All pertinent information is in Part 1.
Jed Bartlet stood in their adjoining doorway and watched Leo toss the
Leo only noticed his friend standing there when Jed leaned down to grab
Leo shrugged and grinned at the President.
"I guess I'm not so good with Toby's balls."
Jed rolled his eyes. "Leo, I expect comments like that from Josh and
Leo thought about it for a moment. "No, not really. I don't think so."
"Is that why you're throwing Toby's ball against that particular wall."
"Sorry Sir, no can do."
There was a knock on the door. Leo panicked, "Quick, hide Toby's ball!"
Margaret popped her head in and looked around suspiciously. She began
"Something we can do for you, Margaret?"
"Is everything okay in here? It's just that it's kind of quiet all of
"Mr. President are you okay?" Leo looked at him questioningly.
"I'm perfectly fine. Are you okay, Leo?" Jed mimicked.
"I'm just fine Mr. President." Turning back to Margaret, "Everything
Margaret pursed her lips at her boss before shutting the door.
Leo let out the breath he was holding. That'll teach her to make him
"Leo, you wouldn't by any chance be getting Margaret back for making
Oh yeah, he had forgotten about the sun hat part. Leo gave a self-
Jed looked down at the ball in his hand. Then he began bouncing it on
"This is pretty addictive."
"Tell me about it. It's been the only thing keeping me sane. Jed, I
"I heard about the Seth Gillette meeting."
"Yeah, can you believe it! Sam, Mr. Living Green, screaming at Seth
Jed caught the ball and looked at it again. "Maybe Toby should have a
"Nah, let Toby have this break. We're gonna need him strong and
"How's he doing anyway? Did he enjoy the flowers and cookies?"
Jed smiled remembering Toby's slightly scared look when he saw the
"Really, did she succeed?"
"She thinks she did. I, for a fact, know that she didn't."
"And you know this how?"
"Today, Ron advised me of a certain Senior Staff member wandering the
Leo quirked his eyebrows at the image of Toby shuffling along in his
"Are you going squeal like pig? Rat him out? Act the stool pigeon?"
"Leo, how could you think that? Of course, not. We must admire anybody
"Yeah, cause we've never been able to do it."
"That's right, my friend."
Leo saw a tired look pass over his Jed's eyes.
"Mr. President, keep Toby's ball."
"You sure Leo? Cause you know, you've got Josh and Sam for two weeks."
"Take it, I can get another one from CJ's locked up stash of Toby's
The President grinned at Leo one last time before turning back into his
Leo started review his stack of paperwork to a steady thump...thump...thump