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Torchwood: Galaxy Quest (Epilogue)

Galaxy Quest (Epilogue)

Word Count: ~37.000
Summary: Eight years ago, the actors of the popular sci-fi show Galaxy Quest were heroes – these days, they can't escape the shadow of the roles they played, even though the show has been cancelled. When an alien race mistakes them for real heroes fighting evil and seeks their help, they quickly find themselves in a fight that goes way over their heads. To survive, they have to overcome their differences and conflicts of the past, but pride is something that's very hard to swallow ...
Characters: Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, John Hart, Gwen Cooper, Owen Harper, Toshiko Sato, Mathasar, Sarris, Laliari, Teb, Eugene Jones, Carys, Annie, Lahnk, OCs
Pairing: Ianto/John Hart, Jack/Ianto, Tosh/Owen, Gwen/Rhys
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Torture, mention of partner betrayal, language
Beta: danian and czarinakitty, who did a great job under time pressure. Thank you both!
Disclaimer: I’m not making money with this fanfic. The tv show Torchwood as well as the movie Galaxy Quest 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.
This is a work of fiction. No similarities to the private or public lives of the Torchwood actors are intended, even though there are references to the fictional characters they played in other productions.

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Chapter Fourteen


3 months later

“Are we sure about this?” Owen asked, leaning back in his chair to look at all of them crowded together in this small backstage room.

Tosh took his hand and squeezed gently while Gwen looked up from her phone. ”We are,” she said with a frown. ”I thought you were as well.”

Ianto tugged on his uniform, looking at himself in one of the many mirrors. ”Are you thinking about backing out?”

Owen sighed and looked at Jack, who was rearranging his hair carefully. ”This is madness.”

Jack chuckled. ”I think we've seen real madness,” he answered with a wink. ”How much worse can this be?”

Owen looked at Tosh. ”It wasn't all bad,” he said softly.

She placed a chaste kiss on his lips in reply. ”No, can't say it was.”

The door opened and John peered in. ”They're waiting,” he said with a grin. ”Ready to go?”

”How many are there?” Tosh asked.

John rolled his eyes and shrugged casually. ”Oh, just every damn newspaper that has a say in the UK. I'm good at my job, thank you very much. Britain's most loved sci-fi show next to Doctor Who returns to the screens after years of absence. It's a big story.”

Owen grumbled, ”I hate press conferences.”

Tosh pulled him to his feet. ”No, you don't.” With that, she led him out of the room, Gwen on their heels, still busy texting Rhys.

John looked at Jack and Ianto and gave short nod, smiling gently, before he followed them. Jack held out a hand to Ianto, pulling him close to kiss his lips. ”Ready?”

Ianto smiled. ”As ready as I'll ever be.”

Jack expected Ianto to let go of his hand as soon as they entered the room where the press conference was taking place.

But he didn't.

So Jack held on as well.


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( 24 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 5th, 2015 05:11 am (UTC)
Three of my favourite things! TW, Galaxy Quest, and you! Can't wait to read this!
Jan. 6th, 2015 05:07 am (UTC)
Let me know what you thought of it.
Jan. 14th, 2015 12:53 am (UTC)
Loved it! You remained so true to the film without corrupting the TW characters. Brilliantly done!
Jan. 14th, 2015 08:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :)
Jan. 5th, 2015 08:28 am (UTC)
Loved the story!
Jan. 6th, 2015 05:07 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)
Jan. 5th, 2015 10:38 pm (UTC)
This was brilliant. I loved it. I found it as moving as the film.

I really liked how it was sort of meta, which of course the film is, but you managed to subtly bring some TW meta in as well.
Thanks so much, a real treat.
Jan. 6th, 2015 05:08 am (UTC)
Thank you so much. :)
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Jan. 6th, 2015 05:08 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)
Jan. 6th, 2015 06:53 am (UTC)
Absolutely brilliant! I've always loved Galaxy Quest and now you just did the best job ever of adding in Torchwood. LOVED IT!!!! So funny, sweet and edge of my seat suspenseful! Every character was brilliant and Janto to boot. Fantastic job!
Jan. 7th, 2015 03:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :)
Jan. 6th, 2015 03:10 pm (UTC)
Hurray Torchwood and Galaxy Quest..a brilliant start of the new year!! Thanks you ever so much for thinking this up!I loved it!
Jan. 7th, 2015 03:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
Jan. 9th, 2015 05:11 am (UTC)
Yay! That was fun!
Jan. 9th, 2015 05:15 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear it! :)
Jan. 12th, 2015 09:11 am (UTC)

This was absolutely fantastic. You merged the two together and made a marvellous, charming story that I read almost in one sitting.
Jan. 12th, 2015 05:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
Jan. 12th, 2015 07:14 pm (UTC)
Fabulous! A favourite film of mine too, so what a great combination :)
Lovely to see you writing TW again.
Thank you for sharing.
Jan. 13th, 2015 05:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reading :)
Jan. 15th, 2015 01:38 am (UTC)
Whew! Finally had the chance to finish reading. This was great! Part of the reason it took me so long was because I just had to stop and stream the real Galaxy Quest from Amazon. I'd never seen it. I'm not much of a Tim Allen fan, but it was a really cute movie.

It was amazing how the Torchwood characters fit into the story so well. Sometimes movies that are re-written for fandoms can be a little awkward, but this was seamless. Great job!
Jan. 15th, 2015 05:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :)
Oct. 10th, 2015 10:47 pm (UTC)
I finally got round to watching the film and then reading this - and while I kind of liked the film, I loved your version of it!

Very well written; despite having watched the film just before I started reading this, I had no trouble substituting the original actors with our favourite team 😊 Great job!
Oct. 11th, 2015 09:51 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
I'm happy that the waiting to read it paid off.
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