Title-Surprises and Shocks
Category-Romance, Drama, Angst
Rating-Strong R for language and images
Summary-Josh/Donna, Mandy's influence has far reaching implications
Disclaimers-These are not my characters and I am making no money off of them.
Ratings-Secrets are revealed, NC 17
Setting-Assuming that Bartlet did have a two term presidency.
Donnatella Moss strode into the classroom. She was finally getting one step
She was looking forward to her class, History 325 or better known to the
"Good morning class. I'm Dr. Ferris. I have some sad news this morning. A
Donna couldn't believe her ears. It would be great to see all her friends
She slipped into the lecture hall and sat in the back. This was the day that
"Good morning. I am Toby Ziegler. I will be taking over the class for the
"Excuse me, Mr. Ziegler, but don't you need to call the role first?" a
"No. You are all of age to know where you belong." Toby said and started to
She couldn't believe how Toby-esque this was. He got right to the point and
"Miss Moss, could you stay a moment please." Toby said.
Donna quietly nodded and sat her things back on the desk.
"Oh, oh, oh. The first day of class and he already knows your name." Chris
"What do you think he wants?" Alex asked.
"He probably wants to make her stay and do some homework if you catch my
"Mr. Ziegler is the instructor of the class, nothing more than that. I'd
Donna strolled up the aisle to where the lectern was located. Her friends and
"Hey. What are you doing here? I saw your name on the roster and couldn't
"Yeah. I decided to work on my degree here instead of in Madison for a lot of
"CJ is with Harper Publishing and loving her job. Sam and Josh are still
"Yeah. I know." Donna said quietly.
"Donna, no one blames you for not going with Josh. He knows that you needed
"I know, but still." Donna trailed off, not sure how to deal with what she
"I know what you mean. This is going to be a grueling class. Are you up for
"Yeah. I need this class to get the degree." Donna told him.
"How many classes do you have left?" Toby asked.
"Since everything from my two years at Madison transferred, just 10 more
"You only have two more years. What kind of internship? Any thoughts on what
"I have to go and work for a political pundit for a semester. That'll be real
A few weeks later.......
Donna was showing off her latest A on her history paper. Many people had
An official letter from the Dean of Students graced her mailbox later that day.
"Miss Moss, please come in and sit down." the Dean of Students said.
"Thank you Dr. Parker." Donna replied.
"I am sure that you understand what this meeting is about." Dr. Parker said,
"Yes, I am aware of the rumors about Mr. Ziegler and myself." Donna said.
"I don't want to do this, but the rumors have reached this office. These
"I understand and want to say that Mr. Ziegler and I have no other
"What kind of relationship do you have outside the classroom?" Dr. Parker
"I believe that question is highly inappropriate and in violation of my civil
"Miss Moss, please. I do not want to have to exercise my authority and have
"You can't do that. We haven't done anything wrong. He is just a
"Yes I can. I don't want to do it, but you are leaving me no choice in the
"I wasn't going to do this, but Mr. Ziegler and I are not having any kind of
"Miss Moss, please don't feel the need to lie for Mr. Ziegler. I will be
"I am not lying. I won't and can't have an affair with him because
"Excuse me? I have your admissions information right here and there is no
"I applied for admission before I was married and my husband and I decided not
"If you are married, then why are you living on campus?" Dr. Parker asked.
"My husband and I maintain separate residences and lives for personal and
"Are you telling me that you and your husband keep separate lives? Who's your
"Now I believe that question violates my civil liberties and I wouldn't tell
"Miss Moss, thank you for coming in and you will be notified of and if any
Donna walked across the campus smiling, knowing that she had gotten the upper
"Hey baby." Donna crooned into the phone.
"Do you always answer your phone that way?" her husband asked.
"Only when I know it's you." Donna said.
"How was the meeting?" he asked.
"It went as expected." Donna said.
"Well, don't worry about it." her husband told her.
"When are you coming back?" Donna asked.
"I have to give this thing here and I should be back home tomorrow night." he
"I take it that's my cue to be at your place with a meal on the table?"
"If you have to study, don't worry about it. We can wait until this
"No, I will definitely be there tomorrow." Donna smiled.
"I know that you have a class, so I'll just say bye now. I love you and I
"I love and miss you too. I wish it didn't have to be this way, but I know
"I know it sucks, but soon. Go to class. Bye." he told her.
"Bye." Donna said and shut the phone.
She missed her husband so much. He was always giving talks and lectures when
She was putting the finishing touches on the table when she heard his key in the
"I missed you." he said after coming in the door and seeing her.
"I missed you too. I hate living with that witch of a roommate. She won't
"Once people find out that you are married, hopefully they'll drop it."
"Well, once it's out, I can move out and in here." Donna said.
"Yeah, I would love to come home every night to you." her husband said.
"I know, but you still have about 20 more campus appearances and lectures."
A romantic dinner was accompanied by talking and touching and getting to know
"Is that a hint?" Donna said as she began to wiggle in her husband's grip.
"You bet your ass it is. I missed my wife and I can bet that she missed me
"Why don't we move this into the bedroom where we'll be more
Her husband literally ran down the hall to the bedroom, pulling her along. She
She slipped in the door only to find herself being picked up and deposited down
"Slow down. We have all night." Donna panted as his fingers found her
"I...want...you..." Josh panted between tasting her neck.
Donna just went with the feelings. It had been about six weeks since she'd seen
Donna was walking into class with her friends when she spotted him. He was
"Good morning. I am Josh Lyman and will be teaching this class for the next
The class went by quickly and Donna was packing up her things when she was
She knocked on it and opened it after hearing his command to come in.
"Mr. Lyman, you asked to see me?" Donna said, all innocently.
"Yes, Miss Moss. Please come in and shut the door behind you." Josh
"What did you need to see me for Mr. Lyman?" Donna batted her eyes.
"I wanted to see you because your behavior in my classroom needs some work."
"It does, does it?" Donna flashed a smile.
"Yes it does." Josh said standing up.
"And how should we fix that?" Donna asked, knowing where this was going.
"I have many ideas about that." Josh said, pulling her up out of the chair
"I love to hear your ideas Mr. Lyman." Donna smirked.
Josh put his arms around Donna and pulled her into a kiss. Donna opened her
"Are you enjoying the lesson on how to fix your behavior?" Josh whispered
"Yes Mr. Lyman." Donna panted back to him.
"Then we should move on." Josh said and withdrew his hand.
Donna whimpered at the loss of contact. Josh smirked at how easy he could make
He removed his hand, buttoned her jeans and blouse, and sat back down in his
"What..." Donna could only manage to speak.
"I believe that this concludes our lesson for the day. I know that you have
"Thank you Mr. Lyman." Donna smiled and walked out the door. She knew
Josh sat in the chair knowing that Donna was most likely going to show him a
Donna slipped out of her class early that afternoon and headed for Josh's
Josh unlocked the front door with some apprehension. He knew that Donna was
"Honey, I'm home." Josh called out.
"I'm in the kitchen." Donna called out.
Josh sat everything down in the hallway and headed into the kitchen. Donna was
"Just how mad at me are you for this afternoon?" Josh asked in between bites.
"I'm not mad and don't worry that I did anything to the food." Donna smiled.
"So, you're not pissed?" Josh asked.
"Oh, I'm plenty mad, but not pissed." Donna told him with a sneaky smile.
Dinner was eaten in rare silence since Donna was too in her head about the
After watching the news and a political news show, Donna was ready to turn the
"Why don't we go into the bedroom? I'm really tired." Donna stood up.
Josh followed her, admitting that he was tired too and needed some sleep. Being
After slipping into pajamas and settling in bed, Donna started her revenge. She
"What are you doing?" Josh demanded.
"Nothing." Donna smiled sweetly.
Josh figured that this was her revenge to get him all aroused and leave him that
"What the hell? Donna, get these off now." Josh shouted and started pulling
"Honey stop that. You're gonna hurt yourself. You need to be in shape for
"I want them off now." Josh pulled even harder getting more upset by the
Donna saw that this was upsetting Josh and she leaned down to kiss him. She
"Donna, please take them off now." Josh begged her again almost crying and
Donna heard the fear and stress in Josh's voice and knew that this wasn't how
She put everything back in her drawer and went to sleep in the guest room
"Donna?" Josh asked quietly, not wanting to wake her if she was already
She debated wether or not to answer him. They both needed to stop and think and
"Donna?" Josh asked again with some urgency.
"I'm not asleep. What did you need?" Donna asked, not turning to look at
"Why are you sleeping in here?" Josh asked, confused that his wife had left
"I thought you wouldn't want to sleep with me tonight." Donna said.
"Hey. Don't ever think that I don't want you." Josh told her
sitting down on
"Josh, I'm really tired and I have a test in the morning. I'd like to
Josh was confused by the sudden offishness in his wife's voice, but decided to
"Good night then." Josh said.
"Night." Donna said.
Josh spent the better part of the night tossing and turning and wondering why
Donna wasn't fairing any better in the other bedroom. She was alternating
The next morning..........................
Josh smelled the coffee before he reached the kitchen. Donna was already in
"Good morning." Josh started off with a pleasant gesture.
"Breakfast is cereal. I don't have the time to take your order." Donna
Josh knew that this was something that they were going to have to discus.
"Donna, we need to talk about what happened last night." Josh said.
"No, we don't. I got the point last night. I'm staying at the dorm
"You're not staying at the dorm tonight. We need to talk, so be here when I
"We may be married, but I don't take orders from you." Donna turned
"I want and need to talk to you, so please be here." Josh said in a pleading
"I'll be here." Donna resignedly said, knowing that she'd never
Donna's horrible night before went into a full scale horrible day after. She
"Now, can anyone tell me what the presidency is designed to do in times of
No one raised their hands, but he knew that Donna could easily explain this one.
"Miss Moss, do you know the answer to the question?" Josh asked.
Everyone turned to look at Donna and waited for her to answer.
"No, I don't. I didn't do the assignment." Donna lied.
Josh and everyone else was surprised that she wasn't rushing to answer the
"I know why she can't answer." a kid in the front yelled.
"She was too busy shtupping Professor Ziegler." another man yelled.
"Well, we all know how she got those easy A's" another woman tossed into
Donna was having a hard time maintaining her composure and that's when Josh
"The three students that just made those comments can pack up their things and
The rest of the class got back to business.
Evening at Josh's place....................................
"Donna, please come in here. We need to talk." Josh called from the living
Donna slowly walked into the living room and sat down in a chair and waited for
"About last night......" Josh trailed off.
"You don't have to explain. I went too far and you didn't like it. I
"Yeah, I do have to explain because this has nothing to do with you. It's
"What the hell do you mean it's Mandy? You want a divorce right?" Donna
"No, I don't want a divorce. The thing with Mandy happened a long time
"Well, what happened with Mandy that has to do with last night?" Donna asked.
"When she and I were involved, we liked to play some games." Josh didn't
"And you guys played with handcuffs." Donna surmised.
"Yeah. One night we were fighting and she brought them out. I wasn't in the
Donna looked at him and surmised that Mandy had used the cuffs to get what she
"How long?" Donna asked.
"All night." Josh just wanted to crawl in a hole.
"Oh god." Donna went over to the couch and put her arm around her husband.
This had to be one of those moments Josh wanted to die. She knew that things
"Don't worry about it." Josh said after a few minutes.
"Of course I'm gonna worry about it. I can't kiss this and make it all
"Yeah. That's one of the reasons why I was so against her coming back to work
"And then last night I brought everything back." Donna whispered.
"You couldn't have known." Josh said and stifled a yawn.
"Let's go to bed." Donna said.
"Donna, I don't know if I can...." Josh trailed off, growing redder by
"I know, but I just want to be close to you." Donna guided him into the
They both went through their bedtime routines and crawled into bed. Donna
After awhile Donna rolled over and looked at Josh who was still awake.
"So you're not sleeping either." Josh said.
"Yeah." Donna said.
"Look, you can ask if you want." Josh said.
"I don't want to push you..." Donna said.
"We were fighting that night and we both knew it was the beginning of the end.
"I can believe that." Donna laced her fingers with Josh's and waited for
"I wanted to go and she distracted me with kissing and then handcuffed me to
"Just like I did." Donna murmured to herself.
"Then she started to have sex with me. I wasn't in the mood and my body
"Oh god." Donna said.
"Yeah. She slapped me around and hit me because she couldn't get it to
"What happened then?" Donna asked.
"She lit a cigarette and let it burn in the ashtray and then she left me
"Oh my god." Donna stuttered out. She knew about his fear of fire because of
"It was an unbearable night and it got worse when Mandy got back that next
"What did she do?" Donna whispered.
"She let me go, but not before threatening to tell the guys that I had
"How bad was it that night and all the nights after?" Donna asked.
"It was horrible. I didn't sleep with Mandy again after that and our
"Honey, just close your eyes and sleep. Hang on to me." Donna said and
Josh tried to fight sleep, but Donna rubbing his back and holding his hand
Donna knew that things were gonna be different. She couldn't play her games
The next morning..............................................
"Josh, we need to talk." Donna said.
"Listen, I really don't want to talk about this right now." Josh said.
"It's not about that. I was thinking of taking some time off from
"How much time are we talking?" Josh asked.
"Maybe a semester or two." Donna said.
"Why would you want to do that? You love school." Josh looked at her
"We need to be together. We haven't spent but a couple of weeks together
"I never wanted you to give up school for me and my career." Josh said.
"I'm not giving up school for you. I'm doing it for me. I want to be
"If you really want this, do it." Josh said, giving his blessing.
"I'm gonna officially withdrawal on Monday." Donna explained.
"Well, we hit the road on Wednesday. There's a speaking engagement at
"I know it's at Princeton and I also know that Sam will be there too."
"My miss little know it all." Josh smiled.
"Don't ever forget it." Donna said with her own smile.
"I love you." Josh rarely said it first, but Donna loved to hear it come from
"And I love you too." Donna smiled and gave him a passionate kiss.