by Marcus L. Rowland
CJ walks to the podium of the unusually quiet press room. Word's out, they know what she'll announce. Naturally it's not the whole truth.
"Most of you knew former Communications Director Toby Ziegler, who resigned three years ago to direct the Jenny Calendar Foundation, promoting education for gifted women."
"Toby was in Qumar meeting officials this week. We've learned that he was killed during yesterday's unsuccessful counter-coup. First reports say he died defending Qumar's President Faisel, who is seriously injured but stable."
"That's all for now. We're hoping we'll know more later."
CJ grips the podium and waits for questions.
Author's note: This is the last of this sequence of Drabbles, but there will be an AU epilogue, probably entitled "Meanwhile, in the World Without Shrimp..."