|snakeling (snakeling) wrote in snakelingsrecs,|
@ 2007-12-15 13:45:00
|Entry tags:||fandom:torchwood, gen:torchwood, rating:pg-13|
Marking Time, by The Atropos
This is first a wonderfully detailed exploration of what it means to be a Time Agent. Jack shows to Ianto how to use his "Temporal Hyper-acuity". Even though the story is set at some point between Cyberwoman and Countrycide, and features a Ianto that still hates Jack and resents him, Ianto is able to ignore his feelings to be fascinated by the new world Jack is helping him discover.
I like detailed descriptions of original concepts (magic in HP, and science in DW/TW) and this story certainly delivers.
Ianto nodded, intrigued for the first time, as Harkness unhooked his own watch from the chain across his waist, and held it cupped in his hand. “Could you brew some coffee, please.”
Ianto exploded. “What kind of fucked up test is this? Want to see if I’m grateful enough to still have a job and pulse to jump through hoops? Like me to clean your boots, sir, turn down your bed – or just bend over and spread on command.”
“No. Not right now. I’d just like coffee. Black.” Harkness clicked the button, and sat back, expectantly.
With a grunt Ianto pushed back his chair and slouched gracelessly towards the kitchen, uncomfortably aware that he probably looked like nothing so much a sulking teenager asked to clean his room.