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07 November 2009 @ 11:29 pm
[TWFanFic] it sounded like goodbye (Jack/Ianto (Gwen))  

it sounded like goodbye;

Ianto/Jack, (Gwen);

U-Rated, 619words, coda: 2.09 Something Borrowed;

After the wedding, Jack and Ianto head back to the hub.



“You’re not staying?” Jack asked, looking at Ianto in obvious surprise. They’d finally trudged their wary way back to the hub after hours spent conditioning the guests to remember nothing of the extra-terrestrial occurrences that had gone on throughout the course of Gwen’s wedding day. It was going on the early am before Jack was satisfied that each and every guest would wake later that morning speaking of nothing but the wedding and how truly wonderful it had been.


Ianto looked up at Jack, his fingers stilling on the buttons of his coat as he forced a smile.


“I think not, sir.” He answered. After cleaning out the SUV and taking a quick inventory of weaponry and ammunition, Ianto was looking forward to nothing more than a long hot shower and an even longer sleep. Jack had already told them all to come in whenever they felt like it tomorrow- or later today, he supposed- and for once Ianto had every intention of taking Jack up on his offer.


Jack blinked at him, his surprise turning to confusion as he looked at Ianto. “But… I thought you were going to show me just how well you could tell a man’s-,”


“I’m tired,” Ianto interrupted, causing Jack- who’d been inching his way forward- to pause a moment. “It’s been a long day. And I’m going home. Alone.” He added as Jack started to leer at him.


“Sure I can’t tempt you to stay?” Jack asked with a wink in Ianto’s direction.


“Positive.” Ianto replied, his face expressionless under Jack’s scrutiny.


“Ianto-,” Jack began but Ianto was already turning away, clearly intent on leaving.


“Whoa, hold up.” Jack was at his side in an instant. His hand gently restraining as it rested upon his arm.


“You’re upset,” he asked, though it came out more a statement than a question. Ianto looked at him, mouth thinning and eyes flashing with anger.


“Of course I’m upset!” Ianto bit out and Jack visibly stepped back under the ferocity of his tone.


“I made a fool of myself today, Jack,” He pulled his arm forcibly from Jack’s lingering touch. “I made a fool of myself for you.”


“Ianto, what-,” Jack frowned, uncomprehending.


“How can you be so thick-headed?” Ianto snapped, “Gwen! I’m talking about Gwen, and the way you are around her. The way you were looking at her today. And the way she looked at you. It was intense. People were starting to notice. Rhys was starting to notice.”


“Ianto, you can’t really believe that I’d-,” Jack began, tone placating.


“-do something like that?” Ianto interrupted, and Jack had the grace to look uncomfortable in the face of Ianto’s accusatory tone.


“Jack, you looked like you were about to kiss her,” Ianto bit out, “and she really didn’t look too upset at the idea.”


“Is that why you asked me to dance?” Jack asked softly.


“I had to do something.” Ianto said, and Jack raised his eyebrows. “Although, the more I think about it, the more I wonder if I shouldn’t have left the two of you. You could do with good smacking.”


Jack grinned then, waggling his eyebrows as he reached for Ianto, “We’re not talking the kinky kind here, are we?”


Ianto flushed, offended and angry at Jack’s apparent inability to take anything seriously. He shoved at Jack, backing away from his reaching arms with a look of disgust.


“Oh come now, Ianto, I was only joking,” Jack laughed, hands up in defence and looking not in the least bit apologetic.


Ianto closed his eyes briefly, unable to find the words to reply to that. He looked at Jack again, shook his head.


“Goodnight, Jack.” He said instead. It sounded like goodbye.


[ end. ]

[ Written for Caspe-Wri-Mo ’09 ]


hab318princess on November 8th, 2009 07:44 am (UTC)
so heartbreaking for Ianto

great ficlet (am I greedy wanting a fic where Jack figures out what just happened, comes to his senses and makes it better?)
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Jack/Ianto; desperate kisscs_whitewolf on November 8th, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)
the poor thing, I know <33 Jack can be a real dumbo sometimes.

and because you inspired me, a sequel: sorry seems to be the hardest word :)

thank you for reading!
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Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Ianto; crying in the raincs_whitewolf on November 8th, 2009 09:32 pm (UTC)
Exactly! I was so upset with the way they handled that whole part of an otherwise great episode. I felt so sorry for Ianto stepping into that dance, knowing that Jack was still mooning over Gwen. I really wanted Ianto to tell Jack just where to go!

Thanks, hun! I'm glad you liked :)
CS WhiteWolf
galaxy_songgalaxy_song on November 8th, 2009 12:41 pm (UTC)
Wounderful fic woman, as much as I loved dancing Jack/Ianto I think Ianto would have somthing to say to Jack after it:)
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Jack&Ianto; coffeecs_whitewolf on November 8th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
you and me both! Jack really needed a good smack after that scene XD

thanks for reading, hun!
CS WhiteWolf
Erin Giles: torchwood - rhys/ianto - twat <3erin_giles on November 8th, 2009 03:31 pm (UTC)
It's that last sentence that gets me hun. :( Also the fact that Ianto uses Rhys noticing as the benchmark for how obvious Jack was being. lol. Great little ficlet.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Ianto; red tie cheeky grics_whitewolf on November 8th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
<33 Between Ianto and Rhys, I don't know which one to feel more sorry for! (I think maybe they should just pair up and screw their respective others XD) heh.

Thank you!
Erin Giles: the hub - kai/gareth fangirl johnerin_giles on November 9th, 2009 12:34 pm (UTC)
That sentence has too many implied thoughts... I've now got images of Rhys/Ianto (no change there) but screwing their respective others implies Ianto/Gwen and Rhys/Jack in my mind... and it's rather... interesting. :S Thanks for that hun. :P
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Ianto&Gwen; proud!cs_whitewolf on November 14th, 2009 12:58 pm (UTC)
...that's not exactly a bad mental image to have! XD heh.
remuslives23: not just a pretty faceremuslives23 on November 10th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
That is EXACTLY what I wanted Ianto to do in the show. Bloody insensitive, idiot Jack!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Jack&Ianto; Helluva time...cs_whitewolf on November 14th, 2009 01:01 pm (UTC)
You and me both! There just needed to be *something* because Jack was so not on and Ianto just seemed to accept it and take it :(( poor baby.

Thanks for reading!
CS WhiteWolf
Julijmchau on November 11th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
nicely done!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Ianto; red tie cheeky grics_whitewolf on November 14th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
thank you for reading! X)

CS WhiteWolf
owensheart: Jack/Iantoowensheart on November 12th, 2009 11:10 am (UTC)
Oh I hate it when people fight! I only hope they can work things out *hugs Ianto*

Lovely writing.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Jack/Ianto; desperate kisscs_whitewolf on November 14th, 2009 01:03 pm (UTC)
::pets:: sometimes it's just needed though, but you know they totally kiss and make up afterwards :)

thank you for reading!
CS WhiteWolf