2021.05.09 - 01:15AM
127: Chapter 127

He had Sue worried for a moment there. but I think this was a sweet ending (Or should I say beginning?)

Author's Response: Glad you think so. Yes - there is more to come for John, but thought it was a good place to leave them for a while.

2021.05.09 - 12:56AM
126: Chapter 126

What! they haven't gotten a new skateboard for Tony yet?!!! John should be the one to buy one for Tony. ;)

Author's Response: He'd not used it for months before it got broken.

2021.05.09 - 12:29AM
125: Chapter 125

Which is worse, a grumpy half-Time Lord or a grumpy full Time Lord?

Author's Response: I think John probably has the upper hand in that regard because he's got a mix of grumpy Donna in there and that would be formidable.

2021.05.08 - 11:43PM
122: Chapter 122

Is there a duck named Bach? he! he!

Author's Response: Lol, I'm not sure they're going to call any of the Bach. They're definitely going to be calling one Ducky Cuddles.

2021.05.08 - 11:26PM
121: Chapter 121

Aha! It took Hannah a while before she realized who "John" was. She needs to be more observant than that LOL!
and why did John tell Sue that the duck adoption was a no go?
when in fact he made arrangements for their delivery that night? was is because of Michael?

Author's Response: It was partially because of Michael but also because in his head he thought it was a good idea and that it would be a nice surprise for everyone.

2021.05.08 - 11:06PM
120: Chapter 120

A chapter to get "quacked" up about ;)

Author's Response: Michael is certainly developing a little temper on him and he wants the ducks.

2021.05.07 - 04:21PM
127: Chapter 127

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Author's Response: Things are settling into place.

2021.04.23 - 03:00PM
119: Chapter 119

Hey? Are you ok? We miss you! I hope it's just too much work. :)

Author's Response: Yeah, all okay, I admit that I've struggled a bit with the writing. I have always had a way of writing that really works for me and that involves going out to coffee shops and writing everything by hand and then rewriting and editing as I type up. With the lock down there is no writing in coffee shops so I've been writing straight onto the laptop and it doesn't seem to flow as well, so apologies for the absence and if this is all disjointed. I've written up to chapter 127 and that will finish this section of the TD universe for now and I can pick it up again at another time.

2021.03.25 - 12:53AM
119: Chapter 119

Hope Lisa's not going to get in too much trouble and loose her job for helping John and Sue.

Author's Response: I'm sure she will be fine. I think John has made sure she will be with the praise. She's given good customer service.

2021.03.15 - 11:45AM
1: Chapter 1

superbet, :)

Author's Response: Now you're both ganging up on me :(

Author's Response: Now you're both ganging up on me :(

2021.03.14 - 08:40PM
118: Chapter 118

Four2Ten, now unslinky will change her mind and now an alien invation took over Catherine House and all the kids are aliens waiting to conquest the Earth. Hawk is just trying to infiltrate into Torchwood through John. :P

Author's Response: Tut - I did contemplate it all being a hoax from Hawk and that he's not got a father at all, but no playing it straight, but I don't see Hawk being another addition to the Tyler household - not just yet anyway - I'm playing with the idea of John setting up a kind of apprenticeship with accommodation attached when Hawk is 16 with some pretty strict things attached such as he has to attend some classes at least to improve his literacy and numeracy etc.

Author's Response: Tut - I did contemplate it all being a hoax from Hawk and that he's not got a father at all, but no playing it straight, but I don't see Hawk being another addition to the Tyler household - not just yet anyway - I'm playing with the idea of John setting up a kind of apprenticeship with accommodation attached when Hawk is 16 with some pretty strict things attached such as he has to attend some classes at least to improve his literacy and numeracy etc.

2021.03.14 - 12:58PM
118: Chapter 118

I can see were this is going. somehow Hawke will be adopted into John's family. maybe become technically Michael and Jack's "Older Brother"?

Author's Response: I'm not sure if it's heading that way or not. I think John is already feeling pretty conflicted about it. As far as finances and space are concerned then there is absolutely no reason why they couldn't bring Hawk into the mansion and be part of the family, maybe not with John and the boys in the flat, but certainly in the mansion with Jackie, Pete, and Tony, but there is also the emotional side of it and Hawk is a troubled kid. He's been in three foster homes previously and his behavioural problems have led him to be taken out of those homes and put back into care. He's got a history of self harming and the police have confirmed that they were called out because he was threatening to kill himself a couple of years previously. Would John be able to invest the time needed to provide Hawk with the stability he would need and that although it's not ideal and he has run off to see his father, and Miss Bell aside, he has a lot of emotional support and his friends in the care home. John will want to do everything he can for Hawk, but he also knows he needs to protect Jack and Michael who are still in the process of recovering from Rose and getting used to not having their mother around. It's a romantic idea for John to welcome Hawk into his home and for them all to live happily ever after, but I'm not sure it would be that simple, and, I'm not sure John is in the best place himself yet in order to do that and take on another child - especially not one who has the emotional baggage and needs the kind of support that Hawk does. It doesn't mean John is going to turn his back on Hawk, he'd never do that, but if he did decide he wanted to foster him I'm not sure he'd be approved as a foster parent given his own circumstances and his health record, and, it's certainly not something anyone would let him do on an impulse because that would be damaging to Hawk and potentially be damaging to the boys as well.

2021.03.12 - 12:27PM
117: Chapter 117

Miss Bell should have been an Army Sergeant Instead of working with children. she's a nightmare!

Author's Response: She is a bit. She's certainly on the side of distance and discipline.

2021.03.03 - 05:05PM
116: Chapter 116

I'm not normally a violent person. but I feel like I want to give a black eye and a bloody nose to the creep who is discouraging Hawke to throw away his future on the mistaken belief that he's worthless. and where is Hawke's mother in all this? did she leave or die or something.

Author's Response: Hawke's mother died of a heroin overdose shortly after he was born and taken into care.

2021.03.03 - 05:44AM
112: Chapter 112

Now you've got me wondering if something is going to go wrong with the surgery. I'm hoping it'll be okay. It is nice to see that Michael is getting better at everything and you really can see a big personality difference between him and Jack. They really could be interested in different things as they get older.

Author's Response: Jack and Michael are going to be polar opposites in terms of what they enjoy and stuff. I'm kind of working toward the last part of TD when the Doctor and Captain Jack got called back by Michael using the psychic paper because he wanted to go and play football and his dad had told him he couldn't go because he was caught smoking. It was just a throw away comment from the teenage Jack about whether the Doctor had seen Michael's new sculpture yet or not, so he's starting to head in that direction even if it is just with PlayDoh for now.