Merucha
24 April 2013 @ 09:09 pm
itle: Legends (2/?)
Author: Merucha
Characters: Tim McGee, Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, Leroy Jethro Gibbs, plus the usual Torchwood and NCIS suspects
Rating: Some chapters definitely not safe for work.
Disclaimer: Oh, please. If I owned them, would I let some of those idiots write the scripts? And if I were making any money off them, would I be where they could find me?
Summary: After the events of Bloodbath, Tim McGee accepts a offer from a total stranger
Author's Note: A few weeks ago I was watching some NCIS episodes and came across Bloodbath. I hated both Abby and Gibbs in it. I hated the humiliation of making Tim kneel all day for something that was someone else's fault. I fumed for days (I am a bit obssessive about things from time to time). Then, a few days ago, this popped up. As usual, AU like nobody's business

 First part is here

Four Years Later

Senior Field Agent Anthony DiNozzo stared at the man standing on the narrow beam that swung freely from the hook of the tower crane, fourteen or fifteen stories above the ground. Tony couldn't see the man's face, but he got an impression of a lean, strong body and incredible self-assurance, like a tightrope walker. The man was wearing dark jeans and what looked like a leather jacket over a white t-shirt, but he was too high up for Tony to make out any facial features.


"He's going to end up a smear on that pile of bricks if he's not careful," he muttered

“I don't think so.” His partner, Ziva David, leaned against the car, shading her eyes as she looked upwards. “He knows what he's doing.”

As if to prove her point, the man launched himself into the air. As he fell he grabbed a cable that hung loosely from the crane's hook and swung in a wide arc to land on the half-finished floor of the building behind him. It seemed to Tony that he was moving before his feet even touched the ground. He heard Ziva's little whoosh as she expelled the breath she had been holding.

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Merucha
23 April 2013 @ 08:09 pm

Title: Legends (1/?)
Author: Merucha
Characters: Tim McGee, Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, Leroy Jethro Gibbs, plus the usual Torchwood and NCIS suspects
Rating
: Some chapters definitely not safe for work.
Disclaimer: Oh, please. If I owned them, would I let some of those idiots write the scripts? And if I were making any money off them, would I be where they could find me?
Summary: After the events of Bloodbath, Tim McGee accepts a offer from a total stranger
Author's Note: A few weeks ago I was watching some NCIS episodes and came across Bloodbath. I hated both Abby and Gibbs in it. I hated the humiliation of making Tim kneel all day for something that was someone else's fault. I fumed for days (I am a bit obssessive about things from time to time). Then, a few days ago, this popped up. As usual, AU like nobody's business.


Taft Bridge

Rock Creek Park
2:00am

“It's a long way down.”

Tim rested his head on the concrete base of the eagle lamppost. “I'm not planning to jump.”

“Well, thanks the Vortex for that. I'd hate to think that I came all the way from Cardiff to find you just in time to watch you splatter your brains on the Parkway.”

The words jerked Tim out of the suffocating fog that had wrapped itself around him from the moment he had spoken to Sarah. Her mockery had been, he supposed, the most fitting ending to a miserable day. He had stumbled out of his apartment and wandered the streets of DC for hours, not really knowing where he was and where he was going. It was just his luck that he had ended up in a place where NCIS often did business.

He turned, hand gripping the butt of his SIG Sauer. The man facing him, hands held loosely away from his body, took handsome to ridiculous lengths. Tall, with brown hair shot through with gold that gleamed in the lamplight, eyes that looked dark but he would bet were blue, and the smile of someone who had done it all and would happily go back for seconds. But it was the RAF topcoat that made him nearly swallow his tongue.

“You're Captain Jack Harkness,” he blurted. “Torchwood. It's real? You're for real?”

The smile widened into lasciviousness. “You want me to prove it?”

“Jack. Let's not scare off Mr. McGee.”

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Merucha
12 March 2013 @ 08:39 pm

Title: Shadows of the World (4/4)
Author: Merucha
Characters: Canonical Torchwood Three members… sort of.
Rating: Some chapters definitely not safe for work.
Disclaimer: Oh, please. If I owned them, would I let some of those idiots write the scripts? And if I were making any money off them, would I be where they could find me?
Summary: Torchwood battles a terrible curse to save a beautiful woman
Author's Note: This takes the place of A Day in the Death

Part one is
here; Part two is here; Part three is here

There was no doubt that Anne Cavanaugh was a de Gray; she had the height, the honey-blond hair, and the sharp Norman features. But where Leonora seemed carved out of the finest ivory, Anne was more like plastic. A flawed copy of the real thing.

“Anne, why are you doing this?” Leonora held herself like a princess. “Where is Alexander?"

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Merucha
15 January 2013 @ 11:43 pm
Title: The Angel of Death (Epilogue)
Author: Emma
Characters: Jack Harkness, others
Rating: Starts PG. That's all I know
Disclaimer: Oh, please. If I owned them, would I let some of those idiots write the scripts? And if I were making any money off them, would I be where they could find me?
Summary: Far in the future, Jack meets someone he never expected to see again


Chapter Twenty is here; Chapter Nineteen is here; Chapter Eighteen is here; Chapter Seventeen is here; Chapter sixteen is here; Chapter fifteen is here; Chapter fourteen is here; Chapter Thirteen is here; Other chapters here

The stream chortled its way between banks strewn with Welsh poppies. Peach and pear trees hung heavy with ripening fruit. The air carried the scent of rain and a whiff of the city beyond the hills. In the distance, snow-capped mountains stood sentinel over the countryside.

Jack had to admit the Toshiko's cloister was spectacular.

“She says it's a real place, a few miles from Cardiff.” Ianto said drowsily. “The place I remember doesn't look quite like this. Someday I'd like to visit.”

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Merucha
12 January 2013 @ 09:57 pm
Title: The Angel of Death (20/20 plus epilogue)
Author: Emma
Characters: Jack Harkness, others
Rating: Starts PG. That's all I know
Disclaimer: Oh, please. If I owned them, would I let some of those idiots write the scripts? And if I were making any money off them, would I be where they could find me?
Summary: Far in the future, Jack meets someone he never expected to see again
Author's Note: There's an epilogue. The Lonely God wants the last word!

Chapter Eighteen is
here; Chapter Seventeen is here; Chapter sixteen is here; Chapter fifteen is here; Chapter fourteen is here; Chapter Thirteen is here; Other chapters here

“It's beautiful.”

The Tosh avatar breathed the words so only Jack could hear. He had to agree with her. The plain, functional gyroscope had been converted into a crystalline spiderweb hanging from a framework of silver rods. Somewhere, Jack knew, there was a secondary gyroscope keeping the station in orbit with full gravity.

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Merucha
01 November 2012 @ 11:05 am
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Title: Night of the Bad Wolf
Author: Emma
Characters: Alonso Frame, others
Disclaimer: Oh, please. If I owned them, would I let some of those idiots write the scripts? And if I were making any money off them, would I be where they could find me?
Summary: Death comes for us all in the end. Or does it?
Author's Note: Happy slightly belayed Sanhaim!

 Lupus is a constellation that can be seen from the Southern sky of Terra. The name is Latin for wolf. Lupus was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations. One of its most interesting features is a large nebula commonly known as “the Dark Wolf” by Humans and “the Bad Wolf” by the Traveling Folk. Very odd tales are told about the Bad Wolf. The oddest one happens to be true.

 
 
 
 
Merucha
22 October 2012 @ 08:24 pm
Title: The Angel of Death (19/20)
Author: Emma
Characters: Jack Harkness, others
Rating: Starts PG. It didn't stay there
Disclaimer: Oh, please. If I owned them, would I let some of those idiots write the scripts? And if I were making any money off them, would I be where they could find me?
Summary: Far in the future, Jack meets someone he never expected to see again
Author's Note: I don’t know where this came from. I really don’t.

Chapter Eighteen is here; Chapter Seventeen is here; Chapter sixteen is here; Chapter fifteen is here; Chapter fourteen is here; Chapter Thirteen is here; Other chapters here

Jack sat with his back pressed against the cold metal of the observation deck bulkhead, watching supply freighters stream out of the 456 ships. He felt detached, as if part of him had become simply an observer. He knew that part was preparing to lose Ianto again, and he resented it, but he couldn't push the thought away.

“It will be worth it.”

“Will it?” He kept his eyes on the ships. “Will it really?”

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Merucha
23 August 2012 @ 08:35 pm
Title: Shadows of the World (3/4)
Author: Merucha
Characters: Canonical Torchwood Three members… sort of.
Rating: Some chapters definitely not safe for work.
Disclaimer: Oh, please. If I owned them, would I let some of those idiots write the scripts? And if I were making any money off them, would I be where they could find me?
Summary: Torchwood battles a terrible curse to save a beautiful woman
Author's Note: This takes the place of A Day in the Death

Part one is
here; Part two is here

“He didn't tell me.”

I turned back from the painting I had been examining. “You knew.”

Jack's request had sent me running from the conservatory, but not before I had seen the look on Ianto's face. He had looked worried, yes, but not surprised. Panicked, I had headed for the one place in the Gray house where I would feel safe. In the gallery, surrounded by my works, track lighting subtly enhancing the lushness of bloom and leaf, I could avoid thinking about the Talent I had buried the day I had buried my husband.

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Merucha
04 August 2012 @ 11:47 pm
Title: The Angel of Death (18/20)
Author: Emma
Characters: Jack Harkness, others
Rating: Starts PG. It didn't stay there
Disclaimer: Oh, please. If I owned them, would I let some of those idiots write the scripts? And if I were making any money off them, would I be where they could find me?
Summary: Far in the future, Jack meets someone he never expected to see again
Author's Note: I don’t know where this came from. I really don’t.

Chapter Seventeen is here; Chapter sixteen is here; Chapter fifteen is here; Chapter fourteen is here; Chapter Thirteen is here; Other chapters here

“Have I finally managed to shock you, my captain?”

Jack stared at the exquisite golden form in front of him. He hadn’t known what to expect; Ai-Shi had refused to discuss any aspect of her conversion. Now he realized that, in spite of everything he knew about cybernetic technology, part of him had been bracing for a Cyberman, a heavy, clumsy, metal Frankenstein with antennas and switches sticking out all over. Instead he was looking at a perfect female body made of interlocking silver and gold rings etched with delicate patterns that Jack suspected were actually circuitry. They gleamed as she moved, revealing and concealing at the same time. It was a body that made no pretense to being flesh and blood but raised the human shape into a work of art. He looked into the space where the human face would have been, and found Ai-Shi looking back at him, gold and silver but unmistakeably herself.

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Merucha
13 July 2012 @ 09:27 pm

Title: Shadows of the World (2/4)
Author: Merucha
Characters: Canonical Torchwood Three members… sort of.
Rating: Some chapters definitely not safe for work.
Disclaimer: Oh, please. If I owned them, would I let some of those idiots write the scripts? And if I were making any money off them, would I be where they could find me?
Summary: Torchwood battles a terrible curse to save a beautiful woman
Author's Note: This takes the place of A Day in the Death


Part one is here

 Jack set down his tea cup and smiled at Leonora. “Tell us.”

I shivered at the amount of power behind those two simple words. This was the first time I had seen Jack at work, and the difference between the lovely bloke who was going to marry my brother and the Swordbearer was absolutely staggering.

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Merucha
04 July 2012 @ 07:31 pm
Title: The Angel of Death (17/?)
Author: Emma
Characters: Jack Harkness, others
Rating: Starts PG. It didn't stay there
Disclaimer: Oh, please. If I owned them, would I let some of those idiots write the scripts? And if I were making any money off them, would I be where they could find me?
Summary: Far in the future, Jack meets someone he never expected to see again
Author's Note: I don’t know where this came from. I really don’t.

Chapter sixteen is here; Chapter fifteen is here; Chapter fourteen is here; Chapter Thirteen is here; Other chapters here

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Merucha
14 March 2012 @ 10:37 am
Title: Solitary Confinement (Chapter 4 of ?)
Author: Merucha
Characters: Criminal Minds/Torchwood
Rating: Some chapters definitely not safe for work. Disclaimer: Oh, please. If I owned them, would I let some of those idiots write the scripts? And if I were making any money off them, would I be where they could find me?
Summary: Aaron Hotchner's secrets and the real reason for the existence of the BAU team is revealed when a terrible serial killer strikes...
Author's Note: People are the only mirror we have to see ourselves in. The domain of all meaning. All virtue, all evil, are contained only in people. There is none in the universe at large. Solitary confinement is a punishment in every human culture. Lois McMaster Bujold. Mirror Dance.
Author's Note: Fire and Ice, by Robert Frost


Part one is here; part two is here; Part three is here


My mother's favorite poem is Fire and Ice by Robert Frost. I once asked her why, of all the words of all the authors she had studied, all the great poets, playwrights and novelists, she loved that little nine-line stanza with no set meter or rhyme the most. It teaches you what to look for, she had said, and refused to say anything else, although she smiled as if keeping a secret. At the time I'd thought it had been just another symptom of her illness.

Now I understood what she meant. I understood her the moment I'd looked into Jack Harkness's icy blue eyes and seen my own death.

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Merucha
22 February 2012 @ 12:16 am
Title: Solitary Confinement (Chapter 3 of ?)
Author: Merucha Characters: Criminal Minds/Torchwood
Rating: Some chapters definitely not safe for work. Disclaimer: Oh, please. If I owned them, would I let some of those idiots write the scripts? And if I were making any money off them, would I be where they could find me?
Summary: Aaron Hotchner's secrets and the real reason for the existence of the BAU team is revealed when a terrible serial killer strikes...
Author's Note: People are the only mirror we have to see ourselves in. The domain of all meaning. All virtue, all evil, are contained only in people. There is none in the universe at large. Solitary confinement is a punishment in every human culture. Lois McMaster Bujold. Mirror Dance.
Author's Note: If you're not a Dr. Who fan, you need to look up
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daleks_in_Manhattan

Part one is here; part two is here

“You have a key to the back door of the American Museum of Natural History.”

The disbelief in Reid's voice make Hotch want to laugh out loud. Instead he gave his subordinate one of his best raised-eyebrow looks. “Have I managed to impress you?”

Reid grinned at him. “Ultimate geek cool.”

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Merucha
22 January 2012 @ 12:09 am
Title: Solitary Confinement (2/?)
Author: Merucha
Crossover: Criminal Minds/Torchwood
Characters: Everyone's here, more or less
Rating: Some chapters definitely not safe for work.
Disclaimer: Oh, please. If I owned them, would I let some of those idiots write the scripts? And if I were making any money off them, would I be where they could find me?
Summary: Aaron Hotchner's secrets and the real reason for the existence of the BAU team is revealed when a terrible serial killer strikes...
Author's Note: People are the only mirror we have to see ourselves in. The domain of all meaning. All virtue, all evil, are contained only in people. There is none in the universe at large. Solitary confinement is a punishment in every human culture. Lois McMaster Bujold. Mirror Dance.
Author's Note: So, yes, it's John Hart. Remember, this is AU. It will all be explained, I promise. Also, the quoted madrigals are as follows: Weelkes (1597), Pilkington (1613), Campion (1613), Bateson(1604)


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Merucha
Title: Shadows of the World (1/4)
Author: Merucha
Characters: Canonical Torchwood Three members… sort of.
Rating: Some chapters definitely not safe for work.
Disclaimer: Oh, please. If I owned them, would I let some of those idiots write the scripts? And if I were making any money off them, would I be where they could find me?
Summary: Ianto’s sister calls in Torchwood to protect a beautiful woman from a terrible curse
Author's Note: This takes the place of A Day in the Death
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Merucha
03 January 2012 @ 09:03 pm
Title: Solitary Confinement
Author: Merucha
Crossover: Criminal Minds/Torchwood
Characters: Everyone's here, more or less
Rating: Some chapters definitely not safe for work.
Disclaimer: Oh, please. If I owned them, would I let some of those idiots write the scripts? And if I were making any money off them, would I be where they could find me?
Summary: Aaron Hotchner's secrets and the real reason for the existence of the BAU team is revealed when a terrible serial killer strikes...
Author's Note: People are the only mirror we have to see ourselves in. The domain of all meaning. All virtue, all evil, are contained only in people. There is none in the universe at large. Solitary confinement is a punishment in every human culture. Lois McMaster Bujold. Mirror Dance.
Author's Note: This is AU several times over! I have decided to simply let it stand without trying to shoehorn it into canon for either series; the only thing I do know is that this takes place sometime in CM series six, and that the events at the end of Torchwood's series two didn't happen quite as expected. Also, this is not the Doctor Who crossover I posted about earlier. That's giving me headaches you wouldn't believe, and this muse came knocking at my door bringing chocolate and Hotch/Reid, so who could turn her away? Not me.


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Merucha
27 December 2011 @ 08:49 pm
Title: Reunion
Pairing: Jack/Ianto
Rating:
It's all as innocent as a summer rain... if Jack and Ianto were playing outside
Summary: After seven years, Jack and Ianto meet again

Disclaimer
: Oh, please. If I owned them, would I let some of those idiots write the scripts? And if I were making any money off them, would I be where they could find me?
Author's Note: During my recent writer's brick wall (writer's block doesn't quite do it justice) I did manage to write something. This stand-alone was written for torchwood-fest.livejournal.com/. As usual, I forgot that livejournal and dreamwidth do not pick up the formatting in a .doc. My fault, I should have coded it properly, but, considering how many meds I was on, I doubt I could have been successful. Therefore, here it is. BTW, I do encourage you to go read the stories, especially the one written for me by tonjavmoore: torchwood-fest.livejournal.com/49611.html. She gave me a romantic!sappy!Jack that works perfectly, and an Owen that knows how to deliver a proper ass-kicking to a clueless man.


Part one is here; Part two is here; Part three is here

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Merucha
27 December 2011 @ 07:41 pm
Title: Reunion
Pairing: Jack/Ianto
Rating:
It's all as innocent as a summer rain... if Jack and Ianto were playing outside
Summary: After seven years, Jack and Ianto meet again

Disclaimer
: Oh, please. If I owned them, would I let some of those idiots write the scripts? And if I were making any money off them, would I be where they could find me?
Author's Note: During my recent writer's brick wall (writer's block doesn't quite do it justice) I did manage to write something. This stand-alone was written for torchwood-fest.livejournal.com/. As usual, I forgot that livejournal and dreamwidth do not pick up the formatting in a .doc. My fault, I should have coded it properly, but, considering how many meds I was on, I doubt I could have been successful. Therefore, here it is. BTW, I do encourage you to go read the stories, especially the one written for me by tonjavmoore: torchwood-fest.livejournal.com/49611.html. She gave me a romantic!sappy!Jack that works perfectly, and an Owen that knows how to deliver a proper ass-kicking to a clueless man.


Part one is here; Part two is here

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Merucha
27 December 2011 @ 07:24 pm
Title: Reunion
Pairing: Jack/Ianto
Rating:
It's all as innocent as a summer rain... if Jack and Ianto were playing outside
Summary: After seven years, Jack and Ianto meet again

Disclaimer
: Oh, please. If I owned them, would I let some of those idiots write the scripts? And if I were making any money off them, would I be where they could find me?
Author's Note: During my recent writer's brick wall (writer's block doesn't quite do it justice) I did manage to write something. This stand-alone was written for torchwood-fest.livejournal.com/. As usual, I forgot that livejournal and dreamwidth do not pick up the formatting in a .doc. My fault, I should have coded it properly, but, considering how many meds I was on, I doubt I could have been successful. Therefore, here it is. BTW, I do encourage you to go read the stories, especially the one written for me by tonjavmoore: torchwood-fest.livejournal.com/49611.html. She gave me a romantic!sappy!Jack that works perfectly, and an Owen that knows how to deliver a proper ass-kicking to a clueless man.


Part one is here

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Merucha
27 December 2011 @ 06:21 pm
Title: Reunion
Pairing: Jack/Ianto
Rating:
It's all as innocent as a summer rain... if Jack and Ianto were playing outside
Summary: After seven years, Jack and Ianto meet again

Disclaimer
: Oh, please. If I owned them, would I let some of those idiots write the scripts? And if I were making any money off them, would I be where they could find me?
Author's Note: During my recent writer's brick wall (writer's block doesn't quite do it justice) I did manage to write something. This stand-alone was written for torchwood-fest.livejournal.com/. As usual, I forgot that livejournal and dreamwidth do not pick up the formatting in a .doc. My fault, I should have coded it properly, but, considering how many meds I was on, I doubt I could have been successful. Therefore, here it is. BTW, I do encourage you to go read the stories, especially the one written for me by tonjavmoore: torchwood-fest.livejournal.com/49611.html. She gave me a romantic!sappy!Jack that works perfectly, and an Owen that knows how to deliver a proper ass-kicking to a clueless man.


CHAPTER ONE: GWEN

Detective Inspector Gwen Cooper of the Cardiff Major Crimes Unit stared at the lights of the spaceport that crouched like a poisonous spider at the edge of the bay. Even the Christmas lights festooning the buildings couldn't relieve their menacing air. Maybe the earthfirsters are right and we should stay home and mind our own business. She realized she had spoken out loud when she heard her partner snort.

“We're not the stay at home types, Gwen,” Andy handed her a steaming cup. “Humans always want to see what's on the other side of the mountain. Or the galaxy.”


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