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Title: Outside These Walls and To Go Home Again by Jael Lyn
Fandom: The Sentinel
Pairing: essentially gen
Categories: AU, angst, hurt/comfort, case file, action, drama
Length: Really Epic (~79,000 words)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: jael_lyn01 
Website: http://www.100megsfree3.com/fauxpaws08/jaellyn.html

Review:
Blair doesn't meet Jim until several years later than he does in canon, with significant consequences for both. Blair managed to get his PhD and is able to support himself. Jim is coping (sort of) with his senses, but he's no longer a cop and his ability to interact with the world is very limited.

I love the character dynamics in this fic: Jim and Blair are both very much themselves, but Blair is vastly more mature than he is in most fics and hardship has tempered some of Jim's more volatile emotions. The end result is more a partnership of equals than you usually see in Sentinel fic, with Blair actually treating Jim with the respect and dignity that a human test subject deserves and Jim acknowledging that Blair has a purpose in life besides just following Jim around.

This is what The Sentinel could have been if the show writers were less focused on living out a childhood fantasy and more focused on writing a realistic, thoughtful show about a guy with heightened senses and the man who becomes his friend. If you're tired of stories where Blair is a moocher and Jim is an asshat, or if you just like Sentinel genfic with strong friendships and solid writing, this is the fic for you.

Outside These Walls
To Go Home Again

Comments

( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
starwatcher307
Aug. 8th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
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Jael Lyn just recently joined LJ; her user name is jael_lyn01.
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jane_elliot
Aug. 8th, 2010 04:40 pm (UTC)
Awesome, thanks!
psycho_tabby
Jul. 19th, 2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
I loved this story. Thanks for the rec.
(Anonymous)
Aug. 19th, 2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
Dead links
These stories have moved URLs.

http://www.100megsfree3.com/fauxpaws08/jaellyn/jaellyn31.html is the first one, and To Go Home Again can be found at http://www.100megsfree3.com/fauxpaws08/jaellyn/jaellyn95.html
jane_elliot
Aug. 24th, 2012 10:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Dead links
Updated, thanks!
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