by: Rhiannon & AJ 


"Hello, I'm Josiah Bartlet." Jed said, further entering his office.

"It's a pleasure to meet you, Mr. President. I'm Abigail Erlich, and these are my children. Ariel," Abbey pointed to the teen slumped on the couch. "Jason," She motioned to the eleven year old sitting across from her. "And Brennan." Abbey smiled as she looked at her youngest son, by Jed's desk.

"I'm the good one." Brennan boasted.

"I'm sure you are." Jed chuckled. "Say, have you ever been to Arcadia National Park? That's where..." Jed trailed off as he caught a smile form on Abbey's face. "Yes?"

"Mr. President, it's nice to see you haven't changed at all, since college."

"No, I suppose I haven't-" Jed paused. "Wait a minute, you knew me in college?"

"Yes, Sir."

"What was your name again?"

"Then, it was Abigail Carter." Abbey smiled as she thought back to her college days. She thought back to how this man, her President had flirted with her so much, and asked her out a plethora of times. But... she was madly in love with Ron Erlich. Perhaps had he come around a year earlier... but he hadn't.

"Abbey Carter, sure. I remember you now. You're the one that always turned me down, aren't you?"

"Yes, Sir."

"Weren't you also good friends with my wife, Mackenzie?"

"Yes, Sir."

"Boring." Ariel yawned.

"Shut up, Stupid." Jason whispered.

Without saying a word, Abbey landed a well placed hand on Jason's leg because Ariel was across the way. "I was so sorry to hear about Mrs. Bartlet. She and I were once good friends."

"She lived a good life, full of love." Jed said, forcing himself to think positive, so that he wouldn't cry in front of these strangers. "And, tragically, it was her turn to go." Jed swallowed hard. "Now, let's get this thing started, huh?"

Destiny - 5



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