19 July 2009 @ 12:15 pm
Torchwood FIc: Fallout, Part Seven (CoE Spoilers!!!!)  
Title: Fallout, Part Seven
Author: Emma
Characters: A whole bunch of folk.
Rating: Starts PG, but hey, it’s got Jack 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?
Author’s Note: This is Series 3 Fix-it Fic. I dreamed this. It embarrasses me, because, dammit, Series 3 didn’t happen!
Author's Note: Just to make me feel better, I'm going to try an experiment. Short scenes, little narrative, mostly dialog. Let's see what happens.

Part One is here; Part Two is here; Part Three is here; Part Four is here; Part Five is here; Part Six is here

            “Everyone is gone.”

 

            “I know.” Jack set down the papers he was reading. “You should get some rest too.”

 

            “I don’t sleep much.” Ifan stepped into the office. “Was this your office before?”

 

            “No. The Hub had to be rebuilt after the explosion and Gwen took the chance to make some modifications. This would have been the greenhouse.” He patted the TARDIS coral on the desk. “I am amazed this survived.”

 

            “The coral is spatially and temporally sensitive. It would have phased out… How did I know that?”

 

            “The Doctor said they were conditioning you to accept the Master’s consciousness. Maybe some of it involved giving you information about Time Lord culture and society. TARDIS are at the very center of it.”

 

            “I suppose…. Do you miss him?”

 

            Jack closed his eyes briefly. “More than you can ever imagine.”

 

            Ifan moved to sit on the edge of the desk, facing Jack. “I’m not him.”

 

            “I know. I don’t expect you to be.”

 

            “But…”

 

            “It’s hard.” Jack made a half-hearted gesture at the other man. “This… coming into the office, sitting on my desk like that… Ianto used to do that all the time. Late at night. We would sit in the office and talk.”

 

            Ifan raised an eyebrow. “Or not talk?”

 

            Jack smiled. “Or not talk.”

 

            “So I keep on reminding you of him. It happens with Gwen too. She thinks I don’t notice, but she’s not very good about hiding her emotions.”

 

            “No. Practically a semaphore, our Gwen.”

 

            “I have flashes of memory…” The admission seemed torn out of him. “Even before I met the two of you. I would dream… Ianto’s memories, I suppose.”  He stood up. “I better go.”

 

            Jack picked up the papers and pretended to read. “Yeah.”

 

            “Jack…” Ifan waited until Jack looked at him. “I’m not Ianto. I don’t know how I feel about you yet. At any level.”

 

            “I understand.”

 

            “But if I could fall in love with a man, I think it would be you.”

 
 
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[identity profile] aeron-lanart.livejournal.com on July 19th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
Awwww *hugs Ifan and Jack*

Very pleased the baby TARDIS survived, though I wouldn't expect anything less from you, and I like your explanation for it too.
[identity profile] merucha.livejournal.com on July 19th, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
I will say this is one of the first fics since Homecoming where I've had to do absolutely no work except to look up a couple of things -- like Professor Docherty. Other than that, it's been writing itself.
[identity profile] teachwriteslash.livejournal.com on July 19th, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
Oh I love this interaction between them ...
[identity profile] merucha.livejournal.com on July 19th, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
I had to give them a little private time....
rhianona: Chiana[personal profile] rhianona on July 19th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
how adorably sweet! Nice to 'hear' a conversation between the two of them.
[identity profile] merucha.livejournal.com on July 19th, 2009 04:55 pm (UTC)
I don't know about "adorably sweet" but I wanted them to start talking it out...
[identity profile] luvinthe88and20.livejournal.com on July 19th, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
I am glad these two had a talk about things.
[identity profile] merucha.livejournal.com on July 19th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC)
They had to start at some point... It's not in their nature to just leave it be.

Edited 2009-07-19 05:55 pm (UTC)
[identity profile] hab318princess.livejournal.com on July 19th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
gorgeous and heartbreaking - wonderful mix
[identity profile] merucha.livejournal.com on July 19th, 2009 05:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I think the most terrible thing about a cloning story is that you're always dealing with a separate individual that looks exactly like the person you love... terrifying.

Edited 2009-07-19 05:43 pm (UTC)
[identity profile] hab318princess.livejournal.com on July 19th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
don't worry, I like the idea (not sure how much that is worth) as there is quite a lot of scope for angst... and comfort etc
ext_116536: Torchwood - Ianto Jones (3x03)[identity profile] beth-mccombs.livejournal.com on July 19th, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
This is wonderful... and very addictive.
[identity profile] merucha.livejournal.com on July 19th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
Good!
ext_41651: Day four[identity profile] fide-et-spe.livejournal.com on July 19th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
Oh I'm so glad I found this. Also thanks for the frequent updates I just read them all, and it's great. Cloning, I like it. Great set up here and I look forward to the rest.
[identity profile] merucha.livejournal.com on July 19th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
It's writing itself really, really fast. At this rate it will be finished by tonight and I can get back to my own Universe again!
[identity profile] xennie-b.livejournal.com on July 20th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
Oh I love that, slightly awkward but very sweet :)
[identity profile] merucha.livejournal.com on July 20th, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)
Well, they would be with each other. They've just met!
[identity profile] cookiesofkarma.livejournal.com on July 20th, 2009 12:55 pm (UTC)
That was adorable, no matter what you say. I think this is going to be one of the most emotional stories, and definitely one of the best.
[identity profile] merucha.livejournal.com on July 20th, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It's difficult because they both have so much to say, but they're not quite comfortable saying it to each other yet...