by: Rhiannon & AJ
"You sure you want to leave so soon, son? We still have 40 more National Parks to cover." Jed smiled at the restless kid in his office.
"Yes, I'm sure Mr. President. If I don't get back now, Mom will get worried. Being the good kid that I am, I can't worry mom."
"Okay," Jed chuckled. "Well then, let's go find your mother. What do you say?"
"You're not going to tell me more about the parks, are you?" Brennan looked up with an innocence only a child could possess.
"You don't find this interesting?"
"Not really, Sir. No."
"You know, you should work on that thing about being so direct. It could get you into a lot of trouble one of these days."
"But it's part of my charm." Brennan defended.
"Well, it was good seeing you again, Leo." Abbey smiled at her old college friend. "But I'm afraid it's time for me to round up my rug rats and head out of here."
"Okay," Leo smiled. "It was good seeing you again, as well. And good luck with that thing tomorrow."
"What thing, Leo?" Jed asked, walking up behind his best friend.
"Just a silly little thing I have to go to tomorrow." Abbey explained.
"What kind of silly little thing?" Jed pressed.
"It's nothing, Mr. President."
"Mom, that's not what you say at home." Brennan spoke up, tired of being ignored.
"What's she say at home?" Jed asked, counting on the honesty this kid was rich in.
"About the thing, or about you?"
Jed raised a brow, "She talks about me?"