Rating: PG13 for m/m kisses.
Warning: Caning alert of the punitive rather than sexy kind.
Feedback: The friendly variety is always welcome!
Summary: Kinda "The West Wing" meets "Another Country" The world SO needs this kind of stuff. So if you *like* that kind of premise then this is undoubtedly the fic for you...if not, you can just make disapproving faces.
Spoilers: Two Cathedrals, H.Con 172
Dedication: For Raven: I hope you're doing okay now!!
Note: The corporal punishment in this is a bit different to what I normally write but hopefully the emotional reactions to it are the payoff The CP in this fic is of the school variety and involves the discipline of 17 year old boys so don't read on if that isn't your kind of thing.
Background: In the episode "Two Cathedrals" we see a 17 year old Jed trying to have a conversation with his father, which is cut short when his father lashes out and hits him for no real reason. Jed is visibly shaken by this but it clearly isn't an isolated incident and has happened often before. The flashback part of this story takes place the night after that incident. The present day part of the fic takes place after Jed has been censured by congress for not revealing to the nation that he had multiple sclerosis before he was elected.
Canon note: We don't know how Jed and Leo first met. Leo states at different times that he's known Jed for 40 years, or 32 years. It's not remotely canon that they went to school together but I liked the idea as a flight of fancy .
Author's Note: Distinctly unbeta'd.
Fandoms: slash fiction Characters: