NOTES: See Part 1
SUMMARY: KD and Toby deal with possibilities, Leo finds that he has to start
taking steps to stay happy and keep the women he loves happy at the same time.

"Yes, Danny?"
"Do you prefer red or white?"
"Depends on what you're referring to."
"We're waiting a few months before dealing with those choices."
"Because I can't do this right now. As soon as the Forbes Summit is over,
then we will sit on my couch, snuggle by some candles, and we will talk over
all of these things."
"Hey, now that sounds good to me."
"Good, now beat it."
"Okay." Danny replied with a grin and turned out of CJ's office, closing
the door behind him. He moved for the pressroom and then saw KD sitting at
his desk reading the latest draft of his most recent article. "You're not
supposed to be reading that." He teased. "You little spy." He added as she
got to her feet with a smile and a shrug.
"Well, I need to talk to you and since you weren't here, I figured why
not occupy myself?" She retorted with a sweet smile.
"Okay, fair enough. What do you need to talk to me about?" Danny asked.
"Come on, stray dog. In my office." She retorted and started to lead the
way. Danny raised an eyebrow and then followed. He smiled to a few people
that recognized him and then finally, they arrived in KD's bullpen.
"Katy, you got staff righ-" David started.
"I know. I just got to talk to the stray dog first." She replied before
leaning into her office and waiting for Danny. The redheaded reporter moved
into the office and then watched as KD closed the door. "Come on, sit down."
She said softly. He paused and then sat on the couch.
"What's going on?" He said softly. She sighed and turned a chair to face
him before sitting in it.
"I'm just nervous." She said softly. "I need to tell you something, off
the record for now, though it'll probably come out as news later or
whenever-" She started hesitantly.
"Katy, breathe." Danny encouraged. She smiled weakly. "Now, what is it?"
"Toby and I just went to the doctor." She replied quietly.
"Are you okay? Is there anything wrong?" Danny asked quickly but stopped
when she shook her head and looked at him with eyes that were mixed with fear
and apprehension.
"Danny, I'm pregnant." She said softly, biting the bullet. "And while I'm
happy, I'm also scared as hell." She murmured. "And I wanted to be the one to
tell you before CJ walked up to the podium." Danny sat in silence, trying to
sort through the many things that were flying through his head at a million
miles per second. Was he happy, sad, somber, joyous? What the hell was he
supposed to say? He knew this would happen eventually and the fact that it
was happening now was a bit scary.
"Wow." He whispered. "I always knew this would happen, but wow." He
repeated. She smiled weakly and looked at her hands. "Hey, congratulations.
You and I both knew that this would happen and the fact is that it has. I'm
happy for you and for the grouch." He said with a smile. "You don't have to
feel bad and you definitely don't have to be scared."
"But what if-" KD started.
"Hey, no." He interrupted and moved over to her, kneeling in front of her
chair. "No what ifs. That was the past and this," He said softly as he
placed his hands on her stomach. "This is the future. Look to it." He
whispered. KD smiled and then hugged him tightly, trying not to cry.
"I'm sorry." She whispered. "I'm sorry about the past."
"It's behind us." He whispered back.
"Tell me it's okay?" She pleaded. He hugged her tighter.
"It's okay." He assured her.
"Okay." She said softly as she leaned back. He smiled.
"So who else knows?" He asked playfully.
"Toby and the doctor." KD said with a smile.
"Ooh, you told me before Leo? I'm honored." He retorted. She laughed and
"It was something I needed to do." She replied softly. He paused.
"Get out of here." He said finally. "You have a staff meeting." She
nodded and got to her feet, helping him to do so.
"Yes, I do." She murmured and smiled. He grinned and walked out of her
office. She took a deep breath and then the same, walking out into the
hallway, stopping only to pat David on the shoulder, and then heading for the
Oval office. She moved in and saw Toby waiting for her on the couch. She
smiled and sat next to him. He glanced at her anxiously and she nodded simply
before kissing him tenderly on the lips.
"Hello, everyone. Running a bit late today?" Jed exclaimed as he moved
into the room. "My apologies. I think a senator was ranting. Either that an
EPA lobbyist." He muttered as he stopped by his desk. "So what have we got
going for us today?"
"Gossip, sir." Sam spoke up.
"What?" Jed asked.
"We're talking about CJ's ring, Donna's wedding mania, Danny's goofiness,
Toby's nervousness, KD's lateness and Leo's love life, sir." Josh reported
"Oh, well. Naturally." Jed murmured. "Where is Leo, anyway?"
"Talking to Jeri, sir." Sam said.
"The girlfriend?"
"Yes, sir." Josh exclaimed. "Who happens to be Joey Lucas's older sister,
sir." He added.
"Yes, sir." Sam added.
"Her late husband, Bant Logan died seven years ago, sir." Josh informed
"And this is why Leo's love life is the subject of your gossip?"
"Yes, sir." CJ exclaimed.
"And what's your ring discussion? Did Danny ask you the big question?"
"Yes, sir." CJ replied with a smile. KD looked up, a little surprised.
Danny had not mentioned it. Toby felt her tense up and pulled her closer in
an almost jealous motion.
"Congratulations, CJ." Jed said with a smile.
"Indeed. Congrats." KD chorused with a weak grin. CJ smiled at her and
their eyes connected.
"Thank you." She said softly.
"I don't need to know about Donna's wedding mania, because I've been
through it. Danny's goofiness doesn't really strike me as anything new so
that leaves Toby's nervousness and KD's lateness." Jed exclaimed before
looking at the door to see Leo try and slink in unnoticed. "There's the
loverboy now." He added. Leo blushed almost angrily.
"Sorry I'm late, sir. What did I miss?" He asked.
"We would never start without you, Leo." Jed exclaimed. "We were
gossiping... or so they tell me."
"Wonderful." Leo retorted dryly.
"I think it's time to look at Toby and KD over there." Josh pointed out.
"Shut up, Josh." Toby exclaimed.
"Spill the beans, Toby. You do look nervous." Jed said sternly. Toby
glanced at KD and felt her snuggle into his side.
"Well, we do have something to tell you guys." He started slowly.
Everyone watched them carefully, unsure of what the hell was going on. KD
smiled weakly and looked at Leo.
"Is this about the doctor's appointment?" Leo asked softly. KD nodded.
Toby avoided looking at anyone.
"Well, the thing is... Toby and I are going to have a baby." KD said
softly as she stared into Toby's neck.

TBC... .


Blessed - 7



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