Characters: Tosh, Jack
Notes: Drabble-a-Day 2011 Day 52. Gift-fic for beta_goddess. Prompt-Tosh/Gwen: inability to change. (Okay, that one got away from me a bit.) Beta by michelleann68. Comments and concrit welcome.
Summary: Tosh tries to make a difference.
“Moment of your time, Jack?”
She’d practised for hours to make it sound casual.
“For you, Tosh? All the moments you need. What’s on your amazing mind?”
“It’s Gwen,” she said, focusing on keeping anything but professional concern out of her voice. “I don’t think it’s going to work out. You can’t have a normal life and be part of Torchwood.”
Jack just smiled and shook his head.
“Torchwood needs someone like Gwen Cooper.”
“You’ll help her cope, won’t you?”
In that second Tosh, realised she’d failed.
She muttered to herself on the way out, “Sorry, Ianto. I tried.”