by: Rhiannon & AJ
"Hey Mr. President!"
Jed turned around to find Brennan Erlich running after him. Jed looked down at him when the boy finally reached him, "Shouldn't you be with your mother, son?"
Brennan shook his head, "Nope, Mom's off talking to some guy she knew from college."
"What about your brother and sister?"
Again, Brennan shook his head, "Crap no, they got in trouble earlier today in your office and I can tell that they're going to get in trouble again before we get home!"
"I see..." Jed trailed off.
"And you see, I don't want to get in trouble" Brennan began. "Cause, like I told you earlier, I'm the good child."
"You did indeed," Jed replied, standing with the boy in the middle of the hallway.
"So, where are we going?" Brennan asked.
"Yeah, we..." Brennan replied. "Mom's talking to some dude... Ariel and Jason are finding new and creative ways of getting into trouble and I'm all alone... And sometimes, Mr. President, when I'm left alone I get into a little bit of mischief..."
"I know, very hard to believe..." Brennan responded. "And you wouldn't want me to get into mischief and thereby get into trouble with my Mom, would you?"
Jed shook his head, "No, I suppose not." Jed sighed, "Come on, Brennan."
"Cool!" Brennan exclaimed. "Say, do you like soccer?"
"A little, why?" Jed replied, walking with Brennan in the direction of the Oval Office.
"Cause, I play on a soccer team." Brennan replied. "And it would be cool if you came to one of my games."
Jed glanced down at the boy, "You're very direct, you know that?"
Brennan nodded, "I've been told that once or twice before, sir."