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Drabble: Returning Agatha

Title: Returning Agatha

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Jack, Agatha Christie

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 278 – Women’s History at tw100

Spoilers: Nope.

Summary: Sometimes Time Agency work is very straightforward.

Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.

A/N: Companion piece to The Disappearance Of Agatha

Jack caught the famous author as she fell through the vortex. Other Time Agents were already dealing with the man who’d abducted her, planning to make his fortune by having her write novels he’d then pass off as his own.

“Sorry about that. Let me buy you a drink.”

Retcon had its uses. At least history was clear on when and where she would be found. All that was left was to put her in the Hydropathic Hotel and check her in – he knew the name to use and a bit more Retcon would deal with the staff.

Easy job.

The End


OMG - you're on a roll!!
Thanks! Couldn't tell it all in one drabble, so I split it into two from different perspectives. It was the only way to tell both sides of the story.
Lol guess that answers my question in the other fic. Yes the silly vortex. Nice Drabble.
Well, there's no Rift in Surrey as far as I know, so having someone abduct her for their own purposes seemed the most plausible idea. I suspect it was a rogue Time Agent, but Jack's not saying...
aha! that was the reason behind her disappearance!
Jack was a dashing hero and very professional this time!
loved it!
The perfect gentleman this time, there wasn't time to be anything else!

Thank you!
Awesome! You know I often hear news stories where my first thought is "Torchwood Cover-up". I read way too much TW fanfic!
Thank you, glad you liked them.

Yeah, there are a lot of things where 'Torchwood' would be a better explanation than the one we're given, lol!
There we go then, an intriguing real-life mystery solved. Well-done, Jack! Generations of mystery readers would thank you, if they only knew!

Great set of drabbles! :)
Thank you! The Time Agency works very hard to make sure history goes the way it's supposed to, and for once Jack was the perfect gentleman. Possibly...
Look at you, Miss "I can't think of anything to write"!
Two drabbles already! Well done. I like the way you told one story across the pair of drabbles, but they both work on their own as well.
I realised I needed two to tell the whole story, so this one was kind of a bonus. I don't know if I'll manage any more, there are ideas sort of simmering but it depends if anything comes of them. Not my favourite prompt, but Agatha saved me. Even so, I wouldn't have thought of it if I hadn't put out an S.O.S. for ideas. I love my f-list!

Thank you.
Wow! Love it! Sounds like something the Time Agency would do!
Well, they have to keep history as it should be, and thankfully Agatha's disappearance is well-documented, so they knew exactly where, when, and under which name to return her. Poor dear never remembered her abduction and trip to the future though. Even sadder, she never remembered Jack.... He was devastated, but sacrifices have to be made sometimes.

Thank you.
Of course Jack would be devastated about that, lol. It really was a brilliant drabble(s).
It was just going to be one, but then I realised I needed a second one to tell the other side of the story. Sometimes 100 words just isn't enough!
Great drabble.
Thank you. It was originally going to be Torchwood itself involved, but I couldn't work out how to do that in 100 words, so I took the easy way out and used the Time Agency, lol!
Nice one!
Thank you! This prompt gave me more trouble than any since I started drabbling.