Someone Special (WWE Fanfic)

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  1. I don't know if anyone really like Fanfiction, but I've posted a few of my other stories here. Who Do I Trust and Not So Bad. Who Do I Trust is almost over. I have a lot to post for Not So Bad. On Fanfiction.net, people like my stories. Mostly Not So Bad, Someone Special and another new one I'm doing Sister of The Shield. On Fanfiction.net the only story I'm currently working on is Sister of The Shield, all the other stories are already completed. Out of all of my stories, Someone Special has had the most comments. On Fanfiction.net, for Who Do I Trust, I have 17 comments, for Not So Bad, I have 63 comments, for Someone Special, I have 125 comments, for Sister of The Shield, I currently have 49 comments. Someone Special is longer than the rest of my stories so that may explain why that story has more comments. I don't know if anyone will read any of my stories, but it couldn't hurt to post them.

    Before you decide if you want to read, here is a summary.

    Summary: Melody Shores has always loved music, but she drops out of college and starts working at a bar. She wasn't proud of it, but would do anything to sing. Things take a turn for the worse with her boss stalking her, her mom belittling her, and a storm that took away everything. She gets help from Roman Reigns and The Shield, they help her back up and believe that she's someone special. In later chapters there will be problems from The Wyatt Family. This story has a LOT of highs and lows. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.



    Someone Special

    Chapter One

    Her name was Melody Shores, she was a ten year old girl in elementary school in Orlando, Florida. She was a bit of a troublemaker and she didn't really like school much. Some of the young boys would make fun of her for wanting to be a singer and told her that she never would, then she would get in trouble for fighting with them. She was never really into math or science, in fact the only thing she ever liked about school growing up was music. There was just something about music that made her feel good. Her music teacher was really the only person that understood her or encouraged her. Once she got into high school she knew that she wanted to focus her life on music so she actually took band and chorus. She liked band, but she enjoyed chorus more. Her mom worked a lot to support her and her younger brother. Her mom didn't understand why Melody would want to be a singer. Her mom went to her concerts, but would always tell her that she needed to get her head out of the clouds and get a real job. Her dad was very supportive of her, other than music the one thing she loved was WWE. Her dad and her mom were divorced when she was seven. He loved his daughter and would do anything for her, but had a drinking problem and cheated on her mom. He missed a lot of Melody's childhood and regret ever cheating on his wife. He got help for his drinking problem, but her mom wasn't going to take him back after he cheated. Melody grew up not really knowing much about her dad until about her teenage years when he started to turn his life around. He was very supportive of her and always went to all of her concerts until her dad died in an accident her sophomore year in high school. Once her dad died she became even more distant from her mom, she would hardly talk to her mom because she wasn't as supportive as her dad was. Every time she talked to her mom it was a rare situation if they didn't end up yelling at each other. At high school she would always put on a smile and act like everything was ok. She had a few good friends, but once she graduated high school she didn't see or talk to them very much. She went to a community college for a few years because it was easier to pay for. When it came time to transfer to a university she didn't know what to do. She knew she would never be able to pay for it and she always had doubts in the back of her mind that she would never be good enough.

    Now she was twenty four years old, she moved out of her mom's house and their bond continued to fade. She wasn't exactly proud of what she was doing, but a little bit of money was better than nothing. What else was she supposed to do when she couldn't afford to go to a University and felt like she wouldn't be good enough? The one thing she had her mind set on was being a singer and she would do anything if it meant singing for people even if she had to sing at a bar. She would never drink anything, she was just there for people's entertainment. Her boss was forty eight years old and only hired her because he thought he would get a chance to sleep with her. He was just waiting for the right moment to get her drunk, but she would never drink any alcoholic beverages. She wasn't really the type of person to wear short shorts or low shirts so for the most part she would cover herself up. It was the middle of May in Florida and it was only going to get hotter so she thought she better get used to wearing shorts. Even at nine at night it was about eighty five degrees and humid outside. She felt somewhat uncomfortable, but one night she wore short jean shorts that was several inches above her knees exposing her legs. She wasn't wearing a low shirt, but a tight shirt that showed off her figure. She felt like people were staring at her even more than they usually would. She knew people were staring at her when she heard a few guys whistle at her, her boss included. She blushed and tried her best to ignore them and continued to sing on stage. She didn't know what was in store for her that night, but she was surprised and got really excited when she saw someone from WWE walk in. He didn't really draw much attention to himself, he just sat quietly and enjoyed a few drinks after his long night. She was a big WWE fan and was a fan of this guy, but was too shy to go over to him and thought that he wouldn't want anyone to bother him so she stayed up on stage. She felt even more nervous now that he was here, but started to sing anyway. He actually made his way over to the stage for a moment and smiled at her and dropped a twenty dollar bill in a cup that people put money in when you sing. Then he sat back down and continued to listen. Once she started singing his grayish-blue eyes turned to look at her. She sang a new song by Sam Hunt called Take Your Time. Even though a guy sings the original song she wanted to sing it anyway because it was one of her favorites.

    (To get a good idea of the song and this chapter you should actually look up the music video Take Your Time by Sam Hunt)

    First verse

    I don't know if you were looking at me or not, you probably smile like that all the time. I don't mean to bother you, but I couldn't just walk by and not say hi.

    And I know your name, everybody in here knows your name, you're not looking for anything right now so I don't want to come on strong, don't get me wrong

    Your eyes are so intimidating. My heart is pounding, but it's just a conversation. No girl I'm not wasted, you don't know me, I don't know you, but I want to.

    Chorus

    I don't wanna steal your freedom, I don't wanna change your mind. I don't have to make you love me, I just wanna take your time. I don't wanna wreck your

    Friday, I ain't gonna waste my lines. I don't have to take your heart, I just wanna take your time.

    Second Verse

    And I know it starts with hello, the next thing you know you try to be nice and some guys getting to close trying to pick you up, trying to get you drunk.

    And I'm sure one of your friends is about to come over here because she's supposed to save you from random guys that talk too much and wanna stay too

    long, It's the same old song and dance, but I think you know me well. You could've rolled your eyes, told me to go to hell. You could've walked away, but your

    still here, and I'm still here. Come on let's see where it goes.

    Chorus

    I don't wanna steal your freedom, I don't wanna change your mind. I don't have to make you love me, I just wanna take your time. I don't have to meet your

    mother. We don't have to cross that line. I don't wanna steal your covers, I just wanna take your time.

    Oh I don't wanna go home with you. Oh I just wanna be alone with you.

    Chorus

    I don't wanna steal your freedom, I don't wanna change your mind. I don't have to make you love me, I just wanna take your time. I don't wanna blow your

    phone up, I just wanna blow your mind. I don't have to take your heart, I just wanna take your time.

    No I ain't gotta call you baby, and I ain't gotta call you mine. I don't have to take your heart, I just wanna take your time.

    Everyone clapped as she left the stage. She had just sang one of her favorite songs, but she needed a break. It was after eleven, but the bar didn't close until early the next morning. She was tired and needed a drink of water. What she didn't know was that her boss had put something in her water while she wasn't looking. It was drug that would make her sick and tired faster. It was a colorless, scentless, and tasteless drug so she had no idea that she wasn't just drinking water. After five minutes she started singing again. She felt ok at first, but after thirty minutes she started feeling even more tired, dizzy, and started feeling nauseated. She finished one of her songs and left the stage again. People were wondering where she was going. A few guys saw that she was stumbling around and started following her around, her boss was following along with them. He came up to her and asked her why she stopped singing.

    "Hey Mel what's going on? I'm not paying you to just stand around. You came here to sing, so go sing."

    "I'm sorry Mark, I just need a minute. I don't feel good all of a sudden. I feel dizzy, and I feel like I could throw up."

    "Ok then sit down for a few minutes until you feel better, then get back to work. People start leaving when they don't have good entertainment."

    She was sitting at a table and she put her head down on the table, closed her eyes and tried to relax her spinning and now pounding head. Her boss and three of his friends were hanging around. One of them started flirting with her and touching her.

    "Hey... you're a pretty girl. You're a pretty talented singer, you've got a nice body. If you're not seeing anyone maybe we could hook up sometime. I'd show you a good time."

    "No thank you, I'm sorry, but I'm not really the type of girl that would go out with just anyone."

    "Aw come on girl, it would be fun."

    "Maybe some other time. I really don't feel really well right now."

    The guy started touching her lower back and she started feeling uncomfortable. Her boss showed up and stopped what was happening.

    "Mel if you really don't feel good you can sit in my office for a while."

    She was so out of it at this point that all she could do was shake her head. She got up to walk but was so tired and dizzy that she almost fell. Her boss looked at his friends and smirked. He took her hand and led her to a dark part of the bar. There was loud music and it was getting to a point of the night when many people started leaving. The guy that came in earlier noticed that something wasn't right. The woman he saw earlier was happy and full of energy, now she was dizzy and stumbling around. It had only been thirty minutes, he plainly saw that she had water to drink. He watched for a moment as four men pulled her away from everyone else in the bar. Melody knew something was up when she realized that she was outside in the backstage parking lot.

    "Hey... what's going on?"

    "Oh... we thought we would bring you outside for some air."

    She looked around and saw her boss Mark, and three other guys surrounding her. He opened the passenger side door, she saw the guys unbuttoning the buttons on their pants and suddenly realized what was going on.

    "Wait, stop! This isn't right."

    They only laughed at her as Mark grabbed her and kissed her. She could taste the alcohol on his lips and taste the cigarette smoke on his lips. She also still felt nauseated from the drug and finally threw up. It got all over his shirt, his friends started laughing, but he only got madder at this and slapped her in the face.

    "Damn Bitch threw up on me!"

    He stepped back as she continued to throw up. Once she was done he grabbed her and threw her against his car hood and started kissing her. He was still upset that she threw up on him, but remembered it was because of the drug and not because she was really sick. He kissed her just to keep her quiet. She tried her best to push him away, but he was stronger than her.

    "Come on baby... I know we have an age difference, but I can take care of you. You're hot and I want you. I know you love to sing, give me a kiss and I'll make you sing for me... I'll help you hit those high notes baby. I'll make you scream."

    He held her down and kissed her. She tried to push him away, but once he was done kissing her lips he started kissing down her neck and started running his hand up her legs. She cried and begged for him to stop.

    "No Mark! Please stop!... I don't want to do this. Stop Please!"

    She fought him off the best she could but he hit her in the face and his friends held down her arms and legs. The more she tried to push them away and yell for help, the more violent they became. He started pulling at her clothes to get them off. She screamed and cried for help. She realized that she was helpless once he put his lips back on hers again. She couldn't move or cry for help anymore, there was nothing she could do to get away. All she had left on was her panties. Mark and his friends were laughing and enjoying themselves as they touched her all over. Just as he was about to tear off the final piece of her clothing she found that he was pulled off her. His weight was no longer on her and she noticed him on the ground. The other guys that were holding her were also pulled off her. She couldn't move, the only thing she could do was close her eyes as the tears ran down her face. She could hear lots of yelling going on and wasn't sure if she wanted to see what was going on. She heard one guy yell really loud.

    "GET THE HELL OFF HER RIGHT NOW! DON'T TOUCH HER AGAIN YOU SON OF A BITCH!"

    Then about a minute later she didn't hear anything, but she cried and screamed when she felt a hand touch her shoulder.

    "NO NO PLEASE!"

    "It's ok... it's over. You're safe now. Here... take my shirt."

    She was embarrassed, she remembered that Mark and his friends had almost took off all of her clothes, but was thankful that she now had a shirt to put on. She didn't open her eyes yet to see who it was that rescued her, but the shirt she put on was so big that it was almost more of a dress on her. She opened her eyes and looked down at the shirt she was now wearing. She would recognize that shirt anywhere. She was trying to catch her breath and the moment she heard his voice she knew who it was that saved her.

    "Relax... it's over now."

    He was still fired up about what he just saw, but he had to calm down and help comfort this girl in need. The man that saved her was now kneeling down right in front of her, she tilted her head up so she could look into his eyes. It was the same grayish-blue eyes she saw enter the bar about an hour ago. His long dark hair was down the way she was used to seeing him, he had nice facial hair, dark skin, big muscles and a tribal looking tattoo that went all the way down his right arm. He was now shirtless because he had just given her his shirt. She was still shaking over what had just happened, her fear was now slowly turning to excitement.

    "Roman Reigns?"

    He then smiled at her and held out his hand for her to shake.

    "That's me... and you are?"

    She wiped away the last of her tears and shook his hand.

    "Melody... Melody Shores. Um... thank you so much for saving me Roman... You really are like Superman."

    He smiled at her and helped her up.

    "I was just at the right place at the right time."

    She looked around on the ground and saw her boss and the other three men laying on the ground. She saw one of them start moving and she started to run the other way, but ran into Roman as they were heading back inside the bar.

    "Woah... easy there. They're not going to touch you again... ever. I knew something was up when I saw those guys leading you away from the stage. They started leading you into a dark corner and then the next thing I knew, you were gone. I'm glad I showed up when I did, otherwise things could have been a lot worse. When I finally found you out in the parking lot and saw what those guys were trying to do to you it made me want to tear them apart. They're lucky I just knocked them out, if I had kept going I probably would have killed them for what they tried to do to you. You seemed fine about an hour ago. You were happy and singing and then the next thing you know you end up feeling sick and tired."

    "I don't know what happened, but when I threw up, it was a bunch of water. I guess I drank too much water."

    "That's possible, but I have another theory. I think one of those guys put something in your drink when you weren't looking."

    "I didn't see anything, smell anything, or taste anything. To me it just seemed like plain water."

    "Yeah but you've got to be careful, some people are tricky. They have drugs now that are colorless, scentless, and tasteless. How are you feeling?"

    "I'm still feeling a bit sick, and dizzy, but I'm more aware of my senses now. It just seemed like I was falling asleep there for a moment. But really Roman I can't thank you enough for saving me. I saw you come in earlier, but I thought I would leave you alone. I was sure that after the long day you had you wouldn't want anyone bothering you. I am a big fan of WWE, and a big fan of yours."

    "Well thank you Melody. But just for the record... don't ever be afraid to talk to me. I love my fans. Also... I think you have a nice singing voice."

    "Oh... thank you. I saw you put a twenty dollar bill in earlier. I'm glad you enjoyed my singing."

    "Now I don't want to sound like a creepy stalker or anything, but you're not really in any condition to be driving."

    "You're not kidding... I'm hardly in any condition to be walking. My head is still spinning around."

    "Do you need to go to the hospital?"

    "No I think I'll be ok. I just want to go home."

    "I'll take you."

    "That's really nice of you, but you don't have to. You probably have things that you need to do."

    "No I've got a few days off. You're really in no condition to drive. One of my friends dropped me off here, I can get a taxi or a friend come pick me up again."

    "Ok... thank you. I just need to grab my purse and then we can go. Um... my driver's license had my address. I have a GPS in my car so you can enter it in."

    She was still stumbling around so Roman had to help her to the passenger side of her car and help her in. When he tried to get into the driver's seat she couldn't help but start laughing. He smiled at her, but wanted to know why she was laughing.

    "What's so funny?"

    "You... You're such a big guy trying to squeeze into my tiny car."

    He moved the seat back as far as he could. He laughed along with her.

    "This really is a small car. I moved the seat back as far as it will go and I'm still a little cramped in here, but I'll make it work."

    Roman entered in her address. She actually lived a good thirty minutes away. After thirty minutes they pulled in her driveway. Her house wasn't much, but at least she had a roof over her head. She had a long day and fell asleep on the ride home. When they got to her house Roman noticed that she was asleep and didn't want to wake her up. Her car key was connected to a key chain hook and the only other key on it must have been her house key. He knew it wasn't really polite to enter someone's home without their permission, but he couldn't just leave here sleeping in her car overnight. He went to unlock her house and look around for her bedroom. Once he found it he went back out to her in her car. He went to the passenger side of the car, quietly opened the door, unbuckled her seat belt. The he had to be quiet and careful not to wake her up. He grabbed her under her legs with one hand and put another hand behind her back to support her as he carried her inside. He left her door open so he could come in with her. He walked with her to her room and carefully placed her in her bed and covered her up. He looked at his phone to check the time. It was twelve thirty in the morning, he didn't feel like having a taxi drive him to a hotel so he decided that staying for one night couldn't hurt. He also wanted to be there in case anything happened. There was already a blanket and pillow on a couch. It was a small couch, but big enough for him to sleep on. He knew she probably wouldn't be happy that someone stayed on her couch without her permission, but knew that he could leave the next day.

    (To be continued. So I came up with the character name Melody because she likes music and a melody is another word for music. That was a rough first chapter. Talk about being at the right place at the right time. Good thing Roman was there to save her. The ideas for chapters come as I type. Let's see if this will be even remotely as good as my last story. Also the song Take Your Time is owned by Sam Hunt. The music video with that song is where I came up with the idea for this chapter. Review.)
     
  2. Someone Special

    Chapter Two

    It was about five in the morning when she woke up she didn't remember how she got to her room, but she was almost sure that the events from the last night was just a bad dream. Her whole body was hurting but she didn't look at herself in the mirror so she didn't see the newly forming black eye or bruises on her face and body from where Mark and his friends had beat and tried to rape her. She always took a shower first thing in the morning to wake up, she was completely unaware of the man that fell asleep on her couch. She would normally sing in the shower, but she didn't feel like singing. She took a fifteen minute shower, the warm water felt good on her aching body. Roman was sleeping comfortable on her couch when the sound of running water and the smell of green apple shampoo woke him up. Once Melody got out of the shower she then noticed she black eye and the bruises all over her body. Before she could even think about how she got them she heard movement coming from her living room. She was curious yet concerned about what she was hearing. Roman woke up and started stretching, Melody wrapped a towel around herself and went to investigate. Roman had his back turned as he was stretching so when Melody first saw him she screamed and ran to get something to defend her home from this intruder. The closest thing she had was a broom, she grabbed it and was ready to fight to protect her home. When Roman turned around to face her he saw her coming at him with the broom and grabbed at it before she hit him with it.

    "Woah woah easy!"

    Melody instantly dropped the broom once she realized it was him.

    "Roman?"

    "Yeah it's me..."

    Her mouth dropped open as she realized what had happened.

    "Last night wasn't a dream was it?"

    Roman looked at her once she dropped the broom.

    "No."

    Roman was slightly embarrassed and tried to look away from her. That was when Melody remembered that she had a towel wrapped around her body. Her hair was dripping wet and now she was embarrassed.

    "Um... I'm sorry for thinking you were an intruder and attacking you."

    "Don't worry about it. It's fine."

    "Excuse me for a moment... I need to go change. We'll talk then ok?"

    "Ok."

    They were both blushing because of this awkward situation, but Melody was more embarrassed. Now that she remembered what happened the night before she realized that this was the second time that Roman had almost seen her completely naked and they hardly knew each other. At least this time she was covered up a bit better. She changed into a long t-shirt that covered up and a pair of jeans. She dried her hair for a while and brushed it before decided to put it up in a ponytail. She wasn't sure if Roman would still be there when she got done because of their awkward encounter, but he was listening to music when she came out. Now it was about five thirty in the morning so it was still dark outside. It was weird that Melody felt uncomfortable in her own home, but she didn't know what to think about someone else being in her home. She walked into the living room and sat in a chair across from Roman. Once he saw her come in he turned off his music, took out his headphone from his ears and looked at her. She was a short girl, probably not much taller than five foot, she had curves in all the right places, he had to look at her face again or he would start thinking dirty thoughts. He noticed that she had bruises all over her neck and face and her black eye. He chose to ignore that because bruises were only temporary. Her hair was dark brown, but lighter than his own hair. Her eyes matched her hair, he knew that if he kept looking at her eyes that he would get lost in them. He knew he would probably have to explain to her why he stayed at her house. He didn't have a good excuse, it was just late that night and he didn't want to go to a hotel. It was quiet for a moment, they were both waiting to see who would speak first, Melody decided to speak first.

    "So last night wasn't a dream... last night really happened. I'm sorry I was so much trouble... I really had no idea what was going to happen."

    "Don't apologize, it wasn't your fault. I knew something wasn't right because you were fine when I first came in and then about thirty minutes later you were sick and tired. Alcohol doesn't really work that fast. From the looks of it, you were drinking water."

    "Yeah, I don't drink alcoholic beverages."

    "So yeah I think your boss and his friends put something in your water when you weren't looking so they could take advantage of you when you didn't feel well. You wouldn't feel like fighting so they thought they would be taking advantage of you when you can't defend yourself. I wasn't about to let that happen. When I saw what those guys tried to do to you it pissed me off. They're really lucky I just knocked them out and didn't kill them. You might not remember everything, but I brought you home."

    "I must have fell asleep in the car, but I woke up in my bed. Sorry... you must have carried me in. Not that I'm not excited to see you, but what are you doing here?"

    "Well first of all I wanted to make sure that you were safe and that nothing else happened, but also it was twelve thirty in the morning and I didn't really feel like checking into a hotel... so I hope you don't mind, but I stayed here last night."

    "No... I don't mind at all, especially since you saved me. I really can't thank you enough. I just wish I would have known earlier so I wouldn't have embarrassed myself in front of you."

    "Don't worry about it. I was just going to stay overnight to make sure that your were ok and then I would leave. I guess I can go to a gym to work out for a while."

    "Well... you don't have to rush off. It is still early... let me cook you something to eat."

    "You don't have to do that."

    "I know I don't have to, but I want to. Please stay for breakfast, I'll fix you whatever you want."

    Roman smiled at her and agreed.

    "Ok... I'll stay a little longer."

    "Also... I was hoping that we could properly meet each other. My name is Melody Shores."

    Roman smiles and holds out his hand for her to shake.

    "I'm Roman Reigns."

    Once they shook hands it was like both of them felt something. Melody smiled at this. She couldn't believe that Roman Reigns had stayed at her house and is now eating breakfast with her.

    "So what would you like to eat?"

    "It doesn't matter to me. I'm not picky, I'll eat anything. Whatever you want to fix is fine."

    "Ok... I always just have a hard time deciding between bacon and eggs or pancakes and sausage."

    "Bacon and eggs sounds good."

    Melody smiled and agreed.

    "Ok Bacon and eggs it is then."

    It was quiet for a while between them for a few minutes, the only sound that could be heard was the sound of bacon frying. Once the food was done they sat down beside each other at a table. Melody made bacon, eggs, and toast, she decided to drink milk, and Roman went with orange juice. Melody had turned on some music to kill the silence in the room. It was starting to get lighter outside, but the sun had not come up yet. She didn't look at him because she felt like his eyes were on her, which they were. She had been quiet for a while, he really enjoyed the breakfast and decided to thank her for it.

    "Thank you for fixing me breakfast. You're an amazing cook."

    She looked at him and met his gray-blue eyes, she smiled at him and hoped he didn't notice her blushing.

    "Thanks... I'm glad you enjoyed it."

    It was quiet between them for a few seconds until Roman spoke to her again. He wanted to know more about her.

    "So... why don't you tell me a little bit about yourself."

    "Well... there isn't really anything you need to know about me. As you know by now... I'm a fan of WWE, and a fan of yours. Other than that, there isn't really anything special about me."

    She looked down at the floor to avoid him. He shook his head.

    "Why do you do that?"

    She still didn't look at him.

    "Do what?"

    "Look at me..."

    She looked at him, but almost broke into tears. She felt completely worthless, she didn't really give him a first good impression. He probably wouldn't say it, but when he found her he probably thought she was a slut.

    "Why do you put yourself down like that?"

    "I don't know."

    "That's not a good answer. Why do you put yourself down?"

    Melody couldn't help but start to cry now. She didn't look at him when she spoke.

    "Because... I feel completely worthless."

    "Why?"

    "Because... I couldn't pay to go to a University and my mom thinks I'm a worthless slut for working at a bar. After last night... you probably agree, but I didn't want this to happen... any of this."

    She was crying now and Roman knew it. He came over to her, pulled her up from her chair and pulled her into a tight hug. She cried into his chest as he tried to calm her down.

    "You're not a slut, and you're not worthless. I can't believe your mom would even say something like that to you, or that your would even believe her. So you didn't make it to a University, that doesn't mean you're worthless. I do have to know one thing Melody."

    She wiped the tears from her eyes and looked up at him.

    "What?"

    "Not that it's really any of my business, but why would you work at a bar in the first place?"

    She was now breathing at a normal rate and she had calmed down and stopped crying. This was when he let her go.

    "If you want a good job these days, no one will hire you unless you have a degree. I'm twenty four years old and I dropped out of college... only because I couldn't pay for it. Believe me... I'm not exactly proud of working in a bar, but I was desperate to sing in front of anyone and I was paid good. Until last night there were never any issues with my boss. I guess from now on I'll have to either watch what I drink, or not drink anything at all."

    "Wait... You're seriously thinking about going back?"

    "I have to... I'm under a contract. I have to work there for at least another six months before I can quit."

    "Contract or not I don't think you should go back. I think you can do so much better than working at a bar."

    "You really think so?"

    "Yeah, you may not see it, but I think you've got lots of talent and I think you can do better than working at a bar."

    "Well I'm glad you think that... I do at least have an Associates degree... I wanted to become a singer or maybe even a music teacher, but they won't hire me unless I have a Bachelor's or Master's degree."

    "You don't need a degree to be a singer. Little kids become famous these days on the internet by singing on Youtube."

    "Yeah, but that's the easy way. Anyone can post a video to Youtube, but I don't want to take the easy way out. I actually get really nervous when I sing on stage at the bar. Everyone tells me I always do a good job, but I can't help but get nervous with lots of people staring at me."

    "Then that means you care about what you're doing. Believe it or not I still get nervous when my entrance music hits."

    "You do?"

    "Yeah, but my nerves turns to excitement when I hear the roar of those crowds. Positive reactions, negative reactions it doesn't matter. I get pumped up when I hear the roar of the crowd. I get nervous because you never know what is going to happen out there. But if you're nervous that means you care about what you're doing."

    They were interrupted when Roman's phone started ringing.

    "Excuse me for just a minute Melody, It's Dean Ambrose."

    Melody sits down quietly as Roman walks out the door to talk to Dean.

    "Hey Roman, what's going on? You didn't come back to the hotel last night. I came back to see if you were at the bar I dropped you off at but you weren't there."

    "Yeah I left last night. Something crazy happened last night. I don't know if I should tell you because the girl I met might get mad."

    "Woah did you sleep with someone last night?"

    "No... but I ended up saving the girl. She was in trouble."

    "Right... Sure. Dude if you slept with her just say so."

    Roman started getting mad at this.

    "I didn't sleep with her!"

    Dean laughed on the other line.

    "Ok ok fine you didn't sleep with her. Just chill man. Who am I to say what you did or didn't do? Anyway... Seth and I were going to a gym and I thought I'd call and check up with you to see what's up? Are you going to meet us there?"

    "Yeah I'll meet you there. Just give me a few minutes."

    "Alright... see you later Bro."

    "Ok. Bye Dean."

    Roman hung up the phone and went back inside.

    "Sorry Melody that was Dean... he was wanting to know where I was last night and he wanted to know if I was coming to the gym. I told him I was, but it would be a few minutes."

    Melody felt sad about this. Roman was really the only guy to tell her that she was worth something and now she was sad now that he was leaving. Was this it for them, would they ever see each other again?

    "Oh... ok. Thanks again... for everything Roman."

    "Well hang on Melody... you're making this sound like goodbye, or that we're never going to see each other again."

    "I was thinking that was what you wanted."

    "No... you're nice to talk to. I was hoping we could stay in touch."

    Melody had a big smile on her face, but was having a hard time believing this.

    "Wait... are you asking me for my phone number?"

    He smiled at her shyness.

    "I am... unless you don't want to talk to me anymore."

    She laughed and grabbed a piece of paper.

    "Well ok. Sure you can have my number."

    He smiled and folded up the piece of paper and put it in his pocket.

    "While I'm still here I might as well give you my number."

    He wrote it down and handed it to her.

    "Here...just in case you ever need a friend to talk to."

    She smiled at the word friend and gave him a quick hug before he left.

    "Thanks Roman."

    "Sure thing. So we'll stay in touch?"

    "Yes definitely. Hopefully next time you're in Orlando for WWE I'll get to see you at Raw or Smackdown."

    "I'll make sure to look for you in the crowd."

    They smiled at each other and hugged one last time before he went out the door. Once he was gone Melody felt sad because she enjoyed his company, but now she could call him anytime. Maybe she meant something to him if he wanted to keep in touch with her. He had been so nice since the moment they met and hoped that they would be able to see each other again soon. It was like she could still feel him hugging her, she was so much smaller compared to him. He could wrap his arms completely around her. Just the thought of being in his arms again made her heart race. Roman felt the same way about her, she was so small that he could hold her in his arms when he hugged her. He gave her his number so she could have a friend to talk to, but already he was wondering if maybe they could be something more.

    (To be continued.)
     
  3. Someone Special

    Chapter Three

    Melody couldn't believe it, Roman Reigns had her phone number and she had his. Sure they didn't really know each other very well yet, but she must have meant something to him if he wanted to stay in touch. He told her that if she ever needed a friend, she could call him. He had stayed the night because it was late and he didn't want to go to a hotel so he stayed because he wanted to be there in case something happened overnight. She loved that he had been protective over her even though he barely knew her. Even when she didn't think much about herself he told her that he thought she was really talented. She remembered when she started crying earlier that he wrapped his arms around her to hug her. He was so much bigger than her that she could fit into his arms. As she thought about the warmth she felt when she was in his arms she couldn't help but smile as her heart rate picked up as she thought about him. Roman took a taxi to the gym so he could meet up with Dean and Seth. Once he got there and started working out, he heard a familiar song come on the radio. He didn't know the song very well but recognized it because he remembered Melody singing it. At some point he was just sitting around staring out a window as he thought about her.

    "Should I have left so soon? I could have stayed a litttle while, she seemed kind of lonely and she seemed a bit down when I told her I had to leave. Then again... I wouldn't want to wear out my welcome. After all I did kind of decide to stay overnight at her house without asking her. I wonder what she's doing right now, or how she's feeling? I hope she's happy and safe. I really hope she won't go back to that bar, she has so much more potential and I can't help but worryabout her, espescially after what almost happened to her. I know I just met her yesterday, but for some reason I can't stop thinking about her. She's a short woman. She thinks of herself as fat, but I think she has curves in all the right places. She had beautiful long dark hair, probably about as long as mine. Then there's her eyes, I couldn't stop starting at her big brown eyes."

    Roman was interrupted from his thoughts when Seth and Dean walked up to him. Dean started laughing at him.

    "Roman Bro, what's going on?"

    Seth knew that look and elbowed him.

    "Knock it off Ambrose... I've seen that look before, I think I know what's going on. He's thinking about a girl. You had that same look when you meet Abby, and I had that look when I met Olivia."

    (Abby/Abigail is in my story Who Do I Trust? She ends up with Dean Ambrose. Olivia is in my story Not So Bad and ends up with Seth Rollins.)

    "Ok, so what's her name?"

    "Her name is Melody. She's just a friend Dean. I didn't sleep with her. I hardly know her."

    "Well something must have happened, you didn't come back to the hotel last night."

    "Something did happen, but for her it is kind of a personal matter. I'll just tell you that last night she was in trouble and needed my help. I guess I was just at the right place at the right time."

    Seth and Dean seemed to understand. Dean laughed at something.

    "Why is it that we always get the girls that need help? I mean... With Abby she had a hard time trusting people because of her dad and the whole situation with Bray. That was before we came back together as The Shield. Then with Seth's girl Olivia she suffered from abuse and more trouble with Bray and The Wyatt Family. What is it with Bray trying to steal everyone's girl?"

    "I don't know man but you better keep an eye on your girl Roman."

    "She's not really my girl. I hardly know her. I'm barely friends with her, but I do have her number in case she ever needs a friend to talk to. I think she has self esteem issues and doesn't think very much of herself. She is a fan of WWE, she knew me the first moment she saw me."

    Dean and Seth looked at each other as if they knew how things were going to end.

    "Yeah well I think you'll somehow end up with this girl. We'll see if we can avoid any issues with The Wyatt Family. Our girls Abby and Olivia met each other and became friends. Let's see if your girl will join us."

    Roman was getting frustrated.

    "I already told you guys... She's not my girl. I don't even know if she wants to be in a relationship. She seems like the type of girl that likes her freedom. Who am I to take that away from her. I think what she needs is a friend to talk to so I gave her my number if she wants to talk."

    Dean and Seth went back to working out and Roman joined soon after them. Were they right? Was he going to end up falling for Melody like they did with their girls? He was glad they were together as The Shield again, but sometimes they would get a little annoying. They decided they would work out before traveling to the next town for Raw.

    Melody didn't have to work at the bar every night, when she first started working there she always requested Mondays and Thursdays off for Raw and Smackdown. It was Monday night and Melody was thinking about what Roman said when he said he thought she could do better. She was under contract and was supposed to work there for at least six more months before she could quit. She tried not to think about the bar, she planned on enjoying Raw. When she watched WWE it was her escape from the outside world, an escape from her own failures. She had already seen Roman go on for his match. The Shield had reunited but tonight only Roman had to go out for a match. Roman already had his match and the rest of Raw was pretty boring. She was interrupted when there was a knock on her door. She didn't think much about it but was a bit curious as to who would be coming to her house so late. She opened the door and immediately wished she hadn't. She backed up as he made his way in. He was drunk and upset about what happened with him and his friends. Melody saw the broom nearby and was ready to strike if necessary.

    "M...Mark... What are you doing here? How did you get here?"

    "I followed you home one night. I could've come by anytime to see what you're up to. I never could figure out what you do on Mondays and Thursdays. Now I know. You spend your Mondays and Thursdays at home watching wrestling when you should be working for me. You are under contract you know."

    "You know I don't work on Mondays and Thursdays, the reason shouldn't matter, I would do anything now to get away from you and that bar. Get out of my house now!"

    "Aw come on baby don't be like that. I just wanted to come see you..."

    She grabbed the broom and was ready to hit him with it but he pulled it from her hands and pushed her to the floor.

    "I came here for my payback... I wanted you, I wanted you so bad, but now... I just want you dead. That guy that beat me up Roman Reigns... Where is he now? Where is your Superman now? He's not here now is he? But don't think I forgot about what happened. He should have killed me when he had the chance. He's not here this time to save you. It looks like you'll be getting what you want after all... By the time I'm done with you, you won't have to worry about working at the bar anymore. You're going to die tonight Bitch!"

    He pushed her to the ground and started beating her. This time he was alone, but this time he didn't even try to rape her. This time he was going to kill her. He hit her everywhere... The face, the back, the stomach, and anywhere else you can think of and she wondered now if getting raped would be as bad as what she was currently going through. She already had a black eye and bruises from the attack the previous night. She was now getting new bruises and a black eye on the other side of her face to match. She realized that now her nose had started to bleed and her mouth was swollen and bleeding from being hit in the face so many times. She cried and screamed and begged for him to stop, but he only got more violent as the minutes passed by. It had been fifteen minutes and he was ready to finish her off. He had used his weight to keep her down the whole time so she couldn't move. Now she was tired from screaming and trying to fight back so he was ready to finish her off. He grabbed her by her neck and started choking her, it was getting harder and harder for her to breathe and she thought she wasn't going to make it. Luckily one of her neighbors called the police once they heard screaming and Mark stopped choking her once he started hearing police sirens. He stopped choking her and hit her hard one more time in the face before he ran out the back door and into the woods. Her face was a bloody mess and when she finally realized someone showed up to help her, she passed out after losing so much blood. The last thing she saw was a bunch of police officers and paramedics coming through her door and the last thing she heard was someone saying to hang in there and that help was on the way. The person that called for help was her neighbor Rebecca. She knew Melody enough to know that her relationship with her mom wasn't the best, but might have been the only person she had on her phone. Melody had other friends,but didn't have their phone numbers. The only other person in her phone now was Roman. Rebecca decided to call him first, he might be the only person that would show up to be with Melody while she was in the hospital. Raw was over and Roman was about to leave along with the rest of The Shield when his phone started to ring. When Roman saw the name on the phone he smiled and stopped what he was doing.

    "Hang on guys... I need to take this call."

    Dean grumbled in annoyance as he was trying to put his things in the back of the SUV they drove. Seth rolled his eyes as he turned to face Roman.

    "Fine, but hurry. We need to get going so we can get to the next town."

    Roman nodded as he walked away to answer the phone.

    "Hello."

    "Hi... Is this Roman Reigns?"

    "Yes."

    "Hi, my name is Rebecca, and I'm Melody's neighbor. I'm calling because I guess you're a friend of hers. Your number is the only number in her phone besides her mom."

    "Ok, what's going on? How come she didn't call me herself?"

    "I was getting to that... I don't mean to worry you because I don't exactly know what happened, but she is on her way to the hospital. I called the police when I heard screaming next door because I thought something was wrong? When the police and paramedics showed up she had passed out because she was covered with blood."

    "Oh my God, I hope she will be ok. Thank you for letting me know. I'm not in Orlando right now because I travel a lot, but I'm on my way. I'm going to come see her."

    "Sure... Bye."

    Once they hung up the phone Rebecca thought she would call Melody's mom to let her know what happened. Roman hung up the phone and went back over to Dean and Seth.

    "Guys... I know this may seem like short notice, but I need to get to Orlando... Right now.

    Dean looked at him confused while Seth asked him why.

    "The fastest way to get there is by plane, but why do you need to get to Orlando?"

    "To see Melody... She's in trouble... I thought it was Melody that called, but it was her neighbor."

    "What did her neighbor say?"

    "She said she didn't know what happened, but we have to get to Orlando now... It's Melody... She's in the hospital."

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  4. Someone Special

    Chapter Four

    Dean and Seth could see the look of concern on Roman's face and could hear the concern in his voice. Melody must really mean something to Roman if he would drop everything to see her in the hospital. Dean was the first one to speak as they were on their way to the airport.

    "Ok so what happened to her again?"

    "I don't know Dean. All I know is that her neighbor called me and told me that Melody had to go to the hospital because she passed out from losing blood."

    Roman didn't know what happened, but he felt like he was to blame for not being there for her. Seth pat Roman on the back and tried to get him to calm down.

    "Hey relax man, she'll be fine. We'll come with you to see her if you want us to."

    "Really?"

    "Sure. I mean, she must really be someone special if you would drop everything just to go see her."

    Roman smiles at this.

    "She is. I'm just worried about how she will look when I see her. I feel like it's my fault for not being there for her."

    "It's not your fault. How were you to know what was going to happen?"

    "I really hope she's ok."

    Dean, Seth, and Roman make it to the airport and once they are on a plane for Orlando, they realized that it would be at least eight hours before they get there. Dean looked at how long it was going to take and had a smirk on his face.

    "Eight hours... you owe us Bro."

    Roman rolled his eyes as they got on the plane.

    Back in Orlando at the hospital Melody wakes up at about noon and feels pain everywhere. She was surprised when she saw her mom and brother there. They were the last people she expected to see. She didn't think anyone would come.

    "Mom... John, what are you guys doing here?"

    Her brother sat quietly hiding his arm and her mom spoke up.

    "We thought we would come and visit you. Your neighbor called and told us that you were in the hospital. She said she didn't know what happened, would you care to explain?"

    "I was attacked mom! I was attacked by my boss."

    "Your boss as in the guy that owns a bar?"

    "Yes... he..."

    "That's all I needed to know. I still can't believe that you dropped out of college to work at a bar."

    "I didn't have a choice."

    "You did have a choice. There are plenty of other jobs out there, but you chose to work at a bar so you could sing and whore around."

    Tears started running down Melody's face.

    "No mom it's not like that really I..."

    "I wasn't going to let you live in my house with you acting like this... I've never been so disappointed in you. Your brother is going to go to college one day and he is going to be a doctor, a job that will actually make him money, he'll be something that people actually need. I suppose you're going to tell me that you were raped or that he beat you within an inch of your life."

    Melody didn't say anything. She couldn't stop crying.

    "Stop crying... Since you decided to work at a bar and whore around, you'll get no sympathy from me. In fact... I think you got everything you deserved. You have to learn your lesson one way or another. I guess you're as stubborn as your dad... you had to learn your lesson the hard way. I'm embarrassed to be seen in the same room as you. As far as I'm concerned, you're no daughter of mine and I don't want anything else to do with you."

    Her voice began to crack as she cried.

    "No... mom please."

    "Stop it Melody! I don't want to see you anymore. I'm done with you. Come on John, we're leaving."

    Melody's mom left the room first. Her brother John was seventeen years old and still in high school. He was seven years younger than Melody and because of their age difference he didn't always have the best brother and sister relationship with her either, but turned to look at his broken, crying sister and said one thing to her before he left the room. He shook his head at the way his mother acted.

    "I'm so sorry Melody."

    Melody cried and wanted someone to talk to. Her phone lay on the table beside her as she thought about calling Roman. He was the only other person in her phone besides her mom, whose number she would delete. He had told her to call him if she needed a friend to talk to, but decided against it. He was probably very busy, and she didn't want to call him and tell him what happened so that he could pretend to feel sorry for her. What she didn't know was that he was closer than she thought. She cried and turned to face the wall, if a nurse came in she wouldn't want to be seen crying. She cried because her mom didn't want anything to do with her, because of thy physical pain she was feeling, and the pain that she would have to give up her singing dream. She wanted to know why her mom hated her. Ever since her dad died it always seemed like her mom would always get more hateful towards her. She was always a bit of an outcast in school, she always had her head in the clouds. She didn't know what she was going to do once she got out of the hospital, but she was almost sure that she would have to give up her singing career. After everything that had happened to her she had lost her free spirited nature and wasn't sure if she would ever sing again. She wondered why she wasn't dead, she had a few friends but didn't stay in touch with them anymore, she's never had a boyfriend and her family hated her so if she would have died it's not like anyone would have missed her. She closed her eyes and cried as she wondered what she was going to do with her life. As her brother left the room, he didn't exactly follow his mom right away. He stood outside the room as he noticed three men were about to enter her room. Before the men could enter her room he stopped them.

    "Hey! Who are you guys and why are you trying to go into my sister's room?"

    The three men stopped and looked at this young boy and replied.

    "My name is Roman Reigns, I'm a friend of Melody's, who are you?"

    "I'm John, her brother. How do I know you're really a friend and not someone that will try to hurt her?"

    "Because her neighbor called me and told me that she was in the hospital... I wanted to come see her to make sure that she was ok."

    Her brother still wasn't sure that he should let these guys in, he was sure that they could easily get past him, but even though he wouldn't admit it, he loved his sister and when he could he would try to do anything to protect her. Roman noticed he was hiding his arm.

    "What's up with your arm?"

    John was quiet for a moment and made sure his mom wasn't around.

    "I couldn't let my mom know... and certainly not Melody because then she will know that I like her, but we have the same blood type since we're related. If my sister finds out that I donated blood for her she'll think I care about her, but I couldn't just let her die. The doctor didn't tell my mom, but told me that she would have died if someone didn't give blood for her. I went and gave blood when my mom wasn't paying much attention. If my mom finds out I helped Melody then she might kick me out."

    "Why?"

    "My mom hates Melody... she's embarrassed because Melody works at a bar and wants nothing to do with her. My mom is probably wondering where I am right now, but I wasn't about to let three guys go in and hurt her."

    Roman smiles and pats him on the back.

    "You're a good kid John, and a great brother, I think Melody would be thankful that you saved her life."

    John shook his head and agreed. He knew he couldn't stay or his mom would leave him there.

    "I have to go... Tell Melody I said goodbye ok... and that I love her, but don't you dare try to hurt her."

    "Trust me John... I would never hurt Melody."

    John looked at him in the eyes and knew that he was telling the truth. He turned and ran down the hall before his mom left him. She turned around when she saw him running up behind her.

    "What were you doing?"

    "Oh... I just saw a hot nurse and had to stare at her for a minute."

    His mom rolled her eyes and walked with him out of the hospital.

    Once John had left them Dean and Seth laughed a little.

    "Typical boy... not wanting to show that he cares for his sister. Was he even paying attention did he not notice that there were three of us and only one of him, does he even know who we are?"

    "I don't think he does Dean. I'll admit the kid had guts, but he must be crazy if he thought he could take all three of us."

    Roman elbowed Dean and Seth to get them to be quiet.

    "I don't think he cared about what happened to himself. Brothers tend not to show their emotional side much, but he cares about Melody. He saved her life. He wasn't sure what we were doing here and was going to be here to protect his sister. You guys wait out here for a minute, I need to be alone with her for a few minutes."

    Dean and Seth sit down outside while Roman goes in. He quietly goes in and the only sound that could be heard was the sound of soft crying and the sound of his own thoughts.

    "That kid John is a good kid, he may not really have a close relationship with Melody, but he cares for her if he would donate blood to save her life and stick around to protect her. Her relationship with her mom must be really bad. He said that her mom was embarrassed of her and didn't want anything to do with her. I don't even know the woman that well and already it seems to me like her mom is a real Bitch. It's really none of my business, but Melody needs someone to be there for her. Maybe if I hadn't of left her this wouldn't have happened. She's crying... it could be because she's in pain, or things went worse with her mom than I thought."

    Melody had her back turned and was crying so she didn't see or hear anyone come in. It was like she knew someone was in the room with her, but she didn't want to turn around to face them. Suddenly she heard footsteps behind her, she assumed it was a doctor or a nurse coming to check up on her so she tried her best to stop crying. There was a small mirror in the room, the only thing she could see was how terrible her face and neck looked, she didn't want anyone else to see her like this and closed her eyes. Roman had walked up right behind her and finally made his presence known, he spoke softly to her.

    "Melody?"

    Her eyes opened wide. She didn't turn over to face him, but she would recognize that voice anywhere. She had been crying so her voice cracked when she spoke.

    "Roman?"

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  5. (Thanks to everyone that has read and reviewed. I love reading reviews. I hope everyone enjoys this chapter.)

    Someone Special

    Chapter Five

    Melody couldn't stop crying. She was hurting physically, but mostly emotionally. She didn't understand why her mom would say the things that she did. Shouldn't a mom be there for you when you need them the most, to love and support you no matter what? Sure Melody didn't exactly have the best job, she was sure that if she worked at a bar people would look down at her, but she didn't think her mom would just walk out on her. She didn't keep in touch with her friends much anymore, her mom and brother John were really the only family she had so she didn't really have anyone to turn to. She wasn't really close with anyone anymore and almost wished she was dead. She turned to face the wall as she looked at herself in a small mirror and thought to herself.

    "Why am I still here? It was the doctors and nurses, they did everything they could to save me. I guess it paid off, but I kind of wished they would have let me die. Mark is still out there... he's been stalking me for a while. He knows where I live. I made the mistake of opening my door to him, but I didn't really think much about it. If I go back home he could show up in the middle of the night and kill me in my sleep. Then again... he probably thinks I'm dead right now. I guess I'm out of a job... I didn't want to work at the bar anymore, and with Mark coming to my house and trying to kill me... I don't think he wants me working there anymore. He wanted revenge on me from when Roman knocked him out. He wanted me dead so I guess that was his way of saying I'm fired. I didn't exactly like working at the bar, but I did like singing for people. I wonder if there was anyone there that liked me being there for my singing and not just because they wanted to sleep with me? I don't know why anyone would want to sleep with me anyway. I'm not going to win a beauty pageant or anything, I would imagine most men would want the skinny cute blonde girls. I'm not a skinny cute blonde girl so I don't know why anyone would want anything to do with me. I guess I'll have to look for a job somewhere else. I guess my mom will get what she wants... I guess I'm never going to get anywhere by singing so I guess I will have to try to find some other job. If I give up my singing dream and get a job somewhere else maybe my mom will love me again. Was it just because I worked at a bar that my mom hates me and walked out on me or is there another reason? I thought about calling Roman... he did say to call him when I needed a friend to talk to. This can't be real... Why in the world would Roman Reigns give me his number? Even if I did call I don't think he would answer, he's a busy guy and I don't want to bore him with my problems. I don't want to tell him what happened so that he can pretend to listen and pretend to feel sorry for me. I look terrible... Here comes a doctor or a nurse I guess. I don't want anyone to see me cry. I don't want anyone to see me... not like this."

    Her thoughts were interrupted when she heard someone enter the room and when she heard footsteps behind her. She was sure it was just a doctor or nurse checking up on her. She tried her best to stop crying and wanted to hide her face under the blanket she had. She wiped the tears from her eyes as she was sure that a doctor or nurse was going to check on her. She closed her eyes not wanting more tears to escape, then she heard a familiar voice and her eyes were wide open. She would recognize that voice anywhere.

    "Melody?"

    She had been crying, and her throat hurt from being choked the day before so when she spoke her voice cracked.

    "Roman?"

    It hurt him when he heard the pain in her voice. When he came in he heard her crying, he came in not long after her mom and brother left. What Melody didn't know was that Roman had met her brother John. Melody did not turn over to face him, out of all the people that could have came in she was embarrassed that Roman found her like this. She didn't want him to see her face.

    "Roman, you're here?"

    "Yeah... I'm here."

    "How did you know I was here?"

    "Your neighbor called me and told me that you were in the hospital. I guess she called me when you couldn't get to the phone. She told me that my number was the only one in your phone other than your mom."

    "Well... I guess now it will just be your number. My mom wants nothing to do with me so I guess she won't want me trying to call her anymore."

    There was silence in the room as Roman was trying to figure out what to say.

    "I'm sorry Melody. You don't deserve this."

    "That's not what my mom thinks. She thinks I got a job at a bar so that I could whore around. It's not like that. She thinks that I deserved what happened to me because I worked at a bar."

    "No offense Melody, but your mom sounds like a real Bitch! She shouldn't say things like that to you, and she shouldn't think any less of you for working at a bar. She should be here right now to support you. It's times like this that people need their friends and family the most."

    Melody was quiet for a minute, she didn't know what to say. When Melody didn't say anything Roman started talking again.

    "When your neighbor told me that you were in the hospital and that the only other person in your phone was your mom, I decided to come see you. Seems like you could really use a friend to talk to right now. Won't you turn over so I can really see you?"

    "I... really don't think you want to see me like this. I feel terrible, but I look even worse. I've never been so embarrassed, I really don't want you to see me like this."

    "Listen Melody, whatever happened was not your fault. When I heard that you were in the hospital, I drove to an airport, and I sat on an eight hour flight just to be here with you right now. I really wanted to be here so I could see you, I had to know that you were ok."

    Hearing this from Roman made her heart pound in her chest and even made her smile. It made her care less about her appearance. She wasn't crying anymore so she finally turned to face him. When Roman finally saw her turn around to face him, it almost broke his heart seeing her like this, to see her in so much pain and to see that she had been crying. Most of the places she was beaten was her face, stomach, and back, but she had smaller bruises on her legs. She had what looked like finger print bruises and even cuts on her wrists. She had more finger print bruises around her neck, it was obvious now that she had been forced to the ground, held down by her wrist and beaten. Later on when she couldn't fight back she must have been chocked. Her face looked the worst out of everything else. She now had two black eyes, a broken nose by the looks of it, bruises all over her cheeks. Her mouth had been busted, he could tell where her mouth and nose had been bleeding. Most of her face was swollen. Roman had to do everything he could not to break down. She was so beautiful, he couldn't believe someone would do this to her.

    "How did this happen... Who did this to you?"

    "Mark... he was my boss at the bar. You knocked him out the other night."

    "Did you go back to the bar?"

    "No I didn't... I had the night off last night. I was at home watching Smackdown. I always ask for Mondays and Thursdays off to watch WWE. There was a knock on my door. It was late, but I didn't think much about it so I opened the door and he just came in. He had apparently been stalking me for a while now because he knew where I lived and I never gave him my address. He told me that he could have followed me home anytime, but wanted to know what I do on Mondays and Thursday on my days off and wanted revenge on me for what you did to him. He didn't try to rape me this time, he didn't even take any of my clothes off. He just attacked me, cut my wrists and then beat the hell out of me... Mostly my face, back, and stomach. He held me down and I couldn't fight him back. I thought for sure that he was going to finish me off when he started choking me, but then I heard sirens getting closer and he ran out my back door. As far as I know he's still out there. For all he knows, he may think I'm dead right now. He knows where I live now, and if he sees that I'm still alive... he could come back to my house, break in, and kill me in my sleep. I'm just... so afraid of going back home."

    "I'm so sorry Melody, you got hurt again because of me. It's my fault for leaving you."

    "Well... it's not like you really had a choice. You're kind of important in WWE right now. I still can't believe that you're really here with me right now."

    "Well I called up WWE and told them that something really important came up and that I wouldn't be able to make it for a few shows, then I came here. I have a few days off to be here for you. After all, this is a time when you need family and friends to be there for you."

    Melody thought it was nice that Roman took a few days off to be with her, but she couldn't help but break down again.

    "Well... besides my mom and my brother who both hate me, I don't really have any close family members. I might as well say I don't have any friends anymore because I never see them or get to talk to them anymore. I don't have a job anymore, and I don't know what to do with my life. There is nothing for me anymore in this life... I've got nothing."

    Roman was quiet for a moment as he thought about what he wanted to say. He remembered her saying something about her brother hating her and then remembered what her brother did.

    "I met your brother John before he left. He stayed behind for a while. I didn't meet your mom or even see her, but your brother stayed here for a while. He stopped me from coming in because he didn't know me. He probably doesn't want me saying this because brothers and sisters don't always get along and he doesn't want to say admit it to you while he's around, but he does care about you. Something the doctor told him was that they didn't think you were going to make it because you lost so much blood. They said you would have died if someone didn't donate blood. He didn't want his mom to know that he helped you, but he cares about you, he didn't want you to die so he donated blood for you and stayed here for a few minutes to protect you. He wasn't going to let me in, but I promised him that I meant you no harm. He then finally had to leave before his mom left him. The last thing he said was for me to tell you goodbye, and that he loved you."

    She looked down at her arm where it was obvious that someone did in fact give blood for her. Her eyes were filling up with tears, but for a different reason.

    "Aw.. he said that?"

    "He did... So you see, even though things may not be going very well with your mom right now, I don't think she hates you. She just wants what's best for you. Even though brothers and sisters may not always get along or show their emotional side they are always there for you when you need them. Your brother John... he loves you, and he saved your life. Don't be saying you've got nothing because you do. You have a brother that loves you, and... you've got me Melody.

    Melody looked up at him as he now got down closer to her.

    "I'm going to be here for you... to help you as much as I can. I want you to know that you're not alone, and that I'm going to stand by you when you've done all you can do, and if necessary fight your fights. I'm here to be your friend... a person to talk to, a shoulder to cry on, a bodyguard... some one to be there to protect you. Whatever you want me to be. Anything just name it."

    Melody couldn't help herself anymore, even though she was in pain pretty much everywhere she reached up for him as she couldn't help but start crying again.

    "Right now... how about that shoulder to cry on?"

    Roman nodded and let her wrap her arms around him. Since she was hurt he had to be careful, but he wrapped his arms around her and pulled her into a gentle hug as she cried. They stayed like this for a few minutes so she could get it out of her system. As they held each other close, they could hear faint music on a radio outside, but loud enough that they could both hear it. A song came on the radio by Rascal Flatts called I Won't Let Go.

    (First Verse)

    It's like a storm, that cuts a path. It breaks your will, it feels like that. You think your lost, but your not lost on your own. You're not alone.

    (Chorus)

    I will stand by you, I will help you through. When you've done all you can do, and you can't cope. I will dry your eyes. I will fight your fight. I will hold you tight, and I won't let go.

    (Second Verse)

    It hurts my heart, to see you cry. I know it's dark, this part of life. Oh it finds us all, and we're too small to stop the rain. Oh but when it rains.

    (Chorus)

    I will stand by you, I will help you through. When you've done all you can do, and you can't cope. I will dry your eyes. I will fight your fight. I will hold you tight, and I won't let you fall...

    (Third Verse)

    Don't be afraid to fall, I'm right here to catch you. I won't let you down. It won't get you down. You're going to make it, yeah I know you can make it.

    (Chorus)

    Cause I will stand by you, I will help you through. When you've done all you can do, and you can't cope. I will dry your eyes. I will fight your fight. I will hold you tight and I won't let go

    Oh I'm going to hold you... and I won't let go... I won't let you go... No I won't.

    The song they listened to was enough to calm her down. Other than being comforted right now by Roman, music was always something that calmed her down. There was always a song she could listen to for any mood, whether she was happy, mad, or sad, or something in between music and WWE have always been her escape from her own failures. She was no longer crying and even managed to smile at Roman.

    "Thank you so much Roman for being here. You have no idea how much this means to me."

    He smiles back at her now that he knew that he made her happy.

    "You're Welcome. Anytime, anything that you need let me know."

    Before either of them said anything else Roman got a text message from Seth.

    "Roman is everything ok in there? You've been in there for about twenty minutes now."

    Roman thought this would be the perfect time to surprise Melody and hopefully make her even happier.

    "Would you excuse me for a minute Melody. I'll be right back I promise."

    Melody smiles and nods at him as he walks out the door and closes it. Dean and Seth are on the other side. Dean was actually the one that got impatient, Seth just texted Roman to get Dean to shut up.

    "There you are. I was thinking you forgot about us. People have been giving us weird looks because we're just sitting out here waiting outside the door."

    "Roman laughed and now understood why."

    "Well... we're all still in our Shield gear of course."

    Seth smirked at him.

    "Right... because you had to freak out over a girl and wouldn't let us change."

    Roman rolled his eyes.

    "You guys didn't have to come along..."

    Dean interrupted.

    "So how is your girl?"

    "She's hurt really bad, but most of her pain is emotional. That boy John we saw earlier is her brother and may be the only family that cares about her. He saved her life. When I got Seth's text I thought I guess I better not keep you guys waiting much longer, but I had to stick around to calm her down. Now she's feeling better and I think she would be surprised, and very happy to meet you guys. Hang by the door until I say your names, then walk in and surprise her."

    Roman opened the door and Dean and Seth made sure they weren't seen. He went back in to talk to Melody.

    "So Melody, you're a big fan of WWE, and a big fan of mine. Is there anyone else you like?"

    "Well... I like a few other people, but your my favorite."

    Roman smiled and backed up towards the door again and looked outside.

    "Ok... but what about Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins?"

    Melody looked over at the door and saw that Roman had the biggest smile on his face, came back in the room and noticed her look of excitement when Dean and Seth came into the room. Melody had to make sure she wasn't dreaming, when she realized that she wasn't she had the biggest smile on her face. For a moment, nothing else mattered because right now, she was in the same room with The Shield.

    (To be continued.)
     
  6. Someone Special

    Chapter Six

    Melody couldn't believe her eyes, it was already hard enough to believe that Roman Reigns was here, but now Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins were also here. She was in the same room as The Shield. Melody had a look of shock and excitement on her face as Dean and Seth came in. Seth was trying not to stare at how beaten and bruised she was while Dean had a smirk on his face from her excited look. Roman went over to one side of the hospital bed while Dean and Seth came over to the other side.

    "Oh my God! I'm in the same room as The Shield!"

    Dean burst out laughing at this.

    "Well hello to you too."

    "This is amazing, you're all here, and even in your Shield gear."

    Seth now had a smirk on his face, looked at Roman and finally broke his silence.

    "That's because when Roman found out you were in the hospital, he was so worried about you that he dropped everything he was doing and we left before we could change."

    Melody had a smile on her face, but Roman just rolled his eyes.

    "You guys didn't have to come you know."

    Dean walked over to Roman and pat him on the back.

    "Sure we did. We're brothers remember? We do everything together. This girl must really be important to you if you would drop everything just to come see her. So Roman... if she's important to you, she's important to us too. Right Seth?"

    "Right."

    Dean looked over at Melody.

    "The only thing is Roman hasn't told us what happened."

    "Only because this is a personal thing that happened to Melody. I don't think she wants the whole world to know. Seth... her situation is kind of the same as Olivia's."

    Seth seemed to understand. With Olivia she had been through abusive relationships that became public one night when her abusive ex showed up at Raw. Luckily for Seth and Olivia they found each other and changed all that. This situation was kind of the same with Melody except she's never been in a relationship at all and she was just a victim of poor circumstance.

    "So I would really like to not bring it up unless Melody is ok with it."

    "You can tell them Roman... I think they really need to know."

    Roman goes on to tell Dean and Seth that he first met Melody at a bar. He told them that Melody only worked at a bar so she could sing for people. He ended up saving her from being raped by her boss and his friends. He stayed the night at her house for two different reasons. One of those reasons was because it was late and he didn't want to go back to the hotel. The other reason was because he wanted to stay for the night to make sure nothing happened. He told them that Melody was a good cook and that she cooked him breakfast before he left to go train with them and that they had each others phone numbers. He then told them what Melody told him. He told them that her relationship with her mom wasn't very good, but her brother John actually cared for her whether he wanted her to know or not. He told them that her boss had been stalking her and that he came to her house and tried to kill her. He beat her until he heard police sirens and ran off leaving Melody passed out in her own living room. Once Roman told them everything he knew they understood why Roman wanted to help her. Seth was quiet while Dean was enraged.

    "Well... Your boss sounded like a real Asshole. Someone's gotta catch that Son of a Bitch! Also... your mom walked out on you, she sounds like a real Bitch too. I feel for you Melody, I really do. I'd like to help out too when I can."

    Roman looked over at Seth to see if he could figure out what he was thinking.

    "Seth... what are you thinking about all of this?"

    Seth looked at Melody and it reminded him of the first night that he met Olivia.

    "Seeing Melody here reminds me of the first night I met Olivia... she was attacked by a guy at a gas station. He tried beating her and left her for dead. I showed up and ran the guy off. Your story is so similar to Olivia's... I've got your back too Melody."

    Melody smiles at them and then looks at Roman.

    "And you know I've got your back. It looks like we're all here to Shield you from whatever comes your way."

    Melody couldn't help but laugh at this. Roman smiled at her. He was glad that he could make her happy. He thought she had the cutest laugh.

    "You guys are awesome."

    A few days later Melody was released from the hospital. Her face was looking better, but she still had a few cuts and bruises that took a while to heal up. She wasn't alone, The Shield came with her. Once she got home she was glad that she was home, but at the same time she had a feeling that someone was watching her. After being attacked, even with The Shield around she still didn't feel safe. They wouldn't be around forever, they would have to leave the next day for WWE.

    "Nice place."

    "Thanks Dean. I didn't really think it's much, but at least it's a place to stay. I don't really own the place, I pay rent for it, but now I guess I'll have to go looking for a new job. The lady I pay is very nice and she understands that it's not always easy living on your own for the first time. I've been living on my own for two years now. When my mom kicked me out I had to think fast so I found this place. Hopefully the lady that I pay to stay here will understand and let me stay. I'll really have to start paying her when I get a new job."

    Melody told them that they could make themselves comfortable. Dean and Seth did just that. Dean took off his shoes and laid down to rest his eyes. Seth was sitting down in a chair on his phone checking his Twitter and Instagram. Melody jumped when she felt arms wrap around her. She looked over her shoulder and saw it was Roman and instantly relaxed. In a way she liked being in his arms, but at the same time she felt slightly uncomfortable. He leaned in and whispered in her ear.

    "Is there something on your mind?"

    She turned around to face him. She could see the look of concern in his eyes.

    "Yes... It feels good to be home, but something still doesn't feel right. I looked around when I got home and didn't see anyone, but I still feel like Mark could be around watching me. I made the mistake of opening up my door to him, but now I'm just worried that he could come in when I least expect it and finish what he started."

    "I don't think that will happen. Even if he does try something, he would have to get through us first. As long as we're around, he's not going to lay a hand on you."

    Melody smiled but thought:

    "But you guys are leaving tomorrow. Once you guys are gone things will just go back to the way it was before."

    Roman had the idea that someone was watching her and thought she was right. Once they left she could possibly be attacked again. He had a plan, he had already talked it over with Dean and Seth. They would test it out later. It was still daylight, they would stay until about seven in the evening. Then they would leave without really leaving so they can watch her house overnight. The thing about it was Melody didn't know about their plan. When it came time for them to put the plan into action Melody started getting worried.

    "Are you guys leaving?"

    "Yeah... something really important in WWE came up, but we'll be back tomorrow to hang out with you before we have to leave."

    "Oh... Ok then."

    "Before we go since you already have my number Dean and Seth thought they would give you their number too. Now you have three friends to call or text whenever you want."

    They tell her goodbye and go out the door. They get in their SUV and leave, or at least make her think they left. She had that uncomfortable feeling return. She locked her front and back door and did everything she could to relax. She would usually put on some music but instead she decided to turn on the TV. It was getting dark outside and she felt nervous so she turned on a few of her lamps to light up her living room. The wind was howling outside and she could see and hear a tree branch knocking on her window, there was a storm moving in, but it wasn't raining yet. She had a window the exact same size as her door, but she had blinds and curtains that went all the way down to the floor. She had the doors locked and now closed the blinds and curtains on her windows so she was sure no one could look in on her. She sat back down and flipped through the channels and saw a bunch of scary movies were on. Usually she wouldn't mind scary movies, but she felt like she was in one where the killer could pop up at any moment. She decided to keep flipping through the channels. She decided against calling or texting the guys. Maybe she was just being paranoid, she needed to relax. Finally she found something that she could watch. She found late night cartoons. Most of them were reruns, but she enjoyed late night cartoons. They made her laugh and it reminded her of her childhood. For the moment she could forget about her fear of being watched or the fear of the approaching storm. She had a cell phone, but also a house phone. Her house phone rang which interrupted her from her thoughts, she had finally calmed down and went to go answer her phone. She wasn't sure who would be calling after nine at night, but she picked up the phone anyway.

    "Hello, this is Melody Shores?"

    There was silence on the phone at first.

    "Hello... is anyone there?"

    There was silence again, but suddenly she heard what sounded like breathing on the phone. She listened for a moment to make sure she wasn't the one breathing in the phone. Now she was the one being quiet on the phone and the breathing on the other end became louder. This started freaking her out so she hung up the phone. She had to calm herself down again. Her doors were locked, and no one was looking in at her through her windows. She tried not to freak out, but with everything that was happening and that creepy phone call she couldn't help but be a little paranoid. The storm was getting worse outside and was messing up her TV signal. The lights started flickering and after one big shock of lightning everything went completely dark. Luckily Melody had her battery charged on her phone and her phone had a light. Now she was really scared because her power had gone out and she had no way of distracting herself from being scared. The only light she had now was her cell phone light. The storm outside only seemed to be getting worse. She went to the bathroom for a minute to try to pull herself back together.

    "Relax Melody... there is nothing to worry about. The storm will be over soon and the power will be on soon. There's nothing to worry about, it's just a power outage. You don't need to call the guys over this. They could be very busy anyway. They said they would come back tomorrow. Just stay calm Melody... you're going to make it through this. Stop being paranoid, the doors are locked and the windows are covered. There is nothing to worry about."

    The Shield was in their SUV and kept watching over Melody's house. They saw that there was woods on the other side and couldn't really see well because of the storm. When Roman saw the power go out he wanted to go back.

    "Her power just went out. We should get back over there, something doesn't feel right."

    Seth was on his phone checking a weather app while Dean was trying to get Roman to calm down.

    "Roman chill man. It's just a storm. The power will be back on in a few minutes. Stop worrying about Melody. Nothing is going to happen while we're still here."

    While Dean was trying to get Roman to calm down and while Melody herself was trying to calm down no one knew what was about to happen. Melody was in the bathroom trying to get away from the storm when she heard a window break in the other room and she heard laughter from the man she had been trying to avoid.

    "Melody... come on out. I know you're here. You answered the phone."

    Now it was clear that it was Mark that was on the phone. He might not have known before that she was home. He had indeed been spying on her and knew she came home, but thought maybe she left with the guys that came with her. When he saw them leave he called to see if she was home. Melody had trapped herself again. First she just lets him into her house without thinking, now she foolishly answered her house phone and made it obvious that she was home alone. Melody turned off her light and stayed as quiet as she could and hoped that he would go away. She had the door locked and got down in a small gap between a wall and the toilet. She did the best she could to make herself as small as she could and try to hide herself. She could hear Mark on the outside looking for her. She heard a lot of things being thrown around and broken outside the bathroom and she could hear Mark start yelling.

    "I know you're here, but hiding will only make it worse. Come out come out where ever you are. You can't hide from me forever, I will find you. I missed you baby. I'm kind of glad that you're alive. Maybe I want to hear you sing at the bar again, maybe I still want you... or maybe I still want you dead."

    It was quiet for a moment like maybe he had given up searching for her, but then her fears were realized when she knew he found out she was in the bathroom.

    "Oh... so you're hiding in the bathroom. I should have looked here first, that way I wouldn't of had to break so much nice stuff."

    Melody saw a light, it must have been either a flashlight or a cell phone light. Her heart was beating at one hundred miles per hour and she did everything she could not to scream. It didn't take Mark long to bust down the bathroom door and enter the bathroom. He looked in the bath tub first and saw it empty, he looked by the bathroom sink and he saw a small gap by the wall. At first he thought there was no way she could fit in that small gap and thought maybe the door actually was locked with no one in there until he checked again and he spotted her.

    "Oh there you are Melody. Nice game of hide and seek, but I found you now."

    Melody screamed as he got closer to her and she tried to punch and kick at him to get him to go away.

    "Get out of here, leave me alone!"

    "Why would I do that? I finally found out what I wanted."

    He grabbed her and pushed her up against the wall and yanked her shirt off. She started crying and screaming as he started kissing her with the smell and taste of cigarettes and alcohol on his breath.

    "NO! NOT AGAIN, PLEASE STOP! LEAVE ME ALONE, DON'T DO THIS!"

    "I do want to hear you sing one more time. I want to hear you sing, and cry, and scream my name as I fuck you. Then when I decide I've had enough, I want to hear you sing, and cry, and scream when I kill you. Lets work on that first one shall we?"

    Melody screamed and cried as Mark's hands went all over her body and went to take off her clothes. Luckily her cries and screams were heard and help came a lot faster than last time. Melody screamed and cried even as Mark's body was pulled away from her. This time only her shirt was torn off. She still wasn't aware of what was going on, she heard yelling. She laid down on the floor and curled up in a ball crying as she closed her eyes as she was left in the dark. She just listened as she heard fighting and yelling.

    "DID YOU THINK WE WE'RE GOING TO LET YOU TOUCH HER AGAIN?! DID YOU THINK WE WOULD LEAVE HER?! YOU SON OF A BITCH! HOLD HIM UP BOYS!"

    Melody couldn't see much, her tears were making her vision blurry, and it was still dark throughout the house. She could make out three more men in the dark. The Shield! They came back. They had Mark up in the air and did exactly what she thought they were doing. They were actually around her kitchen table, they had Mark up and they slammed him back down for The Triple Power Bomb breaking her table in half leaving Mark in pain. Out of all The Triple Power Bombs she's seen The Shield do together, this was her favorite. She still couldn't help but cry over what almost happened. They could all hear crying.

    "Dean, Seth... watch him. Make sure he doesn't move."

    Melody recognized that voice, It was Roman. As he came over to her he took the shirt off his back again and gave it to her. Not a word was spoken between them. No words needed to be spoken. Roman only extended his hand down to help her up. She got up and looked at him for only a moment before breaking down again and pulling him into a hug. Roman then picked her up behind her legs and held her by her back as he carried her out of the bathroom. He could see Dean and Seth in the dark. They were pretty sure Mark was out and that he wasn't going anywhere so they came over to her and also wrapped their arms around her. The storm outside was still going on, but Melody wiped her eyes and could finally speak.

    "How did you guys know I was in trouble? I thought you guys left?"

    "We needed for people to think we left. We left, but we didn't let our eyes leave your house. When the power went out I wanted to go back then, but it was when I heard a window break that I left the SUV and came over as fast as I could. It took me about a minute to get to the back. No one could see the back because of the woods and the storm, but someone broke the glass so I came in the same way Mark did. Then when I got in I heard Mark, and I heard you screaming and pulled him off you. Dean and Seth weren't far behind, but I wanted to be the one to kick his ass first. He's not going anywhere. This time he got what he deserves."

    Finally the roar of the wind became so loud that was when they realized it wasn't an ordinary storm. A tree branch came in through the already busted window and hit Melody in the head knocking her out and leaving a large cut in her forehead. That's when things started falling apart around them. Seth was the first one to yell something.

    "Tornado!"

    Then Dean yelled something.

    "Oh Shit!"

    Then Roman.

    "Everybody duck down!"

    They all ducked down and protected their heads as the house fell apart around them. Roman had Melody in his arms making sure to Shield her head from anything else that would fall on them. When it was all over they were all covered in a pile of bricks, everyone except for Melody. Roman had taken all of it for her. He looked up towards the sky and said only one thing.

    "Don't you take her from me!"

    Once the tornado passed everything was quiet for a minute until Roman heard slight moving in the distance. He was in a lot of pain himself, but besides the tree branch earlier nothing else hit Melody. He shook off all the bricks that were on him and he heard movement coming from somewhere else. He checked on Melody to make sure she was still breathing. She only suffered a blow to the head. He then went to check on his other Shield members.

    "Dean! Seth! Are you guys alright?!"

    Roman saw and hand come out of one of the piles of bricks. It was Dean. He had protected his head, but his back suffered most of the pain. He felt at his chin and saw blood.

    "What the hell?! I always get cut on my chin!"

    Roman helped Dean up and started looking for Seth. The tornado was gone and everything was dark except for a few strikes of lightning here and there, Dean looked over and thought he saw a body laying around

    "Shit! Is that Seth over there?"

    Dean and Roman went over to the body and when they removed all the bricks they saw blood everywhere and broken pieces of a table.

    "No. It's that Son of a Bitch Mark! He's bleeding everywhere, and he's not breathing, he's dead. Rot in Hell you Son of a Bitch!"

    "Ok then where's Seth?!"

    Dean and Roman started calling out for Seth.

    "I'm over here! Follow the sound of my voice. A bunch of bricks fell on my back and I can't move."

    Dean and Roman found Seth when they saw his Shield boot.

    "There he is!"

    Dean and Roman then took the pile of bricks off Seth and helped him up.

    They were in a lot of pain, but shook it off. They all then went back to Melody. Dean always kept something to stitch himself up with. After being cut open in past matches he learned how to stitch himself up. Roman took Melody in his arms.

    "Hey Dean... do you still carry around that stitching kit with you?"

    "Yeah, always."

    "Ok because Melody has a big cut on her forehead."

    "Is she ok besides that?"

    "Yeah... because I Shielded her from everything else."

    "Ok... I'll stitch her up first. Seth do you have any cuts anywhere?"

    "Surprisingly no. I think I was buried under the most bricks though."

    "Roman how about you?"

    "Well bricks hurt, but I don't think I have any cuts anywhere."

    "It's too dark out here. I need a light."

    Seth grabs his phone.

    "Here... my phone has a light."

    Roman finds the spot where Melody's couch was, removed the bricks, picked up Melody and put her on her couch. He stood by her side and held her hand as Dean started putting stitches in her head. Seth came over to the other side of Roman and put a hand on his back. The storm for the most part was gone now and all that was left was a little bit of wind and light rain. Melody woke up when she felt the pain from the cut in her head being stitched up, Roman holding her hand and the rain hitting her face. They were all glad that she woke up, but as Melody looked around she realized that she wasn't in the hospital this time. She recognized that she was on her couch and realized what happened. She only closed her eyes as she felt Roman holding her hand, Dean stitching her up, and the rain hitting her face as the tears started rolling down her face she realized that everything was gone. Not just her house, but all of her hopes and dreams.

    (To be continued.)
     
  7. Someone Special

    Chapter Seven

    When Melody opened her eyes she found herself laying in a bed. She was confused as to where she was and how she got there. She thought that at first maybe she was in a hospital bed but realized that she wasn't hooked up to anything. The second she opened her eyes she felt pain in her forehead. She felt at her head and felt the stitches that were there. Then the events from the previous day returned to her. She had hoped that it was just a bad dream. She remembered that Mark broke into her house and tried to rape and kill her again. The next thing she remembered she was laying on her couch looking up at the sky and realized that a tornado destroyed her home. She remembered having Dean stitching up her forehead and seeing Seth and Roman nearby. After that she didn't remember what happened. She closed her eyes and cried herself to sleep. The home she lived in wasn't really her home, it was just a place someone rented to her. She had no job, no friends, no family,now no home. Her whole life had fallen apart, she had no dreams anymore and wondered why she was still living. She turned over on her other side and realized that she wasn't alone in this bed she had been sleeping in and started to freak out. She looked under the covers and instantly relaxed... She was still wearing clothes, the only difference was she was wearing a different shirt than the one she remembered putting on the day before. She then realized that it was Roman beside her. She was embarrassed and slightly concerned as she thought to herself. The voices in her head kept arguing with her.

    "I was sleeping next to Roman. He didn't try to take advantage of me while I was sleeping did he?... No... He wouldn't do that... How do you know he wouldn't, you hardly know him... I know him enough that he saved me twice now from Mark... How do you know that he didn't just save you from Mark so that he could have could have you to himself?...Stop thinking like that... Roman has been nothing but nice to you since the moment you met him... Don't you think that if he wanted to hurt you that he would have done it by now?"

    Melody kept that last question in her head. He was in The Shield, he was an important character in WWE. If he tried anything with her the way Mark did then Roman would have been out of a job and in prison. Melody finally came to the conclusion that nothing happened and that she had wrongfully judged Roman because of Mark. Just because Mark was like that didn't mean that everyone was like that. She still wondered why Roman or the rest of The Shield wanted to help her. How was she different than any other fan? What made her so special? She quickly closed her eyes when she felt movement from the other side of the bed. She didn't know if he was awake yet or if she woke him up, but she closed her eyes and hoped that he didn't know she was awake yet. Roman turned to the other side now facing her. He opened his eyes and looked at her. He still thought she was asleep, but couldn't help but smile at her as he gently moved the hair out of her face. Melody changed her mind when she felt his gentle hand on her face. She loved this gentle touch, it was something she wasn't used to. It made her heart pound in her chest and made a small smile form on her lips as she opened her eyes to look at him. Roman smiled at her when he saw her brown eyes staring back at him. He was the first one to break the silence between them.

    "Good morning."

    Melody sat up and looked around.

    "Good morning... Where are we and how did we get here?"

    Roman's face turned serious as he knew that he would have to explain everything that happened.

    "What all can you remember?"

    "I remember... Mark... He tried to rape and kill me again... But I remember you... And the rest of The Shield coming to save me. I even saw a Triple Power Bomb, you handed me your shirt."

    Roman had a small smile on his face, he loved the way she looked in his shirt. He listened as Melody continued.

    "I remember something coming through a window... It knocked me out. The next thing I knew I felt rain coming in, stitches in my head, and you... holding my hand. That's all I remember. I think I ignored the pain and cried myself to sleep."

    Melody felt tears returning.

    "I... I lost everything... Didn't I?"

    Roman nodded his head and brought her into a comforting hug.

    "Why?... Why did all of this have to happen?"

    "I don't know Melody... Sometimes things happen that you have no control over... But it's times like this that you find out who really cares about you. You find out who your friends really are."

    Melody calmed down now and wanted to know what happened.

    "What happened after I passed out the first time?"

    "You passed out when this big tree branch hit you in the head... That's why you're stitched up. That was when all hell broke loose. That was when we realized that it was no ordinary storm. Seth yelled tornado and we all ducked down as the house fell apart around us. My main concern was to make sure that nothing else happened to you so I wrapped my arms around you as everything else fell on us."

    "Oh my God! Are you and the guys ok?"

    "We're ok now, but it hurt like hell when those bricks hit us in the back, even with our Shield gear on. But we're all three tough guys from WWE and it takes more than a pile of bricks to keep us down."

    Melody smiled at this, but her smile quickly faded when something else came to her mind.

    "What about Mark?"

    "Well... Once I moved the bricks off of me I went to look for Dean and Seth. Once Dean got out he pointed over to where he thought Seth was. So we unpiled the bricks and we noticed broken pieces of table and blood then we realized that it was Mark. I guess he didn't move after we Triple Power Bombed him so when the house fell apart he was buried under a pile of bricks. He is an older guy and not as strong as us... So that Son of a Bitch died in the storm. After the tornado passed we had Dean stitch you up and we went to see if we still had a way of getting around. Our SUV was actually untouched by the storm. We're still in Orlando, there was a lot of damage done by the storm, but we couldn't just leave you with no place to stay for the night so we paid for three hotel rooms...so here we are."

    It was like a weight had been lifted off her shoulders.

    "I think he got what he deserved... He can't follow you around anymore... You're finally free."

    Melody smiled at this and was about to say something else when her phone started to ring in her pocket. She took it out and looked at it as she wondered who would be calling her. She look at the name, then she looked at Roman.

    "It's my mom."

    Melody let it ring and Roman wondered why.

    "Aren't you going to answer it?"

    "No... Why should I? She came to the hospital to check on me, then when I try to tell her what happened she calls me a whore and tells me that she's embarrassed of me and that she's done with me... She walked out on me and now I'm supposed to believe that she's calling me because she cares about me all of a sudden and wants to check up on me? I don't believe that at all. Besides, if I answer this phone she'll just call me a whore again and that I was the mistake that ruined her life."

    Her phone stopped ringing now. Roman could tell that she was hurt, but mostly heard anger in her voice.

    "She's the only mom you got. I think that if she is calling wanting to talk to you that you should talk to her. I think you should call her back."

    Melody was quiet. She didn't say a word.

    "Maybe not right now, I can tell you're upset, and you have every right to be. You don't have to call her back... Maybe just calm down and think about it."

    Roman got up out of bed and grabbed a change of clothes.

    "I'll be back. I'm going to go change."

    It was almost nine in the morning. While Roman was gone Melody tried to decide on whether or not to call her mom back. While she was lost in her thoughts, her phone buzzed again. She had a voicemail. If her mom left a voicemail, maybe she did have something important to say. Melody pressed the button and listened to her voicemail. She was surprised when it wasn't her mom's voice she heard, but her brother's voice instead.

    "Melody... It's John. I know we haven't always gotten along very well, but after this storm I just wanted to check on you to see if you were ok. Mom and I rode by your house... It's completely destroyed. Mom doesn't want to admit it, but she's worried about you, that's why we rode by. I took mom's phone. She wasn't going to call. She thinks you're dead, she thinks you died in the storm and was carried away. I was thinking maybe you were in the hospital. Also about the last time we saw each other, I just really wanted to apologize for the way mom acted. You didn't deserve it. If you're ok please call me back. I'd really like to see you, and even though mom won't say it she'd like to see you too. I think she would at least like to know that you're ok... I love you Melody... And mom does too."

    The voicemail ended there. Melody didn't realize that Roman had come back in the room, and she also didn't notice that she had tears going down her face. Roman came up to her and wrapped an arm around her.

    "Are you ok Melody?"

    Melody actually smiled and wiped the tears from her eyes.

    "Yes I'm fine... If it's not too much trouble, do you think we could go see my brother and my mom?"

    Roman smiled and hugged her.

    "Sure... It's no trouble at all."

    Melody smiled and hugged him back. Only now she realized that the guys would be leaving and the thought of them leaving made her sad. If there was one good thing that came out of all of this, it was that she now had three friends that she didn't have before. Roman noticed her mood change again.

    "Is there something else on your mind?"

    "Um no... It's just that this week has been so crazy. I guess one reason why I'm so emotional is because it was actually my brother that just called. He left me a voicemail... Here listen."

    Roman listened to the voicemail and then smiled at her and wrapped an arm around her when it was over.

    "So what are we waiting for?... Let's go see them."

    This only made Melody smile more as they left the hotel room to meet up with the other Shield members. Roman loved seeing her happy. The only thing about it was, now if Melody sorts things out with her mom she won't need him anymore. This was the day The Shield had to leave. If they had to leave, at least now they could leave without having to worry about Mark killing her now that he was dead. Melody put the address in the GPS and about twenty minutes later they were pulling up into a driveway. Roman was driving while Dean and Seth were in the backseat. While they were on the road they talked a while, but now that they were here they had grown quiet. Once the car stopped Melody felt nervous and unsure about this.

    "I'm just worried about one thing."

    Roman looked at her.

    "What's that?"

    "John sounded like he wanted to see me in the message and he said mom did too... I'm just worried that now that I'm here...they'll push me away."

    This time it was actually Seth that broke the silence

    "Do you want one of us to come with you Sweetheart?"

    Roman gave Seth a weird look in the mirror. Melody just shook her head no.

    "No thanks, but can you guys promise me something?"

    This time Roman answered.

    "Anything."

    "Will you guys still be here when I get done?"

    They all knew that they had to be on a flight by noon, but they all agreed.

    "Sure, we'll still be here."

    "Ok."

    Melody then gets out of the SUV and slowly walks up to the door. She came from a wealthy family, her mom was all fancy and proper. She was having second thoughts about knocking on the door. It was a fancy house, after not living there for two years, Melody felt like she didn't belong there, in fact she never felt like she belonged there. In the SUV Dean was making plans for if things went wrong.

    "Hey... If things go wrong or something I say we TP the place before we go."

    Seth gets a laugh out of this. Roman thought about it but decided against it.

    "Come on Dean... Do you know how childish that sounds?"

    "Sometimes I really hate rich neighborhoods like this... The people that live in these big houses always think they're better than everybody else. Come on Roman... It would be fun to TP some rich person's house. How come Melody didn't mention that she came from a rich family?"

    "Her mom kicked her out. Melody must have never been one of those rich snobby kids growing up, she must of never had many friends. It really sucks though how her mom and brother live the good life without a care in the world while Melody has been risking her life trying to work out here on the streets paying rent."

    "So... Are you sure you don't want to TP the house?"

    Seth burst out laughing and it was getting harder for Roman to keep his cool. He only sent Dean a smirk.

    "I'll think about it alright?"

    As the guys wait in the SUV Melody finally gets the courage to knock on the door. She looked down at her feet as she heard footsteps coming closer to the door. She didn't look up to see who it was that answered the door, but was surprised when a pair of arms wrapped around her in a hug. The person was a few inches taller than her and she realized then that it was her brother, her mom was about the same size she was. She was shocked by this reaction, but hugged her brother back. The last time they saw each other was at the hospital, and before that it had been two years since they've seen each other. He had now grown taller than her, they didn't always get along so he had also grown in maturity.

    "Oh my God... Melody, you're ok."

    They were interrupted when they heard another voice and someone walking up to the door.

    "John?... Who's at the door?... Melody?!"

    Melody was quiet for a moment, then she spoke.

    "Hi mom..."

    Her mom didn't hug her the same way John did, but did at least invite her in.

    "So... Are you just going to stand there letting my cool air out or are you going to come in?"

    Melody didn't say anything, but she accepted the invitation in. Her mom closed the door and they all went to go sit down on a couch. Melody looked around and saw that the only thing that had changed since she moved out was that she noticed that there were more family pictures out, even ones of her and John as little kids when her mom was still married to her dad. Melody smiled at those memories and wondered where it all went wrong. Her mom and brother sat down and her mom started up a conversation.

    "So... Why are you here?"

    Melody could almost hear the hatefulness in her voice already.

    "I wanted to come see you, and John."

    John spoke up.

    "I invited her here. I think it's time to face each other and solve our problems... Mom I know you won't tell her, but you were concerned about her."

    "Yeah... I was Melody. We drove by your house and saw that everything was gone. I thought you died in the storm, and that it carried you away."

    Melody still didn't completely believe what her mom was saying.

    "Oh... So now you care about me?"

    John was quiet, he didn't know what to say. Her mom was somewhat offended by her tone.

    "What's that supposed to mean?"

    "All I'm saying is that you didn't seem to care about me two years ago when you kicked me out... Or a few days ago when I was in the hospital... If I remember correctly... All I've ever heard you call me is an embarrassment, or a whore or a mistake. Then you walked out on me."

    Her mom was getting upset about this because she knew it was true.

    "Get out!"

    "No! I'm not backing down from you this time. I'm not leaving until I get answers."

    John tried to play peace keeper.

    "Hang on... We've all said hurtful things to each other in the past, but we're family. We should stick together no matter what."

    "She's no daughter of mine... I raised you better, I thought you were going to go to college and make something out of your life, but you're just like your dad... You dropped out because you were afraid to move on. Instead of getting a real job you decided to whore around at a bar!"

    "That's not what happened! Never once have I ever had sex with anyone I've met. In fact I've never had not one alcoholic beverage. I met a nice lady that would let me pay rent and the only reason I worked at a bar in the first place was so I could sing for people."

    "You're not thinking realistic Melody... You think that singing at a bar is going to pay the bills. I never understood you Melody... Why didn't you go to college to become a doctor?"

    "Because I never wanted to be a doctor! All I want to do with my life is something with music. It makes me happy mom!"

    "That's your problem... You're more concerned about music and being happy than you are with reality. What music jobs are there out there besides working at a bar?"

    "I could be a music teacher, or maybe even a music minister for a church."

    "You have to have a degree for those things."

    "I know... and I would really like to go back to college... All I need is a little bit of help."

    "You always need help Melody and you'll always need help as long as you want a career in music. When are you going to wake up and realize that music will never get you anywhere?"

    "Why do you have to be like that? Why do you have to go and crush my dream like that? Why do you have to go and crush John's dream? He wants to play football, but he can't because you won't let him. He's good, I've seen him, but you'll never be happy or love us unless we do what you want us to do. I don't want to live like that and John doesn't either. I don't think he wants to be a doctor either. Yes they are important, but don't you think we should do a job that makes us happy, even though we may struggle with it?"

    "You sound just like your dad."

    "At least dad supported what we wanted to do."

    "Yeah well your dad isn't here now is he? He didn't love you, if he did he wouldn't have walked out on us. He decided that drinking was more important and that cheating on his wife was more important than raising you."

    "He changed his ways... He found help for his drinking problem and wanted to fix everything... Like I'm trying to fix everything."

    "I wasn't going to take him back and have him lie to us and cheat again."

    "So because dad drank and cheated on you... Is that why you kicked me out and called me a whore when I started working at a bar? Is that why you hate me... Or is there another reason?"

    Her mom didn't say anything. John was trying to keep things calm between them, but they kept raising their voices.

    "It's been eight years... Dad died eight years ago and ever since then you've been nothing but hateful to me... Tell me why mom!...Why do you hate me?!"

    "Because you're just like him! Every single word coming out of your mouth... It's just like him! I don't want you in this house because you're just like him! I will call the cops if you don't get out of my house! I want you out of my house... Now!"

    Melody couldn't stand it anymore. She wasn't going to stay where she wasn't wanted. So much for her hopes of working everything out and moving back in. Melody ran out the door. John was going to follow her until her mom stopped him.

    "If you follow her out that door, you can live with her out on the streets!"

    John stopped right then and there. He loved his sister, but didn't think he could make it out on the streets. He wasn't sure if he would ever see her again or get to talk to her again. He turned to his mom with only one thing to say before he went to his room.

    "You know... You can be a real Bitch sometimes!"

    She was about to say something back to him but he had already went to his room and slammed the door. He really wished he could of had a cell phone so he could at least stay in touch with Melody.

    Melody wasn't even in her mom's house for twenty minutes before the guys heard a door slam and saw Melody coming back out. Instead of heading back to the SUV like they thought she would they saw her running towards the road. They got out of the SUV the moment they saw her in tears leaving her mom's house. She saw a car coming down the road and she ran towards it. Dean actually caught on because he's seen something like this before. He only said one thing before he started running after her.

    "Come on! We've got to stop her!"

    She was way ahead of them and they were afraid that they weren't going to stop her in time. Dean had started running before anyone else. Just as Melody was at the sidewalk the car put on it's horn and hit the breaks. It would have hit her a moment later if Dean didn't grab her and pull her back away from the road. Dean was now holding Melody still as Seth and Roman caught up. The driver of the car got out concerned. Melody cried and screamed and struggled in Deans arms!

    "No! Let me go!...I wanted to die!"

    "Are you fucking crazy Melody?!"

    Seth and Roman caught up. Now it was Roman's turn to be upset.

    "What the hell was that?!"

    Melody was now crying and not saying anything. The driver of the car now knew what happened and drove off. Dean still had Melody in his arms.

    "She just tried to fucking commit suicide!"

    Melody just sat there crying as she left The Shield members in shock. Mark was no longer a problem, but they couldn't leave Melody here now that she had just tried to commit suicide. If they left she would just try again. They had to figure something out and they had to do it fast.

    (To be continued.)
     
  8. Someone Special

    Chapter Eight

    The guys couldn't believe what just happened. Melody came running out of her mom's house in tears. She ran right by them without even looking in their direction. Dean knew something was up when he saw her running towards a car coming down the road. He and the others ran after her and he stopped her before she ran out in front of the car. They knew that they couldn't leave Melody like this or she would just wait for them to leave and try to commit suicide again once they left. Melody cried in disappointment as she watched the car she wanted to hit her drive away. Dean was now holding her tight on the ground to keep her from moving. Melody cried as she struggled in his grip.

    "Let me go!... I wanted to die!"

    "You're fucking crazy Melody! What the hell happened in there?!"

    Melody couldn't say anything, she couldn't stop crying. Dean let her go when Roman came over to her and pulled her into his arms. Melody was scared and confused, she felt like she had lost everything and that suicide was her only escape. Roman knew it would take a while to calm down over something like this. None of them said a word. Melody cried into his chest as he ran a hand through her hair. Ever since she met Roman, whenever she was upset Roman would take her into his arms and calm her down. A few days before she left the hospital when Roman surprised her, she remembered him saying that he would be there for her when she needed a shoulder to cry on. She cried when she realized that they would have to leave in less than two hours. They had already been with her for a week, but the thought of them leaving her now only upset her more. She would be left alone with nothing once they left and she wouldn't know what to do or who to turn to. Once they left would she just lose her mind and try to commit suicide again? Roman held her tight as she cried and he ran a hand through her hair as he looked at Seth, then Dean.

    "How did you know Dean?"

    "Know what?"

    "How did you know what she was going to do?"

    Dean was quiet for a moment. There was something about his past that he never told anyone about.

    "I've never told anyone this... In fact it still upsets me when I think about it..."

    "What?"

    "It was my fault alright... I had a younger sister... She was about three years younger than me. It happened when I was nineteen, and she was sixteen. I was just getting started in the wrestling business, long before I left my hometown. Being a teenager... She went through some bad breakups. She kept coming to me every time her and her boyfriend would breakup. One night I just snapped and pushed her away when she really needed me... I got tired of her coming to me every time she went through a bad breakup. Every time it was with the same guy too so I just started ignoring her. I came home one night and she was crying because her boyfriend broke up with her again. I was sore and tired from my match so I went out the door just so I wouldn't have to listen to her... I guess she got used to me ignoring her. I didn't know it then, but I found out the painful way. I guess she finally had enough and couldn't take the breakups anymore. At first when I heard her come out the door I thought she was following me... When I turned around... I realized she wasn't following me, but instead I saw her running in the other direction... That was when I called out to her and started following her. She either didn't hear me or was getting back at me for all the times I ignored her... I ran after her when I finally realized what was going on... I was too late... She ran out into the road... She committed suicide right in front of me..."

    Melody had calmed down to listen to Dean's story. Seth and Roman were shocked. This was something they never knew about their Shield brother.

    "It was my fucking fault... I ignored her one too many times... And I lost her. My sister is dead and it's all because of me... I should have been there for her... I should have stopped her, I should have protected her."

    Roman still had Melody so Seth came and put a hand on Dean's shoulder to help calm him down.

    "I'm sorry about your sister, but you shouldn't completely blame yourself for what happened."

    "I know... It was also that Asshole's fault that kept breaking up with her. So yeah... I saw Melody running out of her mom's house in tears running towards the road... I thought about my sister and I wasn't just going to stand by and witness another suicide... I don't think I could handle seeing another suicide. When I saw Melody... I saw my sister and ran after her as fast as I could.. Luckily this time I was there just in time... I'm sorry Melody... I know you're upset, but I wasn't about to stand by and watch you commit suicide."

    Dean was quiet now. Talking about his sister really upset him so he just sat quietly in the grass. Roman still held Melody in his arms while Seth thought about his relationship with Olivia. She had never tried to commit suicide, but they've been through their fair share of highs and lows. He didn't know Melody as well as Roman did so he didn't really know what to do. He thought that maybe it would be best if they got as far away from her mom's house as possible.

    "I don't know this for sure, but I think Melody would want to get as far away from her mom's house as possible."

    Melody look at Seth for a moment before nodding her head. Melody was far from being happy, but she calmed down enough to where she could finally speak.

    "Could... Could we go by my old house to see if there is anything left?"

    The guys only looked at each other for a moment before Roman answered.

    "Sure."

    At this point all of the guys took a moment to wrap their arms around her before they made their way back to the SUV. Seth actually took over driving and Dean sat in the passenger seat. Roman and Melody sat in the back. Melody was still quiet and didn't say much. She only looked out the window as they got closer to her house, she could see plenty of other houses that were destroyed by the tornado. There were plenty of other people like her that had lost everything. She didn't feel as sorry for herself when she thought about a few of the families she saw on the side of the road. Some of those families had actually lost loved ones, and now she started crying for a different reason. This time she wasn't crying for herself, she was crying for the families that lost more than she did. Roman caught her crying again out of the corner of his eye, and gently took her hand in his. Melody looked at him for a moment and wiped the tears out of her eyes with her other hand. Her eyes were burning from crying so much. The last time she cried this much was eight years ago when her dad died. Ever since then she's always forced a smile on her face, but now with everything that had happened recently, it was like years of pain and frustration finally caught up to her and she had no control and the tears kept flowing. A thought came to her mind as they kept passing people.

    "Do... Do you think there is anything we can do to help these people?"

    Roman looked at her surprised. Even with her own life falling apart she was thinking about other people and their problems.

    "We could try, but we're talking damage that was done to people's homes for miles... It was a stronger storm than they thought."

    An idea came to Melody.

    "I was thinking about something... With all of the attention WWE gets... Couldn't WWE do something to get people's attention everywhere else around the world? If people see WWE doing something like helping storm victims, other people around the world would see what happened and want to help too."

    Roman smiled at her and pulled her close.

    "That's not a bad idea. I think I will call Vince McMahon, Stephanie, and Triple H and run that idea by them and see what they think."

    Roman was actually about to do that until the GPS told them they reached their destination. They all got out and went over to the wrecked home. Melody went through several piles of bricks. She actually found some of her clothes and even a few pictures. She stopped what she was doing and looked at the pictures in the picture frames. She found an old family picture from when her dad was still alive. She found a picture of her mom holding her from when she was a baby. She wished she could have fixed things, but she realized that some things couldn't be fixed. She looked at the picture of her mom as anger came back to her. She threw the picture as hard as she could, the glass broke in the picture frame which got Roman's attention.

    "Is everything ok over here? I heard..."

    Melody cut him off and snapped back at him

    "Everything is fine!"

    Roman backed off and gave her some space as he watched her search through one more pile of bricks. She stopped and was surprised when she found something she didn't expect to find.

    "Oh my God!... It's still here!"

    "What is?"

    Melody actually smiled and turned around to show him what it was.

    "This is actually my dad's shirt... He was the one that got me into WWE. He was a big fan of Stone Cold Steve Austin, but I was only three years old when I first started watching. When my mom and dad split up I had missed maybe about five years of WWE. One of my earliest memories was watching WWE with my dad... Of course I was three years old at the time and since it was on so late I would always fall asleep before it was over. I can't believe this is still here! My dad gave it to me about a year or two before he died. Besides this one family picture that I found... This shirt is all I have left of him."

    Melody had a smile on her face for just a moment.

    "I found a few of my other clothes but most of my stuff did blow away in the tornado. I'm keeping this family picture... Even though it has my mom in it I'm keeping it. John was really young in it, but this was one of the last family pictures we had together. I did find one other picture... It was of me as a baby with my mom holding me. I'm just so upset with her that I threw that picture as hard as I could. That's what you heard break... I'm glad that I found some of my old stuff, but I don't know what to do... I have to find a new home, and a new job... I don't even know where to start."

    Now Dean and Seth came up to them. They were just listening. Roman came up to her. She found something she could put her stuff in. She stopped when Roman grabbed her by the hand getting her attention. She looked up at his gray-blue eyes and he looked at her brown eyes and smiled at her as he softly spoke to her.

    "You could always come with us Melody. You're our friend now and we only want what's best for you... We all want to help you."

    She avoided his eyes for a minute and looked at the ground.

    "No... I couldn't. You guys have done so much for me already... You don't want me to come on the road with you. I've been too much trouble already. You guys would change your mind. I'm... Really feeling much better than I was earlier. You said you had to be on your flight by noon. You have thirty minutes... I'm just slowing you down... If you guys keep hanging around here you'll miss your flight. I'll figure something out... I promise you that I'm feeling better now than I was earlier."

    She had avoided eye contact and Roman knew better.

    "Then why won't you look at me?"

    He gently tilted her head up so she could look at him and saw that she was fighting back tears. He brought her into a gentle hug and she couldn't help but let the tears flow again. They were about to leave soon and he had just asked her to go with them. She wanted to, but she felt like she was too much trouble and she would over stay her welcome.

    "I'm not making you do anything Melody... The choice is completely up to you, but you really wouldn't be bothering any of us by coming. You say that you're ok, but after what happened earlier I disagree. You're not really the free spirited woman I met about a week ago. I know you feel like giving up, but I'm not giving up on you Melody. I want to be here for you... To protect you, comfort you, or anything else you need. You're just so worried about a job and where you're going to live... You don't have to do this alone Melody... Please... Come with us."

    Melody still had tears coming down her face. Roman still held her as he tried to calm her down. She didn't know if it was the fear of being alone without knowing which way to turn or if it was just the feeling of Roman holding her in his arms and his voice that made her choice clear. She had to calm down for about another minute before she could look at him in the eyes. When she finally did look up to face him he took one hand and gently wiped away the last few tears that were falling down her face. His voice was gentle, almost like a whisper as he spoke to her again.

    "Please Melody... Come with us."

    She relaxed in his arms and released the breath she had been holding in and finally nodded.

    "Ok."

    Melody grabbed her bag with what little bit of stuff she had left and turned back to face Roman. He slowly approached her and gently took her hand as they made their way back to the SUV. Now that she was with Roman and The Shield she didn't have to worry about being alone, and for the first time in a long time, she actually felt happy. It was still hard for Melody to believe what was going on. She was now traveling with Roman and The Shield, she would be traveling with them while they fought for WWE. They all got on a plane. Seth sat near a window and Melody sat between him and Roman. Dean was sitting directly across from them. She thought about everything she had been through with Mark, her mom, and the tornado and she thought about something. She was actually completely calm and happy now that she was with Roman and The Shield.

    "Oh my God!... I just realized something!"

    Roman looked at her concerned for a moment until he saw the smile on her face.

    "What?"

    "I'm Dorothy!"

    The guys looked at her confused.

    "What do you mean?"

    "I'm just like Dorothy! Think about it... I met you guys, and there was even a tornado. You guys would be the Lion, Scarecrow, and Tin Man."

    Dean smirked and played along.

    "And your mom would be The Wicked Bitch of The West."

    Roman sent Dean a glare, but Melody only laughed and agreed with him. Seth looked at Melody and laughed.

    "Ok... so you're Dorothy, who are we?"

    Melody smiled and looked at them and thought for a moment.

    "Seth... you would be the Tin Man... Roman you would be the Lion, and Dean would be the Scarecrow."

    "What?! Are you calling me brainless?!"

    "No... The Scarecrow had a brain all along. The Tin Man did have a heart, and The Lion did have courage."

    Roman smiled at Melody as they all laughed a little.

    "I think you've seen The Wizard of Oz one too many times."

    "Well... Dorothy was from Kansas and I'm from Florida. I see Roman as the Lion because because of his hair, and that roar he does in the ring. We're also missing a dog named Toto."

    Seth smiled and said.

    "I have a dog that kind of looks like Toto, but his name is Kevin."

    Roman laughed and pulled her close.

    "Ok... then who's the Wizard?"

    Melody blushed.

    "I don't know... I didn't think it all through. I just thought of myself as Dorothy, you guys as The Scarecrow, Lion, and Tin Man... and my mom apparently being The Wicked Bitch of The West."

    They all sat quietly a few minutes later as they flew through the air. Melody was actually tired from waking up so early and found herself dozing off and her head hit Roman shoulder.

    "Oh... sorry I keep dozing off."

    Roman only smiled at her and wrapped his arm around her.

    "It's not a problem. We did wake up pretty early, we've got a long flight. If you want to close your eyes and rest for a while you can. It's fine... You can lay your head on my shoulder if you want, it won't bother me at all."

    Melody looked over at Seth and saw him with his headphones in his ears. The she looked over at Dean and noticed that he was asleep. She smiled at Roman as she felt his arm around her and saw the smile on his face. She leaned her head on his shoulder and closed her eyes and soon fell asleep. Seth looked over at them for a moment and noticed Melody asleep on Roman's shoulder. When Roman was sure she was asleep he looked at her and gently kissed the top of her head. Melody actually felt this and smiled as she was sleeping. She wasn't going to think about everything that happened in the past. She was leaving that life behind her, it was time to move forward.

    (To be continued.)
     
  9. Someone Special

    Chapter Nine

    Melody jumped awake when a dream she had scared her. She felt like she was falling and her eyes opened in shock. She didn't scream but it was like she was gasping for air when she woke up. Roman noticed she was freaking out and pulled her into a hug as he calmed her down.

    "Woah... Easy. You're ok. Relax."

    "It feels like we're falling... I had a dream that I was falling."

    "Everything is under control. The plane is actually getting ready to land."

    Seth looked over at her and noticed she was awake and freaking out.

    "Have you ever been on a plane before Melody?"

    "No... And the fact that I had a dream that I was falling doesn't make me feel much better either."

    "It's ok Melody... We're right here with you and in about five minutes or so we'll be on the ground."

    Melody was slightly embarrassed of the way she was acting.

    "I didn't think about it before, but now I remember my fear of heights. I feel so dumb that I'm just now freaking out about it."

    "It's ok. Everyone is afraid of something."

    Melody looked at Roman after he said that.

    "What would a big tough guy like you be afraid of?"

    Roman looked at her and she looked back into his eyes and saw a serious and concerned look in his eyes. He wouldn't say it yet, but just the thought of losing her frightened him.

    "Oh believe me... I have something I'm afraid of too."

    "What is it?"

    Roman actually had a smirk on his face

    "I can't tell you, then someone could use it against me."

    Melody looked at him with a pout on her face.

    "Aw come on. I told you what I was afraid of... It's only fair that you do the same."

    "I will... Just another time."

    Seth and Dean were also curious as to what he would be afraid of. Dean smirked over at them and wanted to have a bit of fun.

    "He probably doesn't want to tell you because he's afraid of something stupid and you won't think of him as manly or courageous anymore. What?... Are you afraid of spiders, or clowns or something?"

    Roman decided to play along even though he wasn't really scared of any of those things.

    "Oh... Yeah you got me man... I'm super freaked out by clowns."

    Dean started laughing.

    "Why? I can kind of understand why someone would be afraid of spiders, but what I don't understand is why someone would be afraid of clowns."

    Seth said what he wanted to say.

    "Well I'm with you Roman. I'm not completely afraid of clowns, but some of them are creepy with their face paint, creepy smiles, and psychotic laughter."

    Melody looked at them and thought of something.

    "Kind of like Bray Wyatt? He doesn't wear face paint, but he does that whole upside down Spider Walk or whatever it's called and he's got a creepy smile and psychotic laugh."

    "That's right... He does."

    "Ok... So I'm afraid of heights, and Roman and Seth are afraid of clowns and apparently Bray Wyatt. He does call himself The New Face of Fear. Ok... So what are you afraid of Dean?"

    Dean was quiet and his tone was serious.

    "Seeing people trying to commit suicide... It freaks me out... Ever since I saw my sister do it, it just freaks me out."

    Melody nodded on the other side.

    "I'm sorry... I shouldn't have asked and I really shouldn't have done that."

    Roman still had his arm around her.

    "Why did you do it?"

    Melody looked down. There were still a bunch of other people on the plane and she didn't want the whole world to know her problems.

    "If it's not too much trouble, could we please maybe talk about this some other time? I really don't want to talk about it right now."

    Roman smiled at her and understood.

    "Sure."

    It was quiet for a few seconds before Melody spoke up again completely changing the subject.

    "So... How long was I out?"

    "Almost the whole plane ride. I'd say at least three or four hours."

    Suddenly everyone on the plane felt a few bumps. This freaked Melody out again.

    "What was that?"

    "Relax... We just landed. Look out the window."

    Melody looked out the window and noticed that they were on the ground and that the plane was slowing down. Seth looked at her and said.

    "Congratulations, you now know what it's like to be on a plane. That wasn't so bad now was it?"

    Melody laughed.

    "No... Only because I spent most of the time on here sleeping."

    "That's what a lot of people do."

    Roman smiled at her as they grabbed their carry on luggage.

    "Well it's a good thing you're all rested up because now you'll have plenty of energy to cheer us on for the show tonight."

    "Wait... You mean I'll actually get to see you guys live?"

    Roman gave her a weird look and handed her a ticket to the show.

    "Well... You didn't think we would let you travel with us so you could watch us at a hotel now did you? Come on... You should know us better than that."

    Melody nearly tackled him as she hugged him in excitement.

    "Oh my God! Thank you! I can't believe I'm actually going to a live show!"

    Dean looked over at her.

    "You mean this is the first time you've been to a live event? Wasn't your dad a fan too? You're telling me that he never took you to a live event?"

    "No... My dad would always have to work. He could never really afford to pay for the good seats. He always wanted a close seat but could never pay to get us all one."

    Seth pat her on the back.

    "Well I guess that means we should make it extra special for her and blow the roof off that place."

    "Make sure you give Dean and Seth a hug. They helped you get this ticket too."

    Melody hugged Seth first since he was closer and then went to give Dean a hug.

    "Thank you... All of you. I never thought I would ever get to sit in the front row and watch my favorite wrestlers in action! And now I get to travel with you guys... This is the nicest thing anyone has ever done for me. It's a night I'm sure I'll never forget."

    "You deserve it Melody. You deserve something special like this. It's about time something good happened in your life."

    Roman smiled at her as they made their way off the plane.

    "Now that you're traveling with us, you can see us live all the time now."

    "This is so amazing... I can't wait for the show tonight."

    Melody had a front row seat and could see everything. She wondered how they got her a ring side seat and even more specifically how they got her a seat by the stairs they came down. She was sure that those seats would have been purchased sooner. That was a question she would have to ask them later. The show had it's highs and lows. The arena they were in wasn't really that big and she saw a few empty seats. Even though they weren't in a big city she would have thought the place would have been sold out. Finally she got really excited for the main event. The New Day had been trying to act like The Shield and surround their opponents in the ring like The Shield did. The Shield didn't exactly like the idea of someone trying to act like they were as good as The Shield. The Shield is known as one of the greatest factions in WWE history. Melody was happy when she saw The Shield reunite. Now it was time for The Shield to make their entrance. Once their entrance music hit she screamed like the fangirl she was. As the guys made their way down the stairs they gave fist bumps and high fives to the other fans. Melody was in the front row. Seth was in the front, he gave her a smile and a quick high five before he did his ninja roll over the barricade. Dean came down next, gave her a smile and a fist bump as he jumped over the barricade. Then Roman made his way to her, smiled and winked at her as he gave her a quick side hug before he went over the barricade. She then noticed that the cameras were on her for a second as she realized that she had the biggest blush on her face after Roman winked and hugged her.

    There was just this feeling she had when she was in his arms that made her think that nothing else mattered. She was lost in her thoughts and came back to reality when she heard the bell ring that started the match. The crowd had started chanting Lets go Shield. Kofi and Seth started off the match, both of these men were high flyers so this match up should be interesting. Kofi had been in WWE a lot longer than Seth had been and she wasn't sure if Kofi wrestled before WWE, but Melody knew that Seth had been wrestling long before he came to WWE and thought that Seth had more experience. It was back and forth between them, but Seth was slightly faster and he had the crowd behind him chanting Lets go Rollins. Kofi was getting frustrated because Seth was quicker than him and tagged in Xavier Woods. The crowd then started chanting We Want Ambrose so Seth decided to tag in Dean just to rest for a few minutes. The crowd cheered when Dean was tagged and got into the ring. Melody always thought of Xavier as the weak link in The New Day. She never saw him wrestle much and right now he still looked like the weak link. Dean had him in a head lock, things were looking good for The Shield until Kofi came around the other side and knocked Seth off the ring apron. Big E was on the other side helping out Xavier. The ref only saw Seth get knocked off the ring apron and Roman try to get in the ring to stop Big E. What the ref didn't see was Xavier put a thumb in Dean's eye, but the ref did see a tag to Big E. Melody and the crowd was booing this, a thumb to the eye was definitely a weak move.

    "Aw... that was a thumb to the eye! Turn around ref!"

    Dean was laying on the mat as holding at his eye as Big E went for a big splash and then a pin. Melody was shouting along with the crowd.

    "Come on Dean kick out!"

    The ref got to a count of two before Dean kicked out. Big E was frustrated and picked Dean up and slammed him back down to the mat. He was going to pick Dean up to set him up for his finishing move The Big Ending, but Dean wiggled his way out of it, landed on his feet, turned Big E around. Then Dean kicked him in the stomach and quickly grabbed him and hit him with Dirty Deeds. Dean's eye was still hurting and he was tired so he didn't get the pin in time. If Dean had went for the pin right away it might have been a three count, but Big E kicked out at two. Big E didn't make his way to his corner for a tag, instead he made his way to a corner and pulled himself up by the ropes. Once he was up he started making his way at Dean again. Dean was crawling his way to his corner, Seth was back up on the ring apron now, but Roman had not been in the match yet. The crowd was now cheering for Roman, Melody had cheered along with the rest of the crowd for everything else, but cheered extra loud for Roman.

    "Roman! Roman!"

    Finally Dean made the tag and Roman could finally get into the match. Melody along with the rest of the crowd cheered loudly as Roman entered the ring. At first there was a stare down between Roman and Big E, bit that quickly ended when Big E pushed Roman backwards. Roman didn't go far, he only followed this up with a big right hand. Now the two powerhouses were in a brawl. Big E would hit Roman, but Roman would hit back harder. At one point Roman picked up Big E for the Samoan Drop. This was when Kofi and Xavier came into the ring. The ref was probably about to disqualify them when Dean and Seth came into the ring and threw them out. Kofi and Xavier were out on the floor and didn't notice Dean and Seth come flying at them through the ropes. Dean, Seth, Kofi, and Xavier were all outside on the floor now. Melody and the crowd were chanting This Is Awesome. Big E and Roman were still in the ring, Roman had watched what happened while Big E thought he would get the win with a quick roll up pin. Roman kicked out at two. Big E actually climbed to the top rope and was about to do a Big Splash. Melody was shouting with the crowd.

    "Come on Roman! Get up!"

    Big E was on the top rope about to jump as Roman was slowly getting up. Roman turned around and noticed Big E jumping from the top rope and hit him with a big Superman Punch out of nowhere. The crowd cheered as they saw Big E go down. Roman didn't want the match to end just yet. He went to a corner and did his famous roar. Melody and the crowd joined along with him. Roman waited for Big E to get up. Then when the timing was just right Roman hit Big E with a huge Spear. The crowd cheered at that, then when Roman got the three count everyone cheered even louder. Everyone stood up and clapped their hands as The Shield came back together in the ring and the ref held up their hands. The announcer then said.

    "Ladies and Gentlemen here are your winners, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns! The Shield!"

    The Shield came together and held out their fists together as Raw went off the air. Kofi and Xavier helped Big E to the back. The guys started going around to people at ringside, but most of the crowd started to leave and Melody wasn't exactly sure what to do and suddenly a security guard came up to her.

    "Alright lady... Time to go, show's over."

    "Wait! I'm with The Shield!"

    "Right. Like I haven't heard that before. Come on, get out of here. Don't make me have to walk with you out of here."

    "No really! They're the ones that bought me my ticket."

    The guy wasn't buying it at all and grabbed her by her hand and started pulling her away.

    "Looks like we have to do this the hard way."

    "What? Hey let me go!"

    Roman actually heard what was going on. They had been around to see the fans and he saw the security guard trying to take Melody out of the building. The sight of seeing another man put his hands on Melody was enough to make his blood boil. He ran over to the security guard. Dean and Seth weren't far behind, Roman hopped over the barricade and started going after them.

    "Hey! Is there a problem here?!"

    "Oh... I was just trying to get this crazy fangirl out of here, but she keeps on trying to tell me that she's with you guys and that you bought her ticket."

    He had her wrist tight in his hand.

    "Please let me go, or at least loosen your grip."

    Dean and Seth also came over the barricade and saw what was going on. Roman stopped the guy that had Melody.

    "Let her go. She's with us, we did buy her ticket."

    The security guard then let her go and went up the stairs looking for anyone else that was just hanging around. Melody started rubbing her wrist with her other hand, the guy had a strong grip and his hand left a red mark on her. Roman came over to her and wrapped an arm around her.

    "Are you ok Melody?"

    "Um... yeah I'm fine."

    Roman saw that Melody was rubbing her wrist.

    "Here let me see."

    He gently took her and and saw the fingerprints that were left on her hand.

    "He left a mark."

    Melody could see that Roman was upset because of this and could see that he was going to go after the guy.

    "No no... it's not that bad. He didn't know I was with you guys. He was just doing his job."

    "His job doesn't include putting his hands on you and leaving a mark."

    Dean and Seth came up to calm him down.

    "Just let it go man. Melody is ok and we don't need to go causing a scene. There are still people here. We don't need to get in trouble because you put your hands on someone."

    Roman nodded and agreed. Well... lets get backstage anyway. Dean and Seth went over the barricade first. They turned to Melody and asked.

    "Are you coming Melody?"

    Melody was excited. She was actually going to go over the barricade. She came closer to the barricade and wasn't exactly sure how she would get over. Roman's anger was actually gone now and he came up behind her.

    "Here... let me help you."

    Roman put his hands around her waist and picked her up with ease, placing her over the barricade. Then he came over the barricade again as they made their way to the backstage area. Dean and Seth whispered to each other as they followed Melody and Roman.

    "She's got him whipped already doesn't she?"

    "Yeah I'd say so. Superman to the rescue over there. I saw that look on his face. He couldn't stand it when he saw that guy had Melody."

    Melody had to wait outside The Shield's locker room as she waited for them to change. The hallway was completely empty as The guys talked inside the locker room.

    "So Roman... what was all that about?"

    "What?"

    "The whole thing with that guy and Melody. I thought for sure you were going to kick his ass for even touching her."

    "Oh believe me... I thought about it. He left a mark on her hand, I should have kicked his ass."

    "No I know what's up... you don't like the idea of any guy touching her."

    "I don't... Not after what's happened to her."

    "I know, but you seem sort of possessive over her. You've only known her for a little over a week."

    "I just want to protect her. I told her that I would be her friend, and that I would be there for her."

    Dean had a smirk on his face.

    "Seems to me that maybe you want to be a little more than just her friend."

    Seth agreed.

    "I agree man. I saw the way you let her lay her head on your arm like a pillow, and I saw that little forehead kiss you gave her."

    Roman only gave a small smile and rolled his eyes.

    "Well... what about you guys? Ever since I introduced you to her you guys have been hanging around her just as much as I have... and you guys are married."

    "With us we really are friends with her. We're The Shield and if Melody is going to be coming along with us now then she's like a little sister to us and we're like protective big brothers, but with you Roman... there is something else there with her."

    Roman only laughed and shook his head.

    "Whatever... you guys are both crazy."

    Roman walked out of the locker room, he saw Melody sitting in a chair nearby and hoped she didn't hear their conversation. Seth laughed and looked at Dean once Roman left.

    "So... you think she's got him whipped Dean?"

    Dean had a smirk on his face.

    "Yep."

    (To be continued. Thanks for reading. Review.)
     
  10. Someone Special

    Chapter Ten

    While Melody was waiting for The Shield outside their locker room, she couldn't help but think of everything that happened over the past week or so. It seemed like every moment she spent with them the closer she got to them, especially Roman. She knew she was proobably overreacting but she couldn't help the feeling she got every time they touched. Every time she would get upset Roman would pull her into his arms and comfort her. She had never been in love before so she was confused as to what she was feeling. Each time he held her in his arms and smiled at her it made her happy and just the thought of her being in his arms made her smile. She felt her cheeks heating up in a blush, and she could feel her heart pounding in her chest. As she waited for them she was lost in her thoughts.

    "Is this what it feels like to be in love? No way... It can't be love. Your emotions are just all over the place right now. Besides... Didn't I always say that I would never fall in love? I'm just afraid of getting my heart broken like mom did... I don't want to pour out my heart to someone only to have them not feel the same. I don't want to have someone cheat on me because I wasn't good enough. Then again... I don't want to end up being heartless like my mom. I understand now... My mom hates me because she thinks I'm just like my dad. My dad cheated on her and had a drinking problem... So when I got a job at a bar she thought I was being just like him. I don't know if things will ever get better between me and my mom, but I hope John will stand up to her someday and does what he wants to do with his life. I can't end up like mom... I can't go around hiding my feelings. I hardly know Roman... We're friends, but every time I'm with him I can't stop this feeling inside of me. Is this love, or is this just me being so desperate for help that I think it's love? I'm so confused... If it is love... How do I know if he feels the same way? Are you even listening to yourself? There is no way he could feel the same way. He's Roman Reigns... I'm sure he's got plenty of women just begging for his attention... Women that are prettier than me. He's been hugging me... Just to comfort me like a friend would, he hardy even knows me... How could he have feelings for me? How could I have feelings for him? Well he is handsome... I like his long hair, and facial hair. His eyes... Oh my God I could stare into them forever. He's just so strong and tough with his muscular chest and arms... That tattoo is amazing, but there is more to him than just his looks. He's so nice... Or is it flirty? Now that I think about it, I'm not sure if I could tell the difference if a man is just being nice to me or if he's flirting. Oh my God! Have I flirted with him without even realizing it? I thought I was just being nice. Where is the line? How do you really know if you are being nice or flirting? I'm just so clueless. Could I have feelings for him? No... I couldn't... I only feel this way because of everything that's happened. Then again... Why did it hurt so much when he was going to leave? I was sure that he was going to leave and that I wouldn't see him again. But now that's got me thinking of something else... Could he have feelings for me? Why did he let me come along? Did he just feel sorry for me because I lost everything?"

    Melody was interrupted from those thoughts when she heard the locker room door open and saw him putting on a shirt, she couldn't help but stare at his arms and chest as he was putting on his shirt.

    "Oh my God his arms and chest are amazing... What?! Stop fangirling and staring at him like that before he catches on!"

    Melody quickly got out her phone and pushed a game app and hoped that he didn't catch her staring at him. Dean and Seth came out not that much later. Roman came up to her and noticed that she was on her phone.

    "Are you ready to go?"

    Melody took her eyes off her phone and looked at him.

    "Oh... Yeah. Let's go."

    Roman knew that Melody didn't have much with her so he thought about taking her shopping. He laughed a little getting her attention.

    "You know... I'm not really the kind of guy that likes going around clothing stores much, but I thought about taking you shopping tomorrow."

    Melody looked at him and was unsure about this.

    "Really? Are you sure?... I really don't feel good about that. I mean..."

    "It's ok Melody... Shopping for a few things to get you taken care of isn't going to bother me."

    "I just feel so bad about this right now... I don't want you thinking that I'm just using you. I still can't believe you're letting me travel with you."

    "It's not a problem at all Melody. We're all friends here, and we just want to help."

    "Well... Ok, but just this once. Next time I need something I'm going to have a job and pay for things myself."

    Once they got to the hotel Melody suddenly felt the awkwardness between them. Dean and Seth had their own rooms. Melody thought that if she was going to be sharing a hotel room with Roman that maybe he would get a room with two beds. When they got to their room she realized that there was only one bed. She wondered if Roman felt weird about this too. Friends didn't really share the same bed unless it was some kind of friends with benefits type of situation. She tried to shake those thoughts from her head. Roman wasn't like that. He was just being nice, he let her use his shoulder as a pillow on the plane. There was nothing wrong with what was going on between them. They would just be sleeping together. Sleeping being the key word, nothing else was going on between them. Melody came in with what little bit of stuff she did have and put her bag in a corner. Roman came in and put his stuff on the other side of the bed. Melody had pajamas and even her green apple shampoo. She didn't like staying in hotels much because they always gave you tiny bottles of shampoo. Not everything blew away in the storm and she was glad that she still had a fair amount of shampoo left. Roman was on his phone checking his Twitter account when Melody got his attention.

    "Roman... I'm going to go take a shower, and change ok?"

    Roman looked up from his phone to show her that he was paying attention.

    "Ok, take your time."

    Melody took about a fifteen minute shower. She loved the smell of her green apple shampoo. When she went to go wash her hair, her head started hurting her. She felt at her head and remembered the stitches in her forehead and had to be extra careful when she was washing her hair. Once she got out of the shower she changed into her pajamas, brushed her teeth and looked at the stitches in her forehead. They didn't look as bad now, but it still hurt a little. She then dried her hair. That was about all she could do, the hotel had a toothbrush, toothpaste, and a hairdryer, but they didn't have a hairbrush. That was the one thing she didn't have. During the day she would just put her hair up. She had a hair tie, but really needed a brush for after showers. After her hair was mostly dry she ran her hands through her hair as best she could before finally returning to the room. She knew Roman still wanted to take a shower. He had time to freshen up a little after his match but she was sure he would want to be clean before he went to sleep. Roman looked at her when she came back out.

    "Hey Melody. How do you feel?"

    "Ok I guess... I took a while in there because I was trying my best to fix up my hair with my hands... I don't have a hair brush."

    Roman got up from his spot for a moment and went through his stuff looking for something. He turned back around and handed her a comb.

    "I always keep a spare comb. Men usually use combs and women usually use a brush... I know it's not a brush, but it will get the job done right now."

    Roman gave a flick of his hair.

    "Trust me... Combs works just as good as a brush."

    Melody smiled and laughed at this and gave him a quick hug.

    "It's perfect Roman, thank you."

    She then let go of him once she remembered that he still needed to take a shower.

    "Oh... Sorry. You still wanted to take a shower. Go ahead."

    Roman grabbed what he needed and went to go take a shower. Melody was now using the mirror in the room to comb her hair. Now that she thought about it she had overreacted again over something small like a hairbrush. Now that she thought about it, she didn't know why she was worried about her hair right now. It was late at night and once she woke up in the morning it probably wouldn't look much better. She still went over to the mirror and combed her hair until it looked the way she liked it. Roman was right, a comb worked just a well as a brush did. She wasn't sure if Roman would want it back so she just put it on the table beside the bed. Raw had ended after eleven, now it was almost twelve in the morning. She had three or four hours of sleep on the plane, but her excitement from Raw made her tired. If she was going to be traveling with The Shield she would get to see even more shows. Melody went to lay down, she had so many thoughts going around in her head. The thought of spending time with them made her happy. They were all her friends, she wondered if she could have that same type of brotherly relationship that she sees in the ring. Dean, Seth, and Roman... They may not be related in real life, but they had that off screen real life brotherhood going on. Melody hoped that with Dean and Seth they would soon be almost brothers with her. She still wasn't sure how she felt about Roman, but she was happier now that she was with him and The Shield than she had been in a long time. She had to think about tbe last time she was really happy. The last time she was really happy was when her dad was still alive and with her mom. Her brother was just a baby then and she was only seven years old when her parents split. Those were better times, when she was a child and had love from her mom, when she had a family. Was The Shield like a new family to her? The thought of them all being together and being there for each other made her happy. She smiles at this and finally fell asleep. There was a light still on and when Roman came back into the room he thought Melody was still awake. He went to ask her something, but noticed that her eyes were closed.

    "Hey Melody, I wanted to know if you..."

    Once he noticed that she was trying to sleep he hoped that he didn't wake her up. She kept her eyes closed and stayed quiet. He smiled at her and noticed how peaceful she looked in her sleep, she even looked happy. He stayed quiet as he thought to himself.

    "She's beautiful, and she seems so happy now. So much happier than a few days ago. It's still going to be a while before she's really happy, but it's a day by day journey. A journey that I'm willing to go on... Tomorrow I want to really get to know her. I tried asking her before, but she kept putting herself down and thought there was nothing special about her. I know there's something special about her, and tomorrow I want to figure out what that is."

    He turned off the lamp beside the bed and slowly and quietly got in the bed beside her making sure not to wake her up. All he really wanted to do was pull her close and wrap his arms around her and kiss her forehead, but he decided against it. The last thing he would want to happen would be for her to wake up and freak out. They were still friends and he wanted to make sure that he was respecting her boundaries. He wouldn't want to move too quick with her and freak her out. She had turned over to face him and he could barely see in the dark, but he saw the calm smile on her face as she slept. Her hair still wasn't completely dry and Roman could smell the sweet smell of her green apple shampoo. He noticed that a few hairs were in her face and finally he couldn't take it anymore. He gently moved part of her hair behind her ear and gently kissed her forehead like he had done on the plane. If he wanted to give her a little forehead kiss while she was asleep he thought there was no harm in that. Then some of the things Dean and Seth said about her having him whipped came back to him. He was starting to wonder if they were right. He noticed Melody snuggled up against him. He wondered what the right thing to do would have been. If he kept his hands to himself maybe she wouldn't freak out, but if she woke up snuggling close beside him wouldn't she freak out? He wasn't sure. He decided to lie on his back and try to go to sleep. Melody was actually having a hard time getting comfortable. She opened her eyes and saw Roman on his back. She actually sat up in the bed and knew Roman was awake when he called her name.

    "Melody?"

    "Oh... I'm sorry Roman. I didn't mean to wake you up."

    "You didn't. I actually just got in bed. I didn't wake you did I?"

    "No... I just can't sleep. I can't get comfortable... I've never slept with anyone before."

    "I understand... You've been living on your own for two years and now all of a sudden things are different."

    Melody thought of something, and laughed a little.

    "You're going to think I'm weird for this..."

    "What?"

    "I think... I actually slept better when I was sleeping on your shoulder on the plane."

    Roman thought about this and thought it would solve both their problems.

    "Well... If it will help you sleep better, you can do it again."

    "If you don't mind and it doesn't bother you."

    "It didn't bother me on the plane, it won't bother me now."

    Melody didn't say anything after this, she just slowly layed back down beside him. She still wasn't sure if he was completely ok with it so she moved slowly. She lay her head on his shoulder. She thought it was his shoulder at first until she realized it wasn't his shoulder. She realized that she was on his chest when she heard his heart beating. She was about to change her mind and move back to her side of the bed. She was about to do this until she felt his arms wrap around her and pull her close. She wasn't really worried about it bothering him anymore and started to relax in his arms.

    "Is that better Melody? Are you more comfortable now?"

    "Yes... Thank you."

    It was a warm and comforting embrace. It was something that she wasn't used to, she had never been this close to Roman or any man before. It was a gentle, yet protective embrace. She closed her eyes as she finally got comfortable and fell asleep, being in Roman's arms, all of her worries seemed to fade away. Here she was safe and now Roman could sleep comfortably now that Melody was sleeping in his arms. Things were finally getting better for Melody, the only thought she had on her mind was how long it was going to last.

    (To be continued. Thanks for reading. Review.)
     
  11. Someone Special

    Chapter Eleven

    Melody woke up the next morning in Roman's arms. Nothing had really changed overnight. She fell asleep in that position and both of them were comfortable the way they were sleeping. Melody woke up when the sun started shining through the window. Roman woke up when he felt her start to move. He loved that he had held her in his arms all through the night, but he wondered how Melody felt about this. Melody wasn't used to this at all. The only other time she had been touched by a man was by her boss, and he was abusive and obsessive over her. Roman was different, he was gentle and protective. Melody realized that there were two sides to Roman. One side of him is what the WWE Universe saw. He was strong and protective, but what the WWE Universe didn't know about Roman was that he had a gentle and caring side. Roman opened his eyes and looked at her. Once she realized that he was awake and looking at her, a small blush formed on her cheeks and she smiled and turned away, which Roman found to be cute. He then laughed and said.

    "Well good morning to you too Melody. How did you sleep?"

    "I slept pretty good, how about you?"

    "I slept ok. See... You didn't bother me at all."

    "Good."

    They were both quiet for a minute. Melody decided that she would say what she thought about seeing Raw live for the first time.

    "You guys did great out there last night. The New Day was good, but no one is better than The Shield."

    Roman had a smirk on his face.

    "That's right, and don't you forget it."

    Now it was Melody that was giving Roman a smirk.

    "Ok Roman, watch that ego of yours."

    "Well you just said no one was better than The Shield."

    "I did, but you know what they say about sore losers? No one likes a sore winner either that's arrogant or brags all the time."

    "We're really not that arrogant, The Shield was just bigger than anyone thought it would have been. A lot of other superstars get upset because of all the good things people say about The Shield."

    "It's no secret... The rest of the roster needs to step it up."

    "There are people coming up that work just as hard as we do. A lot of people would say that most of the NXT guys and girls are better than half of the main WWE roster."

    "Yeah maybe, but they aren't better than The Shield."

    "Ok Melody... Let's not show favoritism."

    "How can I not show favoritism for The Shield? You guys have done so much for me."

    "And we will continue to do things until you have control of your life again."

    Melody slightly frowned at this and thought to herself.

    "So is that it? Are they only helping me until I have control of my life? Then wouldn't things go back to the way they were before, will they all just move on and forget about me?"

    Melody liked the idea of being free and being able to do things on her own. She just didn't want them to move on and forget her, and she felt guilty about traveling with them anyway.

    "I just feel so guilty... You guys probably think that I'm just using you."

    "I know you feel bad about this but it's ok to ask for help you know... There are plenty of people out there with big hearts that just want to help people... Like you wanted to help all of those other people that lost their homes in the storm. Even when you're back on your feet again we will still probably stop by to see how you are doing and just hang out."

    "Really... You guys would do that?"

    "Sure we would. You didn't think we would just help you back on your feet and then move on and forget you now did you?"

    "Actually... That's exactly what I thought. You guys are big time WWE superstars now and I'm just... A nobody."

    Roman shook his head at her and disagreed.

    "No... We're not going to think like that Melody... Yes Dean, Seth, and I are WWE superstars, but we're still human. Just because we may be arrogant on screen doesn't mean we're like that in real life. You are just as important as we are."

    "How can you say that? You guys are living your dream. You make millions of people that watch happy every week. You guys have a place to call home, and you guys have the best job in the world. I don't have a home or a job, how am I just as important as you?"

    "Look Melody... I know you're still upset about everything that's happened, but everyone has their ups and downs. Things will get better Melody, it will just take time."

    They were both quiet for a minute until Melody got out of the bed.

    "I'm going to go change."

    "Ok."

    Roman watched her as she went into the bathroom. He couldn't tell how she was feeling, but she was definitely thinking about everything he just said. Once Melody was finished changing, she came back into the room. Roman changed in the room while she was in the bathroom, he had car keys in his hand and it looked like he was ready to go out the door. He turned and looked at her.

    "Are you coming?"

    She was confused and gave him a look.

    "Where?"

    "Don't you remember? I said I was taking you shopping today."

    "Oh... Ok."

    She put her pajamas back in her bag and then left the room with him. She would have thought that Dean and Seth would have been waiting on them.

    "Aren't Dean and Seth coming with us?"

    Roman laughed at this.

    "Are you kidding me? Dean Ambrose is not a patient man, the last place he would want to be is the mall walking around from clothing store to clothing store. As for Seth, anytime he's not in a WWE ring, it's almost impossible to find him anywhere but a Crossfit Gym. That guy eats, sleeps, and breathes Crossfit. Dean actually decided to go with him, they actually left about an hour ago. So today, it's just you and me Melody."

    "Ok, but didn't you say that you weren't really a shopping kind of guy either?"

    "Usually I'm not unless it really matters... This is one of those times. Come on, we'll get you a few outfits, shoes, a new hairbrush and anything else you need. Right now, you're living any girl's dream. You can get anything you need and want."

    "Well... I'm not going to ask for much. I'm really hoping this is the only time you'll have to do this for me. I hope I can get a job soon, I guess it will have to be a job where I can travel a lot because it doesn't look like we stay in one place too long."

    "No. That's one of the things about WWE, we're always on the go."

    "It's something I'll have to get used to... Actually, I'll have to get used to a lot of things."

    Roman and Melody were at the mall for at least two hours. The first thing Melody wanted to buy was a hair brush. She couldn't believe she had freaked out over something small like a hair brush. The comb Roman used worked just as good as a brush did, but she was used to a brush. She found two pair of shoes that she really liked and easily found a few outfits. She wasn't really a girly girl, and she wasn't exactly comfortable with the way she looked so she decided to mainly go with jean shorts since it was summertime and long t-shirts that covered most of her body. She knew that Roman would be going to a gym to train and lift weights so she did decide to buy women's sports shorts and a tank top. She had enough outfits to last her at least a week now. They would wash clothes when they really needed to which would have been at least twice a week. When it came time to pay Melody was thinking about putting some of the stuff back because it looked like a lot of stuff to her when it really wasn't.

    "Roman, are you sure we should get all of this all at once. We really don't have to get all of this, I can put some of it back."

    "It's really not that much stuff have at least enough clothes to last you a week, but I would have thought you would have wanted more?"

    "Well... There is a difference between wanting something and needing something. Even before all of this happened I wasn't really the type of girl that wanted much, I always just get what I needed."

    "Ok, but is this all you want and need?"

    "Yes, thank you. This is good enough that I'll have what I need for a while. We've been here for over two hours and I'm sure that you're ready to leave. I would think that maybe you would want to go work out or something like that."

    "We're not in a hurry. I can go train tomorrow a few hours before a house show."

    "I wanted mostly jean shorts, but there a pair of workout shorts that I want. I was hoping I could come with you sometime when you go to the gym. I could probably get on a treadmill and hopefully lose a few pounds."

    Roman shook his head at her.

    "You don't really need to lose any weight."

    "Maybe you don't think that, but I don't feel very comfortable about myself."

    Roman could tell that Melody had self esteem issues. There was so much that he still had to learn about Melody, things that he hoped to find out later that day. He thought of something that might cheer her up, he actually smirked at her.

    "You know... I bet you think that most guys like skinny blond women... That's not always the case. Some men prefer the short dark haired women with nice curves. I know that's the kind of woman I want."

    Melody noticed the smirk on his face, she was sure now that he was looking at her all over. She didn't know why this didn't bother her before. Now that she thought about it, this probably wasn't the first time Roman has looked at her like this. This was really the first time he had ever said anything like that to her and caught him looking at her. Since she wasn't really comfortable with her body this only embarrassed her and caused her whole face to go red as they were leaving the mall. Roman noticed that she was quiet and seemed embarrassed.

    "I'm sorry. I didn't mean to embarrass you in there... You were just talking down about yourself and I just wanted to try to make you feel better, but all I did was embarrass you. Really, I'm sorry."

    Melody actually gave him a small smile.

    "It's ok. Thank you for buying me this stuff. I really do hope that maybe I could go to the gym with you sometime."

    Roman smiled and was happy that she wasn't mad at him.

    "Sure, I'll be going tomorrow with Dean and Seth. Feel free to come along with us then or anytime you want."

    Melody smiled at this, they sure knew how to make a girl feel welcome. Once they were done shopping they went back to the hotel. Dean and Seth still weren't back so Roman was trying to think of something to do with Melody. He still wanted to know more about her so he thought that since no one else was bothering them that he would figure out as much about her as he could. He didn't have to know everything about her all at once, but they had known each other for over a week now and was thought that Melody was finally getting comfortable around him. He was hoping that he could get her to open up to him, he was hoping that she would think of at least one good thing to say about herself. Melody would sometimes put herself down, Roman wanted to change that for her. Ever since they got back to the hotel Roman had been very quiet, which made Melody a little concerned. The TV in the room wasn't on and Melody thought it was too quiet in the room. She decided to start up a conversation just to kill the silence in the room.

    "Hey Roman, it's too quiet in here for me. Do you mind if I put on some music."

    "Sure, go ahead."

    Melody saw a radio in the room and kept turning the channel button until she heard a song she recognized and sat back down. The music wasn't too loud so they could talk.

    "So Roman... Is there something on your mind? You've been very quiet ever since we got back."

    "I've been thinking about what we could do. It's only a few minutes after noon and we've still got plenty of time to kill before The Shield has to go do the Smackdown taping tonight. Is there anything you want to do?"

    "Not really. I'm sure that you're wanting to do something to get out of this hotel."

    "Actually, I was hoping we could talk for a while Melody."

    "Ok. What do you want to talk about?"

    "I want to talk about you. You already know all that you need to know about me. We've known each other for over a week now, and I still don't know much about you."

    "That's because there really isn't much to know about me."

    Roman shook his head at her.

    "I don't believe that... I don't believe that at all. Surely you could think of something to tell me. Something like why you worked at a bar in the first place, what kind of job you really want to do, or why your relationship with your mom is so bad."

    Melody was quiet for a minute. The only sound in the room now was the sound of music. Roman thought that maybe it wasn't his business and that maybe he had crossed a personal boundary, but he was curious and wanted to know more about her. Finally about a minute later Melody finally said something back to him.

    "Where do I even start?"

    "With anything you want."

    "I think I may have already said this before, but I guess I could tell you why I started working at a bar and what kind of job I really wanted to do... One thing you should know about me is that I love music. All kinds of music, but I mostly listen to country. When I was a kid in elementary school I was a bit of a troublemaker and wasn't really interested in learning much of anything. I hated math and science, and I didn't really have the patience to read anything. The only thing I ever cared about when I was in school was music. There was and still is just something about music that makes me feel good. There is music for any mood. All I've ever wanted to do with my life is something with music. Once I graduated high school I went to a community college for a few years... I was never really smart enough or good enough to get into a University where I could really major in music. So the best I could ever do with education was an Associate's Degree. I found that out the hard way when I went to apply to be a music teacher. They told me that if I wanted to be successful with a career in music that I would need a Bachlors or Masters Degree. I wanted to transfer to a University so bad, but since I didn't get into a University in the first place I guess I thought that I wasn't smart enough or good enough to get into a University. Also I never would have been able to pay to go to a University. Community College is much cheaper."

    "Ok, so how did you end up working at a bar?"

    "Well... Once I turned twenty one I was old enough. My mom always thought I wasn't going to get anywhere with a music career. When I was twenty two that was when I first got a job at the bar. I saw a sign that said musicians wanted. That was about the only place I could work that didn't require some kind of Degree. Every bar needs their entertainment... I was only there to sing. My mom didn't like the idea of me working at a bar. She was embarrassed of me and kicked me out two years ago. Of course two years ago I didn't know what a creep my boss was or I would have never taken the job. Mark would pay me what he thought I earned, but a lot of people actually started giving me tips so I had a tip jar on stage. The lady that rented me the house paid for everything else, all I had to worry about was paying rent. She would even come and visit me sometimes."

    "I don't usually ask this, but are you a religious person Melody?"

    "I used to go to church, but when I started working at a bar that was when my mom started telling everyone that I would get drunk or whore around. That was when people started judging me... So I stopped going. I never had anything alcoholic at the bar, all I ever did was sing. I'm a singer not a stripper. I never had sex with anyone. Mark and his friends almost had their way with me that night."

    "So... Why are things so bad between you and your mom?"

    "I think I finally figured it out... She thinks I'm just like my dad. My dad... He would sometimes come home drunk late at night, and sometimes he wouldn't come home at all. What my mom found out was that he was cheating on her. They divorced when I was seven. She was hurt... He got help for his drinking problem, but my mom wouldn't take him back. We could have been a family again, but she wouldn't take him back. I forgave him for walking out on us, but my mom never did. A few years before my dad died he would always come to my band and chorus concerts and would always apologize for what he did, tell me he loved me and how proud of me he was. My dad was always supportive of what I wanted to do. He died eight years ago in an accident that wasn't even his fault. Once he died I noticed my mom start getting hateful towards me, what I don't understand is why. This was before I started working at a bar. I wondered if there was something that I did. My mom always wanted me to focus on something else like becoming a doctor. Doctors are important, but I didn't want to be a doctor. Now she's trying to make John be a doctor. He's a Junior in high school now... He's never had a chance to play high school football because mom always told him it was too dangerous and she wanted him to focus on his grades so he could get into a good University.I hope someday John stands up to her and does what he wants with his life. There is just something I don't understand..."

    "What?"

    "If she was never going to forgive my dad and didn't want me around, why would she have a bunch of old family pictures in the living room?"

    "Maybe... She didn't want to admit it, but wanted to get back together with your dad before he died. When she realized that things were never going to be the same again maybe she took it out on you."

    "That still doesn't mean she should have said the things she said to me... What I don't understand is why she's only hateful to me. She's never been hateful to John. That day after the storm I hoped that maybe she had a change of heart, but sometimes people don't change. I hoped that we could fix things and that maybe she would let me move back in, but every we see each other things always get worse. She didn't want me in her house and she said she would call the police if I didn't leave. That was when you saw me run out of her house... I wasn't going to stay where I wasn't wanted. I know... It was crazy of me to try to comitt suicide, and I promise I won't try it again, but that day I just couldn't take it anymore... I felt like I had no other choice. With everything she said and with everything that had happened, I just wanted it it all to end. But that wasn't the worst thing she's ever said to me..."

    Melody held in her emotions for as long as she could, but what she said next caused her to break down.

    "She hates me Roman... I know she does. She never told John this, just me... She told me that she never got to live her dream because of me. She told me that she never wanted kids and that I ruined her life... She told me that I was a mistake... And that I shouldn't even exist."

    After that Melody didn't say anything. Tears only fell down her face as Roman pulled her into his arms.

    "Come here...You're not a mistake Melody. Your mom may not have planned you... But God did. You may not realize it, but you're here because God has a plan for you, even if you don't know what that plan is. Life is full of struggles, but every struggle is to test your faith. I know you probably still feel like giving up, but I'm not giving on you Melody... And neither is God."

    Melody calmed down and finally looked at him. Roman still had her in his arms as he continued to speak to her.

    "I know you want to do this on your own, but you don't have to do this alone. The Shield has your back. I'm here for you, and Dean and Seth are here for you too. I'm going to be here for you... For every step of the way."

    Melody wiped away the last of her tears. What Roman just said really meant something to her.

    "Thanks Roman... You've been there for me when I really needed you."

    "I just have one more question Melody."

    "What?"

    "You've never had a man around to protect you or take care of you have you?"

    "Well... No. I've never really been in any kind of romantic relationship. I'm not sure if I want to be... I've always been afraid."

    "Why?"

    "I don't want to end up like my mom... Hateful and uncaring. I've always been afraid of getting my heart broken. I don't want to completely open my heart up to someone only for them not to feel the same, or have someone cheat on me because I wasn't good enough."

    Roman then realized that she only felt this way because of her parent's relationship.

    "You shouldn't let what happened between your parents make you afraid to be in a relationship."

    "Well... Even if I wasn't afraid... I still wouldn't want to depend on anyone else. I always thought I would be happier on my own."

    "Are you?"

    "Not really... Maybe I wanted a relationship... And maybe I didn't. I guess I always thought I wasn't good enough, or pretty enough to be in a relationship."

    "You don't know how wrong you are.."

    Melody started to feel like maybe she had said too much, but Roman wasn't asking her anything else. He was quiet for a few minutes while Melody was lost in her thoughts.

    "Come on Melody... You know you want to be in a relationship. It beats living alone. You should really just take a chance... And get my heart broken? No thanks. Use your head... If you end up falling for someone... Possibly Roman and your heart gets broken, you won't think very clear at all and probably try something very stupid... Wait a minute. What was I thinking a moment ago? Possibly falling for Roman? You can't do that... He's a friend to you? Then why would he ask me something like if I've ever had a man in your life? Maybe he's just curious. There is no way he could have feelings for me... Even if he did I couldn't just ask him... That would be way too awkward. But just imagine what the perfect man for you would be like... He would be very handsome, he would be there to protect me, he would be the sweetest guy I've ever met. Maybe he would be someone that chases after me if I play hard to get... If I don't do that already. He would comfort me when I'm sad, calm me down when I'm angry, and make me laugh. He would be someone that would never give up on me. Just imagine what your first kiss would be like... Maybe he would slowly dance with me and then he would hold me close... Kiss me gently, but with passion and tell me that he loves me and how much I mean to him. He would have to be someone who loves me for the way I am... He would have to be honest and faithful to me. Someone that will never try to change me and to always be there for me when I need him. If a perfect man existed... This perfect relationship would be something you would expect from a fairy tale. Real relationships could never be like this. Maybe mom was right about that... Get your head out of the clouds."

    Roman was quiet and the only sound in the room now was the radio. He looked at Melody and could tell that she was in deep thought. He didn't know what she was thinking, it just so happened that he had an idea. Roman had learned a lot about her over the course of several hours. The sun was setting and they had a great view outside their window. It was almost time for The Shield to go do their taping for Smackdown. He now knew that music was her life. It seemed like she was mainly interested in singing or wanted to be a music teacher, but he wondered if she liked to dance. Melody mentioned that she listened to all kinds of music but mainly country. She was now sitting on the side of the bed with her back to him as she looked out the window at the sunset. A slow song came on and Roman smiled as he made his way over to her. When she saw him come over to her she was actually smiling now.

    "There is one more question I forgot to ask you... And it involves music."

    "What is it?"

    "Would you like to dance?"

    Melody blushed slightly, but he had asked her so politely and he had his hand held out to her, how could she say no? She smiled and took his hand. They each wrapped their other hand around each other's back and slowly started swaying back and forth to the music. As they listened to the song, Roman thought the words fit Melody perfectly.

    (The song they danced to was called Perfect Storm by Brad Paisley.)

    First Verse

    If she was a drink, she'd be Single Barrel Bourbon on ice. Smooth with a kick, a chill and a burn all at the same time. She's Sunday drive meets high speed chase. She ain't just a song, she's the whole mix tape. She's so complicated that's the way God made her, sunshine mixed with a little hurricane... And

    Chorus

    She destroys me in that t-shirt. And I love her so much yeah it hurts. I never meant to fall like this, but she don't just rain, she pours. That girl right there's the perfect storm.

    Second Verse

    I know how to make her laugh, or blush, or mad at me. But that's ok, there ain't no one more beautiful angry. And she loves just as deep as she goes when she's down. The highs match the lows, can't have one without the other. And I love her just the way God made her, sunshine mixed with a little hurricane... And

    Chorus

    She destroys me in that t-shirt. And I love her so much yeah it hurts. I never meant to fall like this, but she don't just rain, she pours. That girl right there's the perfect storm.

    Last part

    She's the thrill of a lifetime a guy like me spends his whole life looking for. That girl right there's the perfect storm.

    Roman didn't know the song, but once he heard the chorus the first time, he was sure that this would be their song. Roman still held Melody in his arms, but it seemed almost more like a hug than dancing. There was something he wanted to do.

    "Melody... I wanted to ask you something."

    "What is it?"

    "Do you trust me?"

    Melody wondered why he was asking this.

    "Yes, why?"

    "Because... I wanted to try something, but I don't know what you would think after I do it. If you trust me... Could you please just close your eyes? If you don't like it, I promise I won't try anything else with you. This is all about trust, could you please close your eyes for just a minute?"

    Melody hesitated at first, but only heard gentleness in his voice. He had never given her a reason not to trust him before so she did what he asked. She was curious and somewhat nervous. They were completely still now as the chorus repeated itself for the last time. Melody had her eyes closed as she felt him pulling her close for what she thought was a closer hug. She was then surprised when something touched her face, her lips more specifically. A little bit of facial hair, but definitely lips. She now knew why he wanted her to close her eyes. It was a quick but gentle, and passionate kiss. She had never been kissed like this before. Her heart pounded in her chest and she felt like she was floating on air. It was over just about as quick as it came before she could respond and Roman let her go as the song ended. Even though the kiss ended she still had her eyes closed and could remember what his lips felt like against hers. She heard his voice, but couldn't tell how he was feeling.

    "You can... Open your eyes now."

    Melody opened her eyes and saw him standing across from her. She knew she was blushing and smiling. She was about to say what she though and what she felt until Dean and Seth came in the room. Dean had his own keys to the SUV and was ready to go do the Smackdown taping.

    "Hey Roman are you..."

    He stopped in mid sentence when he saw Melody smiling and blushing at Roman. Seth saw it too and cut off Dean.

    "Woah... We weren't interrupting anything were we?"

    Roman turned around slightly embarrassed and slightly annoyed that they came in and ruined the moment.

    "What? Is it time to go already?"

    "Yeah man... Do we want to know what was going on?"

    There was now a fast paced country song on. Melody decided to speak out and hopefully get out of this awkward situation.

    "I was just teaching Roman how to dance to this song. I guess I'll have to show you another time."

    Roman wasn't exactly sure if Dean and Seth believed them or not but agreed with Melody.

    "Right... So lets go if we're going."

    It was about a ten minute drive from the hotel to the arena for Smackdown. The Shield would have to take care of business. With Dean and Seth around, Roman and Melody would have to talk about the kiss later. The whole night Roman was slightly annoyed and thought to himself.

    "Dean and Seth sure know how to ruin a moment."

    (To be continued.)
     
  12. Someone Special

    Chapter Twelve

    Melody had her eyes closed, Roman kept asking her if she trusted him. He had never given her a reason not to trust him, but why would he ask her to close her eyes? She hesitated for a moment, but closed her eyes anyway. Roman had been dancing with her to a song and now he pulled her closer. She had her eyes closed, but felt slightly uncomfortable for a moment. She wasn't exactly sure what was going on, but could feel Roman leaning down and getting closer to her face. It was a quick kiss, but also a gentle and passionate kiss. She felt his facial hair tickling her lips, but the kiss was heavenly. She felt like she was floating on air, she felt her stomach twisting up in knots and the feeling of millions of butterflies in her stomach. It was honestly the best feeling she's ever had. It was the first time she had ever really been kissed without one being forced upon her. It was just a quick kiss and it caught her off guard, the kiss ended before she could respond. Even after she realized it was over she could still feel the kiss lingering on her lips. She had her eyes closed and felt her heart pounding in her chest. The next thing she knew she heard Roman telling her that she could open her eyes. The song that they were listening to was over. She opened her eyes to look at Roman, before either of them could say anything Dean and Seth came into the room. If she wasn't blushing like a school girl before, she definitely was now. Dean and Seth didn't see what happened, but they had a pretty good idea. Roman and Melody were both quiet, there was an awkward silence between them. They would obviously have to talk about this later, if anything to Melody it seemed like Roman was upset. Was it because of Dean and Seth, or was it because she didn't kiss him back.

    Melody would get to be in the crowd again, this time The Shield would let security know it was ok for her to hang around so there wouldn't be anymore issues with security. Roman wondered if it would be safe for Melody in the crowd and wondered if it would be too much trouble to have her backstage. Would she be safer backstage? A lot of things happened backstage too. There were plenty of people out in the crowd, but knew the exact spot where she would be sitting. Seth told Roman about when Olivia's ex tried to take her away through the crowd. He knew he couldn't be out there for the whole show to watch her and thought that anything could happen before they came out. He decided to text her and make sure she was ok.

    Melody, how are things out there? I can't be out at ringside for the whole show so I wanted to check up on you to see how you were doing. -Roman

    Melody was actually enjoying a good match between The Prime Time Players and The Lucha Dragons. The action was high flying and back and forth between them, but The Prime Time Players end up winning. The match lasted a little over ten minutes and Roman was worried when Melody didn't respond right away. He then noticed that Dean was looking over his shoulder. Dean noticed the worried look on Roman's face.

    "Oh... so you were texting Melody."

    Roman rolled his eyes and put away his phone.

    "Yes I was texting Melody. I was just checking up on her. We can't be out there the whole show so I just wanted to make sure she was ok. She hasn't replied back yet and it's been about fifteen minutes."

    "Chill man, don't get your pants twisted, she's probably enjoying the show. You worry too much."

    "How can I not?"

    Seth came up behind him and pat him on the back.

    "I get it, Melody really means something to you and you just want to look out for her. We've got her back too."

    "I know... and Dean I really owe you big time. If you didn't catch her that day..."

    "It's no problem. I was just at the right place at the right time I guess. Just watching over your girl for you."

    Roman laughed a little.

    "My girl..."

    "Yeah come on man, I think we all know she's got you whipped."

    Roman didn't say anything but agreed with him. Seth stepped between them.

    "Ok... whether that's true or not Dean is none of our business. Tonight we all need to be focused, tonight we're facing The Wyatt Family."

    "Another reason why I should be worried... Bray Wyatt is the master of mind games."

    Roman looked at Dean

    "First he tried to brainwash Abby, he called her Sister Abigail and made her think that he was the only one she could trust."

    Then he looked at Seth.

    "Then he kidnapped Olivia and beat her. That was to get at Seth."

    Dean thought this was weird.

    "How is it that Bray Wyatt managed to mess with us and our girls?"

    "I'm not letting that crazy buzzard follower anywhere near Melody."

    Seth cut in.

    "As far as I know, Bray doesn't even know that Melody is here. As long as we don't throw around any hints Bray won't know. Now come on. Focus... we're The Shield, lets do what we do best. Lets take out some Wyatts."

    They were going to warm up to prepare for their match when Roman's phone went off. Dean and Seth looked back when they realized Roman wasn't following them.

    "Hey... Roman, are you coming?"

    "You guys go ahead, I'll catch up. I need a minute."

    Dean and Seth went to go warm up as Roman looked at his message.

    Sorry I took so long to reply. I must have had my phone on silent. I just finished watching a great match between The Prime Time Players and The Lucha Dragons. Everything is fine out here. -Melody

    Roman felt a little bit of relief now that he knew that Melody was ok. He smiled as he looked down at his phone and replied back.

    Ok good. I'm glad you're enjoying the show. We'll be out in a few minutes. ;) -Roman

    Melody read the message he sent back to her and blushed when she saw the winking emoji face. She didn't reply back, but knew that they would talk about the kiss later.

    It came time for the main event. The Wyatt Family vs The Shield. The Shield came out first and made their entrance coming down the stairs. Melody was in the front row at ringside again. As they made their way down stairs and came to her, they didn't really give her a fist bump or anything like they did the first time she came. This was because Seth said something about not bringing attention or giving Bray any hints that something was going on with Melody. They wouldn't want Melody to be Bray's target. Melody didn't know about this and when they went by her without really even looking at her it made her feel like they were ignoring her. She shook those thoughts from her head. Surely they weren't ignoring her, they were just focused on their match. If there was anyone that could really beat The Shield, it was The Wyatt Family. The Shield came to WWE first, but The Wyatt Family wasn't far behind, and both factions were trying to become the most dominant force in WWE. If there was one thing the WWE Universe loved, it was a good fight, The Shield and Wyatt Family never disappoint.

    Once The Shield's music stopped, the main lights went out and The Wyatt Family music hit. That was when the arena was filled with thousands of people's cell phone lights. People were waving around their cell phone lights to the music. Melody had to wonder if all the people in the arena were fans of Bray Wyatt or if they only held out their cell phone lights because they wanted to feel like a part of something. When the lights came back on and The Wyatt Family were in the ring it seemed like the WWE Universe was split on who they wanted to win. Half of the crowd was chanting Lets Go Wyatts while the other half was chanting Lets Go Shield. Melody smiled and cheered along with the half of the crowd that was chanting Lets Go Shield. Dean starting the match for The Shield and Luke was starting the match for The Wyatts. When The Shield had broke up for a while Dean and Luke would sometimes wear shirts that looked the same. Luke Harper was definitely underrated, but most people liked Dean better. Then at some point both men went to go tag someone else. Dean tagged in Seth, and Luke tagged in Erick. Even though Seth turned his back on The Shield, The WWE Universe forgave him pretty quickly when he wanted to reunite The Shield. The Shield reunited because at the time Seth and Olivia's relationship was just starting out and that was when Bray kidnapped her and Seth needed help getting her back. There needed to be a balance of heels and faces. If Seth was going to be a baby face again, that would mean he would reunite with his real brothers. When The Shield reunited, Triple H thought that was also the perfect time to reunite The Wyatt Family. Dean and Roman had always been brothers and didn't take Seth back right away, but decided to when he showed real concern for Olivia.

    As for Erick Rowan, he seemed like the weak link of The Wyatt Family. His sheep mask, and bearded look made up for his lack of skills. Maybe he had skills, but were overlooked by Bray and Luke. Most of the crowd was behind Seth because Erick Rowan wasn't really that entertaining. At one point Erick did get Seth into the wrong corner and the beat down began. They began stomping down on him in the corner, obviously The Wyatt Family still had some unfinished business with Seth. The ref began counting and threatened to disqualify them if he didn't back off. Erick backed off for a moment and then began stomping Seth again. Luke got a few stomps in too. This was when Dean lost his cool and ran in the ring to help Seth. While the ref was dealing with Dean, Bray decided to run around the ring and hit Roman in the back of the leg causing him to fall off the ring apron. The ref didn't see this because he was busy with Dean. Dean didn't know Bray came over to the other side of the ring until he saw Roman laying on the ground. When the ref turned around he saw that Bray was in his corner. Erick tagged in Luke again to torture Seth. Seth noticed that Roman was out on the ground reaching at his knee. Dean was still tired, but Seth was being punished in the ring and needed to make a tag. The crowd was chanting Lets go Seth to get him motivated. Dean had already been in the match and the crowd already chanted We Want Ambrose, but at the moment the crowd saw what happened and did chant We Want Roman.

    When Melody saw Roman fall off the ring apron she saw him land on his knee. She was worried and hoped that he would be ok. Sometimes WWE Superstars would sell and injury and come back looking strong at the end of the match. She wasn't sure if Roman was really hurt or if he was just selling the injury. Roman was down for a few minutes but got back up. At this point Dean was in the match and he was demanding to fight Bray. Bray had not been in the match, but a lot of the WWE Universe remembered the feud that happened between Dean and Bray and they wanted to see them fight again. Luke was going to fight Dean until Bray's laughter was heard and he wanted Luke to tag him in. Bray came in the ring and started fighting Dean. The crowd was chanting This Is Awesome. Melody joined in with the crowd and chanted as loud as she could it was back and forth between Bray and Dean. Dean went for Dirty Deeds early and Bray countered it and tried to reverse it and hit Dean with Sister Abigail, but Dean countered it. The next thing that happened was both men went for a clothesline and they both fell to the ground. Dean made it to his Bray got up first and he saw Dean crawling his way to his corner to make a tag. Before Bray could stop Dean, he made a tag and finally made a tag to Roman. Roman was waiting and ready to get his hands on Bray for that cheap shot earlier. When Dean made the tag to Roman, the crowd was the loudest it had been all night and even though Roman's knee was still hurting, he was filled with energy from the WWE Universe and rage towards Bray.

    This was something The WWE Universe was looking forward to, a feud between Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt. Dean and Seth were now just watching Roman. Roman got Bray into a corner and hit him as hard as he could and almost got himself disqualified as the ref had to back him off Bray. Once the ref had Roman backed away from Bray, he charged out of the corner and hit Roman behind the knee that he made a target earlier in the match. Roman tried to get back up, but that was when Bray hit him with a rough clothesline. Roman was down on the ground and that was when Bray went to a corner, looked at the crowd for a second with a creepy smile on his face and bent himself backwards for his Spider Walk. This meant that the match was about over. Bray got up and picked Roman up to position him for Sister Abigail. Bray kissed Roman's head and was about to hit him with Sister Abigail when Roman powered out of the move. He pushed Bray forward, gathered up all the energy he could and when Bray turned around Roman managed to jump up and hit Bray hard with a Superman Punch. Then Roman went to a corner, did his roar and was focused on Bray. When Roman ran at Bray for the Spear, he was kicked in the side of the head by Luke Harper which caused the disqualification. Roman was kicked hard in the head and ended up rolling out of the ring and onto the floor. This was when Dean and Seth came back into the ring to fight off Luke and Erick. The match was over, but the two teams still wanted to fight each other. While Dean, Seth, Luke, and Erick were busy inside the ring Bray got up and made his way to Roman on the other side of the ring. Roman was still dazed from the super kick Luke gave him, Bray grabbed Roman and dragged him over to the other side of the ring. In the ring Luke hit a killer clothesline on Dean leaving him laying. Seth was fighting Erick when he was suddenly super kicked by Luke. Dean and Seth were both laying in the ring.

    On the outside of the ring Bray was dragging Roman over to the other side of the ring where Melody was. Bray was at the barricade and was about to hit Sister Abigail until Roman started fighting again. Luke and Erick came out of the ring to help Bray. Now it was a three on one attack on Roman. He was used to the numbers game, but was used to being on the other end of a three on one attack. He did ok at first until Luke kicked Roman behind the knee and Roman went down. Melody was watching all of this and was concerned. He was being stomped on and she yelled out.

    "Leave him alone!"

    Bray heard her and only laughed at her. He then ordered Luke and Erick to get him up as he set him up for Sister Abigail again. Now Roman wasn't fighting back and Bray hit Sister Abigail on Roman. His head hit the barricade right in front of Melody. Melody looked in the ring where Dean and Seth were still laying and then down at Roman who was laying motionless right in front of her. She had seen The Shield take a beating before, but this was the worst she's seen. Her hands went up to her face as she tried to hold in her emotions. Bray was now laughing as he looked at her. He now had a microphone and started talking to her. He made the connection and realized that she was more concerned about Roman than the other fans.

    "Well... look what we have here... We have a Lois Lane over here worrying about her Superman. Hello... Melody, aren't you a pretty one."

    Melody's eyes widened in shock.

    "How do you know my name?"

    "I've seen you before... Yesterday in the crowd at Raw to be exact. Then I believe I saw you backstage with The Shield... Roman Reigns to be more specific. There is no doubt in my mind that there is something going on here between the two of you. I saw the looks you gave each other during the match. Word spreads around the locker room fast. Usually I don't pay attention to locker room gossip, but word got around fast that there was a new girl hanging out with The Shield. I was curious and just had to find out who this pretty mystery girl was."

    Bray laughed for a minute before he continued.

    "You tried to keep her a secret... but you can't keep secrets from me Roman. I would have found out about her sooner or later... It's funny really... your name may not be Lois Lane, but you are still Superman's Kryptonite, and a crack in The Shield."

    Melody heard some one his promos before and was getting nervous. She was about to do what he said in some of his promos and run. She backed away and was going to run up the stairs until the lights went out for a moment. When the lights came back on Melody looked down at ringside. Bray was still on the other side of the barricade, but Luke and Erick were gone. Bray looked at her and started laughing. She heard the crowd start saying random things she couldn't understand. Someone near her finally said something she could understand. The words look behind you were shouted at her. She then felt a chill run down her spine and turned her head and the first thing she saw was a sheep mask. She then realized that Erick Rowan and Luke Harper were behind her. She screamed and went to run away, but the only place to run was down and Bray was at the bottom waiting for her. She was trapped and Luke and Erick grabbed her and the lights went out again. The lights were out longer this time. The crowd was silent for a moment and all that was heard was a scream before the lights came back on. The Wyatt Family was gone and they took Melody with them. Dean and Seth were finally up in the ring and Roman was getting up. Dean and Seth cursed in the ring and went over to Roman. He wasn't completely aware of what was going on as Dean and Seth had to pick him up. Then he looked and saw that Melody wasn't in her seat. Rage filled inside of him. He didn't want Melody to be exposed to the WWE Universe and Bray found out about her. He was angry at himself for not being able to stop them from taking her, and he was really pissed of at Bray for taking her. His knee was still hurting him, but now so was his head. He was filled with rage, but also concern for her safety. The same thing that happened to Abby and Olivia was now happening with Melody. Dean and Seth had to help Roman backstage. Once they were off screen Roman let out a storm of curses picked up the closest thing, which happened to be a stage light and he threw it to the ground.

    "Damn it! I fucking knew this would happen! Bray would find out about her and take her from me."

    A bunch of WWE doctors came up to Roman and wanted to check out his knee, and his head.

    "Not now!"

    Seth and Dean had to try to calm Roman.

    "Roman! Bro chill... Melody is probably still here somewhere in the arena. They couldn't have gotten far. We'll find her. Right now you need to let the doctors check up on you. Seth and I will look for her."

    Roman was about to argue and get up to leave when his knee started hurting him again.

    "Damn it!... Fine!... You guys go look for her. Bray's lucky I can't move right now, because if I could, I would kick his ass! If I find him... he's a fucking dead man!"

    Dean and Seth go to look for Melody. This was just like what happened with Abby and Olivia, so they ran off to look as fast as they could. Roman just sat there feeling helpless as the doctors were checking his leg and his head. He was still pissed off... at Bray, at himself, but he was mainly concerned about Melody. If Bray got inside her head this would only mean that it would take longer for her to trust him, and more than anything, he was concerned for her safety.

    (To be continued.)
     
  13. Someone Special

    Chapter Thirteen

    Roman's knee was targeted by Bray during the match. Dean and Seth were attacked in the ring, but Roman took the most punishment and had to have Dean and Seth help him to the back. Roman was going to look for Melody when his knee started hurting and WWE doctors came to check out his knee and head after hitting the barricade. Dean and Seth went to look for Melody. They knew she meant a lot to Roman, but she was like a sister to them too. Roman was worried about Melody's safety, but he was also worried about Bray getting to her head because it seemed like Roman was finally getting Melody to open up to him and trust him. Bray was the master of mind games and would possibly get Melody to trust Bray better than him. The doctor wrapped up Roman's knee and told him not to do too much physical activity for the rest of the week. He also had a small concussion so he wasn't allowed to drive for at least two days. Roman basically ignored what the doctor was saying because he's heard it all before, all he wanted to do was get up and look for Melody. Dean and Seth had been looking for ten minutes before Roman started, they looked backstage in the dark areas where they thought Bray would hide and then they started looking in rooms. While this was going on Bray had Melody in a room and he had her tied to a chair and had tape over her mouth.

    "Well hello there... it's Melody isn't it?... I do apologize for what happened earlier with dragging you here, but it was the only way to talk to you alone. Don't worry, I'm not going to hurt you. A gentleman never places his hands on a woman... unless of course she wants him to."

    Melody was terrified, Luke Harper, and Erick Rowan were gone but now she was alone with Bray.

    "I see that look on your face, Relax... I'm just here to talk to you. To warn you actually. I know what you're thinking... Why would you trust a guy that kidnapped you? It's not really kidnapping you... I plan on letting you go as soon as we reach an understanding. I guess I can take that tape off your mouth, it's not like anyone can hear us anyway."

    Bray comes by and rips the tape off her mouth. A shout of pain is heard from her, but no one seemed to hear her. She still wasn't completely sure what he wanted, but she wasn't sure she should believe him when he said he wouldn't hurt her.

    "Wh...What do you want from me?"

    "It's not what I want from you... It's what you want to know from me... I came here to warn you."

    "Warn me about what?"

    "Roman Reigns... The Shield as a whole actually."

    "Why should I listen to you?"

    "You don't have to believe me, but you're going to listen to me."

    Melody shivered as she heard his voice grew darker.

    "You probably think that Roman and The Shield really care about you."

    "He does... They do... I know they do."

    "How long have you known Roman and The Shield? A week? Two weeks?"

    "A little over a week. What does that have anything to do with why I'm here?"

    "I'm trying to warn you... to protect you. I may not know everything about you, but I can tell that you've been through so much pain through the years. Some probably recent. I don't know if you and Roman are romantically involved but..."

    "He kissed me! Just once... We haven't really talked since then."

    "Interesting..."

    "We didn't really have time to talk... we had to leave for Smackdown."

    "Ok... but did he talk to on the way or before Smackdown started?"

    "No... probably because they were trying to focus and get ready for the match."

    "Right of course... The Shield is very popular among most fans... there is lots of fan interaction between the three of them. You sat at ringside, did they even know you were there?"

    "Surely they did, but they were coming down to the ring for a match to fight you. They can't get to everyone."

    "I realize that... Something just doesn't seem right to me. I don't mean to worry you, stress you out or hurt your feelings but with Roman being the guy he is... I wouldn't trust him."

    "I know exactly what you're trying to do and it's not going to work... You're the one I shouldn't trust."

    "I'm sorry you feel that way... You must feel so comfortable around Roman. Does he hug you... let you sleep in his arms, or tell you that he's going to be with you through all of your troubles?"

    Melody was shocked, but was still defensive.

    "What happens between me and Roman is none of your business."

    "I know... All I'm saying is that I've heard it all before."

    He now had Melody's attention.

    "You've heard this before?"

    Bray had his back turned to her and now had a smirk on his face that she didn't see. He had her right where he wanted her.

    "Yes... I wanted to warn you about him before he breaks your heart... He's been with several other women in the past... he would tell them everything they wanted to hear... He would promise them the world. He does this until he sleeps with them and has his way with them until he's had enough. Once he's had enough he moves on quickly. These other women... they've been through bad breakups and they've been victims of his lies. He promises them that he would never hurt them, but once he sleeps with them and has his way with them... he throws them out like trash when he's done. Dean and Seth... they're not much better. You don't have to believe me... but I hope you at least listened to me. If you want to go back to Roman and The Shield that's fine... but don't say I didn't warn you. If you're still around next week and feel like you're being ignored by those who you think care about you... I won't be far behind. You don't have to tell The Shield about this little encounter... it was just a harmless conversation. You're free to go anytime."

    Melody didn't realize it before, but she was now untied. She didn't even know when she was untied, but she ended up listening to everything Bray said.

    "You can go anytime... no harm done, just a simple conversation. I understand you may not trust me... it takes time. Sometimes it takes more than a week to really trust someone. Maybe The Shield really is worried about you. Just tell them that I wanted to talk to you. Can you really trust them? When they get tired of you, what happens then?... You don't have to take my word for it, but maybe think about what I said... I hope we'll be seeing each other again soon Melody."

    Melody now has the tape off her mouth, she's untied and now all that was left was the darkness in the room until Bray opened the door for her and the light from the hallway shined in. She walked out and noticed that Bray was not following her, she was now completely alone in the hallway. As she walked around she was lost in her thoughts. She wasn't sure if what Bray was saying was the truth or not, but now he left her wondering if she could really trust Roman and The Shield like she hoped she could. Before Smackdown she opened up completely to Roman about her mom's hatefulness towards her, why she worked at a bar and what kind of job she really wanted and how she never gave love a chance because of her dad cheating on her mom. Now Melody was even more unsure about what was going on. Did Roman really care for her, or was he just saying what she wanted to hear like Bray said until Roman had his way with her and then left her for someone else? She couldn't deny that she felt something for Roman, but the thought of Bray being right and Roman just using her until he was done with her upset her. She didn't cry... she had learned for the most part how to hide her tears, but she was so upset that she didn't hear someone calling her name. The second time her name was called out she recognized the voice and turned around.

    The Shield split up to look for Melody. Roman was in pain on his knee and his head, but he didn't care about that. He only cared about finding Melody and making sure that she was safe. He looked through many dark doorways and found them empty. As time passed he only grew more frustrated and worried. As he turned a corner and made his way down a hallway he finally saw her and started saying her name and making his way to her.

    "Melody!... Melody! Are you ok?!"

    Melody seemed to get rid of her sadness and now almost had a blank look on her face.

    "Oh... I'm fine."

    "Bray and The Wyatt Family took off with you. They kidnapped you. What happened?"

    "Nothing... Bray just wanted to talk to me."

    "You mean... he didn't hit you or anything?"

    "No."

    "You seem calm for someone that was just kidnapped by The Wyatt Family."

    "It was just Bray that talked to me. I didn't really understand what he was saying, or what was going on, but believe me... I was terrified. He just... let me walk right out of a room."

    "Which room was it? I may have to know in case he tries this again."

    "I didn't see what room it was, but he just let me go and sent me on my way."

    Roman wasn't completely buying this and had to ask her again.

    "Are you sure you're ok. He didn't hurt you at all?"

    "No. I'm ok. I promise. I'm actually really tired... can we leave now?"

    Roman thought there was something off about her. She didn't seem very happy, but he couldn't tell what she was thinking so he met up with Dean and Seth and made their way back to the hotel they were staying at. When Dean and Seth asked her what happened, she told them the same thing. Roman wasn't completely convinced that Melody was ok. She seemed fine as far as the outside went. She didn't have any scratches or bruises on her body from Bray. Roman began to wonder if maybe Bray had gotten to her head. He still wasn't sure about what Bray said to her, and thought maybe Bray threatened her if she told them what he said. Once Roman and Melody were back in their room Roman went over to Melody and held her hand.

    "Something isn't right Melody... There was something that happened earlier. You can tell me anything. Did Bray threaten you if you told me what he said?"

    "No. Everything is fine."

    Roman started rubbing his thumb over her fingers until she got up and walked towards a window and looked out at the stars.

    "No it's not... you haven't really said anything to me, Dean or Seth all night. Something is bothering you."

    "I just... need a bit of time to think about what happened today... not just what happened with Bray."

    "Ok... But you know you can tell me anything right? If Bray threatened you I swear I'll kill him. Even though I'm sore... and the doctor told me not to move around a lot I swear I'll kick his ass if he threatened my girl."

    Melody was kind of shocked and turned around to face him.

    "Your girl?"

    Roman realized what he just said and had to back it up with something.

    "Oh right... you said that you're not really looking for a relationship, but no matter what... we're all like family now and I said I was going to be there for you."

    Melody liked the idea of someone being there for her, but with him calling her family, it kind of confused her. It was almost as if he was saying she was like a sister to him. Finally she said something back to him.

    "Ok... now I'm really confused. We've known each other for a week and we're friends... then today you kiss me. We don't say anything to each other before Smackdown started, and when you guys came down the stairs you guys didn't even look my way. It was like I didn't even exist..."

    Roman felt bad and wanted to explain why.

    "Melody..."

    "My dad cheated on my mom... I was thought for just a moment that you would be different. Is it true what Bray said?"

    "Hold on... I'm not exactly sure what you're talking about. You keeping going from one thing to another."

    "Like Bray says you do?"

    Suddenly it seemed like the atmosphere in room heated up, and not in a good way.

    "What?"

    "Bray says he's seen you with multiple women before and you say exactly what they want to hear until you sleep with them and have your way with them. Once you're done with them, do you just move on and find the next desperate person?"

    Roman was going to take her into his arms like he normally would when she got upset, but he had never really done it when she was mad and when he went to hold her she pushed him away.

    "Don't touch me!"

    "Maybe I was like that before, but I'm not like that anymore."

    "You mean like a week ago when you met me? I should have known this was going to happen... I end up completely opening up to you because I thought you cared about me..."

    "I do care about you!"

    "No you don't!... You only said what I wanted to hear because you thought you would get lucky and screw me. I'm sure that's what you do with all the women you meet. Once you had your way with me, you would move on and screw someone else. You may have found me at a bar, but I'm no slut or whore!"

    "I never said you were! What happened with me and those other women happened at least three years ago. I got drunk a lot more back then and I did some things I shouldn't have done. I want things to be different Melody, but now Bray has gotten into your head that you don't even want to talk to me anymore. Because of what happened with your parents and now with what Bray told you about me, you're so afraid of a relationship that you won't even let anyone in and now you're judging me for my past mistakes... I'm so sorry for not being Mr. Perfect!"

    "I never said you were perfect... but I've always tried to follow my head and not my heart because I don't want to get my heart broken. I'm not stupid... I'm not going to get into a relationship only to have someone screw me, get me pregnant and leave me for someone else while I try to raise a kid. You just said yourself that you've screwed other women before and then left. I'm not trying to judge you based on your past or anything, but how can I believe that you've changed? I'm not going to be another woman that get feelings for you, only for you to fuck and leave. I'm not going to do it!"

    Melody yelled so much that her voice cracked and then she just broke down, pushed her way past him and ran into the bathroom and locked the door so he couldn't get in. A few seconds later a nearby slam of a door was heard. Roman was pissed off as well and left the room and stormed out of the hotel. Melody wasn't really angry at Roman, she was just confused and worried that Roman would do the same thing to her that he did in the past. She didn't want to admit it, but she was slowly turning into her mom, a person who doesn't feel anything. It was time for her to realize that just because her mom was cheated on doesn't mean that everyone was a cheater. Everything was fine until what Bray said kept coming back to her. She was crying when suddenly she heard a knock on the door and a familiar voice.

    "Melody? Open up... It's Seth."

    "I don't want to talk... Just leave me alone."

    Another knock was heard and this time Melody yelled back.

    "I said leave me alone!"

    Suddenly the bathroom door came open and Dean was standing by the door with a bobby pin that Melody left laying around. Seth had his eyes covered because with Melody in the bathroom he wasn't sure what he would see when Dean opened the door.

    "Seth... Dude you can open your eyes, she's not changing. She's just in here crying."

    "What are you guys doing here?"

    "We came to see what was going on. We heard a lot of yelling and doors slamming. Then we heard you crying so we wanted to make sure you were ok."

    "Um... you guys didn't see Roman did you? I really screwed up... It was just something that Bray said that..."

    Dean cut her off.

    "Bray... well that explains it. That guy will do anything to mess with people's head."

    "But what Bray said was the truth... Roman even admitted to sleeping with other women and leaving. I just don't want to end up the same way, but part of the reason I believed Bray was because my dad cheated on my mom. I just... really messed up. If Roman were here right now I probably wouldn't be able to apologize enough. Do you guys know where he went?"

    Dean gave Seth a look and knew the answer to that question.

    "He probably went to a bar for a few drinks. He may be angry now, but a few drinks should calm him down."

    "But what if he doesn't come back?"

    Seth put a hand on her shoulder.

    "He'll be back, but do you want us to stay until he comes back."

    "No thanks... I'm sorry if we woke you guys up. I guess I'll just go to sleep and apologize to him as soon as I can."

    "Ok... but remember, we're right down the hall and you have our cell phone numbers if you need us."

    "Ok... Thanks Seth."

    Once Dean and Seth left Melody brushed her teeth, took a shower, changed and got into bed. She couldn't sleep because she thought for sure that she ruined everything between her and Roman. Everything had been fine until Bray came along. Meanwhile Roman was at a bar somewhere nearby. He felt bad about leaving Melody alone, but he thought for sure that she didn't want to see him and he was still a bit mad too. He had one drink and was about to order another one until he realized something. A song he heard before came on. Once the singer started singing the song he realized that it was Brad Paisley's song Perfect Storm that came on. It was the same song they danced to before they went to Smackdown, the same song where they shared their first kiss. As Roman listened to that song he thought of that moment between them and he listened to the words. All of his anger seemed to flow out of him. Melody was complicated, but he loved her anyway. As the bartender came around with his second drink Roman gave him the money for it, but decided against drinking it. He was still sober and wanted to get back to the hotel and apologize to her. Would she accept his apology or even listen to him? Melody wondered the same thing, she was so upset over what happened that she couldn't sleep. Instead, she just lay in the dark as silent tears fell down her face. Usually when she was upset, Roman would be there to comfort her, but this time the problem was with Roman so this time she was on her own. It was almost twelve in the morning, Melody wasn't sure if Roman was coming back or what he would do when he got back, but she didn't want to be awake when he came in. Her back was to the door so when it opened and light came in she became nervous as to what he would do. Roman saw her facing the other way and wasn't sure if she was asleep or not. They still only had one bed in the room so they were still stuck sharing so Roman climbed in on the other side. It was a bit cold in the room and Roman noticed Melody was shaking, but she wasn't just shaking because of the cold room. She was shaking because she was scared. Roman wrapped his arms around her. She felt the gentleness of his touch and realized that he wasn't mad anymore. Roman wasn't sure if she wanted him touching her, but he thought she looked cold or was having a dream so he did it to comfort her. He realized she was awake when she rolled over to face him. It was dark in the room, but they could barely see each other's eyes as they looked at each other in the dark. Roman could actually feel the last of her tears on her cheeks, which got his attention.

    "Roman... I'm sorry..."

    "Shh... Melody. I know... I'm sorry too. We can either choose to forget this, or we could... calmly talk about this tomorrow."

    Melody's voice was about a whisper.

    "Forgive and Forget."

    Roman then realized that Melody still probably didn't want him touching her, so instead of holding her in his arms overnight he decided he would hold her hand instead. Once Melody realized that Roman wasn't mad anymore and back safe she could sleep better. He was ok with just holding her hand. He watched her as she slept for a few minutes before planting a gentle kiss on her forehead and falling asleep himself. Roman realized that this whole argument had really been caused by Bray Wyatt. Roman knew the doctor told him not to do much physical activity for the rest of the week because of his knee and small concussion, but Roman had unfinished business with Bray and he was going after Bray the next time he saw him.

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  14. Someone Special

    Chapter Fourteen

    Melody woke up the next morning and heard the shower running. The events from the previous night came back to her. She and Roman had their first fight and they both ended up upset. She ended up alone crying in the bathroom while Roman went to a bar. Dean and Seth heard what was going on and decided to go see what was up. Melody didn't tell them everything that happened, but when she mentioned Bray it was like they understood. They offered to stay with her until Roman came back, but she told them they could leave. She was sure if she told them what happened , they would want to hear Roman's side of the story and would probably stick with him under the rule "Bros before Hoes." Melody was surprised that Roman wasn't still mad when he came back to the hotel. He was only gone for an hour and was sure that he would still be mad at her. Now that she thought about it, everything was fine until she started thinking of what Bray said to her. She wasn't mad at Roman, but wondered what Roman did at the bar he went to. Was Roman trying to get her to feel comfortable around him so he could sleep with her then leave her? She didn't want to believe it, Roman had been there for her for everything since that night when her boss Mark and his friends tried to rape her. He stayed with her in the hospital for a few days when Mark attacked her again. Roman has been her shoulder to cry on for just about everything. He was there for her when her home was destroyed, and The Shield was there for her when she tried to commit suicide. Roman even decided to let her travel with him. If there was one thing Melody knew about Bray, it was that he was the master of the mind games. She had seen it happen before with Dean and Seth. Now it was happening with her and Roman too. Bray had told her that he would see her again. She couldn't let Bray find her because he got in her head the first time and it almost ruined things between her and Roman. She decided that even if Bray found her that she wouldn't listen to anything he had to say, but one thing still stayed in her mind... After what happened the night before, would Roman want her around. How long would Roman want her around? She felt like she was just using Roman so she could have a place to stay. When Roman got tired of her being around would he just leave her out on the streets somewhere and leave her to fend for herself? She was interrupted from her thoughts when she heard the bathroom door open. She quickly rolled over before he saw her and pretended to still be asleep. She wasn't sure if she wanted to see Roman just yet, he could've still been mad at her. It was about nine in the morning, he took a shower just to wake up and knew he would have to take one before the night was over. He was dressed to workout and would later have to go to a non-televised house show. Roman saw that Melody was still asleep and felt bad about waking her up, but she should at least know where he was going.

    "Melody..."

    Melody slowly turned over to face him and opened her eyes.

    "Melody I'm sorry for waking you up, but I just wanted you to know that I would be going with Dean and Seth to go workout for a while before tonight's house show... You had mentioned something about coming with us. If you feel like it, you're welcome to come with us... We're not in a rush and we can wait for you if you want to come."

    Melody was glad that he hadn't mentioned anything that happened the night before. She didn't want to talk about it and hoped they could move on. She thought this was the perfect thing to get things somewhat back to normal between them.

    "Ok sure. I'd love to go with you. Just give me about five or ten minutes and I'll be ready."

    Once Melody was ready, they met up with the rest of The Shield and made their way to a gym. Seth was actually the one driving so Dean and Roman weren't surprised that it was a Crossfit gym where they ended up. Dean and Seth didn't bring up the situation either, they were here to workout and what happened between Melody and Roman was the last thing on their minds. Dean and Roman weren't going to complain, they would workout anywhere, but Crossfit was more suited for Seth than it was for them. Seth was used to Crossfit better than Dean or Roman. Melody was in for the workout of her life, she had never tried Crossfit and noticed how hard Seth was working out. Dean gave a smirk and yelled out to Seth.

    "Hey!... Has anyone seen Seth Rollins because I think he might have been replaced by Dolph Ziggler. Quit showing off!"

    Melody laughed at this. To her being in a Crossfit gym, things seemed harder to her, but Seth made it look easy. Maybe he was showing off, showing off is what Dolph Ziggler was known for doing so this joke was funny to Melody. Seth looked back and gave back a smart remark of his own.

    "No need for jealousy Ambrose. You just wish you could be as good as me."

    "You may be better at this Rollins, but let's find out who's better in the ring."

    "Come on Dean... We both know the answer to that. I'm better than you in the ring too."

    Finally Roman cut in.

    "I think we all know that if we were all in a match against each other, I would kick both of your asses."

    Dean gave a smirk to Roman

    "Is that a challenge?"

    Seth then said what he wanted to say.

    "Come on... I'm The Architect of The Shield... I know you guys better than anyone. I would always be one step ahead of you."

    "You may think you know us Seth, but you've never really fought against both of us. I'm The Powerhouse of The Shield... You're going to have to do a lot to keep me down."

    Dean rolled his eyes.

    "An Architect and Powerhouse is no match for a Lunatic. Seth... Roman, you guys may think you know what I'm going to do, you know my moves, but you'll never know what I'll do or when I'll do it. I'm always learning new moves."

    The Shield seemed to be in a never ending argument as to who was best when finally Roman asked Melody.

    "Melody... If The Shield were to face each other in the ring, who would win? Me, Dean, or Seth?"

    Melody was quiet. She had to think this over. Dean said something back before she could say anything.

    "Aw come on Roman... You can't ask Melody... We all know you're her favorite and she would pick you."

    Seth agreed with Dean on this.

    "Yeah... She wouldn't pick you because you're better, she'll pick you because she has a little crush on you. Wouldn't you Melody?"

    Melody had a blush on her face and had to think of something to say.

    "Well... I'm not going to pick or show favoritism, but just for fun, it would be something interesting to see. Having all three members of The Shield against each other just for fun. I think the WWE Universe would love to see it."

    They were all quiet after this and the guys nodded their heads in agreement. Suddenly a random scream was heard in the gym.

    "Oh my God! It's The Shield! They're all here!"

    After about a minute a huge crowd gathered around them. Melody stopped what she was doing and noticed a bunch of women gathering around for autographs and pictures. She was sure this was normal and that fans do this all the time, but she felt left out and decided that she had enough. Roman glanced over her way and noticed that she was headed for the women's bathroom with a change of clothes. Roman could tell by the look on her face that this was bothering her. Roman felt his phone buzz and looked at it quickly before more fans came up to him.

    "I think I've had enough of a workout for today. I'm going to go change my clothes and go wait outside by the car. -Melody.

    With the swarm of fans around him, all he had time to do was respond with ok. He knew he would really have to have a talk with her later.

    Melody knew that meeting fans was all part of being a WWE Superstar, but the sight of Roman with other women hurt. Her emotions were all over the place and her mind kept going from one thing to another. Unfortunately, the car was locked and she didn't think of asking anyone for the key. For whatever reason, there were a few chairs on the outside of the building. She would have to sit and wait for them. She could've used her phone to pass the time, but she needed this time alone with just her thoughts.

    "I know I shouldn't be feeling this way... Am I really feeling jealous? Why would I be jealous? He's a free man... He can do whatever he wants. I know that at the end of Smackdown, Bray took me from the audience, but the people inside didn't recognize me. If people saw me with Roman, or anyone from The Shield, I'm sure a bunch of rumors would get started on the internet and I don't need to be starting any drama with The Shield and internet and I aren't officially together. We've had one kiss, which was something I wasn't really prepared for. We haven't really talked about anything because of the whole Bray Wyatt situation, but I'm almost sure that one kiss doesn't mean that we're in a serious relationship. I'm still trying to figure out what I want... I always told myself that I never wanted to be in a relationship, but now with Roman... Maybe it's time for a change. Why wouldn't you want to? You would be crazy to turn down a man like that... He's got a nice smile, perfect hair, a hot muscular body... Wow... I can feel myself blushing right now. His eyes... They're gorgeous. They say you can tell if someone is telling the truth just by looking in their eyes... I would love to just stare in his eyes... I don't know what it is, but I feel something everytime he's near me. I just love that safe, warm, and comfortable feeling I get when he holds me in his arms... His strong arms... They've held me close everytime to comfort me. He's not just a big strong tough guy, he also has a soft and caring side to him, what woman wouldn't want that? Even when I felt completely worthless, Roman was there for me. I just needed some time to think about everything, especially the moments leading up to the kiss... So after I opened up to him about pretty much everything I was just lost in my thoughts... Kind of like I am now, but also if I remember correctly... Right before Smackdown the sun was going down, I remember seeing a beautiful sunset. Roman then knew that I loved music and he did something I thought he wouldn't do and asked me to dance with him. He asked me if I trusted him and asked me to close my eyes... That was when it happened... That was when he kissed me, it was the best feeling I've ever had. I'm still not sure how long this will last... I just don't want to end up heartbroken... It just doesn't seem real... Why would a guy like him want anything to do with a girl like me? The divas, and even some of those fans in there are prettier than me. Why would a guy like Roman want to be with a girl like me? I'm too much trouble... With my self esteem issues, and other problems. It's hard not to believe what Bray was telling me. When Roman gets tired of me, will he just drop me off somewhere? Roman even admitted to moving on from woman to woman, what makes me any different, what makes me so special? It's crazy that I even thought this could work out. This isn't a fairy tale... Some people don't get happy endings. Am I supposed to believe that Roman is a prince that falls in love with a nobody like me? Am I supposed to believe that one little kiss is enough for a happily ever after? I don't believe that at alll... It's time to move on and face reality. Fairy tales aren't real, and there is no such thing as true love, or happily ever after. I know I shouldn't let what Bray said get in my head, but part of what he says is true... This whole situation with Bray ruined everything. Actually... I was the one who pissed Roman off. He went to a bar, who know what he did, but I was the one that caused this. If I did believe in happy endings, I pretty sure that I was the one that ruined it."

    She was so far in her thoughts that she didn't notice Roman come out.

    "There you are..."

    "Oh my God! Roman... You scared me... I was just so caught up in my thoughts that I didn't hear you come out."

    "Oh... Sorry about that. I just remembered your text said that you were going to wait in the car. The door was locked and I had the keys. Sorry for making you wait."

    "It's ok... I just needed a bit of time to myself to think... So you took care of everything with your fans?"

    Roman was smiling at her, but she wasn't really looking until the next thing caught her attention.

    "Most of them... There was just one really important fan that I had to take care of. I had to send some of them over to Dean and Seth so I could come out here to see if I could find her."

    Melody now had a smile and a blush on her face as her brown eyes met his gray ones. Roman was now actually knelt down right in front of her and when he saw her reaction, his smile grew even bigger.

    "Oh... There she is, there's Melody."

    Now Melody was smiling from ear to ear and her face was turning red from blushing so much.

    "There's that smile I've been looking for. I've been missing that for a while."

    Melody couldn't help herself anymore and finally hugged him. Roman wrapped his arms around her and returned the hug. It was that safe, warm, and comforting feeling that Melody loved. Roman knew that it would take time with Melody, but he was willing to wait as long as he had to for Melody to really trust him again, but as for this moment, things were going to be fine. Roman wasn't sure if it was a good idea to kiss her again so instead of kissing her lips, he decided to kiss her head. Melody couldn't stop smiling. Roman held her near his chest and she could hear his heart beating. Even after what happened the night before, they only seemed to get closer as they shared this moment together. They heard a bit of laughter and turned around to see Dean and Seth behind them. They either met with all the fans, or managed to get away before the crowd got bigger. They decided it was best to leave before more fans found then. Roman and Melody didn't seem to care if Dean and Seth interrupted them. Dean took over driving as Seth fell asleep in the passenger seat. Melody thought that Seth had the right idea. It would be at least two hours before they got to the next town. She was hesitant at first, but slipped her hand into Roman's. He smiled at her, but had a better idea. He let go of her hand for just a moment only to wrap his arm around her and then rejoined their hands. Every moment they spent together only seemed to bring them closer. Melody fell asleep on his shoulder with a smile on her face as she felt him kiss her head again.

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  15. Someone Special

    Chapter Fifteen

    As Melody and The Shield were on their way to the next town Melody fell asleep on Roman's shoulder. It was a two hour drive, but the two hours went by fast and when they got to the arena Roman didn't want to, but he knew he had to wake her up so The Shield could go warm up. He loved having her in his arms, he didn't know how much time he had with her. He hoped that she would want to keep traveling with them. He wouldn't make her travel with him if she didn't want to, the last thing he would want would be for her to be unhappy. He managed to calm her down outside the Crossfit gym, but was she really happy with him? It was hard for them to have a moment alone with how the WWE schedule worked and since they were all traveling together as a group. The only real alone time they got was when they were in a hotel room. Roman thought back to the previous night, Bray must have really got inside her head then he told her that Roman had been with many women and left them. He could understand why Melody was hurt by this and jealous when a bunch of fans came up to him. The next time they were alone, he would really have to talk to her and let her know that he wasn't the same guy that he was three years ago. They pulled into a parking lot, Roman didn't want to let her go, he didn't know when he would get to be alone with her and hold her in his arms. He wanted to spend every second he could with Melody as he could. He didn't know how long he had with Melody so every second he spent with her was precious to him. Roman knew he had to wake up Melody so The Shield could warm up. He gently nudged her and kissed her head to wake her up.

    "Melody..."

    Melody moved slightly and slowly opened her eyes.

    "Roman?"

    "Sorry for waking you, but I wanted to let you know that we're here and The Shield needed to go warm up."

    "Oh... It's ok, if I sleep any more I might not sleep tonight."

    Seth interrupted.

    "I don't mean to interrupt, but what are we going to do about Melody? I think people are starting to catch on. There have been pictures on Twitter, plus that last part when Smackdown went off the air. I think maybe the part where Bray took her was off the air, but the people in that audience caught her name. Speaking of Bray, how are we going to watch over her if we're in a match? Our match tonight is against The New Day and Bray would definitely target her while we're in the match. He would find her in the audience, and he would find her backstage."

    "That's what I've been worried about. I'm not trying to tell you what to do, but I think you will be safer with the divas. I don't think Bray will do anything if there are other people around you and if they even show up, their days in WWE are numbered."

    This time Dean interrupted.

    "So what are we going to do about the fans taking pictures of her? Seth showed me a picture of us with Melody from Twitter. The segment with Bray happened after Smack down went off the air, but people know about Melody because they already have something tweeted with the picture that says New Diva, Mystery Girl , or Ring Rat."

    Melody actually caught a glimpse of what Dean was talking about. Two of the comments from that tweet said New Diva, one of the comments said Mystery Girl, but most of the comments said Ring Rat. This almost brought Melody to tears, these people didn't know what she's been through, they didn't know her situation so they had no right to judge her. Roman could tell that Melody was upset and took her in his arms.

    "Come here... I'm sorry about what people are saying. Don't listen to them, some people judge someone before they get to know them. They don't know you or what you've been through."

    Dean interrupted.

    "Yeah... Don't listen to them, screw the haters. This is exactly why I don't do social media. I don't care what other people think. Don't let this upset you Mel... They're all just jealous that you get to ride with The Shield."

    "We still have to get out of the car, but we can't just leave you here. I know people will take pictures of us and probably say something about it online. Don't worry about what people have to say, you're with us and that's what matters."

    Melody gave them a small smile, she seemed to be calming down now.

    "Fans will want to take pictures and for us to sign autographs. I know they'll get pictures of you with us they'll probably yell things at you. The best advice I could give you is don't say anything or even look at them. Are you ready?"

    Melody just nods as they open the doors.

    "Stay close to us."

    Once they stepped out of the car fans started cheering and taking pictures. There was a barricade in the parking lot so there was a good bit of distance between them. Melody watched as The Shield signed autographs and took pictures for a few minutes until they had to go in to warm up. People were taking pictures and yelling things at Melody, but she did what Dean and Roman said and ignored what they were saying. Roman started walking towards the building, Melody followed close behind him, Seth followed her and Dean followed Seth. People were yelling things and someone in the crowd was close enough to touch her and grabbed her hand. The grip tightened on her hand as she tried to pull away, she screamed which got The Shield's attention. Roman heard her scream and turned around to jump into action, he saw Seth and Dean run up to Melody and told the guy that grabbed her to let her go. The guy that grabbed her let go as soon as he saw Seth and Dean come up to her. The guy let go and Melody pulled away and stepped farther away from the barricade. They didn't cause a scene and kept going. She wasn't looking where she was going and ran into Roman. He looked back at her and noticed that she was freaking out. Even though they weren't completely away from the crowd Roman reached back and gently grabbed her hand. Only a few people saw this in the crowd and cheered. Melody blushed because this is really the first time Roman has ever done anything like this in public in front of people. She took his hand and quickened her pace until the crowd no longer saw them. They made it to the locker room and realized they were still holding hands when Dean and Seth said something about it.

    "Hey... We're away from the crowd, you guys can let go now."

    Dean gave them a smirk.

    "Unless you guys want to walk around backstage and look all lovey dove at each other."

    Melody blushed and let's go of his hand. Roman only gave Dean and Seth a glare that meant to mind their own business. Seth cleared his throat and changed the subject.

    "Well anyway... Crowds can be crazy, now that we're here I guess we should introduce you to some of the divas. There's safety in numbers, I think you will be safe as long as someone is around you."

    Melody followed them to the diva's locker room and told the divas to hang around Melody and watch out for Bray. Throughout the night Roman was worried about Melody and couldn't focus on anything. A few minutes before The Shield had a match Dean was trying to get Roman hyped up.

    "Hey, Roman... Are you listening?"

    "What?"

    "Dude pay attention, I said let's get ready to teach The New Day a lesson. Let's show that wannabe Shield how it's done around here. Roman focus!"

    "Sorry... With the who Bray situation I can't help but be worried about Melody."

    "This is a non-televised event, I don't think Bray is going to do anything. Besides, she's safe with the divas in the diva's locker room. If you're so whipped and worried about her send her a text message. We still have about five minutes before our match.

    Roman did this.

    "Melody I wanted to check up on you before our match, is everything ok in the diva's locker room?" - Roman

    Melody had her phone with her so it didn't take her long to reply.

    "Yes everything is ok. I've been talking to some of the divas, they're really nice." - Melody

    Roman was relieved, the idea of having other divas around Melody was a good idea. In the dIva's locker room Melody was introducing herself to the divas and the divas were asking her how she knew The Shield. She didn't want to tell them everything, but right when she started getting comfortable the lights started flickering and a few seconds later the lights went out completely. Melody felt hands on her and she screamed when she heard Bray laughing. When the lights came back on and the divas noticed Melody was gone they sent Paige out to tell The Shield. Paige ran to the area where The Shield made their entrance.

    "Guys! Melody is gone!"

    This got Roman's attention.

    "Shit! What do you mean she's gone?!"

    "I don't know how it happened... One minute we're talking and then the next thing I knew the lights went out, I heard her scream and when the lights came back on she was gone. I heard Bray laughing."

    Now Dean and Seth had to hold Roman back once Roman was about to run out to go look for her.

    "LET ME GO! I'LL KILL THAT SON OF A BITCH!"

    The Shield's music hit and they knew they had to go down the stairs for their match.

    "Roman we need to go. The sooner we get the match over with the sooner we can go look for Melody."

    Roman looked at Paige before they left and said.

    "Paige... You and all the girls go look for her. Once we're done with this match, if you still haven't found her come to me. If I see Bray I'll kill him!"

    Roman then followed Dean and Seth. With Roman in the mood he's in, the match wouldn't last long. Paige gathered up the divas and they started looking for Melody. Meanwhile Melody found herself tied down to a chair, Melody and Bray were the only ones in the room. The light was dim and flickering on and off and Melody could hear Bray laughing as he came up behind her.

    "Hello again Melody... It's good to see you again. I'm surprised really... I'm surprised Roman has kept you around as long as he has."

    "You stop right there! I don't want to hear anything you have to say. You got in my head and ever since then Roman and I haven't been the same."

    "Why are you blaming me? I gave you a warning to protect you from getting your heart broken. Roman Reigns isn't the type of guy to settle down with just one woman. Maybe he cares about you a little bit, but does he love you?"

    Melody was quiet, she wasn't sure what to say. Bray asked her again, but more intensity.

    "Does he love you?!"

    "I don't know?! It takes more than two weeks for someone to know if it's love or not."

    "I disagree... I think love could happen at any time, but I don't believe in fairy tales. Love works in mysterious ways... To you I bet Roman seems like the perfect prince charming with his looks and strength. As for me I'm sure you see me the same way the world does... As the bad guy. Looks can be deceiving... Just because I may look scary, that doesn't make me the bad guy. Just because Roman Reigns is pretty boy, that doesn't mean you should trust him. This world... They are afraid of what they do not understand, they judge someone like you and me because we're different. I don't need to know everything about you, but there was something different about you when I first saw you. There is something special about you that sets you apart from everyone else. Other people see it to, but instead of encouraging you, they judge you and say hurtful things because they're jealous of you."

    Melody felt like she could somehow relate to what Bray was saying. She knew she shouldn't be listening to him because last time it caused him nothing but trouble, but what he was saying made a lot of sense. She still wanted to know why he abducted her again and why he was telling her all this.

    "Why did you adbuct me again, and why are you telling me all this?"

    "I abducted you because this is really the only way we can talk to each other, and I told you before that we would be seeing each other again. Why am I telling you this? I'm telling you this because Roman is no good for you. You deserve better... He could never understand you like I can."

    Bray could hear people yelling down the hall, male voices which meant that The Shield must have been looking for her. Melody must not have heard them because Bray kept talking. He was now behind her untying her hands.

    "I'm letting you go... But I do have to wonder... How did Roman find himself a pretty little lady like you anyway? Before you go... I have to know what this feels like."

    Melody was relieved that he was letting her go. His words didn't seem to get in her head this time, but she was nervous when he went up behind her to untie her. She felt really uncomfortable being this close to him. He had a grip on her waist and pulled her in for a kiss against his lips right as the door was opened by who else?... Roman Reigns.

    (To be continued... Uh oh, big cliffhanger. Review.)
     
  16. Someone Special

    Chapter Sixteen

    Melody didn't know what was going on, one minute Bray is talking to her and trying to get in her head, the next thing she knew, he said he was going to let her go and was untying her. The things Bray said to her about Roman not being good for her she didn't believe. He was trying to get her to think that Roman was the bad guy and that she should be trusting Bray instead. Bray noticed that the things he was saying wasn't really throwing her off like it had before. He thrived off of chaos and would do anything to screw with people's heads. If he couldn't get in her mind with his words, he would have to do something else. He had a feud with Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and now he was looking to feud with Roman Reigns. Roman may have the advantage of strength on his side, but Bray was sure that if he destroyed the mind of Roman Reigns that he would be easier to beat. Bray could hear The Shield coming down the hall. Then an idea popped in his head, thid would be the perfect opportunity to mentally mess with Roman and Melody. Surely this would mess things up between Roman and Melody. Bray grabbed Melody by her waist and pulled her close to his body. Melody was shocked and disgusted, she tried to push him away, but he only pulled her closer and shoved his tongue in her mouth and enjoyed the taste of something cherry flavored she had earlier. He felt her shaking and knew that she was afraid so he also enjoyed the taste of her fear. There was nothing Melody could do to get away and to make matters worse, with Bray kissing her, that was the exact moment that she heard the door open and she saw Roman. Dean and Seth were also there, but Roman was the first person she saw and Roman was the one that opened the door. Roman was shocked at what he was seeing. He was shocked, hurt, but also angry, but wasn't sure who his anger should be directed to. Bray stopped kissing her and started laughing as he walked out of the room, he looked back at her and winked saying...

    "Thank you Melody for that... amazing experience. Thanks for stopping by... and feel free to do it again next time you feel lonely or need a male companion."

    Bray walked down the hall and knew that his plan worked when Roman didn't chase after him. Melody just stood in the doorway speechless over what happened and afraid of what Roman would say or do. Melody avoided direct eye contact with him because she was afraid of what Roman would say. When Roman noticed Melody avoiding him and looking down at the ground, he mistook her fear for guilt and now he was wondering if Melody was the one that kissed Bray and not the other way around, and the fact that she hadn't said anything wasn't helping either. He started thinking that Melody had a guilty look on her face because she had been caught in the act. He suddenly just snaps.

    "WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT MELODY?!"

    Melody looked up at him and was scared of his tone.

    "I... I didn't..."

    "You didn't what?!... Think you'd get caught?!"

    Melody was trying to explain herself, but was cut off by Dean and Seth.

    "Roman! Bro chill!"

    "Right before our match I hear that you're in trouble so we pretty much kill New Day and rush back here and I find you kissing Bray Wyatt!"

    Melody remembered something Bray told her and she got upset.

    "You think I would do that to you?!... You think I would go behind your back and kiss Bray?! What about you?! You're trying to accuse me of something I didn't do and you... you've admitted to it... You've fucked plenty of women and left them the next day!"

    Melody was upset and said something she shouldn't have said that caused Roman to lose his temper. He was pissed off after seeing Bray and Melody kiss and what she said only pissed him off even more. He wasn't thinking and punched a hole in the wall which wasn't far from Melody's head. She was pinned up against the wall because the hall wasn't very wide and when she saw Roman swing to hit she thought he was going to hit her. She screamed and closed her eyes as she heard a piece of the wall crumbling and felt the vibrations of the hit near her head. Dean and Seth pulled Roman back from her. Seth started yelling at Roman.

    "Roman calm the fuck down!"

    Melody was shocked and scared, she looked at the large hole about the size of a basketball just inches away from the right side of her head, and a thought went through her head.

    "Oh my God... He tried to hit me."

    All of this happened all at once, Dean and Seth pulled Roman back as that thought went through her head as she looked at the hole in the wall. She was scared and upset that he thought Melody kissed Bray. She couldn't help what she felt anymore and just wanted to run away. Tears ran down her face as she yelled at Roman.

    "I didn't...fucking kiss him!"

    Melody cried and ran away from all of them. She just needed to be alone. Roman could tell that Melody was really upset now and wanted to go after her, but Dean held him back.

    "Melody!"

    "Let her go man... Just let her go. She needs to be alone right now, and so do you. It's probably not a good idea to be around each other because you'll only upset each other more."

    Roman had a look of concern and remorse on his face as he watched her run until she was out of sight. He wished he could take back what he did. With Bray talking to her he was probably trying to get her to believe that he was the bad guy and that Bray was who she should really trust. After Roman almost hit her he was sure that he only added to the doubt that she had about him. The terrified look she had on her face would haunt him forever. The last time she had a look on her face like that was when her boss broke into her Melody see Roman the same way now? He didn't know where Melody went, but he hoped that it wasn't back to Bray. The thought if seeing Melody with Bray again made his blood boil. He really had to calm down. He was shocked, hurt, and angry when he saw Melody and Bray kissing, but he really should have listened to what Melody had to say instead of jumping to conclusions. He didn't know her side of the story and at the time was only concerned with how he felt without thinking of how she felt. He wished he would have listened to her. Dean and Seth finally let go of Roman. Dean was confused and Seth was pissed off and even hit Roman in the head.

    "Roman what the hell were you thinking? With what happened with Abby with Dean and Olivia for me, don't you think you should be there supporting her instead of accusing her of sneaking around with Bray? If there is anyone that needs to be suspicious of anyone sneaking around it should be Melody being suspicious of you sneaking with other women. We all know how you are."

    "Seth I haven't done that in three years! I know what it feels like now. Before Melody came along there actually was a girl that I really liked, but she was just using me to buy her things."

    Dean had a smirk on his face.

    "Looks like the player got played."

    Roman rolled his eyes and gave Dean a hit on his shoulder. Seth had something to add.

    "How do you know Melody isn't the same way? How do you know she's not just using you for your money?"

    "I know Melody isn't like that, when I took her shopping she wouldn't hardly get anything. She still feels bad about me buying things for her. She's worried about finding a job, she wants to do things on her own. I was afraid that when she had what she needed that she wouldn't want or need me around anymore. I may have already ruined that. I wish Abby or Olivia were here to talk to her, they've had their problems with Bray and would know how to help her. They haven't met Melody, but I'm really surprised that they're ok with you and Dean hanging out with her."

    "Well unfortunately, they're both out of action because of injuries, but we've already talked to them about her and explained what was going on. Melody is like a sister to me and Dean, and besides, she's your girl. Brothers don't mess around with each other's girls."

    Now Dean had something to add.

    "You don't always trust women because they used you the same way you used them and they took your money and left."

    "I know... I wasn't sure about starting another relationship because when I really thought I found the right girl she just ended up using me. I'm not proud of my past... I've hurt a lot of women that may have actually had feelings for me. I made a promise to myself after my last relationship that I wouldn't get too serious unless I was sure that I found the right girl for me. So... I've had one kiss with Melody and after seeing her with Bray I became possessive and acted like I owned her. That's one thing she didn't want, she wanted to be free and have control of her own life. We haven't had time to really talk to each other since the Smackdown taping or really confirmed that a relationship is going on. She may not even want to be in a relationship, and even if she did... I probably just blew my chance with her, I almost hit her... That's what I do... Ruin every relationship I've ever been in. I really need to talk to her and make this up to her... If she will give me another chance. She probably doesn't want anything else to do with me. I need to prove to her that I've changed and that I'm not the same guy that I was three years ago... If she gives me another chance, I need to really tell her how much she means to me."

    Dean looked at Seth then said.

    "Go get her, made things right."

    After Roman almost hit her she was scared and hurt inside, she couldn't believe Roman would try to hit her or would think she would mess around with Bray Wyatt. If Seth and Dean didn't hold Roman back who knows what would have happened. She had to get away, she was so scared and upset that she needed time to think. She ran away from them, she didn't know where she was goung, but she knew she wasn't goung to run to Bray. He said all the things she wanted to hear, got inside her head, and now set her up to make it look like she kissed him in front of Roman. She ran out of the arena, she knew suicide wasn't the way out, but she just kept running as tears ran down her face. All she wanted to do was run, run away from all of her problems. She was running along the side of the road, it was already dark out and even though it was the end of July, there have been unusual below average night temperatures. The temperature at night had been at least in the 50's. She made it at least two miles away from the arena by running and was now unsure of where she was. At the arena The Shield were looking for her and were afraid that Bray got her again. Seth knew that Melody was upset with Roman and probably didn't want to talk to him so he thought of calling her himself. When Melody heard her phone ringing she looked and saw that Seth was calling her and was trying to decide on if she wanted to answer the phone or not. She decided against it because he would probably hand the phone to Roman. Seth was frustrated when she didn't answer the phone and left a voicemail for her.

    "Melody it's Seth, we're all still here at the arena looking for you. I know you're probably still upset with Roman, and it's fine if you are, he was an Asshole earlier. I know you're probably scared right now because Roman almost hit you, but he hit that wall because he's always had a temper. He cares about you, we all care about you and we only want you safe and to help you. Whenever you've calmed down could you please call us back? We're all very worried about you. The Shield may be like brothers, but even brothers disagree with each other every now and then. Dean and I ... We see you as a sister now and we only want to look out for you. You can talk to us about anything, you know that right?... Please just be careful where ever you are, we really think Bray is getting to you're head. Roman isn't really mad at you, he's mad at Bray for getting in his head. Please just call us back... It doesn't have to be right away, but please just call us back so we can know that you're safe."

    Seth now had an idea, phones these days could be tracked down.

    "Roman! I've got an idea!"

    "What?!"

    "Most iPhones these days have an app or something that says find my iPhone, you can look for anyone this way."

    Seth looked for the location where he ended the call with Melody and it showed that she was at least two miles North of the arena.

    "Come on, she's on the move. As long as her phone is on, we can track her down."

    The Shield went to their SUV, all of the fans were gone now and they could get out easier. A few minutes after Melody ignored the call she heard and felt her phone buzz again. She looked at it and it showed that she now had a voicemail from Seth. She was sure that if she kept her phone on, they would all keep bugging her so she turned off her phone so she didn't hear the voicemail Seth sent. She ran until she couldn't run anymore. She was upset and started thinking to herself.

    "I'm tired of this... I'm tired of running from my problems. I've had just about enough! I can't take this... My emotions are all over the place and it's all because of Roman. One minute he's holding me and comforting me in his arms, then the next thing I know he's about to hit me and he's cussing at me. He thinks that I would mess around with Bray... Does he not know what I've been through with Mark? I don't know why Roman was trying to act like he was so perfect, Bray told me that Roman fucked women and then left them the next day. Roman even told me himself... I shouldn't judge him because of his past, but how do I know he's not planning the same thing with me? I guess I never gave him a chance... I shouldn't have even brought that up, and with him seeing Bray kiss me, no wonder he was so mad at me. He's got feelings too... I guess it really hurt him seeing Bray kiss me. Woah... It's really starting to get chilly out here. It makes me wish that I was still in Florida... I'm getting kind of hungry too. It's dark out here and I didn't really think this through... It's not really safe out here alone at night. I don't know if I want to go back to the arena... Even though it wasn't my fault with what happened with Bray, he still might be mad about what I said. I guess I really blew it this time... People make mistakes, but he's probably had enough of me and is ready to move on... Face it Melody... This is no fairy tale... You can play hard to get all you want now... Roman isn't going to come after you."

    Melody was interrupted from her thoughts when she heard a car horn beep at her. It was The Shield, they found her. Melody couldn't believe it, they did come after her. Roman was driving and he pulled off the road in front of her then got out of the car. Dean and Seth stayed in the car, but later on rolled down the windows once Roman left so they could listen in on the conversation. Melody stopped walking now and looked at Roman who was standing near her, but with just the right amont of space they needed. He could see that her eyes were red from crying and some of the tears that were falling down her face. He could see her holding her arms and shivering from the cold and from being scared. Her red eyes and tears that ran down her face was enough to break her heart. He stopped himself from hurting her physically, but it broke his heart seeing her cry like this. He had been the cause of her emotional pain. It seemed like Melody was always getting hurt somehow, but most of the time it was emotional pain. It was no wonder she tried to commit suicide before, he was really surprised that she hadn't tried again. A person could only go through so much pain. They look at each other, neither of them saying a word. Roman slowly starts making his way over to her, she is still scared because of what happened earlier and took a few steps back.

    "Stay away from me!"

    "Melody please... Just listen to me."

    "Why should I?! When I tried to tell you what happened, you snapped at me... You even tried to hit me."

    "I know and I'm sorry, I let my emotions get the better of me... I've always had a hard time controlling my emotions. I almost hit you and I scared you... I should have listened to what you had to say... I can't apologize enough for what I've done. I'm so... so sorry Melody... What I've done is... unforgivable."

    Melody actually took a few steps closer to him when she noticed something different about him.

    "Roman?... You're crying."

    He didn't say anything about that, he only continued what he was saying.

    "I hurt you Melody... I'm supposed to be here to protect you, but I ended up hurting you. I know I can't take back what I did... But I would do anything to take the pain away... All I've done is push you away... I don't blame you if you hate me now and never want to see me again. You don't have to travel with me anymore if you don't want to... I'm sorry if I made you feel like you had to... I'm not trying to take away your freedom, you're a grown woman and you can do what you want. I started getting possessive over you... I'm sorry if I made you feel like you were a tradable item, but you're not... You're one of a kind. You deserve better... The very best... I don't deserve another chance... Melody... I don't even deserve you."

    Melody felt touched by what he was saying. The sincerity of his voice, and the look in his eyes, every word he said he meant. Melody now wrapped her arms around him.

    "I'm sorry Roman... For what you saw with Bray... I don't know if you believe me, but Bray... He kissed me. I'm sorry about what I said earlier."

    "Don't worry about it... I wanted to apologize... For my temper, whatever happened with Bray, for everything."

    Neither of them said anything else. Roman could feel how cold Melody was getting and he heard her stomach.

    "It's kind of cold out here, and you seem hungry... If you still want to travel with us, we could get something to eat somewhere that's warm just for you."

    Roman gave her a small smile and waited on what she had to say. Her stomach rumbled again and she shivered again. She then gave him a small smile.

    "That would be nice."

    Roman actually had a hoodie that he was wearing, he took it off and handed it to Melody and smiled.

    "Here... You need this more than I do."

    Melody smiled as she pulled it over her head. It was so big on her and since Roman was wearing it, it was still nice and warm for her.

    "Thank you."

    "And when we get back to the hotel, maybe we can talk somewhere whereDean and Seth Are not listening to us!"

    Roman and Melody look towards the car and see Dean and Seth put their heads back in the car and start rolling up their windows. Melody laughed at this and took Roman's hand.

    "Come on... Let's go."

    Roman laughed and they made their way to the car when Roman opened the door for Melody to get in first. They were then riding down the road and at the moment, the only thing Roman had on his mind was settling the score with Bray. He planned on calling out Bray on Raw, but right now it was time to enjoy the rest of the night with Melody and his Shield brothers.

    (To be continued. Thanks for reading, I hope everyone enjoyed this chapter. Review.)
     
  17. Someone Special

    Chapter Seventeen

    When Roman and Melody get back to the hotel, Roman really wanted to talk to Melody, but after the night they've had he was surprised that she even wanted to travel with him let alone speak to him. He could tell that Melody was tired and wanted to go to sleep. They hadn't really said anything to each other since Roman found her walking on the side of the road, even when they went to eat they didn't talk to each other. That could have been because Dean and Seth were with them, but even when they got to their hotel room they still didn't talk, even after five minutes. There was this awkward silence between them. It was like they meeting each other all over again, things seemed weird between them before anything happened with Bray. Every time Bray was around, things only seemed to get worse for them, but the awkwardness between them really started after Roman and Melody kissed. They never really had a chance to talk and if they were going to, they would have to before it was time to leave for Raw the next day. Melody looked over at Roman getting his stuff ready for the next day.

    "I'm going to go take a shower."

    Roman looked at her as she took what she needed into the bathroom.

    "Ok."

    Melody had a frustrated look on her face as she grabbed her shampoo bottle. She was out of her favorite green apple shampoo and knew that she would have to use the small bottled shampoo the hotel provided. With her hair being as long as it was that could be a problem. She knew this was a problem because with the cheap hotel shampoo , you were lucky if you had enough shampoo for one shower. She sighed in frustration and threw her empty shampoo bottle in the trash. While Melody was in the shower this gave Melody and Roman time to think .

    "I'm such an idiot... Things haven't been right between me and Melody ever since the kiss. Now with all of this shit happening with Wyatt, Melody is becoming more distant from me now than when I met her. My anger was directed to the wrong person, I took my anger out on the wrong person. I took my anger out on her when I should have taken my anger out on Wyatt. Of course ... I was a stupid Asshole earlier when I punched the wall and scared her off. It's a good thing Seth did that iPhone tracking thing, otherwise I might have never found her. I'm glad we found her when we did, who knows what could have happened to her if we never found her. Melody wants to be an independent woman, she doesn't like to feel like a burden to anyone so she doesn't ask for anyone's help. She's tired... She's physically tired from traveling, and she's mentally and emotionally tired from all of the shit that's happening to her. I can't say I know all of what she wants, but it's what she needs that's really important... She needs a place to stay, not just go from hotel to hotel, but an actual place she can stay to call home, she needs a job, and she needs people that will be there for her. I want to be there for her, but I don't know if she wants me around. Dean... He sees her like a sister. I guess Seth does too, but Dean was really protective of her the day she tried to commit suicide. He lost his own sister to suicide so I guess Melody reminds him of his sister and he wants to be around to protect her. I was such an Asshole earlier, she was so terrified of me, I'm supposed to be here to protect her, but instead I just keep screwing things up. She came with me this time, but if I screw up again she might not give me any more chances. I've got to make it up to her or I'd end up losing her... I just want to see her happy and smiling again. I have to make it up to her somehow."

    He knew it wasn't going to make up for everything, but it was a start... He remembered seeing Melody throw away her shampoo bottle, he had another idea and grabbed the car keys. He was sure that Dean and Seth wouldn't need to go anywhere so he knocked on the bathroom door to let Melody know that he was leaving.

    "Melody... I'm going to the store, I'll be back in a few minutes."

    "Ok."

    Melody could hear the room door shut and knew that he left. Now Melody was alone with her thoughts.

    "Things seem a little better now... I still can't believe Roman almost hit me. Why did I come back here?... Things seemed weird before anything happened with Bray. Things first started getting weird... I guess after he kissed me. We haven't really had time to talk as much as I'd like. I just feel like such a burden... I've had to travel with Roman from hotel to hotel and he's bought me things... He probably think that I'm just using him for his money... Maybe he's keeping me around so he can try to screw me sometime. Will he just move on when he's tired of me? This just doesn't seem real... Roman is a WWE Superstar, and I'm just a nobody. How does this happen? Why would Roman even pay attention to a girl like me? We've just been traveling so much and going from hotel to hotel... What's going to happen when The Shield want to see their families? I can't just interrupt time with their families, that's their personal time. I need a job, and I need my own place to stay, I don't know how long I can take all of this traveling. WWE Superstars are used to it, but I'm not a WWE Superstar, I don't think I can take this much longer... I'm physically tired and emotionally tired. I need to get my life straightened out. I haven't been myself for so long... So much stuff has happened, it just seems like I'm always worrying about something. I just want things to go somewhat back to normal... Things will never be normal again. It's hard right now, but I'll figure something out... As for right now I know what I can do... Something I haven't done since that night at the bar."

    Melody would sometimes sing to calm herself down, she would usually sing in the shower, but the last time anyone heard her sing was at the bar. She's been so stress with everything that's happened that she hadn't felt like singing. Melody was nervous when there wasn't music on, she could sing in front of people, but there had to be music playing. The radio wasn't on, but Roman left and she was alone so she decided to sing whatever felt right, she thought of the perfect song to sing and put her heart and soul into every word as she started singing.

    (The song she started to sing was called Temporary Home by Carrie Underwood.)

    (First Verse)

    Little boy, six years old, a little too used to bein' alone. Another new mom and dad, another school, another house that'll never be home. When people ask him how he likes this place, He looks up and says with a smile upon his face...

    (Chorus)

    This is my temporary home, it's not where I belong. Windows and rooms, that I'm passin' through... This is just a stop, on the way to where I'm going. I'm not afraid because I know, this is my temporary home.

    (Second Verse)

    Young mom on her own, she needs a little help, got nowhere to go. She's lookin' for a job, lookin' for a way out, cause a halfway house will never be a home. At night she whispers to her baby girl, someday we'll find a place here in this world...

    (Chorus)

    This is our temporary home, it's not where we belong. Windows and rooms, that we're passin' through... This is just a stop, on the way to where we're going. I'm not afraid because I know, this is our temporary home.

    (Third Verse)

    Old man, hospital bed, the room is filled with people he loves. And he whispers don't cry for me, I'll see you all someday. He looks up and says, I can see God's face.

    (Chorus)

    This is my temporary home, it's not where I belong. Windows and rooms, that I'm passin, through... This was just a stop on the way to where I'm going. I'm not afraid because I know, this was my temporary home... This is our temporary home.

    Melody felt a little better once she was done singing. Music always made her feel better no matter what kind of mood she was in. She felt like with her current situation that she could easily relate to this song. She was actually in the shower a lot longer than she thought. She was lost in her thoughts and then sang that song, she spent an extra ten minutes and didn't know Roman came back. She changed and then realized that she forgot her hairbrush in the room. She left the bathroom and went to get her hairbrush and then noticed that Roman was back and wondered how long he's been back and how much he's heard. She was surprised when she saw a few things he had in his hands. She blushed a little, but smiled and said.

    "Roman... When did you get back?"

    Roman smiled back at her and started walking up to her.

    "A few minutes ago?"

    "So... How much did you hear?"

    Roman laughed a bit but answered her.

    "I didn't hear your whole song, but I would guess most of it."

    Melody blushed and looked away. She didn't expect Roman to come back so soon. He could tell that she was embarrassed.

    "I don't know that song... But you'rereally good Melody."

    Melody still had a blush on her face but looked up at him and gave him a small smile. Roman then showed her what he had in his hands. He had some flowers for her, they were roses mixed with a few daisies. She also noticed a big teddy bear, what looked like an envelope, and was really surprised when she saw green apple shampoo. He smiles at her and hands her these things things one by one.

    "Roman... What's all this?"

    Roman had a serious look on his face and avoided looking at her.

    "Why don't you read the card first?"

    Melody put the flowers on the table beside the bed and put the bear and shampoo on the bed, then opened the card. On the front there were two words printed on the front that read, I'm Sorry. There were also flowers on the front of the card with a sad face. Melody flipped it to look at the inside. Three words were printed on the inside that read, Please Forgive Me. On the rest of the card things were hand written on the left and right side of the card, the rest of the space was taken up by a hand written message, Melody read the card.

    "I don't think the space on this card will even be enough space for me to say what I want. I can't say I'm sorry enough, I took my anger out on the wrong person, you didn't deserve that. If it's what you want, I want to be with you, to protect you and make you smile. I have a lot to do to make it up to you, but this is a start. I don't think I deserve your forgiveness or another chance, but I hope I at least made you smile... You have a smile that could brighten the whole world. P.S. I know how much you hate hotel shampoo and I know you like green apple shampoo so I got you more, which is perfect for your long, beautiful hair." -Roman

    Roman had to write small and wondered if Melody could read it all, he really did take up the whole inside of the card. He wanted to write more, but there was only so much room on the card. Melody finished reading the card, smiled and looked at Roman before giving him a hug, Roman was surprised but hugged her back. Her heart was racing and she couldn't stop smiling.

    "Roman..."

    "Yes Melody?"

    "I forgive you."

    Roman was so relieved to hear those words. He fixed things this time, but what would happen the next time he messed up? Those thoughts were gone the second Melody surprised him and kissed his cheek. It was the first time Melody ever took action in a romantic relationship, especially since this was her first. She was slightly worried that she went a step too far, but then remembered that Roman kissed her the other day and now he got her a card, flowers, a teddy bear, and even her favorite shampoo. Roman was surprised , but smiled as he held her in his arms.

    "Thank you Roman, this was really a nice surprise, you've really made me happy."

    "That's what I was hoping for."

    They let each other go and Melody put the card beside the flowers he got her, she put the shampoo in her bag. She couldn't believe Roman went out and bought shampoo for her. She looked over on the bed and noticed the teddy bear sitting there. She picked it up, felt how soft it was and gave it a squeeze. Roman gave her a smile.

    "What are you going to name him?"

    "Him? It's a girl bear."

    "Ok... What are you going to name her then?"

    Melody took a moment to think of a name.

    "She looks like a Sophie to me."

    Melody then remembered what she came in the room for. She came in to grab her hairbrush. Her hair was actually drying fast. The more she brushed her hair, the faster it dried. When she came back in the room she was tired now and ready to go to sleep. Roman still wanted to talk to her, but he would have to do it once she woke up. Melody was happy and all of the things she was worried about seemed to disappear when she was with Roman. Things slowly started to feel somewhat back to normal between them. Roman still wanted to respect her boundaries so he lay on his side of the bed. Melody wondered why and rolled over closer to him.

    "Roman..."

    Roman turned back over to face her. She lifted up his arm and moved it around her, this was how she was comfortable sleeping, in his arms. It gave her a sense of comfort and safety. Roman smiled at this, he also enjoyed having Melody in his arms when they went to sleep. He kissed her forehead and held her close.

    "Good night Melody."

    "Good night Roman."

    They soon fell asleep together. No matter how strong Bray's mind games were, no matter how hard he tried to mess things up, the more time Roman and Melody spent together, the more comfortable they felt around each other. This wasn't over, Bray still had more tricks up his sleeve to make them doubt one another.

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  18. Someone Special

    Chapter Eighteen

    The next day Roman and Melody seemed to wake up at the same time. Roman smiled as he saw Melody open her eyes. Melody was happy, the first thing she saw when she opened her eyes was Roman's gray-blue eyes looking back at her. She smiled and blushed and wondered how long he had been awake and how long he had been staring at her.

    "Good morning Melody."

    "Good morning Roman. How long have you been awake?"

    "Not long, I just woke up actually. Did you sleep ok?"

    "Yeah, how about you?"

    "I slept great."

    Both of them were quiet for a moment and wondered what the day would be like.

    "So Roman, Raw is later tonight, are we going to workout before the show?"

    "We can, but I was hoping that we could take it easy today and just talk. With all of the live events, house shows, traveling with Dean and Seth... sometimes it's hard to have a conversation with just you."

    "Ok, what do you want to talk about?"

    "There's actually a lot on my mind, but we've got all day... I need to know what happened between you and Bray. I need to know what he's been saying to you... and how you two ended up kissing."

    Melody was afraid he would bring this up, she didn't want to talk about it because of the way Roman acted. Roman could tell Melody didn't want to talk about it, but Roman wanted to know.

    "Please Melody... I promise I won't get mad. I just need to know what happened."

    Melody sighed and realized that she would have to tell him sooner or later.

    "So... Bray's words didn't really get to me this time. There were a few things he said that did make sense... He said that the people in this world are afraid of what they don't understand and they judge someone like me because I'm different. He said that there is something special about me that sets me apart from everyone else. He told me the last time I saw him that you went around with other women, he called you a pretty boy and told me that I shouldn't trust you. He said that he could understand me more than you could. Then he says that he was letting me go. He unties me, turns me around, and the next thing I know... he's kissing me. That was when you opened the door... I swear Roman... he kissed me, not the other way around. He didn't get to me with his words, but he freaked me out when he kissed me."

    Roman nodded his head and it seemed like he understood.

    "Ok, that's all I needed to know, but now there is something I want to talk to you about. I already told you that the part Bray said about me going from one woman to another was keyword there is WAS. I know it can be hard to believe that people can change, but Bray wants you to believe that I'm still the same guy I was three years ago. I was a different man three years ago... I would get drunk and mess around with any girl I felt like. Then about a year ago, I met someone I really liked, we dated for a few weeks and I really had feelings for this girl and I thought she felt the same way, but she was just using me for my money. I was crushed when I found out that she left me for a guy with more money and then realized that other women may have felt about the same after I left them. Since I then understood what it felt like to be hurt and used, I promised myself that I wouldn't say how I felt about a girl until I knew that she was someone special. That night we got into our first fight and I went to a bar... I only had one drink. I was an asshole that night and something changed my mood quick. It was the song I heard... It was the same song we danced to earlier that day. It reminded me of you... Melody... You talked to me about how your parent's relationship, and I really hope that you won't judge someone because of their past and be afraid to be in a relationship. You deserve to be in a relationship with someone that will make you happy. You should know that in a relationship, things aren't always going to be perfect, people make mistakes. If two people really like each other, I think they will stick together no matter what. I know we've known each other for about three weeks now, but I've been thinking about this for a few days now..."

    "What?"

    "Maybe three weeks isn't long enough, and you may have your mind made up already, but I've been thinking about this for a few days now and I wanted you to know that you had a choice. You're free to do what you want, but there's something I've been wanting to ask you."

    "What is it?"

    "I really like you Melody... I think I have feelings for you, and I was really hoping that you would give me a chance... So I could ask you to be my girlfriend."

    Roman was quiet as he gave Melody time to think and respond. Melody was surprised, this was the first time anyone asked her to be their girlfriend. She noticed that Roman was gently holding her hands. This reminded her of the day they kissed, only now they weren't dancing to any music. She looked into Roman's eyes and noticed the same look he gave her the day he kissed her, and the same look he gave her the night before when he was apologizing to her. Melody couldn't deny her feelings for him anymore, she felt her heart beating, and she gave him a smile while blushing slightly and she intertwined her fingers with his.

    "I will Roman... I'll be your girlfriend."

    Roman had the biggest smile on his face, he was so happy that Melody wanted to be his girlfriend that he let go of her hands only to pick her up by her waist and spin her around in a circle before he put her back down and brought her into a hug.

    "I can't believe it... You'll really be my girlfriend?"

    Melody giggled at this and hugged him back.

    "Yes.. I will."

    "Great!"

    Roman was about to kiss her until he remembered that he needed to take things slow, especially since this was Melody's first relationship. The first time he kissed her he surprised her and may have even caused her to freak out, so he wanted to ask her to make sure it was ok.

    "Um... Melody?"

    "Yes Roman?"

    "May I... May I kiss you?"

    Melody giggled and thought it was funny that Roman was asking, especially since he's kissed her before.

    "Yes... You don't have to ask."

    Roman smiled before he leaned down and kissed her gently. Melody closed her eyes and melted into the kiss as he held her in his arms. This time it was longer than than their first kiss and now Melody could kiss him back. It was a gentle and sweet kiss just like the first time. They let go of each other and both had a smile on their faces. Roman was the first one to speak.

    "So... We're officially together now. What do you think about this?"

    "It's great... I feel really happy about this... Being with you, it's better than I thought it would be."

    "We still have the whole day ahead of us... You had mentioned something about working out."

    "Yeah... Do you want to?"

    "Sure, I'm up for anything with you. There's actually a gym here at the hotel, so we don't really have to leave the building."

    "Ok cool."

    Melody and Roman made their way down to the first floor and down a hallway until they saw a gym. It had treadmills and several different weight lifting places. Melody got on a treadmill and started running, she was right across from Roman and could see what he was doing. His strength impressed her, and after ten minutes he took his shirt off. Melody couldn't help but smile, blush, and stare at him as she thought to herself.

    "Oh my God... He's so hot!"

    After ten minutes on the treadmill Melody decided that she needed a break and sat over beside Roman and started drinking water.

    "Hey Roman... How is your weight lifting going?"

    "Fine. How was your run?"

    "Fine... Do you think I could do that?"

    "What bench pressing?"

    "Yeah... Women can lift weights too."

    "Have you ever done it before?"

    "Not since middle school... Will you help me?"

    "Of course... But we're starting you off easy."

    After a five minute break Melody was laying down at the bench press area. Roman knew he had to be careful with Melody because people have gotten hurt from trying to lift too much. He started her off with no weights. He held onto the weight lifting bar with her at first because she seemed nervous and unbalanced.

    "It's ok... I'll be right here with you the whole time. If I think you need to stop, then we'll stop. I'm here for if you really start to struggle lifting."

    "Ok."

    Once Melody got used to lifting the weight bar, they moved onto five pounds. The weights increased by five pounds as you went up. Melody easily went through at least fifty pounds without really needing help. After she got up to seventy-five pounds Roman was impressed. He noticed Melody start to struggle, but she got seventy five pounds up.

    "Ok... Seventy-five pounds is impressive, but I think we should stop here."

    "Wait... I think I can do a little better. Please let me keep going."

    Roman wasn't sure that it was a good idea, but he would help her if she really needed it. Now Melody had eighty pounds, she had to push with everything she had, but she made it to eighty.

    "See... Back in middle school, I think I got to maybe ninety or one hundred pounds."

    "Yes, but you probably did it with your gym class. You said you haven't done it since middle school, I don't think it's a good idea to try to get to ninety or one hundred pounds if you haven't done it since middle school."

    "Please Roman, I'm only ten pounds away from ninety. I promise I'll stop if I can get to ninety."

    "I really don't think it's a good idea to continue... You struggled with seventy-five and barely got eighty pounds up. If you push yourself too far, you could get hurt, and I don't want to see you get hurt. Maybe overtime if you start working out regularly, we'll get you back up to ninety, one hundred, or maybe even past that, but for today I think we need to stop."

    "Ok... How long have we been here now?"

    "At least over an hour or so. How about we get cleaned up and go get some lunch?"

    "Sounds good to me."

    Melody got up and walked over to Roman and gave him a kiss. They were surprised when they heard people shouting at them. They looked over in that direction and noticed Dean and Seth walking their way. Melody blushed and Roman just had an annoyed look on his face. Dean gave Roman a smirk and a playful pat on the back.

    "Looking good Brotha... I saw that little kiss."

    Dean and Seth then started doing kissing noises at Melody and Roman.

    "Aw come on... You guys kiss your girls in public."

    Seth smirked.

    "We know... We just like giving you a hard time about it. She's got you whipped already."

    "So what?... I'm not ashamed. I've got nothing to hide. She's my girlfriend now... If we want to kiss then we'll kiss."

    Roman proves his point by giving her a quick kiss. Melody smiled in the kiss and was happy that Roman wasn't embarrassed of her.

    Dean then changed the subject.

    "Ok, so how long have you been here? Seth and I just got here?"

    "We've been here a little over an hour, but we're going to go get cleaned up and go get lunch. I guess we'll see you guys later when it's about time for Raw."

    Roman and Melody leave the gym hand in hand with their fingers intertwined again just to show everyone that they were together. Things seemed ok at the moment, but what would happen later on at Raw? What mind games would Bray play next?

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  19. Someone Special

    Chapter Nineteen

    Roman and Melody spent most of the day together, every second since Roman asked Melody to be his girlfriend she's had the biggest smile on her face. It just didn't seem real, three weeks ago she was just a fan of his, but now she was his girlfriend. Her mood only changed when she started seeing comments on pictures of them from Twitter. Roman could tell that she was getting upset and wrapped his arm around her.

    "Hey... Don't let what people say online bother you. These people don't know you and probably wouldn't dare say any of those things to your face, especially with me around. You shouldn't let what people think bother you. I really like you and wanted you to be my girlfriend. I think you're absolutely beautiful Melody... Don't let anyone tell you different."

    Melody smiled and kissed his cheek. Dean and Seth were in the front seat and exchanged looks with each other as they saw Melody and Roman snuggling close in the back seat. Dean had a smirk on his face and said.

    "Well aren't you two the cutest? Did you forget that Seth and I were here?"

    Melody was quiet and Roman rolled his eyes at them.

    "I already told you guys... She's my girlfriend and we can do what we want."

    Seth laughed and held up his hands in self defense.

    "Ok man... We get it. No harm done, we're happy for you, but we do need to get into the arena."

    Dean was having fun teasing them.

    "Come on Lovebirds."

    There weren't as many fans waiting for them this time since they got there earlier this time. Melody still felt nervous about people seeing her because she didn't know what they would say. The Shield got their bags out of the car and at first Melody just followed behind them until Roman remembered what happened the last time they went in. The last time they went in, someone grabbed her. Roman had a rolling bag behind him, he stopped and then grabbed Melody's hand. The people behind the barricade cheered, but Roman made sure that he was on the side closer to the crowd so that Melody was safe. Once they were in The Shield's locker room, Roman knew he had to do a better job of protecting Melody from Bray. After Melody was abducted even from the diva's locker room Roman thought that the safest place for Melody would be in The Shield's locker room. It just so happened that Roman would be the only one in front of a crowd. He planned on going out there by himself and calling out Bray while Dean and Seth watched over Melody. Roman left the locker room to go to the ring to call out Bray. Melody was slightly embarrassed that Dean and Seth were having to watch over her, but she was also thankful that she was with someone she knew this time.

    "Thanks for sticking around guys."

    Seth was the first to respond back.

    "Sure, no problem. Roman wanted to call out Bray and he wanted us to watch over you."

    Melody blushed a bit.

    "It's kind of embarrassing... I'm twenty four years old and I feel like you guys are babysitting me."

    Dean pat her back.

    "That's not how we see it. The Shield is like a brotherhood. You're like a little sister to us now Melody, you're very important to us too. We just want to make sure that you're safe."

    Melody smiled and gave them both a hug.

    "Thank you guys... I've always been the oldest in my family, I never knew what it was like to have a protective older brother... Now I have two. I can't help but worry about Roman..."

    "He's a tough guy, smart too. He knows how to get out of dangerous situations."

    Something weird started happening. The lights started flashing the same way they did in the diva's locker room when Melody was abducted and Melody starts freaking out and hides behind Dean and Seth. Dean and Seth watch the door and were prepared for a fight. The lights go out and Melody screams. Lots of shouting and other noises were heard. The lights came back on and showed Luke Harper with a chair hitting Dean, and Erick Rowan hitting Seth with a Kendo Stick. Melody screamed as she watched the attack, she didn't know what to do. Luke and Erick were there, but where was Bray? Seth and Dean started fighting back to keep Luke and Erick away from Melody. It took all of Dean's strength to keep Luke away and he yelled something at Melody.

    "Melody!... Find Roman!... Run to the ring!"

    Melody hesitated for a moment because she felt bad about what was happening. They continued to fight and Seth noticed that Melody was still standing there and yelled at her.

    "Go!... Run Melody!"

    Melody ran right past the men fighting with tears now in her eyes. She was scared, but mostly concerned for Dean and Seth. She ran out of The Shield's locker room. She didn't know where she was going and ran down a hallway. She looked back to see if Luke or Erick were following her. They weren't following her, she ran around a corner but wasn't paying attention to where she was going and bumped into someone. Once she realized who it was, it was too late to run the other way. She screamed as a pair of hands grabbed her and silenced her screams. She tried her best to escape, but he was stronger than her and she ended up being dragged to a dark room. It wasn't completely dark, there was a light that kept flickering and a few candles that were lit. Melody now had tape over her mouth. She could scream all she wanted, but no one would hear her. She was pushed to the ground and instantly someone was on top of her. She struggled, but it was no use, she was held down, laying on her stomach as her arms were tied behind her back in a tight knot. Her legs were then tied together around her knees, and around her feet. She was then tied down to a chair and saw a bright light that she later on realized to be a tv monitor. She was scared, but at the same time annoyed. How much longer would she have to deal with this? She was terrified, she had no idea what to expect. She saw Roman in the ring and started worrying about him, he was out in the ring alone and since Dean and Seth were attacked, it was possible that Roman would have to fight The Wyatt Family alone.

    Roman was in the ring alone with a mic in his hand.

    "I came out here to the ring on my own because recently Bray Wyatt has been sticking his nose where it doesn't belong. I'm calling you out Wyatt, how about you come out here by yourself to this ring and face me like a man?"

    Suddenly the lights go out in the arena and Bray pops up on the big screen laughing.

    "You think you want me to come out to the ring... But you really don't know what you're asking for. It's funny... Playing with your mind and emotions. You're so easy to manipulate, everyone seems to think of me as a bad guy, but I'm not really a bad guy... I have a gift for you Roman..."

    A spotlight shines on Roman and something slowly falls down to him, it looks like a piece of paper at first until Roman realized that it was a picture.

    (Instead of the picture being of Roman and his daughter, it was a picture of Bray kissing Melody.)

    Roman was surprised when he realized that it was Melody in the picture and started worrying about her. He could hear a reaction from the crowd, but shook those thoughts from his head because he was sure that Dean and Seth were watching over her. Bray then started laughing and spoke again.

    "She's beautiful isn't she? I'll never forget what it felt like or how it tasted when she kissed me... Her lips... That day her kiss tasted like something cherry flavored, but also like something else... Fear... I could taste her fear... The fear of the unknown. I tasted this once before... from my beloved Abigail. She is no longer with us, but she wouldn't want me to be alone... No, she would want me to be happy. Melody... She is a lot like Abigail. I think Abigail is looking down at me smiling because finally... I have found my beloved. She is a lot like Abigail, she's been wrongfully judged because she's a little different. I believe that she's someone special, and I'm going to treat her the way she's supposed to be treated. She's been blinded... Blinded by your lies Roman. It will take her time... Time for her to believe my truth, but in time... She will, and soon she will forget you and in time... Love me, the same way I love her."

    The camera then focused on Melody and Roman dropped the mic and made his way to the ropes to get out of the ring.

    "Where are you going Roman? Mr... Samoan Superman? If you leave now, you'll miss the best part."

    Roman stopped for a moment and looked to the screen to see what was going on. The camera switched for a moment to show Dean and Seth still being beat down by Luke and Erick. Then the camera switched back to Bray and Melody.

    "It was a good plan, but not good enough... I'm always one step ahead of you Roman... One... Step... Ahead... You're no good for her Roman, you'll only break her heart. You can try all you want, but you can't keep me away from my beloved."

    Bray then removes the tape from her mouth, a shout of pain is heard from her, but she's silenced when Bray kisses her. This is enough to make Roman's blood boil. Before Roman can do anything, a shout of pain is heard from Bray once Melody headbutts him. Bray is embarrassed from this and hits Melody in the face.

    "That was very foolish Melody. You're going to wish you hadn't done that."

    Melody glared at Bray, and now that she had the tape off her mouth, she could say something.

    "Go to Hell Bray!"

    Bray hit her again and now Roman was out of the ring. Bray felt at his head from Melody's headbutt and laughed.

    "You like the fiesty ones... Don't you Roman? That's something we'll have to change."

    He hits Melody once more and Roman is livid and made his way to the top of the entrance ramp before Roman hears a scream of pain from Melody. He looks up at the screen and realized that Bray had Melody by her hair and that he had her near one of the candle's flame.

    "Stop right there Roman!... Fire... It can destroy even the most beautiful things."

    Roman now had a mic in his hand again.

    "What do you want Wyatt?! Why did you drag Melody into this?!"

    "I didn't drag her into this, you did... The first day you met her, you dragged her into this! All I want is to protect her... To protect her from your lies. Out of all the people she could have been with... It had to be you!"

    "Enough!... I've had just about enough of you. You can either come out here, or I can come back there and find you. You're always asking for people to find you... One way or another I'm kicking your ass!"

    Bray laughs again.

    "Oh we will fight, but it will be on my terms... I hold the playing cards, that means I'm in control. Don't worry yourself too much Roman... You have one less burden on your hands. I'll take good care of Melody for you... And you're going to let me Roman... Because if you really care for her like you say you do, then you'll let her go. She deserves to be happy, and she will be with me. She'll be happy with almost anyone... Anyone... But... You Roman."

    Bray then disappears leaving a confused and frustrated Roman. If he did anything to try to save Melody, Bray would hurt her, but if Roman didn't do anything it would look like he didn't care about her and Bray would still hurt her. The lights come back on and Roman could hear a lot of people shouting at him. He turned around and is met with a Superkick from Luke Harper which knocked him out. Melody saw everything that happened, the attack on Dean and Seth was replayed and now the attack on Roman. Melody felt completely helpless and guilty over what happened. Even when she was in The Shield's locker room there was absolutely nothing she could do to avoid ending back with Bray. Tears ran down her face as she was scared of what was going to happen to her and The Shield. Bray blew out the candles in the room and the flickering light was all that was left. Bray noticed that she was upset and started laughing again.

    "Don't be upset Melody... I know it hurts now, but soon you'll be able to watch The Destruction of The Shield and feel nothing at all. In time... You will come to love me and my family the same way you love The Shield... Maybe even more."

    Melody only cried more and wondered if The Shield would come for her. After the attack she had doubts in her head and was afraid that she would have to accept her fate and become Bray's beloved, and part of The Wyatt Family.

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  20. Someone Special

    Chapter Twenty

    Roman had been knocked out by Luke Harper's superkick, and referees had to come out to check on him. Back in The Shield's locker room, Dean and Seth were just waking up from the attack, they were completely unaware of anything that happened. They had a hard time walking out of the locker room, they were sore everywhere. They came out of the locker room and noticed Roman being helped be referees and took over. Roman seemed out of it until he saw Dean and Seth and then realized where he was and what happened. Dean came over to Roman and shook him to see if Roman knew what was going on.

    "Roman... Ro, what happened?!"

    Roman was quiet for a moment, he couldn't get what he saw out of his head. There was concern in his eyes and worry in his voice as he said only one word.

    "Melody..."

    Dean and Seth seemed to understand and backed away. Roman only seemed to get more upset and started yelling at them.

    "What the hell happened back here?! You guys were supposed to watch over her! I thought you guys cared about Melody, you guys know how much she means to me!"

    Dean was about to yell something back to him, but Seth stepped between them.

    "Hey! Roman, Dean, Back up! We do care about her Roman, and we know you're head over heels in love with her, but would you shut up and listen to me for a minute!"

    Roman didn't say a word and Seth started talking again.

    "We knew The Wyatt's would attack. Dean and I were ready to fight and do whatever it took to keep Melody safe. The lights went out and we were ready to fight. It was just Luke and Erick, but we didn't expect for them to have weapons. Luke had a chair, and Erick had a kendo stick. We fought them off as long as we could. We told Melody to run out to you in the ring, Dean and I got our asses beat and I guess Wyatt got to her first. We did all we could."

    Roman wasn't upset with them anymore, but was upset with himself.

    "It's my fault, Bray was one step ahead. He wanted us to split up, he knew we were going to split up. He knew I was going to call him out and he knew you guys were going to stay in the locker room with Melody... Damn it! No matter how hard I try, Melody somehow ends up with Bray."

    "Well what are we waiting for? Let's go find her and kick Wyatt's ass."

    "We can't just go after them, he has Melody and she could get hurt. You guys may not have seen what happened, but Bray had her tied up and kissed her... He kissed her right in front of me and there was nothing I could do about it. She headbutts him and then he slapped her. She told him to go to Hell and he slapped her again. I was running up the ramp to find him and kick his ass myself, but he had Melody by her hair and was threatening to burn her. He said that we will fight, but it will be on his terms. What the Hell am I supposed to do? If I try to find her he'll hurt her, but if I do nothing he'll still probably hurt her."

    "So you're telling me that you're giving up on her?"

    "No Dean I'm not giving up on her, I just don't know what to do. Bray seems to know our every move."

    "That's because you don't know how to play mind games. I haven't really come up with a plan in a while. Our plans have always been put together by The Architect. How did that last plan work out for you Seth?"

    "Shut up Dean... Since you're so smart, why don't you come up with a brilliant plan."

    Dean gave Seth a smirk.

    "Ok I will. You seem to forget that I'm the only person that's ever got inside Bray's head."

    "So you're saying we should play mind games on Bray until we get inside his head."

    "Yep... Once we get in Wyatt's head, he'll screw up and we'll get Melody back."

    Roman liked Dean's idea.

    "That actually sounds like a good idea."

    Dean smirked at Seth.

    "See Seth? You're not the only one that can come up with a brilliant plan. When we're talking Bray Wyatt, it's best if you let The Lunatic Fringe come up with the plans. Don't worry, The Architect and The Powerhouse will get to kick Wyatt's ass, but you have to let me come up with the plan. Bray expects us to come for him, but we're going to make him come to us... To fight crazy... you have to think crazy."

    Seth rolled his eyes annoyed at Dean.

    "Ok, we'll let Dean handle this one."

    Dean has a mischievous smile on his face and starts patting Roman on the back.

    "So here's the plan..."

    There was still a lot of time left until Raw ended. Bray's promo was at the beginning of Raw. Melody was still tied to a chair and Bray was just pacing back and forth around her trying to predict what The Shield would do next. Bray expected The Shield to barge in and demand Melody back. If The Shield came for Melody, Bray would be ready with consequences. Bray seemed to have a fascination with fire, so he decided to light the candles again. He could tell that Melody was nervous and wanted to have fun with her. He comes up behind her, puts one hand on her shoulder, and with his other hand he plays with her hair. He starts running his hand through her hair the same way you would pet an animal.

    "This is great isn't it Melody? I just love this special alone time we get to spend together."

    Melody doesn't say anything, she just looks down at the ground feeling helpless and hopeless. Almost an hour had passed since Bray abducted her, she started to believe that The Shield wasn't coming for her. Bray tilted her chin up so she was forced to look at him. Once he did this, her sadness turned to anger.

    "Don't touch me!"

    "Come on Melody... Why do you have to be like that? I'm only doing what's best for you."

    "Bullshit! You're only doing what's best for yourself. You keep talking about someone named Abigail, and you keep calling me your beloved and you don't even know me... Obviously Abigail is someone you loved in the past, you keep comparing me to her. Get this through that crazy mind of yours... There is nothing going on between us and there never will be. I will not be your Abigail replacement. You threatened to burn me... you're out of your fucking mind!"

    Bray laughed for a moment and then slapped Melody in the face. Melody fought back the tears from the pain she was feeling and felt mostly anger.

    "You should watch your tone and your language. You don't know what you're saying, surely you don't mean that."

    "I do mean it! I can say what I want, I'm a grown woman, I can say and do what I want. Just because you have me tied up don't think you have control over me. That's what you want... To control people."

    This was getting to Bray because he was getting mad and slapped her in the face again.

    "I really would watch what you say Melody... It seems like you could use a lesson in discipline. I would hate to have to bust that pretty little mouth of yours... Why don't you be a good, sweet little girl? I would much rather plant a kiss on your lips than hit them. You're beautiful Melody... The first time I kissed you, I had to have more. I loved the taste of cherry and fear on your lips. You're an addiction... I need more and more of your kiss."

    Melody tries to pull away, but Bray pulls her into a kiss. Melody couldn't take it anymore, even though she had no control of the situation she felt like she was cheating on Roman. She really didn't have any control in the situation, every second she spent with Bray was torture and now she had tears rolling down her face. This is what Bray wanted, to have control of the situation. He only stopped kissing her so he could laugh at her.

    "I knew you would warm up to me eventually... You're so happy to be with me that you're crying tears of joy."

    Bray was going to go back to kissing her until he heard a voice on the tv monitor. This voice belonged to Dean Ambrose.

    "Bray! Hey... Bonehead I'm talking to you. I know you can hear me, we're out here."

    Bray walks away from Melody and walks up to the tv screen. The Shield is out by the ring. Dean has a mic in his hand and Roman and Seth were standing beside a rocking chair. Dean destroyed Bray's chair, and another chair was brought back when Bray called out The Undertaker around Wrestlemania. That chair was also destroyed, but now here was another rocking chair. Melody was confused and didn't know what was going on. The rocking chair was rocking on its own. There was nobody in the chair, but Dean thought this was the perfect way to play mind games with Bray, Dean started talking to the chair.

    "Hi Abigail... I think we've met a few times before. I think Bray is confused... He seems to think that our friend Melody is you, he even kissed her like he would you."

    Bray was wide eyed as Dean continued.

    "Oh... Bray I would not want to be you. She came back for you like she promised and now you broke your promise to her...You promised Abigail that you would always love her and only her. Aw... You've upset her. She said she saw you kissing Melody."

    Bray started talking to the tv screen

    "No... I would never do that to you Abigail. I love you."

    Melody was confused, but kept watching the screen. Dean kept talking.

    "Woah what's that Abigail? You want us to what? Since Bray doesn't care about you all you want us to do is put you out of your misery. Well... Usually we don't hit girls, but if you really want us to we will. If it will make you feel better, we'll do it."

    Melody and the crowd was confused as they watch The Shield destroy the chair. This caused Bray to yell and drop to his knees.

    "No! Not again!... I will not lose you again Abigail. Luke! Erick! Go down to the ring! Now! Go down there and save Abigail and destroy The Shield!... Hurry!"

    Luke and Erick do what Bray asked them and ran down to the ring as fast as they could. Bray continued watching the screen as he saw The Shield triple powerbomb Abigail through a table. The crowd cheered and Bray lost it. The door to the room opened and Bray turned around automatically wishing he hadn't. He was knocked to the ground by a powerful spear by Roman Reigns and Roman kept punching Bray. Dean and Seth were there too untying Melody. Bray and Melody were both confused. Bray looked at the tv monitor and still saw The Shield out by the ring. Roman grabbed Bray by the hair and yelled at him.

    "It's a pre-recorded video dumbass! We put this video together before you saw it!"

    Bray then realized that he made a mistake by sending Luke and Erick to the ring. Once Melody was untied, Dean and Seth joined in on the attack and Melody watched with a satisfied smile on her face. The now live video was shown to the audience and Luke and Erick. Roman got the most hits in on Bray and he felt at his ribs from when Roman speared him. Roman ran at Bray with full force and was looking to hurt Bray. There was a table in the room and The Shield triple powerbombed Bray, but Roman wasn't done there. Even after they triple power bombed Bray, Roman jumped at Bray and kept hitting him in the face. Dean and Seth wanted to get out of there with Melody before Luke and Erick came back so they had to grab Roman and pull him off Bray. Bray only had a second of air before Roman was back on him, this time Dean, Seth, and a bunch of referees had to hold Roman back. Once they were separated, it was hard to tell if Roman had busted his knuckles or Bray's nose or mouth because there was blood everywhere. As Dean, Seth, and referees pulled him back Roman yelled something at Bray.

    "IF YOU EVER TOUCH MELODY AGAIN... I SWEAR I'LL FUCKING KILL YOU! YOU SON OF A BITCH!"

    WWE doctors started looking at Bray. He would end up with two black eyes, a broken nose and a busted lip. His face was also swollen, and he even had a bit of hair missing from his head and his beard. He also ended up having a few broken ribs from when Roman ran at him and speared him with full force. With his broken ribs and broken nose, Bray would be forced out of action for at least three months. Most of the blood was from Bray, but Roman had hit Bray so much and so hard that his knuckles bled. Even when the doctors were wrapping up his hand it still took Roman a while to calm down. Dean and Seth gave him space to cool down and told Melody that she should do the same, but she came up behind him concerned.

    "Roman?..."

    Roman turned around when he heard her, just seeing her was enough to make the look on his face soften. Maybe he shouldn't have went off on Bray the way he did, especially in front of Melody and wondered if he went too far.

    Dean and Seth looked at each other and Dean started talking to him.

    "I don't think it's a good idea for Melody to be around Roman, especially since she saw Roman almost murder Bray. He even said that he would kill him if Bray touched her again."

    "She'll be fine Dean ... It's not her that he's mad at. Bray crossed the line, there are certain things you don't do... The biggest would be don't mess with Superman's Lois Lane."

    (To be continued. Thanks for reading. Review.)