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19 November 2008 @ 11:29 pm
nov 19: twfanfic: your hands are cold [Jack/Ianto]  

your hands are cold;
Jack Harkness/Ianto Jones;
U-Rated; Coda “Plant Life”; 400words;
["Plant Life" as in the short story in the Torchwood Yearbook.]

Jack would not see Ianto for days after the incident. And Ianto sought not to seek Jack out either. There existed between them an awkwardness which neither seemed able (nor wanting) to transcend. Jack for shame at failing to realise the severity of the situation as it transpired right beneath his nose. Ianto for shame at being so easily manipulated by the plant life and then later at being so easily dismissed by Jack himself. 

It was four days after before Jack came to see him. Owen was taking further blood samples from Ianto at the time, in a bid to verify that the plant had not altered him in some way or chosen to make him a carrier for its seed. He sat glumly and in silence and let Owen do his work. They shared no words between them for there was nothing to say.

Jack appeared above them in silence a half-hour into the examination. Ianto felt his presence long before he chose to announce it however. There were no words exchanged between any of them, but from the corner of his eye, Ianto saw Owen nod and gather up his samples before escaping his own lab.

Jack's footsteps sound moments later as he stomped his way down the stairs towards Ianto. Ianto who did not look up at his approach nor move to show any acknowledgement of his arrival at all. They said nothing at first. With Jack not knowing what to say and Ianto having nothing to say in return. The silence grew thick and heavy between them and one (or both) of them began to shift in the quiet, growing fidgety and frustrated.

Jack sighed softly, sadly. Ianto looked up despite himself. They met gazes for a time before Jack held out his hands towards him and Ianto- hesitating only a heartbeat longer- reached for his extended fingers, clasping them tightly with his own. Jack stepped closer, drawing Ianto’s hands to his mouth and kissing softly at each of his knuckles. Ianto watched him in silence. Jack’s gaze flickered from his eyes, away, then back again.

“Your hands are cold,” he breathed out, his voice a whisper between them, his eyes a silent plea.

“I’ve had no one to hold them.” Ianto said. There’s an accusation there and Jack nods. Ianto squeezes his fingers and Jack squeezes back and maybe, just maybe, it’ll be alright.

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

mood: contentcontent
music: watching the devils whore
Erin Giles: torchwood - janto - save the last danceerin_giles on November 19th, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
Awwwww. I like it. So understated and so brilliant! *wishes she'd brought her yearbook to Wales* Nice coda hun! :)
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.07 \\ Ianto/Rissen Mittencs_whitewolf on November 30th, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you, hun! ::snuggles tight::

The good thing about this Caspe-Wri-Mo business, is that it's letting me get all these little niggling fic ideas out of my head and onto the page. It's rather theraputic in a way. heh.

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Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Eh?cs_whitewolf on November 30th, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you! I was going for the quite sort of angst with this piece, and getting a lump in the throat is a sure sign I've suceeded ;)

ditchwaterrosie: luciusditchwaterrosie on November 20th, 2008 12:29 am (UTC)
*wants copy of Yearbook*

This is lovely...if indeed it can be described as such. Silly boys.

And OMG Devil's Whore? I'm watching it now :D
Hooray John Simm and his utter sexy manliness.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.03 \\ Janto kisscs_whitewolf on November 30th, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC)
((The Yearbook isn't all it's cracked up to be, if I'm honest! And aside from the five ficlet type stories in it, if you're read the magazines, you've pretty much read the yearbook! lol.))

Thank you very much, darling! And yes, if you want to describe it as lovely, I'll take it! heh.

OMG YS! Devil's Whore!! ...I have to say, after the second episode I'm watching mostly for the pretty than for the plot, I was starting to drift through the second episode a bit :S still. PRETTY. XD
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daylyn: SH H-W cocaine alternative_DeliaJohnsondaylyn on November 20th, 2008 07:04 am (UTC)
Awwwww.... poignant and perfect. Completely sad but utterly lovely. Great work!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 1.13 \\ Woecs_whitewolf on November 30th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, my darling! I was going for the ansgt factor in this, but not even I can keep them all wibbly for long, heh.

em615em615 on November 20th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I liked that. Good economy of words. Lots of emotion in them. Brava!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 1.12 \\ Ianto hurtcs_whitewolf on November 30th, 2008 07:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! X) I'm really pleased you think so.

CS WhiteWolf
mrs_cj_harknessmrs_cj_harkness on November 20th, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
“I’ve had no one to hold them.”

Awwww! Fantastic as usual, and beautifully hard hitting/
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Ianto Jones; teaboycs_whitewolf on November 30th, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)
X) thank you, hun! I have to admit, I'm rather fond of that line myself, heh.

ceindreadhceindreadh on November 21st, 2008 12:06 am (UTC)
awww, so sweet.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.10 \\ Shared Smilescs_whitewolf on November 30th, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you, and for reading!

CS WhiteWolf
pinkfairy727: Torchwood - B/W Janto Heartpinkfairy727 on November 27th, 2008 12:08 am (UTC)
AWWW! That's fantastic!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.06 \\ Ianto & Weevilcs_whitewolf on November 30th, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you think so! X) thanks for reading.

CS WhiteWolf
Jen: boys tkksluvinthe88and20 on November 28th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
Very Nice.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.10 \\ Ianto's Arsecs_whitewolf on November 30th, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you! X)

CS WhiteWolf
L: Jack Harkness - classiclucy_locket on November 28th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, yay! I love this! I adore that short story as well.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.10 \\ J&I; starecs_whitewolf on November 30th, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
Oh yes! It's an awesome story for sure. I'm glad you enjoyed my wee coda to it as well X) thank you very much!

CS WhiteWolf
missthingsplacemissthingsplace on November 28th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
The ending just made me melt ... beautiful.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.05 \\ Comforting Squeezecs_whitewolf on November 30th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
thank you! I'm rather pleased then X) I simply couldn't have them parted any longer!

CS WhiteWolf
Cathy: omg im totally crushing on youtimetraveled on November 28th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
Beautiful! I haven't read “Plant Life” but I know a brief summary of it and this seems like a perfect coda to that story :)
Campaspe: Torchwood Novels \\ Skypoint; Carmencs_whitewolf on November 30th, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you, all the more for reading this without having read the actual story itself X) I'm really glad it worked for you!

CS WhiteWolf
fide_et_spefide_et_spe on November 28th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
Oh that was so wonderfully in character. You really could imagine that scene in the show. I loved it. Haven't read the story mind!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Jack; Captaincs_whitewolf on November 30th, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC)
I'm rather chuffed that you decided to read this without having read "Plant Life" XD and that it made sense still. Thank you very much!

CS WhiteWolf
fabi: jantotearful_eye on November 28th, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC)
awww, so beautiful & a delicious mixture of fluff and bittersweet-ness, very lovely.
Campaspe: TW \\ Ianto Bears \\ Jack/Iantocs_whitewolf on November 30th, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC)
thank you! I'm very glad you enjoyed this piece X)

CS WhiteWolf
adafrogadafrog on November 28th, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC)
Lovely, thanks.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Jack; torchwoodcs_whitewolf on November 30th, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks for reading!

CS WhiteWolf