Title: Initiative
Author: Cindy Brewer
email: cindybre74@a...
Disclaimer: I don't own them so please don't sue :)
Archive: Sure just let me know where so I can visit
Couple: J/D
Summary: Donna comes up with a plan to make Josh see the light :)
Spoilers: General second season
Notes: This is set between "The Drop In" and "Bartlet's 3rd State of the Union". I can't remember what month 'The Drop in' is set during but if it conflicts with the show's timeline just consider it a plot device.:) Many thanks to Amanda for betaing.

Epilog

It was eight o'clock before Josh and Donna were finally able to settle in front of a candle lit dinner. Josh had wanted to go out but Donna had been content to stay at his apartment. Outside a light snow was falling.

Josh met Donna's gaze across the table. She was wearing a simple knee length short-sleeved burgundy dress that took his breath away.

Donna set the carton of Chinese takeout aside and reached to take Josh's hand in hers.

"This is nice."

Josh nodded."We need to do it every night."

Donna laughed. "With our schedules I don't think that's possible."

Josh grinned. "I'm the Deputy Chief of Staff, Donnatella, I'll make it work."

"I'll hold you to that, Joshua."Donna replied lovingly as she leaned over to kiss him softly.

After they came up for air Josh and Donna enjoyed the rest of the meal in companionable silence.

"You done with that fried rice?"Josh asked steering his chopsticks toward one of Donna's cartons.

Donna nodded and passed the chicken fried rice toward him while saying. "There's something I have to tell you."

"That the chicken fried rice had less chicken than normal?" Josh teased as he moved the carton so it was directly in front of him.

"Josh."

Josh's head jerked up at the serious tone of her voice. "If you're worried about CJ, don't be. I think she's been in our corner since before we realized we had a thing."

"I'm not worried about CJ."

Josh set his chopsticks down and scooted his chair closer to hers. "Then what is it? Is Marbury hassling you?"

Donna met his gaze. This was part of her plan that she had almost forgot about.

"No."Donna replied with a shake of her head. "John's been wonderful. Remember I asked Karen Cahill to print the false engagement story?"

Josh nodded. "I'll make sure there's no trouble from that. Cahill owes us."

"It's not that....I promised her an exclusive."

Josh blinked. "An exclusive to what?"

"Us." Donna replied watching his reaction closely.

"Donna!" Josh exclaimed."I don't want our relationshp splashed across the front page."

Donna smiled slightly. "I think you already accomplished that with your brawl."

"It didn't make the front page." Josh protested and at Donna's raised eyebrow added. "Of that many papers."

Donna reached out and took Josh's hand. "If we talk to her and let her print our side their might not be as big of a backlash."

Josh squeezed her hand. "Their won't be a backlash, Donnatella, CJ will take care of it."

"Talking to Karen can't hurt." Donna suggested not wanting their relationship to be a scandal for the administration.

"I can name several occasions where it has." Josh replied even though he knew she was right.

"Josh...."

Josh stood pulling her up with him. "Alright, alright we'll talk with her but only after we get CJ's approval. Deal?"

"Deal."

"Good." Josh replied as he took her hand and lead her toward the living room. "I don't want to spend any part of the rest of our evening talking about
work."

Donna wrapped her arms around his waist. "So what do you want to do then?" she asked with a michevious grin.

"Dance for starters."Josh replied huskily.

A soft country song came over the radio speakers and Donna melted into Josh's arms. She had never felt more at home anywhere in her life.

/Everytime our eyes meet, this feeling inside me
Is almost more than I can take
Baby when you touch me, I can feel how much you love me
And it just blows me away
I've never been this close to anyone or anything
I can hear your thoughts, I can see your dreams...

I don't know how you do what you do
I'm so in love with you, it just keeps getting better
I wanna spend the rest of my life with you by my side
Forever and ever
Every little thing that you do
Baby I'm amazed by you.

The smell of your skin, the taste of your kiss
The way you whisper in the dark
Your hair all around me, baby you surround me
You touch every place in my heart
Oh, it feels like the first time everytime
I wanna spend the whole night in your eyes...

I don't know how you do what you do
I'm so in love with you, it just keeps getting better
I wanna spend the rest of my life with you by my side
Forever and ever
Every little thing that you do
Baby I'm amazed by you.

Every little thing that you do
I'm so in love with you, it just keeps getting better
I wanna spend the rest of my life with you by my side
Forever and ever
Every little thing that you do
Baby I'm amazed by you./


"I love you Donnatella."Josh whispered tenderly his voice barely audible over the music.

"I love you too, Joshua."Donna replied wishing she could freeze time and they could stay like this forever.

end.

 

 

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