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24 March 2009 @ 04:21 pm
TWFanFic: Cold as Ice [Jack/Ianto]  
[Cold as Ice | Jack/Ianto | U-Rated | 343words | comment_fic prompt: cold as ice]

When it came to love and Ianto Jones, breaking through the ice surrounding his heart was sometimes harder than taking on a nest of angry Weevils. And Jack Harkness would know, he'd managed both and lived only to tell the tale thanks to a handy little thing called immortality.

He lies now, with Ianto cocooned within the safety of his arms and watches him sleep; pale skin soft in the moonlight filtering through his bedroom window, his eyes a smudge of dark lashes that twitch as he dreams, his lips a plump temptation that Jack is too weak to resist as he dips his head to taste at their perceived lushness.

He strokes a finger over the sharp curve of a cheekbone and stares with barely-concealed sadness at the peace and contentment painted so clearly across Ianto's sleeping features. A sight hardly ever seen when the man is awake and functioning; for from the moment he blinks himself awake to the second he tastes his first mouthful of coffee, Ianto Jones is already hard at work rebuilding the icy fortifications protecting himself from everyone around him.

Jack knows how that feels. He's been there before. It happens all the time. In closing himself off this way, he’s throwing a fortune in feelings away and Jack knows, he knows that someday Ianto’ll pay and it hurts because he knows, knows that despite his best intentions Ianto just wants to be loved and cherished, wants someone who will be there with him to hold him and his heart and trust implicitly in the knowledge that both will be protected at all costs.

“Hey,” Ianto whispers, blinking tired eyes open.

Jack smiles down at him, kisses at his lips once more. “I love you,” he breathes, the admission soft in the pre-dawn light.

“Don’t say that,” Ianto mutters, eyes flickering away then back before he presses forward and stops further words with a kiss.

Inside, Jack breaks just a little bit. Already he can feel the barriers, cold as ice, creeping back up over Ianto’s heart.

mood: crappycrappy
ditchwaterrosie: michael sheen stareditchwaterrosie on March 24th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
:( *is sad*...the atmosphere is perdy :D Very peaceful and melancholy.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.05 \\ Comforting Squeezecs_whitewolf on March 24th, 2009 06:28 pm (UTC)

Thanks, hun. I've missed writing these boys very much, so it's no wonder I've gone all "melancholy" with this piece.

em615em615 on March 24th, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)
Aww, poor Ianto. Poor Jack! Nice angst.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.05 \\ Crying in the Raincs_whitewolf on March 24th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Poor boys, indeed. Glad you liked it :)

CS WhiteWolf
__♥..Jemz-y Baby..♥__: Janto FTWjemzamia on March 24th, 2009 04:55 pm (UTC)
*wibble* ♥
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 1.12 \\ Ianto hurtcs_whitewolf on March 24th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)

thanks, bb ♥
beathen: TW - Jack & Ianto - b/w forehead kissbeathen on March 24th, 2009 05:12 pm (UTC)
Beautiful, but sad. I love that Jack is the one trying to break through Ianto's barriers instead of the other way around.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ SinCity \\ Helluva time...cs_whitewolf on March 24th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I've always been of the opinion that it'd be the other way around, but then I read the Torchwood novels and, well, it's easy to see that it's maybe not that way round at all. I think Ianto has a need to protect himself from love (especially from Jack) and that Jack would know exactly what he's doing but hard pressed to change it.

Or something like that ;) heh. Thanks for reading!
CS WhiteWolf
mrs_cj_harknessmrs_cj_harkness on March 24th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
Beautifully sad hun :( Poor Jack, but I love it :P
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.12 \\ (can't) touch thatcs_whitewolf on March 24th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you, darling! And yes, poor Jack, but it makes a change, huh? ;)

dvanulyadvanulya on March 24th, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
So sad. Nicely done.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Ianto; Earpiececs_whitewolf on March 24th, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks very much :) I'm glad you approve!

CS WhiteWolf
Georgieindiefairy on March 24th, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
Awww ::huggles Ianto and Jack::

Absolutely beautiful hun.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 1.13 \\ Janto YS!cs_whitewolf on March 24th, 2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks, hun!

I have so missed writing these boys X) ::snuggles them also::

lone_star_woman: Ianto in black and whitelone_star_woman on March 24th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous. I like this view of the relationship because I do see Ianto as being someone who is difficult to get to know. After the loss he's experienced, it seems reasonable that he would insulate himself from other people.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.10 \\ Ianto's unimpressedcs_whitewolf on March 24th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
This is very much how I see things between them, so I'm glad there are others out there seeing it too!

Thank you for reading, I'm glad you liked it :)

CS WhiteWolf
angstosaurangstosaur on March 24th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
lovely and bitter sweet ... Ianto has seen Jack in action, so it's not surprising he is defensive when it comes to giving his heart ... I can see this ... I love early morning fics ... there is something about waking moments that allows honesty before shields go up ....
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.12 \\ hand to chestcs_whitewolf on March 24th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I do adore early-morning fics also, and it breaks my heart to have Ianto closing up so quickly after waking, but at the same time I just think it makes sense for him where his relationship with Jack is concerned.

CS WhiteWolf
Erin Giles: torchwood - janto fallin' in loveerin_giles on March 24th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
Awwww so good hun. And so very Ianto denying Jack and his proclamation of love, because I think it very much is that way between the two. Jack willing to love again but Ianto too scared to, even though he's with Jack clinging onto loneliness. Very atmospheric piece and yay for the return of you writing Jack/Ianto. ;)
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.12 \\ (can't) touch thatcs_whitewolf on March 24th, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
I've missed writing my boys so much, oh my goodness!, I can't even tell you. And after reading the TW novels especially this is just how I see things between them now. It hurts but I think it just fits so right.

Thanks so much, bb!
CS WhiteWolf
wraithkeeper: eye candywraithkeeper on March 24th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
“Don’t say that"

I'm with Jack, that line broke me too.

Beautiful fic though, heartbreaking as it is.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.07 \\ Jack Harknesscs_whitewolf on March 24th, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC)

Hopefully Jack'll find some way to break through those barriers and show Ianto he's worth loving back.

Thank you!
CS WhiteWolf
Kerryblaze: Captain Jack Seriouskerryblaze on March 24th, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)



Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.10 \\ Shared Smilescs_whitewolf on March 24th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)

Thank you, darling! ♥

hab318princess on March 24th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
beautiful, heartbreaking and unfortunately too true
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.12 \\ Jack; oh fuckcs_whitewolf on March 24th, 2009 11:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reading, darling! Fingers crossed that Jack will be able to find a way to get through to Ianto and proove himself worth loving in return <33

daylyn: Jack Ianto clasping_lilly8408daylyn on March 24th, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
Ouch. Oh, that's just crushing, and sad, and painful, and poignant... and utterly beautiful writing. *sniffle* Well done indeed!!!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Ianto; Earpiececs_whitewolf on March 24th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks, bb! I'm so pleased you got all that from this piece :)

Caspe ♥
Rhi: don't shootvipersweb on March 24th, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
oh... so perfect. I love the imagery in this. and the sad feel to it.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.06 \\ Ianto & Weevilcs_whitewolf on March 26th, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks very much :) I just see Ianto being exactly like this and couldn't help but put the damper on things with Jack as a result. Poor boys!

CS WhiteWolf