1 Work by CrowNoYami in Criminal Minds (US TV)
There was more than one way for an angel to leave Heaven. Most Fell, some were cast out, but one angel had wanted to understand the humans he was ordered to love. Being thrown into the human reincarnation cycle he slowly regained his grace with each generation. Eventually it was unlocked. Now looking at the woman that had raised him, that have loved him more than any other he had to explain that he had essentially killed her son. He didn't need to say a word, he could tell as she looked at him from across the table, she knew.
A mother always knows.