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28 August 2007 @ 08:19 pm
Torchwood/Heroes FanFic: Just Like The Wind xiv [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.
 
 - - -
 
fourteen.

This doesn’t feel right.” Peter said, shifting with agitation.
 
Nathan glanced up from the paper he’d been pursuing, regarding his brother with silent speculation. Peter met his gaze, a frown creasing his brow as he waited for Nathan to reply.
 
“What doesn’t feel right?” Nathan eventually asked, sweeping his eyes swiftly around the waiting lounge. The few first class passengers already waiting for the flight to New York were intently occupied with papers and laptops. One man even had what Nathan assumed was the latest edition of the New York Times; he fleetingly wondered where he could get his hands on a copy.
 
“This!” Peter gestured weakly; not exactly meaning the airport as he swung his arms out in a wide sweep. “There’s something wrong.”
 
“The only thing wrong,” Nathan began, shaking his copy of The Western Mail into a fold and dropping it onto the seat beside him, “is that you don’t want to go home.”
 
“That’s not it, Nathan.” Peter unfolded his arms, leaning forward. “It’s just… I feel like there’s a reason we landed in this country, in this city especially.”
 
“A reason other than saving the Welshman?” Nathan raised an eyebrow, his voice dry with cynicism.
 
“Yeah, actually.” Peter answered, watching as Nathan’s eyes widened slightly. “Nathan you know- you must know- that everything that’s happening, everything that has ever happened to us, to me, has happened for a reason?”
 
“I don’t believe in destiny,” Nathan replied simply.
 
Peter scoffed at him. “After what happened in New York?”
 
Especially after what happened in New York,” His words were hissed out as he leant towards his brother. “It wasn’t destiny, it was a glimpse into a future. One possible future out of a million possible futures. That the one you saw happened to be the one that nearly occurred is nothing more than coincidence. If you’d left the city like I told you to instead of hanging around to play hero, then none of it would have had the chance to happen.”
 
“Are you saying New York was my fault?” Peter was hurt, though he knew the answer. If anything had happened in New York, anything more than what nearly did happen, it really would have been his fault. Back up plan or not.
 
“Nothing happened in New York, Peter.” Nathan sighed, reaching out to touch at his brother’s arm.
 
“But it nearly did. And you’re right. It would have been my fault.”
 
“Peter-,”
 
“No. Don’t. It’s okay.” He shrugged off his brother’s hand. “I know I can be pretty naïve at times, and that I don’t always think ahead and pre-plan my every move like you do, but I can take responsibility for my own actions. I thought I could save the city but it was because of me it was nearly destroyed.”
 
“That’s not what I was trying to say, Peter.” Nathan sat back in his chair, watching his brother.
 
“No?” Peter challenged. Nathan shook his head.
 
“I’m not fighting with you, Pete.”
 
Peter crossed his arms and slumped back in his own seat, looking away. The silence between them lasted only as long as it took before their flight number was echoed around the room with the announcement that their plane was now boarding.
 
Nathan snagged Peter’s arm as they stood, pulling his brother into a quick embrace.
 
“If it wasn’t you, it would have been someone else.” Nathan mumbled into his ear, “I don’t believe in fate and destiny, but I do believe you made a difference.”
 
Peter pulled back a little, meeting Nathan’s gaze.
 
“The city’s still standing isn’t it?” Nathan asked, a small smile playing about his lips.
 
Peter smiled slowly back. “Yeah,” he answered and Nathan nodded, pulling away.
 
“So let’s go home. The sooner we get there, the sooner we can see about getting you to learn some control.”
 
 - - -
 
“I’m sorry, sir,” The attendant said for the second time. “Your ticket isn’t valid for this flight.”
 
“How can it not be valid?” Peter stepped in, peering over his brother’s shoulder. “Try mine?” He offered, handing his own ticket over.
 
The attendant slipped it through the scanner which made a dull beeping sound and Peter’s face fell. It was the same noise it had made when Nathan’s ticket had been swiped. Both times.
 
“Look, I don’t understand how our tickets are invalid. They were just picked up this morning-,” Peter drowned out the sound of his brother’s voice as a sudden impulse forced him to turn and scan the rest of the room; a prickling awareness making the hairs at the back of his neck rise.
 
It was the glimpse of a familiar long, grey military coat that immediately caught his attention; the blood rushing to his ears as a quite expectation fell over him as he realised he recognised that coat and the man wearing it.
 
“Nathan?” Peter called softly, reaching blindly to tug at his brother’s arm as Captain Jack Harkness strode down the length of the aisle towards them. He felt his heart lift with a flutter as, following just behind Jack, he caught sight of Ianto. Peter smiled widely, tugging more sharply at his brother’s sleeve.
 
“What?” Nathan turned to him with a barely suppressed scowl. Peter tore his eyes away from the two men only long enough to look at Nathan and jerk his head back in their direction.
 
Nathan turned with him, his barely suppressed scowl turning into a more pronounced expression of annoyance.
 
“Good afternoon,” Jack began brightly as he reached them. Peter smiled but eyed the Captain with wary interest, wondering what exactly had brought him here. Nathan was doing much the same as he returned the greeting.
 
Peter slid his eyes to Ianto, offering the Welshman a smile which was only partly returned. Peter noticed that the expression failed to reach Ianto’s eyes and he frowned a would-be question towards him.
 
Ianto straightened slightly, ignoring the question as he turned his gaze to the conversation happening now between Nathan and the Captain.
 
“…it was you who wanted us gone,” Nathan reminded Jack who waved his hands as if the matter was out of his control now.
 
“Something’s come up.” Jack replied cryptically. Peter could tell that Nathan was not best pleased by this answer at all.
 
“Would you care to elaborate on that?” Nathan asked, straightening his shoulders.
 
“Can’t, I’m afraid.” Jack smiled. “I’m going to have to ask you both to come back to the Hub with me.”
 
Peter frowned, biting at his lip as he listened out for any stray and wayward thoughts coming from the Captain. He heard nothing; nothing but an eerie silence that seemed to echo around his head like some ghostly wind. Jack shot him a sharp look and Peter pulled back at once, a gasp sticking in his throat.
 
He’d never come across anyone (except maybe Ianto, and most definitely Matt whom he’d taken the ability from in the first place) who could automatically sense him and naturally block him when he tried to read their mind.
 
“And if we refuse?” It was he who spoke this time, staring unblinkingly at the man before him.
 
Jack’s smile didn’t so much as waver and Peter worryingly wondered if somehow Jack could read his mind without him knowing about it.
 
“I’d rather the situation didn’t arise.” Jack said, hands sitting now at his hips. Peter could just make out the shape of a- pistol?- as Jack’s pose pushed his coat aside. He felt an almost irrational anger build up in him at the unspoken threat and had the urge to reach out and throttle the man in front of him.
 
He felt a hand land upon his shoulder and turned to see that Ianto had stepped closer, his fingers squeezing as he met Peter’s eyes.
 
“Please. We just have some questions. You’ll be free to leave as soon as we’re done.” His voice was low, his Welsh accent lilting over his words. Though his words were spoken in a rather formal manner, Peter felt the anger drain from him and Ianto offered him the smallest of smiles as he too realised this.
 
“Fine,” Nathan answered, watching the interaction between Peter and Ianto intently. “We’ll come.”
 
 - - -
 
The journey back into Cardiff city was a tensed affair. Ianto didn’t appear best pleased by Jack’s offhanded comment for him to sit in the back with Peter, whilst Nathan sat upfront. Peter wasn’t so much offended himself as subtly annoyed with the indication that he and Ianto were to play the children in this little ride.
 
His annoyance remained through the journey back. He’d tried talking with Ianto but the Welshman seemed to be doing his utmost to avoid replying with anything more than one syllable words. Namely those which sounded like ‘yes’, ‘no’ and ‘hmm’.
 
Peter caught a look passing between the Captain and Ianto through the rear-view mirror after yet another ‘hmm’ answer and he watched as Ianto’s face tightened a moment before he turned his head to look out the window. He met Jack’s gaze a second after and glared his concern.
 
The brewing atmosphere continued to grow as they reached Torchwood. They were lead straight through the secret doorway in the Information Centre with the intention of heading down to the hub. It was only when the doorway closed behind Peter that he realised Ianto was no longer following.
 
“Right, what exactly is going on here?” Peter asked loudly. Jack and Nathan stopped, turning back to look at him.
 
“I beg your pardon?” Jack asked. He wasn’t smiling anymore.
 
“You heard.” Peter said, stepping up to the pair of them. “He was fine when I left him this morning!”
 
“Define fine,” Jack began, not bothering with the pretence that he didn’t know which ‘he’ Peter spoke on. “Because if by ‘fine’ you mean that he wasn’t about to jump off the Millennium Centre today, then sure, why not-,”
 
“How-?” Peter interrupted, his face paling at the revelation. Jack cringed a little.
 
“I saw the video.” He replied slowly. “From the CCTV footage,” he added as Peter frowned at him.
 
“And he-?”
 
“He caught us.”
 
“Us?” Peter asked. His voice barely rising above a whisper.
 
“The whole team knows.” Jack admitted and Peter felt suddenly light headed. Of all the times!
 
Peter turned, moving back towards the doorway that would lead him into the Information Centre once more.
 
“Where are you going?” It was Nathan who asked this time and Peter shot him a look that quite plainly told him how stupid the question was.
 
“We’re not staying longer than we have to, Peter.” Nathan said, his gaze stern. Peter glared at him.
 
“You stay as long as you need to Nathan, and I’ll do the same for myself,” he snapped, reaching out to hit at the button which would open the doorway.
 
“Peter?” That was Jack’s voice.
 
“What?” He turned his glaring look upon the Captain.
 
“Thank you,” he said, his voice sincere, “for saving him.”
 
Peter eyed him for a moment before nodding and hitting out at the button. The doorway slid open and without another glance to Jack or his brother he stepped back out into the Information Centre.
 
 - - -
 
 
 - - -
 
 
mood: geekygeeky
music: § XFM Radio
 
 
 
galaxy_song: ianto petergalaxy_song on August 28th, 2007 08:50 pm (UTC)
Ha first to comment and very happy a new chapter so soon and Peter and Ianto are back together. I hope Peter will cheer Ianto up and then they go kick Silers ass.
Campaspe: Doctor Who \\ Better With Twocs_whitewolf on August 30th, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC)
Go you! heh.

I hope he cheers Ianto up too, the poor guy's not really having the best time of it lately, is he? ::pets Ianto::

And then, yes, we'll see about getting some Sylar arse-kicking going on ;)

Thanks, hun!
Peace,
Campaspe
Casey: torchwood (ianto)casey_bee on August 28th, 2007 09:36 pm (UTC)
MORE!!! Please? Just read the last four chapters hun and you've totally dragged me back into the JLTW world! <3 I love it so much! I can't believe the team found out about Ianto's suicide attempt but at least it means Peter can spend more time in Cardiff. Can't wait for more sweetie, sorry it took me so long to read these I'm a bad fangirl. :( Loves you. <3
Campaspe: Mood \\ Squishims!cs_whitewolf on August 30th, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC)
::smishes:: I'm always relieved to hear that you're still loving the fic! :D I do always think of you when I write a new chapter, if only for inspiring the Ianto/Peter love in the first place.

I can't believe the team found out either! Poor baby. I'd intended to start the second part completely differently, but it just seemed to write itself. Who am I to argue? heh. Hopefully Peter can help him out a bit though!

No apologies needed, babes!
All my love,
Caspe ♥
Casey: stock (cat)casey_bee on August 30th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
Awww! *huggles* I really do love the pairing and your fic, it's a pleasure to read! :D

I hope Peter helps out more than a bit. ;)

Love ya! *glomps*
Campaspe: Original \\ Kitty eyescs_whitewolf on August 30th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
::is all smiley::

You planning on doing more with your Ianto/Peter fic at all???

MWAH!!
Casey: random (create)casey_bee on August 30th, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC)
[that is the cutest icon ever - I can't beat it!]

Yeah, maybe, I'm just not inspired at the moment. I am however writing a DW/House fic at the moment...total crack of course, but good fun.

*smooches*
Campaspe: Doctor Who \\ Martha eats cookiecs_whitewolf on August 30th, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC)
Whoot for the kitty iconsies :D

...that is, strangely appealing! lmao. What's going to happen?

::pets::
Casey: doctor who (quote)casey_bee on August 30th, 2007 09:16 pm (UTC)
Hehe! :D

It's great fun to write! It started out 10/Cameron but then I realised that I love HouseCam too much...I've also put a tiny bit of Cameron/Cuddy and Doctor/House in there just 'cause. ;) The Doctor arrives in America, looking for a new companion and ends up saving the world. Usual Doctor stuff.

*tackles*
Campaspe: Original \\ Weirdocs_whitewolf on August 30th, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
Ugh for Cameron :S she's too... caring for my tastes.

Doctor/House I totally vote for though :D you haven't started posting yet have you?? I don't want to miss reading it! heh.

::molests::
Casey: house (cameron)casey_bee on August 30th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
LOL! XD Nah, I like my Cameron.

Nope, it's only going to be a one-parter, I hope to finish it tonight. It's pretty long though, as far as my stories go! XD

*can't beat "molests" so strokes you instead*
Campaspe: RPS \\ Hugh Laurie Pinkcs_whitewolf on August 30th, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
Have you seen season three yet??

Ooh! The sound of it all positively makes my toes curl XD can't wait to read it then!

::purrs and rolls over::
Casey: scrubs (JD)casey_bee on August 30th, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)
Nope. Still waiting to see season 2. :( Expensive DVDs suck and I'm not bothered to download. :(

Hehe, thank you hun! *hugs*

Awwww! *tickles*
Casey: random (reality is nice)casey_bee on August 30th, 2007 10:28 pm (UTC)
Forgot to mention it's crack-tastic. Anyway, just finished fic but shall wait 'til tomorrow to post it 'cause I need to re-read when I'm half-awake! XD
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Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Not just a Teaboycs_whitewolf on August 30th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)
:) thank you! I think Nathan is just a bit worried about his brother. You might not think it but it's only been a week or two since New York was almost wiped out, I think he'd scared his baby brother isn't in his right frame of mind to be going off and getting himself attatched to another person/quest when they're already so far from home.

Peter just thinks Nathan's being annoyingly protective, of course ;D bless them!

Hope you enjoy the next chapter! :D
Peace,
Caspe
ScarsLikeSinknightdawn on August 29th, 2007 06:41 am (UTC)
great quick update...i like quick updates...quick updates=love for this story, well more love if that is possible...
Campaspe: Heroes \\ brother touchingcs_whitewolf on August 30th, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to make sure I only let a couple days at the most go by between chapters, so everyone's kept happy! heh. Glad you approve, and that you're enjoying the fic! :D

Keep reading!
Peace,
CS WhiteWolf
Moryssa: Captain Jackmoryssa on August 29th, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
To Be Continued…?

It damn well better be continued!!! :D

Sorry I've been so incommunicado for the past few weeks... no internet access at home, work's been insane, and pretty much all I want to do when I'm not at work is sleep. But, I'm caught up on the story now, and YAY!

I really can't wait to see Sylar's reaction to Jack. Or Jack's reaction to Sylar, for that matter.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Vaguely Threateningcs_whitewolf on August 30th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
It will! It will! XD

No worries, darling! I know how hectic real life can be and if your net has been playing up as well it's really no wonder! Still, I'm glad you're back to reading and that the story still appeals to you :) I'm so glad!

Heh. I can't wait for those boys to meet each other either ;)
Peace,
Campaspe
Joulez217: SqueeingGarfieldjoulez217 on August 30th, 2007 09:28 am (UTC)
And I now come to the end of the chapters you have up!!!!

I'm liking, I really am, I shall be keeping my eyes peeled for the next chapter!!!! Keep up the good work, I like this! :D

And you were right by the way, there isn't really many spoilers for Heroes in here!! :)
Campaspe: Heroes \\ Emo Lovecs_whitewolf on August 30th, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah! And I can't tell you how pleased I am to hear that you've liked it so much :D this lil fic is my baby, heh.

I'm playing more in TW verse than the Heroes one, though there will be little mentions every now and then of something that's happened in the Heroes series. Nothing terribly spoilery though, which should keep everyone happy!

Peace,
Caspe
Joulez217: SqueeingGarfieldjoulez217 on August 30th, 2007 06:45 pm (UTC)
Heehee its always nice to have one of your fics as a little baby! I've written too much TW for any of my fics to be my babies any more!!!

Like I said, yup your right! Oh and I am liking the icons as well :D
Campaspe: Doctor Who \\ Wanna see my Tardis?cs_whitewolf on August 30th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
Yes it is. And there's no such thing as too much TW fic- surely you have one or two that you're rather fond of? Above all the others??

...which icon was I using? :S LJ seems to have eaten it! lol.
Joulez217: SqueeingGarfieldjoulez217 on August 31st, 2007 12:23 pm (UTC)
Well if I really thought about it, there would be two which are my little baby fics. They would be the Three Part Jack's Past fic I wrote and The Suffering/Building Bridges two parter!

Erm...LJ eats icons...::Hides her icons::

The Ianto/Peter ones you keep using. :D
karaokeplays_01karaokeplays_01 on September 2nd, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
I can't believe I somehow managed to miss this fic. I've just read the whole thing and I'm hoping there'll be more soon? I really like it and I love the pairing, though with both Peter and Ianto being so pretty I think it'd be impossible not to...
Campaspe: Crossover \\ Emo Lovecs_whitewolf on September 9th, 2007 12:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D I've been MIA this week, but I'm hoping to have a new chapter up between now and Monday so look out for that!

Very pleased to hear that you're enjoying this story, and the pairing ;) these boys are (I agree) just too pretty not to love.

Peace,
CS WhiteWolf
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Campaspe: Crossover \\ Save the Welshmancs_whitewolf on September 10th, 2007 09:59 am (UTC)
Thanks so much!

I should have the next part out this evening, so I hope you enjoy it just as much :)

Peace,
CS WhiteWolf