Disclaimers: They're not mine. Sometimes I ask them out to play,
Summary: "David was on the plane," Toby explained.
Fall from the Sky (1/?)
CJ turned her head to escape the glaring sun, but it had already
"Where we were, where we are or where we're going to be?"
She shook her head and put her glasses on. "Forget it. I really
"Everyone else is still asleep."
"Everyone else didn't draw you as seatmate," she said.
They were on Air Force One on their way to a summit in Paris. It
Since the meetings started at noon, the senior staff had a couple of
"So we're good to go today?" Leo asked.
"Yup." That was Sam.
"For now." CJ.
"I want to caution you..." Toby began.
"We're good, here, Toby," Jed Bartlet said. "Today is all about
A familiar face came in and handed a slip of paper to Leo. He read
"Mr. President?" Toby asked.
"Toby," he began. "There's been an accident?"
"What kind of accident?" he asked.
"A plane crash. Was David flying to DC?"
"I believe his last email said he had meetings there this week. He
"Toby, there was a plane crash. Your brother is listed on the
Toby's world seemed to tilt just a little to the left. He sat down
"We don't know anything yet, Toby. There are unconfirmed reports of
Toby held his head in his hands. "Oh God. No."
The President lightly rested a hand on Toby's shoulder. "Toby, we're
"Thank you, Mr. President." Leo exited.
Toby hadn't moved from his chair.
"Toby, whom would you like to go with you?" the President asked.
"I'm not sending you home alone for this. Someone's going with you."
"That's not necessary."
"I say it is. And what I say goes. Who's it going to be? Sam?
"CJ," Toby said quickly, staring at the floor.
"CJ it is. Charlie?"
The President's aide opened the door. "Yes, Mr. President?"
"Is CJ still lurking out there?"
"Send her in."
CJ entered and quickly surveyed the landscape. The President still
"What's happened?" she demanded.
"There's been a plane crash. You and Toby are going home."
Leo stepped back in to the room at a quick pace. "You need to leave
"Charlie, go help Toby. Make sure you get them both in a cab for the
Leo turned to the President. "You're sending CJ with him?"
"It's a good one."
"You *did* book two seats."
"Yes, Sir. I knew you wouldn't send him alone. Two seats first
"Please, God, let them land to good news," the President said.
"Amen," Leo added.
They were in a cab on their way to the airport and all CJ knew was
"David was on the plane," Toby explained.
"Oh no." She reached out and touched his arm. "Oh Toby."
They were quiet for the rest of the ride. CJ wanting to say
To be continued...