After Brad was released from the office of the President, he only made it to right outside of the Oval Office. He was a little pre-occupied, all he could think about was the dating advice thrust onto him from his girlfriend's father. The information being ways that would probably manage to put Brad in the doghouse with Roni, instead of help him with her. Brad finally managed to shrug it off, as he heard his name being called.

"Brad!" Josh said as he came up behind the young man who had just exited the Oval Office. "What's up?"

"Uh, I used to know. But now, I'm not so sure."

"Whatever he said, you should ignore it." Advised Josh.

"Excuse me?"

"You just came from seeing the President, right?" Brad nodded in agreement. "Whatever he said, and I'm assuming it had to do with your dating Roni. You should ignore it, I know Charlie does."

"Yes, sir."

"Brad, you don't have to call me sir. So what'd you get Roni for her birthday?"

"I'm giving her a drawing that she admires."

"What kind of drawing?"

"A drawing I drew of the two of us, after our first date."

"Oh, yeah? I didn't know you could draw."

"Yeah. Hey, do you know where I can find Roni?"

"Yeah, I believe she's in with Toby."

"Toby? Wonder what that's about. Okay, thanks." Brad said as he moved off.

The President, having heard the entire exchange between his deputy chief of staff, and his daughter's boyfriend, decided to go out into the hall, and call Josh into his office.

"So tell me Josh, do you make it a point to go around telling my daughters' boyfriends' not to listen to me?"

"I...didn't...um..."

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"Ziegler, what do you want?" Toby answered his phone. Then he looked over at Roni, "It's for you. Make it snappy, I don't like people using my phone."

"Okay, I'll try to make it as long as possible. Just for you." Roni smiled innocently at him while she took the phone. "Hello?...You can't?...Well, can you...You can?!...Tonight...Yes, thank you sooo much...later." Roni hung the phone up. "So did I make that fast enough for you?"

"No, but I suppose it will have to do. Who was calling for you in my office anyway?"

"I'm not about to tell you. It's a secret, and frankly, I don't trust you to keep it." She said sarcastically as a knock came at the door.

"Go away!" Toby growled.

"You know, you should be nice. That could be my dad, my mom, or Leo. Or someone important." Roni said as she walked over and opened the door. "Brad?! What are you doing here? I haven't seen you since Christmas."

"That was only a few days ago. Anyway, the question should be, what are you doing here?" Brad responded looking around Toby's office.

"Enough of that you two. I have work to do."

"Don't listen to him Brad. He's just mad cause dad's making him baby-sit me."

"Your dad is having you babysat?" Brad looked at Roni in a teasing manner.

"Well, really mom. So what'd you want?"

"Will you two go away?" Toby screamed from behind his desk.

"If you're giving me permission, sure. I never wanted to be here to begin with." Roni said as she disappeared with Brad. "So what do I owe this pleasure to?" Roni asked him.

"I was wondering what you were doing Sunday night."

"Sunday night? What's so special about Sunday night?" Roni asked with a devilish grin.

"As if you don't know. Anyway, I've made some plans, but I could change them, if..."

"No, no. I'm all yours Sunday night. So let's hurry up and get out of here before I'm spotted."

"Spotted? By whom?" Brad asked curiously.

"Mom, or dad. I told them I was going to show up to the party late, and they decided to have me restricted to White House grounds. More specifically, Toby's office. So we need to hurry up before they see me."

"Where are we going?"

"I've got some things to take care of before tonight."

"You know, you still haven't told me what you have planned for tonight." Brad said, with a hint of hurt in his voice.

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Surprises - 6

 

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