Disclaimers: They're not mine. Sometimes I ask them out to play, but they go home with Mr. Sorkin, et. al.
Spoilers: Not really
Archive: Sure, let me know where and keep my name attached.
Note: This is my first story. Thanks to Stacy for reading and encouragement.

Summary: CJ takes a fall and Toby gets roped in to picking up the pieces.

Flamingo Falling (Part 20/~23)

Josh entered Toby's office and sat down. "What's up?"

Toby never looked up. "Why should something be up?"

"Because if nothing was, you would have said `nothing' and chased me out of here. How's CJ?"

"Fine."

"How's her mother?"

"A pain in the ass."

Josh laughed. "So?"

"So, what?"

"So what's it like living with her?"

"Josh, don't you have work to do? Because if you don't you can take some of mine."

"Outta' here." He stood, paused at the door and then continued on, shaking his head.

"Toby, I need you to go to the Hill," Leo said from the doorway.

Toby continued to put his coat on. "Send Sam."

"Excuse me?"

"Whatever it is, send Sam. I've got to go home."

"Everything okay?"

"Fine."

They stood and stared at each other for a moment.

"Then why are you going home at 1:00 p.m. instead of doing your job."

"Fine, I'll go to the Hill. Sam can go home and get CJ. She's coming in this afternoon."

"You think that's a good idea?"

"I'm not having this conversation with you again Leo. Did you meet her mother yesterday?" Toby asked.

"Yes. A charming woman," he said with just a little too much sincerity.

"Great, I'll fix you up and we can double-date," Toby said enthusiastically.

"Not even funny," Leo responded, flatly.

"See, you wouldn't want to be trapped with Mrs. Cregg either."

"No, I meant the part about you and CJ dating," Leo informed him.

Toby stopped shuffling papers. "Would it really be so bad?"

"Toby..."

"I'm just asking, would it be so bad if CJ and I dated? We're both adults. At least our working hours are compatible. Close your mouth, Leo."

"My head's going to explode."

"It's a common feeling after meeting Mrs. Cregg. I'll be back in 90 minutes. With CJ. Send Sam to the Hill and threaten him so he doesn't do anything stupid."

"Can we get back to dating CJ for a moment?" Leo asked.

"Haven't you heard?" Toby asked innocently. "We're living together."

"I may actually have a stroke."

To be continued...

Flamingo Falling - 21

 

 

 

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