by: Rhiannon & AJ 


The next afternoon came, and Jed found himself busier than a one armed paper hanger. Stuff like this always happened to him when there was something that he wanted to do. Always.

He couldn't figure it out. It was as if someone had a radar detector that was modified to reflect just how busy Jed was. That radar would probably be shooting through the roof right now, too.

"Josh, come in, come in." Jed eagerly invited his Deputy COS into his office.

"Charlie said you needed to see me, Sir. What can I do?"

"How busy are you right now?"

"Well, I have about three things that I was supposed to have done twenty minutes ago, but other than that no, not really."

"Good. Take this," Jed handed the younger man a video camera. "Go to this park." Jed gave him a piece of paper with an address and a name of a park on it. "And video tape the soccer game."

"You want me to go to this park, and video tape a soccer game?" Josh repeated in the form of a question to make sure he heard the President correctly.

"Yes, that is what I want you to do." Jed grinned.

"Any particular reason for this, Sir?"

"Well, yes there is. But I'm not going to tell you. Now go. And grab lunch while you're down there, that way you can claim you were on your lunch break, and I don't get into trouble."

"Yes, Sir." Josh turned to leave.

"Oh, one more thing." Jed sounded, turning Josh right back around. "Abbey Erlich is going to be there. Invite her to the residence this evening around 7, for the viewing of this tape."

"Abbey Erlich, isn't that the widow of the old Fed Chair?"

"Yes, and she also happens to be an old college friend of mine. Now go." Jed commanded, and Josh left, only for Leo to enter.

"Where's he going with that camera." Leo asked, his curiosity getting the better of him. He would have thought that, when it comes to Jed, he's better off not knowing, but he just couldn't help himself.

"I'm glad you asked, my friend. Say, what are you doing at 7?"

"I imagine I'd be at home, eating dinner."

"Wrong. You're going to be in the residence, at a chili party, for the premier of the thing I sent Josh out to record." Jed grinned, pleased with himself.

"And what exactly is it?"

"That soccer game that Abbey and Brennan are playing."

Destiny - 9



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