Journey Through the Heart
by Rhiannon and AJ
"I'm sorry to disappoint you, son. But I have to get back to the White House." Jed said, answering the boy's question.
"Aw crap. But I wanted you to spend the night."
"I'm sure you did, but I can't."
"Brennan," Abbey chimed in.
"I know, I know. But crap, Mom. We never get to have fun anymore." Brennan said.
"Well you're going to be having a lot of fun this weekend... in Rome." Abbey looked back at Jed and smiled.
"Yes!" Came the three youthful voices at the top of the stairs.
"Now come on, it's time for bed." Abbey said, then turned back to Jed. "I'll be down in a minute."
"Take your time." Jed replied, before he climbed down.
"Mr. President, I want you to tuck me in too." Brennan put on his best puppy dog face.
"I've never been too good at saying no to you, Brennan." was Jed's response. Climbing the stairs, Jed threw an arm around Abbey, and the other around Brennan. "Good night, kids." He said to the older two.
"Good night, Mr. President." They replied in unison.
As Jed leaned over to give Brennan a kiss on the forehead, before slipping out of the room, the eight year old voice said, "I don't want to go to sleep. What if I have another nightmare?"
Brushing Brennan's hair back with his hand, Jed smiled, "How about I lay down here with you, until you fall asleep? Will that make you feel better?"
"Crap yeah." Brennan smiled as Jed climbed into bed with the young boy. "Mr. President?"
"I love you."
"I love you too, son."
"Will you be my new daddy?"