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This is my first fan fic, and I'm new to this. I would like you all
to know that I tried to keep the story both interesting and fun. I
hope that you all enjoy it. Thank you.............................

TITLE: Inauguration Day Through The Eyes Of The Bartlets
RATING: PG
CATEGORY: General / All Characters
SUMMARY: Inauguration Day for the First Family and Senior Staff
CHARACTERS: Jed / Abbey ; Zoey / Charlie


The White House
January 20, 2001

Inauguration Day proved to be as nerve-wracking as it was for Jed
Bartlet. Election Day, he won more states than anyone else. There
were times that Jed thought back to the days of John F. Kennedy.

As he was getting ready for the oath ceremony, Charlie Young stepped
in.

"Sir, it's time to go."

Charlie, have you ever read about Jack Kennedy?" asked Jed as he was
putting on his jacket.

"Yes sir, many times. Even Zoey & I were talking last night about
how brave and honest Kennedy was, even during his first days in
office." Charlie said with stern enthusiasm.

"Well Charlie, I'll tell you this, Jack Kennedy proved many times,
that he was doing his job the best he could, and nobody could ask any
less." Jed said as they both walked to check on Abbey & Zoey.

Abbey Bartlet was already set to go as she met her husband and his
aide.

"Well, Mr. President, you look like the man ready to go at it all
over again." Abbey said.

"Abbey, I was born ready. Charlie, see if you can speed up my
daughter, and we'll meet you two in the office."

"Yes, Sir."

Zoey Bartlet was also set to go. Charlie knocked at her door, and
when he saw her, he knew that he was looking at the most beautiful
woman in his life. She reminded him of Jackie Kennedy at times.

"What?" Zoey asked questionably at Charlie

"Nothing, I was just admiring how stunning and beautiful you look
Zoey."

"Charlie, have I told you how much I love you?"

"Every day you tell me, and every day I tell you how much I love
you. Maybe one day, I'll ask you to marry me."

"Oh Charlie, I would like nothing better to be your wife, and when
you ask me, I will tell you one simple answer, Yes!!"

"I love you Zoey Abigail Bartlet"

"And I love you Charlie Young, with all my heart and soul."

"Miss Bartlet, may I escort you down the oval office and also the
innaugural ball?"

"Why, Mr. Young, yes you may, and when it comes to the Ball, I will
promise you every dance."

Hand-In-hand, Zoey & Charlie walked to the office to meet the
President and First Lady.

Once in the office, the President wanted make a speech to his staff
and family before the festivities would begin.

Jed turned to his sharp staff which included Leo McGarry, Josh Lyman,
Donna Moss, CJ Cregg, Sam Seaborn, and Toby Ziegler.

He then turned to his family. Abbey, Zoey, and Charlie all looked at
Jed as the man they respected and loved.

He then made the speech which only lasted five minutes.

"To my staff, I trust all of you with my life. You have given hope
and honor to me, and I will always be in your debt. To my wife
Abbey, you are the love of my life, and I'm glad that you and Zoey
are by side on this historic day. To my daughter Zoey, and my hope
to be son-in-law, I'm glad that you two are with me today, because I
look at you and can remember how much love and respect you give to me
and to each other. I'm so glad you two are with me today and will
always be with me in my heart forever."

"Before I finish, I wanted quote a saying that John Kennedy said in
his address that I think is more important today than it was 40 years
ago today, January 20, 1961."

"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can
do for your country."

The staff and first family looked at Jed at that moment with tears in
their eyes and a smile on their faces. They applauded with such
enthusiasm that even Jed shedded tears.

He then said with his pride intact, "Let's Go!"

The President, First Lady, First Daughter, Presidential Aide, and the
Senior Staff ventured out into the cold Washington air, confident of
they stood for, and ready for another run at bat.

THE END

 

 

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