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February 2024



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Ficlet: Taking Risks

Title: Taking Risks

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Suzie

Rating: G

Spoilers: Everything Changes.

Summary: Suzie lives life close to the edge.

Word Count: 177

Written For: [personal profile] insignia’s prompt ‘Any, any, The Edge Woman,’ at [community profile] fic_promptly.

Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters. They belong to the BBC.

Suzie was a risk-taker; she liked to walk right on the edge of life. It was one of the reasons Jack had recruited her for his Torchwood team. She wasn’t reckless or foolhardy, but she believed that without taking risks there could never be progress and that the potential gains outweighed the dangers involved.

She’d felt that way when she’d proposed a series of experiments with the glove, testing its limits and gauging its usefulness to humanity. If it could be made to restore the dead to life permanently, it would be the most important discovery they’d ever made.

But this time, Suzie made a fatal mistake. In exploring the glove’s potential, she neglected to consider that the connection she had with it might go both ways. All the time she thought she was controlling it, in reality it was controlling her, getting inside her head and twisting her scientific curiosity into obsession.

The real Suzie was gone long before she pulled the trigger that ended her life, and the rest of the team never even knew.

The End


I've often wondered what Suzie was like before the glove twisted her.
So have I, which made this interesting to write. I see her as someone driven to learn and discover at whatever cost.

Thank you.
this was incredibly sad but very true, poor Suzie.
Thank you.

Yeah, poor Suzie was a victim.
Suzie always looked to me as a very dark character ... hiding things and trying anything without thinking further consequences ....
I think that's what the glove did to her - after all, we only saw her AFTER she was corrupted by it. We have no idea what she was like before. Jack recruited her, so there must have been something good about her.

Thank you.
Yeah, I wish we'd got to know Suzie before she got anywhere near that glove *sigh*
She was probably basically a good, if damaged, person and the glove exploited her weaknesses to its own ends.

Thank you!