July 8th, 2009

Torchwood:  Jack deep thoughts

REC: Passing Ships (DW/B5) by DZ Crasher

Good, quality crossovers can be such a hard thing to find. So I thought today, I would rec one of my most favorite crossovers that I've come across on Teaspoon.

Story: Passing Ships
Author: DZ Crasher
Rating: PG/All ages
Word Count: 1002
Author's Summary: The first and only time he ever saw Susan Ivanova was at a party where he was doing his best to charm the Centauri ambassador and she looked like she wanted to die.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Susan Ivanova (Babylon Five)

Recced because: As I've said, good crossovers can be hard to find, and this is, though short, is one of the best one's I've seen written. Jack is Jack post - Parting of the Ways and one would presume many years past working for Torchwood (Do not worry about COE spoilers, this story was written long ago). Though she's seen through Jack's eyes, Susan is perfectly in character, especially post S4 of Babylon Five. Even if you never watched a single episode of Babylon Five, the author captures her so brilliantly that you could read this without the benefit of B5's history (though really, try and watch the episodes, it was a really good show and ahead of it's time) and still get the gist of who she is. A friend of mine put this the best: It's the coming together of two lost souls, if only for a night.