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Toby/Sam: The Batman and Robin of Speechwriting
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+ For everyone who thinks slashing together the poets of The West Wing is a great idea. For everyone who thinks their partnership might go a little further. For everyone who thinks writer!fic is the kink of all kinks. (That last one might just be the province of the mods. *g*)

+ Open for the posting of fanfic, fanart, meta, icons, vids, recs, reviews. We'd love to see them all! Standard community rules apply: please warn for spoilers, use a cut-tag for long posts, and be nice. :)

+ You want us to be more specific? *points down* Keep reading. :)

TOBY: We got good reviews on the commencement speech.
SAM: Yeah.
TOBY: From Maynard Wachtel, of all places.
SAM: You got a second?
TOBY: He calls you and me the Batman and Robin of speech-writing.
SAM: Well, I don't think he does...
TOBY: He doesn't, but he should, 'cause that's what we are.
SAM: Okay.
TOBY: We're Batman and Robin!
SAM: Which one's which?
TOBY: Look at me, Sam. Am I Robin?
SAM: I'm not Robin.
TOBY: Yes, you are.
SAM: Okay, well, let's move off this.
TOBY: You bet, little friend.
SAM: Listen, we're really not Batman and Robin.
TOBY: No, we'll keep those identities secret. I'm Bruce Wayne, and you're my ward...
SAM: Toby...
TOBY: ...Dick something.
-- 2.20 'The Fall's Gonna Kill You'

+ There’s a real sense with these two that it’s them apart from the world. They understand each other in a way that no one else does – what it is to be captivated by writing, and what it takes to write well. They both know what it’s like to fall hard for Jed Bartlet ... Again, they balance each other out. Toby reins Sam’s wilder influences in, and Sam makes the grand leaps of faith that Toby won’t allow himself. And they don’t fight about it, the way Toby does with other people. He wants Sam to sweep away on these flights of fancy, because he brings Toby along. And maybe Toby’s fallen hard for Sam too, although he would never tell. For Sam though, it’s written all over his face.
-- black_eyedgirl

+ Sam/Toby: light/darkness, mentor/student, idealist/pragmatist, poet/craftsman, beautiful words and pink rubber balls. (Any excuse to mention the pink rubber balls because really, could they sound any worse?)
-- raedbard

CJ: Who's your favourite writer, Sam?
SAM: Toby.
-- 2.17 'The Stackhouse Filibuster'