Jack took the spiral metal stairs up to the Boardroom three at a time. ‘Everyone get together,’ he said. ‘We’re going to go for the big finale.’
Gwen and Toshiko exchanged glances before following him up the stairs and past the large portholes – former pipes that had been sealed off – that looked out into the murky waters of the bay. Small fish were playing around in the crevices in the brickwork.
Owen and Ianto arrived from the medical area, having presumably heard the commotion. Owen was carrying something under a blanket.
‘Coffee?’ Ianto asked as they all congregated in the Boardroom and sat down around the conference table.
‘You’re going to need it,’ Jack said. ‘We’ve got a packed programme ahead of us.’ As Ianto fiddled with the machine outside the door, Jack took up a position in front of the wide window that looked down into the Hub, legs apart and hands on hips.
Slow Decay by Andy Lane (Torchwood Novels #3)
I love a) the description of the Hub, b) Jack, and c) Ianto.