Chapters: 030 Word Count: 17440
Warning(s): Disturbing Imagery or Content, Violence
Character(s): Jed Bartlet, Abbey Bartlet
Crossover Shows: - No Show -
Summary: Jed and Abbey are kidnapped by Columbian drug lords. Recovery is difficult for both.
Jed and Abbey both rested. This time, the lovemaking had been gentle and soft. It was a deep expression of their love for each other.
Soon, they were asleep, having sweet dreams of each other. It had been a loving night.
The next day, Abbey decided she wanted to go to Camp David for the weekend. She bullied Jed to go with her.
“You know you haven’t really rested in two months. It’ll be just the two of us. We can get some rest and reconnect.”
Abbey hoped that Jed would agree. They were both exhausted from living through an incredible schedule the last two months.
“That’s fine Abbey, but I can’t go until late. I have meetings until seven. But I agree with you. Last night was perfect and we really need a down weekend.”
Jed hung up the phone and started to read his massive stack of paperwork. It never really ended.
Later that night, as they were starting to leave, Ron stopped them.
“Mr. President, the fog is terrible and Marine One can’t fly so you’ll have to go by motorcade. It’ll just take longer than normal.”
Jed shrugged his shoulders. He was used to last minute changes. Besides, he didn’t really like flying if the sun wasn’t shining.
“Okay, then let’s get in the car.”
Jed and Abbey left with six agents in a two vehicle Suburban motorcade.
Most people would easily realize who was in such a motorcade and this night was not any different.
About halfway there, on a lonely Maryland Highway, the motorcade came to a roadblock. Before the agents could notify headquarters, guns were fired. As each agent left the vehicle, they were cut down where they stood. Even the agents directly responsible to protect the First Couple were killed through the supposedly bullet-proof glass of the Suburban.
It was over quickly.