Disclaimer: CJ, Danny,Donna and Josh belong to Aaron Sorkin, NBC, and The
West Wing. Christina Concannon, is mine even though she doesn't do much. This
kind of another prequel to my story A New Life and a sequel to my story
Christina. PS. I'd like to dedicate this story to my fellow "Danny's
girls" since we've been getting so much crud about Danny's behavior in the
season premiere and also for helping me come up a title (I was gonna call this
Danny's girl too, but Daddy's girl fit better!)
WARNING: If you are not a CJ/Danny shipper, TURN BACK NOW. Enjoy!
And remember I LOVE COMMENTS! ~Katie
Danny Concannon looked at his watch for the tenth time in so many
"CJ come on! We're going to be late!" Danny called out as he
walked into the bedroom.
"All right I'm coming!" CJ replied as she appeared from the
walk-in closet, dressed in an off the shoulder blue chiffon dress.
Danny's jaw nearly dropped to the floor when he set his gaze
on his wife. CJ smiled at him as she moved past him toward the
dresser. "Have I told you how amazing you look tonight?" Danny asked
as he grabbed CJ's wrist and pulled her against the wall and
began to kiss her neck.
CJ shook her head and ducked out of Danny's embrace. "Danny
in the three years we've been married you've seen me in this
dress at least a dozen times, and you've never said anything before."
Danny watched as his wife checked her appearance in the
mirror then picked up a necklace from the table. "Yeah, and your
"You mean this is the first time you've noticed?"
"You're always beautiful to me," Danny whispered as he closed
the necklace around CJ's neck.
CJ leaned back and smiled at Danny as he bent to kiss her
lightly. Their kisses were interrupted by the sound of their three
week old daughter Christina, fussing in the next room.
As the couple broke apart, CJ smiled and bowed her head.
"I'll go see what our little angel is up to. You finish up
CJ watched her husband leave the room then went back to
putting the finishing touches on her outfit.
Danny walked into the nursery and smiled as he noticed
Christina squirming slightly in her crib.
"Hey babydoll. What's the matter?"
The baby gurgled a little bit as she moved her arms and
"Its okay, sweetie. Mommy and I are going out tonight so your
Aunt Donna is gonna come stay with you tonight," Danny explained as
he gently ran a hand down the sleeping infants back.
CJ stood in the doorway watching the tender scene for several
moments before she spoke.
"Is she okay?" CJ asked softly.
"I think so, she's just a little fussy."
"Okay, ready to go?"
Danny finally tore his gaze away from his daughter's
Just as he was helping CJ on with her wrap, the doorbell
"That must be Donna." CJ said as she moved to answer the
Danny remained in the doorway watching his sleeping daughter
until he could hear the two women laughing as they came down the hall.
"We put her to bed an hour ago and she's eaten so she should
be fine for a little while. Donna we can't thank you enough for
doing this," CJ said as she rested a hand on her friends arm.
"Oh its no big deal. Besides I love taking care of this
little angel." Donna said as she peered into the crib.
CJ smiled and glanced at her sleeping daughter. "It really
means a lot to us, thank you."
"No problem. Now you two go out and have fun," Donna said as
they moved towards the living room.
The couple said goodbye to Donna and thanked her again and
were almost out the door when Danny stopped and turned.
"Donna, Christina was a little fussy earlier. Do me a favor
and keep a close eye on her. I just hope she's not getting sick
Donna crossed her arms across her chest and laughed. "Danny,
your baby is three weeks old. Just because she's a little fussy
doesn't mean anything. Babies do that."
"I know, but can…"
"All right Danny. I'll keep an eye on her for you. Now would
you go!" Donna said nearly pushing him out the door.
A few minutes later after they were settled into the car, CJ
turned to Danny as she settled more comfortably into the seat. "What
was that all about back there?"
"What was what?"
"You being all worried about the baby?"
"I guess its just this is the first time that both of us have
been away from her and I'm just worried…"
CJ laughed slightly. "Danny, she's fine. Donna's going to
take good care of your little girl. Now don't worry about it and try to
focus on something else," CJ said before kissing him lightly on the mouth.
Danny smiled and then reached over to pull CJ over into his arms. "I
think I can manage that."
Later, as CJ sat around the table enjoying the company of her
friends, she felt Danny lean close to her.
"CJ, does Donna have my pager number?"
"Danny, stop worrying. Donna knows where she can reach us if
she needs to get a hold of us. Now just relax and have fun. Okay?"
CJ said as she reached over and took his hand.
"Okay," Danny said with a smile as he lightly squeezed her
Sometime later, CJ was talking to Josh as Danny started to
move towards them.
"Excuse me Josh, do you mind if I steal my wife from you for
Josh smiled. "Sure, go ahead."
Then he laid a gentle hand on CJ's arm. "I'll catch you
CJ smiled as her husband led her onto the dance floor and
into his arms. The two danced in silence for a while sharing a few
"You seem like you're having a good time tonight," Danny said
as they continued to dance.
CJ nodded. "I am. This is the first real night I've had out
since before Christina was born and I intend to enjoy myself."
"Good," Danny whispered as he kissed her again softly.
"It does feel kind of strange to have both of us away from
the baby for so long doesn't it?"
"Danny," CJ complained.
"I'm just saying that in the past three weeks, one of us has
always been with her and this is the first time…"
CJ silenced her husband by bringing her fingers to his lips
as the song ended. "If it would make you feel better, go call Donna."
"Are you sure?" Danny asked as he pulled away from her
CJ nodded as she pulled out the key to her office and handed
it to him.
Danny smiled as he leaned forward and gave her a quick kiss
before moving out of the ballroom.
Josh walked to CJ's side and put his hands into his
pockets. "Where's Danny going?"
"He went to call Donna. To check on Christina."
"I was wondering when he'd finally break down and call.
That's all he been talking about all night."
CJ turned to Josh and smiled. "So you've noticed it too."
Josh shook his head and smiled. "You can't blame him, he's
got a brand new baby at home and he's worried because he's
not there to protect his little girl."
"Yeah I guess your right."
Josh moved and held out his hand to CJ. "Of course he really
should be spending the evening with his beautiful wife. CJ would you
honor me with this dance?"
CJ smiled at Josh and let him lead her to the dance floor.
CJ stepped into her office as Danny was finishing up on the
"Okay Donna. Thanks. I really appreciate it. We'll see you
"So she's okay?" CJ asked from the doorway.
Danny turned to face her and grinned boyishly. "Yeah. Donna
said she woke up to eat about an hour ago then went right back to
CJ smiled and walked closer to Danny. "See, I told you
everything was going to be fine."
"Yeah, you were right," Danny said as he sat on the edge of
the desk and pulled CJ into his arms.
The two stood in silence for a moment before Danny spoke
"You know this is the first time we've really been alone
since Christina was born, maybe we should take advantage of it," he
said with an almost devilish grin before he moved to kiss her.
"Danny! There are three hundred people on the other side of
"Well, then we'll just have to be quiet then won't we?"
Danny said just before he kissed her.
CJ pulled away from him and smiled. "No Danny, as much as I
like that idea. I think we should be getting home to the baby, so you
can stop worrying."
Danny smiled as he followed CJ out of the office.
After Donna left, CJ and Danny went back to their bedroom
where CJ decided to change into her pajamas as Danny checked the
"Hey CJ. There's a message here for you from Leo."
"Okay," she said as she came back into the bedroom. "I guess
I should call him right away."
"Okay," Danny said. "I'm going to check on the baby."
CJ nodded as she picked up the phone and dialed Leo's number.
"Hello, Leo? Yeah, its CJ. What do you need."
Danny walked quietly into the nursery and peered over the
edge of the crib.
Hearing her father walk into the room, Christina opened her
eyes and began to move her fingers around in the air.
Danny smiled and lifted his daughter into his arms. "Hey
little one. Did I wake you? I'm sorry," Danny apologized as he
gently sat in the wooden rocking chair and began to rock his daughter back
"Did you have a good night with your Auntie Donna? Your Mommy and I
certainly had a nice time tonight. And Mommy looked so beautiful
tonight. But to be honest, I missed my little girl. I'm just glad
Noticing that his daughter was finally asleep again, Danny
silently continued to rock her gently.
A few minutes later after CJ had finished her phone call, she
wandered into the nursery to find her husband asleep in the rocking
chair holding their infant daughter. After wiping away a few tears as
she watched the sweet scene, CJ walked to the closet to retrieve a
blanket and the proceeded to cover her husband and daughter with it.
Leaning over the chair CJ kissed Danny's lips lightly then
whispered "I love you. Both of you."