|snakeling (snakeling) wrote in snakelingsrecs,|
@ 2008-08-15 21:27:00
|Entry tags:||fandom:doctor who, fandom:torchwood, gen:doctor who, gen:torchwood, pairing:torchwood:jack/ianto, rating:pg-13|
Pocket Watch Boy, by Mhalachai
Title: Pocket Watch Boy
Author: Mhalachai mhalachaiswords
Summary: Ianto Jones is a very different sort of boy. (wee!Time Lord!Ianto)
Characters/Pairing: Ianto Jones/Jack Harkness, team Torchwood, the Doctor, Donna Noble
A really good take on the Time Lord!Ianto cliché, especially the difference in point of view between Ianto and the Doctor, regarding Jack. Very good use of the Team, especially Gwen, as well as the Doctor. Donna feels a little off, but it was written before Season 4 aired.
There are a few too many references to pop culture, that don't always quite sit with British characters.
“Hey there,” the man said, and when Ianto looked at him, the world spun on its axis and ripped itself into pieces and stitched itself back together again, spinning a little different than before.
The man was wrong in so many ways and Ianto couldn’t stop staring.
“What’s your name?” the wrong man asked, settling himself back on his heels.
Ianto thought of the dead alien upstairs, of the silently ticking watch in his trousers’ pocket, and stared at the strange, wrong man and never wanted to look away.
“Are you okay?” the man asked, his smile starting to slip away.
Ianto made himself nod, the first time he had ever lied in his whole life.
“Good,” the man said. “My name is Jack.”
Ianto nodded again, because he knew the man was lying and yet he was also telling the truth and Ianto didn’t understand.