture It *.:.]Tony and I enter the cafť and are seated and order breakfast, he orders French Toast and a ham and cheese omelet with coffee and I order Belgium waffles. We sit there discussing what heíll be having me do working under him, and in a sense Vince since Tony and Vince would be working closely together. He said that I would still be able to travel along side Smackdown and help Teddy out every now and then for my responsibilities as his assistant would be much less demanding. I was glad to know that I could stay on with Smackdown and keep my somewhat normal routine and get to see Audra now that she was on smackdown for the time being. We finished our breakfast and talked a little more, before I excused myself thanking him for breakfast and headed back upstairs. Back in the room Chris was sitting watching Blade Trinity on HBO, as I walk in he gets up.||# Benoit #|| Hey how was breakfast?*~* Me *~* It was alright, Tony just went over what my new job will be under him. I still get to stay with the smackdown crew and help Teddy out from time to time, so thatíll be good so I can still help you loosen up before your matches. Well I mean thatís if you still want me too. ||# Benoit #|| Of course I want you to, it helps a lot and I really appreciate it. *~* Me *~*So yeah whatíve you been up to while I was gone? ||# Benoit #||Ordered in some room service and Iíve been watching Blade Trinity, Hunterís not a half bad actor. *~* Me *~*Yeah.. Audra showed me it, heís pretty good in it. Well while you finish your movie Iím going to get some paper work done, and you be thinking of where weíre going to go for lunch, cause I hate making decisions, that was the one good thing about Randy, he didnít mind deciding all of the time. ||# Benoit #||AlrightÖ[.:.* Picture It *.:.]I pulled out some of the files I had brought back from the office with me the night before and starting going over some of the statistics, and as I got to the bottom of the folder I found the notice that Vince had sent Teddy and I to make sure to work on Christian resigning his contract. I sat there rereading the note, with the words ďcrucialĒ and ďof the utmost importanceĒ sticking out. I knew we needed Christian here, and that if I pushed him he would probably resign, but than again his words from last night were ringing in my ears. ďIím not even saying that Iím leaving, so relax, Iím just thinking things over. Iíve got quiet a bit of money saved up and I donít really need this job. The travel is killer and the wear and tear on my body, I donít want to be fifty and needing a walker just to get around. So understand that Iím just seriously thinking things over before I sign a new contract, and my end decision wonít have anything to do with you.Ē He had made some seriously good points, so I didnít want to push the issue of him resigning, I valued our friendship and didnít want to force him into something that he didnít want. As held the paper in her hand staring at it, knowing full well that it was true that it was crucial to smackdown to have Christian re-sign, for losing a big name like that would leave a nice size hole on the smackdown roster. Suddenly my cell phone rang and it startled me causing me to jump and send papers flying all over the place. I grab my phone picking it up as Chris looks over at me as I hold the phone between my ear and shoulder, picking up the papers from the floor. *~* Me *~*Hello? Oh hi Nate. Lunch? Oh no I already have plans for lunch, but hmmm what about dinner? Okaes, great what room are you staying in? 729, alright Iíll meet you in your room around 6:30. Alright Iíll see you then. Bye. ||# Benoit #||You alright over there?*~* Me *~*Yeah.. sorries, I was just startled by the phone.
||# Benoit #||No its alright I just saw all of your papers go flying, so who called? *~* Me *~* Oh it was just Randyís little brother Nathan, weíre going to go to dinner tonight; I promised him that we would hang out before he left on Wednesday.
||# Benoit #||Did he want to go to lunch with you? Cause you know we could always reschedule and go to lunch another time cause we can always have lunch, and heís only in town for a couple of days. *~* Me *~*Donít be silly. Donít you want to have lunch with me? Cause if not I can just order in some room service. ||# Benoit #||No, thatís not what Iím sayingÖ Iíd love to have lunch with you, how about we drive down town and get some good old fashion Texas Barbeque. *~* Me *~*Sounds good to me. Just let me resort these papers getting them back into order and then we can head out. ||# Benoit #||Alright take your time, Iím going to go change.
[.:.* Picture It *.:.]I hadnít noticed but Chris was still in his pajamas, and headed into the bedroom to go change, I had finished reorganizing the papers and was sitting on the couch when Chris came out of the bedroom wearing jeans and a pale blue polo shirt. I got up and grabbed my purse and we headed out to the restaurant. We arrived before the lunch rush and were seated right away and Chris ordered us some baby back ribs, and we sit back enjoying our meal. He asked how the party went last night, and I told him it was blahÖ. And just as he was starting to ask me something else a crowd of fans came over and asked Chris for his autograph, he kindly signed autographs and took pictures with every last fan that approached the table. A few of them had asked for my autograph and to take pictures with me, which was a bit odd, but I smiled for the camera and signed their scraps of paper and napkins and such forth. Finally when the last of them had gotten their autographs and pictures we pay our bill and head back to the hotel. As we were walking through the lobby we run into Hunter who stops us. ||% Hunter %||Hey! Tammi! Wait up! **he runs over to us** Hey Chris! Whatís up man. ||# Benoit #||Nothing much, Iíll see you back in the room Tammi. Bye Hunter. *~* Me *~*Alright bye Chris. ||% Hunter %||Yeah see you around man, so Tammi, I wanted to talk to you about that date we have to go on. *~* Me *~*You know itís alright we donít have to really go on that date. ||% Hunter %||No I want to, itís just that I work tonight, and youíre working tomorrow so I thought we could do it Wednesday afternoon. *~* Me *~*Umm sure I guess. But really we donít have to go on that silly date, we can just get together before that party of Candiceís and make up what happened. ||% Hunter %||You mean youíre going to cheat me out of a date with you, after you drafted me. *~* Me *~*Yeah but I didnít even mean to draft you, you peaked your head in and I accidentally said your name, and its not like I was going to rat you out to the other girls for what at the time could have only been assumed as spying. [.:.* Picture It *.:.]A tall man with spikey blonde hair and green eyes walked up to the two of us, he was wearing jeans and a shirt with the sleeves cut off. He was totally drool worthy, he wasnít quiet cut nor did he have bludging muscles like Hunter, but you could tell that he worked out and took care of his gorgeous body. The man slaps Hunter hands with Hunter in that silly guy handshake type of way. ||% Hunter %||Hey Tammi, this is my friend Crash, Crash this is Tammi.
||# Crash #||Itís nice to meet you. **he said extending his hand***~* Me *~*You too. **I said shaking his hand** You two probably have to head off to the arena or something. So Iíll let you two go. ||% Hunter %|| Not until we agree on a time for Wednesday. ||# Crash #||Whatís Wednesday, and can I come too if sheís going to be there? *~* Me *~*Itís nothing. Iím telling you Hunter its cool we donít have to do that silly date for the draft. ||% Hunter %||What is it because you would rather be going on a date with Randy? ||# Crash #||Whoís Randy, and if she wants a date with Randy I would gladly change my name to Randy.
*~* Me *~*No! You know I donít want to go on a date with Randy. Fine Iíll go on a freaking picnic with you on Wednesday.
||% Hunter %||Great! Why donít you meet me here in the lobby around 11. ||# Crash #||Can I come too? *~* Me *~*You want to come on this mandated date? ||# Crash #||Yeah. *~* Me *~*Fine with me, the more the merrier. ||% Hunter %||Hey no! Crash you canít come! Itís a date dude. ||# Crash #||But I thought you liked Audra. ||% Hunter %||I do! ||# Crash #||Then you wont mind me going on this date with you and this lovely lady now would you? *~* Me *~*Umm well you two sort that out, I have a bunch of paper work I need to get done before tomorrows show. Iíll see you guys later. [.:.* Picture It *.:.]I leave the two of them discussing if Crash was going to go on the picnic with Hunter and I, heading back upstairs. When I got to the room I was shocked to see that Chris wasnít in there. He left a note saying that he was going to go hang out in the gym with Eddie for a while and would be back later. So I kicked off my shoes and sat back down at the table pulling out another file full of paper work. I set my phone to go off at five thirty so that I would have time to shower and change for dinner with Nathan. Then I get started working on some of the reports that Teddy needed done before tomorrow nightís show. Before I knew it my phone was buzzing the alarm going off, telling me that it was time to get ready. So I hop into the shower and blow dry my hair changing into a denim mini skirt and a halter top slipping on some slippers I grab my purse and head out the door and down the elevator and knock on room 729. Elaine answers the door and smiles at me ushering me in. ||* Elaine *||Come in, come in. Randyís not staying in the room with us. Itís just Becky, Nathan, Bob, and I, but come in and chat a while.
*~* Me *~*Hi Mrs. Orton, actually I came here to see Nathan, weíre supposed to have dinner together. ||* Elaine *||Nathan? Oh well I see, Iíll go get him. Have a seat sweetie, you should really stay off your feet. Can I get you something to drink while Iím up getting Nathan? *~* Me *~*No thank **I say sitting on the sofa** [.:.* Picture It *.:.] Elaine goes to get Nathan and the two of them come out, Nathan was wearing khaki pants and a legend killer tour t-shirt. ||& Nathan &||Hey Tam, youíre right on time. Mom Iíll be back later, Tammi and I are going to head into town to grab a bite to eat. We wonít be out late, promise.
||* Elaine *||Well you two have fun, and be careful.*~* Me *~*Yes maam.
[.:.* Picture It *.:.]Nathan and I head out of the hotel room into the elevator as we were walking through the lobby towards the parking lot, it was just my luck that we ran into Randy. ||& Nathan &||Hey Rand! ||% Randy %|| Hey Nate, Tammi. Where are you two going? *~* Me *~*Dinner, and we should get going, or else weíll never get in anywhere. ||& Nathan &||Have you eaten yet?
||% Randy %||No not yet, I just got back from meeting with the Princess about our date of doom. ||& Nathan &||Princess? Date of Doom? Well if you havenít eaten why not join us? You donít mind do you Tammi? *~* Me *~* Actually||% Randy %||**Randy cuts me off** Iíd love to letís go. ||& Nathan &|| Great come on, I heard thereís this killer restaurant down town that has the best chili. [.:.* Picture It *.:.]Meanwhile across town Jillian and Christian were sitting in a sold out arena listening to Gwen Stefani and the Black Eyed Peas perform. Jillian was having a blast on their date, the concert was great. Christian on the other hand was mortified being out in public seen with Jillian and her huge ďbeauty markĒ. All the while they were out he kept his sunglasses on and a baseball hat as so that no one would recognize him. Though the music was great, the company was what was ruining the night for Christian. Though he wasnít as vain as his on screen persona, he still couldnít help but notice the huge growth that was on the side of Jillianís face and the thoughts of what people were saying were running through his head. He was totally bummed that Jillian was the one that drafted him. Though he was honored to be the number one draft pick, he would have preferred to have gone out on a date with me. All throughout the concert Christian imaged what it would have been like if it was me there with him instead, at one point he was so engrossed in his day dream he put his arm around Jillianís shoulder to which she took as a good sign and rested her hear against him, after a few moments Christian looked over and realized that it was Jillian who was cuddling up against him and screamed pushing her away from him. Back at the restaurant Randy, Nathan and I are seated at a booth, and all of us had ordered the house special the chili and cornbread, and were working on our salads. I was sitting in between Randy and Nathan; and was trying to ignore Randy while trying not to be rude. I sit there picking at my salad, while Randy and Nathan talked. ||& Nathan &||So Tammi, do you know what youíre having? *~* Me *~*yeah we already ordered remember? ||% Randy %||Babe I think he meant the babyÖ*~* Me *~*OhÖ umm noÖ not yet, I should find out on Wednesday morningÖ I have a doctorís appointment and they said that if the babyís in the right position that weíll be able to see what it is. ||% Randy %||You have a doctorís appointment on Wednesday? I didnít know that. *~* Me *~*Point being.. will you excuse me I need to go to the bathroomÖ[.:.* Picture It *.:.] Nathan scoots out and I climb out of the booth taking my purse with me and heading to the bathroom. Inside the bathroom I sit on the chairs that they have in the womenís lounge and pull out my cell phone and go to call Audra, but then I remember she might still be on her date and scroll through my phone book when suddenly my phone starts vibrating and Audraís name appears on the screen. I flip open my phone. *~* Me *~*Hey, I was just going to call you. Youíre like psychic or something whatís up? ooOoo yeah Iíll take care of room check ins. Donít worry about it. But hey I need your help. I was supposed to go out to dinner with Nathan, and somehow Randy got invited along.. and now Iím stuck at dinner in a booth in between Nathan and Randy. What should I do? What do you mean I should just enjoy myself??! How am I to enjoy myself with him? Ooo fine.. Iíll try. Iíll talk to you tomorrow. Okaes bye babes. [.:.* Picture It *.:.]I hang up the phone stuffing it back in my purse and head back to the booth, this time Randy gets out and lets me slide back in. ||% Randy %||What took you so long? Are you okay? *~* Me *~*Yeah fine.. sorry I didnít mean to take that longÖ ||& Nathan &||So Tam, Randy was telling me about that fantasy draft that you girls had, and how he got drafted by Stephanie McMahon and that you drafted Hunter. What made you draft Hunter, stealing him from Steph? *~* Me *~*I didnít steal him from Stephanie, heís not hers. And Hunters a friend of mine, besides, I know he loves my best friend Audra, and I didnít want him to have to suffer through a date with Stephanie when he really wants to be with Audra. ||% Randy %||I know, man the two of them just need to get back together, but with Dave nosing in on Hunterís territory and with Vince being so underhanded itís going to be hard for Hunter and Audra to get back together. But Iím sure that they will. Iíve been dropping hints to Audra how sheíd be better off with Hunter, but she keeps getting mad at me. *~* Me *~*Whoíd blame her, its so easy to be upset with you, you were probably annoying her to death, and your hints probably werenít subtle, you were never one to be subtle, in fact you were always pretty down right blunt. If youíll excuse me Iíve lost my appetite, Iím going to catch a cab back to the hotel. ||& Nathan &||Aww tam, donít go, we were supposed to hang out before I left. And tomorrow you have to work, so tonight is the only time. *~* Me *~*Iím sorry Nate, but being around your brother makes me absolutely sick to my stomach. ||% Randy %||Are you sure its not morning sickness? Cause from what Iíve been reading it can happen at any time of the day not just in the morning. ||& Nathan &||You read! Haha! Thatís a good one, and reading on pregnancy! *~* Me *~* Nathanís right thatís a good one Rand, you donít read, hell you donít even read instructions, Iím surprised that you even the memos that get sent out saying if youíre on this weeks card and who youíre to face, or even the scripts. ||% Randy %||I may not be a book worm, but I do read, and Iíve been reading up on babies and pregnancy so that when you take me back that Iíll be ready to help. *~* Me *~*Take you back? Taker mustíve hit you pretty hard the other night, because you must have a concussion or something, because Iím not going to take you back. We had an agreement when we got back together at the beach, no more MELINA! And you broke that agreement. So no, there is no way that I can trust you again, not with my heart, not with a relationship, and definitely not with this baby. So Iím sorry Randy, but there is no way that we will get back together, I donít mean to be so blunt and to the point, but you just donít seem to get it. Youíve hurt me one too many times, and the sorries that you keep sayingÖ itís like with the amount of apologies that you give to me, you might as well have bought them in bulk. ||& Nathan &||Iím not letting you out, I donít want you to leave, if youíre going to leave youíre going to have to get Rand to move for you. *~* Me *~*Fine then, Randy will you please scoot out of the booth so I can leave? ||% Randy %||No, because I have something to say and I want you to listen. And after I say my piece and you still want to leave then Iíll move. Tammi, I know Iíve made a lot of mistakes, but Iíve realized that I was stupid, and that Melina she means nothing to me. And I should have never said that I wanted Melina on my list, babe, if I had you I wouldnít need a list, because all of the names on my list would read Tammi Orton. Youíre the only one in the world that I want, and without you, I am just an empty shell of a man. My heart breaks every morning I wake up without you in my arms and every night as I lay in bed I look out the window staring at the stars wondering if you too are looking at the same stars and wishing that we were together. Tammi it hurts me so, to know that you are so close and yet so far, and that it is my fault that we are not together. That it is my fault that we are not a happy family. I want to be a handís on father to this baby; I want to be a loving husband to you. Honestly I donít want this annulment to go through and the only reason Iím agreeing to it, is because it will make you happy. Because I would rather die a thousand deaths and be in constant misery as long as you are happy and healthy. Tammi I love you more than life its self, and if you take me back I will do everything possible to prove to you day after day that you are the one and only one for me. I will show you every day just what you mean to me, for now I know what it is like to not have you in my life, and donít ever want to risk having to be without you again. If you want me to quit the WWE, and stay home with you and the baby, Iíll do it! Iíll call Vince right now! I will do anything you ask of me. But please darling just take me back. For living a life without you, is not living at all. It is pure torture and torment.
||& Nathan &||Come on Tam, just give him another chance, for the baby. Donít you want the baby to have a father around? You know you still love Randy, and want to be with him. *~* Me *~*I.. IÖ I need to go. Please **I say pushing my way out of the booth Randy moving aside** Umm here for dinner **I say pulling a twenty out of a purse, which should have been more than enough to cover my food** Iíll see you two at the arena tomorrow. Bye. [.:.* Picture It *.:.] I walk out of the restaurant and call a cab. I head back to the hotel and find that Chris is still out, so I change into some pajamas and head to bed.