Hey guys! I know sorry ANOTHER Torchwood story! And yeah sorry again from Gwen's POV. But I was sitting in science and it was pondering around in my brain and I thought why not? This is basically Miracle Day but with Tosh, Owen and Ianto. They survived Exit Wounds and COE. Jack left at the end of COE, he didnt want to be near the guys because of the danger he puts them in, so they were put under a witness protection scheme, just like in the real story of it.
I sat up quickly in a cold sweat, looking round, I looked to my side, expecting to see Rhys, but then I remembered. It had been nearly a year since we had divorced, fed up of everything that had happened. He didnt want anything to do with Arwen after that, but the guys were brilliant with her. She was to my other side, sleeping peacfully in her cot. The door slowly opened, Ianto popping his head round the door. The light from the hallway crept in, lightly touching his face.
"You ok cariad?"
"Yeah. Dunno, bad dream..."
"Oh. Oh what d'you think?" I sighed, eyes locking. "Torchwood." We said simultaneously.
We were all out in the front, Owen digging and complaining about his hate for the countryside while Ianto helped him, Tosh sitting on the wall happily, the countryside had really brought the best out in her, and Me watching the helicopters flying over head.
"What they flying over for?"
"Its just a tourist thing Gwen." Ianto smiled, straightening down his T-Shirt. Ever since Torchwood had ended, he had stopped with his suits. We were in the countryside, not exactly practical.
"Were safe." Said Tosh, smiling at me as I sighed, sitting down next to her on the wall.
"So I went outside all on my own. Twas midnight. Not a sound to be heard. And I looked up and a woman came out out of the sky. Ah. Shining she was like moonlight. Her eyes were white. blazing white. And then she started to sing like a thousand choirs. One woman with a thousand voices and it was beautiful Arwen."
I felt a pair of arms cuddle round my waist Ianto smiling at us, giving me a friendly kiss on the cheek.
"That's enough don't you think?"
"Who's being paranoid now?" I half laughed.
"You promised me you'd keep her away from this stuff."
"Yeah, well. Be fair. She's too young. She thinks it's all just a fairy tale."
"Our life was different back then Gwen, Torchwood's over now, no Jack. It's too dangerous for her."
We all trailed up the hill, mine and Ianto's hands entwined as I held my stoumach. We made it to the top, smiling at Jack.
"Come on then Harkness!" smirked Owen, crossing his arms. "Do your dramatic bit, then lets all go! You couldn't have chosen a pub could you?"
"My feet are freezing!" Said Ianto, squeezing my hand.
"Oh, I missed that, the Welsh complaining. You look good." He said, nodding his head at me.
"I look huge."
"She's bloody gorgeous." Said Ianto, sighing.
Jack smiles as I walk right up to him, the others slightly behind me.
"You ok Jack?" Tosh asks behind me.
I straightened his collar, smiling.
"Did it work?"
"Travelled all sorts of places. This planet is too small. The whole world is like a graveyard."
"Come back with us."
"Haven't travelled far enough yet. Got a lot of dirt to shake off my shoes. And right now, there's a cold-fusion cruiser surfing the ion reefs just at the edge of the solar system, just waiting to open its transport dock." He said, looking up at the sky then looking back at me. "I just need to send a signal."
"Here." said Tosh, throwing him his wristrap. "They found it in the wreckage. Indestructible. Like its owner."
"I put a new wristrap on it for you."
"Yeah cost me 50 quid!" Owen muttered, Jack smiling weakly.
"Bill me Owen!" He laughed, placing it on his wrist, like it never left.
"Are you ever coming back Jack?" Ianto asked.
"Us." We all said, even Owen suprisingly.
"It wasnt your fault." I said to him, tears starting to fall down my cheeks.
"I think it was."
"No." Owen said from behind us. He may have acted like he hated Jack, but I think he missed him as much as Me, Yan and Tosh did.
"Steven and Suzie and Lisa and... All of them. Because of me."
"But you saved us, didnt you?" Whispered Tosh.
"I began to like it. And look what I became. Still. I have lived so many lives. It's time to find another one."
He stepped back from us, as his wristrap began to make a continuous beep.
"Th-they died, and I am sorry, Jack, but you cannot just run away. You cannot run away."
"Oh yes I can, just you watch me."
He shot up into the sky like a beam of light, dissapearing into the darkness. Me and Tosh started to cry, but I was the worst, breaking down into Ianto's chest.
"Let's go home yeah?" Ianto whispered into my hair.
"What am I gonna do Yan? No Jack, Rhys isnt here to help with the baby, what will I do?"
"Listen." He said, looking into my eyes. "I will help you no matter what, I'll help you raise her." He said, placing his hand on my stoumach, smiling.
*END OF FLASHBACK*
I smiled, as Ianto was rubbing Arwen's cheek, his arms still wrapped around my waist. Tosh and Owen walked down the stairs, stopping at the bottom, as we turned to them as they made their way into the living room. They saw the way Me and Yan were and Owen went to open his mouth to say something, most probably rude or insulting, when he was interupted by a knock on the door. We all froze, eyes glaring at the door, staying silent for a few moments. A second knock.
We all jumped up, quickly rushing into cupboards. I grabbed a hand gun, Ianto and Owen shotguns whilst Tosh grabbed Arwen, and held her close to her chest, sitting underneath the window sill to keep hidden. I put the gun behind my back, Ianto standing round the corner from me, Owen by the window, and open the door. There was a man and a woman, in hiking gear standing on the doorstep.
"Hi. Hello. Sorry." The man muttered. "Hope we're not disturbing you. Just wondering. if we're going back to the village is it quicker to go back across the beach or will we get cut off at this time of day? Better to ask I thought just in case."
"We have got proper shoes. We can get across nice and quickly." The woman piped up.
"It's private property. I'm busy." I snapped, slamming the door on them. I ran back inside, and fell into Ianto's arms, as he stroked my hair.
"Oh my god, I could have shot them."
Hey, hey. We're safe caraid. No one knows we're here. All that stuff's long since gone. Been a long time since Torchwood."
A few hours later we found ourselves painting a wall.
"Your cheating!" Ianto laughed, bumping me slightly.
"How can you cheat at painting a wall?"
"See one nice stroke!" Said Tosh, mimicking my actions.
"That's barely a coat!" Chuckled Owen.
Suddenly, the phone started ringing. Oh god.
I rushed over to the draw searching for it.
"It's probably nothing Gwen." Said Ianto, following me over placing a hand on my shoulder as I pulled it out.
"There's only one reason that phone would ring..." I flipped open the phone, placing it to my ear. "What is it, what's happened?"
"This is Sergeant Davidson, confirming reports of one suspect, male, in the vicinity of St. Helen's Hospital, Cardiff City. Suggest rendezvous at 0200 hours, in the agreed position."
I snapped it shut, looking up at Ianto.
"Uh, it's my dad he's in hospital..." I murmered as Tosh and Owen walked round to see what was going on. "Uh, I've got to seem him, sorry guys. We've gotta go back."
It was starting to get dark by the time we arrived. We drove up by the hospital, parking outside. There were hundreds of people outside, with candles and lights, hot drinks being passed around outside, with pictures stuck against the wall. We all got out of the car, Me and Yan from the front, Owen and Tosh from the back with Arwen. Ianto walked around, taking her from Tosh when Andy appeared.
"Long time no see." He said, smiling.
"Oh my god. Hey." I said, grinning as I gave him a hug.
"And you." He said, nodding to Ianto. "Daddy day care, look at her."
We all started to walk towards the hospital, Andy explaining what happened.
"So your father had a mild heart attack on Saturday night, and a second on Sunday, and that was quite bad, to be honest. But he's stable now. He's out of ICU. If your gonna get sick, he didnt half choose the right day." He said, as we made our way through the crowds.
"What d'ya mean?"
"Well look at them!" He exclaimed. "They're gathering round the hospitals like their the new churches! I'm not joking, we've had doctor's worshiped since Miracle Day."
"What's Miracle Day?" Tosh asked from behind us.
"Your kidding me?" He stopped, looking at us all. "Havent you heard?"
"Come on." He said as we made our way up the ramp to the entrance. "It started two nights ago. People stopped dying. They still get injured sick - they just wont die."
I ran down the corridor, the others following when I finally found my fathers room, dashing inside, the others behind.
My mother got out of her chair, looking at me in disbelief as we all piled into the room as I looked at my Dad in the hospital bed.
"Oh you silly girl, I said stay away."
"How could I do that Mam?"
"What if someone see's you? Its not safe, you told me. What if someone's watching?" She looked at Ianto, walking towards her holding Arwen. "Oh look at her." She gasped, Ianto passing her over. "Come here!" She smiled, balancing Arwen on her hip. "Oh good god, she's enourmous!"
"That's your Grandma, remember?" Ianto said, smiling.
"Does she? Never see's me, not since the day she was born." She turned and sat back down next to my Dad, showing Arwen. "Oh hey look, come see your Grandad."
"Hey Dad." I murmered, as Owen went round looking at his charts.
His eyes flickered open, looking at me. "You shouldnt have."
"Well, there we are then tough." I mustered a small laugh. "And you can stop all this nonsense yeah? I want you up and out of this bed, lazy old thing."
He rolled his head over, smiling at Arwen. "Ah, there she is. Princess."
"Look at her though." My Mam said, hoisting her up. "She's huge!"
"She's perfectly normal Mam."
"Thought you were being frugal, what you feeding her lard?"
"Yes Mum, I'm feeding her lard. Keep telling her that and by the time she's 13 she'll have a complete psychological complex." I snapped.
"Come on now you two..." Ianto murmered, rubbing his hand on my shoulder.
"Sorry." My Mum whispered, holding onto my hand.
"What do you think it is Gwen?" She asked, squeezing my hand. "What happened to us? This never-ending life. What is it?"
"Should I be dead sweetheart?" My Dad asked, breaking my heart.
"I dont know Dad."
"Its the sort of thing, your lot used to tackle." He said, nodding his head to all of us.
"Yeah but, Torchwood's gone Dad. Jack left us all, no hub nothing. Ok? And I'm sorry..." I started crying, biting my lip. "Because I dont know what to do. I dont know what to do, Dad.
We were all gathered round the hospital computer, Mam had Arwen so we decided to do some research on the Miracle.
"See it says here." Tosh said, reaching out her hand and tapping on the screen. "Somalia has stopped fighting."
"Warfare is even worse when the bodie's refuse to die..." Owen murmered.
"Take a look at North Korea." Said Andy sighing as another window popped up. "Spoiling for a fight. They've got a load of soliders who think they're immortal."
"But this Miracle its specifically human." I said, looking round at the others. "It's got to be, this website said if insects stopped dying we'd be run over in 48 hours flat. And it hasnt happened so this 'thing' is being targeted at us."
"See look at this." He said, clicking on something else. "Look, Planet Earth, death average 300,000 people a day. So if they stop dying, that's a extra million people in just 3 days. Add to that, 500,000 born everyday..."
"Another million every two days plus the first million, bloody hell the fastest population boom in history." Ianto said, hugging his arms round my waist, again.
"Are you thinking what I'm thinking?" Andy asked.
"This has got Jack written all over it." Owen muttered loudly.
We had eventually made our way back home, deciding it was too dangerous to stay in the city. I flopped down on my bed, Ianto tucking Arwen into her cot, poor little thing was knackered and had fell asleep in the car. He sat down next to me, stroking my hair. I turned and looked up at him, smiling down at me.
"Owen was right wasnt he?" I asked, sitting up, laying my head and chest against Ianto's. "This HAS got Jack written all over it."
"IANTO! GWEN!" We jumped out and ran across the landing to Tosh who was looking out into the front, Owen was already throwing us guns as we watched a black man clutching his chest in our front garden.
"Gwen... Cooper." He was murmering.
"Of course it would be me wouldnt it?" I muttered, rushing towards the stairs. Ianto grabbed my arm, worry in his eyes.
"Dont." He whispered. I broke free, giving him a apologetic look. I ran downstairs and opened the door to the man pointing my gun in his direction while the look was mirrored by the man, also pointing a gun at me.
"CIA!" He shouted.
"Yeah so what?" I shouted back.
He started to collapse and spultter as he fell to the floor, the others ran out to help, Owen gave him the once over, and we tied him to the radiator upstairs before packing as quickly as we could, putting the bags in the car before going back inside to deal with the man.
"Ok, were going, gonna get a good head start before phoning you a ambulance yeah?" Owen said as well all stood in the hallway, Ianto holding Arwen.
"Dont try and follow us." I said, giving him a stern look. "We just want to be left alone ok?"
I shut the door on him before grabbing the last bag, passing it to Tosh then taking Arwen from Ianto. Within a matter of seconds he comes walking out of the room.
"Hold it right there mate." I said, pointing the gun at him.
"Rex." He corrected.
"So much for tying him up Owen?"
"I've never tied up a person."
"Men are good at knots, how many times have you told me that?"
"Yeah at Christmas Gwen!"
"Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey! I had a pole through my chest, I was dead then I wasnt. I had to pay for this bridge, and now I want to know, what the hell is going on alright? Cause I was dead and now I'm not. And if thats got anything to do with you lot or Torchwood or anyone - then I need... You know it would really help, if I could hear myself think!"
We all looked out the window, to see a helicopter, right outside the house, turning to the side, right outside the window. Shiiiiit.
"What the hell is he doing?"
"Its a tourist thing..." Said Tosh cautiously.
"No. No, I dont think it is." I gulped, and kissed Arwen on the head. "Oh sweetheart..."
A man was sitting on the edge of the helicopter, with a rocket launcher, he locked and loaded it and shot, heading right for us.
"GET BACK!" Ianto shouted us all moving into rooms as it shot through the hallway. The hallway turned from nicely decorated from singed within a matter of seconds, as the windows blew outwards, glass shattering. I grabbed a pair of earmuffs and put them on Arwen's head as Me, Yan, Tosh and Owen stood calmy out into the hallway, shooting at the helicopter, perfectly missing our own heads. We all ran downstairs and out into the garden, dodging the bullets from the helicopter.
Me and Ianto ducked down behind the car, cuddling Arwen together while Tosh and Owen and Rex shot at the helicopter.
"Sssh." We soothed her.
"Gwen." He turned to me, and gently pushed his lips onto mine, as I kissed him back. More shots could be heard so we jumped up, firing at it too with Tosh and Owen and Rex. We stopped firing when more bullets from somewhere else started appearing, hitting the helicopter.
"Can't leave you alone for a minute?"
"SEE I TOLD YOU!" Owen shouted, clapping his hands together. "Jack all over it!"
There he was, not looking a day older since we had seen him, Jack, in some big land car on the beach.
"Its you!" Rex exclaimed.
"Never annoy me again." He turned to the rest of us. "Team." He winked at me. "Now get in." Rex jumped in the front and the rest of us piled in the back. We drove at a mental pace in swirls along the beach as the helicopter came back towards us, firing more bullets.
"For christ sake Jack my daughter's back here!" Ianto shouted at him.
"Got a present for you in the back!" He shouted back.
"Give her to me Gwen!" Tosh shouted over the noise, as I passed her Arwen. I grabbed the rocket launcher laying in the back and started to load it.
"You there, CIA! Do something useful!" Jack shouted.
"WALES IS INSANE!" Rex screamed, grabbing a gun and shooting it at the helicopter.
We eventually screeched and turned round, as I stood up and aimed the rocket launcher, everyone else standing up too.
"Who are you people?"
"Torchwood." We all said simultaneously.
I fired the rocket launcher at it and it exploded and came hurtling towards us. We all ducked as it crashed, a few metres away from us before getting up and out of the car. We all stood in a line by the crash looking at it, smiling at each other. This is who we were, we were back.
We were by the water tower. Where our hub used to be. We all sat round the steps, discussing what to do.
"So thats decided, we get back to the hospital, let my mother look after Arwen, and we rebuild the hub?" We all nodded. "Jack, if you've got access to any weapons, what else have we got? We only have the old I5's, everything else is gone." I sighed, looking at him.
"Are you even listening to me?"
"I cut my arm." He said.
"Christ sake Jack there's more important things at the moment!" Complained Owen.
"No, I cut my arm, look at it." He said, showing me a cut on his wrist. "I'm not healing."
"Shit." Murmered Tosh.
"So?" Asked Ianto. "The whole world become immortal..."
"And I become mortal. I dont mend, I'm plain old human again.
"You're what?" Rex butted in rudely.
"DOESNT CONCERN YOU!" We all shouted at him.
"You talk some crazy shit you lot." He said clutching his chest.
"You should get that seen to." I murmered.
"And I'm too busy to look at it!" Snapped Owen.
"Yeah, any minute now." He mumbled. The sounds of sirens could be heard from all around us as Rex started to stand up. "Oh, here comes my ride."
Police cars appeared all around the bay, and officers jumped out, aiming guns at us as we started to run, and was caught right in the middle, infront of the water tower. I turned round looking and Andy was standing there on the steps, the only one without a gun.
"Andy, you cant do this."
"Orders from above, sorry." He sighed, glancing at Rex. "He's in charge."
"Since when?" Tosh argued.
"He cant arrest us, he's American!" Owen laughed.
"I hate to bust up your little tea party." He said, painfully making his way down the steps towards us. "But this isnt a arrest, its a rendition. And on behalf of the CIA under the 456 ammendments, to US code, 3184. I'm extraditing this so-called Torchwood team to the United States of America. now get me out of here!" He exclaimed, walking away to a car. "Take me home!"
Please review! I know its similair to the original story but it will have classic torchwood in it toooo!