Leonard tried to make sense of what he was seeing. He shook his head, blinked twice, and rubbed his eyes hard. But try as he might, the image he faced would not change into something
more believable and less extraordinary.

Leonard desperately wanted to believe he was experiencing an intense auditory-visual hallucination brought on by excessive work hours. Or perhaps he had suffered a concussion while in the lab and this was merely a dream. However, as he surveyed the scene before him and quickly calculated all the possible variables, he knew this to be a false supposition.

Penny and Sheldon were sitting together on the couch watching a movie. Sheldon sat in his usual spot, and Penny sat beside him, a sight not so out of the ordinary. Both had their gazes fixed on the flickering television, which again was not unusual.

What was unusual was the bowl of popcorn perched in Sheldon's lap.

A bowl they were both eating from.

Leonard watched as Sheldon's hand dipped into the bowl and snatched a pieces of popcorn. He watched Sheldon's hand brush against Penny's as she too reached in for a handful. He watched Sheldon calmly eat the popcorn without launching into a diatribe concerning the presence of potentially harmful bacterium residing on a person's unwashed hand.

Leonard didn't know what he should do or if he should do anything at all. So instead he said the first thing he could think of.

"Hey guys, what's up?"