Please, if you enjoy this then vote and comment. It only takes like 2 seconds of your time, especially just to press that small vote button. Also, minor change that you probably wanna take note of: Harley is now 15 NOT 17, because of reasons that will become clear later on. Sorry for the slow update, thanks for reading :) Kat xo
Glancing in the wing mirror, I checked over one of the most important things to me; my appearance. Go ahead and call me vain, but I knew where looks could get you and I wasn’t going to let smudged make up and windswept hair ruin the possibilities. Running my fingers through my long brown hair that fell half way down the back, I smoothed it out before brushing my fringe out of my eyes. I wasn’t wearing any make-up and if I was honest, I didn’t look bad so I decided to just go au-natural, as it wasn’t like I had anything on me.
The sound of a car door slamming brought me out of my own little world and I jumped slightly, noticing John was no longer in the driver’s seat next to me. I took this as my cue to get out and smoothed out the pink t-shirt I was currently wearing, which just so happened to be Dolph Ziggler’s new one. Catching the reflection of myself in the shiny black exterior of his car, I smirked confidently at my appearance. The dark blue denim skinny jeans I was wearing highlighted my slim figure and the white and red Nike hi-tops finished off the outfit perfectly.
I noticed John watching me, whilst shaking his head and chuckling to himself. I frowned, narrowing my eyes at him as I walked forward closer to him. He slowly raised his hands in surrender with a smile still plastered on his face.
“You remind me so much of y---“
“My mother? Yeah, I get that all the time…” I rolled my eyes, not really getting where John and the numerous amounts of people who knew both me and my mom saw the comparisons. Each to their own I guess, everyone saw the world differently and I definitely viewed in a whole new way compared to the majority of people.
“It’s true though hon, she used to do this all the time” John smiled at me “So you ready to go in?”
“Hell yeah, of course I am” I grinned and followed him towards the entrance to the arena for all WWE employees, my heart pumping hard and fast with excitement. We fell into a simple step and casual conversation about what I should expect and the sort of thing he does as he’s not going to be on air. I suddenly stopped seeing that ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper was up ahead talking with AJ. It then hit me: this Smackdown was the Blast from the Past special episode so I wouldn’t just be seeing the current superstars but some outright legends as well. I heard John chuckling beside me and shook myself from my thoughts, pulling my eyes away from the Scottish legend himself and turning to my mother’s childhood best friend beside me.
“What? That’s Roddy Piper!” I exclaimed at him, shaking my head when he continued to chuckle.
“Better get used the sight of a legend kiddo, there’s gonna be a lot of them today” He smiled, taking my hand in his own and pulling me forward, yanking me out of my star-struck state as we headed straight towards Roddy Piper and AJ.
Just as we were almost within talking distance, John whispered into my ear “Just go with what I say, okay?” not bothering to let go of my hand. I nodded and put a smile onto my face, feeling nervous which was extremely rare for me as we stopped next to Roddy and AJ, who had ended their conversation and were smiling at John expectantly, eyes occasionally flitting to me in confusion.
“Hey Rod, it’s good to see you man, how have you been?” He smiled, letting go of my hand and shaking Roddy Piper’s, offering a friendly smile to AJ at the same time.
“Yeah, it’s great to see you as well lad. I’m great” He replied, his voice sounding so familiar in my ears yet so strange as it was coming from the real man himself in front of me, not my television set. His eyes switched to me and I gulped slightly as he scanned the small amount of me, stood at a midget 5 ft. 2 next to the 6 ft. 1 figure of John Cena, my new… guardian, I guess. “So, who’s the young lassie John?”
“This is my daughter Harley” John grinned, placing a hand on my shoulder which I was too shocked to shake off. Remembering that I was supposed to be going along with what he spoke, I smiled politely at Roddy and AJ, taking in their wide eyes and shocked expressions, which would be mirroring mine now if I could react in that way without it seeming suspicious.
“I never knew you had a daughter John” AJ blurted, earning a chuckle from both John and Roddy, who appeared to want to make a comment along the same sorts of lines.
“Well April, neither did I until a few months back, but Harley’s going to be living with me on the road for a while”.
I’d now received almost all of the responses possible to me being John’s ‘daughter’ with a couple of people even commenting on how alike we look, which had me stifling a giggle at the absurdness of the situation. We were now sat together with Natalya and Zack Ryder, or Matthew, as I had found out his real name was as the three of them told me everything I could have possibly wanted to know about everything about the WWE, who were the people that would be there to help out if I ever needed it, who to stay away from, what happened when they went on the road and just well, everything.
I gasped quietly as the instantly recognisable figure of Cody Rhodes appeared in the corner of my eye and tried hard not to stare in his direction whilst John announced that he needed to go see someone about something. A gentle kiss on the top of my forehead pulled me out of my thoughts and I smiled up at him
I smiled, turning back to Zack and Natalya, managing to keep my eyes away from Cody as John walked away.
“Where was he going again?”
“Some meeting I think, I don’t know” Zack shrugged, chuckling as he ruffled my hair. I scowled and flattened my hair back down, fighting the urge to punch him as I narrowed my eyes in his direction
“Don’t touch my hair”
“Aw, someone’s cute when they’re angry” Zack winked at me and I felt a warmth fill my cheeks as I blushed.
“Leave her alone Z” Natalya scolded him, shooting me an apologetic look which I returned with a grin. The sound of someone’s footsteps coming closer had me looking up and I found myself staring straight into Cody’s well defined and muscled midriff being highlighted by the tight black t-shirt he had on. Following his body upwards, my eyes reached his and I smiled, my heart beating faster by the second as he studied me, his eyebrows knotting together as he frowned in thought.
“Who are you?” He asked bluntly with the usual arrogant rudeness to his tone as his eyes never left mine.
“Harley” I stated calmly, praying my voice wouldn’t falter and give away the nervousness I could feel building.
Cody raised an eyebrow as he chuckled, obviously finding my name funny but whatever. I imitated his facial expression as I waited for him to say something.
“Again, who are you?” He questioned in the same tone as he folded his arms over his chest.
“John’s daughter” I smirked slightly as his eyebrows shot up, shock clear on his face as he studied me again.
“How the hell did that happen?” Cody blurted and I grinned.
“Well, him and my mom they had sex… And I was the product of that. You do know what sex is right?” I replied sarcastically, managing to hold back my laughter at the face Cody was pulling – a mixture of shock and anger. Imagine him being slapped by a wet fish and that’s what he looked like. It was priceless.
“Yeah -- Wha?” He spluttered, shaking his head as he stomped off, clearly angry. I turned back to the table to find Natalya and Zack in fits of laughter and couldn’t help but allow my body to erupt into giggles as well.
“You, girl, are brilliant” Zack stated, before going back to chuckling again.