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"Something Completely Unexpected." A Shawn/Bret fic.
Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:30am (XFF:,

Author: Allie
Title: "Something Completely Unexpected."
Characters: Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, and Hunter.
Pairing: Shawn/Bret
Disclaimer: If you've read my stuff before, then you should know them by now. I don't own anything except for the story idea itself.
Warnings: slash.
Summary: Shawn is preparing to leave the WWE for good, but is he prepared to say goodbye to the one person he cares about the most? Read to find out.
Note 1: This story is from Shawn's POV. What? You know I can't help it; I love this pairing!
Note 2: As you can probably tell, this is the second installment of my original one-shot: "It's Time To Say Goodbye." So, you might want to read that before jumping head-first into this piece of fanfiction. Just thought I would let you know.
Note 3: Thanks to Tecty for the review. I greatly appreciate it!
Enjoy this or don't; the choice is yours.

Ascending the stage steps for the last time is something completely unexpected. I never knew how it would feel to say goodbye to the world I love with a passion until this very moment. Hearing my theme music playing over the loudspeakers of the arena, I close my eyes and prepare to make my last appearance on WWE television.

"HBK! HBK! HBK!" I hear the audience scream at me as I walk through the black stage curtains. Although I have my words memorized, my thoughts are elsewhere; mainly on Bret Hart. I still cannot believe he had said those words to me.

"I'm really going to miss you too, Shawn."

Scanning the large crowd surrounding me, I try to keep my attention focused on the heartfelt task ahead. But I can't.

I just can't do it.

My mind continues to return to the moment when Bret whispered those words into my ear as I tried to walk away. Why did I have to walk away from him?


Couldn't I have just told him how I truly feel about him? About us? Why did I have to leave him there? As I climb into the ring and grab a microphone from one of the ringside assistants, I feel like I'm about to break down and cry. And sure enough, five minutes into my speech, I do.

The tears begin to fall and all I can do is allow them to trickle down my cheeks as I say my 'Farewell' to the world of professional wrestling.

And to the world that introduced me to Bret "Hitman" Hart. I still cannot believe that I have to leave him. I wish that I could take him back home with me, and live out the rest of my days with him by my side. But I suppose I can't have everything I want in life. Knowing this, I simply hang my head and walk up the stage ramp while trying to keep my emotions in check.

As I make my exit, I see my best friend, Hunter, walking through the main stage entrance with his arms wide open.

Immediately, he embraces me with his strong arms and tells me, "I know, Shawn. I know you're going to miss him. But I'm sure you'll see him again someday." Upon hearing this, I begin to cry again. I can't help it because deep down, I know Hunter is wrong. I won't see Bret ever again and it's because I have to retire.

Looking at Hunter as I pull away from him, I gently kiss him on the cheek and tell him that I will be okay. But the both of us know that nothing can be further from the truth. As I exit the main stage area, he says to me with concern, "Shawn, seriously. If you want to talk to me about this, I've got your back."

"Okay," I tell him. I then walk passed him towards the men's locker room with my hands in my pockets and tears in my eyes. I know that if I could turn back time and tell Bret how I truly feel about him, things would be different. But I know I can no longer do that. I have no choice but to pack up my belongings and exit the building one last time. However, before I get the chance to, something completely unexpected happens.

I suddenly hear a familiar voice calling my name.

"Shawn! Shawn, wait!"

I turn around and to my relief, I see Bret Hart walking towards me. Maybe I will get my chance to tell him how I feel after all. "Hey."

"Listen," he says to me, out of breath. "I know you have to leave, but before you do, I think there is something you should know."

"Really? So do I."

He looks at me for a moment with a perplexed expression on his face. "What are you talking about?"

Smiling, I realize the moment of truth for the both of us has finally arrived. "Well, you go first. What do you want to tell me?"

"Well," he says. "I know that you and I have recently reconciled our differences and my feelings towards you have since changed."

"Changed?" I ask.

"Yea." Bret replies. He then sees a crowd of wrestling fans walking towards us and tells me to follow him out to the parking lot. Once I do, he says to me, "Shawn, I don't mean to scare you or anything, but I really do care about you. A lot. And frankly, I wish you didn't have to leave."

I scan the partially full parking lot surrounding us as I tell him, "Yea, so do I."

"In fact," he continues. "I really want you to stay...With me."

"With you?" I look at him for a long moment and realize that he is telling me the truth. He really does want me to stay with him. Hoping for the best, I ask, "Do you really mean it?"

"Yes," Bret tells me. "I do. I want you to stay with me."

I scan the parking lot one last time before asking him the obvious: "Why?"

"Well, Shawn," he begins, "because I can't live without you. It's true." Seizing the opportunity I have sought after for the longest time, I finally gain the courage to say what has been on my mind all night.

"I can't live without you either, Bret. In fact, I wish I would never have to leave you. I care about you that much. Bret, I...I..." Darn it! Why can't I say it? Come on, just tell him already! Urging myself forward, I finally allow those four little words to slip out. "I...Love you, Bret." I brace myself for the worst reaction possible, but after my admission, I notice Bret is not frowning but smiling at me. Could it be?

Could he really feel the same way about me? Looking at him, I wait for his reaction. Within minutes, he casually kisses me on the cheek and tells me the one thing that I never expected him to say.

"I love you, too, Shawn."

With that, he casually wraps his arms around me and kisses me on the lips. The sensation is gratifying and I allow it to linger for as long as possible. Then when he pulls away, I look into his dark, brown eyes and tell him with a smile on my face, "Let's go home."

With my fate completely sealed, I walk with Bret hand-in-hand towards his car, knowing that my journey with him is far from over.

The End.

A/N: This second installment of "It's Time to Say Goodbye," was done by request and is a true testament to what I will do for my readers. Once again, if you'd like to see more of this little "trilogy" I have going on, all you have to do is let me know via review. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed!

    • awAnalorien Auron, Tue Aug 3 4:02pm
      more more lol
      • You really want more?Allie, Tue Aug 3 9:37pm
        -Well, guess what? You'll have it as soon as I can come up with a third installment. Hopefully, that won't take me very long at all. I'm glad you enjoyed and keep your eyes open for the next... more
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