Looking Glass @rainbowhairedgirl
Chapter 1

Authoress Note: Welcome to Chapter 1 of Looking Glass. Thank you to those who have taken interest in this story. I hope that you guys enjoy what is to come in this story. I do apologize for taking so long and here is the next part. I hope that you guys enjoy it. Without further ado Chapter 1.

Chapter 1

A Sound of Hope

A woman with short spiky hair that went every which was giving a messy look was running into Torchwood. She was running late. She had gotten called in by Jack who wanted to talk to her. In all her years she never thought that she would be working with humans. She removed the green pageboy cap that she wore hanging it up with her black coat. She walked into the hub room right in the middle of a conversation.

"Laugh a bloody minute. They've got an outbreak of the black death." Owen said, shaking his head.

The woman looked in confusion. What the heck did she walk into? The Black Death was almost non-existent and now there was an outbreak of it?

Toshiko stopped at her computer monitor.

"What? Oh my God." Gwen said in surprise. This was not something that she was expecting.

"Have they got it under control?" Jack asked Owen. His voice was laced over with concern.

Owen remained silent.

"Tosh! How are they coping?" Jack tried to get the answer from the Japanese girl that worked with them.

"Erm, Owen got the place quarantined and organised treatments for those who've been affected." Tosh said softly.

"Only consolation is, it's treatable these days, but you know, what happens when the next carrier comes through, Jack? Someone carrying smallpox or Ebola or something from the future we don't know about yet, what do we do then?" Owen asked, looking at Jack.

"Yeah, well, it's not doing us any good standing around speculating." Jack turned and began to walk away from him. He noticed the woman. "Chase good to see that you came."

Chase nodded her head. "What's going on Jack?" She asked softly. "I have a feeling that I am missing out on quite a bit."

Jack nodded his head. "I will fill you in. Come with me."

Chase nodded her head knowing that there was no way that she could get away with not following him.

Owen moved and stood in front of him blocking their path.

"Owen… what are you doing?" Chase asked, looking at the young man.

"We need to be prepared. We're helpless. All we're doing here is sticking plasters on gaping wounds!" Owen said angrily.

Chase crossed her arms.

Jack shook his head. "What do you suggest?"

"I suggest you lead us and you tell us what the instructions are." Owen said, crossing his arms.

Gwen went to move.

Chase held up her hand to stop Gwen.

Ianto showed up standing next to Tosh.

"No, I can't. You're all thinking about it too." Owen said, throwing his hands up. "You're the Big Man here, you keep all the secrets. So does she!" He pointed at Chase, "Well now's the time to tell us a few and tell us how the hell we're gonna get out of this!"

Chase looked at Owen with wide eyes. Ever since she was brought in by Jack, Owen had a problem with her. He always thought that she was hiding things and the truth was, she really was. Only Jack knew who she really was. What race she was. Jack had promised her that he would never tell. All they knew was that she was alien and nothing more.

Jack huffed, crossing his arms. "You wanna know a secret? There is no solution. I can't fix this, because this was never meant to happen. The first thing you learned when you joined Torchwood was ``don't mess with the rift, you disobeyed those orders and now everything that's happening is down to you." Jack snapped.

Chase put her hand on Jack's shoulder. She squeezed it lightly in hopes that it would help him calm down.

"I only disobeyed instructions to get you back!"

"You really thought that it was wise to do that?" Chase asked Owen, narrowing her eyes.

Jack put his arm out to keep Chase from launching herself at Owen to smack him. He knew her temper and it was a short fuze when it came to people. "Now people are dying." Jack snapped.

"What? So I shouldn't have bothered? Who the fuck are you two anyway, Jack Harkness and Chase Harkness? You don't even exist, we've looked."

"You had no right." Chase snapped, closing her eyes. She took a deep breath. He had no right to look into Jack or her. Who they were meant to stay underwraps.

"So if you're not even a real person then why the hell should I follow your orders?" Owen said, narrowing his eyes at the two of them. He couldn't even trust them.

"Get out." Jack hissed.

"What?" Owen asked in surprise.

"Get out!" Jack yelled not launching himself at Owen for what he had done due to the hand that was on his shoulder. "I am relieving you of your duty."

Tosh gasped. "No, you can't do that."

Chase looked over at Tosh. "He can and he is."

"Bollocks you are." Owen said, crossing his arms.

"Jack, wait." Gwen said pleadingly.

Jack leaned forward. His eyes were narrowed and he was menacing. He was beyond pissed off with Owen. "You're done here." He said in a low tone.

"So that's it?" Owen asked leaning back some, "The whole world is going to shit and you're going to fire me!"

"He has every right to. You didn't follow the rule that he had given to you about the rift!" Chase shouted.

Owen's eyes widened. Never in the time that he had known her which wasn't that long, she never yelled. Not at anyone anyways.

"Stop it, the three of you! We need to stick together on this." Gwen said, hoping that she would be able to talk some sense into them.

"If I can't rely on you, if I don't have your complete trust you don't belong here, that goes for the rest of you. Anyone who agrees with Owen, leave now." Jack said not even looking at them. He meant it though. He couldn't handle it if they weren't going to follow him or trust him.

The three of them looked at Owen and looked away. They couldn't leave.

Owen nodded knowing that they wouldn't leave Jack and Chase. "So now we know how it is, so that leaves me twenty four hours to savour the good times." Owen said, smiling a grimace of a smile.

Gwen looked at him in confusion. "What are you talking about?"

"You know it Gwen. Nobody leaves this place intact. Sometime in the next twenty four hours, I get retconned, all my memories erased. I don't know where, or when, but he'll get me."

"Jack… Chase… this has gone far enough." Gwen pleaded with him.

Owen removed his gun from the back of his pants and held it for a moment. He didn't want to leave, but he didn't want to apologize to Jack or Chase with what he had said. "Well, I guess this is goodbye." He said putting the gun down onto the table. He turns to leave. He swallowed the lump that had formed in his throat. "Yeah, good luck with the end of the world." He walked and stopped near Gwen. "I would like to say thanks for the memories…" He left the hub.

Chase let out a breath and closed her eyes. That could've gone better, but Owen was stubborn and her and Jack were stubborn. There was no way that it would come to a good kind of end.

"Jack! Chase! For god's sake!" Gwen yelled. She wanted to keep the team together and Jack and Chase were tearing it apart.


Chase sat next to Ianto while Jack and Gwen went to the shopping arcade.

"Okay guys, Bili's shop is coming up twenty meters on your left." Ianto told them.

Chase shook her head. "I hope you know what you are doing Jack."

Jack laughed lightly. "You worry too much Chase."

"Well someone has to." She told him, shaking her head.

"Well sis, it will be fine."

"Okay if you say so." She said, crossing her arms.

Ianto looked over at her. "They'll be fine."

Chase looked over at him with her honey brown eyes. "I can only hope." She said softly. Jack was the only one that understood her. That was the honest truth: he was the one that had found her and he was the one that helped her.


Gwen came running into the main hub and into her station.

"Did he wake up?" Jack asked, looking at Gwen.

"Yeah." Gwen said softly. "Yeah, he did. Tosh, can you bring up the CCTV of the vaults?"

Chase shook her head. "I hope that your reasoning behind this is justified."

"It is."

Tosh nodded her head and looked at her palm pilot.

"Just leave it on the screen, I know it sounds crazy but…"

"Sure, no problem." Tosh said.

"Thank you, for helping me bring him here."

"I can't understand how Bilis was able to show you that vision." Tosh said looking at Gwen.

"It was so real, Tosh. I was in my flat, it smelt of my flat, it had all the sounds of my flat…."

Ianto looked uncomfortable.

Jack moved over to Gwen.

"I could touch the blood, I can still feel it on my hands. Rhy's blood."

Jack took her hand to comfort her. "Not gonna happen."

Gwen closes her eyes trying to believe what he had said.

"Come on, there's still work to be done." Jack said to Gwen. It was true they still had work. Jack moved back over to Tosh and Ianto.

The lights went off and the alarm began to go off.

"What's going on?" Jack asked, looking around in confusion.

"We've got a security breach." Tosh said moving with Ianto to deal with the problem.

"Alright, nobody is panicking." Jack told them.

"Jack it is a freaking security breach." Chase said, moving quickly to help Tosh and Ianto.

Gwen runs past Jack. "Rhys!"

"Damn it." Jack said to himself, running quickly after her.

"You be careful Jack!" Chase yelled, shaking her head knowing that Jack probably didn't hear her.

The power came back on. Ianto, Tosh, and Chase looked at one another in confusion.

"What the hell was that?" Chase asked in a lot of confusion. How was this even possible? The power came back on within five minutes.


Rhy's body was on the autopsy table.

Tosh and Ianto stood on the stairs looking on.

Gwen is sitting next to Rhy's body holding his forehead and gazing at his face.

Jack is cleaning her other hand.

Chase came into the room dressed in a lab coat carrying a blanket in her hands.

"I'll have to tell his family." Gwen said softly.

"We'll deal with it." Ianto said, looking at Gwen.

Chase unfolded the blanket.

"The way you dealt with the porter the first time that I met you? No, you won't deal with him, Ianto." Gwen said, shaking her head. She wouldn't allow it.

"Gwen, I'm so sorry." Tosh said softly.

Gwen laughed harshly. "You never even met him."

Jack stopped cleaning her hand and moved away standing next to Chase.

"This is what happens here. We all end up alone. Not me. No way. You bring him back."


"The resurrection gauntlet…"

Chase shook her head.

"Was destroyed." Ianto said, looking at Gwen.

"We've got to have something else."

"I said no."

"Well, there's something wrong with time so, er, we can go back and to the moment to the very moment…"

"Gwen." Jack said.

"Well, there's gotta be something that you can do otherwise, what's the fucking point of you?" Gwen said, standing up and narrowing her eyes at him and launching herself at him screaming and lashing out at him. Her fist collided with Chase's face causing the black haired woman to stumble back.

Ianto caught her from falling to the ground harshly.

Jack pulls Gwen to him holding her. "Sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry." Jack said softly. Tears fell from his eyes.

Owen ran into the autopsy room and stopped on the stairs. "Shit. What happened?" Owen asked in confusion.

"You came back." Tosh said, looking at him smiling brightly.

Owen ran down the stairs and pulled Gwen from Jack.

Gwen pushed Owen. "Don't touch me!"

"How many other people have gotta suffer?" Owen asked, looking at them.

Gwen returned to Rhy's body.

Jack looked at Owen not saying a word.

"I'm gonna fix this. I'm opening the rift." Owen said walking towards the stairs and walking up them.

Ianto looks over at Jack and then follows Owen.

"Make sure you stop him." Jack said.

Ianto stopped and turned back to Jack. "No."

Jack's eyes went wide.

Tosh followed. "I'm gonna help him." She said leaving them.

Gwen gets up and leaves the autopsy room but stops before Jack. "Bilis was right, '' he said, opening the rift and everything went back to normal. Owen's right. I'm gonna get Rhy's back." She said leaving the two of them.

"Gwen. Gwen!" Jack yelled.

"What is up with people today. Opening the rift causes more trouble." Chase said, groaning , shaking her head in agitation.

Jack grabbed his gun and looked at Chase. "Come on." He told her.

Chase nodded her head.

The two of them ran up the stairs. They ran into the hub central room.

Owen stands in front of him.

"Get away from the computer, Gwen. This is a trap, all these cracks around the world, they're diversions, this is what Bilis wants." Jack said to Gwen.

"What are you two afraid of?" Owen asked, looking at the two of them.

Gwen continues to type.

"Chase." Jack said to the black haired woman.

Chase nodded her head.

Ianto leans over her and tells her the password.

Gwen types it in.

Jack points his gun at her.

Owen backs out of the way.

"I said move." Jack hissed out.

They looked at Jack.

Chase lifted her gun up as well.

"What the hell are you two doing?" Tosh demanded.

"Final warning." Jack hissed out.

Gwen moved towards Jack and the gun. "Come on, Jack."

"You're a united front now. Toshiko, the poor girl who'll screw any passing alien who gives her a pendant." Jack said, shaking his head. "Owen, so strong he gets in a cage with a weevil, desperate to be mauled. Ianto, hiding a cyber girlfriend in the basement, your three comrades here pumped bullets into her, remember?"

"I've gotta get Rhys back." Gwen told them. "You two don't understand about loss."

Chase cocked her gun.

Everyone's eyes widened.

Jack lowered his gun. "Yeah, 'cause you're so in love with Rhys that you spend half your time in Owen's bed."

Gwen punched Jack hard in the face knocking him down.

Owen takes his gun and aims it at Jack.

"Fuck you!" Gwen yelled.

"Back off Owen." Chase said, pointing her gun at him.

"We are relieving you of your command, Captain. We're opening that rift and getting back what we lost.

Gwen returned to the computer and saw that it needed all personnel of Torchwood retina prints. "Shit!"

Jack starts to get to his feet.

"Stay down!"

"I am demanding you Owen put the gun down."

"You wanna be in charge, Owen? You gotta have significantly bigger balls." Jack told Owen standing up.

Owen shoots him in the forehead and fires two more shots.

"Jack!" Chase said, dropping her gun and running to him. "Jack."

"I am sick of people doubting me." Owen said angrily.

Gwen slowly reached and took the gun from Owen.

Ianto moved to Jack crouching down next to him. "What have you done?"

"We've still gotta do Jack's and Chase's." Gwen told them.

"You have no idea what you are doing. Opening that rift could destroy the planet." Chase said.

"We have to try." Gwen told her.

"I don't care."

"You'll do it." Tosh said.

"I won't."

"Your brother is dead. You are going to do this. It will bring him back."

Chase let out a soft sigh. "Fine."

They scanned both Chase and Jack's eyes to get in.

An alarm sounds and the hub starts shaking.

Jack gasps back to life.

Gwen screams as Jack grabs her ankle.

"Oh my god Jack." Chase said, moving towards him.

"Oh my god!" Owen looked in surprise.

"What have you done?" Jack demanded.

Gwen tries to get Jack up.

Chase shoved her out of the way. "This is your fault. You wanted this." She hissed.

Ianto goes towards them to help Chase.

"Ianto help me move him now!" Chase yelled at him.

Ianto nodded his head and helped Chase get Jack up off of the ground.

Jack staggers through the hub towards them.

Chase held up her hand. "Move Owen!" She yelled.

"Chase, what are you doing?" Jack said softly.

"Shut it Jack." She snapped at him. "Owen move!"

Owen moved out of her way.

Chase held her hand up and it glowed blue. She fired a blue blast towards the gate destroying it.

"What the hell was that?" Owen asked in shock.

"Shut up and don't ask. Come on."

Ianto, Jack and Chase go into Jack's office.

Ianto grabs Jack's peacoat.

He pushed Ianto ahead of him. "Go." He told Ianto.

Ianto nodded his head.

They exited out of the hub and onto the street.

"It's alright Jack, everything is gonna go back to normal." Gwen said.

Chase rolled her eyes. "Say to someone who knows nothing about rifts. You guys could have very well destroyed the planet."

Owen, Tosh, and Gwen stopped.

Jack leaned on both Chase and Ianto.

Bilis stood there looking at them confidently.

Gwen walked forward. She stopped looking at him in shock.

"From out of the darkness. He has come." Bilis said triumphantly.

"What is he talking about?" Gwen yelled.

"Son of the Great Beast. Cast out before time, chained in rock, and imprisoned beneath the rift."


Bilis doesn't answer and looks up. "All hail Abaddon. The Great Devourer."

Gwen's eyes followed Bilis's gaze.

Chase gasps in shock.

A huge horned beat towers above all of the building. It roared causing the car alarms to go off.

"Come to feast on life. The whole world shall die beneath his shadow."

Chase looked at Jack.

"No Chase."

"Jack please." She told him softly.

"No I can't let you."

"And look upon him my god and know my work is done." Bilis vanished.

Gwen turns back to the rest of the team. "How do we stop it? Tell me what to do, Jack."

Jack looked around at the rest of the team. He makes no comment. He wouldn't dare tell them that he and Chase had told him so. He looked at the monster. He knew how to stop the monster. And he wasn't going to allow Chase to do it. "Just you." He said, looking at Gwen. "Get me to an open space."


"Trust me." Jack told Chase.

Chase swallowed the lump in her throat. "Okay. I trust you. I will always trust you."

Jack placed a soft kiss on the top of her head.

Gwen put his arm around her shoulder and took him away to do whatever he had in mind.


Chase sat next to the wall with her knees pulled against her chest. Her head rested on the top of them. Her eyes were closed. She has fallen asleep crying from finding out that Jack had died.

"You are certain?" Gwen asked, looking at Owen.

"He's ice cold, no vital signs." Owen said softly.

"He survived when you shot him. When I first joined he said he couldn't die."

Owen shook his head. "He was wrong."

"I want to sit with him." She told them.

Owen nodded his head and moved away. He looked at Ianto. "Can you wake her?" He asked Ianto.

Ianto nodded his head. He walked over to Chase and lightly shook her.

Chase's eyes shot open. She grabbed the offending hand that had woke her.

"Chase, it's just me, Ianto."

Chase looked up at him. "Oh god. You should know not to wake someone who was asleep like that."

"Come." He said helping her up off of the floor.

Chase looked back at Jack with sad eyes. She then looked at Ianto and nodded her head. "Okay." She said softly, swallowing the lump that had formed in her throat.


Ianto had Chase sitting next to him. Her head was resting on his shoulder. He was comforting her the best that he could. It had been days. Days since Jack had given his life to save them.

"How long is she going to do this?" Owen asked softly, shaking his head.

Ianto looked at him, silencing him.

Owen looked over at Chase sadly before moving out of the room.

"I am going to check on her." Tosh said leaving Ianto and Chase in the room together.

Ianto looked at her. "Your not really Jack's sister are you?" He asked softly.

Chase sat up and curled up in Jack's coat a little bit more, closing it around her thin frame. She shook her head. "No…"

"Who are you really?" Ianto asked softly.

"I am an alien."

Ianto's eyes widened. "What?"

"It's true." She told him with a small sad smile. "I'm an alien. Jack found me battered and bruised. He was kind enough to take me in and heal me."

"So what are you exactly?"

Chase picked at Jack's coat. "I can't… I really can't say… It hurts too much." She admitted to him.

"I won't rush you." Ianto said with a smile. He saw her as a little sister that he never had.

They looked up when they saw Tosh come back into the room. They watched Tosh turn and run towards him.

Ianto got up and walked over to Jack. He held out his hand slowly to shake Jack's hand.

Jack grabbed his hand and pulled him into a hug and then kissed him on the lips.

Chase stood up slowly and removed Jack's coat letting it fall into the seat that she had been sitting on. She ran towards him. She launched herself at Jack.

Jack hugged Chase tightly.

Chase pulled away from him. She swiftly smacked him. "Don't ever fucking do that again."

"I can't promise that Chase."

Owen turns the corner and sees Jack. He stopped in his tracks.

Jack walked towards Owen.

Owen struggled to find words. How the hell was this possible? How could Jack be standing there?

"I forgive you." Jack said, looking at him.

Owen started to cry.

Jack pulled him into a fatherly hug.

Chase smiled. She bit her lip a little bit. Now the team was all back together. That was the only thing that mattered and hopefully they could trust each other long enough to know that there was always going to be a right way to do things. No more opening the rift.


Jack sat behind his desk flipping through the papers.

Chase was sitting at her desk filing her folders of things that they had come across to put them into the archives.

Gwen perched on his desk. "What's happened to the rift?"

"Closed up when the Abaddon was destroyed, but it's gonna be more volatile than ever." Jack told Gwen.

"The visions we had, we all saw people we loved. What did you see?" She asked Jack, looking at him.

"Nothing." Jack said, shaking his head. He put the papers down. "There was nothing."

"Jack? What would have tempted you? What visions would have convinced you to open the rift?"

"The right kind of doctor." Jack said with a smile. He then got up and left the office not wanting to tell Gwen any more.

Chase got up and followed him.


"Where are they with those coffees?" Jack muttered.

An alarm sounded and Jack looked over to the hand in its jar. The light inside flashes.

Jack smiles slightly. He looked at Chase.

A familiar sound came to his ears. The Tardis. The Doctor was back.

Jack grabbed Chase's hand and the two of them were off.

"Jack, where are we going?"

"You'll see."

"Now why do I not like the sound of it?"

Jack smiled. "Oh but you will."

The two of them ran to who knew where to Chase.


Whew gosh that took a bit of writing. Seven hours of pure writing and twisting things around. I know that I should have watched Torchwood all the way through instead of watching this episode, but I wanted to get this story typed out and that is what I did. Now we will get to see the Doctor and Martha in the next chapter Episode 11 Utopia. Now I know that there will probably be some questions of if Chase aka Samana will know the Doctor or not. You will find out in the next chapter. And probably another would be will he know she is a Witch? Well it will be only a matter of time before it is revealed. Until next time guys.

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