Journey Through the Heart
by Rhiannon and AJ
Notes: It's a sequel to The Making of a Family.
Disclaimer: Just two crazy college kids passing the time.
Had anyone tried to tell Jed that he would be able to move on from his wife's death, he would have called them crazy. And had they told him that he would be finding himself so attached to a group of kids and their mother, he would have called them insane.
Yet here he was...
After just a short four months of first meeting them, here he was... and he couldn't be falling any harder, or faster.
"Mr. President, can I tell you a secret?" Brennan asked Jed as he climbed into his lap on the couch in the Oval Office.
"I'd be honored."
"I'm scared." Brennan whispered.
"What are you scared of?" Jed whispered back.
"Do you want to talk about them? Tell me what they're about?"
"I see them killing daddy."
"I see them... killing daddy. I was there... I saw it happen..."
"Does your mother know?" Jed's voice was softer than it had ever been in his entire life.
"No, only you. You're not gonna tell on me, are you? I don't want to get in trouble."
"You're not going to get in trouble, Brennan." Jed kissed the boy's head.
"I wasn't supposed to be there. Daddy told me to leave... I wasn't supposed to be there..." Brennan began to cry.
"Come here." Jed brought the boy into a tight, warm embrace. "It's alright. It's going to be okay."
"Make the dreams go away, Mr. President. Please, just make them go away."
"I'm going to try."