it was a beautiful spring morning and syd was at vaughn's apartment. she came in the middle of the night even though vaughn was visiting his mother in france(she visited her and her deceased husband's house in france). she felt more relaxed at vaughn's place like she could be free. she had decided to spend her days there since home was just too sad. Home! she knew that being there was just wrong. since the death of francie and will she just hasnt been able to grasp onto life. she had considered leaving the cia, but for what purpose now? the only reason before was so that she could finally lead a normal life, to be able to talk to her friends and not have to search the depths of her soul to find a little truth about her work and herself. syd decided to call into work today - a mental health day. kendall wasnt even gonna try disputing it with her, he had noticed a significant change in her whole attitude - she just wasnt the same. Syd got dressed - light jeans and a green tank top. she grabbed her purse and walked out the door. she thought about taking her car, but then realized how beautiful it was. she walked down the streets of LA. the sun was shinning so beautifully. she walked around for a while, just window shopping. everything reminded her of someone or something that had meaning to her life. she saw a robe and realized that her father's birthday was on sunday(march 16). she went in the store and purchased the robe for her father. she went back out to the busy streets of LA. she passed a jewlery store but then went back. she saw a watch that reminded her of vaughn. she knew that he had one already, one form his father that meant so much to him, but a gut instinct told her to buy the watch and vaughn himself told her not to go against her instincts! she walked in the store and walked towards the watches. "the watch in the window, how much is it to engrave it?" she asked the salesman. "the actual watch itself is about $250 and to engrave well it's about .60 cents per letter" he responded. "i'll take it" syd replied. "ok wat would u like to engrave i the watch miss?" syd didnt respond. she knew that she wanted it to be something sentimental that vaughn would remember her by. so she thought long and hard about it. finally she came up with the perfect message: "My Gaurdian Angel, now i can watch over you" When the salesman read the message he was a bit confused, Syd knew what the message meant and as long as vaughn knew, than all else didnt matter. the man told her that the watch would be ready in about a half an hour. he suggested that she go to the cafe for a good cup of coffee. syd walked into the cafe and ordered a french vanilla coffee and a how sticky bun. she walked outside and sat a table waiting for the time to go by. she wandered into thought vaughn - michael. she wondered what he was doing this minute. she wondered if he had mentioned her at all to his mother. then she figured that maybe it wasnt such a good idea, considering her family's past with his. she couldnt wait for him to come home. she felt a chill go through her body. she longed to be held in his arms, she knew that he was returning the next day, but she still coulndt wait. she looked down at her watch and noticed that the time was almost up. she threw out the cup and proceeded to the jewlery store. a few minutes later she walked out with a nicely wrapped box. she strolled down the street absorbed in thought about numerous things. she walked around. she went through the park and passed the cia building - not even caring about work. before she knew it she was back at vaughn's apartment - not knowing how she managed she walk there but she didnt care. she looked at the time. wow it was late! just then she heard michael's pfone ring, she thought about picking it up but then thought that it might be a bad idea and let the machine get it. it was michael! "syd look i have been calling your house but there's no answer, so ithought that maybe you'd stop by mine. anyways, i'll meet you tomorrow at that Italian restaurant on market street. be there for around 630. i am going straight there fro the airport - dont worry i'll be dressed properly." wow she couldnt believe it. michael was taking her out to dinner his first night back. she decided to wear her speghetti strap black dress with the rhinestone top. she couldnt wait.