This bit was particularly easy for me to visualise in terms of TWW characterisation...
CJ smiled predatorially, feeling a masterful surge of power as she mentally prepared her attack. She leaned casually against the bookcase, drumming her fingers on the shelf. Josh glanced up at her,
"Hey, CJ, what's up?"
"Why don't you tell me, Joshua?"
"What d'you mean?"
"We-e-ell, I think that you have morning news that you haven't shared with the class."
"I don't - "
"You do. You just tell me what's up. Tell me because I am the White House Press Secretary and you work in the White House. Tell me because I am your close colleague. Tell me because your office is not far from mine and - " her voice rose, "because God help us, we obviously don't have enough electronic communication devices between us to convey simple messages to one another!"
"CJ -" Josh put his hands up defensively.
"Tell me about Sam, Josh!"
Toby moved his focus from CJ to Josh. He raised an eyebrow at the man on the couch,
"Did you just squeak?"
"No!" Josh jumped to his feet and paced to the end of the office, leaning against the wall with folded arms. Toby watched him quizzically,
"What about Sam? You never said anything about Sam."
"He didn't tell you either?" CJ's eyes swivelled briefly to Toby before refocusing on an increasingly uncomfortable Josh.
Toby frowned, "Isn't Sam in his office?"
...I loved writing fics. I really did. What a great education in writing that was.
ETA: amazingly, Asher is studying The Outsiders by SE Hinton! I taught that novel through the late '80s! It was something the boys would actually read. And of course I had the video tape of it (with Sam aka Rob in it of course *g*). Asher's teacher is young and has only read the book and he is calling the Soc's 'socks' instead of 'Soshes' for Socials *g*
Now Asher and Finn are watching the movie tonight on video, it feels like a new generation of The Outsiders in the family! And Finn can't believe it as we watch and I keep quoting the next line in the script... *sigh*