Journey Through the Heart 

by Rhiannon and AJ


Jed blinked at the boy's question, "I don't know... is that what you want?"

Brennan was silent for a long moment, "Yeah... I want that."

Jed nodded, "Okay... now, try to go to sleep, Brennan."

"Okay," Brennan sighed, snuggling down deeper into the covers.

Jed ruffled the boy's hair as he watched Brennan, slowly, fall asleep. 


It was a while later when Abbey walked into her youngest son's bedroom. She shook her head when she saw the two occupants asleep on the bed.

Brennan was sound asleep, curled up in a tight ball. He looked so peaceful...

Jed, however, looked anything but peaceful. He was half hanging off the bed. Abbey closed her eyes, it looked as if he was going to fall of Brennan's small bed at any moment.

Abbey opened her eyes and made a decision. She walked over to the bed and, gently, shook Jed's shoulder. Without a sound, she managed to get him on his feet and propelled the half asleep man into her bedroom.

She helped him lay down and then removed his shoes. Abbey retrieved a blanket from her closet and carefully covered him with it. Leaning over him, Abbey kissed him softly and then walked out of her room.

She went down the stairs and then opened the front door, "Agent Butterfield?"

Immediately, he was standing in front of her, "Yes, ma'am."

"The President is sound asleep... I don't really want to wake him." Abbey said.

Ron nodded, "Yes, ma'am."

"Thanks," Abbey replied, shutting the door and walking over to the couch. Moments later, she was laying on that couch sound asleep.




Journey Through The Heart - 13




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