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Adjustments ~ 20

"Mr. Ziegler, here are your belongings." A young woman walked up to them.

"And here is your file." She smiled.

"Thank you." He smiled back.

"Maybe I'll see you around." She said.

"Yeah." He smiled and turned to CJ, who was glaring at him.

"What?" He whined. "I'm hurt."

"I'll show you hurt." She hit his back. "Stop flirting, your taken."

"You know, if I remember correctly, you were the reason this all started. You told me to speed up and I got pulled over."

"I'm not the idiot who put the car in reverse. That was you." She glared.

"Yeah, yeah." He moaned.

"Just get in the car." She said as she opened the door for him.

"What, I can't drive. It's my car."

"I'm driving."

"Why can't I?"

"Because you're hurt."

"I can drive."

"You can't."

"I can."

"You can't."

"I can."

"Get in the damn car!" CJ screamed.

"Fine, but I get to drive later." He moaned as he got in.

CJ sighed and got into the car and drove to the hospital, where Toby was treated and immediately released.

"See that wasn't so bad," She said as they walked back out to the car.

"Yeah, whatever. You didn't have to have some weird doctor poke and prod your face with whatever he used." He walked to the driver's side of the car.

"What do you think you're doing," CJ asked.

"I'm getting in the car, what does it look like I'm doing?"

"You can't get in without these." She dangled the car keys in the air.

"CJ, this is *my* car, and I will drive us home!"

She thought about it for a minute, remembered what the doctor said, and gave in. "Okay, okay, here." She tossed him the keys.

"Thank you." He unlocked the car and got in, as did CJ. He started the car and as he put the car into drive, a bout of dizziness hit him. "Whoa."

"Are you okay," she asked with a smirk. She knew that would happen.

"Yes, I'm fine." He tried to drive, but couldn't concentrate on which was the accelerator and which was the brake. He looked at her. "Okay, you win."

"Ha ha! I knew it."

"Huh?"

"The doctor said this would happen if you tried to drive."

He mocked what she said and the two traded places. Eventually, they got home.

They walked in the front door and saw Donna sitting on the living room couch. "Oh hi, you're back," she said as she got up. "Is everything all right?"

"Yes, Donna everything is fine. Thank you so much for picking Derek up at school." CJ said.

"It was no problem. He's upstairs right now if you want to go say hi or something. I'll be on my way home, so I wish you both the best of luck!"

"What is that supposed to mean," CJ asked.

Donna pointed upstairs. "He isn't in a very good mood right now," she said quietly. "So, I'm just warning you."

"Oh, okay," CJ said. "Thanks."

"No problem. I'm glad you're okay Toby."

"Thanks, me too." He smiled.

"Well I guess I'll be going now," She said as she put her coat on. "Bye." She left.

"I need to lay down, then I'll go check on Derek," Toby said as he laid down on the couch.

"Okay, I'll go check on him then." She covered Toby with a blanket and went upstairs.

CJ walked over to Derek's bedroom door and knocked.

"Yeah." Derek said unenthused.

"Can I come in?" CJ said.

"I don't care." CJ opened the door slowly.

"How was your first day at school?"

"It was lousy."

"Why?" She asked as she sat down on his bed.

"No one likes me." He looked up. "And to top it all off, my own parents didn't even come and pick me up."

"Derek, so many things happened today."

"I've noticed that a lot of things happen everyday around here." Derek said sarcastically.

"Well, your father and I seem to have the worse luck in the World. We always have. And when you put us two together, watch out." CJ joked. "But then you came along. And for the first time in out lives, we saw something good. You brought us together Derek, and I've never been so happy."

"Really?" Derek sat up and next to CJ

"Yes, really. For the first time in our lives, we lucked out."

"So you're happy I'm here?"

"We're thrilled." Toby said from the doorway.

"Toby, how did you get up here?" CJ asked while running over to him.

"Well, it hurt, but I managed to climb the stairs."

"What happened dad!" Derek screamed and ran over to him.

"It looks worse then it feels." Toby said. "Don't worry. I'm fine."

"Are you sure," Derek asked. He had a very worried look on his face.

"Yes I'm sure. It just hurts a little bit."

"I'm glad you're okay." Derek hugged him.

"Me too," Toby said as he hugged Derek back. "So how was school today?"

"I hate it. All the kids hate me." He sat back down on his bed.

"Why do you think that," CJ asked as she sat down beside him.

"Because they kept making fun of me at lunch. And then again at recess." He had tears in his eyes. "Please don't make me go back there!" He buried his head in CJ's arms.

TBC...

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