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Danni was in the elevator heading up to the suite she and Corey were sharing with Mark. Lost in thought, she reminisced on her day so far.
She and Rebecca had taken the boys, Corey and Cameron, to the WrestleMania Axccess area to check it out. Stephanie had given them, along with all the other families there, passes to see it before it was open to the public. The boys were having a good time. Checking out Shawn’s display, Daniel (head of security) was there and had let Cameron put on some of his dads old ring gear. She and Rebecca had laughed; Cameron looked so much like Shawn in the old black and red gear. Touring “The Undertakers” graveyard she overheard Corey say to Cameron “someday I’m going to be just like Mark.” Cameron had turned to him and replied “I’m gonna be just like my dad too.”
The rock wall was….interesting and Daniel had laughed at their antics.
Danni and Rebecca were standing outside the ring that was set up, Daniel in tow, watching the boys put on ‘the best wrestling match of the century’ when Vince walked up to them.
“Good morning Ladies.” Vince said with a smile. “I see your boys are enjoying themselves.”
“Hell Vince.” Rebecca smiled at him. “As you can see they are practicing to join the WWE when they get older.”
Laughing Vince watched them for a few seconds. Then he got a thoughtful look on his face. “You never know….” Vince turned to Danni “I really need to talk to you. You haven’t given me an answer yet. Can we please head over to my office?”
“I don’t know….” Danni replied looking over at the boys.
Rebecca stepped in “Don’t worry, I’ll watch Corey. If you aren’t done by the time they are, I can take them to the pool at the hotel.” Rebecca looked at the boys “They are about the same size, Cameron has an extra swimsuit.”
Sighing Danni replied “OK, just let me get Cor’s attention.”
Vince waited while Danni and Corey spoke at the ring apron.
Both boys waved and yelled “Hi Uncle Vince!” before returning to their match.
Walking back Danni had a smile on her face. “OK Vince, I got my um…instructions.” She laughed. “Let’s go.
The elevator door opened. Danni shook her head. ‘Well it’s done.’ She thought to herself. Walking down the hallway she ran into Rebecca and the boys.
“Well?” Corey asked “Did you tell Uncle Vince yes?”
Danni laughed “Yes you little demon, I did.”
A huge smile lit up his face. “Cool! See you later mom.” He said with a wave goodbye and an elbow in Cameron’s side.
Rebecca smiled at her “Shawn’s back.” She told Danni as she hurried to catch up to the boys before they left without her.
Danni sighed as she continued down the hallway. She knew what that meant. Mark, Shawn and Paul had gotten together to go over any last minute issues for the WrestleMania match. ‘I just hope Mark is as happy.’ She thought.
Mark was sitting on a lounge on the balcony of their suite when she walked in. Danni smiled, he was wearing jeans and a black shirt. “Dam he still takes my breath away.” She said softly. Grabbing two beers out of the cooler, she walked outside. Putting the beers on the table next to Mark she greeted him “Hello love.” As she leaned down for a kiss.
“Hi Darlin.” Mark responded when the pulled apart. Mark looked around as the little ‘whirlwind’ that was Corey didn’t jump on him as he usually did. “Where’s Corey? Didn’t you guys head over to Axcess?”
Danni chuckled “Yes we did. Rebecca took the ‘unholy duo’ swimming.”
Mark started chuckling. He knew exactly who she meant. Corey and Cameron had been as thick as brothers ever since they met at SummerSlam last year. Mark was in a teasing mood so he smirked “Unholy duo uh?”
Danni laughed “Oh yeah. After they um….helped with Shawn’s display, we ran into John. He of course let them sit and ‘drive’ some of his muscle cars on display. Then we proceeded to your graveyard.” Danni laughed again.
Smiling Mark asked “OK, what happened?”
“They told the crew they had the tomestomes in the wrong order.” She teased him.
“Yes,” Danni smiled “but they were right. The rock wall….let’s just say those two have no fear.”
Mark chuckled at the look on Danni’s face.
“Oh ha ha.” Danni chuckled “It was at that point the Daniel told us jokingly that he was going to set up a detail just for those two.” She got a thoughtful look, “At least I think he was joking.”
Mark was laughing outright at this point. “He didn’t….”
“Oh yes he did.” Danni smiled “But you should have seen Daniels face when they told the ring crew the ropes weren’t….right. They needed to be tighter so they could perform better.”
Mark almost doubled over with laughter. “I can just see those two doing that.” Danni laughed with him for a minute, and then got quiet.
“Darlin, is something wrong? They didn’t get hurt or anything did they?” Mark asked her concerned.
Danni loved the way he was always looking out for her son. “No love. It’s just….Vince cornered me for a meeting.”
Mark sobered up a bit. “Ah. I thought he might. He asked me where you were.” Mark took her hand. “So, what happened?”
Danni sighed. “I told him yes, I’ll take the training job in Florida.”
Squeezing Danni’s hand he replied “That’s what you wanted…right? I mean we’ve been talking about this for months.”
“Oh love, you know it is. This is my dream job.” Danni sighed again.
“So, what’s the matter?” he asked, concern in his voice.
“It’s just…..” Danni couldn’t finish.
Mark had a feeling he knew what was on her mind. “So when do we need to be in Florida?”
Danni seemed to miss the ‘we’ Mark had thrown in there “I told Vince I needed until the end of June. I want to make sure Kyler gets off to Japan for his job before Corey and I go.”
Mark let go of her hand and started playing with his beer bottle, spinning it around in his hands, taking small sips. ‘This is the perfect time….’ He thought to himself.
Danni wasn’t so deep in thought that she missed what Mark was doing. He seemed to have something on his mind. She let him work it through. He’s get around to it eventually.
“Um, Danni….I’ve been thinking…” he started, still looking down at the beer in his hands.
Danni looked up at him and teased him “It that a good thing?”
Mark put his beer down and looked up into her eyes. “I’m serious.”
“OK love, what is it?” That got her attention.
“I’ve been thinking….I mean….this isn’t as easy as I thought it would be.” He sighed.
Danni put her hand on his leg “Whatever it is Mark, you can tell me.” Danni’s heart dropped a bit in her chest. Thoughts ran through her head. ‘Was he getting tired of her? Was the move too much? Was her actually joining the WWE not right for him? But they had talked and he had been supportive.’
“You know your boys are great.” He started
Danni smiled slightly “Yeah, they’re pretty good.”
Smiling slightly Mark continued “That’s part of why I want to talk to you.”
Danni sighed “Mark….I would understand if the whole family thing is….a bit much.”
Mark looked up startled “What?....Oh no, that’s not what I meant at all.”
Mark smiled into her eyes “Danni, your kids are great, I actually care about them a great deal. Kyler has turned into a great friend and young man.” He sighed “Corey is like the son I never had.”
Danni smiled “They care a great deal about you too.”
Taking one of her hands in his “Just let me get through this ok?”
Mark took a deep breath “From the day I meet you I knew….there was something special between us.” He looked down nervously, then back up into her blue eyes.
Mark smiled “You’re the partner I’ve been looking for. I love the way you can kick most any ‘divas’ ass…and some of the guys too.” He chuckled “I love how you let me ‘take care of you’ even though you’re more than capable of taking care of yourself….I love how you handle your boys….The way you’ve become part of ‘the gang’ without even trying….The way you take care of me.” Mark smirked “That you’re not jealous when I get mobbed by fans. You never complain when I’m away….you’re there with a smile when I get home. The fact that I can’t wait to get home.” Mark sighed “I’m not very good at this sort of thing….”
Danni’s heart had gone from her stomach to her throat. Was she hearing what she thought she was hearing? “You’re doing just fine.” She managed to whisper.
Mark smiled “There’s so much about you that I love. Your loving and caring nature….the way you are up to just about anything….your incredible sensuality….your tenderness…your wicked sense of humor….” He paused “Mostly I just love being with you. It doesn’t seem to matter where we are either. On the road, in an airport, (he chuckled) any and every type of hotel.” He sighed “Staying at home watching movies, hanging out with the boys. It just….doesn’t matter as long as we’re together.”
Mark slid off the lounge onto his right knee, fumbled in his front jeans pocket for a second. Smiling he pulled out a ring.
He had found it a month ago and showed it to Glen. It was a black 1 carat diamond with smaller diamonds running down channels on either side. Glen had smiled and told him not to wait too long.
Mark looked into Danni’s intensely blue eyes. Quietly he said “You opened up my heart again. Danni….be mine….marry me.”
A single tear rolled down Danni face as she moved over next to him. Her voice wouldn’t work as her hand reached up and gently held the side of his face. Finally she whispered “Don’t you know….I’m already yours.”
His green eyes flashed and he smiled “Does that mean yes?” he whispered.
“Yes….” She replied as Mark slid the ring onto her finger, it was a perfect fit. Pulling Danni into his arms, he kissed her like he would never let her go.