Disclaimer: The West Wing and its Characters aren't mine. They belong to Aaron Sorkin ET Al. No copyright infringement is intended.
Author's Note: This the next Leo/Jenny story it takes place a few weeks after the wedding. Thanks to AJ and Dani Beth for reading it. Also I have no idea where this story is going so it may be awhile before I post the next parts.
Spoilers: What if Leo came face to face with the person he used to be only this time that person is the woman he loved.
Rated: PG-13 (for now)
"Mirror Image" By: GEM
"Jenny…Jenny!" Leo called his wife's name as he came out of the bathroom. He walked over and sat on the side of the bed. He bent down and kissed her gently "Jenny."
Jenny rolled over and faced her husband. "What?" she asked still half asleep.
"It's time to get up love. You're gonna be late for work."
"Oh, no it's morning already?" She asked still fighting off sleep.
"Yeah, hard to believe huh?" Leo said as he bent down and kissed her again. "I have a meeting to go to. I'll see you tonight."
"Remember to call me if you're gonna be late." She said as she walked into the bathroom.
"Yeah, I will. I love you." Leo said as he walked out of the room.
"Love you too." Jenny yelled from the bathroom. She turned and looked at herself in the mirror. When she heard the front door close she opened the medicine cabinet, pulled out a bottle of pills, and filled a glass of water. She swallowed the pills and got ready for work. Her leg was better now. She was back to work, but only seeing a limited number of patients.
"Good Morning Leo." Margaret said as Leo walked through the outer office.
"Good Morning Margaret." He said cheerfully as he entered his office.
Leo seemed a lot happier to Margaret since he and Jenny had gotten back together but she could tell something was bothering him today. She followed him into the office schedule in hand. Leo was looking through some papers on his desk when she walked in.
"You have staff in fifteen minutes."
"Thank you. " He replied finally finding what he was looking for.
"Leo, are you okay?"
Leo looked up from the schedule that Margaret handed him. "I'm fine."
"Okay." She said as she walked back to her desk.
Leo sat down and began to read one of the many reports that were on his desk. The truth was he wasn't okay. He was scared to death. This morning when he woke Jenny up and looked into her eyes, he had seen something he hadn't seen in a longtime, and hoped he would never see again-distance. She was distant, out of touch, like he was six years ago. So many questions ran through his mind at this moment: Was he right? If he were right, why would she do this? Would he have the strength to help her? Could he face this from the other side- as the loved one not the addict?
Stop this you don't know for sure. He thought to himself.
"Good morning Melissa." Jenny said as she walked in the office door.
"Good morning Dr. McGarry. Melissa said as she handed Jenny the schedule for the day.
"Who's on call at the hospital today, Mel?"
"Okay that's good. I'll be in my office let me know when my first appointment gets here." Jenny said as she walked back towards her office.
"Okay." Melissa replied as the phone rang. Jenny stopped to see if she was needed before heading back to her office. "Dr. McGarry's office. Melissa speaking. How may I help you? Yes she is. Yes, hold on please. Jenny your husband is on the phone."
Jenny looked back at the young woman behind the desk. "Tell him I'm not here yet."
"I just told him you were here. The young woman replied apologetically.
Jenny sighed and finally decided to take the call "I'll take it in my office."
She entered her office, closed the door, walked over behind the desk and picked up the phone. "Hello."
"Hi, what do you need Leo?"
"I don't need anything. I was just calling to check on you."
"Well thanks honey but don't you have a country to run or something?" She said with a hint of sarcasm in her voice, while she looked for a bottle of pill she had stashed in her desk.
"Whoa, Where did that come from?"
"What?" Jenny asked.
"Jenny are you okay? This just doesn't seem like you."
"I'm fine Leo." Jenny said into the phone while she opened a bottle of pills, poured a glass of water, and swallowed a hand full.
"How about lunch?" He asked.
"Leo, I have been out of work for five months. I have got patients to see, and things to do."
"Okay, then I'll see you at home."
"I love you Jenny."
"I love you too, Leo."