I thought a nice teaser was in order, so here are the first three paragraphs;
"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
Those gathered in the great room in Valhalla remained silent as the full impact of the oath was absorbed. President Crawford had died within two days of suffering a massive stroke. Chief Justice Hamilton, upon being informed that the transfer of power was imminent, had immediately traveled to Sparta. He had grown to consider Steve and Gwen Hammer personal friends. He and his wife both felt strongly that it was only fitting that he be the one to administer the oath of office.
Immediately following the oath, and surrounded by family and their very good friends, Gwen and Steve held a very brief, whispered conversation. Gwen had her hands on Steve's chest as he held her close. Her face was turned up to his as he leaned in to hear her hushed tones.