just helped Jim with the last of the dishes when they were both
stopped dead in their tracks by a voice in their heads.
//"Hey Blair, I sure hope that you
and Jim haven't started as yet."//
"No, we were just getting ready to
though." Blair answered out loud.
"Come on in and join the fun," Jim
threw in as he went to open the front door as the twins were making
their way up the steps.
you guys doing here?" Blair asked as the twins made their way into
"Well, we got into the office today, and there
was really nothing for us to do, so we decided that we could make
today one of the multiple sense test that you wanted to do
together." Elaine said as she accepted the cup of coffee that Blair
was handing her.
"We know that you
wanted to do some kind of cold medicine test," Catherine began, "and
thought for both of our sakes that you should probably do that one
first, because otherwise, your partner is going to work himself into
a tizzy worrying about that one."
Jim looked towards the ceiling and
mumbled to himself, "There is a God,"
just sat there and started to laugh hysterically, followed moments
later by Elaine who had her and on Catherine's shoulder and heard
looked at Jim with the "What did you just say" look on his face.
at Blair and said //"All I said was 'there is a God'"//
point, Blair saw what the twins were laughing at and doubled over
with laughter himself. Jim even started to laugh when he finally saw
what they were laughing at. This test was the one thing that had him
worried and he finally relaxed a bit when he realized that this
would be the first and that he would be getting it done and over
with in the first batch of tests.
several minutes for them to get their laughter under control. Once
there, Blair went to the cabinet to get the dreaded cold medicine.
out the required amount to each of the two Sentinels, he sat down
with his notebook to wait. It didn't take long.
I'm gonna kill you for this," Jim replied as everything started
"All right Jim, just calm
down and let me see what is going on here," Blair said as he sat
down next to his Sentinel and put one hand on his shoulder.
"Oh man, I
am soo sorry. I never imagined anything like this could happen. No
wonder you fell off that train." Blair said as he watched the world
go by, and around and blurry and…all his through his Sentinel's eyes
and ears, etc.
looking over at Catherine, Blair asked, "Catherine, are you having
the same trouble that Jim does."
for yourself Blair," Elaine said as she scooted over so that Blair
would have a place to sit.
down and put one hand on Catherine's shoulder and got the same
reaction that he was getting from Jim.
hand on Catherine's shoulder, he started to scribble in his notes as
he spoke to the tape recorder that sat on the coffee table next to
It took an
hour to go through each of the five senses on each of the sentinels.
And after changing the tape in his machine, Blair continued to the
next part of his test. "OK, guys, I need you to go outside with me
for the remainder of this test. Take your sunglasses, because only
one part of the test will require vision, and you don't need to be
getting a migraine from this," Blair said as he grabbed his recorder
and notebook, then proceeded to help Jim get off the couch and
got halfway between the cabin and the lake before they felt a
stinging sensation in their necks. Before hitting the ground, Blair
was able to pull the tranquilizer dart from his neck. Unable to make
his muscles work any more, Blair tried to land as close to his
partner as he could. Trying to protect him as best as he could from
the danger that he had put them in. By giving them the cold
medicine, he had effectively turned off his partner's senses, so
neither Jim or Catherine had heard what was already upon them until
it was too late.
Blair's last thought as the blackness of unconsciousness claimed