Let Met Let Go 7/7
When C.J walked into her office the next morning, she found a vase with a dozen red roses on her desk. She was reading the card when she heard a knock on the door.
"Are you busy?" Josh asked as he sat down on her couch.
"No." She replied as she put the card down.
"Things went well in Texas yesterday."
"Yeah, no mention of how the President looks in hats."
"So, are the flowers from Toby?" Josh asked.
"Yeah." C.J said with a smile.
"So why did he send you a dozen roses?"
"None of your business. Go away, Josh."
"Okay." Josh said as he left.
"Hey." C.J said as she walked into Tobyís office. "Do you know what I found on my desk when I came in this morning?"
"What did you find?" Toby asked with a smile.
"A dozen red roses, with the sweetest card I have ever read. Thank you."
Toby motioned for her to walk over to his desk.
"What?" She said when she stood beside the desk.
"This..." Toby said as he stood up and kissed her lightly.
"Donít you have a briefing to do?" He asked.
"Iím going, Iím going." She said. When she reached the door, she turned and asked, "what time are you picking me up tonight?"
"I guess that you staff still likes me." Danny said as C.J walked back into her office that afternoon.
"Are they from Toby?"
"Yeah, how did you know?"
"I heard rumors. Funny thing though, no one would confirm them. I saw the two of you together last night at the fundraiser."
"May I ask you a question?"
"Yeah." C.J said warily.
"Are you happy."
"Yeah, Iím very happy."
"Well, thatís all that matters. You know we were good friends before everything. Iíd hate to lose that friendship."
"So I guess that we are friends again." Danny said as he extended his hand.
"I guess we are." C.J replied as she shook his hand.
"C.J." Toby called as he walked into her apartment.
"Just a minute. Hey youíre early."
"And your surprised."
"No." She said as she walked out of her bedroom.
"Why is it that you look more beautiful to me everyday?"
"Your flattering me again." She said.
"I know." He said as he kissed her.
"Shouldnít we be going?" She asked.
"Why are you in such a hurry to go?"
"I think that you have something planned."
"Yes, and youíre not even going to give me a hint are you?"
"Okay." C.J said as she picked up her purse.
"Thank you." C.J said as Toby held the chair for her to sit down.
"You know, I believe that I am enjoying this more than I did last year."
"Thatís because you think Iím up to something."
"And youíre not going to tell me what that something is, are you?"
"Okay, I think that for arguments sake that if I am up to something, then you should be patient."
"I should be patient."
"I donít really have a lot of patience."
"I never said I was up to something."
"Neither did you deny it."
Toby glared at her as the waiter came to take their order.
"Youíre doing it again." C.J said.
"You think that if you keep doing this that Iíll admit that I'm up to something."
"Yes, what are my chances."
"You still havenít told me what youíre up to." C.J said as Toby was unlocking the door to his apartment.
"I havenít admitted that Iím up to something, yet."
"You just admitted it. I was right. You said ĎI havenít admitted Iím up to something, yet."
"Why donít you sit down on the couch and close your eyes, and I'll be back in a minute."
"Keep your eyes shut!"
Toby walked into the bedroom and took a jewelry box from the dresser. He opened it and looked at the diamond and emerald ring inside of it. He worked up his courage to ask C.J the question he was planning to ask, and went back into the living room. He knelt in front of her and took her left hand in his.
"You can open your eyes now."
"The last year that you and I have been together has been the happiest year of my life." Toby said as he took the jewelry box from his pocket.
"Oh, my God." C.J whispered.
"Iíve decided that the only way I can be certain I remain happy is to see that you stay in my life, permanently. Claudia Jean Cregg will you do me the honor of agreeing to become my wife?"
C.J could barely talk for the tears that were falling. "YES, Iíll marry you."
Toby slipped the ring on her finger. He then moved to the couch beside her. "I love you."
"I love you too." C.J said, then she leaned closer to him and kissed him. Toby put his arms around her, pulled her closer to him, and returned the kiss.