"I will give you a show like you have never, ever seen before. Why? Because I can."

"Ladies and Gentlemen, the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels has left the building."

-Michael Shawn Hickenbottom aka Shawn Michaels

Chapter 85

April 1st, 2012

10:25 PM

Wrestlemania 28

I was sitting in an empty locker room in my referee outfit, having a mini break down. I couldn't think straight, I was dizzy, I felt like I was going to throw up and cry at the same time. I was a complete wreck. I was rocking back and forth in my chair, my leg bouncing up and down. So much for not letting my nervousness get to me. I was failing miserably at staying calm. A knock sounded at the door. "Nessa...it's time."A southern drawl said. I looked at Jeff. "I can't do it Jeff. I change my mind. I don't wanna be a part of this anymore."I whispered. He smiled at me sadly. "Yeah you can Ness. It'll be okay. Come on, I'll walk you to the Gorilla Position."He said, forcing me out of the chair. He wrapped his arm around my waist and led me out of the locker room. I could feel my composure returning the longer Jeff and I walked together. It was weird that even after being together for almost a year, that Jeff still had that effect on me. When I saw Mark and Shawn at the Gorilla Position, I began freaking out again. "Jeff...I can't. I can't. Please don't make me do it."I said, whimpering a little. I could feel that something was going to go wrong. I just knew it. Jeff kissed my temple. "You can Nessa. You can. You don't even know Shawn's going to lose."He whispered to me. I licked my lips. He was right. "Yeah..."I trailed off. Jeff smiled at me. "Now go out there and call the soon to be match of the year."He said, encouraging me. I nodded and walked over to Shawn and Mark.

"I'm sorry about this Isa..."Mark said softly.

"I am too, Mini Me. I didn't know this match would hurt you so much..."Shawn said.

"Neither did I."

I put my hand up as my music started playing. "I gotta go out there..."I said quietly. They nodded. I took a deep breath and walked out past the curtains to the loud cheers of the WWE Universe.

*3rd Person POV*

Vanessa walked down the ramp. No jumping or anything that would be related with happy. She looked downright depressed. "Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome the special guest referee, the WWE Women's Champion and one half of the IG Tag Team Champions, Vanessa!"Lillian said. Despite the loud pop she recieved, Vanessa did not smile. The blonde just simply walked into the ring.

Ahh! Ahh! SHAWN!

I think I'm cute,

I know I'm sexy.

I got the looks,

that DRIVE the girls wild.

I got the moves,

that really move em.

I send chills,

up and down their spines,

I'm just a sexy boy!(Sexy boy)

I'm not your boy toy(Boy toy)

I'm just a sexy boy.(Sexy boy)

The crowd cheered loudly as Shawn Michaels entered the arena, hyperactive as always. He did the exact opposite of Vanessa. He bounced all around, happily slapping the hands of people. He got into the ring and grinned at Vanessa. He attempted to hug her, but she stopped him. He looked at her with a sort of guilty look on his face. Before the audience could focus on that too much, a gong sounded and the lights dimmed down. The Undertaker slowly made his way down the ramp, the WWE Championship slung over his shoulder. Shawn glared at the taller man as he got in the ring. Taker handed his title to Vanessa, all the while returning Shawn's glare. "Ladies and Gentlemen, this match is set for one-fall and it is for the WWE Championship!"Lillian said. "Introducing first, from San Antonio, Texas, weighing in at 225 pounds, the Heartbreak Kid, Shawn Michaels!"She continued. "Introducing the Champion, from Death Valley, weighing in at 299 pounds, the Undertaker!"She said. "This is also a Career Vs The Streak Match. If Shawn Michaels wins, he gets the title and he ends the Undertaker's 19-0 Wrestlemania Streak."Lilliam stated. "But if Shawn is to lose, he must retire."She finished. Both men looked down at Vanessa as she gulped heavily and took a shaky breath. When Lillian was safely outside the ring, she motioned for the bell to ring.

*Adam's POV*

"They have no idea what they're doing to her right now."I said. Amy patted my leg, knowing I was slightly upset. "Look at her Ames. She's already on the verge of tears and the match just began."I said again. "I know Addy, I know. I'm her best friend remember?"She said. I shook my head as Shawn just did his signature kip up. I smiled weakly at Vanessa clapping for it. "You don't understand though. You weren't there the last time they said Shawn was retired. She was a mess for weeks. The man truly is her hero. Don't tell Mark I said this, but if it came down to it, I think she'd pick Shawn over Mark."Amy nodded again. "It's gonna be fine Addy. Nessie knows that one of them has to lose, and she's accepted that."Amy said. The match continued to go on. 10 minutes soon turned into 20 and by then, Vanessa was beginning to look more and more ready to just break down. I could tell Shawn was almost spent. "This isn't going to end well Amy..."I said softly. I only hoped I was wrong.

*Back to the match*

I watched in shock as Shawn got to his feet using Mark. My eyes widened when Shawn mocked Mark's taunt. Mark's eyes went wild and he full on attacked Shawn, getting the Tombstone. I watched in horror as he attempted to pin Shawn. "COUNT THE PIN VANESSA!"Mark yelled. I gulped, trying to blink away the tears forming in my eyes. I got to the mat and counted the pin. When I got to two, I counted to three the slowest I possibly could, willing Shawn to pop his shoulder up. He didn't and I counted to three. The bell rang. Mark's music started to play, and he got up. He glanced at me, and mouthed the words I'm sorry. Tears ran down my cheeks and a loud sob escaped from my mouth. My body was shaking with each sob. Mark grabbed his title and got out of the ring. "Ladies and Gentlemen, your winner and still the WWE Champion, The Undertaker."Lillian said. I didn't listen to her. I crawled over to Shawn, who had yet to move from his position.

He looked up at me sadly. "I'm sorry Mini Me...it was just my time."He said, sitting up. I looked at him with tears in my eyes. "You're...you're leaving."I sobbed. He nodded. I bit my bottom lip, trying to stop crying. It worked for a second, but then Shawn hugged me and I started to cry all over again. I cried into Shawn's shoulder while he patted my back. I don't think I've ever cried so hard in my life. "Come on Mini Me. We gotta get out of the ring."He said softly. I remembered that we were in the middle of the ring, and there were millions of people watching us. I quickly left the ring, and walked as fast as I could out of the ring area. Shawn wasn't far behind me. "Nessa, wait up!"Shawn yelled after me. When I got past the curtain, I saw Mark. He had the guiltiest look his face. "I'm so sorry Isa, I didn't want you to hurt so much. Please forgive me Isa."He said. "I'm not ready to talk to you just yet Mark."I said, still crying. He nodded, and walked away. When I was halfway to the family locker room, Shawn finally caught up with me. He grabbed my wrist and turned me around to face him. I looked at him through my tears. "What?"I asked softly. He didn't say anything, just hugged me tightly. I cried into his shoulder again. "Please don't leave Shawn. I need you here."I cried.

"Nessa...I have to. It's my time."

"No, it doesn't have to be!"

"Vanessa, I want to honor Mark."

"Screw Mark! I don't want you to leave me Shawn. I need you."

"You don't need me Nessie. You've got Adam and you've got Jeff."

"They're not you Shawn! They aren't my heroes! They aren't the people I've based my entire life off of! They aren't the people I've idolized since I was 2, and they aren't the people that I need!" I couldn't stop crying. Shawn sighed. "Nessie, it was my time. I've been hurting a lot, and I need to quit doing this stuff. I want to live long enough to see my grandchildren. So do you see? I need this Essa."He said. I bit my lip and looked him in the eyes. He too had tears in his eyes, but he was controlling his. How could I have been so selfish? I was just thinking about what I needed, but I neglected to realize Shawn needed this..."I'm sorry Shawn...It's just..."He cut me off. "It's fine Nessa. I understand. How do you think I felt when I retired Ric Flair?"He joked. I gave him a laugh that didn't even sound like a laugh. More like choking. Shawn kissed my forehead. "It's not like I'm dying either. You're welcome to come visit me anytime you want. Becca and the kids love you."He said. I nodded, still biting my lip to stop the tears. "I'm going to go get cleaned up...then I'm going to the hotel to get some rest. I suggest you do the same Mini Me."He said softly. I nodded, but had no intention of doing so. He finally let go of me, kissed my forehead softly, and walkrf past me. As soon as I was sure he was gone, I fell to the floor. I drew my knees to my chest, put my head in them and cried.

I knew people were watching, but I didn't care. Not at this point anyway. I felt an arm wrap around me and someone pulled me to them. They started running their fingers through my hair and I knew it was Adam. "It's gonna be alright Vee-Vee."He said quietly. I looked up at him and he immeadiately started wiping my tears away. "No it's not Adam. Shawn's leaving for good."I said. Adam sighed. "I know Nessa, but it's going to be fine. I'm here for you sissy."He said. I leaned my head on Adam's shoulder. "I just don't know what to do without him Bubba..."I said. Adam stood up, taking me with him. "Come on. You're going to get some rest. I'll have Amy or Jeff get your stuff."He said. I bit my lip for the umteenth time that night and nodded.

*Adam's POV*

The entire ride back to Tampa Vanessa didn't speak a word. Not a sound came out of her except the occasional small sob. For some reason, when she'd caught sight of Jeff, she clung to him and refused to let go of him. Jeff offered to stay with her for the night, in place of me, and she had eagerly accepted. Right now, she was clinging to him in the backseat. Her head rested in his lap, and he was gently running his fingers through her hair, whispering to her, sometimes singing a little. Amy and I didn't really talk either. Jeff was the only one doing the talking. As I pulled into Vanessa's driveway, she finally spoke. "See you tomorrow guys."She said, her voice hoarse. It pained me to see her in this much pain. It pained me even more that I couldn't do anything about it. Jeff helped her out of the car, and he turned back to me. "I got this Adam."He reassured me. My big brother syndrome decided to act up then. "You better have this Jeff. She's in a lot of pain right now and she better be at least semi happy tomorrow."I said, a bit of an edge to my tone.(No pun intended of course). Even if Jeff was my best friend, Vanessa was still my baby sister, and if I couldn't help her he sure as hell better. Jeff nodded. "Gotcha. See ya later you two."

*9:30 AM*

"So...it's now 4:30 in the morning. I won't lie, last night was pretty much the worst night of my life."Vanessa said, sniffling. "For those who didn't see or haven't heard, I had a breakdown in the middle of the ring last night at Wrestlemania. Why might you ask?"She took a shaky breath and choked back a sob. "Because Shawn Michaels' career ended last night."She said. She wiped her eyes roughly. "Pretty much everyone knows that he's my hero, and I've spent most of my life worshipping the ground he walked on...and now he's gone."She licked her chapped lips and wiped at her eyes again. "I don't know how I have any tears left, I've been crying since the match last night."She murmured. She took a deep breath and looked at the camera for the first time. Her usually happy and bright green eyes were filled with tears, sadness, and were rimmed with red. Her face was flushed, and it looked like she needed to sleep badly. "But you know what? As much as it kills me to see Shawn leave...I hope that his health increases and that he and his kids are closer than ever. I also hope that him and Becca have the best marriage in the world."Vanessa said. She looked over her shoulder quickly, but turned back to the camera. "Sorry, I thought Jeff might be awake."She said. She half chuckled. "Jeff's got this talent of always seeing me cry. It's annoying."She attempted to joke. She took another deep breath.

"If you see this Mark...I want you to know that you'll always be my Daddy. I still love you. I'm not mad at you. I know you didn't do this to intentionally hurt me. I'm sorry I kinda blew you off last ngiht."Vanessa said. She ran a hand through her hair and sighed. "Will I be at Raw tonight? Yeah. Of course I will. Laurgitous will fire me if I'm not. Will it be hard to see Shawn make his farewell speech? Oh yeah. He doesn't know it yet, but I'm going to make Jeff come. I don't think I could handle it without him."She said. She smiled. "You know last night, I wasn't even going to go out and call the match, but Jeff told me I could do it. He said that I was going to call the soon to be match of the year."She laughed quietly. "It seems Jeff's always making me do the right thing. That's what I love about him. He's always there when I need him. I probably wouldn't be here today if it weren't for Jeff Hardy."Vanessa said quietly. "But anyway, before I ramble too much, I'm saying it now, Shawn Michaels will be inducted in the Hall Of Fame for 2013. Mark my words..."She said, turning off the camera.

Adam sighed and ran a hand over his face. He'd known this would happen. At least she wasn't going to stay mad at Mark. That'd probably kill him. Adam looked at Amy. "Good call Amy. Letting Jeff stay with her."He said. Amy smiled. "I told you he would help her out. Even after all the shit they put each other through, they still would do anything for each other."The red head said. Adam chuckled. "Yeah I know they would. I had figured they'd already be engaged again by now. Maybe soon huh?"He said. Amy smiled again. "Maybe. We'll just have to see."

Jeff breathed in and was hit with the scent of strawberries. He smiled at the delicious smell. He had loved waking up to it. Jeff opened his eyes and looked down at the woman clinging to him like her life depended on it. She looked so content, being curled up next to him. Jeff sighed and laid his head back down on the pillow. "Jeff?"Vanessa said in a small voice. Jeff looked at her. He hadn't known she was awake. "Yeah Ness?"He asked. Vanessa sat up and locked her eyes with Jeff. She kissed him softly. "Thank you...for everything. I don't think I could've made it through last night without you."Vanessa said when she pulled away. His mind reeling from the unexpected kiss, all he could conjure up was, "Um, no problem Nessa."

Vanessa giggled a little, and cuddled back up to Jeff. She did her best to hide the smile on her face, but Jeff seemed to sense she was cheesing about something. "What's the smile for?"He asked. She chuckled and looked back up at him. "Nothin', nothin'."She responded. Jeff smiled at her. "Vanessa, I've known you long enough to know that there's a reason behind that smile. Especially considering just last night you were in tears."He said. Vanessa's smile fell just a little at the reminder of last night. "You're right there is a reason I'm smiling. And that reason is you, Jeff."


"Yes. You."

"Why are you smiling because of me?"

Vanessa laughed a little. "Because you're here. Even though you had no obligations or anything to me last night. You offered to stay with me when you didn't have to. You put up with all my crying last night, and didn't once roll your eyes or anything like that. You didn't tell me it wasn't the end of the world that Shawn was retiring, and you didn't say he's just a wrestler. You understood. You're just too good to me Jeff, and it just makes me love you even more than I already do."She said, although she was whispering towards the end of her little speech. Jeff grinned at the blonde. He ran his hand through her hair and laughed a bit. "You needed me Vanessa. I was going to let you be with Adam for the night, but when you saw me, you just clung to me. I knew you needed me then and nobody else."He leaned in closer to her, their faces inches apart. "And you know what Pepper?"He asked her. Vanessa smiled. "What Skittles?"She asked. Jeff kissed Vanessa.

Vanessa smiled into his lips. She knotted her fingers in his multi-colored hair and kissed him back. The two pulled away from the heated kiss and smiled at each other. "I love you too."Jeff finished. Vanessa grinned at him. Neither of them could believe that after all the time they spent together, they still had such strong feelings for each other. "Which brings me to my question."Jeff said, placing a hand on her hip like he usually did when there was something important to talk about. "Vanessa...Isabelle...Copeland. Will you be my fiance? Again?"He asked. For the first time since January, Vanessa felt true happiness. "I thought you'd never ask."She said. Jeff's grin widened, if that was possible. The newly engaged couple shared another kiss, and just plainly enjoyed the other's company.

*Backstage, 9:35 PM*

At the moment, everyone came to the family locker room to see Shawn, talk to him and remember things they'd done together. I still haven't looked at him once tonight. I was afraid that if I did, I'd break down again. So I stayed mostly by Jeff's side, my face in his shoulder. Soon though, a knock came and it was my turn to answer the door. I walked slowly, and sopened the door slowly. I'd expected someone else for Shawn. I was wrong. "Can I talk to you a minute?"Jay asked me. I swallowed and nodded. "I'll be back Jeff."I said quietly. Jeff glared at Jay in the doorway. "I'll come with. Be right back Shawn."Jeff said, standing up. "That's fine."Jay said, and motioned for Jeff and I to follow him. He lead us to a quiet hallway, and looked at me with worried eyes. "Are you okay Vanessa? I know this has to be hurting you pretty badly."Jay asked. "Of course she's hurting!"Jeff snapped. I sighed and nodded. "I'm okay...for the most part."I told Jay. "I just remembered what happened last time Shawn left...and I was worried..."He said softly. I nodded. "Thanks for worrying. I'm sorry I can't be more happy right now. I'm kind of numb."I replied. Jay brushed a piece of hair behind my ear, much to Jeff's displeasure, and sighed. "Well, if you want someone to talk to, besides your usual crew, I'm here for you."He told me. I sighed again and nodded. Then I started thinking. Jay had been extremely nice and caring lately. He'd gotten help, and he was slowly turning back into the Jay I loved. He deserved at least a little bit of a congratz. I looked up at Jeff, who looked down at me. "Don't get too mad for what I'm about to do. He deserves it."I told him. Jeff cocked an eyebrow at me, and before he could respond, I gave Jay a hug. "Thank you Jay."I whispered. He hugged me back hesitantly, I had no doubts that Jeff was burning holes in his face as he did it too. "For what Nessie?"He asked. I sighed. "For becoming the old Jay again. For getting help. For still worrying about me..."I whispered. Jay chuckled softly. "No problem."He said.

*10 minutes before Shawn's farewell Speech*

It was just Shawn, Jeff and I in the locker room. Everyone else was off doing their own thing. Or rather, everyone left one at a time to give Shawn and I some privacy. Jeff, however, being the amazing Jeff he is, stayed to support me. Jeff and I had yet to tell anyone we were engaged again. Tonight was about Shawn, not us. Shawn gave Jeff and I a smile. "So. You two are engaged again, huh?"He asked. I nodded. "Since when?"He asked. "Since this morning."I responded, my voice muffled by Jeff's shoulder. I hadn't looked Shawn in the eyes since last night. He sighed heavily. "Mini Me, are you ever going to look at me again?"He asked. "Yeah. Eventually."I said. Jeff lifted my face from his shoulder and touched his forehead to mine. "Hey. You're not the only one hurting. You know Shawn didn't do this to hurt you. You know he thinks of you as family too, so just suck it up babe."He told me. I mini glared at him. "I hate it when you're right."I said. He gave me a small smile and motioned to Shawn with his eyes. I sighed and turned my gaze to my hero.

He grinned at me. "See? It wasn't that hard!"Shawn said happily. I half smiled at him. He opened his arms. "Come give me a hug Mini Me."He said. With a little push from Jeff, I went and gave Shawn a hug. Shawn hugged me tightly. "I love you Vanessa."He whispered to me. Man, he was going to make me cry again. "I love you too Shawn."I said, sniffling. He chuckled. "Don't start crying on me darlin'."He said. "Well you aren't exactly making it easy on me."I replied. Shawn laughed this time. He glanced at the clock and looked back at me. "Well. It's time to shine for the last time Mini Me. I'll see you after I get done doing this whole speech thing."He said. I nodded. We hugged one last time, and Shawn left the room.

*Shawn's Farewell Speech, 3rd person POV*

"Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome, the Heartbreak Kid, SHAWN MICHAELS!"Justin Roberts all but yelled. The crowd instantly began cheering as the familiar music began to play.

Ahh! Ahh! SHAWN!

I think I'm cute,

I know I'm sexy.

I got the looks,

that DRIVE the girls wild.

I got the moves,

that really move em.

I send chills,

up and down their spines,

I'm just a sexy boy!(Sexy boy)

I'm not your boy toy(Boy toy)

I'm just a sexy boy.(Sexy boy)

The audience gave a loud standing ovation to the man known as Shawn Michaels. He smiled at the WWE Universe as he made his way to the ring, happily slapping the hands of his longtime fans. A few moments later, he stood in the ring with a mic in his hand and a silly grin on his face. Just as he was about to talk, a gong sounded and the lights dimmed down. Shawn's attention turned to the Undertaker. Taker looked at Shawn, and tipped his hat to the Showstopper. Shawn smiled at the larger man as he walked back out. Shawn brought the mic to his lips. "You know I, uh, don't really know what it is I'm going to say to you tonight. Um...I, uh."A round of "Please Don't Go's" broke out. Shawn paused, and brought the mic back to his lips. "You know what I was 19 years old when I started doing this stuff, and uh, at 23 I started coming into each and everyone of your homes...every week. And, the idea of now being 46 and not, uh, coming into your homes on that TV every week is uh, gonna be a little tough to get used to."Shawn stopped again as a chant of "Thank you Shawn" broke out. Shawn did his best to hold back the tears and continued his speech. "You know something? I have to appreciate you saying thank you, but you know I have to tell you something. I have to thank you. Because...you all may not understand this but for the longest time, this ring, and all of you, was the only thing I had in my life. It was the only place I ever felt good about me. And, night in and night out, you guys were the only ones in the world that ever made me like me, and...you know I would like to, you know there's so many people I'd like to thank but I'm so afraid of doing that for fear I'm going to forget somebody. But you know, there's one guy...Hunter. I gotta thank Hunter for being my friend when absolutely nobody else in the world wanted to touch me. There were a lot of people that didn't like me, I wasn't an easy person to be around. And Hunter, buddy, you never once left my side. And...you know in this line of work, they say it's tough to have real friendships, and it is. But I tell ya, Hunter I thank you so much for the real friendship I've been able to share with you for the last 18 years. And another one, this is really gonna sound strange to you guys but, there's a whole lot of people in the production part of this business that deserve thanks too. But I wanna thank all you guys. You guys always made me look better than I actually was. There's a crazy redheaded kid in Conneticut that I also have to thank. He's the one that makes so many of those videos of me. His name is Adam and he's the most talented boy I've ever met. And then of course,"The crowd once again interupted with "One More Match!" as Shawn wiped away a few tears. "You know what, can I tell ya something? I uh. You know I know how alot of people feel about career ending matches. And I know there alot of people who are skeptical about my desicion, and I don't wanna, I don't wanna go back on my word to you, and I don't wanna go back on my word to the Undertaker. For 20+ years I've done my best to be an open book in front of all of you. I don't hide alot from you, it's just who I am. And I don't uh, I wanna honor my word to you, to the Undertaker. So I appreciate the one more match, but I'm going to do everything in my power to make sure that doesn't happen."Shawn paused again as the fans digested that.

Shawn wiped away some more tears. "And there's one another guy I gotta thank, and I gotta thank Bret Hart. I cannot tell you how much back in the 90's I drove that poor guy crazy. And everything he's ever said about me, he's had a right to say. And I wanna thank him for forgiving me, for understanding, accepting, and beliveing that I knew I made the mistakes, and would honor his friendship if he ever gave it back to me. And then there's Vincent Kennedy McMahon. Now I honestly don't know if I'm going to get in trouble for mentioning his name or not, but I'm going to anyway."He smiled. "It's my farewell speech and I'll say what I want."he said with a laugh. "But there's no way I could work for anyone else. After you've worked under that crazy son of a gun for 20+ years, there's no way I'll ever be able to do a regular gig ever again.I gotta thank him for his patience with me, because the only guy I drove more crazy than Bret Hart was Vince McMahon. You know and I know that he gave me the opprutunity to do what I loved to do, but I gotta thank him for not letting me make bigger mistakes than I could've made. I was on a crash course going nowhere, and sometimes it got ugly, but let me tell ya. If that guy had not kept me on course, I would not be here today. So Vince, thanks for putting up with me man."Shawn paused and wiped a few tears away. "And last but not least, there is each and everyone of you."More Thank yous erupted." I have got to travel all over the world. I got to meet millions of people. I have got to listen to each and everyone of you the majority of my life. I have spent more time with each and everyone of you than I have my own family. I don't say that with regrets. I thank you all so much. For giving me to priviledge of letting me show off for each and everyone of you my whole life. And of course, my lord and savior Jesus Christ, I thank you my King for saving me. And to Rebecca, Cheyanne and Cameron. Babies, daddy's coming home."Shawn finished. He was about to set the mic down when he quickly picked it back up. "See, I knew I was going to forget someone. There is one last person I need to thank. And that person is none other than my Mini Me, Vanessa."He said.

"That woman is arguably my biggest fan, and I think of her like a child of mine. Last night was just as hard for her as it was for me, maybe even worse. I know now what Taker and I did to her last night was incredibly selfish of us. I'm pretty sure by now all of you have seen how she reacted, and I feel terrible for doing that to her. But I have to thank her for always believing in me every step of the better part of my career. For being the only Canadian I met that liked me more than Bret. For always telling people to shut up when I was talking. For loving me when all of Canada wanted to kill me. For giving me one last title run in the WWE. For always standing up for me. And most importantly, I want to thank her, for giving me the self confindence I so desperately needed back in 2011. Vanessa, I know you're watching this with your little fiance Jeff,"He stopped and chuckled, like he knew he just let a huge secret out. "But I want you to know that I love you kid. You've become part of my family and you will remain as such."Shawn said. "This is how we started, and this is how we're going to end. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels, has left the building."

*Jeff's POV*

"Vanessa I know you're watching this with your little finace Jeff."Shawn said. As soon as those words came out of his mouth the entire locker room looked at Vanessa and I. "We were going to say something."I said. "Look, we can all talk about mine and Jeff's personal lives later, right now I want to want this if you don't mind."Vanessa said harshly. Everyone immediately turned their gaze back to the TV. I watched Vanessa carefully as the tears welled up in her eyes. She licked her lips as soon as Shawn said she was family. "I'll be right back."She said, and ran out of the locker room. "Vanessa?"Adam and I chroused.

*Vanessa's POV*

I ran as fast as I could to the gorilla position. I needed to get there before Shawn did. Thankfully I did. I ran past the curtain and onto the Stage. Shawn was just approaching the stage when I got there. "Nessie."He said, smiling at me. I threw my arms around Shawn's neck and hugged him tightly. "I'll never forget you Shawn. I'm going to come over every other Friday, and it's going to be good."I said, crying just a little. Shawn laughed. "You're always welcome at my home kid."He told me. I felt a pair of larger arms wrap around Shawn and I. "Mind if I join this party?"Hunter asked. I looked up at Hunter and laughed. "Of course not."I said. Hunter smiled and looked at Shawn. "I'm gonna miss ya buddy."Hunter said. Shawn chuckled. "I'm gonna miss you too Hunt."He replied. We all three broke away from each other. "There's just one thing I need to do."Hunter said. Shawn and I looked at him. "what?"We asked. He pulled two DX glowsticks out of his pocket. Shawn grinned, as did I. Hunter placed them on the stage in an X. "Let's get out of here."Hunter said. We nodded and walked into the back, leaving the arena in loud cheers.

And it was just how the greatest wreslter in the business should go out.

Wow. Did you cry? My goal was tears...haha. So...yeah this is mega long. I pretty much copied Shawn's entire speech, minus a few things. But...yeah. This was a pretty intense chapter. This kinda made me cry a little...made me relive Shawn's retirement. So um yeah. Review please? I've had this completely finished since...December 20th. Yup. I was waiting for this haha. I hope you all liked the ending of the story known as In His Shadow. I should have the first chapter to Her Time to Shine up soon. Look for it! Now, for my last review replies for this story...

Melly: Hahah i understand your excitement :). And here was the final chapter...I hope you liked it and thank you for reviewing!

Nat: This story...gave me you. *sniffle* Now it's ending. But our friendship will not! Anyway, to reply to your things. Haha yeah that's what Amy and Nessa do. :). Adam's hair=Yummy softness. It is irony! That's the point :D. Yes Jay has been solved, and he won't be in the family don't worry. Haha of course K2 needed to be eliminated first. She sucks. Awww I'm sorry! Chris is hot. No denying! Thanks for reviewing Natters, I love ya!

Georgiaaaaaaaaaaaaa: Yes, I love him too! haha, and you haven't even done the camping trip yet! Anyway, thanks for reviewing. I love you dude!

Erika: Haha yes, yes it was :D. Thank you for reviewing :)

Boo: She did! Aww, I hope you didn't cry TOO much! Thanks for reviewing hon :D.

IlurvesJeffandMattHardy: Oh but it had too! Look for the sequel! Thanks for reviewing!

Love: awwww thank YOU my love! For everything!

Jiggly: Well you can begin with Her Time To Shine! Don't worry! Thank you for your reviews!

Mamasangel: Thank you for all your reviews dear! :DDDDDD Im glad you enjoyed.

Reina: Dude Im very happy about Raw :). Thank you for all your reviews missy!

Cassie: Ahhh my very very first reviewer. Thank you so much :D. I hope you love the ending, and look for the sequel!

Also a huge thanks to those who:

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Once more, I love you all and I'm glad you all enjoyed :D

P.S, longest thing I've EVER written!