chibifukurou (chibifukurou) wrote in epic_recs,

Suspension by PlotBunniesINC (R)

Title: Suspension
Fandom: Torchwood
Pairing: Ianto/Jack
Categories: Angst, AU, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Length: Long (25,000)
Warnings: Very mild Gwen!bashing in Epilogue

Author on LJ
: plotbunniesinc
Website: n/a

Review: This is a dimension hopping AU, three Ianto's, two Jack's and two love stories.

The story picks up after the events of Cyberwoman, during Ianto's suspension. Ianto is working on sorting out the leavings of Canary Warf, when he accidentally sets off a interdimensional transference device. He's sent to a universe where he died in Canary Warf, along with Lisa.

I like this story because the Plot Bunnies do an admirable job of keeping their universes straight. With fics that jump universes multiple times it is easy to fall into the trap of getting to complicated to follow. The Plotbunnies keep things straightforward and easily understandable without loosing the focus on the universe's differences and the emotional repercussions of waking up in a world where you get a new chance to meet everybody you accidently betrayed in your own world.

Ianto's character is particularly well written. His indecision about what his relationship with Jack means to him, as well as his suspicions that he's not the only Torchwood Three Archivist with secrets, lets him be downtrodden without becoming incompetent.

The ending is fairly cliche with the second Jack sending Ianto back to his home universe, but it is nice to see the how Ianto's new confidence in his feelings for Jack and Torchwood, effect his return.

Tags: fandom: torchwood, genre: angst, genre: au, genre: drama, genre: hurt/comfort, genre: romance, length: long, pairing: ianto/jack, pairing: slash, recs by chibifukurou
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