A free short story set after Crossroads and before Deadlock.
This story contains major spoilers for Crossroads. Read with caution!
Life has settled down for Nicole Peyton and Derek Gabriel. They've fought battles and won, but friends and family still struggle with the scars. During their first Christmas together, surrounded by the people they love most, Derek and Nick give each other the less tangible gifts that matter most—and the too tangible gifts that mean forever.