Disclaimers: The West Wing and it's characters are the property of Aaron
Summary: CJ and Toby go on the date mentioned in "That Familiar Look in Your
She was nervous. It had been a long time since CJ had been this nervous, if
"Calm down, Claudia Jean." She said to herself. "It's just a date."
She sat down on the bed staring at the clothing. "It's not like it's going
She grabbed a dress off the bed, and went to change.
Toby arrived at her apartment forty-five minutes later. She found him
"Thank you." She said quietly, taking the rose from him.
"You're welcome. May I come in?"
"Of course." She moved aside to let him in. He sat down on the couch.
CJ came back a few minutes later, and sat the vase on the table. "Thank you
"You're welcome." Toby said as she picked up the jacket that went with her
"You look very nice." He repeated.
"You sounded shocked."
"Yeah, you did. Why?"
"I didn't think you would notice."
"Why would you think that?"
"Because usually when you compliment me, I've prodded you to do it."
"I always notice you." Toby said quietly.
"I didn't want you to get the wrong idea."
"That you liked me, that you were attracted to me?"
"Now I know how you feel."
"And I have no problem telling you that you are a very beautiful woman."
CJ could feel the blush that came over her face at his words, she just
"Shall we go?" Toby said.
"Yeah." CJ replied as she put the jacket on.
"I liked it better without the jacket."
"It's a little cool outside."
"I would have let you wear my jacket."
Dinner went well, and as the time went on CJ found that she was feeling
"Would you like to dance?" He asked CJ.
"Yes, I think I would."
"Okay." He took her hand and led her to the dance floor.
"I'm surprised you are doing this."
"I seem to be surprising you a lot tonight."
"Yes you are."
"Why are you surprised about this?"
"I've never thought of you as the type who likes to dance."
He pulled her closer. "What's not to like about dancing?"
She laughed. "I agree."
They both were silent on the drive back to her apartment. Once they were
They went into her apartment. "I could fix some coffee or something." She
"Coffee will be fine."
"Okay." She went into the kitchen to fix the coffee. "Toby." She
"Can you come in here?"
"Sure what do you need?"
"I seem to have forgotten how you like your coffee." She laughed.
He reached into the refrigerator and got the carton of milk out. He then
CJ looked at it. "I don't know why you bother."
"I don't know why you bother to put coffee in that. It looks like you just
"This is the way I like my coffee."
"You like a lot of milk and very little coffee."
They sat in a comfortable silence as they were drinking the coffee. "I had
"So did I."
"So I was thinking we should do this again."
"Sounds good to me."
"Yes." Toby said staring at her.
She watched him as he starred at her. She was certain that he wanted to
"I should go." He said.
"And if I don't want you to go?"
"We've just started to change the dynamics of our relationship."
"We've known each other for years."
"Do you remember when I said we were going to do this right?" He asked,
"Yes." She murmured.
"My leaving is a part of that."
He got up, pulling her with him. He held her tightly. "I don't want you to
"I don't think that."
"Good because I do want you very much." He whispered in her ear . He turned