This world is not so different from our own.
The only difference is, there are Guardian Angels - or more accurately, what they refer to as Guiding Spirits. Souls of those departed that left an indelible mark on an individuals life.
They only show up once, and only when needed most. A Spirit will come to each and every person eventually, it is a matter of fact truth.
Spencer Reid hardly expected his to show up when, quite frankly, he had enough on his mind. Including, but not limited to, feelings for a certain Unit Chief he'd long thought silenced reemerging after a series of events changed the BAU, and his life in particular.
What he doesn't realize is all that, was only the beginning, and a far more troubling series of events is soon to arrive, literally, on his doorstep.
Spencer Reid can only hope there is light at the end of this turmoil, and perhaps a chance to let go of past pain determined to haunt him.
Magick is real.
It is a blessing, and a curse.
A force whose mystery rivals that of death.
When recent trauma forced one John Watson, a Doctor and a Soldier recently invalided back home, to seek treatment at a prestigious facility for damaged Magickal Species and Users, it never crossed his mind that - for good or ill - his life would be irrevocably changed the moment he step foot inside those doors.
No, if anything, John Watson was sure nothing would change.
After all, nothing happens to him.
Until it does.
It is the first Christmas since that fateful one months previous; the day where Sherlock killed Magnussen. It was a choice that became the catalyst which unraveled the lives of John and Sherlock once again.
And nothing has been the same since.
If John were to be honest, in reality nothing has been the same since Sherlock returned from his self-imposed exile of two years. A time John prefers to never, ever think about.
Months later, John and Sherlock remain at a seemingly insurmountable impasse neither man knows how to cross. Could a request from Mycroft, a trip to Milan, and an unexpected case with a meddling Doctor give them the resolution and answers they need in order to heal?
Ultimately, John Watson's life is not yet finished being turned upside down. Life with Sherlock Holmes is never predictable nor easy after all.
Perhaps the hardest, and most rewarding, lesson that needs to be learned is not just learning to move on, but finally being able to embrace a love that has always existed but never fully realized or given a chance to blossom.
John Watson has experienced much loss in his life. It is a world where Soul Bonds are made every day of varying degrees and types, and Soul Magic is commonplace. Some people even have Wings. He has lost Soul Mates and was left with nothing but a painful reminder upon his skin, and yet, though he and Sherlock Holmes never Soul Connected John Watson has never felt a loss so keenly.
It has been two years since Sherlock Holmes jumped to his death. John is living in a cottage in Sussex, resigned to his grief and living an exceptionally ordinary, lonely life.
He does not know his life is about to be turned upside down yet again, by the very same man he believes to be dead. A serial killer, long held emotions brought to life and many surprises follow in the wake of Sherlock Holmes return.
Will John embrace the reality he never thought possible? Will he forgive?
Can Sherlock heal from the traumas of his own past?
This is a love story between two men obviously meant to be together, yet too stubborn and hurt to realize how much they mean to the other.
'There are many causes that can predispose a person to night terrors, but given the mysterious and enigmatic nature of his friend...John wonders what could’ve ultimately triggered Sherlock Holmes to experience a night terror?'
It has been several months since Sherlock's return, and less time since John moved back into 221b. Whatever normality that has returned between the two men is strained with the acceptance of their newest case, and Sherlock soon begins exhibiting a kind of distress and instability John has never seen him experience before. John is worried, and not for that reason alone; Sherlock is also having night terrors.
With the trauma, tension surging, unresolved issues and pain both past and present...will Sherlock and John be able to heal the wounds in their relationship? Not to mention their own personal wounds?