Lee and Amanda's Big Debate

By: Michelle
Summary:Problems arise when messages aren't heard...
Time Frame: After All the World's A Stage and before Do You Take This Spy?
Disclaimer:Scarecrow & Mrs. King belong to Warner Bros. and Shoot The Moon productions.

Amanda listened to the answering machine for the third time. She wasn't having trouble understanding the message, but she was having trouble accepting it. "Amanda," Lee's voice came out of the little machine. "Sorry, but we have to change our meeting to Thursdays, Mondays just won't work for me anymore. See ya Thursday."

"That's it!" Amanda yelled at the machine angrily. How dare Lee just assume she was available on Thursdays. She had a life too! Well, she'd show him. She picked up the phone and dialed Lee's familiar phone number. She smiled when she got the answering machine. After the beep she started to speak "Lee, sweetheart, sorry, but Thursdays just won't work. The boys have scouts that night and mother has her flying lessons so someone has to be there to be taxi driver. Mondays are the only nights I can do this, I've rearranged my entire life for these meetings. I'll be there at our normal spot on Monday. See you then." Amanda paused when she realized today was Thursday. "Well, actually, I'll see you tomorrow. Bye." Amanda hung up the phone.

That night Lee sat at the Reflection pool and looked around him sadly. He could not figure out where Amanda could have ran off to. He had not bothered to go back to the apartment, instead coming straight here. After several hours passed Lee turned to the person sitting next to him. "I don't know where she is. Maybe she didn't get the message."

"That's ok, Lee, we'll try again some other time." The person left and Lee was alone feeling very dejected. He had really wanted Amanda to see his surprise.

The next day at work Lee called in sick, Amanda didn't think anything of it until Monday. On Monday she sat at the Reflection pool and looked around sadly. "Where could he be?" She asked the person sitting next to her. The person simply gave a shoulder shrug in answer. "Maybe he didn't get my message." Amanda sighed dejectedly and headed home.

The next day Lee entered the Q Bureau to find Amanda crying behind her desk. Panic set in and he practically ran to her side. "Amanda! What's wrong? What's happened?" He asked.

"You weren't there and now she'll never believe me. She thinks I'm making everything up and that you don't even exist, I don't know what I'm going to do. I don't ever think I can face her again!" Amanda came up for breath as Lee touched her face gently.

"What do you mean? I thought we decided to change our meetings until Thursday?'

"No, you decided, I told you I couldn't make it on Thursdays and now, oh no." Amanda continued to cry.

Lee pulled Amanda into a hug. "Don't worry, you're not the only one who had plans for our meeting."

Amanda looked up quickly. "You did?"

Lee nodded his head. "I wanted you to meet someone very important to me."

"So did I."

Amanda and Lee spoke simultaneously. "I wanted you to meet my grandmother!"

Both were shocked into silence. Amanda spoke first. "Your grandmother? You've never told me about her."

"I haven't seen her since I was a kid. She just moved to DC. Why did you want me to meet your grandmother?"

"I've told her all about you. She thinks I'm nuts."

Lee and Amanda laughed. "I think we're both a little nuts." Lee said. Amanda agreed.

"So, what do we do now?" Amanda asked.

"How about we just change the time?" Lee asked. Amanda rolled her eyes and kissed him. It was nice dating, but it was awful picking the day to go out on a date.