Luis sat at the cottage when the phone rang.
“Hello?” said Luis into the phone.
“Luis? Hey it’s Hank.”
“Well, hey buddy. How’s the case going?”
“It’s wrapping up nicely but I’m afraid that I’m being
put under protection. My life has been put on the line. So, this case has turned drastically dangerous.”
“Are you going to be all right?”
“Yea I’ll be fine! You know me. I can take care of myself.”
“I have a favor to ask of you though.”
“Anything! I owe you one remember?”
“This is how you can repay me........If anything does
happen to me PLEASE keep Gwen out of it! Do anything you can I don’t want her put in any harms way no matter what!”
“Yea, I can do that buddy!”
“All right, because if anything happened to her I don’t
know what I would do...............”
“Luis!!!!! What happened to Hank?!?! PLEASE you have to
tell me!” said Gwen breaking his thoughts.
“Umm nothing Gwen. Hank is fine.” said Luis nervously looking
Sheridan knew better and knew he was lying to protect Gwen.
“Luis......you have to break your promise to Hank!” pleaded
“What promise?” Gwen said suspiciously.
Luis sighed heavily, “Come on girls we have to go to Washington.
I’m sorry Gwen but Hank has been shot and they don’t know if he’s going to make it.”
“He made me promise that if anything happened to him to
keep you out of it because he didn’t want anything to happen to you! But I realize that I wouldn’t want Sheridan
kept away from me!”
“Nooo.........” Said Gwen beginning to sob.
“Gwen, you’re going to have to be strong! He’ll need you
to get through this.” said Sheridan.
Gwen looked up at Sheridan and wiped her tears away, “You’re
right. Lets go quickly.”
Sheridan, Luis, and Gwen rushed into Washington Memorial
They headed up to the Intensive care unit.
“Hank Bennett?” Gwen choked out slowly.
“Room 3. Family? Or Friend?” Said the nurse.
“I’m his girlfriend.” said Gwen. She loved the sound of
“All right. This way.” The nurse lead the way.
Gwen turned around to look at Sheridan and Luis. They both
gave her nods of encouragement. She walked down the corridor and stopped at Room 3.
She walked in slowly and then she saw Hank.
He was hooked up to all of these machines and breathing
slowly. She noticed from the patches that he had been shot in the chest.
Her breath caught in her throat and she just wanted to
make all the pain go away.
“He will be lucky to live.” said the nurse as she walked
out of the room.
Gwen walked over to Hank and sat in the chair next to his
bed. She gently picked up his hand and kissed it. Then she took the 29 roses that he had sent to her and placed
them on the end table.
“I love you Handsome!”
Gwen continued to stare at him but then laid her head on
“Now wake up!!” she whispered.
Thats when she felt something squeeze her hand.