Xqulth: Well, here's the third Chapter…not sure it will be very good..but here it is none the less…BUT FIRST!
Mrs. Max McDowell- Good to see you on another of my stories!
I sat on the couch, still surrounded by Torchwood, and just looking around awkwardly. The members of Torchwood looked at me, some in confusion, others in slow understanding, and one in pure disappointment. Honestly, I knew how Jack felt. Being immortal wasn't all it was cracked up to be. You had to watch your loved ones grow old and die, or meet other people because they couldn't handle your issues, or just watch them totally ignore you because of the immortality. Some people think that being immortal gives you the key to the world, I just sit there and laugh at them. It's because of this damn slightly immortal thing that caused so much heartache among the two of us, the Doctor and I. We used to be the best of friends, the greatest of allies, the two guardians when the world had no conscience, or at least that's what we thought. When he destroyed the Daleks, and our race along with them, a rift the size of the one in space and time formed between us. I don't believe he even knows I'm alive.
I was pulled out of my thoughts by loud beeping and clanging coming from the main room. The Torchwood members ran into the other room and began searching through their readouts on the computer. I stood in front of the rift manipulator in the center of the room, tilting my head to one side, thinking.
"Jack, I don't what it is, but whatever it is, it's small-." Gwen said, I cut her off before she could finish the sentence,
"No it's not." I could feel eyes turning towards me in confusion, "This thing is nowhere near small and it is nowhere near harmless, before you even think about it." I told them darkly as I shuddered. I knew it would follow me. Spinning on my heel I faced Jack, "Where is my TARDIS?"
"No," I half yelled, "No, no, no, you don't get to argue with me on this point Jack, where is it? For the sake of the Earth, where is my ship?"
"Why is it for the sake of Earth?" He questioned, "What have you done?"
"Now is not the time for this Jack." I told him sternly and then ran to one of the computers. I pulled out my sonic screwdriver I had stolen from the Doctor awhile ago (I gave it to my TARDIS to update), pointing it at the computer and hacking into the more discreet cameras. Before me on the monitor of the computer, landed a black sleek space ship that would be, in Earth comparison, close to one of the stealth bombers. Except what this ship carried was more dangerous than what the bombers did. My eyes widened and I turned to another computer while Torchwood stood behind me, looking at the ship.
"Is that what I think it is?" Jack asked, astonished,
"If you're thinking it's one of the fifty bajillion assassins the Time Agency has then yes. And if, adding to that thought, you're thinking, it's the best one they have, you know, the one that has legend after legend following him, then the answer to that question would also be yes." I said hurriedly, attempting to find where they had my TARDIS. Jack was leaning in next to me and just looking at me in astonishment,
"What have you done?" He asked, "There are very few things that you can do to make them send that guy after you." I looked up at him, slightly annoyed,
"Yea, well, it appears I have done a couple many of those things." Turning back to the screen, I couldn't find it at all, finally, Ianto spoke up,
"It's in a warehouse not far from where we found you. We didn't have enough time to put it into the system when we got back. I can take you there." He said and I turned to him,
"Thank you Ianto." He nodded and put down his cup of tea and went to get his jacket,
"Hold up," Jack said, jogging towards us, "I'm coming with you guys." I glanced behind me and saw Gwen and Owen weren't too far behind us. Suddenly, I saw a man with brown hair come running up to the group. Gwen turned around and jog towards him, it looked like heated words were exchanged and then they both walked towards us. The man looked at Jack,
"What have you gotten Gwen into this time?" He asked with slight viciousness.
"I haven't gotten h-." I stopped them, stepping between them. I turned to the man and held out my hand,
"I'm Averil, I'm not only not human, but I also need to get to my ship so I can lead away the bounty hunter slash assassin that has been sent to kill me away from Earth. So if you could please postpone your arguing with Jack, it would be much appreciated. However, it is nice to meet you." I said and as he shook my hand he said,
"I'm Rhys, Gwen's husband." I nodded and then looked at the group, "I'm assuming you're all coming with?" They nodded and then Gwen grabbed Rhys,
"We'll take a separate car, Owen, if you want, you can come with us." Owen walked off with them as I waited with Jack for Ianto to appear with the car.
"You like her." I said rather obviously and Jack looked at me confused.
"What are you talking about?"
"Gwen. You like her and her husband knows it." He just turned away and looked down the street, "I'll take your silence as confirmation. It's cute really, rather stupid, but cute none the less."
"Do you ever shut up?" He snapped and I just grinned,
"Nope." I told him, popping the "p". He glared at me,
"You wouldn't understand anyway." He said, attempting to close the conversation,
"Oh, I wouldn't would I?" I said, leaning around to see his face, "I'm older than you by quite a bit Jack, I've been a wife, I've been a girlfriend, I've been an aunt, a great aunt. You think in all the years I've been alive, I haven't been in love with two men at the same time?"
"Wait," he said, confused, "What? Gwen does not love me." The corners of my mouth went into a small smile,
"Then you're blind Jack." I said softly as Ianto pulled up to the curb. Leaving a slightly stunned Jack behind, I hopped into the back seat of the SUV. When Jack got into the seat, Ianto took off, doing at least twice the speed limit, apparently wanting me out of Torchwood's hair. I grinned a bit smugly at the idea that I hadn't even been with them for a full day and I was already under their skin.
Little one, you are in a lot of trouble A voice said in the back of my mind and I stiffened, suddenly alert.
You- You survived? I said back, astonished
Of course I did little one. I am in no shape to travel however. My TARDIS told me and I hung my head in defeat.
Then I'm screwed. He's here already
I can still protect you and the Torchwood team. I blinked confused
But, how di-
I'm in your head little one, remember? Be quick though little one, he will be finding me soon enough and I can only keep him out without extra energy for so long I looked up at Ianto,
"Hey, you wanna do me a favor?" He looked into the rearview mirror, confused,
"Depends on the favor."
"That I can do." He sped up and we were at the warehouse within five minutes. I was out of the car before anyone else and I was running barefoot across a big gravel parking lot, hoping that I wouldn't cut my feet up too bad, I wasn't sure how much time had passed since my regeneration started. Jack, Ianto and Gwen, Owen and Rhys were walking behind me. I pulled open the big door and standing in front of my TARDIS was a man in a body tight black suit with a helmet on. As if on command, the helmet folded up into the back of his suit and the man's face was revealed. He had sandy blonde hair and blue eyes. He saw me and grinned. When he saw Jack walk up behind me, his grin widened,
"Well hello Averil. Thank you for bringing me another bird for me to kill." He said, walking towards me menacingly, "This will hurt quite a bit."
X: And there goes the 3rd chapter. I'm sorry if it sucked. But if it did, please tell me. OH and as for the timeline in Torchwood that this takes place in…I'm not exactly sure at this point…I'm taking liberties with that part…