Sheridan couldn't sleep. She'd been staring at the ceiling for
the last half hour. No matter how hard she tried she couldn't get the man laying next to her out of her mind. When
they'd gotten into bed, Luis suggested they sleep on their back so that he would be in the position to grab his
gun off the night stand if need be. Sheridan reluctantly agreed. Now she wished she hadn't. She wanted to lay on
her stomach, but given the fact that she was attached to Luis that wasn't possible.
She glanced at the nightstand just on the other side of Luis where he had placed his gun and keys. There was another
small key off to the side and she was sure it was small enough to fit the cuffs. Maybe if she uncuffed herself
she could get some sleep. Sheridan looked at Luis. She was positive that he was asleep. She wasn't going to sneak
off in the middle of the night. She was too tired for that. No she just wanted to get some sleep, but first she
had to get that key.
Sheridan rolled closer to Luis, making sure to keep an eye out for any sign that he was waking up. Since he didn't
move, she figured it was safe. She placed her free hand on the other side of Luis, then placed her left leg between
his making sure not to touch him. She moved her right leg over next, then raised herself up over his sleeping form.
She was careful not to put her weight on him for fear he would wake. She used her right hand, the one attached
to Luis, to hold herself up so that she could reach for the key with her left. She was almost in a position to
grab it when Luis suddenly pulled his arm back, causing her body to fall against his. She looked down and found
herself staring into his alert brown eyes. "You're awake."
"Yes, I've been awake. I just wanted to see how far you'd go and now I know. Did you really think I'd put
the key where you could reach it? How dumb do you think I am?"
Sheridan glanced at the key on the table. "That isn't the key to the handcuffs?"
"Nope. The real key is safe and sound and out of your reach."
"Ooh, she said struggling to free herself from his grip. You are the most infuriating man!"
"Well, I guess that makes us the perfect pair" Luis said flipping her over onto her back. "because
you've got to be the most infuriating woman I've ever met"
Sheridan looked up into Luis' dark eyes. They crackled with an intensity that left her breathless. And intensity
she knew had nothing to do with the argument they were having and everything to do with the position they were
in. Something electric passed between them and Sheridan was not at all surprised when Luis leaned down and touched
his lips to hers.
The kiss was gentle at first, then grew more urgent with each passing second. She parted her lips and Luis slipped
his tongue inside causing tiny shockwaves to course through her body. Sheridan returned his kiss with a hunger
she didn't know she possessed. Right now, the only thing she did know for sure was that she never wanted the kiss