Never Enough 

by Rhiannon and AJ


Abbey woke to the ringing of the telephone. She glanced at her husband's face; he was sound asleep. She sighed as she untangled herself out of his arms and leaned over him to answer the phone, "Hello?"

"Abigail Bartlet?"

"Yes, who is this?"

"Ron Erlich, did I wake you?"

"Yeah, but that's fine." Abbey said, glancing over at Jed. "What's up?"

Erlich paused, "I don't quite know how to tell you this Abbey, but..."

"But what? What are you talking about?"

"Some... things have come to my attention." Erlich began.

"What things, Ron?"

"You know I care a great deal about you, right?" Erlich said. "I don't want to say or do anything that's going to hurt you... but-"

"Just tell me," Abbey said, fighting to keep her voice down.

"I've had some... people come to me with the concern that the President hasn't been... faithful to you during this presidency."

Abbey felt the blood in her veins turn to ice, "I don't believe you."

"Abbey," Erlich said. "I know... I didn't believe it either ... until..."

"Until what?"

"Until I saw some pictures and... I'm sorry Abbey, but I had a reporter and a private detective follow some people..." Erlich said gently.

"I want to see your pictures and I want to read what these people have told you," Abbey said, her voice ice cold. "Send them to my office."

"I already have," Erlich replied. "Abbey... I'm sorry. I couldn't keep this to myself... I had to tell you."

"Yeah, sure." Abbey said, hanging up the phone. She turned to her husband and found him beginning to stir.



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