White House Blues
Disclaimer: I do not own these characters....except for
Kallie and James who are my creation :)
Category: New Character
Summary: Kallie Bartlet arrives at the White House.(Kallie
Saturday. Two p.m. Sunny. Hot. Jed Bartlet, the President
of the United States, relaxed in the White House gardens, enjoying completely the late
spring weather. He sighed, adjusted his sunglasses and leaned back in his chair. It was
days like this that helped him gather his thoughts and quite frankly, these days didn't
occur often. A hectic schedule was more characteristic of his current lifestyle and if
weren't for the First Lady pressuring him to slow down, Jed may not have even tried to
relax at all. Now, in the Sun's rays, Jed was very glad that he had obeyed Abbey. It was
almost perfect. Almost.
"Good afternoon, Mr. President......"
Jed groaned inwardly and looked over his shoulder to see
who could have disturbed his peaceful state. Josh. Who else?
"Hello, Josh. Do you see what I'm doing right
"What am I doing, Josh?"
"Uh, you seem to be relaxing there Mr. President and
may I add, with all due respect of course, that it seems to be quite abnormal."
"Yes it is....and that's why it's so precious."
"I'll take the hint," replied Josh. He started
to creep away with a large smile on his face.
Jed saw it. "What's funny?"
Josh smirked. "First Lady made you do it?"
Jed returned the look. "Yes....and I actually am
enjoying it which is something Abbey is never to find out, right?"
"For sure, Mr. President."
Jed sighed. "What did you need?"
"Oh, nothing much.....just wanted to let you know
that the First Lady just returned and she's on her way over right now. You better put on a
miserable face sir."
Josh left just as Dr. Abbey Bartlet entered the garden
area. Instead of the romantic greeting Jed expected, he was greeted by Abbey's serious
"Jed, I was just speaking with James."
Jed almost fell out of his chair. "My cousin
"The one and only."
"God, we haven't spoke-"
Abbey cut him off. "In years....I know. He's on his
way to Australia.....and apparently he doesn't give a damn about his daughter. Kallie is
on her way here as we speak. James didn't bother to make arrangements with us....he's just
"Kallie Bartlet is coming here....now?"
"That would be correct, Jed." Abbey sat down
next to him, her lips pressed together tightly, her face showing her level of anger
towards James Bartlet. "Poor Kallie." Jed grumbled and stood up. He loved Kallie
but he couldn't believe she was now on her way to stay with them at the White House. A
fifteen year old girl can be quite a lot of work!
"Well, there goes the peaceful afternoon"