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Harkness' Eleven - Chapter Five

Harkness' Eleven - Chapter Five
Author: Milady Dragon
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Jack Harkness is released from prison, and gathers together a crew to pull the job of his conman career.  Based on the movie "Ocean's Eleven"
Pairing(s): Past Jack/Ianto; past Jack/John; Harold Saxon/Ianto Jones
Warning: Language
Spoilers: None for Torchwood or Doctor Who, follows situations from the movie "Ocean's' Eleven"
Author's note:  I originally started writing this for Reel Torchwood, but the plot bunnies absconded before I could finish.
Disclaimer: I don't own Torchwood, Doctor Who, or Ocean's Eleven



New Vegas

Jack and John had arrived at the Doctor's estate earlier in the day, to prepare for their presentation when the rest of the crew arrived. They'd brought Gwen with them; as Ophelia Blank, she's made herself at home at the Gallifrey as a new dealer, and had started her own surveillance. Already things she'd discovered were proving useful, and once more Jack was very glad that she'd been willing to join them on this job.

By the time the doorbell rang, everything was ready.

"What?" the Doctor exclaimed. "You guys get a group rate or something?"

Jack joined their backer at the door; the entire crew stood there, a taxi just driving off beyond the entryway. He grinned; he couldn't help it. They were all there. This was going to be fantastic!

"You going to wait out there all night?" the Doctor asked, sounding a bit peeved.

"Maybe if you stepped out of the doorway, Doc," Jack smiled, putting a hand on their backer's shoulder, "they could actually get inside?"

"Oh. Right." Once the connection was made, the Doctor stepped aside, ushering them all into the house.

Jack greeted them all, then passed them off to John, who was waiting just outside the living room, where their presentation was set up.

"Hi, Dad."

The conman's eyes went wide, as Jenny grinned up at the Doctor impishly, then followed the others.

Jack glanced at John; his partner's eyes were equally wide as the small blonde passed him. Jack turned his attention back to the Doctor, who was closing the door. The conman simply raised an eyebrow.

"Some kids become accountants," the Doctor shrugged. "Mine ran off to join the circus."

Damn…and Jack hadn't even known that the man even had a kid. He guessed there was more to it than that, but didn't press it. The Doctor didn't seem to be bothered by Jenny's presence, so he guessed it was fine for her to be involved.

But his curiosity was really getting to him…

The rest of the crew had made themselves comfortable in the large living room. All the chairs were taken; only Andy was still standing, his back to the wall and staying as unobtrusive as possible. Gwen had taken it upon herself to get the drinks in, and everyone looked relaxed as Jack stepped in front of the large vidscreen that dominated most of one wall of the well-appointed room.

"Okay," he began, "before we start…nobody's on the line yet. What I'm about to propose to you happens to be both highly lucrative…and highly dangerous. If that doesn't sound like your particular brand of hypervodka, then help yourself to drinks and have a safe journey home. No hard feelings."

He actually held his breath as everyone seemed to settle deeper into their seats. He and John had chosen well; none of these people were about to back down from a job. He glanced at Andy, not at all sure what the kid would do; but he simply stood there, arms crossed.

Jack gave them thirty seconds.

"All right then." He used the control he'd been holding to activate the screen behind him. "Gentlemen and ladies…what you're looking at is the 456 block of New Vegas City…otherwise known as the Gallifrey, the New Utopia, and the Grand Valiant. Together, they're the three most profitable casinos on New Vegas."

He changed images, this one to the blueprint he and John had copied. "This is the Gallifrey's vault. It's located below the block, under two hundred feet of solid ground. It safeguards every credit that comes through each of the three casinos above it." He paused, glancing at each face in turn. "And we're going to rob it."

Someone in the room gasped, but Jack couldn't tell who it was. Everyone had the same gobsmacked expressions, and he could hardly blame them. It was a huge job, with a lot of danger involved. But no thief or grifter worth their salt couldn't turn down the chance of a lifetime. Jack knew he had them well and truly behind him.

"So…smash and grab job, then?" Andy asked.

"It's a bit more complicated than that, sweet cheeks," John answered, from his position seated on the arm of the sofa nearest Jack. He leered at the young man, and Andy blushed.

Jack used the remote again, once more changing the picture. "Courtesy of the lovely Gwen Cooper, new blackjack dealer at the Gallifrey…"

Everyone seemed to sit up a little, as pictures from inside the casino scrolled past. They showed locations of cameras, security details, and scanners…as well as locations of various doors and exits.

Jack switched to another set of blueprints, these of the vault proper. "Okay. The bad news first. This place houses a security system that rivals most quantum missile silos. First…we'll need to get past the casino cages – "

"Which everyone knows takes more than a pretty smile and a nice arse," John put in.

Jack rolled his eyes. "Next: Through the security doors, each of which requires a complicated set of security codes, and those are changed every twelve hours. Past that lies the lift and this is where it gets tricky – "

There was a snort of the crowd, which Jack ignored.

"This lift won't move without authorized fingerprint identifications – "

"Which we can't fake," John replied.

"- and vocal confirmations from both the security center within the Gallifrey and the vault below – "

"Which we won't get," John added.

"Furthermore," Jack was getting a little irritated at his partner, but didn't say anything; after all, John was only pointing out what needed to be said, "the lift shaft is rigged with motion detectors – "

"Meaning if we manually override the lift, the shaft's exit will lock down automatically and we'll be trapped."

"Once we've gotten down the shaft, though, it's a walk in the park. Just three guards with laser rifles and predilections toward not being robbed, plus the most elaborate vault door conceived by human, alien, or any sort of combination thereof. Any questions?"

Silence. Dead Silence. Jack could see each and every one of them contemplating what Jack and John had said, mulling over their chances of this actually working.

But then… "What about tunneling?" Jenny asked.

Jack wondered just how someone could sound so perky after being given the information dump he'd just done.

"No, tunneling is out," John answered for him. "There are monitors buried in the ground for one hundred yards in every direction. If a womprat tried to nest there, they'd know about it."

"Anyone else?" Jack threw the floor open once more.

Still more silence. He supposed it was difficult to ask questions when there really wasn't anything that could be said. This job was going to be a ball-buster, and they all knew it.

Then Rhys made a gesture to get Jack's attention. "You said something about good news?"

Jack smiled, glad that someone asked. "The New Vegas Gaming Commission stipulates that a casino must hold in reserve enough credits to cover every chip in play on its floor…this includes what's paid in by credit stick. As I mentioned, this vault services each of the three casinos above it. By law, that means that during the week it must hold anywhere from sixty to seventy million credits – hard cash and coin. On the weekend, that goes up to between eighty and ninety million. On a fight night – like the one two weeks from tonight – it's going to be at least one hundred and fifty million. Without breaking a sweat." He looked around the room, making sure to catch everyone's eyes. "Now, there are eleven of us. Each with an equal share. You do the math."

They were, he can tell…well, with Banana it was easy, since he was using his fingers. Once he got the number everyone else had, he whistled.

"That's about what I said," John smirked.

"I have a question," Owen spoke up.

Jack turned to look at him. He was fiddling with his empty glass; it would have looked nervous to anyone else, but with Owen it was just something to do with his fingers.

"Say we do get into the cage," he went on, "and through the security doors, and down the lift we can't move, and past the guards with guns, and into the vault we can't open – "

"Without being seen by the cameras," John replied.

"Say we do all that," Owen continued. "We're just gonna walk outta the bleeding place with over a hundred million in hard credit on us without being stopped?"

Jack grinned. It was his best grin, the one that he'd once been told should be patented. It was the one no one could deny…well, maybe one person, but he wasn't in the room at that moment, and Jack really didn't want to think about him. "Yeah."

"Bloody hell, Harkness...you're mad."

"But it's a good kind of mad," Jack answered. "All right…here's how we'll begin…"


Chapter Six...



Comments

that was good, I'm getting the hints that I want to see here =D

It was the one no one could deny…well, maybe one person, but he wasn't in the room at that moment - MAKE HIM TURN UP SOOOON! I miss him ='[ and I think Jack might too!
Gee, I wonder who you mean... *whistles innocently*

I believe that will be next chapter...
Oh god this is so good. I love torchwood and i love oceans 11 . keep it coming cant wait for ianto and the masters part please make it rated 17
We'll see more of their "domestic" situation in the next chapter, but I'm afraid it won't rate higher than PG-13...it won't really fit into the story. Besides, I've only ever written smut once, and I'm still psyching myself up for it... :-)
I really like this. Ocean's Eleven is one of my favorite movies to watch XD

And I'm with the rest of the reviewers. Can't wait for Ianto.
It's one of mine, too. Glad you liked it!

Next chapter should be up soon...and Ianto will make his appearance then.
I'm really curious now... love it
Thanks! I'm glad you're enjoying it!
I hope that missing person is going to make an appearance soon??

Loving this.
He does...next chapter, which will be posted later today.