Off the Reservation by emwebb17
[cockles, explicit, prison!au, 107k words, rec’d by shiphitsthefan]
Jensen is a young corrections officer on his first job at LA County’s maximum security prison. Misha is an inmate with no sense of personal boundaries.betty's review
I haven’t finished the series yet, but I finished part 1 (Po Lazarus) and let me tell you, it fucking blew me away. The psychological dynamics alone are perfection, and it fucking terrifies me that not only is Misha portrayed as a totally realistic psychopath, but that I relate to him. You know a fic is good when it makes you question your goddamn identity.
Please note, however, that even though there is no tag indicating it, I feel that most of the sexual interactions are definitely dubcon, considering Jensen is constantly fearing for his life. It’s a complex relationship that the author set up, so I’m not faulting it for the dubcon elements at all— falling in love with serial killers is a thing, after all— I just wanted to point it out for TW purposes since the fic doesn’t flag it.
I will excitedly be finishing this series, even though I’m breaking my >100k rule, then I’ll be putting it on my fic rec page.
Off The Reservation is my favourite fanfic series, hands down.