June 30th, 2008

epic_recs

Hazy Shade of Winter by PsychGirl (NC-17)

Title: Hazy Shade of Winter by PsychGirl (NC-17)
Fandom: The Sentinel
Pairing: Jim/Blair
Categories: angst, AU (kinda sorta), prodigal!son!fic
Length: long
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: snycock
Author Website: n/a

Review:
Shortly after Sentinel, Too, Blair has a dream. A dream that is, for all intents and purposes, the events of TS by BS. Blair, not surprisingly, isn't at all thrilled by said events and when he starts having the dream multiple times every night, he decides that the dream is actually a vision telling him that he can't publish the Sentinel dissertation (possibly the dream is from fandom, pointing out the obvious to TPTB?). Unfortunately, he can't bring himself to throw the dissertation out entirely, so he does the next outrageously overboard thing: he runs away.

I have a soft spot for Blair running away from home fic, and this is one of the best of the genre. While the characterizations are awesome (especially that of Jim, who does *not* freak out and go all alpha male, but instead actually makes an effort to sit down and talk things out like the adults they ostensibly are), my favorite aspect of this fic is the writing. Not once does PsychGirl allow herself to slip into purple prose, and her restraint pays off with a beautifully written, highly compelling fic. Perfect for those who want a break from the melodrama that is the Sentinel fandom's bread and butter.

Hazy Shade of Winter