Disclaimers: They're not mine. Sometimes I ask them out to play, but they go home with Mr. Sorkin, et. al.
Summary: CJ takes a fall and Toby gets roped in to picking up the pieces.
Flamingo Falling (Part 17/~23)
Toby left the West Wing shortly after 10:30 the next morning to pick up Mrs. Cregg. Before he did, he impressed on Josh and Sam again that it was VERY important Mrs. Cregg believe he and CJ were involved. "But try not to turn this in to some bad comedy routine."
Toby carefully took Mrs. Cregg's elbow in an attempt to keep her moving. He was just praying to get to his, hopefully unoccupied, office without running in to anyone. They made it. Mainly because Sam, Josh and Donna were all in his office waiting.
"Don't you people work?" he asked.
"Toby, be nice," Sam said.
He stretched his neck. "Mrs. Cregg, you remember Josh Lyman? Please allow me to introduce Sam Seaborn and Donna Moss." Hand shakes all around. "Donna, would you please ask Ginger to call Lilli and let her know Mrs. Cregg is here? Thank you."
"Toby, we need your help with that thing," Josh said, motioning towards the door. "Do you have a minute?"
"Can it wait?"
"Not really," Sam said.
"Mrs. Cregg, I'll be right back. Why don't you have a seat? Someone will be here in just a moment." He followed Josh and Sam out the door, closing it behind him. He looked around and found Donna. "Donna, will you please?" He motioned towards his door.
"Okay, what's so important?"
"The President is joining them for lunch," Josh said. Toby closed his eyes. Josh continued, "Nobody is thrilled about this, but he promises to behave."
"And how sad is it that we have to say that of our nation's leader?" Toby asked. "My brain may very well explode before this day ends, but you know what? It's not going to be over this."
"Really?" they both asked.
"Thank you Tweedle-Dum and Tweedle-Dumber. No, because CJ's doctor called me and she's being released. I am ditching her mother with you, Josh. Because ultimately, this is all YOUR fault! I am going to go get CJ and get her settled at home"
"Look, Josh, he's calling it home."
"Sam, how long have you had this deathwish?"