Feb. 16th, 2009 10:11 pm
themanclion: (journal - frowny)
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All right, everyone. For those who've seen the news, you already know what this is about. For those that haven't, what's going on is that some cowardly bastards are playing terrorist, trying to scare us wanderers off, firebombing places where we tend to congregate.

Not a one of us had any choice about this. None of us would've come if we'd have half a chance. But that doesn't make much of a difference to scum like that.

For those of you who don't know me: I'm Gene Hunt, former Detective Chief Inspector, from Manchester, 1973. These days I'm a member of Torchwood, but that doesn't matter here. I'm not doing this as someone on Torchwood's payroll -- I'm doing this as a copper and a Wanderer, who's not about to let some coward who can't even face us dictate how we live.

This is our city too, whether we like it or not. And there've been some insane bastards that came through and ruined it for the lot of us, but I know most of us are better than that.

So here's where we show it.

We need to find out who's behind this, and we need to bring them to justice. That doesn't mean gunning them down like the menaces we think they are. That means, if at all possible, finding a way to get the proper authorities to deal with these bastards, and taking care of our own in the meantime.

There's a chance the 'proper authorities' won't care about us, as much as, as a copper, it pains me to say it, but we try it. And we keep trying before we take the law into our own hands. The law exists so the average bloke on the street can feel safe and happy and not have to worry about taking his life in his hands every time he steps outside his house. If we don't respect the law here, the ordinary citizens out there are going to fear us, and if they fear us, we've already lost. All there is to it, and anyone that's got a problem can take it up with me personally, and we'll see who's still standing at the end of that discussion.

Yeah, we've got to accept the fact that, legally, most of us don't exist, and that we might not rate as high as those ordinary citizens, but if we don't TRY, we're no better than they think we are.

What's more, we need people to watch out for Wanderers on their own. It's important that, considering we've got bomb-happy bastards out there, we keep everyone safe. That means that if you're in an established safehouse, you stay there. Keep someone with you. If you can get your hands on a mobile phone, or a panic button (anyone remember those from when Calisto was around?), you keep it on you. If you can't get one of those, find a friend who CAN, and stay with them.

If you know anything about who did this, come forward. If there's anyone who can act as a liaison with the regular police that knows about supernatural things, I'd be more than happy to talk to them. And what I need here, more than anything, are coppers, or those near enough to. People who know how to carry out an investigation, people who're interested in looking out for those that need it, people who're willing to guard places Wanderers tend to congregate.

I'm just a Wanderer, just an ex-copper, but I'm not about to just sit back and take this. And if you're not either, TALK TO ME.

I'm available over the journals or by phone -- the number's below.

And here's the important bit, and if you don't listen to any other bloody thing I say, listen to this: DO NOT LET THE BASTARDS SCARE YOU. That's the whole point of terrorists: you may notice the word 'terror' in there. They're out to scare us, to make us feel like hunted animals. And if you let them do it, you let them win.

Be careful, be safe, look out for each other, and WE WILL BEAT THEM.

Good luck.

Gene Hunt
Former DCI, Manchester
Torchwood, Chicago
(312) 555-5345

Date: 2009-02-17 05:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chimaerasaurus.livejournal.com
Count me in. Not much of a guard, but I can help with the investigation--pretty much what I did back home.

We met in the bar on parade day. Abby. Good to hear from you again, Hunt.

Date: 2009-02-17 06:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chimaerasaurus.livejournal.com
That's me, usually chasing a mad prehistoric lizard about.


Date: 2009-02-17 06:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thrillofthekill.livejournal.com
I can tell you firsthand that the police force don't give an icecube's chance at survivin' Hell about the whole lot of you- James is a decent enough guy, but he doesn't know shit about how to deal with wanderers and his fuckin' wanderer-specific lock-up is about as a big a joke as they come. It can be made better though. It just needs a good kick in the ass in the right direction, and no one's even tried, because no one seems to give a damn that you people have rights too.

Now I'm just an archangel and we ain't had the best of track records with wanderers in the past, and this ain't my fight anyway, but I got people, contacts. If there's some chance you guys ain't gonna get too far, we could do whatever we can to get you a step further. You can tell me to fuck off, if you want. I won't hold it against you. But if you need a local hand to give you a push, my kids and I are here.

However this goes, good luck to you. All of you.


Date: 2009-02-17 06:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thrillofthekill.livejournal.com
You did, indeed.

Ain't got it in me to kill anyone who didn't deserve it, so you can rest assured, I won't be knockin' heads unless it's the bastards that did this.

I'd give you a salute, but it ain't exactly practical over the journals.

Date: 2009-02-17 06:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wedontjump.livejournal.com
I'm in, Guv, of course.


Date: 2009-02-17 06:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cyfor.livejournal.com
Ask the one who reads.


Date: 2009-02-17 06:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cyfor.livejournal.com
Can't. They find out--

--then bad things happen.

I don't like bad things.


Date: 2009-02-17 06:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cyfor.livejournal.com
Not safe, but no leaving. I told them I would come.

Still useful, am I.


Date: 2009-02-17 06:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stopdropanddie.livejournal.com
Jack Bristow. I don't believe we've met, despite living in the same building. I'm something of a tactical strategist, among other things, and I have the benefit of having an entire operations team who are quite familiar with these sort of circumstances.

Without wasting your time with any unnecessary conversation on the subject, you can count us in.


Date: 2009-02-17 07:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stopdropanddie.livejournal.com
I have no problems with that at all.

All of them are trained in covert ops and have varying degrees of martial arts weapons training, which, admittedly is a bit excessive for something of this nature, but if you want something done efficiently...

At any rate, Michael Westen is my second-in-command- if I'm unavailable, he can be trusted with orders in my place. Fiona Glennane is a former gunrunner with an excessive knowledge of explosives. Both of them are well-versed in the art of obtaining information, and Michael has the benefit of being a shapeshifter and I trust few people are going to argue with a wolf at their throat. Agent Casey is former NSA and something of a combat specialist. Michael Vaughn is... Well, Michael Vaughn is a decent enough point man.

Provided my daughter, Sydney, wants to be involved, her talents rank similarly to Westen's. As I said, we're spies. We tend to lean towards espionage and global terrorism, but we're hardly working for any governments now and what we are at this present moment are wanderers. Wanderers who don't appreciate the concept of being hunted like dogs.

Essentially, we'll do whatever we can.


Date: 2009-02-17 07:30 am (UTC)


Date: 2009-02-17 07:02 am (UTC)
boomtomorrow: (career military)
From: [personal profile] boomtomorrow
Lieutenant Commander Susan Ivanova here, though EarthForce won't exist for about two hundred years, I've still got basic military training.

I've got extensive experience in dealing with panicked civilian populations, and have conducted a few investigations where I was stationed. I also happen to be a strong psychic, though I'd rather that fact didn't get out. If there's any way I can help, please let me know. I'll be happy to use whatever talents I have to the best of my ability, within basic sentient rights guidelines.

Date: 2009-02-17 07:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] allmydiredreams.livejournal.com
Can I help--?

Not tactical--I stay out of warfare if I can--
-but I'm good with people?
--could help with shelter

[Locked] pretty sure I can't die--
so no worrying about me, either.
Edited Date: 2009-02-17 07:12 am (UTC)


Date: 2009-02-17 07:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] triggerhappyex.livejournal.com
Oooo, a Manc copper. How sweet, makes me think of home.

I know my tentative "boss" volunteered us already, but I doubt he gave full credit to my talents and knowledge, so I'm here to give you the run-down myself.

Let me say first that I am ex-IRA, but I bear the British police force no ill will, so we can get along fine as long as you're not a bastard. I am good with weapons of all sorts, especially firearms, and am more than passable at hand-to-hand combat. If necessary, I can whip up a batch of weapons-grade C4 in the kitchen in an hour, and I can defuse pretty much anything that can be defused.

Also, I can hear people's thoughts and can set things on fire with my mind. :)

Think you can handle that?

Date: 2009-02-17 07:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ornobodywill.livejournal.com
Name's Mac. My sister's ward lives in your building... As does my sister. Now I'm just a guardian angel, but considering my kind tend to get wards who happen to be wanderers at an alarming rate in this place, I'm kinda protective of you people as a general whole. Guardian instincts, gotta love 'em. Plus Andy's ward is a wanderer and with Andy goes my nation.

I've got military training, pretty good in a fight if it comes to that, and I take orders. Whatever you want, I'm at your service.

Date: 2009-02-17 12:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] changingtheodds.livejournal.com
If there is any way in which I can assist... I've never fought anything before, but I can manipulate probability. Alter the likelihood of things occurring, to some degree.

Not drastically, but it could be of some help, perhaps? And... I could help with shelter things as well. I've actually been looking for another place to stay

Oh--my name is Ruvin.

Date: 2009-02-17 03:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clockwork-doc.livejournal.com
I'm Dr. Emmett L. Brown, a Wanderer currently staying at the Conrad. I think I might be of use for "disaster relief." The Rift gave me weather powers, and a friend of mine recently suggested I should be able to use my ability to create rainstorms to put out fires. I also have very strong wind control that I'm sure could be put to good use.

Additionally, I have some special powers from my old world that survived my trip through the Rift involving machines -- essentially, I can temporarily repair things using any junk I can find, cause minor damage with a touch, and temporarily vastly improve the operation of any machine. They were weakened by my trip through the Rift and don't always work, but there's a lot of natural talent backing them up. In short, if you need a mechanic, I could be your man.

Date: 2009-02-17 09:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cookiesandhugs.livejournal.com
Gladys, sir. I'm an Angel of Healing helpful whereever you need me to be, sir, though if I could avoid hurting any one that would suit me just fine, sir.

Thank you for doing this.

Date: 2009-02-18 02:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wholelota-angel.livejournal.com
Thank you for this.

I've dealt with people like this nearly my whole life. I vowed since the moment I knew how wrong it was to be treated as we were that I would always fight to be sure a minority group never had to suffer and be denied basic rights.

The name's Ariel Smith. I own the Conrad Hotel. I can guarantee the safety of this hotel, guardian angel, and never had a thing against wanderers myself. Vince is an archangel, but he's a good guy. One of the best. He'll make sure the wanderers here are good and protected.

I ain't a cop. Never have been. Wouldn't know the first thing about investigations. In my day, the minority groups I fought for were known to all so what we did was protest and march and make injustices known, but that ain't so much an option for you folks seeing as the general public don't know you exist.

However, if you need any resources, any money, you just let me know. I'm more than happy to provide.

Date: 2009-02-18 02:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wholelota-angel.livejournal.com
I just took a look and found the panic buttons here that you mentioned about in an old desk.

I was thinkin they could be distributed to places that have a large amount of Wanderers. Someone more electronics savvy than me would have to make sure they warn the proper place or places if there's trouble, but they're here and can be used.

Date: 2009-02-18 02:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] egyptiansoldier.livejournal.com
And here I thought I left this sort of shit at home. Count me in.


Date: 2009-02-18 01:42 pm (UTC)
halfadevil: (big damn guns)
From: [personal profile] halfadevil
You know, usually, I don't do pro bono work, but these guys... They piss me off.

Count me in. The name's Dante. Back home, I killed demons. These days, though, I'm kind of a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to anything combat-related. I can play bodyguard, if you need me to.


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