Hi guys like I said this is post Children of Earth. This story is already complete I just need to upload it. I wrote it before the latest series that's why the baby has a different name. (I'm not sure I can spell her real name.)
Gwen handed the baby to Rhys.
'He's bothered to show up again then?' Rhys said. 'I did wonder if he would.'
Gwen didn't admit it but it had also crossed her mind that she may never see Jack again.
'So where are you meeting? Top of the highest hill, or is that just when you're heavily pregnant.'
'Don't be mean.'
'I have a lot of respect for him, but he left us to god knows what.'
'We were lucky nothing happened.'
'I was still here.'
'I know and your great but it's not right to leave you to save the whole world on your own especially while you were pregnant.'
'Well he's back now.'
'So where is he meeting you?'
'Tell you to bring a hard hat, did he?'
She smiled 'No he didn't,' she kissed Rhys and the baby, 'I'll see you later.'
'You take care.'
Jack was staring out across the bay when Gwen arrived. The Plass had been fixed and was looking like it had done. As if nothing had ever happened.
'You remembered us then?'
'Of course I did.' He said smiling but it wasn't quite the same smile as it used to be. 'That's if you want me here of course.'
'Of course I do.'
'I thought you might stand a better chance without me.'
'Don't be ridiculous.'
'It's just I've lost so many people and it's all my fault.'
'No it's not.'
'I couldn't bear it if I lost you too. And now its not just Rhys you've got to worry about you've got a little girl too. How is she?'
'I couldn't deprive her of a mother.'
'Jack any choice is my choice. We can't leave this planet unguarded.'
'There's Torchwood Two.'
'Come off it Jack would you really leave it to them.'
Jack laughed, 'They aren't the best.'
'But we are,' she said taking his arm.
He smiled and it was warmer this time. 'I'm giving you the choice, you can leave now and have a normal life with Rhys and Megan, leave Torchwood behind.'
'No, never. Do you really want me to go?'
'It would be the best thing for you.'
'You think? And we won't get attacked or abducted by aliens? We'll never be safe. Jack I can't leave Torchwood.'
'I could retcon you.'
'It didn't work the first time. Jack listen to me this is my own choice, Torchwood is in my blood now. There's no turning back.'
'Only if you are sure?'
'I have never been more certain.'
'Ok, you'd better come with me then.'
They went through the tourist information office. Gwen was expecting to see Ianto sitting there and then it came flooding back to her, like you do when you've lost someone. You're brain tricks you for a moment and then you feel all the worse when you remember. She followed Jack down the corridor and into the lift.
'Some of the lower levels weren't quite so badly hit.'
Gwen wondered what mess they would be met with. Would they even be able to get out of the lift?
The giant cog rolled away and Gwen was shocked by what she saw.
Jack let her go first, 'They did they best they could. Most of it is built to the original plans –they were on the server- but I did ask for some changes being as I had the opportunity.'
'Oh my God it's amazing you wouldn't know…'
'We'd been blown up.'
'Who did it?'
'Some very good builders, who are now wondering what happened to all that time and where such a large amount of money came from.' He smiled, his phone started to ring. 'Jack Harkness, when? What do you mean you don't know? I'll be right there.' He said disconnecting he didn't look at all happy.
'What is it?'
'I left Ianto's body in the freezer of a funeral directors, being as I couldn't bring him here.'
'Didn't you bury him like Tosh?'
'No not yet, I would have once I'd got my head around it.'
'So what's the problem?'
'Ianto's body's gone missing.
Jack stormed into the funeral directors.
'What do you mean you've lost his body?'
A waiting grieving family look on very concerned.
The manager heard the commotion and tried to stop the scene Jack was making.
'Captain Harkness if you would like to come into my office.'
Jack and Gwen followed him into a very smart office.
'What have you done with Ianto Jones?'
'We haven't done anything with Mr Jones.'
'So where has he gone?'
'That's the thing, we don't know.'
'How can you not know?' Gwen asked.
'We were just doing a routine check when we noticed Mr Jones bay was empty.'
'Haven't you got any records of who might have taken him?'
'We have records of course we do. But there is no reference to Mr Jones since he arrived.'
'Well he can't have walked off of his own accord.' Jack said standing up a placing the room.
'Jack calm down,' Gwen said catching his hand.
'I should have buried him. I just couldn't face it not so soon after Tosh.'
'We'll find who's taken him.'
'There can't be many people wanting a dead body in this day and age,' the manager said.
'He wasn't just a dead body, Ianto was a wonderful young man who shouldn't be dead.'
'Come on Jack, we won't find anything else here.' Gwen said softly.
'Come on Jack,' Gwen said as they got back to the hub, 'We'll check out the CCTV see if we can see what happened to Ianto.'
'We don't even know when he went missing.'
'Well we can check all the CCTV up until they noticed him missing. We'll find him.' She said starting to download the CCTV files.
'I've got nothing,' Jack said after viewing the footage for hours.
'Me neither, I'm parched. Do you want a drink?'
'That would be nice,' he said rubbing his strained eyes.
A little while later Gwen handed him a mug. They both took a sip and looked sadly into the mugs, no one would ever make coffee like Ianto had.
Gwen went back to reviewing the CCTV footage.
Hours later they were getting to the end of the footage.
'Nothing absolutely nothing,' Jack said resignedly.
'Me either, the only things I have got is some one leaving the building at 11.40 last night.'
'Where they on their own? Where they carrying or dragging anything?'
'Yes they were on there own and I can't see anything.' She said looking at a still.
'Can you get a close up?'
'I'll have a go.' Looking at the new picture she gasped and put her hands to her mouth.
'It can't be.'
'I can't be,' Jack said in shock. 'He was definitely dead, you saw him.'
'I did and he certainly was not a healthy colour.'
'And he was dead.'
'You know he was.'
'So why does this show him leaving the funeral home?'
'I really don't know.'
'And why hasn't he come to find us.'
'He didn't know the hub was rebuilt.'
'He could have gone to your flat.'
'He wouldn't have had much luck, we've moved.'
'Of course because of Megan.'
'But he surely would have contacted us.'
'So what's happened to him?'
'Maybe he's confused. Maybe we should see if Andy knows anything.'
'Alright Gwen, what's occurring?' Andy said as she and Jack walked into the police station.
'We need a word.'
'What is it?'
'Have you seen Ianto?'
'Gwen, Ianto died… We told his family.'
'Sorry I mean have you seen anyone that looks like him?'
'No I haven't sorry.'
'Has there been anyone brought in who might be confused or disorientated?'
'Actually I remember Ben mentioned one, found him wandering.'
'What happened to him?'
'Hold on I'll have a look.'
'Is he still here?' Jack asked.
'No he wasn't held here.'
'So where is he?'
'They took him to a mental health unit.'
'I shouldn't really say.'
'Please Andy,' Gwen said placing her hand on his, 'It could be important.'
'How did you get the SUV back?' Gwen said as they got out at the mental health hospital.
'It's not the same one.'
'Oh,' Gwen said walking around it.
'Our one was found burnt out on the outskirts of the city. This is a brand new one, bit like the hub, all the same features plus more.'
The change wasn't noticeable, apart from the licence place was now and CF09.
'It's about time we had a new one anyway,' Jack said as they entered the building.
'We're looking for a man, he was brought into you he was probably lost and confused.' Jack said.
'You'll have to be more specific,' the nurse said.
'His name's Ianto Jones,' Gwen said.
The nurse looked on the computer, 'No I've no one of that name.'
Gwen took out her phone and called up a picture of Ianto, 'This is what he looks like.'
'Oh him, yes we have him. So what are you to him?'
'We're his friends.'
'I'll take you to him.'
Ianto was looking out of the window of his room when they entered. His dress was so unlike him, he was in a sweatshirt and tracksuit bottoms.
'You've got some visitors.'
He turned around and there was no mistaking it was Ianto. 'Who are these people?'
'These are your friends Ianto,' the nurse said calmly.
'I've never seen them before in my life.'
'Ianto, it's Jack and Gwen,' Jack said.
'Stop calling me that, it's not my name!'
'What is your name?' Gwen asked softly.
'It's...' The concentration was visible on his face, 'I…don't know.'
'Ianto,' Jack said moving forwards.
Ianto shrank back, 'Make them go.'
'You heard him, time to go,' The nurse said.
Jack looked at Ianto as the nurse shooed them out of the room.
'Don't worry we are hopeful this memory will return,' the nurse said to them.
'It was definitely Ianto,' Gwen said to Jack as they left.
'It looked like him… but.'
'What, what is it?'
'I looked in his eyes…there was nothing. The Ianto I knew he wasn't in there.'
'That's odd,' Nurse Emerson said looking at the computer.
'What is it?'
'Well those people said his name was Ianto Jones.'
'According to this Ianto Jones is dead.'
Jack sat in his office. Well it looked liked like his office even if it didn't feel like it, the soul had somehow been lost, it was as soulless as Ianto currently was. He looked at his desk all the ornaments of all the memories gone. All that was left was a small coral like item. Jack smiled to himself he knew that that would have survived they were pretty indestructible and it reminded him of the Doctor, if only he was here now, Jack could have done with him talking some sense. Because Jack didn't know what to do, which was why he was hiding out in his office, so that Gwen couldn't see that he was out of ideas.
'Jack, are you alright?' Gwen asked sticking her head around the door.
'I just don't understand.'
'I think we should go back, he might have remembered something since yesterday.'
'We can try, come on it's Ianto how can he forget you?'
'That's what I'm wondering.'
'I'm not sure,' the nurse said, 'Susan said he was pretty disturbed after you left yesterday.'
'Where is she today?' Gwen asked.
'I'm not sure, I'm covering her shift, she didn't come in today.'
'If he was disturbed does that mean he remembers something?'
'Not necessarily, it may just be the change in the routine.'
'So can we see him or not?'
'I'll ask if it's ok. It will be up to him too.' She said going off to the office.
Gwen watched her walk away and someone caught her eye, she blinked and they had gone. It couldn't have been them, it was impossible, she decided she had imagined it, she wasn't exactly getting a lot of sleep these days.
The nurse came back, 'It's up to the patient.' She lead them up the corridor. 'Stay here while I check with him.'
Gwen and Jack stood in the corridor. A patient was lead past them, Jack looked surprised.
'He'll see you,' the nurse said.
'Excuse me but isn't that John Frobisher?' Jack asked indicating the retreating patient.
'I shouldn't say, but yes it is.'
'I thought he had killed himself.'
The nurse looked uneasy, 'It was a cover up.'
'So what's wrong with him?' Gwen asked.
'Same as your friend, no memory.'
'Are there a lot of them at the moment?' Jack asked.
'There are more than usual, doctor says is the trauma from what happened.'
'Hello Ianto,' Jack said as he and Gwen entered his room.
'They said you'd come back.'
'You remember us then?'
'Yes… but only from yesterday.'
'And you don't remember anything else yet?' Gwen asked.
'No I don't remember anything.'
'What's the first thing you can remember?' Jack asked.
'The police bringing me here.'
'And nothing before?'
They stayed a little while longer but they got no further and the atmosphere was very uncomfortable.
'We best be off,' Gwen said.
'We'll visit again tomorrow,' Jack added.
'If you must,' Ianto added staring into the distance.
The door was closed behind them.
'They are getting too close,' the matron said, 'We need to go to the next stage.'
'There is definitely something up,' Jack said, 'We know Ianto was dead and Frobisher…'
'You don't buy the cover up then?'
'No, there was no cover up, he blew his brains out. Yet now he's walking around again as if nothing has happened.'
Gwen was in thought, 'I saw someone else, I really thought I'd imagined her.'
'Who was it?'
'She wasn't a patient though, she looked like she was working there. I only saw he briefly I could be wrong.'
'Who was it you saw Gwen?' Jack said grabbing her by the shoulders.
'I saw, well I thought I saw Tosh. But she's dead, we buried her.'
'Ianto was dead, Frobisher was dead. There's something very strange going on here, and I am going to get to the bottom of it.
Jack stormed back into the building, 'I want to see whoever's in charge here.'
The nurse showed them into an office while the nurse went to fetch the manager. Jack fidgeted in his seat while they waited. Eventually the door opened and someone came in.
Jack and Gwen couldn't quite believe their eyes, there in front of them was Toshiko smartly dressed in a business suit, she was followed in by Owen who was also looking smart in a crisp white coat.
'I am the manager and this is the head doctor, you wished to see us,' Toshiko said.
'Owen? Tosh?' Jack said in shock, but they both looked at him blankly before Toshiko continued.
'I am Ms Winters and this is Doctor Winters.'
'That's a bit of a coincidence…' Gwen said, 'You both having the same name.'
'It's no coincidence, Doctor Winters and I are married,' she said as Owen put his hand on her shoulder and she met it with her own.
Jack for once in his very long life seemed quite speechless for a moment. 'Do you recognise us?'
'Should we?' Toshiko asked and looked to Owen.
'I've never seen them before.'
'We're from Torchwood, ring any bells?'
'No, do they make furniture?'
'You wanted to speak to us,' Toshiko reminded them.
'We wanted to know if you had any information on our friend.'
'You're friends the one in room 383,' Owen said, the patients seemed to be his area. 'No we know as little about his life as he does.'
'Does he look familiar?' Gwen asked.
'No, I'm sorry he doesn't.'
'Would we be able to take him home?' Jack asked.
'No, I'm sorry your friend is still very confused moving him now may make him worse.'
'How could he be any worse he doesn't even remember his name.'
'All the same I can't let him out of our care.'
'Are all your patients amnesia patients?' Gwen asked.
'The majority of them are.'
'Can I ask,' Jack said. 'Have either of you ever suffered from amnesia.'
'No we haven't, why do you ask?'
'Just curious. Can I ask how long you have been married?'
'I don't see what this has got to do with anything,' Toshiko said, 'If you must know it's five years.'
'How did you meet?'
'Indulge me, please'
'St James, I really don't see what this has got to do with your friend.'
'We're just interested,' Gwen added, 'You seem like a lovely couple.'
'If we are finished I really have a lot I need to be doing.' Toshiko said getting up. 'Come on Peter. Nurse Andrews will see you out,' she said to Gwen and Jack as she left.
'Well that was strange,' Gwen said to Jack.
'In the words of Lewis Carroll, curiouser and curiouser.'
'Have you managed to find anything out about that place yet?' Jack asked.
'Its very strange there's nothing on it.' Gwen replied, 'It doesn't seem to officially exist.'
'What about Dr and Mrs Winters?'
'That's the strange part they are on there.'
'Well this seems to back up who they say they are.'
'So what they're Tosh and Owen's doppelgangers?'
'I don't know, wouldn't we have noticed before, and isn't it a bit strange that it's both of them?'
Jack took a seat next to Gwen, 'There is definitely something strange going on, we've got at least four people we know to be dead in that place.'
'So what are we talking cloning, body snatching?'
'Well I don't know about cloning and body snatching, well most of their bodies weren't in a very good state. Get a camera on there, I think we need to keep an eye on them.'
'They are getting far too close,' Dr Winters said.
'We'll move on as soon as possible,' Ms Winters said as she kissed her husband.
'Jack we have a problem.'
'What is it?'
'It looks like they are doing a moonlit flit.'
She showed him the patients, including Ianto being led onto a sleek black bus.
'Make sure you see which way they go.'
Just as he said that Toshiko turned to the camera she pointed something at it and the camera shut off.
'Well on the plus side it looks like there's still some of Tosh in there,' Gwen said still looking at the blank picture.
'Come on,' Jack said racing to the door. 'We can't lose them.'
The SUV streaked through the streets. It skidded to a halt outside the mental health hospital.
'The bus has gone,' Gwen said as she got out.
Jack peered through the doors and windows, all the lights where off. 'Doesn't look like anyone's at home.'
'How are we going to track them? If Tosh still knows all the tricks we'll never find them.'
'Then we go low tech.'
'Use our instincts. I bet they've gone to the motorway.'
'In that case you'll never find them.'
'But then we have an advantage. Two even.'
'A short cut to the motorway and blue flashing lights,' he said heading back into the SUV.
'Jack this is hardly a short cut,' Gwen said as she held tight as the SUV bumped and bounced through the muddy field.
'Don't knock it, it works doesn't it,' he said as the SUV finally landed back on tarmac and Jack turned on the blue lights.
They pulled over into the lay by.
'That's for Police Jack,' Gwen pointed out.
'Are you going arrest me?'
'Do we want to find our friends again and get to the bottom of why they are back from the dead?'
'Then we borrow the lay by.'
Moments later the bus zoomed past them.
'That's them,' Gwen said but Jack didn't move.
'Jack we'll lose them.'
'Patience Gwen, we want to follow them but not to be seen,' he said finally pulling away.
He was right they could still see the bus, but they were far enough away that they weren't obvious.
'Where do you think they are going?' Gwen asked.
'We'll find out soon enough.'
They stealthily followed the bus for a while before it turned off. They followed it down the slip road still trying not to be seen. Jack had to pull up closer as the roads became more winding. Being careful not to lose them on the roundabouts.
'I hope they aren't just taking them on a day trip,' Gwen said 'I don't think so, not at this time of night.'
They continued to follow it as the roads got narrower. But as they turned one bend it was nowhere to be seen. The road was straight before them but the bus was nowhere.
'Where's it gone it can't have disappeared.' Gwen said as the SUV screeched to a halt.
'We can't have lost it we were seconds behind it.' Jack said getting out and looking around. Gwen lost sight of him as he wondered off into the distance. Jack ran back to the SUV and leapt back into the driver's seat.
'All is not lost yet.' he said pulling away.
A little while down the road he turned right down a dark and muddy lane, with high bushes on each side.
'How do you know they when this way?' asked Gwen.
'Fresh tire marks from a large vehicle, and that's how it disappeared on us.'
As they followed the lane it lead to a drive. They followed the drive which in turn lead them to a large country house. They stopped the SUV up the drive and walked the rest of the way on foot. The bus was parked outside but it's passengers were no longer on it.
'We need to find a way in,' Jack said as they walked around the building looking to a less obvious entrance.
'How about over there?' Gwen suggested.
'Good one Gwen.' Jack said and he started to try and leaver open the window.
'I don't think you need to bother.'
Jack looked around puzzled to find Gwen being held by a suited man who had a gun pointed at her head. There was another man pointing a gun at his head.
'If you'll come with us.' he said motioning with the gun.
Jack and Gwen were ushered into a darkly lit room. A man stood before them facing away at first but turning around on noticing their entrance.
'Please sit down.' he said indicating the seats opposite him. 'I am concerned.'
'Why?' Jack asked.
'Usually we have to keep people in not out. Tell me why did you come?'
'You were taking away our friend.'
'But Mr. Evans doesn't remember you.'
'He doesn't remember anything and his name is Jones.'
'I'm afraid you are wrong Mr. Robert Evans is progressing nicely and he remembers nothing of either of you. You are mistaken he is not who you think he is.'
'He is Ianto I would know him anywhere.'
'This Ianto of which you speak died,' he said softly. 'Which is why I am concerned. For the two of you, you are obviously delusional. I mean even your dress Mr. ...'
'It's captain Harkness.'
'I was going to say it's a little unusual but if you are a captain then it's a little out of date. When did you last serve?'
'That doesn't matter.'
'Because to me it looks like the 1940s but that's not possible.'
'I just like the look ok.'
'What about you miss...'
'It's Mrs. Cooper.'
'Do think Robert is your dead friend Ianto?'
'You've just had a baby haven't you.'
'How can you tell?' she asked puzzled.
'Baby sick on your sleeve.'
Gwen muttered and wiped it off 'What's that got to do with anything?'
'Sometimes pregnancy does strange things to the mind. I think both of you need to stay here for your own safety. Show them to their rooms.'
Jack wasn't much keen on his surroundings. He had been taken to a small room. It was like a room from a bed and breakfast only the lock was a lot stronger and on the outside. He looked out onto the grounds through the barred windows, this house had been someone's pride and joy once. In fact thinking about it he may have been there before. When it was commandeered during the war for the military. He didn't think he'd mention it they already had concerns about his mental health. They really would raise an eyebrow if he mentioned remembering the war. Jack sat down on the lumpy blanketed bed. He presumed they had taken Gwen to a similar room. There was a knock at the door.
'Come in, like I have a choice.'
The door unlocked and Owen came in.
'Mr Barfield sent me to come and see you. And I must say I'm not surprised,' he said opening his notes. 'You say you are Captain Jack Harkness.'
'Would I? Anyway there seems to be a slight problem.'
'And what's that?'
'Well if you are who you say you are you don't exist.'
'Well then if I don't exist then can I please leave.'
'Well you haven't for the last sixty years or so. So who are you?'
Gwen paced the room like a caged animal she couldn't stay here. She had a husband and child at home who needed her. They wouldn't know where she was she couldn't see these people telling them, and they didn't exactly look legit. She didn't think it looked like an NHS place more private very private.
'Ok I'll square with you it's not my real name.' Jack said.
'So why did you say it was?'
'Because I like the sound of it.'
'So what is your real name then.'
Jack sighed 'It's John Smith.'
'Yes, why don't you think you will find that either? Because I'm pretty certain you will.'
'What's your date of birth?'
'I don't know for certain I was adopted,' Jack lied. Make it ambiguous and he's bound to find a John Smith.
'Around the twelfth of march 1969.' he smiled inwardly that had been a lovely day.
'Oh right ok,' Owen said noting it down.
'Have you met me before?'
'Only that brief meeting earlier with my wife.'
'And not other than that?'
Owen thought long and hard. 'No I don't think so.'
'Oh you'd know I am fairly memorable.'
'I'd say you are.'
'Why did you move?'
'Why did you move the patients lock stock and barrel out here?'
'Theirs of course. There is better security here and better facilities.'
'How did you come to work here?'
'How do you mean?'
'Well from the sounds of it you and your wife started of working in a proper hospital. How did you end up in this shady outfit?'
'It's not shady. They approached us, the pay was good and we could work together.' He said looking at Jack with slight puzzlement.
Chapter 12: Chapter 12
Gwen was still pacing when Toshiko walked in.
'I've just come to see how you are,' she said.
'I'd be better if I wasn't trapped in here. I've got a husband at home he'll be wondering where I've got to.'
'What do you mean by that? Don't you think he cares?'
'Oh no just that he knows you're being looked after. You really need to calm down. It's not helping matters.'
'I shouldn't be here.'
'It's for your own good.'
'We've got something to help you relax.'
'What's that a key?'
'Just some soothing music.'
Gwen sighed, 'Well bring it here then. There's nothing else to do.'
'You've got to go to it.'
'Because the whole room is set up for relaxation.'
She followed Toshiko out of the room. As they walked down the corridors they saw Jack coming the other way.
'Jack.' Gwen called but he didn't seem to hear her.
'Jack,' she said again catching his arm when she was close enough. 'Thank god you're still here.'
'I'm not Jack.'
'Who are you then?'
'You're Jack Harkness.'
'No, I'm not'
'Come on,' Toshiko said pulling her away.
Gwen wondered briefly what Jack was playing at. She supposed he had some reason for claiming he was someone else.
Eventually they got to the so called relaxation room. Gwen could see why they had come, it was indeed relaxing. It was done out like a posh spa, all subdued lighting and pleasant smells.
'Just make yourself comfortable,' Toshiko said indicating the couch.
Gwen lay down and made herself comfortable as Toshiko left. As she did the music started, relaxing music with undertone base. She really could feel herself relaxing. All of her thoughts drifted away. One last thought was trying desperately to cling on, the one that was concerned by Jack. Did he really think he was someone else if so why? Just like the others they didn't know who they were either... Soon too that thought had gone, along with any other thought Gwen Cooper had ever had...
Chapter 13: Chapter 13
The sunlight crept through the window, waking her up from her sleep. Her head ached. She looked around the room it was bare, stark and unfamiliar. She couldn't remember why she was there. In fact she couldn't remember anything. She could remember how to function but not who she was. She got up and looked in the mirror. A pretty woman with dark hair stared back at her.
'Who are you?'
She put on the gray tracksuit that had been placed on the chair. She sat on the chair and looked out of the window to the field and forest that lay beyond, trying desperately to remember something, anything.
So time later a woman came to get her and took her to a large room where breakfast was being served. She took a seat on her own, away from the others. She didn't want to sit with strangers. But then everyone was a stranger even she was. She looked around the room at the people trying to see if anyone looked in the least bit familiar. There was one man, an American from the way he spoke, he was very handsome. She tired to place him but there was yet another blank. He sat quietly on his own too. She prodded her porridge, did she even like porridge? Who was 'she' anyway? She caught the white coated man as he passed.
'Who am I? Please tell me.'
'You're Megan Mathews,' he said pointing to the name tag on her wrist.
'Megan...' she said staring at her wrist.
Her brain felt like there was a tiny mouse gnawing away trying to get through.
Chapter 14: Chapter 14
Megan stared at her wrist where her patient's wristband was. It did indeed say her name was Megan but if felt wrong. The name itself sounded familiar but it didn't feel like HER name.
The room was quiet as people amused themselves.
'Do you mind if I borrow this paper?' she asked the American man as she took the paper that had been next to him.
'Sure,' he said he seemed a quiet man.
'My name's Megan apparently.'
'Have we met before?'
'I really wouldn't know. I don't really know who I am.'
'Seems like we are all in the same boat.'
He looked up at her as she was about to leave and a vision came to her. It was the man in front of her. He wore the uniform of a WWII air force captain. He was standing on a building high above everything, his coat flapping in the breeze. He seemed unconcerned by the height.
Was this some kind of past life memory. It couldn't be the building had been new.
She sat thinking to herself. Maybe that's why she was there having visions wasn't exactly normal.
Chapter 15: Chapter 15
Dr Winters was talking to Megan, she seemed quite concerned.
'So you've been having visions?' he asked.
'Yes I was talking to John and all of a sudden I had this vision on him. It was him but it wasn't.'
'What do you mean it was him but it wasn't?'
'Well it looked like him but he was a lot more confident, somehow he felt different.'
'Interesting, could it not just be someone who looked like him?'
'I suppose… No I'm certain it was him.'
'Ok,' he said looking up from his notes and smiling.
Then another vision hit her. It was night time, she was outside some kind of clinic. There were lots of people about who were familiar. Dr Winters was standing at the from trying to stop a white coated man with a gun. But it didn't work he fired, Dr Winters fell to the ground, the blood seeping across his light shirt, the life draining away from him. She heard someone scream 'Owen!'.
Megan screamed as she came too.
'You gave me quite a turn there,' said Dr Winters. 'Was it another vision?'
'Yes,' she said feeling uneasy.
'What did you see?'
'I saw you die.'
Chapter 16: Chapter 16
'Ok let's hope it's not a premonition,' Doctor Winters said with a smile.
'It's not funny.'
'Of course not.'
'You were shot in the chest, you died.'
'Do you hold any feelings of hate towards me?'
'No! What's that got to do with anything?'
'It could be wish fulfilment.'
'I don't wish you were dead.'
'Good, always helpful when the patients don't want to kill you.'
'It felt so real, like I was remembering it. I could feel the night air on my skin.'
'It's not a memory because I am still here.'
'But are you?'
'What do you mean?'
'Are you really you?'
'Of course I am. Now was there anything else of note in your "vision"?'
'Ms Winters, John and Robert were also there, but they were different. John was dressed like he'd been when I'd seen him in the other vision. He knew you, we all knew you,' she thought for a moment, 'We all knew each other.'
'Very interesting,' he said his pen nearly catching fire from so much writing. 'Was that all?'
'Someone called your name?'
'And what was that?'
'Owen's not my name.'
'What is your name then?'
He paused for a moment as if he had trouble remembering, 'Frederick.'
'Are you sure?'
'Of course I'm sure what a silly question.'
'It's just you paused.'
'No I didn't.'
'Did I? Well I've been Frederick for as long as I can remember.'
'You know I really don't think my name is Megan. It doesn't feel right.'
'So if you're not Megan, who are you?'
'I… I don't know.'
'Perhaps I'll review your medication.' He said smiling as Megan left
He looked down at his note book, and reread his notes. All of a sudden it was as if he was there in the vision she had told him about. He was lying on the ground blood pouring from his chest. A pretty black Doctor he didn't recognise was trying to save him, but it wasn't working. He saw his wife and John crowded around him. He felt sad about something, something he had agreed too which would never happen now, something about his wife. The darkness swallowed him. But there was something there trying to bring him back.
He woke up to see his wife's worried face looking down at him.
'God are you alright? You look terrible.'
'Don't worry I'm alright,' He said standing up and holding her tight.
'Nothing. I'm so lucky to have you,' but the vision worried him.
Chapter 17: Chapter 17
Megan looked around the room at the strangers she was having visions about. It wasn't everyone just a few of them just John, Robert and Dr and Mrs Winters. She found she could actually trigger the visions if she looked at them and concentrated hard enough. She stared at Robert she could remember him in a sharp suit smiling, but as she continued to look at him that changed. She could see him heart broken, destroyed, but why and who was the metal strange metal woman? She gave up with Robert and tried with John instead. Once again he was in his air force blues, but the surroundings were very modern. They felt so familiar but she didn't know where she was. She was standing next to a metal water tower which reached up into the sky. This place was important somehow. Next thing she knew some woman was shooting John he fell down dead. Megan felt sick, why was she always seeing people die? Was she some kind of omen? Was it going to happen in the future? The vision continued and something strange happened. John came back to life!
Dr Winters sat on the edge of his bed.
'Are you alright?' his wife asked.
'Yeah it's just been an odd day,' he said getting undressed and ready for bed.
She smiled and lent over and kissed him.
'I love you Tosh,' he said smiling.
'Tosh? Who the hell is Tosh?' she demanded.
'I... I don't know.'
'Oh sure you don't.'
'Honestly I don't.'
'I don't believe you.'
'I really don't know where that came from.'
Chapter 18: Chapter 18
Megan was sitting eating dinner when John came and sat next to her. She moved away not wanting to see any more visions.
'I don't bite, well I don't think I do,' John said rather affronted.
'Do I know you?' she asked not looking at him.
'You know me from around here.'
'Yes I know that, but did I know you before.'
John thought for a moment. 'I don't think so, but then I can't remember before.'
'What about Robert?' she said motioning to the man across the way who was staring into his food.
'But do you know him?'
'I… I don't know. Your name's Megan isn't it?'
'Oh sorry I thought it was. What is it?'
'I don't know. But it's not Megan.'
Suddenly she was elsewhere again, but this time was different. This time she was in labour, her husband was by her side. She gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, 'Let's call her Megan,' she heard herself saying. Then she was back looking at John, but she could still feel the sweat on her brow.
'Are you ok?' John asked.
'Megan's my daughter. I've got a baby. I've got to get back to her.'
The woman who now knew she wasn't Megan was careful to avoid the CCTV cameras stare as she walked along the corridor. She managed to get behind it and levered herself up onto a chair and cut the wire. After climbing down from the chair she started work on the door, she had to get out. She needed to get home, this place was damaging. She looked over her shoulder as she worked on the door, but she seemed to make little progress. It was held tight so that they couldn't escape. In frustration she hit the door.
'What's happening here then?' Dr. Winters said joining her.
'I've got to get out, this place is a lie. I've got a child.'
She grabbed hold of him, 'You know it's true. You've seen it I know you have.'
Chapter 19: Chapter 19
'I have had unusual memories that don't make sense,' Dr Winters said.
'It's the truth. This place is the lie. Do you honestly remember things from this life?'
'There are facts, but I can't remember specific things. Like I know my wife and I met when we worked together but I can't remember our first date.'
'That's because this place is a massive lie, come on.'
Dr Winters knew it was the truth. He felt for the keys and unlocked the door, the alarms started to ring.
'What's happening,' John asked as he arrived looking puzzled followed by Robert.
'We're escaping,' she said.
'Because this place is a lie. You're not who you think you are.'
'It's not just me then?' Robert said relieved. 'I've got these memories…'
'Haven't you John?'
'Come on we've got to go,' Dr Winters said urgently.
'Come on,' Robert implored to John as they headed out of the door. John looked unsure and scared. 'Come on this really isn't you.' He said holding out his hand.
Chapter 20: Chapter 20
Jack - John
Robert - Ianto
Megan - Gwen
Dr Winters - Owen
Mrs Winters – Tosh
John took Robert's hand and they headed out the door. They were running across the grounds. Shots started to ring out.
'Are they shooting at us?' Dr Winters asked.
'They sure are,' Robert said as they ran faster.
'But why shooting.'
'I don't think they want us leaving,' Megan said.
'But none of us are dangerous, well not that I've noticed. Still what do I know looks like I'm a fraud,' Dr Winters sighed as they dived for cover.
'Where's John?' Robert asked.
They looked back. 's*** he's been shot.' Dr Winter's said as they broke cover to rescue him.
Luckily the gunmen had taken off in a different direction.
'Quick lets get him under cover,' Dr Winter's said and they look John into a tree covered area.
'Come on John,' Dr Winter's said as he worked to save him. 'It's no good,' he said sitting back. 'He's gone. Bastards! To think I worked for them and had I no idea.'
They wiped the tears from their eyes.
'Well I think now we know two things. Firstly you are a doctor and secondly they mean business.'
They sat down in shock unsure what to do next.
Chapter 21: Chapter 21
'Have they gone?' Megan asked as she peered over Dr Winters shoulder.
'I think they have for the moment.' He replied.
'I bet they'll be back soon,' Robert said. 'They didn't like us escaping.'
'Right what did I miss?'
They all turned around to seen John. Their mouths hang open in shock.
'See I told you I wasn't really a Doctor,' Winters sighed.
'No, he was dead.' Megan said cautiously.
'How can he have been?' Robert asked.
'Hello still in the room, well clearing,' John said. 'Yes I probably was dead. Still you lot can't speak two thirds of you should also be dead.'
They looked at him in puzzlement.
'You're making even less sense than you used to,' Winters said.
'You lot don't remember do you?'
'We remember you where dead John,' Megan said.
'John, who's John?'
'No I'm Jack.'
'Interesting because you were John his morning,' Robert said.
'Well I'm Jack now, he said beaming. 'Do you know who you are?'
'Of course we do,' Said Robert, but Winters and Megan looked less convinced. 'Come on you two.'
'I'm not sure,' Megan said.
'Dr Winters,' Robert pleaded.
Winters shook his head.
'I know who you all are,' Jack said.
'Go on then,' Robert invited.
'You are called Ianto Jones and you are very much alive,' he smiled.
'Ok…' he said very unsure.
'And us?' Megan asked eager to know what her memory had been hiding from her.'
'Gwen Cooper and Owen Harper.'
She grabbed onto that name, it did indeed seem to strike a cord.
'I'm not a Doctor then?' newly named Owen asked dejected. 'I rather liked that idea.'
'Oh you most certainly are, the best human doctor I have even known.'
'Have you known many non human ones?'
'Those memories still aren't back are they?'
Gwen was distracted by movement, 'They're coming back.'
'The men that want to shoot us.'
'Well I always find it's a good idea to run in the opposite direction from men who want to shoot you. Who's with me?'
Edited by MorningAngel, 28 July 2011 - 09:57 PM.