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04 November 2008 @ 11:05 pm
nov 4: TWFanFic: (I just) died in your arms tonight (Gen. Ianto, Owen)  
by mizzclara

(I just) died in your arms tonight;

Gen. Ianto, Owen;

PG-Rated; 500words;
It's like Katie all over again...



Owen threw his gloves aside in disgust; the only expression he could maintain that would ever successfully hide the fear he felt creeping its way through his body. Ianto looked up at him with wide eyes, guarded but trusting, and Owen wanted to shake him, to yell at him and ask him why the hell this was happening to him. To him. (all over again).


“I’m sorry.” Owen muttered instead, his gaze sliding swiftly away from Ianto’s but not before he saw the darkness of shattered hope dull the blue of the other man’s eyes. Owen wanted to curse every damn deity he knew, he wanted to kick and scream and rail at the helplessness of it all, but he did nothing. He said nothing. He just stood there, waiting with a patience he did not feel, for Ianto to get up and go. He needed him gone, away, just… he needed a moment.


Cold fingers carefully encircled his wrist and Owen’s head snapped up in shock at the contact.


“Please,” Ianto whispered; his face pale as death. Owen had to look away.


“Don’t… don’t say anything.” Ianto pleaded, his tone imploring. Who was he to deny him this request? “Please, Owen. Just… not yet? Let me…” he swallowed back his words before he could choke upon them. Owen suddenly found himself twisting his wrist to better take hold of Ianto’s hand. He squeezed once- tightly- before releasing the hold and stepping back.


“As the medic, I’m under obligation,” Owen said softly, meeting Ianto’s eyes. “I can give you no more than a week.” He added in a voice not above the breathlessness of a whisper. Ianto blinked his eyes frantically and Owen turned his face away. He couldn’t. He just, he couldn’t.


“Thank you.” Ianto said, slipping himself off of the examination table. He hestitated a moment longer, words clearly on the tip of his tongue, but like all else unsaid between them he swallowed them back, wincing at their bitter taste before he moved, stepping past him and bounding up the stairs to the main level of the hub with an energy Owen knew he did not have.


When he was gone Owen slammed his fist into the first available surface he could find. Thank you. The words slapped at him. How fucken useless he was and still Ianto had the nerve to thank him. He hadn’t done anything. He couldn’t do anything. He punched again at the wall before him, over and over- knuckles bloodying but he could not feel the pain. Inoperable, that’s what this was; terminal, incurable, life-ending and untreatable. Words that all essentially meant the same thing: there was nothing he could do. There was no way to help him, to save him, to even ease the pain he was going though. Not in any way that was going to matter. Ianto Jones was going to die and there was nothing he- nor anyone else in this god-forsaken world- could do to stop it.

[ end. ]
[ written as part of Caspe-Wri-Mo ]
mood: blankblank
music: (i just) died in your arms tonight cutting crew
absinthefairy88absinthefairy88 on November 4th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 1.12 \\ Bang! Bang!cs_whitewolf on November 6th, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC)
In hell, I'll be there-a-burning.....: blackshirtdr_is_in on November 4th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)

You wrote Owen.

**cuddles her poor tormented doctor**
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.05 \\ Geeky Owencs_whitewolf on November 6th, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
::grins with you::

I rather like how he turned out ;) heh.
Erin Giles: torchwood - we're gonna die in Switzerlaerin_giles on November 4th, 2008 11:31 pm (UTC)
*clings to Woobie* But... but... *cries* I loved how Owen was so upset and how Ianto said 'Thank You' it's the sort of thing he would do... and that makes it worse somehow... :( I need fluff now...
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Earpiececs_whitewolf on November 6th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
Umm... I'll write you happy!Ianto soon, mmm'k? ::passes hankie:: I just seem to be on a 'lets-torture-poor-woobie-Ianto' kick at the moment. Go figure!

Thank you, babi! <33
Georgie: Torchwood - Owen (coffee)indiefairy on November 4th, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)

you're being so mean to Ianto :(

This was beautiful hun. Loved it. ::huggles Owen and Ianto::
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.10 \\ Ianto's Arsecs_whitewolf on November 6th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
I know, I'm sorry! I can't help it, the woobie in him is just crying out to be tortured. omg. promise to make it all better for him in the next one!

Glad you like it though :) it felt nice writing Owen for a change, if that's any consolation? X)

mrs_cj_harkness: Owen (Fuck)mrs_cj_harkness on November 5th, 2008 07:53 am (UTC)
N'awww why you always picking on the woobie? :( But I like this Owen so much - I can hear him in my head, beating himself up, when its not his fault :( ::whimpers::
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.10 \\ Ianto's unimpressedcs_whitewolf on November 6th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)
::holds up hands:: I'm sorry! I promise to make it up to him soon, okay? XD

Thank you! It was kind of fun writing Owen, even if the story itself wasn't on the positive side of things.

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_stolendreams_ on November 5th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)

But you wrote Ianto and Owen so I love you even if you are being evil to them
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.10 \\ Shared Smilescs_whitewolf on November 6th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)

I liked playing with Owen. I may attempt it again at some point during Caspe-Wri-Mo. In a happier sort of fic, of course XD otherwise I'm afraid I may get my arse kicked! hehe.

<33 thank you, hun!
laurapetrilaurapetri on November 5th, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC)
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Jack; torchwoodcs_whitewolf on November 6th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)

XD sorry! Ianto'll be better in the next fic, if that helps?

CS WhiteWolf
hab318princess on November 5th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)

brilliantly written, but NO!

That 'thank you' was heartbreaking.

Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.07 \\ Ianto/Rissen Mittencs_whitewolf on November 6th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)
::pets and passes hanky::

Thanks for reading; I really couldn't help myself in regards to the angst though!

CS WhiteWolf
cprefectcprefect on November 5th, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC)
OMG that was so Owen and Ianto.

Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Ianto&Owen; testing securitcs_whitewolf on November 6th, 2008 11:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)

I've never written much of Owen, so I'm glad he worked in this!

CS WhiteWolf
nox_caelum on November 5th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
*is crying* that was heartbreaking
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.01 \\ XD stopwatch!cs_whitewolf on November 6th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
::passes tissues::

Sorry about that! :) but the angst was too good to pass up.

Thank you!
CS WhiteWolf
LadyoftheLight: Torchwood - Jack & Ianto Eternitymarilla_pm67 on November 5th, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
Heartbreaking, and very well written.


Campaspe: HP \\ Severus; smileycs_whitewolf on November 6th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reading! X)

CS WhiteWolf
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Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Jack; oh fuckcs_whitewolf on November 6th, 2008 11:14 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean; it's tough luck for both of the boys really. Alas!

Thank you for reading!
CS WhiteWolf
talcattalcat on November 5th, 2008 11:54 pm (UTC)
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 1.13 \\ Janto YS!cs_whitewolf on November 6th, 2008 11:15 pm (UTC)
Sorry, couldn't resist writing something nice and depressing for these boys! Thanks for reading though :)

CS WhiteWolf
Pecos: Owen craves disappointmentpecos on November 6th, 2008 03:07 am (UTC)
Oh, man....way to break a few hearts! Damn!

(you are kinda SCARY good at this!)
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Ianto&Owen; lookcs_whitewolf on November 6th, 2008 11:17 pm (UTC)
::wicked grin:: It's a gift, I know. tehehe.

Thank you for reading! It was honestly too good a notion to pass on, even if it leaves neither of the boys very happy. Ahem.

CS WhiteWolf
daylyn: Harry Agnst in progress:samiamiconsdaylyn on November 6th, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)

Wow, that was wonderfully raw and heartbreaking. Very, very well done!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Ianto&Gwen; Made in Walescs_whitewolf on November 6th, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)

Thanks for reading. I'd had the idea a while back and came across the notes for it the evening I wrote it; depressing as hell, but I couldn't not write it.