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Fic: Ever After Finally Came Chapter 10/10

Title: Ever After Finally Came
Fandoms: JLA Unlimited/Torchwood
Pairings/Characters: Bruce/Clark, Connor/Tim, Barbara/Kara, Roy/Dick, Alfred, Ianto Jones, Dinah/Helena/Oliver, Diana/Steve, Wally West, John Stewart/Shayera, Ace the bat-hound, Krypto, J’onn Jones, Yvonne Hartman and Captain Jack Harkness, eventual Jack/Ianto
Summary: He was originally designed to be the ultimate weapon whose singular mission was to guard and protect Earth from off-world dangers. Custom-designed using the integrated DNA of Superman and Batman, Ianto Jones is Torchwood One’s greatest creation. Yvonne Hartman and her team of sycophants followers truly believed him to be the world's best hope for survival against alien incursion. Yvonne's hidden agenda of using Ianto to restore the British Empire to its former glory and beyond was destined to come true until the Justice League learned of their plans. Now, after rescuing Ianto from Torchwood, Bruce and Clark find themselves unprepared for fatherhood and during the learning process, they unexpectedly find their relationship changing into something legendary.
Rating: PG-15
Beta: RoyalLadyEmma
Art by: ctbn60 see more here
Disclaimer: I do not own JLA Unlimited or Torchwood
Author Note: This is set in the JLA cartoon universe but does have elements of Comics


Chapter 10

 

Seven years later

 

By Ianto's seventh birthday he had completed his accelerated growth and instead of a seven-year-old boy, he was a young man in his early twenties. J'onn's regularly scheduled scans showed that his human DNA had been overwritten by his Kyrptonian DNA and as predicted, Ianto would now begin to age as slowly as Superman.

 

After the battle of Canary Wharf and fall of Torchwood One, Clark and Bruce had both hoped that Ianto might finally be completely safe from their grasp, and for a while, he was. What they didn't count on – indeed, what they never even thought of – was that another branch of Torchwood would seek them out.

 

Alfred stared unimpressed at the man dressed in World War II garb, including the classic long woolen greatcoat, and standing at the front doors of Wayne Manor. "I'm afraid you're a little early for Halloween." His voice was coldly formal and clearly dismissive.

 

Jack raised an eyebrow in surprise; that was definitely not the type of greeting he was used to. "I'm Captain Jack Harkness of Torchwood Three, and I would like to speak to either Bruce Wayne or Clark Kent."

 

If there'd been any doubt in his mind before he'd arrived, Jack figured he was in the right place when the elderly man's face closed off. "I'm afraid neither Masters Wayne-Kent have any idea of what or whom Torchwood is." It took all of Alfred's training not to slam the door shut in Jack's handsome face.

 

The hint of violence in Alfred eyes did not make Jack's smile lose any of its shine. "Yeah, I figured you were gone to say that. Listen, I'm not here to cause any trouble, but it's very important that I talk to them. It has to do with Torchwood One and Ianto Jones," Jack explained.

 

"There is no Ianto Jones here." And there wasn't; Ianto Jones was no more. Now there was Ianto Wayne-Kent.

 

Jack's eyebrow twitched and just when he thought he might have to use force to gain entry, he heard the most delicious voice come from behind the man, "Alfred, who's at the door?"

 

Having travelled the Universe, Jack had heard literally thousands of accents, both human and alien, but never before had one stirred such a strong and primal reaction in his soul. Stepping out from behind Alfred, young man moved into view and Jack suddenly knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that the only reason his world existed was because of the man now standing before him.

 

Ianto had been passing through the hallway when he'd heard the steely disdain in Alfred's voice. Wondering what could have made the normally courteous and welcoming butler change so drastically, he'd quickly altered his path to investigate. As he stepped out from behind Alfred, Ianto's first impression was, 'Isn't it a little early for fancy dress?' and then he'd looked up at Jack's face. His breath caught in his throat as he found himself completely and utterly lost in a vast sea of endless blue eyes. 'Wow, I've never see eyes so blue before. I want to stay lost in them forever.'

 

Jack's most charming grin immediately found its way to his face. "Hello, I'm Captain Jack Harkness and who are you?" He purred his words out in a low, sultry tone.

 

Never having had such a seductive tone directed at him before Ianto's cheeks immediately began to heat up and he cursed silently himself. As Jack's sweeping gaze trailed over every inch of his body, Ianto began to feel electric tingles climb his spine and settle in his groin. Even though he had the body of a young man, Ianto was still quite innocent and naive when it came to the ways of the flesh.

 

Jack smirked; he knew exactly the effect he was having on the young man. Not only could he see the delightful colour on his cheeks, but Jack could actually smell the increase in his 21st century pheromones. He felt his own body begin to respond and he fought hard to forced down his desire to ravish this delicious new morsel on the spot.

 

"I'm Ianto Wayne-Kent. It's nice to meet you, sir." Ianto forgot the reason why he shouldn't admit his true last name to this stranger; he was supposed to be Ianto Kent, a relative of Clark's.

 

'Sir'. Jack's body responded immediately; 'it should be illegal to say that one word in those sexy Welsh vowels!' he thought. All he wanted to do was drag the man to the nearest bed and not leave for days, not until he'd made sure that Ianto belonged solely to him.

 

Alfred could tell that he'd been completely forgotten as the two men gazed at each other, and he sighed knowingly. He'd seen the look before, between Connor and Tim, as well as between Kara and Barbara. Most memorably, it was the look he'd seen between Clark and Bruce when the Kyrptonian found his mate. 'Something tells me that Master Bruce is not going to like this at all.' Still, there was no denying that these two men were mates; it was as obvious as the noon-day sun. 'I do hope that the rumours of Jack Harkness immortality are true, or this is going to be a very short courtship.'

 

Shyly Ianto looked up at Jack from beneath his lashes. "Would you like to come in?" He was surprised that he didn't sound as breathless as he felt.

 

A true smile graced Jack's face; he now knew that this was so much more than a simple visit. "I'd love to."

 

Alfred shook his head as he slowly backed away and left the two men alone; he wasn't really surprised when they didn't even notice him quietly take his leave.

 

*****

 

Bruce’s eyes narrowed quickly into his signature Bat glare as he glared at the man sitting far too close to his son. "Captain Jack Harkness." He spoke the name as if it were a bad taste in his mouth. "What the hell are you doing here?" Bruce was in no mood to play nice with the other man.

 

"Bruce!" Clark hissed as he gently elbowed his husband in the ribs. "Behave." He didn't like it any more than Bruce did but this man was Ianto's mate and there was nothing that could be done about it. "Please forgive my husband, Captain Harkness," Clark smiled gently at Jack but his eyes were as hard as steel.

 

Jack gulped as he stared at the two men. Theirs was still one of the most legendary love stories of his time and one that Jack himself found quite romantic. The fact that the heroic deeds of Superman and Batman were still being told only made them that much more formidable in Jack's eyes. He knew full well that if he upset either one of them, they both could kill him and hide his body were no one would ever find him.

 

"No problems, sir." Jack was careful to sound as respectful as he could. "I completely understand why you are so protective over Ianto. But something tells me that's going to be my job from now on?" Jack wasn't stupid; he knew that he wouldn't be returning to Torchwood Three or to Cardiff unless Ianto was with him. The young man was his bond mate and now that Jack had found him there was no way he was letting him go.

 

Bruce's eyes narrowed even further. "What's that supposed to mean?" He growled menacingly and he would have closed the gap between him and Jack, but Clark's hand on his arm forced him to remain where he was.

 

Giving Bruce a cold and dangerous smile, Jack reached out and snagged Ianto's hand in his, drawing it to his lap. "I'm not a fool, Mr Wayne. I know Ianto is my bond mate and that I'm his. Nothing you can do or say will ever take me from his side, so you better get used to it, dad." Jack enjoyed the eye twitch he earned from Bruce when he switched from the formal title to the personal nickname.

 

This was not what Bruce had been expecting when he returned home from a dangerous mission with the League. He'd always known that Ianto would find his mate some day; he and Clark had talked about it many times, He just didn't think his son's soul mate would be Captain Jack Harkness! 'Of all the people in the world, why does it have to be this egotistical, hot-headed, over-sexed bastard!'

 

Bruce had heard all about Harkness’ checkered past reputation for flirting with and sleeping with anyone or anything that caught his eye and he did not like at all. 'There was no way that I'm going to stand back and let my son become another notch in Jack Harkness bedpost!'

 

Jack had seen that look in Bruce's eyes many, many times before; it was a look of a protective parent who had heard of his reputation for shagging anything that caught his eye. Deciding that honesty was the best policy, Jack broached the subject head-on. "Yes, what you've heard about me is true. I am a notorious flirt. I have happily shagged everything that that said yes, but I can tell you right here and now those days are over. I have waited too long to find my other half and there is no way I'm letting Ianto slip through my fingers."

 

Clark saw the look in Ianto's eyes as Jack made his vow, and he knew his son was completely gone on Jack. "Let me make one thing perfectly clear, Captain Harkness, you hurt my son in any way and I'll send you into the deepest, darkest part of the universe with no hope of escape," Clark growled his words with a smile on his face.

 

Jack wasn't fooled by Clark's smile; he recognised the threat for exactly what it was: a promise. Once again, Jack gulped. "Sounds completely fair to me and it would be exactly what I deserve for hurting Ianto." Jack then tugged Ianto to his feet. "May I take you out for lunch?" Jack asked softly.

 

The breathtaking smile Ianto gave him filled Jack with endless warmth. "I'd like that very much."

 

Bruce scowled as he watched Jack and Ianto making their plans, and he turned to his husband to protest. Rolling his eyes in fond exasperation, Clark wrapped his arms around Bruce's waist and rested his chin on Bruce's shoulder. "Well, just think about it this way, Jack still has to meet Batman, Superman, the rest of our family and don't forget about the League. You know they'll all give very gory and detailed descriptions of what they'll do to him if he hurts Ianto."

 

A slow smirk spread across Bruce’s face as he realised the potential of his mate's words. 'Oh yes,' he thought, 'I am so going to enjoy putting the fear of Batman into Jack Harkness!' Turning around in Clark's arms, he looped his own arms around his husband's waist. "Have I mentioned how much I love your devious side, Mr Wayne-Kent?" he asked with a teasing grin.

 

Clark's blue eyes sparkled lovingly. "Not nearly enough."

 

Laughing with delight, Bruce laid claim to Clark's tempting lips in a love-filled kiss, unwittingly giving Ianto and Jack the chance to slip away unnoticed.

 

Alfred shook his head, a knowing smile on his lips; he had a feeling things were going to change quite drastically again in Wayne-Kent Manor. 'A new chapter is about to begin.' One that he knew was going to be filled with twice as much love as the previous one and it filled his heart with warmth to know that all his loved ones had finally found their other half.

 

The End.


Tags: fic: ever after finally came, pairing: bruce/clark, pairing: jack/ianto, superbats_bb
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