Disclaimer: Usual don't own 'em stuff… except for some of my own characters thrown in.

A/N: Thank you thank you thank you!!! You guys are awesome! There has been many a request for a sequel for Landslide… So here it is. : )

You Can Still Be Free Chapter 1

Sara walked into work, her arms tanned and finally bruise free. It had been 3 months since she had broken up with Bill, and everything had gone smoothly. I have Nick to thank for that. She thought, smiling to herself.

Nick walked up behind her and caught her smiling. "Penny for your thoughts?" He said, wrapping one arm around her waist.

Sara grinned. "Nothing important. Just thinking about you." She teased him constantly, enjoying the camaraderie.

Nick looked at her with a silly grin on his face. "So, thoughts of me aren't important?" He shot back.

Sara stopped walking. She grabbed his face turning it toward hers, and planted a kiss on him. "There, does that tell you how important you are to me?"

Cool breeze and autumn leaves

Slow motion daylight

A lone pair of watchful eyes

Oversee the living

Nick wrapped his arms around her. "A little… But this… this means more." Nick leaned in and kissed her. Sara put her hands around his neck and pulled herself deeper into it.

The sound of someone clearing their throat made them jump. "Ahem." Warrick said smiling from the entrance of the parking garage door.

The broke apart and stared at him. "What do you need Warrick?" Nick asked, trying really hard to restrain his disappointment.

"Meeting in five."

Nick waved and said, "thanks man. We'll be there."

Feel the presence all around

A tortured soul

A wound unhealing

No regrets or promises

The past is gone

But you can still be free

If time will set you free

Everyone was assembled waiting for Grissom's dishing out of the cases. "So, what's going on here? Why are we all called into a meeting?" Greg whined from his place on the sofa.

Warrick shrugged. "Grissom said it was important. He claimed that we should all be here."

Grissom walked into the room, his usual serious expression on his face. Catherine walked in behind him, and took a seat next to Sara. "We have a problem, folks."

"What would that be, Grissom?" Nick responded.

"Serial killer. Apparently killing for fun and someone. He leaves someone else's initials engraved on the body."

Time now to spread your wings

To take to flight

The life endeavor

Aim for the burning sun

You're trapped inside

But you can still be free

If time will set you free

But it's a long long way to go

Warrick shrugged his shoulders. "We've had that before. What's the big problem."

Grissom cleared his throat. "Because those initials, are yours Sara."

Sara stared at him in a state of shock. She knew that Nick put his arm around her, comforting her. But she couldn't feel it. She was numb. Completely numb. "What? Why?"

Grissom stared at her. "I think you probably know better than the rest of us."

Sara looked down at her hands, and rubbed them together. "I uh… I don't know where to start."

Nick kept his arm around her. "Listen, I don't know if Sara is up to this right now."

Sara waved him off. "No no… I have to say something."

She sighed and began telling them the story of how she met Bill. "But I broke things off, and he didn't take it too well." She said, her voice drifting off.

Keep moving way up high

You see the light

It shines forever

Sail through the crimson skies

The purest light

The light that sets you free

If time will set you free

Grissom cleared his throat, his eyes narrowing. "What do you mean by he didn't take it too well."

"He got physical." Nick said, interrupting. Sarcasm dripped from his words. He regretted saying them the moment they were out of his mouth.

Sara just stared at him. "Yeah, you could say that. Anyways, I haven't heard from him in a while."

"Well, he's been calling out to you Sara. He's been killing people in hopes of getting your attention. Don't you think it's time you found him for us?"

Sara stared at Grissom, shaking. "I can't. I can't go back there." She turned to Nick. The vulnerable Sara that he had worked so hard to get rid of was back. "Nick, tell them. Tell them what he did to me. Make them understand." She was practically in hysterics. She jumped up from her chair and ran from the room.

Sail through the wind and rain tonight

You're free to fly tonight

And you can still be free

If time will set you free

Nick glared at Grissom. "Do you want to try and use a little more tact, next time?"

Grissom just looked at him. "I understand Nick, believe me, I do. But it's for her own good. She needed to know."

"Yes, she needed to know, but you went a little far. Do you have any idea how hard I've worked to bring her back around? When I saw what he was doing to her, I beat the living tar out of him."

"That explains the black-eye the next day." Catherine observed. "So there was no bar fight?"

Nick shook his head. "Sara didn't want anyone to know. She was falling apart. She had been doing fine," Nick whirled his head around to glare at Grissom again, "until you opened your mouth and practically accused her of hiding something.  I'm going to go and take Sara home, okay? I don't think she'll be up to working today." Nick didn't wait for Grissom's answer. He turned and stalked out of the room.

He found Sara sitting in the locker room. Sara looked up at him as he walked in. He didn't say anything. Neither did she. He opened his arms to her and she stepped into them, desperately needing to feel safe again.  He stroked her hair as she sobbed. "Don't worry, hon. I'll take care of it."

 And going higher than the mountain tops

And go high the wind don't stop

And go high

Free to fly tonight

Free to fly tonight

A/N: Song: You Can Still Be Free by Savage Garden; Album: Affirmation