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I'm terribly sorry for posting this a day late. Well, I forgot what day it was -- the holidays make me more absent-minded than usual or maybe that's the lack of sleep talking. But anyway, here's a rec for you guys! Happy holidays no matter how belated it may be! :)


Title: Taming of a Sniper
Fandom: Numb3rs, The Sentinel
Pairing: Ian Edgerton/Charlie Eppes
Categories: AU, Bonding, case file, crossover, drama, first-time, friendship, hurt/comfort, romance. angst
Length: Epic (42,732)
Warnings: Shapeshifting, Sentinel Senses, Telepathic Bond

Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: Squeakerblue thothkristen

Author's Summary: Ian Edgerton, one of the biggest and baddest Wolf Sentinels, has led a lonely life. Paired with one temporary Guide after another for almost a decade and a half. He convinced himself he was a broken, unBondable Sentinel long ago, useful only as a good luck charm and training ground for Guides before they Bonded.

Charlie Eppes, one of the longest unBonded Guides in the Program and a rare Red Panda, has accepted the fact that he's never going to find his Sentinel. He decided to instead pour all his energy into helping his brother catch murderers and criminals for the FBI

When bystanders start dropping like flies in the heart of LA, Edgerton is summoned to help the Eppes brothers find the Sniper who is turning LA into his own private range.

(Honestly, I suck at summaries. Ian's a Wolf, Charlie's a Red Panda, stubborness abounds and it all works out. Come on in and enjoy the read.)

Review: While I love Numb3rs, I haven't seen The Sentinel yet but I do love the idea of Sentinels and Guides. But I love the idea of waiting your entire life for The One and when you meet that person, it's BAM! Which is what happens in this fic, this is not a spoiler, folks. It's pretty much obvious that they'd end up together from the summary alone. Still, I love how they meet, how they get to know each other -- oblivious until the last.

Taming of the Sniper

Comments

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fractalmoon
Jan. 5th, 2013 04:45 pm (UTC)
I read this when it first showed up on AO3. I loved lemon- and chalk-scented Panda!Charlie. I encountered it shortly after reading another Numb3rs AU where Charlie's a rentboy whose clients include men who want him dressed in a panda suit, so it was a funny juxtaposition.

I just watched "Toxin", the second episode of Numb3rs with Ian Edgerton (Lou Diamond Phillips), and enjoyed the Charlie/Ian "moments". Here's another entertaining Charlie/Ian werewolf AU: Tameness of a Wolf. From the summary:

"With a newly formed pack that hasn’t quite found its way, Don needs all the help he can get to stop a serial killer before he strikes again. Charlie has always been a wolf in academic clothing, stranded between a world of math and logic and one of instinct. Ian is happy to be a lone wolf, his unusual capabilities making him perfect for his solitary job and unwelcome by most alphas.
When they come together to stop a rogue shifter hell-bent on destroying as many packs as possible, each will end up reevaluating their place with pack, wolf and each other.
"


khaye_rynne
Jan. 6th, 2013 04:34 am (UTC)
Tameness of a Wolf
I just finished read Tameness of a Wolf and I loved it! Thank you for sharing this with us! I'm definitely going to look for more Ian/Charlie fics! :) Do you mind if I rec it for next week?
fractalmoon
Jan. 6th, 2013 01:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Tameness of a Wolf
I'm glad you enjoyed it! I have no connection with the author, but I can't imagine she'd mind it being recc'd.

Broth3rs by Legion is another long Numb3rs/Sentinel fic where Charlie and Ian wind up together. Sadly, they don't shapeshift into cute furry animals, but I had the sense that the author may have been thinking of a sequel where they did. This was originally released as a zine. From Fanlore Wiki:

Summary from a distributor, Agent With Style: "Naomi Sandburg has never been happy with Jim and Blair's relationship, but her efforts to break them apart becomes dangerous when she involves the Eppes family in her scheming. Secrets are uncovered, discoveries made, and everyone's life is endangered before a final solution gives them all hope for a future that was never part of Naomi's plan."

Zero-Sum (also on AO3) starts with Amita, now engaged to Charlie, discovering him with Ian. She comes to terms with it over the course of the story. It's a good character study of Ian, and anything by ladygray99 is worth reading. She owns sniper_voodoo, an Ian/Charlie comm, with a mirror on DW.
rhiannon_wing
Jan. 7th, 2013 01:14 am (UTC)
Re: Tameness of a Wolf
Heyla! This is Squeakerblue herself! I"m certainly not about to complain about being recced, it's an honor in my eyes.
khaye_rynne
Jan. 7th, 2013 05:25 am (UTC)
Re: Tameness of a Wolf
Hi! I don't think an author has ever replied to one of my recs for their fic! :)

Your fic is worthy to be recced, it's fabulous! :) Would you mind if I asked when we can expect a sequel? :)

Thanks for leaving a comment! :)
rhiannon_wing
Jan. 9th, 2013 03:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Tameness of a Wolf
I hope by the end of the year. Ian is a stubborn bastard ya know! Chelsea can be too.
caarianna
Jan. 5th, 2013 06:17 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a fun story! Thanks for the rec. I hope you get a chance to see the original sentinel and guide, Jim Ellison and Blair Sandburg, to see where it all started. ::grins::
khaye_rynne
Jan. 7th, 2013 05:26 am (UTC)
I hope you already got a chance to read this! :) I'm putting The Sentinel on my must-watch list, I hope I'll be able to watch it soon! :P
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