Deliveries, Arrivals and the State of the Union

Part 3

Disclaimers: See part 1.


"Have we heard anything yet?" CJ arrived at the hospital several hours later.

"Not yet, the president was out here a little while ago, he said everything was going fine." Sam told her.

"Did you handle the press?" Leo asked from the other side of the waiting room.

"Yes, but they're anxious for details." CJ looked around the room. "Where's Cassie?"

"She went in to check on Abbey about twenty minutes ago, and I don't think Abbey has let go of her hand since."

"But everything's ok, right?" CJ looked worriedly at Leo.



An hour later Jed emerged, white as a sheet, and entered the waiting room. "Two healthy boys, 5 lbs. 9 oz. and 5 lbs. 15 oz."

A cheer went up from the room. Leo gave his best friend a tight hug. "You look like you're about to pass out."

"But I didn't, and that's the important thing." He replied with a smile. "Give me a few minutes and then you guys can come in."


"Hey, I just gave everybody out there the stats." Jed said as he walked back into the room. Abbey sat up in bed, looking completely exhausted, cradling one of her newborn sons in her arms. Cassie sat next to her on the edge of the bed, holding his other son.

"So, what are their names?" Cassie stood up and handed the baby to her father.

"Scott and James." Jed replied.

"We have to decide on who's who." Abbey pointed out.

Jed looked down at the sleeping baby in his arms. "I think he looks like a James."


"Then that's set. Abbey, if you're up to it there are few people outside."

"Let them in for a few minutes."

The door opened and Lisa entered the room, trying to stifle a laugh. "How are you doing?" She asked Abbey. "Would you believe that this is actually the third set of twins I've delivered in the last forty-eight hours?"

"I'm doing great." She smiled at the baby in her arms. "You hear that? You guys picked a popular day."

Jed looked over at the doctor. "What were you laughing at when you came in here?"

She fought back another laugh. "Some idiot out there got pissed when then vending machine ate his money. So he punches the machine, and splits his knuckles open. I sent him down to the ER to get stitches."

"What did he look like?" Cassie asked, wondering if it was one of the White House staff.

"Dark hair, blue eyes, mid-thirties, really good looking guy. He had on a black suit and a blue tie.... Why?"

Cassie put her hand to her head. "Moron." She took a deep breath. "I better go make sure he's alright. I'll tell everybody else they can come in." She walked out of the room.

A few minutes later the door opened again. "Hey check out what I go in the gift shop." Josh announced as the followed Leo and CJ into the room. He held up a box of blue, bubble gum cigars.

"Cute, Josh." CJ remarked, before turning her attention to Abbey and the President. "Oh wow. They are so cute. Have you decided on names?"

"This is Scott." She indicated the baby in her arms.

"And this is James." Jed announced, getting to his feet. He gently handed the baby to Leo. "You need to get some practice. In a few more weeks..."

"I know." He smiled at James. "And I can't wait."

"Anyone want to hear a funny story about Sam being an idiot?" Josh asked.

"We heard, Cassie went to check on him." Jed rolled his eyes.

Leo handed James back to his father. "We should get out of here and let Abbey get some rest." He kissed her cheek. "I'll see you later."

They left, leaving Jed and Abbey alone with their newborn sons. Jed sat down next to his wife and kissed the top of her head. "How are you feeling?"

She laughed dryly. "Tired, very, very tired." She looked down at their sons. "They're just so..." She couldn't find words to express what she was feeling.

"Perfect." Jed finished her sentence.

She nodded her head. "Yeah."



End part 3...