DISCLAIMER: Please see part 1
NOTES: Please see part 1
SUMMARY: Whole lot of shaking going on

"What? Where did she go?" Jed snapped.
"She requested they didn't say, sir." Charlie said with a wince.
"Well, they damn well better bring her back!" Jed snapped.
"Mr. President." Leo interrupted in a calm voice. Jed sighed.
"I'm sorry, Charlie."
"It's okay, sir. I'll keep you updated as best I can."
"Thank you, Charlie." Jed said softly as the assistant bowed out of the
room. Jed looked at Leo. "The trial is in three days in Virginia. I don't
know what I'm going to do." He admitted softly.
"She's going to come back, Jed, and we're going to take her to Virginia.
I'll go and I'll bet Toby will sign up-" Leo started.
"You're gonna be needed here because I'm going." Jed interrupted.
"You can't just pick up and go, Mr. President." Leo said softly but
"I can and I will. I'm going, Leo. Deal with it." Jed said sharply. Leo
paused and then nodded.
"Yes, sir. I'll arrange it." He said softly.
"Thank you, Leo." Jed whispered.
"It's my job. I serve at the pleasure of the President." Leo replied with
a very weak smile before turning and going into his own office.

"Sam?" Toby interrupted the young man's ramble.
"Yeah, Toby?" Sam asked.
"I'm going home now." He said softly. "You know what that means?"
"What?" Sam asked in curiosity.
"SHUT UP!" Toby snapped as he slammed his door shut and stormed for the
hallway, his coat and briefcase in hand. Sam stared at the slammed door for a
few minutes and then looked at the people who were staring at him.
"He's had a bad day." He said meekly. They nodded slowly and returned to
their work. Sam sighed and went into his office. Toby moved quickly down the
hall muttering about 'those idiots' and how he was going to have a heart
attack before he was 45. He moved into the parking garage and drove home,
still muttering about the insanities of the office. He moved quickly,
entering the hallway leading to his condo and stopped as he saw the figures
standing by his door. He moved forward and looked down at the teenager who
was sitting against his door with tear-stained cheeks.
"Hi Toby." Rade whispered.

TBC... .



Jury Of Your Peers - 5



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