[.:.* Picture It *.:.]
The next day we all board a flight to California. I sit in between Torrie and Crash pretending to look over some paper work but really I was thinking about what I was going to do. We land and head to the hotel, I grab the keys and head to conference room. The room lottery goes by and luckily Vince had arranged that I would no longer have to participate in the lottery and had my own suite. I head up to my room and start unpacking my things when my cell phone rings. I pick it up and crock it in between my ear and shoulder as I continue to unpack

*~* me *~*
Hello. Oh hi Chris. No we just arrived I was unpacking. Oh youíre on layover in New Jersey. **there is a knock at the door, I continue to talk to Chris as I make my way to the door and open it, Crash is standing there and I wave to him to come in** The babies are fine as far as I know. No Iím fine; no not tired at all. Yeah I ate, Crash made sure I had a huge breakfast, big enough to feed show.

||# Crash #||
**Crash makes his way into the room with a duffle bag throw over his shoulder** Who are you on the phone with **Crash whispers**

*~* me *~*
Chris, you know what Iím kinda busy here Iíve got to go now. Yeah, donít worry like I told you before I left, Iíll call you with updates on the babies. Okaes you have a safe flight. Uhuh. Okaes. Yeah. Bye sweetie.

||# Crash #||
what did he want?

*~* me *~*
Nothing, so what are you doing here with your shit?

||# Crash #||
Cant get a room anywhere, so I thought Iíd bunk with you sweet cheeks. Thatís alright isnít it?

*~* me *~*
I guess so. But why not see if Hunter will share his suite with you?

||# Crash #||
Sweet! Look at this place. They really hooked you up didnít they? No other roommate right? **he said ignoring my suggestion to share Hunterís room**

*~* me *~*
Nope, its just me.

||# Crash #||
Guess itís a good thing the hotel is booked, now you get the hottest roommate ever.

*~* me *~*
heehee okaes Crash, donít make me regret letting you stay with me or I might just kick you out and let you sleep out on the street.

[.:.* Picture It *.:.]
Elsewhere in the hotel, Randy and John are unpacking.

||% Randy %||
I cant believe I got stuck with you.

||@ Cena @||
We used to be friends, I cant believe youíre letting our friendship disintegrate over nothing.

||% Randy %||
We were UNTIL you started hitting on Tammi. Iím warning you BACK OFF!

||@ Cena @||
Iím not backing off until Tammi tells me to, and she hasnít told me that she doesnít want to see me.

||% Randy %||
Well Iím telling you. You need to back off. Tammi is carrying my child, and that child is going to need its daddy. So you need to back off and let me smooth things over with Tammi.

||@ Cena @||
Tammiís made it clear that she doesnít want you hurting her or her baby. She thinks youíre just going to end up breaking their hearts, letting them down. So why donít you just back off and respect Tammiís decision?

||% Randy %||
Tammi still loves me I know she does. And she has never and never will love you. SO BACK OFF!

||@ Cena @||
Youíre kidding yourself dude. Sheís annulling your marriage. In fact I heard from Torrie that tomorrow itíll be officially annulled. So why not face the music? Besides as far as Iím concerned that friend of Hunterís is getting too close to Tammi if you ask me.

||% Randy %||
What are you talking about?

||@ Cena @||
Well Crash went with her to the doctors appointment, he went on Hunterís draft date, he always seems to be with her. Look he was even sitting with her on the plane. Not to mention she pushes everyone else away but lets him stay. I donít get it, she hardly knows the guy yet she seems so attached to him.

||% Randy %||
Who is this guy anyways? I need to find Hunter.

||@ Cena @||
Hey where are you going.

[.:.* Picture It *.:.]
It was too late, by the time John finished his sentence Randy was already out the door. Randy walked down the hall and pounded on the door. Inside his hotel room Hunter had just gotten done unpacking his clothes and was about to change out of his dark grey suit into some khaki shorts and a lavender polo shirt. He hears a knocking on his hotel room door and throws his clothes onto the bed and answers the door. Randy storms in past Hunter.

||# Hunter #||
Hey whereís the fire?

||% Randy %||
Whatís the deal with your friend Crash?

||# Hunter #||
What do you mean whatís the deal with Crash? What cause he joined us here in California?

||% Randy %||
Why is he always around Tammi? Whatís his deal; his back story?

||# Hunter #||
I guess Crash and Tammi have become friends. I did notice that theyíve been hanging around each other. But heís a good guy, known him for years. He owns his own river rafting and sky diving companies. Crash inherited some major money when his grandpa died, thereís not much to the guy, what you see if what you get.

||% Randy %||
A girlfriend or wife, tell me the asshole has a girlfriend or wife.

||# Hunter #||
Sorry, couldnít you tell when we went clubbing in Texas that he was single.

||% Randy %||
Heís trying to seduce her, heís going to steal her from me. Crash is going to get into her head and brainwash her.

||# Hunter #||
You think Tammi and Crash **he sits there thinking a moment** Hmmm maybe, they do seem to get along well. Theyíre playful with one another, joking around. But seriously there is nothing to worry about with Crash, he wouldnít go for Tammi. He doesnít like kids, so seeing as Tammiís pregnant Crash wouldnít go for her. Crash is a free spirit, he canít be tied down to one woman for too long, so donít worry. He may use some smooth talking with Tammi, but he wouldnít go after her. Besides Tammiís smarter than to fall for Crashís lines.

||% Randy %||
And if she does, what if he hurts her.

||# Hunter #||
Sheís a big girl Randy. Donít worry, besides she still loves you.

||% Randy %||
Sure she still loves me thatís why sheís annulling our marriage. Apparently come tomorrow Tammi and my marriage will never have happened.

||# Hunter #||
Vince was saying that it was going to take a little while longer.

||% Randy %||
I donít know cause Cena said that Torrie told him that.

||# Hunter #||
So its hear say. Relax, come on have you eaten yet?

||% Randy %||
No.

||# Hunter #||
Either have I. I was going to change and head downstairs to grab some lunch; how about we change **he said looking at Randy who was still in the black slacks and pale blue dress shirt** and meet down stairs and grab a bite to eat.

||% Randy %||
ehhh fineÖ

[.:.* Picture It *.:.]
Randy heads back to his hotel room to find that John had left. Downstairs Crash and I join Torrie who was wearing a cream sundress, her blonde hair tied back into a low pony tail and Chris, who was wearing jean pants and a red polo shirt for lunch. Crash sat next to me wearing khaki cargo shorts and a grey shirt with the sleeves cut off, while I had changed into khaki capris and a pink tank top. The waitress comes and takes our orders, Torrie orders a cob salad, Chris gets a club sandwich with a side of fries, Crash gets a chili cheese burger with chili cheese fries. The waitress gets to me and I stumble through the menu finally deciding on the French dip with a side of fruit salad.

||# Crash #||
**As the waitress leaves to go put in our order** I expect you to clear your plate.

*~* me *~*
hahaha sure and when did you become my father?

||# Crash #||
No Iím serious sugar tits.

||& Benoit &||
Dude Iím taking it you donít know Tammi too well. As long as weíve been traveling together I havenít know the girl to clear her plate.

||* Torrie *||
Though she always has room to share dessert! And look they have crŤme Brule.

*~* me *~*
Come on guys no more talk about my eating habits. Letís change the subject..

||# Crash #||
How about telling us what the pretty boy wanted.

||* Torrie *||
Pretty boy?

*~* me *~*
Chris called me a little while ago. It was nothing, he was just checking in.

||& Benoit &||
Checking inÖ I thought he was keeping in touch with you through email. What changed? Whatís with the phone calls now?

||* Torrie *||
Awww its sweet that heís calling.

||# Crash #||
Whatever. So what did he want?

*~* me *~*
Nothing, he was just on a layover in Jersey, and called.

||* Torrie *||
Hey sweetie are you excited that come tomorrow you will no longer be Mrs. Randy Orton?

*~* me *~*
Oh if only the hours would fly by and it could be tomorrow already. I really want that sham of a marriage to be done and over with.

||& Benoit &||
But it wonít technically be done and over with. Youíll still have to pretend to be married to Randy on tv. So in a sense your fraud of a marriage still lives on.

*~* me *~*
Uggghhh donít remind me. And Vince refuses to let go of this storyline. Some bull shit about the writers loving the idea, and how the fans are taking to it. Its like the fans canít be that wrapped up into it, its been done before. Look Kane and LitaÖ and Dawn Marie and your dad Tor. The WWE has had kayfabe marriages before and the WWE was fine demolishing them within weeks. So I do not understand why Vince is being so stubborn about keeping Randy and me entrapped in this drama.

||* Torrie *||
Well maybe because the other marriages were more obviously not going to last. Come on Tam, Kane and Lita, my dad and Dawn MarieÖ not what you picture as a real couple that will last. But the fan base can actually see you and Randy as a real life couple, a couple that can survive longer than a month.

*~* me *~*
Well we canít. Randy and I cant survive longer than a few weeks without him lying, cheating, or some how deceiving me. So the fans, the writers, and everyone else needs to see what is plainer than day to me, that Randy and I should no longer have to be in this kayfabe marriage. It should be annulled just as this supposedly real one is. I still cant believe that Vince had hired a real minister to perform the ceremony. I mean to trick me into marrying Randy is something I never would of thought Vince would do.

||* Torrie *||
Well look at what he did to Hunter.. I mean now he has to be so called engaged to Stephanie even though we all know he still loves Audra.

||# Crash #||
Well if Hunter were more of a man

||# Hunter #||
If I were what? **Hunter says interrupting Crash as he walks by with Randy following a server who was seating them at the table next to ours**

||# Crash #||
If you were more of a man youíd stand up to that boss of yours and tell him that you love Audra and not his wicked little bitch of a daughter.

||% Randy %||
Tammi, how are you feeling?

*~* me *~*
**I ignore Randy**Hunter I agree with Crash, you should just admit to Vince and to Audra who you really love.

||# Hunter #||
Tammi why donít you take your own advice?

*~* me *~*
I havenít a clue as to what youíre referring to, because quiet frankly Iím not allowing Vince to manipulate my love life to fit his desires. Unlike you, who continues with that mockery of an engagement all the while being in love and wanting to be with another, I havenít let Vinceís little tricks work.

||# Hunter #||
Sure Tammi

*~* me *~*
You donít believe me Hunter? Well, come tomorrow, Vinceís little marriage mishap will be officially undone, and I wont have to be trapped in some sort of modern day arranged marriage.

||% Randy %||
But Vince said it would be a few more weeks before his lawyers could get everything straightened out.

*~* me *~*
Thatís funny because Tonyís lawyers who have actually been actively working on getting this annulment say that everything will be done and over with by tomorrow. Pending our signatures, and you did say you would annul this marriage, so I donít see any problems. Tomorrow weíll both be free.

||# Crash #||
Hunter why donít you leave her alone.

||# Hunter #||
Crash why donít you mind your own business, you donít know whats going on here. Hell you just met Tammi a couple of days ago.

||# Crash #||
Heh thatís what you think

||% Randy %||
Whatíd you say?!? **he says getting up into Crashís face**

||# Crash #||
Nothing so back off **he says pushing him away**

||% Randy %||
I heard you!

||# Crash #||
Well if you heard than why are you asking what I said?

||% Randy %||
What was that supposed to mean thatís what you think? Huh? Did you sleep with him? **he said turning to me**

*~* me *~*
I canít believe you **I said in disbelief** But you know what?!?! **a glint of spit sparkled in my eye** Crash and I have slept together.

||* Torrie *||
**spits her iced teas out** What?! When? Why didnít you tell me?

||# Hunter #||
Sheís bluffing. More like sheís being technical. She probably slept with Crash, shared a bed resting their eyes, but hasnít had sex with Crash.

||# Crash #||
**smirks** what makes you say that Hunter?

||% Randy %||
Did you?

*~* me *~*
Iíve been intimate with Crash. We did share a bed, in fact we had sex in it.

||# Hunter #||
LIARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

||# Crash #||
Think what you want.

*~* me *~*
ehhh whatever **turning to Torrie and Chris** sorry guys Iím outta here **I say pulling out some money and tossing it on the table.**

||# Crash #||
**grabs my arm** not so fast sweet cheeks you havenít eaten yet.

*~* me *~*
Being around him **eyes Randy** makes me lose my appetite.

||& Benoit &||
Heís right you have to eat, we donít want you ending up in the hospital again.

[.:.* Picture It *.:.]
just then the waitress comes with our food, setting it down on the table and then leaving.

||& Benoit &||
See look the foods here. Just sit down and eat.

*~* me *~*
** I grab the sandwich and take a bite** there ate. Iím leaving. So Crash either let go or come on.

||# Crash #||
I donít think those babies are going to be too happy with just a bite

*~* me *~*
CHRISTOPHER Iím serious let go! **I say trying to escape his grasp**

||# Hunter #||
Christopher? Iíve only heard one person ever call you that and thatís your grandpa.

||# Crash #||
Iíve told you to quit with the Christophers. Fine come letís go weíll order some room service

||% Randy %||
Hold up! Whatís happening here?

||# Crash #||
None of your business. Sorry to leave like this **he pulls some money out of his wallet dropping it on the table shrugging at Torrie and Chris**

||% Randy %||
Youíre not leaving **randy says blocking Crash and me**

*~* me *~*
Randy get out of the way

||% Randy %||
NO

||# Crash #||
dude move.

||% Randy %||
No! Youíre not going anywhere with him! Tammi, I canít believe you slept with him. You just met him a few days ago.

*~* me *~*
I met Christopher, I mean Crash well before I met you! So move! **I say pushing my way past him and making my way out of the restaurant.**

[.:.* Picture It *.:.]
Crash and I head upstairs and get back to the room.

*~* me *~*
So do you want the same thing?

||# Crash #||
Sure.

*~* me *~*
You donít mind that I let the past

||# Crash #||
That you told everyone about our past, nah. While we wait for room service you wanna re-get to know each other if you know what I mean.

*~* me *~*
Yeah right Crash. You know these pregnancy hormones are making me soooooo HORNY. Come on **I say walking into the bedroom, he follows me** hahaha you do realize Iím kidding right?!?

||# Crash #||
Oh you know you want a piece of this. Those hormones are going to get to you, and sooner or later you are going to want this and when you do.

*~* me *~*
What youíll be here? Crash, sex has done nothing but caused me trouble.

||# Crash #||
Youíre kidding right? What next youíre going to say that youíre giving up on men too.

*~* me *~*
CrashÖ

[.:.* Picture It *.:.]
There is a knock on the door, I leave Crash in the bedroom and go to answer the door. A bellboy rolls in a tray of food. I sign the bill onto the room and tip the bellboy.