From the Past
Fan fiction and fond (mostly) memories
of soap days gone by
Falling For You
by Deanna Lynn
Sheridan wasn't exactly sure what she was going to tell Hal when he got on the phone. She hadn't spoken to him
in about two years. But he had told her to call if she ever needed anything and right now, she was in need. She
had to fix the mess she created and the only way to do that was to head her father and Julian off before they could
destroy everything Luis worked so hard to build. She felt the tears start to well in her eyes, but she forced
them out again. She would not become an emotional basket case right now. She had to help Luis. It was her fault
he was in this mess in the first place, the least she could do is help him to get out of it.
"Agent Freemen here." A gruff voice barked into the telephone.
Sheridan smiled. Hal had always tried to seem tougher than he was. The truth of the matter was he was just a
big 'ole softy. "Hal, it's Sheridan."
"Sheridan?" He asked in surprise. "Are you in some kind of trouble?"
She laughed at that. She was in trouble, but this call wasn't about her troubles. No, this call was about Luis'
and what her father and brother were trying to do to him. "Actually, it's not me in trouble so much as me
getting someone else into trouble."
"I'm afraid you lost me there, kiddo."
She smiled. "I'm afraid I let my Crane temper get the better of me and I cost a good man a whole lot of trouble
he didn't deserve. You see I -"
"Hold on a sec, Sheridan. Is this going to be a long story?"
"If you want all of the details then yes."
"That's what I thought. Are you still in Paris?"
'No, I'm at home in Harmony."
"Okay, I'm going to catch a flight into Boston tomorrow and you can explain all this to me in person. How
does that sound?"
"That would be great Hal! It would be so good to see you again. It's been way to long."
"Yeah, it has. Listen, Sheridan, I need to go. I have a meeting in a few minutes about a case I'm working
on. I'll call you back later and let you know what time I'll be arriving. Take care and it was really good to
hear your voice again, kiddo."
"It was good to hear your voice to Hal. I'll see you tomorrow. Bye."
Sheridan placed the receiver back into it's cradle then turned to find Luis leaning against the fireplace with
his arms crossed over his chest, eyeing her uncertainly. She couldn't tell what he was thinking at all. Of course,
that was nothing new. He hid his emotions as well as she did sometimes.
"What?" She asked walking toward him and stopping when they were about a foot apart.
"Who is Hal?" Luis asked searching her eyes. "And what does he mean to you?"
Mean to...? Oh good lord, surely he didn't think that she and Hal... Sheridan felt the laughter rise in the throat
and she was powerless to stop it. When she saw the confusion on Luis face, she just laughed harder. The past
few days had been so stressful it felt good to laugh again.
"Luis," she said walking toward him, placing a hand against his cheek, and resting her other one on his
chest. "I've known Hal for years. He's been like a second father to me. His daughter, Ashley moved to Paris
about nine years ago and she and I became good friends. Hal came to visit her and that's how we first met. Ashley
was killed a little almost three years ago. Someone broke into her apartment in Paris and she was shot once in
the chest. Hal and I lost touch afterwards because he was always working on a case and I was always traveling.
But the last time I talked to him, a few months after Ashley's funeral, he told me if I ever needed anything to
call him. So he was the first person that popped in my head and I know he is the right person to help us."
"Oh," Luis said wrapping an arm around her waist and wiping away the tears she hadn't even been aware
she'd shed. "You and Ashley were close, weren't you?"
She closed her eyes and nodded. She could still see Ashley's beautiful angelic face as she told her good night
and walked into her apartment. "We had gone to the movies that night. I drove her home and that was the
last time I ever saw her."
Luis pulled her head into his chest and rubbed his hands over her back. "I'm so sorry. I can tell she meant
a lot to you."
Sheridan nodded against his chest and let the tears fall. She didn't have to hide what she was feeling from Luis.
She didn't want to. Not anymore. After a few more moments, she pulled back and wiped the tears from her eyes
then gave him a small smile. "Thank you Luis. I don't know what I did to deserve you, but I thank god you
came into my life."
"Actually, He said with a wink and that brilliant smile that made her heart jump in her chest. "You
are the one that came into my life or rather crashed into it. I was just there to catch you."
"You've always been there to catch me, Luis, even when I didn't want you to. Now it's my turn. I'm going
to fix this. I won't let Julian and Alistair destroy everything you've worked so hard to build. I won't."
"Hey," Luis said placing his hands on both sides of her face. "You don't have to do this. You
know Julian and Alistair won't be happy that you are going against them on this. In fact, they are just going
to try something else. For some reason, they don't want us together."
"But you forget, Officer Lopez-Fitzgerald, I am too damn stubborn to let them get away with it. I won't let
them keep us apart. I won't let anyone keep us apart. Not ever again"
"God, I love it when you get that determined gleam in your eyes." Luis said placing a soft kiss against
her lips. "Of course, I just love you period."
"Good, because I love you too. In fact," she said placing her hands at the waistband of his black pants
and pulling the tail of his shirt out. "I plan to show you just how much I love you right now."
"Now that," Luis said placing his hands under her legs and picking her up of the floor. "is the
best idea you've had all night."
She giggled and looped her arms around his neck. "I thought you might like that."
"Oh I do, Ms. Crane. I really, really do."
Luis kicked open her bedroom door then carried her toward the bed. Once there he released her so that she slowly
slid down the length of his body. He groaned as her thigh brushed his arousal, then because he couldn't take not
to touch her, he grabbed the edge of her white shirt and slowly pulled it from the waistband of her jeans. His
eyes never left her face as his fingers slid button after button out until finally he was pulling the shirt down
her arms and throwing it somewhere behind them. The moonlight coming in through the window provided him the perfect
view of the two soft mounds straining against a white lace bra. He sucked in a deep breath at the sight of them.
They were perfect and he knew they would be perfectly in the palm of his hand as if they were made for him.
He gave her a seductive smile then sensuously slid his hands up the sides of her arms to the two thin bra straps
on her shoulders. He leaned in and kissed her neck as one finger pulled the strap off her right shoulder. He
kissed his way across her shoulder as his other hand slid the left strap down then he reached behind her, letting
his fingers graze her back in a lazy circle, and unhooked the bra.
He pulled back long enough to slid the bra down her arms then leaned his head down and took one hardened peak into
his mouth. Sheridan arched against him and he wrapped his arms around her waist and held her to his mouth. She
slowly started to run her hands up his chest, but the shirt he still wore stopped her from being able to touch
him. He pulled back and allowed her to pull the shirt off. The moment it was free she ran her hands up his bare
chest and lightly raked a nail of his nipple. He moaned in pleasure then covered her mouth with his own. The
minute she parted her lips he slipped his tongue inside. Her explored her mouth with vigor and she did the same
with his own. Their tongues met again and again, until he thought he would die with the need for more.
Luis slowly lowered his hands to the button of her jeans and sighed as the button gave way easily, then he eased
the zipper down. He heard her moan his name as his hands slid over her rib cage and underneath the waistband of
her jeans so that he could slid her jeans and panties down her hips. Then he slowly picked her up into his arms,
shucking her clothing from her ankles in the process, and gently laid her onto the bed.
The moonlight cast a glow across her naked body and he couldn't contain the satisfied smile that formed on his
face. She was positively breathtaking. That alcove hadn't allowed him to see her and it certainly hadn't allowed
him the freedom to explore her body the way he wanted to. But he had that chance now and he planned to show her
everything he had wanted to show her in that alcove.
Sheridan stared up at Luis and couldn't help but smile at the delicious view he provided. The man was just too
sexy for words. She let her gaze travel up his well-muscled chest over his broad shoulders to his dark eyes filled
with passion. She smiled and raised herself up onto her knees then reached for the button on his pants. She let
her nails lightly rake his skin as she slowly slid the button out. She looked up and smiled when she saw he had
closed his eyes. She knew he was having a hard time controlling himself. She could tell that by the way his hands
were knotted at his sides. The fact that she had that power of him made her a little braver than normal.
She slowly eased the zipper down and then she reached her hand inside to stroke him. The response was instantaneous.
His eyes flew open and his hands shot out to grip her by the arms. Then he once again eased her down onto the
bed and quickly shed the rest of his clothing, making sure to get the small foil packet out of his wallet so he
could protect her. She had to suck in a breath at the sight of his magnificent body. She remembered the day she
had caught him in the locker room at the youth center and had to smile because now she didn't have to hold back.
She could touch him now, the way she wanted to touch him then.
Sheridan held out her arms to him and he came willingly. They both groaned as flesh met flesh and his hard body
met her soft one. The alcove hadn't given them enough room to truly enjoy each other's bodies, but that had that
room now and she planned to take full advantage of it. She ran her hands over his back loving the feel of his
warm, skin underneath her fingers. She knew she would never tire of touching him or loving him. He was a part
of her - body, mind, and soul.
She arched her back as Luis started to kiss a path from her neck to her breasts. His hands ran over her stomach
toward her spine. Then he was pressing her into him as his mouth closed over one hardened peak. She wound her
hands in his hair and held him to her, loving the pleasure his mouth was giving her. When his teeth lightly nicked
her, she couldn't help but cry out. He was driving her over the edge quicker than she could have ever imagined.
After Luis gave her other breast the same sweet torture he'd give the first one, he started to kiss his way down
her stomach. His tongue slid into her belly button and she moaned with the need for more. He gave it to her when
his hands slid down her stomach and over her hips to bring her to his mouth. When his lips closed over the sensitive
flesh between her thighs, a thousand tiny electric shocks coursed through her body and she almost climaxed right
Luis must have realized how close to the brink she was because he suddenly pulled away and reached for the condom
on the bedside table. Then after he had rolled it on, he lowered himself onto her. She wrapped her legs around
his hips and then had to bit her lip to keep from crying out as he entered her. He filled her completely and she
knew she had never felt anything so right in all her life. She raised a hand to his face and wasn't surprised
at the tightness she saw there. She knew he was as close to losing control as she was. He finally began to move
within in and she instinctively found the rhythm. They both lost control quicker than they planned to. The sheer
force of the climax that racked her body left her drained. She had never felt anything so strong and so powerful
before. She wasn't surprised Luis had the power to give her that though. She had always known he would. She
had always known they had this kind of passion between them and she knew without a doubt they always would.