Club Wales series by pocky_slash (PG)

  • Feb. 9th, 2015 at 11:52 AM
Title: Club Wales series
Fandom: Torchwood
Pairing: Gwen/Rhys, Jack/Ianto
Genres: AU, Friendship, Humour, Action/Adventure, Bonding
Length: Epic (69,530 words)
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] pocky_slash
Author Website: pocky_slash @ AO3

Author's Summary:
In the wake of Jack's disappearance, Gwen finds comfort in a new friendship with Ianto. Gossip, bonding, and other hijinks of understanding ensue.

Review:
Pretty much what it says on the tin; Gwen and Ianto become kickass BFFs. This fic did what the show itself failed to, making me actually like Gwen. In this fic she's a much more fully fleshed out character, rather than the ordinary-yet-somehow-special-because-reasons one I felt she was in canon. She and Ianto bond over their Welshness, their mutual love/exasperation for Jack Harkness, and the sheer weirdness of working for Torchwood. They pick each other up when they get down, they kick ass together, they have in jokes; they're simply awesome, and it's so satisfying to read.

Club Wales series
Title: The Shadows Feel like Home
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia/Torchwood
Pairing: Edmund Pevensie/Jack Harkness
Categories: AU, Crossover,Family, Time-Travel,
Length: Epic (52k)
Warnings: Character Death, Dark, Aliens

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] burntcopper
Author Website: Burntcopper’s Ao3

Summary: In which the Pevensies trip, fall, and somehow end up in Torchwood. It's not Susan's fault she shot an alien that was trying to kill Jack Harkness.
Review: This story takes place in the same universe as the National Service Series I recced three years ago, but it can easily be read independently.

This is a fun and fast-moving fic that explores the idea of a Pevensie family that survived post Narnia and what they would do if they fell into the Torchwood Continuum. Particularly what the younger three Pevensies would do with Jack Harkness.

Usually in Torchwood fics Jack is seen as this kind of imovable force because he’s lived so long, so it is interesting to see him run into a bunch of young adults that have lived multiple lives in multiple worlds and don’t give him any kind of respect he doesn’t earn first.

The plot is pretty much episodic and it moves quickly to the point that sometimes things get forgotten along the way but it is tons of fun if you are looking for a bunch of capable, irreverent, damaged people saving the day.

The Shadows Feel Like Home

Parts of the Process by Asrai (R)

  • Oct. 27th, 2014 at 11:59 AM
Title: Parts of the Process
Fandom: Doctor Who/Torchwood
Pairing: Jack/Ianto, platonic Doctor/Ianto
Genres: AU, Crossover, Adventure, Romance, Hurt/Comfort
Length: Epic (49,182 words)
Warnings: Torture, one instance of period-specific racism

Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: Asrai @ FF.net

Author's Summary:
And although Ianto goes hurtling through the universe, crossing time and space seems to teach him one thing in particular – that all roads lead to Rome.

Review:
I love me some Ianto fic, and the rare and beautiful fics where he interacts with the Doctor really make me happy. Set during Jacks absence from Torchwood, the Doctor crash lands and regenerates in Ianto's garden. Keen for a break from a Jack-less Torchwood, Ianto joins the Doctor as a companion. What follows is, of course, adventures through space and time, including Ianto meeting some past versions of Jack and training at the Time Agency academy.

The best feature of this story is the relationship between Ianto and the Doctor. Rather than regenerating into the usual adult white man, the Doctor is instead an Indian teenager. This doesn't come off as gimmicky at all; it's rarely mentioned directly by the author, and the changes it makes to the Doctors interactions with strangers and the usual Doctor/Companion relationship are made obvious through show rather than tell. His youth means strangers talk to Ianto before they do him, and also tones down his usual confidence/arrogance into something a little more vulnerable and human. This different dynamic makes for plenty of touching and funny moments, and elevates the fic into something lovely and unique with a surprisingly sweet tone.

Parts of the Process

To The Sticking Place by zephyras13 (NC-17)

  • Sep. 22nd, 2014 at 11:23 AM
Title: To The Sticking Place
Fandom: Torchwood
Pairing: Jack/Ianto, Owen/Tosh
Genres: AU, Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Length: Epic (96,673 words)
Warnings: Gore, past suicide, past abuse, off-screen torture

Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: zephyras13 @ AO3

Author's Summary:
The end justifies the means. Failure is not an option. There is always a choice, except when there isn't. These are the phrases Ianto Jones lives by and he refuses to allow anyone, even Captain Jack Harkness, to change that.

Review:
Jack is forced by Yvonne Hartman of Torchwood One fame to take one of her top agents into his team - Agent Ianto Jones. This is a far more damaged and hardened Ianto, undisturbed by the crueller methods of Torchwood One not due to sadism, but rather apathy formed by a far harsher past than the one that canon Ianto experienced.

Despite all his antagonistic qualities, this is a version of Ianto just as easy to love as his canon incarnation. It's easy to feel sorry for this clearly depressed Ianto who is looked upon with disgust and suspicion by the rest of Torchwood Three. The team isn't happy about his presence at Three, with Ianto viewed as the loose cannon who could any minute go off on an alien-murdering rampage, held back only by Jack's orders. Though I love the team at Three it's easy to see them acting like this, determined to see their world in shades of black and white, with a stubborn Jack certainly not helping matters. Ianto has to deal not only with their undisguised suspicion, but also their chaotic working environment, obviously not one that would be acceptable at One.

The Ianto/Jack is understandably a slow build, as Jack slowly overcomes his prejudices and actually bothers to look below the surface when it comes to Ianto, and a still-hurting Ianto begins to recover somewhat from what he's been through. This whole fic is a slow carthasis for both them, and it was for me as a reader too, seeing these damaged two become whole again together. Ianto is almost woobie-like in his characterisation, but thankfully the author has a great handle on his sarcasm and pragmatism, two of my favourite of Ianto's characteristics. Ianto is a bit down but certainly not out, with his quiet strength shining through and really making you root for him.

To The Sticking Place

Trying To Communicate by copperbadge (PG)

  • Jul. 12th, 2014 at 11:50 PM
Title: Trying To Communicate
Fandom: Torchwood
Pairing: Gen (Very minor Ianto/Jack)
Categories/Genres: Humor, Crack
Length: Short (1533 words)
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] copperbadge
Author Website: copperbadge

Summary:

There's an alien in the Hub, and it's trying to communicate.

Review:

Fair warning, this is an entirely self-indulgent rec, chosen for no specific redeeming qualities aside from the way it tickles my fancy, being a long-time fan of science fiction and the Internet.

Reading about aliens, watching aliens on the movie or tv screen, playing video games, I've always wondered what actual aliens would think of humanity, particularly in this e-renaissance where the only limit on creativity is your available bandwidth. What would they think of the structured chaos of internet memes, or the billion and one cat gifs on tumblr? Why 140 characters? Less than three and semicolon close parentheses? Good lord, what would they think of pornography in all the myriad formats and varieties we create it in?

Personally, I don't much care, seeing as what they choose to think about us is well out of my hands, but fics like Trying To Communicate make it fun to wonder.

Trying To Communicate

And Seven For A Secret (R) by Aeshna

  • May. 19th, 2014 at 11:53 PM
Title: And Seven For A Secret
Fandom: Torchwood (Dr Who)
Categories: gen, historical, action/adventure, war story, science fiction
Length: Epic (58,000 words)
Warnings: Character death (it is Jack), secondary character death (it is a war story), violence and coarse language (ditto).

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] aeshna_uk
Author on AO3: favicon Aeshna

Summary:
If you are reading this then I am dead, and with my death dies a promise I made a long, long time ago... When Ben Haldane is left a cryptic note in his grandfather's will, it leads him to a story far stranger than he could ever have imagined.

Review:
Somehow it seemed fitting for that my review for Epistolary/Historical week is a WW2 story that commences with a letter.

This story would have made an excellent Torchwood special. It involves Jack Harkness on a mission to a Nazi PoW camp, a castle that conceals more than just bored prisoners, and the men who get caught up in events. It's not a pretty sight; this Jack is not infallible, and his small screw-ups do cost lives. The main threat is credible, particularly in being a threat to Jack that he might not recover from, and the finale is suitably action-packed and bloody.

It goes without saying that the writing and pacing are excellent. (Disclaimer: I've known [livejournal.com profile] aeshna_uk since her first con, and she is responsible for getting me writing, so I would say that.) A particular grace, and one of the reasons it would make an excellent episode, is that the story is told from the point of view of a third party, Private Bert Fletcher. This helps the pacing by removing any strain in not knowing the details of Jack's mission until as late as possible. Bert is also an amiable viewpoint character, as much as anyone could be under the circumstances, and I found it quite easy to identify with his reactions.

Eminently readable, and highly recommended.

And Seven For A Secret (multi-part)

Under New Management by ivyfic (G)

  • Apr. 20th, 2014 at 12:17 PM
Title: Under New Management (or The Runaway Bride Gets a New Position)
Fandom: Doctor Who/Torchwood
Pairing: Gen
Genres: AU, Crossover, Humour
Length: Short (1,028 words)
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: ivyfic @ AO3

Author's Summary:
What if Donna ran Torchwood?

Review:
This cracky fic is a little balm for fans who love to see Donna get a different ending to what she was lumped with in canon. She's hilariously in character as she strides into Torchwood and takes over with a minimum of fuss and bullshit. I love me some competent, plain-speaking and no-nonsense Donna, and this fic delivers that in spades. This was actually written after the Christmas special rather than after her season, but it still gets her character down beautifully.

Under New Management (or The Runaway Bride Gets a New Position)

Nothing But Sand by travels_in_time (G)

  • Apr. 9th, 2014 at 5:14 PM
Title: Nothing But Sand
Fandom: Doctor Who/Torchwood
Pairing: None
Categories: Gen
Length: Medium (9,527)
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] travels_in_time
Author Website: Dreamwidth

Author's Summary:
An unexpected event pulls Rose and Jack away from the Doctor, throwing them into separate time streams.

Review:
And sometimes all I want is to read some solid gen.

This fic is basically spot on. You could really see this happening, where Jack and Rose go with the Doctor to a new world, only oops! He forgot that sometimes there's a little problem with shifting time storms and both Jack and Rose are flung into different timelines and need to get to the Doctor again. Or have the Doctor come to them. They're both clever people and I love them so much.

Rose is flung to the past and meets Jack. Again. Jack is flung to his future and meets Ianto. It's just clever, really. There's no huge highs or lows in the fic, but the way things weave together, the way that this has affected the timeline (only not, because we know these things have happened/will happen) is smartly done.

But like I said, this fic isn't hugely dramatic. It's just a neat little piece that weaves together with canon very well, and just seems so plausible.

Nothing But Sand

Fanvid: Wild Child by calapine (PG-13)

  • Jun. 30th, 2013 at 6:20 PM
Squeezing in one last entry for Alternative Media Week!

Title: Wild Child
Fandoms: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Doomsday, X-Men, Battlestar Galactica, Merlin, The Last Legion, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Robin Hood (BBC), V for Vendetta, Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Rings, Doctor Who, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, 28 Days Later, Children of Dune, Legend of the Seeker, Blake's 7, Star Wars: A New Hope, Terminator: Salvation, Babylon 5, Farscape, The X-Files, Torchwood, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Smallville, Superman II, Pan's Labyrinth, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Peter Pan, Star Trek: First Contact, Enterprise, Underworld, Terminator II: Judgement Day, Aliens, Survivors, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Star Trek, Stargate: Atlantis, Batman Returns, Resident Evil, The Matrix, Star Trek 09, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Ashes to Ashes, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Children of Men, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Star Trek: Voyager.
Pairing: Gen
Categories: Action/adventure, women being awesome!
Length: 3:48 minutes
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] calapine
Author Website: Unknown

Author's Summary:
A multi-fandom vid for [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon's celebration of female characters.

Review:
calapine makes an unconventional but beautiful choice with her song, and for something so epic in scope, she makes it impactful on a personal scale as well, and deeply uplifting. This tribute is amazing not only for its subject matter, but also for its diversity. Women are not just awesome when they are gorgeous and kick-ass and come out with both guns blazing, but they're also awesome when they're doing science experiments, or being brave, or making difficult decisions.

Women can be some of the most harshly judged characters on screen -- because often, women are their own harshest critics. This vid highlights some unexpected choices, and reminds us that every single woman is more than just the few seconds we see them on screen -- they each have their own stories.

Wild Child
Title: Spruce Moose
Fandom: Torchwood
Pairing: Jack/Ianto
Categories: Crack, Humor
Length: Short (1,037 words)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] sharpest_rose & [livejournal.com profile] angstslashhope / [personal profile] hope
Author Website: SharpestRose on AO3 ; Hope on AO3

Summary:
In which Jack microwaves his TARDIS coral.

Review:
Jack decides to jump-start his proto-TARDIS coral's growth with a little microwaving.. It works, creating a microwave/TARDIS after Jack's heart, and reasons for Gwen to never ever be the first one into work. Ianto, Jack and Gwen are all hilarious (especially Ianto's internal monologue). This is a silly bit of early Torchwood fun, and it gives me the giggles.

Click here to read an excerpt. )

Spruce Moose
Sorry for the late posting - to make amends I bring two recs today. :D

Title: Conversational Japanese, Plus Frogs
Fandom: Torchwood
Pairing: Background canon-compliant Jack/Ianto but largely gen
Categories: Friendship, Humor, Gen, Hurt/Comfort
Length: Medium (~6800 words)
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] gilascave
Author Website: Gila’s Cave

Summary:
Ianto and Tosh have been kidnapped. This is how they cope.

Review:
Ianto and Tosh were my two favorite characters on Torchwood and I’m always on the lookout for fic featuring friendship between the two. I read this years ago and it has stuck with me for several reasons. The first being the superb Tosh and Ianto interactions and friendship. The second is the way the author deftly weaves humor into a seemingly hopeless and horror filled situation. I appreciated the way one of the characters would venture too close to the truth of their situation and how humor would be employed to pull the other back away from the edge. There are several times during their captivity that Tosh and Ianto are laughing, but in my mind it’s always tinged with a little mania and fear as well.

Overall a really great story that is unique and memorable.

Conversational Japanese, Plus Frogs
Sorry for the late posting - to make amends I bring two recs today. :D

Title: Conversational Japanese, Plus Frogs
Fandom: Torchwood
Pairing: Background canon-compliant Jack/Ianto but largely gen
Categories: Friendship, Humor, Gen, Hurt/Comfort
Length: Medium (~6800 words)
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] gilascave
Author Website: Gila’s Cave

Summary:
Ianto and Tosh have been kidnapped. This is how they cope.

Review:
Ianto and Tosh were my two favorite characters on Torchwood and I’m always on the lookout for fic featuring friendship between the two. I read this years ago and it has stuck with me for several reasons. The first being the superb Tosh and Ianto interactions and friendship. The second is the way the author deftly weaves humor into a seemingly hopeless and horror filled situation. I appreciated the way one of the characters would venture too close to the truth of their situation and how humor would be employed to pull the other back away from the edge. There are several times during their captivity that Tosh and Ianto are laughing, but in my mind it’s always tinged with a little mania and fear as well.

Overall a really great story that is unique and memorable.

Conversational Japanese, Plus Frogs
Sorry for the late posting - to make amends I bring two recs today. :D

Title: Conversational Japanese, Plus Frogs
Fandom: Torchwood
Pairing: Background canon-compliant Jack/Ianto but largely gen
Categories: Friendship, Humor, Gen, Hurt/Comfort
Length: Medium (~6800 words)
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] gilascave
Author Website: Gila’s Cave

Summary:
Ianto and Tosh have been kidnapped. This is how they cope.

Review:
Ianto and Tosh were my two favorite characters on Torchwood and I’m always on the lookout for fic featuring friendship between the two. I read this years ago and it has stuck with me for several reasons. The first being the superb Tosh and Ianto interactions and friendship. The second is the way the author deftly weaves humor into a seemingly hopeless and horror filled situation. I appreciated the way one of the characters would venture too close to the truth of their situation and how humor would be employed to pull the other back away from the edge. There are several times during their captivity that Tosh and Ianto are laughing, but in my mind it’s always tinged with a little mania and fear as well.

Overall a really great story that is unique and memorable.

Conversational Japanese, Plus Frogs
Sorry for the late posting - to make amends I bring two recs today. :D

Title: Conversational Japanese, Plus Frogs
Fandom: Torchwood
Pairing: Background canon-compliant Jack/Ianto but largely gen
Categories: Friendship, Humor, Gen, Hurt/Comfort
Length: Medium (~6800 words)
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] gilascave
Author Website: Gila’s Cave

Summary:
Ianto and Tosh have been kidnapped. This is how they cope.

Review:
Ianto and Tosh were my two favorite characters on Torchwood and I’m always on the lookout for fic featuring friendship between the two. I read this years ago and it has stuck with me for several reasons. The first being the superb Tosh and Ianto interactions and friendship. The second is the way the author deftly weaves humor into a seemingly hopeless and horror filled situation. I appreciated the way one of the characters would venture too close to the truth of their situation and how humor would be employed to pull the other back away from the edge. There are several times during their captivity that Tosh and Ianto are laughing, but in my mind it’s always tinged with a little mania and fear as well.

Overall a really great story that is unique and memorable.

Conversational Japanese, Plus Frogs
Sorry for the late posting - to make amends I bring two recs today. :D

Title: Conversational Japanese, Plus Frogs
Fandom: Torchwood
Pairing: Background canon-compliant Jack/Ianto but largely gen
Categories: Friendship, Humor, Gen, Hurt/Comfort
Length: Medium (~6800 words)
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] gilascave
Author Website: Gila’s Cave

Summary:
Ianto and Tosh have been kidnapped. This is how they cope.

Review:
Ianto and Tosh were my two favorite characters on Torchwood and I’m always on the lookout for fic featuring friendship between the two. I read this years ago and it has stuck with me for several reasons. The first being the superb Tosh and Ianto interactions and friendship. The second is the way the author deftly weaves humor into a seemingly hopeless and horror filled situation. I appreciated the way one of the characters would venture too close to the truth of their situation and how humor would be employed to pull the other back away from the edge. There are several times during their captivity that Tosh and Ianto are laughing, but in my mind it’s always tinged with a little mania and fear as well.

Overall a really great story that is unique and memorable.

Conversational Japanese, Plus Frogs
Sorry for the late posting - to make amends I bring two recs today. :D

Title: Conversational Japanese, Plus Frogs
Fandom: Torchwood
Pairing: Background canon-compliant Jack/Ianto but largely gen
Categories: Friendship, Humor, Gen, Hurt/Comfort
Length: Medium (~6800 words)
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] gilascave
Author Website: Gila’s Cave

Summary:
Ianto and Tosh have been kidnapped. This is how they cope.

Review:
Ianto and Tosh were my two favorite characters on Torchwood and I’m always on the lookout for fic featuring friendship between the two. I read this years ago and it has stuck with me for several reasons. The first being the superb Tosh and Ianto interactions and friendship. The second is the way the author deftly weaves humor into a seemingly hopeless and horror filled situation. I appreciated the way one of the characters would venture too close to the truth of their situation and how humor would be employed to pull the other back away from the edge. There are several times during their captivity that Tosh and Ianto are laughing, but in my mind it’s always tinged with a little mania and fear as well.

Overall a really great story that is unique and memorable.

Conversational Japanese, Plus Frogs

Moonrise by Jadesfire (PG-15)

  • Oct. 29th, 2011 at 11:48 PM
Title: Moonrise
Fandom: Torchwood
Pairing: Gen
Categories: Pre-series, Supernatural, Horror
Length:  25,386
Warnings:  Minor Character Death, Violence, Temporary Major Character Death

Author on LJ:  [livejournal.com profile] jadesfire2808
Author Website:  Masterlist of Fanfiction

Author Summary: 1969, Torchwood House, Scotland. When Jack is sent to investigate a series of thefts, he finds that the history of the House is not as past as he'd thought.

Review: Moonrise is a plotty pre-series Torchwood fic, and it's as supernatural as the Whoniverse ever gets. It technically belongs in the author's Sic Transit Tempus series (which consists mostly of shorter fics and they don't have to be read to enjoy this story) that explore the change from 'Happy-go-flirty conman in Doctor Who to the brooding man-of-mystery in Torchwood' to quote the author. And that is exactly why this fic is so enjoyable: character growth that feels real.

Also it's a good Mystery story, and though for people who are avid Doctor Who watchers it's relatively easy to figure out where the story is going, it takes nothing away from the entertainment.


Moonrise in four large, linked parts on the TARDIS Big Bang Site.


The masterlist for the entire Sic Transit Tempus series can be found here, but it isn't a part of this rec because a) the theme is Supernatural/Horror this week and b) I haven't read all of them.

Life As We Knew It by Kendermouse (NC-17)

  • Oct. 8th, 2011 at 1:57 AM
Title: Life As We Knew It
Fandom:  Torchwood
Pairing:  1940's Jack Harkness/Ianto Jones, 1940's Jack Harkness/Ianto Jones/Cpt. Jack Harkness, a lot of secondary pairings
Categories:  AU, Romance, Drama, Time-Travel, Established Relationship, Hurt/Comfort
Length:  61.451 words
Warnings:  mentions of torture

Author on LJ:  [livejournal.com profile] kendermouse
Author Website:  N/A

Review:  Life As We Knew It deals with what happened to Torchwood Three during the time that Jack was absent between season one and two of Torchwood. It's about the team trying to fill the hole that he left behind, and in that exact situation, the original Jack Harkness falls through the rift and into their time and somehow they make it work together.

I really enjoy the way that the interaction between 1940s Jack (later re-named as John) and Ianto is described, especially the difficulty of dealing with having loved the same person and being left behind by them.

And the way [livejournal.com profile] kendermouse brings not only Jack Harkness, but all of the secondary characters to life is just beautiful -- especially as all kinds of different relationships are tastefully handled by the author.

But probably my favorite part of the fic starts when the Jack we know, Captain Jack Harkness, immortal conman, comes back from the possibly worst year of his life and expects everything to be the same, when it really isn't and he struggles to deal with the status quo in both his personal and professional life.

This is one of the stories from the older TARDIS Big Bangs that I periodically re-read. It's a different kind of story because there's not a lot of long post-"Jack Harkness" fic out there even though the situation is one of the most interesting ones in canon.

I very much rec this fic to everyone who enjoys the perfect blend of canon and fleshed out original characters.


Life As We Knew It in two large, linked parts on the TARDIS Big Bang Site
Title: The Grand Cafe del Verta Nor
Fandom: Torchwood
Pairing: Ianto/Jack
Categories: Fluff, Time Travel, Post Canon
Length: Medium (14,000)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] amethyst_lupin
Website: Amethyst Lupin's Archive at the End of the Universe Page

Summary: Ianto is lost in time and space. Jack is very eternal. The Doctor is worried about the universe imploding. And Rose gets to have chips. Really it's just a love story.

Review: This is the story of how coffee can help a man live on through enteriny in the memory of the man he loves.

I think a quote from Jack himself is the best way to sum the story up: "One day, after you’re gone, when Torchwood is just a memory and the Human race has taken to the stars, I'll go to that Café and I'll have a cup coffee and think of you. Remember you,"

The Grand Cafe is a fluffy bit of fic, good for giving you the warm and fuzzies. I love a good Jack remembering Ianto throughout time fic, and this is a great and creative representation of the genre, with the added twist of a trip though time.

The Grand Cafe del Verta Nor
Title: The Grand Cafe del Verta Nor
Fandom: Torchwood
Pairing: Ianto/Jack
Categories: Fluff, Time Travel, Post Canon
Length: Medium (14,000)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] amethyst_lupin
Website: Amethyst Lupin's Archive at the End of the Universe Page

Summary: Ianto is lost in time and space. Jack is very eternal. The Doctor is worried about the universe imploding. And Rose gets to have chips. Really it's just a love story.

Review: This is the story of how coffee can help a man live on through enteriny in the memory of the man he loves.

I think a quote from Jack himself is the best way to sum the story up: "One day, after you’re gone, when Torchwood is just a memory and the Human race has taken to the stars, I'll go to that Café and I'll have a cup coffee and think of you. Remember you,"

The Grand Cafe is a fluffy bit of fic, good for giving you the warm and fuzzies. I love a good Jack remembering Ianto throughout time fic, and this is a great and creative representation of the genre, with the added twist of a trip though time.

The Grand Cafe del Verta Nor

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