Author: Jilly James
Fandom/Genre: NCIS, Criminal Minds, Sentinel Fusion
Relationship(s): Tony DiNozzo/Derek Morgan
Content Rating: R for warnings and sexual situations.
Warnings: Canon-level violence
Author Notes: I’m exploring some themes from other stories I’ve written with some new twists.
Word Count: ~47k
Beta: Ladyholder and Naelany. Thank you both so much! (Note: I added to the story after beta.)
Alpha: Thanks to Keira for helping me get this sorted out in the early stages.
Art: Courtesy of Banbury. Thank you for collaborating with me on this 🙂
Spoilers: Up through early season 8 of NCIS, Season 6 of Criminal Minds
Challenge: This is my entry for the 2016 NCIS Big Bang.
Summary: After rescuing Ziva from Somalia, Tony comes online as a powerful guide. The Center says he has a perfect match, the ideal sentinel, waiting for him. But his sentinel isn’t interested. As Tony finds his way into a new future, he finds that something imperfect can be what he actually needs.
BAU – Behavioral Analysis Unit
CIRG – Critical Incident Response Group
CID – Criminal Investigative Division
FO – Field Office
RU – Resident Unit
Note: Scott Thompson is an OC I’ve used in other stories. I recast him to now be played by Jason Statham.
Additional Imperfect Art by Banbury