Torchwood- The Coming Darkness- 1. The One and Only
The bell rings- finally- and one girl, the strangest, runs for the door. She can't wait to get the hell out of there, so she pushes her way through the teenagers walking to their lockers. She'd already dropped off her books, so she went straight down all three flights of the High School, so fast it made her dizzy. But it didn't matter, she couldn't be late today.
She shouldn't have, but she heard the angry thoughts of the teens she pushed past. They thickened her headache and just made her move faster. Some stuck their feet out for her to trip on- but the clever telepath that she was, maneuvered around them. The closer she got to the exit, the more her headache faded. One more stair, a few more steps, and- BAM! she was slammed headfirst into a wall. So much for her disappearing headache.
She wasn't mad, looking around for the culprit. Some people laughed but others asked if she was alright. She ignored them and went out the door into a blast of cold air. She was met with a pleasant surprise, at least, and it calmed her throbbing head.
The he was at the bike rack, waiting for me, even through she had specifically told him not to. He grinned when he saw her sarcastically scowling at him. He gave a fake scowl himself.
Captain Jack Harkness.
People stared at him as they wondered who he was, why he was dressed the way he was dressed, if he was single- and why the hell he was grinning at the weirdo Vanessa Reeves.
"I told you not to come," said Vanessa, wrinkling her nose. She was slightly annoyed, it wasn't an act.
"Well I came anyway," he said, taking her bag and swinging it over his shoulder and putting an arm around her. He'd never been to her high school before, and he stated to notice the staring.
"They're going to think you're a pedophile," she told him, her mind grazing the minds of the others around her. She glanced up at his face. He was still taller than her, but she had grown a lot since they'd met. Jack would call it 'developed', but Jack says a lot of things.
"I resent that," he said sternly. Vanessa couldn't tell what he was thinking today; he was the only person she'd ever met that could block her telepathy.
"I told you I was going to come anyway, you didn't have to pick me up."
"Maybe I wanted to see you," he said. She rolled her eyes again but her insides flipped.
"You're just impatient," she said. He made a face as they began to make their way off school grounds. "Now give me back my Vortex Manipulator."
He sighed and let go of her. He took the bracelet device out of his pocket. She tried to take it but he rolled up her sleeve and strapped it on her arm for her.
"You'd just end up asking me to do it for you," Jack concluded, answering her glare.
He pecked her on the forehead and she pressed a button on the manipulator.
The world disappeared around her and she got that familiar feeling she'd just inhaled intoxicating fumes. Her head spun and colors whirled by until she knew where she was again. Jack appeared next to her.
"Welcome back," he said.
The Torchwood Hub.