What might have been
When I first met him at the academy, I had this feeling that Starsky would one day become a great father.
I don't know why he or why now since I've never quite figured out how this gift works in the first place. I just could see things and I could see this future for him.
He'd be having a wonderful wife and such sweet kids, perfect little copies of him and her, the best of both of them combined. I could see the curly little heads looking out of the window of their house, waiting for Daddy to come home, the dog in the frontyard barking behind the white picket fence.
When Starsky introduced me to Terry, now years later from that first meeting in the academy dorm room, I knew this beautiful lady would have been the one. She would have been the woman I'd envisioned as his wife, the mother of his children.
But when we've started spending time together, I've had this feeling again. Only this time it didn't show me this happy future I'd seen previously in my mind.
Instead it showed me the shot that would end forever Starsky's dream of becoming a father.