Luis hung up the phone and wondered if Sam would find anything
out when he called the Caymans. Something told Luis, he wouldn't. Whoever had shot at them was a pro. He'd bet
his badge on it. Luis still couldn't figure out who was behind it though. Roger or Alistair and Julian Crane.
Roger seemed more likely, but he wouldn't put anything past Julian and Alistair. He still couldn't figure out
who they had been after. The bullet had nicked his arm, but was that because he'd jumped in front of Sheridan
or because he was the target?
Alistair and Julian had threatened him before, but then Sheridan is the one that put them behind bars. Roger had
always wanted Sheridan dead. Had he hired someone to finish the job he failed? Luis shook his head and turned
to look at his wife who was sitting on the couch beside him, engrossed in a baby magazine she'd picked up at the
airport. Her face held no worry lines and he prayed it stayed that way. He knew stress wasn't good for the baby.
The baby, he thought smiling, he and Sheridan were going to have a baby.
Luis leaned back and put his arm around her shoulders, then kissed the top of her head. "I love you."
She turned and smiled at him. The glow of her face, the light in her eyes, and the brightness of her smile went
straight to his heart. She was everything to him and he would do anything he had to do protect her and the baby.
"I love you too."
Luis grinned and placed his free hand on her stomach. Then leaned down and whispered. "I love you too."
"Oh Luis." Sheridan said rubbing her hand over the back of his head. "How did I get so lucky to
have found you?"
Luis raised his head and looked at her. Her eyes glistened with tears and her eyes danced with joy. "I'm
the lucky one.."
Sheridan reached up and wrapped her arms around his neck. "I don't know what I would do without you."
"Well, you're never going to have to find out." He said hugging her close. "I plan on being around
for a very long time."
"Promise?" she asked pulling back to look in his eyes.
Luis framed her face with his hands and looked deep into her eyes. "I promise." he whispered then leaned
down to kiss her. She responded immediately. They were interrupted a few minutes later by the pilot telling them
to fasten their seat belts, that they would be landing in a few minutes.
Luis pulled away from her and fastened Sheridan's seat belt, then fastened his own. They were almost home. Luis
knew he would feel alot better once they were back in Harmony. He turned and caught Sheridan's eyes with his own
as the plane started to make it's landing.
Neither of them knew what waited them in Harmony. Neither of them had a clue that the man, that had shot at them
in the Cayman's had already landed and was waiting for their arrival.
As the plane started to touch down, Sheridan reached for Luis' hand. She knew he was worried. She could see it.
She had to admit she was worried too. Before, they knew who was after them, but now... now they didn't. Now
it was a stranger. A nameless, faceless, stranger. Sheridan shivered.
"Hey," Luis said squeezing her hand. "Everything is going to be all right. I won't let anything
happen to you."
Sheridan turned to him and smiled. "I know. It's just... now that we have a baby on the way... there is
so much more to lose now. It's not just us anymore."
Luis pulled her close and placed a kiss on her head. "It'll be okay, Sher. It'll be okay."
Sheridan prayed he was right. If anything happened to Luis or the baby, Sheridan didn't know what she would do.
It would kill her.
The man saw the Crane jet land and knew he'd been right.
The cop had come home. Now it was time to complete his job. Now it was time for one of them to die. He didn't
like what he was about to do, but he had no choice. If he failed... he would be the one to die next. The man
who hired him would surely make sure of that.