The Dragon (Sentinel story)

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Jim/Blair Fanfiction
Title: The Dragon
Author(s): Mairead Triste and Aristide
Date(s): 7 May 1999
Length: ~40,000 words
Genre: Slash, Horror
Fandom: The Sentinel
External Links: The Dragon on AO3
The Dragon on House of Slack

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The Dragon is a Jim/Blair story by Mairead Triste and Aristide.


Rating: NC-17, for bad words, some horrific stuff, and homoerotic content.

Summary: Things get dangerous. Smut ensues.

General Groveling: Enormous thanks go out to Bone and Uncle Minotaur. They went far beyond beta-reading, and into the realms of-- oh, let's call it midwifery, and perhaps psychic healing. This wouldn't have been at all possible without their handholding and benevolence and impeccability. And patience. And fearlessness in the face of Manic!Author. This story is dedicated with love to both of them.

Feedback: If you're so inclined, at [redacted].

Author's Notes: Apparently Mairead and Aristide have worked out their differences in my head and learned to get along-- this story was written by both of them. Also, the Sentinel universe seems to be the place I like to hang out and surprise myself in-- this is the first thing I've ever written that could be said to have an actual plot. Those of you staggering in shock are excused :-) I owe an enormous debt of thanks to Detectives Bob D. of the Haverhill Police Department, and Andy M. of the P.E.I. Police Department, for their assistance with research. [1]

Reactions and Reviews

The dragon by Mairead Triste and Aristide, or perhaps the incorporated entity Mairead Triste Aristide, has also been recommended all over the place, but it is a wonderfully gruesome Sentinel horror story and deserves its accolades.[2]
[Mab Browne]
I like a little horror with my slash, and this is a gorgeous example; scary as hell and hot as hell. Mairead and Aristide take the reader on a white knuckle ride in this story where dark forces target Jim and it's up to Blair to save him. There's a moment in this story that is indelibly fixed in my head. Maybe one of the moments here will end up indelibly fixed in yours.[3]
I haven't read this story in a long so it was great to come across it again. The horror elements are very effective but I think the thing I love about it the most is how Blair uncovers his own feelings under the worst circumstances and it's completely believable.[4]
[Mab Browne]
This is one of my most favourite fics in TS, in part because of the emotional underpinnings to the horror plot.[5]
Technically all the same author, but that's how it's credited. Jim is targeted by a succubus type monster and it's up to Blair to save him. Dark and scary and exceedingly hot. What more could you ask? [6]