TITLE: A Presidential Bash
GENRE: Comedy, Political Intrigue
The two main candidates for President of the United States, Governor Ayita Starblanket and Governor Arturo Arnez are forced to work together when one disaster after another threatens them and the democracy they both hold dear. They settle on a message to their unknown assassins. They'll join each other's ticket so no matter what happens, the American public will get the man and woman they want to run the country, but will they kill each other first?
Governor Mary Ayita Starblanket's head swam with confusion, her vision focused like a bad camera, yet she knew from the smell, and the tubes irritating her arm, she was in a hospital bed. A doctor whispered she'd be okay. A man matching the blurry description of Governor Arturo Arnez, her unworthy presidential opponent, held her hand, for a reason beyond her muddled mind.
Her eyes fluttered. She slurred. "It's you."
"Thank God you're alive, Ayita."
He seemed sincere.
"What happened?" Some memories trickled back to her, a roast. She shook Arturo's hand for a photo op and then got squashed against the back wall.
"They tried to kill us." Her vision repaired, mostly, she noticed Arturo's blotchy red eyes. She tried to reach up to touch his cheek.
"Don't move yet Ayita," a doctor said.
"Let the drugs wear off."
"Somebody, Jason here?"
"Yes ma'am, we lost both vice-presidential candidates and others," Jason was her secret service team leader.
"How could this happen?"
"We'll need to give her some peace and quiet for a while. Evac the room, everybody," the Navy Captain and doctor said.
She summoned her God given strength and said. "Belay that order." As a former NSA chief engineer, then CIA director, she knew how to command counter-terrorist activities and shut-up doctors.
"I'll take fifteen minutes," she said. "I need a quick debrief from the secret service and get me the President. My dear Arturo, I know you're distraught, but could you please let go of my hand."