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10 June 2007 @ 08:09 pm
Torchwood/Heroes: Just Like The Wind X [Ianto/Peter]  
Title: Just Like The Wind
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.
A/N: Many thanks to  galaxy_songfor a certain suggestion you left me with. Though, to see the full effects of it you’ll have to read on ;)
Dedication: To vands88, for being the most awesomest of awesome and inspiring this whole Ianto/Peter drama! Love you, babes!
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It was another blustery day, cool but dry as they stood up on the pier, watching the angry swirl of the waves as they crashed white against the jetty with every inward surge. It was strangely calming, Ianto thought to himself as he leant his arms upon the rail.
Beside him, Peter stood, tall and relaxed as he too stared out over the choppy waters. They’d been here for the past half hour, standing in an amicable silence as they gathered their thoughts. After having successfully escaped what Peter had sarcastically quipped ‘their keepers’, they’d come to a scampering halt round the other end of the bay, in a quiet spot cut off from the bustle of the main centre.
A part of Ianto felt guilty at having run off when he knew Jack was only trying to look out for him. The angrier, unreasoning part of himself rejoiced in this stolen freedom, taking an almost malicious glee in knowing that Jack would be cursing him to the heavens.
It wouldn’t be long before the Captain tracked them down however, and then he’d have to answer for his ‘insubordination’, as Jack had so tactfully dubbed his behaviour as of late.
“They’ll find us soon,” Ianto said, trying for an off-handed comment. He was sure he didn’t succeed.
Peter cocked his head, shooting a fond little smile in Ianto’s direction as he moved to lean upon the railings, his shoulder brushing purposefully up against Ianto’s. The Welshman nudged him playfully.
“Will you promise me something, Ianto?” Peter was looking at him, an intense stare to his eyes as he asked the question. Ianto furrowed his brow just slightly to show his wariness, but tilted his head for Peter to continue.
“Promise me that you’ll stay safe?” Peter asked carefully, “That you won’t… won’t try to hurt yourself again?”
Ianto felt himself pale at the words. He dropped his eyes away, wetting his lips with a slow and stalling swipe of his tongue.
“Will you promise me something, Peter?” Ianto answered instead. Peter frowned in suspicion before nodding his reply.
“I need to know that you aren’t going to say anything about me,” Ianto said, turning to face the American before elaborating, “about me jumping.”
Peter’s frown deepened. “It’s not my place…” He replied slowly, watching as Ianto gave him a sharp look.
“I would never hurt you, Ianto.” Peter’s words were soft and Ianto took them as promise enough. He plucked nervously at the sleeves of his shirt, which peeked innocuously out from beneath his suit jacket.
Peter reached out, touching cautiously at Ianto’s shoulder. “And you?” He urged, “What about you, Ianto. Will you promise me?”
Ianto said nothing as he stared intently out over the bay, his face all but shuttering as he chose to display little to no emotion to the world around him. Peter knew that inside the Welshman would be fighting a raging battle to keep his feelings in check. He bemoaned this calm and collected exterior Ianto forced himself to wear.
Peter tightened his fingers into a squeeze. “Can you promise me, Ianto?” Peter asked imploringly, watching as the other man’s lips thinned. The whitening of his knuckles as they gripped the railing before him was Peter’s only indication that Ianto was upset by his words.
He loosened his hold of Ianto’s shoulder, moving to touch at the Welshman’s face instead, his fingers sliding over the rough smoothness of Ianto’s jaw to take hold of his chin and turn the Welshman’s head to face him. Ianto let go of the railing with reluctance.
“You’ve become too apt at hiding yourself away,” Peter said softly as he realised he couldn’t feel so much as a drop of emotion coming from the other man. Just as he thought it however, Peter felt a ripple of awareness as Ianto slowly opened his mind to him once more.
“I can’t promise.” Ianto tried to duck his head but Peter’s fingers held fast, keeping his face tipped up. Their eyes locked.
“How can I leave knowing you won’t?” Peter asked gently.
Ianto lowered his eyes; focussing on Peter’s mouth and the way his lips formed his words. He felt an indescribable heat build up behind his eyes as he thought of truthfully answering that question.
Then don’t leave. Ianto’s mind whispered. But the words were irrational, unreasonable; he didn’t understand the need he felt to say them, to have them leave his lips and touch at Peter’s ears.
“Don’t,” Ianto found himself whispering. His voice was thick with unexplainable grief.
“Don’t what?” Peter asked even as he felt the answer brush up against his mind in saddening waves of anguish. His face crumpled and he knew Ianto would feel the same emotion reflected back. They were, for lack of a better term, just as bad as each other.
“Ianto?” Peter murmured, watching as Ianto’s eyes flickered up to meet his. He took a deliberate step forward, drawing their bodies into a closer proximity as he searched Ianto’s gaze for any hesitation.
He saw none and for a fraction of a heartbeat they stood caught in the truth of the moment. Ianto’s eyes fluttered shut as Peter leant in to kiss him; his lips hard against the yielding softness of Ianto’s own mouth.
It was a simple press of mouths, a whisper of movement as they touched lips to lips and tasted off each other the tremble and innate knowledge that this- this moment right here, this kiss right now- this was right. In every possible sense of the word it was right and real and-
A woman in silver shot dead before his eyes… Nathan calling him crazy and patting his back… Jack smiling widely and genuinely at him… the wind in his hair as he fell from the roof… the fear as he found he could not control the power… tears wet against his cheeks, as he lies alone in bed… a man named Sylar killing for power… a sadness so overwhelming he cannot help but be consumed…
- Ianto whimpered into the kiss, his arms reaching out to cling at Peter’s sides as the barrage of thoughts and memories washed over him, some familiar to him, others foreign, all a bitter tasting sweetness to his mouth. Peter’s fingers stroked soothingly across Ianto’s cheek before slipping round to clutch almost desperately at the back of his neck, and Ianto knew- knew that Peter had seen and felt it all too.
They drew apart with needy gasps of air, their foreheads falling together as they tried to regain their bearings.
“Did you- what was-,” The questions never came as they clung together, confusion and wonder pregnant in the air around them.
It was Ianto who moved first, pushing his mouth forward to kiss at Peter’s own when they found words beyond them. The American received them willingly, tightening his arms about Ianto and smiling into the press of their lips and the first hesitant exploration of mouths as Ianto’s tongue flicked questioningly against lips Peter was only too happy to part in answer.
“Ianto!” Jack’s voice was an unmistakable cry to their ears and an unwelcome interruption to their moment. Ianto pulled his mouth from Peter’s with wide eyes that snapped immediately upon Jack as the other man stormed towards them, Nathan at his side and looking equally as displeased.
Peter loosened his hold on Ianto and they reluctantly parted, turning to face Jack and Nathan as the two men reached them.
“What the hell was that?” Jack demanded, looking between them before focussing his glare on Ianto. Amidst the anger simmering around him, Ianto too could sense Jack’s worry and relief at finally having found him.
“Jack-,” Ianto called his name just as the Captain opened his mouth to demand something else of him. A quick glance out the corner of his eye showed that Nathan was just as harshly demanding answers of his brother.
“Jack-!” Ianto tried again, reaching out to touch at Jack’s arm. The gesture alone caught Jack’s attention and he shot Ianto a hard look.
“Please, Jack. Not now?” Ianto’s words were softly spoken, a plea for clemency till they were alone.
“We’ll be leaving now.” Nathan turned, speaking to Jack whilst he took hold of his brother’s arm. Peter pulled free almost immediately, shooting Nathan a withering look before he turned to Jack.
“You- you take care of him, alright?” Peter said. Jack frowned at the words. Ianto turned to Peter with a panicked look.
“Peter-,” Ianto began, a gnawing worry that he was about to tell Jack about Ianto’s jump from the Millennium Centre changing swiftly to panic.
“You will, won’t you?” Peter said, still looking at Jack.
“Oh course I will,” Jack answered.
Ianto grabbed at Peter’s arm, forcing him to look at Ianto and the desperate plea in his eyes. “I promise you,” Ianto whispered urgently, “please, Peter? I promise you!”
Peter pulled him into a fierce hug. “I believe you,” He whispered back, kissing quickly at Ianto’s neck before he moved away. He took a couple of steps back, watching Ianto intently before he spun on his heel and started walking away, Nathan following after a hurried goodbye to Jack.
Ianto bit back his own cry of ‘goodbye’, not wanting this parting of theirs to be the last.
He felt Jack’s hand on his shoulder as the older man stepped up behind him. Ianto leant into the touch, his cheeks wet as he watched Peter walk away.
He never once looked back.
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End Part One.
A/N: For those of you who wanted the bittersweet ending, this is for you. I hope you enjoyed the angst and the pretty that was Ianto and Peter falling for each other!
For those of you who wanted the story to continue, I’m working on what I will dub as ‘Part Two’, but which will in effect really be ‘chapter eleven’.
Thank you to everyone who has been reading, I hope many of you will linger around for the next part!

Continue to Part Two: chapter eleven...
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mood: giddygiddy
music: Pax Diorum § Enya
Hannah: Heroes: Peter/Simone - Rain Kisskeiko_kichi on June 10th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
I think we both pwn today, fic-wise.

Not that we don't pwn any other day!

-pats both of us on back-

I love a bittersweet ending. It's like sucking on a lemon and then swallowing a spoonful of sugar to counter it...-happy sigh-
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Red Tie Cheeky Grincs_whitewolf on June 11th, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
We pwn most days really ;) it's what makes us rock! heh.

I couldn't resist ending this part the way I did, all that unresolved-ness should hopefully draw ya'll back for more! XD

Ta for reading, Keki!
Lauralaiilaii on June 10th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
so... I'm not a fan of slash. but this. this so far has been good. like really good.

that and I'm a sucker for bittersweet :D and you may just have gotten me hooked for Part Two. heehee
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Blond Iantocs_whitewolf on June 11th, 2007 01:44 pm (UTC)
That's the best of compliments :D I'm so happy you decided to give this a shot despite the slash! I promise part two will be just as "bittersweet"... well, to begin with at least ;)

Thanks so much for reading!
timmsy on June 10th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
Yum, yum, yum. I adore this story.
Campaspe: Heroes \\ Petercs_whitewolf on June 11th, 2007 01:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks so very much! :)

Hope you stick around for the next part!
The Katie: Heroes Future!Peterkatie__pillar on June 10th, 2007 08:32 pm (UTC)
I shall definitely be lingering - they're such a good pairing!
Campaspe: Heroes \\ Petrelliscs_whitewolf on June 11th, 2007 01:46 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear it! I adore Ianto/Peter so very much, they are just perfect for each other :)

Thank you!
CS WhiteWolf
galaxy_song: pic#62335428galaxy_song on June 10th, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC)
oh was such a good chapter I could just feel all the emotion coming out my laptop. Im so glad you are going to add more to this.

I wish there was more Ianto/peter fics out there or even just more torchwood/heroes.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ squishims!cs_whitewolf on June 11th, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much :) I love that you could 'feel' the emotion, I did try my hardest to make all that angst as palpable as possible!

It would be wonderful if there was more Torchwood/Heroes at least, if not more of this wonderful pairing. We'll just have to hope that people realise just how fantastic it all is.

And there'll be plenty more to come, promise!
CS WhiteWolf
moryssa: take my handmoryssa on June 11th, 2007 03:35 pm (UTC)
Awww... *sniffle*

So wonderful.

More now, kthxbye. :D *giggle* (Why, yes, I AM insaitiable... what's your point? :) )
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Tea-Boycs_whitewolf on June 11th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
Heh, thankies darling! And I'm glad you're antsy for more, means I'm doing something right ;)

More soon, promise!
conjunkie: Emo Ianto - monochromeconjunkie on June 11th, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC)
Oh this is gorgeous, your descriptive writing is sublime, I could feel myself there an onlooker as it were watching all this beautiful angst playout to the backdrop of crashing waves.

I *heart* Peter for his protectiveness even though they've known each other for such a short time.

I would never presume to write your fic for you but I would love to see the Jack/Nathan side of this I can totally see them bickering, claiming that the other party was a bad influence on Ianto/Peter (I mean they are very much alike in that respect very protective characters they sometimes go about it the wrong way though.)It'd get to a point though where they realise that neither is really to blame that it's just a shitty situation and that they have to be cruel to be kind.......

Anyways loving this part and am definitely staying on to read the next part :) I'm looking forward to it very much.
Campaspe: Wolf \\ Snugglecs_whitewolf on June 11th, 2007 09:55 pm (UTC)
I think it's safe to say you just made me blush! Thanks so much, darling, for your lovely words! I'm hearting you very much right now :)

And you know what, I think for you, I will write the Jack/Nathan side of this. I've been wanting to play with them but haven't really found the right opportunity before now! You're always welcome to offer me any ideas/etc you may have for any of my fics, so don't ever worry about 'presuming'!

Thanks again!
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jennso_severus on June 11th, 2007 09:48 pm (UTC)
ianto and peter are perfect for eachother!
that was great - the bittersweetness was good :)
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ That's my Ianto!cs_whitewolf on June 11th, 2007 09:57 pm (UTC)
I'm pleased you found them so!
I've had a wonderful time playing around with these boys and their angsty emotions :)

Thank you for reading, Jenn!
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Campaspe: Mood \\ Thinking Posecs_whitewolf on June 12th, 2007 06:50 am (UTC)
::big smiles:: Ah but you know how to make an author happy! :D Am really psyched that you enjoyed the end to this part and that the angst in it worked for you. ::smish::

Thank you, darling!
{this water-cooler romance}: Iantotrust_your_lust on June 14th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
Dude. I'm addicted. I'm so happy that you're writing more lol, this has me seriously hooked. *mems*
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Tea-Boycs_whitewolf on June 14th, 2007 05:26 pm (UTC)
I'm delighted to hear you'll be sticking around for the next parrt! I'm really having too much fun writing it to want to finish anytime soon, heh.

Thank you for reading!
CS WhiteWolf
Casey: ianto/peter (love)casey_bee on June 20th, 2007 07:03 am (UTC)
*bounces* Your wife is here at last! Geez, I take a few days away from fandom and my f-list explodes. *sigh*

ANYWAY, you my dear are MADE of awesome. And that's just for the dedication. ;) *glomps* The actual fic? That kiss made me melt, they're so damn cute together! And then Jack came along and ruined it. *pouts* Nathan and Jack better realise that the emo couple are meant to be together and let them have lots of babies together and live happily ever after...no? Still, can't wait to read Part 2 'cause it is going to be awesome, just like you. ;)

Campaspe: Heroes \\ Emo Lovecs_whitewolf on June 21st, 2007 09:28 pm (UTC)
::blush:: I loved writing that kiss so much, and I can't tell you how wonderful it is to have everyone loving it so much! Even if Jack had to interrupt ;)

I'm not sure I can manage the happily ever after, but the babies...? Lmao, just kidding! Though I will try and get more of the Peter/Ianto going in part two, which will be out as soon as... er, soon. Most of my notes went bye-de-bye when my harddrive crashed, but I'm replaning so hopefully it'll not be to long a wait!

::smishes her wifey::
NeverReallyBeenSuretorchwood666 on August 6th, 2007 11:03 pm (UTC)
Ahaa! This is so cool. I shouldn't be reading it because I haven't finished watching heroes yet. But Ianto/Peter so works! And yay for Jack/Ianto angst. I love those two.
Campaspe: Doctor Who \\ 8 Hee Jellybebbies!cs_whitewolf on February 11th, 2008 10:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks very much for reading! (And please accept my apologies for replying months too late!)

I'm glad you found the pairing worked when you were reading :)

CS WhiteWolf
lucy_harknesslucy_harkness on February 11th, 2008 07:01 pm (UTC)
awww this fic is adorrable! <3
i love it so much! :D
Campaspe: Crossover \\ Emo Lovecs_whitewolf on February 11th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much :)

I do plan on adding more to it, so look out for that!

CS WhiteWolf
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