Adventures with Hurricane Percy
Disclaimer: Belongs to Aaron Sorkin, et al.
Summary: "Hey!" Leo snapped.† "The President is in the room...letís try to act like grownups."
Author's Note: this is what happens when a West Wing fan gets bored at work.
The Secret Service staked
the place out as much as humanly possible with the short time span and limited
light.† It was certainly empty, the
Class three hurricane sweeping through ensured that, there was no electricity
and the windows were boarded.† It was a
bed and breakfast with three floors and an attic.† The 22 agents went through with a fine toothed comb.† The President and Vice-President, who were
together entirely by natural disaster, really, were not allowed to be on the
same floor at any time.† Ron Butterfield
did not even want them to scratch their asses without Secret Service
protection.† Having them together in one
place was the realization of his worse nightmare.
"I will stay on the
second floor." President Bartlet said.†
"I don't need to roam Ron."
complained about confinement.† So Ron
conceded...two agents and he could go wherever he felt like it. †Except for the second floor.† The senior staff did not bother to bitch
about their predicament.† They sat and
listened as Ron explained the rules.†
When he was done, the search was on for food of any kind.† Better to eat it now than to let it
rot.† Ron turned to CJ, who had fallen
in a muddy puddle while they were shuffled in by the Secret Service.
"Are you sure you're OK?"
"Iím just dirty Ron.† I think I hurt my knee but it is certainly
not worth a hospital visit.† All I want
to do is get the hell out of these wet, muddy clothes.† Anything you can do about that?"
Ron smiled.† It was dark, but CJ swore she saw him
blushing. Such a southern gentleman.
"I am going to find you a
robe.† Who knows how long we will be
here...I do not want you catching a cold.†
According to the National Weather Service, Percy is a slow moving
"Thanks.† I owe you one." She said.
"Itís my job maíam."
CJ cringed, gently
touching his shoulder.
"Please stop calling me
that Ron.† It makes sound like a
librarian." She smiled at him.
"CJ, I donít want to
sound improper while trying to do my job."
She was still smiling,
and he had not done anything improper yet.†
How many times had Ron been tempted to ask her out?† CJ looked like her mind was on someone
else...if she wanted him, she would have asserted as much by now.† Donna walked into the room.
"CJ, the boys are looking
for food.† I am just going to sit in
"Yeah.† Ron is going to find me a robe or
"I will be back." He left
the women in the room, with Special Agent Kara Davidson at the door.
"Are these the craziest
circumstances or what?" Donna asked, curling up in a chair.
"At least you're dry." CJ
muttered.† "It is drafty in here."
An agent, CJ thought his
name might have been Crawford, came into the room with newspaper and a few
"I am going to make a
fire maíam." He crouched down by the fireplace; checked to see if the flue was
They did not know how
long they were going to be here so they had to make due.† Why did things like this keep happening?
CJ stood in the attic,
trying to see what Percy was doing from the one window in the whole place that
was not boarded up.† It was cold up
there though it was hardly September and probably warmer outside.† She felt a presence in the room, so turned
around.† Ah, John Hoynes.† He must have brought in the cold
breeze.† She pulled her robe tighter
"You know, the head
cheerleader usually hangs out with the captain of the football team...not the
nerds in the chess club." He said.
"Yeah.† Then he knocks her up, insists itís not his,
and one of the nerds marries her."
"Are you speaking from a
bad experience Claudia Jean?" he asked.
"Firstly, I wasnít a
cheerleader...gawky, flat-chested girls with braces were not invited.† Secondly, donít ever call me Claudia Jean
again.† Thirdly, don't presume to know
me Mr. Vice-President, because you donít."
"Leo McGarry said you're
a good girl.† How good are you to
him?† See, I know you're good but how
good are you to him?† Or Toby Ziegler for
CJ sighed, pushing her
shoulders back and standing at her full six feet. Their blue eyes, hers dark
and his light, challenged each other.
"Just when I think it might
be possible to have a conversation with you, you turn into an unmitigated
jackass.† I donít know the women who
find this attractive but I am not one of them sir."
"I never seem to know
what to say to you." John replied.
"Donít act wounded.† You're a scary man, Mr. Vice-President."
"Stop calling me that."
"What do you mean?"
"My name is John...call me
"I don't think so sir."
"I think the reason I always
say the wrong thing to you is because itís obvious that I am attracted to
you.† I've always been attracted to you
She turned her back to
him; this was bullshit.
"Please Mr. Vice-President;
I would like to be alone.† Your staff is
probably looking for you and I donít want to explain to anyone why we are alone
and I am in a bathrobe."
"You're right.† I will leave you to your thoughts."
"Thank you sir."
John Hoynes reached out
to touch her shoulder, letting his hand linger down her arm.† CJís breath caught in her throat.
"John..." she whispered.
"See, itís not that hard
He snaked his arm around
her waist, pulling her too him.† He had
"Actually, sir it is
hard.† Please let go of me."
His laugh echoed in her
"We can't do this." CJís
confident voice cracked.† "John, please
He grinded his pelvis
against her back...her knees almost buckled.
"No!" CJ pulled away.
It was too hard to pull
away.† Almost eight years since the
affair, he should not have been able to do that to her.† She would not let John Hoynes be her
downfall...he was hardly worth it.† John
held up his hands.
"OK, OK, I donít want to
"You couldíve fooled
me.† Donít you ever touch me again.
Please just leave."
He stood there.† After a minute CJ walked out of the
room.† At the bottom of the steps, she
ran into Ed.
"Hey I was looking for
you." He said.
"We broke into the
kitchen.† You hungry?"
"Bless you Ed." She
kissed his cheek.† "Take me to food."
"I never had a
threesome." CJ said.
"Whoa Claudia Jean." Josh
caught the beer that Larry threw at him.†
They were sitting in the small lobby/living room with a cooler of beer
and most of the food that saved from the kitchen.† The fire was roaring and the room was warm.† Josh and CJ sat on the couch, wrapped in a
big wool blanket.† They could hear the
wind and rain battering the boards outside.
"I never kissed a man."
Toby rolled his eyes.
"You and CJ had to take
it there." He said.†
"What do you have to say
Tobus?" CJ countered.
Ed stifled his laugh at
the Communications Directorís much-loathed nickname.
"I never get exactly what
I want." Toby replied.
"I never know when to
stop." Sam said.
"I never told a woman I
love her." Larry said.
"You're kidding me." Josh
"Hey Larry, youíve been
dating Marisol from State for almost a year." Sam said.
Larry shrugged.† CJ threw a piece of crumpled paper at him.
"See, you are the reason
I am still single." She said.† "When we
get out this you better call her.† She
deserves it for putting up with your hours."
Larry shrugged again.
"I never surfed." Ed
"I never tried cocaine."
Josh laughed, low-fiving
her.† Sam laughed.
"I never go to strip
clubs." Toby said.
"See," Josh said.† "it is easy to put your mind in the gutter."
Donna came and stood by
the fire.† She rubbed her hands
"Play I never with us."
"I donít think so." She
"Oh, its fun." CJ said.† "We just want to pass the time."
"I never passed out from
drinking." Ed said.
"Bullshit." Sam said in a
They all laughed.† Donna sat beside Sam.
"I never lost my shirt in
Vegas." Josh said.
"I never fell in love."
Josh looked at her but
she avoided his gaze.† She grabbed a
beer from the cooler.
"I never sail without
injury." Sam said.
"I never remember
peopleís names." Larry said.† "I am so
bad with that."
"I never wanted this
job." CJ said.
"I never kicked the
majority leader." Ed said.
"I never stop
babysitting." Donna said.
"I never understand how
we end up in absurd situations like this." Toby said.
"What are you all doing?"
Leo walked into the room.† He looked at
Josh and CJ cuddled on the couch but said nothing. †It didnít seem to affect anyone...Toby didnít even give it a second
"Playing I never." Ed
"Dare I ask?" Leo asked.
"It is a game where you
say the things youíve never done." Donna said.†
"I was going to say I never eat brussel sprouts."
"I think I got it." He
"Play a round." Josh
said, handing a beer to CJ.
"I never slept with CJ."
She nearly spit out her
beer as all the men hooted.† She got up
on her knees, slapping him on the back of the head.
"Donít blame that on me
McGarry...you never asked."
"Are you sure that you
never played this before?" Toby asked.
"Yeah.† I can't play now either.† I wanted to check on you guys; I was in the
middle of a few things."
"Who knew that Leo
McGarry was the hit and run type." CJ replied.
He smiled, walking out of
the room.† CJ climbed off the
couch.† She had to pull her robe
together; Josh had been playing with the string.
"I need to find a
bathroom." She said.† "Iíll be back."
"Take my flood lamp." Sam
handed it to her.
"You alone Janine?"
Charlie stood and looked
at the young assistant.† She sat on the
floor of one of the rooms, her back resting against the bed.† She had two lanterns on so she wasnít in the
"Are you alright?"
He came further into the
room, leaning on the wall by the bed.
"Sure.† The Vice-President dismissed me for the
night.† He didnít want me lurking around
while he stalked CJ Cregg."
"OK.† I know it must be weird to be in the middle
of a hurricane with a bunch of strangers." He said.
"It does sort of
suck.† Are you scared Charlie?"
"No.† If you are I can stay with you...the President
is sleeping right now.† You know this
weather is extremely rare for New England."
He sat on the bed.
"Where are you from?" he
"Sinatraís home town."
"Everyone says that when
I say I'm from Hoboken.† You a big
"Lately, yeah.† The President and Leo McGarry like him so I
hear a lot of his music."
"Charlie, is it hard
sometimes to keep the Presidentís personal things to yourself?"
"I donít know what you
mean." He replied.
Charlie knew he was
skating close to thin ice.† Sadly,
Janine was the enemy.† Though Bartlet
and Hoynesí relationship had softened over the years, they were far from
friends.† The river Jordan separated
them on everything from platforms to personalities.† Charlie liked the Vice-President enough, but he could see all the
things in him that the President was not fond of...and it had nothing to do with
working for him.
"You can't be personal
aide to the President if he cannot be himself around you.† I have to know everything from early
symptoms of a back ache to his favorite ice cream."
"I am not quite a
personal aide, Vice-President Hoynes doesnít like people in his space.† I do know how he takes his coffee and I know
that when he begins to scratch his stomach he is tired and you're not getting
anymore work out of him."
"He has a fondness for
women Charlie." She said.
"Don't tell me that."
"I donít have anyone else
to talk to.† I trust you."
"Because the President
has MS and you didnít tell the Post."
Charlie nodded solemnly.
"I see the way he acts
when CJ Cregg is in the room.† When she
walked off earlier, he followed her.† He
waited until no one noticed and he followed her."
"Janine, CJ would never
do anything improper with the Vice-President."
"He is very charismatic...they
donít all start out as willing participants."
Charlie looked at her.
"Did John Hoynes do
something to you?† You know, did he
Janine shook her
head.† She was not his type.† He liked long legs and pretty smiles.† He also liked the ones who made him chase
them, because they all eventually wanted to be caught.† He was a Texan, he knew how to wrangle a
wild mare.† That was how she heard him
describe it once, to his Chief of Staff.
"All I can say is if he
tries anything with CJ, she is going to kick his ass.† Then so are seven other guys."
"He is the Vice-President
of the United States." Janine reasoned.
"If he pushes up on
women, he is no better than a creep at a bar." Charlie said.
"Yeah.† Charlie, he is a good man, and will be a
brilliant President.† I just fear his
weakness will be his downfall."
"Just be the best
assistant you can be.† You can't be
responsible for his shortcomings.†
Josiah Bartlet doesn't walk on water either...we just keep him
afloat.† Címon, thereís beer in the
"Yeah.† Josh and those guys broke into the kitchen
earlier.† Considering weíre trapped here
with the President of the United States, I don't think weíll be arrested in the
Charlie helped her from
the floor.† They both took a lantern and
headed for the stairs.
"Are you alone?"
"Yeah.† How did you know I was in here?" he asked.
"I can smell you.† Iím turning on my lantern so I don't break
CJ turned on the light
and found her way to Leo, sitting in one of the two chairs in the room.† She sat across from him on the bed, crossing
her leg.† The robe fell away and exposed
"Should I ask how you can
CJ smiled.† She put her lantern on the nightstand.
"You wear cologne,
remember?† No, that is not it.† I much prefer the rain scented shower gel
"How do you...?"
"Iím a woman Leo." CJ
"Enough said.† I should apologize for what I said during
"Youíve done just about
everything; itís a hard question for you.†
At least you were truthful."
"I wish I hadnít been."
"Well, you couldnít have
"I wish I had slept with
you." Leo said, cutting her off.† "I wish
we could make love."
"Why are you sitting over
there then?" CJ asked.
"I donít just want some
one night stand with you.† You're more
important than that."
CJ stood, walked over to
the chair, and straddled him.
"I cannot believe this is
happening." He whispered before she kissed him.
Leo moaned against her as
her tongue explored his mouth and her fingers stroked the sensitive skin behind
his ears.† How the hell did she know
that that was one of his spots?
"Why?" CJ asked.
Her forehead leaned on
his.† Leo ran his hands up her terry
covered back.† His fingers practically burned
to touch her bare back.† He had before,
and it was an experience.
"Why what?" Leo lost all
thought of the prior conversation.
"Why can't you believe it?"
she loosened his tie and pulled it over his head.†† Each button of his dress shirt slowly came undone.† CJ spread it open, running her fingers down
his chest.† Leo let out a slow breath.
"I have no idea what I
was going to say.† Lets go to bed."
CJ smiled.† She climbed off him, shedding her robe before
lying down.† Leo leaned over her, taking
in the wonder of her body in its natural state.† She was tall and lean, with small perky breasts and a smattering
of freckles across her shoulders and stomach. †He gently touched her thigh.†
CJ closed her eyes.
"Come down here Mr.
McGarry." She whispered.
He pulled off his shoes,
shirt, and slacks.† He lay beside her on
"You are more beautiful
than I could have dreamed." Leo was breathless.
CJ looped her arms around
his neck, pulling him into a passionate kiss.†
He ran his hands down her sides and back up again, massaging her
breasts.† They kissed until they were
exhausted...CJ tried to breathe as Leo kissed her neck and shoulders.† Down his mouth went, paying special
attention to her nipples.
"Leo." She breathed his
name in a sigh as she arched her back.
Leo reached under her;
pressed the small of her back.† The
noise she made caused him to pull away.
"Don't stop." She opened
"Are you alright?† I have never heard that noise before."
"I was fine until you
stopped.† Come here."
Leo smiled, going back to
her body.† He ran his hand across her
navel, and then further down.
"Its curly, I didnít expect
that." He whispered against her ear before biting her lobe.
He stroked her with his
fingers, never quite making contact with her clitoris.
"Oh God!" CJ closed her
eyes tight and bit her lip.† She was
whimpering...Leo knew she was almost there.
She came with a loud
shriek when he replaced his fingers with his penis.† Thank God for the wind and rain to conceal the noises.
"Wow, I havenít begun
yet."† He said, laughing lightly.
Leo rolled over onto his
back, held CJ on top of him.† He thrust
"No, not yet." She said,
moving on top of him.
"I donít want to wait."
CJ took hold of his
wrists, restraining them at his side.†
Leo struggled.† She was so tight
around him...it was killing him.† CJ moved
slowly, moaning her pleasure.
"Goddammit!" Leo growled.
He flipped them over in a
matter of seconds.
"Whoa, did you learn that
in the Marines?" she asked, giggling.
He stopped her giggling
by thrusting inside of her.† CJ held
tight to his neck.
"Tell me you like it."
"What if I donít?"
Leo lifted her thigh,
"Tell me you like it
Claudia Jean." He repeated.
"You're so demanding; I
know I like that."
She wrapped her leg
around him.† Leo touched her clitoris
with his fingers.
"Oh...oh, that feels good."
Suddenly, a flashlight shone
into the room.
"Turn that goddamned
light out!" Leo shouted.
"What the hell?" CJ
"Turn the light out!" Leo
The light went out, and
the door closed softly.
"Fuck, fuck, fuck." Leo
muttered into CJís hair.
"Is it over?" she asked.
He looked at her face,
flushed from being on the cusp of her second orgasm.
"I'm sorry CJ, I got
He pulled out.† CJ could see the disappointment on his face
but she was smiling.
"You're smiling." He
"Yeah.† We have some time to get it right.† Where do you think you're going?"
"Actually, I was thinking
of snapping that agentís neck."
"It was Ron, I think." CJ
replied.† "Sorry Leo, but I think he could
take you.† Come here."
He returned to her; his
body hard against hers.
"Well, well, it seems
you're not quite all out of steam."
"Its definitely you.† It usually takes more time."
He slid her thighs open
with his knee.
"If anyone interrupts
this time, do I have your permission to kill them?" he asked.
CJ kissed him as he made
love to her again.† She had a feeling
this finale was going to top the last one.
"What did you mean by I
never stop babysitting?" Sam asked.
He and Donna had turned
the loveseat so that they were sitting in front of the fire.† They drank beer and shared a bag of cheese
popcorn that was five minutes past stale.
"Nothing really." She
"You donít have to beat
around the bush with me Donna.† I love
Josh like a brother but I know heís a handful."
"Do you know what itís
like to feel as if you can never have a sick day, or just push off work to go
buy shoes?† Do you know what its like to
have someone commenting on all the men in your life?† Have you ever been dressed to leave and then something comes up?"
"Actually yes.† Yes to all of it...except the men and the
Donna looked at him and
"Yeah, but you are a
workaholic Sam; you all are.† You stay
because you just have this nature where you want to save the world."
"Hey." She put her hand
on top of his.† "It is not a bad thing
Sam.† We might have Harrison on the
bench instead of Mendoza if you werenít so diligent.† You fought for my friend and kept the bad news from her.† You gave the President those comments
standing by Leo though it was altogether possible he couldíve ripped your
"You deserve credit
too.† You come to work at 6:30 every
morning and usually stay more than 12 hours.†
You work with Josh everyday and havenít yet hit him with a shovel,
rolled him in a rug, and dropped him in the Potomac."
They both laughed.† Sam leaned over, kissing her lips
softly.† Pulling away, Donna stroked his
"Whoa, I am so sorry." He
"No, it was nice.† Sam I donít belong to Josh...I am my own
"I have wanted to kiss
you ever since the night you told me that latitude and longitude may be in
danger of extinction."
Donna smiled.† She pulled his face close to hers again.
"Josh is going to kick my
ass." He muttered before she kissed him again.
Sam put his arms around
her.† They sat close together watching
"Forces of nature are
amazing." Donna whispered.
"Whereís Sam?" Josh
Toby shrugged.† He looked at his watch.† It was after one in the morning and he was
ready to sleep.
"I like the couch in the
lobby." Toby said.† "Iíll probably sleep
out there.† Whereís CJ?"
"Hunkered down in one of
these rooms.† I want to talk about
college tuition while we are still trapped."
"Alright.† You find Sam and I will lay claim to the
Toby went downstairs and
found Sam and Donna cuddled on the couch.†
They were sound asleep.† He
"Josh is looking for
Sam gently tapped Donna,
whispering into her hair that they had fallen asleep.† She sat up, stretching her arms over her head.
"What happened?" she
"You fell asleep." Toby
replied.† "There are plenty of rooms
upstairs and the Secret Service is on the move all night."
Donna nodded.† She looked at Sam, smiled and squeezed his
"Goodnight Sam.† Goodnight Toby."
"What was that about?" he
asked when Donna was out of earshot.†
Was Donna ever out of earshot?
"We just fell
asleep.† Where is Josh?"
"Looking for you." Toby
"Oh.† Heíll wander in eventually."
Josh came into the room.
"I just saw Donna...she
told me you were in here.† What happened
"Uh, what do you mean?† I fell asleep." Sam said.
"OK." Josh flopped on the
couch and started eating popcorn.
"Its stale." Sam told
"Nah, itís cool.† I brought my books with me...I think we can
get some work done."
"I want to sleep." Toby
leaned back on the couch, covering his eyes with his arm.
"Give me an hour
Toby.† When else will we be trapped with
our work?" Josh asked.
"I pray never again."
Toby mumbled.† "This should not happen
twice in less than six months."
"Itís after two." CJ
whispered.† "We should find some place
"Whatís wrong with here?"
Leo pulled her close,
rubbed his pelvis on hers.† CJ moaned
softly in his ear.
"I donít want the
President of the United States shining a flashlight in here at 6a.m." she said.
"I will set my watch for
five thirty." He said.† "At least we can
get a few hours."
CJ put her arms around
his waist; Leo nuzzled his face in her hair.
"That was fantastic
Claudia Jean...better than advertised."
"Yeah.† To think I thought tonight was going to be torturous."
"Why not?† The boys...all of them.† The Vice-President.† I would much rather just be naked with you."
"Here, here." Leo kissed
the underside of her chin.
He laughed as CJ pulled
him on top of her.
"I thought we were
sleeping." He said.
"We can find some other
time for that.† Who knows when we will
have this opportunity again?"
"I was hoping as soon as
we get back to DC." Leo replied, slipping his body between her thighs.
"Well letís pretend the
answer is never.† I want you to take me
like it might be the last time." She said.
"Because itís really
good, thatís why."
"Ha!† I knew it."
"Shut up Leo."
CJís mouth attacked his
and the conversation was over.
"Weíre cleared Mr.
President." Ron stood by the kitchen counter.
Josh, Charlie, and the
President were sitting at the counter eating Cheerios.
"Was there a lot of
damage?" Jed asked.
broken tree limbs, most of the town is without electricity, and the river won't
crest for probably the next 72 hours.†
Still, the town should be up and running by tomorrow.† Weíre ready to go as soon as you give the OK
"We cleared him an hour
ago sir. They already took him to Air Force Two in Montpelier."
CJ stumbled into the
kitchen, rubbing her eyes.† She had to
take out her contacts and could not find her glasses.
"Good morning sir.† Ron, Josh, Charlie."
"Weíve got cereal." Josh
said.† "It looks like you hardly slept."
"I donít like foreign
beds.† My contacts bothered my eyes, and
I can't find my glasses.† Oh, hallelujah
for food.† Wait, is there milk?"
"A whole gallon." Charlie
"OK, now you're just
being a milk snob." The President said.
apologizing.† Josh handed her a bowl...she
was starving.† Now was not the time to
be persnickety about milk.
"CJ, have you seen Leo?"
the President asked.
"Um, about 20 minutes ago
when I was washing my face.† He was
looking for Toby.† Are we ever getting
out of here...I am starting to feel like one of the Waltons?"
"Soon.† We have to get everyone together.† The Secret Service is working on that right
She nodded, stealing a
glance at Ron.† He would not look
directly at her; who knew what he saw last night?"
"Do you think you could
find me something to wear?† I refuse to
step off the premises in a bathrobe."
"I will see what we can
do." He replied.
"I personally love the
robe." Josh said.
CJ turned, licking her
tongue at him.†
"Ron, while in search for
clothing, track down Leo McGarry.† We
want to make plans to get back to DC."
Larry and Ed came into
the kitchen.† They said good morning to
the President and got cereal bowls from Josh.†
Larry handed CJ her glasses.
"Oh food." He said.
"I am starving." Ed
"You guys are awfully
excited about cereal." The President said.
"Sir, we had lunchmeat
and beer for dinner." Larry replied.
"You had lunchmeat?" CJ
replied.† "I had stale popcorn and
crackers and cheese."
"You were late." Ed
said.† "It took forever to find you."
"You guys suck...you ate
the lunchmeat before you looked for me."
"Good morning sir." Sam
and Donna came in the room together but pretended not to.
"We have cereal Sam."
"Is there milk?" Donna
CJ put it on the table;
Donna poured herself a glass.
"I donít usually drink whole
milk." She said.
"See." CJ replied.
"Snob." The President
They all laughed.
"This is most likely a
girl thing." Ed said.
Leo and Toby came into
"The Vice-President got
off fine." Jed said to Leo.
"Yes sir.† I spoke with him before he left.† Are we ready to go?" he asked.
"After the kids eat
Josh handed Toby a bowl.
"Better hurry before the
milk is gone." Sam said.
"I donít like Cheerios."
"What are you Toby, a
communist?" CJ asked.† "Everyone likes
"Shut up." He said.
"I think there might be
Cocoa Puffs in the cupboard." Charlie said.
"At least there is sugar
in it." Toby replied.
He found instant coffee
in the cabinet too and as awful as it was going to taste, they all jumped at
the chance to have caffeine running through their veins after the night they
had.† Leo rolled his eyes.
"OK, coffee and then we
get the hell out of here.† CJ, can I
talk to you for a minute?"
She left her bowl on the
table, put on her glasses, and kicked Toby on her way out of the room.† He muttered she was a cereal snob.
"Claudia Jean." The
CJ leaned against the
wall.† Leo ran his finger down the nape
of her neck.
"Is this why you called
me out here?" she whispered.† "You like
playing with fire."
"No, well yes.† Anyway, you left these on the nightstand."
He opened his hand.† A small pair of diamond earrings were in his
"Oh shit, I would have
been upset if I left them here.† My
mother gave these to me before she died.†
I would kiss you if I could."
"You really want to CJ?"
"Why is it so hard for
you to believe?" she asked.
beautiful, young, smart, and funny.†
Those guys in there, they would break each otherís backs for five
minutes of your real attention."
"I like the short, gruff,
aloof types.† Your age has nothing to do
with how sexy you are Leo McGarry." CJ replied.
"Hey, thereís coffee."
Donna cautiously stuck her head around the corner.† "I saved you a cup CJ...you missed the free for all."
"Thanks Donna.† Thank you Leo."
"No problem Claudia
"Here are some clothes."
Ron handed CJ a pair of dingy overalls and a University of Vermont sweatshirt.
"You're kidding me.† I have to wear this."
"CJ just put it on." Toby
"Fine.† If I see myself in the Post wearing this,
Iím resigning.† I have to go change."
"Can we watch?" Larry and
Josh asked in unison.
"Hey!" Leo snapped.† "The President is in the room...letís act like
The President smirked,
adding milk to the disgusting coffee.
"The smirking doesnít
help sir." Leo said.† "May I have a cup
CJ returned in her new
"Please get all the
laughing out before we leave." She said, finishing her coffee.
"Not possible." Josh
"Its cute." Charlie
said.† "You should always wear
"Shut up." She said
through clenched teeth.
"No teasing CJ." The President
said.† "Címon folks, we have a country
to run.† Someone load the dishwasher
before we leave."
He, Charlie, and Leo
walked out of the room.† The seven
staffers looked at each other.
"Rock paper scissors on
3." Larry said.
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