Rating: PG-13 for descriptions of gore
Timeframe: eighth season-ish, AU
Characters: Nick Stokes, Catherine Willows, Gil Grissom, Jim Brass, Warrick Brown, Original Female Character
Genre: suspense, angst, romance
Summary: The new detective in town gets her first case, and meets a certain CSI. Nick Stokes/OFC
Author Notes: Posted for occhallenge, table 1, prompt "first". (Table located here. Characters from "CSI" don't belong to me and they're not used with permission. Any other fictitious characters, especially Anna Reese, are mine.
First Blood, Prologue