cuda: Jack Harkness from Torchwood and Castiel from Supernatural, about to kiss (jack and castiel romance)
Title: Play It Again Jack
Author: [personal profile] cuda
Artist: [ profile] xnoventumx
Characters/Pairings: Castiel/Captain Jack Harkness, some past Ianto/Captain Jack Harkness, mentions of past Angelo/Captain Jack, a little unrequited Castiel/Dean. Characters include: Rex Matheson, Martha Jones, The Winchesters, Ninth & Tenth Doctors, Rose Tyler, Torchwood 3 Team, and others from Supernatural and Torchwood. If you're a Clive Cussler fan, there's a little bit in here for you, too!
Fandoms: Supernatural, Torchwood, Doctor Who
Rating: PG-13 for a little sexuality, some violence, and some language.
Word Count: 41,676 words
Disclaimer: This work was not created for any profit. I do not claim ownership of any of these characters, worlds, or various television shows.
Warnings: Some canonical character deaths are mentioned, but not in detail.
Spoilers: VERY VERY SPOILERY for Torchwood, covers a lot of canon material all the way through Children of Earth and Miracle Day. Also spoilers for Supernatural up through the first two episodes of season 7. Story canon diverges from there.

Summary: Set after Miracle Day Torchwood, and current Supernatural Season 7 canon (disregarding anything that happens to Castiel following episode 2). Captain Jack Harkness is in the process of re-forming Torchwood on the west coast with the remnants of his team. A dire threat to the future of humanity has arrived on Earth without his knowledge and worse yet? They're looking for him. Jack is rescued short of catastrophe by Castiel. Claims to be an angel of the Lord, but all Jack knows for sure is that he's pushy, arrogant, humorless, and more buttoned up than the Royal Guard on parade day. Thus Jack finds himself on the Highway to Hell (or really, Kansas) on a mission to defeat a quasi-biblical, ferociously hungry race called "the Leviathan," change history and save the world. Again. ...Or was it for the fifth time? Maybe the seventh? Whatever. All he knows is that his directive explicitly forbids flirting.

This? This is going to be no fun. At all.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Epilogue

Mirror on Ao3: HERE

Link to art master post: HERE
cuda: Tenth Doctor, played by David Tenant, pointing his screwdriver, which is glowing. (Tenth Doctor)
Play It Again Jack, Epilogue
The Bit That Never Happened (Or Maybe It Did)
(But if it had, it would have happened in October of 2011, outside Crowley's lair)

"Rules, my ass," Martha said to the man leaning against a telephone box in the middle of the pines, "that was direct intervention and you know it."

The Doctor crossed his arms and tipped his head thoughtfully. "We-ell, possibly. But then again, maybe it wasn't. Those rules, well," the arms uncrossed again, hands flashing restlessly, "they're more like guidelines, anyway."

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cuda: Jack Harkness from Torchwood and Castiel from Supernatural, about to kiss (jack and castiel romance)
Play It Again Jack, Part 7
December 11, 2012
Somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic.

"Tell me again," Rex crossed his arms to bundle himself up tighter in his parka. His breath smoked contrails off the side of the ship, "what the hell are we doing out here? If you want to dump a body, there's warmer places to do it. I could name you five, right now."

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cuda: Captain John Hart in a bar (Captain John Hart)
Play It Again Jack, Part 6

Stars filled my vision, one horizon to the other. I took a deep breath and sat up, and the distant rosy glow of city lights swam into view.

Where was I?

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cuda: Jack Harkness from Torchwood (Jack Harkness troubled)
Play It Again Jack, Part 5

Gwen knew not to call. She had my number, of course - in more ways than one - but she had a family to protect. Until we made some progress with the Three Families, the entire world population was a potential threat.

So when Gwen called, somewhere between Breckenridge and Silverthorne, I got a little tense.

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cuda: Castiel from Supernatural (angel sarcasm)
Play It Again Jack, Part 4

As far as I understand it, Henderson, Nevada is the place to live if you want to be in Las Vegas but at the same time you're sort of annoyed by... well... Vegas. It's filled with ritzy estates and expensive condominiums, along with the usual pretentious coffee bars and boutiques. I'm sure plenty of decent people live there too - after all, Angelo Colasanto lived there. He had his faults, but he wasn't a bad guy when I knew him.

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cuda: Castiel from Supernatural (wary castiel)
Play It Again Jack, Part 3
Present Day

I'll never know how all this would have played out without intervention. The Doctor, Castiel, me - we'd all had a hand in it by then, whether we knew it or not. Maybe it was supposed to be fiddled with. Maybe time's like a half-finished song that way. It just waits around for someone to tweak the harmony just right, until the whole thing's so beautiful it breaks your heart.

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cuda: (The Doctor and The Captain)
Play It Again Jack, Part 2
April 29, 2011 - London

Rose hadn't known the Doctor very long. They'd had a few adventures together, but the whole thing seemed a bit of a lark yet. He liked her, she was rather sure of that, and she certainly had more fun with him than she'd had in her previous nineteen years of living. The daring leather jacket, the air of mystery, the whole flying-through-space bit… maybe she was still waiting to wake up.

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cuda: Jack Harkness from Torchwood and Castiel from Supernatural, about to kiss (jack and castiel romance)
Play It Again, Jack
A SuperWho Big Bang Fic

Author's Notes: I could not, absolutely could not have finished this story without the help of my two favorite people on the planet. First, thank you to my girl, [personal profile] amberdark, for her brilliance, her patience, her encouragement, and her willingness to both give up time so I could write and put up with my incessant babbling. And second, thank you to my wingsister and beta [personal profile] touchofstrange whose formidable knowledge of the Whoniverse and Supernatural literally saved this fic a few times. Without you ladies, this story would still just be a lot of questions and half-finished ideas.

A MASSIVE thank you to Ash ([ profile] xnoventumx) for signing up to be my artist! It was short notice and you are fantastically awesome for putting up with my frenzied emails. I hope you had fun! And I hope the story didn't give you a massive headache.

And last - but certainly not least! - to my SuperWho (and by extension, SuperWood and SuperWhoLock) Tumblr family. HEY! HEY GUYS! We've made our own damn fandom! You keep me supplied with screencaps, art, gifts, photosets, videos, theme songs, and ideas. Without you, I'd still be writing Castiel/Jack slash in a corner by myself. EVERYTHING IS SUPERWHO AND NOTHING HURTS.

Like sexuality, boarding school rules and paperclips, time can be bent. Since you're talking to me, I'm pretty sure you know that already. It can be twisted, folded back on itself, sliced apart and sewn together. For being intangible, it's one of the most readily manipulated substances in the universe. Right up there with water and a Traxxian after a few cocktails.

Kidding, kidding. The cocktails are optional.

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cuda: Jack Harkness from Torchwood and Castiel from Supernatural, about to kiss (jack and castiel romance)
Movie poster I made for my SuperWho Big Bang fic. I felt like it and I had some time while the stew cooked! Beats sleeping, eh?

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It's a bit of a thematic mess, really.
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