To Tell a Tale

by AJ

"Mr. President." Leo said wearily as he entered the Oval Office.

"Whatever it is Leo, it's going to have to wait." Jed responded, up to his neck in paperwork.

"I'm afraid it can't wait, Sir." Leo stepped further into the room.

"What is it?" Jed snapped.

"I think it's best I put the tape in, Sir."

"What tape?"

"Of CJ's press briefing." Leo said, making his way over to the TV and VCR. Popping the tape in, he turned back around to face Jed, who was now standing right behind Leo.

"Why am I going to be watching CJ's briefing? What happened?"

"Just watch the tape, Sir."

~~~

"What the hell do you think you were doing telling that stuff to a reporter?" Jed growled angrier than he has ever been in his entire life, as he shut the door.

"What are you talking about?" Abbey kept a calm, quiet voice, genuinely not having a clue what was bothering Jed.

"The day I took the oath, you told a reporter. How could you?"

"I didn't, Jed."

"Like hell! You are the only other person that knows about anything that really happened that day... till now!"

"What are you talking about?" Abbey asked.

Throwing the tape he just finished watching at her, he said, "That's what the hell I'm talking about." He paraded out of the room, faster, and louder than he entered.

 

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