Five years have gone by since -A was caught and the girls went separate ways. Emily joined the Army in an attempt to follow in her father's footsteps. She chooses to join due to the fact that she didn't feel like she fit in at college and deployed to Afghanistan. She has not spoken to Alison at all since she left for California and doesn't intend to. She doesn't want Alison, her sick mother, or the girls to know she joined. She also doesn't wish for them to meet the monster she's become.
Alison has become a teacher at Rosewood High and takes care of her sister Charlotte on the side. She misses Emily and tries to forget about her. But after Charlotte is murdered, Alison contacts the girls to come back to Rosewood so she would have comfort while she grieved.
On the outside however, somebody wants just that. They wait for the five girls to reunite, that way they can strike and keep Alison and Emily apart forever.
This is an original Emison fanfiction. All characters however, belong to Pretty Little Liars.