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12 November 2008 @ 11:40 pm
nov 12: TWFanFic: Don't Turn Around [Jack/Ianto]  
by mizzclara
Don't Turn Around;
Jack/Ianto, (Jack/Gwen, Gwen/Rhys);
PG-Rated; 350words; Coda: TW 2.04;
Jack snatches the water bottle from him without comment and stalks into his office, throwing himself into the chair behind his desk. Ianto doesn’t need to turn to know that he’s turned on the CCTV feed and is proceeding to watch Gwen as she leaves the building- leaves Jack- for Rhys.

He feels his fingers tightening in their grasp about the crystal tumbler half-filled with amber liquid. Jack’s always had good taste. He thinks (bitterly) to himself. And not just in whiskey. He pushes a flicker of irritation- disguised jealousy and resentment- aside and shifts a step or two backwards, reaching out to settle his glass on a nearby shelf before proceeding to roll down his shirtsleeves.

He despairs momentarily at the creases he’s caused as he fastens the cuffs up before beginning on his waistcoat.

He wants to turn and look at Jack, wants to step into his office and turn off the footage he’s watching, wants to twists Jack’s chair and force the Captain to look at him, wants Jack to know that it’s his bed he’s sharing and his body he’s mapping out night after night and his goddamned heart that’s he’s toying with and fuck if it doesn’t mean something to Jack because it damn well means something to him.

But he doesn't turn and look at Jack. He cannot make himself. Because turning to him would make an issue out of something Jack insists doesn’t exist. Even when Ianto knows it does. Even when Gwen herself knows it does. Even when Tosh and Owen both damn well know it does. And it’s all Ianto can do to made up jokes about their relationship (if he can call it that) being all avant-garde and a matter of convenience, when it’s not. Not to him.

But that doesn’t seem to matter.

So Ianto buttons his shirt and his waistcoat and fixes his cuffs. He straightens his back and keeps his head high and he leaves. He just leaves. No words of goodbye, no smiles, not even to Tosh and especially not to Owen.

He doesn’t turn around.

[ end. ]
[ written as part of Caspe-Wri-Mo

mood: crankycranky
music: watching mischief night on film4
Georgie: Torchwood - Ianto (bad day?)indiefairy on November 13th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
Oh Hun that was beautiful, heartbreakingly beautiful, but beautiful none the less. I'm going to stop using that word now

Poor Ianto, and silly Jack.

Loved it.

Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.01 \\ gun to the headcs_whitewolf on November 15th, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It's how I interpreted that scene myself, how I felt Ianto would have reacted to the whole thing. Jack can be awefully daft sometimes. The silly wabbit.

Thankfully Ianto has girlies like you and me to play with him ;) heh.

Thanks for reading! And thinking it was beautiful X)
ditchwaterrosie: dorian grayditchwaterrosie on November 13th, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)
Jack is such a meanie *sulks*

This is very sad :'( Poor Ianto, all calm and collected...

Wonderfully written :)
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.07 \\ Gwen is spooked!cs_whitewolf on November 15th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
Yes he is! He can be very self-centered sometimes, all the worse when it's to the neglect of Ianto. Still, Ianto is the type of man not to want to make a scene, so I felt his best reaction would be to simply walk away.

So glad it worked for you! Thank you :)
Erin Giles: ianto - coffee? tea? or me?erin_giles on November 13th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
*follows Ianto home* Silly Jack!

Let Gwen and Jack had their sexual tension, Ianto should be with Rhys anyway.

Nice coda to Meat hun! ♥
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 1.12 \\ Ianto hurtcs_whitewolf on November 15th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
I did have this idea where Jack and Gwen end up having an affair and Ianto finds out. At this point he's pretty close friends with Rhys and wibbles over telling him what's going on, because then he'd have to admit to himself (and Jack) that he knows. It has good angst potential XD

Jack is very silly! He should treat Ianto better. heh.

Thank you!
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galaxy_song: pic#81238098galaxy_song on November 13th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)
Oh so wounderful it should have so happened that way.

I so agree there is you next prompt if your looking for one Ryhs/Ianto, bring on the welshiesXD
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Jack; all work no playcs_whitewolf on November 15th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
I'm sure Ianto would have been seen walking off it we weren't watching Jack angsting over the CCTV footage! X)

Oh yes, the idea of Rhys/Ianto is a very tempting one!!

Thanks, hun :)
daylyn: Tosh Um_baffled_fandomdaylyn on November 13th, 2008 05:35 am (UTC)
Ouch. Oh this one hurts. This is beautifully painful and poignant and perfect (ooh... alliteration! go me). Um... yeah... heartbreaking. Well done!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Toshiko Satocs_whitewolf on November 15th, 2008 06:23 pm (UTC)
(Yay, alliteration! XD)

and thank you! I must admit that I got very indignant on Ianto's behalf when I saw that scene in Meat, I just felt it was completely not-on, you know? Thankfully though, Ianto knows how to handle himself far better than I'd have done it ;) ...and I'm sure Jack'll realise his mistake soon enough.

mrs_cj_harkness: Ianto (♥;Ianto)mrs_cj_harkness on November 13th, 2008 08:04 am (UTC)
You know I love Jack/Ianto but that gorgeously heartbreaking <3 I love it!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Jack; oh fuckcs_whitewolf on November 15th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
<33 thank you!

I do heart my Jack/Ianto too, but it can't be all sunshine and daisies everyday ;) heh.

Shaz: [Torchwood] Jack/Ianto KissMovedancy_dreamer on November 13th, 2008 01:56 pm (UTC)
This shows just how brilliant your writing is.
I normally hate 'OMG JACK R BIG NASTY BULLY 2 MAH YANTOE' fics.
But this one, this one I love, and I'm not just saying that because you're my friend. I think you handled this really well.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Lost Souls \\ Bellcs_whitewolf on November 15th, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)

thank you! I understand completely what you mean, sometimes people go so OTT when it comes to Jack blanking Ianto for Gwen and I honestly don't believe that Jack realises (in Meat, at least) just what he did to Ianto at the end there. He was too self-absorbed in his own drama to notice. Alas.

I'm very glad you gave this a chance, hun! It means loads to me :)
albaalba17 on November 13th, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC)
Love it. (do you mind me asking what your journal template is? I really like it and I might want to use it some day.)

Edited at 2008-11-13 08:48 pm (UTC)
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Ianto&Weevil; stare you dowcs_whitewolf on November 15th, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)

My journal style is "black ice" by refuted. There are some awesome layouts on that community if you check it out.

CS WhiteWolf
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Adjoviadjovi on November 14th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
aw...poor fucked up boys. this is lovely!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.10 \\ J&I; starecs_whitewolf on November 15th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
They can be so very angsty sometimes, can't they? X)

thank you!
CS WhiteWolf
fabi: iantotearful_eye on November 14th, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
aw... *snif* beautiful & heartbreaking.

(now you better write a follow-up where jack goes to ianto & appologizes & declares his undying love for him, *g*)
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.10 \\ Ianto's unimpressedcs_whitewolf on November 15th, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
::pets and hands a hanky::

Well I make no promises! But I'm fairly sure that once Jack's finshed sulking and realised that Ianto is in fact no longer around, he'll realise just what an arse he's been and go and make it up to Ianto. All night long. XD

Thanks for reading!
CS WhiteWolf
fatchickengirl: Stress pornfatchickengirl on November 14th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
Hard, tough and heartbreaking...
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ SinCity \\ Almost...cs_whitewolf on November 15th, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)
thank you for reading!

CS WhiteWolf
Rhi: 300vipersweb on November 14th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
So heartbreaking. I like that Ianto just leaves, no goodbyes, not that day. Small victories when he can. I also like how well he knows himself and Jack. Jack needs a kick to the head (or groin).
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Earpiececs_whitewolf on November 15th, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
Exactly that- it's his way of making a statement and showing his own displeasure. He doesn't need to say goodbye or make a scene, so long as he can hold his head high and walk away.

The poor baby! And yes, I couldn't agree more- Jack really does need a good kick to some sensitive areas X)

Thank you!
CS WhiteWolf
The Imperfect Line.: Goodnight moonpenguin_ford on November 14th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
This absolutely broke my heart.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.05 \\ Crying in the Raincs_whitewolf on November 15th, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
::sticky tapes heart back together::


Thank you for reading!
CS WhiteWolf
missthingsplacemissthingsplace on November 14th, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
Beautiful ... heartbreaking ...
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.05 \\ Head&Hand Jobcs_whitewolf on November 15th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you! X)

and thanks for reading!
CS WhiteWolf
arikataarikata on November 14th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
oh that was wonderful...depressing but wodnerful. a perfect grasp on ianto.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.12 \\ Remembering Lisacs_whitewolf on November 15th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
X) thank you! I'm very pleased you think so.

CS WhiteWolf