1. Ianto's New Job [Reviews - 8] (2992 words)
This is very much an AU, OOC fic. I wasn't planning on posting it until I'd finished "Ashes & Dust", but the muse had other ideas. Once I've posted this chapter, I hope to get back to "Ashes".
This basically looks at one possible consequence, had Jack refused Alice Guppy and Emily Holroyd's "offer" to work for Torchwood in 1899. The story begins in current times, approximately six months before the battle of Canary Wharf.
7. A New Friend [Reviews - 5] (3279 words)
I was setting Gage up as a foil, to be killed off randomly when the shit hits the fan at the Battle. But I'm starting to like the character so much, that the plan may change. Lisa, on the other hand, is currently very expendable....
And to those waiting for Jack's memory to come flooding back, and for him to suddenly regain all his faculties, remember - this is AU, and Jack's mind has been severely damaged. I'm not even sure yet if or when he'll recover mentally, and if you've been following my story "Ashes & Dust", you'll know that I don't go for quick and easy endings. On the other hand, we may be seeing stronger hints of the Captain's character coming through in the coming chapters.
But yes, I'm afraid it's going to get worse for Jack before it will get better.
12. An Unexpected Turn [Reviews - 7] (3010 words)
This chapter (or, more specifically, the end of it) came to me out of left field. It isn't what I'd intended to happen, but.... shrugs There we are.
I will say this much, though - there's a light at the end of the tunnel, but anyone who is familiar with my style of writing will know damned well that said light could very well be an oncoming train. Make no assumptions. That's all I'll say.
14. They Called Me Jack [Reviews - 5] (4320 words)
Really, the chapter title speaks for itself, I think. Also, I have no idea if you can get Cocoa Pops in the UK. I just opted for a popular, generic cereal.
15. No Greater Gift [Reviews - 8] (1859 words)
This is a deliberately short chapter. My apologies, but NaNo begins at the end of this week, and updates from me may be even fewer than at the moment. I just figured it would be cruel to leave my readers hanging over the fate of Gage and Tomas. *ducking for cover now*
16. A New Home [Reviews - 7] (2321 words)
I know this is my first update in a while, but it's NaNoWriMo, and I've been focused on that. The good news is that I've achieved 50,000 words, and now have the leisure of returning to my other unfinished fics. And yes, my NaNo fic is a Torchwood story, which will be posted here in due course. In the meantime, rest assured knowing I haven't abandoned this story, or "Ashes".
21. Reunions [Reviews - 18] (4761 words)
Here is where what little story canon I've been following is going to get lost by the wayside. I'm fully aware that when the Doctor and Rose came back at this point in season 2, Jackie was completely caught up with the Ghost Shifts, like everyone else. Well, my muse has decided she doesn't want to follow the canon of the Doomsday plot. So, we're just going with the flow now, and we'll just see where we eventually end up.
23. Before the Storm [Reviews - 8] (2199 words)
My apologies for both the delay and the shortness of this chapter. I've been sick the last couple of weeks with heat stroke, and it's been bloody hard to concentrate on anything.
28. Promises Kept [Reviews - 8] (5761 words)
This chapter basically signals the end of part one of this story. I haven't yet decided whether to just continue on under the same title, or whether to begin a new story entirely, and mark it as a follow-up/sequel. We'll see how we go.
29. Aftermath [Reviews - 6] (5996 words)
After much consideration, I opted to continue on under the same title, because in the end, a newly titled story just didn't sit right with me. So here we go again...
31. Educating Jack [Reviews - 7] (3569 words)
I gave this chapter a lot of thought - especially the last part of it. There is borderline inappropriate sexual overtures in this chapter, and I very nearly abandoned it altogether. In the end, though, I thought - this is classic Jack. Only, minus the deliberate innuendos to go with.
32. Of Red Caps & Chocolate Milk [Reviews - 10] (5731 words)
Iâm sorry this chapter took so long to put together. I have no excuse, and I just hope that it satisfies those who I know have been waiting. That said, I hate my muse. She decided to take a very sharp couple of left turns in the process of writing this, and a couple of things that I hadnât intended on happening did happen. Go figure.
40. Acceptance [Reviews - 7] (4754 words)
This story is nearly at an end (much to my shock), but rest assured that it won't be the end of this particular universe. The muse is already planning out the continuation of Jack and Ianto's adverntures together, so no. A sequel will not be far off.
Oh, and with this chapter, the rating just went up to "Adult".
43. The Pathway Forward [Reviews - 5] (5267 words)
This is the penultimate chapter. There is just the epilogue to come, but whilst this particular story is nearly over, it's really only the beginning for Jack and Ianto in this AU. There is more to come.
44. Epilogue: Where He Belongs [Reviews - 9] (5169 words)
And so we come to the end of this story, but for any who are interested, I have already begun to write a follow-up story. This isn't the last you will see of Jack and Ianto in this AU, I promise...