Sheridan walked into the Book Cafe, glancing quickly around. Gwen sat on the couch... the same one Luis had lowered
Beth onto last night... it figured. There was, thankfully, no sign of Luis or Beth. 'They're probably upstairs
in Beth's apartment' she thought sadly as she went to join Gwen. Gwen looked up from the bridal magazine in her
lap and her eyes widened as she saw Sheridan. "Wow, Sheridan! You have a hot date later?" Sheridan sank
onto the couch. "No... no hot dates for me." Gwen closed the magazine and shifted to face Sheridan. "What's
wrong Sheridan? You sound terrible." Sheridan forced an upbeat lilt to her voice. "I'm fine Gwen. We're
hear to talk about your wedding, not my sorry love life." She picked up another bridal magazine and began
to idly flip through it... until Gwen snatched it from her hands. "Sheridan?"
Sheridan looked up, seeing the genuine concern in her friends eyes. "Alright Gwen, it's Luis." "What
about him? I thought you got all your problems straightened out?" "We did... but what he's done now...
well, it's worse than anything we've been through before. Yesterday we had a date... we were going to meet here.
I arrived early and I saw him making out with Beth." "What?" Gwen couldn't believe it. "Are
you sure?" "Yes, I saw it Gwen. And that's not even the worst part... Beth's pregnant." "Pregnant?
And its Luis' baby?" Sheridan nodded.
Just then Beth came out the door of her apartment and Sheridan choked back a sob. Her gaze strayed to Beth's stomach
and Sheridan's heart ached. Beth had the baby growing inside her that Sheridan wanted... Luis' baby. Gwen saw the
look on Sheridan's face and turned to see what she was looking at. "Sheridan, let's leave." "Yeah..."
Sheridan agreed. The last thing she wanted to do was have a complete meltdown in front of Beth. As they were heading
to the door Beth approached. "Hello Gwen. Hi Sheridan." She smiled a little.
Sheridan took a deep breath and said coldly, "I hear congratulations are in order Beth. I hope you and Luis
are very happy together." She walked out of the Book Cafe before Beth could say another word. Beth stood there,
wondering what had upset Sheridan. It wasn't like her to be rude like that... and what did she mean about Beth
being happy with Luis? Beth didn't know what was going on , but she intended to find out. She would call Luis...
he would set her straight about what was wrong with Sheridan. She dialed the Lopez-Fitzgerald house, the youth
center and Luis' cell phone, but there was no answer. She'd have to call him later.