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25 February 2008 @ 05:47 pm
TWFanFic: Sun Goes Down [Jack/Ianto]  
Title: Sun Goes Down
Rating(s): U-Rated.
Pairing(s): Jack Harkness/ Ianto Jones. Mentions of Ianto Jones/ Lisa Hallett.
Word Count: 1188.
Summary: Unbetad. Set after 2.07 Dead Man Walking. Ianto’s been thinking about the glove and comes to a surprisingly unsurprising conclusion.
Dedication: To  indiefairybecause she is my partner in crime and made of so much awesome. Also, because she couldn’t make Cardiff and we missed her so terribly much! Hope you like, hun X)
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The morgue was cold. All things considered this wasn’t much of a surprise to Ianto as he sat, slumped up against one of the lower drawers and dragged his knees up to his chest. Still, it was quiet, and at the moment that’s all he was really looking for; just a bit of piece and quiet to sit and think and simply exist without having to fear for his life amongst alien Mayfly and Death walking the earth.
It had been a long day. An exhausting day. Ianto didn’t know if it was over yet. Jack had yet to dismiss them despite the rollercoaster ride of missions they’d been sorting through over the past forty-eight hours. Ianto felt as if he hadn’t slept for weeks. It didn’t help that every time he closed his eyes he saw that damned glove, fingers creeping their way across the floor of the autopsy bay in search of a fresh life source.
That's the thing about gloves, sir - they come in pairs...
He rubbed at his eyes. At the time he’d spoken those words he’d silently promised himself that no matter what Jack was to him- no matter what he’d become to him- if a second glove turned up he would not hesitate to use it; to bring his Lisa back to him and give her the second chance at life which Torchwood had denied her. And yet, here and now, with the glove shattered into hundreds of thousands of pieces, he sat. Slumped up beneath the drawer assigned to what remained of her body.
God, it felt like centuries ago now, a millennia almost since he’d pressed his lips to her cold mouth for that final farewell. He hadn’t touched the glove. Hadn’t dared for fear of what he’d do with it. And now… with it gone, destroyed, no chance of a third to follow… Ianto didn’t know whether to feel relief or disgust in himself.
“Ah, there you are.” Jack’s voice echoed about the cavernous room, his footsteps clip-clipping towards him as he entered the Morgue.
“Something you needed, sir?” Ianto asked. His voice was soft but unwavering as he blinked slowly up at the Captain. Jack cocked his head slightly, looking down at Ianto with an expression he found himself unable to interpret.
“We’re not back to that, are we?” Jack said, smiling a little at the confusion evident in Ianto’s eyes even as the younger man did his best to appear unruffled by Jack’s arrival.
“Sir?” He questioned, loosening his arms slightly from their grasp about his legs. He made no move to stand however.
“My point exactly.” Jack answered with an expectant nod. It took Ianto a moment to catch on, watching as Jack turned and seated himself down beside him, close enough that their shoulders were pressed closely together. Ianto found he didn’t mind the contact so much.
“Jack.” He sighed, turning his head to look at the other man.
“Ianto,” Jack called, offering him a wry sort of smile. “Ianto, Ianto, Ianto.” He breathed the name softly, his gaze intent upon the Welshman as they stared unflinchingly at one another.
“Did you think about using it, Ianto?” Jack asked. Aside from his initial blink of shock, Ianto kept eyes steadily upon Jack’s own, his own smile growing sad but honest.
“Every second we had it.” He whispered truthfully, laying his head down against his knees.
“You had plenty of opportunity…” Jack encouraged and Ianto nodded awkwardly against his legs.
“Yes.” He agreed.
“But you didn’t.” Jack said. “You didn’t even try.”
“No.” It hadn’t been a question, but Ianto felt compelled to answer anyway.
“Why?” Jack asked and Ianto sighed inwardly. A question he’d asked himself many a time. A question that plagued him every second of every minute he was around the glove. A question that haunted him when he’d been left alone, just the glove and himself and the overwhelming urge to give it all up, to give in, to take it and run and bring his Lisa back…
“It’s not the same.” Ianto said, his eyes slipping closed- scrunching closed against the betraying emotions he felt. “It wouldn’t have been the same. If it worked… I couldn’t… I don’t…” Ianto turned his head into his knees; hiding his face from the intensity of the stare he could feel Jack giving him.
The Captain nudged at his shoulder but Ianto didn’t move. Fingers touched gently at the nape of his neck, holding and rubbing soothing circles as they sat in the sudden silence.
“Talk to me, Ianto.” Jack called and Ianto shook his head. Jack laughed softly with a humour not bourn of the situation and Ianto found himself turning his face towards Jack’s once more.
“Talk to me,” Jack urged, his fingers still stroking.
“I love her, Jack.” Ianto said. Jack’s eyes darkened fractionally his fingers never stopped moving against the back of Ianto’s neck. “I will always love her,” Ianto whispered, “but I’m no longer in love with her. I… I think I’ve finally let her go, Jack.”
“It’s not a betrayal, Ianto.” Jack said, unconsciously addressing Ianto’s fears.
“No?” He whispered.
“No.” Jack repeated. Ianto smiled tentatively and Jack returned the expression.
“I’m glad you didn’t.” Jack said after a long moment. Ianto blinked slowly at him, his smile still sitting upon his lips.
“Yeah?” He asked.
“Yeah.” Jack agreed, his fingers stilling as Ianto lifted his head up.
“That’s good.” Ianto agreed. “That’s good,” he repeated, trying not to fidget as he looked at Jack with a seriousness in his eyes. “Because I realised… I realised that there’s someone else I’m… someone else I’d do almost anything for.”
Jack shifted, turning his body slightly to better face Ianto. “And when did you come to this conclusion?” He asked, his hand still and unmoving against the back of Ianto’s neck.
“About five seconds after you walked into this room,” Ianto answered. He didn’t blush. He didn’t gnaw nervously at his lips or clench his nails into his legs or any of a hundred other things he could have done to give away this sudden nervousness he felt as Jack just looked at him, watching him with that unnerving blue stare of his.
“Sir…” His voice was soft, but not hesitant or weak.
“Ianto Jones,” Jack breathed out, his name falling from Jack’s lips like a gasp of air before the Captain’s face split into a curious little smile. “Ianto Jones, are you telling me that you love me?”
Ianto allowed himself to breathe again. “I suppose I must be.” He agreed. He kept his smile to himself for the time being.
Jack’s own smile widened fractionally before he used the hand on Ianto’s neck to urge the younger man forward. He met Ianto half-way, pressing their mouths together in a soft and unassuming sort of kiss.
“If it’s any consolation,” Jack said, pulling back fractionally, “the feeling is mutual.”
Ianto didn’t smile. He didn’t grin or laugh or thank a god. He did pull Jack in for another kiss however. One with far more passion and presumptuousness about it.
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mood: workingwriting
music: Sweet Prince § David Jordan
flora2313 on February 25th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
This seemed so right, and exactly how I'd like to see the episode following on!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ cs_whitewolf on February 26th, 2008 06:16 pm (UTC)
:) Thanks very much! I'm really glad this worked for you, I'd love to see a similar moment between the boys too!

Ta for reading!
CS WhiteWolf
hazelayeshazelayes on February 25th, 2008 06:23 pm (UTC)
I agree with Flora. A really lovely follow up, and very in character.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 1.12 \\ Ianto hurtcs_whitewolf on February 26th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks very much! I'd wondered if people would find the ending in particular a bit out of character, so I'm glad that it worked for you okay :)

CS WhiteWolf
Georgie: Torchwood - Jack/Ianto (forehead kiss)indiefairy on February 25th, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
Yay fic! bless you hun, you are all kinds of awesome, and made me blush muchly.

Gorgeous fic, and aww ::huggles:: Ianto. Loved the interaction between the two of them. Brilliant fic hun.

Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2o5 \\ You.cs_whitewolf on February 26th, 2008 06:23 pm (UTC)
::smishes back::

Very pleased you approve X) I just really wanted something to happen between Jack and Ianto after what went on in Dead Man Walking. Besides, not like I could leave poor Ianto angsting away on his own ;)

Joulez217: Date?joulez217 on February 25th, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC)
Wow you really wrote something didn't you!!!

Aww I liked this a lot! Nice little add on to Dead Man Walking as well!! It was nice to see Ianto finally realized he'd let Lisa go and fallen for Jack!!! Awwww love it as usual!!

Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2o5 \\ Killer in the raincs_whitewolf on February 26th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
See! I can do it when properly motivated ;) heh

Thankies hun! I felt that this episode was the perfect excuse for Ianto to 'let Lisa go' as it were, you know? And get the boys snuggling up a bit!

(no subject) - joulez217 on February 26th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Claudiatherandomgirlie on February 25th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
One of the best Janto fics I have ever read.
*reads again*
Yep. Definately.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ J2 A Kisscs_whitewolf on February 26th, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh, thank you! That's a huge compliment considering all the stuff already out there X) thank you very much, I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading!

CS WhiteWolf
j'aime les poires: pic#71805529iheartpears on February 25th, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC)
What an amazing fic. I could see this playing out in the actual Torchwood world. Wouldn't we just love that? Ahh great job!!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 1.13 \\ Janto YS!cs_whitewolf on February 26th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)
We would indeed! XD But until the writers give us what we want, thank goodness for fanfic, eh? heh.

Thanks so much for reading!
CS WhiteWolf
szm: jack ianto need youszm on February 25th, 2008 06:58 pm (UTC)
That was just lovely, and spot on. Kinda sad and hopeful at the same time
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 1o4 \\ Kiss of Lifecs_whitewolf on February 26th, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
Just the sort of feel I was going for :) am glad you liked it!

Many thanks,
CS WhiteWolf
Reach for the sky: janto [forehead kiss ani]xflybynightx on February 25th, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
Whoah. Yes *thumbs up* XD
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2o3 \\ Captain & his Tea-bocs_whitewolf on February 26th, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC)
XD Thank you, darling!

Kerryblaze: Jack/Ianto Season 2 promokerryblaze on February 25th, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC)
Aw. I can picture them sitting there shoulder-to-shoulder and the look on both of their faces! Great job!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Ianto/Jack in Morguecs_whitewolf on February 26th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you, hun! I had such a vivid mental image of them sitting there like that after the episode that I just couldn't resist trying to put it into words :)

Glad you approve!
libby_drew on February 25th, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
I loved it, CS! Absolutely perfect. Thanks for sharing. I'll be on the lookout for more Jack/Ianto from you, my dear.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2o5 \\ I'm A Monstercs_whitewolf on February 26th, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
X) thanks so much, darling! I've a few more pieces in the works, hope you'll enjoy them as much as this one.

Thanks for reading!
__♥..Jemz-y Baby..♥__jemzamia on February 25th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)


Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2o5 \\ Comforting Squeezecs_whitewolf on February 26th, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)

very pleased you liked it XD

(no subject) - jemzamia on February 26th, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
xredxforeverxxredxforeverx on February 25th, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
Yep. Just as it should have been played out on our screens. Brilliant.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2o3 \\ Eye-sexcs_whitewolf on February 26th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
X) thanks! I'd love to get a similar sort of moment in a future episode, but till then we'll just have to make do with the fic, heh.

Thank you for reading!
CS WhiteWolf
Shaz: [Torchwood] Jack/Ianto KissMovedancy_dreamer on February 25th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
Oh my god!

This is gorgeous! I love how you handled the whole Lisa issue - which I was wondering whether they'd bring up in the episode.

Brilliantly incharacter - and, god I adore this!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Jonescs_whitewolf on February 26th, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC)

Thank you, hun! I have to admit I was waiting for them to give a proper sort of nod to the whole 'Cyberwoman' episode but aside from a few minor moments (Ianto's face when he first sees the glove, the comment about it coming in pairs) there wasn't very much emo-angst about the whole thing at all.

So, alas, you guys ended up with this to make up for that ;) hehe.

Thanks again!
adafrogadafrog on February 25th, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
Lovely, thanks.
Campaspe: Torchwood Novels \\ Painted Iantocs_whitewolf on February 26th, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reading! Am very pleased that you liked it :)

CS WhiteWolf
moryssa: Captain Jackmoryssa on February 25th, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
Awww... it's perfect, love! :)
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Jack & Iantocs_whitewolf on February 26th, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D

I just had to write something between these boys after that episode! Glad you approve.