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"Another 9 minutes" 1/1 by Cindy

"Another 9 minutes"
By Cindy cindyryan7@yahoo.com

Author's notes: The song used in this piece of fiction is 'Another Nine Minutes' by Yankee Grey. No copyright infridgement is intended.


A hand snaked out from under a purple blanket and smacked the snooze button on the alarm clock. The annoying alarm stopped but the music continued. Josh Lyman half listened to the song as he buried himself deeper under the covers and pulled the sleeping woman next to him into his arms.

/Six thirty in the morning
I'm in the middle of the sweetest dream
When I hear that clock calling me
I wrestle with the feeling
That the day's starting way too soon
I hit the button just to buy a little time
To keep you in these arms of mine
For another nine minutes
Let the world stop
Steal a few moments from this old clock
'Cause this is my dream and I want to stay in it
For another nine minutes /

"Was that the alarm?"Donna Moss asked sleepily not opening her eyes.

Josh shook his head as he placed a kiss on her bare shoulder. "No, go back to sleep."

/I love the way the sunlight
Dances on your perfect skin
Girl, I wish this night would never end
But we gotta get moving
Can't eat if we don't get paid
But I got us a better idea
Let's pull up the covers and stay right here/

Josh knew the snooze button would only allow them another ten minutes but right now that seemed like an eternity.

/For another nine minutes
Let the world stop
Steal a few moments from this old clock
'Cause this is my dream and I want to stay in it
For another nine minutes /

Donna smiled as she snuggled closer to Josh. She had heard the alarm go off but hadn't protested when Josh had hit the snooze button. Even though she knew Josh had a staff meeting at seven thirty all she wanted to do was stay in his arms.

/I hit the button just one more time
To keep you in these arms of mine
For another nine minutes
Let the world stop
Steal a few moments from this old clock

Josh watched Donna sleep still not quite used to waking up with her in his arms even though they'd been dating for the past six months. After he had been dating Joey for a few months he noticed that Donna was starting to get serious about a navy piolt she had met. The prospect of
losing her both professionally and personally had propelled him to take a leap of faith for the first time in his life.

'Cause this is my dream and I want to stay in it
For another nine minutes
Let the world wait
Whose gonna care if we're a little bit late
This is my dream and I want to stay in it. /

The alarm went off for a second time and this time Donna reached over Josh and turned the radio off.

"Come on."Donna stated as she gave him a quick kiss. "You have a staff meeting in half an hour."

"I know."Josh replied as he pulled her close.

Donna rested her head on his chest. "You know how Toby is when anybody's late."

Josh sighed. "Good point. I thought he was going to literally take Sam's head off when he was late for the last meeting."

"I love you."Donna replied softly as she sat up.

Josh reached over and carassed her right cheek. "I love you too. I'll even let you have the shower first."

Donna laughed. "You really know how to treat a woman, Joshua."

End