Luis' heart ached as he watched Dr. Russell give Sheridan the
sedative. He wasn't sure what had happened with her tonight. She kept saying she remembered something, but Luis
wasn't sure if it was caused by the head trauma she suffered or if she was actually remembering something that
had happened to her. Something bad.
He knew it had something to do with Julian and that's why he made sure Julian wasn't aloud to see her. Julian was
furious, but then Sam had walked up. After Luis told him about Sheridan's reaction to Julian tonight, Sam agreed
that Julian wasn't to go near Sheridan.
Sam had tried to call Ivy, but she wasn't home. He'd also tried to call Ethan, but he seemed to be out of town
somewhere. So the only person Sheridan had to watch out for her right now, was him.
"Luis, why don't you go home and get some sleep?" Dr. Russell said breaking into his thoughts. "There's
nothing you can do here tonight. Sheridan will be out for awhile."
"No." He said his voice more rough than he intended. He sent Dr. Russell an apologetic smile. "I'm
not leaving her alone."
"Luis, you need to rest. You've been here for almost twenty-four hours now. When was the last time you slept?
Or ate for that matter?"
"I'm fine." Luis said as he continued to stare in the window. Just watching her breathe made him feel
better. "I'm not leaving her."
"Okay, then how 'bout I get one of the orderlies to put another bed in Sheridan's room. That way you can get
some sleep and be close to her at the same time. What do you think?"
Luis nodded. "That sounds good. Just as long as I can be with her in case she needs me."
"You really care for her, don't you Luis?"
Luis turned and looked at Dr. Russell. "Yeah, I guess I do."
"Have you told her?"
"Told her what?" Luis asked.
Dr. Russell just smiled. "Have you told her that you love her?"
Dr. Russell turned and left not waiting for a response. Not that he could have given her one. Luis turned back
around to the window. He saw her lying there, looking so helpless and knots formed inside his stomach. It had been
the same this morning, when he saw her hit her head on that table. When he'd noticed the gash on her head, he'd
felt as if he was bleeding inside.
Luis remembered the all the moments he and Sheridan had shared. The laughter, the tears, the fights... He remembered
how he always seemed to know when she was in danger. An image of them making love formed in his mind, he saw her
smiling and looking at him with those sparkling blue eyes. Then he remembered the look in her eyes when she'd come
out of the bathroom this morning. He hadn't recognized that look then, but he did now. Dear god, how could he not
have known? How could he not have realized what that look meant?
Luis watched Sheridan take another breath and felt his heart constrict with emotion. He knew now what that emotion
was. He knew what that emotion meant. He was in love with Sheridan Crane and he knew without a doubt that she was
in love with him. They had a lot to talk about. "And we will talk about it," he said resting his palm
against the window. "just as soon as she wakes up."