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25 May 2007 @ 06:54 pm
Torchwood/Heroes: Just Like The Wind VI [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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six.
 
“Are you sure we’ll be alright?” Jack asked, waving the scanner over himself for the fifth time that morning.
 
“Yes, I’m sure.” Owen ground out, picking up a set of tweezers and leaning in over the corpse laid out upon the autopsy table. “That alien device thingy came in handy for negating the affects of the radiation. You and Ianto should be feeling your usual perky selves.”
 
Jack snorted at Owen’s comment, but put the scanner aside. “Are you sure he’s safe?” He asked, gesturing towards the body.
 
Owen nodded, though he looked up with a puzzled frown. “According to the scanner, there’s not a trace of radiation on him, never was. I did use that alien thing-,”
 
“Radiation manipulator?” Jack interrupted.
 
“Whatever,” Owen muttered, “My point is that I used it on him even though there wasn’t any residual radiation left. There’s not even an indication that he’s been in contact with the stuff.”
 
Jack made a non-committal sound at Owen’s words.
 
“It’s rather strange, don’t you think?”
 
“Strange is not the word for it.” Jack muttered more to himself than to Owen, thinking back over his brief but eventful meeting with Peter Petrelli the invisible man turned nuclear bomb.
 
“Let me know how the autopsy goes.” Jack said, moving away. “There’s a few things I need to get sorted out with Ianto right now.”
 
“Jack-,” Owen pursed his lips as the Captain turned back to him. “Just… go easy on him, alright?” He looked up briefly to make sure Jack was listening.
 
“Would you like to elaborate on that comment?” Jack asked, crossing his arms over his chest. Owen paused for a moment before shaking his head and turning back to the body. He was struggling to remove the bullet when he heard Jack’s footsteps retreating from the medical bay.
 
The bullet came away with some resistance. Owen turned and dropped both it and his tweezers into a kidney dish. He sighed softly and looked towards the stairwell leading up to the main hub.
 
Owen could admit that he didn’t much like Ianto. Not for the most part at least. He could admit though that the Welshman had his uses, and that he was far more to Torchwood than just being Jack’s ‘part-time shag’ as he’d so aptly termed him.
 
Right now though? Right now there was something decidedly odd going on with Ianto, and Owen couldn’t understand why no one else seemed to have noticed it. The Welshman had been far more reclusive as of late, going about his duties without any- any life to him.
 
He’d never admit it aloud, but the man was beginning to worry Owen. Ianto had even stopped responding to his jibes and put-downs. He’d not seen Ianto this withdrawn since they’d killed that cyberwoman girlfriend of his, and even then Tosh had been able to gauge his mental state with that necklace of hers. He’d been alright, if a little depressed. But Jack had soon seen to that and Ianto had gone back to his coffee-serving self, albeit with a bit more confidence and a lot more bite to him.
 
A choking gasp sounded from behind him and Owen spun swiftly on his heel, his jaw dropping as he watched the corpse flailing for a moment before it coughed and pushed itself up into a sitting position with a loud groan.
 
“Jack!” Owen yelled, his face paling with fright. He could feel his heart bouncing about his chest, palpating erratically as he stumbled away from the body- his hands groping blindly for a weapon of some kind with which to protect himself with.
 
“Jack!” Owen’s voice was pitched somewhat higher than normal as he screamed for his boss.
 
The body winced at the sound of his voice as it rubbed at its chest before tugging the white blanket Owen had throw haphazardly about its nether regions further upwards.
 
Running footsteps soon sounded, and Owen looked up to find Jack and the rest of the team hanging over the balcony.
 
Ianto was the first to react at seeing the body sitting up and staring quizzically up at them.
 
“Peter!” He gasped, pushing back from the railing and rushing down the stairs. Jack made to grab out at him but missed as the Welshman dodged his grasp.
 
Jack cursed and drew his gun from its holster, turning it immediately upon Peter.
 
“Ianto!” Jack shouted. “Get away from him, now!”
 
Ianto ignored him as he moved over towards Peter, his steps a little more weary now that he was down on ground level to the man. He wet his lips as he circled round to face Peter, his eyes rushing over the man’s pale chest and finding not a mark upon him.
 
“What are you?” Ianto whispered, not intending to speak the thought aloud.
 
Peter smiled thinly. “I’m just like you.” He replied, rolling his shoulders a moment before swinging his legs over the edge of the table.
 
“You! Don’t make another move.” Jack’s voice stilled Peter, turning his gaze upwards.
 
“Ah. Yes, I suppose I should thank you for that.” Peter said as he spotted the gun trained on him.
 
“Peter Petrelli I’m arresting you under authority of Torchwood as a high risk threat towards Great Britain.”
 
Peter blinked up at him. “I beg your pardon?”
 
“Jack, he’s not-,” Ianto began imploringly.
 
“He nearly blew up Cardiff!” It was Owen who snapped a reply at the Welshman. “You think you’d have learnt by now to keep your mutant lovers out of Torchwood!”
 
Ianto paled and Peter winced, feeling the slam of emotion from Ianto as that comment hit home.
 
“If I may,” Peter began, trying to close his mind to everyone but himself. “I’d like to apologise for my loss of power earlier. It’s why I’m in Cardiff actually. I’m still learning how to control it- it’s a very unstable ability.”
 
“Where are you from?” It was Ianto who asked.
 
Peter turned to him. “New York.”
 
“And you figured you’d come destroy our country instead of your own?” Peter looked over at Owen who’d spoken.
 
“That’s not it. I’m trying not to destroy anything.” He wasn’t sure just how much he should admit at this stage, but he was pretty certain that admitting to nearly blowing up New York wouldn’t go down very well.
 
“Then what are you doing here?” A dark haired girl asked. Peter thought she’d have been somewhat pretty if not for the way her face was already screwed up in distaste towards him.
 
“Here?” Peter asked and she nodded her head. “Apparently I was about to be autopsied. Could have left a nasty scar that.” He gave an exaggerated grimace as he slipped himself off of the autopsy table, stumbling just slightly with the motion. He always got a little woozy after regenerating.
 
“I told you to stay put.” Jack called. Warm hands took hold of his arms, helping to hold him up. Peter looked up to find that Ianto was standing before him. He looked into the Welshman’s eyes and saw all the questions and confusions that swam within them.
 
“I was worried.” Peter said softly, low enough for Ianto’s ears only. The Welshman frowned at him. “About you. I don’t know why. But I- I know that I know nothing about you, and I shouldn’t presume, but I know I must have met you for a reason. Our paths were meant to cross and I…”
 
Peter drifted off with a flush, unable to articulate himself as accurately as he would have liked. Ianto pursed his lips before nodding.
 
“I’m glad you remembered me.” Was all he said before he released Peter and stepped back.
 
“If you two are finished?” Jack began, his voice cold. Ianto retreated towards the stairs in long overdue obedience.
 
“May I have my clothes back first?” Peter asked, looking up at Jack. The man nodded and gestured towards the doctor behind him. Peter was allowed to get dressed behind a white screening. When he came out, Jack was standing down in the medical bay with a pair of handcuffs. Owen now held the gun aimed at him.
 
“I’m afraid I can’t stay.” Peter said, making sure to keep his pose unthreatening.
 
“You do not have a choice.” Jack said, stepping towards him.
 
Peter flicked his gaze up to Ianto and smiled softly at the young man, his heart lifting as the Welshman tentatively returned the gesture.
 
“I’ll see you again.” He promised before closing his eyes and vanishing from sight.
 
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mood: energeticenergetic
 
 
 
xizuarxizuar on May 25th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
^^ failed exams seem a lot less important after that!

It was a great part, again I can't wait for more :P

I love how Ianto wanted to help Peter more than obey Jack (oooo jealousy issues for Jack? lol), and the last bit had me all mushy inside.

Please don't keep me waiting, heh, excellent work! :D
Campaspe: Hannibal Rising \\ Toastcs_whitewolf on May 25th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
:D am so happy you're still enjoying! I'm having a blast writing this so I won't leave you waiting too long for the next bit!

Heh. Ianto's got his priorities right, that boy does. Sure Jack's the boss, but Peter? He recognises something in Peter that he just has to break all the rules for ::gushes at them::

Thanks for reading, darling!
Peace,
Campaspe
moryssa: boomoryssa on May 25th, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC)
More! more! more! :D

(Yes, I know you're writing as fast as you can. I still want more! :D)

This line amuses me greatly: Ianto retreated towards the stairs in long overdue obedience.
Campaspe: Lost \\ Jedi Momentcs_whitewolf on May 25th, 2007 11:30 pm (UTC)
Demanding little buggers, the lot of you! How would ya'll cope if I wasn't off work and thus able to write till all the odd hours of the morning? Aye, you don't know how good you've got it ;)

heh. Thank you so much! I had some great amusement over that line. I can imagine Jack glaring daggers at Ianto for his disobedience. But really, for Peter? Anything goes!

Cheers for reading!
Peace,
Campaspe
Hannah: RPS: Milo - Gazing Downkeiko_kichi on May 25th, 2007 08:07 pm (UTC)
YAY!

-twirls you-

Peter totally pwns them all (Except Ianto, who he screws)

I love it!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Definition of the Tea-Boycs_whitewolf on May 25th, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC)
SQUEE!!

And yes he does.
To both of those replies XD heh.

Thankies very much, babes! More to come soon.
Casey: ianto/peter (love)casey_bee on May 25th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
Heh. Peter ROCKS. Another awesome chapter, I'm in love with your Peter/Ianto! :D So damn cute! Have I mentioned that before? Once or twice? Yeah, thought so. Still, very cute yet at the same time believable. Can't wait for more! *bounces*

P.S. “I was worried.” Peter said softly, low enough for Ianto’s ears only. The Welshman frowned at him. “About you. I don’t know why. But I- I know that I know nothing about you, and I shouldn’t presume, but I know I must have met you for a reason. Our paths were meant to cross and I…”
THE.CUTEST.THING.EVER.
Campaspe: Doctor Who \\ Wanna see my Tardis?cs_whitewolf on May 25th, 2007 11:33 pm (UTC)
Once or twice, yeah. But I never grow tired of hearing it! ::smish::

Oh gosh, I gush over you so much. Ya'll say the sweetest things about these boys and my writing of them- you rock so much, katie!! XD
galaxy_songgalaxy_song on May 25th, 2007 08:32 pm (UTC)
eeee loved this chapter. I liked Ianto dodging Jack to get to Peter. I think Jack is acting out because he is so jealous of Peter. He better apologize for that comment on mutaqnt lovers.

Hope you add more soon this is a great seris
moryssa: OT5moryssa on May 25th, 2007 10:00 pm (UTC)
He better apologize for that comment on mutaqnt lovers.


Actually, that was Owen's comment. Which is a totally appropriate comment for Owen to make. (Not that it's an appropriate remark, just that it sounds like something that Owen would say.)
galaxy_songgalaxy_song on May 25th, 2007 10:29 pm (UTC)
oh my mistake must have read it wrong does sound like somthing Owen would say.

But I still think Jack should apologize for the way he is treating Ianto
Campaspe: Harry Potter \\ Herocs_whitewolf on May 25th, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC)
Don't worry about it! In all fairness it was going to be Jack's comment originally. But I felt it fit better coming from Owen- what with their history and all :D

You're right though, it's still a comment that needs apologising for. And Jack's got some ground to make up with Ianto too.

::squish::
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ squishims!cs_whitewolf on May 25th, 2007 11:40 pm (UTC)
Heh, definitely not an apropriate remark to have been made, but most assuredly a comment likely to have come from Owen if any of them. I guess Owen's good for something, eh?

Poor Ianto though, it really was a low blow :S
Campaspe: Mood \\ Smileycs_whitewolf on May 25th, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
Hrmm a jealous!Jack, eh? And over Peter too! I could have fun with him methinks. ;) This story is pretty much writing itself though so who knows what surprises it'll have in store for you guys!

Thanks! Plenty more to come as soon as :D
Peace,
Campaspe
clair3clair3 on May 26th, 2007 10:27 am (UTC)
interesting!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Ianto w/guncs_whitewolf on May 28th, 2007 12:03 am (UTC)
:D thanks! More to come soon.

Peace,
CS WhiteWolf