Another Mode of Belonging

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Sentinel Fanfiction
Title: Another Mode of Belonging
Author(s): Grit Kitty
Date(s): 2002
Genre: slash
Fandom: The Sentinel
External Links: online here

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Another Mode of Belonging is a Jim/Blair story by Grit Kitty.

Reactions and Reviews

Oh, this made me so. Very. Happy. Just... when kidfic works -- *really* works -- when an author puts the time and effort in to making a family story work...

God, it just fills a *need*, you know?

And in this story, Jim never stops being Jim and Blair never stops being Blair, and the kid is wonderful. Trust me. You won't regret reading this.

I found the ending a bit abrupt, but since I thought it could be fixed with the addition of one or two sentences (as opposed to, say, a chapter), I don't count it as a problem.[1]
Best FF That May Send You Scurrying for Additional Birth Control Options (and, If You Are Male, Induce Some Thoughtful Back-Dating): Another Mode of Belonging, by grit kitty. The Sentinel, Jim/Blair. This story fills a need I didn't even realize this canon had. See, the essence of TS is that Jim pretty much co-opts Blair. Seriously. Blair ends up doing Jim's work, living in Jim's house, coping with Jim's senses. And then, in the last episode, Blair loses the last vestiges of his own life. After I read "Belonging," I realized that parity could only be achieved by having some part of Blair's life overtake Jim. And that's exactly what grit kitty has happening here. Best part of this story is definitely Jim's mixed emotions and reactions to the presence of Blair's kid in his life; I don't think this could get any more realistic. [2]


  1. "Sometimes a girl just needs a man with excellent taste". 
  2. "Slashy Nominations 30: Bringing Up Baby".