POV. Early missing scenes for The Switchman.
Notes: Thank you to stargatesg1971 for the cover art.
Bang! Holy Grail Time!
By Jayne Perry and Leesa
Blair sat on the low wall over looking the marina, his half finished
sandwich next to him.
He pulled his coat more tightly around himself as the icy wind blew
Once again he was wondering what he was doing in Cascade. He
could have gone to UCLA, or even an University in Texas. Somewhere
where he could be guaranteed some sun and some heat to keep him
warm. But Eli Stoddard had recommended Rainier, and so he had
Sighing, he looked at his watch and realized that if he didn't make a
move soon he would be late back for his first appointment.
Opening his door he spotted the receptionist note on his desk informing
him that Lisa had cancelled her student appointment. Still
feeling down, he sat at his desk, wondering which pile of paperwork
should receive his attention first when the phone rang.
"Hi Blair, is your fax machine on? There is something you have got to
"It's on now."
"Wonderful. See you tonight."
With the end of the phone call the fax machine started to hum and some
medical charts slowly appeared. Reading them, Blair could
the excitement in him rising. As each page came out, he read it like
the first rain drop on a dry creek.
Holding them, he ran as fast as he could until he reached his car, and
then drove quickly, breaking as many speeding limits as he
and hoping desperately that he wouldn't get stopped.
It wasn't until he reached the hospital that he thought to
look at the name.
Then he looked at 'Occupation'.
"Great! A cop!" Sighing, Blair made a note to himself to be polite to
the nice policeman. After all, Detective Ellison might not
any questions about his senses otherwise. He knew he had to
out his approach and knew the "Did you know you could be a Sentinel?
But I need to run some tests first" scenario probably wouldn't work
without Burton's book to back him up. Kidnapping briefly
his thoughts, and then told himself to get serious.
Still trying to work out his game plan he got out of his car and
Well, that was great, just great! How could he have mixed the
doctor’s name up? Why on earth had he read McKay
McCoy? Because he was rushing and didn’t look at it
properly. It didn’t help that he’d had a
whilst at a school in Canada for a while, called McKay.
He’d blown it. He knew he had. There was
Ellison was going to come and see him now. No way.
No. He wasn’t going to give up that
He’d give the cop a day or two, and if he didn’t
see him, he’d just have to figure out another way to meet
him. He just couldn’t give up now. It was
important. This was the chance to prove Burton’s
theories. To prove his own theories as well. If the
wouldn’t come to him, then he would have to find another way
go to him, and somehow make him listen.
He headed back to the U. He needed to grade some papers, and
listen to that tape for his lecture on the ‘Influences of
Music on Modern Music’. Yeah, and he could put some
into meeting the sentinel again whilst he was at it…..
And the rest, they say, is history.