May 30th, 2008

epic_recs

Ocean, Moon by Lemon Drop (PG)

Title: Ocean, Moon
Fandom: The Sentinel
Pairing: Jim/Blair
Categories: angst, post-series
Length: medium
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: n/a?
Author Website: n/a?

Review:
A subdued, liquid look at Blair immediately after the series finale, as he grieves for his previous life and slowly builds a new one.

I debated this rec for a while -- the first time I read this fic I wasn't thrilled with the unconventional structure (no quotation marks and the entire fic is borderline stream-of-consciousness), but after reading it a second time I'm convinced that this story couldn't have been written any other way. Most authors skim over the first few days and weeks after TS by BS, possibly because it's hard to fully express the shock and unreality of life after such a traumatic and life-alterning event. Lemon Drop goes the other route and nails the sense of loss, the surreal, uncertain passage of time, and the slow but inevitable healing. A beautiful, haunting, healing fic.

Ocean, Moon