Title: The News
Author: Perpetual Motion
Webpage: www.geocities.com/iwannabedonna
Category: Slash, Drama
Rating: PG
Pairing: Sam/Toby
Warnings: I'm making reference to the California shooting. If you don’t want to put up with it again, best to delete this.
Series: No
Spoilers: No.
Summary: Sam watches the news.
Archive Instructions: If you'll comfortable with it, go ahead.
Disclaimer: Of course they're not mine. That would require money and Aaron Sorkin not existing, and if Aaron didn't exist, they wouldn't be here in the first place.
Author's Notes: I mean no disrespect to anyone involved. I need to vent, and Sam is more eloquent than me.

The News by Perpetual Motion

"You bruised you knuckles."

Sam shrugged. "I was frustrated."


"Because I got frustrated."



Toby rolled his eyes and settled an icepack on Sam's knuckles. "What did you do?"

"Bruised my knuckles."


"Hit something hard."

"What'd you hit?"

"Something hard."

Toby sighed. "More specifically, what'd you hit?"

"Something hard and square."

"You punched the television again."

Sam looked indignant. "What do you mean again? What, a guy taps a television once-"

"-You split your knuckles open."

"-And he never lives it down?"

"Yes. Why did you hit the television?"

'The news."

"The shooting in California?"

Sam glanced down. "Yes."

Toby touched Sam's jaw ad made him look up. We couldn't fix it."

"No one listened. No one took him seriously."

"I know."

"The they're surprised when he wrecks havoc on the school. And not even this is going to speed up gun control legislation because they barely blinked when the President and his staff got shot, so what's a couple of average teenagers?"

Toby pulled Sam to him and kissed Sam's forehead. He stayed silent as Sam started to cry.

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