"The Day Before You Came" (Sentinel)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 10th April 2001 (4)

The title of this story caught my eye, as I wondered if it were a songfic for one of my favourite songs, the poignant "The Day Before You Came" by Abba (you there in the back, keep your snide anti-Abba remarks to yourself!). So I thought I'd check it out, and yes, my guess was right. Now maybe I enjoyed this story better because I was thinking of the song, but it was a good idea; a then-and-now story, starting off with a point three years after Jim and Blair met, and flashing back to what Jim's day was like, the day before he met Blair. If you like poignant and smarm, and don't mind the fanon cliche that Jim was a cold lonely guy who had no friends before Blair came along, you'll probably like it.