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17 April 2008 @ 09:16 pm
Love in a Void: Chapter 2 - Scandal in the White House  
Plot: The Monica Lewinsky scandal has just been found out. Hillary is saddened by this and turns to Barack for support but they end up bickering. Will this put a strain on their future relationship?

Title: Love in a Void
Rating: PG-13? I guess...
Pairing: Hillary Clinton x Barack Obama

(Disclaimer: Do not kill me for the HillaryxBarack pairing. Even though they are real people, none of this story is actually true. But, at least I can appreciate completely strange pairings~! ♥ Also, I do not own the song Love in a Void. It is a Siouxsie and the Banshees song.)

(Author’s Note: Yes, we ARE jumping around. It is going to be one of those confusing stories that would go from earlier to later and then back to earlier. 8D TIME TO CONFUSE YOU ALL! And, this is way shorter than last chapter. Sorry. ;~;)

Chapter 2: Scandal in the White House


Hillary’s Point of view:

As she heard the words being spoke “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” it secretly tore her apart. She couldn’t believe that Bill would do something like cheat on her. She just felt like the dagger of truth was pressed against her throat aching to slit her. But then she thought that on the off chance that Bill was telling the truth. What if he really didn’t have any relationship at all with Monica Lewinsky excluding the fact she was an intern. She didn’t know what to believe. But she knew that she had to make a decision soon. Should she decide to stay with him or get a divorce? Whatever she did would affect the rest of her life.

Barack’s point of view:

Barack was at his home, watching the news. He wasn’t entirely sure what was going on, but there was a press conference with the president, Bill Clinton. Then he heard him say, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman”. He went into a state of shock, first he thought “How can he do this? Why would he cheat on a great woman like Hillary?” But on the other hand, he was wondering if he was telling the truth. He wasn’t entirely sure how to take all this. On one hand, he wanted to go to Washington and comfort Hillary. He was pretty sure that she was feeling empty inside as well as she was, but on the other hand, it may rekindle his old feelings for her, and he didn’t want to cheat on his wife. He was better than that. He didn’t want to lower himself to Bill’s level. When the TV cameras focused on Hillary, he could see the sadness in her eyes. He could see the invisible tears she wanted to cry, but he had already made his decision, he wouldn’t go to Washington. The only way he would go visit Hillary, is if she were to personally call him.

Hillary’s Point of view:

When the press conference was over, she ran into the room that she shared with Bill and locked the door. This was about the only way she could get some privacy without secret service following her. She instinctively grabbed a pillow and started to cry into it, something she did a lot of when she was in high school. She did not want to believe in any of this, she never wanted any of it to have happened.

After an hour of crying, she stopped, for reasons unknown to her. She did not know why she stopped, but she stopped. Her eyes were stinging like hell and she had no idea what she was going to do, but for whatever reason, she did not cry anymore. She pondered what she was going to do for about fifteen minutes and decided to call up an old friend. Someone she knew that she could trust. His name was Barack Obama.

Barack’s point of view:

He heard the phone ring. He was not sure who would be calling him at this time of night, but decided to answer it anyway. He picked it up after about two rings before answering.

“Hello?” he said into the phone.

“I need to talk with you,” the person said. It took him a moment to figure out it was Hillary. He was shocked. After just watching the news about her husband’s scandal, she was really calling him, of all people. This at first put him in a state of alarm. However, he soon got over it so he could answer her.

“Hillary, it’s been a while. I was just watching the news about your husband, and…” he was interrupted by Hillary’s voice on the other line.

“I would like you to help me.” she said.

“With what?” he asked.

“Help me decide what to do.” she said.

“Well, what do you want to do?” he asked.

“I don’t know. Should I get a divorce or not?!” she exclaimed.

“You call me up to get my advice and you yell at me?” he questioned, “Hillary, this is beneath you.”

After that there was a long pause. If anything, he was starting to feel like this was high school, all over again. He hadn’t really heard from Hillary in a while though. She talked to him while she was in college and occasionally before her husband became governor of Arkansas but never once did they speak when Bill was president. He then heard Hillary say goodbye and the tone soon after. Hillary had hung up on him.

“Is she really this annoyed” he thought. He wanted to call her back, but he was too frightened to hear what she might say.

Hillary’s Point of view:

Hillary hung up the phone. She did not know how or why she got so mad at Barack. However, she decided to ignore it. She was not going to call him back and apologize either. It would just bring up so many bad memories of what almost could have been.

Barack’s point of view:

During the past few days, he hadn’t heard from Hillary. The closet he ever got to her was seeing her on the news. He decided it was best to try and get his mind off of this whole entire thing, and set his sights to something else. He tried everything to get Hillary off his mind. He played the piano a couple of times; trying to regain his artistic aspirations from college, but that didn’t really work out. He went to church during the week to talk with his pastor… but no luck. He went out dancing with his wife, which was something she wanted to do more of, but usually didn’t have enough time for because of Barack’s duties in the district. Every single thing that he could think of didn’t help him at all. He still thought of Hillary and the pain she must have been going through. He started to hate Bill for what happened. Bill has what Barack always wanted and abused it. He had Hillary, a great woman, a woman so wonderful and thoughtful and pretty, she had a beautiful soul, and Bill cheats on her. “That bastard!” he thought. Before recently, he considered Bill a very lucky man, but now he can’t really think good of him anymore.

Hillary’s Point of view:

The day came when Bill admitted to having an affair with Monica. Inside she was enraged by this, but she couldn’t say anything to him. She was depressed, but she wondered why he did it. Could it be something she might have done or said? Was there anything she could do to have stopped it? She felt guilty about everything that happened, but she was unsure about what to do to fix it. She could go divorce Bill and go back to her own life. She was financially independent before she married Bill, which is uncommon with most women. The alternative was to stay with him. She surely couldn’t try and rekindle things with Barack; he was married and had a beautiful daughter. Plus there was always how a divorce would affect her own daughter, Chelsea. “How would Chelsea feel if her parents got a divorce?” she thought. She knew that Chelsea is old enough to understand, but she didn’t want to break her heart. She would be crushed, mortified, miserable even. For the sake of her daughter, she wouldn’t divorce. Hopefully, she could talk to Bill and find a way for them to work things out. So something like this will be easily avoided the second time around. She just hoped this would be the right choice, the right choice for her and her family.

Barack’s point of view:

Days passed. Barack heard a rumor that Hillary was going to stay with Bill. It made him admire her a bit. She had the gull to stay with him, despite that she knew the truth. But, he knew Hillary way too well; he knew the only reason why she didn’t decide to get divorced was that she didn’t want this to affect her daughter. But, that sign of loyalty was what made him attracted to her even more.

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