Character/Pairing: Luka and Josip "Joe" Kovac, Abby Lockhart
Word Count: 304
Warnings/Spoilers: Spoilers to Season 13
Summary:Could Luka's greatest fear have come true?
Disclaimer: Neither Goran Visnjic's image nor the character of Luka Kovac of ER belong to me. No copy-write infringement is intended by their use, they are being borrowed here strictly for entertainment purposes
It was no use, no matter who he had called the answer had been the same, no one had heard from Abby, no one had any idea where she and Joe might be. His worst fears were being confirmed. It was happening again. Even as the realization crystallized he could feel the tightening in his chest, feel the undeniable shortness of breath. If he wasn't a doctor and knew better Luka would almost swear he was having a heart attack. The rational part of his mind was telling him to call the police, to tell them about Ames, about the stalking, the threats, his fears, but, the irrational part of his mind was winning at the moment.
He snapped the cover of the phone closed and stalked to the door, the blood-stained baby blanket still clutched in his hand. As he reached Louise's door he pounded on it with enough forced that it reverberated around him.
"Luka, what is it?" The woman opened the door almost immediately, her face turning instantly to one of concern as she correctly read his expression.
"Louise, do you have Joe? Did Abby ask you to watch him?" His heart seized in those moments that it took for him to get the questions out and wait for her to answer.
"No, I'm sorry, I haven't seen Abby or Joe today, why, is something wrong?" Her eyes swept over him, then fixed on the blanket he held. "Luka, what is it...come inside." She reached for his arm only to have him jerk away.
"No, don't...I have to find them." He was already moving away as he refused. "I have to find them." He turned his back on the woman, his last hope for finding one or both of them safe now gone. It was happening again.
To be continued...