by: Rhiannon & AJ 


Jed opened his mouth to respond when Mrs. Landingham walked though the doors.

"Excuse me, Mr. President?"

Jed looked over at his secretary, "Mrs. Landingham, I've never been quite so glad to see you."

Mrs. Landingham didn't blink an eye, "I'm sure you mean that as a compliment, Mr. President." She turned her attention to Abbey, "Dr. Erlich, there is a phone call for you."

"For me?"

"For her?"

"Yes," Mrs. Landingham responded to them both. "A gentleman by the name of Daniel Drysden..."

Abbey blinked, "Dan Drysden?"

"Yes, he's on the line right now." Mrs. Landingham replied.

Abbey looked over at Jed, "Mr. President?"

Jed motioned for the phone, "Be my guest..."

Abbey nodded and moved for the phone, "Dan?" she said the moment she picked up the phone. "It's Abbey, what's up?... Are you sure?... Okay ... damn... where did you take him?... You did?... Good, yes that's the best place... okay... thanks Dan... Yeah, tell him I'll be right there... Oh, can you go get the other two?... Damn, no it's okay... I understand.... Yeah, I'll figure something else out... Yeah, okay... thanks again... bye."

Jed watched with growing concern as Abbey spoke. When she hung up, he spoke, "What's up?"

"That was Brennan's soccer coach," Abbey replied, gathering up her belongings. "Brennan had an accident and broke his leg during practice."

"Oh, I'm sorry."

"Thanks," Abbey responded. "And I don't know how I'm going to get Jason and Ariel picked up since I have to go to the hospital..."

"I'll take care of that-"

"Oh no, sir." Abbey shook her head. "I couldn't ask you to-"

"You didn't" Jed interrupted her. "Write down where they are and where they need to be taken. I'll take care of everything else."

Abbey looked at him for a moment. Then she nodded and scribbled down some directions before rushing out the Oval Office doors.

Destiny - 16



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