Sheridan watched as her father and the nice man continued
to argue. The nice man was yelling at her father. He kept saying he knew the truth, he knew the truth and he was
going to make sure everyone else knew it too. That's when her father had hit him over the head with something.
Oh god, oh god. The nice man fell to the floor and Sheridan watched as her father tied him up. Then her father
and Julian carried him out the front door. Where were they taking him? Where were they taking the nice man?
A door opened and Sheridan turned to find Ivy coming out. "What are you still doing up Sheridan? You should
be in bed. Go on now. It's awfully late."
"But Ivy, I saw-"
Ivy interrupted her so she didn't get to tell her what she had just seen. "Sheridan, please do what I said.
It's late. You and Ethan are supposed to go to the park tomorrow remember? You don't want to be too tired to play
"No, I want to play on the swings."
"Well then you'd better get back to bed." Ivy said holding out her hand. "Come on, I'll tuck you
Sheridan took one last look downstairs then took Ivy's hand and walked back to her room. She couldn't wait to go
to the park tomorrow. She and Ethan would have so much fun!
Sheridan woke up to her someone calling her name. It sounded like Luis, but she couldn't be sure. When she opened
her eyes no one was there. She managed to get herself into a half laying/half sitting position and then she looked
around the room. She saw Luis laying on a bed not far from her.
He turned toward her and she saw that he was asleep. He looked so peaceful she didn't want to wake him up. She
figured he probably needed the sleep. He was still wearing his clothes from yesterday. Had he been there all night?
"Sheridan," Luis murmured. "Don't leave me. I have to tell you. I have to tell you that I love you."
Sheridan's jaw dropped in surprise. She must have made a sound, because Luis suddenly opened his eyes. When he
saw she was awake, he bolted out of the bed. He was at her side in one stride. "You're awake."
Luis watched as Dr. Russell finished her examination of Sheridan. "So is Sheridan going to be all right?"
"Yes, everything seems to be fine. Her vitals are all normal. In fact, I don't see why she can't go home this
"Really?" Sheridan asked. He could see the hope in her eyes.
"Yes, unless of course you'd rather stay?"
Sheridan's laughter filled the room. God, he'd missed her laugh. "No, I am sooo ready to go home."
"Okay then, Ill go get started on your release papers. I'm sure you and Luis want some time alone so you
can talk." She gave him a pointed look and Luis knew she was referring to their earlier conversation.
Dr. Russell was right. Now was the perfect time to tell Sheridan how he felt. "Sheridan, I -"
"Wait," Sheridan said putting her finger over his lips. "There is something I need to tell you first.
Something very important. And I need to say it right now, before I lose my nerve."
"Okay," Luis said grabbing her hand and lacing his fingers with hers. "I'm listening."