TEAM PHOENIX ENTRY: Gin_Tonic "No Words, No Sleep" Title: No Words, No Sleep Author:gin_tonic Team: Phoenix Genre(s): Hurt/Comfort & Romance Prompt(s): Sleeplessness Rating/Warnings/Kinks: NC-17 Word Count: ~17,000 Summary: If you lose your ability to speak, do you lose your independence? The power to decide what is right for you and your life? If you lose your ability to speak, do you lose your intelligence, your character, or all the other features that make you you? A/N: A big thank you goes to yura_slash, zaisudra and unbroken_halo for beta-reading and to faynia listening to my ramblings without complaining. I'd also like to thank my team – you're awesome, guys! I also have to thank coffeejunkii for inspiring me back in 2006 with her fic Under the Ivy to start studying on aphasia. Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.