|snakeling (snakeling) wrote in snakelingsrecs,|
@ 2007-10-05 23:38:00
|Entry tags:||fandom:torchwood, gen:torchwood, rating:pg-13|
Stuck in Traffic at the Magic Roundabout, by xwingace
Title: Stuck in Traffic at the Magic Roundabout
Summary: The importance of not running into oneself had been drummed into Jack Harkness from the first day in the academy.
Character: Jack Harkness
This is what time-travel is all about: paradoxes, people running into themselves, and major fuck-ups. Fascinating and convoluted, and the end will blow you away!
“Hold it right there,” a voice behind Jack rang, accompanied by the sound of a blaster charging for a shot. Lethal charge, by the sound of the whine. But that wasn’t what sent sudden cold shivers down Jack’s spine despite the burning midday sun.
He mentally started cataloguing the times he’d been on past-Earth, more specifically the locations and dates of his missions in the 19th to 21st centuries. He couldn’t remember ever coming to a location like this to arrest someone for messing with history. Those kinds of offences tended to happen in more public areas. He certainly didn’t remember ever making contact with vagrants that looked the way he must now.
Then again, this sort of thing was the perfect assignment to hand over to a promising young officer who’d just been promoted to command his own team. Loads of empty space around and not many people meant that a major screw-up wouldn’t be unrecoverable. And boy was this a screw-up.