Something was wrong, Luis thought as he watched Sheridan tear
through another kitchen cabinet 'looking for something'. He'd noticed earlier when she came out of the bathroom
that she seemed preoccupied. There had been something in her eyes when she looked at him. Something he'd never
seen before. But then it was gone before he even had a chance to figure out what it was. He'd thought it had to
do with last night, but now he wasn't so sure.
Luis shook his head , then got up to fix himself another cup of coffee. Just as he reached for the pot, he heard
the sound of breaking glass. He turned to see Sheridan reaching down to pick up a piece of broken plate. "Sheridan,
"Ow!" She screamed grabbing her right hand.
Luis grabbed a towel out of the cabinet and reached down to wrap it around her hand. "Are you okay?"
Sheridan didn't answer. She just kept staring at the blood on her hand. It was almost as if she were seeing something
else. "Sheridan, answer me. Are you okay?"
She still didn't answer. He touched her shoulder and she jumped backwards about ten feet. "What the hell is
the matter with you?"
"I... I don't know. I just saw the blood and..." Luis watched in horror as Sheridan started to collapse.
He barely caught her before she hit the ground.
"Sheridan?" he said lightly slapping her face. "Sheridan, can you hear me?"
She didn't respond. "Dammit Sheridan, wake up. You're starting to scare me."
After a few more terrifying seconds, Sheridan slowly opened her eyes. "Wh... what happened?"
"You fainted." Luis said as he picked her up and carried her to the couch in the living room. He laid
her down, then knelt beside her on the floor. "Are you feeling okay now? You still look a little pale. Maybe
we should call a doctor."
Sheridan shook her head. "I 'm fine. I... I don't know what happened."
"I don't know either, but I hope to god it doesn't happened again. I think you shaved ten years off my life."
Sheridan gave him a bright smile, then raised her hand to touch his cheek. "I'm sorry. I didn't mean to scare
That look was back in her eyes again. The one he couldn't quite name. "Sher-"
"Luis-" she said speaking at the same time he did.
Luis gave an uncomfortable laugh. "You go first."
"I... I just wanted to say thank you for worrying about me."
Luis looked in her eyes and felt himself drowning. He leaned toward her and then the doorbell rang. Perfect timing,
he thought. Another minute and he would have kissed her again.
Sheridan started to get up and Luis waved her back down. "I'll get it."
Luis opened the door and found himself face to face with... Julian Crane.