A Teaspoon And An Open Mind: A Doctor Who Fan Fiction Archive

Penname:Village_Mystic (Rachel K)
Member Since:2010.01.19
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I'm a Jack/Ianto shipper so I am likely to be biased in my critism in stories where they don't end up together. However, I will read well-written stories with Jack or Ianto with other people.

I've been watching Doctor Who since it first was on American television on WOR (before it was on public television), and have seen most of the televised episodes.

I have mixed feelings about the official book series, liking some books more than others, reading more of the additional adventures of Seven and Eight because there wasn't as much on tv about them.

ABOUT MY STORIES:

I like a lot of different stories, but I don't expect everyone to like mine. Explore my profile further, read some of the synopses and headers; and see if they are for you.

Some of my stories are teen rated, but they still tend to be dark and angsty overall.

I like to use the Master both as a character and as someone who starts things that make other things AU.

I ask people to remember or look up that even in the earliest appearances, the Master took some glee in killing humans.

His main dilemma, for me is trying to figure out why the Doctor actually likes humans and other lesser beings. While I don't judge him from human standards, he's not a good guy, and isn't beyond wonton murder of his own people.

If you like adult fiction, "Mastering Humanity" is a combination of an existing story - "The Seductions of Ianto Jones" and a crossover with the Buffy-verse that allows Ianto to have a friend (Dawn) who may become his lover or more... however the college stuff going on keeps them separated for a while.

Ianto and Dawn know each other in the beginning and do get together in the last third of this story. However, the goal of this experiment is to have Ianto the same as he appeared in the series. Thus there will be a separation and there will be both Lisa/Ianto and Jack/Ianto in Ianto's future.

The story is now complete and you can read all of the chapters.

The next story concentrates on Jack and Ianto, followed by Simms Master and Ianto, followed by Jack and Ianto, followed by a conflict with The Master, Jack and Ianto. Hope this helps!

Most of my teen-rated stories are part of a series such as, "Ianto Jones and Dawn Summers, A University Memory" is a teen-rated excerpt/recap/stand-a-lone based on part the plot of "Mastering Humanity" and is the first in a series of stories that will bring the story forward in time to have Dawn seek out Ianto post TW series 2, and have her team up with Jack and Ianto (and maybe Gwen) to fight a new threat from the Master.

Eventual Ianto/Jack/Dawn, although nothing explicit in the Teen-rated stories.

I see Ianto as strong willed, intelligent and resourceful. We've seen him in the series with the ability to have both deep emotions and cover for his own feelings.

"Mastering Humanity" is my longest posted story, novel length. However, if the amount of nasty stuff (mixed in with a lot of adult activity that he actually likes) gets too intense for you, I've tried to recap the highlights in the summaries and author's notes of the much shorter sequels.


CROSSOVER STORY CHALLENGE: Torchwood and The Sentinel

Naomi Sandberg never told Blair who is father was because she really didn't know due to an incident with aliens and retcon.

Captain Jack Harkness is Blair's biological father (based on the series he was born in 1969 which leaves a lot of room for long-haired (or wigged) Jack on undercover assignments).

If you're not that familiar with TS, let's just say Blair has a lot of Harkness' charm when it comes to approaching women, but Blair tried to tone it down after Jim and his fellow detectives started teasing Blair about "table legs." So perhaps there was some equal opportunity flirting that we didn't see in episodes.

- Bonus if you keep The Sentinel characters at their right ages... the show started in 1996 (pilot shot in 1995). This means interpreting what happened after the end of the series, or picking a favorite from another fan fic.

- Bonus if Blair interacting with Jack leads to AU-ey goodness in season 2 and 3 of Torchwood (i.e. Blair's brilliant mind and ability to look at problems along cultural lines plus years of detective work with Jim keeps more characters from TW alive with alternate/additional problem solving/action or allows Blair to figure out how to outsmart a paradox).

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YOU MIGHT WANT TO LOOK AT MY FAVORITE AUTHORS, rather than favorite stories. I tend to "favorite" an author if I like 4 or more of their stories, rather than favoriting each, individual story.
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Stories by Village_Mystic [12] Favorite Stories and Series [28] Favorite Authors [26]
Master of Humanity by Village_Mystic [Reviews - 0]
The teen version stories of the plot-line where The Master tries to understand human psychology, because there must be a reason that the Doctor cherishes humans and humans of Earth. Starts off Delgodo Master, has some Simms Master and then an original version of the Master. Collateral damage is Ianto Jones and Dawn Summers (from the Buffy-verse) who are two of his favorite students from the time he posed as a University psychology professor. Jack Harkness and Torchwood are also factors. Work in progress.
Multi-Era, Torchwood - - BDSM, Non-Con, Swearing - Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Angst, Character Study, Crossover, Drama, Femslash, Het, Horror, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery, Romance, Series, Slash
Characters: None
Open: No

Not Just a Drifter by Village_Mystic [Reviews - 0]
What Jack found out about Ianto’s Torchwood history in the pre-series flashback in Season 2 episode “Fragments” omitted the fact that Ianto had been Torchwood’s employee since shortly after he had been arrested for shoplifting… at the age of 16.

If you are coming to this series from one of the Teen or FR15 stories and are not an adult, you should be able to follow the series without reading any of the adult material due to relevant recaps and flashbacks (some have been sanitized).

If you are coming to this series from one of the non-warning stories rated Teen or FR15 but are actually an adult, feel free to go "la la la la" in your head if you try the rated M/warning stories through any parts of the text that "squick you." They were an experiment in visceral fiction writing that still would have lots of characterization and story.

All of the pre-Torchwood material and "missing scenes" material is designed to not contradict the first two seasons of TW.

10 has a guest appearance in the latest installment, "Defending Humanity." The first two teen-rated parts are posted, and I am considering what to do with the adult version of one of the chapters which needs a little more work before I post it, warnings and all.
Multi-Era, Tenth Doctor, Torchwood - - BDSM, Explicit Sex, Explicit Violence, Non-Con, Swearing - Angst, Crossover, Drama, Het, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Series, Slash
Characters: Jack Harkness, The Doctor (5th), The Master (Delgado), UNIT, Torchwood, The Master (author created), Gwen Cooper, Owen Harper, Ianto Jones, Toshiko Sato, The Doctor (10th), The Master (Simm), Lucy Saxon, Lisa Hallett
Open: No


Not Just a Drifter and Not Just a Key Makes Better with 3 by Village_Mystic [Reviews - 0]
Putting together all of the Teen-rated parts of my secret origin for Ianto Jones crossed over with some Buffy-verse characters. Main characters: Ianto, Dawn Summers, Jack Harkness, The Master. Guest appearances by The Doctor and Gwen Cooper-Williams. Ianto Jones has a double secret origin. He started as a Torchwood agent when he was 16 and only a few years later was compromised by the Master, who was exploring ways to not commit genocide in deference to his own feelings about the Doctor. Dawn Summers got pinned between the Master's experiments and a love for Ianto. See "Considering Humanity" and "University Memory" for the back story dramatized at a teen level. The Doctor tried to "fix" Ianto and was only partially successful. This story continues the "Not Just a Drifter" Series on a Teen-rated level and tries to also answer questions raised by TW Season 3. Why didn't the Doctor show up? TW Seasons 1 and 2 as you saw them. Work in Progress.
Multi-Era, Torchwood - - None - Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Angst, Crossover, Drama, Het, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Series, Slash
Characters: None
Open: No

Stories
Considering Humanity by Village_Mystic [Reviews - 3]
The Master genuinely cares about the Doctor, but can’t come to terms with the Doctor’s values or kindness to the human race. If only the Master can figure out what the Doctor sees in them, he can turn the Doctor into his devoted and beloved friend, once again. Not until he’s made the Doctor pay for his transgressions first. By human standards his methods would be evil.
Multi-Era - Teen - None - Character Study, Drama, Introspection, Series, Vignette
Characters: The Master (Delgado)
Series: Not Just a Drifter, Not Just a Drifter and Not Just a Key Makes Better with 3, Master of Humanity
Published: 2010.06.25 - Updated: 2010.06.25 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 778

Decisions After Lisa by Village_Mystic [Reviews - 3]
In the "Not Just a Drifter" Universe, Ianto Jones has a secret, angsty origin that he can't talk about. Not AU to the TW series. Jack was supposed to have Ianto killed after Lisa. But he didn't. Second Sequel to "Seductions of Ianto Jones" and first sequel to "Mastering Humanity" (which includes a crossover element and incorporates the first sequel to "Seductions").
Torchwood - Adult - Explicit Sex, Swearing - Angst, Character Study, Hurt/Comfort, Introspection, Missing Scene, Slash
Characters: Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness
Series: Not Just a Drifter
Published: 2010.02.25 - Updated: 2010.02.27 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1222

Defending Humanity by Village_Mystic [Reviews - 0]
Ianto Jones has a double secret origin. He started as a Torchwood agent when he was 16 and only a few years later was compromised by the Master, who was exploring ways to not commit genocide in deference to his own feelings about the Doctor. Dawn Summers got pinned between the Master's experiments and a love for Ianto. The Doctor tried to "fix" Ianto and was only partially successful. This story continues the "Not Just a Drifter" Series on a Teen-rated level and tries to also answer questions raised by TW Season 3. Why didn't the Doctor show up? TW Seasons 1 and 2 as you saw them.
Multi-Era, Tenth Doctor, Torchwood - Teen - None - Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, Het, Horror, Series, Slash
Characters: Gwen Cooper, Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Jack Harkness, Jack Harkness, Other Character(s), Other Character(s), Other Character(s), The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (10th), The Master (author created)
Series: Not Just a Drifter, Not Just a Drifter and Not Just a Key Makes Better with 3, Master of Humanity
Published: 2010.12.27 - Updated: 2010.12.27 - Chapters: 2 - Completed: No - Word Count: 833

Defense Minister Harold Saxon and Torchwood by Village_Mystic [Reviews - 1]
After Jack leaves to find his Doctor, Defense Minister Harold Saxon gets a visit from Ianto Jones, a command performance actually. Then Ianto has some time to think about the matter quite a bit before Saxon is elected to the Prime Minster Position. Third sequel to "The Seductions of Ianto Jones" and second sequel to "Mastering Humanity" in the "Not Just a Drifter" Series. Takes place after Torchwood Season 1 and before "The Year That Never Was."
Multi-Era, Torchwood - Adult - BDSM, Explicit Sex, Explicit Violence, Non-Con, Swearing - Angst, Drama, Het, Missing Scene, Series, Slash
Characters: Gwen Cooper, Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Ianto Jones, Owen Harper, Owen Harper, The Master (Simm), Toshiko Sato, Toshiko Sato, UNIT
Series: Not Just a Drifter
Published: 2010.03.06 - Updated: 2010.03.08 - Chapters: 2 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 3190

Ianto Jones and Dawn Summers, A University Memory by Village_Mystic [Reviews - 0]
Ianto Jones and Dawn Summers were at university at the same time. They shared a friendship and then a class being conducted by the Master who was trying to figure out why the Doctor liked humans so much. Ianto and Dawn became two of his favorites. Buffy is in town, and she's not happy with who Dawn is dating.
Multi-Era, Torchwood - Teen - None - Alternate Universe, Angst, Crossover, Drama, Het, Romance, Series, Slash
Characters: Ianto Jones, Ianto Jones, The Master (Delgado)
Series: Not Just a Drifter, Not Just a Drifter and Not Just a Key Makes Better with 3, Master of Humanity
Published: 2010.06.14 - Updated: 2010.06.15 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1436

Ianto Jones and the End of Time by Village_Mystic [Reviews - 0]
When the Master uses his body template to transform all of humanity into him, there are a handful of people who genes are not human standard, and are just off enough to not transform. Ianto and Jack remain themselves, but Ianto is trapped in the hub with the Master. Ianto resists, no longer programmed to want what The Master offers. So the Master tries another tactic, including showing him part of "The Year That Never Was." Fifth sequel to "The Seductions of Ianto Jones" and fourth sequel to "Mastering Humanity". Part of the "Not Just a Drifter" series.
Multi-Era, Torchwood - Adult - BDSM, Explicit Sex, Explicit Violence, Non-Con - Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, Het, Missing Scene, Romance, Series, Slash
Characters: Gwen Cooper, Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Jack Harkness, Lucy Saxon, Owen Harper, Owen Harper, The Master (Simm), Toshiko Sato, Toshiko Sato
Series: Not Just a Drifter
Published: 2010.03.06 - Updated: 2010.03.08 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1308

Ianto’s Jaunty Daydreams by Village_Mystic [Reviews - 0]
Daydreams and fantasies that Ianto Jones have, inspired and approved of by "The Adventures of Jaunty Jones" by hklbry and posted with permission. Late Season 1.
Torchwood - Adult - Explicit Sex - Missing Scene, Mixed, Romance
Characters: Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Toshiko Sato
Series: None
Published: 2011.03.28 - Updated: 2011.03.28 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1121

Mastering Humanity by Village_Mystic [Reviews - 1]
Dawn Summers and Ianto Jones are University mates. Both secretly want more but not the complications. When they join a physio-psychological experiment that ignores relationships, they get pleasure and trouble that takes over their lives, making it even more difficult for them to get together and stay together. A remix of "Seductions of Ianto Jones", giving Ianto a friend and the readers alternating POVs from a special woman, the Master, and brief looks at others who get caught up in the Master's plan to understand humanity. Pre-TW Series. Post-Buffy Series.
Multi-Era, Torchwood - Adult - BDSM, Explicit Sex, Explicit Violence, Non-Con, Swearing - Angst, Crossover, Drama, Het, Romance, Series, Slash
Characters: Ianto Jones, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Jack Harkness, Lisa Hallett, The Doctor (5th), The Master (Delgado), Torchwood
Series: Not Just a Drifter
Published: 2010.03.15 - Updated: 2010.04.04 - Chapters: 36 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 73995

Rehabilitation of Ianto Jones by Village_Mystic [Reviews - 1]
19 year old Torchwood agent Ianto Jones was found with alien technology on his possession, acting out of character. Yvonne Hartman and Torchwood need to find out what happened and if Jones will be of further use.
Multi-Era, Torchwood - Adult - Explicit Sex, Swearing - Angst, Drama, Het, Series, Slash
Characters: Ianto Jones, Ianto Jones, Torchwood
Series: Not Just a Drifter
Published: 2010.02.26 - Updated: 2010.02.27 - Chapters: 2 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 2195

Tension in the TARDIS by Village_Mystic [Reviews - 0]
Ianto was so polite and demure to the Tenth Doctor during the “Stolen Earth” storyline, but they have secrets between them; some of which they aren’t aware of until… this is the missing 48 hours that Jack and Gwen don’t know about in chapter 1 of “Defending Humanity.” Something is learned but not resolved.
Multi-Era, Tenth Doctor, Torchwood - Adult - Explicit Sex, Explicit Violence, Non-Con, Swearing - Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, Horror, Missing Scene, Mystery, Series, Slash
Characters: Ianto Jones, The Doctor (10th), The Master (Delgado), The Master (Simm), The TARDIS, The TARDIS
Series: Not Just a Drifter
Published: 2010.12.28 - Updated: 2010.12.28 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 2836

The Return of Jack Harkness by Village_Mystic [Reviews - 1]
When Jack returns from the Year That Never Was, post-KKBB, he seeks comfort with Ianto, forgiving and absolving him of his actions under the Master’s control, even while some of that control will affect Ianto permanently. Fourth Sequel to "The Seductions of Ianto Jones," and third sequel to "Mastering Humanity," part of the "Not Just a Drifter" Series.
Torchwood - Adult - Explicit Sex, Swearing - Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Missing Scene, Romance, Series, Slash
Characters: Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness
Series: Not Just a Drifter
Published: 2010.03.06 - Updated: 2010.03.08 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1627

The Seductions of Ianto Jones by Village_Mystic [Reviews - 2]
Ianto Jones did go to University, but not as himself. Rather he was an agent for Torchwood keeping an eye on various students in physics and computer science. Things go horribly wrong, but Ianto is manipulated to not realize. Pre J/I and L/I until final chapters. First chapter rated Teen, the rest is firmly Adult. Part of the "Not Just A Drifter" series.
Multi-Era, Torchwood - Adult - BDSM, Explicit Sex, Explicit Violence, Non-Con, Swearing - Angst, Character Study, Drama, Het, Introspection, Series, Slash
Characters: Ianto Jones, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Jack Harkness, Lisa Hallett, The Doctor (5th), The Master (Delgado), Torchwood
Series: Not Just a Drifter
Published: 2010.02.25 - Updated: 2010.03.04 - Chapters: 21 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 35249



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