Sooner or Later
disclaimer: Yeah, like I could own something like this...
**Okay, this would be my sequel to In the Beginning (which tells the beginning for Jed and Abbey's relationship)... If you missed that story, I think it's at Jenny's site and I know it's at Janice's site. I would recommend reading that story prior to this one...**
Abbey glanced up to find Jed Bartlet sitting across the library table from her. She raised an eyebrow, "Hello." She quickly reassigned her gaze back down at the book she was reading.
"What are you doing?" Jed asked.
"Reading," Abbey replied, not looking up.
"What are you reading?"
"A book," was her reply.
Jed rolled his eyes, "You're not going to make this easy for me are you?"
"Make what easy for you?" Abbey asked, keeping her gaze locked on the book before her.
"Are you going to look up at me any time soon?" Jed asked.
"I wouldn't count on it, Pumpkin." Abbey said very slowly.
"Abigail," Jed groaned. He reached over and pulled the book away from her. When Abbey's incredulous gaze locked on his, he grinned, "You're looking at me now."
Abbey let out an irritated sigh, "What?"
Jed looked at her for a long moment, "I wanted to apologize for my transgressions the other night at Leo's party."
"Name them, please." Abbey requested.
"You're kidding me, Abigail."
"Do I look like I'm kidding, Josiah?" Abbey returned.
"Fine," Jed sighed. "I'm sorry for boring you to tears with my trivia, I'm sorry for doubting your word and your knowledge."
"And?" Abbey prompted.
Jed gave her a look, "And I'm sorry for being an all around jerk and for making a bad first impression. Happy now?"
"Somewhat," Abbey responded. "Now, what do you want?"
"I was going to ask..." Jed trailed off. "Did you call me pumpkin a minute ago?"
"Because I wanted to."
"Anyway," Jed shook his head. "I was wondering if you were... you know..."
"No, I don't know." Abbey responded.
"Well... I was wondering if you wanted to go on a... a you know..."
Abbey felt her stomach come up around her throat. She let out a sigh, hoping it would cover the nervousness she felt sure she was displaying for all the world to see, "No, Jed, I'm telling you. I don't know. What are you talking about."
"Abbey, do you want to go on a date?" Jed blurted out.
"With who?" Abbey responded; She wanted to go so bad it hurt... But this guy drove her nuts. They'd never get along...
"With me, genius." Jed replied.
Abbey looked around the library, searching for an escape. Her eyes lit upon a familiar figure, "I gotta go." She jumped up from her chair and made a beeline for Jenny, pulling her out of the library with her.
Jed sighed, 'Damn... Damnit to hell.' He looked down... Abbey had left her book there on the table. He picked up the book with a sigh and walked out of the library.