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(Updated 05-17-03)

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~Universes~

The Watcher Series (W) - In these stories, Simon Banks is given the designation "Watcher". The details of how this came about can be found in the initial Watcher story, An Essential Friend.

Becoming A Watcher Subseries (W*) - These four stories make up the arc where Simon not only recognizes his position in the Sentinel/Guide world, but accepts it.

The Family Series (F) - These stories involve one or more members of Jim Ellison's "other" family, a watchdog organization of which he is the Elder, second-in-command and "heir to the throne". For details of the Family, read the initial Family story, Shades of Black.

The Supernatural Anthology (S) - These stories are just what they say they are-- supernatural. Whether it is Jim talking to ghosts or Blair taking command of nature, these stories are meant to be taken with an open mind. The first supernatural story is The Haunting.

The Gates of Hell Subseries (GoH) - These stories will be dark, intense, and have a heavy accent on religion in the sense of the supernatural, which is why this is a subseries of the Supernatural stories. All of these will be rated TV-MA as they are liable to have a little bit of everything (sex, violence, language, gore, etc.). Bayou begins this set.

The Music Compilation (M) - These stories are based on songs. Mostly smarmy in nature, plot lines can be very thin in these usually brief tales.

The Alternate Reality Series (AR) - These stories take place in an alternate universe where Jim Ellison is not a big strong cop, but a man who has come to expect the worst of the world. Abused and abandoned by both family and country, Jim finds shelter and perhaps eventually, salvation in a famed attorney named Blair Sandburg. Aggressive, talented, and cocky, Blair lives in a penthouse, and takes on big business with the tenacity of a hawk, yet the finesse of a swan. But his biggest challenge is understanding, and helping, the man living under his roof; how does one teach the concept of freedom to one who has never experienced it? The first Alternate Reality story is A New Day Dawns.

The Traces Collection (TR) - Okay. I wrote Miracles Of Life, and people liked it, and wanted more. So begins the Traces Collection, an AU series of memories featuring the characters from Miracles Of Life. I won't explain further in order not to spoil the story.

The Sentinel Texts

TEXT DATE POSTED UNIVERSE SUMMARY
Obstacle Course 10-12-97 none Simon is kidnapped and Jim has to find him before the government does.
Obsessed 10-15-97 none Blair is the object of an obsession and Jim is the obstacle in its path.
That Darn Cat 10-31-97 none Jim receives encouragement from an old friend.
The Haunting 11-7-97 S 42 people were cruelly murdered. Now they want Jim to find their killer.
Of Hostages and Heroes 11-15-97 none a reply to a write a story in three days challenge.
Room For Everything 11-23-97 none When Naomi falls ill, Blair and Jim care for her.
Photo Finish 12-20-97 Santa's Helper #1 Jim helps Daryl with Simon's gift.
Candle In The Dark 12-30-97 W* When torture rips away Jim's control of his senses, can he overcome the madness?
An Essential Friend 1-23-98 W* Can Jim and Blair stop an assassination attempt?
Outside Looking In 1-28-98 none Through the eyes of Major Crimes' new detective.
Faith 2-15-98 W* Jim thinks he's a murderer.
According To Our Powers 2-24-98 W* Simon thought he had made his decision to be the Watcher. But when he fails Jim, he has doubts.
Shades Of Black 3-22-98 W,F Blair learns about Jim's "other" life.
Dinner With Dad 4-11-98 W Jim invites his dad to the loft for dinner.
Ride-Along 4-16-98 W Daryl Banks joins the team for an unforgettable day on the job.
Faraway Places 4-27-98 M Unplanned fluff. Sandburg goes through his mail.
Alone 5-12-98 W,F An old enemy seeks to make Jim as alone as he is. But he doesn't know about Jim's other "Family".
You've Got A Friend 6-11-98 M Thoughts that popped into my head as I listened to an old song.
Errand of Mercy 6-20-98 W,F,S Jim and Blair meet Jamie Lin.
Family Reunion 7-29-98 F A Family reunion plus a christening. Sequel to Errand Of Mercy.
Bayou 8-15-98 W,GoH Jim, Blair, and Simon head to New Orleans to stop a cult.
You Decorated My Life 8-20-98 M Ever wonder about the link between Sentinel and Guide?
Adam's Date 8-28-98 W,F Who is the woman in Adam'a life and will the Elder approve?
Cave-In 9-8-98 none Jim and Blair take inner city kids on a field trip and things go wrong.
He Arrives Just In Time 9-19-98 M Sequel to You Decorated My Life.
Deep Cover 9-28-98 none Jim and Blair go undercover in a new city and state.
Moral Dilemma 10-16-98 F Blair discovers illegal research at the university. Should he tell the Elder?
Reckoning 11-11-98 W,GoH Hell comes to Cascade.
Family Visit 11-24-98 F It's Thanksgiving and the loft is Holiday Central.
Waiting 12-2-98 none Blair suffers a loss and Jim knows patience is the only way to help him.
Mary Sue Meets The North Pole Gang 12-24-98 Santa's Helper #2 A Christmas PWP.
Family Discord 12-30-98 W,F #7 A misunderstanding and an accident lead to revelations about positions in the Family.
The Persistance Of Memory 01-08-99 none Another lost memory comes back to haunt Jim.
A New Day Dawns 01-15-99 AR A new world where Blair is an attorney and Jim is a convict.
Stand By Me 01-29-99 M A stakeout set to music.
Lilith 02-08-99 W, GoH #3 The Warrior and his companions not only battle major demon Lilith, but also a nosy reporter.
Motivating Factors 02-19-99 none What's a Sentinel and Guide supposed to do when each thinks the other is dead?
Where We Belong 02-26-99 F #9 Mandy finds out about the Family, and makes a decision.
Human Needs 03-10-99 AR Jim discovers a new talent, Simon makes an appearance, Naomi comes to visit, and both guys express uncertainties.
Choice 03-20-99 M Pre Blair Jim angst.
Miracles Of Life 03-26-99 TR Post- Sentinel Too angst for both guys.
I Know 04-09-99 none Blair's thoughts when Jim is shot.
Acquainted With The Night 04-21-99 none An enemy from Jim's past appears in Cascade.
Traces I 04-28-99 TR Sequel to Miracles Of Life.
Of Blood...Of Heart 05-07-99 AR While working a case with Simon, Jim runs into his brother.
Traces: Mother's Day 05-09-99 TR Snippets of the holiday, as experienced by the family in Miracles Of Life.
A Typical Sentinel/Guide Day (Not!) 05-21-99 none Another weird day in Cascade.
We Stand 05-27-99 none Epilogue to TSbyBS.
Traces: Father's Day 06-19-99 TR A special Father's Day.
He Knows 06-24-99 none Jim's thoughts as he sits by Blair's hospital bed.
Phantasmagoric Interlude 06-29-99 none A flu-sick Jim has a nightmare.
Triptych 07-15-99 none One story; three views.
A Time To Heal 07-23-99 AR #4 Jim and Blair recover from Stephen's attack.
Pains Of Power 07-31-99 W,F #10 Blair becomes the Family's cultural liaison and Jim has to do Elder duty.
The Sentinel By Naomi Sandburg 08-05-99 none Naomi's versionn of her son's life with Jim Ellison.
Shamanic Ecstasy 09-01-99 none In the aftermath of TSbyBS, Blair goes in search of his true self.
By A Thread 09-14-99 none A simple case story set in the first season.
Aperitif 09-24-99 none Jim and his dad share pre-dinner libation and conversation about the events in TSbyBS.
Bridge Over Troubled Water 10-12-99 M Three post-TSbyBS vignettes.
Inferno 10-31-99 TS/F13/ML/et.al, W, GoH #4 A tour of Hell, among other things.
Hide And Seek 12-15-99 AR #5 The bad guys are hiding Simon.
Pajama Party 12-22-99 Santa's Helper #3 Jim's in the hospital at Christmas. Way too sweet.
Who Wants To Live Forever? 01-06-00 TS/HL #2 Sequel to Princes of the Universe.
FPP517: Seems Like Old Times 01-27-00 Virtual Season Episode Jim's Army buddies come to town, and Cascade turns into an E-ticket ride.
Requiem 02-11-00 AR #6 Jim learns some disturbing news.
Remembrance 02-27-00 AR #7 What happened to Grace Ellison?
Walking The Cat 03-21-00 none Blair searches for an ill Jim.
They Know 06-09-00 none Simon's thoughts as he waits for news about his best team.
A Sense Of Peace 06-19-00 AR #8 After the angst of recent weeks, the boys take a vacation.
Rain 10-20-00 none Sometimes the heroes don't walk away unscathed.
Mr. Sandburg's Wild Ride 10-31-00 S Blair's first Halloween with Jim.
The Hunter 10-31-00 S A Hunter from another planet targets Jim and Blair.
Hanging On 12-30-00 none Jim and Blair and the art of hanging on.
Flux 01-31-01 W, F #11 The Elder and Blair prepare to leave Cascade.
Family Conflict by Dolimir 01-31-01 F A future tale of Guide and Adept conflict. Or more simply put: Blair versus a teenage Jamie Lin.This is a gift story from a friend.
Tea & Sympathy 02-14-01 none Jim has "one of those days."
Home 04-23-01 none Blair packs up to give his Sentinel a "normal" life.
Sirocco 05-18-01 none When Carolyn runs afoul of bioterrorists, she heads for the one safe place she knows--the arms of her ex-husband. Previously published. Visit The Library.
Seal 08-15-01 none It's about choice. Who dies in twenty-four hours...and who mourns? Previously published. Visit The Library.
Runaway Jim 09-30-01 none Utter silliness just for silliness' sake.
The House 11-01-01 none A simple chase of a fleeing felon goes horribly wrong. Previously published. Visit The Library.
Avatar 11-01-01 none Blair flies into rages. Jim thinks he's in a padded room. Things just haven't been the same around the loft since Blair died. Previously published. Visit The Library.
Full Moon Over Cascade 11-01-01 none Dr. Blair Sandburg finds himself changed after moving to the Washington Territories. Previously published. Visit The Library.
Evolution 02-19-02 none What if no one believed Blair's lie at the press conference? Another post-TSbyBS tale.
Hijacked! 10-30-02 none A simple prisoner delivery goes wrong. Previously published. Visit The Library.
Bokor 10-30-02 none Who's killing in Cascade's Little Haiti? Previously published. Visit The Library.
Between Dark and Dark 05-17-03 none The hallways were decorated in red and dying.

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