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05 January 2007 @ 02:41 pm
TWDrabble: Coffee Comfort [Gen.Ianto Jones\Toshiko Sato]  
Since I'm ill and obviously have nothing better to do with my time than rearrange the files on my harddrive, you can probably expect more random drabble-type updates over the course of the day as I clear out/finish off/update whatever's lying around. I promise though, there'll be no proper het. You haven't converted me yet, Gem!

Title: Coffee Comfort
Author: cs_whitewolf
Rating(s): PG-Rated.
Pairing(s): Gen. Ianto Jones/Toshiko Sato.
Word Count: 379words.
Summary: Unbetad. Set after the events of 1.07 Greeks Bearing Gifts. Ianto offers Toshiko the only comfort he can.
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Toshiko doesn't notice that she's been staring at her computer screen for the last half hour, sightlessly seeing the same repetitive flashing of a black cursor against the white document page. She doesn't seem to notice as the screen flashes and fades as the screensaver kicks in with the electric flashes of the Torchwood 'T'. Toshiko doesn't notice anything, not anything at all.
No one else seems to notice either, no one seems to see that Toshiko is zoned out and hurting, trapped away with her innermost thoughts. No one except Ianto that is, as he steps up to her, materialising seemingly from nowhere with a much needed cup of coffee that steams its dark aroma like a Siren beckoning.
He wants to say something as he sets the cup gently down upon her workstation. He wants to break her from her stupor with a kind word and a gentle smile, but his throat is stuck and his face frozen. All he can do is to reach out and touch too-timidly at Toshiko's hand, watching with veiled concern as she is jolted from her trace to turned darkened eyes upon him.
She sees him, properly sees him, though her eyes are dull and Ianto knows, he knows that he may be the only other person in Torchwood who can truly understand just what the loss of love can do to someone. There is a hollowness in Toshiko's eyes that makes his chest burn and before he has a moment to think, Toshiko is leaning into his embrace as he slips an arm easily about her shoulders as if he's been doing it his whole life.
Toshiko fits against his chest in a huddle that makes his heart ache, feeling the tremors that run through her body and he steps closer, wrapping his other arm about her too, soothing away her shudders with stroking hands that rub her back and stroke her hair as he dips his head to press a lingering kiss to her crown.
He cannot tell her how sorry he is for her, how sorry he is that her lover is gone. He can only bring her coffee and a hug- a tight and clinging hold- and hope that she knows, that she understands, that Ianto understands.
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gemstar69 on January 5th, 2007 10:41 pm (UTC)
That is so beautiful, really heartbreaking :( and :)

And OMG, I so have. Not only are you writing het, you're writing angsty het. *iz proud*
Campaspe: Lollypop Man (HMD)cs_whitewolf on January 5th, 2007 11:25 pm (UTC)
It is *not* het, it's gen! ::stamps foot::

But I likes it, and you likes it, so you're forgiven!

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cadiliniel: [Torchwood] Iantocadiliniel on January 6th, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
So pretty! I wish Ianto and Tosh would have more scenes together!
Campaspe: TW Ianto poutcs_whitewolf on January 6th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
They do seem to work really well with each other, don't they?

Thanks for reading!
CS WhiteWolf
Lady Koori: iantoladykoori on January 6th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, very nice.

Tosh/Ianto is one of the few het pairings I actually like. Lovely story.
Campaspe: TW squishims!cs_whitewolf on January 6th, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC)
I think I could agree with you on that front. A het pairing has to be pretty exeptional to get a second glance from me :) Am pleased you liked this, thanks!

CS WhiteWolf
conjunkie: Toshikoconjunkie on January 6th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
That was lovely, I really enjoyed that. Hope to see more fic from you soon :)
Campaspe: TW Ianto Redcs_whitewolf on January 6th, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks, darling :)

And plenty more to come, I promise!
CS WhiteWolf
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doctorwhohp on January 6th, 2007 04:46 pm (UTC)
Ianto/Tosh GEN (Aww *sadface* I love this ship) this is the first non slash I've read in a few days, I loved it though, very sweet and very Ianto like.

This fandom needs more GenFic like this.
Campaspe: TW Ianto wide-eyedcs_whitewolf on January 6th, 2007 06:24 pm (UTC)
Well I don't actually like 'het' in fandom, but Tosh and Ianto are just to cute together so I had to give them *something*. I'm rather pleased you liked it though, thanks for reading!

CS WhiteWolf
first word sounds like 'ferret': huzzahRHteenagelogic on January 6th, 2007 04:51 pm (UTC)
Whee, Tosh and Ianto! My two faves! This is beautiful. Good job.
Campaspe: Rickman!Eyebrow RLY?cs_whitewolf on January 6th, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I do adore the two of them together :)

CS WhiteWolf
slapdash.pinkamethyst on January 6th, 2007 04:57 pm (UTC)
Aww, bless him. ^_^ He really is far too lovely for his own good. I love that he sees how upset Tosh is, even though the others don't. It seems to be the done thing in Torchwood -- ignore and move on. They just don't deal with stuff. And then you get nice explodey characters, like the whole Ianto and Owen thing. At least Ianto realises that Tosh needs someone to acknoledge how hurt she is.
Campaspe: TW Stopwatch Lovecs_whitewolf on January 6th, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC)
Isn't he just? Makes me really wana squish the boy tight. Though you're right, there needs to be less of the 'out of sight out of mind' thing going on and alot more confrontation of their issues (especially with the Ianto and Owen *thing*)

Thanks for your feedback, darling!
CS WhiteWolf
just another fangirl: TW - Ianto/Tosh (Sweet)ginnystar on January 6th, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)

Love Tosh, love Ianto, so it's biscuits all round really. :)
Campaspe: DW Oncoming Stormcs_whitewolf on January 6th, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah for biscuits! :D And thanks so much for liking.

CS WhiteWolf
bigtitchbigtitch on January 6th, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC)
Aw, bless. This is so sweet. They're both kind of woobies in their way, aren't they?
Campaspe: John's Red!Shirt!Porncs_whitewolf on January 6th, 2007 06:29 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, they completely are, bless their cottony socks XD Though we all know Ianto's the most adorable one ;)

Thanks, darling!
CS WhiteWolf
Ren: Iantotraced_evidence on January 6th, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
Aww, it's so sad and cute.

Though, of course my mind screams 'they are only friends, of course, because Ianto wants Jack's babies.'
Campaspe: Wolf snugglecs_whitewolf on January 6th, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC)
Completely in agreement of course, Ianto belongs to Jack hands down. heh. But he's too lovely not to offer a little bit of comfort to poor Tosh.

CS WhiteWolf
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Campaspe: Wolf kisscs_whitewolf on January 6th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)

Grief is one of the hardest things to try and 'make better', simply showing you understand can help more than words ever could.

CS WhiteWolf
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Campaspe: John Barrowman : Sex Incarnatecs_whitewolf on January 6th, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC)
Am very pleased you think so, thanks so much! :)

CS WhiteWolf
abigailmarissa on January 6th, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
Awww this was really sweet, one of the best fics I've read in a while. There should be more Ianto/Tosh fics lol ^_^
Campaspe: TW King Iantocs_whitewolf on January 6th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
Aww thanks so much, darling :) I'll admit I have a bit of a soft spot for Ianto/Tosh, they're just so very cute together, aren't they?

CS WhiteWolf
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truthvdreamstruthvdreams on January 6th, 2007 11:10 pm (UTC)
Just wanna hug them both and never let go.........
Campaspe: TW Coffee Magiccs_whitewolf on January 6th, 2007 11:44 pm (UTC)
They're both just so angsty aren't they? Thanks very much for reading :)

CS WhiteWolf
Carly: TW Tosh/Ianto Countrycide Walking_carly_ on January 7th, 2007 02:22 am (UTC)
Love Tosh/Ianto! That was great :D
Campaspe: TW Coffee Magiccs_whitewolf on January 7th, 2007 02:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you! They do make an adorable pair :)

CS WhiteWolf