dbskyler (dbskyler) wrote in calufrax,

rec: last one out, by joonscribble

Story: Last One Out
Author: joonscribble
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 10,787
Author's Summary: The years pass with Owen watching. Spoilers through "A Day in the Death."
Characters/Pairings: Owen Harper, Toshiko Sato, Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, Gwen Cooper, Martha Jones
Warnings: Character death

Recced because: Thoroughly AU now, this story starts from where we were left after Torchwood's "A Day in the Death" and takes us to its logical conclusion: aside from immortal Jack, the person who seems slated to be the last surviving member of the team is Owen. The story takes place over many years, with Owen going on as the others age and eventually die, until he and Jack are the last ones left. And that's when a twist shifts the story from good to utterly brilliant, and it's all just simultaneously heartbreaking and beautiful. What I find most amazing about this fic, though, is that Owen is faithfully portrayed as the complete and utter prat he was back then in the show, and yet he also is an ultimately sympathetic character. So sympathetic, in fact, that you might just find yourself crying for him at the end. Don't say I didn't warn you.

The thing for Owen about basic immortality is that it makes him put off trying to mature as a person. Sure, he could no longer drink, smoke, eat, or shag in excess as he used to when he was in his late 20’s. But he didn’t let the loss of those things stop his emotional pettiness.
Tags: author: joonscribble, companion: jack, companion: martha, rating: all ages, reccer: dbskyler, torchwood: gwen, torchwood: ianto, torchwood: owen, torchwood: toshiko, type: gen

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