Character/Pairing: Luka and Josip "Joe" Kovac, Abby Lockhart
Prompt: 5. Memories
Word Count: 325
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
He was running out of places to try, no, that wasn't true, but if he called the last it was admitting that the worst could be true. Snapping his cell and phone closed, Luka reached for the bloodied baby blanket, only to crush it tightly in his hands once he had it. He wouldn't be asked to make that sacrifice a second time, would he?
The memories of what it had been like to lose Danijela and the children came instantly and almost simultaneously he found comparisons between those feelings and what he was feeling now. What had he done to deserve this? He buried his face in the blanket, only to find the scent of his missing son too much to bear. He had to call the police, but what did he tell them? They could be anywhere, all he had was the baby blanket with blood that could have come from anywhere, and his suspicion that Ames might somehow be involved, he had no proof.
He was on his feet before the thought had fully formed, his pacing taking him from one room to the next as if he might see something he had missed in those few moments since he'd last been there. But it was always the same, and in his mind, gaining strength were those memories of how he had felt when he had lost Danijela and the children. He couldn't go through that again...he was sure of it.
He had to call the police, he couldn't just wait and hope that everything would work out for the best. As difficult as it was to admit that Ames might use them to get to him, it was even more difficult to do nothing and have it turn out to be true. Short of starting a block by block canvas of the neighborhood on his own what else could he do? The decision made, he reached for the phone.
To be continued...