See Part 1 for disclaimer
It had taken hours for C.J to fall asleep after she
went home. The last time she had looked at the clock
it had read, 2:18. "Well, five hours of sleep was
better than zero", she thought as she got up. She
walked gingerly through the apartement, careful not to
move her injured arm too much. Part of the reason it
had taken her so long to go to sleep was that she had
been unable to find a comfortable way to lay her arm.
When she came into her living room she checked her
answering machine. There were five messages. "Leo
did tell me to leave the ringer off, so hopefully he
won't be too angry that I did," she thought." She
punched the button to listen to the messages.
"C.J, just calling to check in on you. Guess you're
still at the office". She heard her brother, Alan,
say. The message had come in at 12:15.
"I guess you are asleep, so I'll call back later."
She heard Toby say at 2:00.
"C.J are you there. I'll call back later." It was
Tim this time at 2:30.
"Good you're still asleep." Toby had called again at
"C.J, this is Danny. Please give me a call when you
get this message. It's 6:30."
She picked up the phone to call Danny. He answered
on the first ring.
"Hey, you called."
"Yeah, how are you?"
"Well, if I could figure out how to sleep comfortably
with a broken wrist, I would be doing a lot better."
"I don't have any suggestions about that, I'm
"Okay. Listen, I'm sorry I cut you out today."
"Don't worry about it. You were a little out of it."
"Yeah, I really don't remember doing the briefing
this morning or talking to you before it. I just know
that I was a little brusque with you this morning, and
"Don't worry about it."
"Do you need some company, cause if you do I can come
"That would be nice."
"Okay, I'll pick up a pizza or some Chinese. It's
your choice which."
"What do you want."
"Kung Pao Chicken and General Tso's Chicken."
"Okay see you in a little bit."
to be continued...