Laura Harkness
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Joined 01-26-08, id: 1484900, Profile Updated: 02-28-11
Author has written 25 stories for Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Nicolas Le Floch.

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"Anyway, that's just how I feel about it . . . what do you think?"
(Daniel Jackson)

And now back to our regularly scheduled program...

Hello there!

Well, I've made it past four trilogies in my sweeping saga. Who would've thunk it when I started out?! At a total of over 400,000 words, I'm not even sure what to say any more... except it's a lot of writing (whether it's any good or not, who knows?)

I seem to have a who-ish space opera underway here. Since even I can't keep their freakin' order straight, here's the sequence in case you're interested (not including the sundry one-shots):

1) Big Bang
2) Terraform
3) Evolution
4) Plague
5) Revelations
6) Vengeance
7) Prodigals
8) Abomination
9) Solipsism
10) Forgiveness
11) Stories
12) Love
13) Scars

And even though a parent isn't supposed to have a favorite child, I do have a favorite amongst that list. Not that I'd ever reveal which (besides it seems to keep changing).

I've been a Doctor Who fan since forever, and have watched every blessed episode at least five times, but Tennant is without a doubt the best Doctor (sorry, Tom, you've been replaced; but never mind I still love you!).

I also love Stargate (both of 'em, although nothing tops Jack O'Neill during the salad days of SG-1), most of the Star Treks (especially TNG), Farscape, Bab-5, and just about anything else categorized as "SciFi".

And I adore Torchwood, but that's probably obvious from my writing.

Hmm... my favorite scifi eps of all time? This is a list in progress and in no particular order:

1) Window of Opportunity (SG-1, "You run. Simulate. Let me know how it turns out. Keep me posted. Keep me apprised.")
2) Yesterday's Enterprise (TNG, "...an empty death - a death without purpose.")
3) Doomsday (DW)
4) Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (TW, "Did ya miss me?")
5) Best of Both Worlds (TNG)
6) Crichton Kicks (Farscape)
7) The Christmas Invasion (DW, "Did ya miss me?")
8) Captain Jack Harkness (TW, "Live every night like it's your last.")
9) The Fifth Race (SG-1, "There is nothing cruvus with me.")
10) The Long Night (Bab-5, "Anyone wanna tell me how the hell we're supposed to stop that?")
11) Tao of Rodney (SG-Atlantis, "Nothing this great could ever happen to me without really, really bad consequences.")
12) Utopia (DW, "That's why I left you behind. It's not easy, just, just looking at you, Jack, 'cause you're wrong.")
13) The Last of the Time Lords (DW, "You're an impossible thing, Jack.")
14) Random Shoes (TW, "The average life is full of near misses and absolute hits. Of great love and small disasters. It's made up of banana milkshakes, loft insulation and random shoes. It's dead ordinary and truly, truly amazing. What you've got to realize is, it's all here, now. So breathe deep and swallow it whole. Because take it from me: life just whizzes by, and then, all of a sudden, it's—")

...to be continued

I've watched 'The Mummy' at least a million times (God knows why), and 'Independence Day' and 'Men in Black' at least that many times. It seems I am easily amused... (this is a blessing not a curse).

I read a lot. For fun I read mostly science fiction (the hard stuff) and historical fiction plus a lot of real history. To be a better writer, read...

I have written plenty academically but have never written any fiction until here, now. I've found it almost disturbingly fun. Relaxing even. Perhaps the old saying is true and we all are proof: "Everyone has at least one good book in them".

My mom's maiden name was Harkness (really!) and her father immigrated to the U.S. from England. Her father -- my grandfather -- was a Minister of God who traveled around the country with my grandma, their kids, and a portable pump organ (yes they exist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pump_organ), spreading The Word.

Now I guess I'm spreading a different kind of Word. Ain't life strange?

I hope you like what I've written and take the time to provide feedback if the spirit moves you. Those of you who have commented have helped me a lot -- I'm an improved writer because of you, and indeed you are (no matter how corny it sounds) the wind beneath my wings.

"Life is too important to be taken seriously." -- Oscar Wilde

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The Void by Akanesi reviews
Continued on from "The End Of Time", because truly, there is never an end to the madness, only new beginnings.
Doctor Who - Rated: T - English - Angst/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 20 - Words: 24,836 - Reviews: 217 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 138 - Updated: 2/17/2013 - Published: 1/1/2010 - The Master, 11th Doctor
Knights Errant by kalirush reviews
The TARDIS is disabled, and Jack and the Doctor are stuck on the slow path- in Arthur's Camelot. Adventure story, continuing or preceding? the events of Battlefield.
Doctor Who - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 31 - Words: 68,555 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 2/28/2011 - Published: 3/31/2010 - 10th Doctor, Jack H.
Restitution by RandomCheeses reviews
After destroying the gate between worlds at the end of Conqueror Of Shamballa, Mustang ends up somewhere. . . unexpected. On temporary hiatus.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 34 - Words: 104,413 - Reviews: 539 - Favs: 385 - Follows: 421 - Updated: 8/14/2010 - Published: 8/27/2009 - Edward E., Roy M.
A Christmas to Remember by Jomel10 reviews
The Doctor joins Jackson Lake and his family for dinner but try as he might, he just can't fit in. He takes his leave but Jackson won't give up. Soon, both their separate pasts come back to haunt them... Violence/rape. Ten/Jackson. Ch. 25 up. Now rated M
Doctor Who - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 25 - Words: 111,461 - Reviews: 117 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 3/2/2010 - Published: 12/27/2008 - 10th Doctor
The Macra Invade NYC ! by boxerboo reviews
Of Twelve and Kim and NYC, in laboured doggerel verse: Of crabs and dance, but no romance, I suppose it could be worse!
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 263 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/23/2009 - Complete
Wedding Bells, Cloister Bells by sudipal reviews
The Doctor is marrying Romana. Did anyone think it would be that simple?... Sorry, horrible summary. Complete.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 11 - Words: 11,519 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 8/29/2009 - Published: 7/15/2009 - 10th Doctor, Romana III - Complete
Return by bellefantastique reviews
The Doctor pretends he allows Jack to sleep in his bed but the truth is he needs Jack just as much as Jack needs him." a suggestion of ot3, SPOILERS for Torchwood CoE. A little fic about the damage done to our three companions. Rose/Jack/Doctor
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 264 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/23/2009 - 10th Doctor, Jack H. - Complete
Remembering by souleswanderer reviews
Reunions are a time to catch up with the past, or will the past catch up with them? Jack, Ten and a few surprises.
Doctor Who - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 13,280 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 5/13/2009 - Published: 2/3/2009 - 10th Doctor, Jack H. - Complete
Thor Does Not Forget by RandomCheeses reviews
SG-1 come across a weird energy source and Col.O'Neill gives the Doctor some bad news. Short, silly crossover.
Crossover - Doctor Who & Stargate: SG-1 - Rated: K - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,286 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 5/5/2009 - Published: 4/10/2009 - 10th Doctor, J. O'Neill - Complete
The Regeneration Experiment by Weimlady reviews
The Tenth Doctor brings his new companion, Martha Jones, to meet Sarah Jane Smith. Sequel to my previous stories, Silver & Gold, and Saving Horse Feathers. Sarah is between Runaway Bride and Smith & Jones, the Doc & Martha between 42 and Human Nature.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 18 - Words: 57,842 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 3/21/2009 - Published: 1/28/2009 - 10th Doctor, Sarah Jane S. - Complete
5 - Red Haired Boy by teddybowties reviews
Why There Was Blue Smoke at the Tea Party -Alternate Title- ...Fresh from regeneration, the Eleventh Doctor tries to leave. Jack may not let him. Minty freshness ensues, and not the kind that you brush with. Allons-y! MPREG
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 37,232 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/14/2009 - Published: 11/13/2008 - 10th Doctor, Jack H. - Complete
How Long Is Forever? by Mayet reviews
She was happy. So why was she standing here, right infront of him with panic in her eyes and grabbing his hand that still fit her's so perfectly, saying one word. Just one word:"Run!" Full Summary and Pairings inside! I don't own DW or Torchwood!
Doctor Who - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 22 - Words: 48,421 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 122 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 1/4/2009 - Published: 10/27/2008 - 10th Doctor, Rose T. - Complete
La Vie Boheme by Solo By Choice reviews
He finds himself thinking about death more than he used to. Not that this body’s unsatisfactory or even really wearing out, he’s just feeling morbid and tired and all the burgundy and skinny ankles really don’t help." A fourth Doctor character study.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,309 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/4/2008 - 4th Doctor - Complete
First Halloween by CosmicalMadison reviews
“Tell me again why I’m dressed up like a Christmas tree?” Rose introduces the ninth Doctor to Halloween.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 288 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/16/2008 - 9th Doctor, Rose T. - Complete
Jack's Return by CosmicalMadison reviews
For once, the Doctor returns to find the TARDIS not empty. Post-JE. Light Jack/Ten.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 578 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 11 - Published: 11/13/2008 - 10th Doctor, Jack H. - Complete
Via the Void by brencon reviews
Rose follows the Doctor, always missing him by mere seconds, until the gap between dimensions lets her go home... to her Doctor. Rose/10, Ensemble. Very short drabbles. Spoilers for Series 4.
Doctor Who - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 8,473 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 7/22/2008 - Published: 4/5/2008 - Rose T., 10th Doctor - Complete
Laundry by kalirush reviews
When she was six, she met a man with a coat. When she was thirteen, she met a man who didn't age. When she was twenty, she met a man who couldn't die. Set in the interim between PotW and Torchwood.
Doctor Who - Rated: T - English - Horror/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 10,899 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 7/14/2008 - Published: 2/20/2008 - Complete
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A Nicolas Le Floch Christmas Mystery reviews
It's Christmas Eve night in eighteenth century Paris. Commissaire Nicolas Le Floch and Inspector Pierre Bourdeau are sent to an exclusive mansion in one of the new and affluent suburbs of the city, where mystery awaits...
Nicolas Le Floch - Rated: K - English - Mystery/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,561 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/29/2014 - Complete
Scars reviews
True love burns the brightest, but the brightest flames leave the deepest scars. */An EoT- and CoE-free joint with Ten, Jack, John Hart, and a cat named Spike./*
Doctor Who - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 33 - Words: 46,606 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 5/9/2010 - Published: 1/3/2010 - 10th Doctor, Jack H. - Complete
Love reviews
Tell me who you love, and I will tell you who you are...
Doctor Who - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 35 - Words: 47,255 - Reviews: 141 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 9/3/2009 - Published: 6/27/2009 - 10th Doctor, Jack H. - Complete
Glitter reviews
Inside a cargo ship, in the frozen reaches of the solar system, someone is waiting... */Spoilers for CoE day 5/*
Torchwood - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 536 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 7/25/2009 - Jack H., John H. - Complete
Cargo reviews
Inside a cargo ship, in the frozen reaches of the solar system, someone is waiting... */Spoilers for CoE day 5/*
Torchwood - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 466 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Published: 7/13/2009 - Jack H., John H. - Complete
Stories reviews
There are two kinds of people in the universe, those who tell stories and those who live them...
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 36 - Words: 46,665 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/31/2009 - Published: 4/1/2009 - 10th Doctor, Jack H. - Complete
Forgiveness reviews
Can the Time Lord who doesn't give second chances be a paragon of absolution? Jack Harkness and John Hart are about to find out as the TARDIS turns traitor and an unwelcome old friend shows up to inform Los Tres Amigos that the galaxy needs saving. Again.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 40 - Words: 38,050 - Reviews: 111 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 3/8/2009 - Published: 1/11/2009 - 10th Doctor, Jack H. - Complete
Solipsism reviews
IF it's true that your mind is the only thing that you know exists, what happens when you can no longer trust what it's telling you? Ten and Jack aim for a "proper adventure" but get more than they bargained for when the TARDIS goes astray... Or does she?
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 43 - Words: 37,903 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 12/13/2008 - Published: 11/13/2008 - 10th Doctor, Jack H. - Complete
The Mommy reviews
Ten has a mummy problem so he goes to the expert, Rick O'Connell, for help. Cross-over with -- what else? -- "The Mummy." Total unrepentant and unadulterated fluff...
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,546 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 6 - Published: 11/29/2008 - 10th Doctor - Complete
Janis reviews
Ever wonder exactly how he got that long wooly brown coat? Well, so have I, and one cold winter's night under a moonless inky-black sky he told me the story...
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,057 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/25/2008 - 9th Doctor, 10th Doctor - Complete
Ten v SpongeBob reviews
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? */I'm sorry, I'm so sorry/* Yet another hair-raising installment based on another great */and by "great" I mean "terrible"/* teevee theme song. ARE YOU READY KIDS? I CAN'T HEAR YOU!
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 5 - Words: 2,604 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 10/19/2008 - Published: 9/20/2008 - 10th Doctor, Rose T. - Complete
Canned Primate reviews
“Houston, we’ve had a problem.” The two tall, slender men were sprawled outside on a park bench on the Cornell University campus. It was April 13th 1970, the Ides of April. One was wearing a bright orange nylon parka, the other a long wooly brown coat...
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,498 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Updated: 10/18/2008 - Published: 9/25/2008 - 10th Doctor - Complete
Abomination reviews
Ten wants his people and his planet back. If Caan broke the War's time-lock why can't he? But Ten can't do it alone and there's only one man in the universe for the job, except HE has problems of his own: Big Problems. Creepy Problems. Perilous Problems.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 42 - Words: 34,214 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 10/18/2008 - Published: 9/1/2008 - 10th Doctor, Jack H. - Complete
Prodigals reviews
Ten leaves Rose, Jack leaves Torchwood, and both end up in the middle of an interstellar war. Who can save them? Will Jack ever get over The Doctor? Will Ten go back to Rose? The surprising answers to these & other burning questions are revealed within!
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 41 - Words: 35,588 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/26/2008 - Published: 6/14/2008 - 10th Doctor, Jack H. - Complete
Choices reviews
What if... what if. Its been bugging me; creeping me out. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Read it if you dare. An Evil Universe companion piece to 'Swapperoo'. Am I crazy? Well, you knew that already. The last of the 'what ifs', I promise!
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 480 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 7/17/2008 - Complete
Hardwired reviews
What if... what if in 4.13 Davros had it *really* wrong? That what he accused The Doctor of wasn't entirely accurate. 'Which part wasn't accurate' you may ask. Well, read on. I wrote it but I'm not sure I can explain it. One-shot companion to Cake, etc.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 525 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/14/2008 - Complete
Cake reviews
What if... what if at the end of 4.13 the Doctor-Donna decided to finally let Jack know how s/he really felt about him? After all, we all know that it's just like s/he said: Jack's 'the best'. One-shot companion to Whippersnapper and Swapperoo.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 485 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Published: 7/13/2008 - 10th Doctor, Donna N. - Complete
Swapperoo reviews
What if... what if in 4.13 it was all a *cunning plan* as Edmund Blackadder might've said so that Ten, the *real* Ten, could stay with Rose forever? A one-shot companion piece to 'Whippersnapper'.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 501 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/12/2008 - 10th Doctor, Rose T. - Complete
Whippersnapper reviews
What if... what if during the sad doorway scene in episode 4.13 Ten decided to invite Wilf along as a companion? One-shot. Heh: it is to laugh.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 640 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 7/7/2008 - Published: 7/6/2008 - 10th Doctor, Wilfred M./Wilf - Complete
Vengeance reviews
Rose will follow Ten anywhere, but will she follow him to the one place in the universe where she's no longer wanted? And how far will Jack go to avenge a wrongdoing when a friend is dealt a grievous blow? A tale of that dish best eaten cold: Vengeance.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 32 - Words: 18,592 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/21/2008 - Published: 5/5/2008 - 10th Doctor, Jack H. - Complete
Revelations reviews
Ten is Doctor-napped and who can save him but Rose, Jack, the rest of the Torchwood team and *maybe* an old friend. A story of heroism, villainy, pain, suffering, brutality, loyalty, courage, and most of all perserverance... plus a little bit of dancing!
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 31 - Words: 13,849 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 4/17/2008 - Published: 4/8/2008 - 10th Doctor, Jack H. - Complete
Big Bang reviews
Ten, Jack, Space, Time, the Universe, Einstein, Black Holes, Vortices, Squirrels and Turtles. The beginning of *everything* is hijacked and the Time Lord and Captain find themselves caught in the thick of things, fighting for the lives of those they love.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 15,159 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 4/14/2008 - Published: 1/28/2008 - 10th Doctor, Jack H. - Complete
Plague reviews
“The President of the United States and the Administrator of NASA are on line 2 for you,” Jack Harkness is informed... And Ten, Rose, Jack and the Torchwood team are about to find out what the 21st century has in common with the 14th. Hint: it's not good.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 29 - Words: 14,299 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/1/2008 - Published: 3/21/2008 - 10th Doctor, Jack H. - Complete
Evolution reviews
Ten, Rose and Jack leave to mourn the loss of a friend but meet up with the unexpected and nothing is ever quite the same again. A classic road-trip story - with a twist - wherein arriving at your destination is just the beginning of the journey.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 23 - Words: 10,611 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 9 - Updated: 3/10/2008 - Published: 2/28/2008 - 10th Doctor, Rose T. - Complete
Terraform reviews
Ten, Jack, Rose and our new heroine Wil venture forth to help the Terraformers. But as usual all is not as it seems. The road to perdition is often paved with good intentions... And the question is not CAN they save the Terraformers but SHOULD they?
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 12,383 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 8 - Updated: 2/24/2008 - Published: 2/16/2008 - 10th Doctor, Rose T. - Complete