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Drabble - tw_100 Episode Tag challange
Title: Forget It
Author:rabecka
Characters: Jack, Suzie, unknown PC
Challenge: tw_100, Episode Tag (They Keep Killing Suzie)
Rating: PG

"Follow them. They won't want us there, but follow them anyway." 

Two days later and I'm still shaking. Forget it, my partner says. Nothing we can do. Forget it or you really, really will. And I’ve heard the rumours. Bodies with odd, inexplicable injuries. Missing evidence, missing reports, missing hours, missing days…

But I saw it. Heard it. That bastard in the coat. His rage. The woman lying helpless on the pier, her body jerking as he fired bullet after bullet… You tell me how the hell I'm supposed to forget that. 

Bloody Torchwood. You have absolutely no idea mate.
 


AN: I apologize if I'm spamming anyone with this. I didn't realize til after I read one comment that the original might be unclear.

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hab318princess From: hab318princess Date: March 8th, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
amazing, great drabble!
rabecka From: rabecka Date: March 9th, 2009 01:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you.
aeshna_uk From: aeshna_uk Date: March 8th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, very nice. :) TW - and Jack in particular - must look pretty bloody nasty to those who have only a passing acquaintance. Better to pretend you don't remember than to have them make sure that you don't....
rabecka From: rabecka Date: March 9th, 2009 01:41 am (UTC) (Link)
I figure TW and the police have a very mixed relationship. This particular case, though, would have been very very hard to explain away if the police had showed up just 30 seconds earlier... (Sigh, I just went and rewatched. My memory was faulty - I thought the police had arrived while he was still shooting.)
adafrog From: adafrog Date: March 8th, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh wow.
rabecka From: rabecka Date: March 9th, 2009 01:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I like "oh wow". *grin*
fajrdrako From: fajrdrako Date: March 9th, 2009 12:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Cool. The outsider's view. I always like seeing that. Sometimes it's more interesting when the outsider doesn't understand.

And if Jack didn't know they were watching, he can't retcon them, can he?
rabecka From: rabecka Date: March 9th, 2009 01:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I love the outsider's POV.

And if Jack didn't know they were watching, he can't retcon them, can he

Actually, I only played with the timing a little. The police arrived just after he fired the last shot, and you see them running down the pier. I always wondered how he explained Suzie's body. Retcon seems unlikely... "Oh, just ignore that bullet ridden body over there. Have some coffee?"
fajrdrako From: fajrdrako Date: March 9th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)
"Oh, just ignore that bullet ridden body over there. Have some coffee?"

LOL. That kind of talk goes over well with cops!

My general assumption is that when this sort of thing happens, Jack simply pulls rank - "Torchwood business. This body is ours. Forget you saw anything." And while they don't actually forget (as with Retcon) they officially forget. No report is filed. No official record remains.

rabecka From: rabecka Date: March 9th, 2009 02:58 am (UTC) (Link)
>> Jack simply pulls rank - "Torchwood business <<

Oh, agreed. It just seems that lots of fanfic assumes that everyone who sees anything somehow magically gets retconned. I think the show gets by on more arrogance and cover-up. (And I really need a Jack with coffee icon. Not sure how I've missed that one...)
fajrdrako From: fajrdrako Date: March 9th, 2009 03:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd love to see you do a Jack-with-coffee icon. For some reason (probably the popularity of Ianto!) it's easy to find Ianto-with-coffee icons. I think there's unexplored territory there.

Yes, the 'magic Retcon' stories get old fast - especially since we know from canon that Retcon doesn't always work. Suzie abused it; but Jack doesn't use it if he can help it. Jack doesn't need to retcon cops: he has authority over them. They hate it, but can't do anything about it. And that's canonical. I imagine it's the same with other City officials.

But I also think that Jack is enough of a con man to have various ways of getting out of fixes, including psychic paper - I wonder if he has a finite supply, or whether he can make more as needed.
topgeargirl2 From: topgeargirl2 Date: March 9th, 2009 01:02 am (UTC) (Link)
very good
rabecka From: rabecka Date: March 9th, 2009 01:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks
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