Fandom: The Sentinel
Summary: Blair finds out about a man trying to make moves on his lover.
Challenge #199: All’s Fair…
For: Sentinel Thursday
Word Count: 898
Jim was out on a call with Joel, so Blair was getting caught up on paperwork when Conner came walking up to his desk.
“Sandy, I need to talk to you alone.” She said with a tone of seriousness that bothered Blair.
“Let’s go in the break room.” Blair said and led her back there dreading what she might say.
Conner tried to be tactful, but instead she just blurted out, “Someone’s going to be making moves on Jim.”
“What are you fucking talking about?” A confused Blair asked. Everyone knew that Blair and Jim were a couple. Jim was his, god-damn-it.
Conner took a deep breath and quickly said, “Thomas Steadmire down in Records told Stephanie Miller that he was going to make a play for him. When she told him Jim was taken, he said that all’s fair…”
“I’ll show the fucker, what’s fair and what’s not. No one makes a move on my man, no one.” Blair stormed out of the break room and he sat at his desk and thought of how to bring it up to Thomas Steadmire.
Blair knocked on Simon’s door and said, “Sir, I’ll be down in records. It’ll just take me a few minutes.”
“You heard about Thomas Steadmire?” Simon asked.
“What the fuck? Did everyone know but me?” Blair wondered aloud.
Simon smiled as he chewed on his fat, mushy cigar and said, “Seems that way, Sandburg. You’d better take care of things before it gets out of hand.”
“I’ll be back before Jim gets back.” Blair took off like a man on a mission, and he was.
Thomas Steadmire looked very good that day and he was hoping that Jim Ellison would be coming down for records that day. He was going to ask him out until Jim would finally give up and say yes. So what if he was dating Blair Sandburg, anyone in their right mind could see that Thomas and Ellison made a much better couple. All’s fair and all of that…
Blair Sandburg picked that moment to come walking through the door, and he wasn’t a happy camper.
“Steadmire, I want to give you fair warning, stay away from Jim Ellison. He’s taken.” Blair was very quiet, but his eyes were deadly.
“Hey Sandburg, you don’t own the big lug, he’s free to make his own choices. You’re just afraid that he might choose me.” Thomas looked pretty pleased with himself.
“Stay away from him or you’ll be in for the fight of your life. He’s mine…” Blair turned on his heel and stormed out of the room.
Jim walked into the bullpen and Conner said, “Oh oh.”
“Oh oh, what?” Jim asked.
“Nothing, I was just saying, oh.” She tried lying.
“I distinctly heard you say two oh’s, so spill. What’s going on?”
Conner whispered, “Thomas Steadmire is going to ask you out and Sandy went down to tell him, that you belonged to him.”
Jim burst out laughing and said, “You’ve got to be kidding? Like I couldn’t tell him myself?”
Conner continued whispering so no one else would hear, “Sandy didn’t think it was that funny, he wanted him to know you were taken.”
“And I say again, I could have told him that.” Jim was getting irritated.
“I think he’s a tad bit insecure because Thomas Steadmire is a hotty.” Conner said with a smile on her face.
“Jesus Christ, we’re not in high school. I can’t believe he’s down there doing that.” Jim said.
Conner asked, “What would you do in his place? Would you just let the person think he had a chance?”
“Thomas Steadmire has never nor will he ever have a chance with me. He’s not a hotty, he’s weird. Blair should trust me more.” Jim said.
Blair came walking into the room at that moment and he saw Conner talking to Jim and Jim looked pissed off. Damn that Conner, she’s got a big mouth.
Blair sat down and started putting some information in his computer and Jim finally said, “Are you having fun, Sandburg?”
“You belong to me, and I couldn’t let him think that he had a chance in hell.” Blair explained.
Jim couldn’t help but smile as he said, “I’m not interested in him, Chief. Nor do I plan on being interested at any time. So stop worrying.”
Blair got closer to Jim’s desk and whispered, “He said all’s fair and all of that.”
Jim burst out laughing and he said, “You do know how much I love you, right?”
Blair looked surprised for a second and answered, “Of course I do, but I couldn’t have him telling people that he was going to make a play for you.”
“I’m yours Blair Sandburg and stop worrying about it now.” Jim assured him.
“He’s pretty nice looking, don’t you think?” Blair asked.
Jim smiled at his lover and said, “For a dweeb, I guess. I don’t date dweebs.”
Blair went back to whispering, “Man, I love you. It’s true… All’s fair in love and war. I get the big prize.”
“So you’ll let me take care of it from here on in?” Jim asked.
“Not a chance. You’re mine…” Blair laughed as he began to work on his files again. Steadmire wouldn’t know what hit him.
Jim just shook his head and thanked his lucky stars that he belonged to Blair.