Music of the Spheres

by 100indecisions [Reviews - 1]

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  • Teen
  • Explicit Violence
  • Action/Adventure, Crossover, Drama, Hurt/Comfort

1. Chapter 1 [Reviews - 1] (1547 words)
I wrote this way back in 2008 for a DW crossover fic exchange, and for various reasons I never got around to reposting it anywhere, partly because I knew it needed some editing, and then more DW and SJA came out and I would have had to do even more editing to keep it canon, and even when I gave up on that and went "look, I just want this stupid thing presentable so I can post it," I still didn't, for some reason. April Showers 2014 on AO3 was my excuse, finally.

I actually hated "Last of the Time Lords" at least the first few times I saw it, and I also found the two-part S4 finale disappointing, so then of course I ended up writing a really long fic that depends heavily on "Last of the Time Lords" in particular and makes a lot of "Journey's End" references, because that makes sense. Any errors of science, weaponry, British English, etc. are my own fault, although I did try to do my research. I’m also not the biggest Torchwood fan (I never did watch most of S1 or anything after S2), so my impressions of the Hub’s layout are fuzzy at best and flat wrong at worst. I also originally wrote this before SJA S2 and Heroes S3, so a couple elements of this got canon’d as soon as the new seasons aired, and I had to edit a bit to deal with that…and then there was SJA S3 and the episodes that actually featured Ten, which was awesome but which also, of course, canon’d me again by making it pretty unavoidably obvious that 1) Luke and the Doctor had never met in person before and 2) Luke hadn’t seen the inside of the TARDIS before. So for purposes of this fic and the ridiculous prospect it would be to edit a six-year-old finished story, I’m just ignoring that.

At this point I don't even remember where on the Heroes timeline it was supposed to fall, either in terms of the show’s chronology or the seasons. Heroes wouldn’t even have been involved except the original request asked for SJA/Heroes and something to do with innocence, and this is where I went with it. All I know for sure is that I wrote this before the whole storyline about giving powers to ordinary humans. The Whoniverse timeline is probably all screwed up too--again, all I know for sure is that the bulk of it takes place after "Journey's End"--but see above re. "screw it, I just need to post the damn thing eventually" because seriously, it's been SIX YEARS.

2. Chapter 2 [Reviews - 0] (2072 words)
And now the actual plot starts. This is at some not-very-precisely-defined point after "Journey's End." It's also one of only a couple times we actually get a Heroes character onscreen, so to speak. Also, I wrote this before anything came up about how Luke doesn't actually dream, and again, I decided it would be ridiculous to make major changes to an already-completed and pretty old story.

3. Chapter 3 [Reviews - 0] (2425 words)
Bad stuff starts happening to Luke. (Warnings for human experimentation.)

4. Chapter 4 [Reviews - 0] (3661 words)
Luke's day gets even worse, Jack Harkness is still captain of the Innuendo Squad although really not that much, and there's a lot of nonsense about artificially enhanced humans and the limits of time travel. Also, there's a pretty unsubtle Angel reference. I completely made up the whole “mule” thing described here; as far as I know, the Company hasn’t even thought of trying that. I also came up with this before the Heroes storyline about the formula that could give normal people powers (which I suppose doesn't completely remove the possibility that they might have tried something like this), so that part is basically all my own stuff.

5. Chapter 5 [Reviews - 0] (2684 words)
Luke's day gets even worse. Some more. AGAIN. Another Heroes character actually gets a tiny bit of dialogue, but it doesn't last long because then we get to the part where it turns out the Company's bitten off way more than they can chew. Warnings for major character death, sort of.

6. Chapter 6 [Reviews - 0] (1673 words)
EVERYONE is having a bad day at this point. Also, I like how I've got them using some kind of specific little map device instead of maybe an iPhone or something, and by "like" I mean I'm rolling my eyes at Past Me. (In my defense, smartphones were still pretty new when I wrote this, and I didn't get one myself until 2011.)

7. Chapter 7 [Reviews - 0] (3426 words)
Jack, Sarah Jane, and Maria get Luke back to Torchwood, but it doesn't actually help at all with the terrible day he's having. Time to call the Doctor.

8. Chapter 8 [Reviews - 0] (2935 words)
Telepathic nonsense, Luke is still having a bad day, emo Doctor is emo, Ten uses one of his catchphrases.

9. Chapter 9 [Reviews - 0] (2883 words)
Luke's day is finally improving! Emo Doctor is still emo. I make another unsubtle Angel reference and indulge in a little timey-wimey technobabble that only makes sense if you don't think about it, like, at all.