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Adjustments ~ 34

"Hey." CJ walked in and sat next to Derek.

"Who was it?" Toby asked.

"The President. He wanted to know what was going on."

"That was nice of him." Toby smiled.

"Yeah, it was." She smiled back. "How are you feeling Derek?"

"I have a really bad headache."

"Well, you probably will for a while. But it's ok." Toby kissed his forehead.

"CJ, do you have a minute?" Leo walked in.

"Leo, what are you doing here?" CJ smiled.

"I got a phone call this morning." Leo said while looking down.

"Leo?" CJ gave him a questioning look and walked out with him, Toby soon followed.

"What happened?" Toby asked.

"My friend from child services called. It's not good."

"What did he say?" CJ snapped.

Leo sighed. "He said that since Derek was involved in such an accident, that the board doesn't think you two are fit parents for Derek."

"What? Leo, that's crazy! We have taken such good care of that little boy--"

"I know you have, CJ. Believe me, I do. But apparently the board doesn't, and as soon as Derek is ready to be released from the hospital, they're going to come take him with them until they can find a foster family."

"But we're his family," CJ said, now crying. She put her arms around Toby.

"We are going to fight this. No one will take our Derek away from us, CJ. No one." Toby said as he held her.

"I'm sorry to have brought you such horrible news on such a good day when he finally woke up."

"No Leo, it's alright, you were doing your job," CJ said.

Toby nodded in agreement. "She's right. You were only doing your job." He patted Leo on the shoulder. "We're going to fight this thing anyway."

"Want me to help you find a lawyer?"

"I think I know of one," Toby said as he looked at Leo and then at CJ.

"You really think he'd do that for us?" CJ asked.

"I do. He thinks he owes us something when we really owe him something."

CJ smiled softly, "Okay. You call him and ask him."

"Why is it always me?"

"Because I don't want to leave Derek's side again." She walked back into the room, leaving Toby and Leo in the hall.

"So you'll call him then?" Leo asked.

"Yeah, that is what it sounds like."

"Okay. I'll see you two later, I guess."

"Yeah. Thanks Leo." Toby watched as Leo walked away and then walked to the nurses desk. "May I use the phone?"

"Yes sir." She put the phone up on the desk so Toby could use it. He dialed a number.

"Hello?"

"Sam? We need some help."

"What's going on? You need more blood?"

"No, something came up with social services and we need a Lawyer."

"What happened?"

"They think since he was in such an accident, we shouldn't be able to adopt him."

"I don't understand. It wasn't your fault." Sam yelled.

"Don't yell at me!" Toby snapped.

"I was yelling at them, not you."

"What?"

"Never mind, look, let me make some calls and see what's going on. I'll come by the hospital later and give you a heads up."

"Thanks Sam, I owe you."

"It's fine."

"Sam?"

"Yeah?"

"If everything goes as planned and CJ and I adopt Derek. I was wondering, if you..." Toby trailed off.

"What?"

"Do you want to be Derek's godfather?"

"Toby, that's the best thing I have ever been asked." Sam smiled.

"Is that a yes?"

"Damn straight. Don't worry about anything, I got it covered. I'll see you later."

"Thanks." Toby smiled and hung up the phone and walked back into the room.

"What did he say?" CJ asked.

"He's going to make some calls to work something out. And, I know I didn't talk to you first, but I kind of made Sam Derek's godfather."

"Toby Zachary Ziegler, that was the sweetest thing you could have done." CJ smiled and kissed him.

"Thank you, just don't tell anyone. I have a pain in the ass reputation to uphold."

"Yeah." CJ laughed. "Will you go get me something to eat?"

"What?"

"I'm pregnant Toby, I need to eat something." CJ snapped.

"Oh no, are you going to start crying again?" Toby stood up worried.

"What?" CJ snapped again.

"Well, every time you snap, you cry."

"I'm pregnant!"

"You know what, I'm going to go get you something to eat."

"Good boy!" CJ said as Toby ran out of the room.

CJ shook her head and looked at Derek who was now asleep.

"Back," Toby said a few minutes later. He was carrying a bag full of stuff.

"What's in the bag?"

"Well, I wasn't sure what you wanted, so I bought something of everything...well, almost everything you like."

She laughed, "Toby you are hysterical. Only, I'm not very hungry anymore."

"What?! I just bought all this stuff, and now you're not hungry?!"

"Shh! He's sleeping!" She hissed.

"Right. Sorry." He sat down on the other side of Derek.

CJ sighed. "Please G-d let Sam get down here quickly."

As if on cue, Sam walked into the room about two minutes later. "A little hungry are we?"

"Sam." CJ walked over to him and hugged him. "Any news?"

"Yeah. Why don't you both sit down?"

They did so. Sam grabbed a chair from the corner.

"So what did they say?" Toby asked, looking at Sam expectantly.

TBC...

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