20 July 2009 @ 12:46 am
Torchwood Fic: Fallout, Part Eleven (CoE spoilers!!!)  

Title: Fallout, Part Eleven
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; Part Seven is here; Part Eight is here; Part Nine is here; Part Ten is here


 

            “I went to see Rhiannon and the family.”

 

            “How did they take it?”

 

            “Surprisingly well, all things considered. Gwen did a lot of preparation, so they knew what to expect, more or less. She’s agreed to help me with the memories.” Ifan sat down next to Jack. “Did… he… Ianto… spend time here?”

 

            “He liked to watch the ocean. Said it soothed him.”

 

            “That was a memory, then. Have you heard from Alice?”

 

            “She called this morning. Steven is doing very well. Australia suits them.” Jack smiled. “She invited me to visit next year. Give him some time to get his bearings, she said. But he asks about me.”

 

            “That’s brilliant. And you’re off to London?”

 

            “Yes. The Queen has asked me to take over and clean up the stables. Some of the boffins are less than happy, but they’ll live with it.”

 

            “Or they’ll spend their lives at her Majesty’s pleasure?”

 

            “She can be shockingly direct when it suits her.”

 

            “So are you taking over existing staff or are you hiring?”

 

            “Kathy’s moving over as soon as Mickey gets here to replace her. UNIT has agreed to put Martha on long-term loan to restructure the research labs.”

 

            “And John?”

 

            “He’s staying with Torchwood Three. Well, when he comes back from vacation.”

 

            “Where is he going?”

 

            “Hell if I know. The Doctor has invited him to travel for a while. Two weeks vacation from Torchwood Three, as much time as he wants to see the Universe.” Jack looked at Ifan out of the corner of his eye. “I need a personal assistant.”

 

            “I can do that. I also can be a butler and a guard dog.” He laughed. “Is that a memory too?”

 

            “A bit of one.” Jack sipped his coffee. “Won’t you want to stay in Cardiff?”

 

            “I don’t think so. Cardiff is overwhelming. Everything feels like… I should remember. I need a place where the memories are not so fresh.”

 

            “Ianto used to have nightmares about London.”

 

            Ifan leaned his head against the back rest of the bench. “All the memories that are surfacing… everything that means something… is about Cardiff. You. London seems a lot more distant. Second hand.”

 

            “They were probably interested in your memories only as they related to me. Sorry.”

 

            “It’s ok. Jack… some of the memories… I’m not Ianto. I’ll never be him, not really. But… if we take it slow… dinner, a movie?”

 

            “Are you asking me out on a date?”

 

            “Interested?”

 

            “Oh, yeah.”



 
 
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rhianona: Women[personal profile] rhianona on July 20th, 2009 05:03 am (UTC)
I do like how you're separating Ianto from Ifan. I'm glad that Alice is not shutting Jack out completely and that he will have some contact with them. Jack in London is rather scary. I'm sure it will be a lot of fun for him and possibly Ifan but not the boffins.
[identity profile] merucha.livejournal.com on July 20th, 2009 05:06 am (UTC)
They had to stay separate. At some point, the memories will integrate, I guess. But the person won't be "Ianto" or "Ifan". Shit. I'm getting bunnies here...
rhianona: eric[personal profile] rhianona on July 20th, 2009 05:09 am (UTC)
*pets [personal profile] merucha* There, there. The plot bunnies can't hurt you...

Though, at least you really only write in one fandom. I'm not that lucky, unfortunately. Which might explain why it takes me so long to write things.
[identity profile] aeron-lanart.livejournal.com on July 20th, 2009 08:49 am (UTC)
She could take the 'easy' way out and start writing 2 fandoms together... *g*

My head wants to explode atm - I'm writing 3 crossovers at once involving 4 'fandoms' (Torchwood, Highlander, Abney Park and Dresden Files). Eek! I don't think I've tried to keep so many different things straight in my head at once before.
rhianona: Helo[personal profile] rhianona on July 20th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
*snicker* I stopped counting. I mean I had to, or my head would explode. The WIPs I'm currently writing float in the following fandoms: SGA, HL, TW, TW/HL(/SG-1), BSG/SGA/SG-1, TW/SGA, TW/SG-1, HP, TW/HP, HP/The Prisoner and I absolutely refuse - refuse I tell you! - to get another plot bunny for the Nine, Methos traveling in the TARDIS thing. refuse.
[identity profile] aeron-lanart.livejournal.com on July 22nd, 2009 12:05 pm (UTC)
I absolutely refuse - refuse I tell you! - to get another plot bunny for the Nine, Methos traveling in the TARDIS thing. refuse.

Really? *g* Oh I need a Methos/Nine icon to bribe you with but you'll have to make do with Nine on his own for now.

I might just go and beg my friendly icon making friend for one.
rhianona: Doctor and fobwatch[personal profile] rhianona on July 22nd, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
*snicker* In all honesty, I don't have the time to write anymore than I am. I have the SGA Big Bang to deal with and the HP big bang. I also think I might have signed up for other things. And I really need to finish chapter 4 of Fanfare before I get lynched.
[identity profile] merucha.livejournal.com on July 20th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
I can't imagine it! Although keeping three separate versions of every character as I go -- they're slightly different in each 'verse -- is insane!
rhianona: John Sheppard & Gate[personal profile] rhianona on July 20th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
I do sympathize with that. It's going to be fun to see the ripples when my Fanfare Ianto makes it into TW. *rubs hands in glee* okay, I'm going to have way too much fun with it.
[identity profile] aeron-lanart.livejournal.com on July 22nd, 2009 02:18 pm (UTC)
keeping three separate versions of every character as I go -- they're slightly different in each 'verse -- is insane!

I feel your pain!

Methos in the Dresden Files fics is not quite the same as Jack and Ianto's Methos.
Watcher Ianto is also very different from the other Ianto's I've written (I think I'm up to 4 or 5 separate Iantos now).
I suppose the same is true of the others to a lesser extent but Jack is just Jack for some strange reason.
[identity profile] merucha.livejournal.com on July 22nd, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
That's because Jack is a perfect character -- and I mean that because the way he's structured he fits into almost any environment you put him in. It's a really odd sort of malleability -- an universal character.
[identity profile] luvinthe88and20.livejournal.com on July 20th, 2009 05:04 am (UTC)
John and The Doctor traveling together that would be something.

Yay for making amends with Alice and Steven.

And Yay for a date.
[identity profile] merucha.livejournal.com on July 20th, 2009 05:06 am (UTC)
Glad you liked it. And yes, John Hart as a Companion? Only in the freakin' x-rated version of Doctor Who!
[identity profile] luvinthe88and20.livejournal.com on July 20th, 2009 05:22 am (UTC)
Are you going to write his journeys.

B.c if the Doctor thought Jack was bad he hasn't met John.
[identity profile] merucha.livejournal.com on July 20th, 2009 05:27 am (UTC)
Oh,no,no,no. I'm ging back to HomecomingVerse John. I abandoned the guy after a great orgasm... he needs to get on with the real job!
[identity profile] xennie-b.livejournal.com on July 20th, 2009 05:19 am (UTC)
John as the Doctor's companion... oh the trouble those two could get themselves into :)
Alice has forgiven Jack and she has steven which is great and JACK and IFAN are off on a DATE!! YAY :)
[identity profile] merucha.livejournal.com on July 20th, 2009 05:25 am (UTC)
Liked Y/Y? :D
[identity profile] xennie-b.livejournal.com on July 20th, 2009 05:28 am (UTC)
Y and Y,
There will be more right?
[identity profile] merucha.livejournal.com on July 20th, 2009 01:26 pm (UTC)
*sigh* probably. Bunnies are insistent...
[identity profile] teachwriteslash.livejournal.com on July 20th, 2009 05:43 am (UTC)
John and the Doctor ... Oh dear lord above ... that is ... the world won't end from a paradox ... those two will shatter it into oblivion.

Ianto/Ifan ... that's going to be interesting how it develops.
[identity profile] merucha.livejournal.com on July 20th, 2009 01:26 pm (UTC)
Oi! I already have two universes going, thanktheeverymuch! (Except the bunnies are biting!)
[identity profile] aeron-lanart.livejournal.com on July 20th, 2009 08:52 am (UTC)
Oh yes. I *adored* this! I love the way you finish it with a turnaround of the scene from KKBB - highlighting both Ifan's 'memories' and his individuality. And Jack gets his family back! Yay!

I would dearly love to see more.

And now we know what *really* made Ten regenerate into Eleven - it was putting up with John!
[identity profile] merucha.livejournal.com on July 20th, 2009 01:25 pm (UTC)
And now we know what *really* made Ten regenerate into Eleven - it was putting up with John!
Ain't that the truth!

The turnaround occurred to me because I thought... Ianto's memories of that would be strong... and I don't think Ifan would be too proud to use it, sneaky (part) welshman that he is...
[identity profile] aeron-lanart.livejournal.com on July 22nd, 2009 12:06 pm (UTC)
I can haz an Ifan? *points*
[identity profile] merucha.livejournal.com on July 22nd, 2009 01:15 pm (UTC)
God, that is PERFECT!!! For the next fic, which is shaping up as we speak -- although I'm writing the ending of Bred in the Bone right now...
ext_116536: Torchwood - Ianto Jones (S3-Promo/Suit)[identity profile] beth-mccombs.livejournal.com on July 20th, 2009 11:53 am (UTC)
Oye! This is a trip. A very interesting trip indeed. :)
[identity profile] merucha.livejournal.com on July 20th, 2009 01:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
[identity profile] sarahjane6.livejournal.com on July 20th, 2009 07:02 pm (UTC)
I like the asking of a date by the opposite characters.
[identity profile] merucha.livejournal.com on July 20th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC)
It occurred to me that Jack would be too diffident -- he wants Ifan to know he wouldn't be a replacement for Ianto -- on the other hand Ifan, whose Ianto memories are surfacing, would use it because he knows Jack would recognize it...
[identity profile] sarahjane6.livejournal.com on July 20th, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
I like how Ianto's memories are slowly coming to the surface. How strange that must feel to not know if a memory is really yours or from a previous life.
[identity profile] torchwoodheaven.livejournal.com on July 21st, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
This is just really brilliant! And RTD laughs at fanfic writers. We could give him a million ideas for a new series. It's really sad that we care about his characters more than he does.

It brings up an interesting point - bring back Gareth as Ianto or just plain Gareth (as someone else...)
[identity profile] merucha.livejournal.com on July 21st, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
After finishing it I realized that it wasn't CoE fix-it fic, but "bring-Gareth-back-to-the-show"fic!
[identity profile] nowcarpediem.livejournal.com on July 22nd, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
Read everything for this so far, love it! Seriously!
[identity profile] merucha.livejournal.com on July 23rd, 2009 12:01 am (UTC)
Thank you! There's a sequel brewing but I have two other fics in the works before that.
[identity profile] missthingsplace.livejournal.com on July 23rd, 2009 09:12 pm (UTC)
I kept click on 'next entry' in the hope there would be more!!!

I love this.
[identity profile] merucha.livejournal.com on July 23rd, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
Another one coming up soon, but I've got some unfinished business...
[identity profile] missthingsplace.livejournal.com on July 23rd, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC)
I shall be on the lookout for it ... i'm so behind with my reading!

I blame coe and vamp!ianto ...
[identity profile] gingerlr.livejournal.com on July 25th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, he would be interested in that date.

The rest of us would be interested in that date also. *grins*
[identity profile] merucha.livejournal.com on July 25th, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
There WILL be a date -- in a while! :D
[identity profile] kateandromeda.livejournal.com on October 26th, 2009 03:50 am (UTC)
Interesting way to deal with CoE. It is kind of bitter sweet because it is not really Ianto, but a perfect happily after would take the drama from the very good death scene in CoE.
I too hated that Ianto died, but is was a very well written death. I could have accepted it if Torchwood had ended with it. Now I do not know what to do with the possibility of one series more.
[identity profile] merucha.livejournal.com on October 26th, 2009 01:20 pm (UTC)
I'll say that I did not like anything about CoE very much, but that's a long story and what the hell, I got it out of my suystem a long time ago...but I set out to "fix" it in a different way...