|snakeling (snakeling) wrote in snakelingsrecs,|
@ 2008-06-18 00:09:00
|Entry tags:||fandom:torchwood, pairing:torchwood:ianto/ianto, pairing:torchwood:jack/ianto, rating:r|
Paradox, by SnowWhiteLiar
Summary: When Torchwood were sent to the Himalayas, Ianto chose to stay behind and look after the Hub. He didn't think it would be quite this much trouble.
Pairing: Jack Harkness/Ianto Jones, Ianto Jones/Ianto Jones
Warning: character death
A look at what might have happened if Ianto had stayed at the Hub instead of going to the Himalayas with the team. Loneliness and paranoia do not make a good combination, and it's never quite clear how much of the events are real, or due to Ianto's mind snapping, as the author very cleverly drops clues pointing to both explanations.
Very dark and creepy, this is a story that will stay with you long after you've closed the page.
It was a long wait, punctuated by occasional bursts of screaming or increasingly impatient and frustrated exchanges between Saxon’s men. They proceeded more cautiously with each trap they sprang, and one of his best (a good old traditional shrapnel bomb, though the trigger was inspired and a secret he’d take to the grave) was tripped by a wandering Weevil, and didn’t catch a single one of the intruders. Still he waited.
Eventually the door to his level opened, and he tensed.
“Fuck. What happened to the lights?”
“Shut up and get your torches on.”
Three beams of light sliced down the corridor, nervously scanning for threats. They fell upon a huddled figure further down the corridor, and Saxon’s men opened fire without hesitation.
Ianto dropped all three of them before they’d quite shot his spare clothes entirely to pieces.