Thin Line 

by: Rhiannon & AJ


An hour after Abbey got off the phone with Jed, she was sitting down on one of the couches in the Oval Office. Brennan and Ariel across from her, Jason to her right, and Jed to her left.

When Jed had called, he asked that they come overů so they could talk together, as a family... about the press and how they plan to handle any future problems, as well as the one at hand.

Abbey leaned back into Jed and asked, "So what do you guys think? How should we handle this?"

"We shouldn't have to change our lives and how we act," Ariel said. "Just because the stupid heads are there with cameras."

"But... we will try not to do anything bad," Jason smiled weakly. "And I promise no more fights."

"And being the good kid that I am, I'll just be me." Brennan grinned.

"And I'll order CJ to order them to not go near any of you ever again." Jed wrapped his arms around Abbey. "I'll also up your details..."

"NO!" Ariel cried.

"What?" Abbey asked, "What is it?"

"I hate having a detail. I wish they would just go away. I don't want more of them."

"Ariel, sweetie," Jed reached a hand out across the way and took one of Ariel's. "It's for your own good."

"They're always getting in the way. They listen in on all of my conversations... they harass my friends... almost got me in trouble at school the other day..."

"I'll have Ron Butterfield take care of all of those things. I'll fix them. Would that be better?"

"Better... but not much."

"What about the two of you? You have any problems with your details?"

"They're kinda creepy, following me around everywhere," Brennan replied. "But it's kinda cool, cause none of the kids mess with me."


"They're okay. Better than the stupid heads."


Abbey leaned further into Jed, "Well... my head agent is kinda cute..."

"That's it. He's fired."

Abbey grinned, "You didn't let me finish."

"By all means."

"He's kinda cute, but you're a hell of a lot better looking. Wanna trade jobs with him?"

Jed grinned and squeezed Abbey in his arms, "So we're all agreed on everything now? I'll tell the press to back off. And I'll speak with Butterfield about the agents. And you guys will pay a little more attention to your actions. Not much, but a little more."

"Yes, sir."

"Yes, sir."

"Yes," Ariel said, then looked at her mother. "Sir."

Abbey grinned at her daughter, then looked up at Jed, "Yes, sir."

"Cool," Jed said. "So, I'm done here for the day, and I had some pizza's made... sent Charlie after some movies..."






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