Harry Potter and the West Wing
Summary: In the year 1980 Zoey Bartlett came into the world, however in the year 1965 Jed and Abbey Bartlett had been told they would never be able to have a child. Desperate to have a family, they adopted a beautiful little girl, a girl destined to be a witch. Now grown, Miss. Jessica but-everyone-calls-me-Jess Bartlett is off to Hogwarts, teaching Defense Against the Dark Arts
Warnings: The timeline will be a little messed up. As much as I hate it there was no way for my OC to teach Harry and the gang at Hogwarts while Jed was the President without doing it this way. I planned to make the HP gang start in 2001 but then the OC's age didn't fit the personality I saw for her, so instead the story will take place in 1991, and Bartlett will have taken office in 1989, rather than 1999.
I own only my OC. I don't own TWW or HP and am not making money off of this story.
Jed was sitting at his desk, head in hands, when Mrs. Landingham opened the door to announce that Jess was there to see him. Surprised at the unexpected arrival of his eldest daughter, he nodded dumbly.
"Hey Dad", she said as she walked in.
"Jess, I thought you were going back to the school today."
"I am after lunch with the guys"
Jed huffed at the thought of his very beautiful daughter having lunch with Sam, Toby, Josh, CJ, and Leo, although he didn't mind the last two as much.
"Which one of them are you sweet on again?"
"Dad" she exclaimed blushing furiously "I am not sweet on any of them!"
"You had better not be."
"Not that I would tell you if I was" she said with a wink, her brilliant blue eyes sparkling, turning to leave he father alone in his office, mouth hanging open slightly.
At lunch time Jess went to CJ's office to meet the rest of them.
"Do you think I should wear my hair down while teaching" she asked the older woman as she pulled her long black hair out of its messy bun.
"I don't see why it would make a difference" CJ replied
"You don't think it would be too unprofessional? This is a private British boarding school after all."
"No, I think it would be fine"
"What would be fine" Sam asked as he and the rest of the guys minus Leo entered the room.
"Oh, I was just asking CJ her about advice on the professional vs person status of my hair while teaching a room fun of drooling boys and snooty girls at some fancy British finishing school" Jess teased lightly. "Where is Leo?"
"Late again" CJ said with a sigh "Maybe you should go check on him, Jess"
"Because, everyone knows he likes you best, plus he can't fire you for forcing him to eat lunch." It was Josh's turn to speak up.
With a huff, Jess turned on her heels and made her way down the hall toward Leo's office. Arriving there, she waved to Margaret with a smile and poked her head into the office.
"Hey you," She said before stepping into his office after seeing he wasn't in an important meeting " you coming to lunch anytime soon?"
Nodding, he stood, grabbed his coat putting it on.
"Hey, what's been up with you lately?" Jess asked Leo
He sighed "It's nothing; I've just been busy really."
"Leo, you're always busy, but you have never avoided me before."
"I don't know" he sighed "I guess I am just worried about you being so far away. Anything could happen to you over there and no one would know until it was too late. Jed and Abbey would die if something happened to you." So would I, he left that part unspoken.
Jess smiled, Leo never called her parents by their first names anymore, not since Jed had won the election, it felt like old times again.
"Nothing is going to happen to me Leo, I promise."
"What are you teaching over there again?"
"A new branch of Defense Against the Dark Arts, fighting and weaponry"
"Please, do not cut a foot off"
Jess laughed at Leo's very serious look
"Come on" she said grabbing his hand to pull him along "they'll have eaten without us if we don't hurry."
Jess felt a pleasant warmth fill her stomach as she gripped Leo's strong hand in her small one. Butterflies tumbled throughout her entire body as she thought of how those great masculine hands would feel ghosting over her stomach, her breast, her cheek. Her feeling for Leo had started many years earlier, at the age of 21. On the night of her 21st birthday she and some of her friends had gotten rip-roaring drunk, and Leo, having been the one called when her friends had gotten out of control, came to be her white knight, making sure she got home alright, forced her to drink a couple glasses of water, and had stayed with her through the night to make sure she didn't choke on vomit at any time. When she woke up the next morning she learned that two of her dear friends from school had died, murdered by the Dark Lord, but their young son had survived, defeating Voldemort. Leo held her as she cried for the loss of her friends, but also for her young godson, Harry, who was now to be an orphan, and a hero, hailed as The-Boy-Who-Lived. Despite that being as far from romantic as possible, he had been very sweet and gentle with her, carefully choosing his words as to not be judgmental, he himself having a love for alcohol. She had, had several flings and short term relationships, but still she loved Leo, despite knowing there would be no chance of them being romantically involved.
As the pair reached CJ's office, Jess dropped Leo's hand, as to keep him from feeling uncomfortable.
"Everyone ready to go" Jess asked with a smile. Everyone nodded; no one noticed the small sad frown on Leo's face, or the slight smirk on CJ's face. As the guys headed out the door CJ grabbed Jess's hand.
"Did I see you and Leo holding hands?" she whispered still smirking lightly, her eyes dancing with mirth.
"No. I mean, yeah, but I was just making sure he followed me" Jess replied.
"Uh huh, sure you were" CJ said with a real smile now. "You guys are so cute, but kinda annoying; I mean, when are you both going to see that you love each other?"
Jess sighed "I do love him CJ, but he doesn't love me. At least not like I love him; he looks at me and he sees the little girl who was always like an older sister to his daughter. I mean, I'm just a kid to him."
"How sure of that are you?" she asked before walking away.
Jess walked around her room one more time, checking to make sure she had everything she would need until she came home for Christmas. As she finished packing a thought entered her mind; 10 years ago, this Halloween, on her birthday, her best friends were murdered. 11 years ago as of July 31, her godson was born; her little godson would be attending Hogwarts this year. With a soft sigh, she raised her bags up, put a feather-light charm on them, shrunk them, and put them in her jacket pocket. She walked out of her room, and left the Residence in favor of saying goodbye to her father and friends once more before portkeying to Hogwarts. As she reached the parlor before her father's office, she hugged Mrs. Landingham, telling her goodbye, and see you at Christmas, before entering her father's office.
"Hey, I am ready to leave"
Jed stood, hugged his daughter and wished her good luck and good times, before kissing her cheek lightly.
"Have you said goodbye to Leo and the others yet?"
"I did at lunch, but I thought I would swing past them once more on my way out."
Jed nodded, "I will miss you, babe."
"I'll miss you too daddy. See you at Christmas." She kissed his cheek once more before leaving out the door connecting his office to Leo's.
"Hey Leo, you got a minute?"
"For you, I have two" he said with a smile
"I was just getting ready to leave and wanted to say goodbye once more."
Leo nodded softly, almost sadly, before standing up and pulling her gently into his arms, hugging her as if his life depended on it.
"I'll miss you, very much" she said.
"I'll miss you too" he whispered against her ear.
She pulled back a bit and surprised him by kissing his lips softly, "Goodbye Leo."
She turned and walked away before he had a chance to react. She made her rounds to say goodbye to the others, and portkeyed away.