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Torchwood: Shooting Stars (Drabble)

Shooting Stars

Word Count: 100
Summary: ”He promised he would look out for us.”
Characters: Gwen Cooper, Anwen Cooper-Williams
Rating: PG
Spoiler: Children Of Earth, Miracle Day
Setting:
before Miracle Day
Warnings:
mention of canon character death
Author's Note: Written for the tw100 prompt Stars.
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.

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A shooting star crossed the night sky and Gwen cuddled Anwen closer to her chest, making sure the blanket was wrapped around her securely. ”He's giving us a sign,” she said.

Anwen whined softly, calming down when Gwen's hand rubbed her back. ”Don't cry,” she said and bit back tears herself. ”He's fine.”

Like her mother, Anwen wasn't too keen on sleeping tonight, so Gwen had decided to take her for a walk.

Another shooting star. Gwen smiled. ”He promised he would look out for us.”

A sob caught in her throat when she whispered, ”Ianto always keeps his promises.”


END
07/11

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Comments

( 27 comments — Leave a comment )
lawsontl
Jul. 15th, 2011 11:07 am (UTC)
OK, this almost broke me. I wasn't expecting it to be him.
jolinarjackson
Jul. 15th, 2011 11:22 am (UTC)
That was my intention. Not the breaking you, though. :)
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jolinarjackson
Jul. 15th, 2011 11:22 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
withywindle01
Jul. 15th, 2011 11:23 am (UTC)
Really, really beautiful, with a kicker ending I wasn't expecting.
jolinarjackson
Jul. 16th, 2011 10:34 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)
sariagray
Jul. 15th, 2011 11:23 am (UTC)
I love how you managed to build up to quite an unexpected twist in so few words. This was beautiful and sweet and so sad.
jolinarjackson
Jul. 16th, 2011 10:34 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
larsinger29
Jul. 15th, 2011 11:29 am (UTC)
Oooh, nice twist! Definitely wasn't expecting it to Ianto, but it's so beautiful that it is. Heartbreaking, but beautiful.

jolinarjackson
Jul. 16th, 2011 10:35 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
aviv_b
Jul. 15th, 2011 11:34 am (UTC)
Wonderful twist. You got me (and apparently everyone else so far). Well done!
jolinarjackson
Jul. 16th, 2011 10:35 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)
lyryk
Jul. 15th, 2011 11:44 am (UTC)
Damn. :-( That was gorgeous. Just beautiful. I wish I could say more but words are kind of failing me. Amazing drabble!
jolinarjackson
Jul. 16th, 2011 10:35 am (UTC)
Thank you so much. :)
ravenja1170
Jul. 15th, 2011 12:05 pm (UTC)
this drabble and "It needs saying" are beautiful! <3
jolinarjackson
Jul. 16th, 2011 10:36 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)
iolo1234
Jul. 15th, 2011 01:16 pm (UTC)
Wow didn't expect that ending - lovely.
jolinarjackson
Jul. 16th, 2011 10:36 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)
madder_rose
Jul. 15th, 2011 01:57 pm (UTC)
Oh that was brilliant! I'm so happy you wrote and posted this :)

Really wasn't expecting Ianto either, but then it's human to hope for such things, isn't it?
jolinarjackson
Jul. 16th, 2011 10:37 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)

I think , even with everything she saw, Gwen kept that little hope in her heart: that death isn't some kind of hell, but that those who loved her are still there for her.
eldarwannabe
Jul. 15th, 2011 05:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, I was taken my the misdirection like everyone else, but this was beautiful. I love the ending especially.
jolinarjackson
Jul. 16th, 2011 10:37 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
jo02
Jul. 15th, 2011 10:22 pm (UTC)

Oh - *sob* - that was unexpected !
jolinarjackson
Jul. 16th, 2011 10:38 am (UTC)
It was supposed to be. :)
adafrog
Jul. 15th, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
awww....so sad...
jolinarjackson
Jul. 16th, 2011 10:38 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)
scottishwillow
Jul. 26th, 2011 11:03 am (UTC)
Awwww! Love that this wasn't (the more obvious)Jack but Ianto. I really like Gwen when she appreciates her friends (even if she has to lose them first) as opposed to her always chasing after Jack and leaving Rhys (and now Anwen) behind.
jolinarjackson
Jul. 29th, 2011 12:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :)
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