"I'm back." Josh sang out as he walked into Rey's office. Rey looked up at his friend and smiled.
"Hey, how was the STL?" Rey asked as Josh sat down.
"Great. I got you this." Josh placed a snow globe with the Gateway Arch in the middle of it.
"Cute." Rey said as he picked it up and examined it. "So, how were the siblings?"
"Really fun." Josh starts. "Randy's sister, Becky, is a nurse and his younger brother, Nathan, works at a managerial company. They're all really nice and fun to be around. Becky said I was the perfect fit."
Rey smiled. "Sounds fun."
"It was." Josh replied. "So how was Dave yesterday?"
"Good, I think he's starting to get the hang of it." Rey chuckled. "But guess what?"
"What?" Josh asked.
"I took your advice and I'm going to counseling." Rey revealed.
"Really, that's great!" Josh said in all his excitement. "I think this will be good for you."
"I hope so." Rey responded.
"I know so." Josh stated confidently. "So, what's on the agenda for today?"
"I matched a couple last night." Rey said before putting two files on the desk. Josh picked up one.
"Jeffery Nero Hardy." Josh looked up at Rey. "Oh the modern day Leonardo huh?"
"You would think, with all of his art and other sentimental things that he does, he wouldn't need our help to get a guy."
"I thought that too but, according to his file, he is a bit quiet." Rey explained. "And that is why I paired him with this guy." Rey said and gave him the other file.
Josh opened the manila folder and read it. He rolled his eyes. "Mike Mizanin…I don't know about this. I know opposites attract but…they're too different."
Rey shrugged. "I don't believe the way he acts on TV is the way he acts in real life."
"Well, it is 'Reality Television'." Josh said as he threw up the air quotes.
Rey scoffed. "Please, we all know that shit is fake." Josh nodded in agreement. "And besides." Rey started up again. "Mike says he likes creative guys and Jeff is a painter and a musician and a whole bunch of other stuff."
"I know but the Miz is a loud-mouth, annoying ass."
"Yes, but Mike is a sweet Ohio boy." Rey says.
"I guess it could work." Josh says as he closes the folder and places it on Rey's desk. "I guess Mike could be the yang to Jeff's yin."
Rey smiled. "I like that. I'm going to use that." Rey picked up the phone. "I'm going to call Jeff."
Jeff wiped his forehead with his forearm as he looked at his finished sculpture. It was an equestrian statue of the buyer on one of his favorite horses. This was supposed to be his week off but when the buyer told him he would pay him a million dollars to do it, he couldn't pass that type of money up. That one million dollars would pay for all of the new materials that he wanted to experiment on.
Jeff was broken out of his thoughts as he heard his cellphone ring. He grabbed a towel and wiped his hands before picking up his phone and answering it.
"Hello, Jeff Hardy."
"Hi Jeff, this is Rey Mysterio."
"Oh hey Rey. What's up?"
"Well, it took me a little while but I found someone for you."
"Really? Who?" Jeff asked. He was so excited.
"Have you heard of a guy named Mike Mizanin?"
"Mizanin?" Jeff thought for a few seconds. "Do you mean The Miz?"
"Yep, that's him." Rey said. "So, what do you think?"
"I think…I love you. This is great Rey." Jeff exclaimed.
"Yeah, I knew it would be." Rey says confidently. "So, do you want his contact information so you can talk to him?"
"Alright, I'll send it to you in an email. Have a good day."
"Oh, I will." Jeff said as Rey hung up the phone.
Rey looked up at Josh. "Send Jeff Mike's information while I call Mike."
"OK." Josh said and went to his computer to send Jeff the info.
Mike was sitting in The Real World house. Currently, the cameras weren't rolling so he was just sitting by himself in his room. Contrary to everyone's beliefs, the real Mike was quiet and didn't like to be around people. He was very much an introvert. When the cameras were rolling though, he would turn into a loud prick because that is what made him money. The character that he played was very lucrative so he would stick with it until he made enough money to live off of for the rest of his life.
Mike almost jumped out of his skin when he felt his phone vibrate on his lap. Mike picked it up, after he calmed down, and answered the phone.
"Yes, this is Mike."
"Hey Mike, this is Rey Mysterio."
"So, you've found him?" Mike asked.
"Yes, I did." Rey answered and smiled as he heard Mike giggle.
"Who is he? Tell me everything." Mike demanded.
"His name is Jeff Hardy a-."
"The painter, sculpture, jack of all trades dude with the rainbow hair?" Mike questioned.
"Yes, that's him."
Mike smiled. "Perfect Rey. You're too good."
Rey chuckled. "I know, but keep you're phone close. He should be calling you sometime today."
"No problem." Rey said and hung up the phone.
"I sent everything to Jeff." Josh said as he walked back into Rey's office and sat down.
"I just got done talking to Mike. Everything, for them, is in motion. Now, lets start on some other matches."
The sun was setting outside of The Real World house and Mike was staring at his phone. The call that he was expecting still hadn't came through yet. He didn't know what was taking Jeff so long to call him. Mike knew he had a life and might be busy but he could at least send him a text saying he would call him later.
Mike's phone lit up and started to buzz. He looked at the caller ID and saw and area code that he didn't recognize. "910, must be North Carolina." Mike said to himself before answering the phone.
"Hello, may I speak to Mike."
"This is he."
"Oh hey this is Jeff." Jeff said. "Sorry, I'm calling you so later. My latest buyer just left."
"Oh that's OK. I know you're a busy man." Mike said. "So what did your buyer buy?"
"An equestrian statue of himself." Jeff answered as he sat on his couch.
"Oh, that must have taken you a long time." Mike said as he laid across his bed. "Your body must be stiff."
Jeff chuckled. "I'm used to it I guess. I'm a little stiff though."
"Mmm, I guess when I see you I'll have to give you a message." Mike suggested and Jeff laughed.
"That sounds good." Jeff said. "So what are you doing now?"
"I'm just laying down, everyone else in the house is gone." Mike said.
"You're not out with your friends?" Jeff asked, surprised.
"No, the cameras aren't with them so no. Honestly, I don't really like them. They are not my taste."
"Really?" Jeff asked. "I thought you liked the wild party scene."
"Not really." Mike paused. "I guess…I'll explain that when I see you."
"You keep saying that but when can I see you?" Jeff asked and Mike looked at the calendar on the wall.
"Next weekend, I will be free because they aren't shooting anything that weekend." Mike said. "Is that good with you?"
"Yeah, if you fly in I'll pick you up in Fayetteville." Jeff suggested.
"Yeah, that'll be perfect." Mike smiled. "What will we do when I get there?"
"Anything you want." Jeff said.
"I want to play with some paint." Mike said in a hurry.
"OK, I'll see what I can do." Jeff said. As he finished his sentence, he heard Mike yawn. "You sleepy?"
"No problem, I'll call you tomorrow." Jeff said.
"Night." Jeff said and hung up his phone.
Mike hung up his phone and placed it on the charger. He couldn't wait for next weekend.
A/N: I had to take a mini-Hiatus but I'm back and I should be updating more regularly now.
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