Torchwood At TwilightAuthor:
I don’t own them; if I did I wouldn’t be writing fanfiction. Summary:
When Bella doesn’t make it to Edward in time, she ends up finding out that weirder things exist than vampires and werewolves.Pairings:
Jack/Ianto, Bella/Owen Spoilers:
Twilight – Starts in New Moon when Bella is racing to stop Edward from stepping into the sun in Italy and will be AU from there. Torchwood – Slightly AU ending to Season 1, Jack never left.Warnings: SLASH!!!A/N:
I am so, so, so sorry this took so long! I swear I'm not dead! Nor have I abandoned my fics. Hope you all enjoy the new chapter. :)
Chapter 15: Makeover
Bella watched with concern as Gwen wandered listlessly through the Hub. The older woman made her way to the kitchen and poured herself a cup of coffee before slowly returning to her desk, putting the coffee cup down without even taking a sip.
"Should she really be here?" Bella asked softly as she glanced at Owen and Tosh who were standing a few feet away from her looking at a piece of alien tech that Ianto had found buried in the depths of the archives. "I mean, it's only been a month since..." She trailed off, but the other two knew what she meant. It had only been a month since Rhys died, since Gwen should
have died, would
have died if it hadn't been for that piece of tech that had changed her genetic makeup.
Owen and Tosh both paused to look up at Gwen sitting at her desk zoning out like she frequently did over the past month. The brunette had barely spoken since the accident and Rhys's death, mostly just wandering around the Hub or sitting and staring into space. Every now and then, she'd lay down on the couch and take a nap, only able to sleep a few hours at a time before her nightmares would wake her up.
Owen sighed before turning his attention back to the device he was examining. "Probably not," he replied, "but it's probably better than her sitting at home by herself, surrounded by things that remind her of Rhys."
"And she refuses to stay with her parents," Tosh added, her eyes still on Gwen. "She said they smother her."
"I'm just worried about her," Bella said, her concern evident.
"I think being here helps," Tosh said. "Being around us and familiar surroundings. She knows that we're here if she needs us, but we don't smother her. She can be alone without actually being alone
Owen nodded, "Exactly." He glanced up at Gwen once more as he turned the device in his hands, his finger accidentally brushing against an indent he hadn't really taken notice of.
Bella yelped as she briefly saw a flash of electric blue out of the corner of her eye and felt a shock run through her, whipping around to look at Owen. "What the hell was that?!"
Tosh was staring at her with her jaw dropped slightly while Owen looked from Bella to the device in his hands and back again in shock.
"Um..." Owen muttered as he settled his gaze on Bella and simply stared. "Oops?"
"'Oops'?! What do you mean 'oops'? 'Oops' is never a good thing, Owen!"
"What's going on?" Jack asked as he and Ianto came out of his office, both men stopping short when they saw Bella. Their jaws dropped as they stared.
"What?" Bella asked as she looked at them, then back to Owen and Tosh, noticing that even Gwen was staring at her. "What? Why are you all staring at me?!"
"Y-your hair..." Tosh finally managed to stutter, her eyes wide.
"What? What about my hair?" Bella asked as she reached up and pulled a piece of her hair in front of her face. Her eyes went wide and she let out a little scream as she saw that her hair was green. "What the hell?!?! OWEN!!!"
Tosh quickly took a few steps back, moving away from Owen.
"I'll fix it! I'll fix it!" Owen yelped as he backed away from his irate girlfriend.
"And how do you plan to do that?" Bella asked, slowly advancing on Owen.
"Um..." Owen hesitated for a brief moment before quickly pointing the device at Bella and swiping his finger over the indent once more. A bolt of electric blue light shot from the device and hit Bella with a slight shock before she could move out of the way.
"...I don't think that's any better, Owen," Gwen said softly and Bella glanced over to see that the older woman had gotten up from her desk and moved closer.
"Do I even want to know what color my hair is now?" Bella asked as she turned her attention back to Owen and glared at him.
"It's blue," Ianto told her from where he was still standing with Jack outside the captain's office.
"Owen," Bella growled. "Fix. It."
"I'm trying!" Owen exclaimed. "It's not like this thing has a color setting."
A second later, there was another bolt of blue light and Bella glanced over at Tosh only for the other woman to shake her head.
"Purple," she stated.
Three more flashes and Bella's hair cycled through orange, pink, and turquoise.
"Owen, I swear to god, if you don't fix this..." Bella trailed off, her voice deadly quiet as she glared at her boyfriend. Her eyes flickered over to look at Gwen as she heard the older woman giggle quietly and her expression softened slightly, happy to see that something good had come from this disaster.
There was another flash of blue light and Bella pulled a lock of hair forward to see that it was now blonde.
"You might want to just leave it like that," Jack suggested. "At least it's a natural color and there's no guarantee that Owen will be able to get it back to your natural color."
Bella heaved out a sigh and glared at Owen one last time before turning to stomp out of the Hub, muttering to herself about hair dye and fixing what Owen had done. A moment later, she stopped short at the sound of Ianto's voice.
"You might just want to let it grow out," he said. "You don't know how the chemicals from the dye might react to the alien tech and you really don't want to end up bald or something."
"And the blonde looks good," Jack added. "Very sexy."
Bella shot Jack a glare before continuing on her way out of the Hub. "I really hope you don't plan on getting laid anytime in the near future, Owen," she called back over her shoulder, smirking slightly to herself as she heard the sound of Owen's groan and four laughs before the door closed behind her.