By: Demon Faith
Fandom: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Synopsis: Nick, through four major scenes in his life. Contains spoilers for Overload, Who Are You?, Stalker and Play with Fire.
Review: This was absolutely heartbreaking, but in such a good way. So often Nick and Greg fic seems to focus on Nick's issues being around being with a man instead of rooted in his experiences, but this was a wonderful examination of the alternatives and reduced me to tears.
Nick's characterisation is believably extrapolated from the show, touching on the insecurity that George Eads often brings to the character, and roots that trait in canon revelations. And yet Nick still shines through - still the good guy, still retaining enough compassion for others in spite of what he sees every day and in spite of the horrors he has lived through.