st_aurafina: Shaw in Relevance, with golden lights (POI: Shaw fancy)
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Title: Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
Fandom: Person of Interest
Rating: Teen
Words: 52k
Characters/Pairings: Root/Sameen Shaw, Harold Finch/John Reese, Harold Finch/Grace Hendricks, John Reese/Mark Snow, Michael Cole, Robert Hersh, Joss Carter, Kara Stanton, The Machine, Bear
Warnings/Content: Sentinel/Guide AU, mind-bonding, show level violence, show level torture, emotional hurt/comfort, canon character death (Michael Cole). Some Mark/John dubcon in chapters 4 and 5. Follows some events from Ep 1.10 Number Crunch, Ep 1.23 Firewall and 2.16 Relevance.
Notes: Written for [community profile] wipbigbang 2017.

Thank you to my amazing betas: [personal profile] lilacsigil and [personal profile] musyc. You guys were awesome and got me from "I want to write POI Sentinel/Guide fic with soft face touching" to actually getting it posted.

Title is from the Elton John song. ("Subway's no way for a good man to go down.")

Summary: In 2001, Harold advised on a project called Cascade, not knowing he was a Guide himself. Years later, he and John, a Sentinel on the run from Cascade, must help Shaw, who has just lost her own Guide when the Project turned on her. Complicating matters is Root, searching for Harold's Machine and interfering with their rescue of Shaw.

Also at the Archive

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Epilogue

Date: 2017-08-16 04:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] out_there
*applauds* Well done foe getting such a big story finished and posted.

Date: 2017-08-16 07:24 pm (UTC)
wendelah1: (Applause)
From: [personal profile] wendelah1
Congratulations on finishing your fic.

Date: 2017-08-16 09:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] reeby10
Ahh, I'm so excited to read this! I'll probably have to wait until the bang is over and I have more free time, but yay!!

Date: 2017-08-21 05:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] reeby10
I'm so glad the deadline helped you finish! My favorite part of running the bang is hearing that :)

Date: 2017-08-26 01:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] grimorie
This was amazing, thank you for writing this! I love how you intertwined Harold and John's past to Shaw and Root's present, and then Root's reaction to Shaw's 'dying'. She really is so in trouble and I love John recognizing it and kind of teasing Root too.

Also, its been a while since I watched Sentinel but this brought back memories!

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