It had been another boring Sunday when Mycroft walked into their flat and blackmailed John in order to force Sherlock to investigate a case for him. For Sherlock, this case is nothing special - just another one of Mycroft's "national security" cases. For John, however, it hits a little too close to home. As former colleagues and old memories resurface, John finds it harder to hide his emotions from an ever observant Sherlock.
This is a classic case fic: well-plotted, intriguing and adrenaline ridden, using the grip of a good case to draw John and Sherlock together and unearth their feelings for each other. The case forces John to finally reveal what he experienced in Afghanistan and address the PTSD he brought home.