Reviews for Ashes & Dust
sd4ianto chapter 1 . 1/3/2016
Since there are not enough new Torchwood or Jack and Ianto stories out there, I go back and read some of my very favorites. Which yours are for sure. But I was reading the top part of this where you said you were taking Jack non-lethal wounds like they said in Cyberwoman. They may have said it in the log or somewhere but it isn't said on the show its self. I have watched that and rewatched that. In fact someone made the comment about Ianto being suspended for 4 weeks. But it hasn't been 4 weeks when he comes back in to clean up when Jack and Gwen are standing in the boardroom window. Jack still has his split lip and even a regular person would be healed by then. It's still very fresh. So the suspension would have had to have been after he came back in at the end. Anyway the whole point of that was I wanted to know where it says that about his healing. Because I don't see it in the show.
barb20 chapter 31 . 7/27/2015
This was is one of the best stories I read so far. It made me cry and it made me laugh. You're a truly talented writer!
CymraegCariad chapter 31 . 6/28/2014
This story was amazing, one of the best I've read in a long time! And the end, with Jack finally getting a Christmas...It made me cry lol. Well done :)
Guest chapter 20 . 5/18/2014
Couldn't they just tell everyone that it was some alien healing artifact thing that makes people recover from injuries really fast?
shinee1234 chapter 10 . 11/13/2013
I could fricking kill those beings who did this to jack. And i would make them suffer.
Its so emotional this.
wow chapter 31 . 8/27/2013
great job! and thanks for not having them use sex like a bandaid. Most fanfics do, and it always bothers me
EmperialGem21 chapter 31 . 6/15/2013
Awesome and realistic story. Great characterization as well, loved the whole thing really. Just absolutely brilliant .
Alice Carter chapter 31 . 5/4/2013
Strong characterizations, realistic dialogue. Difficult subject matter, all the more horrifying because it involved ordinary people. Another brilliant story.
Lady Emma Wentworth chapter 31 . 2/2/2013
Truly an amazing story - I don't know how you've managed to to convery such an intense and myriad series of emotions - so many times, I found that I wasn't breathing until I saw spots and the words were blurry! You have an unbelieveable depth of insight into the human psyche and you have my utmost admiration. Thank you for sharing with us.
Lady Emma Wentworth chapter 26 . 2/2/2013
"I understand that," Gwen protested. "Really! I just thought…" Owen's gaze hardened fractionally. "You thought what?"

Oh, I know exactly what she thought - she thought that Jack would want to ride with HER, because SHE'S special and SHE'S the heart of TW and no one can understand him the way SHE can, and blah, blah, blah - the usual tripe that flows through Gwen bloody Cooper's brain.
Lady Emma Wentworth chapter 19 . 2/2/2013
This is my second time reading A&D, and I this may be some of the most profound words I've ever read anywhere:

"I don't know if I'm ready. I just know it's something that I have to do. I faced down Daleks without flinching, Ianto, back when dead really meant dead for me. I won't accept that I'm too frightened now to face six men who can't actually do me any permanent damage."

This whole story is amazing, but this sort paragraph simply epitomises your gift for writing and for expressing the most difficult, intense and powerful emotions.

Thank you so much for sharing with us.
Aneeta Potter chapter 1 . 12/6/2012
This is a great story! I love how you used Swanson.
StarKayak chapter 31 . 9/26/2012
This is well written, very emotionally gripping and cinematic. I especially like the interaction of Jack and Ianto about family. These are conversations that are held in many families that acknowledge gay relatives. The police work was also believable. Wonderful.
sd4ianto chapter 31 . 9/19/2012
very good
sd4ianto chapter 16 . 9/18/2012
This story has been harder for me to read than even "What Never Should be". There is so much raw emotion in this story. You write wonderfully. Thank you. I have cried most of these first chapters. But have deeply loved the story.
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