Chapters: 013 Word Count: 6909
Character(s): Jed Bartlet, Abbey Bartlet
Crossover Shows: - No Show -
Summary: Jed has complications from a simple cold.
“How do you feel?
“Abbey, for the third time in the last five minutes, I feel fine. I just have a cold.”
“Jed, you know that the President never has ‘just a cold’. He has pneumonia or bronchitis or something bad. He never has a ‘cold’.”
They both laughed.
“I told you this was only a cold and that’s all it is.”
“Let me check you out.”
“Abbey, it’s eleven o’clock in the morning. If you want to play doctor, can’t you wait until tonight?”
“Jed!” Abbey’s face blushed at the implied action.
“I’m fine, Abbey. I’m going back to the West Wing. See you tonight.”
After a brief kiss, Jed turned and left Abbey’s office.
He was tired. The last few nights he had spent more time in the Situation Room than in his bedroom.
And this cold he’d been carrying around had just been dragging him down.
They had a state dinner tonight and he had a speech tomorrow.
After that, he and Abbey were going to Camp David and just sleep the weekend away. They both were tired and simply needed to rest. ‘Of course rest, didn’t always mean sleep, did it?’ Jed smiled as he went through the West Wing on his way to the Oval Office. The staff saw the smile and thought that the President sure was in a good mood. That was good news for them.
“Leo, what’s next?” as he settled down for another afternoon of meetings and paperwork.