NaNoWriMo 2012 - "Mate To His Soul" Master Post
Title: Mate To His Soul
Author: CJ aka WritinginCT
Fandom: The Sentinel
Pairing: Jim/Rafe, Jim/Carolyn (briefly), Blair/F
Warnings: Adult situations (specifically abortion)
Categories: Drama, angst, hurt/comfort, romance, family, friendship
Disclaimer: I don't own the recognizable characters I'm just inspired by them.
Summary: Jim survived something that would have killed most Sentinels, an intentional hurt from the person whom he should have been able to trust the most. Though he survived, Jim was forced to accept the loss of his Sentinel senses. When his senses start to return in the middle of an investigation it will take a quirky Shaman from the university to help Jim regain control over his senses as well as putting him on the spiritual path that will allow him to trust again and accept the Guide that should have been his all along.
Notes on the 'verse: This is a Cascade PD-set AU where Sentinels and Guides are known and respected equally. There is a non-evil government agency involved with Sentinels/Guides (both that that seem sort of rare in my consumption of TS fic, but I digress). I'm also expanding a bit on the concept of Guides, Shamans, and Sentinels. In this 'verse you'll find that Sentinels are pretty uncommon but not rare and are of varying levels of abilities, the highest level being Apex Sentinels, a.k.a. tribe-builders. Guides are fairly common and of varying levels of ability. Shamans are rare and deal extensively with the spiritual side of Sentinel/Guide life. Also a running theme in this 'verse is the idea of Sentinel/Guide "traditions", basically some formal, almost archaic actions and interactions among Sentinels/Guides and others.
Notes on Rafe: I'm running with the fanfic-prevalent use of "Brian" as Rafe's first name- I tried writing this without using a first name for him at all but it just wasn't working, so "Brian" it is.
Notes on the plot: Sometimes a plot requires a bad-guy, Carolyn unfortunately got to play that role in this story. I don't hate the character and using her wasn't meant as character bashing by any means; her presence in Jim's life in canon just made her the logical choice to use here. I would also like to say to those that don't know me well that I am vehemently pro-choice, however I do think that men sometimes get a really raw deal in situations regarding pregnancies and Jim's opening storyline here is based on something that happened to a male friend of mine before his extremely acrimonious divorce.