Ganked from teamharkness and presented in honor of Torchwood: Miracle Day, premiering on July 8, 2011.
Day 25 - Your favourite Torchwood fan-fiction
This is hard because there are so many amazing writers in the fandom. I have to go with paperclipbitch because she was pretty much the first Torchwood writer I read, carrying over from my near-obsession with her work in House MD.
I read her fic before I'd actually seen Torchwood, hence an extra level of disappointment with the Ianto who turned up on the screen, as opposed to the genuinely interesting and amusing character in her fanfic.
To anyone who wants to see what Ianto could have been, rather than the lump we got, I recommend her No Sense of Direction series, featuring Owen/Ianto and not a hint of Jack/Ianto schmoop.
However, for an absolute favorite, I'd have to go with Whatever Pays The Wages written as a birthday gift for me all the way back in 2007. So very, very REAL!JACK.
And for you all Jack/Suzie shippers, a bonus rec for Well, Tomorrow We'll Wake Up Entwined In Red Tape.
Day 26 - A piece of fan-art
Here's the original DeviantArt link:
I think this captures the longing between them, especially on Jack's part so well. What I find especially amusing is that apparently the artist is a J/I shipper who dislikes the idea of Jack/Gwen.