Title: Left Waiting
Disclaimer: I do not own The West Wing or any West Wing characters.
Summary: AU set right before The Ticket. The day before Donna's interview with Josh, she gets a very upseting phone call.
Note: As a lot of you might remember, I wrote What Happens In Hospitals about a year ago. It seems to be my most popular fic… probably because it features drugged!Josh. I still proud of it, but because it was one of my earliest fics, there were things about it that I just didn’t handle very well. First, the whole open timeline thing was a dumb idea. I always though of it as a Season 6/7 AU and really should have just written it as such. Second, I didn’t deal with the more serious, melancholy side of the premise well at all. Though I had tried to weave it through the entire fic, the somber side really didn’t come across until the very, very end and then it was more a discordant note than anything else. But what can you do? Just chalk it up to a learning experience and move on?
Well, I recently realized that I could solve both problems with a prequel. I realize that I’m messing with something that a lot of people like (not that I believe there’s a huge number of people reading my stuff to begin with, but still) and that can really be tricky. I mean, look at the Star Wars prequels!! But since I write mainly for my own enjoyment, I decided to be fearless and just go for it! As always, a great big thank you to caz963 for proofing for me again. I can't tell you how thankful I am you're my beta (even if I don't always listen!) So, to show my love, I used "Hannah" like you wanted! :-)( Because I just can't leave things well enough alone... )