Title: Lasting Imprint
Fandom: The Sentinel
Warnings: Slavery, past rape (not terribly explicit)
Genre: Hurt/Comfort, Slave!fic, First time, Angst, Alternate Universe
Word Count: 22,227
No one is more surprised than sentinel Jim Ellison when primary imprinting occurs between him and a profoundly damaged guide called Blair Sandburg. Now they have just three days to achieve a final bond through a series of secondary imprintings. If they fail? The guide will be sentenced to a living hell.
Why You Should Read This:
This is a world where Guides are enslaved, taken from their parents in infancy, trained to be utterly subservient to their Sentinels. Jim finds himself having to deal with the damage done to a rogue, a Guide that was not captured until he was an adult, who was then subjected to brutal brainwashing.
This is, given the premise, a strangely gentle story. I thought it was great.