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13 November 2009 @ 08:00 pm
[FanFic] Ink in my Coffee (Epilogue)  
Ink in my Coffee

By CS WhiteWolf


“Did you hear?” Gwen asked, her eyes alight with disbelief as she accosted Jack and Ianto upon their arrival into Torchwood one morning.

“Hear what?” Jack asked with a frown. Ianto shot him a bemused look as Gwen let out a squeal of impatience and grabbed at his hand, dragging him through towards the staff room and shoving him towards the sofa and she groped for the TV remote.

“I cannot believe you’ve not-,” she cut off as Toshiko rushed into the room.

“Have you seen it?” She demanded of Ianto with the same levels of shock and excitement emanating off of Gwen.

“He hasn’t!” Gwen muttered, her voice strained as she flicked through channels faster than the eye could catch.

Ianto smiled, shrugging self-depreciatively as Toshiko shot Ianto a disbelieving look before she hurried to squeeze herself onto one side of the couch. She took up his hand without preamble, all poise gone as she waited in tense anticipation for Gwen to find the channel she was looking for.

“Jesus,” Owen’s voice entered the staffroom before he did, “Who knew the guy had it in him?”

“He hasn’t seen it yet!” Gwen exclaimed with a whine, not taking her eyes off of the television.

Owen gaped at Ianto. “Are you shitting me?”

“Would someone mind telling us what’s going on?” Jack demanded, “And why, for that matter, it apparently revolves around Ianto?”

“Got it!” Gwen crowed in delight as she found one of the apparently elusive news channels, which was streaming the news of a prison break from Fox River Penitentiary.

Ianto’s mouth dropped open in shock as Michael Schofield’s picture came up on the screen as one of the inmates to have escaped just two months after being incarcerated. It wasn’t until the newsreader mentioned that they’d escaped directly from the prison onto Fitz Road that it all just clicked. Ianto found himself grinning in amazement as images of Michael’s elaborately designed tattoo, full of gothic imagery and tales of doing wrong to do right and fighting ones demons suddenly started to make a whole world of sense.

“You know something!” Gwen’s voice rang out suddenly and Ianto snapped his attention to her, a devious little smirk curling his lips.

“Who me?” He asked full of faux innocence. “Surely not!”

Gwen’s eyes narrowed on him, even Jack, Toshiko and Owen had turned to look at him. He laughed lightly and extracted himself from between Toshiko and Jack.

“Would anyone care for some coffee?” He offered, making his way over towards his coffee machine without waiting for any replies, knowing that none of them would ever refuse a cup from him.

He could still hear the news report and listened intently as they passed the story onto a consultant who was trying to theorise how they’d managed the break. More images flashed through Ianto’s mind even as his hands moved automatically over the machine before him, images of patterns in the flesh, of a map in the design, of nights spent tracing those hidden maps with his tongue and fingers and thinking he was seeing it all so clearly when in reality he’d never seen it so clearly as he did now.

Arms wrapped themselves about his waist, and Ianto started to feel the press of Jack’s body against him, catching him out of his daydream.

“Tonight,” Jack promised, purring his words into the space just below Ianto’s right ear, “I’m going to show you the same dedication to detail that you-,” he paused here to flick his tongue out over the lobe of Ianto’s ear, “-showed to that tattoo. I’m going to-,” he blew gently onto the wet patch of skin and delighted in Ianto’s shiver of anticipation, “-kiss every single inch of your body, Mr. Jones.”

He splayed his hands out over Ianto’s belly, petting his way lower and lower till Ianto was squirming to get out of his hold, spilling coffee beans in the process. He cursed, turning a playful glare towards Jack who merely laughed and stepped away, leaning himself against the kitchenette counter and watching as Ianto bent to clean up the spilt beans; his face hot and his breathing slightly uneven even as he tried not to think about Michael and his tattoo.

“And if you still have those sketches…” Jack hinted, leering a grin towards him.

At the implication in Jack’s words, Ianto ended up spilling the coffee beans all over again.

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The End.

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Christinchen: Torchwood: Iantochristinchen on November 14th, 2009 02:35 am (UTC)
Wow, that was a just wonderful story!
I absolutely loved it! ♥
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Ianto; red tie cheeky grics_whitewolf on November 21st, 2009 09:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! ♥

I'm so glad you enjoyed it; I was really nervous about putting it up but am relieved it's been recieved so well :)

CS WhiteWolf
The other Weird Alaeron_lanart on November 14th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
I don't usually read AU's that are so wildly different from canon, but I'm very glad I read this. Your attention to detail is wonderful and I really enjoyed the story.

Wish I could see Gwen in her dreads and listen to Tosh's band though...
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Gwen; smirkcs_whitewolf on November 21st, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
thank you for taking a chance on this! It's great to hear that you enjoyed it :) especially as it's not something you'd usually read.

I wish I could just take all the images I had in my head whilst writing this and share them with you all. <33

CS WhiteWolf
absinthefairy88: gilmoreabsinthefairy88 on November 14th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
I love this and that is all I have to say right now.

*twirls you in celebration*
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Ianto; stopwatch! XDcs_whitewolf on November 21st, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
::is twirled::

thank you, darling! I cannot tell you how relieved I am that it's been so well recieved. I feel really good about it now and so chuffed that not only did I manage to get it done for this challenge, but that it's finally posted! heh.

Rhi: Jack and Ianto kissingvipersweb on November 15th, 2009 01:39 am (UTC)
Oh this was lovely! I really like the complexity of emotion in this, the way you use Michael to highlight the problems and issues in Jack and Ianto's relationship and especially the need to talk to each other. I really like this au you've established, and the way you've managed to keep the characters as they are on the show, especially the never really defined relationship between Jack and Ianto. Like the cameos by various people, like Tommy and Mary and Adam and Estelle.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Jack&Ianto; shared smilescs_whitewolf on November 21st, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
When I first set out to write this story, I must admit that having it turn out like this wasn't quite my intention! I'd been aiming for a light-hearted story with some pwp and leave it at that. But of course, as soon as I started writing, everything took a life of its own and I just had to go where the characters wanted me to go. :D

It pleases me greatly to hear that you enjoyed it so much :) especially the Jack/Ianto relationship and the little nods to the TW characters.

Thank you so much for reading!
CS WhiteWolf
Hannah: TW-Ianto stuckinsea on November 15th, 2009 06:25 am (UTC)
Amazing story. I usually skip over crossovers but I decided to give this one a try and was happy that I did. The imagery and the detail to what you did with the characters was amazing. Loved every minute of it. Thank you for sharing it.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Jack&Ianto; hand to chestcs_whitewolf on November 21st, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy that you did too! :) thank you for taking a chance and reading my story. I'm really glad that it worked for you!

CS WhiteWolf
(Anonymous) on November 15th, 2009 12:28 pm (UTC)
Bloody amazing story, I loved the way you wove in all the characters from across the two seasons.
Your description of each member of the studio was very vivid making the whold story just jump of the page.
Thank you so much for this story, it was just incredibly great storytelling.

Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Jack2; A Kisscs_whitewolf on November 21st, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for reading it! :)

I'm so psyched that you enjoyed it and found the whole thing to your liking. I'm especially glad that the character descriptions stood out for you :) I wanted to keep them as themselves but also add my own touch to them for this verse, and I'm quite pleased myself with how they turned out, heh.

CS WhiteWolf
xennie_b: The Kissxennie_b on November 15th, 2009 02:30 pm (UTC)
This was great!
I wasn't sure if I would read this at first since I haven't had a chance to see Prison Break yet, even though I know the story of it.
I'm so glad I did though because it was an amazing fic and I enjoyed every minute of it :)
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ S3 \\ Jack hold Iantocs_whitewolf on November 21st, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
I was very keen to keep everything in the TW verse, so to speak, with Michael almost like an OC save for the obvious nods to his story arc in PB. It pleases me so much to hear that even though you haven't seen the show, this story still worked for you :)

Thank you very much!
CS WhiteWolf
Erin Giles: kermit - yayerin_giles on November 16th, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
*claps hands happily* I loves it, but then you already know that.

I love all the new bits that I've not read - and Micheal gets to keep the picture of Ianto on a motorbike?! *pouts* It's a really great look at Jack and Ianto's relationship that's totally in keeping with the show even though this is an AU - and what a great AU it is hun. Tattoo!Kink FTW. Although it now makes me want to get another... bad Caspe!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Jack&Ianto; hand to chestcs_whitewolf on November 21st, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
::snugs:: thank you so much, hun! ♥ both for the encouragement and the art X)

haha. yes Michael gets to keep the picture of Ianto! but never fear, Gwen has the negatives and will get another one up there asap, promise ;)

Depicting Jack and Ianto's relationship wasn't actually my intention when I set out to write this story. It sort of just... happened, but in a really believable way (at least I like to think so!)

As for being the bad influence? you and me both, bb! I've had my next one planned for a while now and only time and money have kept me from it XD hehe.

lexia4: House Amberlexia4 on November 21st, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
This is beyond fantastic. I loved reading every minute of it and you wound the two universes together seamlessly. :)
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Ianto; bang! bang!cs_whitewolf on November 22nd, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed reading it, and found that it fit together well enough :)

CS WhiteWolf
gogo_didi: Remotegogo_didi on November 22nd, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
Oooh, I never watched Prison Break but I love this AU (and now i really want to get another tattoo...lol)

Campaspe: Torchwood \\ S3 \\ Jack&Ianto posecs_whitewolf on November 22nd, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
X) thank you for reading! I'm so happy you tried it even without having seen Prison Break!

(and I take every responsibility for making readers get more tattoos ;D tehehe!)

CS WhiteWolf
Annie: caugraphicsannie00732 on November 22nd, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
absolutely gorgeous AU - haven't read one that caught my attention so well in a long time
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Jack&Ianto; Helluva time...cs_whitewolf on November 23rd, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! That's such a great compliment :) I'm absolutely psyched that you enjoyed it.

CS WhiteWolf
liannac: john and scottliannac on November 23rd, 2009 08:51 am (UTC)
This was really good had me gripped from the start. You really captured all the characters in a totally beleivable way. :)
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Jack&Ianto; coffeecs_whitewolf on November 23rd, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC)
Cheers! I'm so glad that the story was able to hold your attention right from the start X) thank you very much for reading!

CS WhiteWolf
la_zingarellala_zingarella on December 6th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
That was fantastic, I loved it, thank you. One of the best I've read in ages. (from a long-time lurker)
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Ianto; red tie cheeky grics_whitewolf on December 6th, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm beyond flattered to have you say that about my fic- I worked so hard and for so long on this, that it's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed it :)

CS WhiteWolf
heeroluvaheeroluva on September 12th, 2010 01:06 pm (UTC)
So I don't normally read or enjoy AUs, but the premise of this was to good to pass up. This is like the ultimate tattoo kink fic. ;) I just don't have words for how much I enjoyed this!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Ianto; bang! bang!cs_whitewolf on September 13th, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC)
It continues to amaze me just how many people who don't tend to read AUs for whatever reason, have read and actually enjoyed this story- it's such a pleasure to hear that, I can't even tell you! :D And having it described as being like "the ultimate tattoo kink fic"? Best. Thing. Ever! ;D heh.

Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to comment!
CS WhiteWolf
jooles34: IantoTheManjooles34 on December 12th, 2010 05:34 pm (UTC)
Ah hell. I've just found this and lost the whole of today reading it. A great story, beautifully told. and hell, I was having enough trouble talking myself out of another tattoo before, now it's a lost cause. Wonderfully done with great imagery.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Jack&Ianto; (can't) touch tcs_whitewolf on December 14th, 2010 08:19 pm (UTC)
::grins:: thank you so much! I'm very glad you enjoyed it enough to spend the whole day reading it! And hey, any blame for future tattoos you want to throw my way, feel free ;D heh.

Thank you!
CS WhiteWolf