(Here is the new version of Flame! I hope you guys enjoy this version!)
A/N: Maya Grey seemed to have had it all; a three time Divas Champion, First Lady to one of the biggest factions in the WWE, and the man of her dreams Seth Rollins. But one night after Monday Night RAW, Maya’s world slowly begins to crumble.
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“Yo where in
the fuck is Rollins at man?!? I wanna get out of here already!!” Roman
Reigns paced impatiently by their rental car as he, Dean Ambrose, and 22-year-old Divas Champion Maya Grey stood outside the arena, waiting for their
Shield member and friend Seth Rollins.
It was two weeks
before the Payback pay-per-view where the boys would continue their feud with
Evolution in a no disqualification match and Maya would defend her title
against AJ Lee. They had just finished a grueling tag team match against Evolution
on RAW and were all very eager to get to their hotel for some much-needed
“I swear he
takes longer to get ready than a freaking chick man!!” Dean groans.
“Even Lil’ Bit over here is quicker than him!!”
rolling her eyes over Dean’s nickname for her. “You know we could just
leave him behind.” she playfully suggests. “He can always catch a
ride with Cesaro or someone else.”
“That would be
a great idea…if we had the car keys!!” Dean sassed back at her. “Why
don’t you go and hurry your man along so we can get on the road?”
kidding me? If she goes, we’ll never get out of here!” Roman jokes. Maya’s
face turns red and she quickly throws her empty water bottle at Roman’s head,
which he smacked it away with his hand.
suck.” Maya says, annoyed by her brothers and their constant teasing.
“And how many times do I have to tell y'all-”
nothing going on between me and Seth!’” both Roman and Dean say at once,
mimicking her Southern accent. “We know, we know!!”
“And yet we
see you two stealing kisses when you think no one notices.” Roman teases.
“Or how they
can’t keep their hands off each other.” Dean coos, making kissing noises
“Oh and let’s
not forget how they’re always cuddled up in the back seat or in the back of the
bus ALL THE DAMN TIME!!” Roman laughed, fist bumping Dean in the process.
both.” Maya flashes them both her middle finger before making her way back
inside the arena to search for Seth.
Even though she hated
when Roman and Dean would tease about her and Seth, she couldn’t help but
smile. Their “relationship” was a confusing one to say the least. In
fact, on her 22nd birthday back in August, Seth confessed that he was in love
with her and that he wanted to be with her. The only ones who knew about it
were Dean and Roman, and that’s because they all traveled together.
Growing up in San
Antonio, Maya Grey always knew that she wanted to be a WWE Superstar, ever
since she the first time she saw Lita compete.
She took one look at her and thought, “I wanna be like her.” At only 9,
she began studying every wrestler on the WWE roster, learned their moves and
even created a few of her own, and fully dedicated herself to one day making
her dream a reality. Her mother on the other hand, refused to have Maya be
involved in something that she believed was ridiculous and degrading towards
women. When Maya refused to give up on her dream, at just 16, her mother
disowned her and kicked her out. She bounced back and forth between her aunt Isobel and her grandparents until her graduation After that, Maya traveled to Austin and began to wrestle under the name Magenta Riff for a local
indie company called Anarchy Championship Wrestling (ACW).
Two years later, word began
to spread about her and her skills in the ring, even going so far as to calling
her “Lita 2.0”. Curious, Vince McMahon sent both Stephanie and Triple H down
to Texas to see this so called “Little Lita” for themselves. To make a long
story short, they were extremely impressed with what they saw and urged Maya to
come and sign with the WWE, but Maya was afraid they wouldn’t want her after
they found out how old she really was.
Once she told them
the truth however, Stephanie and Triple H decided to become somewhat of
‘surrogate parents’ to Maya, even going as far as to move her down to Orlando
and get her set up in her own apartment. Her first day as an official WWE
signed talent, Triple H let her know that she would be making her debut on the
main roster in less than a month and that she would become the fourth member of
a faction that was about to make their main roster debut, The Shield.
Two members of The
Shield, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose, embraced the idea of having a female in the
group and naturally welcomed, at the time, the 18 year old into the fold with open arms. Seth Rollins on
the other hand…not so much. In fact, in the beginning he was a total ass to
her. He thought that Triple H made a huge mistake signing someone so incredibly
young and he wasn’t afraid to say it to her either.
of Seth’s constant insults, Maya chose to be trained by Daniel Bryan and a main roster
diva, AJ Lee. However, once she won her debut main roster match against Natalya, a seasoned Diva,
she showed everyone, including Seth, just what she was capable of and why she was known as “Lita 2.0″. Seth eventually apologized for being such an ass to her and as
time passed, they slowly started forming a friendship.
As a team, The Hounds of Justice quickly began to dominate both the men’s and the Divas Division. Roman and
Seth won the Tag Team Titles from Team Hell No, Dean became one of the longest
reigning United States Champions with 351 days, and Maya became the youngest
Diva’s champion at 18 after defeating AJ Lee and was now fast approaching
beating her record as longest reigning Diva’s Champion!
Outside of the
ring, Maya had become close with all her Shield members and vice versa. But her
friendship with Seth was something different. She never admitted it aloud, but
she begun to develop feelings for Seth. There was just something about him,
whether it was his cockiness in the ring or how he was always so goofy and
sweet around her, she couldn’t help falling for him. But she refused to act on
her feelings. She knew that work relationships were kind of frowned upon, even
though there were a lot of them happening (AJ/Punk, Cena/Nikki, Brie/Daniel,
etc.). So, she just pushed her feelings down and hoped that eventually they
would go away.
and traveling together, constantly being around each other 24/7 only made her
feelings for him grow stronger. What she didn’t realize, was that Seth was
beginning to form feelings for her as well.
wasn’t the type of girl he would be interested in. I mean sure, she was very beautiful & fun to be around, and one hell of a wrestler, but besides the 5-year
age difference, they didn’t have that much in common. Sure, they both shared a
love for sci-fi, horror movies, and video games, but that was pretty much it.
Seth had a love for Heavy Metal music while Maya was more of a classic rock
vinyl kind of girl. Seth liked his girls with tattoos and piercings, and Maya had none. The biggest difference between them, Maya was still a virgin at 22, and Seth…well…to be frank, Seth was known
around the locker room for having a reputation of…. well being a man-whore.
She came off like
this sweet and innocent girl that he would corrupt if he got too close to her.
But Seth couldn’t control the way he felt, and neither could she. There was
just something about her that kept drawing her to him. Whether it was her
personality, her smile, her infectious laugh, how she didn’t care what people
thought of her, or the fact that wasn’t afraid to call him on ALL his bullshit,
he could let down the guard he built up and could just be himself around her.
Maya was the same way; she had her guard up. That all changed when Seth
confessed his love for her.
catering, all the break rooms where the guys would go play video games, and
even peeked inside one of the men’s locker room, but Seth was nowhere to be
found. She tried calling him, but his phone kept going straight to voicemail,
which was a little weird to her. She was about to give up when she saw two of her
closest friends Brie and Nicki Bella walking towards her with Brie’s husband
and Maya’s former coach Daniel Bryan.
“Hey, have you
guys seen Rollins? The boys wanna get to the hotel and he has the car
keys.” she asked.
“Yea, I think
I saw him heading towards the locker rooms in the back.” Brie replied,
pointing towards the back.
“Thanks Brie. I’ll
see y’all back at the hotel.”
“Hey Maya, great
job tonight!” Daniel yells to her as she walks away.
she yells back as she heads to the locker room. Once she reaches the one marked
men’s, she pushed the door open and heads inside.
come on!! What the hell is taking you so-” I start to say but was quickly
silenced by what sounded like someone groaning, but not like someone was in
I stepped further
inside, curious as to who or what was making that noise. My eyes grew wide in
horror and I felt my heart sink into my stomach when I saw exactly who it was.
Seth, the man I loved, the man who swore that he loved me and wanted to be with
me, was with another woman. Not just any woman, but Zahra, his crazy ex!! His
pants were down at his ankles and Zahra was on her knees in front of him, her
head bobbing back and forth on his junk.
Once he saw me, he
quickly pushed Zahra away from him and pulls up his pants while Zahra just
stayed there on her knees, a smug smile stretched across her face. She never
liked the fact I was chosen to be a part of The Shield over her and believed
that I was the reason Seth had dumped her crazy ass. This bitch knew exactly
what she was doing and was enjoying watching me suffer.
Before either one
of them could say anything, I bolted out the room. I could hear him calling my
name but that didn’t stop me. I ran past a few of the divas and could hear them
call my name, but I didn’t stop. I could feel the tears beginning to form, but
I pushed them away. No. I tell myself. You’re not gonna cry. Not
here. Not until I was out the arena and away from everyone.
Seth called, his voice getting closer and closer to me. “Maya, stop…
wait a second!!”
Hearing his voice
only made me run faster. I was almost to the exit when Seth finally caught up,
jumping in front of me, and grabbing me by the hand but I quickly slap it
ME!!” I shouted loud enough that people began to look towards our
direction. Seth backs down, but doesn’t walk away.
I can explain-” he tried to say but I quickly cut him off.
“I don’t wanna
hear whatever bullshit excuse you’ve cooked up Seth.” I choke. “In fact,
I don’t want to hear anything from you.” I go to walk away from him, but
he pushes his body right up against me, pinning me to the wall and blocking me
from getting away.
“Get out of my
way Seth.” I ordered, but he refused to move.
please.” he begged. “I swear I never meant for this to happen. Zahra
showed up out of nowhere and I told her to leave-”
stop!” I cry, looking away from him. “I don’t want to hear any of
this! Just let me go!”
“No! I’m not
letting you leave until you hear me out!”
I could feel my
eyes filling with tears as Seth stood in front of me. I couldn’t bear to look
at him. I kept seeing Zahra down on her knees, all I could hear was Seth
moaning in pleasure. I felt sick to my stomach.
There you guys are!!” I heard a deep voice call out. I look over Seth’s
arm and saw both Roman and Dean walking towards us. This isn’t happening right now, I thought to myself. Keep it together girl. Don’t let them
see you cry.
lovebirds!! Let’s go, I wanna get out of here sometime tonight!” Dean’s
voiced echoed as he and Roman got closer to us. Wisely, Seth quickly backed
away from me, folding his arms over his chest. Once they reached us, Roman took
one look at me and could tell that something wasn’t right. I stuck my hands in
my pockets and looked down, watching as the tears fell from my eyes and hit the
Both Roman and Dean
stare over at Seth, then at one another, then finally over at me, confused
looks stretched across their faces. Roman was the one to break the awkward
silence. “What’s going on here?”
Can you guys just give us a minute?” Seth sighed, his voice slightly
wrong? Are you crying?” Dean looked at me, puzzled.
nothing.” I lie, pushing myself off the wall. “I just want to get out
of here. You guys go ahead, I’m just gonna catch a ride with Nikki and Brie
wrong?” Roman asked, his voice laced with a mixture of concern and
I looked at my
worried Samoan before I shifted my eyes over to the direction of Seth.
“Ask him.” I replied coldly and began to move away from them.
please.” I hear Seth plead as I walked away. “Don’t do this. Please
let me fix this. Maya… I love you.“
I don’t know what
came over me, but hearing him say those words, I snapped. I turned around and
my hand swung, connecting with his face, hard. He stumbled back, holding his
face in complete shock.
I stare him down,
my anger quickly rising. Everybody told me once I joined The Shield not to get
too close to him. That he was known for being a cheater. I mean hell, I stood
up for him when he cheated on his fiancé with that tattooed blow-up doll
looking bimbo!! But I didn’t listen. I didn’t fall in love in Seth Rollins, the
Architect of The Shield with a horrible track record with women. I fell in love
with Seth, the lovable goofball that taught me how to play video games and
would watch horror movies with me. I fell in love with the guy who could always
make me smile even when I didn’t want to. I fell in love with the guy who told
me that he loved me since the first moment we met. And it was that guy who had
stolen my heart that would be the one to shatter it in to a million pieces.
“You…” I growled,
raising my finger at him, “don’t speak to me unless it involves work. Don’t
call me, don’t text me…don’t even look at me. I believed you when you said that
you loved me. I defended you when EVERYONE told me not to fall for your
bullshit, when they talked about you cheating on Leighla with that…that bitch.
I stood up for you because they didn’t see the person that you were with me!”
Seth says nothing
but runs his fingers through his hair, avoiding eye contact with me.
“Now I can see that
they were right all along.” I continue, tears falling down my face. But I
didn’t care. Let them fall, let him see how much he’s hurt me. “You turned out
to be everything I feared.”
“I HATE YOU.”
suitcase and my title from Roman, I turn on my heel and walk away from the
three of them. I could hear what sounded like Dean’s voice yelling at most
likely Seth, but I didn’t turn around. I kept walking. The tears continued to
fall from my eyes but I didn’t care who saw at this point.
I felt betrayed by
the one person I trusted more than anything. He said that he was in love with
me. That he wanted to be with me and only me. That no matter how hard he tried
to deny it, no matter how much he fought it, I was the one for him. That I was all he ever wanted, all he’d ever need.
Telling him I quit my job and I’m going to, Alaska to go on an adventure for a bit and he said if get bored and things don’t work out there or it’s just not my cup of tea that I can come visit him in, San Antonio Texas for as long as I would like, so whenever I leave, Alaska I’m going to San Antonio to hangout with him for a bit, pretty stoked to see him again, it’s been way too long. It’s nice to know that I have another destination on this journey.