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Torchwood: Fallen (Drabble)


Word Count: 200
Summary: Someone sends Gwen flowers. She cries for an hour.
Characters: Gwen Cooper, Rhys Williams
Pairing: Rhys/Gwen
Rating: PG
Spoiler: Exit Wounds, Children Of Earth, tiny character spoilers for Miracle Day
between Children Of Earth and Miracle Day
mention of canon character deaths
Author's Note: Written for the tw100 prompt #200: Reverse Fandom Stargate SG-1. We had to write a double-drabble (200 words) and use an episode title from Stargate SG-1 as a prompt. This drabble was inspired by the title Fallen. I know that it's possible to order flowers in advance and have them delivered several weeks later – I just made use of that.
Disclaimer: I’m not making money with this fanfic. The tv-show Torchwood and the characters appearing within it belong to their producers and creators. Any similarities to living or dead persons are purely coincidental and not intended.


Sunflowers. A lot of sunflowers.

Rhys smiled at Gwen, a little on the sad side, and gave her the card that accompanied the bouquet. Gwen cradled her newly born daughter closer to her chest and opened the small card. The note took her breath away. She would recognize that handwriting anywhere.

'My lovely Gwen,

I think that, by now, congratulations are in order. You will be a wonderful mom and I'm sure that Rhys will be the kind of father every child would want to have. I'm sorry I can't be there and see your little one, but I'm sure you understand that I couldn't stay.


She cried for an hour. Not only because Jack wasn't here, but because Ianto, Tosh and Owen weren't here either and she missed all of them so much it hurt. Rhys tried to comfort her but he failed utterly. She'd lost so much in such a short amount of time. In her nightmares, she saw Tosh's dead eyes, watched Owen dissolve into nothing, heard Ianto's last rasping breaths ...

Rhys kissed her cheek and she put an arm around him, holding on to her little family – it was all she had left.


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( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 12th, 2011 04:53 pm (UTC)
That was so sad and sweet, well done!
Jun. 13th, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)
Jun. 12th, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
tissue please..painfully beautiful
Jun. 13th, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
*hands over tissue* Thanks. :)
Jun. 12th, 2011 07:44 pm (UTC)
This was heartbreaking and sad.
(and I don't even READ drabbles!)

Edited at 2011-06-12 07:44 pm (UTC)
Jun. 13th, 2011 02:40 pm (UTC)
Then I feel especially happy that you liked it. :) Thank you.
Jun. 13th, 2011 03:24 pm (UTC)
Wow! Talk about a sucker punch. I'm not a big Gwen fan but if they wrote her like this more often in the series I might be willing to change my mind! Thanks for sharing.
Jun. 14th, 2011 02:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks for reviewing. :)
Jun. 25th, 2011 02:23 pm (UTC)
Beautiful. Honestly, this is why I don't think Gwen would go running if Jack called her two years on. Unless of course her family is directly threatened.
Jun. 25th, 2011 02:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)
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