merryghoul (merryghoul) wrote in calufrax,

Rec: Not Another Suzie by mattmetzger

Hello, I’m merryghoul, and this week I’ll be your reccer. I’m also on Teaspoon (under the penname missvmarigold); there, I post classic and New Who and Torchwood fic there. Later this week I’ll be reccing fic from some of my favorite eras of Who, but to start off, I wanted to rec a Torchwood fic, since it was my introduction into this awesome fandom.

Story: Not Another Suzie
Author: mattmetzger
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 596
Author's Summary: In the morning, Jack will try to put things right, try to fix everything that has gone wrong. He doesn't want another Suzie on his hands. Ficlet, post-Cyberwoman.
Characters/Pairings: Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Suzie Costello
Warnings: no standard warnings apply; per author’s notes, “Spoilers for 1x01 'Everything Changes' and 1x04 'Cyberwoman'”
Recced because: Jack’s always felt guilt about losing anyone under his leadership of Torchwood. Although Suzie would be driven mad by her usage of the resurrection gauntlet, a glove that brings people to life for short periods of time, Jack still feels guilty about Suzie’s suicide. In this fic, Jack sees the same problems he saw in Suzie showing up in Ianto’s behavior to save Lisa Hallett (Ianto’s girlfriend from Torchwood One, who was partially converted into a Cyber[wo]man during the Battle of Canary Wharf). Even though this fic is short, it does a great job of delving into Jack’s mind as he figures out how he can save Ianto.

Also, Suzie is my favorite Torchwood character, so there's that. And Ianto's my favorite regular Torchwood character, so there's also that.
Tags: author: mattmetzger, companion: jack, rating: all ages, reccer: merryghoul, torchwood: ianto, torchwood: suzie costello, type: gen

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