The knock came in the middle of Short Circuit, and it was so quiet that Shawn wasn't even sure he heard it.
"Did you hear something?" Shawn asked, turning his head slightly towards the front door.
"Maybe," Gus conceded, his attention still focused on the TV screen.
"Aw, Gus, you didn't have to order pizzas. I've got DiGiorno in the freezer all ready to go."
Gus glanced over at him. "I didn't order pizzas, Shawn."
Begrudgingly, Shawn got up from his very comfortable position sprawled on the couch. "I ate all the DiGiorno already, so you really should have," Shawn chided. "And next time you have to get up to get the door."
"Yeah," Gus agreed distractedly, eyes on Ally Sheedy.
Shawn opened the front door, trying but failing to suppress a yawn. "Yes?" he asked, but there was no one there.
He stuck his head out, looking to the left and the right, but the boardwalk was deserted. He must not have heard a knock at all.
Shrugging, Shawn straightened up and started to close the door and by chance his eyes dropped down to the doorstep as he did.
He blinked a few times, gripping the doorknob tighter. Great. First he was hearing things, and now he'd already moved on to seeing them. Whatever hallucinogenic disease he had sure progressed quickly.
He reached a foot out - just on the off chance he hadn't completely lost his mind - and nudged the edge of the vision. And he met resistance.
So he wasn't crazy.
"Uh, Gus?" he called, his voice wavering weakly. "You might want to come over here."
"Shawn, just buy a damn box of cookies and get back here. This is the best part!"
"Well, I would, buddy, but I think this one is a little too young for the Girl Scouts."
Confused and sighing heavily, Gus paused the DVD and headed over to the front door. "What on earth are you-"
Gus stopped mid-sentence as he rounded the corner to find Shawn staring at a baby on their doorstep.
"What...who..." Gus stammered. "But... why... what do we do?"
Shawn swallowed, leaning over to lift the car seat and carry it into the warmth of the Psych office. "First, I'd say we start with a "No Soliciting" sign."