See disclaimer, notes and standard Stacy-blame in Part 1.
Fall from the Sky (2/?)
CJ tried to reach Leo from the airport, but the call didn't go right
Toby exhaled loudly as they became airborne.
CJ looked at him. "Do you know anything more than what you've told
Toby ran his hand over his head. "There are unconfirmed reports of
"Now is not the time for your trademark negativity. You've got to
"I don't know that I can."
"You have to."
"Is that an order?" She thought he almost smiled.
"*I* would never presume to order *you* to do anything," CJ said, and
"I don't think I ever apologized for that remark," he said, referring
CJ waved her hand in the air. "You still haven't, but that's not
"We were just starting over, CJ. David and me. We didn't really
"Wait, that was months ago."
He shrugged. "We're both busy. He was flying up for some conference
CJ reached out and took his free hand in hers, squeezing it
"Unconfirmed reports. I deal in facts."
She released his hand and retrieved her purse, taking a credit card
"Where are you?"
"Up in the air. In more ways than one."
"How's he doing?"
She looked at Toby. His lips were moving, but he wasn't making a
"Let him know we all are."
"I will. Just a sec." She unbuckled her seatbelt and moved to the
Leo cut her off. "CJ, we're not on a secured line. Do you
"Yes, Leo. What *can* you tell me?"
"There are survivors. It's unknown as to how many, and identities
CJ looked over to where Toby was sitting. "I don't think he could
"It's good you're with him, CJ. Take care of him. Call us when you
Toby looked up when he heard her return. "Leo?"
"Yes. He said to tell you they're all praying, but there's really
"Of course there's not. There's nothing you can do, CJ. I know
"I will if you will."
She put her hand on his arm. "Then we'll just sit here and do what
He took her hand in both of his. "Thanks for coming, CJ. The
To be continued...