The Sentinel: general series Prompt:
Where Friendship Takes You Author:
Until last year, this was the only story Tazy posted online, although she had written a few stories for zines. The post-series story starts a few weeks after Blair has become a detective. Coming back from a relaxing day of hiking, Jim and Blair are drawn into a massive manhunt, which has them scrambling all over the hills of a state park.
They get some help from an unexpected source – a feral dog and cat. Besides needing to check for rabies (the dog bit the bad guy), Blair thinks they should help the hero dog and her cat pal, who was seriously injured during the chase. He’s also formed an immediate attachment, as we learn at the vet’s via Jim’s super-ears as he waits outside the exam room: ( Let's listen in with Jim... )
We learn a lot more through Jim, as he contemplates whether he’s willing to rearrange his orderly life in a big way for his friend. He examines his own motives and feelings as he does so. This is a leisurely story, spinning out their everchanging relationship in well-turned-out phrasing. Enjoy Link
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