Pride and Joy- part 11
A/N: This chapter goes out to the people from Norway who are reading this which is apparently where the second highest number of people reading this story are from. Hope you enjoy!
Toby held his daughter in his arms for what felt like hours. He inhaled the sent of her hair which for some reason, still smelled like he remembered. He laughed at the thought.
"What?" she asked as she rubbed her eyes.
"You still smell the same," he smiled.
"I had to steal my kids' shower stuff; they had travel size for the trip and I didn't."
"You have a child?" he questioned in awe; he hadn't seen her since she was three and for some reason, he couldn't imagine her grown. She was always the toddler in his mind.
"I have two boys," she said as she dug out her wallet. "Elijah is 7; I had him when I was in the IDF. My youngest just turned 2 in December. His name is Josiah but we call him Yoshi. There they are." She handed the picture to her father.
"They look like me," he commented.
"I see it," she nodded.
"When in December?"
Tzipi paused, "Same as you," she nodded. "December 24th," she smiled.
"Are you married to the father?"
"No; they have different fathers and well…it's a really long story in both cases."
"Where are they? Did you bring them with?"
"They're in New York with my cousin. I didn't want to drag them with since it was such a sort trip."
"I see. Would you like to have dinner with me?" he asked in a small voice.
"Yeah, I would like that. Can you give me some tips on safe neighbourhoods?"
"Sure. And ones with nice parks and good schools." He wanted his grandsons to have better than he did. Toby took the picture of him and Tzipi and put it on his desk, next to his computer monitor. Tzipi smiled at the gesture.
Toby and Tzipi grabbed their stuff and walked out of Toby's office. They stopped by CJ's office. Leo was there with her.
"You two gonna get some dinner?" Leo asked knowing full well that Toby would not let her out of his sight until she got on the plane tomorrow.
"Yeah, we are. Leo, I'm not going to be in tomorrow; probably the weekend. Can you let Sam know?"
"Sure. He gonna help you house hunt?"
"Yes. One of my best friends lives in town but I want a second opinion. I need someplace safe with good schools. Any recommendations?"
"What's your price range?"
"I own my place in New York. Bought if after I joined Stinton- Jones and there's no mortgage. It has a view of the Brooklyn Bridge so who knows how much it'll go for."
"Georgetown. It's close and safe. Stay away from Union Station. You have kids?"
"Yes, I have two boys. Is there a good daycare around here?"
"OEOB caters to people who work on the Hill."
"Great, thanks for the advice," she smiled as she scribbled down the information.
"Have a good night you two," CJ waved.
Once they were out of the room, Leo turned to CJ.
"I gotta tell the President; Toby's a grandfather!"
CJ laughed at the glee in Leo's eyes.
Leo walked down to his office and went to the connecting door and knocked.
"Come in!" Jed called.
"Mr. President," Leo nodded.
"How did it go? How's Toby?"
"Toby is taking tomorrow and the weekend off; I would be willing to bet that he's going back to New York with Tzipporah."
"She's going to take the job?"
"Yes, she is. And get this, she has two kids."
"Toby's a grandfather?" Jed asked, as his eyes bugged out.
"Yup," Leo smiled.
"He needs to be initiated into the club, Leo. Let's make a list!"