Fandom’s: Torchwood/Doctor Who
Characters/Pairings: Jack/Ianto, Rhys/Gwen, Rhys/Donna, Andy/Kathy, John/Tosh, Doctor/Isabella, James/Jenny, Tom/Martha and Mickey/Jake and mentions of John/Ianto
Summary: How long can one person takes being the second choice before they break? And have Ianto and Rhys reached that point?
Warnings: Gwen bashing
Spoilers: Torchwood S2 ‘Meat’ and ‘Something Borrowed’
Disclaimer: I do not own Torchwood, I am willing to take ownership of Ianto and Jack since RTD can not take care of them. I do own James and Isabella and all other original characters.
Author Note: Unbeta so please forgive any mistakes.
“Jack, why are you doing this?” Ianto asked confusion lacing his voice.
Taking a deep steady breath Jack knows this is the moment he needs to reach Ianto or risk losing him forever. “Because I am an idiot, I hurt and let down the best thing in my life. I made the man I care for believe he is second choice, when he should know he is the only choice. Ianto I never wanted you to think that I didn’t care for you, because in truth you are what keeps me going, so could you please find it in you to give this old fool another chance?” Jack asked praying he hadn’t lost Ianto.
Ianto looked, really looked at Jack and saw the truth in Jack’s eyes, saw the fear of losing him, scared to open himself up to another heart break and finally saw the love he held for him.
Taking a breath Ianto decide to take a chance, “yes Jack I will dine with you.”
The beautiful smile he got from Jack pushed away some of his lingering doubts.
“Great I’ll just wait for you to get dressed,” Jack told him managing to just barely keep the leer out of his voice.
Ianto stared at his immortal lover like he had grown a second head, “Jack it’s after midnight, isn’t it too late for dinner?” He asked confused to just what his lover might have planned.
“You forget I know you Ianto, you barely had time to eat today and even when you did it was very little, you also played DJ and then became a wedding fairy, so tell me Mister Jones just when did you have time to eat supper?” Jack asked.
Frowning Ianto opened his mouth to answer only for Jack to cut him off, “And I’m not talking about the food at the reception, which you only picked at. I’m talking about a proper meal.” Jack raised an eyebrow daring Ianto to try and fool him, the captain knew his lover eating habits as well as his own.
Sighing Ianto shoulders slumped, “not since breakfast,” was the answer that came from his lips.
Jack’s blue eyes narrowed, “well then it is a good thing I have something ready for you to eat. You have ten minutes to be ready or I will carry you to our table.” He declared and Ianto knew Jack would do it.
Ianto knew when to give in and with the look in Jack eyes he knows now is one of those times; he does not want to be carried through out the hotel.
And there is not a doubt in his mind that Jack wouldn’t do that to him.
“Would you like to come in while I get dressed?” Ianto asked moving back slightly from the door to let Jack in.
The captain visible swallowed hard as he forced the reply from his lips, “no I think it is better for both of us if I wait out here,” reaching out Jack stroked Ianto’s cheek, “you are a temptation Ianto and I am trying so hard here to do this right. And if go into your room with you, I will give into the temptation you are and all my plans will be ruined. And I still need to earn your forgiveness and I want to woo you like I should have when I got back from my travels with the Doctor.” Jack told Ianto honestly.
Not since the night before they sent Tommy home has Ianto seen Jack so open and honest with him, he felt a little more of the hurt he felt from earlier that night slowly melt away at the open way Jack spoke and the honest look in his eyes.
He also knows it is best if Jack does stay out of his room; Jack Harkness is sin on legs. And any room that has a bed in it is inviting trouble.
He wants to be more than Jack shag on the side, the one he turns to when he can’t have who he wants. He wants to mean more to Jack than a causal bed buddy.
And if Jack wants to do this right, then Ianto is more than willing to give Jack another chance.
Smiling at Jack, “alright I think that is for best too, I’ll be right back.” Ianto promised closing the door to his room.
‘Plus I don’t know how you would react seeing the flowers from John.’ Ianto added silently in his head eying the flowers that sat on the desk.
Jack released a nervous breath, “so far so good.” Looking up at the roof he sent a plea to ever god and maybe a few he made up, “please let this date go well, don’t let anything interpret us, please make sure I don’t do or say anything stupid or that would hurt Ianto, and make sure that John Hart comes no where near my Ianto.” Jack prayed.
Luck was indeed on the twin side, most of the staff had been recton so that left only a skeleton of a night staff.
Eyeing the lone male at the cheek in desk, with a brilliant smile on his face James turned to his sister a plan already forming in his head.
“Alright I’ll deal with the night clerk, you do that thing that Tosh taught you to do with computers and scores us some rooms for the night.” James explained his plan.
Bell stared at her brother like he was an idiot, “that’s it? That is your brilliant plan?” She demanded to know, at James happy nod, she sighed, “we are so going to end up in jail again. I just know it.” Bell muttered under her breath.
James pouted, “a little faith sister. No one can resist the Harkness charm. Just don’t tell Jenny, that woman is scary.” James added looking a little nervous at the mention of his girlfriend.
A purely Ianto smirk crossed Bell face, “she should be Aunt Tosh and Aunt Donna have been giving us lesson on how to keep our men in line.” She happily told her brother.
James felt pure fear course threw his body at the idea of Jenny and Bell turning into a mini version of Donna and Tosh. ‘No wonder Uncle John and Uncle Rhys have been giving me sympathy looks.’
Still James had no time to dwell on the scariness of Jenny taking lessons from the two scariest women he knows, he has a plan to get started.
Walking towards his target charm and seduction poured off him. Reaching the handsome young man he gave him his most dashing smile, “Name’s James and who are you?” He purred.
Bell could only roll her eyes as she watched her brother work his magic on the young man, ‘poor guy, never stood a chance.’ No one can resist the Harkness charm for long, even less when it is the Harkness-Jones charm.
Thankful she was still wearing her ‘borrowed’ as James insisted, uniform. Sliding behind the desk she let her fingers do there magic, thankful for all the lessons Aunt Tosh gave her.
It took her only minutes to set up fake paid for guest, and get two rooms for them.
Looking up to gain James attention she felt her jaw drop as the young man her brother was keeping busy was almost crawling over the desk to get to her brother.
Catching the panicking look he was sending her, Bell acted quickly, grabbing the two room keys she moved out from behind the desk. “Mister Kirk, I am terrible sorry for the delay and the mix up, but your room is all set, if you will follow me.”
James sent his sister a grateful look and practical bolted for the evaluators. Following Bell tried not to snicker, no doubt James does fear just what Jenny would have done to him if he let the young man kiss him.
Entering the evaluator, she handed James his key and press the button for their floor. She couldn’t get rid of this nagging feeling that she forgot something important.
Exactly ten minutes later, which to Jack had been the longest ten minutes ever, Ianto’s door opened and Jack, felt his jaw drop.
Ianto was wearing his red silk shirt with his black suit, ‘he’s doing this one purpose, and he knows what that combination does to me, the little tease.’ It took all of Jack’s will power not to pounce on Ianto and drag him back into his room and make Ianto forget everything but Jack’s name.
Ianto smiled very pleased with the reaction he gained from his lover, “shall we?” he asked.
It took Jack a minute to get his brain to restart, when it did he growled playful at Ianto, “You do not play fair, Mister Jones. You are a bloody tease and temptation wrapped in innocents.” Jack growled, before offering his arm to Ianto, the young man blushed as he accepted Jack’s arm.
“I do love it when you blush, you are down right adorable.” Jack whispered as he gave in and placed a kiss on Ianto’s cheek, before leading him over to the evaluator.
As the doors opened Jack and Ianto found themselves face to face with mini versions of themselves.
James summed it up nicely, “well damn it. This could be a problem.”