Title: Baby, Baby
Author: Python
Email: flairswench@hotmail.com
Keywords: Jed/Toby
Rating: R
Content: slash, angst
Disclaimer: I don't own any of the characters. They belong to Aaron Sorkin. The song "Baby, Baby" is by Amy Grant and Keith Thomas and used w/o permission. Please don't sue me.
Distribution: Mackenzie and anyway else just needs to ask
Summary: The next in my Jed/Toby Songfic series. The latest in the string of Toby's thoughts following "All I Really Want", "Land of Confusion", "The Maker", "Wishing It Was","Help!", and "Smooth".

Baby, Baby by Python

BABY, BABY:
BABY, BABY
I'M TAKEN WITH THE NOTION
TO LOVE YOU WITH THE SWEETEST OF DEVOTION

I stood outside the oval office and leaned against the door. It took all of my self control not to break out in laughter. That was the best I'd felt in weeks.

I glanced at Mrs. L, who eyed me. She shifted her attention back to her desk but I saw a small smile cross her face.

I don't know how long I stood there, letting the reality of what happened sink into my mind. Finally she looked back up at me, "Don't you have something you need to be doing or are you going to just stand there all day?"


BABY, BABY
MY TENDER LOVE WILL FLOW FROM
THE BLUEST SKY TO THE DEEPEST OCEAN


"You know something," I answered, "You're right. Thanks."

Mrs L. tried to look exasperated with me but failed miserably, "Get out of here before I kick your ass."

"Violence isn't allowed in the White House."

"The secret service would only stop me from kicking the President's ass. It's open season on staffers," she answered with a smirk.


STOP FOR A MINUTE
BABY, I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE MIND, YEAH
YOU'RE MINE


I threw my hands up in surrender and made my way back to my office. I wasn't there two minutes before CJ popped her head in, "Well?"

"What?"

"What happened with you and the president?"

"We talked," I answered. I don't know how I managed to keep a straight face.

"Yeah. Come on," CJ said.


BABY, BABY
THE STARS ARE SHINING FOR YOU
AND JUST LIKE ME I'M SURE THAT THEY ADORE YOU.


"We're good," I said and waited for that to sink in. I felt a small smile beginning on my face.

CJ nodded, "You guys are gonna give it a try."

"Yeah," I answered. I sighed. I felt so much at that moment, happiness, relief, anxiety, and fear but that was managable. I needed to get my emotions under control but I wasn't quite ready to yet.


BABY, BABY
GO WALKING THROUGH THE FOREST
THE BIRDS ABOVE A' SINGING YOU A CHORUS.


"Good," CJ replied.

"I'm glad you're happy about it," I said.

"Abbey and I were wondering how long it would take."

"Really?"

"Actually we had a bet as to how long you two would continue to torture each other," CJ said grinning.


STOP FOR A MINUTE
BABY, THEY'RE SO GLAD YOU'RE MIND, OH YEAH
AND EVER SINCE THE DAY YOU PUT MY HEART IN MOTION
BABY I REALIZE THAT THERE'S JUST NO GETTING OVER YOU.


I crossed my arms over my chest and leaned back in my chair, "And who won?"

"I did."

I nodded, "That doesn't surprise me."

"I figured it wouldn't take you too much longer," CJ said.

"Why?" I asked. I was really interested. I hadn't really made up my mind until he asked me while we were in his office. That's when I finally made my decision and it clicked in my mind.


BABY, BABY
IN ANY KIND OF WEATHER
I'M HERE FOR YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER.


"I know you. You go after what you want."

"How long did the First Lady give us?"

"She thought your fear would get the better of you both."

That almost happened. I almost said no when he asked if we should make a go of it.


BABY, BABY
NO MUSCLE MAN COULD SEVER
MY LOVE FOR YOU IS TRUE AND IT WILL NEVER


"It almost did," I said, "But when we talking about it, I realized I couldn't let go."

CJ thought for a minute and nodded.

I wanted to explain it to her because I knew she'd understand, "Have you ever had one of those moments when everything seems clear?"

She smiled, "Yeah."

"That's what I had. One of those very special moments and I told him I wanted to try."


STOP FOR A MINUTE
BABY, THEY'RE SO GLAD YOU'RE MINE
AND EVER SINCE THE DAY YOU PUT MY HEART IN MOTION
BABY I REALIZE THAT THERE'S JUST NO GETTING OVER YOU.


"I'm proud of you Toby," CJ stated.

"Thanks. Maybe you won't have to run my life as much now."

"I don't know about that... So does this mean you won't be moping around anymore?"

"Yeah," I answered. The problems I'd been having with my president were over. I would be able to concentrate on my work again, at least to a better extent.

"And you'll be your usual charming self to the staff again?" CJ asked sarcastically, "I'll have to warn them that the vacation's over."


AND EVER SINCE THE DAY YOU PUT MY HEART IN MOTION
BABY I REALIZE THAT THERE'S JUST NOT GETTING OVER YOU.
OVER YOU.


"I have no idea what you mean," I said, trying to act innocent.

"Uh-huh," CJ responded, "Well I'm glad this is working out for you two but there's just one thing."

"And that is?"


BABY, BABY
ALWAYS AND FOREVER
BABY I'M SO GLAD THAT
HERE FOR YOU BABY
SO GLAD YOU'RE MINE
BABY I'M SO GLAD THAT
WHEN I THINK ABOUT YOU IT MAKES ME SMILE
BABY, BABY BE MINE
BABY I'M SO GLAD THAT
DON'T STOP GIVING LOVE
DON'T STOP, NO
BABY I'M SO GLAD THAT YOU'RE MINE
BABY I'M SO GLAD
BABY I'M SO GLAD THAT
WHEN I THINK ABOUT YOU IT MAKES ME SMILE.


CJ's smile disappeared, "Abbey says that if you hurt him, she'll kill you and I'll help her."

I looked down at my desk and then back up at her. I couldn't blame them for being concerned. The president had gone through a lot and more was coming but I'd never do anything to hurt him. He and I had spent the past couple of weeks hurting each other. I never want to do that again. I met her eyes and nodded, "Fair enough."

She grinned again, "Good."

I saw the satisfied look on her face and laughed, "Ok. I'm glad we've come to an understanding."

She looked down at her watch, "I'd love to sit here and talk all day but we both have things to do."

I watched her leave and sighed. I looked at the paperwork on my desk that needed attention and felt ready to tackle it. Fun would come later.

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