Disclaimers- see Part 1

If You Go I Go- Part 10

President Bartlet sat with his head in his hands waiting for the priest to arrive. A priest to give his little girl last rites and maybe Sam.

The President's head snapped up. "Sam" he said out loud.

"What?" Leo asked looking at him confused.

"Has anyone called Sam's family?" the President continued, hoarsely.

"I called Cathy and she is getting in touch with the Seaborns." Toby said softly looking up at the President.

The President nodded, then turned quickly as the door opened and a man in scrubs walked in.

"Mr. President, I'm Dr. Wade. I was one of the surgeons working on Mr. Seaborn." The man said.

"Is he..." Josh began but couldn't bring himself to finish.

"It was touch and go for a while there. Mr. Seaborn went into cardiac arrest. It took a while but we were able to get him back."

"Thank God" CJ said softly.

"I think that's exactly right, we really thought...we had lost him." Wade slowed down as the door opened and another man in scrubs entered.

"Alan" the man said, acknowledging Dr. Wade.

"John" Wade answered watching him closely.

"Mr. President, Mrs. Bartlet." The new man said. "I'm Dr. Cameron, one of the doctors working on your daughter."

Jed and Abbey stood up, watching this man intently.

"She..." Cameron shook his head for a moment.

"Oh God no." Donna sobbed.

"No, no." Cameron quickly said. "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to imply...I'm just still in awe. I have to be honest we really didn't think your daughter would make it through the surgery."

"But she did?" Abbey asked softly, grasping Jed's hand tightly.

Cameron nodded. "Yes she did. It was amazing but at one point she just...came back. She's still unconscious and it's not over yet, but this was one hurdle she got over."

Cameron turned to see Wade staring at him. "What?" Cameron asked.

"When did she...come back?" Wade asked oblivious to the stares he was getting from the other people in the room.

"4:17. I remember because I had looked at the clock." Cameron answered, unsure of why Wade was asking.

A shocked smile slipped across Wade's face as he shook his head as if clearing it. "That's incredible." He whispered.

"What?" Jed asked.

Wade turned to look at him. "That's the exact time we got a heartbeat from Mr. Seaborn."

Cameron gave a slight laugh. "That is incredible."

"No it isn't" Josh said from his seat, looking up at them. "That's Sam and Caitlin."

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"Where did you go?" Caitlin asked into Sam's neck as she held him tight.

"I don't know." He answered, kissing the top of her head as he smoothed her hair.

She pulled back slightly and looked at him. "Were you scared?"

Sam shook his head as he stroked her cheek. "No. No I wasn't. It was...I can't explain it. But it was almost perfect."

"Almost?" Caitlin asked.

"You weren't there." He whispered.

Caitlin smiled, "That'll teach you to go somewhere without me."

Sam returned her smile as he leaned forward and rested his forehead against hers.

"Well it's ok." Caitlin continued, cupping his face in her hands. "Because next time if you go I go."

If You Go I Go - 11

 

 

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