[identity profile] itoshii-chan.livejournal.com
Title: John Ellis
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fajrdrako
Genre: Slight Angst, Drama, Romance, Episode Related, Gap-filler
Rating: PG
Other/Implied Pairings: Owen/Diane
Summary: John Ellis explores Torchwood.
Status: COMPLETE
Length: One-shot
Word Count: 1,406
Warnings: spoilers for Torchwood 1x10 “Out of Time,” Homophobia
Comment or Excerpt from fic: Well now, this is a bit different from the usually written fics based on TW episode 1x10 (Out of Time). Rather than being a coda, it takes place somewhere in the middle of the episode, most likely before John goes to see his aged son and loses all hope of fitting into this strange future. It is fully from John’s POV and his helplessness is already evident.

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EXCERPT:

He wandered around the Hub, exploring. A severed hand: how disgusting. Many things he could not identify. Metal, stone, mysterious goo in glass dishes. A morgue, kept locked. Computers everywhere, but he couldn't see many books. How could they trust the computers? How could they give the machines such power over them? They didn't seem to notice, or care. There was too much glass - was it safe? How did they keep the place warm and lit? It must be a colossal use of power, of expenditure, of waste.

He was worrying too much, but he couldn't let go… He wandered on. He wanted to escape, but how can you escape a time? You can only escape a place. Everywhere he went, he was still caught in this inexplicable future.

He'd never thought it would be like this.


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[identity profile] hanuueshe.livejournal.com
Title: Things Rank and Gross Possess It Merely
Author: [livejournal.com profile] garnettrees 
Summary: "'Tis an unweeded garden
That grows to seed. Things rank and gross in nature
Possess it merely."
-Hamlet, Act I, Scene II
Other Characters/Pairings: Tish's POV; some implied Gwen/Rhys and Owen/Diane
Warnings: Character death, implied rape, torture, unwanted groping
Status: WIP
Length: 2/5 parts posted
Commentary: Yes, I have a thing for fics which take place in the Year That Never Was. And this is an amazing example of what can be done with all the implied darkness that happened during that nonexistant period of time. Using Tish as the narrator works especially well here; we feel her suffering, both as Martha's sister and the person who was hired to stand there and look pretty. She also has the dubious position as one of the people who cleans up the Master's shit, which normally includes body parts. It's haunting and creepy, and written in an almost surreal style, which has the overall effect of making it very easy for the reader to feel just as sleep-deprived and hopeless as poor Tish.
Excerpt:
And, of course, it's not like Jack's having a fun time either... )
[identity profile] broken-lullaby.livejournal.com
Title: To Affect (Verb), Effect (Noun)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] verasteine.
Genre: Angst.
Rating: T
Summary: "Ianto's been hurt. They've got him at St Helen's, I have to go there, with Jack out of town..."
Status: COMPLETE!
Warnings: small spoilers for Exit Wounds...
Comment or Excerpt from fic: in which Ianto is attacked because he was seen with Jack -- it's sad, but a well written fic. And I really liked Gwen a lot in this, too. 

Her mobile rang late at night as they were about to go to bed. She answered and held the device up to her ear, as Rhys paused in the doorway to their bedroom, attracted by the sound. When she heard the message Andy had for her on the other end, she turned to look at him in shock.

"I'll be there in a minute," she said immediately, and flipped the phone shut while still staring at it.

"What is it?" Rhys asked, coming over and looking at her in concern.

Gwen slowly dragged her eyes up to his face. "Ianto's been hurt. They've got him at St Helen's, I have to go there, with Jack out of town..." Jack was away for a few days, a UNIT conference and several meetings with the Queen's treasurers requiring that he leave his team alone. He wasn't due back for two days, and that was the reason why Gwen had got the phone call.

-- SEQUEL --

Title: Is Affecting (Present Continious)
Author: [info]verasteine.
Genre: Angst.
Summary: He was dealing with it, he was giving it a place. He just wasn't sure he liked the place it was taking up for itself.
Status: COMPLETE!
Warnings: Small spoilers for Exit Wounds.
Comment or Excerpt from fic: This is the sequel to it, and it's Ianto dealing with the aftermath of the attack. It's still sad - but I think it works.

It was awkward, keeping his bandaged hand out from under the spray. The bruises and cuts that hadn't required stitches stung, and made showers in general an unpleasant experience. However, he stubbornly resisted baths or washing up at the sink, refusing to let his routine be altered by something trivial.

Except it wasn't really trivial.

He suppressed the thought and continued his morning ritual, carefully scraping the razor over his cheek. The pain caused by the injuries was secondary to what had happened, secondary to the memories. He knew, when he contemplated it, that it wasn't the violence or the aggression that made him wake up trembling some nights. It had been a week now; he shouldn't still be doing that.

It wasn't that he was ignoring it, or underestimating the emotional toll it was taking, or that he wanted to pretend that he was stronger than he actually was. It was that he didn't want to let it get to him like this; his struggle was with the change, how from one moment to the next it had stopped being ordinary, and started being extraordinary. How the aftermath had changed from straightforward to the raised eyebrows on Andy Davidson's face, the hushed words of the nurse, the quiver of Gwen's lip.

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[identity profile] jaimie2i.livejournal.com
Title: Far From Perfect
Author: Otherhawk
Genre: Sci fi, Adventure
Rating: T (Suitable for teens, 13 years and older, with some violence, minor coarse language, and minor suggestive adult themes.)
Summary: Set midseason one. After a difficult day, Ianto and Jack go out for a a nice, friendly drink that may or may not be something more. What could possibly go wrong? Warning for slash and violence. Chapter 4 Journeys, arguments and making plans.
Status: WIP
Length: Four chapters.
Warnings: Violence and homophobia
Comment or Excerpt from fic: Far From Perfect is that rare slash fic that deals with the subject of homophobia. It's set mid season one, when most of us suspect that the attraction between Jack and Ianto has started to grow. I could easily see this fitting in before TKKS, the awkward transition before consummation which is made more awkward by the fact that this level of same-sex attraction is painfully new for Ianto. At the same time there's a very obvious culture clash going on between Jack and Ianto that is really interesting to read. Jack's 51st century mores, past and darkness contrasted with Ianto's youth, comparative innocence and 21st century socialization.

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