Disclaimer: See part one.

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Shifting her feet back and forth, Eleanora glanced up at her husband. "Why did I agree to this?"

"Because you love your family and you wanted free food." At her look, Wilson shrugged. "Hey, I'm just quoting you."

"Oh, shut up. God, do I look okay?"

"You look fine Nora."

Pouting slightly, she cast her eyes downward. "You're just saying that."

"No, I'm not. Listen, darlin', it's only for a couple of hours. Just think of it that way. You wanted to come and I wanted to come, so here we are." Wilson guided her to the dining room. "And look, everyone's here."

"I think I'm going to be sick."

~*~*~

"When in the hell did this turn into a group outing?" Toby asked as he saw Sam and Mallory walk in with Josh and Donna.

"When you invited Josh and Donna," C.J. told him calmly. "Now, pay the nice boy."

The young man behind the counter held back a smile as he watched the man before him give his girlfriend a look and payed him. "Thank you sir."

"Yeah." Grabbing C.J. around the waist, Toby rolled his eyes. "And now you're going to tell me that you want popcorn, a soda and Milk Duds right?"

"Isn't that tradition? But, no Milk Duds okay? I like Junior Mints." Smiling at him, C.J. led the way to the concession counter.

~*~*~

Knocking on the door, Abbey Bartlet looked down grimly at her eldest daughter who was laying on the bed. "Are you sure you are okay now dear?"

"Yeah, I think I'm coming down with something that's all," Nora told her, sitting up. "I am truly sorry for running out on you guys before."

"It's all right. Here, let me feel your forehead." Putting her palm on her daughter's head, Abbey shook her head. "You don't have a fever. Are you up for some food?"

Nodding, Nora stood up. "Yeah, let's go see..." Moaning slightly, she grabbed her stomach. Breathing out, she smiled lightly. "False alarm."

Giving a curious look, Abbey suddenly asked, "Eleanora, are you positive that you're not pregnant?"

~*~*~

"So, how's Mae?" C.J. asked, fishing out some little chocolates. "They should really make these damn boxes bigger so that we can actually get the things out."

Laughing at her, Toby told her, "Mae is doing just fine. When I was leaving, she was talking to Quinn. I heard her saying that she wants to get together with him sometime this week." Changing the subject, he asked, "And how's your brother?"

"Great, he's getting married next year. I've met his fiancee and they are perfect for each other," she told him enthusiastically. "I'm proud of him."

Leaning on the back of their seats, Josh stuck his head inbetween them. "Hey, did you know that this is like a major chick flick."

"It's Mission Impossible 2. How in the world is it a chick flick?" C.J. asked, turning to face him.

"Well, for one, Tom Cruise is in it..."

"He thinks that any movie with Tom Cruise in it is a chick flick." Donna rolled her eyes. "He's very delusioned."

"I can see that."

"Hey. Toby, Sam, come on, help me out here."

Sam shrugged. "I really don't care. And Donna has a point."

"Okay, all of you shut up. The movie's starting." As he said this, Toby put his arm around the back of C.J.'s chair.

Raising his eyebrows, Josh nudged Donna and nodded.

~*~*~

"I...I could be," her voice was small.

"What do you mean, you could be?" Abbey cried. Then made her voice softer. "I'm sorry. This is coming as sort of a shock."

"You're tellin' me." Nora sighed. "I have an appointment with Doctor Russell, your good friend, on the second."

Putting a hand around her daughter's waist, Abbey kissed the top of Nora's head. "Yes, Janice is a very good doctor and friend. When you hear from her, I want to be the first one to know."

"I was going to say that maybe C.J. should know too." At her mother's confused look, she went on quickly, "So that she can keep it out of the press' hands."

"Good point." Guiding them down the hallway, Abbey smiled. "Now, let's go down so that they don't get too worried about us."

Clearing her throat, Eleanora gave her mother a hug and a kiss. "I love you Ma."

~*~*~

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