Title: The Lo ‘Verse
Author: Sam Storyteller
Pairing: Jack Harkness/Ianto Jones
Warnings: PTSD, off-screen torture, child soldiers, bullying, somewhat graphic description of wounds
Genre: Angst, Hurt/comfort, Romance
Word Count: 79,520 (total of both stories)
In the 51st century, Lo, a sixteen-year-old boy from Boeshane has just won the war, and now he has a promising career ahead of him as he enters his first year of Fleet Officer Training. But the war is still with him and life at Quantico Station can be difficult.
Meanwhile, Ianto Jones is just trying to figure out why the Doctor kidnapped him to the 51st century and why Jack abandoned him at a school for the Fleet’s military elite. He suspects it may have something to do with Lo, but his attempts to help the troubled young veteran may damage his own timestream beyond repair.
Why You Should Read This:
Well, first of all, its Sam Storyteller, AKA Copperbadge, one of the very best writers of fan fiction.
The Lo ‘Verse is two stories I Were the Heavens and Your Face is Turned. The first story is fairly short and is not slash, but it is the prequel to the second story, a long exploration of how Ianto Jones helps heal a young man from the Boeshane Peninsula. Like all stories that Sam writes, reading it is like eating really first class chocolate and sipping something deliciously alcoholic while soaking in a warm bathtub.
And the ending is especially satisfying for reasons I can’t tell you. Spoilers.