Luis had insisted they stop off at his house first so that he
could get his suitcase and tell Pilar of his plans. Sheridan had been shocked when Pilar said she agreed with Luis,
saying that she thought it was the right thing to do. She'd thought for sure, Pilar would see things her way. She
& Pilar continued talking while Luis went to pack his suitcase then when he was done, they said their goodbyes
and left for her cottage.
They arrived at the cottage thirty minutes later. As soon as they did, Luis checked to make sure the place was
safe, put his things in the guestroom, then told her she wasn't to leave that he was going to take a quick shower.
Thinking of Luis in her shower was more than Sheridan could handle.
She heard him turn on the water and an image of Luis standing under the spray popped into her mind causing her
pulse to race. Then just as quick as it had come the image was gone. She shook her head in confusion. Why had Luis
taken it upon himself to protect her? It didn't make sense. Of course, nothing with Luis ever made sense.
Sheridan glanced at the front door. Maybe a walk around the grounds would help clear her head. She walked toward
the door, not hearing the shower stop or the bathroom door open behind her. She was just about to walk outside
when something cold and metal slid against her wrist. She heard a click and looked down to see a pair of handcuffs
dangling from her wrist. "WHAT THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE DOING?"
"I'm doing what I warned you I would do." Luis said taking the other cuff and putting it on his wrist.
"Now I know you won't be sneaking out on me tonight. Because the minute you move I'm gonna know."
"Luis, you take these off me right now! You have no right to treat me this way!"
"No right? Sheridan, I'm your bodyguard. I'm supposed to go wherever you go and this way," he said raising
his left hand, causing her to raise her right one. "I know you won't be going anywhere without me."
"Luis, I'm warning you-"
"You're warning me? Just what the hell do you think you're gonna do, Sheridan? I'm the one that has the key
and I'm not taking these off until I know I can trust you not to leave when my back is turned."
Sheridan gave him an icy glare. "Like I'm supposed to trust you?"
"What the hell is that supposed to mean? Do you think I'm here because I want to be? I don't think so. The
only reason I'm here is because someone is trying to kill you. Something you seem to keep forgetting."
"Not this again. I am perfectly safe walking around on my family's property! I don't need you to come hold
"No, but you may need me to stop a bullet!" Luis yelled furiously.
Sheridan mouth fell open in surprise. "You would take a bullet for me?"
Luis turned and started walking away causing Sheridan to trail behind him. "Luis, would you take a bullet
Luis turned suddenly causing Sheridan to smack up against his chest. "Yes, " he said never taking his
eyes off her face. "I'd take a bullet for you."
"Why?" Sheridan asked searching his eyes.
"Because I'm a cop," Luis said backing away from her, as much as he could anyway given the circumstances.
"and it's my job to save lives. Now I hope your done with your questions because I'm ready for bed."
"Bed?" Sheridan asked with a pointed look at her new bracelet. "Just where do you plane on sleeping?"
Luis gave a small chuckle. "Well, since at the moment, we're a package deal, I guess I plan on sleeping with
"Over my dead body."
"That" Luis said grabbing her by the wrist and leading her toward the bedroom. "is exactly what
I'm trying to avoid."