Chapter 1

Lexy...Hey Lexy, can you hand me that brush?” Samantha said, working on Trish Stratus’ Golden blonde locks…I leaned over and said, “Here, you go Sam…” handing her the brush as I finished putting the purple hair dye in Jeff Hardy’s hair… I said, “Jeff, are you sure about this babe?” Jeff looked in the mirror and said, “Absolutely sweetie. It’ll look good…” I said, “Naomi is going to kill you…” He laughed and said, “Nah, what’s the point of her dating me if she doesn’t get the full effect of the dyed hair.” I giggled and said, “True.”

Sammy said, “Lexy, that’s the second time I saw you out in La La land…wanna fess up to what you’ve been off in space thinking about all day?” I ran a brush through Jeff’s hair and he said, “She’s been fantasizing about screw my brains out, cause I’m such a stud.” I bopped Jeff on the head with the brush and said, “Oh you’re so good, how’d you guess I wanted you to take me here on the make up and hair counter?”

Jeff smiled and said, “Just a feeling I had…by the way Happy Birthday Alexandra...” I smiled and said, “Thanks.” Jeff said, “So how old are you now?” I said, “Jeffrey Nero Hardy…you’re not supposed to ask a lady her age…or her weight...ever!” Jeff said, “Oh, she pulled out the full name…I wish I knew you’re full name…you’d be sorry then...” I said, “Alexandra Marie Shaw. I’m not ashamed of my full name…It sticks after a while.” Jeff said, “Oh, I could call you AMS…for short.” I said, “No.” Jeff laughed, when Matt and Amy walked around the corner and Jeff had me on the ground sitting straddled on me tickling me…

I was laughing so hard and I said, “Uncle…Uncle…stop…stop…RAPE…RAPE...” Glenn and Mark walked over when they heard me…by that time Jeff was sitting on the floor next to me, and he was helping me up…My hair was all over the place…I sat up and Mark said, “Was that you darlin’ ?” I said, “Yea, I was being attacked by the tickle monster…” Mark said, “Hell, you scared us to death..” I said, “I’m sorry boys…” Glenn gave me his hand and pulled me up to my feet…Jeff stood up and said, “I gotta get going…thanks again…and Happy Birthday again sweetie”… He kissed my cheek and ran down the hall to catch up with Matt and Amy…I said, “Bye, have a good match.” He waved and then jumped on Matt.

I said, “So are you boys ready for hair and make up?” Mark and Glenn sat down…I was doing Glenn and Sammy was doing Mark…Sammy said, “So you was about to tell me why you’ve been spacing all day?” I said, “Oh that’s right…My best friend is coming into town later tonight, in fact she should be here any minute…” Sammy said, “Which one is it?” I said, “Allecia…my twin sister.” Glenn said, “So in other words she’s as gorgeous as you are right?” I smiled and said, “No way, she’s a hottie…she’s a model for Victoria secrets…” Mark said, “If you guys are twins, it means you look the same, which means you’re both gorgeous…” I touched Mark’s forearm and said, “You’re sweet.”

Glenn said, “So is she single?” I said, “You know, I dunno, because last time we talked was a year ago, and she was dating some over dressed snob from New York, who does her photo shoots. But my sister being as wild as me, she probably cut him loose already. Why you wanna meet her?” Glenn said, “If she looks even ½ as good as you, hell yes.” Mark said, “That’s my brother, the human hormone.” Glenn and I both said, “This coming from the King of Hormones, who has a different girlfriend every 2 weeks.” We looked at each other and started laughing.

Chapter 2

I’ve been working for the World Wrestling Federation for the last 3 years…I’ve loved every minute it of it…I do hair and makeup with Samantha, who got hired the same day as me. Today just happened to be my 22nd birthday…My name is Alexandra…I’m about 5’10” and 125lbs…I have sea blue eyes and the brightest red hair…that goes all the way down to my waist…when I’m working I usually keep it pulled up into a hair tie…but today I left it down…The only difference between me and my sister was, Allecia had jet black hair…and it was to about the middle of her back…but other then that, everything else was the same…

Mark and Glenn were a couple of close friends who were wrestlers…Mark is the Undertaker, and Glenn is Kane…they played brothers on TV, and were brothers off TV…Mark had his dad’s last name Calloway and Glenn had their mothers last name Jacobs, since their parents divorced when they were younger.

I had just finished putting the dark circles around Glenn’s eyes for his Kane mask when I heard someone said, “Ms. Shaw, I do declare you get more beautiful every year. Happy Birthday you Siamese bitch.” In the best Scarlet Gone With The Wind voice… I turned around and came face to face with my sister…I said, “Ally…” I ran over and we stood there hugging…and tears were sliding down our cheeks… I said, “Happy birthday.” We didn’t want to let go…She said, “Yea, you too kiddo.” We both let out a heavy sigh…and then parted…

I looked over and Mark, Glenn and Sammy, were watching us… Sam said, “I have never seen two people get so emotional over a reunion.” I took her hand and we walked back over into the little office…and I said, “Yea, but most people aren’t as close as Ally and I…Ally, this is Samantha, Mark Calloway and Glenn Jacobs…” Ally said, “It’s nice meeting all 3 of you.” As she shook their hands…she said, “Just wait until the girls at the next photo shoot find out I actually meet the Undertaker and Kane, their gonna freak out.” Glenn said, “If you’d like we could sign some autographs for you to take back with you when you leave…” Mark said, “Absolutely..” Ally said, “Thanks, you guys are so sweet…”

I sprayed down Glenn’s hair to make sure it was nice and soppy wet, and then scrunched it to make the curls come back…I said, “Okay babe, you’re ready to rock and roll…” Glenn stood up and said, “Thanks sweetie.” I nodded and said, “Yup, no problem…” Sam said, “Can you finish Mark, I need to visit the little girls room…” Ally said, “Yea, uh me too…” I said, “Okay.” Sam took Ally with her and they were gone for about 15 minutes…

I was running my fingers through Mark’s long dark hair…I said, “God I love you’re hair.” He smiled and said, “Thanks…most of the women I date, hate how long my hair is.” I said, “I can’t imagine why…I definitely think you’re dating the wrong kind of women, you need to find someone whose going to love everything about you, and stop dating those chippies.” Mark started laughing and said, “Chippies?” I said, “Yea, you know little tarts…hoochie's…mongrel’s…” Mark laughed even harder…

I smacked his shoulder and said, “Stop laughing at me.” He said, “I’m not laughing at you…I’m just laughing at how the words you use describe every woman I’ve gone out with in the past.” I rubbed his shoulder and said, “Oh, sorry.” He said, “Damn woman, your viscous.” As he rubbed his shoulder where I smacked him…I said, “Stop it, you’re a wrestler…if you can’t take me smacking you, then how do you make it through one match with Glenn or one of those other Neanderthals?” Mark said, “You smacked, they punch, well they fake punch…but some of it is actually felt, besides my shoulder has been bothering me…”

I said, “Then why haven’t you taken some time off, you know you should.” Mark said, “Every time I start to, the pain goes away, so I shrug it off.” I said, “What’s the pain feel like, does it burn or does it just hurt?” Mark said, “It burns like a mother.” I said, “It sounds like you ripped a muscle…it might just be trying to heel on it’s own…you should really have an MRI done on it.” He said, “What if I need surgery?”

I said, “Ahhh…poor boo-boo…want me to come sit with you…and take care of you when you get out of surgery.” Mark said, “Yea, if you wouldn’t mind.” I said, “Mark, I was kidding.” Mark said, “Well. Hell, I wasn’t…You know I wouldn’t trust anyone more then I would you.” I said, “How about this…I’ll make a deal with you…you go have the MRI done, and if you come back and tell me you have to have surgery, I’ll take time off work with you and take care of you while you’re out.”

Chapter 3

Mark said, “Are you serious?” I said, “Yes, why wouldn’t I be…Mark, you’ve been nothing but sweet to me for the last 3 years I’ve been here…you’re a really great friend…so do we have a deal or what?” Mark said, “Absolutely.” He stood up and shook my hand and said, “I gotta get going…” I said, “Have a good match and tell Glenn I said the same for him as well.” Mark kissed the top of my head and said, “We’ll do.” And walked away…

I stared off into space and said, “God, I could really fall in love with that man.”

Mark was walked down the hallway thinking about Alex and said, “Christ, I could really fall in love with that woman.”

Glenn walked out of the dressing room and said, “What woman?” Mark said, “Nobody…by the way Alex told me to tell you to have a good match.” Glenn said, “She’s awful sweet isn’t she?” Mark said, “Yup that she is.” Glenn saw the twinkle in Mark’s eyes and said, “It’s her…it’s Alex…you’re got a thing for Alex.” Mark said, “What? Are you completely crazy?” Glenn pinched Mark cheek and said, “My big bro is in love with Alex.” Mark said, “Dude, I am not, and if you pinch my cheek again, I’ll shave your head and you can be Angle’s sidekick.” Glenn said, “Ouch, she’s really got a hold over you.” Mark knew there was no denying it to his little brother who knew him way to well…If anyone knew him better then himself, it was Glenn.

A couple of weeks later, I noticed Ally was spending more and more time with me on the tour…and she finally told me she was dating Glenn…I was happy for them, they deserved to be happy…One night I was packing up my stuff cause the tour was getting ready to leave for Chicago…and Mark came in and sat in the chair and I said, “Hey boo-boo, what’s up?” I continued packing and handed my stuff to the road crew guy who put it on the truck…and then noticed Mark had been quiet the whole time…

I sat down in the chair next to him, and touched his forearm…and said, “What’s wrong Mark?” Mark felt something warm on his forearm and travel up to his elbow, he looked up and Alex was staring back at him and he said, “I had the MRI done.” I said, “And?” He said, “And they’re doing the surgery in 2 weeks. I’ve never had to have surgery before.” I said, “What’s the estimated time they gave you until you can get back in the ring?” Mark said, “4 months.” I said, “That’s not bad…it could be worse…they could have to amputate your whole arm.” Mark laughed and I said, “See I knew I could get you too laugh…” Mark said, “I’ve never had to have surgery before…especially not for any of my previous injuries…” I said, “Mark, Honey, unless you wake up and your arm is missing, I really don’t think you have anything to worry about…I mean it would really be a bitch if you woke up and both your arms were missing…let alone just one.” Mark laughed again..

I said, “C’mon, I’ll buy you a beer you look like you could really use one.” I leaned over and kissed his cheek. Mark thought he was going to pass out and fall out of the chair…

Chapter 4

We went back to the hotel and went to the bar and actually ran into Glenn and Ally, so we sat in the booth with them…Me and Ally with our strawberry margarita’s on one side and Glenn and Mark with their beers on the other side…Mark really hadn’t said much, he just sat there quiet nursing his beer. When Ally and I got up to use the rest room…Glenn said, “Bro, what’s wrong with you tonight?” Mark said, “Alex kissed me.”

Glenn said, “WHAT?” Mark said, “On the cheek…dude I thought my cheek was on fire.” Glenn said, “Man you’ve got it bad for her don’t you?” Mark said, “Yea, afraid so…but I’m 10 years older then her, do you know how messed up people would think that is?” Glenn said, “You should know Alex better…she thinks Age is just a number…give her a chance, you’ll never know if you don’t say something to her.”

When we got back to the table the guys were ready to leave, Ally said, “Would you and Glenn mind walking ahead, I would like to speak with Mark alone?” Glenn and I shrugged out shoulders and got on the elevator…when it came back down and they got on…Mark said, “Okay, Ally what’s this all about?” Ally said, “Do you like my sister?” Mark said, “Does it show that much?”

Ally said, “I hate to tell you this, but you should give her a chance…she might just surprise you…my sister has the uncanny ability to be gorgeous and not even know it…she’s been offered hundreds of job offers to be a model…hell she was even offered to be made a playboy playmate, and turned them down flat…I was never ever offered playboy…”

Mark said, “Why the hell didn’t she go? She could be making so much money instead of being here.” Ally said, “Alex is the type of person who is totally in love with her job, just like you are…you love wrestling…she loves making you boys look pretty…she describes you as the sweetest bunch of guys she’s ever meet in her life.”

Mark said, “So what is this, the big sister talk?” Ally said, “No, I just think you should know she’s had her heart and jaw broken by guys before…she’s had a rough life…when we were 18, I was in Paris getting my modeling career started, Alex was home and witness out parents getting into a horrific accident and then had to watch them be burned to death…Last year when she was with the creep Brian…she decided she’d had enough of him being drunk all the time and broke up with him, before she could leave…he decided to beat the crap out of her…and in the process broke her jaw…why do you think she came to work with her jaw wired shut?”

Chapter 5

Mark got a sick feeling in the pit of his stomach and said, “She told us she was in a car accident and broke her jaw by hitting the steering wheel..” Ally shook her head no…and said, “Nope, and now that little punk is serving prison time…I think it’s like 6-18 months.” Mark said, “That’s all?”

Ally nodded her head and said, “Yea, she had a great attorney, but apparently assault can only be proven with a witness…at least if he tried to hurt someone else he’s got a record now and he’d do more time.” Mark said, “If I ever see that little prick again, I’ll kill him.”

Ally said, “That’s the other reason, I know you like her, is because you’d do anything for her, a couple of months ago she was sick with that virus that was going around…I called her and said, I was going to take a break to come take care of her, and said, she no cause you was taking care of her.” Mark said, “I remember that, she was so sick, I remember her teeth chattering so hard, mine were hurting for her.”

Ally said, “I’m telling you…you should talk to Alex…I bet you’d find out some things about her you’ve never known.” Mark ran his hand through his hair and said, “I don’t know, I don’t wanna run off and tell her how I feel before I think about it…” Ally said, “What a fabulous idea…by the way Deadman…if you break my sisters heart, I’ll break you’re neck.”

Mark said, “Big talk coming from someone who’s a foot shorter and 200lbs light then me…” Ally said, “Hey I might be small but it doesn’t mean I couldn’t do damage, besides Alex taught me how to fight.” Mark said, “Alex, doesn’t fight.” Ally said, “Oh ye of little knowledge…” When the elevator stopped and they walked out they were laughing hard.

I walked over and said, “Okay, who are you and what have you done with Mark? You do know him right…about 6’10” 325lbs….beautiful piercing green eyes that could burn a hole in you if you ever pissed him off…he was seen here early walking around like a shlump…”

Mark said, “Did you know you’re sister has one hell of a sense of humor.” I said, “Of course, she’s my sister…” Mark said, “C’mon we need to have a talk…” I said, “Can it wait, I’m beat…all I wanna do is get naked, take a hot shower and go to bed.” Mark said, “Yes…Good night.” And kissed the top of my head…I smiled and said, “Good night.”

I went in took a nice hot shower to relax me and then went to bed, as soon as my head hit the pillow I was out.

Chapter 6

Two weeks later, I was sitting in room 325, hoping Mark’s surgery was going well…I just had on levis, tennis shoes, and a red long sleeved cotton shirt…I hated hospitals, always have…but since it was for Mark…then it was worth it…

About two hours later, the doctor came in and said, “Mark’s surgery went great, in fact it went better then we expected, instead of laying his whole shoulder open, we went ahead and used the microscopic instruments…we can release him in 2 days, and before you leave I’ll have someone show you how to clean and take care of his bandages and stitches…In 4 weeks, I want him back here so we can take the stitches out…then he will start some light physical therapy and work his way up and in 3 months he’ll be checked again and hopefully medically released to go back to work.”

I shook the doctor’s hand and said, “Thanks so much Dr. Iceberg. I am sure Mark appreciates everything.”

An hour later they wheeled Mark in and I said, “He looks so pale.” The nurse said, “Don’t worry honey, all surgical patients look pale and are nauseas after surgery…he’ll get his color and lose the nauseas ness once he starts waking up in about a ½ hour. If you need anything don’t hesitate to ask me or one of the other staff and well see what we can do.” I said, “Thank you.” She said, “You’re quite welcome.” As she walked out the door…

About 45 minutes, the lump in the bed started moving around a little…I stood up and touched his forehead. Mark opened his eyes and saw Alex staring back at him…god, even when she’s in a hospital she’s beautiful Mark thought to himself…I said, “Do you need something for the pain?” Mark said, “No…no pain yet.” A couple of days later the hospital released Mark and he was getting back to his normal self.

The first night I had to change the bandage on his shoulder, I pulled the bandage back and got pretty squeamish. I made and face and Mark started laughing at me…I put my hands on my hips and said, “Do you wanna be here doing this by yourself Mark?” Trying to sound threatening. Mark said, “No, I couldn’t help it the look on your face gave you away, it was cute.” I said, “Yea, yea…bite me.”

I took the wet warm wash cloth and was lightly rubbing and dabbing over the stitches to get the dried blood off, and I must of hit a nerve, cause Mark sucked in a gasp of air…I scrunched my brow cause I knew I had hurt him and said, “I’m sorry.” Mark said, “It’s okay, I wasn’t expecting it.”

I put the cream on it and re bandaged it…and said, “I really am sorry, I didn’t mean to hurt you.” Mark said, “I’m fine, my shoulder didn’t fall off or anything…besides you know I don’t mind pain, it let’s me know I’m still alive.”

Chapter 7

For the next 4 months, Mark and I had the best time together at his Houston Texas ranch…we walked around his property and watched movies…we even slept in his big ass king sized bed, of course nothing happened…but that’s the way it was. Mark would lay in bed after Alex got up and would smell her pillow, he loved the way she always had that certain scent to her…and never lost it…

I would get up and go down and clean up a little until the physical therapist got there, he would only come every other day. So I would check the schedule to see what he was going to put Mark through for that day…The therapist told Mark to pick me up 10 times twice a day to keep his muscle strong, after and in between therapy sessions. Mark said, “How is that going to help? She weights less then her purse.” I smacked Marks non-hurt arm, and he laughed at me.

After Mark got his medical release, the night before we were leaving to catch up with the tour in Detroit Michigan. We were sitting in the living room talking…Mark was on the couch and I was sitting on the floor with my knees into my chest, and my arms around my knees…Mark said, “Remember about 4 months ago I wanted to talk with you about something?” I said, “Yea…hey come to think of it, we never did have that talk..” Mark said, “I want to ask you something, and I want a truthful answer out of you.” I said, “Okay Mark, go ahead.”

Mark thought ‘God I love the way she says my name’.

Mark said, “Ally and I had a really interesting conversation about you that night on the elevator ride up…I was just wondering when Brian beat the crap out of you that night, why did you tell me the next day that you broke your jaw on the steering wheel in a car accident?” Mark stared at me, ad noticed as soon as he mentioned Brian’s name, I had tears swelling in my eyes.

I looked at the floor and then looked back up at him and blinked, which is when the tears poured out of my eyes down my cheeks…I finally said, “I was so ashamed because I let him do that to me…I’ve taken dozens of self defense classes…yet as soon as he threw the first punch, I was on the ground trying to get away from him…and I tried to get away, but the more I tried…the harder he hit me…all I had intensions of doing was to go in and break up with him and then leave…If Ally wouldn’t have walked in I don’t think he would of stopped…until I was dead.”

Mark sighed heavy and said, “Well you broke up with him alright, and in return he broke your jaw…why didn’t you tell me? I can’t help you if you don’t talk to me, Alex.” I said, “I didn’t ask for your help that night…I just wanted to do it and get it over with…”

We sat there for a second and Mark got up and squatted in front of me and whipped my tears away and said, “Are you ready for bed? We have a big day tomorrow.” I nodded and said, “Yes.” Mark slid his arms around me and with little to no effort stood up with me in his arms and carried me upstairs.

I changed into my t-shirt and shorts, and came out of the bathroom and crawled under the covers with Mark as I shut the light off…Mark reached over and pulled me over to be closer to him…I loved it!! Christ, I could really fall in love with this man.

Mark felt Alex’s breathing slow and steady and knew she had fallen asleep...Mark thought ‘God, I could really fall in love with this woman’.

Chapter 8

In the morning we caught the plane and got back to the wrestling tour, we dropped out bags and stuff off at the hotel and then headed for the arena…Mark went his way and I went mine and ran into Ally…she gave me a hug and said, “Where’s Mark?” I said, “His dressing room, I assume…I’m not the man’s keeper ya know.” Ally frowned and said, “Okay.” In a disappointed tone, knowing Mark hadn’t told me about his feelings for me.

Mark ran into Glenn in their dressing room and Glenn said, “Bro, it’s so nice to have you back…so did you tell Alex?” Mark ran his hand through his hair and said, “I couldn’t…I tried so many damn times, I just couldn’t get anything out…I mean shit…for the last 4 months we slept together in the same damn bed, and I couldn’t even tell her.”

Glenn said, “HELLO? Did I just totally miss something? You slept in the same God Damn bed with her for the last 4 months and you can’t even muster up enough courage to just tell her you’re falling in love with the girl…”

Mark said, “I know I’m gonna have to make the first move, cause I know she’s to shy to do anything. But I just don’t have the guts to do it…she’s 10 years younger then me…she’d never feel like that for me.”

Glenn said, “Since when did you become the shy one in the family? You’re supposed to be the God Damn undertaker for Christ sake … you know the freakin’ lord of darkness … Deadman Inc…Just friggin tell her.”

Mark said, “Damn it Glenn lay off…I can’t tell her right now…this is crazy, I’m going to the hotel to take a nap before my match tonight…you got me all aggravated and flustered…you fucker!” Mark left and slammed the door as hard as he could, which made Glenn jump, he knew he was slowly getting through to Mark…

Two people who were clearly destined to be together, couldn’t find their way to each others hearts, but they could stand and breathe the same damn air every where they went.

Glenn knew he had to give Mark a little more of a push, but next time it would be a huge push just cause he knew the more he pissed Mark off the closer Mark would get to tell Alex how he really felt about her.

Chapter 9

I was walking down the hallway later that night, and felt an arm reach out and grab me and pull me into a dark dressing room, I couldn’t see anything…All I heard was a voice say, “You FUCKING BTICH!!” I got punched in the face a couple of times…and then kicked a couple of times…and then I heard the door open and close. I got up and walked around a little, I could barely see, my vision was extremely blurry…

I ended up walking right out the back door and off the curb…the arena didn’t have a parking garage, and it had started raining…I was soaking wet and I could barely make out a light…I didn’t know what it was too though…I was standing in the road that led out of the arena…I was about 10 feet from the back door and noticed the light was getting closer…and stopped about 5 feet from me…I looked up towards the sky and fell back onto my ass…and sat there…

Mark was pulling up to the back doors and saw Alex standing in the rain…and thought ‘God, she’s even gorgeous soaking wet’. He stopped about 5 feet from Alex, and saw her fall down on her ass…He put the kick stand down on his motorcycle…and walked over to her…

When I saw a figure come closer to me, I freaked out and was trying to back away from it, and a voice said, “Alex…Alexandra…calm down, it’s me Mark…” I looked up and Mark pushed my hair out of my face and noticed the white of my eyes were blood red and looked as it my blue eyes were floating in pools of blood…Mark said, “What the hell happened?”

I threw my arms around him and said, “Some one attacked me in a dark dressing room, I couldn’t see who they were…” Mark noticed I was shaking…Mark picked me up…about that time, Glenn walked through the back door cause he had heard Mark’s bike, and came to talk with him…Glenn said, “What happened?”

Mark said, “Someone attacked her, she’s a mess, grab my bike, I’m taking her down to the medical room…” Glenn said, “I’ll go find Ally…”

Mark walked down the hall with me, and I just kept my eyes closed the whole time and Mark said, “It’s okay baby girl, you’ll be fine, I promise…we’ll have the doctor take a look at you you’ll be fine…” I just held on tight to him and didn’t want to let go of him…he was so gentle and comforting…

Mark laid me on the exam table and started to leave me in there with the doctor alone, and I grabbed his hand and said, “Don’t leave me please.” Mark grabbed a stool and sat up towards my head, he held my hand while running this fingers through my hair…and petting me trying to keep me calm…

I could feel Mark’s sweatshirt was soaking wet…and I said, “I’m sorry you got wet…” Mark was whispering in my ear and said, “It’s okay baby girl…don’t worry, I have dry clothes with me…I promise it’s okay.”

Glenn and Ally sat out side and waited for the doctor to walk out…when he did, I was sitting up and I started crying and Mark was holding me, while I cried on his shoulder. The doctor said, “She’s banged up and her ribs are bruised, nothing broken, who ever hit her…hit her hard enough to where they busted a couple of vessels in her eyes…she should go to the Emergency room, they have specialists on call and can fix those blood vessels before it gets any worse.”

Ally said, “Thanks doc.” Ally ran in and hugged me so tight…Glenn told Mark what the doctor said, and Mark picked me up and I said, “Where are we going?” Mark said, “The ER, to get your eyes looked at…” I said, “No, you can’t, you’ll miss you’re first match back…”

Mark said, “It doesn’t matter, this is more important…Glenn call Vince and let him know where were going, so he can fill the spot.” Glenn whipped out his cell phone and told Vince everything. I said, “Yea, know my legs aren’t broken, I can still walk on my own.” Mark said, “You took care of my sorry ass for 4 months, it’s my turn to repay you.”

I said, “We shouldn’t even be having this conversation…you’ve been dying to get back in the ring for the last 4 months…you need to put me down and march your ass back down to your dressing room and get ready for that match.” Mark said, “Hush up woman, we’re not discussing this anymore.” I said, “You are the most stubborn man I’ve ever known in my life.” Glenn and Ally were laughing under their breaths…Mark said, “Oh and you’re not?” I said, “Nope, I’m not a man.” Mark said, “Funny, smart ass. Just shut it, cause we’re going right now, not later, but now…and that’s final….point blank and period. End of discussion.” At the hospital, the ER doctor called the specialist who froze my eyes and fixed the damage…

Chapter 10

Mark, Glenn and Ally, didn’t leave me alone for the next 4 weeks, while my eyes and I healed up…I finally had to shove all of them away from mine and Sam’s work station before they’d leave me alone.

Later that night, Mark plopped himself down in my chair and was watching me closely as I did his hair and make up…Sam went for a potty break. Mark kept staring at me and I said, “What?” Mark said, “Did you know you’re beautiful?” I said, “Mark, have you been drinking or are you just losing your mind?”

Mark said, “No, I haven’t been drinking, and of course I’m losing my mind…by the way, I think I’m falling in love with you.” I almost fell down but sat my butt in the chair next to him and said, “Excuse me?” Mark said, “Let’s recap shall we? We’ve established you’re beautiful, I’m not drunk but I’m losing my mind, and I happen to be falling completely in love with you.”

I stood up and said, “That’s what I thought you said.” I turned my back to Mark and stared at the counter…Mark stood up and said, “So is it a bad thing?” I said, “What you falling in love with me?” Mark said, “Yea…” I said, “Of course not.” Mark said, “Alex…look at me please.”

I turned around and Mark touched my face and pulled me into a lip burning toe curling passion filled kiss…I thought I was going to die right there in that man’s arms…My hands slowly slid up his arms to his shoulders and around his neck, as his arms snaked their way around my waist…I could feel one of his huge warm hands on the middle of my back…

When we part, all I could do was stare at Marks emerald green eyes…and I touched my lips…and then did the only thing that could come to mind, I bolted…I ran down the hall and went into the ladies room…almost knocking over poor Sam…

Mark returned to his dressing room looking and feeling defeated…Glenn had Ally on his lap and said, “So what’s up bro?” Mark said, “Well, good news, I finally confessed to Alex that I loved her…Bad news…after I kissed her she bolted.” Ally laughed and said, “Don’t worry Mark, once what ever said to her sinks in, she’ll realize she’s wanted this forever…and come to her senses.” Mark said, “I really hope so.”

Chapter 11

For the next week I avoided Mark like the plague. He even did me the favor of avoiding having to come to the Make up and hair station so he wouldn’t make me feel uncomfortable…Sam and I were sitting in the room and had just finished up with every one’s hair and make-up so we turned the radio on to listen to some music while we cleaned up…

The radio DJ for Sacramento California (cause that’s where we were) came on and said, “I just got a really strange quest to play a love song for a young lady names Alexandra Shaw…It’s from your friend Mark…he said listen to the word of the song, and you’ll understand how he truly feels…So here’s Michelle Branches New song called ‘I’d rather be in love’.”

My eyes were huge and Sam came over and we stared at the radio together while we held hands…The song started:

I cannot help it

I couldn't stop it if I tried
The same old heartbeat

Fills the emptiness I have inside
And I've heard that you can't fight love,

So I won't complain
'Cause why would I stop the fire that keeps me going on?

'Cause when there's you, I feel whole
And there's no better feeling in the world
But without you I'm alone
And I'd rather be in love with you

Turn out the lights now
To see is to believe
I just want you near me
I just want you here with me
And I'd give up everything only for you
It's the least that I could do

'Cause when there's you, I feel whole
And there's no better feeling in the world
But without you I'm alone
And I'd rather be in love with you

And I feel you holding me

Why are we afraid to be in love?
To be loved
I can't explain it
I know it's tough to be loved

And I feel you holding me

Oh, oh
And when there's you, I feel whole
And there's no better feeling in the world
But without you I'm alone
And I’d rather be in love

Cause when there's you, I feel whole
And there's no better feeling in the world
But without you I'm alone

And I'd rather be in love
Yes, I'd rather be in love
Oh, I'd rather be in love with you

And I feel you holding me, oh

Jeff, Matt and Amy busted through the door and Jeff said, “Holy shit, did you hear that Alex…on the radio?” I said, “Yes, I did…”

We stood there for a second and I said, “Where is he? Where is Mark right now, has anyone seen him?” Amy said, “Yea, he just went out for his Match against Paul (Levesque) and Stephanie…He’s been dreading the match cause, she’s supposed to crack him over the head with a metal chair tonight.” I said, “Good lord.”

Sam, Matt and Amy stayed while Jeff and I took off to the back curtain area…and stopped in front of the monitor…we were still pretty far from the curtain area…but I wanted to check to make sure he was okay…Stephanie had already smacked him with the chair, but something went wrong, cause he was supposed to put his arm up and not have gotten hit, but he was laying in the middle of the ring and his head was bleeding…

Jeff said, “So let’s get one thing straight, you love Mark?” I said, “Yea, I’ve been in love with him for a while, but it was never really apparent like this year…This isn’t in the script is it…he’s not supposed to really be bleeding is he?” Jeff looked down and said, “No.” I grabbed his arm, and had my mouth covered…and tears were swelling in my eyes but they wouldn’t fall…Jeff tugged on my elbow and said, “C’mon, they’ll take him to the medical room…”

We took off running again and ran past the curtain area…and I could see drops of blood on the floor…Glenn and Ally were sitting outside the medical room and Glenn grabbed my waist and said, “Mark’s okay Alex…they are stitching him up now…Mark just forgot the chair shot was coming…he forgot to put his arm up…he’s going to be fine though.”

The doctor came out and left the door open, I walked in and closed the door behind me…Mark said, “Alex, are you okay…” I shook my head no…I was trying everything in my power to not cry…he looked pitiful, he had blood all over his shirt and his head had stitches…and a bandage over it, but I could see it was still bleeding pretty bad. I walked over and stood in front of him and started to touch him, but pulled my hand away…

Mark said, “Sweetie it doesn’t hurt that bad…I’m fine…” I finally blinked and tears flowed down my cheeks…and I stood on the step on the exam table to be up level with him…and I threw my arms around his neck and he held me while I cried…I said, “I’m so sorry.” Mark laughed and said, “For what baby girl?” I said, “I am so in love with you, and I wanted to tell you, but when you said that a week ago, I was just in total shock…I never meant to run…I wanted to go back, and by the time I did you was gone.”

Mark said, “It’s okay baby…did you just say you were in love with me?” I looked at him and nodded and said, “Yea, I love you Mark.” Mark said, “You don’t know how long I’ve waited for you to say that…” I said, “You don’t know how long I’ve wanted to say that to you…” Mark said, “I love you.” Mark whipped away my tears and kissed me again…I thought my whole body was going to light on fire…you know like the Drew Barrymore from Fire Starter…

Chapter 12


Mark and I have been happy together for the last year…when ever we have time off, I go with him to his ranch in Houston…and we just enjoy all the time we’ve got together…When we are at the ranch, we are usually making love, of course the best part about that is, finding new and interesting places to do it…with as big as the property is, it’s actually pretty easy to find the different places…of course neither of us are very shy when it comes to making love…every once in a while I’ll blush at something Mark will say or do, but he just laughs at me, cause he knows in some ways, I still have an innocent side to me.

We had actually been off for the last 3 weeks for Christmas…Glenn and Ally were staying with us in Houston…They had actually eloped about 6 months ago…My sister is so not into wasting time with things.

It was actually the first time in our lives as sisters that I could really see her truly happy…every other guy she’s dated and tried to get serious with never made her smile every day of her life…but not with Glenn, that boy strived to great lengths to make her smile and laugh every single day they were together and still does, even after they were married…

When my sister wants something she gets it…referring to them getting married after only being together 2 months shy of a year…but I know they’ll make it, love is on their side.

I actually woke up first and just laid in Mark’s arms, I was tracing his tattoos on his forearm with my fingertips and nails. I knew the minute Mark was awake, his grip around my waist became tighter, cause he knew I would be getting up soon, and wasn’t about to let me escape this morning from his bed. Especially not after last night and the wild love making that went on under those covers…man if walls could talk…Mark kissed my ear and neck, knowing full well if his tongue got anywhere near that little spot behind my earlobe, I would go buck wild on him…

I loved the feel of his go-tee on the bare skin of my neck…I moved my head to the side a little more, granting Mark excess to what ever he wanted…Mark slid his hand up the t-shirt of his that I was wearing, and I could feel my skin starting to light on fire with just the warmth of his hand on me…

The softness of his hand sliding up my stomach and ribcage and going straight for what he wanted to feel, he cupped my breast as I could feel my nipple slid between his fingers, and he applied a little pressure knowing exactly what sort of response he would get from me. I let out a little moan and Mark emitted a deep growl from the back of throat as he continued to kiss my neck. My hand went back and caressed his thigh and slid down and rubbed up against his ever present hard on, pressing into the back of my thigh.

Mark let out another growl as I ran my finger nails up the length of his hard on, Mark moved around and pushed my knees apart with his knee…and slid his body between my thighs…we were kissing so passionately, my nails were digging into his shoulders and back…and he started trailing kisses down my body stopping to pay some attention to my breasts and nipples, as he played with them in his mouth, his hands slide down to my ass, and pushed me up in the bed and his head was between my thighs, he was blowing his hot breath on my clit…and it was making me go crazy…

He slid his hand up and placed it on my stomach and kept me still, cause he knew I was going to buck…he slowly slid two fingers into my wetness as he licked my clit like crazy…making me moan out his name in pleasure which just made him grow harder…my hands were clenched to the sheets on the bed, and Marks hand on my stomach left and found mine, and I let go of the sheets, and we laced our fingers together and held on tight, cause I was slowly going over the edge, and he knew I was enjoying every minute of it. I hadn’t climaxed yet, and Mark was doing his damnest to make me cum.

In between licks, Mark’s deep southern voice said, “Alex, stop fighting me…let it go baby girl…you know I love to hear you moan…” Just hearing his deep voice, in between with what he was doing to my body totally threw me over the edge, I said, “Mark….I’m….” and before I could get it out, Mark knew exactly what I was doing…My fingers tightened around his…and he just let me ride it out…so to speak.

Chapter 13


I had my eyes closed and my hands over my face, and breathing heavy…I felt Mark crawl up my body, and he said, “Alex…look at me.” I slowly removed my hands and opened my eyes and he said, “Are you okay?” I looked around and said, “Well, I’m not dead so, I guess so. Shit Mark, You make me go completely insane.” Mark smiled and kissed me, I could taste my juices on his tongue still…which turned me on even more…

We rolled over and I was sitting straddled on Mark, making sure to rub up against his hard on, and he could feel how wet I was which made him harder and managed to turn him on even more…I leaned down and was placing kisses all over his chest…I licked his nipple and then blew air on it and watched it go erect. Mark was just about to go crazy, and ran his hand through his hair…Mark said, “That’s it. I‘ve had it.” I giggled as he practically threw me over on my back, and started after me…as I was crawling backwards up towards the head board.

Mark stalked after me on his hands and knees…When I bumped into the head board, I stopped moving, and Mark grabbed my thighs, and pulled me down around him, and he said, “I love you Alex…but you are a terrible tease.” I giggled and said, “I love you too Mark…but live with it…cause giving you something to chase is fun…” Mark said, “Oh make no mistake about it, I love chasing you…just watch out when you get caught, cause now I’m going to tear your ass up…” I said, “Yea, but I want you too.”

I bit my bottom lip and Mark kissed me deep and passionately as he slid his huge hard on into my wetness. And I let out a little gasp, because even with as long as we had been together, I still hadn’t gotten used to how big he could get when I turned him on. After a couple of minutes of him letting me get used to it, he started trusting into me…and I grabbed onto his shoulder.

Mark got a sudden surge of energy, and he sat up on his knees, still partially in me, and grabbed my hands and pulled me up and I wrapped my legs around him pushing him back all the way into me, he pushed me against the head board, and held on to me with one arm and on the head board with the other hand, and started going crazy thrusting in and out of me like an insane person who hadn’t had sex in 90 years.

Just feeling him inside of me was way to much and was pushing me slowly…I put my hand on his cheeks and he had this intense look on his face…and we kissed and we were so close to the edge, with one final thrust of his hips…we both climaxed together…

Mark laid back with me still in his arms and on his chest and him still inside of me…We were catching our breath and coming down from the clouds…I laid on his chest and I could feel him going soft inside of me, but twitching from the intense climax we both had. When our breathing finally regulated, Mark said, “Shit woman, are you trying to kill me?” I looked up into his gorgeous emerald green eyes and said, “If I was, don’t you think I would try a little harder and be more successful at it.”

Chapter 14

Mark patted my butt, and I moved off of him, and said, “Well, thanks to you, I’m going to go take a shower now…if you don’t mind.” Mark rolled off the bed behind me and walked behind me to the shower and took a shower with me…he washed my hair and body and then helped me out and finished up by washing himself.

I put on my khaki overalls, and a red long sleeve cotton shirt…I left my hair wet and dangling in my face and walked down stairs only to find Glenn and Ally sitting in the kitchen drinking coffee and talking…I walked in and Glenn said, “So you are alive…I wasn’t sure you would be after the noises I head coming from Mark’s room last night.” I blushed a little and said, “Glenn…get bent.”

I heard Mark laughing from the hallway…he walked in and I had to exhale…he had on his black tight fit levis…and a black t-shirt on…and his hair was in his face…Mark said, “Stop teasing Alex, Glenn.” I stuck my tongue out at Glenn and he mocked me and Mark came over addressing me and said, “And you…maybe we should be a little quieter from now on…”

And just to embarrass Mark, I turned to the sink to rinse the dishes off and said, “Yes Mark, but it was you that said you liked to hear me moan…” Mark’s eyes widened in disbelief in what I had just said and then turned 3 shades of red…

Mark said, “Alexandra.” I dried my hands off and walked over to him and said, “Well, I’m just going off of what you said darling.” I kissed my index finger and touched Mark’s lips with it…and walked right out the kitchen and plopped down onto the couch in the den, leaving Mark standing there with a look of shock on his face...I turned the TV on and flipped through some of the channels, before stopping on HBO where the movie Bed of Roses had just started…

After I heard Glenn and Ally leave out the back door, I knew they were going for there morning 2 hour walk around the property…not like they would actually get a lot of walking done, because they barely ever made it from behind the huge barn about 200ft from the back of the house…I looked over at the door way leading to the kitchen and Mark was leaning against the door jam with his arms crossed over his chest defensively…just staring at me…

I said, “Can I help you with something?” With a sarcastic undertone. Mark said, “Yea, I would really appreciate it if you would leave what I say to you in that bedroom…out of your conversations with Glenn, Ally and anyone else.” He said it in a harsh tone…I sat up and said, “What was I supposed to say Mark?” Mark said, “You say nothing. It’s none of their damn business...”

I could hear his anger just rising to the top about what I said…I said, “Sure, so next time he comments about our sex life, I just brush it off like it’s no big deal…” Mark said, “Exactly.” I said, “Mark…you can get bent too.” I shut the TV off and walked out the front door, pulling my Deadman Inc. sweatshirt over my head, with my purse and keys in my hand…Mark watched out the window as I got in my red (5 speed) Toyota RAV4 and take off…

Chapter 15

I hadn’t a clue where I was going, but I just wanted to get out…I wasn’t sure if I was mad or upset at the fact that Mark got mad at me for defending what Glenn said to me, which he shouldn’t have said in the first place…It was like it was perfectly fine for Glenn and Mark both to embarrass me, but I wasn’t allowed to say anything to them about it…I could of sworn Marks skin was thinker then that.

I had been to Houston so many times I knew my way around to everything, I went and walked around the mall for a while…I didn’t hear my cell going off, and when I walked out to my vehicle…I checked my messages…and noticed I had 3…two were from Mark and 1 was from Ally…Ally said, “Lexy girl…where are you? You have been gone for 4 hours…I’m starting to worry, please call kiddo.” Mark’s messages said, “Alex, where are you…call me…” & “This is a little childish for you to not answer the phone, are you 5 again…damn it Alex…call me.”

Okay my first thought was… “OH NO HE DIDN’T!” Just my first thought…you know the jumping off point always starts with a first thought…Just then my cell rang and I saw it was Ally’s cell number…I said, “Hello.” Ally said, “Damn it Alex, where are you?” I said, “You know something, I’m 23 years old…I don’t need a baby sitter…I can take care of myself. And you can tell Mark, I’m not 5 again, I didn’t even hear my God damn phone going off when you guys called.”

Ally said, “Alex, were just worried about you, it’s been 4 hours since you left.” I said, “Yea, well don’t be…I’ve been to Houston enough times to know where I’m going and how to get where ever I want to. By the way, I’m not on my way back, I won’t be back for a while…so tell Mark to stop calling my phone and leaving rude messages on my phone…cause it will only piss me off even more.”

Ally said, “Okay Alex…but I know you’re not mad…you may be mad about the messages, but I know you better then anyone does and I know your upset…and you sound like you’ve been crying, you also sound like you’re going to cry again.” Sometimes it amazed me how much my sister knew everything about me, even when we weren’t in the same damn state…we lived apart for so long…and Ally could still pick up on when I was hurting…Some times it really pissed me off too…I said, “What’s your point Ally?” She said, “I guess I don’t have one.”

I heard Mark’s voice say, “Is that Alex.” Ally nodded and said, “Yes.” I could hear Marks boots on the hard wood floors of his house and he grabbed the phone from Ally’s hand and said, “God Damn it Alex, get back here…” I said, “Mark, Stop yelling at me…I’ll tell you the same thing I told Ally, I’m 23 years old, I don’t need a baby sitter…I’ll also come back there when I’m good and ready too.” And I smacked the receiver part of my flip phone shut…and threw it in the seat next to me as I drove off…

I went down a country road, shifting gears as hard and fast as I could…I was just trying to let some steam off…I was so frustrated…and Mark yelling at me wasn’t helping…I hated it when he was mad at anyone he always had this tone about his voice that could make any grown man cry…and would make women cry 30 times just as bad…

Sometimes I think he forgets how his presence is scary…even to me, and I loved him…some times he just got in his Undertaker attitude before a match, and would actually scare the shit out of me…but I wasn’t so scared I couldn’t approach him, cause even when he was in Undertaker mode…when I would walk up to him, he’d smile at me…and kiss me…but as soon as I walked away…everything was back to business…that was just the way Mark was…every thing was fun and games until about 25 minutes to a match and then that’s when things would get a little intense…yea right who am I fooling…they got a lot intense…but that’s what I loved about him…he was a lover and a fighter to me…

Chapter 16

As I turned the corner, I looked down and noticed I had missed 5 calls…I checked through it, but no voice mail…and checked the number it was Mark…I felt my heart soften and could tell my anger and frustration had left me…I knew he was worried about me…that’s why he called…it was pitch black outside…and he knew I hated driving at night…I pulled into the drive way and noticed, the lights were off, except the kitchen, which meant either they were all sitting up waiting for me to get back, or Mark was the only one waiting for me to get back, and Glenn and Ally were sleeping.

I unlocked the door and walked in as quietly as possible, incase they were sleeping, I didn’t want to wake them up…I heard voices in the kitchen and was about to say something, when I heard Ally said, “Mark, you really hurt Alex tonight…You seem to forget were twins and I can always tell when she’s hurting…Alex is 10 minutes younger then me, so I always think of her as my baby sister…even if we are the same damn age…when I was talking to her earlier she had been crying…and sounded like she was going to cry again.” Glenn said, “This is actually all my fault, I should of never said anything to Alex this morning, I just love watching her blush…but I still shouldn’t have said anything to her…I mean what you guys do in your room is private Mark…I’m sorry man.”

Mark said, “Don’t worry about it man…I should have known better then to fall in love with someone 10 years younger then me…girls in there 20’s seem to have more drama running over then, and I don’t need the drama…I love Alex…but I seriously think our age difference is going to give us a problem for the rest of our lives…if our relationship lasts that long.”

Ally said, “Mark, you’re not giving Alex, enough credit…she had more maturity in her little pinky when she was 15, then anyone I knew at that age…hell growing up she matured faster then I did…I was always boy crazy and chasing the boys…not Alex, she was sophisticated…and would sit on the front porch reading a book just watching me run around like a tom boy…she still laughs at me about that…I don’t think your age difference is really the problem…it was just the fact that she was trying to defend her self against what dopey over here said to her, and you chewed her out for it…”

Ally sighed and said, “And I know you Mark…I know you have a bad temper when provoked…but you shouldn’t have been so mean with her when she fired back at Glenn and you…cause you embarrassed her just as bad as Glenn did…My sister doesn’t take embarrassment as well as most people would, and she gets defensive. People may say a lot of shit to you and her about your age difference, but you know Alex wouldn’t care of you was 33 or 63…she loves you…and when she’s with you, it’s the happiest I’ve seen her in a long time…no one will ever be able to hold a candle to how happy you make Alex.” Mark said, “Just the same…the age difference is going to end up killing us in the long run…I think me and her really need to talk about this…and if us breaking up is what we should do, then so be it.”

Chapter 17

When I heard that, my feet were stuck to the floor…and I couldn’t move…tears were sliding down my cheeks…I wanted to run, but I just stood there…I couldn’t believe, after all it took for me and Mark to finally get together, he was actually going to just let our age difference be a deciding factor on not to fight for our relationship.

I wanted to walk in there and choke him…or smack him around or I don’t know something…but I just turned around and went up stairs and sat in the bath tub full of hot water…I had my knees into my chest and my head resting on my knees…and I couldn’t stop crying…I would calm down, but then my mind would start replaying what Mark had said and tears would just slide down my cheeks again…I wasn’t really making any noise…I just couldn’t keep the tears from falling…

I sat there, and then I heard the threesome walking around downstairs…Ally said, “Mark, Alex’s, Toyota is in the drive way, but she’s not in it…” Mark said, “Did she come in and we not hear her?” Glenn said, “She had to of, those are her tinny shoes.” Mark walked around looking for me…Ally and Glenn went outside and checked in the barn…

Glenn said, “This really is my fault…if they break up…I’ll never forgive myself…” Ally said, “Honey, you can’t blame yourself…Mark got mean with Alex…he’s got to learn his bad temper will get the best of him every time….he can’t yell at Alex…she’s so light hearted and a such a romantic…she’s the love person in our family…she has always loved to be in love…and when she is, she’s the happiest person…but she hasn’t been happy for a long time…that is until Mark came around. He opened her up…and he made her smile and laugh more in this last year, then she has in her whole life time.” Glenn said, “Yea, but if I would of just kept my mouth shut…they wouldn’t have even been fighting in the first place.”

Ally said, “Just calm down…they will be okay…this is Mark and Alex were talking about, two people who were so meant to be together…they should have a star named after them…they are soul mates… they complete each other.” Glenn said, “Soul mates huh? So did you think were soul mates?” Ally smiled and said, “I wouldn’t have married you if I wasn’t absolutely sure.”

Mark walked up stairs and walked past his room and noticed the light on in the bathroom the door was cracked open a little…he walked in and opened the door a little more and saw Alex sitting there…he walked in and sat on the sink watching her stare off into space…he knew she had been crying…Mark said, “So are you going to talk to me?”

I said, “What’s the point Mark…you’re just going to drop the bullshit bomb and say our age difference is too much of a hassle to mess with and then say something along the lines of ‘it was fun while it lasted…kid’.” He said, “Where did you get an idea like that?”

I said, “From your mouth…I heard you, Ally and Glenn talking down stairs when I first came back…I was so ready to just run in there and jump in your arms…but as soon as I heard you say you should of known better then to fall in love with someone 10 years younger then you…I knew it was coming. I mean you obviously regret falling in love with me, and you can’t take my love for you serious…Mark I love you…I don’t care that you’re 33…Hell I wouldn’t even give a shit if you were 103…”

I moved around a little and continued, “I didn’t fall in love with you because of your age, or you’re money, or your fame…And I sure as hell didn’t fall in love with the Undertaker…there are so many things I love about you and for some many different reasons…I could give a shit less about how old you are…or who you are…I fell in love with you… Mark Calloway…the 6’10” 325lbs Houston Texan…with a southern accent that sends chills up and down my spine every time you talk to me…and who sets my lips on fire every time you kiss me…I don’t think you’ll ever know exactly how much I really love you.”

Mark said, “I already know how much you love me…because I love you just as much…I just hate fighting, I mean for the last 12 months that we’ve been together, we have never had a fight until today. And that much wasn’t even said. Alex, I love you and I want you to be part of my life forever and I realize that Glenn and I started this day off really bad by embarrassing you, which we shouldn’t have…at least he shouldn’t have…I know you can take it when it’s just us, but I didn’t realize having other people around would make you defensive…”

Chapter 18


I'd rather I chase your shadow all my life
Than be afraid of my own
I'd rather be with you
I'd rather not know
Where I'll be than
Be alone and convinced that I know

When the world keeps spinning round
My world's upside down
And I wouldn't change a thing
I've got nothing else to lose
I lost it all when I found you
And I wouldn't change a thing
No, you and I wouldn't change a thing


I had my head down…Mark removed his shirt and then knelt down on the floor next to the tub…and took the puff and put some of my strawberry scented shower gel in it and started with my back, and washed around to my shoulder…and took my hand, he opened my hand and held onto my fingers, and kissed the palm of my hand…then washed down my arm and repeated the other side, and then washed the rest of my body…

After he rinsed me all off, he pulled me up to my feet, and drained the tub…he laid a towel down on the floor, and took my hand as I stepped out and stood on the towel freezing…Mark started at my ankles and slowly worked his way up my body and dried me off…when he was done, he stood in front of me, and said, “Arms out.”

I put my arms out and he wrapped the towel around my body, then picked me up and as he carried me out of the bathroom, he turned the light off…The smell of Marks cologne, was heightened when he had his shirt off…I loved his cologne, it just had that smell…you know the one…that makes all your senses go absolutely crazy for what ever man is wearing it.

Mark walked with me into the bedroom, and set me on my feet, on Mark’s side of the bed, and as he walked away he said, “Don’t move from that spot.” I said, “Okay.” In a low tone. He walked away and came back and had my red lace panties that looked like shorts from Victoria Secrets, which he picked out one time when I went shopping…and one of his black Undertaker t-shirts…He got down on one knee and had my panties in front of my feet and said, “Get in.”

I cracked a smile cause I couldn’t figure out why he wouldn’t let me dress myself…As I stepped in I held onto Mark’s shoulders for support…and he pulled up my panties so they were on me…and then stood up, and said, “Arm’s up.”

I put my arms up, and he put the t-shirt on me…and pulled it down over all my curves…making sure to brush up against my nipples…which instantly became hard…as soon as my shirt was on…he took my arms and wrapped them around his neck, and he picked me up by my waist, and I instinctively wrapped my legs around his waist. His hands were under my butt so I wouldn’t slide down...

I touched his face with my fingers…and ran my thumb across his red lips…Mark finally broke the silence and said, “Alex, I don’t regret one second that you’ve been in my life…I love you…I couldn’t ever love anyone else in my life as much as I love you…no one…You complete everything in my life…when I’m on the road and you’re not there, I get grouchy and temperamental.”


Everything I know has let me down
So I will just let go
Let you turn me inside out
Cause I know I'm not sure
about anything
But you wouldn't have it any other way

When the world keeps spinning round
My world's upside down
And I wouldn't change a thing
I've got nothing else to lose
I lost it all when I found you
And I wouldn't change a thing
No, you and I wouldn't change a thing


Mark ran his hand down over his face and continued, “You can even ask Glenn, he hates it when you take time off without me, cause I get my attitude going much worse then it usually ever is…you calm me and relax me…and you do things to me that make me go insane…like making me chase you around the bedroom before, we make love…that drives me the craziest…but I love it…you tease me in ways, I would of never thought would bother me, but when you get down to business it makes me completely insane…and I love you for making me feel that way…”

I said, “I love you too. And I’m glad I do all those things to you, but if you really think the age thing is going to be a problem…and if you think that it would be best if were to not see each other anymore, then…I’ll understand.”

Mark looked at me for a couple of minutes, and said, “You couldn’t get rid of me even if you wanted too. You could yell, scream, kick, throw shit, but I would never budge.”

I giggled a little and Mark said, “See, I knew there was a smile in your somewhere…I love it when you smile, and you should do it more often…I’m sorry, I was so mean this morning, I was way out of line…I shouldn’t have gotten so mad…and I didn’t mean to take it out on you, I know I should of really been mad at Glenn for even saying anything in the first place…but just the same…it’s not an excuse…”

I said, “Okay…I forgive you...” Mark said, “Just like that? Wow this was easier then I thought…I thought for sure I’d have to do some groveling.” I said, “Not a chance. But you will be on your knees begging later…I guarantee it.” I smiled and Mark started laughing and said, “It’s a deal.”

Mark put me down and I sat on the bed and Mark knelt in front of me on the floor but was between my legs. He said, “I was wondering something…” I said, “Well you can wonder away or you can ask…”


Spinning turning watching burning
All my life has found its meaning
Walking crawling climbing falling
All my life has found its meaning

You and I wouldn't change a thing
No, you and I wouldn't change a thing


Mark nodded and said, “Okay, I’ll ask….” Mark dug in the front pocket of his jeans for a minute, and pulled out a red velvet box, and opened it and I thought my eyes were going to pop out…it was a 2 karat diamond ring, cut into the shape of a heart on a silver band…

Mark said, “Will you marry me?”

All I could do was look at him…I blinked and tears rolled down my cheeks…and I said, “Are you sure you wanna marry me? I’m so plain Mark.” Mark said, “Hell yes…I don’t give a shit what other people will say…” I said, “Yes…I’d love to be your wife…”

Mark slipped the ring on my finger and kissed me…He said, “I love you Alex.”

I said, “I love you too Mark.”


When the world keeps spinning round
My world's upside down
And I wouldn't change a thing
I've got nothing else to lose
I lost it all when I found you
And I wouldn't change a thing
No, you and I wouldn't change a thing

No, you and I wouldn't change a thing

The End….Maybe Sequel Worthy…