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Title: Beyond the Sixth Day
Fandom: Torchwood
Rating: PG18 because of potential angst.
Spoilers: For Children of Earth
Summary: Three things that maybe happened afterwards.
Author Notes: More short notes than anything else.
Warnings: It's post-CoE.

How do you arrange for transportation on a cold fusion cruiser on the outskirts of the Solar System? Easy. You just tell the 456 who you are and what you did. You'll die many times, of course.

That's just a bonus. There are still ten kids to save.

* * * * *

Absenteeism spiked in 10% of schools. It was only to be expected. The less-educated, well, they don't value education, do they? There's only so much the government can do.

Except for one school. New. Big. Very open. Seems like everyone of a certain class wants to send their kids there, and they do accept anyone. Rumor says they have some sort of political pull. Otherwise you can't explain the armed teachers, or the weird things they teach in there about aliens and whatnot.

But no parent with their child's best interests in mind would send him to Torchwood Academy.

* * * * *

Everybody knows where they Chinese and the Indian are getting their advanced technology from, and what they are paying it with.

An urgent NATO meeting agrees on securing a convenient source of extra-organization units. They are already losing almost every auction on the 456 frequencies.


( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 13th, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
First thing: OF COURSE.

Second thing: You do wonder how the working class feels post-CoE - even if everything smoothes over, no government will ever regain the trust of those generations of parents and children.

And as for the last, it's perfectly in tune with CoE's ultra-pessimistic view of governments and it still managed to chill me.
Jul. 13th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
That's my version of a hopeful ending for Jack, not that I don't buy what cannon showed.

True. I wonder if that would lead to even greater marginalization from the government.

Jul. 14th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
From what minor spoilers I've read, I doubt I will ever watch CoE. Waaaaaay too many triggers there. So I have very little frame of reference for what you're writing.

Even so, the second makes me understand where "The twenty-first century is when everything changes" comes from. There's a reason the politicos pander to the working and middle classes. A few generations ago, they got organized and made sure the people on top paid attention. Something tells me they'll be paying sharp attention again in a few years.

The third strikes me as hideously realistic and unsurprising. Virtue in those in power is remarkable in its presence, not its absence.
Jul. 14th, 2009 03:34 am (UTC)
> Something tells me they'll be paying sharp attention again in a few years.

That would be a good development, yes. Although I don't know how likely :(.
Jul. 14th, 2009 01:49 pm (UTC)
My grandparents were involved in the civil rights movement, and I think that with the right leadership, there would be Changes. I mean, instead of years of oppression, these people's kids were going to be sold as recreational drugs. That's white-hot rage and vengeance-inducing if anything ever was.
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