I wish Torchwood had been nearly as good as this was. We would get glimpses of what it could be, but ... And this. I would vote for Harriet Jones without reservation. I actually have to wonder, given the Doctor's actions toward Harriet, if that didn't play into Yvonne Hartman's attitude toward him. She was power-hungry, without question, but that idea has been niggling at me for quite some time.
These two characters are brilliant together and you write them both very well. A great what-might-have-been story. I'd vote for Harriet any day!
Here from calufrax. This is a lovely story. I love how Jack motivates her to keep going even though he's just been abandoned by the Doctor. Great job with both characters.
Harriet Jones for Prime Minister! Because the last time we checked, the Doctor was not registered to vote.
A very interesting take on what could have been. I liked it.
Cool story and I loved how you wrote Jack
Wonderful I felt that you captured Harriet really well, both her and Jack's exhaustion.
You are SPOT on with Harriet Jones Prime Minister --Flydale North-- I could hear her voice and see her tired eyes... dead ringer! The dog's bollocks!! (thats good)
I only hope the show is as well written as this--
Author's Response: Ah, a fellow Brit. ;) Thank you - Harriet\'s a nice character to write as she had such clear mannerisms on the show and a distinctive \'voice\'. Good to know that I managed to pull it off!
I really enjoyed Jack's characterization and this and the pacing of the dialogue between him and Harriet was gripping.
Author's Response: Thank you! The dialogue was a lot of fun to write - once they got going, it was hard to shut them up again. Glad you enjoyed it!
There aren't words for how great this is. Well thought out and perfectly plausible, I only hope what RTD gives us works so well!
Thanks so much for sharing it!
Author's Response: I have faith in RTD.... Glad you enjoyed it!
WMR directed me toward this fic, and I must say, it's brilliant. Absolutely, completely brilliant. Plausible, so in character, and everything that I hope we get to see in Torchwood. This is definitely getting added to favourites. Thank you so much for such a wonderful fic!
Author's Response: Thank you! I somehow doubt we\'ll get to see a scene like this in \'Torchwood\', but everything I\'ve heard about the show so far gives me high hopes for what we *will* get. Glad you enjoyed the fic!
Wow. So good, on so many levels. I was enthralled throughout. I really, really hope that Torchwood turns out to be half as good as this.
Adding to favourites. Sheer brilliance!
Author's Response: Thank you! I\'m glad you enjoyed it!
Let me guess: you're actually a writer for 'Torchwood', sent to this site to give us all a brief taste of what's in store? *crosses fingers and hopes*
This was absolutely brilliant. Harriet and Jack are so beautifully rendered: the fatigue, the sense of betrayal and loss, the flirting... Thanks so much for sharing with us!
Author's Response: Oh, if only I *were* a writer for \'Torchwood\'! Sadly, I\'m just an amateur, but I\'ve got a major soft spot for these two characters and felt that they really ought to get together to swap notes. I\'m glad you enjoyed the result! :)