Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2229
Author's summary: The dangers of dreaming too hard. [2.13 spoilers]
Characters/Pairings: Captain Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, Toshiko Sato
Recced because: Well, there is a warning to this one: it'll break your heart. Torchwood find mcguffins all the time, and in this little gem it's "a wish machine" - like Harry Potter's Mirror of Erised, it allows people to see their heart's desire. Coupled with Owen and Tosh's death in Exit Wounds - and Tosh has always been one of my favourite Torchwood characters - the result is more bitter than sweet. But it's also bittersweet because it does a brilliant job at capturing who Tosh really is - she often gets sidelined, in the show as well as in fanfic, but The Wish Machine does her absolute justice.