"You've gone to far this time, Officer Lopez-Fitzgerald!"
Luis looked up and found himself staring into Sheridan Crane's angry blue eyes. "What the hell are you yelling
"I'm talking about you telling my bodyguard, I'm not to leave town. Just who do you think you are?"
Luis slammed the file cabinet door shut then turned to fully face her. The fact that she was alone did not go unnoticed
by him. "Just where is your bodyguard?"
Sheridan averted her gaze. "I... I left him back at the cottage."
"What?!" Luis yelled! Of all the stupid, idiotic..."Are you insane? Or do you really have a death
"Save your breath, Officer! I'm not interested in your opinion! I just came here to tell you to quit trying
to run my life!"
"Well someone needs to. You obviously-" Luis stopped when he caught Sam's gaze through his office window.
Sam waved him to come in. Luis nodded then looked back at Sheridan. "You stay put!"
"Don't give me orders Luis!"
"Sheridan, you make one move outside that door, alone, and I swear I'll put you in that jail cell!" Luis
turned with that and marched straight into Sam's office.
Sam was out of his chair and closing the door, the minute Luis stepped inside. "What the hell is going on
now, Luis? I could hear you two yelling about something all the way in here."
"Sheridan snuck out without her bodyguard!" Again, Luis thought irritably.
"What? Doesn't that woman ever listen?"
"No, that's why I want you to let me guard her."
"Are you crazy! Luis, you can't. You promised Julian that you'd -"
"I know what I promised Julian, Sam. But Sheridan's life is in danger and it's apparent she isn't going to
"Luis, you break your word to Julian and you go back to jail."
"Sam, he'll just have to deal with it. This is a police matter. If you assign me to guard her, there is nothing
Julian or Sheridan can do. Because either I guard her or I put her in jail."
"You really care about her, don't you Luis? You have to if you're willing to risk your career for her."
"Sam, don't start that again. I'm just doing my job!"
"Whatever you say, Luis. Look I'll assign you to be her bodyguard until we can find someone else. Someone
she can't shake at the drop of a hat."
"Alright, I can live with that."
"The question is can Sheridan."
Luis grinned. "She's gonna be furious, but this time she's got no choice."
Luis walked out of Sam's office just as Mike came in the door. "Luis, I can't find-"
"She's here, but I'm afraid Ms. Crane will no longer be needing your services."
"What?" Sheridan asked clearly confused. "I thought you said I had to have a bodyguard or you'd
put me in jail."
"I did and you do. You've already been assigned someone else. Someone that isn't going to let you out of his
sight!" He said with a pointed look at Mike.
"Oh?" Sheridan asked. "And who would that be, Officer Lopez-Fitzgerald?"
"Excuse me? I must be hearing things, I thought you just said you."
"You're insane! I'm not going to let you-."
"I'm afraid you don't have a choice." Luis said cutting her off. "Because either I'm your bodyguard
or you go to jail."
Sheridan glared at him. "You can't do that."
"I'm afraid he can." Sam interjected. "He already cleared it with me. We can't-"
"Well, he didn't clear it with me!"
"Sheridan." Luis said trying to get a reign on his temper. It wasn't easy. "You life is at stake
and you don't seem to care. But I do. I'm not about to let you put the lives of innocent people in danger just
so you can spite me."
"You give yourself to much credit!"
"Do I? Did you or did you not just slip out on your bodyguard to come yell at me?"
Luis didn't let her finish whatever she was going to say. "It's already settled. I'm your new guard. And Sheridan,
if you try to slip by me the way you did Mike tonight, you'll find yourself wearing a pair of handcuffs."