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18 May 2007 @ 08:18 pm
Torchwood/Heroes: Just Like The Wind II [Ianto/Peter]  
Title: Just Like The Wind 
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Fandom: Torchwood / Heroes.
Rating(s): R-Rated.
Pairing(s): Ianto Jones/ Peter Petrelli.
Warning(s): Angst; Attempted Suicide.
Summary: After the near cataclysmic events in New York, Peter Petrelli is taken to Cardiff to lie low and recuperate. When he crosses paths with the mysterious Ianto Jones, however, he soon finds recovery the furthest thing from his mind as the Welshman inadvertently leads him to Torchwood and the secrets within.
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The café was warm, homely and strangely comforting as they slipped themselves into an available booth. Two mugs of hot, freshly brewed coffee steaming silently before them as they sat, looking everywhere else but at each other.
“You’ll understand if I don’t thank you?” Ianto spoke softly, moving his hands to cup at his mug, as if the warmth would help to banish the chill that still clung to him.
Peter blinked up at him, surprised to hear the Welshman initiating a conversation. He’d been unnaturally quite since sharing with Peter his name atop the Millennium Centre, choosing to calmly and methodically pull on his socks and his shoes instead of hurling abuse or bombarding Peter with the questions he knew the man must have.
It had been eerie watching Ianto going about the gathering of his belongings. A sense of surrealism falling over the whole situation as the Welshman had subsequently and silently gestured for Peter to follow him off the roof. They’d ended up in one of the only open café’s along the bay not long after- the silence still as awkward and heavy between them, until now.
Peter jerked his head slightly, a sharp and awkward nod in response to Ianto’s words. He lifted his mug and took a gulp of the milky-brown liquid, wondering why he hadn’t left already. Wondering why he’d even followed the Welshman into this café in the first place.
“What happened?” Ianto spoke again. Peter swallowed heavily, sitting his mug down with a muted thud.
“What do you mean?” He asked slowly, reaching up to thread his fingers through his hair. The gesture was a nervous one and immediately caught the other man’s attention. Peter dropped his hands to his lap, meeting the swirling depths of Ianto’s eyes as steadily as he could.
“Up on the roof.” Ianto began, “I jumped. I know I jumped. But…” Peter saw his eyes narrow. “But then you were there and I was back on top of the roof.”
“I caught you.” Peter said, the words thick and heavy upon his tongue.
“Caught me?”
“Just… before you jumped. I grabbed you back and we fell.”
“You’re lying.” Ianto said calmly. Peter felt his heart skip a beat.
“I felt the wind speeding past me, saw the ground rushing up to meet me…” Ianto shook his head, a wistful frown upon his face as he drifted off into thought for a long minute.
“You- you flew.” He breathed suddenly, looking confused and not a little unsure of the words he spoke.
“That’s impossible.” Peter replied quickly, praying for Ianto to believe his words. The Welshman frowned, his mouth thinning as he turned away to stare out the window and across the overcast bay.
Peter followed his gaze, grimacing as he saw the first droplets of rain begin to fall. A few early-risers were rushing along their way, holding newspapers and jackets over their heads as they fought against the wind and the rain to reach their destinations.
It seemed fitting somehow. Peter mused. For it to be another miserable day in what was fast becoming a miserable country to him.
When Peter turned away from the gloomy view, it was to find Ianto watching him. The man was sipping from his coffee mug, an entirely too nonchalant look upon his face considering the topic of their conversation. Peter found himself shifting slightly in his seat, Ianto’s almost-empty expression sending a shiver of disturbance through him.
“Why’d you do it?” Peter asked impulsively, the words slipping past his lips before he could think to bite them back. He felt his cheeks heat slightly as Ianto tilted his head in acknowledgement of the question. He watched the Welshman shrug his shoulders a little, flicking his eyes away then back again.
“I have nothing to live for.” Ianto said, wetting his lips. His face paling a shade further, as if he couldn’t quite believe he’d answered that question.
“Nothing?” Peter blurted, frowning. Ianto pushed his coffee away.
“No. Nothing.” He answered, moving to fiddle with his shirt cuffs.
“But surely-,”
Ianto’s face tightened, a spark of something flashing across the winters of his eyes as he pushed himself suddenly to his feet.
“I’m sorry.” He bit out, reaching for his wallet and fishing out a couple notes, “I don’t know you. And you don’t know me. Don’t presume to just because you saved me.”
He threw the notes to the table before turning and leaving without another word.
Peter slumped in his seat, releasing a long whoosh of air as he rubbed a hand across his face. A sudden bone-weary tiredness seemed to settle over him in that moment. He watched, through the rain-spattered windows as Ianto Jones left the café, walking across the bay as if ignorant of the steadily falling rain.
Fleetingly, he wondered if he’d ever see the man again. Wondering if his actions would halt any further attempts, or if they had merely delayed the inevitable. Peter knew he hadn’t offered any words of wisdom, nor given the stranger any reason to keep on living. He kind of hoped, though, that his intervening would give the Welshman something to think about. Maybe it just wasn’t meant to be. Maybe there was a reason he’d been around to save him…
Peter smiled sadly, suppressing a yawn with the back of his hand as he felt his eyes grow heavy.
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mood: contemplativecontemplative
Hannah: Heroes: Sylar - Loves Your Brainkeiko_kichi on May 18th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)

-runs off towards chapter one-
Campaspe: Heroes \\ Sylarcs_whitewolf on May 18th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)

XD I hope you enjoy it, darling!
moryssa: heroes-peterangstmoryssa on May 18th, 2007 08:27 pm (UTC)
Mmm... angst and emo thick enough to cut with a knife. Yum. :D

Peter's been retcon'ed, hasn't he?
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Red Tie Cheeky Grincs_whitewolf on May 18th, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC)
Yum indeed, when you put it like that! XD

And yes, poor Peter's been retconned. But really, can we blame Ianto? It's not something you really want anyone knowing about, bless him.

Thanks for reading, darling!
Casey: ianto/peter (love)casey_bee on May 18th, 2007 08:27 pm (UTC)
Your summary pwns my non-existent one...*goes to read*

P.S. Did you get those icons I left you?
Campaspe: Heroes \\ Petrelliscs_whitewolf on May 18th, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC)
::giggles:: Yeah, it took me ages to word properly as well! I'm way too much of a perfectionist at times. Hrmm.

OMG icons!? Where Katie, where? ::frantic bouncing::

And I really hope you like this chapter :D
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silver_x_cross: Rift Citysilver_x_cross on May 18th, 2007 09:16 pm (UTC)
*breathes a sigh of relief* Second ch, this is good... so where's the third?! I am dying to see more, esp now Peter's been retconned....
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ squishims!cs_whitewolf on May 18th, 2007 09:35 pm (UTC)
Heh, I see you managed to find this chapter all by yourself! Am afraid there isn't a chapter three yet, but I'll try not to keep you hanging too long!

Thanks again for reading :D and reviewing.

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gemstar69 on May 18th, 2007 09:57 pm (UTC)
You know I don't watch teh Hero's, and Ianto is the anti-chirst, but I've skim-read this and your writing is still on top form, Carm. That's how good you are- I read fic about somebody I don't like, and enjoyed it.

Campaspe: Doctor Who \\ Team Tardiscs_whitewolf on May 18th, 2007 10:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, could I love you anymore right now!? ::tackleglomp::

Thanks so much! That's a pretty big compliment and makes me all smiley :) ...but soon, soon I shall convert you to the Ianto-love!

((btw! are you watching J.Ross tonight? JB is supposed to be on it :D))
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ladyharknessladyharkness on May 18th, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
You really have got to keep on writing this. I love it. You invoke the mood and surroundings so well. Most definately more please :)
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Definition of the Tea-Boycs_whitewolf on May 19th, 2007 07:07 am (UTC)

Thanks! I'm having fun playing around with it at the moment. Very glad to hear you're still liking it so far :D

CS WhiteWolf
reiko_forresterreiko_forrester on May 19th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
I love this! You have to write more!!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Emo Lovecs_whitewolf on May 19th, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I shall indeed be writing more :D no worries about that!

CS WhiteWolf
galaxy_songgalaxy_song on May 21st, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)
oh torchwood hero's crossover I love you and Peter and Ianto are a intresting pairing. Please give Ianto a power becuase he is a big Hero
Campaspe: Heroes \\ Emo Lovecs_whitewolf on May 21st, 2007 09:36 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D I'm really having fun writing with these two boys, so you can be sure there's plenty more to come!

I'm not sure about giving Ianto a power, but if I did- what do you think it should be??

Cheers for reading!
CS WhiteWolf
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Joulez217: SqueeingGarfieldjoulez217 on August 29th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
I've finally gotten around to reading this, I wonder why I never read it before. It's really good, really, really good and I'm only two chapters in. Another...13 chapters to read before I'm all caught up!!!

Hmm...off to read another couple of chapters before Heroes is on!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Save the Welshmancs_whitewolf on August 29th, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah! Oh I'm so happy you like it, Joulez! :D Hopefully you'll still be reading in another 13chapters time, heh.