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01 June 2013 @ 06:36 pm
Archive 94C Coda  
Title: Archive 94C - Coda
Author: Duo-chan Maxwell
Beta: the ever efficient ally_p_x
Word Count: 476
Warnings: spoilers for DW End of Time and CoE (yep). Requires that you read Archive 94C first.
Contains: your obligatory post-CoE story.
Summary: This is the coda for my fic Archive 94C, just to work a bit on the possibilities.

A/N: So I've decided to add a little coda to Archive 94C. Because… well, just because.

Disclaimer: Beebs owns Torchwood and Doctor Who, I'm not doing this for profit, all the situations depicted here are fictional, yadda, yadda.  
                "Are you sure that we can do this, Martha?" Mickey asked as he followed Martha, side-stepping assorted rubble under the meagre illumination of a torch.
                "It's our best shot in finding the tech we need. And of course, just because we can do this doesn't mean we should. A-ha."
                She smiled as she found the entrance of the UNIT scavenging site formerly known as the Torchwood Three Hub. There were many fond memories of this place, of the people who worked there.  Of Jack, of course, being big damn hero; of Gwen, big heart and hard head; of Owen, trying to smother the kindness under a hedgehog's prickles; of Tosh, quiet mouth and a very loud mind; and of Ianto, fading into the background only to come back with a very sharp tongue.
                Now they were gone. Tosh and Owen died during the bombings in Cardiff nearly two years ago. Ianto, on the 456 incident. Jack left Earth, back among the stars.
                "Hey, come back! No time to dwell! I think I found something interesting." Her mind was sharply pulled back to reality. They now reached the levels that were untouched by the explosion – such a dirty trick – and could hold what they needed. "Damn. It's locked."
                "Locked? They never locked any individual rooms in the Archives. Ianto said that the triple biometric lock at the entrance was more than enough."
                "Well, this one is. Wonder what they have here..." Mickey went to work on the locks. Thankfully, they were your old-fashioned mechanical lock that could be picked. Not easily, though, as they became increasingly antsy on losing precious minutes and prayed for nobody to notice that there were two people in the middle of the night on an UNIT site.
                After a quick succession of clicks, it gave way and Mickey pushed the doors open.
                "What the hell is that?"
                "Looks like cloning technology."
                "Oh, God. Not those Sontarans AGAIN." Mickey shuddered as he remembered their last struggle with the potato-headed aliens. It was a very close one. He didn't even like to think about what could have happened if the Doctor didn't show up at that precisely perfect moment.
                Martha carefully got closer to the vat with glass windows. It seemed to be working. She got closer. There was some kind of control unit, a green LED innocently blinking every second or so and a screen that read "Energy saving mode".
                "What the... Martha, come and see it!" Mickey called out from where he stood, shining the torch through one of the glass windows and carefully peering at it. He looked a mix of shocked, irked and... gleeful?
                "Oh. My. God." There was only so much someone could do to not to faint from shock. She swayed slightly as her mind reeled and started on the possibilities.
                "Captain Cheesecake is going to love this."
sammydragoncat: pic#113815019sammydragoncat on June 1st, 2013 10:00 pm (UTC)
Can't believe Jack forgot about that room!
duochan_maxwell: chibi duoduochan_maxwell on June 3rd, 2013 09:49 pm (UTC)
Well, so much happened in CoE... and considering that poor thing was something like two thousand LOL he's entitled to a bit of bad memory... :(

Thank you for reading :D

Edited at 2013-06-03 09:49 pm (UTC)
Joya Oscura: pic#89733358joya_oscura on June 2nd, 2013 05:07 am (UTC)
Oh gods; it's been found. Now the question is, did the neural data collector ever get fixed? If so, did the most recent back-up occur the day before CoE started?

If the answer to either of those questions is no, then I don't think Jack will be too happy to find that room survived. Especially since if the collector was never fixed, then Ianto 3.0 would have no memories of Jack, assuming that clone-Ianto is ever activated. (Ianto referred to as Ianto 3.0 because the previous fic implied Ianto 1.0 died at Canary Wharf, meaning the one known in canon was Ianto 2.0.)
duochan_maxwell: chibi duoduochan_maxwell on June 3rd, 2013 09:51 pm (UTC)
Yep. Decisions, decisions. And I'm notoriously bad at happy endings, so I guessed it's best to leave it as it is :/

Thanks for reading! :D
badly_knitted: Droolbadly_knitted on June 2nd, 2013 04:16 pm (UTC)
Yay! Make Jack a new Ianto, then make sure UNIT never gets the tech - maybe the Doctor would help with that, he owes Jack. The Ianto-clone will need the equipment to sustain him. I just hope they had managed to update the recording of Ianto's memories so the new Ianto remembers what's happened since Canary Wharf!
duochan_maxwell: chibi duoduochan_maxwell on June 3rd, 2013 09:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks for reading! :D Nice to have someone seeing the brighter side of all this mess I made LOL
badly_knitted: Ianto Little Smilebadly_knitted on June 3rd, 2013 10:05 pm (UTC)
I'm a 'glass half full' kinda gal!