Sorry it has taken sooooo long. I got Cic on DVD so I'm happy :-) I'm not quite sure how to finish it off, so this is kinda short, but I'll add to it later.

Horace, Rebecca and Andrea were ushered along with the group to where the students were being checked over by a medical team and checked off a list to make sure everyone was accounted for. As soon as their names were crosses off the list a phone call came through to the President.

"Thank God!" Mackenzie let out a sigh of relief and she felt Rod's hand squeeze hers. "I want to see them right away. Where are they?"

"They are with the rest of the students who have been taken to the hall to be reunited with their families ma'am." Jim could see there was no use arguing with President Allen anymore, she wanted to see her children and that was that.

The Presidential car pulled up as close as possible to the hall and was surrounded by media were thrown at the President from all directions, but she rushed past, secret services and Rod in tow. She walked in the door and scanned the room with her eyes. Looking for any sign of her children. Luckily for her, it's impossible for her to walk in a room unnoticed. Horace, Rebecca and Andrea noticed her immediately and rushed over. Mackenzie threw her arms around the twins and tried hard not to start crying. Rod joined them in the embrace, then pulled back to compose himself when he felt the tears coming.

"Mom, it was so scary. I thought I was going to die." Rebecca sobbed in Mac's shoulder. Mac kissed her daughter's forehead and glanced at Andrea who was standing just to the side of them a bit. She caught her eye and gave her a smile and a wink.

Rebecca could see the parents of the girl who had got shot next to her inside. She could just make out that they were being told she was okay and on her way to hospital. Rebecca smiled, knowing that she was going to be okay.

"I'm so glad you are all okay, I don't know what I would have done if you didn't come out of that building." Mac smiled at the three of them, then Rod. Past Rod's shoulder, Mac could see a husband and wife sobbing uncontrolably in each other's arms. They had just been told that their only son had been killed inside the building. Mackenzie's heart went out to them and she let them know that then, and later in a speech addressed to the whole country.

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