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Fic: Avalon's Child Chapter 10/11

Title: Avalon’s Child
Fandoms: Torchwood/Merlin/Doctor Who
Pairings/Characters: Jack/Ianto, Arthur/Merlin, Gwaine/Morgana, Doctor/Donna, Mickey/Martha, Tommy/Tosh, Owen/Katie, Rhys/Gwen, John/Suzie, TARDIS, Lancelot/Guinevere, pre-Rhys/Alice, Steven, Rhiannon, Myfanwy, Aithusa and Kilgharrah, Francine, Tish, David, Mica, Estelle
Summary: The moment they tried to kill him they brought forth a wrath unlike anything seen before. The 456 were easily defeated the moment Avalon became involved but now humanity must face the consequences of actions taken and not taken. The wrath of the dragons will be known as Jack must make amends for a single thoughtless moment that ruined what he had with Ianto or he will risk losing his other half.
Rating: R
Disclaimer: I do not own Torchwood, Merlin or Doctor Who
Beta: milady_dragon
Written for the Dragon Big Bang Round 1

Chapter 10

 

Once Ianto was done with his passionate plea Jack scooped him into a hug and peppered kiss onto Ianto's face. "You did wonderfully. I'm so proud of you!" Jack had been impressed with Ianto's speech and was amazed that he had such a wonderful man in his life.

 

"That kind of speech had second-in-command of Torchwood Three written all over it." Tosh spoke up, a bright smile on her face as she turned towards Ianto.

 

A scowl graced Gwen's face. 'I've already lost Jack's love I will not allow Ianto to have my role as second without a fight!' "But Ianto can't be Jack's second, I'm second-in-command of Torchwood!"

 

All eyes flew to Gwen after she finished her rant and Gwen felt her face heating up but nobody could tell if it was from embarrassment or anger.

 

"While, I agree with Tosh that Ianto would make a fine second-in-command, I'm afraid that Torchwood is no more. It’s time the human race got ready for what is to come by themselves without our guidance.” Jack knew after nearly losing Ianto he could no longer defend Earth. “Maybe in the future Torchwood will one day rise from the ashes when they are ready to take the next step but for now I think it's best that we stay out of their way and let UNIT take their turn for a while. Plus, I think it’s time for Ianto to get to know his family and I plan on being by his side."

 

"Are you sure you want to do that Jack? I know how much Torchwood means to you. I don't want you to regret anything." Ianto wanted to know his family but at the same time he didn't want to have to chose between them and Jack.

 

Jack’s smiled and tenderly stroked Ianto's cheeks. "Torchwood had its claws into my life for so long it blinded me to what is most important in my life and that's you, Ianto, and my family." Jack smiled gently at Alice and was pleased to get a shaky smile back in return from her. Jack turned his gaze onto the other three members of Torchwood. "You can't tell me that you want to return to Torchwood not after having a somewhat normal life here on Avalon?"

 

"No, I don't," Tosh informed Jack as she slipped her hand into Tommy's. "I finally have everything I could have always wanted. After being apart so long we have finally found our way to one another and I'm not about to give it up."

 

A tender smile that was rarely seen appeared on Owen's face as he glanced down at Katie. "It may have not been Torchwood that cost me Katie, but it is a reminder of the life I had to live without Katie and I'm not strong enough to face those types of memories again. If you wanted to rebuild Torchwood I wouldn't have a place in it."

 

Suzie pointed a finger at John, "I have a full time job in baby-sitting him."

 

John grinned as he came to stand beside Suzie and looped an arm around her waist. "I plan on show her the 51st Century, I think she'll fit in just fine."

 

"Of that I have no doubt." Jack knew Suzie would fit right in and she was the best choice in keeping an eye on John. 'They're both crazy enough to actually make this relationship work, but more importantly it will keep John from flirting with my Ianto!’ Jack saw his former partner’s interest in Ianto, an interest that had been there since the moment John had laid eyes on Ianto and graced him with the perfect nickname ‘Eye-Candy.’ ‘There is no way in hell I’m going to let John steal my Ianto away from me.’

 

As if reading Jack’s mind John winked at Ianto and favoured him with a leer. “We always have room for one more.”

 

A vicious growl escaped Jack’s parted lips. He tightened his hold on Ianto’s waist possessively as he ground out between clenched teeth, “You so much as lay on finger on Ianto and I’ll rip it off!”

 

Arthur leaned in closer to Merlin and whispered for his ears only, “I’m really starting to like him.” Anyone this protective over his son was okay in the blond king’s eyes.

 

Merlin fought back the urge to roll his eyes and smile. Of course Jack would earn Arthur’s favour by showing the same possessiveness Arthur showed whenever he thought someone was flirting with his Merlin, and there was one knight who always managed to bring out the green-eyed monster out in his husband and it seemed the apple didn’t fall all that far from the tree. ‘Like father like son, I am so glad that Rhys seems to take after Morgana without her mischievous side.’

 

“Doctor, is there any hope in fixing the timeline?” Ianto asked, wanting to get back on track.

 

The Time Lord slowly shook his head. “No, the damage done is too great. If we even try to fix what Morgause has done then I have no doubt we will be getting a visit from the Reapers. I’m afraid that this is now the fixed timeline.”

 

“But the time is not yet right for King Arthur, his knights, Merlin, and Morgana to return. Humans are still not ready to believe. For now it is best Avalon returns to the lands of myth,” Ianto said.

 

Merlin, Morgana, Suzie, and Donna seemed to hold a silent conversation before Donna cleared her throat, “There is a spell we could do that would make this all seem like a dream and we can erase the children the Fae kept from the minds of those who knew them so they will not go looking for them. It would erase all events of the past day; they would still remember the 456 and those watching will see Ianto’s death followed by what is Jack’s final death.”

 

The dark part of Jack wasn’t quite satisfied just yet; he wanted those who nearly got his Ianto killed to suffer. “Would it be possible to remove the memories but keep the feeling of absolute terror in those who nearly got Ianto killed?” Jack asked Morgana. He wanted those bastards to live in unknown fear for the rest of their lives.

 

A wicked smirk curled at the corners of Morgana’s lips. “That can be arranged.”

 

‘Yep, definitely starting to warm up to Jack. Damn it I want to make the man work to gain my favour but just because he is doesn’t have to mean I have to tell him right away.’ Arthur crossed his arms over his chest as he watched Jack and Ianto, a tiny smile playing on his lips as Jack met his gaze and gulped slightly, ‘I’ll let him dangle a little while longer before I welcome him into the family.’

 

“The spell will take some time and we can only do it if the others agree to halt their war on the human world. I shall go speak to my kin,” Kilgharrah declared as he stretched his mighty wings.

 

Merlin smiled at his old friend. “That sounds like a good idea. I hope they take Ianto’s speech to heart.” His gaze sought out his son and he had been impressed with his passionate speech.

 

“Have faith, young warlock, Ifan is their prince. They will listen. Ifan was right, they let their rage blind them but knowing this is not what he wants they will not do anything to anger him.” Without Ianto’s support of the war Avalon sought, Kilgharrah was sure they wouldn’t do anything Ianto didn’t want.

 

Merlin watched as the great dragon rose to his feet and made his way out of the meeting hall. He was grateful that Avalon seemed to understand how important it was that Kilgharrah and the other dragons be a part of the conversations that took place and made sure the doorways and the buildings were big enough for the dragons to come and go with ease.

 

“So what do we do now?” Owen asked boredom lacing his voice.

 

Jack grinned down at Ianto, heat filling his blue eyes. “I know what Ianto and I will be doing while we wait the others’ response.” He was delighted to see the blush appear on Ianto’s face as he lowered his mouth against Ianto’s ear, “Say good-bye to your parents, I have plans for you that don’t involve us leaving our room for the next twenty-four hours.”

 

Ianto shivered at Jack’s words and the little nibble Jack gave his ear. “Okay.” He was pleased when his voice came out stable.

 

Owen rolled his eyes. “Oh just go already, I already had enough of the live Jack and Ianto show back when I was still with Torchwood, I finally managed to get the images of both your naked backsides out of my head, I have no desire to regain that image.”

 

John leered at Ianto and began undressing him with his eyes. “I wouldn’t mind seeing Eye-Candy’s naked backside or his front side for that matter,” John finished with a wink and a bold lick of his lips.

 

That was the last straw for Jack and Ianto let out a squeak of surprise when Jack lifted him into a fireman’s hold. “No one is to bother us unless it’s about the response to Ianto’s plea,” Jack snapped out gruffly before stalking away with Ianto.

 

A gleam entered into both Arthur and Gwaine’s eyes as they each eyed their partner.

 

“Don’t even think about. Morgana and I have a spell to focus on,” Merlin warned his husband as he took a step back, knowing full well that he was well on his way to being thrown over Arthur’s shoulder and carried away to be ravaged. ‘Not that I mind being ravaged but that will have to wait.’

 

Not to be deterred Arthur stalked closer to his prey. “You heard Kilgharrah. You can’t do the spell until after you get the answer from the others."

 

Desperate, Merlin sought out help from Morgana only to have those hopes dashed as she smiled smugly at him while slipping her hand into Gwaine's. "Arthur is right, Merlin. We can't do anything until we hear back from Kilgharrah. We might as well enjoy ourselves."

 

A sigh escaped Merlin's lips as he saw similar looks in the other couples eyes. "Alright you win, but just until Kilgharrah returns with words from the others. Arthur!" Merlin would deny he had shrieked as his husband grasped him around the waist and hoisted him over his shoulder.

 

As the various couples took their own leave to enjoy a moment alone the Doctor found himself staring into Donna's knowing gaze. Smiling he offered her his arm. "Care to take a walk with me as I begin my grovelling?"

 

Donna pursed her lips as she studied the Time Lord. She had to admit that he looked adorable with the shy smile on his face. "I'd like that." Donna smiled at him as she linked her arm through his.

 

Alice watched as Rhys and Gwen exchanged some words that ended with the woman letting out a huff and stalking away, leaving a forlorn Rhys staring after her. She fought the urge to comfort him knowing it wasn't her place.

 

Thankfully she was distracted from her need to comfort Rhys when Stephen came running up to her, an excited smile on his face, "Mom, can I go play with David some more and have a sleepover with him? His mom said it was okay."

 

"Alright but remember to be good for them." Alice was so grateful that Stephen had managed to become good friends with David and Mica. From the way her father acted around Ianto they would be seeing a lot of each other.

 

After getting his mother's okay Stephen went rushing back to David's side and once again Alice found her gaze being drawn to Rhys.

 

"Go talk to him, he could use a friend."

 

Alice was sure she jumped several feet in the air as she turned a glare onto Tish who had snuck up behind her. "It's not my place. I don't even know Rhys all that well."

 

Tish didn't bother stopping her eye roll. "Please Stephen adored Rhys from the moment he showed him the dragons and I've seen the looks you two have shot each other."

 

Alice shook her head. "But he's married and expecting a child, I can't put my heart on the line and more importantly I can't have Stephen get his hopes up."

 

"I'm not saying to jump his bones, all I'm saying is he needs a friend, someone to be a listening ear, someone who's neutral with no ties with either him or Gwen," Tish pointed out softly to Alice.

 

Biting her lip Alice weighed Tish's advice and she had to admit that she could use a friend and it would be nice if Stephen had a male role model in his life. Decision made she made her way towards Rhys and Tish smiled smugly to herself.

 

Head bowed Rhys was at a loss of what to do. He knew his marriage with Gwen wasn't going to survive all the deceit Gwen had already done and, despite the fact she was in love with Jack and would leave him in a heartbeat if Jack gave her the slightest hint he wanted her. 'How could I have been so blind not to see the true Gwen beneath the mask?'

 

"Hey, you look like you could use a friend."

 

Rhys lifted his head and smiled softly at Alice. "Yeah, I could."



Tags: dragon bb, fic: avalon's child, pairing: arthur/merlin, pairing: gwaine/morgana, pairing: jack/ianto
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