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
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
This is very long. It's my way to express to myself my dissatisfaction with CoE.  Don't read it you don't want to. The next chapter of Andy's story coming up tomorrow!

            One of the reasons I left Star Trek fandom yea many years ago was that I was utterly bored with the arguments about “story” versus “characters.” You know, the people who would say the character has to do that action in order to advance the story versus that action is very out of character for that individual and therefore unbelievable. The two aligned along the “hard’ versus “soft” science-fiction axis, though not totally.

 

            There seems to be a similar division in the reactions to CoE, which would be totally understandable IF THE STORY WERE A GOOD ONE. But it isn’t. Not even by television standards, which is a low bar to set indeed. And the worst part about it is that the wounds are, as they say, self-inflicted.

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Merucha

Title: A Valediction, Forbidding Mourning

Author: Emma

Characters: Jack, Ianto, Torchwood Three

Rating: PG

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: Jack and Ianto attend a very special ceremony…

Author's Note: This was written so I could have a place to put all the sadness. In the HomecomingVerse, this comes after everything except The Christmas Conspiracy and Help me Remember.  Don’t worry; there will be other fics in the Universe


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Merucha
03 July 2009 @ 09:57 pm

Just finished listening to The Dead Line. Two comments: (1)Gareth David-Lloyd is a better actor than anybody gives him credit for and I would happily pay to hear him read the Cardiff telephone book; and (2) Phil Ford has a second life as a fanfic writer.

 
 
Merucha
01 July 2009 @ 02:49 pm
 LOVED IT!! Sweet story and the writer managed to make it work in 45 minutes. IMO would have played very well as an epi.

Nice bit of by-play between Jack and Ianto. Not Janto, just two people who know each other very well. Actually it sounded like fanfic: Jack acting up and Ianto being the weary voice of reason.

Gwen and Ianto double-teaming Jack  to get him to do what they wanted-- funny stuff. 

And Andy got to the the HERO!!! YEAH!!!

And yes, this is what I'm doing to relax. Now, off to clean the bathroom.
 
 
Merucha

Title
: Bred in the Bone: Interlude
Author: Emma

Characters: Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, Andy Davidson, Toshiko Sato, others

Rating: Starts PG, but hey, it’s got Jack and Ianto in it!

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: Andy Davidson must embrace his inheritance in order to protect Jack and Ianto’s daughter Gwen

Author's Note: This is an AU where Gwen and Owen were killed by Gray. So if you want to know why Martha is married to Rhys and Jack and Ianto have a CP and two adopted daughters, you may want to read Evolution first
Author’s Note: The title is shamelessly stolen from Robertson Davies’s magnificent novel. It’s also an old saying: what’s bred in the bone will out in the flesh
Author’s Note: So you probably think this is just another excuse for porn, eh? Don’t you know me better than that?
 
Part One is here; Part Two is here; Part Three is here; Part Four is here; Part Five is here; Part Six is here

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Merucha
16 May 2009 @ 03:55 pm

Title: Bred in the Bone (1/?)

Author: Emma

Characters: Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, Andy Davidson, Toshiko Sato, others

Rating: Starts PG, but hey, it’s got Jack and Ianto in it!

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: Andy Davidson must embrace his inheritance in order to protect Jack and Ianto’s daughter Gwen

Author’s Note: So, we know Ianto is special. Hey, I made him into a TARDIS/Time Lord hybrid! But there are other special Welshmen out there… This story takes place three years after Evolution.
Author's Note: This is an AU where Gwen and Owen were killed by Gray. So if you want to know why Martha is married to Rhys and Jack and Ianto have a CP and two adopted daughters, you may want to read Evolution first.

Author’s Note: The title is shamelessly stolen from Robertson Davies’s magnificent novel. It’s also an old saying: what’s bred in the bone will out in the flesh.


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Merucha
07 May 2009 @ 03:01 pm

Title: Then and Now (3/6)

Author: Emma

Characters: Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, others

Rating: Starts PG, but hey, it’s got Jack and Ianto in it!

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: Jack meets the greatest detective of all time – twice.

Author’s Note: After reading Invincible Summer, someone sent me an anonymous email asking me how Jack and Ianto ended up with Sherlock Holmes’s house in Sussex. Here’s the story.

Author’s Note: God knows how this is going to turn out. Dear God, Arthur Conan Doyle is spinning in his grave hard enough to be able to sell electricity back to the grid.


Part One is here ; Part two is here

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Merucha
05 May 2009 @ 05:39 pm

Title: Then and Now (1/6)

Author: Emma

Characters: Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, others

Rating: Starts PG, but hey, it’s got Jack and Ianto in it!

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: Jack meets the greatest detective of all time – twice.

Author’s Note: After reading Invincible Summer, someone sent me an anonymous email asking me how Jack and Ianto ended up with Sherlock Holmes’s house in Sussex. Here’s the story.

Author’s Note: God knows how this is going to turn out. Dear God, Arthur Conan Doyle is spinning in his grave hard enough to be able to sell electricity back to the grid. The description of Holmes’s house is taken from The Adventure of the Lion’s Mane.


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Merucha

Title: Conversations at a Wedding: An Epilogue to Evolution

Author: Emma

Characters: Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, Rhys Williams, Martha Jones, others

Rating: Starts PG, but hey, it’s got Jack and Ianto in it!

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: Rhys Williams has his own monsters to fight…

Author’s Note: This story takes place in a totally different AU from Homecoming. In this one, Gwen and Owen died at the end of TW2.

Author’s Note: A little experiment in dialog-only… And if anyone wants to see how I visualize Martha’s dress, here it is, sorta/kinda.

here


Prologue is here; Part one is here; Part two is here ; Part three is here ; Part four is here ; Part five is here ; Part six is here ; Part seven is here ; Part eight is here ; Part nine is here; Part ten is here ; Part eleven is here ; Part twelve is here; Part thirteen is here; Part fourteen is here ; Part fifteen is here; Interlude is here; Part sixteen is here; Part seventeen is here; Part eighteen is here; Part nineteen is here ; Part twenty is here

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Merucha
02 May 2009 @ 11:16 pm

Title: Evolution (20/20)

Author: Emma

Characters: Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, Rhys Williams, others

Rating: Starts PG, but hey, it’s got Jack and Ianto in it!

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: Rhys Williams has his own monsters to fight…

Author’s Note: This story takes place in a totally different AU from Homecoming. In this one, Gwen and Owen died at the end of TW2.

Author’s Note: There’s an epilogue to this but after that we will go back to the Homecomingverse for a totally crack story…

 Prologue is here; Part one is here; Part two is here ; Part three is here ; Part four is here ; Part five is here ; Part six is here ; Part seven is here ; Part eight is here ; Part nine is here; Part ten is here ; Part eleven is here ; Part twelve is here; Part thirteen is here; Part fourteen is here ; Part fifteen is here; Interlude is here; Part sixteen is here; Part seventeen is here; Part eighteen is here; Part nineteen is here

 

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Merucha
26 April 2009 @ 08:59 pm

Title: Evolution (19/20)

Author: Emma

Characters: Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, Rhys Williams, others

Rating: Starts PG, but hey, it’s got Jack and Ianto in it!

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: Rhys Williams has his own monsters to fight…

Author’s Note: This story takes place in a totally different AU from Homecoming. In this one, Gwen and Owen died at the end of TW2.


Prologue is here; Part one is here; Part two is here ; Part three is here ; Part four is here ; Part five is here ; Part six is here ; Part seven is here ; Part eight is here ; Part nine is here; Part ten is here ; Part eleven is here ; Part twelve is here; Part thirteen is here; Part fourteen is here ; Part fifteen is here; Interlude is here; Part sixteen is here; Part seventeen is here; Part eighteen is here

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Merucha
21 April 2009 @ 02:57 pm

Title: Evolution (18/20)

Author: Emma

Characters: Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, Rhys Williams, others

Rating: Starts PG, but hey, it’s got Jack and Ianto in it!

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: Rhys Williams has his own monsters to fight…

Author’s Note: This story takes place in a totally different AU from Homecoming. In this one, Gwen and Owen died at the end of TW2.


Prologue is here; Part one is here; Part two is here ; Part three is here ; Part four is here ; Part five is here ; Part six is here ; Part seven is here ; Part eight is here ; Part nine is here; Part ten is here ; Part eleven is here ; Part twelve is here; Part thirteen is here; Part fourteen is here ; Part fifteen is here; Interlude is here; Part sixteen is here; Part seventeen is here

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Merucha
16 April 2009 @ 01:45 pm

Title: Evolution (17/20)

Author: Emma

Characters: Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, Rhys Williams, others

Rating: Starts PG, but hey, it’s got Jack and Ianto in it!

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: Rhys Williams has his own monsters to fight…

Author’s Note: This story takes place in a totally different AU from Homecoming. In this one, Gwen and Owen died at the end of TW2.


Prologue is here; Part one is here; Part two is here ; Part three is here ; Part four is here ; Part five is here ; Part six is here ; Part seven is here ; Part eight is here ; Part nine is here; Part ten is here ; Part eleven is here ; Part twelve is here; Part thirteen is here; Part fourteen is here ; Part fifteen is here; Interlude is here; Part sixteen is here

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Merucha
09 April 2009 @ 04:06 pm

Title: Evolution (16/20)

Author: Emma

Characters: Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, Rhys Williams, others

Rating: Starts PG, but hey, it’s got Jack and Ianto in it!

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: Rhys Williams has his own monsters to fight, but why can’t he remember?

Author’s Note: This story takes place in a totally different AU from Homecoming. In this one, Gwen and Owen died at the end of TW2.

Author’s Note: Yr Wyddfa is the Welsh name for Snowdon, the tallest mountain in Wales, with a bit of a nasty reputation among climbers. Not that they stop, silly buggers.

Prologue is here; Part one is here; Part two is here ; Part three is here ; Part four is here ; Part five is here ; Part six is here ; Part seven is here ; Part eight is here ; Part nine is here; Part ten is here ; Part eleven is here ; Part twelve is here; Part thirteen is here; Part fourteen is here ; Part fifteen is here; Interlude is here
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Merucha
05 April 2009 @ 08:26 pm

Title: Evolution: Interlude

Author: Emma

Characters: Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, Rhys Williams, others

Rating: Starts PG, but hey, it’s got Jack and Ianto in it!

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: Rhys Williams has his own monsters to fight…

Author’s Note: This story takes place in a totally different AU from Homecoming. In this one, Gwen and Owen died at the end of TW2.

Author’s Note: A friend asked me to give her Jack and Ianto’s take on these events...

Prologue is here; Part one is here; Part two is here ; Part three is here ; Part four is here ; Part five is here ; Part six is here ; Part seven is here ; Part eight is here ; Part nine is here; Part ten is here ; Part eleven is here ; Part twelve is here; Part thirteen is here; Part fourteen is here ; Part fifteen is here

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Merucha
31 March 2009 @ 01:31 pm

Title: Evolution (15/20)

Author: Emma

Characters: Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, Rhys Williams, others

Rating: Starts PG, but hey, it’s got Jack and Ianto in it!

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: Rhys Williams has his own monsters to fight, but why can’t he remember?

Author’s Note: This story takes place in a totally different AU from Homecoming. In this one, Gwen and Owen died at the end of TW2.

Author’s Note: Now that my life has finally gotten back to what passes for normal. I should be able to post more regularly!


Prologue is here; Part one is here; Part two is here ; Part three is here ; Part four is here ; Part five is here ; Part six is here ; Part seven is here ; Part eight is here ; Part nine is here; Part ten is here ; Part eleven is here ; Part twelve is here; Part thirteen is here: Part fourteen is here

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