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Drowning Her Sorrows

By Katy

I do not own the characters on Passions. blah blah blah. I do own the Characters Rob, Mike, and Nick.


Sheridan goes into a bar after a rough day at the Youth Center and after seeing Hank kissing another woman where she runs into Luis.

Sheridan sighed. It had been a really long and rough day. First, she had to put up with the arrogant cop all day at the youth center. She really didn't mind the actual work there, but she was just tired of the constant insult simply because her last name was Crane. Then, on her way out of the Youth Center, she saw Hank and Beth standing on the corner kissing. She really didn't have any claim on Hank, but she was still rather hurt. 'Will I ever find anyone that cares about me, thought Sheridan.' She decided not to go directly home. She'd had a bad day and she just couldn't stand the thought of going home to her empty cottage or having a run-in with Julian. As she was walking the streets of Harmony, she spotted a bar and decided to go in and have a drink to relax.

The bar was pretty crowded, but seeing as how it was a Friday night, it made sense. There were lots of couples there, which only seemed to upset her more. She walked up to the bar and ordered a bee(Hey, just because she's first-class doesn't mean she can't drink beer)

Sheridan: I'll have a beer please. (She said with a half-hearted smile)

Bartender: Here you go, Miss.

Sheridan: Thank you!

Sheridan was enjoying her drink when she looked up and saw none other than Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald walk into the bar. 'GREAT, as if my day could possibly get any worse, she thought'. Luis was with some of his buddies and seemed to be there to unwind after a long day as well. 'Well, maybe he won't see me, and I can sit here and drink in peace!' As the cards would have it, Sheridan didn't get her wish she was spotted by Luis.

Luis: (Smirking and making comments to his buddies, he walks over to Sheridan) Well, if it isn't the princess herself. What's the matter, Sheridan, no high-society benefit to attend tonight? Decided to slum it with the locals, huh?

Sheridan: (Obviously annoyed by his arrogance, but not in the mood to fight about it) Oh hello to you too, Officer. As much as I'd love engage in YET ANOTHER argument with you, I'm just trying to enjoy my drink here.

Luis: What, no comeback from Ms. Crane? Well, maybe you just realized that I'm right, so there is no use in arguing with me. (He just gets that extremely cute smug look on his face)

Sheridan: (Chugs the rest of her beer) Hey bartender how 'bout another one over here! (She shoots her ice blue eyes in his direction) Yeah sure, Luis, whatever you say. Can I just enjoy my beer in peace please?

Bartender: Here's your beer.

Sheridan: Thanks, and keep 'em coming!

Luis: Sheridan Crane drinking beer? First no comeback and now this I think I've seen it all.

(Sheridan just shrugs and goes back to her beer)

Luis looks concernedly at her, but walks over to a table to join his friends who are already sitting down.

Luis: Can you believe that Sheridan Crane is in here? Is there no place sacred from the Cranes anymore?That woman just gets on my last nerve. It's bad enough that I have to spend all day with her at the Youth Center, but she has to show up at our favorite bar.

Rob: Luis, what are you getting so worked up about? She's a beautiful woman and it's pretty obvious that she has more of an effect on you than you are willing to admit otherwise you wouldn't worry so much about her all the time!

Luis: Me? Worry about what a Crane does? You've got to be kidding me! She's an arrogant, self-involved snob that wouldn't know a hardship if it bit her in the ass.

Mike: I'm going to have to agree with Rob on this one here, Luis. If you don't care what she does, why did you immediately go up to her when we got here? You can admit it, buddy, we won't hold it against ya if you have the hots for a beautiful woman!

Luis: I DO NOT have the hots for THAT woman! (He avoids eye contact with his friends and takes a drink of his beer)

Mike and Rob both laugh at this.

Mike: Okay, Luis.

Rob: Whatever you say!

Luis looks over in Sheridan's direction trying not to be obvious and getting lost in thought. 'I don't like Sheridan. Okay, she sorta nice to look at well, okay, she's gorgeous, but you couldn't ever tell her that. Her head is too big as it is.'

Meanwhile, back at the bar, a handsome, but rugged guy, Nick, approaches Sheridan who is rapidly drowning her sorrows in booze.

Nick: Is this seat taken, pretty lady? Sheridan: (Rolls her eyes, but tries to be polite) Nope.

Nick: So what's a hot little number like you doing alone in a bar on a Friday night? Sheridan: (Snickers at his comment) Is that the best line you can come up with? You're gonna have to do better than that if you want to sit down.

Nick: Hey, I'm nervous.

Sheridan: You don't seem nervous you seem pretty sure of yourself to me. I get that a lot from the men in Harmony. (motions in Luis's direction) Do they put something in the water or what?

Nick: Well, my name is Nick, and if you'll let me, I'd like to buy you a drink.

Sheridan: In that case, my name is Sheridan, and this seat is yours. Nick and Sheridan smile at each other.

Rob: Hey Luis, let's go shoot some pool. Luis is obviously lost in thought and not paying attention to his friends.

Mike: Hellooooooo?! Luis! Earth to Super Cop.

Luis: Huh? Did you say something?

Rob: Where were you? Thinking about the lovely Ms. Crane?

Luis: Man, knock it off. Sheridan Crane is the furthest thing from my mind.

Mike: Well good. Can we go shoot some pool now?

Luis: Sounds good. You guys ready to lose? (Luis laughs)

Mike: Hey Luis. Don't look now, but your old pal Nick Cooper is here.

Luis: Ugh, I can't stand that guy. Where is he?

Rob: At the bar hittin' on Sheridan!

Luis: HE'S WHAT?

Mike: Easy killer. I thought you didn't care what Sheridan Crane does.

Luis: I don't, but you know how much of a womanizer Nick Cooper is. We all know it. We've all seen it. No woman should have to be subjected to spending time with him especially not Sheridan.

Mike and Rob exchange a knowing glance.

Rob: Uh, what was that, Luis?

Luis: I said no woman should have to put up with him, not even Sheridan Crane.

Mike: Are ya sure? Because to me it sounded like you said ESPECIALLY not Sheridan. Luis: What are you guys on? You know I can't stand that woman I do not have any feelings for her. Can we get back to the game now?

Luis tries to get back to the game, but he keeps a watchful eye on Sheridan and Nick. 'Sheridan is smart she'll see right through his game or so I hope. Luis, get it together. You do not have feelings for a Crane! Yeah, just keep telling yourself that'.

Nick and Sheridan were laughing at the bar and Nick was obviously checking her out. Sheridan is pretty much oblivious to the fact that Nick is trying to get her completely loaded so he can take advantage of her.

Nick: You seem to be in a better mood now. I'd like to think that I've had something to do with that, Sheridan.

Sheridan: I was having an extremely bad day, but I can't really seem to remember what was bugging me. I'd have to say that I'm having a fairly fun time with you, Nick.

Nick: Well, I'm glad to hear it. How 'bout we show the people in this bar how to dance?

Sheridan: Sounds great! C'mon.

Sheridan stumbles her way onto the dance floor with Nick in tow. She flies past Luis not even noticing him. The song "Nookie" by Limp Bizkit is playing.

Sheridan: Woo! I love this song! I'm having so much fun.

Nick: Me too. I can't wait to see how much fun we have later.

Sheridan: What did you say? I couldn't hear you.

Nick: Just that I was having fun, too.

Sheridan continues to dance around it's very apparent that she's drunk.

Luis is obviously getting annoyed by the fact that Nick and Sheridan are getting so chummy.

Luis: God, will you look at them! This song is so fitting for Nick. 'Did it all for the nookie!' That's so much like him. He had better behave himself if he knows what's good for him.

Mike: Will you listen to yourself, Luis?

Rob: Yeah, man just admit that you like her already.

Luis: I will do no such thing. I don't like her, but I don't want to see her messed up with Nick. You know what kind of guy he is. 'Great, they can see right through me. Okay, so I'm sorta taken with her, but oh, stop it, Luis. Just stop it'.Nick and Sheridan are still dancing she seems to really be enjoying herself.

Nick: How 'bout I get us another drink?

Sheridan: Sounds great. I'll be here.

Luis sees Nick walk away, so he goes up to Sheridan to warn her.

Luis: Sheridan, can I talk to you?

Sheridan: Hey it's Robo Cop! Look everyone! It's Occifer Fitzgerald Lopez!

Luis: Huh? 'Okay, she's drunk.' Anyway, Sheridan, you should stay away from that guy.

Sheridan: Who? Nick? He's harmless. We're just having a good time, which is what I desperately need right now, okay? And where do YOU get off telling me whom I can and cannot dance with?

Luis: I'm not trying to run your life, but he's bad news. Just please be careful.

Sheridan: Luis, you make it very clear day in and day out that you hate me and my family, so why are you expressing your concern for me now? Besides, I'm a big girl and I can take care of myself.

Nick: Sheridan, is this guy bothering you? Oh, Luis it's you. How are you doing buddy? Long time no see.

Luis: Nick. 'I cannot stand this guy. He isn't worthy enough to breathe the same air as Sheridan Crane'If you will excuse me, I have a pool game to get back to. Sheridan, remember what I said.

Sheridan: Yes sir, Officer sir!

Luis walks away and back to the pool table.

Nick: What was that all about? I didn't realize you knew Harmony's finest cop. Here's your drink.

Sheridan: Luis? Oh nothing he's just trying to rain on my good time. I'm used to it. If he can't be in a good mood, then no one else can either. He's not going to ruin my good time. Cheers!

Sheridan and Nick continue to dance. Nick starts to get the roaming hands as Luis tries not to look at them.

Nick: Sheridan, you are so beautiful, and your skin is so soft. (His hands start roaming up and down her body and he leans down to kiss her neck)

Sheridan: Nick, what are you doing? (She tries to push him away)

Nick: What do you think I'm doing? I'm just having fun.

Sheridan: Well, this isn't fun for me, so I wish that you would please stop.

Nick: C'mon you know you want to do this. You've been flirting with me all night long.

Sheridan: Flirting maybe, but I didn't give you an open invite to grope me on the dance floor. Get your hands off me now! (She tries to push him away, but he starts to get angry and tightens his grip on her)

Nick: Don't be a tease, Sheridan. You knew exactly what you were doing tonight and so did I. Now, let's get out of here.

Sheridan: I'm not going anywhere with you. Now get your hands off me NOW!

Luis looks up after he hears Sheridan yell and sees her struggling with Nick. He runs over to them.

Luis: I believe the lady asked you to take your hands off of her.

Nick: Beat it, Luis. This is between Sheridan and me. (He pushes Luis away) Now, where were we?

Sheridan: Quit it, Nick! Dammit get your hands off of me!

Luis: Do you know what no means, Nick? I'm asking you for the last time to take your hands off Sheridan.

Nick: If I don't, what are you going to do?

Luis: This! (He pulls Nick away from Sheridan and gives him one hell of a right hook and knocks him to the ground.) I asked you nicely, but you wouldn't listen. (He turned away from Nick to see how Sheridan was doing) Are you all right, Sheridan?

Sheridan: Yes, I'm fine. You didn't have to do that, but thank you. I really appreciate it. I hate to say this, and I know it's just going to go to your head and I'll never live this down, but you were right and I should've listened to you. Nick is a creep.

Luis: I'm glad I could help, and I'm sorry you had to find out the hard way that he's a loser.

Sheridan: What? Do my ears deceive me? Did Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald just pass on an opportunity to insult me and rub in the fact that he was right? Man, either I'm really drunk or we can now ice skate in hell!

Which is it Luis? Luis just smiled his million dollar smile at her.

Sheridan: I think I'm going deaf, because I again didn't hear your comeback. Man, this alcohol did a number on me tonight! C'mon Luis! This is killing me. I feel like I'm in an alternate universe.

Luis: I think you can keep your ice skates in the closet.

Sheridan: That's it? Man, how disappointing! All that build-up and no delivery.

Luis: (He smiles) Don't worry I'm not like that in every aspect. 'Did I just say that out loud?' Sheridan, would you like to dance?

Sheridan starts to turn green and races for the bathroom. Luis looks disappointed, but not surprised considering how much she'd had to drink. Sheridan comes out of the restroom and walks up to Luis.

Sheridan: Well, I bet that's a picture you never thought you'd see! Sheridan Crane throws up at local bar.

Luis: Feel any better?

Sheridan: Ask me when my head stops throbbing.

Luis: Do you need a ride home?

Sheridan: No, I'll be fine.

Luis: Sheridan, you're drunk, I cannot let you drive. I'd have to pull you over for DUI and then I'd have arrest you again then you'd just have to do even more time at the Youth Center. 'Get it together, Luis! You sound like an idiot'.

Sheridan: No, I can have Charles or Ethan pick me up.

Luis: It's really no trouble at all just let me drive you.

Sheridan: Okay, I'd appreciate it.

They smile at each other and walk out of the bar.

What will happen next? Stay tuned for the next chapter Driving Miss Sheridan.
This is my first fanfic and I'd really appreciate feedback: good or bad!
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